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  1. Man Charged With Making Threatening Calls To Jewish Centers

    An 18-year-old man living in Israel left scores of messages graphically describing children’s deaths in calls to Jewish community centers and schools across the United States, using an online calling service to disguise his voice as a woman and hide his identity, according to a federal indictment filed Friday in Florida. A month after his arrest in Israel, Michael Ron David Kadar was charged with 28 counts of making threatening calls and conveying false information to police,…
  2. VIDEO: American Tries To Learn From United’s Mistakes In Incident

    Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the…
  3. Security Tight As France Prepares For Presidential Vote

    Early voting began overseas Saturday in France’s most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country’s next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection. Opinion polls pointed to a tight race among the four top contenders vying to get into the May 7 presidential runoff that will decide who becomes France’s next head of state. But the polls also said that decision was largely in the hands of…
  4. Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

    Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump’s GOP allies control Congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on April 29 — the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down. F…
  5. Justice Dept Threatens Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Fight

    The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It sent letters to officials in California and major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places the Justice Department’s inspector general has identified as limiting the…
  6. NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Blasts Justice Dept For Ignoring Facts On NYC Crime

    “The Justice Department’s release this afternoon stating that New York City is somehow “soft on crime” and continues to see “gang murder after gang murder,” demonstrates a willful disregard for the facts. New York City is experiencing a steady decline in overall crime that includes major reductions in murder and shootings. In fact, 2016 saw the fewest shootings ever in New York City history since record keeping began. Year to date the City is down an additional 17% from last year’s record l…
  7. Trump Secrecy Moves Threaten His ‘Drain The Swamp’ Pledge

    The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president’s closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it’s a priority. Bannon said he “agrees with the concept that Washington is rigged,” said Wamp, a former Republican congressman. “He said he just needs to figure out…
  8. House Intel Panel To Hear From Top Officials On Russia Probe

    Top law enforcement and intelligence officials are expected to testify next week on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the U.S. presidential election. The House intelligence committee said Friday that it had sent letters requesting FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, to appear at a closed hearing on Tuesday. The committee said it also has asked former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Intelligence Director James…
  9. Air Marshal Leaves Gun In Bathroom On NY Bound Flight

    The following is via Fox5NY: A U.S. air marshal reportedly forgot her loaded gun in the bathroom of a Delta flight headed from England to New York and the gun was found by another passenger. It reportedly happened on April 6 aboard a flight from Manchester to Kennedy International Airport. The New York Times reports that the passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal. The marshal waited days to report the incident to her superiors,…
  10. Obama To Hold First Public Event Of His Post-Presidency

    Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Obama’s first public engagement comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office next week. The news release announcing the event says Obama’s post-presidential goal is “to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and…
  11. PHOTO: Hospitalized George H.W. Bush Gets ‘Big Morale Boost’

    George H.W. Bush may be recovering from a mild case of pneumonia in a Houston hospital, but it hasn’t dampened his affinity for sharing personal moments on social media. The former president, 92, tweeted a photo Thursday with one of his visitors at Houston Methodist Hospital: His son, and fellow former president, George W. Bush. “Big morale boost from a high level delegation,” wrote the elder Bush. “No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder.” And the…
  12. US Authorities Debating Charges Against Assange

    U.S. authorities have been engaged in discussions over whether to seek charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to a source familiar with the matter. The debate over charges was first reported by the Washington Post. Officials have been debating whether Wikileaks — the organization which has shared troves of confidential materials, often received via persons sharing it illegally — should be viewed as a journalistic enterprise, as Assange claims, or as a group…
  13. PHOTOS: Some Are Quite Pleased With Hunger Strike By Imprisoned Terrorists

    [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An estimated 1,100 terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails of 6,000 are taking part in a hunger strike that began last week, demanding improved conditions including more cable TV channels and studies towards earning a high school diploma. On Thursday 24 Nissan at noon, activists from Ichud Leumi and the party’s general-secretary, Ofir Sofer, held a barbeque outside Ofir Prison where many hunger strike leaders are imprisoned. The event is timed with families of p…