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Washington – Poll: Trump Beats Republicans, Not Clinton, In One-on-one Matchups

December 21, 2015 at 05:26 PM
Washington - Donald Trump would win a hypothetical head-to-head contest against either of his two closest Republican U.S. presidential rivals, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, but he would fall short of beating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Monday. If the Republican primary featured a face-off between Trump and Cruz, a...

San Jose, CA – AP Investigation: US Power Grid Vulnerable To Foreign Hacks

December 21, 2015 at 05:01 PM
San Jose, CA - Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled into a larger nightmare: Cyberattackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States power grid. Digital clues pointed to Iranian hackers. And Wallace found that they had already taken passwords, as well as engineering...

Bnei Brak – Shas Leader Arye Deri Likely To Replace Silvan Shalom As Interior Minister

December 21, 2015 at 04:14 PM
Bnei Brak - Shas leader Arye Deri is expected to return to the Interior Ministry, even though he was convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust the last time he held the portfolio, sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. Deri was forced to resign in 1993 amid a corruption investigation, after five years as interior minister. In 2000, he was convicted and sentenced...

Washington – US Official: 6 US Troops Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack, 2 Wounded

December 21, 2015 at 03:47 PM
Washington - A U.S. official says six American troops were killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Two others were wounded along with an Afghan. The troops were killed Monday when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The official was not authorized to discuss the...

Jersey City, NJ – In-Depth Report Reveals Eyewitness Accounts Of 9/11 Muslim Celebrations

December 21, 2015 at 03:27 PM
Jersey City, NJ - An in-depth report conducted by The Star-Ledger into GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump's claim that he saw televised clips of "thousands and thousands" of Muslims celebrating on Jersey City rooftops following the 9/11 attacks has turned up multiple eyewitnesses who say they saw small pockets of Muslim rooftop celebrations, but nothing resembling the scale of Trump's...

Orlando, FL – Passengers Rescued From Ride At SeaWorld Orlando In Florida

December 21, 2015 at 03:16 PM
Orlando, FL - Guests who got stuck on the Sky Tower at SeaWorld Orlando have made it safely to the ground. The park said in a news release that crews managed to lower the ride's cabin Monday afternoon after it malfunctioned more than two hours earlier. The release says the cabin stopped about a quarter of the way up the pole with 50 guests and two employees aboard. Park officials said they...

Albany, NY – Regulators License 3 New Casinos For Upstate New York

December 21, 2015 at 03:12 PM
Albany, NY - State gambling regulators on Monday approved licenses for three new casinos under construction in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. The Gaming Commission's five members unanimously approved each without comment, concluding that principals and associates cleared criminal background checks and the applicants met environmental, legal and financial requirements. That...

Beirut – Hezbollah Chief Says His Group To Retaliate For Qantar’s Killing

December 21, 2015 at 02:46 PM
Beirut - Hezbollah leader said on Monday that his group will retaliate for the killing of Lebanese militant Samir Qantar in an Israeli strike in Syria at a time and place of its choice. The group's leader pledged to strike back at the Jewish state, but refrained from making any fiery threats during a speech addressing the assassination. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a...

Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo Issuing Pardons To Thousands Of Former Juvenile Offenders

December 21, 2015 at 02:41 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will issue conditional pardons for about 10,000 former juvenile offenders, who won't have to disclose convictions on employment, credit or other applications. Offenders with misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions at age 16 or 17 will get pardons after a decade with no subsequent crimes, the New York Democrat said. The governor's office...

Moscow – Black Box From Russian Jet Downed By Turkey Damaged

December 21, 2015 at 02:34 PM
Moscow - The Russian military says aviation experts so far have failed to retrieve information from a flight data recorder from a Russian warplane downed by Turkey last month. Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber at the border with Syria on Nov. 24, saying it violated its airspace for 17 seconds despite repeated warnings. Russia insists the plane never entered Turkish...

Brooklyn, NY – MTA Bus Driver Arrested In Fatal Crash

December 21, 2015 at 02:14 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One week after a 62 year old Brooklyn Jewish woman died after being hit by an MTA bus, the NYPD has arrested the driver of the bus and charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian. 52 year old Wayne Alman was arrested as a result of an investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad. A police spokesperson declined to identify Alman’s place of residence...

Beirut – Chanting ‘Death To Israel’ Thousands Attend Funeral Of Lebanese Fighter Killed In Syria

December 21, 2015 at 01:55 PM
Beirut - Amid shouts of "death to Israel," thousands of Hezbollah supporters on Monday thronged the coffin of a high-profile Lebanese militant who the group says was killed by an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital. Hezbollah said Samir Kantar, who spent 30 years in an Israeli prison after being convicted of the 1979 murders of an Israeli policeman along with a father and his 4-year-old...

Las Vegas – Driver In Las Vegas Fatal Pedestrian Crash Identified; Faces Murder Charge

December 21, 2015 at 01:46 PM
Las Vegas - A suspect who drove into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person, was identified on Monday as 24-year-old Lakeisha N. Holloway of Oregon, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said on Monday. Holloway is expected to face murder and other charges in connection with the incident on Sunday night, Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson said at a news...

Washington – Trump Demands Apology From Clinton Over ISIS Claim

December 21, 2015 at 01:16 PM
Washington - Donald Trump says he wants an apology from Hillary Clinton for saying that the Islamic State group used videos of his comments about Muslims to recruit militants. Trump told NBC's "Today Show" Monday that "she lies about everything." He said: "You're talking about people dying. You're talking about making up tapes and videos which don't exist." During the Democratic debate...

Athens, Greece – Abbas Says New Passports Will Refer To Palestinian State

December 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Athens, Greece - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says his national authority proposes to change its name on passports it issues to State of Palestine. Abbas says this will happen in about a year at the most, replacing the name Palestinian Authority. He spoke after talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Abbas arrived in Greece on Sunday, and is due to address the country's...

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