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Russia – Moscow Gets 1st Major Holocaust Monument

June 4, 2019 at 11:39 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the unveiling of a memorial seen by some as Moscow’s first Holocaust monument. The monument, depicting hands pulling open a door’s shutters, was unveiled at Moscow’s Jewish museum. It commemorates Jewish resistance fighters. “Although about half of the victims of the Holocaust were citizens of our country, Moscow had no separate...

London – Deaths From Falls Among Older Americans Are On The Rise

June 4, 2019 at 11:00 PM
London - New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American...

New York – Is ‘Big Tech’ Too Big? A Look At Growing Antitrust Scrutiny

June 4, 2019 at 10:33 PM
New York - Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe , promising "a top-to-bottom review of the market power held by giant tech platforms." In addition...

Monticello, NY – Measles Exposure Possible; Two Individuals Quarantined

June 4, 2019 at 10:32 PM
Monticello, NY - The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposures to individuals who recently tested positive for measles. Sullivan County now has five (5) confirmed cases since March and two additional suspect cases. • Residents may have been exposed if they were at the following location on May 16, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., or between May 25-June...

Washignton – Reuters: U.S. Seeks Russian Support On Iran At Key Israel Meeting

June 4, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The United States believes Russia may be more amenable than in the past to addressing U.S. and Israeli concerns about Iran's influence, including in Syria, when national security leaders meet in Jerusalem this month, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. The United States announced last week that John Bolton, White House national security adviser, would meet his Israeli and Russian...

New York – 13 Democratic Candidates Delivered Videos To This Jewish Conference. The Different Messages Hint At What’s To Come

June 4, 2019 at 09:30 PM
New York - Everyone started by praising the American Jewish Committee, naturally enough. But in their video greetings to the group’s annual policy forum here, 13 Democratic candidates proceeded to demonstrate a party grappling with what story they should tell to one of its most important demographics: Jewish voters. Some candidates started by decrying anti-Semitism. Others started by holding...

Raleigh, NC – Fortune Cookie Means Big Fortune For Powerball Winner

June 4, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Raleigh, NC - A North Carolina man who says he based his Powerball entry on a fortune cookie he got from his granddaughter now has a fortune to celebrate. WRAL in Raleigh reports retired retailer Charles W. Jackson Jr. stepped forward at North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to claim last weekend's $344.6 million jackpot. Jackson chose the $223 million lump sum payment...

New York – It’s Time For A Torah Emoji, And This Organization Is Working To Make It Happen

June 4, 2019 at 08:30 PM
New York - Designing a new emoji is not simple. Sefaria, the online free Jewish library, has found this out in recent months. The organization wanted to reach more and younger people, to get them to use the resources on its website. They thought that a Torah emoji would put a kinder, gentler face on Jewish scholarship. And, says Rory Kress, Sefaria’s chief marketing and engagement...

London – The Other Royal Family? Trump Adult Kids Take London

June 4, 2019 at 08:04 PM
London - It wasn't just President Donald Trump and wife Melania soaking up the royal treatment during their state visit to the United Kingdom. The president's four adult children inserted themselves into the pomp at every turn — and helpfully documented the moments on social media. Whether or not they hold White House posts, Trump's children, perhaps with an eye toward evoking the princes...

Albany – 61 Arrested At Tenant Protection Protest At NY State Capitol

June 4, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Albany, NY - Sixty-one people have been arrested after protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections blocked access to the Senate and Assembly chambers in the New York state Capitol. The group marched through the Capitol chanting protests Tuesday before blocking the legislative doors. They were charged with disorderly conduct. Two of those arrested...

Phoenix – Biggest Victims Of New Tariffs Won’t Necessarily Be Mexicans

June 4, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Phoenix - The biggest victims of President Donald Trump's tariffs won't necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast. The people likely to pay the steepest price for Trump's attempts to bend Mexico and China to his will are poor Americans, who already live close to the financial edge and could have to pay more for everyday purchases. For...

Washington – Watchdog Says FBI Has Access To About 640M Photographs

June 4, 2019 at 06:01 PM
Washington - A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photos, including driver's license pictures and mugshots, which could be used in facial recognition searches. That's according to the Government Accountability Office's Gretta Goodwin, who testified Tuesday at a House hearing on the government's use of facial recognition. The figure reflects how the technology...

New York – Lawyer: Manafort May Soon End Up In Rikers Island Jail

June 4, 2019 at 05:32 PM
New York - Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump who is serving time in a federal prison, is expected to be arraigned soon in New York on state charges and could end up in the city's Rikers Island jail, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Manafort, 70, is now at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania after being sentenced to 7-1/2 years...

New York – Dow Jumps Over 500 Points Amid Hopes Of Fed Rate Cut

June 4, 2019 at 05:20 PM
New York - The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in the face of escalating trade wars. Optimism about a resolution to one of those trade disputes and a rebound in technology shares also boosted the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index notched its best...

Albany, NY – Hundreds Protest Slow Movement On Rent Rules In New York

June 4, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Albany, NY - Hundreds of protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections in New York state have blocked access to the Senate and Assembly chambers. The group marched through the Capitol chanting protests Tuesday morning before taking positions outside the legislative chambers. State Police began arresting individuals who refused to move. The state...

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