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New York, NY – Two New York Police Officers Recovering After Stairwell Shooting

February 5, 2016 at 04:15 PM
New York, NY - Two New York City police officers were recovering from gunshot wounds on Friday after a man opened fire on them inside a public housing project before fatally shooting himself, police said. The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. EST on Thursday in an apartment building in the Bronx while three officers were conducting routine patrols. During the search, the officers...

New York – Audit, Released Hours After Crane Collapse, Faults NYC On Worksite Safety

February 5, 2016 at 03:47 PM
New York - New York City has failed to implement dozens of recommendations on crane and worksite safety issued more than five years ago, according to an audit released by the city's comptroller hours just hours after a deadly crane collapse in lower Manhattan on Friday. The audit by the Office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer examined whether the Department of Buildings had...

New York, NY – Jewish West Side Resident Named As Crane Collapse Victim

February 5, 2016 at 02:53 PM
New York, NY - The single fatality in this morning’s crane collapse has been identified as a Jewish resident of the Upper West Side. Police officers and EMS who responded to the scene at 60 Worth Street pronounced 38 year old David Wichs dead at the scene, with two other seriously injured victims transported to area hospitals. Wichs worked as an analyst for Tower Research Capital, a ...

Albany, NY – Woman, 82, Tracks Down And Meets 96-year-old Birth Mother

February 5, 2016 at 01:57 PM
Albany, NY - Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching. And as a bonus, she has forged a close friendship with a sister she never knew she had. "After my adoptive parents died, that's when I started looking,"...

Berlin – Nazi Death Camp Guard To Stand Trial In Germany In April

February 5, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Berlin - A 93-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April on charges of being an accessory to the murder of at least 1,075 people, a German court announced on Friday. The accused was a member of the Nazi SS guard team at Auschwitz in occupied Poland from November 1942 to June 1943, a court spokesman in the western city of Hanau near Frankfurt...

Brussels – Belgium To Hire 1,000 More Police To Combat Radicalism

February 5, 2016 at 12:39 PM
Brussels - The Belgian government has approved a plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years. The plan, presented Friday to reporters by Interior Minister Jan Jambon, calls for adding 300 officers this year, and more than 500 by 2017. Jambon says 300 new officers will be added in Molenbeek and other...

Boston – Storm Could Leave Close To A Foot Of Snow In New England

February 5, 2016 at 12:22 PM
Boston - Stoic New Englanders doggedly went about their business Friday as a winter storm that could drop close to a foot of snow in some areas struck the region. They didn't have to like it, but after last winter when some parts of the region received more than nine feet of snow, they could deal with it. "I'm from Buffalo, New York, so this is nothing," said Raul Rodriguez, who works in...

New York – Apple Now Accepting Your Banged-up IPhone

February 5, 2016 at 12:02 PM
New York - Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that with more leeway, applicable only to iPhone 5 and later models, more people will upgrade to new iPhones. Apple has told investors that it may book its...

New York – NYC Fire Chaplain Escorts Bride To Wedding After Crane Collapse

February 5, 2016 at 11:42 AM
New York - Many brides cope with surprises on their wedding day, but Nesh Pillay was in for a doozy. Dressed in a white sheath dress, the 25-year-old who works in public relations was getting her hair done with her sister at a downtown Manhattan salon when she felt the ground shake and heard an enormous crash as a construction crane collapsed. The crash killed one person and injured at...

New York – NYC Mayor Orders All Cranes Put In Safety Position After Deadly Collapse

February 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all construction cranes similar to the one that collapsed in lower Manhattan on Friday morning into a safety position while police investigated the cause of the crash. The collapse of a tracked crane working at a downtown building killed at least one person and injured at least three, city officials said. "Thank God it was not...

Washington – Trump Holds Lead In New Hampshire, Rebuked For Profanity By Bushes

February 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM
Washington - Four days before the U.S. presidential candidates face a crucial primary in New Hampshire, Republican Donald Trump's rivals kept up their attacks on Friday with Jeb Bush and his mother scolding the front-runner over his use of profanity and treatment of women. Polling following Monday's Iowa caucuses showed Trump retaining a double-digit lead in New Hampshire with U.S. Senator...

Jerusalem – Sander’s Israel Connection: Kibbutz Where Candidate Volunteered Finally Revealed

February 5, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Jerusalem - After months of fruitless searches for the kibbutz on which candidate for the Democratic nomination for president Bernie Sanders volunteered, Jerusalem Post Intelligence and Security columnist Yossi Melman revealed the answer Thursday night: Kibbutz Sha’ar Haamakim. Sanders referred to volunteering on a kibbutz in 1963 or 1964, depending on the interview, but has refused to...

West Bank – Israeli Troops Shoot Dead A Palestinian Teen Hurling Molotov

February 5, 2016 at 10:26 AM
West Bank - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian 17-year-old in the West Bank on Friday, hospital officials said, and the Israeli military said he had been about to throw a petrol bomb. More than four months of intensified violence in the region have raised concern of wider escalation, a decade after the last Palestinian uprising subsided. The Israeli military said soldiers...

Tokyo – Japan May Change Temple Map Icon To Avoid Nazi Confusion

February 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM
Tokyo - As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? The symbol, from ancient Sanskrit, means happiness and prosperity. It has been used for centuries by Hindus and...

New York – LinkedIn Shares Drop 35 Percent Wiping $9 Billion Of Market Value

February 5, 2016 at 09:52 AM
New York - LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged about 35 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $9 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations. The stock sank to a three-year low of $124.51 in early trading, registering its sharpest decline since the company's high-profile public listing in...

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