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Paris – Man Attacks Soldiers Guarding French Mosque With His Car

January 1, 2016 at 03:58 PM
Paris - A man rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque on Friday in the southeast French city of Valence, and was stopped when a soldier fired and wounded him, authorities said. His motives were unclear. One soldier was slightly injured in the leg, and a passerby was hit in the leg by a stray bullet, the interior and defense ministers said in a joint statement. The man, who was...

Tel Aviv – Shin Bet Probes Link Between Dizengoff Shooting And Murder Of Taxi Driver But Court Orders Media Gag

January 1, 2016 at 03:39 PM
Tel Aviv - The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is investigating a possible link between the deadly shooting attack on Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Street on Friday and the murder of a taxi driver in north Tel Aviv just 30 minutes earlier, according to media reports. But the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court instituted a media gag order on Friday which prohibits the press from reporting on certain details...

Rochester, NY – Bar Owner Says Suspect In Would-be Terror Plot A Panhandler

January 1, 2016 at 03:11 PM
Rochester, NY - A western New York bar owner who says his restaurant was the one identified by authorities as the target of a would-be terrorist says the man arrested in the plot is an aggressive panhandler. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester (http://on.rocne.ws/1R3YfOX ) reports that Merchants Grill co-owner John Page described Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, as a panhandler who "caused...

Albany, NY – New York Awards $10M To Improve 911

January 1, 2016 at 03:03 PM
Albany, NY - New York state has given $10 million to local communities to upgrade and support 911 dispatch systems. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grant on Wednesday. The money will go to 57 counties plus New York City. Albany County will get the largest single amount, a grant of more than $233,000. New York City will receive $214,000. The funds are intended to go to technology upgrades...

New Delhi – Indian Capital Starts Limiting Cars For 2 Weeks To Clear Air

January 1, 2016 at 02:33 PM
New Delhi - The Indian capital on Friday kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks. New Delhi is testing a formula where private cars will be allowed on the roads only on alternate days from Jan. 1-15, depending on whether their license plates end in an even or an odd number. On Friday, most cars appeared...

New York – Can You Download Me Now? NY Payphones Become Wi-Fi Hot Spots

January 1, 2016 at 02:03 PM
New York - Operator, won't you help me replace this call? A 9-foot-tall, narrow structure installed this past week on a Manhattan sidewalk is signaling a plan to turn payphones into what's billed as the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network. The first of at least 7,500 planned hot spots are due to go online early next year, promising superfast and free Wi-Fi service, new...

Tel Aviv, Israel – Both Victims Identified In Fatal Tel Aviv Shooting

January 1, 2016 at 01:17 PM
Tel Aviv - Alon Bekeland and Shimon Ruimi have been identified as the two men shot and killed at a popular bar in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon. Alon Bekel, a shift manager at the pub which took the brunt of the gunfire on Dizengoff Street. “We are losing our good kids,” Bakal’s father says from Ichilov Hospital. He “studied law and business management...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Arab Believed To Be Gunman Who Went On Tel Aviv Shooting Rampage

January 1, 2016 at 12:47 PM
Tel Aviv - Israeli investigators believe that the gunman who went on a shooting rampage on a busy Tel Aviv street Friday afternoon is an Israeli Arab. According to Channel 10, authorities are now searching the home of the family of the gunman. The suspect is from the region of Wadi Ara, not far from the northern town of Haifa. Channel 10 reported on Friday that the suspect's father...

New York – How An End To Phone Discounts Will Help Customers

January 1, 2016 at 12:40 PM
New York - AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That's because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when you buy your own phone or bring a used one. Some may pay a bit more, some a bit less...

New York – Man Crushed To Death By Falling Elevator In New York City

January 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM
New York - A 25-year-old man has been crushed to death on New Year's Eve by a falling elevator in New York City. Police say the accident happened around midnight Thursday in an apartment building on Broome Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The victim was identified as Stephen Hewett-Brown, of the Bronx. Witnesses tell the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1R1VT2P ) that the victim died after...

Dubai, UAE – New Year’s Eve Skyscraper Fire In Dubai Smolders Into 2016

January 1, 2016 at 11:27 AM
Dubai, UAE - A towering inferno that engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year's Eve burned on into the first morning of 2016 as firefighters worked to douse its embers on Friday. The blaze at the Address Downtown, one of the most upscale hotels and residences in Dubai, comes after a series of fires striking the towers that provide this megacity its futuristic skyline. While...

Tel Aviv – Report: Copy Of Koran Found In Tel Aviv Gunman’s Backpack

January 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM
Tel Aviv - A copy of the Islamic holy text Koran was found inside the backpack being carried by the gunman who opened fire on a crowded Tel Aviv street on Friday, killing at least two people, Channel 10 reported. Israeli Channel 10 TV defense analyst Alon Ben-David said a Quran, the Muslim holy book, was found later in the attacker's bag. He did not say how he knew this and The Associated...

Jerusalem – Bodies Of Palestinian Attackers Transferred To West Bank

January 1, 2016 at 10:55 AM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military has transferred almost two dozen bodies of Palestinians it says were involved in violence over the past few months to their families in the West Bank. The army says 23 bodies were handed over on Friday. Most were handed over in Hebron, where many of the Palestinian attackers have come from. In October, Israel began withholding the bodies of suspected...

Tel Aviv – VIDEO: Tel Aviv Gunman Buys Vegetables, Then Pulls Out Rifle And Starts Shooting

January 1, 2016 at 10:39 AM
Tel Aviv - A gunman killed two people and wounded at least three others in central Tel Aviv on Friday before fleeing, Israeli police said, adding that the motive for the attack was unclear. Israeli Channel 10 TV showed CCTV footage of the incident, obtained from a shop near the bar. It shows a man with short hair, glasses and a black bag over his shoulder scooping up some cashew nuts, putting...

New York – Trump : ‘I Have A Very Big Lead And I Intend To Keep It”

January 1, 2016 at 09:59 AM
New York - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is serving notice on his GOP White House rivals that "I have a very big lead and I intend to keep it." Trump, gathered with his family for a New Year's Eve celebration in Palm Beach, Florida, says he's determined to "make America great again." Interviewed by Fox News Channel, Trump says he'll be Hillary Clinton's "worst nightmare"...

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