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New York, NY – Deli Katz’s Wins Name Battle With Florida Cafe

July 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Manhattan, NY - The New York City delicatessen Katz's has won a legal battle to force a Florida restaurant to change its name, according to court documents made public on Monday. Katz's Delicatessen, founded in 1888, sued Katz's Deli of Deerfield Beach in June, claiming that the Florida restaurant had blatantly infringed on its trademark rights and tried to profit illegally from its name and...

New York – Court Tosses Atheists’ Suit, Cross-Shaped Beam Can Remain At 9/11 Museum

July 28, 2014 at 10:56 PM
New York - A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the September 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed in the national memorial museum at the site, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. An atheist group in 2011 sued the museum and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeking to block the display as unconstitutional...

New York – Groups Press State To Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife

July 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM
New York - Six groups are petitioning New York State to ban a rat poison that is killing wildlife that feed on the tainted rodents. The wildlife and conservation groups say the rat poisonings have killed animals from more than 30 species. The petition seeks to ban what are known as second-generation anticoagulants. The groups cite necropsy reports prepared by the agency they're...

New York – Pregnant NYC Woman Says She Was Put In Chokehold By NYPD Officer

July 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM
New York - A New York woman who is seven months pregnant complained on Monday that she was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer after barbecuing outside her home, fueling a controversy that has raged in the city following a man's death linked to the technique. Rosan Miller, 27, told a news conference set up by civil rights advocates that she was in "a lot of pain," following the...

Jerusalem – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tours Hamas-built Tunnel In Southern Israel (video)

July 28, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli military soldier took CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on a tour of a tunnel leading from Gaza into Southern Israel. Blitzer walked part of the two-mile concrete-lined tunnel built by Hamas, accompanied by Israeli military reports CNN (http://cnn.it/1uBkHnB). The underground routes have been the focus of the attacks between Israel and Gaza in recent weeks. The concrete lining...

Jerusalem – Israeli Inhabitants Of Areas Around Gaza Flee Embattled South

July 28, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Rosie Weisel pointed to the jagged glass where a piece of shrapnel from a Hamas rocket penetrated the reinforced window of the Kibbutz Sa’ad general store, just over three kilometers from the Gaza border. Living in the Gaza-adjacent community you see miracles on a regular basis, she said, pointing out a hole dug into the nearby turf by a Hamas missile. An American immigrant...

Washington – US: Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty

July 28, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia of its determination that it broke the agreement by testing a new ground-launched cruise missile. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive...

Jerusalem – Israel Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rates To Contain Economic Impact Of Gaza Conflict

July 28, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Jerusalem - Israel unexpectedly cut interest rates on Monday for the first time in five months, taking advantage of low inflation to contain economic damage from the conflict in Gaza and a strong shekel currency. The central bank cut its main lending rate by a quarter point to 0.5 percent, matching its all-time low set at the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. A Reuters poll of...

Washington – 100 U.S. Government Officials Call On U.N. To Denounce Use Of Human Shields By Hamas

July 28, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Washington –U.S. government officials today called on the U.N. to condemn Hamas’ actions of using human shields, stating it is a direct violation of international law. Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Tom Cole (R-OK) along with more than 100 bipartisan Congress members sent a letter to the U.N.’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay...

Gaza City – Israel Targets Home Of Hamas Leader Ismail Haniya, Al-Aqsa TV

July 28, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Gaza City - - An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said. An Israeli military spokeswoman had no information on the report but was checking for details. Haniyeh's son confirmed the strike on his Facebook page and added that the house of the former Hamas Gaza prime...

Meitar Cemetery, Israel – Israel’s 42nd Fallen Soldier Laid To Rest

July 28, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Meitar Cemetery, Israel - Captain Liad Lavi, 22, of Moshav Sde Nitzan who was fatally injured in fighting in the southern Gaza Strip with his Paratroopers unit Thursday night, was buried in the town of Meitar close to Beersheba Monday afternoon. Lavi’s unit was engaged by a Hamas cell and he was struck by a bullet in the ensuing fire fight. He died of his injuries in Soroka hospital in...

Los Angeles – Judge OKs $2 Billion Sale Of Clippers To Ex-Microsoft CEO

July 28, 2014 at 07:31 PM
Los Angeles - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't believe it's over. I feel...

Albany, NY – Gov. Cuomo Weighing Trip To Israel

July 28, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo stated on Monday that he is contemplating a trip to Israel. The trip would be the first international excursion during his time as governor. “I have not yet set a plan to visit, but it’s not out of the question,” Cuomo said at a news conference in Buffalo, New York reports The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1lOWFMz). It was previously...

New York – Mayor: Times Square Characters Should Be Licensed

July 28, 2014 at 07:02 PM
New York - Cookie Monster may soon need a license. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people — dressed as kids' favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman — stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with tourists in exchange for money. De Blasio said the practice...

Brasilia, Brazil – Brazil’s Leader Calls Gaza Conflict ‘A Massacre’

July 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Brasilia, Brazil - Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre." Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the comment while speaking with local media outlets Monday from the presidential residence in Brasilia. In an article posted on the website of the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Rousseff says that "I think what's happening in the Gaza Strip is dangerous. I don't...

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