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New York – MSNBC’s Reid Apologizes Again For Old Blog Posts

June 1, 2018 at 06:30 PM
New York - MSNBC's Joy Reid is apologizing again for past blog posts, including one that had an image of Sen. John McCain superimposed on the body of a campus killer and another where she urged people to watch a conspiracy film tied to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Reid said Friday there are things she is embarrassed about and regrets about a blog she began writing in 2005. News...

Shanksville, PA – Remaining Wreckage Of Flight 93 To Be Buried At Memorial

June 1, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Shanksville, PA - The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said Friday. The wreckage — stored in shipping containers — will be buried in a restricted area of the park that's accessible only to loved ones of the victims, said Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent...

United NAtions – US Proposal To Condemn Hamas Fails In UN Vote

June 1, 2018 at 05:31 PM
United Nations - The U.N. Security Council has voted down a U.S.-written resolution condemning Hamas over the recent escalation of violence in Gaza. The U.S. was the only yes vote for the measure Friday. The vote came after the U.S. vetoed a Kuwaiti proposal to ask the secretary-general to propose ways to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. The Kuwaiti resolution...

United Kingdom – London synagogue hosts Muslim mayor, chief rabbi for post-Ramadan feast

June 1, 2018 at 05:05 PM
United Kingdom - A London synagogue hosted Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is Muslim, and Britain’s chief rabbi at a festive dinner celebrating the daily breaking of the Ramadan fast. Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Khan and other faith leaders were among more than 100 people who attended the Iftar dinner Wednesday at St John’s Wood Synagogue, the Jewish News of London reported. Students from a number of...

New York – Satmar Anti-Zionism Event Expected To Draw Thousands On Long Island

June 1, 2018 at 04:48 PM
New York - Thousands of Satmar chasidim are expected to turn out on Sunday for a massive unity event in protest of Zionism. Starting at 3 PM at the Nassau Coliseum, the convention is timed to coincide with the 20th day of Sivan commemoration of the murder of thousands of Jews and the burning of many sifrei Torah in Eastern Europe several hundred years ago. The fact that the event is being...

New York – 5 Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

June 1, 2018 at 04:30 PM
New York - The Arizona growing season is long over and it's unlikely any taiFour more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores...

United Nations – US Vetoes UN Resolution On Palestinians

June 1, 2018 at 04:26 PM
United Nations - The United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that asked the secretary-general to propose ways to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. The council hasn't voted yet on a competing U.S. proposal to condemn Hamas over the recent escalation of violence in Gaza. Friday's votes come after weeks of urgent discussions about Gaza. U.S...

Trnava, Slovakia – Synagogues Become Nightclubs In Eastern Europe

June 1, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Trnava, Slovakia - Growing up, Robert Sajtlava remembers playing near what used to be his native city’s Orthodox Synagogue. A rectangular structure with a deceptively unimpressive facade, its ornate ceiling and interior walls suffered extensive damage from the precipitation leaking through the roof and, occasionally, by trespassers who came through the rickety fence. “It was a ruin,”...

New York – Facebook Kills ‘Trending’ Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

June 1, 2018 at 03:35 PM
New York - Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook's later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing...

Geneva – UN Health Agency Backs Away From Call To Tax Sugary Drinks

June 1, 2018 at 03:04 PM
Geneva - An independent World Health Organization panel is backing away from the U.N. health agency's own call two years ago to tax sugary drinks, in a new report on diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes that some experts slammed as being "conspicuously limp." International health experts said the decision was especially baffling, given the rising obesity crisis worldwide and WHO's own...

Jerusalem – Grandson Of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Is Having A Same-sex Wedding

June 1, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Jerusalem - A grandson of a former chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel reportedly will exchange wedding vows with a man at a ceremony led by a religious gay woman. Ovadia Cohen, whose late grandfather Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was the Shas party spiritual leader and Israel’s foremost Sephardic halachic authority, will tie the knot next week with Amichai Landsman, Ynet reported Thursday. Cohen was...

Washington – Trump Says June 12 Summit With Kim Back On

June 1, 2018 at 02:51 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) is back on for June 12. Trump says after an Oval Office meeting Friday with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol that he'd be making a mistake not to go forward with the on-again, off-again nuclear summit in Singapore. Trump says his meeting with the most senior North Korean to visit the White...

Washington – Trump Tweet Before U.S. Payrolls Report Raises Eyebrows

June 1, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump set tongues wagging across Wall Street and among economists on Friday when he tweeted what some viewed as a tip about the big monthly U.S. payrolls report due out later in the morning. "Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning," Trump said by tweet at 7:21 a.m. EDT (1121 GMT), just over an hour before the highly anticipated news...

Havana – You’ve Got Mail: Cuba, U.S. Make Permanent Restored Postal Services

June 1, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Havana - Cuba and the United States are making the re-establishment of postal services permanent after a trial run, the state-run Cuban News Agency reported on Friday, as cooperation in some areas inches forward despite a chill in relations under the Trump administration. The former Cold War foes first restored direct mail service as a pilot program in December 2015 as part of the policy of...

Brooklyn, NY – Israeli Rabbi’s Motorcade Under NYPD Review For Non-Emergency Violations Of Traffic Law

June 1, 2018 at 01:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A video posted on Twitter is being reviewed by the NYPD to determine if a motorcade bringing a prominent Israeli rabbi to Williamsburg engaged in an unauthorized use of lights and sirens, a violation of city law. Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, head of Jerusalem’s Eida Chareidis, arrived in the New York area on Tuesday and will be speaking at an anti-Zionist Satmar convention taking...

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