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Indianapolis - Parents Say Hostage Converted To Islam Willingly

October 13, 2014 09:35 PM

Indianapolis - The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son... Read More »

Washington - Proposal Would Toughen Bridge Trespassing Laws

October 13, 2014 08:25 PM

Washington - Sen. Charles Schumer wants a federal law to prohibit trespassing on high-profile structures after incidents involving people who scaled... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Israeli Minister: World May Be Wasting Its Money On Gaza

October 13, 2014 07:30 PM

Jerusalem - The countries who pledged vast sums to rebuild the Gaza Strip in Cairo Sunday will have made worthless donations if the people of the... Read More »

London - UK Lawmakers Pass Symbolic Motion On Palestinian State

October 13, 2014 06:59 PM

London - British lawmakers voted on Monday to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that will not alter government policy, but carries symbolic... Read More »

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Washington - Citing Security Risk Prompts US To Investigate Sale Of NY's Waldorf Hotel To Chinese Firm

October 13, 2014 06:42 PM

Washington - Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week's sale of New York's iconic Waldorf... Read More »

New York - Mitt Romney Calls Cuomo Corrupt New York Politician In Harsh Fundraising Letter

October 13, 2014 05:35 PM

New York - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is giving Rob Astorino some help in his bid to defeat New York Gov. Andrew... Read More »

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New York - Late-day Swoon Sinks US Stock Indexes

October 13, 2014 04:22 PM

New York - Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide. The losses extended a downturn in the market last week which gave indexes... Read More »

London - A Look At How Your Voice Is Being Used To ID You

October 13, 2014 04:03 PM

London - Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology: TALK YOUR WAY PAST SECURITY Canada's TD... Read More »

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London - Millions Of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

October 13, 2014 03:28 PM

London - Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and... Read More »

Budapest - Hungary's Far-right Jobbik Gains In Rural Areas

October 13, 2014 02:57 PM

Budapest - The far-right Jobbik party has made significant gains in rural areas in Hungary's municipal elections, where it has become the main... Read More »

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New York, NY - Mayor: No NYC Ebola Cases, But We're Prepared

October 13, 2014 02:39 PM

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City's health care system has been preparing for weeks for any Ebola cases — with an emphasis on... Read More »

California - Restaurant Asks Patrons To Rate It With 1 Star In Protest Against Yelp, Extortion Claims

October 13, 2014 02:30 PM

California - First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones. The campaign helped Botte Bistro get a rating of one out of five... Read More »

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Hartford, CT - Chairman: Metro-North Staff Worked 7 Days Straight

October 13, 2014 01:56 PM

Hartford, CT - The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told federal safety officials that traffic control staff at the Metro-North... Read More »

Seattle - Microsoft CEO: Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises, Will Magically Receive Them Via ‘Karma’

October 13, 2014 01:30 PM

Seattle - Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system", bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya... Read More »

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Israel - In Meeting With Ban Ki-moon, Netanyahu Slams UN For Returning Confiscated Rockets To Hamas

October 13, 2014 12:29 PM

Israel - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday that the UN's actions during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza over the summer helped Hamas terrorists in their targeting of Israeli citizens with rockets. Speaking ahead of a... Read More »

Ness-Ziona, Israel - Israeli Firm At The Ready In Search Of Ebola Vaccine

October 13, 2014 12:06 PM

Ness-Ziona, Israel - With the threat of Ebola intensifying by the day, scientists worldwide are focusing on the human-cell-producing qualities of the... Read More »

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Tehran - Iranian Official: If US Topples Assad, Israel Will Be At Risk

October 13, 2014 11:59 AM

Tehran - A senior Iranian official warned the U.S. that Israel’s security would be at risk should the U.S. and its allies seek to topple Syrian... Read More »

Iran - Satellite Images After Blast Show 'Damage Consistent With An Attack' At Parchin Military Compound

October 13, 2014 11:33 AM

Iran - Satellite images taken of Iran’s Parchin military compound after a blast reportedly tore through it show “damage consistent with an attack” at the site, according to a report by the Israel Defense website. According to the report by Ronen Solomon, the... Read More »

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Sydney - Australia PM Says Will Confront Putin At G20 Over Downed Flight MH17 'Murders'

October 13, 2014 11:10 AM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he would use an upcoming G20 leaders summit to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the "murder" of Australian citizens. Allegations that... Read More »

Istanbul - Turkey Denies Allowing US To Use Its Bases To Fight Islamic State Jihadists

October 13, 2014 10:40 AM

Istanbul - A Turkish official says there is no new agreement with the United States on using an air base in southern Turkey for operations against... Read More »

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‎Pyongyang - North Korea Moving Remains Of Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers To Make Way For Construction

October 13, 2014 10:25 AM

‎Pyongyang - North Korea says the remains of thousands of American soldiers killed during the Korean War are being moved due to construction projects and flood damage. The United States suspended efforts to recover war remains in North Korea over the country's... Read More »

Chester, NJ - 1 Dead, Several Hurt In Accident Near NJ Festival

October 13, 2014 10:23 AM

Chester, NJ - A vehicle struck several people at a northern New Jersey fall festival, killing one and leaving others hurt, prosecutors... Read More »

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Washington - US Says: Israel Must Play Key Role In Rebuilding Gaza

October 13, 2014 10:06 AM

Washington - Israel must play a central role in the reconstruction of Gaza, the United States said. In a press briefing in Washington, US State... Read More »

Jerusalem - Left-Wing Israeli Public Figures Urge The British Parliament To Recognize Palestinian State

October 13, 2014 09:51 AM

Jerusalem - Some 363 Israeli left-wing public figures including former Knesset members called on the British Parliament to recognize the state of... Read More »

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Last updated: October 13, 2014 11:04 AM Cairo - U.N. Chief Demands Israel Scrap East Jerusalem Settlement Plan

October 13, 2014 09:18 AM

Cairo - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Monday to scrap plans to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want... Read More »

Manila, Philippines - WHO: Ebola Is Modern Era's Worst Health Emergency

October 13, 2014 09:00 AM

Manila, Philippines - The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on... Read More »

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Hong Kong - Angry Crowd Charges Hong Kong Protest Barricades

October 13, 2014 08:45 AM

Hong Kong - An angry crowd opposed to pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for more than two weeks charged barricades used... Read More »

Israel - Police Raid Jerusalem Holy Site, Block Riot

October 13, 2014 08:30 AM

Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have raided a Jerusalem holy site to thwart an attack by Palestinian rioters. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says... Read More »

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Washington - CDC Head Criticized For Blaming 'Protocol Breach' As Nurse Gets Ebola

October 13, 2014 12:12 AM

Washington - Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse... Read More »

Paris - French Bank, Twitter Team Up For Money Transfers Via Tweets

October 12, 2014 11:29 PM

Paris - One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE, France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world... Read More »

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Kiev - Reports Of Anti-Semitism In Odessa Highlights Use Of Jews In Wartime Propaganda

October 12, 2014 10:48 PM

Kiev - Despite media reports, there has been no surge of anti-Semitic attacks in Odessa, local Jewish leaders have declared. Reports in Pravda, Izvestia and other Russian news outlets last week painted a picture of a Jewish community terrorized by members of the... Read More »

Dallas, TX - Key Question: How Did Dallas Worker Catch Ebola?

October 12, 2014 10:00 PM

Dallas, TX - How did it happen? That's the big question as federal health officials investigate the case of a Dallas health worker who treated an... Read More »

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