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Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing NYC Police Officer

A man convicted of fatally shooting a New York City police officer in 2015 was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Demetrius Blackwell was convicted last month of first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Detective Brian Moore.

“You’re a cold, calculating killer,” Judge Gregory Lasak said before handing down the sentence. “You realize what you did.…

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Cuomo Orders Heightened Holiday Season Security In New York

Don’t be alarmed if you see more police activity near New York City bus stations, airports, subways and bridges this holiday season.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the deployment of additional personnel from the State Police and the National Guard at key transportation points throughout the holidays. In addition, officials say radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs will be used.…

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US Health Officials To Target High-Risk Alternative Remedies

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including those marketed for children or for serious diseases.…

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Ex-Police Officer Convicted Of Trying To Aid ISIS

The first police officer charged in the United States with attempting to support the Islamic State group was convicted on Monday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Nicholas Young was found guilty by a federal jury of attempting to provide material support to the militant organization.

Prosecutors said Young bought gift cards he thought would be used by the Islamic State. But the person he gave the cards to was working for the FBI.…

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Arab Students At Tel-Aviv University Call For ‘Intifada’

Arab students at Tel-Aviv University called for “Intifada” against Israel during a protest held last week at the university’s campus in response to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“With spirit and blood we will redeem you, Al-Aqsa; We will fight and teach them a lesson via the sword and force; We will school them through the ways of Intifada; Israel is a terror state; Resist, resist,” were among the slogans chanted by some 50 Arab students who gathered at the university’s Entin Square to protest.…

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Report: Obama Let Hezbollah Off The Hook To Save The Iran Nuclear Deal

The Obama administration protected members of notorious terror group Hezbollah from prosecution to save the Iran nuclear deal, a new report claims.

A team at the Drug Enforcement Administration had been working for almost a decade to bring down the Lebanon-based militant organization’s sophisticated $1 billion-a-year drug-trafficking and money-laundering operation — some of which was unfolding inside the U.S., Politico reports.…

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Statement From Mayor DeBlasio & FDNY Commissioner On Flatbush Tragedy

The following statements were givent o YWN by NYC Mayor DeBlasio and FDNY Commissioner Nigro following the horrific tragedy in Flatbush on Monday morning.

Statement from Mayor de Blasio: “Our city is mourning the loss of three children and their mother in a fire early this morning in Sheepshead Bay. As a parent, it’s impossible for me to imagine what this family is going through right now.…

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Trump Upset About Email Disclosure But Not Firing Mueller

President Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but he’s plenty upset about the way the Russia probe investigator obtained and is using thousands of emails sent and received by senior Trump transition officials.

The president says of the emails, “I can’t imagine there’s anything on ’em, frankly. Because, as we said, there’s no collusion” with Russia during last year’s campaign.…

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US Vetoes UN Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem Decision [VIDEO OF AMBASSADOR HALEY SLAMMING UN]

The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. move.

The United States was certain to veto the Egyptian-sponsored resolution, but its Arab supporters wanted the vote to demonstrate that countries everywhere and even many U.S.…

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Amtrak Train Hurtles Off Overpass In Washington; At Least 6 People Killed

An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle at an estimated 80 mph Monday and spilled more than a dozen cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said.

Seventy-seven passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train derailed. At least 50 people were hospitalized, more than a dozen with critical or serious injuries, authorities said.…

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FDNY CONFIRMS: Flatbush Tragedy Caused By Unattended, Lit Menorah

The Fire Marshals at the FDNY have just confirmed what YWN published this morning– that the horrible fire in Flatbush which took the lives of a mother and three children was started by an “unattended Menorah”.

There were working smoke alarms in the home.

 

Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of today’s fatal 3-alarm fire, 1945 E 14th St #Brooklyn was accidental, unattended lit menorah.…

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Israel Police Arrests 77 Involved In Violence And Protests Over Recent Days

Seventy-seven suspects who took an active part in the violent riots during the last few days and since the US president’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, were arrested by the police.

“Through fieldwork, intelligence gathering, documentation, sophisticated use of technology, and the determination of Israel Police investigators, the main suspects in the disturbances were mapped and identified. Our job is to maintain order and enable normal life and routine for normative citizens, and we will continue to act without compromise,” the police spokesman stated.…

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Applications For US Jobless Aid Drop By 11,000 To 225,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 last week to 225,000, the lowest in nearly two months and another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average also fell by 6,750 to 234,750.

Overall, 1.89 million Americans are collecting unemployment checks, down more than 7 percent from a year earlier and close to a four-decade low reached in November.…

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As Bitcoin, Other Currencies Soar, Regulators Urge Caution

The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission this week warned investors on the risks of investing in largely-unregulated digital currencies.

Just this month, the SEC halted two attempts to raise money through what’s known as an initial coin offering.…

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Putin: US Hurts Itself With ‘Invented’ Trump Collusion Case

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won’t allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-election.

At his annual news conference, Putin also mocked his most visible critic, Alexei Navalny, saying that those like the opposition leader want to drive Russia into chaos ahead of the March 18 presidential election in Russia.…

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VP Pence To Delay Israel Trip As Tax Reform Vote Nears

Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel.

The White House said Thursday that Pence now plans to leave for Egypt on Tuesday so he can preside over the Senate during a likely vote next week on the Republicans’ sweeping tax package.…

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Bangladesh Questions Family Of Man Accused Of NYC Attack

Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system, officials said Tuesday.

Bangladesh’s government condemned the attack, saying it opposes all forms of terrorism and violent extremism.

U.S. authorities have identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant. Ullah is accused of strapping a crude pipe bomb to his body and detonating it during rush hour Monday in an attack in which only he was seriously wounded.…

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NYPD In Brooklyn Returns Stolen Tefillin December 12, 2017 4:00 pm0 Share on Facebo

The NYPD’s 62 Precinct announced on Tuesday that following a search warrant, a pier of stolen Tefillin were returned to its rightful owner.

The NYPD tweeted: Great Job by the 62 Special Ops Team recovering this stolen Tefillin during the execution of a search warrant. With the help of Sgt Gelber we were able to return this valuable article to its rightful owner #Itswhatwedo #Nypdconnecting

@NYPDnews @NYPDCommAffairs @NYPDChiefPatrol Great Job by the 62 Special Ops Team recovering this stolen Tefillin during the execution of a search warrant.…

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PM Netanyahu Meets French President Macron In Paris Following Trump’s Jerusalem

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

At a meeting in Paris with Israel’s visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned recent violence against Israelis. But he also expressed “disapproval” of Trump’s decision, calling it “dangerous for peace.”

“It doesn’t seem to serve, in the short term, the cause of Israel’s security and the Israelis themselves,” Macron said.…

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