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Washington – Holocaust Museum Beats $250K Diary Preservation Goal

July 5, 2017 at 11:45 PM
Washington - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has exceeded its $250,000 goal in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors. The museum announced Wednesday that its first crowd-funding campaign launched on Kickstarter last month met its goal with pledges from more than 4,500 people. The campaign launched on June 12, the birthday of...

Washington – Wounded Rep. Scalise Readmitted To Intensive Care In Serious Condition

July 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit. MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana congressman is back in intensive care because of new concerns for infection. Scalise was in serious condition Wednesday night. Scalise and four other people were injured...

San Francisco, CA – New Video Shows More Of Fatal 2013 San Francisco Airliner Crash

July 5, 2017 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco, CA - A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a rescue response to the incident that killed three passengers and injured 200 others. Investigators previously released a brief portion of the clip in 2013 showing the crash and its aftermath. The longer version released Wednesday shows...

New York – Edmunds: When Leasing A Car Is A Better Option Than Buying

July 5, 2017 at 10:39 PM
New York - Car shoppers are becoming more eager to lease than to buy cars, according to recent data. More than a third of all new-car owners leased rather than bought in 2016. But the statistics don't tell the whole story. Many car shoppers don't set out to lease a new car, but once they run the numbers, leases look like a much better deal. Here are three reasons why: 1. CAR-BUYING PAYMENT...

New Orleans – Congressman Apologizes To Those Hurt By Gas Chamber Video

July 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New Orleans -  A Louisiana congressman is apologizing for the "unintended pain" caused by a video of his visit to a gas chamber at a Nazi concentration camp. Rep. Clay Higgins said in an email Wednesday that he's retracting the video, recorded at the Auschwitz camp in Poland that is now part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. The Republican posted the video on his Facebook page...

New York – Fed-up Jewish Reform Leaders Are Thinking Twice About Their Donations To Israel

July 5, 2017 at 09:33 PM
New York - Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting Israel’s national airline as part of her protest of the Israeli government’s two votes last week that empowered its Orthodox sector at the expense of more liberal groups. She’s also going...

Washington – US Warns China On Trade With NKorea If It Wants US Trade

July 5, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned China on Wednesday that it risks its massive trade with the United States if its business with North Korea violates U.N. sanctions. In a hard-hitting speech at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following Pyongyang's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, she said that "the world has become a more dangerous...

New York – Investors Continue Streak Of Moving Away From U.S. Equity Funds

July 5, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - U.S. investors took $4.38 billion out of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that focus on domestic equities in the week that ended June 28, the second straight week of outflows as U.S. stock indices remained near record highs, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. At the same time, investors moved $6.74 billion into international equity funds, a slight decline...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Labor Party Looks To Rebrand With Leadership Vote

July 5, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - As Israel's Labor Party prepares to choose its new leader, it already has taken a big step toward shedding its image as a bastion of liberal, upper-class Israelis of European descent. A party primary on Tuesday chose two candidates of Middle Eastern heritage as finalists for next week's runoff, handily defeating a trio of established blue-bloods associated with the old guard. In a...

Albany, NY – Governor Directs Flags To Be Flown At Half-staff

July 5, 2017 at 07:44 PM
Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) has directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of a New York City police officer fatally shot while sitting in a vehicle. The Democratic governor calls Wednesday's killing of Officer Miosotis Familia a "senseless assassination." A gunman shot the officer in the head as she sat in a mobile command...

New York – Kosher Wine Aficionados To Move Out Of Their Comfort Zone

July 5, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - For over 20 years, amateurs of fine kosher wine around the world have been spending their hard-earned shekels on the quality Cabs from California, or from the Golan in Israel. By “Cab”, here the meaning of course is Cabernet Sauvignon, the grape variety, not taxis, Uber or Lyft. There is nothing wrong with Cabernet Sauvignon. On the contrary, some of the best wines in the world...

Boston – A Set Of Golf Clubs Donald Trump Once Used Is Up For Auction

July 5, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Boston - A set of irons used by Donald Trump before he became president is being auctioned off. Boston-based RR Auction says Trump used the TaylorMade RAC TP ForgedIrons golf clubs at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Each of the irons has "D. Trump" engraved on its head. The auction house says Trump gifted the set to Andrew Lombardo, who caddied for Trump from 2004 to...

Washington – Trump In Poland For 16-hour Stop

July 5, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has arrived in Poland ahead of an outdoor address in Warsaw on Thursday and energy talks with European leaders. Air Force One landed in Warsaw on Wednesday night to kick off Trump's visit to Poland and Germany, where he will attend an international summit with world leaders. Trump is expected to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite skepticism in...

Jerusalem – Modi Addresses Thousands Of Indians In Israel At Mass Tel Aviv Rally

July 5, 2017 at 06:05 PM
Tel Aviv - Thousands of Indians from across Israel attended an event at the Tel Aviv Convention Center for the Indian Diaspora community as part of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening. Modi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were due to address the audience, who were entertained by colorful performances of dance and music as they awaited the arrival of the...

Washington – Fed Debating When To Unwind $4.5 Trillion In Bond Holdings

July 5, 2017 at 05:20 PM
Washington - The Federal Reserve is figuring out when to start unloading much of its $4.5 trillion in bond holdings — a major turning point for an economy still healing from the 2008 financial crisis. Some Fed officials want to announce the beginning of the process "within a couple of months," according to minutes of the U.S. central bank's June meeting released Wednesday. Others pushed for...

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