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Washington – Obama In Op-Ed In Israeli Newspaper Praises Abbas Urges Restraint

July 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening mistrust. In an op-ed in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Obama called it a "dangerous moment" for the region...

New York – Fan Caught Sleeping On TV During Yankees-Red Sox Game Sues For $10 Million

July 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM
New York - A Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers claiming they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. In court documents, Andrew Robert Rector admitted he "napped" during a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, but said commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an "avalanche of...

Sao Paulo – Robbers Loot Samsung Plant In Brazil, $36M Worth Taken

July 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Sao Paulo - Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with about $36 million worth of cellphones and computers. The gang of heavily armed men captured eight plant employees as they neared the factory in a company bus just before midnight, said civil police in Sao Paulo state. They stole the workers' ID...

Washington – Obama Backs Off Border Policy Changes, Won’t Ask To Deport Children More Quickly

July 7, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster from the Southern border, following criticism that the administration's planned changes were too harsh. Instead when Obama formally asks Congress for more than $2 billion in emergency spending Tuesday to deal with the border crisis, the request will not...

Jerusalem – Israel Launches Major Military Offensive Against Gaza Militants

July 7, 2014 at 08:41 PM
Jerusalem - Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, calling it part of a campaign named "Operation Protective Edge" targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. The military urged Israelis within a 40-km (24-mile) radius of the southern coastal territory to stay within reach of protected areas and ordered summer camps shut as a precaution...

Israel – Police Warn Public About Rumors On Social Networking, WhatsApp

July 7, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Israel - A wave of unsubstantiated rumors on social networking led police to issue a call to the public imploring them to only trust official statements posted on the police Facebook page. In a statement on Monday afternoon, police said "following the security escalation in recent days, on social networks we are seeing rumors and different announcements warning the public about potential...

Tampa, FL – Florida Teenager At Center Of Escalating Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 7, 2014 at 07:25 PM
Tampa, FL - Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student. Tariq Khdeir, 15, recently finished his freshman year at the Universal Academy of Florida, a private Islamic school where he played on the soccer team. He earned the summer trip to visit relatives by receiving good grades in all...

New York – With 562 Shootings So Far This Year, 313 NYC Police Sent To Patrol

July 7, 2014 at 06:59 PM
New York, NY - With shootings rising, more than 300 officers working desk jobs and other duties from across 30 divisions inside the nation's biggest police department are being redeployed for 90 days to patrol the most high-crime streets, police officials said Monday. The 313 officers from non-enforcement divisions of the New York Police Department -- such as medical, the training academy and...

Washington – Obama Signs Intelligence Bill Into Law

July 7, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelligence community and expands protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers against retaliation. The White House said Obama signed the bill Monday. The cost figure does not include classified programs. The bipartisan legislation specifies that...

Dubai – Iran’s Khamenei Says U.S., Israel Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’

July 7, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Dubai - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West. "They make it seem like Israel wants to attack, but America is stopping it: the good cop, bad cop trick," Khamenei told senior statesmen at an iftar (fast-breaking supper during the holy...

New York, NY – Police: Baby Abandoned At Manhattan Subway Station

July 7, 2014 at 05:30 PM
New York, NY - New York City police say they are searching for a woman who abandoned a baby at a Manhattan subway station. According to WINS Radio (http://cbsloc.al/1jZW9e4 ), it happened around noon Monday. Police say the woman pushed the baby's stroller onto the platform when the northbound No. 1 train arrived at the Columbus Circle station. Then she got back onto the train. The baby...

Washington – U.S. Arrests Russian In Hacking Of Retail Systems

July 7, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Washington - U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian man accused of hacking into American retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data from 2009 to 2011, officials said on Monday. The Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 30, on Saturday, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Seleznev was indicted in Washington state in March 2011 on charges including bank...

Washington – Obama Wants Better Teachers For Nation’s Poor Schools

July 7, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most. Obama said the U.S. education system has "a problem" in that students who would benefit the most from having skilled or experienced teachers in their classrooms are least likely to get them, including black and Hispanic students. Obama credits...

Brooklyn, NY – Smoke, Burns Killed NYC Firefighter In High-Rise Williamsburg Apt.

July 7, 2014 at 04:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 14-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York who was searching for victims in a burning, cluttered high-rise apartment building in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was killed by smoke inhalation and thermal burns, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said Monday. The exact manner of Lt. Gordon Ambelas' death has yet to be determined, spokeswoman Julie Bolcer...

Washington – CIA Had Role In Germany Spy Affair

July 7, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency was involved in a spying operation against Germany that led to the alleged recruitment of a German intelligence official and has prompted renewed outrage in Berlin, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Monday. CIA Director John Brennan has asked to brief key members of the U.S. Congress on the matter, which threatens a new rupture...

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