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Queens, NY – Police Believe Man Arrested Shot NY Imam, Friend

August 15, 2016 at 07:14 PM
Queens, NY - Police say they're fairly certain they've arrested a man who killed a New York imam and his friend. The NYPD's chief of detective tells reporters on Monday the 36-year-old man is being held on charges he struck a bicyclist 10 minutes after the shooting. Robert Boyce didn't release the man's name. He hasn't been charged in the double slaying. But Boyce says surveillance...

Albany, NY – NY Poll: Clinton 30 Points Ahead Of Trump In NY

August 15, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Albany, NY - A new poll says Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 30-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in their home state of New York. The Siena College survey released Monday gave Clinton a 25 percentage point advantage over Trump when the Green and Libertarian party candidates were included. While sixty percent of respondents answered "no" when asked if Clinton is honest and trustworthy...

Baton Rouge, LA – Thousands Hunker Down After Louisiana Floods; 6 Killed

August 15, 2016 at 06:24 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many people by surprise. The weather had improved from the torrential downpours, but rivers and creeks in many areas were still way above flood stage, and people downstream eyed the deluge with concern. Across southern Louisiana, residents...

New York – Giuliani, Backing Trump, Appears To Briefly Forget 9/11

August 15, 2016 at 05:55 PM
New York - Rudolph Giuliani, promoting Donald Trump's national security plan, said Monday that in the "eight years before (President Barack) Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States." That's an apparent omission of the largest terror attack in United States history. Giuliani was mayor of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the...

Rio De Janeiro – Olympic Fans Injured Outside Arena When Camera Falls

August 15, 2016 at 05:35 PM
Rio De Janeiro - Seven people were injured Monday when an elevated television camera plummeted more than 60 feet to the ground Monday in the Olympic park outside the basketball venue in the latest in a string of mishaps at the Rio Games. The large camera is one of several suspended on cables to provide aerial views of the main Olympic Park. The Olympic Broadcasting Service said two guide...

New York – Thousands Mourn Slain New York Imam As Police Question Man

August 15, 2016 at 05:04 PM
New York - Hundreds of mourners gathered in New York City on Monday for the outdoor funeral for a Muslim imam and his associate who were gunned down over the weekend, as police questioned a man about what many in their Bangladeshi community believe was a hate crime. Traditional Islamic services for Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, drew a large crowd to a parking area near where...

Youngstown, OH – Trump Calls For ‘Extreme Vetting’ Of Immigration Applicants

August 15, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Youngstown, OH - Donald Trump called Monday for "extreme vetting" of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don't embrace American values. He said the policy would first require a temporary halt in immigration from dangerous regions of the world. Speaking in swing state Ohio, Trump also said his Democratic rival Hillary...

Milwaukee – Milwaukee Imposes Curfew To Quell Rioting Sparked By Police Shooting

August 15, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Milwaukee - The city of Milwaukee imposed a 10 p.m. curfew on Monday in an attempt to quell rioting that erupted the previous two nights in response to the police shooting of an armed black man in one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Mayor Tom Barrett also renewed his call for state officials to release a video of the Saturday night shooting in hopes it convinces angry...

Rio De Janeiro – Egyptian Who Wouldn’t Shake Israeli’s Hand Reprimanded, Sent Home

August 15, 2016 at 03:49 PM
Rio De Janeiro - An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponent's hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics, officials said Monday. The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a "severe reprimand" for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson on Friday. When Sasson extended his...

Mexico City – Gunmen Abduct People From Mexican Resort City Restaurant

August 15, 2016 at 03:24 PM
Mexico City - Armed men abducted multiple people from an upscale restaurant in the popular Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said two SUVs carrying an unknown number of gunmen arrived around 1 a.m. at the La Leche restaurant on the city's main boulevard, which runs through the hotel zone between the old beach city...

Brussels – Man Shot By Police After Opening Fire In Belgian City Ghent

August 15, 2016 at 03:21 PM
Brussels - An unidentified man opened fire in the center of the Belgian city of Ghent on Monday before being shot by police, local media reported. Ghent public prosecutors confirmed there had been a shooting in the city center at around 6:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), but declined to say how many people were involved, whether the gunman was being held or whether the incident was related to...

Jerusalem – Israel Demands Games Ceremony For Killed Athletes In 1972 Olympics

August 15, 2016 at 02:28 PM
Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday demanded a commemoration for its athletes killed at the 1972 Olympics at each Games opening ceremony, telling the International Olympic Committee "a black flag" will always fly over its multi-sports event. Days after the IOC announced a mourning site at each Olympic village with a minute's silence in the memory of those killed by Palestinian gunmen, Israel's Sports...

Scranton, PA – Biden Says Trump Would Have Loved Stalin

August 15, 2016 at 02:26 PM
Scranton, PA - Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump's ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to the needs of Americans in his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Biden, who decided not to make a third presidential bid last year, said in his native city of Scranton that Trump was "totally, thoroughly...

New York – Fyvush Finkel, Yiddish Theater Star, Dead At 93

August 15, 2016 at 02:02 PM
New York - Actor Fyvush Finkel, the plastic-faced Emmy Award-winning character actor whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway and on TV in "Boston Public" and "Picket Fences" has died, his son said Monday. He was 93. Finkel, who was known for his mischievous smile and an ability to prop his ears at an angle for...

Istanbul – Istanbul Police Detain 136 Courthouse Staff In Coup Probe

August 15, 2016 at 01:33 PM
Istanbul - Police teams on Monday apprehended 136 personnel in operations conducted at three Istanbul courthouses as part of an investigation into the July 15 abortive coup. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the Istanbul chief public prosecutor's office had issued detention orders for 173 personnel working at Istanbul's Caglayan, Bakirkoy and Gaziosmanpasa courthouses. Of those, 136...

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