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Burlington, MA – Boston-area Mosque Spray-painted With “USA” Graffiti

November 1, 2015 at 11:49 PM
Burlington, MA - Muslim advocates say a mosque in a Boston suburb of Burlington has been vandalized. The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Sunday that vandals spray-painted "USA" repeatedly on the exterior walls of the Islamic Center of Burlington. The group says the vandalism was discovered early Sunday and reported to police, who are investigating...

November 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM
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Seoul, South Korea – US, South Korea Pledge To Strengthen Defenses

November 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM
Seoul, South Korea - The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, but they announced no specific new steps toward a long-delayed transfer of wartime control of South Korean forces from the U.S. military to the South Korean government. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called North Korea an "up-close, dangerous and...

Washington – U.S. House Speaker In A Fog Over Cigarette Stench In New Office

November 1, 2015 at 10:26 PM
Washington - Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan can add one more burning issue to his agenda as the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: how to get rid of the stench of cigarette smoke. Ryan said on Sunday he has been trying to come up with ways to remove the smell of cigarettes from the House speaker's office that he took over on Thursday after he replaced the retiring John Boehner...

Washington – US Sends Warning To Kuwait Airways Over Discrimination Against Israelis

November 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The US Department of Transportation is preparing legal action against Kuwait Airways should it refuse to end its practice of discriminating against Israeli passengers flying to and from the United States. Issuing a "clear" warning of pending action, the department secretary, Anthony Foxx, said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post that the US "will not tolerate discrimination by...

Waterloo, NY – NYC Trash Train Plan Draws Upstate Protest, Prompts New Wine Label “No Trash! Di Blasio Blush”

November 1, 2015 at 09:14 PM
Waterloo, NY - The winemaker who supplied the sacramental spirits for Pope Francis' visit to Manhattan has a new label named for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: "No Trash! De Blasio Blush." The wine from Eagle Crest Vineyards is part of a campaign against a proposed 20-year, $3.3 billion contract to ship trainloads of New York City garbage to the state's largest municipal landfill, Seneca...

New York – Survey: Gov. Cuomo’s $15 Wage Would Cost Schools Millions

November 1, 2015 at 08:29 PM
‎New York - A survey of New York school districts has found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 will increase labor costs for public schools by millions of dollars. The New York State Association of School Business Officials released the findings on Friday. The group projects that more than 30,000 employees would see their wages go up if the state goes to a...

Gaza City – Gaza Family Is First To Return To Rebuilt Home After War

November 1, 2015 at 07:40 PM
Gaza City - The al-Zazas have much to celebrate these days, after returning a few weeks ago to their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip - the first Palestinian family to move back into a completely rebuilt home since last year's war between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas. It was a much-anticipated homecoming. Their house was one of thousands of dwellings that were reduced to rubble in...

Nashville, TN – Former Presidential Candidate, Sen. Fred Thompson, Dead At 73

November 1, 2015 at 06:43 PM
Nashville, TN - Fred Thompson, a folksy former Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee who appeared in feature films and television including a role on "Law & Order," died Sunday, his family said. He was 73. Thompson, at 6-foot-6 with a booming voice, appeared in at least 20 motion pictures. His credits include "In the Line of Fire," ''The Hunt for Red October," ''Die Hard II" and "Cape...

New York – Prosecutor: Clothing Bin Operator Fined For Donation Scheme

November 1, 2015 at 06:27 PM
New York - A company operating more than 1,100 clothing drop-off bins in New York has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle claims that it falsely advertised its operation as charitable while selling donated items for big profits, prosecutors said on last week Thursday. Thrift Land USA of Yonkers Inc is the latest for-profit company to come under scrutiny for operating the large metal donation...

New York – Ex-N.Y. Legislative Leaders Facing U.S. Corruption Trials

November 1, 2015 at 05:00 PM
New York - The former leaders of New York's two legislative chambers face simultaneous public corruption trials this month in a Manhattan federal courthouse, shining a spotlight on the sordid side of state politics. Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, long one of the state's most powerful lawmakers, goes on trial this week on charges that he used his office to collect...

Jerusalem – Kiryat Atta Man Indicted For Stabbing Fellow Jew In Failed ‘revenge Attack’ On Arabs

November 1, 2015 at 03:28 PM
Jerusalem - A Kiryat Atta man who stabbed a fellow Jew in a failed “revenge attack” against Arabs, was indicted on Sunday on two counts of attempted murder and possession of a knife for a hate crime. “Because of the terror incidents that swept the country in the first half of October, the defendant decided to carry out a revenge attack against someone of Arab origin, and to also inspire...

St. Petersburg, Russia – Thousands Of Russians Mourn Victims Of Plane Crash In Egypt

November 1, 2015 at 03:00 PM
St. Petersburg, Russia - In a massive outpouring of grief, thousands of people flocked to St. Petersburg's airport Sunday, laying flowers, soft toys and paper planes next to the pictures of the victims of the crash of a passenger jet in Egypt that killed all 224 on board in Russia's deadliest air crash to date. "I can't remain indifferent, there were so many people from St. Petersburg on the...

New York – Police: Medical Issue May Have Caused Deadly Halloween Crash

November 1, 2015 at 02:30 PM
New York - Investigators are looking into whether a medical condition may have caused a motorist to smash into a group of New York City trick-or-treaters, killing three people including a 10-year-old girl. The car jumped a curb in the Bronx leaving behind mangled bodies and bloodied costumes. Police are examining whether a medical problem such as a seizure may have been involved. A...

Tehran – Iran’s Supreme Leader Warns Against Importing US Goods

November 1, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Tehran - Iran's supreme leader has warned against importing American consumer goods as the Islamic republic prepares for the lifting of sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website on Sunday quotes him as advising authorities to "be watchful about irregular imports after lifting sanctions and seriously avoid importing consumer goods from the United...

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