$100 Million Grant Sending Sesame Street To The Middle EastA $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, a non-profit that "supports creative people and effective institutions," is being given to the Sesame Workshop.
New Security Measures Target Evolving Terrorist Threat To U.S.-Bound FlightsIf you're going to be flying home from a trip overseas, you may want to pack some extra patience.
Kellyanne Conway Tapped As Donald Trump's Counselor To PresidentThe transition team says Conway "will work with senior leadership" in the White House "to effectively message and execute the administration's legislative priorities and actions."
Middle East Catholic Leaders: U.S. Must Do More In Refugee CrisisRoman Catholic leaders from the Middle East were in Newark Monday, calling on the United States to help with the refugee situation in Syria and the persecution of Christians.
NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest OverseasSuspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.
Celebrities' Comments On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Spark ControversyThe crisis in the Middle East has many celebrities around the world weighing in on the conflict, but their comments have also sparked plenty of controversy.
Pro-Palestinian Rally Held In MidtownDemonstrators could be seen lining Seventh Avenue just south of 42nd Street near Times Square. The rally stretched for several blocks.
Mixed Reaction To FAA Decision To Cancel U.S.-Based Flights To IsraelThe U.S. and European carriers decided to halt flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv, but some carriers based outside the U.S. went on flying.
Birthright Israel Defies The Danger, Continues Free Youth Trips To Jewish StateThe people at Birthright Israel, which organizes 10-day youth trips to the Jewish state that are paid for by the Jewish Federation, said they're continuing to make plans for summer excursions.
Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope's Vatican InvitationPope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.
Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle EastThe pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dies At 85Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.