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Jerusalem – Car Rams Into Israeli Soldiers In West Bank, 2 Attackers Shot And Killed

March 3, 2019 at 11:48 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military said a Palestinian vehicle targeted Israeli soldiers on a highway in the West Bank before dawn on Monday, prompting troops to open fire, killing two Palestinians inside. An Israeli officer and border policeman were injured when the Palestinian car rammed into a group of Israeli troops, running them over on a road outside a village near the city of Ramallah, the...

Beauregard, AL – Death Toll Rises To 22 As Tornadoes, Severe Storms Hit South

March 3, 2019 at 11:43 PM
Beauregard, AL - An apparent tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 22 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. "We are at 22 right now. Unfortunately, I feel like that number may rise yet again," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said of the death toll. Drones...

New York – New York Legislation Could Allow Sports Betting At Stadiums

March 3, 2019 at 11:36 PM
New York - A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Friday the legislation he announced this week is being tweaked and will have that provision unless he receives strong opposition. "That is one of the changes, that we would open it up to...

Detroit – Elon Musk Says Next Vehicle To Be Unveiled Later This Month

March 3, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Detroit - Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the company's next vehicle will be unveiled March 14. The vehicle, currently dubbed "Model Y", is expected to be an SUV with many of the same underpinnings as its lower-cost sedan, the Model 3. Tesla has an avid fan base for its cars but it has struggled with production issues. Musk insists the company has learned its lesson and that...

Washington – WSJ – U.S. And China Could Reach Trade Deal At Summit Around March 27

March 3, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could reach a formal trade deal at a summit around March 27 given progress in talks between the two countries, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The two nations have imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each others' goods, roiling financial markets, disrupting manufacturing...

Washington – AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Epic Speech Is Laced With Fabrication

March 3, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn't seem to mind at all. He got the unemployment rate wrong. He misstated his winning margin in the election. He reprised some of his most frequently told fictions and dusted off old ones, even going back to the size of his inauguration crowd. A look...

Washington – Adviser Says Trump ‘gave Nothing Away’ In North Korea Talks

March 3, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for the verifiable dismantling of the North's nuclear sites. John Bolton, in three television interviews, tried to make that case that Trump advanced America's national security interests by...

New York – A Right To Vacation? NYC Idea Prompts Debate Over Days Off

March 3, 2019 at 08:30 PM
New York - A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . He casts the idea, which is awaiting City Council action, as a next frontier in workers' rights. His plan resonates...

Jerusalem – US Closes Jerusalem Consulate, Demoting Palestinian Mission

March 3, 2019 at 08:03 PM
Jerusalem - The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit, under the command of the embassy. The...

Detroit – Tesla’s Online-only Sales Approach Comes With Big Risks

March 3, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Detroit - When Gary Bornstein spent $52,000 for a Tesla Model 3 last summer, he did it without taking a test drive or even seeing the car that he now owns. The Long Island, New York, financial consultant did his research and ordered the car online, a process that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gambling on being attractive to many more buyers in the future. Musk on Thursday announced a radical...

New York – Northeast States Prepare For Overnight Snowstorm

March 3, 2019 at 07:29 PM
New York - States across the Northeast are preparing for a snowstorm that could disrupt Monday morning commutes. A winter storm warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday in New York City, the lower Hudson Valley, northeastern New Jersey, and southwest and coastal Connecticut. The storm dropped several inches of snow on the Midwest and is expected to layer 5 to 8 inches (13 to 20 centimeters) on...

Texas – Texas Blacklists Airbnb Over Settlements Boycott

March 3, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Texas - The state of Texas blacklisted Airbnb for its decision to remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements. Airbnb on Friday was placed on the state’s “List of Companies that Boycott Israel” by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar. Texas in 2017 passed a law prohibiting government contractors from engaging in boycotts of Israel, in a move...

Rio De Janeiro – Jewish Philanthropist Becomes Brazil’s Richest Person

March 3, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Rio De Janeiro - A Jewish banker and philanthropist to Jewish causes has become Brazil’s richest person with $25.2 billion. Joseph Safra, who is considered the richest banker in the world by Forbes magazine, has taken over the number one richest position in Brazil from entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann, becoming the richest person in Latin America’s largest nation. The bank that bears his...

Seoul – SKorea, US End Springtime Military Drills To Back Diplomacy

March 3, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Seoul - South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. The decision announced by both countries Sunday is an olive branch to North Korea. But it will likely raise worries about how the allies will maintain their readiness in...

New York – Cab Driver Found Fatally Stabbed; Police Looking For Suspect

March 3, 2019 at 03:55 PM
New York - The New York Police Department is looking for the attacker of a 27-year-old for-hire cab driver who was found fatally stabbed in his car. Police say the car was parked on a Bronx roadway around 9 p.m. Saturday. The driver was inside, with stab wounds to his neck and chest. The New York Times reported the driver, Ganiou Gandonou, was a for-hire driver with Uber, but it was unclear...

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