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New York – Mayo Clinic: Oxygen Therapy, Facial Hair Combination May Be Hazardous

July 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM
New York - A new case report from U.S doctors suggests that men who use home oxygen therapy should consider a clean-shaven look to reduce their risk of serious facial burns. “If you’ve ever tried to start a campfire, you always start with some dry little twigs and once that starts - and that’s kind of the mustache - then that oxygen tubing lights on fire, it’s like a blow torch...

Queensbury, NY – Chunks Of Meat Strewn Randomly On Highway Causes Traffic Jam, Smelly Cars

July 13, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Queensbury, NY - Some car owners are raising a stink after meat met motorists in an upstate New York town. The Post-Star (http://bit.ly/TZFYWZ ) of Glens Falls reports Saturday on the continuing meat mystery in Queensbury, about 60 miles north of Albany. Dozens of chunks of meat cropped up on a road by a mall Thursday afternoon. No one's sure where it came from. Police believe it fell...

New York, NY – Mayor Bill De Blasio Isn’t Afraid To Be Goofy But Could Backfire Says Expert

July 13, 2014 at 09:58 PM
New York, NY - He sported a rainbow tie for the Gay Pride Parade. He wore an "I Love LA" shirt and warbled that song on national TV to pay off a bet. He even donned a pirate outfit — puffy shirt and all — to join his equally outlandishly costumed family for a hipster parade in Brooklyn. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not afraid to be bold — and, at times, downright goofy — in his...

New York, NY – Observation Deck Fire At Rockefeller Plaza Hurts 6

July 13, 2014 at 09:45 PM
New York, NY - New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. A fire department spokesman says the fire started just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday and was under control about a half hour later. He says the injuries were caused by embers from the fire falling onto...

Jerusalem – Gaza Victory Could Lead To Leadership Race In Likud

July 13, 2014 at 09:27 PM
Jerusalem - If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu succeeds in ending rocket fire from the Gaza Strip without losing any Israeli lives, he could advance the next leadership race in his Likud party, sources in the party said Sunday. The Likud must hold a leadership race ahead of every general election. While such races tend to be held in proximity to general elections, Netanyahu moved up the last...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Residents Of Old City, Jerusalem Stand In Defiance Of Warning Sirens

July 13, 2014 at 08:34 PM
Old City, Jerusalem - Palestinian residents inside Old City, Jerusalem are standing in defiance of Israeli warning sirens, saying that they wouldn't use bomb shelters even if they had them and that they know God will protect them. TIMESOFISRAEL.com (http://bit.ly/1r8tN95) reports that as the month-long observance of Ramadan presses on, Palestinians say they are educating their children as to...

Jerusalem – Israel Holds Off On Escalating Gaza Barrage; West Wants Truce

July 13, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Jerusalem - Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage on Monday despite balking at Western calls for a ceasefire with an equally defiant Hamas. On Sunday, the Israeli military had warned residents of the northern border town of Beit Lahiya to leave or risk their lives when, after nightfall, it planned to intensify air strikes against suspected...

Washington – Schumer: Dispute Over Highway Funds Would Delay NY Projects

July 13, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in New York state would be delayed if Congress can't reach an agreement on federal highway funding. The Democrat said last week that the state would be forced to either put off projects or pay for them without federal assistance if lawmakers don't replenish the federal highway trust fund. The trust fund provides money...

Miami, FL – Spanish Citizenship Offer Finds Appeal With US Sephardic Jews

July 13, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Miami, FL - A recent Spanish law granting dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled more than 500 years ago has drawn the interest of communities in the U.S. There are an estimated 3 million Sephardic Jews worldwide, and it is expected that most of the new applications will come from countries such as Turkey, Israel or Venezuela. But some Sephardic Jews in U.S. cities...

London – Bruised And Grumbling, Foreign Banks Bend To U.S. Rules

July 13, 2014 at 06:29 PM
London - Financiers may grumble that the United States is acting like an imperial power in punishing foreign banks for dealings far beyond U.S. territory, but in the end they are more likely to bow to Washington than kick against its dollar muscle. Last week, French politicians and business leaders demanded an end to the global dominance of the U.S. currency - and hence of the U.S. banking...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Germany Defeats Argentina to Win the World Cup

July 13, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports after a 1-0 victory in a final as terrific as the tournament itself. For a 32-day showcase of football at its best, the winning goal was...

Ashkelon – Father of Teen Who Is In ICU After Rocket Attack Talks To ‘Post’

July 13, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Ashkelon, Israel - Yarin Levy, 16, was on his way home from the barbershop in Ashkelon on Sunday when shrapnel from an exploding rocket hit him in the chest and landed him instead in Barzilai Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Throughout the afternoon his family, huddled in a small waiting room outside the unit, as warning sirens continued to ring out in the large southern city on the...

Ontario – Canadian PM: Canada Unequivocally Behind Israel

July 13, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Ontario, Canada - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement in response to the situation in Israel: “The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region. “Failure by the international community to condemn these...

Richmond, IN – Greyhound Bus Heading to NYC, Car Collide In Indiana, 1 Dead, 18 Hurt

July 13, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Richmond, IN - A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said. Phillip Lloyd, the driver of the stolen 1999 Ford Mustang, died at the scene of the Sunday morning collision on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa said...

Paris, France – Pro-Palestinian Protesters Try To Storm Paris Shul Shouting ‘Death To Jews’ (video)

July 13, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Paris, France - An anti-Israel rally in Paris turned ugly on Sunday after hundreds of pro-Palestinian supporters attempted to take a synagogue by storm. The incident occurred early Sunday evening just as thousands of demonstrators who had gathered in support of the Palestinians and the people of Gaza were dispersing from the site between Barbès and the Place de la Bastille. At one point...

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