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New York – Empire State Building Dark, WTC Lit After Paris Attacks

November 14, 2015 at 11:45 PM
New York - The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for the people of Paris after more than 120 people were killed in Friday's series of shootings and explosions. Saturday will be the second consecutive night the 102-story New York landmark will not be lit up. The 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center will also be lit again Saturday night in the colors of the French flag. New York...

West Bank – Israel Demolishes Homes Of 4 Palestinian Killers

November 14, 2015 at 11:23 PM
West Bank - The Israeli military on Saturday demolished the West Bank homes of four Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks against Israelis. The military carried out the demolition orders after clearance from the supreme court. It said the three homes in Nablus belonged to attackers who killed an Israeli couple in front of their children in the West Bank on Oct. 1. It said the other home...

New York – NFL Plans To Increase Security Inside And Outside Stadiums

November 14, 2015 at 11:15 PM
New York - The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other added security measures. A league statement says it has been told by the Department of...

Texas – Trump: Paris Attack Would Have Been Different With More Guns

November 14, 2015 at 10:59 PM
Texas - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the terror attacks in Paris would have been "a much, much different situation" had the victims been armed with guns. And he says the United States is "insane" to accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the attacks. Trump is speaking at a rally in Beaumont, Texas. He began the event with a moment of silence in honor of the...

Washington – Paris Attacks May Reshape U.S. Presidential Race

November 14, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Washington - The lethal attacks in Paris have the potential to reshape the U.S. presidential race, placing a new emphasis on issues of national security, border control, and counterterrorism, while perhaps bolstering candidates who talk toughest about taking on Islamic State militants both at home and abroad. National security has not assumed a central place in a U.S. presidential election for...

Washington – Official: Off-duty Officer Shoots Man At Union Station With Knife

November 14, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Washington - A metro spokesman says an off-duty police officer shot a man with a knife in Union Station. Dan Stessel told the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1Lg47vE ) the officer fired several shots Saturday and hit the suspect and possibly a female bystander. The shooting shut down parts of Union Station and the surrounding area. The conditions of those shot were not immediately clear...

Milan – Orthodox Jewish Knife Victim Says Attack Was Anti-Semitic

November 14, 2015 at 10:07 PM
Milan - A Jewish man attacked with a knife by a lone assailant in Milan says the attack was motivated by anti-Semitic sentiment. Nathan Graff was quoted Saturday by the Italian daily La Repubblica, saying he believes the attacker "had just one goal: to kill an Orthodox Jew, to strike at our community here in Milan and scare us." Graff, 40, was attacked with a knife from behind near a kosher...

Paris – What French Have Been Doing Against Islamic State In Syria

November 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Paris - The Islamic State group on Saturday expressed fury at France's recently launched airstrikes against it in Syria as it claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks in Paris. The airstrikes have hit training camps and reflect France's fears that hundreds of French fighters in Syria and Iraq could return home and, as President Francois Hollande put it last month, "plant bombs in our...

Psagot – Palestinian Motorist Dies In What Israel Suspects Was Ramming Attack

November 14, 2015 at 09:45 PM
Psagot - A Palestinian motorist was killed in a suspected ramming attack on Saturday near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank in which three Israelis were injured, police said. There has been a surge of street violence since the beginning of October, with at least 14 Israelis killed in stabbings and shootings or being run down by cars. Israeli forces have killed at least 76...

New York – Equipment Outage: Delays Of More Than 2 1/2 Hours At JFK, Newark Airports

November 14, 2015 at 09:36 PM
New York - Some arriving to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark International Airport in New Jersey are experiencing more than 2 1/2 hour delays. A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says Saturday evening's delays are being caused by "an external communications problem" that is affecting air traffic control facilities. The agency says technicians are...

Paris – IN PHOTOS: Aftermath Of Paris Terror Attacks

November 14, 2015 at 09:14 PM
Paris - Grief, alarm and resolve spread across Europe and the globe one day after coordinated terror attacks killed more than 120 people in Paris. Parisians expressed shock, disgust and defiance in equal measure. Some areas of the city were quiet, but hundreds queued outside a hospital near the Bataclan concert hall, scene of the worst violence, to donate blood. As a shrine of flowers expanded...

London – Expressions Of Solidarity For France In Red, White And Blue

November 14, 2015 at 09:11 PM
London - Social media was awash Saturday in the red, white and blue of the French flag as people worldwide expressed their solidarity with a nation in mourning in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris. Users of Facebook shaded their profile pictures in the French Tricolor, and on Twitter and Instagram, people posted vacation photos, teardrops and a peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower...

Paris – Jewish Owners Recently Sold Paris’s Bataclan Theater, Where IS Killed Dozens

November 14, 2015 at 08:45 PM
Paris - Bataclan Theater in Paris, the concert hall where most of the bloodshed was seen on Saturday as 82 out of a total of more than 129 people were murdered in six coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State (ISIS), was owned by Jews. The French magazine Le Point reported on Saturday that a member of the radical group Army of Islam told French security services back in 2011 that "we had...

Jerusalem – Israelis Gather By The Thousands In Tel Aviv To Send Message Of Solidarity To France

November 14, 2015 at 08:26 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to send a message of solidarity to the people of France on the heels of Friday's deadly series of terror attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and hundreds wounded. In addressing the emotional rally, Interior minister Silvan Shalom assured France's ambassador Patrick Maisonnave and other French dignitaries...

Jerusalem – Heartbreaking Grief As Family Of Terror Attack Murder Victims Mark Funeral Instead Of Wedding

November 14, 2015 at 08:04 PM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Ya’akov Litman, 40, and his son Netanel, 18, who were shot to death by Palestinian terrorists outside Otniel south of Hebron on Friday afternoon, were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Saturday night. Five other family members – Litman’s wife, three daughters aged 5, 9, and 11, and a 16-year-old son – suffered minor wounds. The family was driving to a Shabbat...

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