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Bayonne, NJ – Coast Guard Deciding If Storm-damaged Cruise Ship Can Sail

February 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM
Bayonne, NJ - The Coast Guard is inspecting a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it can sail. Coast Guard spokesman Charles Rowe says inspectors on Friday are examining part of the Anthem of the Seas' propulsion system that had to be replaced. The left azipod was rendered inoperable during the storm, which packed hurricane-force winds and wave...

Niagara, Ontario – Missing Canadian Man To Reunite With Family After 30 Years Remembering Identity

February 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Niagara, Ontario -An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family after recovering some of his memory, police said Friday. Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from the Waterloo region and suffered a head injury. Const. Phil Gavin said Latulip went on to live in the Niagara region for the next 30 years, but recently began...

Boston – Fuel Van Without Driver Strikes Plane At Boston Airport

February 12, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Boston - A fuel van has struck a plane at Boston's Logan Airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers. Authorities say the van, which did not have a driver, struck a Tampa, Florida-bound JetBlue plane at a gate at about 6 a.m. Friday. A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs the airport, says the van ran into a wing. Passenger Chaz Hallock tells...

Serbia – US Sen. McCain Urges Assistance To Migrant Route Countries

February 12, 2016 at 09:51 AM
Serbia - U.S. Senator John McCain has called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope of ending the wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis. Republican Sen. McCain of Arizona traveled with a U.S. Congress delegation to a Serbian border town on Friday where thousands of refugees pass daily on their way toward Western...

Brussels – AP: EU Is Poised To Restrict Passport-Free Travel

February 12, 2016 at 09:27 AM
Brussels - Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis. Each of the 26 countries in the open-travel Schengen Area is allowed to unilaterally put up border controls for a maximum of six months. That limit can be extended for up to two years if a...

Germany – Auschwitz Survivors Testify At Former SS Sergeant’s Trial

February 12, 2016 at 09:06 AM
Germany - Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning, 94, sat only a few meters (yards) from the witnesses, but showed no emotion as they told of crematoria chimneys belching flames, naked prisoners being taken to...

San Francisco – Uber To Pay $28.5M To Settle Lawsuits Claiming Company Misled On Safety

February 12, 2016 at 08:42 AM
San Francisco - Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action lawsuits by paying about 25 million riders who made U.S. trips between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2016. The judge must still approve...

Hillsborough, NJ – Massive New Jersey Warehouse Fire Burning Out Of Control

February 12, 2016 at 08:13 AM
Hillsborough, NJ - A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced some school closures. Schools are closed Friday in Hillsborough because of the blaze that started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Industrial Park. Officials said Friday morning that the blaze is still not...

Ohio – Police Kill Man Who Attacked Middle Eastern Restaurant Diners With Machete

February 12, 2016 at 07:50 AM
Ohio - Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a machete-wielding man on Thursday after he entered a restaurant and wounded several patrons, one critically, officials said. Police were called to the Nazareth Restaurant on the northeast side at about 6 p.m. EST, after reports an armed man was attacking people in the building. At least five people inside the Middle Eastern-food restaurant...

Israel – Court: Reform, Conservative Can Use Public Mikvaot For Conversion

February 12, 2016 at 07:31 AM
Israel - In another victory for the non-Orthodox movements in Israel, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that converts through the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements should be allowed to use public mikvaot for their ritual immersion. After completing the conversion course and being accepted by a rabbinical court, converts must immerse in a mikve, a ritual bath, in front of a panel of...

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