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Jerusalem – Hadar Goldin’s Parents To Join Israeli PM In New York For UN General Assembly

August 21, 2016 at 10:59 PM
Jerusalem - The parents and brother of Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and whose body remains in Hamas hands in Gaza, will be joining Prime Minister Netanyahu in his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly next month. During their visit, Leah and Simcha Goldin, as well as their son Tzur Goldin, will attend several events, including a...

Baltimore, MD – D.A. Henderson, Who Led Effort To Eradicate Smallpox, Dies At 87

August 21, 2016 at 09:57 PM
Baltimore, MD - Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U.S. bioterrorism expert, has died from complications following a hip fracture, officials said on Sunday. He was 87. The 1966-1977 smallpox program at first was given little chance of succeeding. It required the development of labs around the world...

Edgartown, MA – Obama Returning From Summer Vacation Ready For Busy Fall

August 21, 2016 at 08:58 PM
Edgartown, MA - President Barack Obama is returning from vacation rested and ready for a busy fall, including pressing Congress for money to protect against the Zika virus and fending off lawmakers' attacks over the administration's $400 million "leverage" payment to Iran. Obama also is expected to campaign doggedly to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. Obama was due at the...

Manorville, NY – Ex-aide To NY Gov. Cuomo Among 5 Killed In Long Island Crash

August 21, 2016 at 07:59 PM
Manorville, NY - A driver lost control and struck two other vehicles on a major Long Island roadway Sunday, and police said a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and four other people including a 10-year-old boy were killed and six others were injured. Among those killed was Scott Martella, 29, of Northport, a communications director for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and a...

Albany, NY – New Photo Exhibit Chronicles Ruins In NY’s Hudson Valley

August 21, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Albany, NY - A photography exhibit documenting forgotten historic sites and industrial ruins in the Hudson River Valley has opened at the New York State Museum. The exhibit opened Saturday at the downtown Albany museum. It features more than 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi. The photos are based on their 2006 book "Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American...

Washington – Trump’s Plans To Deport Illegal Immigrants ‘To Be Determined’: Aide

August 21, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - A top aide to Donald Trump said on Sunday the Republican presidential nominee’s plans to deport 11 million people who are in the United States illegally were a work in progress and that he was committed to a "fair and humane" approach on immigration. The comments suggested a softening of the hardline immigration policy that Trump has put at the center of his campaign against...

Washington – Health Official Warns Zika Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf

August 21, 2016 at 05:04 PM
Washington - One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in the popular tourist destination of Miami Beach. The possibility of transmission in Gulf States such as Louisiana and Texas will likely fuel concerns that the virus, which has been shown...

Brooklyn, NY – Clinton Campaign Halfway To $1 Billion Fundraising Goal

August 21, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hillary Clinton's campaign is halfway to its goal of raising a billion dollars for the 2016 race, according to her finance director. Dennis Cheng announced the achievement on Thursday in a meeting with staff at the campaign's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, according to a campaign aide who was present for the meeting but wasn't authorized to discuss internal campaign...

Manorville, NY – 3 Killed, Several Hurt In Multi-car Crash On LI Roadway

August 21, 2016 at 03:14 PM
Manorville, NY - Three people have been killed and several others hurt in a multi-car crash on a major Long Island roadway. Suffolk County police say it happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the Long Island Road near Manorville. Investigators were at the scene, and the exact circumstances were unclear, as was the exact number of people injured. The roadway is a major travel road, and the...

Brooklyn, NY – NYC Remembers Dark Chapter Of Crown Heights Race Riot

August 21, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Twenty-five years after race riots scarred a New York City neighborhood, residents of Crown Heights gathered Sunday to mark the quarter-century anniversary with a memorial service, march, and street festival that organizers said showed how far the community had come. Critics, however, condemned the events as insensitive. About three dozen people gathered for a series of...

Berlin – Germany To Tell People To Stockpile Food And Water In Case Of Attacks

August 21, 2016 at 02:15 PM
Berlin - For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday. Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures...

New York – Trump Aide Says Tax Audit ‘a Serious Matter’

August 21, 2016 at 01:25 PM
New York - Now that she's Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway says she no longer believes Trump needs to release his tax returns. During the GOP presidential primaries, Conway headed a super political action committee that supported one of Trump's rivals, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Conway told an interviewer back then that she believed Trump should be more transparent and release his...

New York – New York City Eliminates English Test For Yellow Cab Drivers

August 21, 2016 at 01:00 PM
New York - New York City taxi drivers will no longer have to pass an English test under new rules designed to make it easier for immigrants to get behind the wheel of a yellow cab. The test for a taxi license will be available in several languages under regulations that went into effect Friday. The change was approved by the City Council in April and signed into law by Mayor Bill de...

Jerusalem – Police Arrest 3 In Haredi Protest In Jerusalem Over IDF Enlistment

August 21, 2016 at 12:02 PM
Jerusalem - Dozens of haredi Jews protest arrests over refusal to enlistment in IDF Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested outside the IDF Recruitment Office in Jerusalem on Sunday over the arrest of members of the haredi community who refuse to serve in the military. Part of the demonstrators attempted to block off the street where they were located before police arrived at the scene to...

Washington – How AP Rates The Presidential Race And The Road To 270

August 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning a victory in any of the several states now a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House. For Donald Trump, the electoral map is as daunting as it is friendly to Clinton. To win, he must sweep all of the toss-up battlegrounds...

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