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Washington – Spokeswoman: U.S. ‘Concerned’ About Israel Destroying Palestinian Homes

April 1, 2016 at 06:40 PM
Washington - The United States is "concerned" about Israel's demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that it raised questions about Israel's commitment to a two-state political solution to the Palestinian conflict. Israeli forces bulldozed a school in the Bedouin village of Khirbet Tana in the West Bank early in...

Los Angeles, CA – Knife Found At O.J. Simpson Former Home Ruled Out As 1994 Murder Weapon

April 1, 2016 at 05:45 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Testing has ruled out a knife purportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson as having been used in the 1994 murders he was acquitted of committing in the "Trial of the Century," a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said on Friday. Forensic investigators conducted DNA and other tests on the blade after it was turned over to Los Angeles police within the last few...

Washington – Leaders Warn Of Harrowing Risk Of Nuclear-armed Terrorists

April 1, 2016 at 05:26 PM
Washington - World leaders declared progress Friday in securing nuclear materials worldwide but warned of a persistent and harrowing threat: terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear bomb. "It would change our world," President Barack Obama said. Obama, addressing a nuclear security summit, said there was no doubt that if "madmen" in the Islamic State group obtained nuclear material, they...

Washington – Sikh U.S. Army Captain Allowed To Wear Beard, Turban In Uniform

April 1, 2016 at 04:41 PM
Washington - A Sikh U.S. Army captain has been granted a long-term religious accommodation to wear a beard, turban and uncut hair in uniform, a decision supporters hailed on Friday as a landmark that could help other religious Sikhs to serve in the military. Captain Simratpal Singh received the religious accommodation in a memorandum from Assistant Army Secretary Debra Wada dated March 30. The...

Washington – Obama Says IS Will ‘lash Out’ Beyond Iraq, Syria

April 1, 2016 at 04:26 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says as the Islamic State group gets squeezed in Iraq and Syria, it will "lash out" elsewhere in the world. Obama is speaking at the close of a nuclear security summit in Washington. He says the Islamic State is losing territory and its oil infrastructure and says morale among its fighters is declining. Obama says the group is a threat to all nations...

Belgium – Airlines Still Offering Waivers For Travel To Brussels

April 1, 2016 at 04:02 PM
Belgium - Travelers who booked trips through Brussels have options while the airport in the Belgian capital remains closed after last month's bombings. Passengers whose flights on U.S. airlines are canceled can get a full refund. The airlines are also allowing passengers to rebook without paying the usual ticket-change fee, but the terms differ by carrier. Customers who want to rebook or...

Cupertino, CA – Apple Still Strong At 40, But Are Best Years Behind It?

April 1, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Cupertino, CA - Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. Today, the maker of iPhones and Mac computers is the world's most valuable public corporation, with 100,000 employees and a new, multi-billion dollar headquarters in Cupertino, California, set to open next year...

Brussels – Brussels Airport Restart Delayed As Police Demand More Security

April 1, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Brussels - Brussels main airport failed to reopen on Friday evening as planned because police and airport authorities could not agree on how to screen passengers arriving for flights following the March 22 suicide bombings. The airport has not handled passenger flights since two suspected Islamist militants carried out the attacks. Those bombs and a separate one on a metro train in the city...

Beijing – Chinese News Agency Tells Readers To Ignore April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Beijing - China's Communist Party has a new target in its campaign against pernicious Western cultural influences: April Fools' Day. "The so-called Western April Fools' Day does not conform to Chinese cultural traditions or socialist core values," the party's leading propaganda organ, Xinhua News Agency, said in a brief message on its official microblog Friday. "Hope people won't believe in...

Ulster County, NY – Sheriff: Author Of Anti-Semitic Facebook Post Calling KJ Residents “Rats” Misidentified As Ulster Sheriff Employee

April 1, 2016 at 01:50 PM
Ulster County, NY - A Facebook post by a News 12 reporter on yesterday’s massive fire in Kiryas Joel came under scrutiny today as one of many anti-Semitic comments on the blaze was made by a man who claimed to work for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. The original post by Blaise Gomez of News 12 featured initial details of the fire at the multi-family home on Lizensk Boulevard and...

Gaza City – Hamas: ‘We Have Four Israeli Prisoners Of War In Our Custody’

April 1, 2016 at 01:26 PM
Gaza City - The Islamist group Hamas publicly acknowledged on Friday that it is holding the remains of two Israeli soldiers and also has in its custody two Israeli nationals who went missing in the Gaza Strip. The group's military wing, Izzadin Kassam Brigades, released a televised statement through official Hamas media in Gaza on Friday saying Israel will have to make concessions if it wants...

New York – Fox’s Kelly Talks Trump Feud: O’Reilly, CNN Should Have Done More For Me

April 1, 2016 at 01:02 PM
New York - Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels has been supportive in her feud with Donald Trump, and colleague Bill O'Reilly and CNN are both on her list. Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS' "Sunday Morning" this weekend, said she wished O'Reilly had done more to defend her when he interviewed Trump before a January debate that the Republican...

Kolkata, India – 5 Construction Officials Arrested Over Indian Overpass Collapse

April 1, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Kolkata, India - Indian police on Friday detained five officials of a company constructing an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80. Rescuers cleared the crumbled concrete and twisted metal rods a day after the collapse in the crowded area of the eastern Indian city. They have pulled out 67 people alive. "There is...

Washington – Sympathizers Urge Trump To Get More Serious In White House Bid

April 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Republican front-runner Donald Trump is facing pressure from supporters and other admirers to take a more serious approach to his U.S. presidential campaign, worried that a string of missteps may do lasting damage. Those who have marveled at Trump's ability to soar to the top are cautioning the New York billionaire just as weaknesses have been exposed in his shoot-from-the-lip...

London – Delivery Driver Plotted To Kill U.S. Soldiers In Britain

April 1, 2016 at 11:28 AM
London - A delivery driver was convicted on Friday of plotting to kill U.S. troops based in England by staging road accidents with soldiers' cars and then attacking them with knives and possibly a home-made bomb. Junead Khan, 25, a supporter of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, was found guilty of preparing terrorist acts. He and his uncle Shazib Khan, 23, were also convicted of planning...

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