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Québec, Canada – Orthodox Jewish Women, Hatzolah Members, Among Dozens Caught Up In Massive Quebec Pileup That Closed Highway For Hours

February 25, 2019 at 11:32 PM
Québec, Canada - An Orthodox Jewish woman was one of multiple drivers involved in a huge pileup near Montreal that left the roadway closed for hours and littered with crushed cars and trucks. The pileup took place early this afternoon on Highway 15 south near Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur, approximately twenty minutes north of the Canadian border. Montreal Hatzolah member Shmarya Plotkin said...

Hanoi – Kim Jong Un Arrives In Vietnam For Summit With Trump

February 25, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Hanoi - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, grinning broadly and waving at a crowd gathered on a cold, rainy morning, stepped off his armored train Tuesday after a long ride that started in Pyongyang and wound through China to this Vietnamese border town ahead of his second nuclear summit with President Donald Trump. Kim, dressed in his trademark dark Mao suit, shook hands with officials as...

Washington – Dems Block Senate GOP Bill On Infants Surviving Abortions

February 25, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. The vote was the latest instance in which Republicans have tried to go on offense on the issue and put...

Barcelona – Car Industry Will Be Big 5G Customer Down The Road, Says SEAT

February 25, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Barcelona - Carmakers will be big customers for next-generation telecoms networks, helping to justify investment in 5G, but need to be more innovative if the technology is to take off, Spain's SEAT said on Monday. The deployment of 5G promises to link everything from vehicles to household devices but will require prodigious investment and the telecoms industry is trying to agree on if and how...

Washington – U.S. Housing Outlook Stuck In A Lull As Economy Dulls

February 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - U.S. house prices are forecast to rise this year at the slowest pace in more than half a decade, as a dearth of single-family homes and higher mortgage rates restrain activity in an already-expensive market, a Reuters poll of housing analysts found. The latest Reuters survey of nearly 40 housing analysts and economists polled Feb. 13-25 suggests a turn in Federal Reserve rate...

Albany – Cuomo Drops Proposal To Ban All Modified Stretch Limos

February 25, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Albany - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a proposal to ban all modified stretch limousines, an idea prompted by last fall's crash that killed 20 people. The Times Union of Albany reports Monday that the provision was stricken from Cuomo's state budget proposal. Cuomo is still seeking several other changes to enhance regulations of limos, and a spokesman said Cuomo still wants to...

Washington – Another Ceasefire: Can The US And China End Their Trade War?

February 25, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Relief swept across world financial markets Monday after President Donald Trump pushed back a March 2 deadline in a trade dispute with China. But the respite might not last. The world's two biggest economies have squared off over Beijing's aggressive campaign to turn Chinese companies into world leaders in advanced industries such as robotics and electric vehicles. Both sides...

Buffalo, NY – Photos: Ice Boom: High Winds Cut Power, Inundate Lake Erie Shoreline

February 25, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Buffalo, NY - High winds howled through much of the eastern U.S. for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mounds of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph (119 kph) — or higher were reported around the region, including West Virginia and New York. While atop Mount...

Kensington, MD – Strong Advocate For Israel, Former US Rep. William Broomfield Of Michigan Dies At 96

February 25, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Kensington, MD - William Broomfield, a foreign-policy specialist from Michigan who was in Congress for nearly four decades, has died at age 96. Broomfield's family released a statement Monday saying he died Feb. 20 in Kensington, Maryland, where he lived. No cause was disclosed. Oakland County voters first elected Broomfield to the House in 1956. For 18 years, he was the senior Republican...

Columbus, OH – Radio Host Seeks Over $1M For Case Against Neo-Nazi Website

February 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Columbus, OH - A Muslim-American radio host is asking a federal court in Ohio to award him more than $1 million in damages for his claims that a neo-Nazi website operator falsely accused him of terrorism. Attorneys for SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah said in a court filing Friday that they are seeking $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages from The Daily...

Albany – NY To Let Teachers Report Student Safety Concerns To Judge

February 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Albany - Teachers and school administrators in New York state can now alert a judge about students who they worry could be a threat to themselves or others after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday intended to help prevent school shootings, suicides and other tragedies. A judge would have the power to order a mental evaluation of the student and direct the removal of firearms from his...

Los Angeles – The Iranian Revolution Was 40 Years Ago. Persian Jews In Los Angeles Are Still Feeling The Pain

February 25, 2019 at 06:15 PM
Los Angeles - Asher Aramnia, an 83-year-old Iranian Jewish businessman living in Los Angeles, fought back tears recently when recalling his beloved cousin, who was randomly executed by Iran’s Islamic regime 40 years ago for the crime of operating a women’s beauty parlor there. Aramnia is among the thousands of local Iranian Jews who this month are recalling the painful memories of the...

Sponsored: Please Help: One Week To Wedding Without Basic Needs

February 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM
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Jerusalem – Palestinians Accused Of Uprooting Trees Planted In Memory Of Jewish Terror Victim

February 25, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinians are accused of uprooting 50 trees planted in the West Bank in memory of Ori Ansbacher, the 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered in a forest outside Jerusalem by a Palestinian man. Jewish settlers who were planting the grove Friday clashed with local Palestinians. The Israeli army intervened to halt the confrontation, Ynet reported. The settlers said they...

New York – Former Fed: Trump Doesn’t Understand Economic Policy

February 25, 2019 at 04:37 PM
New York - Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she doubts that President Donald Trump has a good grasp of economic policy or even knows the Federal Reserve's mandates. "I doubt that he would even be able to say that the Fed's goals are maximum employment and price stability," Yellen said in an interview with radio program "Marketplace." She said Trump has made various inaccurate...

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