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Port Angeles, WA – Mayor: Army Helicopter Terrorized My City

July 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Port Angeles, WA - Army special operations helicopters on a training exercise buzzed around the small city of Port Angeles, Wash., late Thursday in an episode that the mayor says "terrorized my city." An Army official apologized Friday for the unannounced training mission. Dozens of alarmed residents called police to ask what was going on. "No one had any warning about the helicopters...

New York, NY – Thousands Fill Times Square Protesting Zimmerman Verdict

July 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM
New York, NY - Over a thousand people gathered in Manhattan's Union Square to protest the Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. The protesters chanted "Justice for Trayvon Martin" and "No Justice, No Peace." One held a sign that said "Trayvon is my son, daughter, brother, father, uncle." Afterward, hundreds of mostly peaceful...

New York – Alzheimer’s Tied To Less Cancer, And Vice Versa

July 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM
New York - People with Alzheimer's disease have a lower risk of cancer than other elderly adults, a new Italian study suggests. Additionally, researchers found that seniors who were diagnosed with cancer were less likely to develop Alzheimer's. Researchers said there are a number of genes that affect both neurology and cancer growth - and pathways by which the two are connected - that could...

Brooklyn, NY – Oldest Woman in New York Celebrates Her 114th Birthday

July 14, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York's most senior resident — who is also the world's third oldest person — celebrated turning 114 at a Brooklyn senior center. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/14OS1Ia ) that Susannah Mushatt Jones, who had a birthday party Friday, only takes one blood pressure medication and a daily vitamin. She celebrated her birthday surrounded by friends and family...

Rio De Janeiro – Greenwald: Snowden Docs Contain NSA ‘Blueprint’

July 14, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Rio De Janeiro - Edward Snowden has very sensitive "blueprints" detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker said Sunday. Glenn Greenwald, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper who closely communicates with Snowden and first reported on his intelligence...

New York – Ex-Gov. Spitzer Offers Life Advice In New Book: Self-Importance Spurs Dangerous Arrogance

July 14, 2013 at 08:30 PM
New York - Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book released as he campaigns for city comptroller, writing that "self-importance" can lead to a "dangerous arrogance" that often ends badly. The e-book, "Protecting Capitalism Case by Case," was published this week and is selling online for $9.99. A 198-page paperback version is also available. Spitzer, who resigned as...

Kiev – Polish Leader Egged During Visit to Ukraine Massacre Site

July 14, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Kiev - A Ukrainian man smeared Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski with a broken egg when he visited the site of a 1943 massacre of Poles in neighboring Ukraine on Sunday, police said. The attack followed a move by the Polish parliament last week to recognize the massacre by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) during World War Two as "ethnic cleansing bearing the hallmarks of...

New York – Bloomberg Lashes Out Against ‘Shoot First’ Law Following Zimmerman Acquittal

July 14, 2013 at 06:55 PM
New York - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says guns laws like those in Florida can "inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly." He didn't offer a direct comment on the jury verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But he criticized what he called "shoot first" laws, saying they are drafted by gun lobby extremists and let...

Jerusalem – Haredim Attack Third Religious Soldier In A Week

July 14, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Jerusalem - The police reported that another haredi attack, this time on a national-religious soldier, took place on Sunday afternoon in the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Yisrael, close to Mea She’arim. According to police spokesman Shmuel Ben- Ruby, two haredi men attacked a uniformed soldier wearing a crocheted kippa who was passing by on Sha’arei Shamayim...

Washington – Justice Dept.: Zimmerman Case Under Review

July 14, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Washington - The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case. The department opened an investigation into Martin's death last year but stepped aside to allow the state prosecution to proceed. In a...

Jerusalem – President Peres Calls On Charedi Leaders To Support Charedi Soldiers

July 14, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Jerusalem - President Shimon Peres called on the haredi community to support ultra-Orthodox soldiers during a meeting with haredi troops on Sunday. "I call on the heads of the haredi camp to be proud of the haredi soldiers, just as we are proud of you," Peres told the soldiers. There has been a string of recent attacks perpetrated by haredi men that have targeted haredi soldiers. Many...

San Francisco – Asiana Flight Attendants Make News With Bravery

July 14, 2013 at 04:34 PM
San Francisco - Before Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco, the last time the Korean airlines' flight attendants made news it was over an effort by their union earlier this year to get the dress code updated so female attendants could wear trousers. Now, with half of the 12-person cabin crew having suffered injuries in the accident and the remaining attendants receiving praise for...

Washington – Obama: Trayvon Martin Death A Tragedy For America

July 14, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In a statement released Sunday, Obama is asking that all Americans respect the call for calm reflection. There have been a number of rallies and protests, most of which have been...

New York – Rallies Against Zimmerman Verdict Being Held From NY to California

July 14, 2013 at 02:26 PM
New York - From New York to California, demonstrators are rallying against a Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. In Manhattan on Sunday, Rev. Jacqueline Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church wore a pink hooded sweatshirt and told her congregation, "We're going to raise our voices against the root causes of this kind of...

Queens, NY – Councilman Vallone Seeks To Remove Koch’s Name From Queensboro Bridge

July 14, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Queens, NY - In his latest quest to have deceased former mayor Ed Koch's name removed and its original name reinstated, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is drafting legislation proposing that Manhattan's Municipal Building be re-named after Koch, thus allowing the people of Queens their "Queensboro Bridge" back. The NEW YORK POST (http://bit.ly/11O4oWZ) reports that this will be Vallone's...

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