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San Bernardino, CA – 14 Confirmed Dead, More Than A Dozen Wounded In California Shooting

December 2, 2015 at 05:03 PM
San Bernardino, CA - As many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said. FBI agents and other law enforcement authorities converged on the center and were searching room-to-room for the shooter or shooters, San Bernardino...

Washington – Trump Calls For Targeting Islamic State Fighters’ Families

December 2, 2015 at 04:31 PM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday his plan for combating Islamic State militants involves targeting not just the group's fighters but also their families. "When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families," Trump said on Fox News. "They care about their lives, don't kid yourselves." Trump said if he were president, he would...

Richmond, VA – Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 In Alleged Plot To Bomb Synagogues

December 2, 2015 at 04:02 PM
Richmond, VA - A federal grand jury has indicted three Virginia men accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches. The Richmond-area men were originally charged last month. A federal magistrate found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury, which returned a three-count indictment Tuesday. Court records show that Robert C. Doyle, 34; Ronald Beasley Chaney II...

Washington – Yellen Says Economy On Track Ahead Of Expected Rate Hike

December 2, 2015 at 03:31 PM
Washington - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday indicated that the U.S. economy is on track for an interest rate hike this month, but she said the Fed will need to review incoming data before making a final decision. Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy's progress since the Fed's last meeting in October, describing it as in line with its expectations for the labor...

Lipetsk, Russia – Pilot Of Russian Plane Downed By Turkey Buried With Military Honors

December 2, 2015 at 03:12 PM
Lipetsk, Russia - A Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down by a Turkish jet last week was buried in the Russian city of Lipetsk on Wednesday with military honors, after being posthumously given the country's highest military award. The downing of Oleg Peshkov's plane on Nov. 24 near the Syrian-Turkish border has triggered a tense standoff between Russia and NATO member Turkey and...

San Bernardino, Ca – Multiple People Shot At California Social Services Center; Police Searching For 1 Or More Gunmen

December 2, 2015 at 02:37 PM
San Bernardino, Ca - Three people were killed and as many 20 were wounded on Wednesday when at least one person opened fire at a social services agency in the Southern California city of San Bernardino, authorities and a witness said. MSNBC reported that law enforcement authorities confirmed the three deaths, and a reporter for the local NBC affiliate said he saw three bodies following the...

New York – Lawsuit: NYC Landlords Pushing Out Seniors, Disabled

December 2, 2015 at 02:19 PM
New York - Inspired by his own experience living in a New York City apartment building that was converted into high-priced condos, a 71-year-old former state regulator is taking on developers citywide on behalf of seniors and disabled tenants. Walter Goldsmith claims in a state lawsuit filed late Tuesday that landlords have ignored a decades-old law that requires them to give tenants 62 and...

Beirut – Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Killing Of Russian Spy

December 2, 2015 at 01:56 PM
Beirut - A video released online by Islamic State on Wednesday purportedly showed the beheading of a man the group said was a Russian spy its fighters had captured and who had been in Syria and Iraq since last year, the SITE monitoring group reported. The video shows the man sitting in an orange jumpsuit and giving details of his apparent recruitment by Russian intelligence services. Then...

Queens, NY- Recent Arson Attacks In Bukharian Jewish Section Of Forest Hills Has Residents “Scared;” NYPD Fails To Acknowledge “Pattern”

December 2, 2015 at 01:25 PM
Queens, NY - Despite the fact that the seven recent arson fires set ablaze in Forest Hills have all targeted buildings owned by Bukharain Jews, mainstream news has overlooked the spree, while NYPD investigators are refraining from calling it a "pattern." THEJEWISHWEEK.com (http://bit.ly/1IEHfX9) reports that while an ongoing investigation by the NYPD Arson and Explosive Squad has yielded video...

Vienna – UN Assesses Iran Worked On Developing Nuclear Weapons

December 2, 2015 at 12:56 PM
Vienna - Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons but its activities didn't go past planning such a program and testing of basic components, the U.N. atomic agency said Wednesday, in what it described as a final report wrapping up nearly a decade of probing the suspicions. The International Atomic Energy Agency's report was significant in coming down on the side of allegations by the U.S...

New York – Four Municipalities Partner In Lawsuit Challenging State Issuance Of Well Permit For Kiryas Joel Pipeline

December 2, 2015 at 12:52 PM
New York - Four municipalities have partnered in filing a lawsuit challenging a permit issued by the state in October allowing the Village of Kiryas Joel to construct a well in Cornwall as part of its pipeline project. RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1O3GFE5) reports that the lawsuit---filed in state Supreme Court in Albany last week by the Town of Cornwall, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson...

Jerusalem – Seal Of Judean King Hezekiah Found In Jerusalem

December 2, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis. The circular inscription, on a piece of clay less than a centimetre (0.4 inches) long, may very well have been made by the king himself, said Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University who directed the excavation where it was...

Hunter, NY – Resort Company Set To Buy NY Hunter Mountain Ski Resort For $36.8M

December 2, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Hunter, NY - An upstate New York ski area is being sold for $36.8 million to a Missouri resort company. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1lX0gz7 ) Peak Resorts said Monday it has an agreement to buy the family-owned Hunter Mountain ski resort in the northern Catskill Mountains. The sale is set to be completed by Christmas. The Greene County resort has been owned...

Paris – France Shuts Down 3 Mosques, Arrests Man In Crackdown After Attacks

December 2, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Paris - Police shut a mosque east of Paris and arrested the owner of a revolver found in related raids on Wednesday as part of a crackdown called after the Nov. 13 attacks on the capital, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. He told journalists authorities had already closed two mosques last week - the first time France has taken such action against places of worship suspected of...

Istanbul – Turkish Man Faces Jail After Comparing Erdogan To Lord Of The Rings’ Gollum

December 2, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Istanbul - A Turkish court overseeing the case of a doctor accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled that a committee of experts should assess whether the fictional Lord of the Rings character Gollum is good or bad. Bilgin Ciftci faces up to two years in prison for allegedly insulting a state official by juxtaposing pictures of Gollum and Erdogan on social media. Lawyer...

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