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Walnut Creek, CA – Four-legged Fugitives Take Free Rein On A California Highway

March 27, 2017 at 11:34 PM
Walnut Creek, CA - That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule. Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680. Steve Burdo with Contra Costa County Animal Services says the animals broke through a fence about a mile away. The...

Washington – Bipartisan Bill Would Boost Penalties For Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

March 27, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Washington - A bipartisan bill would increase the federal penalty for bomb threats and other threats of violence against religious institutions and ensure such acts can be prosecuted as a hate crime. The bipartisan Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, introduced Monday by Reps. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., and Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., comes after over 150 bomb threat hoaxes were called into Jewish...

Chandler, AZ – Teen Apologizes For Twisting Neighbors’ Menorah Into Swastika

March 27, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Chandler, AZ - An Arizona teenager arrested for twisting a menorah in the front yard of a family’s home into a swastika posted an apology on Facebook. Clive Jamar Wilson, 19, one of four teens arrested on March 17 for the Dec. 30 incident, told the Ellis family of Chandler that he was sorry, the East Valley Tribune newspaper reported. The Facebook page appears to have since been...

Miami – Florida Officials: Aggressive Efforts To Stop Zika Continue

March 27, 2017 at 10:09 PM
Miami - Florida officials say they're continuing aggressive efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Gov. Rick Scott met Monday with Miami-Dade County officials to discuss Zika preparedness ahead of Florida's rainy season, when mosquitoes are most prevalent. Officials said fewer travel-related cases are being reported in Florida so far this year, compared with last spring. Officials...

Jerusalem – Students Unearth Nearly 2,000-year-old Relics From Bar Kokhba Revolt

March 27, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - A group of Jerusalem high school students are searching the past to help finance their future. In an effort to raise funds for a Holocaust-studies youth delegation trip to Poland, 240 eleventh graders from Boyer High School left the confines of their classrooms to unearth relics from the Bar Kokhba Revolt, led by Simon Bar-Kochba, between 132 and 136 CE. Known as the Third...

Washington – Haley, Ryan Boast Of Their Ironclad Support For Israel At AIPAC

March 27, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Washington - US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accepted rapturous applause from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee gathered in Washington on Monday, promising ironclad defense of the Jewish state from her new posting in New York. She was followed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who similarly offered guarantees of security funding from Congress and legislation that would target...

New York – Therapists Say Patients Have A New Name For Anxiety: Trump

March 27, 2017 at 09:05 PM
New York - The text messages started pouring in at 6:30 a.m., as Tracey Rubenstein was getting her kids ready for school. By the end of the day the Boca Raton, Florida-based social worker had spoken to most of her clients, either in person or via text. They were shocked, disappointed, sad and scared. The reason: It was the morning after Election Day, and Donald Trump had just been elected the...

Ukraine – Ukrainian War Hero And Lawmaker Slurs Jews

March 27, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Ukraine - A Ukrainian lawmaker and war hero used a word usually translated as “kikes” in complaining that Jews wield excessive power in her country. Nadiya Savchenko, a fighter jet pilot who was elected to parliament in 2014 while she was still being held as a prisoner of Russia, made the statements on Saturday during a televised interview for the 112 station and insisted they were not...

New York – Racist Sword Killer Says He’d Mulled Racial Attack For Years

March 27, 2017 at 08:00 PM
New York - A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships. James Harris Jackson, 28, spoke with a reporter for the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2nXQFgo) at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex. He said he envisioned a white woman...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Satmar Rebbe: Military Service Forbidden But Jerusalem Protests Create Unacceptable Chaos

March 27, 2017 at 07:54 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - The Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum, spoke out today in Kiryas Joel against several ongoing controversies swirling around the Charedi draft, including Charedim serving in the army and near-daily protests that continue to shut down the streets of Jerusalem frequently. The Satmar Rebbe’s words came Monday morning after Shacharis and he noted that while Satmar forbids...

New York – Hannity Angry At Treatment By CBS In Interview

March 27, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for "Sunday Morning," in which the veteran "Nightline" anchor answered "yes" when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America. The exchange between two different generations of television news personalities continued to resonate Monday: It was the lead "hot...

New York – Will Cabinet Follow Tillerson’s Lead In Media Access?

March 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the beginning of...

Berlin – Germany: Doctorate Recipient Who Defied Nazis Dies At 104

March 27, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Berlin - Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, who became Germany's oldest recipient of a doctorate almost 80 years after fleeing the Nazis, has died. She was 104. A specialist in newborn care, Syllm-Rapoport was widely cheered when she passed her oral exam at the University of Hamburg with flying colors at the age of 102 in 2015. Syllm-Rapoport, who was part-Jewish, moved to the United States in 1938...

Washington – Attorney General Says Sanctuary Cities May Lose Federal Grants

March 27, 2017 at 06:02 PM
Washington - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department. "Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the...

Warsaw, Poland – Global Jewish Group Celebrates New Central Europe Office

March 27, 2017 at 05:29 PM
Warsaw, Poland - The American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy organization, celebrated the opening of a new Central Europe office on Monday in Warsaw. The AJC, a 111-year-old organization based in New York, has a long history of engagement in the region. It was the first Jewish organization to call for recognizing German unification after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and it...

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