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London – Militants May Have Spent As Little As $7,500 On Paris Attacks

November 20, 2015 at 04:00 PM
London - The militants who killed 130 people in Paris, triggering waves of air strikes on Syria and security alerts around the world, may have spent as little as around 7,000 euros ($7,500) to stage their attacks. World leaders scrambled to crack down on terrorist financing after the Nov. 13 assaults, which have been claimed by Islamic State in retaliation for strikes on Iraq and...

Boston – Airline Loses Marathon Bombing Survivor’s Prosthetic Leg

November 20, 2015 at 03:08 PM
Boston -A professional dancer who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing says American Airlines lost her luggage, which included her prosthetic leg. Adrianne Haslet-Davis tweeted Thursday night: "u lost my luggage w over $250k of leg & dance parts." Haslet-Davis lost her lower left leg in the April 2013 attacks. She danced again publicly at a March 2014 TED Conference in British...

Moscow – Russians Inscribe ‘For Paris’ On Bombs Destined For Syria

November 20, 2015 at 02:40 PM
Moscow - Russian ground crew are inscribing the words "For Paris" on some bombs destined to be dropped on targets in Syria, in a message of solidarity with the victims of last week's Paris attacks. A video posted online by the Defence Ministry at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeA_QZOBRSg also shows a serviceman writing "For Our Guys" on a bomb at Russia's Hmeymim airbase. "Pilots and...

Washington – Two Republican Rivals Blast Trump For Muslim Database Comments

November 20, 2015 at 02:13 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew rebukes from two White House rivals on Friday for saying he would implement a database to keep track of Muslims in the United States and require them to register in response to the attacks in Paris. Trump, interviewed by NBC News after a campaign appearance in Iowa on Thursday night, was asked if there should be a database to...

Washington – Holocaust Museum Says US Shouldn’t Turn Its Back On Refugee

November 20, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is urging politicians and private citizens to avoid condemning Syrian refugees as a group. The museum says in a statement issued Thursday that Americans "should not turn our backs on the thousands of legitimate refugees." The statement compared their plight to that of Jews who were unable to flee Nazism. Several Republican presidential...

Rockland County, NY – State And Local East Ramapo Officials Hit With Lawsuit Over Lack Of Secular Education In Hasidic Yeshivas

November 20, 2015 at 01:22 PM
Rockland County, NY - State education officials along with members of the East Ramapo Central District School Board and administrators from four yeshivas were hit with a class-action lawsuit on Friday by parents of current students and ex-yeshiva students who charge they are failing to provide adequate secular educations for boys. LOHUD.com (http://lohud.us/1MGMGqa) reports that in a 42-page...

Paris – France Hits Back At Russia Over Syria Bombing Campaign

November 20, 2015 at 01:01 PM
Paris - France dismissed Russian suggestions on Friday its air strikes against oil installations in Syria were illegal, saying they were "an appropriate and necessary riposte" to attacks by Islamic State. President Francois Hollande will travel to Moscow on Nov. 26 as part of an effort to create a grand coalition to fight Islamic State, despite differences over the future of Syrian President...

Brooklyn, NY – Teens Arrested In BP Egg Throwing

November 20, 2015 at 12:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Less than a week after two Chasidic men were pelted with eggs in Borough Park, a pair of suspects have been arrested by the NYPD. 17 year old Gino Zlado of Staten Island and 18 year old Barry Demetro of Sheepshead Bay turned themselves in at Manhattan’s 7th precinct yesterday morning at 9:45 AM. Both had legal representation when they arrived at the precinct. Police said...

Jerusalem – Tears And Grief As Three Terror Victims Laid To Rest

November 20, 2015 at 11:47 AM
Jerusalem - One day after their deaths, three of victims of yesterday’s bloody violence were being remembered by their loved ones at tearful funerals held in Israel. 32 year old Rabbi Aharon Yasaiv, father of five young children, was buried last night in Cholon. Hundreds of members of the Bucharian community in Cholon and Tel Aviv, as well as many rabbanim, turned out for the funeral, where...

New York – CNN Reporter Suspended For Opinionated Tweet On Syrian Refugees

November 20, 2015 at 11:25 AM
New York - CNN correspondent Elise Labott has been suspended for two weeks after tweeting that the Statue of Liberty "bows head in anguish" following House passage of a bill making it tougher for refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States. A CNN executive who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to comment on personnel issues confirmed the...

Mali – Mali Hotel Hostage Standoff Over, All Hostages Freed, Two Attackers Killed

November 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM
Mali - A hostage situation at a luxury hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, has ended and security forces have killed two Islamist gunmen who stormed the building earlier in the day, security sources said on Friday. Police were moving in and out of the hotel, escorting civilians, some of them wounded, a witness said. Interior Security Minister Colonel Salif Traore, speaking on state-run...

Rome – Rome To Install Metal Detectors At Colosseum After Paris Attacks

November 20, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Rome - Authorities in charge of Rome's Colosseum will install metal detectors at the entrance to the almost 2,000 year-old amphitheatre as cities across Europe tighten security in the wake of last week's deadly attacks in Paris. A spokesman for Rome's archeological sites said the killing of 129 people by Islamic militants in France prompted the decision to set up the devices around the venue...

Berlin – Germany Marks 70th Anniversary Of Nuremberg Trials Of Nazis

November 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM
Berlin - Eyewitnesses to the landmark Nuremberg war crimes trials of top Nazi leaders are returning to the courtroom where the proceedings took place to mark the 70th anniversary of their opening. The Nuremberg Trial memorial said Moritz Fuchs, a guard to chief U.S. prosecutor Robert Jackson; George Sakheim, a U.S. interpreter; and Yves Beigbeder, a French judge's assistant, will all be on...

New York – Poll: Trump Surges Back To Top Of GOP Race; Carson Wanes While Cruz Makes Gains

November 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM
New York, NY - In the newest Republican primary online poll released by NBC News/Survey Monkey, New York real estate magnate Donald Trump is once again alone atop the still-crowded field of presidential wannabes, garnering 28% support of Republican and Republican-leaning Independent voters polled. CNBC.com (http://cnb.cx/1MZ1mjC) reports that Ben Carson, who last month was tied with Trump for...

New York – Pollard Checks In With Feds In New York (Video)

November 20, 2015 at 10:09 AM
New York, NY - Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has checked in at a federal probation office in New York following his release from a prison North Carolina. Pollard served 30 years for selling intelligence secrets to Israel. Pollard's release caps an extraordinary espionage case that complicated American-Israeli relations for 30 years. But his legal fight isn't over. Shortly after his...

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