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Jerusalem – Jennifer Lopez Spotted at the Kosel

August 2, 2019 at 04:15 PM
JERUSALEM - Jennifer Lopez was seen Friday morning at the Western Wall in Jerusalem following her performance in Tel Aviv, August 1st, 2019. Their trip to the Holy Land isn’t the last of Lopez’s international travels this year, though: Over the next two weeks, she’ll perform concerts in Russia, Turkey, Spain and Egypt. Despite calls to cancel her 1 August show in Tel Aviv as part of...

New York – NYPD Judge Recommends Firing Officer In Eric Garner Death

August 2, 2019 at 04:00 PM
New York - An administrative judge recommended Friday firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man whose dying pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against alleged police brutality. The judge's findings in the disciplinary case of Officer Daniel Pantaleo were provided to his lawyer and the city agency that acted as a...

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor: ‘No Doubt’ Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

August 2, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Columbus, OH - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis. The Republican spoke Friday at a joint appearance with U.S. drug czar Jim Carroll, the president's chief drug policy adviser. The two were highlighting record usage of Ohio's prescription drug monitoring portal. DeWine said troves of...

Washington – July US Jobs Report Shows Solid Gains Amid Trade Frictions

August 2, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Washington - U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2% from a year ago, up from a 3% year-over-year gain in June. Though the pace of hiring has slowed...

Detroit – Minivan Sales Keep Falling, But Experts Say They’ll Live On

August 2, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Detroit - They were the suburban vehicle of choice in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ever since, minivans appeared to be riding the slow lane to extinction. The soccer moms who once made the boxy people-haulers ubiquitous have shunned them for car-based SUVs with three rows of seats. Many automakers have stopped selling them. In fact, Chrysler sold more minivans by itself in their heyday than...

Jerusalem – Serious Accident Involving American Chareidi Family In Israel

August 2, 2019 at 02:18 PM
Jerusalem - An American family got into a serious crash on Friday afternoon in Israel. The accident occured at around 1:00PM in the area of Sha’ar HaGai heading towards Jerusalem. Their vehicle collided with a Brinks truck. United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom responded and treated the victims, some of whom needed to be extricated from the vehicle. Four victims were transported to...

Boston – Robert F. Kennedy’s Granddaughter Saoirse Hill Dies At 22

August 2, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Boston - A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 while running for president, has died. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was 22. The Kennedy family confirmed the death in a statement Thursday night following reports that a person had been found unresponsive that day at the storied Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after police responded to a call about a possible...

Washington – US Trade Deficit Falls 0.3% In June

August 2, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Washington - The U.S. trade deficit shrunk slightly in June, as did the politically sensitive trade deficit with China, the principal target of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 0.3% to $55.2 billion in June from May, the Commerce Department said Friday. Exports declined 2.1% to $206.3 billion on declines in...

Washington – Prosecutors Challenge Barr’s Bid To Change Immigration Rules

August 2, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Washington - The Brooklyn district attorney and more than 40 other state and local prosecutors are challenging Attorney General William Barr's bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions. Barr wants to change immigration rules that now defer to state and local decisions on criminal cases that may affect whether an immigrant is deported...

Jordan – Kever Aharon Hakohen Closed By Jordan

August 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Jordan - Jordan’s religion minister, Abed al Nasr abu Bassel, ordered a gravesite holy to Jews closed following prayers there. The closure Friday of the presumed gravesite of Aharon the Cohen, a biblocal figure who according to the Torah had acted as an aide and spokesperson to Moses, followed a mass prayer there earlier this week by 500 pilgrims from Israel at the gravesite, located about...

Washington – Trump Levies More Sanctions On Russia In Spy Poisoning Case

August 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has slapped more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, a move that a Russian lawmaker said Friday will make it less likely for normalized U.S.-Russian relations. Trump issued an executive order late Thursday that imposes another round of sanctions against Moscow, which has denied wrongdoing in the...

Washington – Cummings Says He Scared Off Intruder At Baltimore Home

August 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Rep. Elijah Cummings says he scared off an intruder at his Baltimore home last weekend, providing details for the first time after President Donald Trump tweeted about the break-in. In a statement Friday, the Maryland Democrat said someone "attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 27." "I was notified of the intrusion by my security...

San Francisco – San Francisco Public Toilets Help Homeless, Cost $200,000

August 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM
San Francisco - The sidewalks surrounding Ahmed Al Barak's corner market in one of San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods are filled with cardboard, used syringes and homeless people who have nowhere safe to go at night. But Al Barak says it's an improvement from a year ago, before the city posted a portable toilet across the street from his business in the city's Tenderloin district. He no...

San Diego, CA – Navy Orders Justice System Review After SEAL’s Acquittal

August 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM
San Diego, CA - The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military prosecutors and comes a month after a jury cleared Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher...

Beijing – Asian Stocks Plunge On US-China Trade War Worries

August 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Beijing - Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump's surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Tokyo's main market index fell 2.5% and Hong Kong's benchmark lost 2.3%. Markets in Shanghai, Sydney and Seoul also declined. Trump's announcement of 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods, due to take effect Sept. 1, surprised investors after the...

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