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Ashdod, Israel – Catching ‘em At Any Cost: Teen Nearly Drowns Hunting Pokemon

July 26, 2016 at 09:47 AM
Ashdod, Israel - Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot on Tuesday reported its first case of life-threatening incident involving the popular new "Pokemon Go" app.  Ashdod resident Asaf Ben Guzi, 17, was rushed to the Kaplan Medical Center emergency room after nearly drowning while trying to catch a character in the game. He was pulled from the water by his brother, and was later hospitalized in...

Washington – AP EXPLAINS: Is Trump’s Convention Polling Bump For Real?

July 26, 2016 at 09:30 AM
Washington - Donald Trump is talking about polls again. The Republican presidential nominee had recently avoided the subject, given that many preference polls showed him in a close race with Hillary Clinton. But on Monday, Trump cited polls following the Republican National Convention that show "the biggest bounce that anyone can remember." Yet while all preference polls taken months...

White Plains, NY – Westchester County Officials Subpoenaed Amid NYC Corruption Probe

July 26, 2016 at 09:19 AM
White Plains, NY - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he's "not concerned" that subpoenas were served on county officials in a New York City corruption probe. The Journal News (http://lohud.us/2aqtcxz xx) says the subpoenas are related to contributions Astorino's campaign received from a Manhattan businessman and the county's appointment of the donor's friend as a police...

Sagamihara, Japan – Letter Foretold Japan Rampage That Killed 19 Disabled People

July 26, 2016 at 09:14 AM
Sagamihara, Japan - A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. When he was done, Kanagawa prefectural authorities said, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu had left...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD: Man With Swords In Both Hands Menaced People In Park

July 26, 2016 at 08:52 AM
Brooklyn, NY - New York City police say they had to use a stun gun to subdue a man who was menacing people at a Brooklyn park with swords in both hands. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2a9TFex ) police responded to Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick around 8 p.m. Monday. Authorities say about 50 people pointed out the suspect, who ran from the park. Sgt. Brendan Ryan says officers...

France – Church Siege: ISIS Hostage-Takers Kill Priest Before Being Shot Dead

July 26, 2016 at 08:13 AM
France - Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday before being shot dead by French police. The attack took place during morning mass at the Saint-Etienne parish church, south of Rouen in Normandy. Five people were initially taken hostage. There were no immediate details on the identity or motives of the two...

Jerusalem – Israel Police Raid Arrests Dozens Of Extremist Soccer Fans

July 26, 2016 at 07:50 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have arrested dozens of members of an extremist soccer fans' group. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said on Tuesday that 56 suspected members of the "La Familia" group of Beitar Jerusalem fans were arrested in an overnight raid. She says stun grenades, firecrackers and other banned pyrotechnics were confiscated. An undercover agent who had infiltrated the...

West Bank – Palestinians To Sue Britain Over 1917 Pledge On Jewish State

July 26, 2016 at 07:31 AM
West Bank - The Palestinian president says he will sue Great Britain over the 1917 Balfour Declaration and its support for a Jewish national home in the Holy Land. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki made the announcement on behalf of Mahmoud Abbas at Monday's opening of the Arab League summit in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. Malki said the suit would be filed in an...

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