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New York, NY – NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy’s Critics Seek Big Changes

May 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM
New York, NY - It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city's dramatic drop in crime: patrol officers stopping young men on the street to see if they're up to no good. But thanks to rising concerns about racial profiling, a lawsuit and a 10-week trial with testimony ending May 20, the tool the NYPD calls stop...

Germany – Brawl Breaks Out Among Berlin Jewish Community

May 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Berlin - A meeting of the elected leadership of the conflict- ridden Berlin Jewish community –Germany’s largest with 10,500 members – spilled over into physical attacks on Thursday due to disputes over the 2013 budget. The session turned “brutal,” said one observer at the community’s representative meeting to The Jerusalem Post. The daily Berlin Der Tagesspiegel reported on...

Jerusalem – Charedi Draft Proposals To Face Challenges In Vote

May 25, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Jerusalem - The bill drawn up to form the basis of legislation for drafting haredi men into national service is unlikely to emerge in one piece following votes on Sunday on each of its clauses by the committee that drafted it. The ministerial committee headed by Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri of Yesh Atid will meet for a marathon session to begin on Sunday evening. Each of...

San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Flooding Kills 1; 200-plus Rescued

May 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM
San Antonio, TX - Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. "It was pretty crazy," said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. "It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it." For one woman, the...

Jerusalem – Dead Sea Scrolls Up For Sale By Palestinian Family Angers Israelis

May 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Jerusalem - Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers — fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all these years. Most of these scraps are barely postage-stamp-sized, and some are blank. But in the last few years...

Chaffee, MO – Missouri Highway Buckles After Rail Cars Hit Overpass

May 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Chaffee, MO - A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said. Seven people were injured, though none seriously. The bridge collapsed after a Union Pacific train hit the side of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at a rail intersection. Derailed rail cars then hit columns...

Paris – French Soldier Stabbed In Throat Outside Paris

May 25, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Paris - A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists. French President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker, who escaped, was unknown and cautioned against jumping to...

London – Anti-Muslim Actions Rise In UK Over Slain Soldier

May 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM
London - Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation. Metropolitan Police investigating the killing of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier who was run over by attackers then butchered by knives, arrested three...

Israel – Security Expert: Syria Attempted Cyberattack On Haifa’s Water System

May 25, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Israel - An Israeli security expert says Syrian hackers tried to break into the computers of the water system of the city of Haifa. Speaking at a lecture on Saturday in the southern city of Beersheba, Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, Israel's former cyber security adviser, said that a group calling itself "The Syrian Electronic Army" had launched the failed attack two weeks ago. In April, an assault in...

London – British Police Arrest 3 More Men In Soldier’s Slaying

May 25, 2013 at 09:43 PM
London - Metropolitan Police investigating the killing of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier who was run over by attackers then butchered by knives, arrested three more men in the murder investigation Saturday. Stun guns were used on two of the three men, aged 24 and 28, police said. The latest arrests came as an estimated 1,500 members of an extremist right-wing group called the English Defense...

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