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Jerusalem – Group Of Israeli Orthodox Rabbis Urges Greater Acceptance Of Homosexuals

April 10, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Jerusalem - In an unusual move, a body of Orthodox rabbis on Sunday night took a step toward encouraging the acceptance of homosexuals within their communities. At a conference titled “Halacha and containment – the religious community’s relations to homosexuals” in Ra'anana, rabbis from the nonprofit Beit Hillel presented a document urging greater acceptance of homosexuals within the...

Washington – Senate Bill Draft Would Prohibit Unbreakable Encryption For Computers, Mobile Phones

April 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM
Washington - A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant. The draft is being finalized by the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and the top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Their goal, they said in...

Rohnert Park, CA – Goat Breaks Free, Goes On Starbucks Run In California

April 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Rohnert Park, CA - Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in Northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates says dispatchers received several calls Sunday morning about a goat named Millie wandering around a strip mall on the city's eastern edge. Bates says employees who were opening the Starbucks tried to give Millie a banana, but she...

Cairo – AP Analysis: Arab Democracies? Not So Fast, Say Some

April 10, 2016 at 09:19 PM
Cairo - A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment. This discourse appears to be taking front and center these days, most obviously in Egypt — the region's most populous country and the one...

Brooklyn, NY – Attacker Threatens To Kill Crown Heights Woman In Late Night Robbery

April 10, 2016 at 08:18 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 24 year old woman was the victim of a violent robbery late Saturday night when an unknown assailant threatened her life as she walked into a Crown Heights apartment building. Police said that the victim had just entered 1625 President Street just east of Schenectady Avenue at approximately 11:30 PM when she was grabbed by a man who put his arm around her neck and said...

Harrisburg, PA – Turnpike Worker Recalls Ex-trooper’s Attack That Left 3 Dead

April 10, 2016 at 07:20 PM
Harrisburg, PA - A Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collector who survived a botched robbery attempt last month that left three people dead said she was terrified but her instincts took over during the attack by a retired state trooper, who was killed by police responding to her call for help. Martha Berkstresser told The Associated Press in an interview last week that her "mind was going 24 miles...

Kissimmee, FL – Missing Miami Girls Express Gratitude From Their Hospital Beds

April 10, 2016 at 06:10 PM
Kissimmee, FL - The two North Miami girls who went missing yesterday after a Shabbos walk gone awry told their rescuers that hearing helicopters circling overhead in the darkness provided them with much needed reassurance and hope during a chilly Florida night spent lost in swamp-filled woods. 16 year olds Bracha Katz and Rivka Moshe, tenth graders at the Lubavitch Educational Center’s Beis...

Washington – Trump Gripes About “Corrupt” Nomination System

April 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is blasting a "corrupt" election system for complicating his path to the Republican nomination. Trump tells a crowd of thousands of enthusiastic supporters gathered in a frigid airport hangar in Rochester, New York on Sunday afternoon that "it's not right" that the person who wins the most votes may not be the nominee. He says he's doing fine, but if he's denied...

Trenton, NJ – Billionaire’s Move Puts New Jersey Tax Rates In Spotlight

April 10, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Trenton, NJ - The departure of one New Jersey resident to Florida has gotten so much attention that lawmakers are calling for changing the state's tax structure, and a key legislative forecaster is raising concerns over revenue uncertainty. The spotlight turned to hedge fund manager David Tepper this week when legislative budget forecaster Frank Haines cited the billionaire's move to Florida...

Washington – Blocking Trump Could Hurt Republicans In Election – Reuters/Ipsos Poll

April 10, 2016 at 03:53 PM
Washington - A third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump could turn their backs on their party in November's presidential election if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The results are bad news for Trump's rivals as well as party elites opposed to the real estate billionaire, suggesting that an alternative Republican nominee for...

Jerusalem – Refusing To Surrender To Grief, Father Of Seven Children Lost In Midwood Fire Perseveres

April 10, 2016 at 03:03 PM
Jerusalem - One year after seven of his children died in a horrific fire in Brooklyn, NY, Gavriel Sassoon spoke about how he has managed to cope with his devastating loss. In an interview with B’Chadrei Chareidim, Sassoon said that he is now living in Israel and making occasional trips to America. Sassoon, who is now learning in kollel in Jerusalem, said that his whole life is in Israel...

Gaza City – Palestinians Hope For Obama Change Of Heart With UN Vote

April 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Gaza City - With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking "accountability" for Israeli West Bank settlement building. In an...

Gaza – Report: Three Palestinians Killed In Gaza Tunnel Collapse

April 10, 2016 at 02:35 PM
Gaza - At least three Palestinian were killed Sunday night as the result of the collapse of an underground tunnel in Gaza's southern Rafah area near the border with Egypt, Channel 2 cited Palestinian reports as saying. According to sources in Gaza, Hamas has imposed a complete media blackout on the details of the incident. The affiliation of the reported casualties was not initially known...

Hiroshima, Japan – US Official: Kerry To Offer No US Apology For Hiroshima

April 10, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Hiroshima, Japan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. A U.S. official traveling with Kerry ruled out an apology ahead of Monday's tour with other foreign ministers of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in the city where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the...

Washington – Candidates _ Even Trump _ Shift To Delegate Hunt

April 10, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Washington - The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, with front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump driving for challenge-proof majorities against rivals who won't go away. For Trump, who remains well short of the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nod...

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