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Miami Beach, FL – New Batch Of Zika-carrying Mosquitoes Found In Miami Beach

October 1, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Miami Beach, FL - More Zika-carrying mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach, this time in a new neighborhood. The Florida Department of Agriculture said Saturday that it's the sixth time Zika-bearing mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach. It was the first capture of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in two weeks. Zika can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including disastrously...

New York – NYT: Trump’s 1995 Tax Records Suggest No Federal Taxes For Years

October 1, 2016 at 11:16 PM
New York- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns and the large tax deduction may have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The Trump campaign, in a statement responding to the Times report, said that the tax document was obtained illegally and that the New...

Berlin – Spiegel: German Government Believes Trump Would Ravage U.S. Economy

October 1, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Berlin - Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the U.S. economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday. The ministry expects "shrinking gross domestic product, fewer jobs and higher unemployment," in the United States if the Republican candidate were to implement his campaign pledges, the magazine cited...

Tehran, Iran – Iran Says New Attack Drone Modeled On Captured US Aircraft

October 1, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Tehran, Iran - Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The semi-official Tasnim news agency says the "Saegheh" (Thunderbolt) drone is similar to the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone. Iran's state-run Press TV says the long-range drone can carry four precision-guided bombs...

New York – Investigators Interview Engineer Of Crashed New Jersey Train

October 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - Investigators on Saturday interviewed the engineer of a New Jersey commuter train that smashed into a Hoboken station this week, killing one person and injuring 108, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. The NTSB said it would not immediately release anything investigators heard from the 29-year veteran of the railway, who was also injured in the Thursday...

Nicosia, Cyprus – Jewish-American Ex-sailor, 90, Recalls Cyprus Internment

October 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Nicosia, Cyprus - Seventy years later, Murray Greenfield can still remember the anger he felt when he was locked up with hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors in a British detention camp on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. "Your first reaction is you're mad as hell," 90-year-old Greenfield told The Associated Press from his home in Israel, recalling the feelings of many stuck behind double...

Jerusalem – Israel Condemns Philippines President For Invoking Hitler

October 1, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Foreign Ministry says it's "unfortunate" that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose to invoke Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in his bloody anti-crime war. Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Saturday Israel is convinced the Philippine president "will find a way to clarify his words." On Friday, the outspoken Duterte said "Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3...

Washington – White House Snafu: Obama Transcript Puts Jerusalem In Israel

October 1, 2016 at 08:46 PM
Washington - The White House rushed Friday to correct a diplomatic blooper after an official transcript listed Jerusalem as part of Israel, contradicting a delicate U.S. policy that takes no position on the city's status. The mix-up came in a transcript of President Barack Obama's eulogy at the funeral for former Israeli President Shimon Peres. The funeral took place at Mount Herzl, Israel's...

Jerusalem – Obama To Bill Clinton After Peres Funeral: ‘Let’s Go!’

October 1, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Jerusalem - President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres as former President Bill Clinton chatted on the tarmac. Video recorded at Jerusalem's airport shows Obama in the doorway of Air Force One, engines running in preparation for the return to Washington. The president is rolling up his sleeves and looks anxious to be on his way...

Yonkers, NY – Fallen NYC Firefighter Remembered As Hero, Family Man

October 1, 2016 at 08:25 PM
Yonkers, NY - A New York City fire battalion chief killed by debris from a house explosion last week was remembered Saturday as a hero and a dedicated family man at his funeral service attended by thousands of firefighters, elected officials, friends and family. Michael Fahy's wife and two of their three young children spoke tenderly about him at the Roman Catholic Mass at the Annunciation...

Russia – Armed Man Attacks Synagogue In Moscow

October 1, 2016 at 07:54 PM
Moscow - An armed man seriously wounded a security guard while attempting to break into a synagogue in Moscow on Saturday night. According to local media reports, Ivan Borisovich Lebedev entered the synagogue in the Russian capital with a handgun and gas canister. The motives behind the incident were not initially known. Ivan threatened to set the synagogue on fire.  Rabbi Pinchas...

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