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Colorado – Gold Mine Toxic Wastewater Spill Triples In Volume To 3 Million Gallons

August 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM
Colorado - Some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater, triple previous estimates, have poured from a defunct Colorado gold mine into local streams since a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers accidentally triggered the spill last week, EPA officials said on Sunday. The discharge, containing high concentrations of heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, was continuing to flow...

Tokyo – Japan’s Abe To Refer To ‘apology’ In WW2 Anniversary Remarks

August 9, 2015 at 11:46 PM
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will include the words "apology" and "aggression" in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of World War Two's end, NHK public TV said, an apparent nod to critics who fear he will dilute past apologies. An initial draft did not include the word "apology", some media reports had said, which would likely anger China and South Korea where bitter...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police Say Plan To Arrest Suspected Pashkevilim Poster Praising Gay Pride Parade Stabbings

August 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM
Israel - Jerusalem Police have launched an investigation into dozens of posters affixed publicly in several ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods throughout the capital praising the stabbings and murder carried out by Yishai Schlissel during the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last month. According to police, the posters were distributed by a group called “The Faithful Jewry,” which honored Schlissel...

Berlin – Germanwings Crash Families Prepare Lawsuit In U.S.

August 9, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Berlin - The families of passengers killed in the Germanwings crash will take legal action against Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) in the United States after rejecting the carrier's compensation offer as inadequate, Bild am Sonntag said, citing the families' lawyer. Germanwings, a unit of Lufthansa, in June offered 25,000 euros ($27,500) per victim for the pain and suffering caused by the March 24 crash...

Cleveland, OH – Eating Oily Fish May Help Kids Avoid Nasal Allergies

August 9, 2015 at 09:49 PM
Cleveland, OH - Children who eat certain types of fish may be less likely to develop nasal allergies, according to a study from Sweden. Researchers studied what children ate at age eight and then monitored whether they developed nasal inflammation due to allergies or colds by age 16. Regular consumption of oily fish like salmon was linked a reduced risk of allergic rhinitis, or inflammation of...

Missouri – Pig’s Head Used In Ferguson Anniversary Protest

August 9, 2015 at 09:04 PM
Missouri - Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. ‎ After a peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters converged outside the police department after 10 p.m. They carved and ate from the pig's head, which was placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Earlier in the...

Rome – Vatican Calls On A-G To Indict Extremist Jewish Leader Following Endorsement Of Burning Churches

August 9, 2015 at 08:16 PM
Rome - The Vatican called on the Attorney-General on Sunday to indict Lehava head Benzi Gopstein on suspicion of incitement to violence and terrorism. The letter, filed by the Vatican's representative in Israel, Custodia da Terra Santa, to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein, followed comments made by Gopstein last week in favor of burning down churches in Israel. Lehava is a radical...

Tehran – Iran Furious At Hamas’ Warming Ties With Saudis, Cancels Delegation’s Visit To Tehran

August 9, 2015 at 07:41 PM
Tehran - Iran has canceled a scheduled visit by a Hamas delegation to the Islamic Republic in response to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal's visit to Tehran's rival Saudi Arabia last month, the Huffington Post's Arabic edition quoted informed sources as saying Saturday. According to the sources, a senior official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards met with Hamas representatives in an undisclosed...

Los Algodones, Mexico – Facing Rising Dental Costs, Seniors Head To Mexico

August 9, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Los Algodones, Mexico - Mark Bolzern traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices. About 60 percent of Americans have dental insurance coverage, the highest it has been in...

Manhattan, NY – Amarin Scores Early Victory In Fish Oil Drug Marketing Lawsuit

August 9, 2015 at 06:11 PM
Manhattan, NY - A judge on Friday barred the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from stopping Irish drugmaker Amarin Corp from promoting its fish oil drug for off-label uses, saying the company is protected by the First Amendment. The pharmaceutical industry has been watching this case because it is one of the first to raise a First Amendment argument in defense of promoting drugs for uses the...

London – ‘Race Against Time’ To Stop ISIS Terror Attack Targeting Queen Elizabeth

August 9, 2015 at 05:27 PM
London - Britain's MI5 Security Service and police are reportedly in a "race against time" to stop Islamic State jihadis from targeting England's Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family at a parade in London next Saturday.  According to a report in British newspaperThe Daily Mail on Saturday, intelligence forces have determined that terrorists in Syria are orchestrating a...

Jerusalem – Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli In West Bank

August 9, 2015 at 04:59 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station in the occupied West Bank on Sunday along a main highway near Jerusalem, police said. The Israeli 26-year-old civilian was lightly hurt and taken to hospital, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, adding that the Palestinian attacker had come from a village near highway 443, one of two major routes...

Tehran – Son Of Former Iranian President Sentenced To 10-Years In Prison

August 9, 2015 at 04:33 PM
Tehran - The son of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani presented himself at Tehran's Evin prison on Sunday to begin serving a ten year sentence on charges linked to embezzlement, bribery and what state television called "anti-security issues". Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani read out a statement disputing his sentence before entering the prison. The sentence is “not fair or...

Camarillo, CA – Survey: US Gasoline Prices Down 11 Cents In The Past 2 Weeks

August 9, 2015 at 04:21 PM
Camarillo, CA - The average price of gasoline has dropped 11 cents over the past two weeks to $2.71 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the current average sits 81 cents below the year-ago price. The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was $2.19 a gallon in Charleston, South Carolina. The highest was $3.80 a gallon in Los Angeles. California...

Netherlands – Dutch Chief Rabbi Says “It Is Time” For Netherlands To Apologize For Involvement In Holocaust

August 9, 2015 at 03:34 PM
Netherlands - Denmark's Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs say "it is time," and is calling on Netherland's Prime Minister to follow the lead of his neighbors and offer an official apology for the nation collaborating with the Nazis in the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. Rabbi Jacobs told JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1WarHDe) last week that the time for a "comprehensive apology" has come due from...

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