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Houston, TX – Shooting Rampage In Houston Leaves Two Dead, Six Wounded

May 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Houston, TX - Police in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two officers - and set off a fire at a nearby gas station when bullets struck a gas pump, authorities said. Witnesses reported that a gunman approached a man who had just pulled up to an auto detail shop and opened fire with a pistol, police spokesman John...

Floyd, NY – Package Explodes At New York Prison Guard’s Home, Burns Him

May 29, 2016 at 09:29 PM
Floyd, NY - A suspicious package left by a prison guard's mailbox exploded and seriously burned him when he opened it, authorities said Sunday as they worked to determine who sent it and why. The 52-year-old officer was severely injured, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, in an explosion that stunned the small central New York town of Floyd. Cuomo called the blast "horrific," and local, state...

New York – Sky High: NYC ‘Trophy Apartment’ Could List For $250 Million

May 29, 2016 at 08:19 PM
New York - Billionaires' Row. That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments. One penthouse on the 89th and 90th floors of a skyscraper near Carnegie Hall that went for more than $100 million seems almost a bargain compared to what will appear...

Cincinnati – Killing Of Gorilla To Save Boy At Ohio Zoo Sparks Outrage

May 29, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Cincinnati - The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice. More than 2,000 people signed a petition on Change.org that sharply criticized the Cincinnati Police Department and the zoo for putting down the...

Tampa, FL – Trump’s Movement Campaign Likely To Turn On The Margins

May 29, 2016 at 06:37 PM
Tampa, FL - Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama. The billionaire businessman depended almost exclusively on conservative and GOP-leaning whites — a majority of them men — to secure the Republican nomination. Now he must look ahead to a wider, more diverse...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Libertarians Pick Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson For President

May 29, 2016 at 05:15 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls. Johnson, 63, won the nomination on the second ballot at the party's convention in Orlando...

Westbury, NY – Police: NY Man Steals ATM, Loads It Onto Stolen School Bus

May 29, 2016 at 04:24 PM
Westbury, NY - Police say a Long Island man broke into a grocery store, stole an ATM and loaded it onto a stolen school minibus. Nassau County police say 61-year-old David Hughes broke the glass door of a Bravo supermarket in Westbury early Friday. Police say Hughes grabbed the store's cash machine and loaded it onto a yellow school bus that he had stolen earlier. Supermarket manager...

Washington – Rolling Thunder Crowd Cheers Trump Despite Remarks About McCain’s Heroism

May 29, 2016 at 03:33 PM
Washington - Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans. "We're not going to allow that to happen any longer," Trump told supporters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Dedicated to remembering prisoners of war and those missing in action, the crowd cheered —...

Jerusalem – Africa Israel Investments Hit By Russian Economic Woes

May 29, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli property developer Africa Israel Investments, whose Russia-focused subsidiary AFI Development has been hit hard by the weak Russian economy, reported on Sunday that it made a first-quarter loss. Africa Israel posted a net loss for the quarter of 41 million shekels ($10.7 million), which compared with a profit of 9 million shekels in the first three months of...

Washington – Rubio Warms To Trump, But Won’t Be His Vice President

May 29, 2016 at 01:52 PM
Washington - Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Sunday ruled out becoming Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, but said he'd be "honored" to play some kind of a role in helping him win the White House. Rubio, who clashed bitterly with Trump in the brutal race for the Republican nomination, said his policy differences with the real estate mogul were too...

Jerusalem – Russia To Return Israeli Tank Captured 34 Years Ago

May 29, 2016 at 01:29 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday for signing a presidential decree ordering the return to Israel of an IDF tank that was captured during the First Lebanon War. “I thank the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, that he responded to my request to return the tank from the Battle of Sultan Yacoub to Israel,”...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Suspends Himself From Kashrut Responsibilities Due To Indictment Against Him

May 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Jerusalem - The municipal chief rabbi of Holon Rabbi Avraham Yosef has suspended himself from all responsibilities relating to kashrut, following an appeal to the High Court of Justice requesting such a step in light of an indictment agains the rabbi. Yosef, the son of the late Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and brother of the current Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, was indicted...

Cincinnati – Video Shows Gorilla Stand Over Boy After Fall

May 29, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Cincinnati - Video from the moments after a 4-year-old boy fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo shows one of the gorillas standing over the boy in a shallow moat. Frantic screaming can be heard in the background, including a woman yelling "mommy's right here" and "mommy loves you." Video taken by zoo visitors Saturday shows the 17-year-old gorilla grab at the boy before...

Brooklyn, NY – Report: Indictments Expected Shortly In Hynes Probe

May 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Serious legal issues are said to be looming for former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, with sources reporting that a probe of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office may result in indictments within the next few days. According to the New York Post, a federal grand jury will be meeting this week in regard to alleged improprieties by Hynes. A 27 page report...

Paris – Child In Critical Condition After Paris Lightning Strike

May 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM
Paris - A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several. Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in Park Monceau as they hid under a tree from a sudden spring storm. The children were around 9 years old. An official at Paris City Hall said the child's condition was unchanged Sunday. The...

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