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New York – No Evidence Blast Was Terrorism, Mayor Says, As Second Manhattan Site Is Under Investigation

September 17, 2016 at 11:58 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is no reason to think that an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood had a terrorist connection, but he did call the blast an "intentional act." The mayor also said there is no specific connection to a pipe bomb explosion in the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park earlier Saturday at a charity run. There were no injuries in that...

New York – AP Source: NYC Blast Likely Came From Toolbox

September 17, 2016 at 11:17 PM
New York - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood appears to have come from a construction toolbox in front of a building. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation. Police say 26 people have sustained minor injuries in the explosion on West...

Manhattan, NY – Architect Working On Roof Of NYC Skyscraper Gets Dizzy, Falls To His Death

September 17, 2016 at 11:10 PM
Manhattan, NY - Authorities are investigating the death of an architect who fell to his death from a New York City skyscraper just after finishing up some work on the rooftop. Bruno Travalja, 52, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, died Thursday afternoon after plunging from the roof of the 42-story building in Manhattan, police said Saturday. He was the owner of Crowne Architectural Systems in North...

St. Cloud, MN – Police Respond To Report Of Attack At Minnesota Mall

September 17, 2016 at 11:06 PM
St. Cloud, MN - Police converged on a shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Saturday night in response to a report of an attack involving shooting or stabbing. St. Cloud police said it was at the Crossroads Center mall, but gave no immediate information on the nature of the threat or if there were injuries or deaths. "There was an incident at Crossroads Mall. They're investigating what it...

Miami – Trump: Disarm Clinton’s Bodyguards, ‘Let’s See What Happens’

September 17, 2016 at 10:55 PM
Miami - Donald Trump was making his usual sarcastic call for Hillary Clinton's Secret Service agents to be stripped of their firearms when he added an aside to his rally remarks: "Let's see what happens to her." Soon after, Clinton's campaign said such a reference to violence was out of bounds. Trump has long incorrectly suggested his Democratic opponent wants to overturn the Second...

Chicago – Testimony From WWII Probe Of Tribune Could Go Public

September 17, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Chicago - A Maryland historian is a step closer in his fight for the release of decades-old grand jury testimony involving a story the Chicago Tribune published during the World War II Battle of Midway, the newspaper reported. The story, published June 7, 1942, said the U.S. Navy obtained advance knowledge of the Japanese fleet's plans. It included precise details such as the names of the...

Hebron – Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Who Stabbed Soldier

September 17, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Hebron - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank on Saturday, the military said, as a flare-up of a nearly year-old wave of Palestinian street attacks entered a second day. The soldier was taken to hospital for treatment, the military said. With most anti-Israeli assaults carried out since October by individuals without any central guiding...

New York – FDNY: 25 Hurt In Apparent Explosion In Chelsea Neighborhood

September 17, 2016 at 09:04 PM
New York - An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and caused at least 25 injuries on Saturday, the New York City Fire Department said, prompting emergency personnel to swarm one of the most bustling areas of the city on a cool autumn evening. A law enforcement source said an initial investigation suggested the explosion occurred in a dumpster but the cause was still...

Seaside Park, NJ – Pipe Bomb Explodes Ahead Of Road Race; No Injuries

September 17, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Seaside Park, NJ - A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey shore town Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's office. He said no surrounding structures were...

New York – NYC Police Charge Teen In Clothes-burning Attacks On Women

September 17, 2016 at 08:48 PM
New York - New York City police have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with one of a series of attacks on women whose clothes were set on fire in Manhattan. The boy was charged as a juvenile with attempted assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime. He was arrested Friday for allegedly trying to light a girl's blouse on fire in Bryant Park — one of three similar attacks that...

Damascus – U.S.-led Forces Strike Syrian Troops, Prompting Emergency U.N. Meeting

September 17, 2016 at 08:20 PM
Damascus - U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, Russia and a monitoring group said, putting a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in jeopardy and prompting an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting. The United States military said the coalition stopped the attacks against what it had believed to be Islamic State positions in northeast Syria after Russia...

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