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Jerusalem – Israel’s Teva Swings To Loss As Restructuring Proceeds

November 1, 2018 at 11:33 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories. But the company gave an upbeat outlook, citing stabilization in its core generics business, the launch of new products and progress with its restructuring program. Teva shares surged on...

Washington – IRS Increases Contribution Limits For Retirement Accounts

November 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The IRS has increased the contribution limits for various retirement accounts for 2019. The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that the contribution limit for employees who participate in a 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans, as well as the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan, is increased from $18,500 to $19,000. The catch-up contribution limit, which is a higher...

Washington – Cross Talk: Federal Agencies Clash On Cellphone Cancer Risk

November 1, 2018 at 10:01 PM
Washington - Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made...

Parkland, FL – 2 Jewish Fathers Lost Their Daughters In The Parkland Shooting. Now They’re Fighting On Different Sides Of The Gun Debate

November 1, 2018 at 09:36 PM
Parkland, FL - Jamie Guttenberg and Meadow Pollack shared many similarities. Both were brown-haired and bright-eyed girls, beloved by friends and family. Both were passionate about their hobbies. Jamie, 14, spent her free time dancing and volunteering with special needs children. Meadow, 18, was a girly girl who loved the outdoors. At a young age, the two South Florida Jewish teens already...

Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Remembers Bernice And Sylvan Simon, Who Built A Loving Family

November 1, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Pittsburg - Bernice and Sylvan Simon were married in the sanctuary of Tree of Life Congregation 62 years ago. Week after week they attended services there, chatting with the Holocaust survivor who sat a row in front of them. And on Saturday, hours before they were to gather with their family to celebrate their daughter's birthday, that is where they were gunned down in the massacre that killed...

New York – Fox’s Earhardt Gets Heat For Comment On Trump And Press

November 1, 2018 at 08:32 PM
New York - Fox News Channel's Ainsley Earhardt says President Trump is suggesting that if the press doesn't want to be called an enemy of the people, it should report the news the way he wants it. The "Fox & Friends" host said Thursday that it had to be frustrating for the president to see reporters misconstrue what he's saying. The host of Trump's favorite morning show made her remarks...

New York – Instagram Removes 2 Anti-Semitic Hashtags After Report Details Hate On Site

November 1, 2018 at 08:00 PM
New York - Instagram removed two anti-Semitic hashtags after a New York Times report showed that the social media site was home to thousands of hateful posts. The Facebook-owned site deleted “#911wasdonebythejews” and “jewsdid911,” both of which promoted the conspiracy that the Jews were responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. On Monday, The New York Times reported that...

Brooklyn, NY – Thousands Of Chabad Emissaries Arrive In NYC For the Annual ‘Kinus Hashluchim’

November 1, 2018 at 07:30 PM
New York - Thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis will be busily studying, praying and schmoozing in New York City this week at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, the world’s largest rabbinic gathering. The nearly weeklong event, which begins Oct. 31, brings together thousands of emissaries from 100 countries, hailing from as far away as Laos and Angola, Ghana and...

Washington – After Khashoggi Killing, Netanyahu Supported Saudi Prince In Calls To Trump Administration Officials

November 1, 2018 at 07:03 PM
Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called senior Trump administration officials to express support for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted “people familiar with the calls” as saying that Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi defended bin Salman, saying...

Des Moines – Iowa GOP Rep. King Denies Associating With Nazi-linked Group

November 1, 2018 at 06:28 PM
Des Moines - Republican congressman Steve King is rejecting accusations that he's associated with an Austrian white supremacist group. Those claims have prompted condemnation from within his own party just days before Tuesday's election. During a forum with Iowa business leaders Thursday, the eight-term Iowa congressman said a Washington Post story this month wrongly characterized his August...

Sao Paulo – President-elect Says Brazil To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

November 1, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Sao Paulo - Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is reiterating that he plans to move Brazil's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, joining the United States and Guatemala. In a tweet Thursday, Bolsonaro said: "As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect...

New York – New York Regulator Grants Virtual License To Bitcoin ATM Operator

November 1, 2018 at 05:35 PM
New York - New Yorkers will be able to use their mobile phones to obtain bitcoin or sell it for cash at kiosks similar to ATMs in and around New York City after the state Department of Financial Services said on Thursday it has approved the virtual currency license of Coinsource Inc. Bitcoin teller machines operator Coinsource, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has 40 bitcoin kiosks in the state...

Sofia, Bulgaria – Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Europe Of Possible Attacks By Iran

November 1, 2018 at 04:59 PM
Sofia, Bulgaria - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling Iran the "most potent force of militant Islam" and is warning Europe of possible Iranian attacks on its soil. Speaking to reporters Thursday after talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Netanyahu said radical Islam is a threat to the world, and that Israel has recently revealed a number of Iranian plots to carry out attacks...

Pittsburgh, PA – 911 Operator Left Shaking After Call With Rabbi During Synagogue Shooting

November 1, 2018 at 04:28 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - Emergency operators who were on duty Saturday morning in Pittsburgh are describing how they could hear gunshots and screaming as the synagogue rampage unfolded. The operators spoke to media outlets Thursday. Bruce Carlton took the initial 911 call from Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers. Carlton says he wanted to keep Myers on the phone without revealing his position to the...

Jerusalem – Israel Battles Measles Outbreak As Infant Dies Of Disease

November 1, 2018 at 03:57 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018. Israeli media reported Thursday that an 18-month-old baby died of complications of the disease at a Jerusalem hospital, the country's first death from measles since 2003. The child was not vaccinated. The outbreak comes as the World Health...

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