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New Jersey – EPA: Newark Should Provide Bottled Water Due To Lead

August 11, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Newark, NJ - The governor of New jersey and the mayor of Newark have vowed to provide bottled water to city residents with lead service lines after tests indicate filters may not be protecting them against elevated lead levels. Gov. Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka said, however, in a statement Sunday evening that the city and state "will need support and assistance from the federal...

New York – Epstein’s Guards Were Working Extreme OT Shifts

August 11, 2019 at 11:00 PM
New York - Guards on Jeffrey Epstein's unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail's operations told The Associated Press. The person said that the Metropolitan Correctional Center's Special Housing Unit was staffed with one guard working a fifth straight day of overtime and another who was...

Los Angeles – LA Jewish Center Shooting Commemorated On 20th Anniversary

August 11, 2019 at 10:31 PM
Los Angeles - A moment of silence marked the day 20 years ago when a white-supremacist gunman wounded children and staff at a Los Angeles Jewish center before killing a Filipino American postal worker. The Los Angeles Times reports family and friends of victims were on hand Saturday outside a U.S. Post Office where a plaque commemorates letter carrier Joseph Ileto ("ill-LET-oh"), who was...

Germany – BOMBSHELL REPORT: Adolf Hiter’s Grandfather Was Likely Jewish

August 11, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Germany - New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax published a paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of European Studies, presenting new evidence that Adolf Hitler's grandfather was Jewish. Hans Frank was Adolf Hitler's personal attorney. In Frank's memoir, published seven years after his execution in 1946 at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Frank claimed to have...

Crown Heights – Bnos Menachem Of Crown Heights Becomes First School In NYC To Install Bullet-resistant Doors

August 11, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Crown Heights - In the aftermath of several recent mass shootings, Bnos Menachem of Crown Heights is the first school in NYC to step up their school security by installing metal doors, according to a report by the NY Post. One door of a planned 90 has already been installed, with the rest to follow. The metal classroom doors weigh 150 pounds each. They are made galvanized steel and are...

Washington – Schumer Bill Would Require FBI To Regulate Body Armor Sales

August 11, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Washington - The Senate's top Democrat says he's introducing legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the legislation would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet-resistant vests and other body armor. The New York senator says there would be exceptions for law enforcement and...

Israel – US House Majority And Minority Leaders, In Jerusalem, Say Tlaib And Omar Should Be Allowed To Visit

August 11, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - The U.S. House of Representatives majority and minority leaders said in Jerusalem that Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be allowed to visit Israel and the West Bank despite their criticism of the country. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, who is leading a delegation of 41 Democratic Representatives, many of them newly elected, to Israel and Minority...

New York – Justice Late, Not Denied: New York To Allow Old Abuse Suits

August 11, 2019 at 06:00 PM
New York - Hundreds, possibly thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state are expected to go to court this week to sue their alleged abusers and the institutions they say failed them, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and hospitals. It's all because of a landmark state law passed this year that creates a one-year window allowing...

Nevada – Las Vegas Man Planned To Bomb Local Synagogue, Federal Authorities Charge

August 11, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV - A man from Las Vegas, Nevada who works as a security guard was arrested and charged with plans to bomb a local synagogue or a bar that caters to the LBGTQ community. The man was identified as Conor Climo, 23, in a statement issued Friday by the U.S. Justice Department. Climo was arrested on Thursday and appeared in federal court on Friday. He was charged with one criminal...

Washington – CNN: Jared Kushner Was The Driving Force Behind Rubashkin’s Commutation

August 11, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Washington - According to a new report by CNN, Jared Kushner was the one who convinced President Trump to grant clemency to Shalom Rubashkin, not any of the senators or community leaders as previously thought. Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of America's largest kosher meat processing plant, was convicted in 2009 of a series of fraud charges. Rubashkin's legal troubles began in 2008, when a...

New York – Official Says NYC Jail Broke Rules On Epstein

August 11, 2019 at 03:30 PM
New York - A law enforcement source tells The New York Times financier Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his jail cell the night of his apparent suicide. The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the information. An official with knowledge of the investigation told the Times that Epstein's cellmate was transferred. The...

Warsaw – Poland Honors Wartime Group That Collaborated With Nazis

August 11, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Warsaw - Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened ceremonies honoring the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade of the National Armed Forces on the 75th anniversary of its...

Jerusalem – Motty Steinmetz Backs Out Of Concert After Israeli Court Bans Sepatate Seating

August 11, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - Nazareth District Court Judge Jonathan Abraham sparked controversy on Sunday, when he ruled that no form of gender separation would be permitted at a Motty Steinmetz concert to be held at an Afula park this Wednesday. The controversial ruling came after a petition was filed by the Women's Lobby. The Afula municipality initially supported the Charedi event, saying that out of...

Hong Kong – Tear Gas Fired In Hong Kong With No End In Sight To Protests

August 11, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Hong Kong - Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave before tear gas was deployed in the Sham Shui Po area, police said, calling a march there an "unauthorized assembly." Nearby...

Flatbush – One Dead In Major Crash On Ave L & Coney

August 11, 2019 at 01:49 PM
Flatbush - A two car collision resulted in a bicyclist killed on Sunday. The two cars collided at Coney Island Avenue and Ave L. One of thee vehicle jumped the curb and pinned a bicyclist against a building. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital by Hatzolah, where he was pronounced dead. Reports stated that one of the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and may have blown through a...

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