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Dallas – Authorities: Deadly Cargo Plane Appears To Have Hit Turbulence Before Crash

March 12, 2019 at 11:52 PM
Dallas - A Boeing 767 appears to have hit turbulence a minute before it entered a steep descent that ended when the plane smashed into a Texas bay in February, killing all three people aboard , according to federal authorities. "Small vertical accelerations" suggest Atlas Air Flight 3591 entered turbulence soon after the pilots had descended to avoid a band of precipitation as they approached...

Los Angeles – Israeli Bank To Pay $195M For US Tax-avoidance Scheme

March 12, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Los Angeles - One of Israel's largest banks has agreed to pay $195 million for helping U.S. citizens avoid paying taxes by stashing their assets in offshore accounts. The U.S. attorney's office says Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. and two subsidiaries acknowledged guilt Tuesday in a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice filed in a California court. The bank has more than...

New York – Pilots Have Reported Issues In US With New Boeing Jet

March 12, 2019 at 11:05 PM
New York - Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly. The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply. In both cases, they recovered quickly after disconnecting the autopilot. As described by the pilots, however, the...

Denver, CO – Blizzard Threatens Central U.S. With Two Feet Of Snow, Powerful Winds

March 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Denver, CO - A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet (60 cm) of snow and bring fierce winds to the U.S. Central Plains states, potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters said on Tuesday. The storm, now brewing as low-pressure center in the southwest, will quickly move into the Rocky Mountains and deliver one to two feet of snow with...

Chicago – Chicago Kosher Deli Employing Special Needs Workers Is Closing

March 12, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Chicago - A kosher deli in Chicago that employs special needs workers and donates all of its profits to charity is closing. Milt’s Extra Innings, which opened nearly a year and a half ago in the shadow of Wrigley Field on the city’s North Side, said it was closing on March 17, after “sales at MEI are not what we projected them to be,” owner Jeff Aeder said in a statement. The small...

Washington – Trump Says NY Among ‘PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS’

March 12, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has tweeted an apparent response to a New York investigation into his business empire, saying the state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are now "proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS." Tuesday's tweet came a day after New York Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed two banks for records related to four of Trump's real estate projects and his failed...

Palma De Mallorca, Spain – On This Spanish Island, Purim Used To Be The Biggest Holiday For Persecuted Jews

March 12, 2019 at 09:06 PM
Palma De Mallorca, Spain - On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe. There’s the reading of the Book of Esther at the small synagogue near the marina, followed by a costume party bringing together the different contingents of Palma’s Jewish population of several hundred: unaffiliated Israeli families, retired...

Washington – How Did Ivanka And Jared Become So Powerful? A New Book Chronicles Their Rise

March 12, 2019 at 08:33 PM
Washington - Following the death of a counterprotester at a demonstration by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which President Donald Trump said there was blame on “both sides,” White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump defended his statements. “My dad’s not a racist; he didn’t mean any of it,” the president’s oldest daughter said in a conversation with Gary Cohn...

New York – Gene-edited Food Quietly Arrives In Restaurant Cooking Oil

March 12, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S. Calyxt said it can't reveal its first customer for competitive reasons, but CEO Jim Blome said the oil is "in use and being eaten." The Minnesota-based company is...

Washington – Trump Laments Complexity Of Modern Airlines In Wake Of Crash

March 12, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump lamented the complexity of modern airplanes Tuesday in the wake of two deadly crashes in the past five months, appearing to speculate on the cause of the disasters before aviation experts from the United States and elsewhere complete their investigations. The president commented as several countries announced that they were grounding their fleets of the...

Washington – Boeing CEO Backs 737 Max In Call With Trump

March 12, 2019 at 07:09 PM
Washington - Boeing's CEO has spoken with President Donald Trump and voiced his confidence that plane maker's 737 Max is safe. The call Tuesday came as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration continues to back the airworthiness of the 737 Max despite a growing number of countries grounding the aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend. The FAA says its review...

Richmond, VA – Woman Picks Matching Numbers 30 Times To Win Lottery Game

March 12, 2019 at 07:03 PM
Richmond, VA - A Virginia woman parlayed a feeling to purchase 30 lottery tickets with the same numbers to win $150,000. Deborah Brown says she purchased 20 Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 1-0-3-1 after seeing those numbers "a couple of times during the day." She then bought 10 more because she was really feeling it. The number combination won the Feb. 11 drawing and each ticket was worth...

Washington – White House Tries To Avert Senate Defeat On Border Emergency

March 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The White House labored Tuesday to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators joining Democrats to thwart him. Vice President Mike Pence met privately at the Capitol with a handful of GOP senators, hoping to persuade them to stand by...

Washington – Equal Rights Row Flares Over Arab-Jewish Divide In Israel Election

March 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - A remark by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel is a state for Jews alone has heated up an election row over equal rights that has drawn in the president and even the Israeli who plays Wonder Woman over alleged prejudice against Israeli Arabs. Ahmad Tibi, a veteran lawmaker in Israel's parliament, said on Army Radio on Tuesday that election day is the only time when...

Jerusalem – Nechama Rivlin, Wife Of Israel’s President, Received New Lung From Teenage Donor

March 12, 2019 at 05:40 PM
Jerusalem - Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Reuven Rivlin who is never seen in public wihout being attached to a portable oxygen tank, underwent a successful lung transplant. On Tuesday, a day after the surgery, Nechama Rivlin was awake and speaking to her medical team and family, the President’s Office said in a statement. Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in Central...

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