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New York – National Restaurant Association Sues New York City Over Sodium Warnings On Menus

December 6, 2015 at 11:35 PM
New York, NY - A restaurant industry trade group is suing New York City's Board of Health to stop it from enforcing a new rule requiring many chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items that are high in sodium. The National Restaurant Association said on Thursday the Board of Health unfairly burdened restaurant owners and usurped the power of the popularly elected City Council by forcing...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Condemns Trump On Jewish Stereotype

December 6, 2015 at 10:30 PM
New York, NY - On the heels of a Donald Trump appearance before Jewish community leaders earlier this week during which many of his remarks were roundly criticized for being "stereotypical" and "offensive," and a Sunday New York Times article that described him as a"demagogue," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio released a scathing statement on Sunday in which he equates the GOP frontrunner to some of...

New York – NY Times Analyzes 95,000 Words Spoken By Trump Over Past Week; Calls His Style And Method ‘Ominous’

December 6, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York, NY - In an almost-clinical exercise aimed at defining the overall message of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, the New York Times has analyzed some 95,000 words spoken by him during various stops on the campaign trail over the past week, concluding that the billionaire mogul is featuring an 'ominous' message filled with hatred, violence, and demagoguery. NYTIMES.com...

Russia – Largest Jewish Community Center Built In Decades Opens Amid Fanfare In Moscow

December 6, 2015 at 09:33 PM
Moscow, Russia - The largest Jewish religious and cultural center to be built over the past 15 years opened in Moscow on Sunday amid fanfare and a celebration that drew religious and political leaders from across the region. INTERFAX-RUSSIA.ru (http://bit.ly/1Tuxqk8) reports that "Zhukovka" features a 250-person synagogue, a 400-seat banquet hall and 10-room hotel, as well as a children's...

Washington – Obama: Terror Threat Against US Has Entered ‘New Phase’

December 6, 2015 at 08:36 PM
Washington - In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the U.S. will overcome a new phase of the terror threat that seeks to "poison the minds" of people here and around the world, as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California. "I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer...

Chicago – Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police

December 6, 2015 at 08:19 PM
Chicago - The Justice Department is expected to announce this week a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department similar to probes of police departments in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. The decision to investigate was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation publicly because it has not yet...

Paris – Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Eiffel Tower Menorah Lighting On First Day Of Chanukka

December 6, 2015 at 07:12 PM
Paris - Just weeks after Paris saw some of its darkest days, an estimated 6,000 people gathered to add some much-needed light to the city on Sunday by lighting the menorah at the base of the Eiffel Tower. The annual menorah lighting celebration is a decades old French tradition, and is organized annually by the Chabad in Paris. "Hannuka celebrates the freedom of expression, both...

Washington – What’s In A Name? Hillary Clinton Knows More Than Most

December 6, 2015 at 06:24 PM
Washington - As a young girl growing up in suburban Chicago, Hillary Rodham decided she'd never change her last name. Three decades later, an entire state debated her childhood choice. Arkansans grumbled about invitations to public events from Gov. Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham. Businessman Frank White, the Republican challenging Clinton's bid for re-election in 1980, made a point of...

Washington – ‘Black Flag Of ISIS’ May Be Alternative To Palestinian Authority, Clinton Says

December 6, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton says "the black flag" of the Islamic State group could be flying over the Palestinian territories if the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas fail to keep order. The Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state says a Palestinian leadership vacuum could provide an opening for IS to make inroads. Clinton also says that as...

Washington – Clinton Aims To Take U.S. Relationship With Israel ‘Next Level’

December 6, 2015 at 04:40 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday she would take the relationship between the U.S. and Israel "to the next level," but warned that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not be enough to stabilize the entire region. "I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States," Clinton said at a Washington forum...

Kaifeng, China – Ancient Chinese Jewish Community Of Kaifeng Celebrates First Night Of Chanukah

December 6, 2015 at 04:35 PM
Kaifeng, China - A few dozen Chinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gathered tonight with an emissary of the Shavei Israel organization to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and light the traditional menorah candles. “The Chinese Jews take their inspiration from the Maccabees,” said Shavei Israel Chairman and Founder Michael Freund. “Even in far-off Kaifeng, the light of Jewish survival...

New York, NY – Trademarked: Trump Makes Money Off The Name ‘Central Park’

December 6, 2015 at 03:53 PM
New York, NY - Donald Trump is arguably New York City's most famous resident, and he's made some of his money off the name of one of the city's most famous public landmarks: Central Park. The leading Republican presidential candidate first applied for a trademark to use the words "Central Park" on merchandise more than two decades ago, when the park had a far less glamorous reputation than it...

Belgrade, Serbia – Jordanian With An American Passport Threatens To Open Plane Door Mid-flight

December 6, 2015 at 03:19 PM
Belgrade, Serbia - A man aboard a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade has been arrested Sunday after threatening to open a plane door during the flight, Serbian authorities said. Passengers quoted by Belgrade media said he banged on a cockpit door threatening to bring down the plane while it was flying over Austria if he was not allowed inside. Lufthansa said the cabin crew and...

Raqqa, Syria – Details Of Take-Down Of Jihadi John Emerge; SAS Ground Operatives With DIY Drones Played Critical Role

December 6, 2015 at 02:36 PM
Raqqa, Syria - Details have emerged of the mission last month that took down notorious IS executioner and British extremist Jihadi John, including how a crack team of SAS commandos covertly pinpointed the terrorist's location through the use of DIY drones. DAILYMAIL.co.uk (http://dailym.ai/1XSM8CQ) reports that the mission began on November 11 when a SAS team of eight was dropped covertly in...

Washington – Government Source: California Shooters May Have Planned Multiple Attacks

December 6, 2015 at 02:15 PM
Washington - U.S. investigators are increasingly convinced the California shooters planned multiple attacks, given their stockpile of weapons, and are looking at whether the Pakistani woman involved radicalized her American husband, officials said on Sunday. Investigators believe the weapons cache collected by Tashfeen Malik, 29, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, points to more attacks...

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