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Syria – Islamic State Calls On Members To Carry Out Jihad In Russia

July 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Syria - Islamic State called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday. "Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes ... Oh Brothers, carry out jihad and kill and fight them," a masked man driving a car in the desert yelled while wagging his finger in the last couple of minutes of the video. The video with subtitles...

Carova, NC – 5-year-old Dies at Beach After Being Struck By Lightning

July 31, 2016 at 10:10 PM
Carova, NC - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy on vacation with his family died after being struck by lightning on a North Carolina beach. According to WTVD-TV (http://abc11.tv/2anoahe), authorities say the family was on the beach Sunday in Carova at about 4 p.m. when the child was struck. The family put the boy in their SUV and met EMS partway. He was then taken to a hospital where he...

Aboard The Papal Plane – Pope Says It Wrong To Identify Islam With Violence

July 31, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Aboard The Papal Plane - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. "This is not right and this is not true." Francis...

Jerusalem – Social Media Provides A New Tool For IDF To Catch Haredi Draft-Dodgers

July 31, 2016 at 08:45 PM
Jerusalem - Avoiding military service with the IDF has become a lot more difficult thanks to the increased use of social media on the part of the Haredi community. YNet News reports (http://bit.ly/2aH6PoF) that thousands of exemptions previously granted to yeshiva students have been rescinded after it was revealed that these individuals are not in fact engaged in ongoing Torah study, but are...

Newark, NJ – Lawyers Start Search For Jury To Hear Christie Bridge Case

July 31, 2016 at 08:01 PM
Newark, NJ - Even before federal prosecutors indicted two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal last year, the case had already received more than a year of intense media coverage as each new detail emerged about the alleged conspiracy. This week, attorneys will begin the process of finding 12 New Jersey residents who can — or who will say...

Jerusalem – Palestinians File FIFA Complaint Over Israeli Restrictions

July 31, 2016 at 07:11 PM
Jerusalem - The head of the Palestinian soccer federation has submitted a complaint to the international soccer governing body, FIFA, after Israel prevented seven soccer players and staff from traveling from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. Jibril Rajoub says the Shabab Khan Younis players were attempting to attend the final Palestine Cup match in Hebron. The game, scheduled for Saturday, was...

New York – U.S. Official: More Locally Transmitted Zika In U.S. Expected

July 31, 2016 at 06:15 PM
New York - The United States will likely see more cases of local Zika virus transmission going forward, a U.S. health official warned on Sunday, although it is unlikely to turn into a broader situation as seen in Brazil or Puerto Rico. The comments comes after Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local transmission in the continental United States, concluding that...

Lockhart, TX – NTSB: Evidence Shows Balloon That Killed 16 Hit Power Lines

July 31, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Lockhart, TX - Federal officials say there is evidence that some part of the hot air balloon hit electrical wires before crashing, killing 16 on board. Robert Sumwalt with the National Transportation Safety Board said at a news conference that the sheriff said it was foggy after Saturday morning's accident, but that it wasn't clear what the weather was like during the flight itself. It...

Moscow – Russian Television Shows What Kremlin Thinks Of Clinton

July 31, 2016 at 05:15 PM
Moscow - To understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the U.S. president, it was enough to watch Russian state television coverage of her accepting the Democratic nomination. Viewers were told that Clinton sees Russia as an enemy and cannot be trusted, while the Democratic Party convention was portrayed as further proof that American democracy is a...

Cleveland – Trump Backers Claim Shift In His Immigration Rhetoric

July 31, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Cleveland - As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors. At the same time, Republican officials appear eager to push him in a more moderate direction, telling Hispanics that he has abandoned his divisive primary pledge to deport the estimated 11 million...

Albany, NY – Sen. Schumer Wants FDA’s Food Recall Process Overhauled

July 31, 2016 at 03:05 PM
Albany, NY - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal regulators are too slow getting bad food off the shelves. The New York Democrat is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review its recall process from top to bottom to determine if it's doing enough to prevent contamination-related food illnesses. The action follows a preliminary report by the Office of Inspector General...

Washington – Clinton Says Russian Intelligence Services Hacked DNC

July 31, 2016 at 01:17 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she questioned Republican rival Donald Trump's overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be...

Syria – Islamic State Calls Slain Muslim American Soldier An ‘Apostate’

July 31, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Syria - Islamic State on Sunday condemned as an "apostate" a U.S. Muslim soldier killed in Iraq whose story has re-ignited debate in the 2016 presidential election on the role of Muslims in American life. Dabiq, the militant group's online magazine, showed a picture of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan's tombstone in Arlington National Cemetery with a caption, "Beware of Dying as an...

Washington – Officials Dismiss Trump’s Assertions About NFL And Debates

July 31, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Washington - Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates, which the billionaire businessman says have been rigged by his opponents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a football game. Trump began by making an accusation in a tweet posted Friday night: "As usual, Hillary &...

Washington – Trump Again Criticizes Fallen Veteran’s Father

July 31, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Washington - Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to continue his criticisms of Khizr Khan (KY'-zer KAHN'), the father of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber in Iraq. "I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond? Hillary voted for the Iraq war, not me!" Trump tweeted. The tweet came just minutes...

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