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Lakewood – Lakewood Resident Hit By Car While Riding Bike

August 14, 2019 at 11:51 PM
Lakewood - A Lakewood resident is in critical condition after he was hit by a car whike riding his bike. The man was riding his bike in Howell when he was struck by a vehicle. He was found laying on the side of the road. The victim was rushed to Jersey Shore Trauma center, where he remains in critical condition. The victim's name for Tehillim is Chaim Yisroel ben Chaya. Follow VIN...

Des Moines, IA – Iowa Governor Stops State From Challenging Trump Coal Rule

August 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Des Moines, IA - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a supporter of clean energy policies reducing greenhouse gases as a way to battle global climate change, said Wednesday he was blocked by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds from joining 21 other states in suing the Trump administration over a policy that relaxes restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Miller, a Democrat, said he asked Reynolds in...

Little Rock, AR – Group Sues Over Rejection Of Eye Law Referendum Effort

August 14, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Little Rock, AR - Opponents of a new Arkansas law that expands the procedures optometrists can perform are suing the state for rejecting an effort to hold a referendum on the measure next year. Safe Surgery Arkansas on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to reverse election officials' ruling that the group had not submitted enough valid signatures to force a public vote on the eye surgery...

Washington – Police To Crack Down On Impaired Driving Through Labor Day

August 14, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - About 30,000 police officers will be out on the roads around the country through the Labor Day weekend to crack down on impaired driving, an annual effort that this year poses potential risks to immigrants who fear getting stopped and deported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday it will run the high-visibility enforcement campaign during what is...

WATCH: Pinny Schachter “Make it A Million” Original Song for “Tu B’Av Together”

August 14, 2019 at 10:17 PM
Pinny Schachter "Make it A Million" Original Song for "Tu B'Av Together" Download Mobile Shareable Version of Music Video CLICK HERE To Share this Music Video via Whatsapp CLICK HERE (it's cool; try it) At TuBavTogether.com you can – Submit names of tefillah for shidduchim & all yeshuos (FOR FREE) to the minyan of Talmidei Chachamim of Yad L’Achim. All names will also be...

Jerusalem – Mahmoud Abbas Snubs Visiting Republicans

August 14, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with a Republican congressional delegation only a week after meeting with a Democratic group on a visit to Israel. Abbas dropped out of a scheduled meeting in Ramallah with the delegation of 31 Republicans, according to Jewish Insider, leaving the lawmakers to meet with PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat and Prime...

Austin, TX – Governor Forms New Anti-terrorism Unit After El Paso Attack

August 14, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Austin, TX - Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is adding manpower to gang investigations surrounding white nationalist groups in the wake of the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead. Abbott said Wednesday that Texas will also create a new domestic terrorism unit to help "root out the extremist ideologies that fuel hatred and violence in our state." Authorities say 21-year-old Patrick Crusius...

Wichita, KS – Ruling Holds US Attorney’s Office In Kansas In Contempt

August 14, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Wichita, KS - Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys and willfully violated court orders during an independent investigation of the systemic practice, a judge said in a ruling that could upend hundreds of federal convictions and sentences. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in...

Omaha, NE – Warren Buffett’s Firm Adds To Its Amazon, Bank Investments

August 14, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Omaha, NE - Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has been adding more Amazon shares to its investment cart. Berkshire Hathaway said in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that it owned 537,300 Amazon shares at the end of June, up from 483,300 shares. Buffett first revealed Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Amazon in May, although he said one of the company's two...

Jerusalem – Former Jerusalem Mayor Will Meet Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar, If They Will “Learn And Listen”

August 14, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Knesset member Nir Barkat, a former mayor of Jerusalem, said he would be willing to meet with U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib if they are willing to “learn and listen.” Both Omar and Tlaib have been intensely critical of Israel and have courted allegations of anti-Semitism from some Jewish Americans. In an interview, Barkat told the Tel Aviv-based cable news channel...

Des Moines, IA – Rep. King Suggests Rapes, Incest Helped Populate The World

August 14, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Des Moines, IA - U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa congressman reviewed legislation he has sought that would outlaw abortions without exceptions for...

United Kingdom – British Neo-Nazi Earned More Than $8,000 From YouTube

August 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM
United Kingdom - A British neo-Nazi earned more than $8,000 from his YouTube videos. Mark Collett, who has praised Adolf Hitler and was arrested in 2010 for threatening to kill a politician, earned the money — some $8,761 — from people paying to post comments on his YouTube videos, The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday, citing Storyful. About 30 percent of the money paid by commenters...

Wall Street – Dow Slumps 800 Points After Bonds Flash Recession Warning

August 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Wall Street - The threat of a recession doesn't seem so remote anymore for investors in financial markets. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. Weak economic data from Germany and China also fanned fears of a global slowdown. That spooked...

Philadelphia – Several Police Officers Shot In Philadelphia [VIDEO]

August 14, 2019 at 06:15 PM
Philadelphia - At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a warrant in a Philadelphia neighborhood, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the evening, authorities said. None of the officers' injuries were considered life-threatening, Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp said. They were being treated at hospitals. A shooter remained...

Chester, NY – ‘Keep The Hasidic Out’: A Small-Town Housing Showdown

August 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Chester, NY - The following is via the New York Times: In a peaceful corner of the Hudson Valley, a broad expanse of land sits at the ready for hundreds of homes ranging between 2,500 and 3,400 square feet, with views of the surrounding hills. There will be a recreation center and tennis courts, and nearly half of the development’s 117 acres will be kept as open space. But if it were up...

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