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New York – Sharpton Cancels Rally With Rep. Rangel, Runner Up

June 28, 2014 at 11:48 PM
New York - Rev. Al Sharpton abruptly canceled a Saturday rally where Rep. Charles Rangel and his chief rival were to pledge unity after a bitter primary campaign. Sharpton said he called the event off over worries his message would be undercut by a rapid succession of developments since Tuesday's primary, including a new campaign for the runner-up, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, and the guilty...

Queens, NY – Police: NYC Man Arrested Over Threats To Blow Up NYPD Precincts

June 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Queens, NY - A man is under arrest on charges he threatened to blow up police precincts in Queens and on Long Island. Nassau County police say 30-year-old Richard Bolton called 911 on Friday and said he had a bomb strapped to him near 165th Street in Jamaica. Police say Bolton told dispatchers that he was upset about receiving summonses for violations. They say Bolton told the...

New York – Gov. Cuomo Eyeing Bill Letting Racinos Stay Open Until 6 A.M.

June 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM
New York - Visitors to New York's racetrack casinos may soon be able to gamble until the sun comes up under a proposal to let racinos stay open until 6 a.m. The measure passed the Legislature before it adjourned last week and now awaits action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A Cuomo spokesman said the governor is reviewing the bill. Video lottery gambling halls now must close at 4 a.m. The longer...

Manchester – Teenagers Arrested Over Swastika Desecration Of Jewish Graves

June 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Manchester - Greater Manchester police confirmed Saturday that they had arrested and questioned two 13-year-old boys after one of the city’s main Jewish cemeteries was seriously desecrated twice within a two-week period. Besides Nazi slogans and swastikas being drawn on some gravestones, about 40 were toppled over in the two attacks, causing damage estimated in excess of £100,000. It is...

France – Suspect In Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting Appeals Extradition Ruling

June 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM
France - The French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead has appealed a French court ruling on Thursday approving his extradition to Belgium, his lawyer said on Saturday. Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, has been held in police custody on anti-terror laws on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and possession of weapons in relation to the attack since...

United Nations – UN Experts Confirm: Arms Shipment Seized By Israel Came From Iran

June 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM
United Nations - A U.N. expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the U.N. arms embargo on Tehran, according to a confidential report obtained by Reuters on Friday. The finding comes just days ahead of the next round of negotiations in Vienna between Iran and six world powers aimed at securing...

Washington – Suspect In Benghazi Attack in Custody in Washington Court, Pleads Not Guilty

June 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Washington - The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington. In a 10-minute hearing held amid tight security, Ahmed Abu Khattala spoke just two words, both in Arabic. He replied "yes" when asked to swear to tell the truth and "no" when asked if...

Israel – Gaza Rocket Strikes Sderot Factory, Engulfing Structure In Flames

June 28, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Israel - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a factory in southern Israel on Saturday, setting it on fire, but Israeli officials said there were no serious injuries. Palestinian officials in Gaza said that shortly after the rocket attack, Israeli tanks had fired back into the northern part of the coastal strip, causing no injuries. At least two rockets were fired at Israel, one...

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