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Tacoma, WA – Amtrak Train Derails In Washington State, Injuring Several Passengers

July 2, 2017 at 11:08 PM
Tacoma, WA - An Amtrak train carrying more than 250 passengers derailed on Sunday near Puget Sound in Washington state, injuring several passengers, though none was believed to have been seriously hurt, the rail service reported. The locomotive and baggage car of train 506 on the Amtrak Cascades line, running between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Eugene, Oregon, left the tracks at Chambers...

Jerusalem – American Pop Star Cancels Netanyahu Meeting After Being Mobbed At Western Wall

July 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - American pop icon Britney Spears was mobbed by fans during a visit to the Western Wall. The American pop star arrived in Israel Sunday, ahead of her concert scheduled for Monday evening at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv. It was her first visit to Israel. Excited fans mobbed Spears, including jumping on her, during her visit to the Jewish holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli...

York Springs, PA – Fire At Commercial Egg Farm Kills More Than 100,000 Chickens

July 2, 2017 at 09:32 PM
York Springs, PA - Authorities say more than 100,000 chickens died in a fire that destroyed a barn at a Pennsylvania commercial egg farm in Pennsylvania. The blaze at Hillandale Farms in Tyrone Township was reported around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Tyrone is about 29 miles (46 kilometers) southwest of Harrisburg. A Heidlersburg Fire Company captain said flames were visible above the roof of the...

London – British Rabbis Want Top Sephardi Peer Fired For Pro-homosexuality Comments

July 2, 2017 at 09:00 PM
London - A group of rabbis in London for the country’s top Sephardi rabbi to be fired over his comments welcoming growing acceptances of homosexuality. Rabbi Joseph Dweck, who serves as senior rabbi at London’s S&P Sephardi Community, came under fire after saying at a lecture last month that societal acceptance of homosexuality is a “fantastic development” because it opens the door to...

Los Angeles, CA – California Marchers Call For Impeachment Of President Trump

July 2, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA -  Demonstrators hoisting signs and chanting anti-Donald Trump slogans marched through downtown Los Angeles to urge Congress to impeach the president. The Los Angeles march was one of several similar gatherings Sunday across California and the nation. One rally took place in Austin, Texas, the state's capital. Organizers say they believe the president has violated the U.S...

Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls Looks To Develop Outdoor Recreation Activities

July 2, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Niagara Falls, NY - New York state wants to give tourists more to do when they visit Niagara Falls State Park and is asking developers to come forward with plans. Officials say they're looking for a major private investment to improve hiking, biking, climbing, fishing and other outdoor activities along the Niagara River so that visitors to the falls will stay longer. The state Friday issued...

New York – All Aboard: New NYC Ferry Fleet Puts Out Call For Deckhands

July 2, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York -  Winslo Edwards' new office is on the shimmering waterways around New York City, his backdrop its sweeping skyline, his job title: deckhand. Edwards, a 55-year-old Brooklyn man who had been struggling since he was laid off as a transit worker five years ago, was lured by the chance to work on the city's new fleet of high-tech ferries, especially since it required no maritime...

Phillips, WI – Authorities: 6 Killed In Plane Crash In Northern Wisconsin

July 2, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Phillips, WI - Authorities say six people aboard a Cessna airplane were killed when it crashed in northern Wisconsin. The Price County Sheriff's Office says the airplane crashed at 3:21 a.m. Saturday near the city of Phillips. WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/2sgjhQI ) reports that the crash victims were all adults, but no names have been released. The sheriff's office says the plane had left...

Lakewood, NJ – Vandals Post Anti-Jewish Banner At Holocaust Memorial

July 2, 2017 at 05:08 PM
Lakewood, NJ -  Vandals posted a banner containing an anti-Jewish slur on a Holocaust memorial in front of a New Jersey shore town synagogue where several residents were recently accused of misrepresenting their incomes to improperly obtain public welfare benefits. Photos posted online Sunday by the state chapter of the Anti-Defamation League show the covering on the memorial in Lakewood. A...

Washington – WP: U.S. Deaths By Police Gunfire On Track To Reach 1,000 In 2017

July 2, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - Police officers across the United States shot 492 people dead in the first half of 2017, on track to approach 1,000 such incidents for the third year in a row, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The Post, which has been tracking all fatal shootings by police since 2015, said the tally on June 16 of this year was identical to last year's count. The paper said that since...

Washington – Journalists Group Says Trump Tweet A Threat

July 2, 2017 at 04:10 PM
Washington - The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is condemning a tweet President Donald Trump sent out Sunday, in which he appears to pummel a man whose face is covered with the CNN logo. Executive Director Bruce Brown called the post a "threat of physical violence against journalists." Brown said the tweet was "beneath the office of the presidency," adding "no one should be...

Bronx, NY – Doctor Intended As Shooting Target in Hospital Has No Idea Why

July 2, 2017 at 03:15 PM
Bronx, NY - A doctor who appears to have been the intended target of a former physician who started shooting at a Bronx hospital says he has no idea why he would have been singled out. Dr. Kamran Ahmed told the New York Post (http://nyp.st/2seyWjv ) he wasn't the only one Dr. Henry Bello had a problem with, but the men had never argued and Bello had in fact been nice with him. Authorities...

Israel – Hundreds In Jerusalem Protest Bills Bashing Liberal Jews

July 2, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem to protest against the freezing of the Western Wall agreement and the conversion bill. The protesters who gathered in Jerusalem on Saturday night carried signs including “Judaism without coercion,” and “We are all Women of the Wall.” The demonstration was organized by liberal movements...

Coral Gables, FL – American Billionaire Suspends Funds For Israel Over Kotel, Conversion Issues

July 2, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Coral Gables, FL - Major US Jewish philanthropist Isaac “Ike” Fisher has suspended his financial support of Israel, in light of two explosive decisions made last week by the Israeli government that have upset liberal Jews around the world. American born Knesset member Michael Oren confirmed to The Jerusalem Post a report in Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot on Sunday, that Fisher had sent him a...

Boston – Rare Butterfly Thrives On, And Because Of, US Military Bases

July 2, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Boston - In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit. The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) wingspan, has found a home at several defense installations because of the way the military manages open spaces, said Robyn Niver, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and...

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