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Aventura, FL – WSVN: FBI Foils Terror Attack At Aventura Synagogue

May 1, 2016 at 11:18 PM
Aventura, FL -A South Florida man who was planning a Passover terror attack on a Miami area synagogue is in FBI custody after federal agents who posed as terrorists set up a sting operation to stop the planned bloodshed. According to Florida’s 7News an unidentified man had planned to throw an explosive device over the wall encircling the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center on Friday night, the...

New York, NY – Uber Drivers In New York Form Labor Association

May 1, 2016 at 10:22 PM
New York, NY - Uber drivers in New York state have formed an association to strengthen their hand in dealing with the ride-sharing service, labor leaders said on Sunday, days after the company agreed to a $100 million settlement with drivers in two other states. More than 1,000 Uber drivers signed membership cards with the association, known as the Amalgamated Local of Livery Employees in...

Washington – Clinton: Don’t Let Progress Fall To Trump

May 1, 2016 at 09:49 PM
Washington - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is appealing to African-American voters to prevent the progress achieved under Barack Obama's presidency from being "torn away" if her Republican counterpart is elected to the White House. Speaking to thousands at an NAACP dinner in Detroit on Sunday, Clinton pointed to Donald Trump's "insidious" role in the birther movement that questioned...

New York, NY – Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At A Manhattan Church

May 1, 2016 at 08:30 PM
New York, NY - The main body of a fire that heavily damaged a historic church in New York City has been knocked down. Authorities report one minor injury in the blaze that started Sunday evening at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan. Firefighters are still putting out small pockets of flames. The blaze sent smoke plumes billowing into the sky and completely destroyed...

Los Angeles – May Day Rallies In Los Angeles Carry Strong Anti-Trump Theme

May 1, 2016 at 07:45 PM
Los Angeles - Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in May Day rallies that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The rallies in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed...

New York – Schumer: Probe Billboards Using Phone Data To Track Shoppers

May 1, 2016 at 06:44 PM
New York - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers. New York Sen. Charles Schumer has dubbed Clear Channel Outdoor Americas' so-called RADAR program "spying billboards," warning the service may violate privacy rights by tracking people's cell phone data via the ad space. "A...

Vaalwater, South Africa – South Africa: Rescued Lions Explore New Home In Sanctuary

May 1, 2016 at 05:28 PM
Vaalwater, South Africa - Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday. One of the 33 lions, a male known as Zeus, let out a mighty roar before stepping out of his cage into an enclosure where he will spend the...

Daytona Beach, FL – James Bond Meets Samuel Colt: Seeking To Build A Safer Gun

May 1, 2016 at 04:27 PM
Daytona Beach, FL - Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. His family is renowned for its premier line of shotguns treasured by law enforcement, hunters and the military. Mossberg already has spent more than a decade working to develop — and someday bring to the...

Berlin – German Official Denies Report On Foreign Policy Shift On Israel

May 1, 2016 at 03:41 PM
Berlin - A German government official denied on Sunday a magazine report which said Berlin might end its unconditional support for Israel due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's increasing frustration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies. Germany has for decades felt duty bound to support Israel because of the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust. But Der Spiegel...

Jupiter, FL – 6 People, Including 4 Children Die, In Florida Car Wreck

May 1, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Jupiter, FL - Six people, including four children, have died from a weekend crash on a South Florida interstate, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash involved a minivan and an SUV on Interstate 95 in Jupiter about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to authorities. Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said Heidi Solis-Perez of Stuart, Florida, lost control of her Mercury Villager and hit a...

Washington – Obama, First Lady Review Library Design Proposals

May 1, 2016 at 02:18 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. The White House says the president's wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday's meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to build the library in one of two parks Chicago's South Side. Completion...

Debrecen, Hungary – Two Arrested In Murder Of Missing Israeli Found In Forest In Hungary

May 1, 2016 at 01:37 PM
Debrecen, Hungary - Two suspects were arrested Sunday for the murder of Ofir Gross, 40, who had been declared missing since last week in Hungary according to Israeli authorities. Gross' body was found in a forest not far from the eastern city of Debrecen. He had last contacted his family Thursday before disappearing. The suspects in custody are male, aged 21 and 19. “We received word that...

Stuttgart, Germany – Anti-immigrant AfD Says Muslims Not Welcome In Germany

May 1, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Stuttgart, Germany - Members of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the constitution and calls for a ban on minarets and the burqa. Set up three years ago, the AfD has been buoyed by Europe's migrant crisis, which saw the arrival of more than one million, mostly Muslim migrants, in Germany last...

New York – Powerball Jackpot Reaches $348 Million

May 1, 2016 at 11:56 AM
New York - Grab your tickets. The Powerball lottery jackpot is up to $348 million dollars and counting! No one took home the grand prize in Saturday night’s drawing. That means the jackpot is expected to grow even more by the next drawing on Wednesday. You can do a lot with $348 million dollars, but you’ll only get that amount if you take the annuity, the money paid out over 30...

Washington – Donald Trump Says Republican Race All But Over If He Wins Indiana

May 1, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Washington - Front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican U.S. presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday's contest in Indiana, where he now holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist opinion poll showed Trump with a wide lead in Indiana, 49 percent to 34 percent for Cruz and 13 percent for a third candidate...

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