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New York – Lakewood: Let’s Put Things In The Proper Perspective

June 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
New York - It’s summertime and once again the headlines are sizzling, this time with unfortunate news from within our own community in Lakewood New Jersey.  As always, this forces us to do some soul searching, a 'cheshbon hanefesh' if you will, hopefully with positive results.  I am not here to comment on the particulars of this specific case or on the alleged misdeeds pertaining to...

New York – Report: Russian Hackers Spoke About Obtaining Clinton Emails For Flynn

June 30, 2017 at 09:34 AM
New York - Russian hackers discussed during the 2016 presidential campaign whether they could obtain emails pilfered from Hillary Clinton and ultimately get them to an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, according to a report published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal said investigators probing Russian meddling in the election have examined intelligence agency reports about...

Washington – Trump Again Tweets Back At ‘Morning Joe’

June 30, 2017 at 09:28 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump is again blasting MSNBC's "Morning Joe," saying on Twitter he watched the "low rated" show "for the first time in long time." He calls the show, "FAKE NEWS." Trump says in a tweet that host Joe Scarborough called him "to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no!" He calls it a "Bad show." In a column posted on The Washington Post website, Scarborough...

Washington – Trump Says He Is Sending Federal Help To Fight Chicago Crime

June 30, 2017 at 09:18 AM
Washington - Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions." Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

Paris – Simone Veil, Nazi Death Camp Survivor And Prominent French Politician, Dies At Age 89

June 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Paris - French politician Simone Veil, who survived the Holocaust and led campaigns for the legalization of abortion in France in the 1970s, died at her home in Paris on Friday, her family said. She was 89 years old. A Jewish survivor of the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen with the prisoner number 78651 tattooed on her arm, she was a fervent European and fighter for...

Jerusalem – Deal Reached To Temporarily Resolve Israel’s Conversion Crisis

June 30, 2017 at 08:56 AM
Jerusalem - A deal has been reached to temporarily resolve the crisis over controversial legislation on Jewish conversion following intense negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the coalition party leaders including those of haredi parties Shas and United Torah Judaism. Under the terms of the agreement, the state together with the Reform and Masorti (Conservative...

London – Some 149 British Buildings Fail Safety Tests After West London Fire

June 30, 2017 at 08:33 AM
London - Some 149 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests introduced after a deadly tower block fire in west London, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday while criticizing a decision to hold a council meeting on the disaster in private. "So far the cladding from 149 high rise buildings in 45 local authority areas have failed the tests. That continues to be a 100...

New York – MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Fire Back At Trump Twitter Blasts

June 30, 2017 at 08:00 AM
New York -  "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Friday that President Donald Trump lied about their December encounter in a tweet and that his "unhealthy obsession" with their program doesn't serve his mental health or the country well. The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to Trump's tweet, which drew wide condemnation a day earlier...

Washington – More Court Challenges Expected For Trump’s New Travel Ban

June 30, 2017 at 07:30 AM
Washington - A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren’t so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from...

Liberty, NY – Local Teen Charged With Anti-Semitic Vandalism Of Jewish Summer Camp

June 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Liberty, NY - A Sullivan County teenager is under arrest for hate crimes after vandalizing buildings at a Liberty summer camp. New York State Police said that 18 year old Christopher Santoro was motivated by anti-Semitism when he damaged multiple buildings at Camp Shomria. The camp, a project of Hashomer Hatzair which describes itself as “a kibbutz in the Catskills”, is located on...

Concord, NH – Driver Ticketed For Strapping Furniture, Bicycles To Roof

June 29, 2017 at 11:35 PM
Concord, NH - One New Hampshire driver should've heeded the old advice that you can't take it with you. WMUR-TV reports a minivan pulled over on Wednesday had furniture, bicycles and boxes strapped to the roof and a wheeled basket dangling over the back window. There was also a furniture dolly hanging against a driver's side window. The items on the roof doubled the height of the van...

New York – What Amazon Wants From Whole Foods: Data On Shopping Habits

June 29, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Why is Amazon spending nearly $14 billion for Whole Foods? One reason: People who buy yoga mats and fitness trackers on Amazon might also like grapes, nuts and other healthy items at the organic grocery chain. In short, the deal stands to net Amazon a wealth of data-driven insights into how shoppers behave offline — insights that are potentially very lucrative. To be sure...

Trenton, NJ – Agency: Officer Wrong To Demand AP Reporter Deletion Of Photo Of Inmates

June 29, 2017 at 10:31 PM
Trenton, NJ - A corrections department officer was wrong when he demanded that an Associated Press reporter delete a photograph of prison inmates working at the statehouse, and all staffers will be reminded of the proper policy, the department said on Thursday. The officer demanded that AP reporter Michael Catalini delete a photo, taken in a public part of the statehouse on Tuesday, showing...

Washington – Trump’s Crude Tweets: Would Anyone Else Be Fired?

June 29, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Workplace experts are saying that if President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host. And, experts say, if he were to look for a job, these and past crude tweets would raise red flags for companies doing social media background checks. Such checks are an increasingly common practice as tweets and...

New York – Uber Crosses 5 Billion Trips

June 29, 2017 at 09:31 PM
New York - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that the ride-hailing services company had completed 5 billion trips, as of May 20. The news comes after a string of setbacks for the privately held firm, including the resignation of Chief Executive Travis Kalanick last week. Uber, which was founded in 2010, said 156 trips started at the same time, helping the company cross the milestone...

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