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Washington – Attorney General Wants Return To Tough Enforcement Policies

April 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Washington - For three decades, America got tough on crime. Police used aggressive tactics and arrest rates soared. Small-time drug cases clogged the courts. Vigorous gun prosecutions sent young men away from their communities and to faraway prisons for long terms. But as crime rates dropped since 2000, enforcement policies changed. Even conservative lawmakers sought to reduce mandatory...

London – Day Of Tears: UK Police Honor Officer Slain Near Parliament

April 10, 2017 at 10:33 AM
London - Several thousand police officers from across Britain lined the streets of London Monday for the funeral procession of a fellow officer killed in an extremist attack last month. Constable Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood on March 22 in the cobbled forecourt of the Palace of Westminster, Parliament's home. Two minutes of silence were observed by police throughout...

Vienna – Austrian Police: 12 Germans Breach Anti-Nazi Laws

April 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Vienna - Austrian police have charged 12 Germans with contravening anti-Nazi laws after some allegedly stuck stickers with swastikas on their beer coasters while others reportedly raised their arms in the Hitler salute. A police statement says a waitress first reported the group on the weekend after finding the stickers at the table where they had been sitting at an inn near Salzburg. Eight...

Moscow – Kremlin, Angry At Syria Missile Strike, Says Putin Won’t Meet Tillerson

April 10, 2017 at 10:10 AM
Moscow- - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet President Vladimir Putin when he visits Moscow on Wednesday, a move that could point to tensions over a U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base last week. John Kerry, Tillerson's predecessor, often met Putin as well as the Russian foreign minister when he visited Moscow, and Putin granted several...

Albany, NY – New York Lawmakers Approve Free Middle Class College Tuition

April 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Albany, NY - New York is set to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students. The tuition initiative is part of a new state budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, a day after the Assembly approved it. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) proposed the tuition plan, which will cost an estimated $163 million. In-state students whose families earn...

Janesville, WI – Police Hunt For Gun Theft Suspect With Manifesto For Trump

April 10, 2017 at 09:39 AM
Janesville, WI - The hunt continues Monday for a man suspected of stealing firearms from a Wisconsin gun store who sent an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump and has threatened to carry out an unspecified attack, sheriff's officials said. Joseph Jakubowski, 32, has been missing since Tuesday, when authorities believe he stole a large quantity of handguns and rifles from the...

Jerusalem – Israel Condemns Marine Le Pen For Denying French Responsibility For Deporting Jews

April 10, 2017 at 09:15 AM
Jerusalem - Israel condemned far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for saying that her country is not responsible for the deportation of thousands of Jews to death camps in 1942. “This declaration is contrary to historical truth, as expressed in the statements of successive French presidents who recognized France’s responsibility for the fate of the French Jews who perished...

Jerusalem – Jewish Family Renews Fight For Passover Manuscript

April 10, 2017 at 08:29 AM
Jerusalem - The grandchildren of a prominent Jewish victim of the Nazis are renewing their fight for title to the world's oldest illustrated Passover manuscript, hoping newly-unearthed documents will boost their claim to a prized jewel of Israel's leading museum. Last year, the descendants of German Jewish lawmaker Ludwig Marum requested the Israel Museum pay compensation for the famed Bird's...

New York – NYC Train Commute Back To Normal A Week After Derailment

April 10, 2017 at 07:49 AM
New York - The morning commute is expected to return to normal for tens of thousands of New York City-bound train riders whose trip was snarled by last week's derailment at Penn Station. Officials with the Long Island Rail Road tell Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2pl5Jl5 ) they don't expect any delays Monday morning, while Amtrak says normal operations are expected. New Jersey Transit trains headed...

Jerusalem – Israel Shuts Egypt Border Crossing Following Terror Warning

April 10, 2017 at 07:30 AM
Jerusalem - Israel closed its Taba border crossing to Egypt Monday following a warning by its anti-terrorism office and intelligence reports of an "imminent" militant attack there. The closure comes hours before the start of the Passover holiday, when Sinai is a popular destination for many Israelis. Soon after the announcement, sirens wailed in parts of southern Israel alerting residents to a...

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