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Tel Aviv – Steinitz: Egyptian Gas Discovery Could Impact Israeli Exports

August 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Tel Aviv - A huge natural gas field discovered offshore Egypt could have implications for Israel, which is looking to export its own deposits, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday. Partners Noble Energy and Delek Group, who in recent years discovered two sizeable fields in Israeli waters, have been negotiating long-term contracts to sell gas to customers in Egypt, but the...

Germany – Days Numbered For Barcodes As Shoppers Demand More Data On Apps

August 30, 2015 at 11:25 PM
Germany - Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1974 in a store in Ohio, barcodes have revolutionized the retail world, allowing cashiers to ring up...

Annapolis, MA – Former Jewish Maryland Gov. , Who Fell From Political Grace, Has Died

August 30, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Annapolis, MA - Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday afternoon after spending two days with family in St. Mary's County celebrating the 50th birthday of his stepson Paul Dorsey. The cause of...

Jerusalem – Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Aumann Remembers Cousin Oliver Sacks

August 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM
Jerusalem - Two weeks ago, in the last essay Oliver Sacks ever published entitled “Sabbath,” he ruminated about his tenuous relationship with Judaism and how a serendipitous reunion with a long lost cousin brought the beauty of the day of rest back into his life. The cousin in question is Nobel Laureate and Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Robert J. Aumann, who won the prize in...

Washington – Obama Renames Mount McKinley As Denali On Eve Of Alaska Trip

August 30, 2015 at 10:05 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between...

Gaza Strip – Hamas Member Killed After Gaza Tunnel Suffers Malfunction

August 30, 2015 at 09:41 PM
Gaza Strip - A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, was killed on Saturday after an accident occurred in one of the Islamist organization's tunnels in the Gaza Strip. According to Maan news, the group confirmed the identity of the man as Anwar Faraj al-Ghalban, 23, from Khan Younis, but refrained from revealing the circumstances of the accident, stating only that their...

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...

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