Hundreds displaced in New Jersey apartment building fire

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Hundreds Displaced After Massive Fire Engulfs Edgewater Apartment Complex.

The longtime radio voice of the New York Yankees was among hundreds of residents displaced by a massive blaze at The Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in New Jersey on Wednesday.

The fire, which broke out around 4:30 p.m., stretched three city blocks and could be seen from Midtown Manhattan. “I walked to the building and smelled smoke, and I went out to my floor where my apartment is, and the smoke was so bad I couldn’t see, and I thought, ‘Hey, we’d better get out of here,’” he said. “The good thing is that they got everyone out — that’s a great thing,” he told Newsday. “You can always buy clothes and things. —Peter Weber House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has annoyed the White House by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a vocal supporter of new sanctions (and worse) against Iran, to address a joint session of Congress about threats from Iran and radical Islam.

Well, according to Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, the Obama administration and U.S. intelligence community aren’t the only ones that opposes new sanctions during ongoing nuclear talks: So does the Mossad, Israel’s own intelligence service. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) that would ramp up sanctions against Iran if it doesn’t reach a deal with the U.S. and other world powers by a June 30 deadline. Mossad leaders have “broken ranks” with Netanyahu, Rogin and Lake report, and “have been briefing both Obama administration officials and visiting U.S. senators about their concerns on the Kirk-Menendez bill.” Their concern that sanction threats would sink the nuclear talks has caught the attention of lawmakers, including Menendez, who demanded clarification from Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. The flames also destroyed a dozen surrounding homes, displacing up to 70 people. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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