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Thailand – Thai Police Hunt For Accomplices Of Suspected Bangkok Bomber

August 18, 2015 at 11:49 PM
Bangkok - Thai authorities said on Wednesday they were looking for accomplices of the chief suspect for the Bangkok shrine bomb blast that killed 22 people, a man who was captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) dumping a backpack and walking away. "We suspect he is the bomber," national police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said, referring to the man in a yellow T-shirt in a grainy video...

Washington – Imperfect Test Fuels Alternative Treatments For Lyme Disease

August 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM
Washington - Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine. Doctors not only debate how to treat the disease, which starts with fever and rash but can develop into long-term problems such as...

Paris – France Laying Groundwork To Recognize ‘Palestine’

August 18, 2015 at 10:59 PM
Paris - Indications the French do not intend to bring a Middle East peace resolution to the UN Security Council in the coming months were strengthened Tuesday after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met his Palestinian Authority counterpart and made no mention of the resolution in a statement after the meeting. Following a meeting in Paris between Fabius and PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki...

California – Video Of San Francisco Officers Pinning One-Legged Black Man Sparks Anger Online

August 18, 2015 at 10:33 PM
San Francisco, CA - - A cellphone video showing numerous San Francisco police officers pinning and handcuffing a one-legged black man near the city's downtown financial district has sparked anger on social media. The footage emerged amid a national debate over police use of force, particularly against minority groups, following the deaths of a number of unarmed black men at the hands of...

Orlando, FL – Zimmerman To Sell Confederate Flag Painting To Help ‘Muslim-free’ Gunshop

August 18, 2015 at 10:09 PM
Orlando, FL - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, is raffling off a painting he made of a Confederate flag to raise money for a Florida gunshop owner who declared his store a Muslim-free zone. Zimmerman, who gained notoriety during his trial for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012, is selling the painting on a website for...

Portugal – Routine Excavation Of Prison Garbage Dump Unearths Skeletal Remains Of 12 Jewish Victims Of Inquisition

August 18, 2015 at 09:42 PM
Portugal - A routine excavation of what once was the garbage dump for a prison in Évora has unearthed the unceremoniously scattered skeletal remains of 12 Jewish victims of the Inquisition. FORBES.com (http://onforb.es/1hmfsnA) reports that a group of University of Coimbra archaeologists---who published their findings in the most recent issue of the journal of Anthropological...

Israel – 200 New Immigrants From North America Touch Down At Ben Gurion; 59 ‘Lone’ IDF Soldiers Among Group

August 18, 2015 at 09:10 PM
Israel - On Tuesday, over 200 new immigrants from North America touched down at Ben Gurion Airport aboard a Nefesh B'Nefesh charter flight, including 59 young men and women who will enlist in the IDF as 'lone soldiers' under the Garin Tzabar program. The arrival of the group, which included 29 families and 86 single men and women, was made possible through efforts by Nefesh B'Nefesh, the...

San Francisco – Google Heads Down New Path With ‘OnHub’ Wireless Router

August 18, 2015 at 08:35 PM
San Francisco - Google is making a Wi-Fi router as part of its ambition to provide better Internet connections that make it easier for people to access its digital services and see more of its online advertising. Pre-orders for the $199 wireless router, called OnHub, can be made beginning Tuesday at Google's online store, Amazon.com and Walmart.com. The device will go on sale in stores in the...

Washington – Bible Museum To Display Artifacts From Israel Under Deal

August 18, 2015 at 07:57 PM
Washington - The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel's leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U.S. capital. An agreement between the museum and the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday will bring a selection of artifacts excavated in Israel for...

New York – NYC Mayor Signs Law To Combat Future Legionnaires’ Outbreaks

August 18, 2015 at 07:00 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation aimed at preventing further outbreaks of deadly Legionnaires' disease. An outbreak that began last month killed 12 people in the Bronx and hospitalized more than 100 others. The legislation requires the regular inspection and cleaning of cooling towers. The towers emanate warm mist that can spread the legionella...

Spain – Spain Condemns Cancellation Of Jewish Musician At Reggae Festival

August 18, 2015 at 06:36 PM
Spain - The Spanish government condemned on Tuesday a Spanish reggae festival's decision to cancel a concert by an American Jewish musician after he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood. The cancellation of Matisyahu at the week-long Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain - following pressure from supporters of sanctions against Israel over its...

Concord, N.H. – Clinton To Black Activists: Look Beyond ‘Changing Hearts’

August 18, 2015 at 06:12 PM
Concord, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told activists from the "Black Lives Matter" movement they should promote specific policy changes rather than only focusing on "changing hearts." "Look, I don't believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate," Clinton told members of the group...

Brooklyn, NY – 6 Charged In JFK Airport Theft Of Mail Containing $250,000 Cash

August 18, 2015 at 05:35 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Six people have been charged in a scheme to steal mail containing an estimated $250,000 in cash at New York's Kennedy Airport. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say three of the defendants were cargo handlers who targeted international flights transporting mail with foreign currency. They say the crew would use currency exchange businesses at Kennedy to convert their haul into...

Jerusalem – MK Hilik Bar Submits Complaint About Video Inciting Against Haredim

August 18, 2015 at 05:06 PM
Jerusalem - Zionist Union MK Hilik Bar has submitted a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Israeli Police regarding a video which he said advocated violence against haredim. The video, which appears to be an edited segment from one of the Grand Theft Auto video games, shows a haredi man with a beard and side locks physically attacking pedestrians and shouting at them...

Iowa – Video Of Republican Rubio Football Miscue In Iowa Goes Viral

August 18, 2015 at 04:36 PM
Iowa - Amateur video of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio playfully tossing a football while visiting Iowa Monday is going viral, not for its Kennedy-esque quality. Instead, the Republican presidential candidate lays out a wobbly pass to a boy, while visiting a family in a Des Moines suburb. The boy's arms extend too far, as he runs for the ball which squarely bounces off the skyward facing...

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