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Washington – Trump Grants Pardon To Man Who Killed Iraqi Prisoner

May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The White House says President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump granted clemency to Michael Behenna of Oklahoma. Behenna was convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone after killing a suspected al-Qaida terrorist in Iraq. He...

Washington – Three Democratic Presidential Candidates Weighed In On The Gaza Violence

May 6, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump volunteered a view on the deadly flareup in clashes between Israel and terrorist groups on the Gaza Strip border this weekend. Of the 21 Democrats running for president, only three weighed in — two, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., favoring Israel’s version of events, and one, former Alaskan Sen. Mike Gravel, who was very...

Washington – Recent Airline Crashes Run Against Trend Toward Safer Flying

May 6, 2019 at 10:42 PM
Washington - After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019. Many aviation experts regard that recent increase as a statistical blip, however. They note that accidents and deaths remain a fraction of the numbers from as recently as the 1990s. Advances in aircraft and airport design, better air traffic...

San Francisco – Google’s AI Assistant Aims To Transcend The Smart Speaker

May 6, 2019 at 10:00 PM
San Francisco - When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple's Siri was already five years old and familiar to most iPhone users. Google's main entry in the field up to that point was Google Now, a...

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Officials Probing ‘Disturbing’ Video Of Muslim Kids Singing About Chopping Off Heads

May 6, 2019 at 09:32 PM
Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia city commission said Monday it's investigating an event last month at which Muslim children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations launched a probe into the April 17 gathering at the Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter. A video...

Borough Park, NY – Suspect Sought in Chol Hamoed Groping of Jewish Teenage Girl in BP

May 6, 2019 at 09:06 PM
Borough Park, NY - Twelve days after a 13 year old Jewish girl was groped in the heart of Borough Park on Chol Hamoed Pesach, the NYPD has released video footage, hoping that someone will be able to identify the suspect. Police said that the incident took place just before 6 PM on April 24th in front of 4701 12th Avenue. The unidentified victim was walking home alone when she was approached...

Cairo – Qatar Pledges $480 Million In Support Of Palestinians: Foreign Ministry

May 6, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Cairo - Qatar pledged 480 million dollars in support of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, Qatar's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. Qatar allocated 300 million dollars in grants and loans to support the Palestinian Authority's budget for the health and education sectors. The other 180 million dollars will go to urgent rescue and humanitarian support, as well as supporting...

Miami Beach, FL – Police Investigating After Man Calls Bagel Shop To Unleash Attack Against Jews

May 6, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Detectives are investigating after a Miami Beach cafe received a disturbing phone call on Monday. Detectives gathered evidence, including phone records and recordings, from Bagel Time Café on Alton Road after the owner, Yehoshua Nodel, said his wife got the call from a man who began asking strange questions. "(He) wanted to know if we're Jewish. Wanted to know if our...

Washington – Cory Booker Proposes National License For All Gun Owners

May 6, 2019 at 08:15 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It's his second policy rollout in three weeks as...

Washington – With Mueller On Justice Staff, Barr Has Sway Over Testimony

May 6, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Special counsel Robert Mueller was expected to step down days after concluding his investigation in March. Yet he remains a Justice Department employee — and the department won't say why. Whatever role Mueller now has, keeping him on the Justice Department payroll offers one clear advantage to President Donald Trump's administration: It makes it easier for Attorney General...

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Parents Name Baby Girl After Lori Kaye, Slain In Poway Synagogue

May 6, 2019 at 07:27 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - Like many other parents and parents-to-be, Chaya and Judah Cowen had a list of names prepared for when their little bundle of joy arrived.They took a detour, however, when they choose to name their fifth child, a baby girl, born May 3, Noa Lea. She’s named after Lori Gilbert-Kaye, whose Hebrew name was Leah, and who was murdered on April 27, the last day of Passover, by a...

Washington – Trump Awards Medal Of Freedom To Tiger Woods

May 6, 2019 at 07:21 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has awarded golfer Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Trump described Woods on Monday as a "true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of dominance." Trump described the litany of victories that Woods has obtained during his remarkable career and the injuries that...

New York – Bernard Madoff’s Wife Ruth Settles With Court-appointed Trustee

May 6, 2019 at 07:00 PM
New York - Ruth Madoff, the wife of imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff, agreed to pay $594,000 and surrender her remaining assets when she dies to settle claims by the court-appointed trustee liquidating her husband's firm. According to settlement papers, Ruth Madoff, 77, who was never charged in connection with her husband's Ponzi scheme, will pay $250,000 in cash and give up $344,000 of...

Omaha, NE – Buffett Says Trade War With China Would Be Bad For World

May 6, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Omaha, NE - Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday with Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who serves on Berkshire's board. Over the weekend, roughly 40,000 people attended Berkshire's shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Trump...

Poway, CA – Celebrating Shabbat In Poway, A Week After The Deadly Shooting

May 6, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Poway, CA - “Those who are standing can remain standing,” Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein joked, a nod to the standing-room-only crowd that had packed Chabad of Poway for Friday night services. For many of those who filled the sanctuary, showing up was an act of faith, of solidarity, of defiance just six days after a gunman entered the synagogue, killing one and injuring three, including the...

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