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Canberra – Report: Australia To Sent Troops To Secure Ukraine Crash Site

July 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Canberra -The Australia's foreign minister said on Thursday her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she was traveling with her Dutch counterpart Frans Timmermans to meet with Ukraine leaders in Kyiv to...

Alaska – Sarah Palin Pulled Over For Speeding

July 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Alaska - Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he didn't know details of the case but that Palin would pay the fine. A Wasilla Police...

Washington – FDA Approves New Painkiller From OxyContin Maker

July 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts. Purdue Pharma's new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — with the drug naloxone. FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock...

Tehran – Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls For End To ‘Murderous’ Israeli Regime

July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary. Khamenei and his predecessor the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini have called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including...

Seattle, WA – Obama Tells Fundraiser Russia Is Financing Ukraine Rebels

July 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Seattle, WA - U.S. President Barack Obama accused Russia on Tuesday of financing Ukraine rebels and said challenges overseas were causing anxiety among Americans at home. Obama made his remarks during a fundraiser for Democrats in Seattle. The president been criticized for proceeding with a series of fundraisers outside Washington despite the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. While...

Oakland, CA – Clinton Launches Baby-Talking Campaign

July 23, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Oakland, CA - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland to kick-start the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing" campaign, which is sponsored by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and several nonprofit organizations. The initiative...

Indianapolis – Ocean Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record

July 23, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Indianapolis - An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also on board. Family spokeswoman Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night. Hayat...

Gaza City – Hospital Director In Gaza Says Israeli Military Wrongly Targeted His Building

July 23, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Gaza City - A hospital director in Gaza said the Israeli military wrongly targeted his hospital, stating the picture the army distributed showing rockets being fired outside of a hospital is not his facility, according to a report by McClatchy Newspapers. The Israeli army released aerial photographs of a rocket being fired from what they say was just outside al Wafa hospital in Gaza City on...

Washington – Glitch Crashes Global US Passport, Visa Operations At Embassies Worldwide

July 23, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Washington - The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in "significant performance issues, including outages" in the processing...

New York – Funeral Held For Man Who Died In Staten Island Police Custody

July 23, 2014 at 09:13 PM
New York - An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel...

Phoenix – Arizona Inmate Takes Nearly Two Hours To Die In Botched Execution

July 23, 2014 at 08:37 PM
Phoenix - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of convicted double murderer Joseph Wood began at 1:52 p.m. local time at a state prison complex, and the 55-year-old was pronounced...

Eindhoven, Netherlands – 40 Bodies From Jet Solemnly Returned To Dutch Soil

July 23, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Eindhoven, Netherlands - Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels...

Vienna – Austria: Israeli Club’s Match Disrupted By Protest

July 23, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Vienna - A football match in Austria between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille OSC has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters. Salzburg police said the pre-season friendly in the town of Bischofshofen was interrupted shortly before the end when protesters waving Palestinian flags stormed the pitch. Police said nobody was injured. The referee broke off the game after...

Brooklyn, NY – Criminal Conviction, $500k Civil Judgment Against Orthodox Jewish Fundraiser Who Solicted Donations For Fraudulent Charities

July 23, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the felony tax fraud conviction of Yaakov Weingarten and a more than $520,000 civil judgment lodged against him and his wife for activities related to the Brooklyn-based charitable fundraising ring he operated, which solicited donations from thousands of donors for phony not-for-profit organizations. The judgment, signed by...

Washington – Senators Push To End Hamas Threat In Cease-fire

July 23, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Washington - Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels. In a letter to President Barack Obama, three senators — Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrats Chuck Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland — said any cease-fire should...

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