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Missoula, MN – Trump Says Without Evidence That Dems Are Behind ‘caravan’

October 18, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Missoula, MN - President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in the 2018 midterms, and he accused Democrats of...

Buenos Aires – Tens Of Thousands Of Documents Show How Argentina Supported The Nazis

October 18, 2018 at 11:02 PM
Buenos Aires - Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella revealed excerpts from tens of thousands of documents about World War II that shed light on the Nazi influence on the country and the Nazi war criminals who hid there. In a short documentary released Tuesday, the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations, or DAIA, released some images from the documents, including one that shows 15,000...

Menlo Park, CA – Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’ Takes Aim At Fake Information

October 18, 2018 at 10:33 PM
Menlo Park, CA - In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across...

Seattle, WA – With No Wife, Kids What Happens To World’s Richest Microsoft Co-Founder Wealth? It’s Not Clear

October 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Seattle, WA - Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now? Outside of bland assurances from his investment company, no one seems quite sure. Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

Washington – NTSB Hasn’t Fully Examined Limo In NY Crash That Killed 20

October 18, 2018 at 09:33 PM
Washington - Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because of a criminal case against the limo company's operator. While the National Transportation Safety Board says it is working cooperatively with local officials, people familiar with the matter told The...

New York – Meteorologists: Warm Winter Predicted For Much Of The US

October 18, 2018 at 09:00 PM
New York - Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and...

Los Angeles, CA – Stefania Podgorska Burzminski, Who Hid 13 Jews In Her Attic In Poland, Dies At 97

October 18, 2018 at 08:33 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Stefania Podgorska Burzminski, who as a teenager hid 13 Jews in an attic in Poland for two years during the Holocaust and married one of the Jews she rescued, has died. Burzminski died on Sept. 29, 2018 at the age of 97 and was buried on Oct. 13 in Los Angeles, where she lived. Beginning in 1942, the orphaned Catholic sisters Stefania, 16, and Helena Podgorska, 9, hid 13...

Amsterdam – Family Of Dutch Diplomat Punished For Saving Jews In The Holocaust Gets Official Apology

October 18, 2018 at 08:00 PM
A Dutch diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and was punished for his actions received a long overdue apology. The Dutch Foreign Ministry on Tuesday apologized to the family of Jan Zwartendijk, who was honorary consul of the Netherlands in what today is Lithuania during World War II, Dutch media reported. Zwartendijk served in Kaunas as consul at the same time that...

United Nations – Israeli Activist Compares Country’s Policies To Apartheid In Speech To UN Security Council

October 18, 2018 at 07:30 PM
United Nations - The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem delivered a speech critical of Israel in front of the United Nations Security Council, drawing a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad, in his speech before the Security Council on Thursday, focused on the recent Gaza protests and the planned evacuation of the West Bank Bedouin...

Jerusalem – Jerusalem Vote: A Weathervane On Charedi Jews In Israel

October 18, 2018 at 07:03 PM
Jerusalem - As a member of the largest Jewish religious community in Jerusalem, Yossi Daitsh should have a big lead in the holy city's mayoral election race. But Daitsh, an ultra-Orthodox Jew and Jerusalem's deputy mayor, is trailing three more liberal candidates ahead of the Oct. 30 ballot, when municipal polls are held nationally. Some political analysts see that as a sign the...

San Francisco – StarKist Admits Fixing Tuna Prices, Faces $100 Million Fine

October 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM
San Francisco - StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors allege that the industry's top three companies conspired between 2010 and 2013 to keep prices...

Washington – Trump Says Looks Like Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Dead, Threatens Consequences

October 18, 2018 at 05:58 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. As the U.S. toughened its response to Khashoggi's disappearance, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled out of a major Saudi investment conference Thursday amid global pressure...

Washington – White House Chief Kelly, National Security Adviser Get Into Heated Exchange Outside Oval Office

October 18, 2018 at 05:27 PM
Washington - Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. The two advisers were White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is a former secretary for Homeland Security, and Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, the...

Rockland County, NY – DOH To Monsey Yeshivas With Potential Measles Exposures: Keep Unvaccinated Kids Home Until Incubation Period Has Passed

October 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Rockland County, NY - Hoping to contain the spread of the measles in the Monsey area after 11 cases of the disease were officially confirmed, the Rockland County Department of Health sent a letter today to schools attended by the infected children informing them that unvaccinated students must remain at home until the danger of potential exposure has passed. Rockland County health commissioner...

New York – Trump Organization Sues Man Who Died In Trump Tower Fire

October 18, 2018 at 04:32 PM
New York - The Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to reclaim $90,000 in unpaid fees from a Trump Tower resident who died in an April fire at the tower. The board of Trump Tower Condominium — through Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik — filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court late Tuesday against the estate of 67-year-old Todd Brassner seeking the common charges and...

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