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Miami Beach, FL – Marco Rubio: Israel, Europe, US In Same Fight Against Terrorism

November 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says Israel's fight against terrorism is the same one being fought by the United States and Europe. The Florida senator spoke in Miami Beach during a large rally in support of Israel and against anti-Semitism. He says the threat to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is the same as the threat to Paris, London and U.S. cities. And Rubio...

Spain – Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrants For Benjamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Liberman, Others

November 15, 2015 at 11:34 PM
Spain - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials may be at risk of arrest over the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla raid if they step foot on Spanish soil after a judge, late last week, drew up warrants. Others who might face arrest include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman; current and former defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Ehud Barak...

New York – NYPD Chief: NYC Best-prepared To Fight Terrorism

November 15, 2015 at 11:09 PM
New York, NY - New York may have thousands of well-armed security personnel at the ready, but intelligence is essential to protect the type of "soft" targets attacked in Paris, police Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday. "In New York City, we're always on the offense in terms of our intelligence gathering capabilities," Bratton said, speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week." He said the...

Iowa – Clinton Aide Defends Her Debate Remarks On Wall Street Money

November 15, 2015 at 10:42 PM
Iowa - A top aide to U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that criticism of her remarks in Saturday's debate regarding 9/11 and Wall Street campaign contributions would not resonate with average voters. "They were attacking her for being too close to Wall Street," Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said of a tense exchange among Clinton, Vermont Senator...

Gaza – Palestinian Killed In ‘Accidental’ Explosion In The Gaza Strip

November 15, 2015 at 10:19 PM
Gaza - A Palestinian was killed and three others were injured northwest of Gaza City on Sunday in what security sources in the Strip are calling an "accidental" explosion, Ma'an News Agency reported. Ma'an quoted medical sources as saying the man killed in the blast that took place in Gaza's Sudaniyya neighborhood was 25-year-old Amir al-Zaharna. Security sources did not give any further...

New York – State Comptroller DiNapoli Heading To Israel

November 15, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York - New York’s state comptroller is traveling to Israel for a series of meetings focusing on the state’s pension fund investments in Israeli bonds. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli departed Saturday for nearly week long trip to the Middle Eastern nation. The Democrat plans to meet with government officials and review the state’s sizeable investments. DiNapoli’s office says the...

Moscow – Russia Says Hezbollah Not A Terrorist Group

November 15, 2015 at 09:32 PM
Moscow - Moscow does not consider Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on Sunday. Russia is seeking an international agreement on what groups active in the Syrian conflict should be deemed terrorist and which can be involved in negotiations for a political settlement, but...

New Orleans – Gov. Jindal To Obama: How Many Syrian Refugees Were Placed In Louisiana?

November 15, 2015 at 09:21 PM
New Orleans - Gov. Bobby Jindal has told the White House he wants to know how many Syrian refugees have been placed in Louisiana. The Republican said he wants that and other information "in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here." Jindal released his letter Saturday, a day after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 129 people and...

Paris – After Paris Attacks, Fugitive Slipped Through Police Dragnet

November 15, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Paris - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. Saleh Abdeslam, 26, was one of three men in a getaway car, headed for France's border with Belgium, when police pulled them over after daybreak Saturday. The French president had...

Petersborough, Ontario – Police: Canada Mosque Deliberately Set On Fire

November 15, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Petersborough, Ontario - Police say a mosque in Peterborough, Ontario was deliberately set ablaze, but they are still looking into the motive and searching for suspects. Police said Sunday it was unclear whether the fire was connected to the attacks in Paris that left over 123 people dead. The mosque was set ablaze at 11 p.m. Saturday, about a half hour after members of Kawartha Muslim...

Orlando, FL – Cruz Immigration Plan Would Suspend Work Visa Program

November 15, 2015 at 08:04 PM
Orlando, FL - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is vowing to suspend a program that gives work visas to highly skilled immigrants, reversing his position on the program as part of an aggressive immigration plan designed to appeal to the GOP's most conservative wing. Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, wants to dramatically increase deportations, add hundreds of miles to the wall on...

Iowa – Clinton’s Invoking Of 9/11 To Defend Donations Draws Ire

November 15, 2015 at 07:37 PM
Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign on Sunday defended her donations from Wall Street by saying she worked to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and sought to address the abuses that led to an economic crisis. During the second Democratic debate on Saturday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders put Clinton on the defensive when he said Wall Street had been the...

Texas – U.S. Death Penalties, Executions Slow As Capital Punishment Is Squeezed

November 15, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Texas - Capital punishment in the United States has moved into the slow lane, with the number of executions and new death sentences likely to hit lows not seen for more than 20 years. The last two executions of the year are set to be carried out next week, with Texas scheduled to put convicted murderer Raphael Holiday to death on Wednesday and Georgia scheduled to execute convicted murderer...

New York – Trump Is Going Nuclear On White House Rival Carson. Here’s Why

November 15, 2015 at 06:22 PM
New York - Donald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll may explain why: the billionaire real estate magnate is bleeding support among avid church-goers and women to the retired neurosurgeon. While the unconstrained Trump has a comfortable double-digit lead over the soft-spoken Carson...

Hebron – Shin Bet: Suspect In Otniel Terror Attack Was Turned In By His Father

November 15, 2015 at 05:17 PM
Hebron - Security forces have arrested a reputed member of Islamic Jihad they say is responsible for the fatal shooting attack that killed a father and son in the West Bank Friday afternoon. The suspect, named by the Shin Bet as Shadi Ahmed Matawa, a 28-year-old father of two from Hebron - was arrested at his house after his father reported him to Israeli security forces at an IDF checkpoint...

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