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Travelers Pass Security at JFK Without Proper Screening Travelers Pass Security at JFK Without Proper Screening
- February 24, 2017

Eleven passengers were able to pass through security at JFK airport Monday morning without being screened, according to the Port Authority. Three of those passengers set off the detector's alarm and continued to their gate. "Port Authority Police are continuing to assist federal authorities in efforts to identify and locate the other eight passengers", Pentangelo said in an email statement. (more...)
Tiger knocks drone out of the sky in China Tiger knocks drone out of the sky in China
- February 24, 2017

Staff at a Chinese tiger habitat have come up with a novel way of making sure their charges stay fit - send in a drone. While it doesn't quite succeed, the tiger gets a good enough handle on it to prevent it flying properly, and knock it to the ground - cueing a gang of others to gather around in anticipation of food. (more...)
Immigrant Jumps To Death Moments After Deportation
- February 24, 2017

According to the BBC , Valencia "was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later". A report via the Independent told of a friend saying that Valencia was 'anxious' after being pushed to a region where 'he knew nobody'. (more...)
Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation
- February 23, 2017

While young adult illegal immigrant "Dreamers" are still exempted, agents were told there are no longer any other special classes of people that should be considered off limits for deportation . Numerous new regulations will need approval from the Congress before they can be executed, officials said . He described the wall as necessary to deter illegal immigration and called it a "critical component" of Trump's overall border security strategy. (more...)
Top US officials travel to Mexico amid fears over immigration orders Top US officials travel to Mexico amid fears over immigration orders
- February 23, 2017

Trump repeatedly targeted Mexico during his presidential campaign, saying the country was sending rapists and drug dealers across the border and insisting that it was taking advantage of the USA through the North American Free Trade Agreement. (more...)
Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery
- February 23, 2017

Police said "there's nothing to indicate it was any type of hate crime" but that they were keeping options open to the possibility it could be one. On Tuesday, Missouri's Jewish governor, Eric Greitens, announced he would volunteer to help fix the damaged gravestones and cited the Jewish concept of "tikkun olam", or fix of the world, as part of the need to do so. (more...)
Iraqi forces launch a fresh offensive in Mosul
- February 23, 2017

To date, the coalition has conducted more than 10,000 air strikes against IS targets in Iraq and trained and equipped more than 70,000 Iraqi forces, a statement said . Dorrian declined to say if any USA troops had been wounded in the Mosul assault, citing that providing real-time numbers of wounded personnel could provide ISIS with an account of damage inflicted on the battlefield. (more...)
Pres. Trump Was Told in January that Flynn Misled Pence, WH Says Pres. Trump Was Told in January that Flynn Misled Pence, WH Says
- February 23, 2017

Trump repeatedly tried to steer questions away from his and his advisers' potential ties with Russian Federation, saying attention should rather be focused on why a steady stream of classified information is making its way into news reports . (more...)
Bull takes to the streets of New York City
- February 23, 2017

The NYPD, meanwhile, would say only: "The animal was darted six times". The bull was captured around 12:20 p.m. A bull roamed the streets of Queens for about two hours, evading police capture, on Tuesday. The bull reportedly died in transit to the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. There is a sad ending to the tale of a cow on the loose in Queens, CBS New York reports . (more...)
NASA announces the discovery of 7 nearby, Earth-like planets
- February 23, 2017

NASA announced Wednesday that three of the seven planets are "firmly" in the zone habitable to life. The exoplanets, meaning planets outside our solar system, circle the star TRAPPIST-1, which lies just 39 light-years from Earth. The quest for life outside Planet Earth just got a lot more interesting. "The planets form a very compact system", Michaël Gillon of Belgium's University of Liège , who led the research team, said in a teleconference, according to Time . (more...)
Milo Yiannopoulos's Comments Milo Yiannopoulos's Comments "Condoning Pedophilia" Cost Him His Book Deal
- February 22, 2017

Period", he wrote . "It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst. He wrote that he had merely used "sloppy" phrasing, and that he has outed pedophiles in his work at Breitbart. At a Thursday press conference, Yiannopoulos reiterated an earlier apology , saying he did "say some things on the tapes which I do not mean and do not reflect my views". (more...)
IDF soldier gets 18 months for shooting wounded terrorist
- February 22, 2017

Al-Sharif and another man had allegedly attacked two Israeli soldiers stationed at a checkpoint with knifes. A Palestinian human rights activist captured the shooting and the tense moments leading up to it on video, and the footage drew worldwide attention. (more...)
Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president
- February 22, 2017

According to the new rules, the first vice-president assumes leadership of the country if the president dies or becomes incapacitated. Ilham Aliyev succeeded in presidency, who has been widely criticized in the West for the human rights abuses across the country and overseas. (more...)
Migrants Wash Up On Libyan Shore
- February 22, 2017

The Libyan Red Crescent has recovered over 70 bodies of migrants who were attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a press release Tuesday. (more...)
Middle East peace depends on a Palestinian state
- February 22, 2017

Last February a secret summit was held in the Jordanian city of Aqaba . At the meeting, Kerry reportedly presented a regional peace framework that included recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and the renewal of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the support of Arab nations. (more...)
North Korea's sole ally China suspends coal imports for 2017
- February 20, 2017

China a year ago imported 22.4 million metric tons of North Korean anthracite, a high-quality variety of the fuel, a 13% increase from 2015. But the day after the test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile last week it rejected a coal shipment from the Hermit Kingdom said to be worth around $1m (£805,000). (more...)
Tough Confirmation Hearing for Friedman
- February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's choice to be the USA ambassador to Israel sought Thursday to assure skeptical senators that he can be fair-minded despite previous public statements doubting a Palestinian state and supporting Jewish home building in the West Bank. (more...)
Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim assassinated in Malaysia Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim assassinated in Malaysia
- February 16, 2017

Earlier on Wednesday South Korea's spy agency said two women believed to be North Korean operatives poisoned the 45-year-old exile in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport. Jong-nam's murder is the highest-profile death under the Kim Jong-un's regime since the execution of the leader's uncle , Jang Song-thaek, in December 2013. (more...)
Another major retailer may've just dropped the Ivanka Trump brand
- February 16, 2017

If Burlington is indeed dropping Trump's brand all together, they will join several other retailers who have made a decision to do so, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus . Professor Diane Lewis-Goldstein, of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, said the public must take Nordstrom's statement about Trump's brand for what it is. (more...)
Toshiba Shares tumble more than 10% over huge loss warning
- February 16, 2017

Toshiba , which has a 60% stake in NuGen, the company planning to build the site, said in a statement: " Toshiba will consider participating in the project without taking on any risk from carrying out actual construction work". As a result, shareholders' equity stood at negative 191.2 billion yen as of the end of December. Toshiba explained it received internal information about inadequate governance during the acquisition process of a U.S. (more...)