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Passaic, NJ – Falling Tree Limb Kills Man During Mother’s Day Barbecue

May 14, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Passaic, NJ - A falling tree limb has killed a man and injured several other people during a Mother's Day barbecue in New Jersey. Police say lightning struck a tree Sunday evening in Passaic (puh-SAY'-ihk), causing a large tree limb to come crashing down. Police say a 28-year-old man was killed and at least five other people were injured during the backyard barbecue. The extent of their...

Charlottesville, VA – Mayor Of Virginia City Targeted By Anti-Semitic Tweets After Criticizing Marchers

May 14, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Charlottesville, VA - The mayor of the Virginia college town of Charlottesville was the target of anti-Semitic tweets on Sunday after speaking out against white nationalists who converged on a local park carrying blazing torches the night before. Mayor Mike Signer said two protests led on Saturday by Richard Spencer, a leader of the "alt-right" movement, came on the same day the city held its...

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Protesters Spell Out ‘Resist!’ At Trump Golf Course Near LA

May 14, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Some 200 protesters gathered at President Donald Trump's golf course near Los Angeles and spread out in the grass to form the word "RESIST!" A group calling itself "Indivisible San Pedro" organized the demonstration Saturday at a public park nestled within Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Peter Warren, a retired journalist, tells the Los Angeles...

Jerusalem – Report: Casino Mogul To Be Questioned In Probe Of Israel PM

May 14, 2017 at 10:04 PM
Jerusalem - American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will reportedly give Israeli police testimony in an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel's Channel 2 reported Sunday that Adelson, a close confidante of Netanyahu, and his wife will be questioned by police during their visit to Israel next week. The Adelsons will be questioned...

Manhattan, NY – Troubled Landmark Synagogue Sustains Massive Damage In Suspicious Fire

May 14, 2017 at 09:36 PM
Manhattan, NY - A 3 alarm fire that ripped through a vacant 132 year old Lower East Side synagogue is under control, with substantial damage sustained at the building whose future has been uncertain for the last ten years. Witnesses said that the fire at Beth Medrash Hagadol, located at 60-64 Norfolk Street, broke out at approximately 7 PM and FDNY officials on scene said that the fire...

Pyongyang – North Korea Says Missile Test Aimed At Testing Carrying Large Nuclear Warhead

May 14, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead." Kim accused the United States of "browbeating" countries that "have no nukes" and warned Washington not to misjudge the reality that its mainland is...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Says ‘snacking Video’ Fake

May 14, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell and is preparing to see his protest "to the end" by refusing to drink water, his lawyer said Sunday. Khader Shkirat, speaking after the first meeting with his client since the protest began nearly a month ago, said Barghouti was noticeably thinner...

Moscow – Putin Sits Down At Piano In China, Plays Soviet Songs

May 14, 2017 at 08:40 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, known for his passion for the outdoors, showed off his softer side during a visit to China when he sat down to play the piano Sunday. Putin is in Beijing on a state visit to discuss a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that strives to revive the ancient Silk Road. After speaking at the summit in the morning, Putin headed to meet Chinese President Xi...

Amman, Jordan – Palestinians Hope For Settlement Curb If Peace Talks Resume

May 14, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Amman, Jordan - A senior Palestinian official says he "hopes" Israel will halt settlement construction if U.S.-led peace talks resume, but stopped short of making it a condition. Saeb Erekat spoke Sunday in Jordan after meeting with the foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt, ahead of a Mideast trip next week by President Donald Trump. Trump says he wants to broker an Israeli-Palestinian...

New York – Family Says JetBlue Kicked Them Off Plane Over Carry-on Cake

May 14, 2017 at 07:25 PM
New York - A New Jersey family says their plans to celebrate a birthday in Nevada were crushed when JetBlue Airways kicked them off the plane for storing a birthday cake in an overhead bin. Cameron Burke tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2qfZH8L ) they were flying out of Kennedy Airport May 3 when he was asked to remove the cake, which he did. He said another attendant berated him, telling...

London – Experts: Cyberattack Havoc Could Grow As Work Week Begins

May 14, 2017 at 07:00 PM
London - An unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak even more havoc Monday as people return to their desks and power up their computers at the start of the work week. Officials and experts on Sunday urged organizations and companies to update their operating systems immediately to ensure they aren't vulnerable to a...

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Son Of Osama Bin Laden Calls For Attacks On Jewish Targets

May 14, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - The son of Osama bin Laden called on Muslims and followers of al-Qaida to carry out attacks on Jewish targets around the world. Hamza bin Laden in a 10-minute video released over the weekend calls on Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out the attacks where they are. The video includes clips of terror attacks that have been perpetrated...

Washington – U.S. Senate Democrats May Refuse To Vote On Trump FBI Pick: Schumer

May 14, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday that Democrats would consider refusing to vote on a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being...

New York – Hoping To Woo Customers Back And Boost Sales, Whole Foods To Drastically Slash Prices

May 14, 2017 at 04:00 PM
New York - Customers of an upscale grocery chain can look forward to lower totals at the checkout line as a new customer loyalty program aims to lower prices in an effort to boost slumping sales. The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2qjrdR5) reported that Whole Foods will be making the nationwide changes to its pricing structure by the end of the calendar year. The Texas based chain has seen...

Washington – Clapper: US Govt ‘Under Assault’ By Trump After Comey Firing

May 14, 2017 at 03:04 PM
Washington - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political stigma. "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally -- and that's the...

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