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Shiraz, Iran – Two Synagogues Vandalized In Iran

December 27, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Shiraz, Iran - Two synagogues in the Iranian city of Shiraz were attacked by vandals who damaged Torah scrolls, prayer books and ritual objects. The city’s Kashi Synagogue was attacked Sunday night, while the Hadash synagogue was attacked Monday afternoon, according to Sam Kermanian, senior advisor to the Iranian-American Jewish Federation, who has been in touch with Jews from Shiraz. The...

New York – Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology

December 27, 2017 at 11:01 PM
New York - We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars. Here is an overview of the advanced safety features you're likely to encounter when shopping for a new car, along with examples...

Washington – Steve Bannon Cuts Off Politician Who Tweeted Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

December 27, 2017 at 10:25 PM
Washington - Steve Bannon, has cut off Paul Nehlen, a congressional candidate that his news site, Breitbart, once championed, because Nehlen embraced anti-Semitic sentiments. “Bannon cut all ties with him and tossed him to the curb,” tweeted Arthur Schwartz, an adviser to Bannon, the former adviser to President Donald Trump who has become a leading influence on the Republican...

Washington – Risk For Middle Class: That GOP Tax Cuts Could Fade Away

December 27, 2017 at 10:01 PM
Washington - It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years. The Republican tax overhaul bestows an initial infusion of cash on nearly every taxpayer next year. That extra income is likely to please millions of households, support consumer spending and perhaps give the economy a short-term lift. Ordinary households should enjoy it while it lasts. Over the next...

Seattle – 911 Calls Show Chaos Of Washington State Train Derailment

December 27, 2017 at 09:29 PM
Seattle - Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash. "My abdomen...

New York, NY – Passed New City Council Bill Offers Extra Measure Of Protection To Seniors On Lifesaving Equipment During Blackouts

December 27, 2017 at 09:15 PM
New York, NY - A newly passed city council measure may help prevent future tragedies when blackouts strike by alerting local power providers to households where senior citizens rely on electrically-powered lifesaving equipment. Introduced in May by Councilman Chaim Deutsch and passed by council vote on December 19th, Int. 1185-2016b requires the city’s Department For The Aging to regularly...

Glen Falls, NY – Celebrity Cook Rachael Ray Stirs Up Controversy With Israeli Food

December 27, 2017 at 09:03 PM
Glen Falls, NY - Are hummus, za’atar and cucumber salad Israeli foods? Celebrity chef Rachael Ray said they are — and the floodgates of Middle Eastern conflict opened: Palestinians claimed the foods as their own and are accusing her of cultural erasure. Israelis thanked her and are accusing her critics of ignoring Jewish Israelis of Middle Eastern descent. Ray (who isn’t Jewish...

Tehran – Iran’s Parliament Recognizes Jerusalem As The Permanent Capital Of Palestine

December 27, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Tehran - Iran’s parliament unanimously approved a bill requiring the government to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent capital of Palestine. Iranian legislations voted 207-0 in favor of the bill on Wednesday, the Iranian government’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported. There are 290 members of the parliament, or Majlis. The vote is a response to President Donald Trump’s...

Guatemala City – Isolated At Home, Guatemala President Moves Close To U.S. With Israel Move

December 27, 2017 at 08:07 PM
Guatemala City - Guatemala's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital cleaves President Jimmy Morales closer to the United States at a time his stock has fallen at home due to corruption allegations raised by U.N.-backed investigators. Defying overwhelming international rejection of President Donald Trump's decision to move his embassy to Jerusalem, Guatemala and Honduras were the only...

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Thousands Of Puerto Rico Police Owed Overtime Call In Sick

December 27, 2017 at 07:38 PM
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as concerns grow over people's safety in a U.S. territory struggling to restore power. The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard...

Hempstead, NY – Long Lines At Tax Offices As Homeowners Try To Beat Hike

December 27, 2017 at 07:09 PM
Hempstead, NY - Homeowners are lining up in droves at local tax collection offices, hoping for one last chance to take advantage of a major tax deduction before it is wiped out in the new year. In Hempstead, town Tax Receiver Donald Clavin said "thousands" of people packed his office Tuesday trying to pay their 2018 property and school taxes a year in advance. "This is almost chaotic,"...

Tehran – Khamenei: Trump Will Fail Against Iran As Did ‘smarter’ Reagan

December 27, 2017 at 06:28 PM
Tehran - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump would fail in his hardened stance towards Iran, saying Tehran was stronger than during the time of the "more powerful and smarter" Ronald Reagan. "Reagan was more powerful and smarter than Trump, and he was a better actor in making threats, and he also moved against us and they shot down our...

Washington – Trump, In Washington, Stays Close To Home

December 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Washington - After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working meal at a restaurant that doesn't pay him rent. He hasn't taken in a performance at the Kennedy Center; hasn't been to a sporting event; hasn't toured most of the sights. It's one of the peculiarities of the Trump presidency and one of a long list of ways in which he's...

New York – US Stocks Mount Milestone-shattering Run In 2017

December 27, 2017 at 05:33 PM
New York - Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It's a good bet it's racked up solid gains this year. Wall Street has taken stock investors on a mostly smooth, record-shattering ride in 2017. The major stock indexes are closing in on double-digit gains for the year, led by Apple, Facebook and other technology stocks. The gains have the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the broadest...

Dallas – American Airlines Sorry For Accusing Pro Basketball Players Of Theft

December 27, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Dallas - American Airlines has apologized to two members of the Memphis Grizzlies' NBA G League affiliate who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant wrongfully accused them of stealing blankets. Airline spokesman Joshua Freed said Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward Trahson Burrell boarded the Sunday flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International...

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