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New Jersey – East Coast Keeping Close Eye On Swollen Waterways

March 12, 2011 at 11:58 PM
New Jersey - Hundreds of flood-weary East Coast residents were returning home Saturday, as rain-swollen rivers and other waterways were slowly receding to normal levels. But officials say it might be a few more days before some people — especially those in hard-hit areas of northern New Jersey — will be able to get back home. And others may need to be evacuated if some major regional...

Jerusalem – Study: Tsunami Could Strike Israel And Flood Much of Haifa

March 12, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Jerusalem - Tsunami waves could hit Israeli shores and flood over a fifth of Nahariya and Haifa in the north, according to a recent study by the Hebrew University. Prof. Daniel Felsenstein and Dr. Michal Leichter of the university's geography department have investigated the consequences of rising sea levels in Israel, including extreme scenarios such as tsunamis. Tsunamis are created by...

Cairo – Arab League Asks UN For No-Fly Zone Over Libya

March 12, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Cairo - The Arab League called Saturday for the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, a surprisingly rapid and aggressive move for a bloc known more for lengthy deliberations than action. Analysts said the call reflected both a widespread dislike of Libyan autocrat Moammar Gadhafi and member nations' attention to the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping the Middle East...

Japan – Six Israelis Remain Unaccounted for after 8.9 Earthquake

March 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Japan - Six Israelis – five business people and a tourist – remained unaccounted for on Saturday night, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesman. The spokesman said there were enormous problems with the communications system in Japan as a result of the earthquake, and that it was possible the six Israelis had been trying to call home. While the telecommunications system was badly...

Washington – Federal Cuts Could Hit NYC Housing Agencies

March 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Washington - Kevin Gaines and his family got rashes soon after they moved into their new apartment. His son kept getting nosebleeds. The dust made it hard to breathe. When Gaines, a liver transplant recipient, saw yellow mold creeping over the ceiling, he said doctors warned it could cause him to reject his new organ. After Gaines complained, city inspectors recorded dozens of code violations...

Tokyo, Japan – 10,000 People Feard Dead In Small Town Minamisanriku 24 Hours After Quake

March 12, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Tokyo, Japan - Just 48 hours ago, it was a picturesque fishing town where tourists flocked to enjoy the coastal air and natural hot springs. But this horrifying picture shows all that remains of Minami Sanriku after it was destroyed by the tsunami that has wreaked devastation across Japan. Last night, the official death toll from Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tidal wave stood...

Bronx, NY – 14 Dead, 17 Injured in Casino Tour Bus Accident [photos-video]

March 12, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Bronx, NY - A tour bus returning from a casino at daybreak scraped along an interstate guard rail, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole that sheared it nearly end to end, leaving a jumble of bodies and twisted metal along Interstate 95. Fourteen passengers were killed. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The bus had just reached the outskirts of New York City on a journey from the...

Washington – White House: Cuba Should Release U.S. Jewish Contractor Immediately

March 12, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Washington - An outraged White House said Saturday it wants the Cuban government to immediately release an American international development worker sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the prison term "adds another injustice" to Alan Gross's ordeal. Vietor said Gross, a Maryland native arrested in December 2009...

Havana – U.S. Jewish Contractor Convicted in Cuba; 15-Year Sentence

March 12, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Havana - A Cuban court on Saturday found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of crimes against the state and sentenced him to 15 years in prison, a verdict that brought a swift and strongly worded condemnation from Washington. The court said prosecutors had proved that Gross, 61, was working on a "subversive" program paid for by the United States that aimed to bring down Cuba's revolutionary...

Washington – Obama: Japan Earthquake Potentially ‘Catastrophic’

March 12, 2011 at 08:21 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" by images of devastation in Japan following Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami, and pledged U.S. assistance to help the country recover. "Our hearts go out to our friends in Japan and across the region, and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy," Obama said during a White House news...

Tokyo – For Battered Japan, A New Threat: Nuclear Meltdown 170,000 Evacuated

March 12, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Tokyo - Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan's devastated coast Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat to the country following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. The Japanese government said radiation emanating from the plant appeared to have decreased after Saturday's blast, which...

Shomron – Victims Identified as Family of Rabbi Fogel of Yeshiva Itamar

March 12, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Shomron - The victims of the brutal murders at Itamar, in Samaria, Friday night are Rabbi and IDF tank unit officer Udi Fogel, his wife Ruth, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad and three-month-old Hadas. Rabbi Fogel taught at the Itamar post-high school yeshiva, whose senior rabbi is former IDF Chief Rabbi Avi Ronsky. Their funeral will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Har Menuchot Cemetery...

Shomron – Bodies of Slain Family Members Evacuated [photos-video]

March 12, 2011 at 07:30 PM
Shomron - Volunteers of the Zaka Search and Rescue organization and representatives of the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute have began evacuating the bodies of the five family members who were murdered on Saturday at the Itamar settlement. After the evacuation is completed, Yesha Council heads will hold a press conference near the scene of the crime. [gallery] ...

Shomron – Terror In Israel: Family of Five Found Stabbed to Death While Sleeping Shabbat Night

March 12, 2011 at 07:29 PM
Shomron - The Israeli military says a Palestinian has infiltrated a Jewish West Bank settlement and killed five people. Israeli media is reporting that the dead are all members of the same family — parents and three children. Israel hunted for the perpetrators of a grisly murder of a family of five in a remote West Bank settlement Saturday, appealing for help from the Palestinian Authority...

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