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Ankara, Turkey – Erdogan: US Should Choose Between Turkey, Kurdish Forces

February 7, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Ankara Turkey - Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists. In comments published Sunday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Washington should choose between Turkey and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, or PYD, as its...

Jerusalem – Israeli Research Into Zika Virus Contradicts World Health Organization Findings

February 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Jerusalem - Haifa University has conducted a preliminary study that has identified a correlation between the exceptionally hot and dry winter of northeast Brazil and the recent outbreak of the Zika virus which has led to numerous of birth defects. The study was led by Dr. Shlomit Paz of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa and Professor Jan Semenza...

Santa Clara, CA – Broncos Beat Panthers To Win Super Bowl

February 7, 2016 at 10:31 PM
Santa Clara, CA - Thanks to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Orange Rush, Peyton Manning can go out on top. Miller had 2 1/2 sacks, forced Cam Newton to fumble twice and the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 to win the franchise's third Super Bowl title Sunday night. Newton, the NFL MVP, was harassed by Denver's smothering, top-ranked defense all game. He was visibly frustrated after...

Bnei Brak – Smotrich: IDF Intends To Shut Down Jewish Identity Branch Of IDF Rabbinate

February 7, 2016 at 10:11 PM
Bnei Brak - The discontent in the ranks of the national-religious leadership over the transfer of the Jewish identity branch out of the IDF rabbinate continues to rumble on, with Bayit Yehudi MKs Moti Yogev and Betzalel Smotrich strongly criticizing the decision during a hearing on the issue in the Knesset on Sunday. The Jewish identity branch was established in 2001 to impart an esprit de...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Wants Increased Enforcement, New Measures On Crane Safety

February 7, 2016 at 09:45 PM
New York, NY - NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a four-point plan to increase safety when large cranes are operating. Those steps include new restrictions on crawler cranes during wind conditions, doubled fines for failure to safeguard equipment, increased enforcement of pedestrian safety alongside crane sites and more notification of crane activities to adjacent buildings. The...

Brooklyn, NY – Firefighter Reunited With Chabad Rabbi He Rescued As Teen In 2002 Blaze

February 7, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - 14 years after a devastating fire ripped through a Crown Heights home, a Chasidic man and the firefighter who saved his life had the opportunity to meet face to face and express their mutual gratitude to each other. Former Lieutenant Joseph Scaramuzzino of the FDNY was with Ladder Company 113 located at Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights when the call came in at approximately 4:18...

Mogadishu, Somalia – Somalia Spokesman: Video Shows Laptop Handed To Bomb Suspect

February 7, 2016 at 08:43 PM
Mogadishu, Somalia - Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday. At least one of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee, government spokesman Abdisalam Aato told The Associated Press. The man...

Washington – Trump: No White House Run If He’d Bought The Buffalo Bills

February 7, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest. That's probably for the best, he says. Had his 2014 bid for the Buffalo Bills had worked out, he probably wouldn't be running for president now. "If I bought that team, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing," he...

London – Second Member Of IS Execution Cell Identified As Briton

February 7, 2016 at 07:36 PM
London - A second member of a British group of Islamic State militants dubbed "the Beatles" has been identified as 32-year-old Londoner Alexanda Kotey, according to a Washington Post and BuzzFeed investigation published on Sunday. The group, whose leader Mohammed Emwazi gained notoriety for appearing in videos showing the murders of Western hostages, are said by former hostages of Islamic...

Detroit – Recalled Cars Create A Costly Problem For U.S. Auto Dealers

February 7, 2016 at 06:44 PM
Detroit - Honda Motor Co's (7267.T) order that its U.S. dealers stop selling some 2.2 million of the automakers' most popular models is compounding financial and regulatory headaches for car dealers stuck with millions of vehicles that have potentially hazardous air bags or other safety defects. With the recalls affecting Honda vehicles dating back several years, used-car dealers are facing...

Tel Aviv – Cleaning Ad Found Pricing Workers By Race Spurs Outrage

February 7, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tel Aviv - An online firestorm has erupted in light of a flyer found recently in upscale northern Tel Aviv advertising a cleaning service that offers prices based on the ethnicity of its workers.  Israeli journalist Tal Schneider posted a picture of the pamphlet to Facebook on Friday, garnering a slew of comments of disbelief and rage at the apparent prevalence of racism existing in...

Manchester, NH – Bush Says Time Was Right To Call In Family Help

February 7, 2016 at 05:15 PM
Manchester, NH - Jeb Bush has called in the Bush family troops, but he says he didn't make a mistake by keeping them at a distance for so long in his presidential campaign. The Republican candidate's mother — former first lady Barbara Bush — has been campaigning in New Hampshire. His brother, former President George W. Bush, plans to campaign in South Carolina ahead of the GOP primary on...

Washington – Trump Says New Hampshire Win Not Necessary To Secure Nomination

February 7, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he does not have to win the New Hampshire primary vote on Tuesday to secure the nomination, apparently tamping down expectations despite holding a double-digit lead in that state's polls. The billionaire businessman came second to Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses last week although polls put him ahead. His candidacy...

New York – Israeli Right Rallies Around Rubio

February 7, 2016 at 03:32 PM
New York - Several figures on the Israeli Right have recently backed US Senator Marco Rubio (FL), who is running for the Republican nomination for president. While there is no polling data on the matter, support for Rubio seems to be a trend in the Israeli Right and among its supporters. J. Philip Rosen, the chairman of the board of American Friends of Likud and a member of the Republican...

Freeport, NY – License Plate Readers A Double-edged Sword For NY Village

February 7, 2016 at 02:41 PM
Freeport, NY - When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the...

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