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London – UK Labour Leader Criticized For Israel, Islamic State Remark

June 30, 2016 at 04:28 PM
London - Embattled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been harshly criticized for comments made Thursday during the release of an independent inquiry into anti-Semitism in the party ranks. The U.K.'s main opposition party leader said Thursday that "Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the (Benjamin) Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for...

Little Falls, NJ – Judge: 14K Cases Possibly Affected By Tainted Lab Work

June 30, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Little Falls, NJ - Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge. Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian held a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Bergen County to outline the process for vetting conviction challenges. Jerejian said the courts are expecting hundreds, if not thousands, of...

Washington – US Navy: Sailors Detained By Iran Spoke Too Much Under Interrogation

June 30, 2016 at 03:24 PM
Washington - American sailors who were detained by Iran in January gave away too much information to their captors and were seized in the Gulf following a series of missteps by the crew and their superiors, the U.S. Navy said in a report on Thursday. The report said some of the 10 crew members, detained at gunpoint Jan. 12 by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), had revealed...

United Nations – UN: Violence, Settlements, Gaza Undermine Hope For Mideast Peace

June 30, 2016 at 03:05 PM
United Nations - Violence and incitement, settlement expansion and a lack of control of Gaza by the Palestinian Authority are undermining hope for Middle East peace, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday, citing a report by the Middle East peace "Quartet". U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov briefed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday on an eagerly awaited report by the Quartet of...

Washington – State Department: Israeli Teen Stabbed In West Bank Is US Citizen

June 30, 2016 at 02:49 PM
Washington - A 13-year-old Israeli girl fatally stabbed in her bedroom in Kiryat Arba on Thursday was a US citizen, the US State Department said. The girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked after a Palestinian terrorist climbed a security fence and entered a home in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. "We have now confirmed that she is a US citizen," State Department spokesman John...

New York – Amid FBI Email Probe, Clinton And Lynch Meet Privately At Phoenix Airport

June 30, 2016 at 02:26 PM
New York - Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state. Lynch told reporters that the meeting at a Phoenix airport on Monday was unplanned and happened while the former president was waiting to depart and...

Kiryat Arba, Israel – Hundreds Bid Tearful Goodbye To Israeli Teen Murdered Asleep In Her Home

June 30, 2016 at 01:52 PM
Kiryat Arba, Israel - Crying, Rena Ariel caressed the blue shroud covered body of her daughter Hallel Yaffa, 13, before uttering her final parting words, to the girl who had been a brilliant student and who loved to dance. “I am giving you one last hug,” Rena said on Thursday evening as she eulogized Hallel in front of the hundreds of mourners who filled the small public grass lawn, just a...

Orange County, NY – KJ Files FOIL Request On Orange County Legoland Project

June 30, 2016 at 01:22 PM
Orange County, NY - As excitement swirls around the new Legoland project in Orange County, some neighbors of the proposed attraction have expressed concern about the mega theme park, including the Village of Kiryas Joel which submitted a FOIL request asking for information regarding the project. The request filed by Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP, an Albany based law firm on behalf of the...

Netanya, Israel – 2 Israelis Wounded In Second Terrorist Stabbing Of The Day

June 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Netanya, Israel - Two Israelis were stabbed in an apparent terror attack near the market in Netanya on Thursday evening. One of the victims, an Israeli man approximately 30 years old, is in serious condition and is receiving medical treatment. The other, a woman, is in moderate condition. The stabber has been shot and killed. The attack took place simultaneously with the funeral of Hallel...

Jerusalem – As Investigations Begin, Reports That Father Of Murdered Teen Among Security Forces Who Found Her

June 30, 2016 at 12:23 PM
Jerusalem - The security establishment, IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) are investigating how 19-year old terrorist Mohammad Tarairah, from the village of Bani Naim near Hebron, managed to climb the fence surrounding Kiryat Arba and enter the settlement. Tarairah had no obstructions when he the entered into the Ariel family's house, and killed 13-year old Hallel Yaffe while she...

New York – ‘Cowboy’ Who Rode Horse Across NYC Bridge Is Arrested

June 30, 2016 at 12:01 PM
New York - New York City police have arrested an 80-year-old man who gained national fame by riding his horse around the country saying he was a cowboy who wanted to help hungry children. Police say Tod "Doc" Mishler was taken into custody Thursday, three days after riding his horse across the Outerbridge Crossing linking New Jersey with Staten Island. A police spokeswoman says charges are...

New York – Staten Island Homemaker Is Sole Winner Of $169 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

June 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM
New York - Nancy Viola, a homemaker from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $169 million sole jackpot-winning ticket from the January 8, 2016 Mega Millions drawing. Viola, like many New York Lottery players, was caught up in Powerball fever in January 2016 as the jackpot approached $1 billion dollars. On January 8, the day of the Mega Millions drawing, Viola called her husband and...

Albany, NY – NY Fund May Drop Investments In Companies Boycotting Israel

June 30, 2016 at 11:28 AM
Albany, NY - New York's comptroller has directed staff of the $178 billion pension fund for state and local government workers to identify and restrict investments in companies supporting a boycott of Israel. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the fund has $532 million in Israel-based investments and attempts to harm its economy put them at risk. Gov. Andrew Cuomo three weeks ago ordered...

Oklahoma City – 8 Rescued After Oklahoma City Roller Coaster Gets Stuck

June 30, 2016 at 11:07 AM
Oklahoma City - No one was injured when a roller coaster at an Oklahoma City amusement park stalled out and stranded eight people, including seven children. Oklahoma City Fire Department District Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters walked the stranded riders down a catwalk to safety Wednesday afternoon after the Frontier City ride became stuck. The riders, which included children ages 7...

Birmingham, AL – Ku Klux Klan Dreams Of Rising Again 150 Years After Founding

June 30, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Birmingham, AL - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence. Yet today...

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