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Jerusalem – Analysis: Stage Three Looms Of Operation Protective Edge

July 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Jerusalem - From the moment it was launched, Operation Protective Edge has been a gradual effort, designed to extinguish Palestinian mass rocket attacks through a carefully planned deterioration of Hamas’s strategic position. The first phase – intensive air strikes on rocket launchers, weapons-production centers and command-and-control centers – was followed by the second stage, the...

New York – Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching NY

July 24, 2014 at 10:31 PM
New York - The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months. Camille Mackler, director of legal services for the advocacy group, says most are fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The coalition's number agrees with...

Cairo – In Gaza War, Egypt Taking Hard Line Over Border

July 24, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Cairo - In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory. Even as it presents itself as a mediator in the conflict, Egypt is taking a hard line, refusing any opening that would strengthen...

Los Angeles, CA – President Obama’s Motorcade Prevents Pregnant Woman From Getting To Hospital

July 24, 2014 at 09:33 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A pregnant woman in labor couldn’t cross the street in Los Angeles Wednesday to get to the hospital because of President Obama’s motorcade. The woman, who asked not to be identified, was trying to cross the street with her husband to get to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Anchor and reporter Robert Kovacik of NBC4 witnessed the woman and husband sitting at a bus stop...

New York – U.S. App To Help Emergency Responders Communicate In Crisis

July 24, 2014 at 09:27 PM
New York - A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls. BlueLine Grid's applications target what has long been one of the most vexing challenges facing U.S. law enforcement and emergency...

West Point, NY – JFK Returns To Old Look In New Collectors’ Coins

July 24, 2014 at 08:31 PM
West Point, NY - President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s. Now the U.S. Mint is producing collectors' coins that restore the original 1964 design, which incorporated suggestions from a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy. Gold...

Montreal – U.N. Aviation Body To Hold Safety Meeting With IATA, Others

July 24, 2014 at 07:54 PM
Montreal - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting next week to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The meeting of ICAO and top officials from the airline industry and air traffic controllers, to be held in Montreal, comes amid growing...

Kfar Azar, Israel – IN PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Funeral For 2 IDF Soldiers Killed Sunday

July 24, 2014 at 07:12 PM
Kfar Azar, Israel - Thousands attended funerals today held for two IDF soldiers that were killed in Operation protective Edge. Golani Brigade Staff Sgt. Daniel Pomerantz, 20, from Kfar Azar, Died Sunday at the Shuja'iyya massacre, and Staff Sgt. Li Mat, 19, from Eilat died Wednesday in the explosion of a Gaza home booby trapped with explosives. 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in the...

Washington – Obama: FAA Took ‘Prudent Action’ On Israel Flights

July 24, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel. Obama says decisions on airline safety are not made on the basis of politics or alliances. He noted that the FAA ban came on the heels of last week's downing of a passenger jet by a missile in eastern Ukraine. The FAA issued the ban...

Dakar – Wreckage Of Air Algerie Flight Found South Of Malian Town Of Gao

July 24, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Dakar - The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crewmembers has been found south of the Malian town of Gao close to the border with Burkina Faso, Malian state television said on Thursday. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was due to visit the site of the crash on Friday, state television said. A foreign diplomat and a local official in the nearby town of Gossi...

Aspen, CO – Republicans Jump To The Defense Of New York Gubernatorial Candidate Astorino

July 24, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Aspen, CO - - Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, raised eyebrows when he said this week he had no plans to campaign for GOP candidate Rob Astorino, who is...

Tehran – Washington Post Reporter Among 3 Americans Believed Held By Iran

July 24, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Tehran - Three Americans, including a reporter for The Washington Post, appear to have been detained in Iran. Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl said Thursday that the newspaper has received credible reports that Jason Rezaian, his Iranian wife and two freelance photojournalists were detained Tuesday evening in Tehran. The newspaper says 38-year-old Rezaian holds both American and Iranian...

Ramallah, West Bank – Three Palestinians Killed, Dozens Injured In West Bank Mass Protest

July 24, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinian protesters and wounded about 100 on Thursday in confrontations with several thousand people demonstrating in the occupied West Bank against a 17-day-old Israeli offensive in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military confirmed troops had used "riot dispersal means" against protesters who threw rocks...

Airport City, Israel – SodaStream In Buyout Talks

July 24, 2014 at 05:22 PM
Airport City, Israel - Israel-based SodaStream International, which makes home soda machines, is in talks to be taken private in a deal valuing the company at $828 million, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. The company's shares rose 19 percent to $34.37 on Thursday. SodaStream is in talks with an investment firm for a deal that would value the company at about $40 per...

New York, NY – Council Passes Law Will Requiring Alarms To Protect Special Needs Students

July 24, 2014 at 05:21 PM
New York, NY - The New York City Council has approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs. The bill known as Avonte's Law was inspired by the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo from his school in Queens last October. The City Council passed the bill unanimously Thursday. Parent activists pushed for the bill requiring audible alarms...

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