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Washington – Statement By The President On The Death Of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

September 27, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Washington - There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people. Shimon Peres once said that, “I learned that public service is a privilege that must be based on moral...

Jerusalem – Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

September 27, 2016 at 10:13 PM
Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday. An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former prime minister was expected at around 7...

New York – Rabbonim Back Bright Idea: The Shabbos Light Bulb

September 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - The owner of a Brooklyn bulb company is hoping to shed some new light on an ages old problem with a rabbinically approved bulb that can be switched from full light to darkness without any halachic violations. Morty Kohn, the owner the Redhook based Sunlite which stocks approximately 9,000 different bulbs and lighting fixtures, said that the idea for the Shabbulb had been brewing in...

Seattle, WA – Driver Uses Cardboard Trump Head In Carpool Lane

September 27, 2016 at 09:43 PM
Seattle, WA - A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning. That's because it wasn't just any old cardboard head, but that of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A trooper stopped the motorist who was driving with the cardboard likeness in a carpool lane south of Seattle on Highway 167. The...

Everett, WA – Man Who Returned 9/11 Flag Identified

September 27, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Everett, WA - The man who turned in an American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 to a Washington state courthouse has been identified. The Daily Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/2cJljUa ) Brian Browne had seen the coverage of the flag's return to New York this month and contacted authorities. In 2014 he had turned the flag, which disappeared from ground zero, into a fire station in...

Washington – US Looks To Accelerate Deployment Of SKorea Missile Defense

September 27, 2016 at 08:27 PM
Washington - The United States will speed up deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea given the pace of North Korea's missile tests, and it will be stationed there "as soon as possible," the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Tuesday. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, also told a congressional hearing the United States was in discussions with...

Washington – Trump Says He Spared Clinton Embarrassment

September 27, 2016 at 07:40 PM
Washington - Donald Trump says he was holding back during his debate against Hillary Clinton because he didn't want to embarrass her. The Republican presidential nominee addressed Monday night's debate at length for the first time publicly during a Tuesday evening rally in Melbourne, Fla. He was on his heels for much of the night, but proclaimed victory on Tuesday as he faced rowdy supporters...

St. Petersburg, FL – Many Women Say Trump Showed Too Much Testosterone At Debate

September 27, 2016 at 07:27 PM
St. Petersburg, FL - Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling. For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a case study in deja vu. For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, they said Tuesday, Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities they experience from men daily, in the workplace and...

Trenton, NJ – Bomb Suspect’s Sister: He Was Going To Hit Me With Dumbbell

September 27, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Trenton, NJ - The sister of a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring more than 30 people this month told police in August 2014 that he was getting ready to hit her with a dumbbell and stabbed another brother in the leg when he jumped in to help her, police reports show. Zobydha Rahami told investigators that Ahmad Khan Rahami was preparing to pray when he...

Albany, NY – NY: Utilities Can’t Charge Termination Fees After Death

September 27, 2016 at 06:24 PM
Albany, NY - Phone, cable and utility companies in New York may no longer charge early termination fees when service has been discontinued due to the death of a customer. The rule was signed into law Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the practice of charging fees to deceased customers was "heartless and inappropriate" and created burdens for those settling their loved ones'...

Dallas – Father Of Muslim Boy Arrested Over Clock Sues For Defamation

September 27, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Dallas - The father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school has sued conservative commentator Glenn Beck and a Texas mayor alleging they falsely portrayed the family as terrorists. Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation lawsuit Sept. 21 in Dallas on behalf of himself and his 14-year-old son, Ahmed. Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (dyn) is among those named in...

West Islip, NY – Police: Long Island Officer Driving Wrong Way In Fatal Crash

September 27, 2016 at 05:57 PM
West Islip, NY - An off-duty police officer on Long Island has been arrested after police say he was involved in a fatal collision while driving the wrong way. Police say Robert Scheurer was arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could comment. Authorities say the off-duty Suffolk County police officer was driving eastbound when he struck a van...

Washington – FBI Believes Cellphones Of Some Democrats Targeted By Hackers

September 27, 2016 at 05:31 PM
Washington - The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. The revelation underscores the widening scope of the U.S. criminal inquiry into cyber attacks on Democratic Party organizations, including the presidential campaign of...

Albany, NY – New York Imposes New Rules On Gift Cards

September 27, 2016 at 05:02 PM
Albany, NY - New York state has new rules governing fees imposed on gift cards. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure into law Monday prohibiting businesses from imposing user fees on the unused balances of gift cards until 25 months after issuance. The old rules allowed user fees after 13 months. In addition, the new law requires gift cards to be valid for at least five years after the date...

New York – Neither Trump, Clinton Exactly Right About Stop-and- Frisk

September 27, 2016 at 04:28 PM
New York - Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional. At the first presidential debate, neither was quite right. The New York Police Department's use of stop-and-frisk, an approach to policing in which officers can stop and search anyone they deem suspicious, emerged as...

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