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Israel – Israel: Two More Soldiers Killed In Gaza, Bringing IDF Fatalities Up To 27

July 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Israel - The IDF announced early on Tuesday morning that two additional soldiers were killed in the Gaza Strip on Monday in clashes with terrorists in the Gaza Strip. The IDF named one of the soldiers killed on Monday as Nahal brigade soldier St.-Sgt. Oded Ben Sira, who was 22. Ben Sira was from Nir Etzion. Late Monday and early Tuesday, three soldiers were seriously injured, and four were...

South Korea – Police Found The Body Of Ferry Disaster Fugitive

July 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM
South Korea - Police are trying to confirm the identity of a body they believe may have been the fugitive head of the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people, a police official told Reuters. Yoo Byung-un is accused of embezzlement, negligence and tax evasion and has been the subject of a two-month nationwide manhunt. A reward of nearly...

Redmond, WA – Microsoft Makes Design Central To Its Future

July 21, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Redmond, WA - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce. Though none of these ideas made it into...

Philadelphia, PA – Bail Set As Elderly Former Nazi Guard Falls Ill In Pennsylvania

July 21, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Philadelphia, PA - A former Nazi concentration camp guard awaiting extradition to Germany was granted bail on Monday, set at $100,000, after his serious medical condition worsened while in jail, according to court documents. The decision comes days before a federal judge was to decide whether Johann Breyer, 89, would be extradited to Germany. Lawyers for Breyer, who served during World War...

Atlantic City, NJ – Pain Of Atlantic City Casino Closings Far-Reaching

July 21, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Atlantic City, NJ - Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31. With two young daughters, a mortgage, no savings and no obvious plan B, the couple is afraid of what the future holds. "I'm worried; it's a really stressful situation right...

Greenwich, CT – Christie: No Plans To Campaign In NY For Astorino

July 21, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Greenwich, CT - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where...

Washington – Beef Pollutes Environment More Than Pork, Poultry, Study Says

July 21, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Washington - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according...

New York, NY – Protesters: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bratton

July 21, 2014 at 08:33 PM
New York, NY - A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody. The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request. Eric...

Beverly Hills, CA – Israel Violence Moves Production Of FX’s ‘Tyrant’ To Turkey

July 21, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Beverly Hills, CA - Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday. "Tel Aviv was under missile fire and people were running into bomb shelters. I don't think anybody felt physically threatened, but it was not conducive to shooting," he said. "Tyrant" stars Adam Rayner as the second son of a dictator...

New York – No Jail, For Now, In NYC Dead Sea Scrolls Case

July 21, 2014 at 07:57 PM
New York - A New York City man convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals in a dispute over the Dead Sea Scrolls will stay out of jail for the time being. Raphael (RAY'-fee-ehl) Golb was scheduled to start his two-month term Tuesday. He was sentenced last week after some of his convictions were tossed out. A New York judge decided Monday to postpone the sentence...

New York – Oren: Hamas Media Strategy Relies On Deaths Of Civilians

July 21, 2014 at 07:31 PM
New York - In a OpEd posted by CNN former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren says Hamas mounts a sophisticated media and military campaign that puts its own people at risk. Read below his full editorial. The displacement, injury, and death of civilians in war is always tragic, and the current fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is no exception. But unlike the vast...

Houston – Slain Americans In Gaza Among Long Line From U.S. To Fight For Israel

July 21, 2014 at 07:25 PM
Houston - Three days before he was killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, American Nissim Sean Carmeli sprained his ankle, and a doctor asked the Texan if he wanted to heal before going into action. He refused, according to Maya Kadosh, Israel's deputy consul for the U.S. Southwest. "He said no. He said he wanted to go into combat with his friends," Kadosh told Reuters. Carmeli, part of...

Washington – Hillary Clinton: US, Europe Should Get Tough On Russia

July 21, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Washington - Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton says in a Facebook chat on Monday that tougher sanctions would make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin "that there...

Israel – Man Shot In West Bank At Rechalim Junction In Serious Condition

July 21, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Israel - A man was shot while standing at a road junction in the West Bank early Tuesday morning by a gunman in a passing vehicle, according to a spokesperson for the IDF. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the man who suffered a gun shot to the lower body at the Rechalim Junction near the West Bank city of Nablus. The 25-year-old man, whose injuries were defined as serious, was being...

Ukraine – Rebels Hand Black Boxes From Downed Plane To Malaysia Experts

July 21, 2014 at 06:40 PM
Ukraine - A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday. "Here they are, the black boxes," Borodai told a room packed with journalists at the headquarters of his self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic as an armed rebel placed the boxes on a...

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