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Tehran – We Are On Cusp Of Full-scale Confrontation With Enemy: Iranian Guards Commander

May 15, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Tehran, Iran - The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday: "We are on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy," the Fars news agency reported. Major General Hossein Salami, named head of the force last month, added: "This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most...

Eagle Pass, TX – Photos Capture Near-drowning Of Family On US-Mexico Border

May 15, 2019 at 04:03 PM
Eagle Pass, TX - New photos capture the dramatic rescue of a 7-year-old boy from Honduras who nearly drowned in the river separating the U.S. and Mexico until Border Patrol agents rescued him. The San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday on the rescue of four adults and five children who tried to cross the Rio Grande in inflatable children's pools near Eagle Pass, Texas. The pools capsized...

Warsaw – Polish Leaders Should Clearly Condemn Antisemitism: World Jewish Congress Hea

May 15, 2019 at 03:31 PM
Warsaw - Poland's religious and political leaders should unequivocally condemn antisemitic behavior following a number of troubling events in the country, the head of the World Jewish Congress wrote on Wednesday. Ronald S. Lauder criticized "the sight of protesters on the streets of Warsaw chanting anti-Jewish and anti-American slogans", and the burning of an effigy of Judas in the Polish town...

Capacity Audience Attends Mayanei Hayeshua Awareness Event On Mental Health Issues In The Community

May 15, 2019 at 03:22 PM
A capacity audience filled the Harvey Morse Auditorium at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, on Monday 13 May 2019. The event, “Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Community,” was sponsored by the American Friends of Mayanei Hayeshua’s Mental Health Center, Israel’s only culturally-sensitive Community Hospital. The evening opened with Mr Zvi Ryzman speaking about the...

Washington – Trump Attacks Prosecutors At Ceremony For Fallen Officers

May 15, 2019 at 03:16 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is using a Capitol Hill ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers to criticize some big-city prosecutors he asserts don't go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. Trump also called for the death penalty for killing officers. And he made an apparent reference to the case of actor Jussie Smollett. He says "those who file false police...

Washington – Biden Expands Lead Over Rivals For 2020 U.S. Presidential Nomination Despite Lack Of Support From Millennials: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

May 15, 2019 at 03:02 PM
Washington - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over a wide field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by 5 percentage points since he entered the race in late April, according to a monthly Reuters/Ipsos poll. The poll released on Wednesday found 29% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Biden in the state nominating contests...

New York – Helicopter Lands In Hudson River, Pilot Uninjured

May 15, 2019 at 02:42 PM
New York - A helicopter crashed into the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport Wednesday and partially sank, but not before the pilot was able to escape. New York City Fire Department officials said the pilot was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury after the helicopter landed in the river at around West 30th Street. No other people were aboard but a worker at the heliport...

Washington – Help Coming On Blocking Scam Calls For Robocall-plagued US

May 15, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Washington - New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to allow to carriers block spam calls by default, which should...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Will Ask Voters To Legalize Recreational Pot

May 15, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate president said he would instead look to voters next year and will pursue separate bills to expand medical cannabis and wipe clean some criminal records. The Democrat vowed that adult-use marijuana — supported by fellow Democrats Gov. Phil Murphy and Assembly Speaker Craig...

Tel Aviv – Minor Earthquake Felt In Israel

May 15, 2019 at 01:25 PM
Tel Aviv - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt throughout Israel. The temblor at about 8 p.m. Wednesday was centered about 125 miles off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the northern Israeli cities of Haifa and Hadera, according to Israel’s Geophysical Institute. No injuries or damage have been reported. Residents of Jerusalem, central Israel and...

Washington – Pelosi Warns Trump Against War In Mideast; Dems Demand Info

May 15, 2019 at 01:20 PM
Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the U.S. must avoid war with Iran, and she declared the White House has "no business" moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress. Pelosi's remarks to House Democrats came amid growing concerns in Congress over President Donald Trump's approach to Iran and mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf region over...

Washington – Officials: Trump Expected To Delay Auto Tariffs Decision By Up To Six Months

May 15, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to delay a decision on imposing tariffs on imported cars and parts by up to six months, three Trump administration officials told Reuters, , avoiding opening yet another front in his global trade battles. A formal announcement is expected by Saturday, the due date for Trump to make a decision on recommendations by the Commerce Department to...

Brooklyn, NY – Suspect In Williamsburg Assault Arrested And Charged

May 15, 2019 at 12:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One week after a 39-year-old Chasidic man was assaulted while walking down a Williamsburg street, a 16 year old is under arrest and facing hate crime charges. Police declined to release any information about the suspect because of his age, but said that he had no history of prior arrests. He was charged this morning at the 90th Precinct with assault as a hate crime, aggravated...

Gaza – Palestinians Wounded In Nakba Day Protests, 9 Fires Along Gaza Border

May 15, 2019 at 12:27 PM
Gaza - Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group, which controls Gaza, announced a general strike, closing schools and public institutions to allow for a large...

Moscow – In Limbo: The Dirty Russian Oil No One Wants To Pay For

May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Moscow - The bills are due for millions of barrels of contaminated Russian oil that have been stuck for weeks in pipelines from Belarus to Germany - but no one wants to pay. Western oil companies and European refiners that bought the oil a month ago, before discovering it was unusable, have so far refrained from freezing payments as they are keen to maintain good long-term relations with the...

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