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Tehran – Iranian Boats ‘harass’ British Tanker In The Gulf: U.S. Officials

July 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Tehran - Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said. Britain's Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian...

New York – Hot Tech Sector, Wall Street Drive Record Manhattan Leasing

July 10, 2019 at 11:10 PM
New York - A boom on Wall Street and a thriving technology sector have pushed the unemployment rate in Manhattan to record lows and propelled office leasing activity to its best first six months of a year in a quarter century, brokerage data shows. The new leasing of office space rose to 18.3 million square feet in the first six months of 2019, the first time since 1994 at the mid-year point...

Dallas, TX – Authorities: Missing Texas Man Was Eaten By His Own Dogs

July 10, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Dallas, TX - A Texas man who had been missing for months was eaten, bones and all, by his pack of dogs, sheriff's deputies said. Medical examiners said Tuesday that DNA testing determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs' feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Aaron Pitts said the 18 mixed-breed dogs apparently...

Washington – Fox News Viewers Flock To Trump’s Holiday Speech

July 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen company said. The audience was over 4.6 million during the concentrated hour during which Trump gave a...

New York – Mariano Rivera Is A Big Supporter Of Israel

July 10, 2019 at 09:28 PM
New York - The usual bio for Mariano Rivera includes retired New York Yankees relief pitcher, all-time saves leader, first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 13-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion. Add that he’s a staunch supporter of Israel. Rivera, 49, spoke this week at the Christians United for Israel conference in Washington, D.C. CUFI describes...

Los Angeles – California Bill Will Ensure The Right To Hang Mezuzahs

July 10, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Los Angeles - A bill to ensure the right of Californians to hang mezuzahs on their door frames is moving through the state legislature, and looks primed to pass in the coming months. SB 652 bars landlords and condo associations from prohibiting “the display of religious items” of a certain size on doors and door frames. Known to some as the “mezuzah bill” — though it also has the...

Queens, NY – 3 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured In House Fire

July 10, 2019 at 08:38 PM
Queens, NY - Two adults and a 6-year-old girl were killed and two others were seriously injured in a house fire in New York, authorities said. The blaze was reported Wednesday afternoon in a two-story home in East Elmhurst in Queens. About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was declared under control about an hour and a half later, according to the New York Fire...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Meets With Head Of Ukrainian Party That Includes Neo-Nazis

July 10, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has come under fire in recent years for allegedly failing to confront anti-Semitism and revisionism in Central and Eastern Europe, met Wednesday with the head of a European political party whose membership includes ultranationalists and neo-Nazis. Oleh Lyashko of the Ukrainian Radical Party came to Jerusalem as part of a parliamentary...

Los Angeles – Couple Claims Clinic Implanted Their Embryo In Wrong NY Woman

July 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Los Angeles - A California couple has sued a fertility clinic, claiming their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Anni and Ashot Manukyan describes an in vitro fertilization mix-up by CHA Fertility Center in Los Angeles that involves three separate couples. The...

Chicago – Later Alligator: Chicago Wants Scaly Resident Out Of Local Lagoon

July 10, 2019 at 07:02 PM
Chicago - An alligator has taken up residence in a Chicago lagoon, surprising locals after a winter of polar temperatures in the third-largest U.S. city. Police confirmed the reptile had been spotted in Humboldt Park Lagoon, located on Chicago's west side, on Tuesday. It was still eluding capture on Wednesday despite pledges from local officials to trap it. "We've independently confirmed...

Berlin – Iraqi Asylum Seeker Sentenced To Life In Prison For Raping And Murdering Jewish Teen In Germany

July 10, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Berlin - An Iraqi man who sought asylum in Germany was convicted of raping and murdering a Jewish German teenage girl and sentenced to life in prison. Ali Bashar fled Germany after killing Susanna Feldman in June 2018, and was discovered in Zakho, in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, where he admitted to the crime. There was no evidence that religion had been a factor. Bashar had...

Washington – Pompeo Assures Christian Zionists That Israel Permits Conversions To Christianity

July 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a point of reminding a conference of Christian Zionists that Israel permits conversions to Christianity, just weeks after his department reported on the difficulties converts face there. Pompeo, speaking Monday to the annual Washington summit of Christians United For Israel, drew a contrast between Israel and its neighbors. “Modern Israel...

Washington – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief Of Staff Wore T-shirt Featuring Indian Nationalist Who Worked With Hitler

July 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Washington - The chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is under fire for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of an Indian nationalist who collaborated with the Nazis. Saikat Chakrabarti is seen wearing the green shirt in a video that aired in December on NowThis News about Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise congressional victory the previous month. The shirt features a sketch...

Jerusalem – Israeli Scientists Develop Vest That Enhances Human-Dog Communication

July 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - An interdisciplinary research team at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has trained dogs to respond to haptic vibration commands that are transferred through a modified canine vest, deepening the bond between man and his best friend. Haptics (derived from the Greek phrase “I touch”) technology simulates the senses of touch and motion, which is helpful in a remote operation...

Jerusalem – Tel Aviv Suburb Votes To Operate Public Transportation On Shabbat

July 10, 2019 at 04:28 PM
Jerusalem - A Tel Aviv suburb has approved operating public transportation on Shabbat. The City Council of Ramat Gan, a municipality in central Israel, approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 15-6. In a harbinger of the religious freedom debate that will infuse the campaign for the September elections, Avigdor Liberman, head of the secular right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, applauded...

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