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Miami, FL – Documents Reveal Detailed Info About Foiled Attack On Florida Jewish Center

May 2, 2016 at 04:08 PM
Miami, FL - A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday. James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting...

Jerusalem – Charedi Man Stabbed At Jerusalem’s Lion Gate

May 2, 2016 at 03:35 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli man was stabbed in the back on Monday night in an apparent terror attack near the Lions’ Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. A knife was found at the scene, the police announced, but the assailant has fled. “A man about 60-years-old was sitting near the the Lions’ Gate with a stab wound on the upper portion of his body,” said Israel Weingarten, a paramedic who...

Jupiter, FL – Faulty Tire Likely Cause Of Florida Crash That Killed 6

May 2, 2016 at 03:28 PM
Jupiter, FL - Authorities say a separated tire likely caused a woman to lose control of her minivan, which crashed on a South Florida highway, killing four of her children and two other adults. The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver and her 11-year-old daughter are in serious condition after the Saturday night crash. Sgt. Mark Wysocky says in a news release that 33-year-old Heidi...

Washington – Cruz Camp: Fiorina Uninjured After Fall On Stage (Video)

May 2, 2016 at 02:58 PM
Washington - Ted Cruz's campaign says his choice for running mate, Carly Fiorina, is uninjured after falling on the campaign stage. Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier says Fiorina missed a step Sunday but was uninjured and continues to campaign on behalf of the senator in Indiana. Footage of the incident shows Fiorina dropping quickly, with Cruz apparently unaware as he enters and waves to...

Rio De Janeiro – WhatsApp Suspended In Brazil For 72 Hours

May 2, 2016 at 02:48 PM
Rio De Janeiro -The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle. Local news reports say a judge in the remote northeastern state of Sergipe ordered the service suspended nationwide for 72 hours, starting Monday afternoon. The G1 internet portal of the Globo television network says the suspension by Judge Marcel Maia...

West Bank – Israel To Hold Palestinian Journalist 4 Months Without Trial

May 2, 2016 at 02:37 PM
West Bank - Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held on suspicion of "unlawful activity" for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a small PLO faction that has been labeled a terrorist organization by...

Jerusalem – Holocaust Survivors Finally Get Bar And Bat Mitzva At Western Wall

May 2, 2016 at 02:18 PM
Jerusalem - Fifty holocaust survivors who were prevented from getting a traditional Jewish coming-of-age ceremony finally received it during an emotional event at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday. The septuagenarians and octogenarians were given Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, which are normally staged for male and female Jews at age 12 or 13, in an event held ahead of Israel's...

Chicago – Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The Rise

May 2, 2016 at 01:45 PM
Chicago - Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study examined national 2001-2013 data on...

Havana, Cuba – First US Cruise In Decades Arrives In Havana

May 2, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Havana, Cuba - The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line's Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions of U.S. travel to...

Istanbul – Pakistan Raps Trump Over Vow To Free Doctor Who Helped Track Bin Laden

May 2, 2016 at 01:08 PM
Istanbul - Pakistan angrily criticized Donald Trump, frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, for saying he would force the country to free a jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaada leader Osama bin Laden. Trump, a 69-year-old billionaire real estate developer, told Fox News on Friday that, if elected, he would get Pakistan to free Shakil...

Jerusalem – WATCH: American Slackliner Walks Between Jerusalem’s Ancient Towers

May 2, 2016 at 12:44 PM
Jerusalem - Holding out her arms for balance, Heather Larsen, an American slackliner, walked across a narrow, 30 meter (98 ft)- high wire between two ancient towers in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday (May 2). "Learning about these places growing up and being able to come and visit, and then actually being able to perform my craft right here, is a very incredible experience," said Larsen...

Miami – Fears Of Trump Drive Immigrants To Become Citizens

May 2, 2016 at 12:28 PM
Miami - On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump becoming a more likely presidential nominee by the day, Ospina decided to...

Osceola, IN – Cruz Says Will Hang In As Long As He Has ‘Viable Path’

May 2, 2016 at 11:55 AM
Osceola, IN - Ted Cruz is calling the Indiana primary "neck and neck" and says he'll stay in the Republican presidential race for as long as he has a "viable path to victory." He spoke to reporters after greeting hundreds of people in northern Indiana at a popular breakfast stop a day before the state's crucial primary. Cruz is framing a potential fall election match-up between Donald Trump...

Chicago – Lawsuit: Starbucks Overfills Cold Drinks With Ice

May 2, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Chicago - A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups. The lawsuit was filed last week in Chicago on behalf of Stacy Pincus, a local woman who accuses Starbucks of misleading consumers. The lawsuit alleges that an iced beverage advertised at 24 ounces contains about 14...

Haverstraw, NY – Woman Killed On Palisades Parkway Crash

May 2, 2016 at 11:03 AM
Haverstraw, NY - A driver was killed this morning when her car smashed into a tree on the Palisades Parkway. Police say the crash happened around 6 a.m. today on the northbound parkway between exits 13 and 14 in the Pomona section of Haverstraw. When first responders arrived, they found 31-year-old female driver Myrian Romero of Union City, New Jersey inside a red Hyundai Elantra. It took...

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