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London – UK Labour leader criticized for anti-Semitism in party

April 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM
London - The leader of Britain's left-leaning Labour Party is facing intensifying criticism from outsiders and some of his own members for what is viewed as a failure to address reports of anti-Semitism involving some Labour supporters. Allegations of anti-Semitism within Britain's main opposition party have grown since Jeremy Corbyn, a longtime critic of Israeli actions against the...

Istanbul – Turkey Calls Netanyahu ‘Terrorist’ As Insults Fly After Gaza Deaths

April 1, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Istanbul - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu a "terrorist" on Sunday, escalating an exchange of insults that started after he criticized Israel's lethal military response to a demonstration on the Gazan border. Israel has defended the killing of 15 Palestinians during Friday's demonstration and Netanyahu tweeted that the Israeli army "will not...

New York – Guerrilla Artists Stage Stunt With Live Rats At Trump Hotel

April 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM
New York - An activist art group has staged an exhibit featuring live rats and a Donald Trump impersonator inside a Trump hotel in New York City. The Daily News reports that the group called Indecline installed the guerrilla art show inside a suite at the Trump International Hotel. The newspaper says seven people showed up at the hotel Thursday night carrying suitcases filled with...

Albany, NY – Cynthia Nixon To Voters: ‘I’m So Much More Than An Actor’

April 1, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Albany, NY - "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon says she has a simple response to voters who question whether she has the experience necessary to run for governor of New York. "You know me as an actor," she told The Associated Press in an interview this past week. "But I'm so much more than an actor." So far in her fledgling Democratic primary campaign against two-term incumbent Gov...

Jerusalem – Former Idf Chief Rabbi Avihai Rontzki Dies Aged 67

April 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Former IDF Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen (Res.) Avichai Rontzki passed away on Sunday morning after a long illness aged 66. His funeral, attended by hundreds of people, was held at the Itamar yeshiva, which he founded in 1998. He was buried in the settlement’s cemetery on Sunday evening. Rontzki, who was born into a secular family, became a senior figure in the National Religious...

Morris County, NJ – Winning Ticket For $521M Mega Millions Jackpot Sold in New Jersey

April 1, 2018 at 09:22 PM
Morris County, NJ- A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey. Mega Millions says one winning ticket was sold in Friday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1. The New Jersey Lottery said Saturday on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at a Riverdale, Morris County, Lukoil station. Riverdale...

Jerusalem – Israel Rejects Calls For Inquiry Into Gaza Violence

April 1, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza's border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and fired only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. Fifteen Palestinians were killed and over 700 wounded in Friday's violence near the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. It...

New York – NYC Weather: NWS Issues Winter Weather Warning For Snow Expected Monday Morning

April 1, 2018 at 08:44 PM
New York - It may be spring, but messy winter weather is still sticking around. The city is expected to see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snowfall overnight into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday’s highs are expected to reach the low into the low 60s, but forecasters say Sunday night will be chilly, around 33, with rain beginning after midnight, with less...

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