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Washington – What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Exercise, Not Vitamin Pills

May 14, 2019 at 11:55 PM
Washington - If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year brings 10 million new cases, says the report released Tuesday by the World Health...

Berlin – Multimillion-Dollar 1980s Ferrari Stolen During Test Drive

May 14, 2019 at 11:31 PM
Berlin - German police are looking for a rare 1980s Ferrari sports car believed to be worth more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) after a man posing as a would-be buyer stole it during a test drive. Police in Duesseldorf said the man answering an advertisement for the red Ferrari 288 GTO , first registered in 1985, turned up for a previously agreed appointment in the western German city on...

New York – U.S. Growth Would Have Contracted Without Trillions In Government, Consumer Debt: Gundlach

May 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - U.S. growth appears to be based "exclusively" on government, corporate and mortgage debt and the economy would have contracted if the United States had not added trillions in debt, Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said in an investor webcast on Tuesday. "Nominal GDP growth over the past five years would have been negative if U.S. public debt had not...

Brooklyn, NY – Farah Louis Wins 45th District City Council Seat

May 14, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A hotly contested race to fill an empty City Council seat has been unofficially called by the New York City board of elections, with Farah Louis beating out seven other contenders to represent the 45th District. The district, which includes Midwood, Marine Park, parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Canarsie and Flatlands, had been previously represented by Jumaane Williams. ...

New York – New Museum Opening At Statue Of Liberty

May 14, 2019 at 10:30 PM
New York - A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. The 26,000-square-foot (2,415-square-meter) museum on Liberty Island, scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, is the new home for the statue's original torch and other artifacts which had previously been in a...

Salem, OR – Oregon Vaccine Bill Dead As US Measles Count Soars

May 14, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Salem, OR - Critics blasted a decision by Oregon lawmakers that killed a bill aimed at getting more children vaccinated for measles and other preventable diseases in order pass a tax on large businesses, saying it jeopardized public health. Despite passing the House and having the necessary votes in the Senate, the measure to make it harder for families to opt out of required vaccinations was...

Hackberry, LA – Confident Trump Handicaps Democratic Field During Energy Speech

May 14, 2019 at 09:46 PM
Hackberry, LA - President Donald Trump came to southern Louisiana on Tuesday to extol the benefits of U.S. energy production but could not resist a slashing critique of the Democrats battling to face him in the 2020 presidential race. "I'm looking at the competition. You sort of dream about competition like that, you know?" he told several hundred workers at the Cameron liquefied natural gas...

Stockholm – A Jewish Woman’s Stabbing In Sweden Shocks Her Tiny Community

May 14, 2019 at 09:33 PM
Stockholm - Early Tuesday, a man wielding a large knife approached the secretary of the Jewish community of Helsingborg, Sweden, from the back and delivered near-fatal stab wounds to her upper body. The victim, a woman in her 60s whose family asked not be named in the media, was assaulted a mere stone’s throw from the tiny synagogue of this coastal city just north of Malmo. Her attacker fled...

Dubai – NYU Chaplain To Be First Chief Rabbi Of The United Arab Emirates

May 14, 2019 at 08:32 PM
Dubai - Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, the New York University chaplain, will be the first chief rabbi of the United Arab Emirates. David Weinberg, the international affairs director for the Anti-Defamation League, made the announcement Tuesday at an event co-hosted by the ADL and the UAE embassy on interfaith tolerance. Sarna told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the position is unpaid, and that he...

New York – Explorer Recounts Making The Deepest Ocean Dive In History

May 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - Taking the hours-long journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean was a complicated one, and for Victor Vescovo, it meant being constantly on the alert as he monitored his state-of-the-art vessel. But when he reached 10,928 meters into the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, Vescovo took the advice of the man whose...

Brooklyn, NY – Watch: Turning To A Lantzman, City Appeals To Chasidic Holdouts With New Pro-Vaccination Video

May 14, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hoping to boost immunization rates and halt the measles outbreak that has continued spreading throughout the city’s Jewish neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has released a pro-vaccination video featuring a well known member of the Chasidic community. The just over one minute long clip has Alexander Rapaport, executive director of the Masbia soup kitchen network...

Poway, CA – Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Hate Crimes

May 14, 2019 at 06:56 PM
Poway, CA - The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday. John T. Earnest spoke twice during the brief hearing — to acknowledge his name and to say he agreed with his court-appointed attorney's decision against seeking bail. Earnest, 19, is charged with bursting into the Chabad of Poway...

Albany, NY – Parents Rally At NY State Capitol To Keep Vaccine Exempt

May 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Albany, NY - Hundreds of parents and vaccine skeptics have called on New York lawmakers not to narrow existing exemptions to the state childhood immunization rules. The group stood in the rain outside the state Capitol Tuesday urging lawmakers to protect a state law that permits people not to vaccinate their children for religious reasons. They say that parents are best suited to make medical...

Washignton – Trump On Anniversary Of Jerusalem Embassy Move Says It’s ‘a Proud Reminder’ Of Strong US-Israel Ties

May 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.” Trump referenced the anniversary in a tweet Tuesday. The Jerusalem municipality marked the date by projecting Israeli and American flags onto the walls of the Old City. Some have wondered if the effects of the...

Russia – Pompeo Tells Russia: No More Election Interference

May 14, 2019 at 05:35 PM
Russia - On his first trip to Russia as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo warned his Russian counterpart against any "unacceptable" Russian meddling in U.S. elections. At a news conference following three hours of meetings Tuesday, Pompeo said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that any such action by the Russians in the 2020 elections "would put our relationship in an even...

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