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New York – Trump Is Unreliable For Israel, GOP National Security Officials Say

August 11, 2016 at 11:42 PM
New York - Donald Trump would be an unreliable and potentially dangerous ally of Israel as president of the United States, a group of senior Republican national security officials told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “Might Trump be, in some sense, ‘pro-Israel’? I see no reason to believe that this would be the case,” said Aaron Friedberg, former deputy national security adviser to...

Toronto – Video Of Late Toronto Mayor Smoking Crack Now Public

August 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM
Toronto - A notorious video showing Toronto politician Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine that sparked a storm of controversy and marred the tenure of the former mayor of Canada's largest city, was released Thursday to the public. A Toronto court lifted a ban on publication of the video, shot in February 2013 and later seized by the police, after an extortion charge was withdrawn Thursday against...

South Hero, VT – Sen. Bernie Sanders Buys Lakefront Home For Nearly $600,000

August 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM
South Hero, VT - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the tribune of working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000. Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, the self-described Democratic socialist bought a seasonal waterfront home on Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vermont, for $575,000. The independent senator and his wife also own a row house in Washington, D.C., and a home in...

New York – Daytime Light May Counter Sleep Problems Tied To Tiny Screens

August 11, 2016 at 10:24 PM
New York - People who pass many waking hours exposed to bright light may not experience sleep problems even when they read on a tablet every night before bed, a small experiment suggests. Plenty of previous research has linked reading on tiny screens to disrupted or abbreviated sleep, especially when people use tablets and smartphones right before bed. But after 6.5 hours of constant bright...

Washington – Reuters Exclusive: Congressional Leaders Were Briefed A Year Ago On Hacking Of Democrats

August 11, 2016 at 09:58 PM
Washington - U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret. The disclosure of the Top Secret information would have revealed that U.S. intelligence...

Israel – ‘No Ethiopians Wanted’ Employment Ad Causes Uproar

August 11, 2016 at 09:34 PM
Israel - A help wanted ad published by the LM manpower company, which blatantly tells Israelis of Ethiopian decent to not apply, has caused widespread outrage among Israel’s Ethiopian community, the Justice Ministry, and in the Knesset. The ad published by the LM manpower company was seeking workers for Expose, a producer of high-end swimwear, according to a report in Walla. The add states...

New York, NY – NYC Urges New Yorkers To Take Steps To Protect Themselves During The Excessive Heat This Weekend

August 11, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York, NY - With the heat index expected to rise above 100 degrees through the weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio today urged New Yorkers to take precautions to protect themselves and help others who may be at increased risk from the heat, including vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems. “The extreme heat our city will experience in the coming days is...

San Francisco – General Mills Must Face Lawsuit Over Cheerios Protein Marketing

August 11, 2016 at 08:00 PM
San Francisco - A federal judge has ruled that General Mills Inc must face a lawsuit claiming it tricked consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a high-protein alternative to regular Cheerios, when the main difference was that it contained 17 times more sugar per serving. In a decision on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson in San Francisco said consumers may pursue a claim...

Albany, NY – Auditors: MTA Failing To Collect Nearly Half Of Subway Fines

August 11, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Albany, NY - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority failed to collect nearly half the fines and fees owed by subway fare dodgers, graffiti scribblers, litterers and other violators, New York auditors reported Thursday. The audit said the MTA's New York City Transit Division didn't collect more than $13 million out of $30.4 million owed for more than 324,000 summonses over almost...

Jerusalem – Salmonella Scare In Israel: Health Ministry To Sue Country’s Largest Tahini Manufacturer

August 11, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli Ministry of Health on Thursday ordered a halt to all sales of products containing tahini made by Prince Tahina, the largest manufacturer of tahini in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world, amid a burgeoning scandal in Israel over salmonella found in various Israeli products. The bacterium was discovered on Wednesday in Shamir salads, which contains tahini...

Orlando, FL – Walt Disney World Pulling Plug On Famed Electrical Parade

August 11, 2016 at 06:15 PM
Orlando, FL - Disney Parks says the famed Main Street Electrical Parade will end its run at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park in October. The parade has dazzled visitors with floats covered in colorful lights featuring Disney characters since it first debuted at the Florida resort in 1977. The Orlando Sentinel reports the parade went on an eight-year hiatus at Disney World beginning in...

Orlando, FL – Unusually Humble, Trump Acknowledges He Could Lose To Clinton

August 11, 2016 at 05:42 PM
Orlando, FL - Straying from his trademark bravado, Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short — a rare expression of humility by the Republican presidential nominee. Trump's most explicit concession came as he pleaded for support at a gathering of evangelical ministers, where Trump observed he was "having a...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Israel Cares More About Palestinians Than Their Leaders

August 11, 2016 at 05:16 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he cares more about the Palestinian people than their leaders do, in response to the arrested of a senior employee of the international aid group World Vision, accused of funneling millions of dollars in aid money to Hamas. "I, the prime minister of Israel, care more about Palestinians than their own leaders do," Netanyahu...

New York – Israeli Spy Pollard Loses Challenge To US Parole Conditions

August 11, 2016 at 04:48 PM
New York - Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, on Thursday lost a bid to overturn restrictive probation conditions imposed when he was released in November after serving 30 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan denied a challenge by Pollard to requirements imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission that he wear an...

New York – Wall St. Jumps To Record Highs On Oil, Consumers

August 11, 2016 at 04:17 PM
New York - Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday as surging oil prices and strong earnings from department stores Macy's and Kohl's buoyed investor sentiment. The Dow Jones industrial average < .DJI> rose 117.86 points, or 0.64 percent, to 18,613.52 the S&P 500 < .SPX> gained 10.3 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,185.79 and the Nasdaq Composite < .IXIC> added 23.81 points, or 0.46...

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