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Jerusalem – Fate Of Slain Palestinians Fuels New Feud With Israeli Authorities

November 1, 2015 at 01:30 PM
Jerusalem - - Israel is refusing to return the bodies of Palestinians killed during a month-old surge of violence unless the Palestinian side agrees to keep their funerals "modest", the Israeli defense minister said on Sunday. In the latest incidents, a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier during disturbances near Hebron, in the West Bank, on Sunday and was shot dead, the army said...

Des Moines, IA – With Strong Debate Showing, Cruz Hopes To Build Momentum

November 1, 2015 at 01:04 PM
Des Moines, IA - For months, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has flown under the radar in the Republican presidential race, an unusual position for a politician who has been in the spotlight since arriving in Washington nearly three years ago. Now, Cruz is trying to ride a standout performance in last week's GOP debate into new momentum for his campaign. He's casting himself as the conservative the...

New York – McFadden Sets NYC Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Course Record

November 1, 2015 at 12:46 PM
New York - Tatyana McFadden has shattered the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair course record in sweeping four major marathons for the third straight year. The 26-year-old American finished Sunday in 1 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds. She again completed the Grand Slam of winning in London, Boston, Chicago and New York, extending her record streak. The previous record of 1:50:24 was set...

New York – Kenya’s Stanley Biwott, Mary Keitany Win At NYC Marathon

November 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM
New York - Kenya's Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany swept the titles at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Keitany became the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008. Biwott won his first major marathon title after placing second in London last year. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds, beating countryman Geoffrey Kamworor by 14 seconds. Reigning Boston Marathon...

Florida – Wreckage Believed To Be Of El Faro Found In 15000ft Deep Water

November 1, 2015 at 12:31 PM
Florida - Investigators will use a deep ocean vehicle to help confirm whether wreckage that searchers found in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas is the cargo ship El Faro that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement from Washington that a remotely operated vehicle will be sent deep below the ocean surface in an operation that...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: I Didn’t Mean To Let Hitler Off The Hook For The Holocaust

November 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Jerusalem - Following the controversy over his remarks suggesting that it was the Palestinian mufti who nudged Adolf Hitler to annihilate European Jewry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a clarification on his personal Facebook page Friday which stated that he had no intent to diminish the Fuhrer's responsibility for the genocide. "Hitler and the Nazi leadership are responsible for the...

Israel – IDF Warns Soldiers: Beware Of CIA Recruitment

November 1, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Israel - Channel 2 reported Sunday that the information security department, part of the IDF's intelligence force, issued a call to its officers and soldiers to beware of recruitment attempts by the CIA. The advisory called on soldiers to "be aware and report any unusual incidences." The warning was issued to all officers and soldiers of the IDF. Attached to the warning was an article...

Berlin – Germany Warns Airlines Not to Fly Over SE Sinai

November 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM
Berlin - Germany's transport ministry has warned the country's airlines to avoid flying over both the northern and southeastern parts of the Sinai Peninsula following the crash of a Russian passenger plane. A spokesman said Sunday that, because of Saturday's plane crash in Sinai that killed 244 people, the ministry has issued "until further notice a broad warning ... for using flight routes in...

Washington – New U.S. House Speaker Ryan Says It Would Be ‘Ridiculous’ To Work With Obama On Immigration

November 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Washington - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday it would be ridiculous to work with President Barack Obama on immigration policy reform, saying he cannot trust the president on the issue. Republicans have fought Obama's unilateral steps that bypassed a gridlocked Congress to try to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Obama's executive orders...

Jerusalem – Arieh Deri To Resign From Economy Ministry To Push Gas Plan Forward

November 1, 2015 at 10:03 AM
Jerusalem - An Israeli Cabinet minister has resigned, clearing the way for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to circumvent a ruling of the country's antitrust commissioner and advance a contentious natural gas deal. Israel discovered two large fields in 2009 and 2010. But exploiting the gas has turned out to be more complicated than anticipated, amid repeated disputes over pricing, export...

West Bank, Israel – 3 Israelis Wounded In Suspected Car Ramming Attack North Of Kiryat Arba

November 1, 2015 at 09:35 AM
West Bank, Israel - Three Israeli pedestrians were wounded in a suspected car ramming attack near the Kiryat Arba settlement in the West Bank on Sunday. One of the victims was moderately wounded, while two others were lightly hurt, according to Magen David Adom. The suspected terrorist fled the scene of the incident. The IDF set up road blocks in the area in order to catch the...

Egypt – Russia Sends 100 Experts To Eye Sinai Crash Site

November 1, 2015 at 09:17 AM
Egypt - Russia's Emergencies Ministry says it has sent more than 100 emergency workers to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to help search for bodies and examine debris following the crash of a Russian passenger jet. Metrojet's A321-200 crashed Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after it took off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people on board. The Emergencies...

New York – Return To Standard Time Shifts Hour Of Daylight To Morning

November 1, 2015 at 09:16 AM
New York - The change back to standard time in most parts of the United States shifts one hour of daylight to the morning from the evening. If you're planning ahead, mark the calendar for springing forward: Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time on March 13. The fall change meant an extra hour of sleep this weekend for many in the country. But residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona...

Jerusalem – Israel: New Diplomats Will Be Trained To Defend Settlements

November 1, 2015 at 08:50 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's deputy foreign minister said cadets training to become diplomats will now visit the West Bank and be taught how to defend the status of Jewish settlements there. Tzipi Hotovely told Israel's Army Radio that she initiated changes in the course curriculum to include a greater emphasis on the Jewish people's ancient links to the land. It will include compulsory tours to the...

Hebron – Palestinian Running With Knife Toward Soldier Shot And Killed

November 1, 2015 at 08:31 AM
Hebron - Israeli soldiers shot a knife-wielding Palestinian dead who had tried to stab them on Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, the military said, in the latest violence of a bloody six-week spell. The military said the shooting took place during a violent riot and that no Israelis were harmed. An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank a...

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