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New York – NY State Police To Aid Planned Parenthood Safety Planning

November 28, 2015 at 11:50 PM
New York - New York state troopers are advising Planned Parenthood clinics statewide on security and emergency planning in the wake of Friday's deadly attack at a clinic in Colorado. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state police will begin visits and discussions Monday with Planned Parenthood's more than 60 clinics and locations statewide. Troopers already have increased patrols at the locations, as...

Washington – Obama Shops At Washington Bookstore, Popular Frozen Pop Shop

November 28, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where he bought nine books. The Obamas skimmed through books in the fiction section of the dimly lit store with bright green walls. Miniature Christmas lights were hanging on the...

Jerusalem – Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Leader Makes Rare Israeli Visit

November 28, 2015 at 10:21 PM
Jerusalem - The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem. Pope Tawadros II broke a ban on pilgrimages to take part in Saturday's funeral at a church at the Holy Sepulcher compound, where the Coptic church has maintained a presence since early Christianity. The travel ban to Israel was imposed by...

Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan – Carson After Tour: Syrian Refugees Don’t Want To Come To US

November 28, 2015 at 09:53 PM
Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan - After touring refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries. "I did not detect any great desire for them to come to the United States," Carson told The Associated Press in a phone interview...

Strasbourg – Ahead Of Climate Summit, French Use Emergency Laws To Put Activists Under House Arrest

November 28, 2015 at 09:19 PM
Strasbourg - France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the Paris shootings, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Saturday. Cazeneuve said the activists were suspected of planning violent protests at the talks which kick off on Sunday, a day ahead of the opening ceremony, and run until Dec...

New York – Black Friday Store Sales Fall As Americans Buy More Online

November 28, 2015 at 08:46 PM
New York - Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over $2 billion. ShopperTrak has 1,200 members, including retailers and...

Colorado Springs, CO – Report: Colorado Shooting Suspect Said ‘no More Baby Parts’

November 28, 2015 at 08:24 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said "no more baby parts" while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The utterance would appear to be a reference to the controversy surrounding the organization's health services, which include...

Israel – Thousands Of Israeli Arabs Protest Ban On Islamist Group

November 28, 2015 at 08:11 PM
Israel - Thousands of Israeli Arabs protested on Saturday against the outlawing of a popular Islamist group that Israel says has played a central role in stoking a wave of Palestinian street attacks. Israel's government banned the Islamic Movement's northern branch on Nov 17, risking an angry backlash by its largely quiescent 20-percent Arab minority. Police did not say how many people...

Lawrence, NY – Fatal Crash Takes Life Of Elderly Jewish Man (video)

November 28, 2015 at 08:03 PM
Lawrence, NY - An 82 year old Orthodox Jewish man died last night crossing a busy highway in Lawrence. Theodore Schiffman, a long time fixture in the community who spent the majority of his time in Century Village in Boca Raton, was crossing the Nassau Expressway at Broadway at 5:45 PM last night when he was hit by a car traveling south on the highway. Schiffman was taken to a local...

Strasbourg, France – Minister: Nearly 1000 People Denied Entry To France Since Attacks

November 28, 2015 at 07:37 PM
Strasbourg, France - Nearly 1,000 people have been denied entry to France since the government tightened border controls under a state of emergency following the Nov. 13 attacks, the interior minister said on Saturday. Under the three-month state of emergency, public demonstrations have been banned, police have greater powers of search and surveillance while border checks have been...

Sarasota, FL – Thousands Attend Event Where Trump Reframes Claim That Muslims Cheered 9/11, Slams GOP Rivals Rubio, Bush In Their Home State

November 28, 2015 at 07:23 PM
Sarasota, FL - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide. “Worldwide, the Muslims were absolutely going wild,” the real estate mogul said at a campaign rally in...

Moscow – Putin, Citing National Security, Signs Turkey Sanctions Decree

November 28, 2015 at 06:56 PM
Moscow - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin's anger toward Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. The decree, which entered into force immediately, said charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be banned, that tour firms would be told not to sell any...

Washington – Obama Says After Planned Parenthood Shooting: US Must Make It Harder To Get Guns, ”Enough Is Enough”

November 28, 2015 at 06:33 PM
Washington - Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine. "We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business...

Colorado Springs, CO – Three Killed, Nine Injured In Attack On Abortion Clinic

November 28, 2015 at 06:06 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine...

Paris – Reuters: Mastermind Of Paris Terror Onslaught Planned To Hit Jewish Targets, Mocked Open Borders

November 28, 2015 at 05:46 PM
Paris - The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of Moroccan origin, also boasted of the ease with which he had re-entered Europe from Syria via Greece two months earlier, exploiting the confusion of the...

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