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Jerusalem – AP Bureau Chief: Israeli Media Criticism Of Foreign Press Verges On ‘Incitement’

February 21, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s increasingly hostile condemnations of the foreign press are beginning to verge on incitement, Associated Press bureau chief Josef Federman claimed during a talk with American-Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. Such complaints “have begun to border on incitement against the foreign media,” Federman said last week, referencing criticism of coverage of recent terrorist...

Fenton Township, MI – Family Of Six Dead In Michigan, Carbon Monoxide Suspected

February 21, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Fenton Township, MI - A family of six was found dead inside a Michigan home and officials said on Sunday they believed carbon monoxide was to blame. Four children, aged between 2 and 11-years-old, were among the dead who were found in separate rooms of the Fenton Township house, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell told reporters on Sunday. "It's very difficult," Pickell said in a...

California – Common Software Would Have Let FBI Unlock Shooter’s IPhone

February 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM
San Bernardino, CA - The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. If the technology, known as...

Columbia, SC – Time Is Running Out For Donald Trump’s Rivals To Stop Him

February 21, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Columbia, SC - Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him after his dominant performance in South Carolina. A close look at the election calendar suggests that if the New York billionaire's rivals don't slow him by mid-March, their only chance to deny him the Republican presidential nomination may be a nasty and public fight at the party's convention this summer. "When you...

New York – Hamantaschen For Purim Inspires Dozens Of Variations

February 21, 2016 at 09:57 PM
New York - The most recognizable symbol for the Jewish holiday of Purim is a three-cornered cookie, called a hamantaschen. Purim, which begins March 24, is a particularly joyful festival, nicknamed the Id-al-Sukkar, or the sugar holiday, by Muslims because sweet treats are plentiful. It is a sweet spirited holiday, notwithstanding the ancient Persian tale associated with it featuring complex...

Fort Lee, NJ – Taxpayers’ Bill Reaches $10 Million For Christie’s GW Bridge Case Fees

February 21, 2016 at 09:24 PM
Fort Lee, NJ - New Jersey taxpayers have spent more than $10 million for legal services for Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane closure case still pending against two former Christie allies. The updated total became known late Friday after the state released details for the first time on the more than $2 million paid over the past two years to a firm...

Washington – Obama Administration Would Let Apple Keep Software To Help FBI Hack iPhone

February 21, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The Obama administration has told a U.S. magistrate judge it would be willing to allow Apple Inc. to retain possession of and later destroy specialized software it has been ordered to design to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone used by the gunman in December's mass shootings in California. The government made clear that it was open to less intrusive options in a new legal...

New York – Gas Prices Drop 5 Cents Over Past 2 Weeks, To $1.77

February 21, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - The average price of gasoline has dropped 5 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.77 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price is 56 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago. Lundberg says it's less likely that gas prices will continue to slide because crude oil prices are almost unchanged from a month ago. In the Lower 48 states, the highest average...

Washington – Sanders In Congress: A Mix Of Victories, Quixotic Efforts

February 21, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Bernie Sanders came to Washington as an activist, not a legislator. The Democratic presidential candidate has preferred rabble-rousing to the schmoozing required to get bills passed. So it's not surprising that his 25-year congressional career is defined by what he's opposed — big banks, the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, tax cuts for the wealthy — rather than what he's...

Barcelona, Spain – LG Unveils Smartphone With Dual Camera, Virtual-reality Set

February 21, 2016 at 06:47 PM
Barcelona, Spain - LG is unveiling a smartphone with two lenses and jumping into the nascent world of virtual reality. The main camera on LG's upcoming G5 smartphone will have both a regular lens for standard shots and a wider-angle lens so you can capture more of what's in front of you without having to step back. It will also adopt a modular approach to design, so you'll be able to pop...

Amman, Jordan – Kerry Meets With Abbas, Urges Calm, Decrease In Violence

February 21, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Amman, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged calm in talks on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. "The Secretary continued to urge for calm and a decrease in violence, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric," State...

Salt Lake City – Woman Says Snake Head Found In Green Bean Can

February 21, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Salt Lake City - An Oregon food distribution company has halted some shipments of canned green beans after a Utah woman said she found a severed snake head in a can. The unsettling discovery was made Wednesday night at a Mormon church in Farmington, Utah, while women and youth were preparing a meal for older members of the congregation. Troy Walker said she was taking beans out of a slow...

Paris – France Names Jewish Woman As New Culture Minister

February 21, 2016 at 03:57 PM
Paris - France has named a Jewish woman as its new culture minister. Audrey Azoulay was named last week during a Cabinet reshuffle. She is the daughter of Andre Azoulay, an adviser to Moroccan King Mohammed VI, and writer Katia Brami. She is a native of Morocco. In 2014, Azoulay, 43, was named culture and communications adviser to President Francois Hollande, after serving as a civil...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Protest Against Netanyahu, Demanding Deportation Of Terrorists’ Families

February 21, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israelis attended a demonstration organized by the Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Council outside the weekly cabinet meeting this morning. The demonstrators protested the government’s failure to stop the ongoing wave of terror, whose most recent victim, Tuvia Yanai Weissman, was murdered on Thursday at a supermarket in the Shaar Binyamin Industrial Zone. While Prime...

New York – Trump On Rival Bush’s Exit: Don’t Look At Me, It Wasn’t His Time, That’s All

February 21, 2016 at 03:00 PM
New York - responsibility for the former Florida governor's exit from the 2016 White House race. "I just don't know what did him in," Trump, who won South Carolina's Republican primary election handily on Saturday, said in an interview on CNN. Trump had repeatedly made Bush the target of pointed attacks throughout his campaign for the Republican nomination to run in the Nov. 8 general...

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