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Whitney Point, NY – Authorities Capture Alligator Roaming Around Upstate NY Town

July 31, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Whitney Point, , NY - Authorities in upstate New York have captured an alligator that got loose. According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings of the alligator were first reported July 22. Officials say the alligator is 3 feet, 3 inches long...

Ljubljana – Slovenia Sees Tourism Boom, Thanks In Part To Melania Trump

July 31, 2017 at 02:06 PM
Ljubljana - The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it's the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump. The Slovenian Statistics Office said Monday that some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year. Analyzing the impact of the Slovenian-born...

Niagara Falls, NY – Discharge Turns Water At Base Of Niagara Falls Black

July 31, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Niagara Falls, NY - The water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday's discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins. Video taken from a helicopter shows black-colored water along the...

North Korea – Under ICBM’s Red Glare, Pyongyang Pretties Up Its ‘Pyramid’

July 31, 2017 at 01:01 PM
North Korea - While North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital's biggest landmark: a futuristic, pyramid-shaped 105-story hotel, the world's tallest unoccupied building. After decades of embarrassing delays and rumors that the building may not even be structurally sound...

Washington – Trump ’100 Percent’ Committed To Take On Tax Reform In 2017: Cohn

July 31, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is committed to overhauling the U.S. tax code before the end of 2017, a top White House economic advisor said on Monday. "The president is 100 percent committed to getting tax reform done this year," said Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, at the start of a listening session with real estate industry groups on taxes. "We just had a...

The Hague – Don’t Try This: Thieves Steal iPhones From Moving Truck

July 31, 2017 at 12:33 PM
The Hague - Dutch police arrested five Romanian men suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000) in a dangerous heist on a moving truck, a spokesman said Monday. The five men, aged from 33 to 43, allegedly stole the iPhones in a late-night raid a week ago by driving a modified van so close to the delivery truck that one of the suspects was able to clamber across the van's hood...

Seattle, WA – Reform Jewish Camp Apologizes For Flying Palestinian Flag

July 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Seattle, WA - A camp affiliated with the Conservative movement apologized after flying a Palestinian flag “as a sign of friendship and acceptance” to visiting Palestinian Muslim and Christian students. Camp Solomon Schechter in Washington State last week hosted members of Kids 4 Peace, including Christian and Muslim Palestinian children. In a letter sent to parents and supporters...

Vienna – Austria: Court Convicts Man Who Questioned Gassing Of Jews

July 31, 2017 at 11:36 AM
Vienna - An Austrian court has found a man who claimed the mass killings of Jews in gas chambers under Adolf Hitler was a story made up by Jews guilty of violating the country's anti-Nazi laws and sentenced him to a suspended 12-month prison term. Additionally, the man has been convicted of the crime of incitement for calling Muslims vermin. The court in the western city of Feldkirch ordered...

Paris – WikiLeaks Issues Leaked Macron Campaign Emails To Its Site

July 31, 2017 at 11:03 AM
Paris - Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said Monday. The emails caused a stir when they were initially publishedjust two days before France's May 7 presidential runoff, which pitted Macron against French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. But unlike the leaks that rattled...

Milwaukee – NJ Gov Christie Confronts Fan At Baseball Game: “You’re A Big Shot”

July 31, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Milwaukee - Another ballpark brouhaha for Chris Christie. Carrying a basket of nachos, the New Jersey governor was caught on video confronting a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The video circulating on Twitter showed Christie leaning over to nearly get in the man's face at Miller Park, holding the order of nachos in his left hand. "You're a big...

Washington – Trump Swears In New Chief Of Staff Kelly, Insists There’s No Chaos At White House

July 31, 2017 at 10:16 AM
Washington - Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, President Donald Trump insisted on Monday there is "no chaos" in his White House as he swore in retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as chief of staff. In an Oval Office ceremony, Trump predicted Kelly, who previously served as Homeland Security chief, would do a "spectacular job." And the president chose to...

Jerusalem – Zaka Priests Unit To Deal With Temple Mount Incidents

July 31, 2017 at 10:02 AM
Jerusalem - The ZAKA volunteer rescue and recovery organization has established a priestly unit to deal with scenarios requiring its assistance on the Temple Mount, following the murder of two policeman there earlier this month. ZAKA is the responsible organization in the country for recovering bodies and other remains of people killed during terrorist attacks, accidents and natural disasters...

Amman, Jordan – Family Flees Home After Israeli Embassy Guard’s Name Made Public In Jordan

July 31, 2017 at 09:10 AM
Amman, Jordan - The family of the Israeli Embassy security guard who shot and killed two Jordanians while under attack in diplomat’s living quarters has left their home after a publication in Jordan made the guard’s identity public. The identity of the guard, Ziv Moyal, 28, from a moshav in southern Israel, had been censored in Israeli reports, which identified him only by his first name...

Los Angeles, CA – Van Plows Into Diners On Los Angeles Sidewalk, 8 Hurt

July 31, 2017 at 08:42 AM
Los Angeles, CA - The driver of a van that plowed into a group of people dining on a Los Angeles sidewalk, striking and injuring at least eight people, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of hit-and-run, authorities said. A witness told The Associated Press the van jumped a curb and careened into a group of people eating outside The Fish Spot restaurant in the city's Mid-Wilshire neighborhood...

Seoul – A Talk With Trump On North Korea? After Vacation, Seoul Says

July 31, 2017 at 08:39 AM
Seoul - South Korea's latest leader took office at an uneasy moment in his country's history, inheriting the wreckage left by an ousted and excoriated predecessor. Among his lesser-noticed promises was a vow to improve quality of life in a society of long hours and hard work — to help break the chains to people's desks, to let them take a breath and relax a bit. And what Moon Jae-in...

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