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Boston – JetBlue Pilot Among 6 Arrested In Boston Drug Bust

July 21, 2014 at 06:10 PM
Boston - A JetBlue pilot is among six people arrested in an investigation of drug dealing in Boston. Police say Maitland, Florida, resident John Manwaring and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession after Sunday's arrests in connection with drug dealing near the Boston Common public park. Two men were charged with dealing heroin. Another man was charged with cocaine possession...

Jerusalem – U.S. Issues Travel Warning For Israel

July 21, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Washington - The State Department warned U.S. citizens on Monday against traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, citing the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas. "The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens consider the deferral of non-essential travel to Israel and the West Bank and reaffirms the longstanding strong warning to U.S. citizens against any travel to the Gaza...

Washington – US To Send $47M In Humanitarian Aid To Gaza Strip

July 21, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Washington - The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago. A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money - $15 million - will go to the United Nations' refugee mission in Gaza. U.S...

Jerusalem – Israeli Mood Turns Dark With Mounting Casualties

July 21, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel. That has changed in what seems like a flash...

Albany, NY – Poll Shows Voter Suspicion Of NY Legislators

July 21, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Albany, NY - A Siena College poll of likely New York voters shows 65 percent think most state legislators do what's best for themselves and their political friends and that it's no surprise when another one gets indicted. The telephone poll last week shows 28 percent believe most legislators are honest, hardworking and do what's best for their constituents, while 7 percent say they don't...

New York – Israel Blocks Subpoena In Terrorism Case Over Florida Teen’s Death

July 21, 2014 at 04:24 PM
New York - Israel persuaded a U.S. judge not to require a key witness to testify in a case where Bank of China Ltd is accused of supporting terrorism by Palestinian militants, including the 2006 death of an American teenager in a suicide bombing. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan on Monday agreed to quash a subpoena by the south Florida family of Daniel Wultz against former...

New York – Ackman Say He Can Prove Herbalife Is A ‘Fraud’

July 21, 2014 at 03:59 PM
New York - Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman says that he will hold a presentation Tuesday that will prove that nutrition company Herbalife is a "fraud." The announcement sent shares of Herbalife down more than 11 percent in trading Monday. Ackman, the head of Pershing Square Capital Management, has been battling Herbalife since 2012, saying that the company is a "pyramid scheme." He says the...

Austin, TX – Texas Governor Perry Deploys Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

July 21, 2014 at 03:33 PM
Austin, TX - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama. Perry, seen as a possible Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said the guard troops were needed because the flood of...

New York – U.N. Security Council Demands Access To Ukraine Plane Crash Site

July 21, 2014 at 03:28 PM
New York - The United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine with 298 people on board and demanded that armed groups allow "safe, secure, full and unrestricted access" to the crash site. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by Australia, which lost 28 citizens in the crash, demanding those responsible "be...

Jerusalem – Liberman Calls For Israel To Assassinate Hamas Leader Mashaal

July 21, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Jerusalem - Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a meeting of close associates that Israel should assassinate Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal despite the fact that he resides in Qatar, Channel 2 reported Monday. According to the report, Liberman said in the meeting that killing Mashaal is the only way to ensure that further infiltration tunnels from Gaza to Israel will not be built in the...

Washington – Obama Voices Concern About Casualties In Mideast

July 21, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. Voicing fresh concern about civilian casualties, Obama reaffirmed his belief that Israel has the right to defend itself against rockets...

New York – Verizon Launches Rewards Program With Tracking

July 21, 2014 at 02:13 PM
New York - Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program, and it's...

Nicosia, Cyprus – Protesters Denounce Israel At Embassy In Cyprus

July 21, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Nicosia, Cyprus - Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded a halt to military action in Gaza during a peaceful protest near the Israeli embassy in the Cypriot capital. Monday's protest was organized by left-wing trade unions and peace groups and included Turkish Cypriot activists from the ethnically divided island's breakaway north. Riot police standing behind a cordon of...

Jerusalem – For Older IDF Soldiers, Patriotism Trumps Age In Operation Protective Edge

July 21, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Jerusalem - For a growing number of IDF soldiers who have either exceeded the age requirement or found themselves in positions worthy of exemptions, patriotism towards the state is trumping any age restrictions, and by the numbers they are choosing to continue serving in Operation Protective Edge. TIMESOFISRAEL.com (http://bit.ly/1nud0M9) reports that among the first IDF soldiers killed in the...

Boston – Marathon Suspect’s Friend Convicted Of Impeding Probe

July 21, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Boston - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days after...

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