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Dallas, TX – Surviving Dallas Officer Recounts Trying To Save Colleagues

July 10, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Dallas, TX - Officer Jorge Barrientos never saw the gunman. The assailant announced himself with a loud, single burst of fire from a rifle, just as Barrientos and his colleagues from the Fox Trot Unit of the Dallas Police Department were finishing directing traffic away from protesters at a march downtown. The shot hit Officer Michael Krol, who stood just a few feet away from Barrientos...

Dallas, TX – Texas Governor Burned In Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

July 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Dallas, TX - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He...

Dallas, TX – Obama, Ex President Bush To Meet With Dallas Families

July 10, 2016 at 10:23 PM
Dallas, TX - The White House is releasing more details about Barack Obama's planned visit to Dallas on Tuesday, saying the president will meet privately with relatives of police officers killed in Thursday's attack. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will also attend, and the ex-president will deliver brief remarks. Vice President Joe Biden will also be there. Obama plans to "personally...

Jerusalem – Shooting Victim Recalls Harrowing Moments Of Attack

July 10, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Jerusalem - Eitan Finkel drove with his wife and six children home on Saturday night in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank when they saw a Palestinian man with a machine gun aimed at them. “We continued to drive as we waited for the ‘boom’,” said Finkel. "When it came, I screamed. My wife screamed,” Finkel told journalists the next morning, as he sat in the Sha’are Tzedek...

Jerusalem – Israeli Attorney-general Orders Inquiry Linked To Netanyahu

July 10, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's attorney-general has ordered an inquiry into "matters" related to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the justice ministry said on Sunday, without saying what they were. The terse statement followed days of Israeli media speculation about possible official suspicions of misconduct by Netanyahu or by people close to him. Through his lawyer, Netanyahu - now serving his...

Weatherford, TX – VIDEO: Inmates Break From Cell To Aid Ill Officer

July 10, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Weatherford, TX - Authorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose consciousness. WFAA-TV (http://bit.ly/29my0Eo ) reports the jailer continues to recover from an apparent heart attack. The June 23 incident was captured on surveillance video at the district courts building in Weatherford. At least eight inmates...

Pyongyang – North Korea Military Threatens Physical Response Against U.S. THAAD Deployment

July 10, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea's military said on Monday it will take "physical response" to a move by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defense system to the Korean peninsula to counter the threat from the North. The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be used as defense...

Shirley, NY – After 20 Years, Healing And Heartache From TWA Flight 800

July 10, 2016 at 06:39 PM
Shirley, NY - For many who lost loved ones from TWA Flight 800, the passage of 20 years has helped them carry on. Others say they will never get over the heartache from what remains one of the most hotly debated air disasters in history. Soon after the Paris-bound flight took off from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on July 17, 1996, the Boeing 747 exploded off Long Island, killing all 230...

Warsaw, Poland – US Group Celebrates Poles Who Saved Jews During Holocaust

July 10, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - One man is 101 years old. Others are in their 80s and 90s and arrived in wheelchairs, with a walker, or leaning for support on children who are themselves past middle age. A group of Polish Christians who risked their own lives to help Jews during the Holocaust were brought together Sunday to be honored by a New York City-based Jewish organization that provides financial aid...

Cadiz, Spain – Obama Tours Navy Destroyer

July 10, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Cadiz, Spain - President Barack Obama is touring the USS Ross. Obama's motorcade pulled up to the massive destroyer, where he was greeted by a lineup of officials as he boarded. Commander Russell Caldwell, the ship's captain, is providing the tour. The destroyer is one of four temporarily stationed in Rota that launch guided missiles. In shirt sleeves, Obama chatted with officers and...

Texas – Dallas Police Chief Defends Use Of Robot To Kill Gunman

July 10, 2016 at 03:32 PM
Dallas, TX - The chief of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday vigorously defended the use of a bomb mounted on a robot to kill a gunman who shot to death five officers during a march to protest police violence against blacks. In taking personal responsibility for approving the plan in the aftermath of Thursday's shootings, Chief David Brown said he was convinced that any hesitation in...

Oświęcim, Poland – A Tearing Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Pays Emotional Visit To Auschwitz

July 10, 2016 at 03:01 PM
Oświęcim, Poland - An emotional Justin Trudeau used a tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the scene of one of the worst chapters in human history, to warn against intolerance and offer a message of love. The blue skies and sunshine on Sunday were a sharp contrast to the history of the place as the prime minister walked past barbed wire fences and surveyed the gas chambers where more than one million...

Jerusalem – Israel Announces $12.9m Boost To West Bank Settlements

July 10, 2016 at 02:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will fund a $12.9 million plan to strengthen two Israeli settlements in the southern West Bank. Netanyahu said Sunday that funding will go to Kiryat Arba and to Israeli settlers in the adjacent Palestinian city of Hebron. The announcement came after a Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli in her bed in Kiryat...

Jerusalem – On Rare Israel Visit, Egyptian FM Calls For 2-state Solution

July 10, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Jerusalem - Egypt's foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a "steadfast and unwavering" supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry's trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that...

England – U.S. Air Force Urges Decision On Delayed Mideast Fighter Jet Sales

July 10, 2016 at 01:21 PM
England - A top U.S. Air Force official on Sunday urged the U.S. government to speed up its consideration of long-standing bids by Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain to buy U.S. fighter jets, citing growing frustration among the key U.S. allies in the Gulf about delays in the process. Air Force Deputy Undersecretary Heidi Grant said she was trying to reassure officials in those countries that...

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