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Boston – Amazon Acquires Connected Camera Maker

December 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Boston - Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes internet-connected doorbells and security cameras. Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. The move could help Amazon compete in the fast-growing home security camera market and against similar devices made by Nest, a...

New York – Edward Snowden Unveils Phone App, Haven, To Spy On Spies

December 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM
New York - The former National Security Agency contractor who exposed U.S. government surveillance programs by disclosing classified material in 2013 has a new job: app developer. Edward Snowden in a video message Friday unveiled a new phone app he helped create, called Haven, that aims to protect laptops from physical tampering. Snowden says it's an open-source tool designed for human...

New York – Feds: Manhattan Bomber Trying To Radicalize Other Inmates

December 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Federal prosecutors say the man who was convicted of setting off a bomb in Manhattan that injured 30 people last year has been attempting to radicalize fellow jail inmates. The New York Times reports that the government says Ahmad Khan Rahimi gave other inmates access to speeches by Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki and materials including bomb-making instructions. The...

Washington – Trump Endorses GOP Rep. DeSantis For Florida Governor

December 23, 2017 at 10:35 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican congressman Ron DeSantis for Florida governor. Trump tweeted Friday that DeSantis is "a brilliant young leader." DeSantis, who is 39, back in August proposed a time limit on funding for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Russia and Trump or his associates. DeSantis's House website has a...

Jerusalem – With Few Options, Israeli Couples Turn To Rogue Weddings

December 23, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Chuck Davidson is a criminal in the eyes of Israeli law. However, he wouldn't be put behind bars for his crime in most countries. His offense: conducting rogue weddings in defiance of Israel's Chief Rabbinate. Even though Davidson belongs to the officially recognized Orthodox stream of Judaism, he is among a growing cohort of Jewish groups running afoul of the law by...

New York – CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Human Rights Violators Who Criticized Israel At UN

December 23, 2017 at 09:33 PM
New York - Jake Tapper is calling out many of the countries who rebuked President Trump and Israel at the United Nations on Thursday. After 128 countries voted to condemn Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually move the U.S. embassy there, the CNN anchor let loose on “The Lead.” He sharply criticized Venezuela, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Myanmar and...

Jerusalem – Israel To Leave UNESCO Over ‘attacks’ On Jewish State

December 23, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has announced it is leaving UNESCO citing the U.N. cultural agency's "systematic attacks" on the Jewish state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Friday that the decision was based on the organization's "attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of Israel." He said the official letter of departure will be submitted before the year's end and that...

Vandenberg Air Force Base – Rocket Lights Sky As It Carries Satellites From California

December 23, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Vandenberg Air Force Base - A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that...

West Palm Beach FL – Pre-Shabbos Rubashkin Thank You Rally Greets Trump Motorcade In West Palm

December 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - There was joyous singing and dancing along the perimeter of Dreher Park in West Palm Beach on Friday afternoon, as approximately 100 Jewish Floridians lined the shoulder of Southern Boulevard to express their gratitude to President Donald Trump for commuting the sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin who had already served more than eight years in a federal...

Sacramento, CA – FBI: Man Accused Of Plotting Attack For Islamic State At San Francisco Pier

December 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Sacramento, CA - The FBI said Friday that it found a martyrdom letter and several guns in the home of a former Marine who said he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco's Pier 39, a popular tourist destination. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, a Modesto tow-truck driver, was charged Friday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist...

Jerusalem – Israel Frees Three Turks Arrested Amid Jerusalem Unrest

December 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Saturday freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims, a police spokesman said. The men - described by police as tourists - were taken into custody on Friday, as Israel confronted a weekly surge in protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6...

Israel – Thousands Protest Against Netanyahu In Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

December 23, 2017 at 05:45 PM
Israel - Thousands of Israelis are rallying in the streets of Tel Aviv calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over alleged corruption for the fourth consecutive week, while hundreds more gathered in Jerusalem for the first time in an anti-corruption demonstration. Israeli Police said several thousand people massed in central Tel Aviv on Saturday in the latest protest against...

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