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Washington – Trump: Being Presidential Would Be ‘Boring’

April 4, 2016 at 04:55 PM
Washington - Donald Trump often says that he could act more presidential than any other candidate. But he said Monday that wouldn't be nearly as much fun. Trump tells a rally crowd gathered in an open airplane hangar in frigid northern Wisconsin that if he were to act too presidential, "only about 20 percent of you would be here, because it would be boring as hell." Trump says that his...

New York – Behind Donald Trump, An Orthodox Jewish Son-In-Law Who Is Also An Adviser

April 4, 2016 at 04:07 PM
New York - Before introducing Donald Trump to roughly a dozen Republican lawmakers at the Washington law offices of Jones Day, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions paused to acknowledge the man he said had facilitated the closed-door talks. He said it was Jared Kushner, a 35-year-old real estate investor and newspaper owner, who had suggested the get-together last month, arguing that it would enable...

New Jersey – Princeton To Keep President Wilson’s Name Despite Racist Ties

April 4, 2016 at 03:28 PM
New Jersey - Princeton University will keep President Woodrow Wilson's name on campus buildings despite student complaints about racism, with officials saying on Monday that "contextualization is imperative" to the Ivy League school's history. The New Jersey school's board of trustees said Monday it would not remove Wilson's name and image from its public spaces and from its Woodrow Wilson...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Of Israeli Companies And Shareholders Listed In Panama Papers

April 4, 2016 at 02:59 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israeli companies and some 850 Israeli shareholders are listed as having offshore accounts in a dump of leaked documents known as the “Panama Papers.” The 11.5 million documents was published on Sunday, following a year-long investigation of their contents led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German daily Sueddeutsche...

Texas – Judge OKs $20 Billion Settlement From 2010 BP Oil Spill

April 4, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Texas - A federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's (BAHR'-bih-aye's) final order on the settlement was released Monday. The settlement, first announced in July, includes $5.5 billion in civil Clean Water Act penalties and...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: ‘I’ll Clear My Schedule This Week To Meet Abbas’

April 4, 2016 at 02:32 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Jerusalem for talks, four days after Abbas said in a Channel 2 interview that he was waiting for such an invitation. “A few days ago on Israeli television, I heard President Abbas say that if I'd invited him to meet, he'd come,” Netanyahu said before a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister...

Los Angeles – California Driver Hit By Bus After Escaping Dangling SUV On Cliff

April 4, 2016 at 02:04 PM
Los Angeles - A driver in the Los Angeles area escaped his SUV as it dangled off of a cliff only to be hit by a tour bus, police said on Sunday. The unidentified man lost control of his SUV on Malibu Canyon Road, about 30 miles (50 km) west of Los Angeles, where it came to rest hanging off a cliff on Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said on Facebook. The disoriented...

New York – Commercial Kosher Kitchen Goes Up In Flames In Massive Brooklyn Blaze

April 4, 2016 at 01:26 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Three industrial kosher kitchens were completely destroyed in a five alarm fire that swept through a Prospect Lefferts Gardens warehouse for hours. The blaze begin last night just before 11 PM at Greenfelds, located a block and a half away from Kings County Hospital Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, at 640 Parkside Avenue. More than 200 firefighters responded to the...

Jerusalem – From Beyond The Grave, Ex-Mossad Chief Slams Netanyahu

April 4, 2016 at 01:10 PM
Jerusalem - Even after his death, the former head of Israel's secretive Mossad spy agency is continuing his attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Yediot Ahronot daily published excerpts Monday from a series of lengthy interviews Meir Dagan gave before his death last month. In them, Dagan called Netanyahu "the worst manager I know." He lambasted the premier for prioritizing his...

Washington – Supreme Court Rejects Conservative Challenge In ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case

April 4, 2016 at 12:54 PM
Washington - The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed the way Texas draws its legislative districts based on total population and not just eligible voters - the same method used by all 50 states - rejecting a conservative challenge in a case focusing on the legal principle of "one person, one vote." The eight-justice court unanimously rebuffed the challenge spearheaded by a conservative legal...

Los Angeles – California, New York Enact US-highest $15 Minimum Wages

April 4, 2016 at 12:50 PM
Los Angeles - California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor as a defining issue in the presidential race. Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he signed the law that will gradually boost that...

London – World Figures Deny Wrongdoing As ‘Panama Papers’ Turn Spotlight On Tax Avoidance

April 4, 2016 at 12:26 PM
London - Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies. The "Panama papers" revealed financial arrangements of global politicians and public figures including friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Boston – U.S. Northeast Gets Late Taste Of Winter With Snowstorm

April 4, 2016 at 11:56 AM
Boston - Massachusetts, New Hampshire and upstate New York braced for up to 6 inches (15 cm) of snow on Monday as forecasters warned that winter weather would overtake the area even as spring entered its second week. Police warned motorists to slow down and some schools opened late in the area as the storm blew in during the morning commute and threatened to linger through the evening rush...

New York – Officials: High Winds Sunday Topple Hundreds Of Tree In NYC

April 4, 2016 at 11:29 AM
New York - Whipping winds have toppled hundreds of trees across New York City. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/234GDJc ) reports that the city Department of Parks and Recreation on Sunday received reports of as many as 324 downed trees. About 108 trees came down in Brooklyn, 100 in Queens, 72 on State Island and 40 in the Bronx. Manhattan had a handful of fallen trees. The...

New York, NY – VIDEO-PHOTOS: Ten Honored At ‘Jew in The City’ Annual Awards For Balancing Professional Success With Torah Lifestyle

April 4, 2016 at 10:45 AM
New York, NY - It was a celebration of Judaism at the Orthodox Jewish All Star Awards, as over 200 people turned out to honor ten outstanding individuals who have made their mark in the professional world while remaining steadfast in their commitment to their religious observance. The annual event is a project of Jew in the City, an organization founded by Allison Josephs to debunk...

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