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Washington – Boeing Wins Contract To Build New Air Force One Presidential Jets

January 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday. The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing an initial contract worth $25.8 million to reduce risk and lower the cost of the program by looking at the tradeoffs between the requirements and design of the new plane...

Des Moines, IA – Former Trump Female Campaign Staffer Files Discrimination Complaint

January 31, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Des Moines, IA - A 26-year-old former campaign staffer for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has accused the campaign of sex discrimination, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who worked as an organizer in Iowa for the New York businessman, filed a complaint with the Davenport, Iowa, Civil Rights Commission, claiming female staffers were paid less than...

Jerusalem – The Philanthropist Who Flew A Million Jews To Israel

January 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - Aaron Frenkel sat in his office in his Tel Aviv beachfront home, looking back at what has been a spectacular career. In an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post, the 58-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist recalled how he had soared from a modest start in Bnei Brak to the heights of the international aviation industry. Along the way, the soft-spoken Frenkel revealed...

United Nations – Ban Doubles Down On Israel Comments In NY Times Op-Ed

January 31, 2016 at 10:19 PM
New York - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli criticism of attacks on its settlement policy unsustainable in an opinion piece published Sunday by The New York Times, doubling down on comments that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said justified terrorism. In the piece entitled, "Don't Shoot the Messenger, Israel," Ban reiterated many of his comments to the U.N. Security Council...

Berlin – German Paper Uses Nazi Language To Blame Israel For Palestinian Terrorism

January 31, 2016 at 09:59 PM
Berlin - An article in the Munich-basedSüddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has been accused of mimicking Nazi rhetoric by placing the blame for Palestinian terrorism squarely on Israel’s shoulders. Titled, “Israel suffers for its cycle of revenge,” an article last week by the newspaper’s Israel-based correspondent, Peter Münch, quoted from an interview with Said Zidani, a Palestinian philosophy...

Des Moines, IA – Republican Jeb Bush Tells Rival Marco Rubio ‘stop Whining’

January 31, 2016 at 09:08 PM
Des Moines, IA - Jeb Bush is showing no sign of going down quietly on the eve of Iowa's leadoff caucuses, despite falling behind in the polls. The former Florida governor says Marco Rubio supporters should "stop whining" about attack ads from his allies. Bush spoke to The Associated Press Sunday afternoon after a campaign appearance in Hiawatha, Iowa. He says the Rubio attacks are "minor...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Gaza Militants Against Attacking

January 31, 2016 at 08:08 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza on Sunday that his country will retaliate with "greater force" than deployed in the 2014 Gaza war if cross-border tunnels are used to attack Israel. Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels to infiltrate Israel in order to carry out attacks. Israelis living near Gaza have...

Albany, NY – Billboards Ask Public To Apply ‘See Something, Say Something’ To Political Corruption

January 31, 2016 at 07:46 PM
Albany, NY - Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban neighborhoods to the many state buildings scattered throughout New York's capital city. Based on Albany's remarkable penchant for corruption, odds are that a few of them have a story the feds would like to hear. That's where the big signs on the highway come in. Authorities have turned to using digital...

New York – After Sandy Upgrades, Power Stays On During Blizzard

January 31, 2016 at 06:55 PM
New York - Electric utilities that spent billions of dollars hardening infrastructure after Superstorm Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in 2012 say those upgrades helped keep the lights on during last weekend's blizzard. The wind whipped and the snow piled up by the foot, but compared to many previous storms, power outages were mild. Consolidated Edison, which serves 3 million customers in...

Iowa – In Final Iowa Blitz, An Outraged Clinton Channels Sanders

January 31, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Iowa - Seeking victory in Iowa, Hillary Clinton has begun channeling the economic indignation of her rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose unapologetically liberal campaign has tightened the race ahead of Monday's caucuses and given him a lead in the New Hampshire contest that follows. Making her closing argument to Iowa caucus-goers, Clinton now cloaks her detailed policy plans in Sanders'...

Gaza – Hamas: Collapsed Gaza Tunnel Was Used To ‘Kidnap’ Body Of IDF Soldier Oron Shaul

January 31, 2016 at 05:12 PM
Gaza - The tunnel that collapsed east of Gaza City last week is the same one that was used in the alleged kidnap of IDF soldier Oron Shaulduring Operation Protective Edge, Khalil Al-Hayeh, a senior Hamas official, revealed on Sunday. The IDF has declared that Shaul was killed in an ambush in Gaza City’s Shejaia neighborhood in the 2014 incursion with Hamas. His body has since remained...

New York – NYC: Deal Reduces Tourism Helicopter Traffic By 50 Percent

January 31, 2016 at 04:37 PM
New York - New York City says it has struck a deal with helicopter operators to reduce the number of tourism flights by 50 percent, meaning thousands fewer such trips starting next year. The plan announced Sunday calls for the number of flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to be reduced by next January. The deal cuts out nearly 30,000 flights annually. The agreement was jointly...

Iowa – Turnout Is Name Of The Game In Monday’s Caucuses

January 31, 2016 at 03:23 PM
Iowa - The 2016 presidential contenders are begging their Iowa supporters to get to the caucuses Monday and Donald Trump, true to form, is in-your-face about it. "You're from Iowa," Trump told a Dubuque crowd Saturday. "Are you afraid of snow?" A snowfall forecast to start Monday night appeared more likely to hinder the hopefuls in their rush out of Iowa than the voters who will be flocking...

New York – Man Slashed On NYC Subway Platform In Sixth Attack This Year

January 31, 2016 at 03:03 PM
New York - Police say a man was slashed in the face in the sixth such attack in the New York subway and on streets this year. The 27-year-old victim was assaulted Sunday morning in a Harlem station. He was waiting for a No. 2 train just after 3 a.m. while arguing with a woman on the platform. Police say that after she asked another man for help, he slashed the victim and fled. Last...

Jerusaem – Israeli Envoy Danon: ‘I Live With Anti-Semitism 24/7 At The United Nations’

January 31, 2016 at 02:34 PM
Jerusalem - “At the UN I live with anti-Semitism twenty four-seven,” Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told attendees at a conference on combating BDS and anti-Semitism in Jerusalem on Sunday. Addressing World Zionist Organization organized conference, Danon said that he felt the UN building to be a “different world, where BDS is felt every minute of every...

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