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Seoul – South Korea Says Conducted Joint Drills With U.S. B-1B Strategic Bomber

May 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Seoul - South Korea said on Tuesday it had conducted a joint drill with a U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancer bomber after North Korea's state media earlier accused the United States of staging a drill to practise dropping nuclear bombs on the Korean peninsula. Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry, said the exercise took place on Monday but declined to give further...

New York – Ex-un Envoy Bolton: Trump Has No Chance At Ultimate Peace Deal

May 29, 2017 at 11:30 PM
New York - There is no chance President Donald Trump will secure a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Speaking just before he received the Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Bolton said Trump “is an...

Israel – 300,000 Good Deeds Contribute To Dedication Of Torah In Jerusalem School

May 29, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Israel Goldstein Youth Village (Havat Ha'Noar Ha’Tzioni) celebrated this week the inauguration of a Torah scroll written thanks to over 300,000 good deeds of Jews from Israel and abroad, and was dedicated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification. The idea behind the initiative was for anyone who performed a good deed to report it on a website designated...

Miami Beach, FL – Brooklyn Man Charged In Fatal Parking Argument In Florida

May 29, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Miami Beach, FL - An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, Florida authorities said Monday. The initial fight began late Sunday when a white BMW attempted to parallel park along Ocean Drive in popular South Beach, according to an arrest report released by Miami Beach Police. The space was too...

Melbourne – U.S. Senator McCain Says Putin Bigger Threat Than ISIS

May 29, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Melbourne - U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election. McCain, a leading foreign policy voice in the U.S. Congress, was speaking in an interview in Australia, where he has held security talks on his way to a...

Boston – Thousands Turn Out To Remember JFK On 100th Birthday

May 29, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Boston - Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100. The United States Postal Service commemorated Kennedy's centennial with a dedication of a JFK postage stamp in Brookline, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb where the late president was born on May 29, 1917. The image on the stamp is a 1960...

Oregon – Portland Mayor Urges Cancellation Of Trump Rally

May 29, 2017 at 08:45 PM
Oregon - The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is calling on the federal government and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other events next weekend after the fatal stabbing of two people who confronted a man hurling racial slurs at two young women on a train. Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday that the community is sad and angry, and the rallies are inappropriate and could be dangerous...

Miami, FL – Police: Man Fires AK-47 While Driving On Florida Highway

May 29, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Miami, FL - Police say a man fired an AK-47 while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said the 36-year-old suspect began shooting from inside his Toyota Corolla around 1 a.m. Monday as he was driving south on the Palmetto Expressway. Two vehicles were struck by bullets. Ferrin said one victim drove himself to a...

Albany, NY – New York Students Can Apply For Free College Tuition June 7

May 29, 2017 at 07:05 PM
Albany, NY - New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key priority for Cuomo. It covers tuition at state universities for full-time, in-state students whose families...

New York – Ray Pfeifer, Firefighter, Voice For 9/11 Health Care, Dies

May 29, 2017 at 06:31 PM
New York - A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said. Raymond Pfeifer died Sunday after an eight-year fight with the disease, the department said. He was 59. Pfeifer was...

France – After Talks, France’s Macron Hits Out At Russian Media, Putin Denies Hacking

May 29, 2017 at 05:28 PM
France - French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet for Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, but past suspicions of Russian meddling in the French election resurfaced with Macron denouncing Russian media and Putin denying hacking allegations. The newly elected Macron hosted Putin at the sumptuous 17th century palace of Versailles outside Paris for his first meeting with the...

Jerusalem – Israel Central Bank Holds Rates As Economy Growing At ‘Solid Pace’

May 29, 2017 at 05:02 PM
Jerusalem - The Bank of Israel on Monday left its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent, the same level it has been for more than two years, saying the economy continues to grow at a solid pace. All 10 economists polled by Reuters had forecast no change by the central bank, which is widely expected to hold the line on rates until the second quarter of 2018, when a hike is forecast. In a...

Washington – Trump Condemns Killing Of Pair Who Tried To Stop Racist Rant

May 29, 2017 at 04:36 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans trying to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon, light rail train. "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable," Trump said on Twitter. "The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them." Taliesin Myrddin...

Cascais, Portugal – U.S. Companies No Longer Know Rules Of Game Under Trump, Hasbro Director Says

May 29, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Cascais, Portugal - Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro told an international conference on Monday. Alan G. Hassenfeld, whose family founded America's second largest toymaker in the 1920s, said: "We thought, you know, if you run a...

Dallas, TX – Get Ready For Busy Travel Season; Airlines Could Set Record

May 29, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Dallas, TX - If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company. By air or car, traveler numbers are expected to rise over last year thanks to a decent economy and stable gasoline prices. U.S. airlines expect to carry 234 million passengers from June 1 through Aug. 31, up from the summer record of 225 million a year ago, according to the...

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