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New York – NYPD: Man Shot After Pulling Gun On Detective In Brooklyn

November 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An 18-year-old man was shot and wounded by police after pulling a gun and attempting to rob plainclothes detective in Brooklyn. It happened at Monroe Street and Bedford Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say three plainclothes detectives were investigating a past robbery in the area when one of the detectives was approached by three...

New York – Historic Case Against Bank Of China For Millions In Israeli Terror Financing Dismissed

November 8, 2015 at 10:36 PM
New York - Possibly the most significant and contentious terror financing case ever filed in New York has been dismissed after a bruising nine year fight, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The case against the Bank of China, one of China’s five largest state-owned banks, created massive diplomatic headaches in Israel, China and US relations. The case, which was really two parallel cases...

Los Angeles, CA – Mysterious Electric Car Startup Looking To Build $1B Factory

November 8, 2015 at 09:45 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt — this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos. The startup's name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states...

Nassau County, NY – 9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Pit Bull Attack On Long Island

November 8, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Nassau County, NY - A 9-year-old girl died after she was attacked by a pit bull in the backyard of a Long Island home Sunday morning. According to Nassau Police, a 911 call came in at 10:30 a.m. reporting the dog attack at a home on Holland Avenue in Elmont. When two Fifth Precinct officers entered the backyard, they observed a male pit bull attacking the young girl, police said. A third...

Dallas, TX – License Plates On Limo JFK In When Killed Sell For $100K

November 8, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Dallas, TX - The license plates that were on the limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas have sold at auction for $100,000. Noah Fleisher with Heritage Auctions says the plates sold Saturday for well over the initial bid of $40,000. Fleisher says they were purchased by a "high-end Kennedy collector" who requested anonymity. Heritage says that after...

Stockholm – World Bank: Climate Change Could Result In 100 Million Poor

November 8, 2015 at 08:13 PM
Stockholm - Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday. Released just weeks ahead of a U.N. climate summit in Paris, the report highlighted how the impact of global warming is borne unevenly, with the world's poor woefully unprepared...

Hyattsville, MD – Authorities: 4 Killed, Others Hurt In Fiery Maryland Crash

November 8, 2015 at 07:42 PM
Hyattsville, MD - Four people including a child have died and 12 others have been injured after a van caught fire in a crash with a pickup truck in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Marc Bashoor, chief of the Prince George's County Fire Department, said via Twitter that three adults and one child were confirmed as fatalities. He said the accident...

Meridian, MS – Mississippi Parking Lot Cave-in Swallows 12 Vehicles

November 8, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Meridian, MS - Twelve vehicles were swallowed when a 400-foot-long section of an outdoor parking lot caved in outside a Mississippi pancake house that had only been open for a few days, the Meridian Star newspaper reported, citing local officials. The crater that opened up on Saturday night beneath the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant in Meridian consumed cars, trucks and SUVs as the surface...

Washington – U.S. Justices To Hear Religious Objection To Obamacare Contraception Coverage

November 8, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The nine justices will consider seven related cases on whether nonprofit groups that oppose the requirement on religious grounds can object under the...

Washington – Powerful New GOP House Chairman Had Early Democratic Roots

November 8, 2015 at 04:26 PM
Washington - The House's newest and perhaps most powerful committee chairman is a 60-year-old Texas Republican who began life in a family of stalwart Democrats from South Dakota and lost his father at age 12 in a courtroom shooting. Rep. Kevin Brady, whose bulldog-looks belie a softer manner, took the helm of the Ways and Means Committee last week. That puts the 19-year House veteran at the...

Jerusalem – Israeli Leader Heads To Washington As Spokesman Draws Fire

November 8, 2015 at 03:24 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister on Sunday departed for Washington on a trip that has become clouded in controversy following his appointment of a new spokesman who has spoken derisively about President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the White House comes at a sensitive time for Israel, which is still reeling from the international community's nuclear deal with...

Jerusalem – Israeli Policeman Wounded In Vehicular Terror Attack Last Week Succumbs To Wounds

November 8, 2015 at 03:06 PM
Jerusalem - A 19-year-old Border Police officer succumbed to his wounds on Sunday evening, days after he was critically wounded in a ramming attack near Hebron. The Border Police named the officer as First Sergeant Benyamin Yakobovitch, adding that he leaves behind his parents, two sisters and a brother. His family has decided to donate his organs, the Border Police said. Yakobovitch will...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – AP Interview: US Admiral Sees No Change In Iranian Behavior

November 8, 2015 at 02:21 PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers has done little to stop the country from pursuing activities beyond its shores that the U.S. considers destabilizing, the U.S. naval commander charged with securing the waters around the Arabian Peninsula said Sunday. Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, made the comments during an...

New York, NY – Queens Jewish School Administrator Files Federal Suit Claiming ‘Harassment’ From Principal, Co-Workers

November 8, 2015 at 01:30 PM
New York, NY - A Jewish assistant principal has filed a harassment suit in federal court claiming that he was 'tormented' by co-workers and the school's principal who referred to him as a "bad Jew." NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1S9uDMv) reports that David Possner, an administrator at MS226 in South Ozone Park in Queens, states in court papers that co-workers labeled him a "bad Jew" after he...

New York – Fox Business Plan For U.S. Republican Debate: Stick To Money Issue

November 8, 2015 at 01:06 PM
New York - During the next U.S. Republican presidential debate on Tuesday, Fox Business Network aims to keep the candidates talking about economic issues and avoid the criticism leveled at rival CNBC that it failed to keep the focus on substance. The stakes are high for Fox Business, a younger and smaller cable channel to CNBC that has a chance to attract new viewers from the millions likely...

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