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Tehran – Iranians Erase ‘Death To America’ Graffiti From Wall Of Former US Embassy

August 31, 2015 at 11:48 PM
Tehran - Slogans against America are being erased from walls on the street of Tehran, Iranian media has reported in recent days. Iranian news sites have published pictures of a person wiping off graffiti that reads,"Death to America," also from the walls of where the US embassy was formerly located prior to its closure after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.  The US embassy was sacked in the...

San Francisco – $20 Found In San Francisco Leads To $1 Million Lottery Win

August 31, 2015 at 11:32 PM
San Francisco - A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. The California Lottery said Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years. When he found a $20 bill on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week, he used it to buy two scratch-off tickets at a...

Detroit – Fiat Chrysler Offers $100 Debit Cards To Owners Of Recalled U.S. Vehicles

August 31, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Detroit - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering $100 prepaid debit cards to owners of recalled vehicles to help ensure cars and trucks with potential safety defects get repaired, the company said on Monday. The U.S. arm of the automaker is also offering $1,000 in special discounts or incentives to the owners of recalled vehicles, if they choose to trade them in and buy a new car or...

Washington – State Dept. Releases 7,000 Pages Of Emails, 150 Censored

August 31, 2015 at 11:03 PM
Washington - The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as classified at the time Clinton...

Denmark – Dutch Chief Rabbi Says Police Warned Him A Year Ago About Traveling By Train

August 31, 2015 at 10:32 PM
Denmark - On the heels of last week's terrorist incident aboard a Thalys train headed to Paris from Amsterdam, Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs revealed on Sunday that Dutch authorities warned him a year ago to try to avoid traveling by train. JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1N4PWA9) reports that Jacobs offered up the admission during a Sunday speech in front of a gathering in Oosterbee celebrating...

Des Moines, IA – Trump Video Goes After Bush On Immigration

August 31, 2015 at 10:07 PM
Des Moines, IA - Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. In the video, Bush is shown saying in a 2014 interview that illegal immigration is "not a felony" but rather an "act of love." The video has pictures of three men who were in the country illegally and have been charged or convicted in killings. The Trump...

Cincinnati, OH – Chabad Rabbis Recruit Rookie Player To Help Raise Awareness For Pediatric Cancer

August 31, 2015 at 09:26 PM
Cincinnati, OH  - For 13-year-old pediatric cancer patient Avi Newhouse, it was the first time he had smiled in a week. So says his mother Leah of the surprise visit by Jon Moscot, 23, a rookie pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, to the young Avi in his room at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. And it was all thanks to the efforts of two Chabad rabbis, Yisroel Mangel of Cincinnati and Eli...

Massachusetts – Jewish Titanic Passenger’s Lunch Menu On Auction Block For $70,000

August 31, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Massachusetts - More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday. The luxury cruise liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during its maiden...

Jerusalem – Bike Sharing Scheme Coming To Jerusalem But Shabbat War Looms

August 31, 2015 at 08:32 PM
Jerusalem - It seems that no self-respecting major city these days can hold their head up in polite society without a bicycle share system. London, Paris, New York, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv have developed such systems in recent years, and now Jerusalem, capital of Israel and holy city to the three major monotheistic religions, wants to get in on the pedal-powered action too. To this end...

Germany – Chancellor Merkel: Unacceptable How Iran Continues To Talk About Israel

August 31, 2015 at 07:59 PM
Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran's participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran's attitude and slander towards Israel must change. "I think Iran has a lot of influence over what happens in Syria. And everyone is welcome to participate constructively in the negotiations," she said. She...

Albany, NY – NY Ethics Board Drops Trump Complaint About Attorney General

August 31, 2015 at 06:55 PM
Albany, NY - New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University. Trump's December 2013 complaint accused Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) of soliciting campaign donations from Trump's daughter even as his office was investigating the...

Rochester, NY – Cabbage Delays Rush Hour Traffic After Rochester Truck Rollover

August 31, 2015 at 06:15 PM
Rochester, NY - Morning commuters were greeted by a sea of green after a cabbage truck rolled over and spilled its load across a busy western New York highway. Traffic was backed up in both directions of Route 490 near downtown Rochester after a truck tipped over near the Alexander Street overpass and sent thousands of heads of cabbage rolling down the road around 6:30 Monday morning. The...

West Bank – Clashes During Israeli Raid To Arrest Militant In West Bank; One Injured

August 31, 2015 at 05:28 PM
West Bank - A Palestinian security official says several people were wounded during an Israeli raid to arrest a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank. The official said a local leader of the militant Islamic group and his brother were arrested late Monday night in a Jenin refugee camp. Israeli soldiers surrounded a house and came under fire from Palestinian gunmen. Five Palestinians were...

Olathe, KS – Supremacist Convicted Of Killing 3 At Kansas Jewish Sites

August 31, 2015 at 05:24 PM
Olathe, KS - The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr." It took the jury of seven men and five women just over two hours to find Frazier Glenn Miller guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts...

New York – Parking Restrictions And Ticketing Pose Big Problems For New York City Branch Of Car2Go

August 31, 2015 at 05:01 PM
New York, NY - Reps for the Austin, Texas-based car sharing system Car2Go say that of their 10 branches currently operating nationally, their New York City cite is experiencing some costly growing pains as it scrambles to find solutions to the city's unique parking restrictions and ticketing policies. WSJ.com (http://on.wsj.com/1JrQOZu) reports that car-sharing upstart, which launched in...

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