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Sagamore, MA – Truck Spills Cranberries In Accident On Cape Cod Bridge

November 6, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Sagamore, MA - A truck carrying cranberries crashed head-on into another vehicle on a bridge into Cape Cod, spilling berries onto the roadway and snarling morning rush-hour traffic. Massachusetts State Police said Friday on its official Twitter account that the Sagamore Bridge was closed in both directions for about 90 minutes due to the crash at about 7 a.m. Police said one person was...

Washington – Paul Ryan Ushers In A More Open House, For Better Or Worse

November 6, 2015 at 03:25 PM
Washington - Late nights dealing with scores of amendments on the House floor. An invitation extended to the famously staid Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to appear at an open mic session. A conversation so inclusive that "people were shocked," according to one GOP lawmaker, Mike Conaway of Texas. Welcome to Paul Ryan's House. A week into his tenure, the new...

Jerusalem – Amos Oz Says Won’t Attend Events Hosted By Israeli Embassies

November 6, 2015 at 03:15 PM
Jerusalem - Author Amos Oz, one of Israel's most celebrated writers, says he will no longer attend events hosted by Israeli embassies abroad, as a protest against what he says are extremist Israeli policies. Oz said in comments published Friday in the Maariv newspaper that "in the wake of the growing extremism in the present government's policy in various areas, I informed my hosts that I...

Fitchburg, MA – Teen Falsely Linked To Boston Marathon Bombings Speaks Out

November 6, 2015 at 02:25 PM
Fitchburg, NA - A teenager who was falsely portrayed by a newspaper as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings says others should use their problems as motivation to be successful. Salah Barhoum was 16 when a picture of him and a friend appeared on the front page of the New York Post three days after the bombing with the headline "Bag Men." The sub-headline was "Feds seek these two pictured...

Washington – DHS: U.S. To Boost Aviation Security In Wake Of Egypt Crash

November 6, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Washington - The United States will boost security for U.S.-bound flights as a precaution following the recent Russian passenger jet crash in Egypt, including tighter screening of items before they are brought on board aircraft, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Friday. Johnson said in a statement that he and the head of the Transportation Security Administrator, "out of an...

Boston – Boston Men Accused Of Hate Crimes; Police Say They Cited Trump

November 6, 2015 at 01:30 PM
Boston - Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man have been charged with hate crimes after being quoted by police as saying, "Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported." Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said on Friday a grand jury had brought the new charges against Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, arrested on...

Plattsburgh, NY – Ex-NY Prison Worker To Pay Nearly $80K For 2 Inmates’ Escape

November 6, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Plattsburgh, NY - The former prison employee who provided the tools that two murderers used to cut their way out of a maximum-security facility in northern New York will pay the state nearly $80,000 to cover the costs of repairing the damage caused during the daring breakout. A prosecutor said during Joyce Mitchell's restitution hearing on Friday that she will pay $79,841, plus a 10 percent...

Washington – POLITICO: Ben Carson Admits Lying About West Point Scholarship‏

November 6, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's campaign on Friday acknowledged he never applied nor was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point – a tale he included in his autobiography and that he has repeated since then, POLITICO reported on Friday. The details of a scholarship were included in Carson’s account of a meeting with General William Westmoreland in...

The Hague, Netherlands – ICC Repeats Prosecutor Has To Reconsider Gaza Flotilla Probe

November 6, 2015 at 12:26 PM
The Hague, Netherlands - Judges at the International Criminal Court reiterated Friday that the court's prosecutor has to reconsider her decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla heading to Gaza. The decision means Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will now have to look at the politically charged case again and decide whether to open a full investigation, which could...

Washington – Obama Administration Kills Keystone XL Pipeline

November 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest. Obama says the pipeline has played an overinflated role in political discourse. Obama is speaking at the White House after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. The decision caps a seven-year saga that became a flashpoint in Obama's...

Islamabad – Pakistani Rescuers Save Man 50 Hours After Building Collapse

November 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Islamabad - A teenager was rescued after 50 hours trapped under the rubble of a four-story factory which collapsed this week in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. At least 26 people were killed and 103 injured in the collapse in Lahore. Identified only as Shahid, the teen was among the unspecified number of missing, government official Mohammad Usman said. He appeared to be in stable...

Brooklyn, NY – Chabad Kinus Hashluchim Underway In Crown Heights

November 6, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Over 5,000 shluchim from around the world have gathered in Crown Heights for the annual Kinus Hashluchim, which began this past Wednesday night and will conclude with a gala banquet on Sunday evening. The yearly gathering was designed as an opportunity for shluchim, who often live in remote areas, an opportunity to connect with like minded individuals and enjoy camaraderie...

Croydon, NH – Think You Want A Tiny House? Businesses Offer A Tryout First

November 6, 2015 at 11:22 AM
Croydon, NH - Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren't sure the reality would be so appealing. Their curiosity led them to the hills of New Hampshire, where a business that started at Harvard University rents out tiny houses for $99 a night. The company, Getaway, has drawn visitors from afar who come to sample life in a 160-square-foot house before they...

Berlin – Germany To Allow Assisted Suicide

November 6, 2015 at 10:54 AM
Berlin - German lawmakers passed a bill Friday allowing assisted suicide for "altruistic motives" but banning the practice in cases where it is being conducted on a "business" basis. The issue is a particularly sensitive topic in a country where the last time euthanasia was part of public policy it was used by the Nazis to kill more than 200,000 people with physical and mental...

Vatican City – Pope: It’s Sad To See Priests, Bishops ‘Attached To Money’

November 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Vatican City - Pope Francis says it is "sad" when bishops and priests are "attached to money" and to advancing their careers, in his first public comments following the latest leaked revelations of greedy Vatican prelates resisting his efforts to reform Holy See finances and administration. With sad eyes, Francis made the impromptu remarks during his homily Friday, apparently inspired by...

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