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San Francisco – Apple Expected To Unveil Next iPhones At Sept. 12 Showcase

August 31, 2017 at 03:22 PM
San Francisco -  Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next. The company sent out invitations Thursday to set Sept. 12 as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. As usual, the famously secretive Apple didn't say what's on tap, but this is typically when the company unveils new iPhones. Much of the...

Texas – Vice President Pence Surveys Harvey’s Wreckage In Texas

August 31, 2017 at 03:02 PM
Texas - Walking door to door in the hurricane zone, Vice President Mike Pence surveyed Harvey's path of destruction Thursday and pledged that the Trump administration would help bring southeast Texas back "bigger and better than ever before." Pence visited Rockport, the small coastal town where Harvey first slammed ashore as a Category 4 hurricane, and saw a church whose wall was blown out. He...

Warsaw, Poland – Polish Police Suspect Old Jewish Cemetery Was Damaged

August 31, 2017 at 02:41 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Police in western Poland are investigating whether a historic Jewish cemetery was damaged after workers uncovered human remains and tombstones at a construction site. Anna Dygas, of police in the village of Maszewo, told The Associated Press on Thursday that an investigation has been opened into possible damage to a burial site, and experts were analyzing the human remains and...

Haifa, Israel – Holocaust Survivor Celebrates Bar Mitzvah In Israel, 80 Years Later

August 31, 2017 at 02:22 PM
Haifa, Israel - Eighty years after he missed the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Shalom Shtamberg celebrated his bar mitzvah on Thursday with his family and friends in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Shtamberg was born in Warsaw, Poland, and should have celebrated his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, but instead he was taken to a Warsaw Ghetto with his...

New York – Push To Simplify Taxes Is On But Don’t Touch Some Deductions

August 31, 2017 at 02:03 PM
New York - President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government. Problem is, they're likely to run into a wall of resistance from people and groups drawn together by a singular warning: Don't touch my...

New York – NYC Officer Accidentally Shoots US Marshal In New Jersey

August 31, 2017 at 01:41 PM
New York - A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in New Jersey has accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing on a dog. According to a police report, the officer from the warrants task force was with members of a fugitive task force looking for a man wanted on felony charges Thursday morning in Jersey City. As they breached the door where they believed the man...

Jerusalem – Veteran Israeli Lawmaker Blasts Party Loyalty To Netanyahu

August 31, 2017 at 01:25 PM
Jerusalem - A veteran Israeli lawmaker is denouncing what he says is his party's "ridiculous" loyalty to its leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is engulfed in a string of scandals. With his remarks Thursday, Benny Begin emerged as the first prominent dissenting voice from within the Likud party since Netanyahu began a campaign meant to whip up support in recent weeks. Begin, the...

Houston – So Far, Cellphone Networks Have Weathered Harvey

August 31, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Houston - Roads, refineries and other infrastructure have taken a beating in the Texas and Louisiana regions hit by Harvey — but cellphone networks so far remain largely functional. One reason: Big carriers brought in supplemental equipment and backup power and turned to drones to diagnose problems. Four Gulf Coast counties northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, had more than half of their...

Washington – US Shutters Russia’s San Francisco Consulate In Retaliation

August 31, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Washington - The United States is retaliating against Russia by forcing closure of its consulate in San Francisco and scaling back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York. The State Department says move is in response to the Kremlin forcing a cut in U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow. Spokesman Heather Nauert says the move brings the U.S. and Russia into "parity," with each having...

New York – Prosecutor: Woman Stole 36K Amusement Park Tickets Worth $1M

August 31, 2017 at 12:32 PM
New York - A former sales director for a New York charter bus company is accused of stealing 36,000 amusement park admission tickets, worth over $1 million. According to the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2glhm8V ), prosecutors say Rosemarie Bader used a company credit card to over-purchase tickets from New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure and from Pennsylvania's Dorney Park. Authorities say...

Washington – In Trump, Local Law Enforcement Sees A Steadfast Ally

August 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM
Washington - When Attorney General Jeff Sessions told local police departments they could once again have access to free grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons cast off from the U.S. military, law enforcement groups checked another item off their wish lists. Seven months into President Donald Trump's administration, police groups are reveling in what they see as newfound support from the...

Boston – SEC Accuses Famous Investment Adviser Louis Navellier Of Fraud

August 31, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Boston - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Navellier & Associates and its founder on Thursday, accusing them of fraudulently misleading clients about the performance track record of investment strategies the adviser offered. The SEC filed the lawsuit in Boston federal court against the Nevada-based investment adviser and its principal, Louis Navellier, contending they defrauded...

Berlin – German Prosecutors: Auschwitz Medic No Longer Fit For Trial

August 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM
Berlin - German authorities are seeking to end the prosecution of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp, saying lengthy delays mean that the nearly 97-year-old suspect is now no longer fit for trial. The prosecutors' office in Schwerin said Thursday that Hubert Zafke was examined by experts twice in recent months and found unfit. Zafke was charged with 3,681 counts of...

Jerusalem – Induction Ceremony: Chareidi Soldiers Make A Siyum At The Kotel

August 31, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Jerusalem - While thousands assembled in Meah Shearim last Thursday to celebrate the homecoming of a man who just completed an 8 month prison sentence for participating in an illegal demonstration against the draft while filling a conditional sentence; a celebration of a different kind took place at the Kotel: The induction ceremony of new Chareidi IDF soldiers who will be joining the Netzach...

Houston – Harvey Death Toll Surpasses 30; More Fatalities Expected

August 31, 2017 at 10:42 AM
Houston - Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in. Harvey is about to release its dead. In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 on Wednesday and was expected to climb as authorities investigated several other deaths to determine whether they were storm-related. Officials fear that...

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