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New York – Teen Accused Of Supporting Islamic State To Be Tried As Adult

November 21, 2015 at 11:55 PM
New York - A New York teenager charged with conspiring to support Islamic State should be tried as an adult, despite having been only 17 at the time he allegedly committed the crime, a federal judge ruled. The teenager, who remains unidentified in court papers, is among a half dozen men in New York and New Jersey whom authorities have arrested since June as part of a broader investigation into...

Washington – Kerry To Meet Israeli, Palestinian Leaders On Ending Violence

November 21, 2015 at 11:19 PM
Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet next week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the region to try to stop ongoing violence, although senior U.S. official insisted it was not a renewed effort to broker a peace accord. The State Department said Kerry will travel to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah on a trip that will also include a stop in the United Arab Emirates to...

Washington – Pentagon Pressing Allies For More Help Against Islamic State

November 21, 2015 at 10:48 PM
Washington - The Pentagon is pressing European and Arab allies to provide more troops and support for the war against the Islamic State group, hoping that the horror of the Paris attacks — and the fear more are coming — will compel them to get more deeply involved. The call for help is driven by a hope to build on what the Obama administration sees as the beginnings of battlefield momentum...

Chicago, IL – Storm Blankets Parts Of Midwest With More Than Foot Of Snow

November 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Chicago, IL - People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped between a few inches and 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest, blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the...

Baton Rouge, LA – Democrat Wins Louisiana Governor Election In Major Upset For Republicans

November 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January. Voters' rejection of Vitter was a stunning turn of...

Tehran – Iran’s Guard Simulates Capture Of Temple Mount

November 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Tehran, Iran - Paramilitary forces from Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control, state media reported Saturday. It said forces stormed and "liberated" a replica of the mosque in the exercise. They say thousands of members of the Basij, the paramilitary unit of the Guard, participated in Friday's exercise...

Rome – ‘Not In My Name’ Italy’s Muslims Rally Against Terrorism

November 21, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Rome - Italian Muslims braved pouring rain to distance themselves from Islamist militants in rallies in Rome and other cities on Saturday. Under the banner "Not in my name," hundreds gathered in a square in the center of the Italian capital where they held a minute's silence for the victims of jihadist violence. Rome, like many European capitals, has ramped up security since the Nov. 13...

Bronx, NY – Investigators In NYC Say Baby Cut From Womb; Mother Dies

November 21, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Bronx, NY - A baby was cut from the womb of a 22-year-old woman who was nearly nine months pregnant by a childhood friend with a knife, and the suspect was arrested on a murder charge, police said Saturday. Angelikque Sutton was found in a pool of blood on Friday at an apartment in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. The suspect, 22-year-old Ashleigh Wade, was taken into custody while...

Chicago, IL – Fire Breaks Out In Famed Chicago Skyscraper

November 21, 2015 at 08:37 PM
Chicago, IL - Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five people were injured. Flames and thick smoke poured out of an east side window on the 50th floor Saturday. Authorities said the fire did not leave the residential unit where it began but the apartment was gutted and other residents on the...

Hebron – Israeli Military Shuts Down Palestinian Radio Station Inciting Violence

November 21, 2015 at 08:23 PM
Hebron - On Saturday, the Israeli military raided a Palestinian radio station in Hebron and confiscated equipment it said was being used to broadcast calls to attack Israelis. The military said it shut down the El-Khalil radio station overnight, marking the second time Israel has closed a Hebron station it accuses of inciting violence. The military said El-Khalil had encouraged stabbings and...

Bamako – Israeli National Amongst Those Killed In Mali Hotel Attack

November 21, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Bamako, Mali - An Israeli national was among 19 people killed by Islamist militants who attacked a hotel in Mali, media said on Saturday. No confirmation was so far available from Israel's foreign ministry. Jihadist groups Al Mourabitoun and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which ended when Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued...

Bamako – Putin Says Seeks Global Anti-Terrorism Fight After 19 Killed In Mali Attack

November 21, 2015 at 07:12 PM
Bamako Mali - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he wanted global cooperation to combat terrorism after Islamist militants killed 19 people, including six Russians, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali Friday's assault came a week after militants killed 130 people in gun and bomb attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State, and three weeks after a Russian airliner was downed...

Belgium – Brussels Hunkers Down: Belgian Officials Warn Of ‘Serious And Imminent’ Threat

November 21, 2015 at 06:52 PM
Brussels - Belgian authorities closed down Brussels' subway system and flooded the streets with armed police and soldiers Saturday in response to what they said was a threat of Paris-style attacks. The decision to raise the threat alert to the highest level in the Belgian capital came as the manhunt continued for a suspect missing since the carnage in neighboring France. It was taken "based on...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Friends Of American Killed In Terror Attack Pay Respects Before Coffin Flown To US

November 21, 2015 at 06:25 PM
Jerusalem - Mourning services were held in Israel on Saturday for Ezra Schwartz, a US citizen who was killed in a shooting terrorist attack on Thursday in the West Bank along with two others, an Israeli and a Palestinian. Friends paid their respects before his body was flown back to the US for burial. Schwartz, 18, who was studying in Israel, was from Sharon, Massachusetts. In the...

Israel – Four Wounded In Motzei Shabbos Stabbing Attack In Kiryat Gat, Police Catch Attacker After Four-hour-long Manhunt

November 21, 2015 at 05:48 PM
Kiryat Gat, Israel - Security forces caught the perpetrator of a stabbing terror attack in Kiryat Gat on Saturday night, after a evening-wide manhunt for the assailant. Four locals were wounded in the attack in the southern city Saturday evening before the assailant fled the scene. The youngest victim was described by Magen David Adom as a 13-year-old girl who was stabbed in the upper...

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