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New York – New State, Local Laws Affecting Business Take Effect July 1

July 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - With the arrival of July 1, many states and municipalities have new laws and regulations in effect affecting small businesses. While statutes in jurisdictions outside a company's location or operating area may not have a direct impact on the business, legislatures often follow the lead of one another — so a new law in one state or city might be the inspiration for a similar law in...

San Francisco – Twitter Suspends Egyptian Actor Who Tweeted ‘lets Kill Some Jews’

July 1, 2019 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco - Twitter suspended the account of an Egyptian actor and writer who tweeted, “Now lets kill some Jews.” Hesham Mansour’s tweet appeared Monday morning on his feed, which has over 800,000 followers. In June the television actor tweeted “All negativity in the world, caused by jews. All terrorism in the world, caused by jews. All depression, darkness, also jews.” As of...

Washington – Tanks Arrive In DC Ahead Of July 4 Celebration

July 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An Associated Press photographer says the two M1A1 Abrams tanks are with four other military vehicles on a freight train in a railyard at the southeastern edge of Washington. The vehicles are being guarded by military police...

Brooklyn, NY – Chasidic Boy Hospitalized For 3 Year After Being Hit In Bicycle Accident Pass Away

July 1, 2019 at 09:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 15 year old Chasidic boy who was seriously injured after being hit by a car as he rode his bicycle to school three years ago has died this evening. On Sept 2016, Then 12 years old Moshie Yehuda Wolpin from Brooklyn was riding at 7 am westbound on Cortelyou Road on his way to the Stoliner yeshiva when he was hit by a car traveling northbound on Dahill Road. Wolpin has since...

Washington – Congress Expands Probe Of White House Personal Email Use

July 1, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Washington - Top aides in President Donald Trump's White House, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will come under increased scrutiny for their use of personal emails and other unofficial messaging to conduct government affairs, a congressional oversight chairman said on Monday. U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight...

Philadelphia – Synagogues Are Now Conducting Active Shooter Drills During Services

July 1, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Philadelphia - When the ushers locked the door to the sanctuary, and the congregants prepared to flee the synagogue in preparation for a mass shooting, Rabbi Neil Cooper made sure it all happened before they had to take the Torahs out of the ark. Ten minutes later the worshippers were back in the pews, doors unlocked, and getting ready to hear the weekly Torah portion. The first active shooter...

Tel Aviv – El Al Hires Its First Druze Flight Attendant

July 1, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Tel Aviv - A woman from a small village in northern Israel is the first Druze flight attendant for El Al Airlines. Merach Kara of Daliyat al-Karmel, near Haifa, had to overcome cultural traditions of her community to take the job, Ynet reported. She told Ynet that she wanted to be a flight attendant since she took her first plane ride at the age of 4. Kara performed national service and...

Washington – Baptism By Fire: New Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s Eventful First Days

July 1, 2019 at 08:05 PM
Washington - She is President Donald Trump's new top spokeswoman. But she said barely a word during what became her introduction to the world. Stephanie Grisham received a baptism by fire over the weekend as she accompanied the president on his high-stakes trip to Asia and threw her body into a fracas with North Korea security officials. It was an early sign of how Grisham, a former Trump...

Allegheny County, NY – Schoolteacher In Upstate New York Praised Hitler In Yearbook Quote

July 1, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Allegheny County, NY - A school district in upstate New York has recalled its yearbook after a new teacher appeared to call Adolf Hitler his favorite person in history in a yearbook interview. The student body of Whiteville Central School District in Allegheny County is 98.9 percent white, the Olean Times Herald reported. Asked his favorite person in history, first-year history teacher Jeff...

Jerusalem – Israelis Develop Anti-Drowning System Following Son’s Near Death Experience

July 1, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - A team of Israelis has developed an Artificial Intelligence-based application that set off an alarm when there is a danger of someone drowning in a body of water. The Dip-See system detects children or adults who are active in the swimming pool, tracks the swimmers to find an anomaly behavior such as disappearance or stress, and sends an alert to your smartphone or an alarm is...

Clint, TX – Ocasio-Cortez Describes ‘horrifying’ Conditions At Texas Migrant Facility, Reports Immigrants Drinking From Toilets

July 1, 2019 at 06:19 PM
Clint, TX - Migrants held at a border patrol station in Texas were being kept in "horrifying" conditions that included psychological abuse and being told to drink out of toilets, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said after a visit to the facility with other U.S. lawmakers on Monday. A delegation of lawmakers from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were touring the border patrol...

Washington – AP-NORC Poll: Trump Not Boosted By Strong American Economy

July 1, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - he solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Nearly two-thirds describe as "good" an economy that appears to have set a record for the...

Washington – Trump Says There Will Be Tanks At July 4 Celebration In Washington

July 1, 2019 at 05:40 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says military tanks will be part of Washington's Fourth of July celebration later this week. Asked Monday about his plans, Trump said tanks will be stationed outside but provided no other details. Trump had wanted a parade of military tanks and other equipment in Washington after witnessing a similar parade in Paris in 2017. But that plan eventually was...

Manhattan, NY – FDNY Hosts Annual Blessing Of Marine Fleets

July 1, 2019 at 05:26 PM
Manhattan, NY - New York - The New York City Fire Department held today its traditional blessing of the marine fleet in Lower Manhattan at South Street Seaport. This annual maritime tradition is meant to ensure safe travels, and includes a procession of fireboats along the East River led by Fireboat Three Forty Three of Marine Company 1 – FDNY’s largest fireboat, followed by a colored...

Mexico City – Mexican City Digs Out From More Than 4 Feet Of Hail

July 1, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Mexico City - Officials in Mexico's second largest city say a storm that dumped more than 4 feet (more than a meter) of hail on parts of the Guadalajara area damaged hundreds of homes. Images shared by Jalisco state's civil defense agency show cars buried up to their windows in hail on Sunday. The government brought in heavy machinery to clear streets and dig out businesses. Streets looked...

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