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Minneapolis – Muslim Teen Wins Right To Box Competitively In Hijab

April 21, 2017 at 06:07 PM
Minneapolis - A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. Amaiya Zafar will also be allowed to cover her arms and legs in accordance with her religious beliefs while competing in her first sanctioned match this month in Minneapolis under a USA Boxing exemption, The Star Tribune...

Washington – US Charges Teen Arrested In Israel For JCC Bomb Threats

April 21, 2017 at 05:22 PM
Washington - The U.S. Justice Department charged the Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel with making threats against Jewish community centers. The Justice Department said on Friday that it was charging Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, with making threatening calls to JCCs in Florida, conveying false information to the police and cyberstalking. Kadar was arrested in Israel last month for...

Washington – Trump Says Paris Attack Will Help Le Pen In Election

April 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump said that while he is not explicitly endorsing Le Pen, the attack played to her strengths. "She's the strongest on borders and she's the...

Anchorage, Alaska – Prosecutors: Dentist Pulled Tooth While Riding Hoverboard

April 21, 2017 at 04:32 PM
Anchorage, Alaska - Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard. Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud after prosecutors say he billed Medicaid $1.8 million last year for IV sedation used in procedures that didn't call for it. Prosecutors say in an indictment that investigators found a video on...

Berlin – As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk From Space Debris Grows

April 21, 2017 at 04:02 PM
Berlin - Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. More than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimeter are already thought to orbit Earth, and each one could badly damage or even destroy a satellite. Last year, a tiny piece of debris punched a gaping...

Washington – Trump Secrecy Moves Threaten His ‘Drain The Swamp’ Pledge

April 21, 2017 at 03:35 PM
Washington - The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president's closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it's a priority. Bannon said he "agrees with the concept that Washington is rigged," said Wamp, a former...

Washington – Trump Says He Will Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

April 21, 2017 at 03:01 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. He would not provide details of the plan, saying only that the tax cuts will be "bigger I believe than any tax cut...

New York – How An Israeli Model Became A Melania Trump Impersonator

April 21, 2017 at 02:30 PM
New York - Dressed up in the right outfit and with her makeup done a certain way, Mira Tzur says she gets stopped on the street by people who mistake her for Melania Trump. It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair, taut skin and slim physiques. The similarities don’t end there. “I relate to her on many levels,”...

Washington – Obama To Hold First Public Event Of His Post-presidency

April 21, 2017 at 02:01 PM
Washington - Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Obama's first public engagement comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office next week. The news release announcing the event says Obama's post-presidential goal is "to encourage and...

London – London Library Makes World War II War Crimes Searches Easier

April 21, 2017 at 01:24 PM
London - Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations' files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday. People will still have to visit the library in London or the U.S. Holocaust Museum to read...

Spring Valley, NY – Neighbors Say Dangerous Dog Terrorized Residents After Video Captures Pit Bull Mauling Chasidic Child

April 21, 2017 at 01:09 PM
Spring Valley, NY - A Chasidic toddler from Spring Valley is recovering today after being mauled by a pit bull as he played in a neighbor’s driveway on Thursday night. Eli Mendlowitz was playing with six other youngsters in the driveway of 68 N. Cole Avenue at 6 PM when he was knocked to the ground by a dog owned by neighbors who live across the street. Surveillance video shows the dog...

Washington – Justice Dept. Tells 9 Sanctuary Cities Grant Money At Risk

April 21, 2017 at 01:01 PM
Washington - The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money. The department sent letters Friday to places...

Washington – Newly Released Egyptian-American Charity Worker Visits Trump

April 21, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump met Friday at the White House with an Egyptian-American charity worker who was freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt. Trump was directly involved in negotiations to free Aya Hijazi, 30, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Hijazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area this week. "We are...

Jerusalem – Masked Men Attack Activists In Israeli Rights Group Clip

April 21, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Jerusalem - Footage filmed by an Israeli human rights group shows what it says are a group of masked settlers attacking activists assisting Palestinians in the West Bank. Sarit Michaeli of Israeli group B'Tselem said about a dozen activists were accompanying Palestinian shepherds when they came under an "unprovoked" attack. The clip shows a group of masked men charging at the activists...

San Francisco – Elon Musk On Mission To Link Human Brains With Computers In Four Years: Report

April 21, 2017 at 12:03 PM
San Francisco - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion etc, in about four years, Musk said in an interview with website Wait...

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