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Brooklyn, NY – Police: Off-Duty Policeman’s SUV Strikes Pedestrians In Williamsburg, 1 Dead

July 16, 2016 at 11:20 PM
Brooklyn, NY -One man was killed and three other pedestrians were injured early Saturday when an off-duty police officer's SUV struck them in a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn, police said. Authorities said 28-year-old Nicholas Batka lost control of his vehicle and it mounted the sidewalk on a street in the popular Williamsburg section, striking two men and two women. One victim, a...

New York – Rev. Al Sharpton Blasts Effort To Mute Black Lives Matter Rallies

July 16, 2016 at 11:02 PM
New York - The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change. "It's mind changing time," Sharpton told listeners during his weekly address at the National Action Network's "House of Justice" in Harlem. He urged others to ignore the calls from critics to scale back or stop rallies organized by...

New York – Trump Presents ‘Partner’ Pence, But No Doubt Who’s The Star

July 16, 2016 at 10:44 PM
New York - Donald Trump presented running mate Mike Pence to the nation Saturday, hailing the Indiana governor as his "first choice" and "my partner in the campaign." But he left no doubt in a sometimes awkward event that Pence's role will surely be as sidekick to the businessman-turned-reality-star-turned-politician at the top of the ticket. Glancing at notes, Trump lauded Pence's personal...

France – Police Arrest Three In Nice As ISIS Claims Truck Attack

July 16, 2016 at 10:29 PM
France - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the truck attack that killed at least 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice and police arrested three more people there in connection with the seafront carnage. "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State," the Amaq news agency...

New York – Orthodox Rabbi Bows Out Of Republican Convention Appearance Following Student Petition

July 16, 2016 at 10:24 PM
New York - Rabbi Haskel Lookstein canceled his planned appearance and speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, after over 600 alumni of Manhattan’s modern-Orthodox yeshiva day school Ramaz signed a petition calling him out for his public support of Donald Trump. Lookstein’s father founded the school in 1937, and Lookstein is its former principal and rabbi...

Washington – US-Turkish Tensions Rise After Failed Coup Attempt

July 16, 2016 at 09:59 PM
Washington - U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country's leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence. Another senior official directly blamed the United States. After strongly supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when it seemed his government might topple and then opening the...

Istanbul – Turkey Quashes Coup; Hundreds Dead, Thousands Arrested, Erdogan Vows ‘Heavy Price’ For Plotters

July 16, 2016 at 09:40 PM
Istanbul - Pouring out into the streets, forces loyal to Turkey's president quashed a coup attempt in a night and day of explosions, air battles and gunfire. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason" and demanded that the United States extradite the cleric he blamed for the attempted overthrow of his government. The chaos Friday...

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