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New York – Wall Street Ends Higher On M&A, Citi Earnings

July 14, 2014 at 04:42 PM
New York - Stocks ended higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record, lifted by Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings and more deals in the healthcare space. Monday's flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity in the healthcare sector gave investors some confirmation that the U.S. stock market is still attractive. Shire Plc, which develops and sells...

Jersey City, NJ – Mayor Outraged After Wife Of Police Killer Says Husband Should Have Killed More Officers

July 14, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Jersey City, NJ - The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey Journal that she was sorry for the comments she made Sunday. She says she wants to apologize to the family of slain Officer Melvin Santiago. Campbell says...

Israel – Egypt Proposes Israel-Gaza Ceasefire In Effect As Of Tuesday Morning

July 14, 2014 at 03:33 PM
Israel - The Egyptian government on Monday proposed a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip according to which the two sides would end “hostilities” as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. The proposal, which was published on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to Cairo, states that Israel would end all “hostilities in the Gaza Strip from the...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Says New York Supports Israel’s Right To Defend

July 14, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Albany, New York – Amid the outbreak of violence between Israel and Palestine, Governor Andrew Cuomo says he and the state of New York support Israel, and that friends support each other in times of crisis. “Over the past week, rocket attacks on Israel by terrorist organizations have put six million lives at risk. For years, rockets have targeted the Israeli population; what were once...

Orange County, NY – KJ Volunteers Rescue Pair Stuck In Newburgh On Lift In Mid Air

July 14, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Orange County, NY - Kiryas Joel firefighters came to the rescue of two men today in Newburgh after a boom lift they were using malfunctioned, leaving them stranded 140 feet up in the air. The pair were testing out the equipment at United Rentals on Route 9W at approximately 7:30 AM this morning when things went awry, according to Kiryas Joel fire chief Shia Blumenfeld. “A mutual aid call...

London – Britons, Romanians Evacuated From Gaza

July 14, 2014 at 03:15 PM
London - Britain, Romania and Sweden on Monday announced dozens of evacuations from Gaza amid violence in the region. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said 27 British and their Palestinian dependents left Gaza late Sunday through Israel to Jordan. Romania's foreign ministry said 84 citizens living in Gaza in mixed Romanian-Palestinian families arrived at an air base north of Bucharest...

Israel – US Envoy Shapiro Visits Man Seriously Hurt In Ashdod

July 14, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Israel - US Ambassador Dan Shapiro on Monday visited Ilan Solomon, who was seriously hurt from a Hamas rocket at a petrol station in Ashdod on Friday. Solomon underwent complicated surgery at the Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Campus to remove shrapnel from his had and to save one arm from amputation. The ambassador was accompanied by hospital director Dr. Eyran Halperin and spoke...

Beverley Hills, CA – Producer Says Filming In Jerusalem ‘Exhilarating’

July 14, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Beverley Hills, CA - "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office. The pilot episode was filmed on location, an experience executive producer Tim Kring called "absolutely exhilarating." But recent real-world turmoil has raised serious questions about whether "Dig" filming can...

New York, NY – Clashing Protesters Gather At City Hall To Support Israel, Palestine (photos-video)

July 14, 2014 at 02:09 PM
New York, NY -  Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies came to a head on the steps of City Hall Monday with both sides making their stand against the violence that has erupted in the region over the last few weeks. The pro-Israel rally was organized by Jewish City Council members, the Jewish Community Relations Council and other pro-Israel groups. Elected officials from the New York area...

Israel – Hamas Searching For A Way Out Of Conflict, Israeli Security Sources Believe

July 14, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Israel - Hamas is in distress, and is searching for a way out of the conflict, according to evaluations by senior Israeli security sources. Hamas has sustained a "significant blow," one senior officer said, speaking on Monday, adding that his assessment is based on knowledge of what Hamas leaders are saying to one another. There are three figures who have a say in Hamas's leadership...

Mineola, NY – Unions: Talks With MTA Break Down, Prep For Strike

July 14, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Mineola, NY - Unions negotiating with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority say talks aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad have collapsed. Anthony Simon, the workers' chief negotiator, says Monday afternoon that the 8 Long Island Rail Road unions are now proceeding with strike plans. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast planned to comment on the talks...

New York – Flash Flood Watch Issued For NYC Area

July 14, 2014 at 01:26 PM
New York - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the New York City metropolitan area. It's in effect from noon Monday through Tuesday night. The area covers the city's five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Forecasters say multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move across the region ahead of a cold front during the...

Jerusalem – Head Of IDF’s Air Raid Siren Says System Is Complex, But “In Tune”

July 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Jerusalem - In explaining the astounding number of complexities and variables that go into determining if and when to sound Israel's warning system in response to incoming Palestinian rockets, the head of the IDF's early warring branch says that he is personally "melting with pride" at how "in tune" the system is. TIMESOFISRAEL.com (http://bit.ly/1kVzCiA) reports that Lt. Col. Levi Itach...

Los Angeles, CA – Federal Officer Fires Weapon At Pro-Israel Rally

July 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Sheriff's officials say nobody was hurt when a federal officer fired a single shot while attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1yfubn6) the Department of Homeland Security officer fired his weapon during the rally at the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday. Sheriff's Deputy...

Jerusalem – Religious Zionist Rabbis Send Letter To Family Of Slain Palestinian Boy: ‘We Are Ashamed’

July 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Jerusalem - Religious Zionist rabbis sent a letter Monday to the family of murdered Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Khdeir, saying they are sorry for the crime and that they wish to offer comfort during the time of sadness. The letter reads, “We are ashamed of our people down to the bottom who carried out such a vile and brutal murder,” according to NRG (http://bit.ly/1jInnLN). The letter...

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