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Albany, NY – NY Authorities Raid Office Of Lobbyist Tied To Cuomo, SUNY

May 26, 2016 at 05:08 PM
Albany, NY - The New York attorney general's office has raided an office on SUNY Polytechnic's Albany campus that was used by a lobbyist with deep connections to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A spokesman for SUNY Polytechnic says it "cooperated fully" with investigators from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office on Thursday. The investigators were interested in searching an office formerly used...

Washington – Origin Of Key Clinton Emails From Report Are A Mystery

May 26, 2016 at 04:28 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private. After 14 months of public scrutiny and skepticism over Clinton's motives...

New York, NY – Bratton: Onlookers Recording Police Actions Escalates Confrontations With Citizens

May 26, 2016 at 03:33 PM
New York, NY - Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had harsh words yesterday for onlookers who film clashes between police and the public, saying bystanders often interfere in police business trying to intimidate officers, sometimes resorting to force to free prisoners. Bratton’s words came Wednesday after a Manhattan conference between police chiefs and law enforcement executives as reported...

Germany – Police Probe Britons’ ‘Hitler Salute’ At Buchenwald

May 26, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Germany - The head of the Buchenwald Memorial site on Thursday blamed growing right-wing populism in Europe for an incident in which members of a British neo-Nazi group appear to have performed a "Hitler salute" at the former concentration camp. German daily Bild reported that a picture posted on a social media site linked to the group National Action showed a blurry image of two people...

Washington – Mister 1,237: North Dakota Delegate Puts Trump Over The Top

May 26, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Washington - John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. But when he was contacted by an Associated Press reporter, the AP delegate count stood at 1,235 — two delegates short. "I'm happy to be No. 1,237," said Trandem, a small business owner from North Dakota. "But I won't...

New York – Oil Tests Out $50 A Barrel As Supply Concerns Resurface

May 26, 2016 at 02:10 PM
New York - Oil prices tested the $50-per-barrel mark on Thursday as production outages brought a faster-than-expected recovery to an oversupplied market many thought will stay depressed through the year. While a crude glut could grow in coming months if demand stalls, wildfires in Canada's oil sands, unrest in the Nigerian and Libyan energy sectors, and a near economic meltdown in OPEC member...

Washington – AP: Intruders Breach US Airport Fences About Every 10 Days

May 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Washington - Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain...

New York, NY – Jewish-Founded NYC Beth Israel Hospital To Close After 127 Years Of Operations

May 26, 2016 at 01:01 PM
New York, NY - After months of speculation, officials at a lower Manhattan hospital founded more than a century ago by Orthodox Jews has announced plans to close its doors and reopen at a smaller facility located several blocks away. The Wall Street Journal reported that Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital has been struggling financially, typically filling just more than half of its 825 beds. ...

New York – Airport Screening Made 70,000 Miss American Airlines Flights This Year

May 26, 2016 at 12:45 PM
New York - Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday. A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with airport wait...

Trenton, NJ – Court: NJ Can’t Give $10.6 Million Grant To Beth Medrash Govoha

May 26, 2016 at 12:18 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools, including one of the largest ultra-Orthodox yeshivas in the world, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The state appeals court ruled the $10.6 million grant to the all-male Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva in Lakewood and $645,323 to the Princeton Theological Seminary are unconstitutional. The American Civil...

Anaheim, CA – Trump Says He Gave Himself Aliases Often In Business

May 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Anaheim, CA - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he often used aliases to purchase real estate — but continued to deny he'd been caught on tape pretending to be an imaginary spokesman in a recently-released recording. "You know, over the years I've used aliases," Trump said in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that capped a day of campaigning across...

Orange County, NY – IN PHOTOS: Thousands Gather For Bonfire In Kiryas Joel

May 26, 2016 at 11:49 AM
Orange County, NY - Thousands turned out Wednesday night in the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel to mark the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer with the annual bonfire. Traditionally, a large platform is prepared, wood is piled in the center and large amounts of oil are poured on the wood. Similar bonfires are held in many Jewish communities, but Kiryas Joel's is by far the largest such...

Jerusalem – Israel Foils Hamas Smuggling Operation

May 26, 2016 at 11:28 AM
Jerusalem - Security inspectors for the Defense Ministry’s Crossing Points Authority in coordination with the Israel Security Agency thwarted a large-scale attempt by the Hamas terrorist organization to smuggle materials to improve its military capabilities. The smuggling operation, which was foiled at the Tarqumiyah crossing located northwest of Hebron, was disguised as just a shipment of...

Jerusalem – Firefighters Battling Blazes Sparked By Lag B’Omer Bonfires, Dozens Of Homes Evacuated

May 26, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Jerusalem - Various brush fires blazed across Israel as the country was hit by high temperatures on Thursday, as fires in parts of Jerusalem prompted dozens of residents to evacuate their homes. Environmental officials from Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fun (KKL-JNF) estimated that the fire in Jerusalem broke out at two locations in the Ramot Forest and the Cedar Valley. The fire...

New York – U.S. Justice Department Intervenes In New Jersey Chabad Land Use Dispute

May 26, 2016 at 10:21 AM
The United States Justice Department has launched an investigation into a local land use dispute in Toms River, New Jersey involving a Chabad shul. The inquiry comes amid an ongoing quarrel between Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, who operates a Chabad shul out of his home located at 2001 Church Road, and the township over whether the rabbi needs a zoning variance to run the Chabad Jewish Center from...

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