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Toronto – Toronto Police Release Cause Of Death Of Jewish Billionaires

December 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Toronto -   Toronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after autopsies showed they died from "ligature neck compression." Police released a statement Sunday reporting the cause of death. Authorities also identified pharmaceutical magnate Sherman and his wife, Honey, as the two people found dead in a north Toronto...

Libreville, Gabon – Nigerien Stabs 2 Journalists For National Geographic Over US Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

December 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Libreville, Gabon - A man stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital, declaring it was in retaliation for U.S. attacks against Muslims and leaving one reporter in serious condition, Gabon's defense minister said. The attack Saturday occurred while the journalists were shopping at an artisanal market, a site popular with tourists. It is the first of its kind in this West African country...

Jerusalem – Women Who Sued To Remove Beit Shemesh Modesty Signs Get Death Threats

December 17, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - At least two of the women who asked Israel’s Supreme Court to remove signs in Beit Shemesh that demand women dress modestly have been targeted with death threats. The women said they received calls on Thursday and Friday threatening them with a kabbalistic ritual calling for their deaths, Israel’s Ynet new website reported. Posters also were hung in the city, which has a...

Tehran – Iranian Convicted Of Spying For Israel Confesses To Informing On Nuclear Scientists

December 17, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Tehran - Iranian state television broadcast on Sunday what it described as the confessions of an Iranian academic with Swedish residency who it said had provided information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists. His wife, speaking by telephone from Stockholm, said he had been forced by his interrogators to read the confession. Iran's Supreme Court upheld last...

New York – Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading On CME

December 17, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - The second major security based on bitcoin is starting to trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The CME Group, one of the nation's largest exchanges of options and futures in the U.S., opened up bitcoin futures for trading at 6 p.m. EST Sunday. The initial price for bitcoin futures was $20,650, and the digital currency was trading at $20,135 at 6:08 p.m. EST. The digital...

New York – TV Host Matthews Was Reprimanded After Woman’s 1999 Complaint: MSNBC

December 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - TV "Hardball" host Chris Matthews was reprimanded after he was accused in 1999 of making inappropriate comments about a female employee, and the woman was given a separation payment, MSNBC said on Sunday. Representatives for Matthews, 72, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The longtime host of the political talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is the latest...

Oldenburg, IN – Dog Survives Plane Crash That Killed 3 People, Other Dog

December 17, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Oldenburg, IN - State police say three people and a dog died in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana, but another dog aboard the aircraft survived. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the single-engine Cessna plane crashed in a wooded area near Oldenburg, Indiana, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Wheeles says the plane was traveling from Kansas City, Missouri, to Frederick, Maryland, and had taken off...

Washington – Trump Says Not Considering Firing U.S. Special Counsel Mueller

December 17, 2017 at 05:21 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not." Democratic lawmakers in recent days have expressed concern that Trump might fire Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Trump or anyone on his team colluded with...

West Bank – Palestinian Protesters Set Fire To Placards Of U.S. Vice President, Jason Greenblatt In Bethlehem

December 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM
West Bank - A small group of Palestinian protesters on Sunday set fire to placards printed with images of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt outside Jesus's traditional birthplace, days before their arrival in the region. With Bethlehem's illuminated Christmas tree behind them, about 30 people stood quietly holding candles at Manger Square next to the...

Jerusalem – Israel To Probe Fatal Shooting Of Palestinian Paraplegic

December 17, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Jerusalem -   The Israeli military said Sunday it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week. Ibrahim Abu Thraya, 29, was shot while demonstrating along Gaza's border with Israel, Palestinian health officials said, during days of unrest sparked by President Donald...

Atlanta, GA – Power Outage Cripples Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

December 17, 2017 at 03:11 PM
Atlanta, GA - Authorities say a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has disrupted ingoing and outgoing flights. Airport spokesman Reese McCraine says the outage occurred early Sunday afternoon. He says all airport operations are being affected and that outgoing flights were halted. McCraine says some incoming flights are being diverted to other airports in...

Montgomery, AL – Senator-elect Jones Not Joining Calls For Trump Resignation

December 17, 2017 at 03:04 PM
Montgomery, AL - Democrat Doug Jones, who scored an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign over sexual misconduct allegations against him. "I don't think that the president ought to resign at this point," Jones told CNN's State of the Union program. "Those allegations were made before the election...

Washington – Trump Allies Say Mueller Unlawfully Obtained Thousands Of Emails

December 17, 2017 at 02:37 PM
Washington - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. Kory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America, Inc. (TFA), wrote a letter to congressional committees to...

New Jersey – Mahwah Backpedals On Parks And Eruv Bans But May Still Face Costly Repercussions

December 17, 2017 at 02:03 PM
Mahwah, NJ - Less than a week after Jackson Township backed down from an eruv ban within its boundaries in order to avoid a costly legal battle, the Mahwah town council has also taken a step back from two controversial measures that were viewed by some as anti-Semitic. The Journal News (http://lohud.us/2ziQtx5) reported that a unanimous vote by the Mahwah town council this past Thursday night...

Moscow – Kremlin Says Putin Thanked Trump For CIA Tip On Bombings

December 17, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information. The Kremlin said it allowed Russia's top domestic security agency to track down a group of...

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