Obama: Freedom Is Paid for by Men and Women of US Military
President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "greatest blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
He says "freedom is not free" but is paid for by all the men and women of the military, including those who blanketed the White House South Lawn for a concert in their honor by Bruno Mars.
Obama spoke minutes before the annual Fourth of July fireworks lit up the night sky over the National Mall. He was accompanied by Michelle Obama.
Heavy rain that ...
Small Group Of Neo-Nazis Rally In London, Outnumbered By Counter-Demonstrators
A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.
About 20 far-right activists protested in central London against Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group. They had planned to rally in north London's Golders Green area, home to a large Jewish community, but police decided to move them because of the disorder that could ensue.
The group, waving Palestinian and Confederate flags, stood surrounded by police in a ...
Bush Says He Takes Trump's Immigration Remarks Personally
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.
After a Fourth of July parade in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Bush called Trump's remarks "extraordinarily ugly."
Bush's wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he took Trump's remarks personally, he responded, "Yeah, of course - absolutely."
When Trump announced his ...
Government Faces Burden In Proving Airlines Worked Together
As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.
Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. And sometimes, routes are cut because there isn't enough demand. Nothing is illegal about that.
Egypt Foiled ISIS 'State' In Sinai, President Says
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
In combat fatigues he had said he hung up for good when he ran for president, the general-turned-politician met members of the army and delivered a televised speech to troops in Sinai, ...
Draft Accords Of Sanctions Relief At Iran Nuke Talks In Hand
World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Written by technical experts, the document still must be approved by senior officials of the seven nations at the table, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ...
McCain: US Must Reassess Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.
The Republican told reporters that Afghan national forces are fighting bravely, but suffering heavy losses in the field.
American and international troops have already stopped playing a combat role, remaining as trainers for local forces. The international numbers will be reduced ...
Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan For Outages
When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.
Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers.
That's just for starters. Researchers and industry executives predict the drones could provide security surveillance to deter vandalism on remote gear and make it safer for utility workers to ...
Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVA
An EMS responder in Israel heading to a call on Thursday night the eve of 16 Tammuz was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.
The responder, who was using lights and sirens, ran a red light and was struck by a vehicle traveling 100 KPH (60 MPH) on a green light. The small vehicle of the EMS responder was thrown to the other side of the road as the driver’s air bag inflated.
The driver’s ear was totally avulsed from his head and he sustained a number of fractured vertebra in ...
Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from Sinai
Security officials believe the rocket launch earlier on erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz that set off sirens in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel was from Sinai, not Gaza. Based on the reports of citizens seeing a rocket “flying over from Egypt” and other information gathered, it does appear the rocket originated in Sinai, not Gaza.
The system monitoring incoming rockets detected a rocket impacted in an open area. Soldiers in the IDF’s Southern Command searched open areas to find ...
Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in Sinai
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu-Dahari in an interview with a French news agency on Friday 16 Tammuz denies reports tying it to ISIS or any other Islamic organization operating in Sinai in any way.
He adds that ISIS is acting foolishly and while Hamas is taking steps to improve the border situation and it plans to stand to protect the security of Egypt, clearly distancing the terrorist regime from ISIS actions in Sinai.
In actuality, ISIS has announced that it plans to overthrow the Hamas regime ...
Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response Team
Magen David Adom’s International Emergency Unit is currently made up of 80 physicians from around the world. These doctors have committed to come to Israel in the event of a major disaster chas v’sholom, such as a large earthquake. Upon arriving in Israel they would team up with MDA teams working around the country.
This past week 24 doctors arrived in Israel from France to be trained to join the international emergency team. The training includes dealing with the most serious injuries ...
Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal Probe
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
The Manhattan Democrat wrote on the disclosure forms that it would be "inappropriate" to detail his legal work or his non-governmental income in light of the charges. Silver says he will be exonerated.
Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, a Long Island Republican, is fighting unrelated charges that he ...
PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The Holocaust
Much has been written this week following the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton, who is referred to by many as “Britain’s Schindler”. It has been learned that Winton personally saved 669 children from death during the Holocaust.
Following are the remarks following his passing by President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
President Reuven Rivlin
"Just as the Holocaust will forever remain etched in the Jewish consciousness, so too the names of those who risked ...
Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?
Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing.
Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive and highly specialized industry isn't unusual — and some of the strongest comments have come from a company whose bid for the lucrative job failed. But others have also criticized ...
Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light Rail
Attacks against the Jerusalem light rail continue. There were at least four rock-throwing attacks on Thursday evening. B’chasdei Hashem, despite at least eight smashed windows, there were no injuries.
The attacks occur when the light rail passes through Beit Haninah, a predominately Arab neighborhood of the capital. On Thursday evening 15 Tammuz, when some of the attacks occurred, a large rally was held in the community to mark the first anniversary of the murder of local youth Muhmad ...
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