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New York – Brian Williams Criticized For Calling Images Of US Missile Launch ‘Beautiful’

April 7, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - Brian Williams is facing online criticism for waxing poetic about what he called "beautiful pictures" of U.S. missiles launching during an attack on a Syrian air base. Video released by the military shows Tomahawk missiles targeted for a Syrian airfield launching from the decks of U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. During his MSNBC program, "The 11th Hour," late...

Vienna – Online Ad Leads Vienna Couple To Buy Ancient Jewish Headstone For $300

April 7, 2017 at 05:35 PM
Vienna - Responding to an online ad, an Austrian couple from Vienna bought a 19th-century headstone that was taken from the grave of a Jewish man and gave it to a Jewish community. In an article Thursday about the couple, the Heute daily did not name the man and identified the woman as Katharina B., a 35-year-old Christian scholar of international relations. She and her husband found the ad...

Los Angeles, CA – Schwarzenegger Says Kasich Should Run For President In 2020

April 7, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Arnold Schwarzenegger says Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) should run again for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. The former Republican California governor, movie star and bodybuilder told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/2oEJwSP ) in an interview published Wednesday that Kasich is "a man of...

Vienna – Prince Charles Recalls Grandmother’s Rescue Of Jews From Holocaust

April 7, 2017 at 04:42 PM
Vienna - Prince Charles of the United Kingdom spoke with Holocaust survivors in Austria about his grandmother’s role in saving the lives of a Jewish family during the Shoah. Charles and his wife, Camilla, spent the final day of a nine-day tour of Europe in Vienna meeting British and Austrian survivors of Nazi persecution at the city’s Jewish museum, the Jewish News of London...

Washington – Concerned About White House Infighting, Trump Eyes Shake-up: WSJ

April 7, 2017 at 04:20 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump, concerned about infighting among his team, is considering a major shakeup of senior officials on his staff in an effort to eliminate some of the White House drama, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The crisis in Syria sharpened Trump's desire to reduce the infighting and he is expected to make some staffing decisions soon, the Journal said...

New York – Jewish Firefighter Hailed As A Hero At 1st Ever FDNY Pesach Seder

April 7, 2017 at 03:55 PM
New York - Approximately 150 people gathered at FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn on Thursday to partake in a Pesach Seder and to recognize a member of New York’s Bravest for taking part in a last resort rescue effort several weeks ago. Firefighter Andrew Scharf, a member of Ladder Company 176 in East New York, was lowered by fellow firefighters from the roof of a burning building into a third...

New York – Google Offers ‘Fact Check’ Conclusions In News Searches

April 7, 2017 at 03:28 PM
New York - Google will offer "fact check" tags in its search results — the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. People who search for a topic in Google's main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as "mostly true" or "false" next to stories that have been fact checked. Google is working with more than 100 news...

Palm Beach, FL – Trump Lauds ‘Outstanding’ Relationship With Chinese Leader

April 7, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Palm Beach, Fl - President Donald Trump said Friday he has developed an "outstanding" relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping after meeting with the leader of a nation Trump has criticized as a menace to the United States. The widely anticipated meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the U.S. missile strikes at Syria. Those strikes added...

Palm Beach, FL – US Probing: Did Russia Take Part In Chem Weapons Attack?

April 7, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Palm Beach, FL - The United States is looking into whether Russia participated in the Syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked President Donald Trump's airstrikes against the Assad government, a revelation that could have dramatic implications for relations between Washington and Moscow. On Friday, senior U.S. military officials said a drone belonging to either Russia or Syria was seen...

Stockholm – Swedish Police Arrest Truck Suspect Near Airport

April 7, 2017 at 02:22 PM
Stockholm - Swedish police say they have arrested one man "whom we are particularly interested in" in the deadly stolen beer truck attack in Stockholm. Jan Evensson from the Stockholm police told a news conference late Friday the man was arrested in Marsta, a northern Stockholm suburb close to the city's international airport, Arlanda. He says the man was "in the vicinity" of the truck crash...

Moscow – Russia To Close Down Syria Communications Line With Pentagon: Interfax

April 7, 2017 at 02:07 PM
Moscow - Russia's Defence Ministry notified the Pentagon it would close down at 2100 GMT the communications line used to avoid accidental clashes in Syria, Interfax new agency said, citing the ministry spokesman...

Belgium – Antwerp Jews Protest Moving Of Holocaust Monument To ‘Quieter Place’

April 7, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Antwerp - Belgian Jews protested the unilateral decision by the city of Antwerp to move its main Holocaust monument from a place where victims were rounded up to another part of the city with less traffic. The Forum of Jewish Organizations of the Flemish Region — one of the three autonomous entities that make up the federal Belgian state — came out against the plan in a statement...

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Gov. Signs Bill Of Big Expansion Of Private-school Voucher Program

April 7, 2017 at 01:45 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of dollars. "When parents have more choices, kids win," Ducey tweeted after the House and Senate barely...

Jerusalem – Artwork Nazis Stole In WWII Returning To Jewish Owner’s Heir

April 7, 2017 at 01:04 PM
Jerusalem - Against an empty white wall in a nondescript Jerusalem law office hangs an impressionist work of art that encapsulates 80 years of tragedy, conflict, mystery and redemption. Max Liebermann's "Basket Weavers" is set to return to the American heirs of its original Jewish owner after it was confiscated by the Nazis, jockeyed by an unscrupulous German art trader, and ultimately...

New York – New York Police Set To Deploy 1,200 Bodycams Around The City

April 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM
New York - The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers around the city after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they're being recorded. About 1,200 officers who work the evening shift in 20 precincts will get the cameras starting at the end of the month as part of a...

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