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New York, NY – Over Wild Weekend Close to 50 Shot Including 2 Cops; Bloomberg Blames Guns

September 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM
New York, NY - A shooting a few blocks off the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade on Monday night left a police officer of the 90th Precinct wounded and a person dead. The officer was hit in one of his arms and was hospitalized. He was expected to survive. At least three other people also were shot. The fire department said a civilian died at the scene. The gunshots rang out in...

Miami – Hurricane Katia Roars to Category 4 Strength

September 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Miami - Hurricane Katia has roared to a monstrous Category 4 storm as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean. On Monday night, Katia's maximum sustained winds had increased to 135 mph (215 kph). Some strength fluctuations are expected before the storm slowly weakens. Hurricane specialist Todd Kimberlain says it's looking less likely that Katia will hit land but that wind from the storm could...

Chicago, IL – German Jew’s Heirs Sue for Stolen Renoir Painting

September 5, 2011 at 09:47 PM
Chicago, IL - In 1956, steel magnate Newton Korhumel and his wife, Irene, bought a florid country landscape by French impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir at a New York gallery. The painting hung proudly in their home in Lake Forest, Ill. Now, there's a question as to whether the couple ever really owned the painting. Irene Korhumel died in December, nine years after her husband. The...

Ankara – Turkey Ups The Ante, Tells Israeli Diplomats To Leave Country Within Two Days

September 5, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Ankara - Turkey deepened its rift with Israel on Monday by vowing to work for the recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations and by saying it has notified high-level Israeli diplomats they have two days to leave the country. Late last week, Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador after Israel refused to apologize for the botched Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound protest flotilla that...

Washington – Tea Party Calls On Obama To Rebuke Union Chief

September 5, 2011 at 07:14 PM
Washington - A tea party group called on President Barack Obama to rebuke Teamsters President Jim Hoffa for urging him to use supporters at a Labor Day rally as an army to march and "take out" tea partyers, describing the remarks as "a call for violence." Obama was not on stage at the Detroit rally when Hoffa made the remarks Monday. The White House declined to comment on the flap. In...

New York – Winter Threatens Repairs of Irene Damaged Roads

September 5, 2011 at 06:53 PM
New York - Northeastern states struggling to rebuild hundreds of roads and dozens of bridges in the wake of Hurricane Irene are facing another natural threat: winter. The end of construction season is fast approaching in New England and upstate New York. By November it will be too cold to lay asphalt, and by December snow and ice will cover the mountains, leaving towns dangerously isolated and...

Tehran, Iran – Iran Offers ‘Full Supervision’ Of Nuclear Program

September 5, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Tehran, Iran - Iran's nuclear chief is proposing a "full supervision" of its nuclear program by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency for five years in return for lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Fereidoun Abbasi didn't elaborate what he meant by full supervision or what it would include. He made the comments in an interview with the semiofficial ISNA news agency Monday. Iran's nuclear...

Israel – WikiLeaks: Avigdor Lieberman ‘No Bogeyman’

September 5, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Israel - A classified document authored by a US official following the appointment of Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman as Foreign Minister describes the Israeli official as a man who enjoys his political status and who strives to become prime minister. Former American Ambassador to Israel, James Cunningham stated that Lieberman enraged not only his local constituency, but also...

Washington – White House: Irene’s Federal Cost $1.5 Billion

September 5, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Washington - The White House is estimating that Hurricane Irene will cost the federal government $1.5 billion in disaster relief. White House budget chief Jacob Lew released that preliminary estimate Monday. He said the $1.5 billion was on top of $5.2 billion needed for other recent disasters, including tornadoes that leveled much of Joplin, Mo. The spending may touch off yet another...

New York – Internet Archive Shows Sept. 11 Coverage

September 5, 2011 at 02:53 PM
New York - For many in New York and Washington, Sept. 11, 2001, was a personal experience, an attack on their cities. Most everywhere else in the world, it was a television event. TV's commemoration as the 10th anniversary approaches on Sunday puts that day in many different contexts. There is one place, however, for people to see the Sept. 11 attacks and the week after as they unfolded...

Germany – Neo-Nazi Village Features ‘Happy Holocaust’ BBQ

September 5, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Germany - Jamel, a tiny German village, is well-known for its connections to right-wing radicals. On the eve of elections in the state where the community is located, a journalist ran across a BBQ brandishing the phrase "Happy Holocaust." Was it a tasteless joke or a further symbol of a town that has lost its way? Much has been written about the village of Jamel near Wismar in the far...

Bnei Brak – Couple That Abandoned 4 of Their 6 Kids Located

September 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM
Bnei Brak - Police were searching for a married couple from Bnei Brak who fled their home on Sunday with two of their children, abandoning their remaining four children at home, Israel Radio reported. The children left at the Bnei Brak home ranged in age from five to eleven. According to the report, the father telephoned his brother on Sunday evening, asking him to take the children he had...

Islamabad – Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, Pakistan Working With The CIA Detain Top al-Qaida Suspect

September 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM
Islamabad - A battered al-Qaida suffered another significant blow when Pakistani agents working with the CIA arrested a senior leader believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the globe, Pakistan announced Monday. Younis al-Mauritani's arrest — made public five days before the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — was seen as...

Miami – Hurricane Katia Gets Stronger Over Open Atlantic

September 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Miami - Hurricane Katia is getting stronger as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean. By late Monday morning, Katia's maximum sustained winds had increased to 110 mph (177 kph). That makes Katia a strong Category 2 storm, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says it's possible Katia will get even stronger as the day goes on. Hurricane specialist Todd Kimberlain says it's looking...

Migron, West Bank – Israeli Army Clash With Settlers After It Demolishs 3 Houses In West Bank Outpost

September 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM
Migron, West Bank - The Israeli military razed three buildings in an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost before dawn on Monday, and clashed with settlers who reject a Supreme Court ruling ordering the enclave to be dismantled. Shortly after, Palestinians reported a mosque was torched in a West Bank village. The name of the outpost, Migron, was spray painted on the mosque, suggesting the...

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