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New York – Apple Rejects DOJ Request To Hack NY Drug Dealer’s Phone

April 15, 2016 at 06:06 PM
‎New York - The computer maker said federal law-enforcement officials have not exhausted means to extract data...

Palm Beach, FL – Florida Zoo Worker Dies After Being Attacked By Tiger

April 15, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Palm Beach, FL - South Florida zoo staffers and friends of a veteran keeper attacked and killed by a Malayan tiger met Saturday morning to mourn her death as investigators sought clues as to what led the tiger to violently turn on his caretaker. Palm Beach Zoo officials also announced Saturday that the zoo would remained closed over the weekend following the death of Stacey Konwiser, 38, who...

Washington – AP Poll: Dude, That’s Rude: More Say GOP Is Discourteous

April 15, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, "little," ''lyin," ''low-energy" and worse. "I don't recall anyone stirring up as much of a fuss as Mr. Trump," says Sidney Waldman, 81, a retired book store owner in Key West, Florida. "He just does not need...

Lakewood, NJ – Toms River Buys Land On Lakewood Border To Prevent Future Jewish Development

April 15, 2016 at 03:23 PM
Lakewood, NJ - 56 acres of land in the northern section of Toms River adjacent to Lakewood are in the process of being sold to the Township of Toms River which plans to reserve the land for open space. Township administrator Paul J. Shives told the Asbury Park Press that the township will need to float a bond to finance the purchase because the town’s Open Space Trust Fund does not have ...

Mashiki, Japan – 2nd Strong Quake Hits Southern Japan; Some Reported Trapped

April 15, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Mashiki, Japan - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people. Japanese broadcaster NHK said a number of calls were coming in from residents reporting people being trapped inside houses and buildings. The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 1:25 a.m. Saturday...

United Nations – UNESCO Adopts Resolution Ignoring Jewish Ties To Temple Mount

April 15, 2016 at 02:30 PM
United Nations - UNESCO’s Executive Board in Paris on Friday adopted a resolution whose language ignored Jewish ties to the holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem’s Old City. The broad ranging resolution condemned Israeli actions in east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But the resolution focused in large part on Israeli actions with regard to the...

Brooklyn, NY – One In Custody And One On The Run In Crown Heights Assault

April 15, 2016 at 01:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 17 year old Crown Heights resident has been charged with assault after attacking a Chasidic man late Thursday afternoon in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Tariq Michel and another unidentified individual approached a Chasidic man operating a forklift to move pallets outside of a warehouse at 617 Brooklyn Avenue and asked him for the time. After taking out his phone and telling the...

New York – Rockland Officials Ask State To Take Over Fire Safety In Ramapo And Spring Valley

April 15, 2016 at 01:14 PM
New York - Charging both the Village of Spring Valley and the Town of Ramapo with negligence in the highest order for failing to enforce zoning and fire safety codes, a group of Rockland County elected officials called for immediate state intervention in order to prevent potential tragedy. Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and Rockland County Executive Ed Day were flanked by Senator David Carlucci and...

Washington – Report: More Infections From Dirty Scopes Than Estimated

April 15, 2016 at 01:07 PM
Washington - At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes — more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to figures released Friday. Between 2010 and 2015 more than 41 hospitals worldwide, most in the U.S., reported bacterial infections linked to the scopes, affecting 300 to 350 patients, states a memo...

Jasenovac – Croatian Jews Hold Holocaust Vigil Amid Far-right Surge

April 15, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Jasenovac - Croatia's Jewish community has held a separate Holocaust commemoration at the site of a notorious World War II death camp to protest the government's alleged inaction to curb the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the country. About 300 Jews held their remembrance Friday at the Nazi-run World War II death camp at Jasenovac near Zagreb, a week before the ceremony that is to be attended...

Washington – Report: Washington Mayor Calls For City To Vote To Make DC The 51st State

April 15, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Washington, DC - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday called for a citywide vote in November to make the nation's capital the 51st U.S. state, the Washington Post reported. Bowser, speaking at an event that included residents and some Democratic members of Congress, called for a ballot measure that, if passed, would also give Washington a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and the...

Istanbul – Muslim Nations Criticize Iran, Accuse Of Supporting Terrorism

April 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Istanbul - Leaders from more than 50 Muslim nations accused Iran on Friday of supporting terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of regional states including Syria and Yemen. The leaders, including Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, have been attending a summit in Istanbul this week of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss a range of issues such as the...

Budapest – Hungary Buries Remains Of Jewish Holocaust Victims Shot On The Banks Of The Danube River

April 15, 2016 at 11:26 AM
Budapest - Human remains found in 2011, including many believed to be of Jews shot on the banks of the Danube River near the end of World War II, were buried Friday in a Jewish cemetery in Budapest. Two wooden caskets containing hundreds of bone fragments were laid to rest according to Jewish customs in a ceremony attended by Christian clergy and government officials. The remains were found...

Washington – Trump Campaign Manager Says He Called Reporter After Run-in

April 15, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign manager said on Friday that he was relieved a battery case against him was over but disputed a reporter's claim that he never reached out after she accused him of bruising her arm. Corey Lewandowski told CNN he called Michelle Fields, then a reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, on the night of the March 8...

New York – Documents: Former N.Y. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Used Position To Advance Mistresses’ Careers

April 15, 2016 at 10:41 AM
New York - Sheldon Silver, one of New York state's most powerful politicians before his December conviction in a bribery case, had two extramarital affairs while in office, with a lobbyist and with a woman whom he helped get a state job, according to documents unsealed on Friday. Silver, a Democrat who was speaker of the New York State Assembly, and both women tried to stop the release of the...

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