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Atlanta, GA – 60 Year Old Man ID’ed As Fan Who Died After Fall From Upper Deck At Atlanta Braves-Yankees Game

August 30, 2015 at 02:49 PM
Atlanta, GA - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the man fell in the seventh inning. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mary Beth Hauptle, an...

Trenton, NJ – Christie Says Criticism Of FedEx-like Immigrant Tracking Is ‘Ridiculous’

August 30, 2015 at 02:15 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his new proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages, saying government needs private sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration. "I don’t mean people are packages, so let’s not be ridiculous,” the Republican presidential candidate told an interviewer on...

Albuquerque, NM – Trump’s Deportation Idea Similar To 1930s Mass Removals

August 30, 2015 at 01:45 PM
Albuquerque, NM - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican...

Moscow – Putin Pumps Iron To Show Russians His Healthy, Wholesome Side

August 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM
Moscow - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is shown on muscle-building apparatus in a publicity stunt that recalled previous shots of...

New York, NY – Renowned Jewish Neurologist And Author Dr. Oliver Sacks Succumbs To Cancer At 82 In New York City

August 30, 2015 at 12:16 PM
New York City - On Sunday, renowned neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks---who explored the inner-most intricacies of the human brain and then wrote about them in books like "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"----died at the age of 82 at his New York City home following a battle with liver cancer. NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1JEmP41) reports that Dr. Sacks had...

Washington – Vote Tally For Iran Nuclear Deal Rises To 31 In Senate

August 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Washington - Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Merkley's backing puts supporters within reach of the 34 votes required to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional resolution disapproving the...

New York – Ex-Police Commish Unloads On De Blasio In New Memoir; Says Mayor’s Policies ‘Endager” New Yorkers’ Lives

August 30, 2015 at 11:45 AM
New York, NY - In his new memoir covering his years as head of law enforcement in New York City, former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly unloads on Bill de Blasio, charging that the mayor 'ran against the police' and that his new policies 'endanger' the lives of New Yorkers. NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Er0fvj) reports that in his new book, "Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Shlomo Aviner: Rabbis Who Harass The Chief Rabbinate Have ‘Din Rodef’

August 30, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the chief rabbinate has the status of “din rodef.” “Din rodef” is a concept in Jewish law which stipulates that if an individual is chasing after another person with the intend to kill...

Damascus – Iranian Media Claims ‘Three Israeli Officers Killed In Operation In Syria’

August 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM
Damascus - At least 42 soldiers were allegedly killed in a Syrian air raid in Daraá, including three supposed Israeli officers, reported Fars News, an official Iranian news agency, on Saturday. According to the report, military sources have reported the death of senior Israeli and Jordanian officers in Southern Syria following an air raid operation in the region. The report refers to the...

Tehran – Iran Jails Two People For 10 Years For Spying For The U.S. And Israel

August 30, 2015 at 09:56 AM
Tehran - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted. "These two people were sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Revolutionary Court," Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. The announcement came...

West Bank – Israel Has Failed To Reform Jewish Radicals, Critics Charge

August 30, 2015 at 09:49 AM
West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property. But the program — which included plans for a summer camp and carpentry courses to keep the kids out of trouble — has foundered. Many settler youths have...

Ramallah – Video Goes Viral Of Israeli Soldier Being Attacked By Palestinian Women And Girl

August 30, 2015 at 09:24 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory. In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen holding a 12-year-old boy, his arm in a cast, in a chokehold in an attempt to arrest him. The soldier is...

Cairo – Egypt Summons UK Ambassador Over Criticism Of Al Jazeera Trial

August 30, 2015 at 09:07 AM
Cairo - Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media said on Sunday. After the court on Saturday sentenced the journalists to three years imprisonment for operating without a license, British Ambassador John Casson said he was shocked...

Warsaw – Poland’s Mixed Feelings Over Memorial To Rescuers Of Jews

August 30, 2015 at 08:51 AM
Warsaw - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews. Today the boy, Sigmund Rolat, is an 85-year-old Polish-American businessman...

Paris – More ID, Bag Checks On Europe’s Trains After Americans Foil Attack

August 30, 2015 at 08:30 AM
Paris - European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks would be carried out on cross-border trains "everywhere it is necessary." He spoke after meeting in Paris with top...

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