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United Nations – Israel: Lebanon Violated UNSC Resolution Calls To Disarm Hezbollah More Than 2,000 Times

February 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM
United Nations - Lebanon violated UN Security Council Resolution 1701, 2,374 times in 2015, according to a report the Israeli Mission released to the UN on Sunday. Resolution 1701 was passed in 2006 and was intended to resolve that summer’s war between Israel and Lebanon. It called for a disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, including Hezbollah. It also stated that no armed forces...

Illinois – Iran Deal Splits Democrats In Suburban Chicago US House Race

February 28, 2016 at 09:40 PM
Chicago, IL - After fueling months of fights in Washington, President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is now popping up in an unusual place: a Democratic primary north of Chicago, splitting party leaders' loyalties and making Republicans giddy about a potentially weakened opponent in one of 2016's most competitive U.S. House races. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the minority whip who...

Elizabeth, NJ – Off-duty NYC Cop Killed By Hit-and-run Driver On NJ Turnpike

February 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Elizabeth, NJ - An off-duty New York City police officer was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver following an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. State police say the two-vehicle accident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday in a southbound lane in Elizabeth. Officials say 25-year-old Vincent Harrison got out of one of the cars and was on the side of the highway when he was hit. He was...

Buenos Aires – Argentine Judge Summons Former President Fernandez For Questioning In Fraud Probe

February 28, 2016 at 08:27 PM
Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has summoned former President Cristina Fernandez for questioning in a probe into the sale of dollar future contracts at below market rates by the central bank just months before she handed over power in December. Judge Claudio Bonadio also summoned Fernandez's former economy minister, Axel Kicillof, and former central bank chief Alejandro Vanoli on suspicions...

Jerusalem – Director Of The Israel Museum In Jerusalem Steps Aside

February 28, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has announced its longtime director James Snyder, credited with transforming the institution into a world-class museum, is stepping aside. It said in a statement Sunday that Snyder will assume a newly created position —International President for the museum's worldwide activities — in 2017. The museum is now searching for a new...

California – US Appeals Court: Terror Victims Can Seize $9.4 Million Of Iran Funds

February 28, 2016 at 07:21 PM
California - In a race to be the first terror victims in US history to actually collect damages from Iran, a group of victims of a 1997 triple suicide bombing in Jerusalem won a major $9.4 million US appeals court judgment. The Ninth Circuit Appellate Court which handles appeals from California court decisions, handed down the judgment on Friday, in favor of a group of victims represented by...

Washington – AP News Guide: Super Tuesday Is Super Nail-bitey

February 28, 2016 at 06:39 PM
Washington - Super Tuesday is the big gulp moment for any presidential candidate who makes it that far. It's the biggest day of competition in American democracy except for Election Day itself. It's super nail-bitey, super expensive and often super-clarifying — the killer and maker of dreams. So will it set everything straight in the chaotic presidential race? Maybe. Quite possibly...

Washington – Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump White House Bid

February 28, 2016 at 05:50 PM
Washington - Republican Donald Trump has picked up the endorsement of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. At a rally with Trump in Huntsville, Alabama, Sessions says he told Trump: "This isn't a campaign. This is a movement." The GOP senator says "nobody's perfect," but that "at this time in American history, we need to make America great again." He was repeating a Trump slogan. Sessions had...

Leesburg, VA – Former Klan Leader At Center Of Latest GOP Campaign Joust

February 28, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Leesburg, VA - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is drawing criticism for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from form Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, with Marco Rubio using the matter to hammer the billionaire businessman ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries. Trump was asked Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" whether he rejected support from the former KKK Grand...

Milwaukee – Black Milwaukee Sheriff Takes On Black Lives Matter Movement

February 28, 2016 at 04:02 PM
Milwaukee - David Clarke, the African-American sheriff of Milwaukee County, is a man on a mission - to rebut allegations that U.S. police have been too quick to use deadly force against blacks in a spate of killings from New York to Ferguson, Missouri. The 38-year law enforcement veteran has become one of the most polarizing black critics of the "Black Lives Matter" movement that grew out of...

Washington – Republicans Rubio, Cruz Release Taxes, Piling Pressure On Trump

February 28, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz released tax returns for several years on Saturday in an effort to pressure billionaire front-runner Donald Trump to follow suit. Rubio, whose financial decisions earlier in his life have come under scrutiny, paid $78,917 in taxes on $335,561 in gross income in 2014, along with his wife, Jeanette. Cruz paid $389,124 in...

New York – US Senator Wants Government To Set Airline Seat-size Rules

February 28, 2016 at 03:05 PM
New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines." The New York Democrat told The Associated Press the airlines have been slowly cutting down legroom and seat width. "One of the most vexing things when you travel on an...

Bentonville, AR – Trump Defends ‘Trump University’ From Rubio, Cruz Attacks; NY AG Fires Back

February 28, 2016 at 02:31 PM
Bentonville, AR - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is playing defense on at least one issue these days: his role in a now-defunct real estate seminar business called Trump University. At a rally in Arkansas on Saturday, Trump took a break from his stump speech to downplay a class-action civil lawsuit pending against the business, which was founded by Trump and offered students...

Ramallah, West Bank – Visiting French Chefs Scramble Palestinian Cuisine

February 28, 2016 at 02:01 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - At a time of simmering Mideast tensions and rising malaise, a group of French chefs recently visited the West Bank to bring a little joie de vivre to Palestinian kitchens. The eight chefs visited restaurants in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and east Jerusalem in a weeklong event earlier this month sponsored by the French government, which prides itself on culinary diplomacy...

Jerusalem – Thousands Mourn The Passing Of Rav Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz

February 28, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Jerusalem - Swells of black hatted mourners gathered on rooftops, packed the Ponovezh Yeshiva and jammed the streets of Bnei Brak for blocks as they took part in the levaya for Rav Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz who passed away yesterday morning in a Ramat Gan hospital at the age of 83. Rabbi Leibowitz, rosh yeshiva of the Ponovezh Yeshiva and Yeshivas Kaminetz, had been hospitalized several times...

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