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New York – U.S. Airlines Get Heat From Passengers Over Snowstorm Cancellations

March 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM
New York - U.S. airlines canceled thousands of flights ahead of Tuesday's blizzard in the northeastern United States, but the weaker-than-forecast storm left some passengers complaining the preemptive strategy was too drastic. U.S. airlines canceled nearly 6,500 Tuesday flights, according to tracking service FlightAware.com, a move aimed at avoiding costly delays and passenger...

Tel Aviv – Team Israel Baseball Gear A Home Run With Kvelling American Jewish Fans

March 14, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Tel Aviv - A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic, he has become a fan. Atkins and his friends wanted team caps, but were frustrated to discover they were sold out online. “The only thing available was a youth size, and I considered if my head was small enough to fit!...

New York – NYC’s Roosevelt Island To Get Boutique Graduate Hotel

March 14, 2017 at 11:01 PM
New York - New York City's Roosevelt Island is getting a boutique hotel. The Graduate Roosevelt Island hotel is expected to open in 2019. The boutique Graduate brand has hotels in locations where there's a strong identification with a university, and the Roosevelt Island site will be located at the gateway to the Cornell Tech complex, which is being built by Cornell University. The first phase...

Tehran – Iran’s Jewish Parliamentarian Calls Netanyahu An ‘insane Vampire’ Over Persia Comparison

March 14, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Tehran - The Jewish member of Iran’s parliament called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an “insane vampire” for saying that Iran seeks the annihilation of the Jews, just as ancient Persia did in the Purim story. “Netanyahu is an insane vampire drowned in crimes from head to toe, and the recent remarks made by the racist Israeli prime minister is not surprising to me,” Siamak...

New York – Now Hear This: Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

March 14, 2017 at 10:03 PM
New York - Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called "hidden hearing loss." Scientists have been finding evidence that loud noise — from rock concerts, leaf blowers, power tools and the like — damages our hearing in a...

Washington – Weather Service Decided Last Minute Not To Cut Snow Forecast

March 14, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Washington - Before the first snow fell, U.S. meteorologists realized there was a good chance the late-winter storm wasn't going to produce giant snow totals in big Northeast cities as predicted. But they didn't change their forecasts because they said they didn't want to confuse the public. National Weather Service meteorologists in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington held a...

New York – New Multi-Lane Plows Alarming Motorists On NYS Highways

March 14, 2017 at 09:25 PM
New York - A fleet of new snow plows deployed this winter by the Department of Transportation to maximize efficiency when clearing roads may well be doing their job in just half the time of their predecessors but are also reportedly frightening motorists. The New York State DOT announced the deployment of 62 new plows, part of $50 million in state allocated funds to improve storm...

Washington – White House Releases Trump Tax Info Ahead Of TV Report

March 14, 2017 at 09:10 PM
Washington - The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgement came as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms, and prepared to discuss the document on her Tuesday night show. The records have become highly sought-after because Trump refused to...

Washington – Trump White House Sees “Deep State” Behind Opposition, Leaks

March 14, 2017 at 09:02 PM
Washington - The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy thrillers. The "deep state," an alleged shadowy network of powerful entrenched federal and military interests, has increasingly become the focus of Republicans who accuse such forces of trying to undermine the new president. Though senior...

Hungary – Budapest Rabbi Raises Hackles After Interview With Far-right News Website

March 14, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Hungary - A senior rabbi from Budapest stirred controversy in his community by granting an interview to a news website that is widely identified with the far-right Jobbik party. Zoltan Radnoti, the chairman of the rabbinical council of the Mazsihisz Jewish umbrella group in Hungary, spoke with a reporter for the Alfahir news website in a wide-ranging interview published Friday about the...

Los Angeles, CA – LA Businessman Sentenced To Prison For Concealing Over $23.5 Million In Israeli Bank Accounts

March 14, 2017 at 08:15 PM
California - A Los Angeles businessman was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for hiding more than $23.5 million in offshore bank accounts, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to court documents, Masud Sarshar, a U.S. citizen, maintained several undeclared bank accounts at Bank Leumi and two other...

Israel – The First Pop-up Hotel Of Its Kind In The World Opens On The Lifeguard Tower On Tel Aviv Beach

March 14, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Tel Aviv - The first pop-up hotel of its kind in the world opened today in a lifeguard tower on Tel Aviv beach. The hotel opening is part of an international campaign by the Tourism Ministry and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality #TAKEME2TELAVIV, which invites tourists to enjoy a unique experience in the city. The lifeguard tower, which is located on Frishman Beach, was inaugurated by the Mayor...

Boca Raton, FL – Shabbaton To Provide Recovering Drug Addicts In Jewish Community With Support And Guidance

March 14, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Boca Raton, FL - More than 200 recovering drug addicts from the Jewish community are expected to turn out for an uplifting shabbaton in South Florida taking place on March 24th through 26th at the Doubletree by Hilton Deerfield Beach - Boca Raton. While the weekend will be the sixth such event hosted by the Jewish Recovery Center, Rabbi Meir Kessler, founder and executive director of the JRC...

New York – Political Noise? Markets Don’t Care – It’s All About Growth

March 14, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - One of the biggest mysteries in global markets so far in the Trump era is the historically low level of volatility that has prevailed despite all the turmoil and uncertainty that analysts warned his victory would unleash. The best explanation may be the most mundane: the global economy's growth is at its most steady and predictable for decades, since recovering from the financial...

Los Angeles, CA – Adam Krief, Jewish Father Of 3 Whose Bone Marrow Search Inspired Celebrities, Dies

March 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died Tuesday, a family friend confirmed to JTA. He was 31. Krief was diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis, a rare form of blood cancer...

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