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Warsaw, Poland – Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw References To ‘Polish Death Camps’

January 26, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - The lower house of the Polish parliament approved a bill Friday that prescribes prison time for defaming the Polish nation by using phrases such as "Polish death camps" to refer to the killing sites Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II. The bill passed Friday is a response to cases in recent years of foreign media using "Polish death camps" to describe...

Northville, NY – Freezy Riders: Motorcyclists Stay Cool To Race Frozen Lakes

January 26, 2018 at 03:21 PM
Northville, NY - They kick-start their bikes during cold snaps, hit highway speeds on ice and take tight turns on studded tires, leaving crystalline clouds in their wake. Call them freezy riders, motorcycle racers who seem to defy physics — and maybe common sense — by buzzing around slick tracks plowed out atop frozen lakes and rivers each winter. "The adrenaline of going 70 mph and...

Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip – Heavy Rain Unearths Ancient Graves In Backyard In Gaza

January 26, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian says he has discovered an ancient burial ground in the backyard of his house in the Gaza Strip. Abdelkarim al-Kafarna said Friday he found a tomb consisting of nine burial holes with bones and some clay pots. Archeologists in Gaza believe the site is about 2,000-year-old, dating back to the Roman era, when the territory was part of the far-flung Roman...

New York – Store That Sells ‘P Is For Palestine’ Children’s Book Faces More Heat — From The Left

January 26, 2018 at 02:30 PM
New York - Book Culture, a chain of independent New York City bookstores, just can’t win. First it promoted a children’s book about Palestine that praised intifada. That angered members of the Jewish community, so Book Culture apologized, condemned violence against Israelis and declared its support for Israel’s right to exist. Now the apology has angered pro-Palestinian activists...

El Paso, Texas – Road Crew Uncovers Tunnel Near Mexico Border In Texas

January 26, 2018 at 02:02 PM
El Paso, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol says a road construction crew has uncovered an abandoned tunnel in Texas, just north of the border with Mexico. Agent Oscar Cervantes says the tunnel was discovered Thursday near downtown El Paso. The Border Patrol said in a statement that the Texas Department of Transportation reached out after a cave-in during construction of a road. The mishap led...

New York – Flu Widespread Across US For Third Straight Week

January 26, 2018 at 01:29 PM
New York - Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates; one measure is how many people...

Toronto – Police: Jewish Canadian Pharmaceutical Billionaires Were Murdered

January 26, 2018 at 01:28 PM
Toronto - Police said Friday they believe Canadian drug-company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife were both murdered. Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes said investigators came to the conclusion after six weeks of investigation, but declined to discuss possible motives or suspects. The founder of generic drugmaker Apotex and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their mansion on Dec. 15...

Zagreb – Croatia Says Serbian Exhibit On WWII Camp Is Propaganda

January 26, 2018 at 01:07 PM
Zagreb - Croatia has accused Serbia of creating propaganda with an exhibit at the United Nations about a concentration camp in Croatia run by the country's pro-Nazi puppet regime during World War II. Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric insisted Friday that Serbia used "false facts" in parts of the exhibition about the Jasenovac camp. Buric said: "Unfortunately, this does not...

Washington – Trump Message On Holocaust Remembrance Day Recalls The Murder Of 6 Million Jews

January 26, 2018 at 12:58 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump in a message marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day called the Holocaust the “systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people” — a marked departure from last year when his message omitted any reference to Jews. “Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death and concentration...

New York – NY, Minnesota Sue Trump Admin To Block Healthcare Funding Cuts

January 26, 2018 at 12:25 PM
New York - New York and Minnesota have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from cutting off federal funding for state programs that provide healthcare to hundreds of thousands of low-income people. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court, seeks to restore more than $1 billion in funding for state health programs created under the Affordable Care Act...

New York – S&P, Dow Hit Records On Upbeat Intel Earnings

January 26, 2018 at 12:09 PM
New York - U.S. stocks rose to fresh records on Friday, propelled by strong earnings from Intel and drugmaker AbbVie as well as a weaker dollar, putting the three main indexes on track for their best four-week rally since 2016. Intel's <INTC.O> shares jumped more than 9 percent to their highest in almost two decades, after strong results offered the clearest sign yet that its years-long...

Berlin – German Prosecutors’ Office To Research Bureau’s Nazi Past

January 26, 2018 at 12:02 PM
Berlin - German federal prosecutors say they're launching a study into the influence of former Nazis on the office after the war. The office said Friday the study will be headed by two German professors, one of law and the other of history, who will investigate how many former Nazis worked for the office and what influence they had. It's expected to take until 2020. It will examine the...

Davos – Netanyahu: Africans Will Be Deported According To International Law

January 26, 2018 at 11:29 AM
Davos - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would comply with international law when it deports African migrants. Netanyahu met with Paul Kagame, the Rwandan president, in Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum is taking place, and discussed a controversial plan to deport the close-to-40,000 African migrants currently in Israel. “Regarding the migrant issue...

New York – 9/11 Museum Marks 25th Anniversary Of 1993 WTC Bombing

January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM
New York - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Friday announced the opening of a special installation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center. The museum said the installation is part of a monthlong series of events marking the deadly attack that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others. "The ramifications of the 1993...

Paris – Nutella Discounts Spark Chaos In French Supermarkets

January 26, 2018 at 10:28 AM
Paris - Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scramble to get their hands on discounted jars of chocolate and hazelnut spread. Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on jars of Nutella. The promotion, launched on Thursday, reduced the price of more than a million 950-gram...

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