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Jerusalem – At Least 25 Wounded In Israeli Retaliation Strikes In Gaza

December 8, 2017 at 03:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's military said its aircraft bombed militant targets in Gaza on Friday and the Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children. The Israeli military said it had carried out the strikes on a militant training camp and on a weapons depot in response to rockets fired earlier from Gaza at Israeli towns. Witnesses said most...

Washington – US Says Jerusalem Move Advanced Peace

December 8, 2017 at 03:24 PM
Washington - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump knew his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would raise "questions and concerns" but took it to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the U.S. is more committed to peace "than we've ever been before...

Atlanta – Dems Prepare To Curtail Superdelegates Ahead Of 2020

December 8, 2017 at 03:03 PM
Atlanta - Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of "superdelegates" in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders' supporters that the system was rigged. The changes, outlined in a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press, probably wouldn't have made a difference in last year's...

Budapest – George Soros’ Group Decries Pig Photo As Anti-Semitic Attack

December 8, 2017 at 02:34 PM
Budapest - George Soros' Open Society Foundations say a picture of a dead pig with an ambiguous inscription posted by a ruling party lawmaker on his Facebook page is an anti-Semitic attack on their founder. Janos Pocs from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party posted the picture Friday, saying it was sent to him by friends. An inscription on the pig — "O volt a soros!!!" — can...

Atlanta – New Delta Charges For Baggage On Discount Flights To Europe

December 8, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Atlanta - Travelers looking to take a cheap Delta Air Lines will soon need to pay for even one piece of checked baggage when flying to Europe or North Africa. The airline said this week that it will charge Basic Economy passengers $60 for the first bag and $100 for a second. The fees will apply to tickets bought after Dec. 6 and for flights after April 10 originating from the U.S. and...

Ramallah – Palestinian Negotiator Says ‘no Talking’ With U.S. Until Trump Reverses Jerusalem Decision: Al Jazeera

December 8, 2017 at 01:35 PM
Ramallah - Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat told Al Jazeera TV on Friday that the Palestinians will not talk to the United States until President Donald Trump has reversed his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the channel reported. Erekat also said the Palestinian leadership was considering all options in response to Trump's announcement, the channel reported in a...

Paris – Trump’s Jerusalem Plan Revives Tensions In EU Diplomacy

December 8, 2017 at 01:29 PM
Paris - France said on Friday the United States had sidelined itself in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but the EU's top diplomat insisted Washington remains a mediator as Europe struggled for unity in its diplomacy. U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem revived old tensions between EU governments that want to see...

New York – US Flu Season Off To An Early Start; Widespread In 7 States

December 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM
New York - This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it's too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this...

West Bank – Palestinian Man Killed, 300 Wounded In West Bank And Gaza Rioting Over Trump Jerusalem Move

December 8, 2017 at 12:43 PM
West Bank - A Palestinian man was killed and hundreds were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as Palestinians protesting the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital clashed with Israeli troops. The fatality, a man in his 30s, was shot dead during protests by thousands of Palestinians near the fence that separates Gaza from Israel, Army Radio reported...

New York – Brooklyn Mother Seeks Millions From NYC After Child’s Lead Poisoning

December 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM
New York - A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin. Natalia Rollins, a 25-year-old mother of two, informed the city this week of her intent to sue and filed a separate lawsuit in Brooklyn’s Kings County Supreme Court against her...

New York – Comedians Skewer Trump’s Jerusalem Speech

December 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM
New York - The Temple Mount, said US comedian Stephen Colbert on his late night talk show Wednesday night, is a little bit like President Donald Trump. They both, he said, “have a golden dome and spark holy wars.” As Jerusalem rejoiced and many Western countries wrung their hands, America’s late night comedians did what they do best: mocked. “He recognized it in a speech,”...

New York – Pfizer Breast Cancer Drug Superior To Chemotherapy In Late Stage Study

December 8, 2017 at 11:22 AM
New York - Patients with advanced breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation who were treated with an experimental Pfizer Inc drug went about three months longer before their disease worsened than those who received chemotherapy in a late stage study, according to data released on Friday. The drug, talazoparib, a once daily pill that Pfizer acquired with its $14 billion purchase of...

Jerusalem – Reform Rejection Of Trump’s Jerusalem Move ‘deeply Frustrating, Disappointing,’ Israel Says

December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Jerusalem - Israel’s consul in New York, Dani Dayan, called “deeply frustrating and disappointing” the Union for Reform Judaism’s negative reaction to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Dayan said this on Wednesday, according to the Makor Rishon daily, following a statement by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, who head the Reform Union, on behalf of the...

Jersey City, NJ – Bayonne Bridge Project Praised, But $350 Million Over Budget

December 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Jersey City, NJ -  It was the first project of its kind in the country — elevating a massive steel bridge without lengthy closures to auto traffic. The goal was to allow larger cargo ships to pass under the Bayonne Bridge and gain access to the ports of New York and New Jersey. That aim is showing signs of being met, but it has come with a hefty price tag. The project had a cost overrun...

Washington – Trump Lifts Refugee Ban, But Admissions Still Plummet, Data Shows

December 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Washington - In late October, President Donald Trump lifted a temporary ban on most refugee admissions, a move that should have cleared the way for more people fleeing persecution and violence to come to the United States. Instead, the number of refugees admitted to the country has plummeted. In the five weeks after the ban was lifted, 40 percent fewer people were allowed in than in the last...

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