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Cape Canaveral, FL – Record-breaking U.S. Astronaut Heads Back To Earth

September 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson left the International Space Station on Saturday, wrapping up a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record, as she and two crewmates headed for a parachute landing in Kazakhstan. Whitson, 57, ends an extended stay of more than nine months aboard the station, a $100 billion research laboratory that flies about 250 miles (400 km) above...

Philadelphia, PA – Jewish American Woman Promises $22 Million Donation To German Zoo

September 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA - A German zoo says a 93-year-old American widow of a Holocaust survivor is leaving it $22 million (18.5 million euros) in her will. German-born Elizabeth Reichert told the local Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper it was her late husband Arnulf's wish to donate the money to the Cologne zoo. Reichert and Arnulf were both natives of Cologne, and met during the war while he was...

Queens, NY – Beloved Jewish Assemblyman Dies Of Cancer

September 2, 2017 at 11:20 PM
Queens, NY - Michael Simanowitz, an Orthodox Jewish Assemblyman from Queens whose constituents included members of several heavily Jewish neighborhoods, died today at age 45 after losing a battle with cancer. Simanowitz, who has represented the 27th District since 2011, grew up in Forest Hills, Queens and was one of three brothers. A graduate of local yeshivos and Queens College, Simanowitz...

New York – FDNY: Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze In Lower Manhattan Building Friday Night

September 2, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - A large fire in a building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center has filled lower Manhattan with smoke. Smoke and flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the five-story structure in Tribeca on Friday. The fire started shortly before 7 p.m. and was under control three hours later. The Fire Department says 12 firefighters have been treated for minor injuries. The...

Far Rockaway, NY – Queens Man Arrested In Hit & Run That Injured Young Israel Rabbi

September 2, 2017 at 10:03 PM
Far Rockaway, NY - Nearly 10 months after a Long Island rabbi was seriously injured in a hit and run accident, a 46 year old Far Rockaway man has been arrested and charged in the incident. Rodolfo Benitez, a resident of Sage Street, was apprehended by the Nassau County Police Department on Friday in connection with the accident which took place in front of the Young Israel of West Hempstead...

Washington – US Seizes Control Of Russian Posts In San Fran, DC, NY

September 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington -  The United States seized control Saturday of three Russian diplomatic posts in the U.S. after confirming the Russians had complied with the Trump administration's order to get out within two days, officials said. As the Kremlin cried foul, accusing Washington of bullying tactics, the U.S. disputed Moscow's claims that American officials had threatened to "break down the entrance...

Houston – Upbeat Trump Pitches In At Shelter For Harvey Victims

September 2, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Houston - President Donald Trump cupped a boy's face in his hands and then gave him a high-five. He snapped on latex gloves to hand out boxed lunches of hot dogs and potato chips. And he loaded relief supplies into vehicles, patted storm victims on the shoulder and declared the work "good exercise." An upbeat and optimistic president visited with victims of Harvey on Saturday, touring a...

Pyongyang – NKorea Says It Has Loaded H-bomb Onto ICBM

September 2, 2017 at 09:27 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula. As part of North Korea's work to build an arsenal of viable nuclear ICBMs that can reach...

Jerusalem – Israeli Media: Sara Netanyahu To Be Indicted

September 2, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Sara Netanyahu will be indicted on a range of corruption charges within 10 days, Channel 2 reported on Friday night. Seemingly in response to the Friday report, Netanyahu on Saturday released the results of a privately commissioned polygraph test that purportedly indicated she has been telling the truth in her denial of one of the allegations against her – regarding alleged...

Houston – Confirmed Death Toll From Harvey Reaches 44

September 2, 2017 at 08:45 PM
Houston - The medical examiner in Harris County, Texas, has confirmed another Harvey-related fatality. The man found floating in Cypress Creek floodwaters brings the confirmed toll to 44 from Harvey, eight days after the storm made landfall as a hurricane. Harris County is home to Houston. The addition to a list kept by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences brings the total...

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