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Beijing – China Orders Its Airlines To Suspend Use Of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

March 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Beijing - China's aviation regulator has ordered domestic airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 Max aircraft, Chinese media outlet Caijing reported on Monday, following a deadly crash on Sunday of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Citing industry sources familiar with the matter, Caijing said domestic airlines, which operate some 60 such airplanes, had received orders from the Civil...

Washington – Powell Says Trump’s Attacks Played No Role In Rate Pause

March 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed's decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in hiking interest rates. He also said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he can't be fired by the president and that he intends to serve out his full four-year term. In an interview with the CBS news...

Palm Beach, FL – Donor Claimed Chinese Clients Could Mingle With Trump

March 10, 2019 at 11:02 PM
Palm Beach, FL - A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and take photos with the president, along with access to his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. It remains unclear how much Li Yang charged for the services and whether she was ever hired to provide them. But the company's claims and other eyebrow-raising...

Thessaloniki, Greece – Winning Documentary Portrays Israeli Human Rights Lawyer

March 10, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Thessaloniki, Greece - A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the Thessaloniki International Festival. "The Advocate," a 108-minute film directed and produced by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, focuses on Lea Tsemel, who has defended Palestinians of every stripe, from protesters to known extremists, for more than 50 years. The...

Chicago, IL – Boeing Likely To Face New Questions After Another 737 Crash

March 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Chicago, IL - Boeing's newest version of its most popular plane is again in the spotlight after a deadly accident in Ethiopia. A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off Sunday from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was new. The weather was clear. Yet something was wrong, and the pilots tried to return to the airport. They never...

Bitola, Macedonia – 2 Last Remaining Jews Of Bitola, Macedonia Attend Holocaust Commemoration

March 10, 2019 at 09:25 PM
Bitola, Macedonia - About 200 people gathered in this Balkan nation’s second city for a Holocaust commemoration that became one of its largest Jewish events in decades. The gathering Sunday in Bitola in Macedonia was to commemorate the March 11 deportation in 1943 of more than 3,200 local Jews to be murdered at the Nazi death camp Treblinka in Poland. Only two percent of the city’s Jewish...

New York – Modern Policing: Algorithm Helps NYPD Spot Crime Patterns

March 10, 2019 at 09:00 PM
New York - When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn't a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles (11 kilometers) south in Manhattan. The match, though, wasn't made by an officer looking through files. It was done by pattern-recognition...

Jerusalem – Israeli Charedi Men Claim Ticketed For Doomed Flight, Grateful To Be Alive After Postponing Africa Trip

March 10, 2019 at 08:21 PM
Jerusalem - Two Charedi businessman from Israel are planning to express their thanks publicly tomorrow during their morning prayers after an unexpected delay caused them to postpone their trip to Nairobi on the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed earlier today, ultimately saving their lives. B’Chadrei Charedim (http://bit.ly/2SWLpoC ) reported that Yisroel Moseson and Shraga...

Concord, NH – Sanders Says His Ideas Have Gained Acceptance

March 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Concord, NH - Sen. Bernie Sanders says ideas he embraced four years ago that seemed "radical and extreme" are now helping define Democrats' presidential campaigns. Said Sanders: "Virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people, and they are being supported by Democratic candidates from school board to president of the United States." He delivered his remarks...

Englewood, NJ – Student Removed From NJ Private School After Anti-Semitic, Racist Graffiti Discovered

March 10, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Englewood, NJ - An 11th grader no longer attends a private school in New Jersey after anti-Semitic and racist graffiti was found in bathrooms on the school campus. The hate graffiti were first discovered at the Dwight-Englewood Upper School on March 1. It was discovered again days later after a letter about the incident was sent to students, parents and staff of the school, and after an...

New York – Americans Drinking More Gourmet Coffee Than Ever Before: Survey

March 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
New York - Americans are consuming more gourmet coffee than ever, but the outlook for future growth may be threatened by increasing economic worries, survey results from the National Coffee Association (NCA) showed on Saturday. Sixty-one percent of the coffee drank in the United States is described by consumers as gourmet, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the NCA and...

Washington – First Lady: Growing Ease In Official Role, But Not Politics

March 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - Melania Trump came armed with surefire applause lines when she stepped up to address a largely female audience that had gathered to celebrate other women. The first lady showcased the record number of women serving in Congress. She said women's unemployment had hit its lowest level in 65 years, though it has since ticked up slightly. And she highlighted the more than 2 million...

Washington – Biden Eyes Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense Of Urgency

March 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Washington - On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most...

New York – More Women Work In Construction That’s Still A Man’s World

March 10, 2019 at 03:00 PM
New York - Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it's a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds (45 kilograms) going into new plumbing. "When you first do it, it's quite a shock, but it's reality," says Gwyn, who with Rojas is helping build a Manhattan high-rise for the Memorial Sloan...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Israel Is The State Of ‘Jewish People Alone’

March 10, 2019 at 02:01 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is the homeland "only of the Jewish people," in a new jab at the country's Arab minority ahead of April's election. Netanyahu on Sunday addressed "slightly confused people" after an Israeli celebrity defended the rights of Israel's Arab population. Arabs comprise about 20 percent of Israel's 9 million residents. They have full...

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