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Brentwood, NY – Double-amputee Marine Vet Joins New York Police Department

March 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Brentwood, NY - The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island...

Washington – Pence Says Fight Against ‘Obamacare’ To Continue

March 25, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Vice President Mike Pence has told a group at a small business in West Virginia that "we will end the Obamacare nightmare and give the American people the world-class health care that they deserve." Pence's message on Saturday comes after the GOP effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law failed to gather enough Republican support to come to a vote in the House. Top...

Orange County, NY – Middletown Mayor Declares All Out War Against Kiryas Joel Leaders

March 25, 2017 at 11:03 PM
Middletown, NY - There were no niceties at a press conference held this past Friday evening by Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano. Instead, the long term mayor lashed out at his Kiryas Joel counterparts, saying that village officials had lied in court documents in one lawsuit and urged opponents of Kiryas Joel’s 164 acre annexation proposal to look for similar mistruths in that case as...

Brooklyn, NY – 13-Year-Old Boy Dies In Fall From NY Roof; 2nd Teen Injured

March 25, 2017 at 10:50 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York police say a 13-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was injured as they tried to hop along rooftops in Brooklyn and plunged about four stories to the ground. The boys were found in the back of the building in Bushwick about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Thirteen-year-old Rame Pierre-Louis had severe trauma to his head and body. His 15-year-old friend had pelvic injuries...

Tehran – Iran Denies Harassing U.S. Warships In Gulf, Warns Of Clashes

March 25, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Tehran - Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route. U.S. Navy commanders earlier accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could...

Valhalla, NY – Outlook Good As Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave NY Hospital

March 25, 2017 at 10:07 PM
Valhalla, NY - Formerly conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic have left a New York hospital two months after surgery to separate them. Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho were released Friday from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, north of New York City. The girls were joined at the base of the spine when they were born Feb. 4, 2016. They shared a key artery that supplies blood...

Lakewood, NJ – Lakewood Police Investigating After Driver Hits Vehicle And Flees With Bystander Clinging To Car Hood

March 25, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A Lakewood teenager who tried to be a good Samaritan ended up going for the ride of his life today when he found himself clinging to the hood of a car traveling down an Ocean County roadway at more than 40 miles per hour. According to the Lakewood Police Department, the bizarre incident unfolded this afternoon at approximately 12:50 PM when a driver hit a parked car outside the...

Washington – Trump Son-In-Law’s Ties To Israel Raise Questions Of Bias

March 25, 2017 at 09:14 PM
Washington - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts. But some say these ties, which include a previously undisclosed real estate deal in New Jersey with a major Israeli insurer, may give...

Gaza – Hamas Vows Revenge At Slain Militant’s Funeral In Gaza

March 25, 2017 at 08:53 PM
Gaza - Thousands of Hamas supporters waving the movement's green flag marched through the streets of Gaza Saturday for the funeral of a militant leader and high-profile former prisoner who was mysteriously shot dead, as the group's leaders pledged retribution. Senior Hamas member Mazen Faqha was found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City late Friday. Hamas, the Islamic militant...

Iraq – US Acknowledges Its Forces Were Behind Airstrike On Mosul Killing Up To 100 Civilians

March 25, 2017 at 08:35 PM
Iraq - An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened an investigation. In the days following the March 17 airstrike, U.S. officials had said they were unsure whether...

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