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Urich, MO – FBI Identifies Missouri Man Who Made Bomb Threats To Jewish Institutions In Kansas City

December 3, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Urich, MO - A Missouri man made several bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the Kansas City area and in Washington, D.C., a federal complaint charges. Ford Kevin Coots, 25, of Urich, Missouri, allegedly threatened the synagogues and Jewish community centers and later assaulted a federal officer sent to question him, local media reported. On April 24 of this year, Ohev Sholom — The...

Milton, MA – Massachusetts Teen Arrested For Stealing Holocaust Memorial Sculpture

December 3, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Milton, MA - A Massachusetts teen was arrested in connection with the theft of part of a Holocaust memorial sculpture from a cemetery in Milton, Massachusetts. The missing part of “Myriam’s Memorial,” which depicts a child’s hands inside two bronze Stars of David, was recovered last month, more than a year after it was stolen from its pedestal at the Milton Cemetery, police announced...

Washington – Trump Tweets About Russia Probe Spark Warnings From Lawmakers

December 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe. "I would just say this with the president: There's an ongoing criminal...

Jerusalem – Israeli Patrolman Comes To Aid Of Stranded Bride And Groom

December 3, 2017 at 09:38 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli patrolman who stopped for a car broken down on Israel’s highway 4 discovered a stranded bride and groom on their way to their own wedding. The patrolman, part of Netivei Israel National Traffic Management Center, a government-owned service that helps drivers with car trouble on Israel’s highways, determined that the car would need to be fixed in a garage and offered...

New York – Aetna Agrees To $69 Billion Sale To CVS Health

December 3, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - Aetna Inc's <AET.N> board of directors approved on Sunday the U.S. health insurer's sale to drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp <CVS.N> for approximately $207 per share in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter. The $69 billion deal will be this year's largest corporate acquisition. It will combine one of the nation's largest pharmacy...

Montgomery, AL – Embattled Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Ahead In CBS Poll

December 3, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Montgomery, AL - Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore led his Democratic opponent by six percentage points in a CBS News poll released on Sunday, with most Alabama Republicans saying the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are false. Moore was leading Democrat Doug Jones 49 to 43 percent among voters likely to cast ballots in the Dec. 12 special election, CBS said. The...

Buenos Aires – Argentina Checking Another Deep-water Object In Sub Search

December 3, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy says it's trying to make a visual inspection of another object that registered on a sonar search for remains of a submarine that vanished 18 days ago with 44 crew members aboard. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference on Sunday that the new object was detected at a depth of 3,100 feet (950 meters). Balbi earlier said that inspection of another...

Jerusalem – IDF: Israeli Women Stepping Up As Men Lose Interest In Combat Roles

December 3, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - Despite the continuing trend of IDF draftees less motivated to serve as combat soldiers in the IDF, the increase of motivation by women and the shortening of service has allowed combat brigades to fill up, the IDF announced on Sunday. “Without a doubt, as of today, the shortening of service in the Israeli army has given the IDF more fighters,” a senior officer in the Manpower...

Washington – Rep. Sander Levin, Current Longest-serving Jewish Congressman, Won’t Seek Reelection

December 3, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - Congressman Sander Levin, currently the longest-serving Jewish member of Congress, announced he would not seek reelection after more than three decades in office. Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, made the announcement on Saturday that he would not run for a 19th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Michigan’s 9th Congressional District, after changing...

Amman – Jordan Begins Diplomatic Offensive Ahead Of Trump Move On Jerusalem

December 3, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Amman - Jordan has begun consultations on convening an emergency meeting of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) before an expected move this week by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior Jordanian source said. A senior U.S. administration official said on Friday that Trump was likely to make the controversial declaration...

Washington – Pentagon Should Move U.S. Dependents Out Of South Korea Due To North Korean Threat

December 3, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Washington - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday urged the Pentagon to start moving U.S. military dependents, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea is getting close. "It's crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea," Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CBS's "Face...

Queens, NY – Police: Parking Dispute Led To Stabbing, Car Into Crowd

December 3, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Queens, NY -  A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday, leaving one person dead and several others injured, one critically, police said. The violent altercation started around 4:30 a.m. outside a hookah lounge in Queens, when the driver of a white Hyundai sedan got out of his car and stabbed two other people, New...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Orders Redraft Of Law Seen As Protecting Him

December 3, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Jerusalem - So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that a draft bill that sets limits on police investigators should be revised so it does not apply to criminal probes in which he is a suspect. The proposed legislation, which has sparked protests in Israel, would prohibit the police from publicizing whether they have found sufficient grounds to charge a suspect. Critics...

Washington – Kushner: Trump Still Weighing Whether To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

December 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet made a decision on whether to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a declaration that some expect could come on Wednesday, his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Sunday. "He's still looking at a lot of different facts, and then when he makes his decision, he'll be the one to want to tell you, not me," Kushner said at...

Washington – Trump Lawyer Dowd Says He Drafted Tweet On Flynn Firing

December 3, 2017 at 12:01 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer took responsibility on Sunday for a tweet about the firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a central figure in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In an interview with Axios, John Dowd said the tweet was "my mistake" and that he drafted the tweet that raised more questions about...

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