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Jerusalem – Sparks Fly In Cabinet Meeting Between Netanyahu, Liberman

July 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traded sharp barbs at Sunday’s cabinet meeting with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who over the weekend slammed what he said was Israel’s tepid response to the rocket fire from Gaza. Following days of rockets on the South and riots in Jerusalem and among segments of the Israeli-Arab population, Netanyahu opened the weekly cabinet meeting...

Washington – First Lady Will Fight GOP To ‘Bitter End’ On School Lunch Rules

July 6, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Washington - First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready "to fight until the bitter end." Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case on...

San Diego – MobileOCT Transforms Your Smartphone Into Cervical Cancer Screening Device

July 6, 2014 at 09:23 PM
San Diego - Co-founder and CEO of MobileOCT, Ariel Beery, says that his new technology, which easily transforms a smartphone into a cervical cancer detection device, will make it both easy and affordable for health care service providers and community outreach workers to screen for cancer throughout the world. The device, called a Mobile Colposcope, improves a view by the naked eye by 10-times...

Montana – Train Derailment Spills Boeing 737 Fuselages Into River

July 6, 2014 at 08:38 PM
Montana - Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages from the Clark Fork River in western Montana following a train derailment could take until Tuesday. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says progress at the site on Sunday is slow as a crew of 50 with eight heavy equipment machines worked in conjunction on the steep bank. The derailment damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other...

Gaza City – Hamas Militants: Israeli Air Strikes Kill 7 Gaza Gunmen

July 6, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Gaza City - Israeli air strikes killed seven Hamas gunmen early Monday, the Islamist group's armed wing said, making it their highest single death toll since a 2012 cross-border war with the Jewish state. Israeli military authorities confirmed the strikes, saying they "responded to rocket attacks against southern Israel," targeting 9 "terror" sites and concealed rocket launchers. Hamas...

New York – 7,000 Complaints Lodged Against NYC”s Ice Cream Trucks

July 6, 2014 at 07:45 PM
New York, NY - Data compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection reveals that over 7,000 complaints have been filed by New Yorkers over the last four years with regard to the city's fleet of ice cream trucks causing too much of a disturbance with their friendly music jingle alerts. NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1rDbbOo) reports that the Bronx leads the way with 132 complaints, most of...

Albany, NY – Coalition Calls For Review of NY Phone System

July 6, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Albany, NY - A group of consumer groups, organized labor and elected officials says New York state's telecommunication system is in decline. The coalition includes groups like the AARP, Common Cause, the Working Families Party, several unions and dozens of elected leaders from around the state. It has filed a petition with the Public Service Commission seeking a "complete and public" review of...

Boston – Charges Against Bombing Suspects’ Pals Questioned

July 6, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Boston - In the weeks after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, prosecutors charged three of the surviving suspect's friends with obstructing the investigation or lying to authorities. More than a year later, they charged a fourth friend for deleting computer files and lying about certain details of his relationship with a second suspect. As the first friend...

Jerusalem – One Of Six Jewish Nationalists Arrested Confesses To Revenge Killing Of Arab Teen

July 6, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Jerusalem - Four days after the alleged revenge killing of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir convulsed the nation, one of the six unidentified Jewish extremists arrested early Sunday morning in the brutal murder confessed to the crime. According to numerous sources, the unidentified suspects made the confession during questioning by Shin Bet security agents. While details of the arrests and...

Washington – Nonprofits’ Contraceptive Cases Next For Justices

July 6, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Washington - How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama...

Brooklyn, NY – Fire Investigators Say AC Unit May Have Caused Electrical Fire That Killed Firefighter Overnight In Williamsburg

July 6, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Williamsburg, NY - New York City fire officials investigating the overnight blaze in Williamsburg that took the life of an NYPD firefighter say preliminary reports point to an AC unit inside one the building's apartments that caused an electrical fire. ONLINE.WSJ.com (http://on.wsj.com/1qBo1et) reports that one fire officials said that a resident of the building told investigators that due to...

Brooklyn, NY – U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Described As “Low Key,” But “Tough”

July 6, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1r00ZNy) profile of Brooklyn-based U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch reports that despite keeping a lower profile than her Manhattan counterpart, Preet Bharara, Lynch is actively involved in policy making at some of the highest levels of the U.S. government. A Durham, N.C. native, the 55 year-old Lynch is a graduate of both Harvard University...

Talmon, Israel – Search Team Members Who Found Teens’ Bodies Pay Emotional Shiva Call To Sha’ar Family

July 6, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Talmon, Israel - Members of the civilian search team who first discovered the dead bodies of the three murdered Israeli teens made an emotional Shiva call to the home of 16 year-old Gilad Sha'ar's family home, telling his parents and mourners, "Thank God we found them." NRG.co.il (http://bit.ly/1ktaG1S) reports that the searchers arrived at the gate to the family home accompanied by the IDF...

Washington – TSA: Some At US-bound Airports Must Turn On Phones

July 6, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Washington - The Transportation Security Administration says it's asking passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices. The TSA says its officers may ask passengers to turn on devices such as cellphones. It says devices that won't turn on won't be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional...

Jerusalem – Bennett, Lapid: Killing Of Arab Boy Is Anti-Jewish; Shame On Us, Murderers Should Be Treated Like Terrorists

July 6, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Jerusalem - Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that the murderers of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir should be treated like terrorists. Bennett's comments came after six Jews were arrested for the murder, which a security official said is suspected of being a nationalistically motivated crime. "Abu Khdeir's murder is a heinous act that is anti-moral and anti-Jewish," Bennett...

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