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Jerusalem – Palestinians Attempt To Vandalize Jerusalem Light Rail During Fresh Riots

July 4, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Dozens of masked Palestinian rioters clashed with police late Friday night in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat and other eastern areas of the capital. Riots took place in the capital throughout the day on Friday on the same day when Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 16, was laid to rest in the city. The demonstrators believe that Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews. The...

Mt. Herzl, Israel – Netanyahu Visits Gravesite Of Brother Yoni On 38th Anniversary Of Entebbe Raid

July 4, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Mt. Herzl, Israel - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the gravesite of his brother, Yoni, on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem on Friday on the 38th anniversary of the famous Entebbe rescue mission. Yoni Netanyahu was the only Israeli soldier killed during the raid launched by special forces who successfully extricated over 100 Israeli and Jewish passengers of an Air France jet that was taken...

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Rabbi Uses Facebook To Find Owners Of Bargain Store Tefillin Found In Alabama

July 4, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Boca Raton, FL - A Florida rabbi who found seven pairs of tefillin at an Alabama store that sells unclaimed lost and found items has put social media to work in his quest to reunite the tefillin with their rightful owners. Rabbi Uri Pilichowski, who currently lives in Boca Raton, was driving from Maine to Florida with his family when they made a stop in Scottsboro, Alabam, hoping to score some...

Toronto – Toronto Mayor Can’t Promise He Will Stay Sober

July 4, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford won't guarantee he will stay sober if he's re-elected, telling a radio show that people will just have to trust him. Ford returned this week to City Council from two months in rehab. He said in an interview Friday on Newstalk 1010 that he can't make promises about something over which he has "no control." Ford insisted that returning to lead Canada's largest...

Brooklyn, NY – Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 4, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The reigning champ of the Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest gets to hold onto his mustard yellow belt. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, California, packed away 61 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest. He won last year with 69. Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, was hoping for an upset. But he downed just 56. In the women's division...

Little Rock, AR – At 116, Arkansas Woman Named Oldest American

July 4, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Little Rock, AR - A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday at home at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. This...

Jerusalem – CNN Correspondent Hit By Rubber Bullet During Palestinian Rioting In East Jerusalem

July 4, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Jerusalem - Ben Wedeman, CNN’s top correspondent in Israel and the Palestinian territories, was lightly injured while covering the riots in east Jerusalem that accompanied the funeral procession of 16-year-old Palestinian boy Muhammad Abu Khdeir. “It was like getting hit by a rock,” Wedeman told the news network during an interview, holding up the rubber bullet fired by Israeli riot...

Berlin – Germany Summons US Envoy Over Spy Case

July 4, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry says the U.S. ambassador in Berlin has been summoned following the arrest of a German reported to have spied for the United States. The ministry said in a statement that Ambassador John B. Emerson was asked Friday by a senior German official to assist in the "swift clarification" of the case. Federal prosecutors said a 31-year-old German man was arrested...

Paris – France Steps Up Security On US-bound Flights

July 4, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Paris - France is increasing security on flights headed for the United States this summer amid U.S. concerns that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new kind of bomb. The Obama administration this week called for tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S., prompting British airports to increase security Thursday. The French civil aviation authority on...

Washington – Obama: US Always Has Been A Nation Of Immigrants

July 4, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says 25 foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that America is and always has been a nation of immigrants. He says it's that rich diversity that makes the country the best in the world. To keep attracting the "best and brightest" from beyond America's shores Obama also says, quote, "We have to fix...

Jerusalem – OpEd: Prayers For The Murdered Boys Were Answered

July 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Jerusalem - For the past three weeks, the People of Israel - both in the Land of Israel and in the diaspora – have swung violently from despair to hope and ultimately to mourning. We despaired at the report that three of our sons, three teenage boys, were missing. Reports that they had been kidnapped threw us into swirling, relentless worry and angst. Knowing this part of the world as we...

Kill Devil Hills, NC – North Carolina Coast Survives Hurricane Arthur

July 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Kill Devil Hills, NC - Hurricane Arthur left behind power outages and a barrier island again cut off from the mainland in North Carolina as it hustled out to sea after hitting an area accustomed to storms. The weather in North Carolina's Outer Banks was already clearing Friday morning as Arthur's outer bands scraped the Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The storm was expected to bring a lousy...

Washingotn – Free Birth Control Is Emerging Standard For Women Under Obama Care

July 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Washington - More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction. Recent data from the IMS Institute document a sharp change...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely By July 20 Deadline

July 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Jerusalem - Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by a late July deadline, a government minister said on Friday, accusing Tehran of maintaining a "hard line" at talks under way in Vienna. Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz spoke on the second day of what could be the final round of talks aimed at ending a decade-old international dispute over Iran's...

Kiryas Joel, NY – With Help From The State, KJ’s Special Needs Students Services Making Huge Strides

July 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Kiryas Joel, NY - As a result of its collaboration with state agencies, Kriyas Joel School District's program for special needs students has made great strides, meeting the needs of over 400 special needs students currently, with a staff of 235, including 100 therapists. RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/THfg5s) reports that since state legislation forced the creation of a special needs program...

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