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Israel – After Intensive US Efforts Israel Likely To Release Palestinian Prisoners In Coming Days

March 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Israel - Israel is likely to free the remaining 26 Palestinian security prisoners agreed upon at the beginning of the current round of peace talks in the coming days, following intensive US efforts to salvage the negotiations and ensure a continuation of the talks beyond the April 29 deadline. Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Sunday expressed their optimism that Israel would release the...

Perth – Australian PM Vows Search For Jetliner Will Go On

March 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Perth - The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday. Tony Abbott told reporters in Perth, the base for the search, that although no debris has been found in the southern Indian Ocean that can be linked to the plane, searchers are "well, well short" of any point...

Turkey – PM Erdogan Declares Victory, Threatens To ‘Make Rivals Pay’

March 30, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in local polls that had become a referendum on his rule and said he would "enter the lair" of enemies who have accused him of corruption and leaked state secrets. "They will pay for this," he said. But while Erdogan's AK Party was well ahead in overall votes after Sunday's elections, the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP...

Washington – Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks In The ER

March 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Washington - A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat were 99 percent accurate at showing which patients could safely be sent home rather than be admitted for...

Warsaw, Poland – Archaeologist At Treblinka Nazi Death Camp Finds Evidence Of Gas Chambers

March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - An archaeologist featured on a TV documentary series unearthed what may be some of the only physical evidence of the gas chambers at the death camp. In the series "One is Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine" Caroline Sturdy Colls, a forensic archaeologist from Staffordshire University in the UK, uncovers new scientific evidence on the existence and mechanism of the death...

New York – Mild Head Injuries Linked To Risk Of Death Years Later

March 30, 2014 at 09:31 PM
New York - Adults hospitalized with mild head injuries have almost double the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared to similar people with no history of head injury, according to a new UK study. It's not clear whether lifestyle before and after a head injury is to blame for the increased risk, if the injury itself has lingering effects, or both, researchers say. "There is evidence in...

Yokohama, Japan – UN Science Report: Warming Worsens Security Woes

March 30, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Yokohama, Japan - In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees. They're not saying it will cause violence, but will be...

New York – Starbucks Coffee Has Almost Double The Caffeine As Competitor Brands

March 30, 2014 at 07:54 PM
New York - Not all coffee is created - or brewed - equally. Caffeine levels in coffee can vary sharply, which means it matters where you go if you are looking for a pick-me-up. And that matters to a lot of people. More than 80 percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as coffee drinkers, according to the National Coffee Association. Go for the cheap stuff and you are likely not to get...

New York – More Than 1,000 Satellites Are Flying Overhead

March 30, 2014 at 07:01 PM
New York - The spotting of ocean debris by satellites during the search for the lost Malaysian airliner has drawn attention to those orbiting platforms. A primer on what's in orbit, with help from Nicholas Johnson, who retired Thursday as NASA's chief scientist for orbital debris: HOW MANY SATELLITES ARE UP THERE? About 1,100 active satellites, both government and private. Plus there are...

Washington – Official: Man Scaled White House Fence, Arrested

March 30, 2014 at 06:16 PM
Washington - The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which is standard procedure. The Secret Service did not immediately release the identity of the...

Perth, Australia – No Objects From Search Linked Yet To Flight 370

March 30, 2014 at 06:13 PM
Perth, Australia - Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago. Several dozen angry Chinese relatives of Flight 370 passengers demanded "evidence, truth, dignity" from Malaysian authorities, expressing their...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor, Sen. Schumer Appoints Sandy Rebuilding Team

March 30, 2014 at 05:29 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new team Saturday to speed up efforts to help New Yorkers still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, saying he was "thoroughly dissatisfied" with previous results. De Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to announce his new plan at a news conference in the Rockaways - a Queens waterfront neighborhood that was...

La Habra, CA – Experts Warn 7.5 Quake On California Fault Could Be Disastrous

March 30, 2014 at 04:36 PM
La Habra, CA - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern...

Atlanta – Delta-Virgin Takes Up Battle For New York-London Fliers

March 30, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Atlanta - Delta Air Lines has been making inroads in the dogfight over the lucrative market for business travel between New York and London, but the newly merged American Airlines Group is fighting back. Delta is hoping to attract customers through its new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, known for its high-tech and non-traditional approach to flying, and its own boosted profile in New...

Washington – U.S. Lawmakers See No Evidence Of Terrorism In Malaysia Jet Crash

March 30, 2014 at 03:35 PM
Washington - Senior U.S. lawmakers on Sunday said investigators had found no evidence thus far pointing to terrorism in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 three weeks ago, and that it was critical to find the plane to understand what happened on board. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, speaking on...

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