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Benicasim, Spain – Matisyahu: Anti-Semitism At Spanish Reggae Festival Was Something I Never Experienced Before

August 30, 2015 at 09:10 PM
Benicasim, Spain - Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu said he felt unsafe last week performing at the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Spain, facing a crowd that included a number of people waving Palestinian flags and flipping him the middle finger. “People were standing on each other’s shoulders with flags giving me the middle finger. It was intense,” Matisyahu said in an interview...

New York – Trash To Treatise: NYC Professor Sees Meaning In Garbage

August 30, 2015 at 08:28 PM
New York - New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. "What does trash tell you about us?" asks New York University professor Robin Nagle, who frequently goes out on trucks with garbage-collection crews in search of an...

Edison, NJ – Trump Makes An Appearance At Barclays

August 30, 2015 at 07:21 PM
Edison, NJ - Jim Herman played in the group in front of Tiger Woods last week on the PGA Tour, giving him a little experience in coping with gallery noise behind him. Sunday at The Barclays was slightly different. It wasn't the size of the gallery, it was one person. Donald Trump came out to Plainfield to watch him play. The Republican presidential candidate marched along the ropes on the...

Bastogne – Belgium Lays To Rest Heroine Who Saved Countless GI Lives

August 30, 2015 at 06:34 PM
Bastogne - A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the United States, politicians and a military honor guard. Augusta Chiwy - Belgium's "forgotten angel" - was buried at Bastogne, the scene of one of the most ferocious battles of World War II where at great personal risk she helped save countless American...

London – Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-free Option

August 30, 2015 at 06:01 PM
London - A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. Unlike traditional pacemakers — which need a generator and wires and are implanted via surgery — the new pacemaker is a...

South Haven, MI – Three Charged With “Malicious Destruction” Following Swastika Attack On Jewish Summer Camp

August 30, 2015 at 05:26 PM
South Haven, MI - Following a graffiti attack last month that left a Jewish summer camp covered with swastikas, three South Haven men have been charged with three counts each of "malicious destruction of property," each of which carries up to one year in prison if convicted. MLIVE.com (http://bit.ly/1JF8xvL) reports that Dakota Burnett, 20 and two 18 year-olds, Cody Emelander and Xavier Mulac...

Hauppauge, NY – Citizens Taking Video Of Police See Themselves Facing Arrest

August 30, 2015 at 04:31 PM
Hauppauge, NY - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this." What's not seen is what happened just after he stopped recording: Demint says three officers tackled him, took away his smartphone and then...

Iowa – U.S. Presidential Hopeful Sanders Gains Ground On Clinton In Iowa Poll

August 30, 2015 at 03:45 PM
Iowa - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap with leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a recent opinion poll in the political bellwether state of Iowa as support for the front-runner fell below 50 percent for the first time this year. Clinton, former secretary of state and first lady, remained the top choice for 37 percent of likely Democratic voters in the party's...

Orange County, NY – To Avoid Potential Lawsuits In KJ Annexation Controversy, Monroe Hires Washington-Based Law Firm

August 30, 2015 at 03:00 PM
Orange County, NY - With potential lawsuits looming from both parties involved in their controversial land annexation issue involving Kiryas Joel, the Monroe Town Board has brought in a high-powered Washington, D.C.-based legal firm to consult with before voting on the matter. RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1KmjZTr) reports that following a closed door meeting Thursday night with Goshen...

Atlanta, GA – 60 Year Old Man ID’ed As Fan Who Died After Fall From Upper Deck At Atlanta Braves-Yankees Game

August 30, 2015 at 02:49 PM
Atlanta, GA - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the man fell in the seventh inning. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mary Beth Hauptle, an...

Trenton, NJ – Christie Says Criticism Of FedEx-like Immigrant Tracking Is ‘Ridiculous’

August 30, 2015 at 02:15 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his new proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages, saying government needs private sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration. "I don’t mean people are packages, so let’s not be ridiculous,” the Republican presidential candidate told an interviewer on...

Albuquerque, NM – Trump’s Deportation Idea Similar To 1930s Mass Removals

August 30, 2015 at 01:45 PM
Albuquerque, NM - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican...

Moscow – Putin Pumps Iron To Show Russians His Healthy, Wholesome Side

August 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM
Moscow - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is shown on muscle-building apparatus in a publicity stunt that recalled previous shots of...

New York, NY – Renowned Jewish Neurologist And Author Dr. Oliver Sacks Succumbs To Cancer At 82 In New York City

August 30, 2015 at 12:16 PM
New York City - On Sunday, renowned neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks---who explored the inner-most intricacies of the human brain and then wrote about them in books like "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"----died at the age of 82 at his New York City home following a battle with liver cancer. NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1JEmP41) reports that Dr. Sacks had...

Washington – Vote Tally For Iran Nuclear Deal Rises To 31 In Senate

August 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Washington - Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Merkley's backing puts supporters within reach of the 34 votes required to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional resolution disapproving the...

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