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New York – On Women’s Day Eve, Statue Of Girl Stares Down Wall Street Bull

March 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM
New York - As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan's well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down. Placing the diminutive, grade school-aged girl in front of the massive bull on the eve of International Women's Day was a way of calling attention to...

New York – NYC Landmarks Art Deco Interiors Of Waldorf Astoria

March 7, 2017 at 11:33 PM
New York - New York City on Tuesday landmarked some lavish public interiors at the Waldorf Astoria to save them as the hotel's Chinese owners start a renovation that will produce hundreds of private condominiums. Nine members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to preserve two dozen original spaces of the grand Park Avenue hotel that opened in 1931. The commission must...

Los Angeles – Baldwin: Trump Impression Unlikely At Correspondents Dinner

March 7, 2017 at 11:06 PM
Los Angeles - Alec Baldwin doesn't expect to take his impression of President Trump from "Saturday Night Live" to the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner next month. Trump announced on Twitter last month that he wouldn't be attending the fundraiser for college scholarships and venue for reporting awards, and a host hasn't yet been named. That's led to speculation that Baldwin...

New York – New York City Firefighters Use Drone To Help Battle Blaze

March 7, 2017 at 10:41 PM
New York - Fire officials in New York City say a drone was used for the first time to help put out an apartment fire. Officials say the fire broke out around 6:20 p.m. Monday in the Bronx. Authorities say they used the $85,000 drone, which is equipped with high definition and infrared cameras, to determine the condition of the building's roof as they contained the blaze. FDNY Deputy...

Michigan Center, MI – Michigan Teen Gets Size-28 Shoes, Thanks To 3-D Printer

March 7, 2017 at 10:26 PM
Michigan Center, MI - A 19-year-old Michigan man who was previously in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's tallest teenager has finally found an affordable pair of shoes to fit his size-28 feet, thanks to a 3-D printer. Broc Brown — who is 7 feet 8 inches tall — has Sotos Syndrome, also known as cerebral gigantism, which affects about one in every 15,000 people, the Jackson...

Washington – Liberman Tells Mattis: We Want US ‘Active’ In The Region

March 7, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Washington - Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis that the United States needs to remain active in the Middle East to ensure security and stability. Liberman met Tuesday with Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. According to an Israeli Defense Ministry readout, the meeting was friendly and covered strategic challenges in the region —...

Orange County, NY – Hazardous Cargo Train Derails In Newburgh But Cars Unbreached

March 7, 2017 at 10:12 PM
Orange County, NY - A CSX Corp freight train containing hazardous materials partially derailed in the area of Newburgh, New York, on Tuesday, but the cars with dangerous substances appear to have been unbreached, an official with the railroad company said. Diesel fuel did leak on the ground from three locomotives that derailed, and CSX sent hazardous materials and environmental experts to deal...

Jerusalem – Israeli Water Authority Says ‘Kinneret’ At Lowest Level In A Century

March 7, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Sea of Galilee is at its lowest level in a century after northern Israel experienced the driest February ever recorded. The Israel Water Authority said Tuesday that the large freshwater lake, also known as Lake Kinneret, is 20 centimeters below the line experts consider acceptable for water quality. The sea received only 10 percent of its average rainfall in February. The...

Jerusalem – CNN Chief: Politicians Should Oppose Trump’s Attack On Media

March 7, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Jerusalem - The president of CNN said Tuesday it was "shocking" to watch the political establishment's silence over President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, calling it an abdication of their responsibility. Speaking at a media conference in Jerusalem, Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said Trump's labeling of the media as the enemy of the state was unfortunate and dangerous. He...

Chicago – Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying To Lose Weight, Study Finds

March 7, 2017 at 09:07 PM
Chicago - A new study finds fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years. And researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend over nearly two decades could also reflect people giving up after repeated failed dieting attempts. It happened as U.S. obesity rates climbed. Researchers at Georgia Southern University analyzed U.S. government...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Chefs Take Hamantaschen To A Whole New Level

March 7, 2017 at 08:45 PM
Tel Aviv - Cheesecake, amaretto or goat cheese and onion jam? Those are just some of the new hamantaschen options this year at Roladin, a popular Israeli bakery chain. On Tuesday, the Dizengoff Center branch in Tel Aviv, one of dozens around the country, was bustling in advance of the Purim holiday, which starts on Saturday evening. “The public trusts us to expose them to new flavors,”...

Beaverton, OR – Nike Unveils Hijab For Muslim Athletes

March 7, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Beaverton, OR - Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes. The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it. The pull-on hijab is made of light, stretchy fabric that includes tiny holes for breathability and an elongated back so it will not come...

Amman, Jordan – Jordanian Who Killed 7 Israeli Girls In 1997 Set For Release

March 7, 2017 at 07:45 PM
Amman, Jordan - An official in Jordan's government says a Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls visiting the country on a class trip will be released after serving 20 years in prison. Spokesman Mohammed Momani said Tuesday that Ahmed Daqamseh is to be freed next week, possibly Monday, after completing his term. Daqamseh killed the girls in a 1997 shooting rampage at the...

Washington – Senate Demands Action To End Threats To Jewish Facilities

March 7, 2017 at 07:15 PM
Washington - The entire U.S. Senate is calling on the Trump administration to take more aggressive steps to counter the growing number of anonymous bomb threats against Jewish organizations and institutions across the country. All 100 senators say in a letter sent Tuesday that the incidents are becoming more frequent and failure to take swift action places innocent people at risk. Targets of...

Jerusalem – Israel Steps Up Battle Against Boycott Movement

March 7, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has stepped up its battle against outside supporters of an international boycott movement against the Jewish state with a new law that would bar entry to them. The measure drew fierce criticism Tuesday from dovish activist groups who condemned it as the latest in a series of steps to silence critics. Officials, meanwhile, struggled to explain how it would be enforced. The...

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