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Jerusalem – Haredi Enlistment Down 40% Following Passage Of New Conscription Bill

July 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Jerusalem - Ultra-Orthodox enlistment decreased by 40 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the preceding six month period, IDF officials said in a Knesset hearing on Wednesday. The oversight committee for the recently approved law for haredi conscription met for the second time on Wednesday during which precise haredi enlistment figures for 2013 and 2014 were presented...

New York – Brooklyn Bridge Underpass Facade Collapses, Injures 5

July 2, 2014 at 11:30 PM
New York - Authorities say a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge has collapsed, injuring five people. It happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brooklyn during a passing thunder shower. A fire department spokesman says the collapse involved a roughly 25-foot wide section of the facade. All of the injuries were minor. It wasn't immediately known who was...

Newark, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Gun Legislation

July 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Newark, NJ - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday vetoed a bill approved by the state legislature that would have reduced the legal size of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, saying it would do nothing to end mass shootings. Christie, in sending the measure back to legislators, instead proposed new rules boosting access to mental health services and allowing the mentally...

Washington – In Phone Call, Israeli PM Netanyahu Assured Kerry Of Justice For Arab Teen Murder

July 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Washington - Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry over the phone on Wednesday that he personally ordered an investigation into the abduction and murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, a teenage Arab boy found in the woods of Jerusalem yesterday, a suspected crime of retribution by rogue Israelis for the kidnapping and killing of three of their own this...

Woodbury, MN – Hero Good Samaritan Bends Car Door In Half With Bare Hands To Save Stranger

July 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM
Woodbury, MN - A Good Samaritan showed "superhuman strength" when he bent the door of a burning sport utility vehicle and rescued another motorist on a Minnesota freeway, a state trooper said. Bob Renning, 52, of Woodbury was driving with his girlfriend on Interstate 35W in New Brighton Sunday evening when he noticed the vehicle driving behind him was on fire. Renning told the Star Tribune...

Brooklyn, NY – Girl, 12, Dies , After Hit-Run Driver Strikes 3

July 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police say a 12-year-old girl has died after a stolen minivan hopped a curb in Brooklyn and struck her and two other people walking on the sidewalk. A 9-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman remain in critical condition at Kings County Hospital after the crash around 4:45 p.m., Wednesday in the borough's Flatlands neighborhood. NY 1 reports that the victim who died was...

Jerusalem – IAF Attacks 15 Terror Sites In Gaza After Rocket Lands On Sderot Apartment Building

July 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli Air Force attacked 15 terror sites in Gaza early on Thursday morning, following a barrage of rocket attacks on Israel throughout Wednesday. Earlier on Thursday morning, around 1 a.m., a rocket landed on an apartment building in Sderot, Police said. The rocket caused property damage but caused no injuries. Gazan terrorists fired rockets and shells at southern...

Albany, NY – Acquitted Ex-NY Senate Chief Requests From State $2.4M For His Legal Costs

July 2, 2014 at 09:47 PM
Albany, NY - The ex-leader of New York's Senate has asked the state to reimburse $2.4 million for legal costs in his acquittal on federal fraud charges. Retired Sen. Joe Bruno says he expects Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to obey the law and approve it. He tells WGDJ-AM those were "reasonable legal expenses incurred while I was a public officer when I was charged." State law...

Newark, NJ – AirTrain Newark To Resume Thursday

July 2, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Newark, NJ - AirTrain service is resuming at Newark Liberty International Airport in time for the July Fourth holiday weekend. The 6.3-mile service will start shuttling passengers between terminals at 4:30 a.m. Thursday after two months of repairs. Workers had to replace parts of the running surface after holes developed. The AirTrain station that links New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains...

Kiryas Joel, NY – In Fiery Speech, Satmar Rebbe Attacks Zionism Says Blood Of The Three Slain Boys Is On Parents’ Hands

July 2, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - Just one day after the burial of the three murdered teenage boys, the parents of three boys became the subject of criticism from an unexpected source: the Satmar Rebbe. The Satmar Rebbe’s words came tonight with no prior warning at the yeshiva in Kiryas Joel, with Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum blaming the parents of the slain teens for their deaths, saying that the boys died...

Israel – Rocket Strikes Apartment Building In Sderot, No Injuries

July 2, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Israel - A rocket landed on an apartment building in Sderot in the early morning hours of Thursday, the Police said. The rocket caused property damage but caused no injuries. Gazan terrorists fired rockets and shells at southern Israel throughout Wednesday, with at least 17 projectiles launched. The Iron Dome anti-rocket defense battery intercepted two rockets in the evening – one over...

Washington – NTSB Says Will Not Reopen TWA Flight 800 Crash Probe

July 2, 2014 at 07:45 PM
Washington - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday it will not reconsider its finding that the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 was caused by a fuel tank explosion. Former NTSB investigator Henry Hughes has said he believes a bomb or a missile caused the Boeing Co 747 to crash into the Atlantic Ocean off New York's Long Island, killing all 230 people on board. The NTSB...

Charleston, SC – Evacuation Ordered For Island On NC’s Outer Banks

July 2, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Charleston, SC - Emergency officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation of a fragile barrier island along North Carolina's Outer Banks as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches. Dare County officials said Wednesday that the mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island would begin at 5 a.m. Thursday. After that time, no one will be allowed on the island. The officials said residents and out-of-town...

Bentonville, AR – Walmart Removes Poster Of Nazi Concentration Camp From Website

July 2, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Bentonville, AR - After it was brought to Walmart’s attention that a poster featuring the gates to the former Dachau concentration camp was being sold on their website, the giant corporation removed it from the site. Heeb Magazine (http://bit.ly/1pKfibO) reports a black and white poster showing the words, “Arbeit Macht Frei” (translated to work makes one free) was being sold on...

Newark, NJ – Kiosks Arrive At Newark Airport To Speed Customs

July 2, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Newark, NJ - Newark Liberty Airport has become the latest to debut electronic passport kiosks for international passengers, a technology said to trim lines at Customs by up to 45 percent. The kiosks were officially unveiled at the airport Wednesday. There are 20 in Newark Liberty's Terminal C, with 10 more scheduled to be installed. Arriving travelers scan their passports at the kiosks...

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