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Washington – Ghazala Khan Says Trump Ignorant Of Islam, Sacrifice

July 31, 2016 at 10:51 AM
Washington - The mother of a American Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq castigated Republican Donald Trump on Sunday as ignorant of Islam and of sacrifice after he questioned her silence during her husband's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Ghazala Khan, whose son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004, bristled at Trump's implication she was silent because she, as...

Saudi Arabia – Member Of Saudi Delegation: Israeli Society Wants Peace

July 31, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Saudi Arabia - Abd al-Mujid al-Hakim, a member of the Saudi Arabian delegation that recently visited Israel and the Palestinian territories, told BBC Arabic on Friday that he believes Israeli society wants peace.  “In Arab societies, the picture of Israeli society is that it embraces a culture of death, wants to spill blood, and does not believe in peace. That [picture] is not correct.”...

New York – Trump Says US Should Accept Russia In Crimea

July 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia's annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Trump suggested that the people of Crimea would rather be part of Russia. That runs counter to the Obama administration...

United Kingdom – London Police Chief Warns Terror Attack A Case Of ‘When, Not If’

July 31, 2016 at 09:53 AM
London - Britain cannot be fully protected against terrorism and an attack similar to those seen recently in mainland Europe is a question of "when, not if," London's police chief said on Sunday. The warning by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe reflects Britain's current "severe" threat level for international terrorism and follows a string of attacks in Germany and France...

Raymond, NH – Single Winning Ticket For $487 Million Jackpot Sold In New Hampshire

July 31, 2016 at 09:30 AM
Raymond, NH - A Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched the winning numbers for the game's jackpot of $487 million in a drawing on Saturday that marked the eighth-biggest lottery prize ever in the United States, a lottery official said. The numbers drawn in the 11 p.m. EDT drawing on Saturday were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32 and the Powerball number of 5, according to the Powerball website. A...

West Bank – Israeli Forces Thwart Attempted Nablus Stabbing

July 31, 2016 at 08:51 AM
West Bank - The Israeli military says it has shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. The military says the man came from the direction of Nablus Sunday and was running toward troops with a knife in his hand when he was gunned down. Since mid-September, Palestinians have carried out dozens of stabbings, shootings and attacks using cars against civilians...

Texas – Officials: 1 Dead, 3 Hospitalized In Austin Shooting

July 31, 2016 at 08:31 AM
Texas - A shooting in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin early Sunday caused a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching for a suspect. Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley says police received reports of gunshots in the crowded entertainment area shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, and found that five people had been shot. "It was a...

Philadelphia – 45-foot Ship To Tell Story Of The American Revolution

July 31, 2016 at 02:30 AM
Philadelphia - Visitors to the birthplace of America can soon climb aboard a life-size Revolutionary era privateer ship in the heart of the city's historic district, while staying firmly planted on land. Builders working with the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia are crafting half of a ship — which at 45 feet can still impress in scope and scale — to invite visitors to...

Colorado Springs, CO – Billionaire’s Aide Says No Plans To Help Trump

July 31, 2016 at 01:51 AM
Colorado Springs, CO - Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch's expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency. That's the message from one of the Koch network's chief lieutenants as hundreds of the nation's most powerful Republican donors gathered for a weekend retreat on Saturday. With Election Day just three months away, Koch lamented...

Los Angeles, CA – Pocket US Constitution Becomes Best-seller After Speech

July 31, 2016 at 12:42 AM
Los Angeles, CA - A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com. The 52-page pamphlet printed by the National Center for Constitutional Studies sells for $1 and was in the Top 10 best-selling books on Amazon on Saturday afternoon. The site produces an hourly list of its best sellers. The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Muslim-American...

Des Moines, IA – Numbers Drawn In $487 Million Powerball Jackpot

July 31, 2016 at 12:17 AM
Des Moines, IA - The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5. Saturday's $487 million jackpot is the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but the odds of winning are incredibly small: one in 292.2 million. It's unclear if a winning ticket has been purchased. If there isn't a winner, the jackpot will increase and another drawing will be held...

Los Angeles, CA – Skydiver Becomes First Person To Jump And Land Without Chute

July 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM
Los Angeles, CA - A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead. After a two-minute freefall, Luke Aikins landed dead center in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts of Simi Valley. As cheers erupted, Aikins quickly climbed out, walked over and...

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