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Orlando, FL – SeaWorld Ticket Prices Increase For Single-Day Admission

November 2, 2015 at 11:41 PM
Orlando, FL - SeaWorld Orlando is increasing its single-day admission and parking prices. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1GHWxim ) reports that adult prices for theme park admission rose by $2 to $99 on Monday. Tickets cost $94 for children younger than 10. Discounts are available when purchasing advance tickets online. The park also announced that parking costs will by $1 to...

St. Petersburg, Russia – Toddler In Airport Window Encapsulates Russia Plane Tragedy

November 2, 2015 at 11:30 PM
St. Petersburg, Russia - Ten-month-old Darina Gromova presses her soft, barely-toddler hands on the window of an airport terminal. "The main passenger," her mother's comment reads, followed by smiley faces. Tender images like this one, posted on social networks by Russian vacationers in Egypt, mark the last public record of their lives. Darina and her parents were among 224 people killed...

New York – De Blasio, NYC’s First Baseball Fan, Mourns Mets Defeat

November 2, 2015 at 11:05 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) is mourning the Mets’ heartbreaking World Series loss. The Mets fell to the Kansas City Royals four games to one after blowing a ninth-inning lead and eventually losing an extra-inning game Sunday night. The mayor, a rabid baseball fan, said Monday that it was “eight good innings and some tough, tough luck.” De Blasio is a Boston...

New York – Obama: Republicans Who Say They Can Handle Putin Can’t Handle CNBC

November 2, 2015 at 10:50 PM
New York - President Barack Obama poked fun at Republican presidential candidates on Monday for promising that they could stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin when they couldn't "handle" the moderators from last week's debate on cable network CNBC. Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson and others have criticized the journalists who moderated the well-watched debate for what...

New York – US Marshal In New York Says Security Is Top Priority

November 2, 2015 at 10:30 PM
New York - Long before Michael Greco became the U.S. marshal in the judicial district that includes Manhattan, he dreamed of becoming a police officer, a cowboy, an astronaut and the pope. Decades later, his wish list dwindled. "I'm not getting a call from the Vatican anytime soon. And the whole astronaut thing didn't work out. I'm not too crazy about heights anyway," Greco said recently in an...

San Antonio, TX – U.S. Media Challenged Not To Name Perpetrators Of Mass Violence

November 2, 2015 at 09:59 PM
San Antonio, TX - Media outlets covering mass shootings should refrain from identifying the attackers in order to prevent similar future attacks, a law-enforcement training and academic group in Texas that focuses on mass killings said on Monday. The request from the group, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center, or ALERRT, came at the start of its annual conference on...

Washington – Pentagon Spends $43 Million To Build Afghanistan Gas Station

November 2, 2015 at 09:34 PM
Washington - The U.S. Department of Defense spent nearly $43 million on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, a U.S. special inspector reported on Monday. The Pentagon “charged the American taxpayers $43 million for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station,” said John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for...

Tampa, FL – Bush Hits Campaign Reset, Retools Slogan: ‘Jeb Can Fix It’

November 2, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Tampa, FL - As longtime backers fret over the viability of Jeb Bush's candidacy, the two-term Florida governor has an answer: "Jeb Can Fix It." The revamped slogan tells his story in more ways than he might have intended. Bush launched the make-over on Monday at a long-planned campaign rally in friendly, home-state Florida, a reset to an underwhelming campaign for the Republican nomination...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Meir Mazuz At Memorial For Henkin Couple: Punishment Came Because Of Gay Pride Parade

November 2, 2015 at 08:27 PM
Jerusalem - The frequently controversial haredi leader Rabbi Meir Mazuz said on Sunday at an event commemorating a month since Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed in a terror attack that the murders came about as a punishment due to the gay pride parade in Jerusalem this year. “This pride march, what pride? Pride to wage war against the Torah, pride to wage war against creation, pride to wage...

New York – What Might Have Been: Mets Move On From Stinging Series Loss

November 2, 2015 at 08:00 PM
New York - It was an exhilarating run with an empty feeling at the finish line. For a team that lost the World Series in five games, the New York Mets came tantalizingly close to winning. They led Kansas City in the eighth inning or later during three gut-wrenching defeats. They played 53 innings and only trailed at the end of 13. Nine more outs spread over those gnawing nights and they're...

New York – A Look At The Potential Causes Of Russian Plane Crash

November 2, 2015 at 07:33 PM
New York - Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the sudden and catastrophic breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, just 23 minutes after the Russian-operated jetliner took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Airbus A321-200 was flying at 31,000 feet when the disaster occurred, killing all 224 people aboard, the vast majority of them...

New York – American Rabbis Issue Kol Korei Saying Open Orthodoxy Incompatible With Torah Judaism

November 2, 2015 at 07:31 PM
New York - Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of America has issued a public proclamation condemning Open Orthodoxy and stating that the movement is not a form of Torah Judaism. A statement released today by Agudath Israel of America publicized the kol korei and said that Open Orthodoxy’s rejection of the basic principles of yiddishkeit, including the authority of both the Torah and rabbonim, make it...

Washington – A Year From Election Day, GOP Faces Chaos It Hoped To Avoid

November 2, 2015 at 07:05 PM
Washington -After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes. The GOP vowed to avoid a prolonged and vicious 2016 primary. It concluded it must embrace an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and adopt a more welcoming tone to win over women and...

West Hempstead, NY – Man Sues Town After Long Island Home Is Demolished

November 2, 2015 at 06:33 PM
West Hempstead, NY - A man says his Long Island home was unjustly demolished in May while he was recovering from knee surgery in Florida. Sixty-nine-year-old Philip Williams sued Hempstead, saying the town went too far in razing the home and getting rid of his possessions. But town officials say they made every attempt to reach the man before they knocked the house down. They destroyed the...

Newark, NJ – Touring Rehab, Obama Calls For 2nd Chances After Prison

November 2, 2015 at 06:01 PM
Newark, NJ - President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, calling on the nation to ensure those regaining their freedom get a second chance instead of a return ticket to prison. Although his visit boosted his campaign for a criminal justice overhaul, it also pulled the president into a war of words with presidential...

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