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New York, NY - De Blasio's Overuse Of The Words "Historic" And "Transcendental" In Describing His Policies Sparks Debate Today 12:15 AM New York, NY - A recent purge of transcripts from speeches and statements from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by the Wall Street Journal shows that the mayor is exceedingly fond of using the words "historic" and "transcendental" to describe his policies and actions, sparking a debate amongst...

New York - Smoking Rates On The Rise In New York City Yesterday 11:45 PM New York - For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers...


Boston - Court: Tesla Motors Can Sell Directly To Buyers

Yesterday 11:24 PM

Boston - The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to... Read More »

Israel - Amsallem Presents Candidacy For Sephardi Chief Rabbi Of Jerusalem

Yesterday 11:00 PM

Jerusalem - Rabbi Haim Amsallem, a former Shas MK who became an outspoken critic of the haredi establishment, formally submitted his candidacy to be... Read More »

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Brussels - Study: 40% Of European Jews Hide Their Religion

Yesterday 10:35 PM

Brussels - Forty percent of European Jews hide their identity, the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Association claimed on... Read More »

Zurich - Swiss Say Would Shield Snowden From 'Political' Extradition To U.S.

Yesterday 10:03 PM

Zurich - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into... Read More »

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New York - NYC's Roosevelt House: History And Education

Yesterday 08:59 PM

New York - It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan... Read More »

Blooming Grove, PA - Police: Gunman Hid In Lair Outside Barracks To Kill Pennsylvania Trooper

Yesterday 08:30 PM

Bloomong Grove, PA - The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, hid with a rifle in a wooded lair overlooking their law... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Deals Major Blow To Lapid, Freezes Key Housing Legislation

Yesterday 08:00 PM

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has frozen Finance Minister Yair Lapid's controversial 0 VAT bill, setting up a showdown that could... Read More »

Hong Kong - Strong Typhoon Disrupts Business As It Sweeps Past Hong Kong

Yesterday 07:36 PM

Hong Kong - Hong Kong was hit with strong winds and heavy rain on Tuesday after the No. 8 storm signal was hoisted and expected to disrupt business across the financial hub, with the stock market likely to stay closed for at least part of the morning. The... Read More »

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New York - NYC's Women-Only Taxi Service Brakes For Now

Yesterday 07:30 PM

New York - The debut of a livery car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a... Read More »

Washington - Officials: US Would Hit Back Against Assad Attack

Yesterday 07:00 PM

Washington - Senior Obama administration officials say the United States would retaliate if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) were... Read More »

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New York - Cuomo, Christie, De Blasio Discuss The Region's Terror Threat

Yesterday 06:29 PM

New York - New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic... Read More »

Washington - Some Consumers Risk Losing Health Law Tax Credits

Yesterday 05:55 PM

Washington - Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up... Read More »

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Rockland County, NY - 12 Years For Rockland County Mother Who Strangled Newborn

Yesterday 05:39 PM

Rockland County, NY - A woman who admitted strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a recycling bin has been sentenced to 12 years in... Read More »

Rockland County, NY - Driver Charged with Endangerment in Bus Incident; Not an Isolated Incident Say Parents

Yesterday 05:06 PM

Rockland County, NY - A bus driver in the East Ramapo Central School District has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after dropping... Read More »

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New York - Watchdog: New York City Needs To Step Up Nail Salon Inspections

Yesterday 04:50 PM

New York - New York City needs to beef up inspections of its 2,000-plus nail salons to ensure that customers are not exposed to health hazards during... Read More »

Berlin - German Man On Trial For Being Islamic State Jihadist Played For Jewish Football Club

Yesterday 04:15 PM

Berlin - A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first... Read More »

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Washington - GM To Offer Compensation For 19 Deaths Related To Ignition Switch

Yesterday 04:14 PM

Washington - General Motors Co will pay compensation for 19 deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch, according to the lawyer overseeing the... Read More »

New York - Cuomo Calls On Astorino To Release Tax Returns

Yesterday 03:35 PM

New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on Republican opponent Rob Astorino to release five years of tax returns. Astorino, the... Read More »

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Hertfordshire, UK - Security Officer Booted After Banning Young Jewish Boys From Sporting Goods Store

Yesterday 02:45 PM

Hertfordshire, UK - A store security officer has been terminated and across-the-board apologies have been issued by company executives after the... Read More »

Nassau County, NY - Men’s Shirt Company Weaves Tzedaka Opportunity Into The Fabric Of Every Sale

Yesterday 02:00 PM

Nassau County, NY - Taking their cue from the Tom’s shoe company, which donates a pair of shoes to the needy for every pair of shoes purchased, a... Read More »

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Beijing - China Creates Its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

Yesterday 01:45 PM

Beijing - Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path... Read More »

Washington - U.S. To Help Train People To Spot Potential Violent Extremists

Yesterday 01:19 PM

Washington - The U.S. government launched a program on Monday to reach out to key members of communities across the country to try to stop... Read More »

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Tel Aviv - Two Detained After Dolls Encased With Bullets, Drugs Found At Ben-Gurion Airport

Yesterday 12:52 PM

Tel Aviv - An Israeli man and an Uzbek woman were detained at Ben-Gurion Airport Monday on attempted smuggling charges after security officials found... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel Warns Citizens Of Possible Attacks In Europe

Yesterday 12:30 PM

Jerusalem - Israel warned its citizens Monday to be on alert for possible attacks in Europe by Islamic militants who have fought in Iraq and... Read More »

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New York - Envelopes In Marriott Hotels Invite Tips For Maids

Yesterday 12:16 PM

New York - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to... Read More »

New York - Former Marine Charged With Hate Crime Following Attack On Pakistani Family in Brooklyn

Yesterday 12:15 PM

Brooklyn, NY - A former U.S. Marine from Brooklyn has been charged with a hate crime after he drunkenly attacked a Pakistani family who were taking... Read More »

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Paris - Kerry Says Refuses To Be Drawn Into 'Back And Forth' With Iran

Yesterday 11:48 AM

Paris - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran on Monday following Tehran’s assertion that it had... Read More »

Sydney - Bombproof Wall Erected Around Jewish School Near Sydney Due To Ongoing Anti-Semitic Threats

Yesterday 11:15 AM

Sydney - Officials at a Jewish school and community center in a suburb outside of Sydney have begun construction of a bombproof concrete wall around... Read More »

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Berlin - 93-year-old Former Auschwitz Guard Charged

Yesterday 11:00 AM

Berlin - A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death... Read More »

United Nations - U.N. Golan Peacekeepers Pull Back From Four Positions Amid Tension

Yesterday 10:30 AM

United Nations - U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are being relocated from four positions and one camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli... Read More »

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New York - OpEd: The Actions Of Melissa Mark-Viverito

Yesterday 10:15 AM

New York - You should know that here in the United States of America, every citizen has been taught to face the flag and stand at attention with... Read More »

Cupertino, CA - Apple Receives Record Pre-orders For New iPhones

Yesterday 10:07 AM

Cupertino, CA - Apple Inc said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers... Read More »

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