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Sherman Oaks, CA – 4 Injured As Helicopter Crash-lands On Los Angeles Street

July 21, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Sherman Oaks, CA - A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter made a hard landing around noon in the Sherman Oaks area near U.S. 101, according to Fire Department reports. The aircraft did not catch fire, and nobody on the ground was hurt. Televised reports showed the helicopter on a small street...

Chicago – No Dye: Cancer Patients’ Gray Hair Darkened On Immune Drug

July 21, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Chicago - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests that may include restoring hair pigment...

Detroit – Lyft Forms Own Autonomous Vehicle Unit, Will Open Network

July 21, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Detroit - Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers and gather data. It may even share computer...

Grozny – Chechnya’s Jewish Community Doesn’t Exist — But It’s Angry At Israel

July 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Grozny, Chechnya -  While Russia’s mainstream Jewish leaders in Moscow firmly backed Israel’s actions in clashes this week with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the small Jewish community of Chechnya broke ranks with them and boldly condemned the Jewish state’s “provocations” against Muslims in the holy city. At least that was the story reported in the national and...

Washington – Trump Warns Of ‘serious Consequences’ Unless Iran Releases Detained Americans

July 21, 2017 at 05:45 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago in Iran, and demanded that Tehran release...

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Governor Visits Woman Taking Sanctuary In Church

July 21, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Hartford, CT -  U.S. immigration officials said Friday they consider a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those showing support for Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk. The Democrat...

New York – Christie To ‘Conflict-free’ O.J.: You ‘slaughtered Them’

July 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM
New York - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken on O.J. Simpson's response at a parole hearing that he has lived a "conflict-free life." The Republican governor, making an appearance as a fill-in host on WFAN sports radio, pointed to a domestic violence case against the ex-football star involving his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and the civil lawsuit that found Simpson responsible for her...

Amman, Jordan – Thousands Protest Against Israel’s Temple Mount Security Measures

July 21, 2017 at 04:34 PM
Amman, Jordan - Thousands of Jordanians, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, took to the streets of Amman on Friday to protest against recent escalation at one of Jerusalem's holy sites to Muslim worshipers. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades since the detectors were placed at the entrance to the shrine, known...

Jerusalem – Three Israelis Stabbed To Death As Palestine Terrorist Enters Neve Tzuf

July 21, 2017 at 03:42 PM
Jerusalem - Three Israelis were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in a knife attack in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf on Friday, the Israeli army and media said. The army said in a statement that the four victims were Israeli civilians and that the assailant was also shot. It was not known whether he was killed or wounded. Israel Radio identified him as a 19-year-old...

West Bank – Abbas Says The Palestinian Leadership Will Freeze Contacts With Israel On All Levels

July 21, 2017 at 03:37 PM
West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces outside the shrine for days and on Friday three were killed when fighting broke out as people protested against the installation of metal detectors at...

Brooklyn, NY – Another Day, Another Derailment In NYC Subway

July 21, 2017 at 03:21 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Another day, another derailment. And another round of finger-pointing on who is to blame for problems with New York City's troubled transit system. On Friday, a "B'' train derailed near the end of the line in Brooklyn, causing no major injuries but briefly gumming up a subway system that has seen its share of horror shows lately. "This derailment is indicative of a creaking...

Jerusalem – Tear Gas Scene From Jerusalem’s ‘Day Of Rage’

July 21, 2017 at 03:14 PM
Jerusalem - When Muslim elders called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be. A native of Jerusalem who has covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, Awad headed to Ras al-Amud, directly across the valley from the Old City, from where the Aqsa Mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock...

Washington – Trump’s Chat With Akie Abe: Lost In Translation Or A Snub?

July 21, 2017 at 02:50 PM
Washington - In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan's first lady during a dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can't muster even a "hello" in English. In fact, she can handle a basic conversation in English, according to two people who have worked on events with the first lady. So was...

Washington – Spicer: White House “Could Benefit From A Clean Slate”

July 21, 2017 at 02:13 PM
Washington - Outgoing Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that he chose to resign from his position to give incoming commutations director Anthony Scaramucci a fresh start. Spicer says during a brief phone conversation with The Associated Press following his announced departure that, "we're at the point where" the president "could benefit from a clean slate." He says he felt it would be best...

Nevada – O.J. Simpson Triumphant, Others Devastated As He Gets Parole

July 21, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Nevada - Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in judgment and one he will never repeat. Although he still adamantly maintains he was trying to retrieve his personal property when he barged into a hotel room...

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