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Tokyo – Japan Calls For Enforcement Of Sanctions Against North Korea

September 17, 2017 at 11:21 PM
Tokyo - The international community must remain united and enforce sanctions against North Korea after its repeated launch of ballistic missiles, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in an editorial published in the New York Times on Sunday. Abe's editorial was published before world leaders gather in New York for a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea's...

St. Louis, MO – Antisemitic Twitter Storm Erupts After St. Louis Synagogue Shelters Protesters

September 17, 2017 at 10:22 PM
St. Louis, MO - When protests over the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man turned violent in St. Louis over the weekend, a local synagogue opened its doors for demonstrators fleeing police tear gas and rubber bullets. But shortly after the Central Reform Congregation synagogue emerged as a shelter for demonstrators, those opposed began calling on police to...

Miami, Fl – Irma’s Damage A Reminder Of Florida Economy’s Vulnerability

September 17, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Miami, FL - Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People. Until Irma struck this month, the state was adding nearly 1,000 residents a day — 333,471 in the past year, akin to absorbing a city the size of St. Louis or Pittsburgh. Every jobseeker, retiree or new birth, along with billions spent by tourists, helped fuel Florida's propulsive growth and economic gains. Yet...

Paris – France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

September 17, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Paris - Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in France, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor's office and the students' school said. Boston College, a private Jesuit university in Massachusetts, said in a statement Sunday that the...

Washington – Trump, In New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader As ‘Rocket Man’

September 17, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. The warnings came a day after Kim Jong Un pledged to continue those programs, saying North Korea is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Irma Evacuation Nightmare: Next Time Some May Not Leave

September 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL -  After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits. "It is a very emotionally draining thing to go through ... the anticipation of what is next and not...

Kingston – Jamaica’s Violet Brown Dies At 117; Japan Woman Now Oldest

September 17, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Kingston, Jamaica - The world's oldest person has died in Jamaica. Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling her "an inspiring woman." The woman known as "Aunt V" died Friday at a local hospital, where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. With her death, the Gerontology...

New York – Jose Growing Stronger Off US East Coast

September 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM
New York - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Jose is growing stronger off the East Coast of the U.S., with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). Forecasters say the storm is expected to cause dangerous surf and rip currents. While Jose is projected to weaken and veer away from any direct impact on the coast, the Hurricane Center said a minor shift could bring...

Washington – Tillerson Says U.S. Weighing Closing Embassy In Cuba Over Sonic Attacks

September 17, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Washington - The United States is considering closing its embassy in Havana in response to an alleged sonic attack on U.S. personnel in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. "We have it under evaluation," Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "It's a very serious issue with respect to the harm that certain individuals have suffered." Five Republican senators on...

United Nations – Haley Says U.N. Has Exhausted Options On North Korea

September 17, 2017 at 03:15 PM
United nations - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon. "We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point," Haley told CNN's "State of the Union,"...

Massachusetts – Boston University Honors Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel

September 17, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Massachusetts - Boston University is paying tribute to the late Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Students and scholars were gathering Sunday to celebrate writings and teaching by Wiesel, who was a professor at the school for decades. He died last year at age 87. The campus event will include panel discussions on Wiesel's writings and humanitarian work, along with guest...

Jerusalem – Israeli Army Goes To War Against Smoking

September 17, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - The Israel Defense Forces is waging a new war — against smoking. The military announced Sunday that on November 1 that it will stop selling cigarettes on 65 bases across the country and that it will prohibit smoking in public areas of the bases and provide limited smoking areas. The army’s Kiriya headquarters in Tel Aviv are among those where smoking will be strictly...

New York – Exhibit Allows Virtual ‘Interviews’ With Holocaust Survivors

September 17, 2017 at 02:00 PM
New York - What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since? Technology is allowing people to ask these questions and many more in virtual interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, preparing for a day when the estimated 100,000 Jews remaining from camps, ghettos or hiding under Nazi occupation are no longer alive to give the accounts...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Nine Arrested In Extremist Ultra-Orthodox Riots Over IDF Enlistment

September 17, 2017 at 01:10 PM
Jerusalem - Nine haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rioters have been arrested so far during violent protests in Jerusalem on Sunday over the arrest and detention of the grandson of the grand rabbi of the Toldot Avraham Yitzhak hassidic community. Several hundred haredi protestors from the extremist communities in the capital took to the streets and blocked several junctions in the haredi neighborhoods...

Washington – Bossert Out Front As Trump’s Detail Man On Homeland Threats

September 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM
Washington - At nearly 6-foot-6, Tom Bossert is hard to miss. Yet he came and went through the gilded lobby at Trump Tower multiple times during the presidential transition largely unnoticed among the parade of White House job candidates headed for the elevators. A Nov. 17 video from the lobby shows Trump adviser Dave Bossie twirling colleague Kellyanne Conway as Bossert looks on, generally...

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