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Brooklyn, NY – My Message For Tisha Ba’v: Judge Ruchie Freier: Reflections From The Bench On Judging Our Children

July 31, 2017 at 11:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY -  I remember seven years ago when I first met 14 year old Malky Klein a”h.  She was sitting across me in the Seforim Room in my home.  She pensive yet pretty, wearing a long skirt and dressed B’Tznius.  Malky was wearing the uniform of the school that had expelled her because she was hurt and ashamed and did not want anyone to know that she had no school.  Her parents...

Beijing – China Urges Support For New Israel-Palestinian Peace Plan

July 31, 2017 at 08:15 PM
Beijing - China's U.N. ambassador is urging the international community to support President Xi Jinping's new four-point proposal to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent Palestinian state. Ambassador Liu Jieyi said at a news conference Monday that China's future diplomatic efforts will focus on trying to move toward a lasting and negotiated solution...

Washington – Trump Felt Scaramucci Comments To New Yorker Inappropriate: White House

July 31, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump felt Anthony Scaramucci, whom he fired as his communications chief on Monday, made inappropriate comments to The New Yorker magazine, the White House said. "The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn't want to burden General Kelly," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said at a...

Jasper, Alaska – Jailbreak: Inmates Used Peanut Butter To Fool Door Guard

July 31, 2017 at 07:02 PM
Jasper, Alaska - An Alabama sheriff says a dozen inmates escaped from his jail by using peanut butter to trick a new employee into opening an outside door. Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said the inmates used peanut butter from jail sandwiches to change the number above an inmate's cell to the number that identifies a door leading outside the jail. An inmate then asked the young...

Washington – Harvard Sorry Directory Erroneously Said Scaramucci Was Dead

July 31, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Washington - Harvard Law School has apologized for erroneously listing ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci as dead in a new alumni directory. Scaramucci is a 1989 graduate of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school. A directory mailed to alumni this week included an asterisk by his name indicating he had died. A statement from the law school apologizes for the error...

New York – US Hospitals Set Record For Fast Heart Attack Care

July 31, 2017 at 06:01 PM
New York - There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked. More than 93 percent of patients now have their arteries opened within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival. "Things have definitely improved" from a...

Valletta – Malta Restores Forgotten War Rooms, Hewn Into The Rocks In WWII

July 31, 2017 at 05:28 PM
Valletta - In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two. Malta is now restoring the 28-km (17-mile) of tunnels, planning to open a huge section to the public. The compound, hidden under the picturesque port city perched on cliffs above the sea, was...

Los Angeles – Apple Fails To End Lawsuit Claiming It ‘Broke’ FaceTime

July 31, 2017 at 05:03 PM
Los Angeles - Apple Inc has failed in its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it disabled the popular FaceTime video conferencing feature on older iPhones to force users to upgrade. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late on Friday that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue nationwide class action claims that Apple intentionally "broke" FaceTime to save money from routing calls through servers owned...

New York – No Bias Charges Filed As Brooklyn Man Arrested In Mitzvah Bus Burning

July 31, 2017 at 04:40 PM
New York - Just over one month after a Crown Heights “mitzvah bus” was destroyed by arson, the NYPD has announced that it has a suspect in custody. 30 year old Jackson Joseph of Brownsville was arrested by the NYPD Monday morning in connection with the incident which took place on June 26th and was charged with arson and criminal mischief. While the bus burning was originally being...

New York – Dow Hits Record High While Tech Retreats

July 31, 2017 at 04:33 PM
New York - The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record closing high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies checked the S&P 500 and pulled the Nasdaq lower. The S&P 500 information technology dipped 0.53 percent, with Facebook falling 1.86 percent and Alphabet, Google's parent company, down 1.34 percent. "The bull market is sort of...

Washington – How To Make Your Teen A Millionaire This Summer

July 31, 2017 at 04:29 PM
Washington - Gary Sidder set up Roth IRAs for his sons when they turned 13. Each year, the Littleton, Colorado, certified financial planner and his wife, Francie Steinzeig, a school psychologist, contributed an amount equal to whatever the two boys earned cutting lawns, shoveling snow and doing odd jobs. As the sons' earnings increased, so did the parental contributions. "Initially we started...

Brooklyn, NY – Police Shoot, Kill Knife-wielding Man In Brooklyn

July 31, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The New York Police Department says officers responding to a call about a man acting erratically shot and killed him as he lunged with a knife. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in Brooklyn. Police say the man’s mother called 911 and said he was acting erratically. When they arrived at the New York Avenue apartment complex in Flatbush Gardens, she let them inside...

United Kingdom – This Dog Does A Nazi Salute. The Guy Who Trained Him Says It’s Not A Hate Crime.

July 31, 2017 at 03:34 PM
United Kingdom - A Scottish man arrested for teaching his girlfriend’s dog to do the Nazi salute denied in court that he committed a hate crime. Mark Meechan, 29, taught the pug, named Buddha, to respond with the Nazi salute when prompted by statements such as “Heil Hitler” and “gas the Jews.” Meechan posted videos of the dog performing the trick on YouTube. He appeared in...

Trenton, NJ – Christie’s Beach Trip During Shutdown Prompts Legislation

July 31, 2017 at 03:02 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trip with his family to a public beach shuttered during a government shutdown drew online mockery and international headlines. Now it's led to a proposed law to stop it from happening again. The Democrat-led Assembly passed a measure Monday that would force the governor's beach house to close during a shutdown, while a second measure they approved...

Washington – Scaramucci Out Of White House Job As John Kelly Takes Charge

July 31, 2017 at 02:39 PM
Washington - Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job — and just hours after President Donald Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office. Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, Trump had insisted earlier Monday that there was "no chaos" in his White House as he swore in the retired...

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