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Aspen, CO – Saudi Suspect In Underwear Bomb Plots Trained Others

July 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Aspen, CO - The United States believes the Saudi man suspected of designing underwear bombs for al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has trained a small number of people on his advanced bomb-making techniques, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. The remarks by John Pistole, who heads the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, were some of the most detailed public comments to date about Ibrahim...

France – Violence Erupts Over Police Check Of Veiled Muslim Woman

July 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM
France - Six people were arrested after overnight violence that erupted in a Paris suburb after police checked the identity of a woman wearing a Muslim veil, French authorities said on Saturday. Public disturbances have shaken depressed, largely immigrant quarters of major French cities at regular intervals for years, often triggered by resentment over spot police checks. It is illegal in...

Florida – Obama’s Remarks On Race After Zimmerman Verdict Provoked Diverse Reaction

July 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Florida - When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in silent understanding. Like the president, they too have seen people walk across the street and lock their car doors as they got near. They, too, know what it's like to be followed while shopping...

New York – Spouses Of Spitzer, Weiner Take Differing Roles In Comeback Campaigns

July 20, 2013 at 11:01 PM
New York - The return of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner to New York City politics is shining a spotlight on those most hurt by their previous scandals: their wives. Silda Wall Spitzer, who appeared anguished as she stood by her husband when he resigned, is nowhere to be found on the campaign trail as the former governor runs for city controller. But former congressman Weiner’s wife is...

New York – Trayvon Martin’s Mother Holds Vigil With Sharpton Outside NYPD Headquarters

July 20, 2013 at 10:49 PM
New York, NY - Hundreds of demonstrators, including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, joined Trayvon Martin’s mother Saturday in New York City at one of about 100 rallies around the country calling for justice for the slain black teenager. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and the Rev. Al Sharpton led the noontime ‘‘Justice for Trayvon’’ rally on a blazing hot plaza in downtown...

New York, NY – Six Mayoral Candidates To Sleep In Public Housing

July 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM
New York, NY - Six New York City mayoral candidates will spend a night in a Harlem public housing building to highlight conditions in the city-run system. The six will spend tonight at the Lincoln Houses. The participants include Democrats Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill de Blasio, William Thompson Jr. and John Liu as well as independent Adolfo Carrion Jr. They will each spend 12...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Resumption Of Peace Process Is A Vital Strategic Interest For Israel

July 20, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Jerusalem - "The resumption of the peace process is a vital strategic interest for the State of Israel," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Saturday evening. "It is important in and of itself in order to try and bring about the conclusion of the conflict between us and the Palestinians, and it is important in light of the strategic challenges that are before us, mainly from Iran and...

West Bank – Palestinian Official: Kerry Guarantees 1967 Borders For New Peace Talks

July 20, 2013 at 09:59 PM
West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel’s pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday. The officials, both of whom are close to the Palestinian leader and privy to internal discussions, said the...

Washington – Long-Time White House Reporter, Controversial Journalist Helen Thomas Dies

July 20, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Washington - Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a trailblazing journalist who reported on every U.S. president from John Kennedy to Barack Obama, died on Saturday at the age of 92, The Gridiron Club and Foundation said. Thomas, who worked the White House beat for 49 years for United Press International and Hearst newspapers, died after a long illness, the Washington journalists'...

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