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Washington – White House: We Look Forward To Working With Liberman As Defense Minister

May 22, 2016 at 11:07 PM
Washington - The US is looking forward to working with the next Israeli defense minister, a senior White House official said Sunday. His words and those of the State Department last week doused speculation that the presumptive appointment of Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman to the post would harm Israel’s relations with the US. Among the issues that would fall on Liberman’s plate...

Auburn, MA – Suspect In Massachusetts Officer’s Slaying Dies In Shootout

May 22, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Auburn, MA - The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closed in on him at a small town residence, police said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a closet and opened fire on the officers as they approached him inside a duplex apartment in Oxford, Worcester County District Attorney...

Washington – Sanders Steps Up Feud With Democratic Establishment

May 22, 2016 at 09:26 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cranked up his fight with party leaders on Sunday, backing a challenger to the Democratic National Committee's chairwoman and accusing the party's establishment of trying to anoint Hillary Clinton as the nominee for president. In a series of television interviews, Sanders remained defiant despite what he acknowledged was an uphill...

Islamabad – Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Strike Violated Its Sovereignty

May 22, 2016 at 08:55 PM
Islamabad - The Afghan Taliban's leadership council met on Sunday to start considering succession after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targeted its commander, two Taliban sources told Reuters, in the strongest sign yet the insurgency had accepted he was dead. The strike targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansour on Saturday was perhaps the most high-profile U.S. incursion into Pakistan since the 2011...

New York – Ross: White House Took ‘conscious Decision To Try To Distance Itself From Israel’

May 22, 2016 at 07:59 PM
New York - Barack Obama is one of five presidents in modern history who has made a “conscious decision to try to distance [himself and his administration] from Israel,” his former aide, Dennis Ross, said on Sunday. Addressing The Jerusalem Post’s annual conference in New York, Ross, a veteran diplomat who has worked on peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians under the...

Texas – A ‘Sixth Sense’ May Protect Drivers, Except While Texting

May 22, 2016 at 07:07 PM
Texas - A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain’s attention on the road and the steering wheel lets experienced drivers tolerate many mental stresses and distractions, researchers say, but texting breaks that built-in auto-pilot. In experiments using a driving simulator, drivers distracted by complex or emotional questions constantly compensated for erroneous steering reactions. But...

Vero Beach, FL – Woman Attacked By Shark Off Florida Coast, Swims To Shore

May 22, 2016 at 06:15 PM
Vero Beach, FL - A woman was attacked by a shark off the Florida coast on Sunday, swimming back to shore for help with a bite in her thigh, ABC News reported. Mary Marcus, 57, was listed in stable condition at a hospital, ABC reported, citing Vero Beach police. Representatives for the Vero Beach Police Department and the hospital could not immediately be reached for comment by...

New York – ‘Son Of Hamas’ : Islam Is The Problem

May 22, 2016 at 05:10 PM
New York - Mosab Hassan Yousef – the “Green Prince” – who worked as an Israeli spy, said “the Jewish nation is dear to me and when I see nations fighting against the Jewish people it hurts me.” Speaking at The Jerusalem Post’s annual conference in New York on Sunday, Yousef noted that at one point he was working for and being paid by Israel, the US, the PA and Hamas, all at the...

Cairo – Egypt Sends Submarine To Hunt For Crashed Jet’s Black Boxes

May 22, 2016 at 04:37 PM
Cairo - Egypt sent a submarine Sunday to join the hunt for the flight recorders from the EgyptAir jetliner that crashed in the Mediterranean and killed all 66 people aboard, while hundreds of Coptic Christian mourners filled a church in Cairo to pray for their relatives among the dead. Mounting evidence pointed to a sudden and dramatic catastrophe that led to Thursday's crash of Flight 804...

New York, NY – Report: Feds Probing Another de Blasio Deal

May 22, 2016 at 04:35 PM
New York, NY - In yet another “pay-to-play scandal,” the New York Post reports (http://nyp.st/1TvgZ8L) that de Blasio made another deal with one of his cronies, Hudson Cos., to overhaul the Brooklyn Heights library and convert it into luxury condos. The $52 million transaction has drawn the attention of city and federal investigators who are now probing the details and have issued subpoenas...

New York – New NYC Buses Have Wi-Fi But No Tech To Avoid Those On Foot

May 22, 2016 at 03:49 PM
New York - There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week. But as modern as the buses are, with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, most will still initially lack technology to address perhaps the worst safety issue with the big vehicles, hitting pedestrians while making turns. "Amenities...

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish PM Resigns Allowing Erdogan Ally To Replace Him

May 22, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Ankara, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister formally submitted his resignation on Sunday, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who immediately expressed allegiance to the Turkish leader and vowed to follow his path. Erdogan's office said Ahmet Davutoglu resigned hours after the ruling party confirmed Transport and Communications Minister Binali...

Washington – J Street Defends Itself Against Charges It Got Paid To Back Iran Deal

May 22, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Washington - Responding to reports that it received hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to tout the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, J Street, the dovish Jewish lobby, responded on Sunday that the deal improves Israel’s security. “J Street worked to advance the nuclear agreement with Iran out of the belief that this is an important agreement which contributes...

Jerusalem – Israeli Cabinet OKs New Gas Deal After High Court Objections

May 22, 2016 at 01:50 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country's Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement. The new deal changes a clause that would have prevented Israel from making significant regulatory changes for the next ten years. The Supreme Court struck down the deal over that clause and gave Israel a year to address its...

Albany, NY – NYS Bill Would Require Yeshivas, Private Schools To Report Sex Abuse Allegations

May 22, 2016 at 01:03 PM
Albany, NY - A Republican Assemblyman is pushing for passage of legislation which would require private school administrators to report allegations of sexual abuse. Unlike public school officials who are mandated reporters, no such law exists on the books for private schools. This exception for private schools has contributed to many unreported incidents of child sex abuse at private institutions...

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