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Chicago – Buttigieg Campaign Grows, Looking To Sustain Early Momentum

June 7, 2019 at 06:10 PM
Chicago - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been quickly growing his upstart campaign, expanding its footprint in early states, adding veterans of previous presidential bids and now taking over a Chicago office previously occupied by an offshoot of President Barack Obama's campaigns. The team has grown from six people in January to roughly 85, and the campaign expects to...

New York – Wall St. Ends Up Sharply On Rate Cut Hopes, Trade Optimism

June 7, 2019 at 04:30 PM
New York - Wall Street's major indexes charged higher on Friday, as sharply slowing U.S. job growth boosted hopes for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts while optimism about potential progress in U.S. trade fights with China and Mexico added to risk appetites. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 262.87 points, or 1.02%, to 25,983.53, the S&P 500 gained...

New York – US: Man Sought Guns, Grenades For Times Square Terror Attack

June 7, 2019 at 04:30 PM
New York - A New York City man plotted to use guns, grenades and suicide vests to bring bloodshed to Times Square, federal prosecutors said Friday. Ashiqul Alam was arrested Thursday after arranging through an undercover agent to buy a pair of pistols whose serial numbers had been obliterated, prosecutors said. Alam also discussed buying a silencer, ammunition and hand grenades, which he said...

London – British Jews Protest Election Of Labour Politician Who ‘liked’ Post On ‘Zionist Slave Masters’

June 7, 2019 at 04:00 PM
London - British Jews protested the election to Parliament of a candidate for the Labour party who “liked”a Facebook post saying Prime Minister Theresa May has a “Zionist Slave Masters agenda.” Lisa Forbes on Thursday won a special election in the eastern English city of Peterborough, defeating a Brexit Party candidate and leaving the Conservative Party candidate far behind. The...

Jerusalem – Why Some American Jews Pay More Than $20,000 To Get Buried In Israel

June 7, 2019 at 03:05 PM
Jerusalem - Within hours of his mother’s funeral, Rabbi Abba Cohen was driving from Baltimore to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. That night Cohen, together with his brother and sister, sat on a plane to Israel. The following day he would watch his mother being buried next to his father on the Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem. Only hours later he was once again on a flight, this time back to...

Saint-Nicolas – Belgian Prosecutors Drop Case Against Cafe Owner Who Welcomed Dogs, But Not Jews

June 7, 2019 at 02:37 PM
Saint-Nicolas - Prosecutors in Belgium dropped criminal complaints against a Turkish café owner who put up a sign banning Jews. A café in the town of Saint-Nicolas had displayed a sign saying dogs are welcome at his business, “but Jews are not.” The La Dernière Heure newspaper on Friday reported that the Prosecutor’s Office in Liege dropped discrimination charges filed in 2014...

New York – Long-distance Trip: NASA Opening Space Station To Visitors

June 7, 2019 at 02:00 PM
New York - NASA announced Friday that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year. The round-trip ticket will cost an estimated $58 million. And accommodations aboard the orbiting outpost will run about $35,000 per night, for trips of up to 30 days long. The space agency says only two visitors per year will be allowed, for...

Italy – Rome’s Great Synagogue Decorated With Flowers Ahead Of Shavuos

June 7, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Italy - Rome’s largest synagogue was decorated with thousands of flowers as part of the community’s tradition ahead of the holiday of Shavuot. The flowers — arrangements of roses of various colors and pink calla lilies, among others — were placed along the aisle of the Great Synagogue of Rome, on its bimah, on the Torah ark and between the pews. Flowers are placed each year during...

Kurgan, Russia – Russian Man Gets 2.5 Years In Jail For Anti-Semitic Graffit

June 7, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Kurgan, Russia - A Russian court handed handed a 2 ½-year prison sentence to a young man for writing anti-Semitic graffiti on a residential building. A district court in the city of Kurgan near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan earlier this week upheld the unusually-harsh sentence, which the 23-year-old man received from a lower court last year, Kommersant reported Wednesday. The man, who...

Washington – FDA Targets Vaping ‘Influencers’ For Online Promotions

June 7, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Washington - U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used paid social media influencers to pitch nicotine solutions to their online followers, including...

Washington – US Hits Iran With New Sanctions; Petrochemicals Targeted

June 7, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Washington - The Trump administration on Friday hit Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and 39 of its subsidiaries and foreign sales agents. It said the company holds 40% of Iran's petrochemical production...

New York – Walmart Service To Deliver Groceries Inside Customers’ Homes

June 7, 2019 at 10:56 AM
New York - The online delivery wars are heating up inside shoppers' homes. Walmart is now offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh groceries and put them in your refrigerator when you're not home. The nation's largest grocer said Friday that it will be offering the service this fall for more than one million customers in three cities: Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Missouri, and Vero...

Moscow – Putin To U.S.: ‘Economic Egoism’ Is Recipe For Trade And Maybe Real Wars

June 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States on Friday that what he described as unbridled economic egoism was a recipe for trade and maybe even real wars. Putin, speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg on the same platform as Chinese leader Xi Jinping, complained about what he called unfair competition and protectionism from the West and Washington in...

New York – Once A Book Selling Giant, Barnes & Noble Sold To Hedge Fund

June 7, 2019 at 09:55 AM
New York - The one-time bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers. Independent bookstores have also persisted in the face of digital publishing. The company said in October that it might put itself up for sale after...

St. Paul, Minnesota – Rep. Ilhan Omar Ordered To Pay Fine For Campaign Finance Violation

June 7, 2019 at 09:34 AM
St. Paul, Minnesota - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel and help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said the first-term Democratic congresswoman also must pay...

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