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Hamden, CT – Fearing It May Attack Kids, Man Shoots His Own Dog In Park

December 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Hamden, CT - Police in Connecticut say a man shot and killed his own dog in a park because he feared it might attack some children. The incident happened Sunday in Hamden and remains under investigation. Police Capt. Ronald Smith says the man told officers that his dog, a pit bull that was not on a leash at the time, attacked and seriously injured another dog that was on a leash. The owner...

Jerusalem – Rambo (The Dog) Visits Israel’s President

December 25, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Rambo the dog visited the president of Israel, who honored him for his role in capturing a Palestinian terrorist. Rambo, a 5-year-old Belgian Shepherd mix, was injured during an operation earlier this month with the Police counter-terrorism unit to capture the Palestinian man suspected of killing two Jewish-Israeli co-workers at a factory in the Barkan industrial zone in the West...

Jerusalem – Corruption Investigations Against Netanyahu Could Take Center Stage During Israel’s Election Campaign

December 25, 2018 at 09:04 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s attorney general likely will wait until after national elections to announce whether or not he will indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption investigations, but the allegations could be central to the early elections. Sources reported to be close to Avichai Mandelblit told Hebrew media including the KAN national broadcaster that Mandelblit has decided...

Jerusalem – Israeli Anti-drone Company Sees Spike In Interest

December 25, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London's Gatwick Airport last week. The Israeli company Skylock is among a growing industry specializing in detecting and downing intruder drones by "jamming" them, or disrupting their frequencies. The company said Tuesday it saw a 40 percent spike in...

Cairo – El-Sissi’s Call On Egyptians To Lose Weight Creates A Stir

December 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Cairo - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is demanding Egyptians lose weight. In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of overweight people he sees and told Egyptians they must take better care of themselves. He said physical education should become core curriculum at schools and universities and suggested TV shows shouldn't let presenters or...

Damascus – Report: Israeli Attack Near Syrian Capital Wounds 3 Soldiers

December 25, 2018 at 06:02 PM
Damascus - Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defense units. The TV, quoting an unnamed military official, identified the warplanes as Israeli. Lebanon's the state-run National...

United Nations – UNRWA Tweets, Then Removes Post Glorifying PFLP Terrorist

December 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM
United Nations - UNRWA, the UN refugee agency for Palestinians, deleted a tweet Monday that had glorified a terrorist, with the organization blaming “brief, unauthorized access” to its Twitter account for the incident. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency removed the tweet after a watchdog group protested that it had glorified Ghassan Kanafani as a “famed” Palestinian writer...

New York – Trump Once Boasted Of Market Gains, Now Tweets Cause Drops

December 25, 2018 at 05:00 PM
New York - The year started with President Donald Trump promising big growth for stocks. In January, he shared excitement over a "big day" on Wall Street. By June, the president was tweeting: "Stock Market up almost 40% since the Election." When the market hit a record high on Aug. 25, Trump tweeted, "Congratulations U.S.A.!" And there was more excitement on Oct. 3: "The Stock Market just...

Beirut – Syrian Air Defenses Intercept ‘Hostile Targets’ Near Damascus

December 25, 2018 at 03:54 PM
Beirut - Syrian air defenses intercepted "hostile targets" near Damascus, Syrian state media reported on Tuesday. Loud explosions were heard in the Syrian capital, a Reuters witness said. "Our air defenses have intercepted a number of hostile targets near Damascus," Syrian state TV said. The nature of the targets was not clear. Lebanese state-run National News Agency said Israeli war...

Washington – Trump: ‘I Do’ Have Confidence Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

December 25, 2018 at 03:33 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says he has confidence in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin), calling him a "very talented guy" and a "very smart person." Trump reiterated his view that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates too fast, but called the independent agency's rate hikes a "form of safety" for an economy doing well. The president lashed out at the Fed on...

Tegucigalpa – Honduras Negotiates With Israel To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

December 25, 2018 at 03:02 PM
Tegucigalpa - Senior Honduran officials expressed their government’s willingness to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. “There is a negotiation, discussions with the Honduran authorities and for the moment no decision has been made,” Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said, the Prensa Libre news...

El Paso, Texas – US Says 2nd Guatemalan Child Has Died In Immigration Custody

December 25, 2018 at 02:28 PM
El Paso, Texas - An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that the boy died shortly after midnight Tuesday. The boy showed "signs of potential illness" Monday and was taken with his father to a...

Tanjung Lesung – Stealth Indonesia Tsunami Turns Perfect Night Into Nightmare

December 25, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Tanjung Lesung, Indonesia - As the white strobe lights flashed hypnotically, the band's lead singer screamed into the crowd: "We are! We are Seventeen! Seventeen!" He then let loose with a long note as the guitarist wailed behind him. Some in the audience clapped as they sat at beachside tables covered in crisp white linens. Others walked casually across the grass. A small boy wandered among...

Atlanta – Rapper Apologizes For Lyrics Deemed Anti-Semitic

December 25, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Atlanta - A rapper whose song lyrics deemed anti-Semitic got NBA superstar LeBron James into hot water when he posted them on Instagram has apologized to the Jewish community. The rapper who goes by the name 21 Savage in a tweet on Monday said he never thought that anyone would be offended by the lyrics in his new song “asmr.” In it, the rapper sings “We been gettin’ that Jewish money...

Mount Holly, NJ – GoFundMe Says Donors In Alleged Homeless Scam Refunded

December 25, 2018 at 01:00 PM
TMount Holly, NJ - GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that "all donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded" and the organization is...

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