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Los Angeles, CA – California Student Says Airline Removed Him For Arabic

April 17, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken...

New York – Pollard Lawyers Mock US Intel Chief’s Warning That Ex-spy Still Poses Threat

April 17, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - US director of National Intelligence James Clapper's support for strict parole conditions for Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard faced mockery by his attorneys, in a letter that was revealed over the weekend. The US District Court in the Southern District of New York granted Pollard's request Tuesday to reopen his appeal against the parole conditions. The terms, which were set ahead of...

Brasilia, Brazil – Brazilian Legislators Vote To Impeach Rousseff

April 17, 2016 at 10:53 PM
Brasilia, Brazil - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader who has repeatedly argued the push against her was a "coup." Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget to maintain spending and shore up support. She has said previous presidents have used similar maneuvers and...

Los Angeles, CA – Fire At LA Junkyard Sends Huge Black Plume Over City

April 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the San Fernando Valley has sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke over Los Angeles. The city Fire Department says the blaze at Self Service Auto Recycler in Sun Valley has engulfed at least 15 vehicles. The Fire Department is calling the fire a major emergency but no injuries have been reported and no buildings are threatened. The fire...

Quito – IN PHOTOS: Death Toll Raised To 262 In Ecuador Earthquake

April 17, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Quito - The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake in decades soared to 262 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as...

Miami, FL – Florida Zoo To Reopen After Deadly Tiger Attack

April 17, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Miami, FL - The South Florida zoo where a veteran keeper was attacked and killed by a Malayan tiger is reopening Monday as authorities from several local, state and federal agencies continue investigating what led to Friday's deadly attack. Speaking in front of the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, Naki Carter, a zoo spokeswoman, told reporters late Sunday that they will open its doors...

Washington – Cruz Adviser Says Trump Campaign Taking ‘Banana Republic’ Approach

April 17, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - A senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday accused rival Donald Trump's campaign of taking a "banana republic approach" by complaining that party rules for selecting a nominee are rigged against him. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Texas senator's delegate operations manager, said on ABC's "This Week" that the Trump campaign is...

Washington – Health Official: Zika Not Worry Now For Pregnant Women In US

April 17, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point." Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW'-chee) of the National Institutes of Health also says it's "very likely" the U.S. could see "local transmitted cases as we get...

New York – Trump, On Staten Island, Finally Gets His NYC Homecoming

April 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump's political home in his native New York City is several miles — and a ferry ride — from Trump Tower. Staten Island, New York's self-proclaimed "forgotten borough," is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation's most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically and politically. A sprawling suburb of low-rise buildings that...

London – British Airways Flight Believed To Hit Drone On Approach

April 17, 2016 at 05:00 PM
London - Police say a British Airways flight from Geneva hit an object believed to be a drone while on approach to London's Heathrow Airport. The airline says the plane landed safely Sunday afternoon and has been cleared for its next flight. The Airbus A320 was carrying 132 passengers and five crew members. No arrests have been made and police are investigating the incident. Aviation...

Jerusalem – Chief Of Israeli Police Sends Unusual Warning To PM Netanyahu About Temple Mount Unrest

April 17, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Jerusalem - Chief Commissioner of the Israel Police Roni Alsheikh sent a rare and strongly-worded letter on Sunday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of the danger of provocative visits to the Temple Mount by politicians in advance of Passover. “The arrival of members of Knesset and politicians on the Temple Mount might lead to an aggravation of tension and an escalation of events...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Flock To English-tutoring Project For Haredi Community

April 17, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Jerusalem - A new initiative to help Haredim learn English has gained significant interest in the Haredi community. Avigdor Rabinovich, CEO of Avodot LaHaredim which assists Haredim in finding employment, posted an announcement last week on the whatsapp smartphone application, which is widely used in the haredi world, asking if people from the ultra-Orthodox community were interested in...

Toronto – Internet Abuzz After Quantum Computing Lesson By Canada’s Trudeau

April 17, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Toronto - The Internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral. While political opponents learned a lesson about underestimating the photogenic Trudeau, 44, during last year’s surprise electoral upset, the unnamed reporter fell into the same trap during an event at a Canadian...

New York – City Council Funding To NYC Simon Wiesenthal’s Museum Being Probed In NYPD Scandal

April 17, 2016 at 02:00 PM
New York - One of two men in the center of the corruption scandal that has rocked the NYPD may have used his connections to secure taxpayer funding for a favorite project run by a local museum. A source told the New York Post that over the past two years, the City Council provided $655,000 in funding for law enforcement sensitivity training at the Simon Wiesenthal’s Museum of Tolerance in...

Brussels – Thousands Rally For Brussels ‘march Against Hate’

April 17, 2016 at 01:28 PM
Brussels - Thousands of people have rallied in Brussels for a "march against hate" in the wake of the suicide bombings in the city last month which killed 32 people. Police said Sunday that around 6,500 people had taken part. No incidents were reported. People of several religious faiths turned out for the peace march, which went by the Molenbeek neighborhood. Many suspects in the...

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