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Brooklyn, NY – NYC To Keep Women-only Hours At Public Pools

July 6, 2016 at 05:55 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A New York City commission has decided women-only swimming hours at two city pools to accommodate mostly Orthodox Jewish women don't violate the constitutional separation of church and state. Wednesday's decision by the Human Rights Commission came after a months-long investigation prompted by an anonymous complaint. Commission officials say the women-only swims fall within...

Washington – Judge Pushes For Speedier Release Of Clinton-era Documents

July 6, 2016 at 05:34 PM
Washington - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to speed up the release of documents related to a decision made under former Secretary Hillary Clinton to allow a foreign defense contractor that admitted criminal wrongdoing to continue doing business with the Pentagon. The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2013 for emails and internal memos...

Washington – On Trump: Some GOP Say Yes, Some Say Never

July 6, 2016 at 05:05 PM
Washington - There are the enthusiastic supporters, and there's the Never Trump crew. But most congressional Republicans fall somewhere in between when it comes to Donald Trump, offering a lukewarm endorsement or a "yes, but" embrace. So when the presumptive presidential nominee visits Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet, for the first time, with rank-and-file House Republicans and then GOP...

Jerusalem – Israel And US Complete Successful Joint Missile Defense Test

July 6, 2016 at 04:33 PM
Jerusalem - The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the American Missile Defense Agency, together with the United States European Command, recently completed a five-day test that examined the integration of Israeli and American missile defense systems against an attack of thousands of simulated rockets fired from Iran and Lebanon, Defense Ministry officials said. The test, which was...

Brooklyn, NY – Gap Pays Hefty Award To Jewish Toddler For Injuries Sustained Because Of Defective Sneakers

July 6, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A major clothing retailer has agreed to pay a six figure lump sum settlement after being sued because of a defective pair of sneakers that caused a three year old Orthodox Jewish girl to trip and fall, resulting in a serious laceration that required plastic surgery. According to papers filed on Tuesday in Brooklyn State Supreme Court, Adina Kleinman was wearing a pair of almost...

Berlin – Germany To Up Funding For Holocaust Survivors’ Home Care

July 6, 2016 at 03:25 PM
Berlin - A fund for Jewish victims of Nazi crimes says it has secured an agreement with the German government to provide extra funding for home care for poor Holocaust survivors worldwide. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the deal provides some $500 million in additional money over the next two years. It raises the agreed funding for next year to 315 million euros...

New York – Muslims Celebrate Eid, Marking Ramadan’s End

July 6, 2016 at 03:16 PM
New York - Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting. Businesses closed across the Muslim world, as people dressed up and visited relatives, enjoying their first daytime meals in a lunar month. Mosques hold special prayers at sunrise, and children are often given gifts...

Geneva – Eritrean Man Fails To Sneak Into Switzerland Inside Luggage

July 6, 2016 at 03:01 PM
Geneva - Swiss border guards have caught a 21-year-old Eritrean trying to sneak into southern Switzerland inside a piece of luggage on a train from Italy, a tactic not previously seen by local authorities amid an influx of migrants trying to reach northern Europe. Dramatic video posted online showed a man's hand, then arm, then head jutting out of the rectangular bag as he struggled to unzip...

New York, NY – NYC Urging New Yorkers To Report Bribery And Corruption

July 6, 2016 at 02:28 PM
New York, NY - New York City's Department of Investigations is launching an ad campaign encouraging New Yorkers to report crimes involving bribery and corruption. Posters that read "Bribery & Corruption Are a Trap. Don't Get Caught Up. Report It" went up on buses this week. The campaign will be expanded to subways stations and cars in the coming weeks. DOI Commissioner Mark Peters says...

New York – More Than 500,000 Hoverboards Recalled After Fires

July 6, 2016 at 02:05 PM
New York - More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and spewing smoke. There have been 99 reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission of battery packs that have overheated, exploded or caught fire, the U.S. regulator said Wednesday. There have been at least 18 reports of injuries, such as burns to the neck, legs or arms, according to the CPSC...

New York – Trump Raises $51 Million In June For Campaign And GOP

July 6, 2016 at 01:44 PM
New York - Donald Trump says he raised $51 million for his campaign and allied Republicans in recent weeks — a dramatic uptick from his May numbers but less than likely Democratic presidential opponent Hillary Clinton's June haul. Trump previewed his latest fundraising numbers Tuesday night on Twitter by writing, "Raised a lot of money for the Republican Party. There will be a big gasp when...

New York – Clinton Campaign Slams ‘Hateful’ Max Blumenthal Comments On The Late Elie Wiesel

July 6, 2016 at 01:37 PM
‎New York - The Clinton campaign on Tuesday slammedthe recent comments made by pro-Palestinian Jewish journalist Max Blumenthal regarding the late Elie Wiesel. "Secretary Clinton emphatically rejects these offensive, hateful, and patently absurd statements about Elie Wiesel,” Jake Sullivan, senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in a...

Geneva – Report: Israel Amongst 7 Countries Benefit Most From Technology Innovation

July 6, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Geneva - The United States, Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Israel are getting the biggest bang for their buck in economic and digital innovation, according to a survey released Wednesday by the organizers of the Davos economic forum. The Geneva-based World Economic Forum says in its new Global Information Technology Report that trends suggest individuals, not...

Burke, VA – Navy Official Caught On Camera Threatening Young Men With A Gun

July 6, 2016 at 12:58 PM
Burke, VA - U.S. Navy officials are looking into an incident caught on video that appears to show a high-ranking Navy official pointing a gun at people during a confrontation in a northern Virginia neighborhood. In video obtained by CBS News, a man who appears to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Karnig Ohannessian stands on a sidewalk in front of a two-story suburban home, arguing...

Atlantic City, NJ – Clinton Lashes Trump’s Business Record

July 6, 2016 at 12:56 PM
Atlantic City, NJ - Hillary Clinton on Wednesday ripped Donald Trump as a "shameful" businessman with a history of exploiting workers, holding up the presumptive Republican nominee's turbulent history in struggling Atlantic City as a warning for American voters. "What he did here in Atlantic City is exactly what he'll do if he wins in November," said Clinton, standing on the seaside town's...

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