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  • IDF Soldiers Remain On The Gaza Border After Cease Fire

    4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire. Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra and Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji said 15 other Palestinians were wounded in the shelling east of the southern Gaza city of Rafah. An Israeli Army spokesman in Jerusalem said the military was looking into the incident.  

  • Ray Rice Press Conference

    NFL back Ray Rice publicly apologizes to his wife, vows to speak out against domestic violence

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says his actions against his then-fiancee were “totally inexcusable” and insisted he had never been a part of any domestic violence incidents before. Rice was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped. He received a two-game suspension from the […]

  • Lockout Looms At New York's Metropolitan Opera As Multiple Unions Negotiate Contracts

    Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York’s Metropolitan Opera says labor talks with its unions have been extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened midnight lockout. The company announced late Thursday that the delay was requested by a federal mediator who had arrived just hours earlier to try to resolve the labor standoff. Thousands of company members had faced the prospect of losing their paychecks and health care at 12:01 a.m. Friday if company general manager Peter Gelb acted […]

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    Man runs himself over during road rage incident

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver’s window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The Gainesville Sun reports 48-year-old Joseph Carl had been drinking and drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the […]

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    Ex-officer acquitted of rape sues his accuser, NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former police officer acquitted of raping a drunken woman he helped get home has sued her and New York City. His lawyer told the Daily News that Kenneth Moreno filed the lawsuit to recover monetary damages and restore his reputation. The News reports the woman now lives in San Francisco and couldn’t be reached for comment. A city Law Department spokeswoman said the allegations will be reviewed when city lawyers receive the papers. Moreno and his partner […]

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    14 more old convictions in Brooklyn identified for review

    NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn prosecutors examining old homicide cases for improprieties have found 14 more for review. The newly uncovered cases bring to 71 the number of cases connected to former police detective Louis Scarcella. The New York Times reports the cases came to light as investigators considered different spellings of Scarcella’s name. Investigators also considered cases on which Scarcella’s longtime partner was listed as the lead detective. Since taking office in January, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has intensified the work […]

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    Skydiving accident kills correction officer, hurts instructor

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another. Riverhead police say it happened Wednesday afternoon at Calverton’s Skydive Long Island company, which says it offers the highest jumps on Long Island at 13,500 feet. Police say one man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident. A New York City Department of Correction […]

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    Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves. Thursday’s move gives the military the ability to substantially widen its 23-day-old Gaza offensive. More than 1,360 Palestinians have been killed since the fighting began on July 8. Fifty-six Israeli soldiers and three civilians on the Israeli side have lost their lives. The development comes after another day of heavy fighting, with 116 Palestinians killed on Wednesday along with three Israeli soldiers. Israel has now called up […]

  • 1 killed, another injured in skydiving accident on Long Island

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one person and seriously injured another. Riverhead police say it happened Wednesday afternoon at Calverton’s Skydive Long Island company, which says it offers the highest jumps on Long Island at 13,500 feet. Police say the injured person was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. Skydive Long Island says it owns million-dollar aircraft and a 23,000-square-foot hangar on 16.3 acres of land. A telephone message left with the […]

  • NEWARK, NJ - MAY 13:  People walk by a police car in downtown on May 13, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Voters in New Jersey's largest city go to the polls on May 13, to choose a new mayor following Democrat Cory Booker's departure to the U.S. Senate. Newark, which is approximately 12 miles from New York City, is struggling with a rise in violent crime and unemployment. Shavar Jeffries, 39, and Ras Baraka, 44, are the two democrats running for the job in the heavily Democratic city.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Newark officer shot while breaking up robbery

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark police officer is hospitalized after he was shot and wounded while apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery. Mayor Ras Baraka says the officer was shot in the leg during a struggle with the suspect Wednesday afternoon. Baraka says the officer’s wounds are not life-threatening. The suspect was in custody Wednesday. Neither the police officer nor the suspect has been identified.