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Concern That NJ Student Missing In Israel Has Been Kidnapped

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Lakewood, NJ) -- A New Jersey student studying in Israel is missing, and his family is worried that he's been kidnapped. Aaron Sofer's parents have flown to Israel from their home in Lakewood to look for their 23-year-old son. They're asking the Israeli Defense Forces to intervene. Sofer went missing last Friday while hiking in…

Americans Oppose Ransom For Hostages, Poll Finds

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- More than 60-percent of Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists to free hostages. The Reuters -Ipsos poll released today reports 62-percent of people surveyed support the U.S. and British policy of refusing to pay ransom. The militant jihadist group ISIS demanded a multi-million dollar ransom for American journalist James Foley…

Cristobal Is Atlantic Season’s Third Hurricane

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- The third hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season is not expected to come onshore. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Cristobal will pass to the west of Bermuda within the next few days and east of New England later in the week. Forecasters say Cristobal's maximum winds are estimated at 75 miles-per-hour with…

WHO Urges Stricter Control Of E-Cigarettes

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Geneva) -- The World Health Organization is urging governments to enact stricter controls on e-cigarettes. The group issued its long-awaited report today, saying the devices' contents should be much more regulated than they are. The WHO issued a range of suggested regulations, such as banning the use of electronic cigarettes indoors and prohibiting companies from…

Japan Nuke Plant Operator Loses Suicide Lawsuit

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- The company that owns Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must pay nearly half-a-million dollars to a man whose wife committed suicide. A court in Fukushima ruled today that Tokyo Electric Power Company is responsible for the woman's suicide after the March, 2011 disaster. The three nuclear meltdowns forced more than 150-thousand people…