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New York – NY City Police Act To Halt Threat Of Suicide Bombers On New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM
New York -The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday. The stepped-up training is in response to an attempted bombing in a Times Square subway station walkway on Dec. 11. It comes on top of...

Montana – Judge Won’t Tolerate ‘game-playing’ By Neo-Nazi Site Founder The Daily Stormer

December 28, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Montana - Andrew Anglin, founder of a neo-Nazi website notorious for its racist internet trolling campaigns, has dubiously claimed he lives in Nigeria. A process server swears he recently spotted The Daily Stormer's publisher at a grocery store in his native Ohio. Anglin's whereabouts — a key issue in a pair of lawsuits he faces — may not remain a mystery much longer. A federal judge in...

New York – UPDATE: NYC Mayor Says 12 Dead In Bronx Fire, Including Child

December 28, 2017 at 10:46 PM
Bronx, NY - The deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building Thursday on one of the coldest nights this winter, killing 12 people and leaving four more fighting for their lives, city officials said. The dead included a child around a year old, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a briefing outside the...

Washington – Trump Says China ‘Caught RED HANDED’ Allowing Oil Into North Korea

December 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea" and that such moves would prevent "a friendly solution" to the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear program. "Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem...

Chicago – Anti-gambling Crusader Wins $25K In Gaming Sweepstakes

December 28, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Chicago - A suburban Chicago woman who has crusaded against gambling for decades has won $25,000 by playing a sweepstakes game at a gambling cafe. Kathy Gilroy, 68, told the Chicago Tribune that while it's ironic she won the sweepstakes, the distinction is that she didn't spend her own money to gamble. Gilroy has said gambling can lead to addiction, bankruptcy, crime and suicide. She helped...

Washington – Trump Says East Could Use Some Global Warming

December 28, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitter cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. Trump tweets, "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record." He adds that: "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country...

Gaza – Records Say Paraplegic Palestinian Shot During Protest

December 28, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Gaza - Palestinian medical records in the Gaza Strip show that a paraplegic man who died during a violent protest along the border with Israel earlier this month was killed by a bullet that struck him in the head. The records, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, shed new light on a case that has become a rallying cry among Palestinians since President Donald Trump recognized...

New York – Oy Yay! ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Is Coming To NY In Yiddish

December 28, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - How do you say “tradition” in Yiddish? New Yorkers will soon be able to find out: The iconic musical “Fiddler in the Roof” — arguably the most Jewish Broadway show ever — will soon be produced in Yiddish. The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene believes it is the first company to put on “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish in the United States, according to The Wall...

New York – City Spokesman: At Least 6 Dead In Bronx Building Fire

December 28, 2017 at 08:27 PM
New York - The New York City mayor's press secretary says at least six people have died in a blaze at a Bronx apartment building on a frigid night, and several more have been injured. Press Secretary Eric Phillips says the eventual toll is still uncertain. The Fire Department of New York said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo Thursday night. About...

Ontario – Canadian Town Votes Against Changing Street Named ‘Swastika Trail’

December 28, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Ontario - Residents of a town in Canada decided not to rename a street that is currently named “Swastika Trail.” Last week, the Puslinch Township in Ontario voted 4-1 against changing the name of the privately owned road, The Canadian Press reported. Two months ago, the neighborhood association voted to keep the name. Following that vote, two couples living on the street reached out to...

New Jersey – Local Resident Arrested For Vandalizing Mahwah Eruv

December 28, 2017 at 07:26 PM
Mahwah, NJ - A photograph taken by a passing motorist helped Mahwah police find the culprit responsible for at least one incident of vandalism to the local eruv, leading to the arrest of a 49 year old Mahwah resident. The Mahwah Police Department announced the arrest of Marcello Allegro today, charging him with one count of criminal mischief. While Chief James Batelli of the Mahwah Police...

London – London Coroner Under Fire For Delaying Jewish Burials

December 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM
London - A coroner’s office in London has come under fire after multiple families have complained about delayed Jewish burials. The London-based Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday that one woman made 210 phone calls to the St. Pancras coroner’s office in central London before being assured that her father would be buried four days after his death. According to both Jewish and Islamic law...

Washington – US Charges Romanians With Hacking Police Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

December 28, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The United States has charged two Romanian nationals, alleging that they hacked the Washington police department's surveillance cameras days before U.S. President Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. Mihai Alexandru Isvanca and Eveline Cismaru were arrested in Romania on Dec. 15 over the incident, which compromised Washington's...

Washington – Charity Gets A Jolt From Tax Law _ But Due To Drop Next Year

December 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Washington - In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch. Traditionally generous Americans may have less incentive to give to charitable causes next year because of the newly minted tax law. The changes that will make it less advantageous for many people to donate to charity in 2018...

Washington – Often At Odds, Trump And GOP Relish Tax Win, Court Picks

December 28, 2017 at 05:27 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress. Trump's major accomplishments, confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and a major tax cut, actually came with relatively little drama. But Republicans often struggled to stay on the...

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