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New York – For Some Trauma Doctors, Clash With NRA Proves Therapeutic

May 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence. With rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on par with that of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, trauma surgeons have found that speaking out helps them cope with the hopelessness and anger that...

Miami, FL – Man Accused Of Threatening, Spitting On Jewish People In Bal Harbour

May 15, 2019 at 11:16 PM
Miami, FL - Police have arrested a man who allegedly shouted Jewish slurs and attacked two separate groups of Orthodox Jews in Bal Harbour . Bal Harbour Village Police said the incidents happened near the 9600 block of Collins Avenue, at around 11 p.m., on March 22. WSVN, Reports that Daniel Starikov was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attacked two separate groups of Orthodox Jews on...

Washington – Using A Smartphone To Sound Out Sign Of Kids’ Ear Infections

May 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. If it pans out, parents might one day check their tots' ears at home simply using a phone app and "stuff you have around the house — paper, tape and scissors," said one of the lead researchers, Dr. Sharat Raju of the University of Washington. Ear...

San Francisco – California Cafe Touts Its $75 Coffee As The World’s Priciest

May 15, 2019 at 10:30 PM
San Francisco - A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee Roasters is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the record-breaking price per pound paid for the organic beans at a specialty coffee auction in...

Shelby County, TN – County Votes To Censure Judge Who Posted Article Saying Jews Should ‘get The **** Over The Holocaust’

May 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Shelby County, TN - A Tennessee county commission has voted in favor of censuring a judge who posted racist and anti-Semitic articles on his Facebook page. Prior to the Monday evening hearing, Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey wrote a letter to the Shelby County Commission to say the article he linked to saying the Jews should “get the **** over the Holocaust” and called Muslim immigrants...

Washington – Republicans Launch Bid To Force House Vote On BDS

May 15, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Washington - Republicans want to force a vote on a controversial bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel boycott. The bill, which earlier this year passed the Senate, has been held up in part because the Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, say it poses a threat to First Amendment free speech protections. The bill would uphold the right of states to ban Israel boycotters...

San Francisco – Officials: PG&E Equipment Sparked Deadly California Wildfire

May 15, 2019 at 08:30 PM
San Francisco - Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines caused a fire that killed 85 people — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, California fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said the transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the Nov. 8 fire in the Pulga area that nearly destroyed Paradise. The investigation also...

New York – Historic JFK Terminal Gets New Life As Luxury Hotel

May 15, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel. "How beautiful is this?" said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the $268 million project. The Finnish architect Eero Saarinen didn't have a hotel in mind when he designed the futuristic...

Philadelphia – Muslim Groups Apologize For Video About Decapitating Jews: Mistake ‘Ours To Own’

May 15, 2019 at 07:31 PM
Philadelphia - Muslim leaders in Philadelphia are apologizing for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. The Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter and the Leaders Academy, a gathering space for cyberschooled children, issued a joint statement Wednesday saying "the...

Brooklyn, NY – Teenage Yeshiva Boy Dies In Horrific Bike Accident In BP

May 15, 2019 at 07:17 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 16 year old boy was killed late this afternoon in a tragic accident that took place on 17th Avenue near 53rd Street. Police said that the boy was riding his bicycle just after 5:30 when he was struck by a vehicle after he swerved to avoid the opening door of a parked car. Rescue crews rushed to the scene, where the overturned bicycle could be seen laying on the roadway. He...

Providence, RI – Self-driving Vehicle Pulled Over By Curious Police Officer

May 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Providence, RI - A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before. "It looked like an oversize golf cart," Clements said. The vehicle, operated by Michigan-based May Mobility, was...

London – Tensions Over Iran Show Cracks In A Time-tested Alliance

May 15, 2019 at 06:28 PM
London - Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against Kosovo, Afghanistan and the two wars against Iraq, U.S. leaders have been able to count on Britain to take...

Monsey, NY – Hundreds Attend Symposium With Leaders Of Anti-vaccine Movement In Monsey

May 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Monsey, NY - Jews are being persecuted as disease carriers amid the outbreak of measles, a New York haredi Orthodox rabbi said at a symposium with leaders of the anti-vaccination movement attended by hundreds of haredim. “We Hasidim have been chosen as the target,” said Rabbi Hillel Handler, a Holocaust survivor from Monsey, a Rockland County town with a large haredi population, according...

New York – NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Will Enter The 2020 Presidential Race

May 15, 2019 at 05:58 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry Thursday into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning. A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later Thursday and will hold events in that state Friday and in South...

Washington – Barr Asks Pelosi At Event: ‘Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

May 15, 2019 at 05:01 PM
Washington - Attorney General William Barr tried out a little contempt humor on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with interesting results. The setting was the National Peace Officers Memorial Day service Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Barr and Pelosi were in the crowd waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive. Barr approached Pelosi, shook her hand and said loud enough to be overheard, "Madam...

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