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New York - Shabbos Texting App Stirs Controversy

September 30, 2014 12:16 PM

New York - A soon to be launched Kickstarter campaign, which hopes to raise funds for the development of what is sure to be a much-discussed... Read More »

Washington - Secret Service Head Takes Onus For WH Breach

September 30, 2014 12:15 PM

Washington - Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the... Read More »

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New York - News Corp To Buy Real Estate Website Operator Move For $950 Mln

September 30, 2014 12:00 PM

New York - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will buy Move Inc the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its... Read More »

Tehran, Iran - Sister Of Slain Iranian Scientist Says Israel Not Responsible For Death

September 30, 2014 11:49 AM

Tehran, Iran – The sister of an Iranian nuclear physicist who was killed in 2007 says he was murdered not by Israel, as largely believed, but by... Read More »

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New York - Report: New Yorkers Fled To Suburbs But Offspring Seek City Life

September 30, 2014 11:22 AM

New York - From the 1950s to the 1980s, families in the New York City area fled to the outer suburbs, but their offspring are heading back in droves... Read More »

New York - NY Looks To Expedite Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy Patients

September 30, 2014 10:38 AM

New York - New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication... Read More »

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Baghdad - Iraqi Scholar: Jews Persuaded Bush To Invade Iraq In 2003 Because Of Torah Prophecy

September 30, 2014 10:17 AM

Baghdad - A new book by an Iraqi scholar argues that the Jews persuaded US President George W. Bush to invade Iraq in 2003, as part of a global... Read More »

New York, NY - De Blasio To Sign Executive Order To Expand Living Wage Law To Thousands More

September 30, 2014 10:13 AM

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase... Read More »

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Brooklyn, NY - Thousands Of Children To Participate In Tehilim Event

September 30, 2014 10:03 AM

Brooklyn, NY - Tens of thousands of children will participate today in the annual Tehilim prayer event that is being held in Brooklyn. The Tehilim Asifa which takes place at the Bobover synagogue in Borough Park section of Brooklyn, NY, is an event that unifies... Read More »

Kansas City - Muslim NFL Player Penalized For Praying After Touchdown

September 30, 2014 09:54 AM

Kansas City - Social media was abuzz Tuesday morning after a Muslim player for an American professional football team was penalized for praying in a... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Postal Service Issues Commemorative Stamp For Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

September 30, 2014 09:19 AM

Jerusalem - The Stamp Authority of the Postal Service has issued a new stamp this month in honor of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a revered religious... Read More »

Istanbul - Turkey Prepares For Bigger Role In Fight Against Islamic State

September 30, 2014 09:02 AM

Istanbul - Turkey is likely to gain parliamentary approval for cross-border military operations in Syria and Iraq this week as Islamic State... Read More »

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London - PM Cameron: British European Union Exit 'Wouldn't Break My Heart'

September 30, 2014 08:41 AM

London - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not be heartbroken if Britain left the European Union because he felt little... Read More »

Kiev - Ukraine Prosecutor Opens Criminal Case Against Russian Officials

September 30, 2014 08:16 AM

Kiev - Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of... Read More »

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Washington - US Disagrees With Netanyahu On Iran, ISIS And Hamas

September 30, 2014 07:56 AM

Washington - The US State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion during... Read More »

San Jose, CA - eBay To Separate From PayPal

September 30, 2014 07:43 AM

San Jose, CA - PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight pushing for the spinoff of PayPal, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe... Read More »

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Kabul - U.S., Afghanistan Sign Deal Allowing 9,800 U.S. Troops To Remain In Country

September 30, 2014 07:30 AM

Kabul - Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the... Read More »

London - Man Charged With Harassment After Making Anti-Semitic Comments On Bus In Golders Green

September 29, 2014 11:45 PM

United Kingdom - A man has who harassed a woman with anti-Semitic comments on a bus in north London was charged last week with religiously aggravated harassment and using threatening words or behavior. London 24 (http://bit.ly/YHHfo6) reports Ian Campbell was... Read More »

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Melbourne - Update: Raids In Australia After Tip From FBI

September 29, 2014 11:21 PM

Melbourne - Australian police raided homes in Melbourne on Tuesday and charged one man with funding a terrorist organization in a crackdown on... Read More »

Fort Worth, TX - Qantas Puts World's Largest Plane On Longest Route

September 29, 2014 11:15 PM

Fort Worth, TX - Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down... Read More »

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United Nations - Iceland Announces Men-Only UN Meeting On Women

September 29, 2014 11:04 PM

United Nations - Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country's foreign... Read More »

Brooklyn, NY - Police Fatally Shoot Stabbing Suspect In Midwood

September 29, 2014 11:02 PM

Brooklyn, NY - Authorities say a man wielding a knife was shot and killed by police after a woman and another man were stabbed inside an apartment in... Read More »

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New York - Kosher Foods Now Include Caviar Thanks To Russian Company

September 29, 2014 10:28 PM

New York - Thanks to the melding of science and food in Russia, those of Jewish faith can now enjoy kosher caviar. Saint Petersburg-based Tzar... Read More »

Washington - Fed Report: IRS Bungles Hunt For Unpaid Taxes

September 29, 2014 10:00 PM

Washington - The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released... Read More »

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New York - Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

September 29, 2014 09:24 PM

New York - Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a... Read More »

South Africa - Israeli Circumcision Device Provokes Union Outcry Against The Jewish State

September 29, 2014 08:48 PM

South Africa - South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies... Read More »

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Washington - Islamic State Fight Seen Costing U.S. $2.4 Billion Or More Annually

September 29, 2014 08:20 PM

Washington - U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8... Read More »

Israel - Defense Minister: IDF Destroyed 80% Of Hamas Rockets In Gaza War

September 29, 2014 07:33 PM

Israel - The IDF destroyed 80% of the rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge this summer, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said... Read More »

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Sydney - Australian Counter-terrorism Police Raid Melbourne Properties

September 29, 2014 07:03 PM

Sydney - Australian police said they had raided a number of properties around the southern city of Melbourne on Tuesday, part of a security crackdown... Read More »

Los Angeles - Israeli Cargo Ship Heads For L.A. To Unload After Oakland Protest

September 29, 2014 06:57 PM

Los Angeles - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the... Read More »

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New York - JetBlue And El Al Israel To Broaden Cooperation

September 29, 2014 06:19 PM

New York - JetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New... Read More »

New York, NY - New York City To End Solitary Confinement For Teens At Rikers Jail

September 29, 2014 06:00 PM

New York, NY - New York City plans to end the use of solitary confinement to punish teenage inmates at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex by the... Read More »

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