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Israel – Egged Drivers Cancel Monday’s Proposed Strike

January 17, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Israel - Following marathon negotiations between the Histadrut, transport worker's union and representatives of the Transport Ministry, the proposed strike by Egged drivers, set to begin Monday morning, was averted. The Histradut announced that negotiations resulted in a payroll increase for drivers, who will now earn NIS 39 per hour, an increase of NIS 7 to 8 per hour. Histadrut Chairman...

Washington – WP Editors Say Rezaian In ‘Good Spirits’

January 17, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Washington - The editors of The Washington Post say reporter Jason Rezaian is in "good spirits" following his release by Iran. In an internal memo to Post staff, Executive Editor Martin Baron and Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl said they had spoken briefly by telephone with Rezaian, who was being evaluated at a U.S. military hospital in Germany. They said Rezaian expressed appreciation for the...

Charleston, SC – Clinton: Flint Michigan Water Crisis An American Disgrace

January 17, 2016 at 11:17 PM
Charleston, SC - Hillary Clinton says that "every single American should be outraged" by the water crisis in Flint. Clinton says Sunday night that she sent a "top campaign aide" to Flint, which is dealing with lead contamination of the city's tap water. She criticized Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, saying he has "acted as though he didn't really care." Clinton argues that "if the kids in a rich...

New York – Many ‘Lost’ Voters Say They Have Found Their Candidate In Trump

January 17, 2016 at 11:07 PM
New York - Ted Wade hasn’t cared about politics enough to cast a vote in a U.S. presidential election for almost a quarter of a century, back when he supported Ross Perot’s independent candidacy in 1992. But Republican Donald Trump's 2016 White House bid has motivated Wade to get involved and he plans to support the real estate mogul in Nevada’s nominating caucus next month. Trump is a...

Jerusalem – Keyes To Replace Mark Regev As Israeli PM’s English Language Spokesman

January 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Jerusalem - David Keyes, a pioneer in using online crowdsourcing platforms to promote human rights around the world, will become Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s next English-language spokesman, The Jerusalem Post has learned from senior government officials. Keyes will replace outgoing spokesman Mark Regev, who was appointed as the next ambassador to London and is expected to take up...

New York – Some Jewish-American Groups Welcome Iran Deal But Remain Wary

January 17, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - A Jewish-American group that lobbied for the Iran nuclear agreement said on Sunday the prisoner swap and Tehran's release of captured U.S. sailors were positive signs for U.S.-Iranian relations but that strict verification remained paramount. But improved relations do not indicate a detente with Iran, which has a history of being a troublemaker in the region, said Dan Kalik, chief...

Charleston, SC – Sharp Exchanges In Fourth Democratic Primary Debate

January 17, 2016 at 09:47 PM
Charleston, SC - Ready to rumble, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders jumped headlong into Sunday's presidential debate by quickly tangling over who's tougher on gun control and sketching differing visions for the future of health care in America. It was the last Democratic matchup before voting in the 2016 race begins in two weeks, with both sides intent on seizing the momentum. Clinton rapped...

Charleston, SC – Sanders Releases Universal Healthcare Plan Before Democratic Debate

January 17, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Charleston, SC - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details late on Sunday about his "Medicare-for-all" universal healthcare plan and how he would pay for it. The plan was released just hours before Sanders is set to square off for a presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic nomination, and former...

Albany, NY – Build A Better Weather Network? New York Takes The Dare

January 17, 2016 at 08:36 PM
Albany, NY - Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture of developing storms. Described as the new "gold standard" of automated systems, the long-planned network of 125 weather stations stretching from the shores of...

Tokyo – Oil Slides To Lowest Since 2003 As Iran Sanctions Lifted

January 17, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Tokyo - Brent and U.S. crude futures fell to the lowest since 2003 in Asian trading on Monday as the market braced for a jump in Iranian oil exports following the lifting of the sanctions at the weekend. Iran is ready to increase its crude exports by 500,000 barrels a day, the deputy oil minister said on Sunday, hours after international sanctions on Tehran were lifted, removing an obstacle to...

Hollis, NH – GOP Establishment Loses Hope Of Winning Iowa, New Hampshire

January 17, 2016 at 06:34 PM
Hollis, NH - After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests on the presidential election calendar are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose. Many GOP traditionalists fear that each candidate would be a disaster in the November general election. That leaves many pinning their White House hopes on a...

New York – Sweet’N Low To End Brooklyn Production After Nearly 60 Years

January 17, 2016 at 05:08 PM
Brooklyn, NY - For almost 60 years, tiny pink packets of Sweet'N Low have flowed, millions upon millions, from Cumberland Packing Corp., the Brooklyn company where the sugar substitute was first created. But the family-owned company told workers just over a week ago that manufacturing and packing work would stop in Brooklyn over the course of the year and shift entirely to other parts of the...

Israel – 50-Year-Old Woman Found Murdered In Holon

January 17, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Israel - A 50-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Holon on Sunday evening. The body had sign of a struggle.  The woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.  Police are investigating the motives behind the murder. ‎...

Iraq – Three Americans Kidnapped In Baghdad

January 17, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Baghdad - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad confirms that "several" Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans." His comments came after the Arab news channel, al-Arabiya, citing...

Highland Park, NJ – Driver Charged In Death Of Orthodox Jewish Highland Park Boy

January 17, 2016 at 03:26 PM
Highland Park, NJ - A 21 year old Piscataway man has been charged in the death of a six year old Highland Park resident who was killed in a car accident yesterday afternoon as he walked to a local synagogue with his mother and a classmate. Chaim Kraus was with his mother, Rochie Kraus, on Raritan Avenue, heading to Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park for Shabbos afternoon Pirchei groups...

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