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New York – NY Judge: Release Testimony By Rosenberg Brother In Spy Case

May 22, 2015 at 06:05 PM
New York - A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. In his ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein noted that the testimony of Rosenberg's brother, David Greenglass, was crucial...

Southern Shuneh, Jordan – Analysis: At Mideast Forum, Hopes For Future Amid Chaos

May 22, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Southern Shuneh, Jordan - Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores. "We are all aware of the crises in...

Goshen, NY – Orange County Hires Researcher To Study Impact Of Proposed 507-acre Annexation By Kiryas Joel

May 22, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Goshen, NY - Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Friday the initiation of an independent analysis to study the impact of the proposed 507-acre annexation by the Village of Kiryas Joel. The County has awarded a professional services contract to the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) of Rochester and their subcontractor, The Chazen Companies of Poughkeepsie, to provide...

Brooklyn, NY – Former Jewish Political Candidate Arrested On Child Porn Charges

May 22, 2015 at 04:47 PM
New York – A failed political candidate and Brooklyn Tea Party founder Joseph Hayon was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing and sharing child pornography. The ultra-conservative Hayon, 37, admitted to authorities that he traded pictures of children between the ages of 2 and 12 in December 2014 via the email account ArtModel@juno.com, reports The New York Post...

Washington – Authorities: More Than 1 Person Responsible For Slayings Of DC Family

May 22, 2015 at 04:23 PM
Washington - Authorities believe more than one person is responsible for slayings of four people inside the mansion of a wealthy Washington family. A court document made public Friday after the arrest on a murder warrant of Daron Dylon Wint says authorities believe "the crimes required the presence and assistance of more than one person." A fugitive task force arrested Wint on Thursday...

Washington – Clinton Got Now-classified Benghazi Info On Private Email

May 22, 2015 at 04:02 PM
Washington - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack. The information was not...

Washington – White House: Offensive Twitter Posts Part Of ‘Open Society’

May 22, 2015 at 03:45 PM
Washington - The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society. But spokesman Josh Earnest says the bile flooding Obama's @POTUS account is worth the price of engaging the public on issues they care about. Earnest says that's why Obama launched the account on Monday after more than six years in...

The Hague, Netherlands – Dutch Art Sleuth Helps German Police Track Down Nazi Art

May 22, 2015 at 03:07 PM
The Hague, Netherlands - A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week. Arthur Brand provided tips to German detectives who made the stunning...

Brooklyn, NY – Rise In Number Of Pertussis Cases In Orthodox Jewish Community Prompts City To Issue Alert

May 22, 2015 at 02:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is on the rise in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, according to a press release issued today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. An alert was issued to members of the medical community including those who deal in primary care, infectious disease, internal, emergency, laboratory and family medicine...

Southern Shuneh, Jordan – AP Interview: $100 Billion Saudi City To Be Ready By 2035

May 22, 2015 at 02:38 PM
Southern Shuneh, Jordan - A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project. The business model of an entire city being built by the private sector was so unusual that it required...

Hampton, NH – Clinton: All Information In Emails ‘Handled Appropriately’

May 22, 2015 at 02:18 PM
Hampton, NH - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says all of the information contained in her emails from her time as secretary of state related to Benghazi, Libya, was handled appropriately. The 296 emails concerning the attack on U.S. facilities that killed four people were released Friday. Clinton sent and received the emails via a personal account and private server...

Williamsburg, NY – Brooklyn Woman Accused Of Stealing $100K From Brinks

May 22, 2015 at 01:22 PM
Brooklyn, NY – A Brooklyn woman who was accused of taking $100,000 from a Brinks facility after leaving her shift two hours early in April was arrested Thursday. Stephanie Jorge, 26, left her job in the counting room early April 7 and never returned to work, reports NY Daily News (http://nydn.us/1FDlSXC). Jorge was working the overnight shift at the warehouse on Kent Ave. in Williamsburg...

Washington – Obama Meets Jewish Classroom Of Pre-schoolers After Speech In Synagogue

May 22, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama pushed back against criticism of his policies toward Israel on Friday, asserting his objections in a rare speech to a local synagogue. The address, at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, was a chance for the president to outline his connections with the Jewish people during Jewish American Heritage Month, a federal holiday in the US in...

Seoul – South Korean Court Frees Korean Air ‘Nut Rage’ Executive

May 22, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Seoul - A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline's chairman, did not violate the aviation security law when she ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight...

Washington – Obama Tells People Of Israel: ‘America Has Its Back’

May 22, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. Speaking at one of Washington's most prominent synagogues, Obama said the U.S. and Israel should not be expected to paper over differences on Israel's settlement building or...

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