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Jerusalem – Meet Hilik Magnus, Israel’s Top Search And Rescue Expert

December 7, 2018 at 03:33 PM
Jerusalem - Few jobs have as high stakes as that of Yehiel Magnus. Magnus, who goes by Hilik, is faced with life and death decisions every day as the head of Magnus International Search and Rescue. For the past 25 years, Magnus and his 15 person rescue team have run thousands of critical rescue operations all around the world. They’ve conducted field rescues and complex medical evacuations...

Honolulu – Now 97, Navy Veteran Recalls 1941 Attack On Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Honolulu - Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached his military installation on Kaneohe Bay soon after Pearl Harbor was...

Washington – Jewish Centrists Are Leading The Fight To Keep Nancy Pelosi In Charge

December 7, 2018 at 02:15 PM
Washington - Nancy Pelosi’s efforts to reclaim the House speaker’s job got a boost from a New Jersey Democrat, Josh Gottheimer, who is a leader of a bipartisan caucus called the Problem Solvers. The second-term congressman comes from a tradition of centrism in which Jewish lawmakers and party activists have been prominent, and he is backed by a constellation of well-known Jewish centrists...

New York – Democratic 2020 Campaign Revving Up Quickly

December 7, 2018 at 01:33 PM
New York - Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. And long-rumored White House...

College Station, TX – Secret Service Detail For Bush, Code Name ‘Timberwolf,’ Ends

December 7, 2018 at 12:27 PM
College Station, TX - The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf." Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the agents' detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday following Bush's burial on Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University. Bush died on Nov. 30 at the...

Washington – Secret Service Detail For Bush, Code Name ‘Timberwolf,’ Ends

December 7, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Washington - The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf." Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the agents' detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday following Bush's burial on Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University. Bush died on Nov. 30 at the age of...

Washington – Trump Political Aides Shifting Over To Re-election Campaign

December 7, 2018 at 12:04 PM
Washington - White House political director Bill Stepien and Justin Clark, the director of the office of public liaison, are leaving the administration to work on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. Both are veterans of Trump's 2016 operation. The White House staff moves, announced Friday, come as Trump's political focus is shifting toward 2020 and in anticipation of a more partisan...

New York – Marlboro Maker Leaps Into The Cannabis Trade With $2.4B

December 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM
New York - One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. Altria will pay another $1.4 billion for warrants that if exercised, would give the Altria a 55 percent ownership stake in...

Seattle – Amazon Targets Airports For Checkout-free Store Expansion

December 7, 2018 at 11:03 AM
Seattle - Amazon.com Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy. The move underscores how a company that started as an online bookseller is making forays into brick-and-mortar retail to capture a greater share of shoppers'...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Tried To Get Media Outlet To Attack Rival’s Wife, Report Says

December 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM
Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu tried to convince the owner of a popular news site to run a negative story about the wife of a political rival, according to a television report. Israel Television News reported that the prime minister called on Shaul Elovitch — at the time the owner of Walla News — to run a report saying that Gilat Bennett, the wife of Education Minister and Jewish Home...

Washington – Trump Names State Spokeswoman Nauert For UN Ambassador, Says will Nominate Barr For Attorney General

December 7, 2018 at 10:10 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump announced Friday he's nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Heather Nauert will be nominated," Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas City. "She's very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she's going to be respected by...

Queens, NY – No Hate Crime Charges As Two Arrested In Vicious Attack On Forest Hills Yeshiva Student

December 7, 2018 at 09:41 AM
Queens, NY - Two teenagers are under arrest in the brutal beating that left a Queens yeshiva student seriously injured and hospitalized for over a week. Police said that 18 year old Jonathan Torres of Flushing and 17 year old Victor Hidalgo of the City Line section of Brooklyn were taken into custody yesterday and charged with gang assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree...

Washington – Trump Tweets As Mueller Is Set To Give More Russia Probe Details

December 7, 2018 at 09:21 AM
Washington - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller may provide new details on Friday on how two of President Donald Trump's closest former aides have helped or hindered his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 election campaign. Mueller last month accused Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of breaching a plea bargain agreement by lying to...

Washington – CNN: John Kelly To Resign As White House Chief Of Staff

December 7, 2018 at 08:01 AM
Washington - John Kelly is expected to resign as U.S. President Donald Trump's chief of staff in the coming days, CNN reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Representatives for the White House did not be immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. The rocky relationship between Trump and Kelly, 68, a retired Marine Corps general, has been widely reported. CNN, citing...

Jerusalem – Israel May Expand Anti-tunnel Operation Into Lebanon, Minister Says

December 7, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Jerusalem - Israel is prepared to take action in Lebanon against Hezbollah cross-border tunnels if necessary, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Friday. Israel's military said earlier this week that it had found a number of passages dug across the Israel-Lebanon border to be used in carrying out attacks inside Israel. The Israeli military sent mechanical diggers, troops and anti-tunneling...

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