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New York – New York Governor Unveils South Bronx Highway Rebuilding Plan

March 19, 2017 at 11:37 PM
New York - New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday unveiled a $1.8 billion highway reconstruction plan in New York City's South Bronx aimed at benefiting one of the world's biggest food markets and an area once seen as a symbol of urban blight. It was the latest public works plan announced by Cuomo at a time when such projects are increasingly on the national agenda. Republican...

New Ringgold, PA – For Many Older Americans, Costs Rise Under GOP Health Plan

March 19, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New Ringgold, PA - Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald Trump during last year's presidential race — older Americans who have not yet reached Medicare age. Many of those who buy their own health insurance stand to pay a lot more for their coverage. That is especially true for the nearly 3.4 million older Americans...

Czech Republic – Prague’s Old-New Synagogue Gets First New Torahs Since World War Two

March 19, 2017 at 10:33 PM
Czech Republic - Prague's medieval Old-New Synagogue received two new Torah scrolls on Sunday, the first ones since World War Two shattered the country's once-thriving Jewish community. The Torahs, funded by donations to the Prague Jewish community, were written in Israel and brought into the synagogue in a ceremony that included scripting of the final letters by guests and members of the...

Tehran – Iran’s Khamenei Calls Western View Of Women A ‘Zionists’ Plot’

March 19, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Tehran - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the Western view of women a “Zionists’ plot” in a tweet on the country’s version of mother’s day. “Designating women as goods & means of pleasure in western world, most probably, is among Zionists’ plots to destroy human community,” Khamenei tweeted on Sunday. Iranian mother’s day falls on the anniversary of...

New York – Meetup Takes Risky Leap Into The Trump Resistance

March 19, 2017 at 09:34 PM
New York - Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide — to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups. It's a risky move for a tech company that has helped...

Columbus, OH – Holocaust Survivor Who Became Noted Sculptor Dies In Ohio

March 19, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Columbus, OH - A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio's governor's mansion has died. A Columbus funeral home says services will be Monday for Alfred Tibor who died Saturday. He was 97. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2nASy2t ) reports Tibor was a gymnast in Hungary but was prevented from competing in the 1936 Olympics because of...

Paris – You’re Nabbed! French Gendarmes Find Thief Stuck In Window

March 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Paris - Arrests can't come any easier than this. French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he'd made with a hammer in a shop window. The national gendarmerie on Sunday published a photo appearing to show the man half-in and half-out of the hole. "Drunk, he robbed a shop but got stuck ... in the window before being arrested," the gendarmerie tweeted...

Jerusalem – Haredi Orthodox Lawmakers Criticize Netanyahu For Holding Shabbat Meeting

March 19, 2017 at 07:31 PM
Jerusalem - A haredi Orthodox government minister and lawmaker criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for holding meetings with government ministers on Shabbat. Netanyahu met informally on Saturday at his official residence in Jerusalem with Likud ministers regarding the establishment of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation. Minister of Health Rabbi Yaakov Litzman of the United...

New York – Lessons From Yahoo Hack: Simple Tips To Safeguard Your Email

March 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that. According to U.S. officials who filed charges in a massive Yahoo break-in, Russian hackers didn't have to work very hard to break into people's email accounts, even those belonging to government officials or powerful executives. You can make yourself less of...

Washington – U.S. Lawmakers Say No Proof Of Claims Trump Tower Bugged

March 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Washington - U.S. lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding pressure on Trump to explain or back off his repeated assertion. Several Republicans last week urged Trump to apologize for the allegations he made in a series of tweets on March 4...

New York – Trump: North Korea’s Kim ‘Acting Very, Very Badly’

March 19, 2017 at 06:04 PM
New York - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he was "acting very, very badly." Trump made the comments to reporters while departing his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spent the weekend. Trump said administration officials had meetings during the weekend about North Korea, among other issues...

Damascus – Syrian Truck Driver On Road To Damascus Reportedly Killed By Israeli Drone

March 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Damascus - A Syrian man was killed when the truck he was driving in the Quneitra region of the Golan Heights on the road to Damascus allegedly was fired on by an Israeli drone, Syrian media is reporting. The Israel Defense Forces is not commenting on the alleged air strike, neither confirming nor denying the Syrian reports. The alleged victim has been named as Yasser al-Sayed, with some...

Washington – Poll: Trump Approval Rating Among US Jews Is 31 Percent

March 19, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Jews in the United States is 31 percent. The figure is more than 10 percent lower than the president’s overall approval rating of 42 percent, according to a Gallup poll taken from Jan. 20, the day Trump was sworn in, to March 15. Gallup points out that Jews appear to be reacting to Trump along party lines. Some 64 percent of...

Bridgetown – Historic Barbados Synagogue Hit With Red Spray-painted Anti-Semitic Messages

March 19, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Bridgetown - A synagogue on the Island of Barbados was vandalized with red spray-painted anti-Semitic messages. The messages were painted on the exterior walls of the synagogue in St. Michael early on Friday morning, the local Nation News website reported. The Nidḥe Israel Synagogue, located on Synagogue Lane in Bridgetown, St. Michael, the island’s capital, was built in 1654, destroyed...

Maricopa County, AZ – 4 Arrested For Twisting Arizona Family’s Yard Menorah Into Swastika

March 19, 2017 at 03:30 PM
Maricopa County, AZ - Four people have been arrested on suspicion of twisting a large decorative menorah in the front yard of an Arizona family’s home into a swastika. The arrests were reported Friday by the Arizona Republic newspaper. One of the suspects was identified by Chandler police as 19-year-old Clive Jamar Wilson. The other three suspects are male juveniles, according to...

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