November 21, 2014

Buffalo, New York, Set For More Snow; Thaw Expected By Weekend

An intense band of deadly winter weather that brought more than six feet of snow to parts of New York state was due to ease up Wednesday morning before slamming the area with a second round of powder later in the day. The snow was accompanied by a system that brought sub-zero temperatures overnight to […]

Winter Whack: Nation Faces Arctic Chill; 6 Feet of Snow Hit Buffalo Area

Blistering cold air blasted across most of the country Tuesday, and a lake-effect snowstorm hammered the Great Lakes and parts of New York, hitting some places with more than 6 feet of snow — so much that the National Guard was activated around Buffalo. More than 100 miles of the New York State Thruway were […]

3 American rabbis among 5 dead in Jerusalem attack

Three worshippers killed in an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday were dual U.S.-Israeli citizens. The fourth was a dual British-Israeli citizen. The attackers, two Palestinian men, were killed in a shootout with police. Israeli Zaka emergency services volunteers carry the body of a Palestinian assailant who was shot dead while attacking a synagogue in […]

Israel’s ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks Show Weapons Threat Hard to Track

Palestinians’ new weapons of choice can be found in every kitchen and parked outside their doors, presenting Israeli security forces with what may be their toughest challenge yet. Nine people, including four killed today in a Jerusalem synagogue, have been attacked in the past month by Palestinians who deliberately plowed cars into pedestrians or wielded […]

Four Killed in Jerusalem Synagogue Complex

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Mo. governor declares state of emergency in expectation of more Ferguson unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency on Monday and the FBI issued a bulletin warning of likely violence across the country as a St. Louis County grand jury concludes its investigation of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Nixon’s announcement, which allows him to mobilize the state’s National Guard to […]

Missouri gov declares ‘emergency’ ahead of grand jury

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says Monday that the National Guard will be on standby as a Ferguson grand jury makes its decision in the case of Michael Brown shooting. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon also declared a state of emergency in Ferguson. VPC Rick Canmore of Normandy, Missouri, left, and Angelique Kidd of Ferguson, right, […]

Surgeon dies after ‘false negative’ Ebola test

Before his dad died, the son of Doctor Martin Salia said treating patients infected with Ebola was his “calling from God.” Salia died from complications of the virus at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraksa. An undated United Methodist News Service handout shows Dr. Martin Salia at United Methodist Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone.(Photo: Mike […]

Abdul-Rahman Kassig: From Soldier to Peace-Loving ISIS Victim

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a U.S. medic whom ISIS claimed Sunday to have beheaded after holding him hostage for a year, was a former Army Ranger turned humanitarian who found his calling in helping everyday people fleeing conflicts in the Middle East. Kassig, an Iraq war veteran from Indianapolis, first traveled to the region in March 2012 […]

Islamic State beheads US aid worker Peter Kassig

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