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New York, NY – Authorities: Tests Conducted On Explosive That Hurt Man In Central Park

July 4, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York, NY - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a man who stepped on it, but authorities don't believe the device was designed to intentionally hurt people, police said Monday. The homemade explosive had been inside a plastic bag when it went off Sunday, said Lt. Mark Torre...

Washington – Trump Meets Senator Ernst Amid Vice Presidential Speculation

July 4, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa on Monday, feeding speculation she could be on the short list for consideration as his vice presidential running mate, Fox News reported. Ernst told the network that she and the New York real estate mogul had a "good conversation." "I will continue to share my insights with Donald...

Staten Island, NY – Hoping To Save Sanctuary, SI Synagogue Sues Oorah

July 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Staten Island, NY - A nine year old partnership between a New Jersey based outreach organization and a Staten Island synagogue is headed for the courtroom, one year after a beis din issued a ruling on the matter. The dispute between the Lakewood-based Oorah and the Young Israel of Eltingville in Staten Island stems from an arrangement made in 2007. According to court papers, Sid Stadler...

Brooklyn, NY – Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside NYC Mosque: Rights Group

July 4, 2016 at 09:49 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States over the weekend. A law enforcement source said investigators had ruled out the incident as...

Rio De Janeiro – South American Airline Issues Alert On Former Gitmo Detainee

July 4, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Rio De Janeiro - A South American airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay. The alert about Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab adds to a growing mystery about his whereabouts. Uruguayan authorities have insisted for weeks that he is visiting neighboring Brazil and that as a refugee he is entitled to leave Uruguay, but the...

New York – ADL Condemns Trump Over Star Of David Tweet

July 4, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's campaign is "ridiculous" to portray an anti-Clinton tweet that appeared to depict the Star of David atop a pile of cash as anti-Semitic. In a statement issued by his Republican presidential campaign Monday evening, Trump suggested Clinton and her allies were using the matter to distract from her own recent campaign troubles. Trump said the...

New York – Red, White And Extra Blue As Tight Security Marks July 4th Celebrations

July 4, 2016 at 06:37 PM
New York - The United States celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Monday with parades, baking contests and picnics draped in red, white and an extra layer of blue, as police ramped up patrols because of concerns about terrorism and gun violence. Millions of Americans marked independence from Britain with celebrations as boisterous as a music-packed party by country music legend Willie Nelson...

Cairo – Odd Couple Israel And Egypt Enjoying ‘Best Times Ever’

July 4, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Cairo - Blast walls, sandbags, and guards with machine pistols manning checkpoints ring the Israeli diplomatic compound in the leafy Cairo suburb of Maadi. But inside the Embassy, which doubles as Ambassador Haim Koren's residence, you'd hardly notice any of the animosity traditionally felt by the Egyptian masses, for all the upbeat assessments of the future. On a recent night at the...

New York – NY Attorney General To Investigate Off-Duty Poli Officer’s Deadly Road Rage Shooting

July 4, 2016 at 05:11 PM
New York - The state's attorney general office was investigating an off-duty police officer's fatal shooting of a man who apparently attacked him during a case of road rage early Monday. The New York Police Department officer was driving his personal vehicle in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn shortly after midnight when he was involved in a traffic dispute with 37-year-old Delrawn...

Tel Aviv – Israel’s High Tech Boom Threatened By Shallow Labor Pool

July 4, 2016 at 03:14 PM
Tel Aviv - In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick, Or Offer never thought it would be hard to find workers for his fast-growing Internet data firm SimilarWeb. But an alarming lack of engineers, technicians and even doctors, which is jeopardizing Israel's place among the world's technological elite, sent him...

Almhult, Sweden – IKEA Pushes For Quality As Shoppers Get Choosier

July 4, 2016 at 03:09 PM
Almhult, Sweden - Budget furniture giant IKEA is stepping up efforts to improve the quality of its products and to streamline manufacturing to pare costs, aiming to meet changing shopper expectations and take on new competition. IKEA Group Chief Executive Peter Agnefjall said the push was due to customers increasingly demanding more durable products. "Customers expect us to do more (on...

Brooklyn, NY – Chestnut Regains Title In Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 4, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has upset Matt Stonie to regain the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. Chestnut downed 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Monday, beating out Stonie by 17 dogs. Both men are from San Jose, California. Chestnut's 70 dogs were the most ever eaten at a competition. In 2013, he set a...

Jerusalem – Israel: Tel Aviv Cafe Attackers Inspired By Islamic State

July 4, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Shin Bet security agency says two Palestinian gunmen who carried out a deadly shooting attack at a Tel Aviv cafe last month drew inspiration from the Islamic State group. The attack left four Israelis dead and others wounded. It was one of the deadliest attacks in a nine-month wave of violence, though there have been other Islamic State-inspired attacks in Israel. The...

Washington – Clinton: Trump Six-pointed Star Tweet Disturbing

July 4, 2016 at 01:39 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton's campaign says a tweet from Donald Trump that appeared to feature the Star of David is "disturbing" and part of a pattern that "should give voters major cause for concern." Sarah Bard, Clinton's director for Jewish outreach, says Trump should be "condemning hate," not blaming others. Bard says a president should be someone who "brings Americans together, not...

Jerusalem – Israeli Court Convicts Prominent Tycoon Of Securities Fraud

July 4, 2016 at 01:03 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli court has convicted one of the country's most prominent businessmen of securities fraud. The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday found former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner guilty of carrying out millions of dollars' worth of fraudulent transactions in an attempt to influence the share price of the troubled company. IDB, whose holdings include a...

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