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Washington – Washington Post: Trump Revealed Classified Information To Russian officials At White House Meeting

May 15, 2017 at 05:39 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week, potentially jeopardizing a source of intelligence about Islamic State, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former U.S. officials. The newspaper said the information Trump relayed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and...

Washington – White House: Trump Staffer’s Western Wall Comment Do Not Reflect Administration Policy

May 15, 2017 at 05:35 PM
Washington - Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and do not represent the position of President Donald Trump, the White House said. “The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president,” a...

Newport, DE – Pizza Delivery Man Takes Pie To Stalled Amtrak Train

May 15, 2017 at 05:33 PM
Newport, DE - A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington. Passenger Mitchell Katz posted a video of delivery man Jim Leary walking up to the train Sunday evening as it sat on the tracks. People on board were getting restless after being left without access to food or water during the long delay and...

New York, NY – Unity, Holiness And Sanctity The Triple Themes Of Times Square Wedding

May 15, 2017 at 04:30 PM
New York, NY - It is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the globe, but on Sunday afternoon, the major commercial intersection known as Times Square became the site of something truly unique: a Chasidic Jewish wedding. Rabbi Shea Hecht, chairman of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education and a prominent...

Carlstadt, NJ – Learjet Crash Near New York City Kills 2 Crew Members

May 15, 2017 at 04:19 PM
Carlstadt, NJ - A jet crashed into a building near a small airport on Monday, killing two crew members and sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air, authorities said. Police said no passengers were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m. Monday about a quarter mile (400 meters) from the runway at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, just west of New York...

Orange County, NY – Newspaper Highlights Chasidic Growth In South Blooming Grove

May 15, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Orange County, NY - As Kiryas Joel continues to struggle with both growing pains and legal issues, nearby communities have found themselves becoming an attractive option for Chasidim who are looking to put down roots in locations that are close to an existing Jewish community and have adequate housing supplies. A Times Herald Record profile of South Blooming Grove, located north and west of...

Washington – Deputy Attorney General To Brief Full Senate On Comey Firing

May 15, 2017 at 03:31 PM
Washington - Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will conduct a classified briefing on Thursday, May 18 for the full U.S. Senate on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday. The top Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said in a statement he hoped senators would use the briefing at 2:30 p.m. EDT...

Washington – May Is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here’s Why You Didn’t Know That

May 15, 2017 at 03:02 PM
Washington - Only one religious group in the U.S. has a federally proclaimed month celebrating their history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month. Yet Jewish American Heritage Month, or JAHM, hardly seems a priority — not in the government, not in the media, not even within the Jewish community. There is not a single paid...

Dallas – United Changing Cockpit-door Codes After Inadvertent Leak

May 15, 2017 at 02:40 PM
Dallas - United Airlines is changing the keypad codes used to open cockpit doors after the previous codes were accidentally posted on a public website. The airline sent a memo to pilots over the weekend telling them to use "alternative security measures," a spokeswoman said Monday. The spokeswoman said the breach in security measures was not the result of hacking and did not cause any...

Jerusalem – Israel Convicts Former Chief Rabbi Of Corruption

May 15, 2017 at 02:21 PM
Jerusalem - A former chief rabbi of Israel, Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, was convicted of issuing fake rabbinic credentials to 1,500 police and security services employees, who used them to apply for pay raises. On Monday, Bakshi-Doron was found guilty in Jerusalem District Court of fraud, falsifying documents and breach of trust, The Times of Israel reported. Sentencing has not yet been...

Jerusalem – Harsh Exchange Between Trump And Netanyahu Teams Days Ahead Of Key Israel Visit

May 15, 2017 at 01:59 PM
Jerusalem - A dramatic rift appears to have been created between Washington and Jerusalem as US President Donald Trump's team as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's team both issued harsh statements on Monday evening less than a week prior to the president's much-expected visit to Israel. The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the...

Jerusalem – David Friedman Arrives In Israel To Take Up Ambassador Position

May 15, 2017 at 01:49 PM
Jerusalem - The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, arrived in the country to take up his position. Friedman and his wife, Tammy, landed in Israel on Monday and were met by the Foreign Ministry’s chief of state protocol, Meron Reuben. Immediately after arriving, Friedman traveled to Jerusalem, where he went to the Western Wall and offered a prayer for US President Donald...

New York – S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite Hit Records As Oil Climbs

May 15, 2017 at 01:17 PM
New York - The Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 were trading at record levels in early afternoon trading on Monday as a rise in oil prices boosted energy stocks and investors shrugged off the impact of a global cyber attack. Oil hit its highest in more than three weeks after top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia said supply cuts needed to last into 2018, a step toward extending an OPEC-led...

Washington – Trump: We Will ‘Take Care Of’ Violent Crimes Against Police

May 15, 2017 at 01:01 PM
Washington - Decrying violence against police, President Donald Trump honored the "brave souls" of law enforcement on Monday and vowed his administration would look for ways to reduce violence against police. Trump addressed law enforcement and family members of the fallen at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service outside the U.S. Capitol, reaffirming his campaign promises...

Washington – First Lady: Barron To Attend Private Episcopal School In MD

May 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Washington - First lady Melania Trump announced Monday that her son, Barron, will attend a private Episcopal school in Maryland, beginning this fall. The announcement answered one of the lingering questions surrounding the first family's unusual living arrangement. Mrs. Trump and 11-year-old Barron have been living at Trump Tower in New York since Donald Trump took office in January, while the...

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