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Orlando – Probe: No Bias By TSA Supervisor, But Profiling Concerns

August 5, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Orlando - Investigators were unable to corroborate specific allegations that a Transportation Security Administration supervisor instructed air marshals to racially discriminate against passengers at Florida's busiest airport. But investigators for the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General uncovered other concerns about racial profiling of passengers by other TSA...

Sacramento, CA – 4 California Sue To Block California Tax Return Law Aimed At Trump

August 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Sacramento, CA - Four California voters have sued to block a new state law aimed at forcing Republican President Donald Trump to release his income tax returns. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law last week that requires presidential candidates to file five years of their income tax returns with the California secretary of state. Candidates who don't comply will not appear on the March 3...

Washington – Journalist’s Death Helps To Reshape US Handling Of Hostages

August 5, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Diane Foley learned her son's fate not from any government official but from a sobbing journalist who asked if she'd been on Twitter. Foley had not, but the ghastly images weren't hard to find. President Barack Obama soon confirmed the news to the world: James Foley, a 40-year-old American journalist kidnapped in Syria two years earlier, was the American beheaded by Islamic State...

Washington – US Faces Challenges In Stopping Domestic Terror Attacks

August 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy. Federal investigators looking to prevent acts of domestic terrorism, like the massacre of 22 people at a crowded shopping center in El Paso on Saturday, have fewer tools and authorities at...

Dayton, OH – Twitter Feed Suggests Dayton Shooter Was Leftist

August 5, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Dayton, OH - A Twitter account that appears to be from the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, showed tweets that labeled himself a "leftist," bemoaned the election of President Donald Trump, supported Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraged people to cut fences of immigrant detention centers. While investigators are still trying to determine a motive for Sunday's attack by...

Tel Aviv – INDICTED: Nati Grossman Of HaPeles Newspaper Along With Many Others

August 5, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Tel Aviv - The Tel Aviv Prosecutor's Office has filed a criminal indictment in the city's District Court against Natan Grossman, an owner of the Peleg-Yerushalmi affiliated HaPeles newspaper, as well as against Shmuel Elyashiv, Avraham Trager, Chaim Yavrov, Netanel Shtepfer, Shabtai Fein, Yisrael Tropper, and Moshe Brillman. The indictment contains 27 counts of felony conspiracies to commit a...

Florida – Florida Man Who Sent Explosives To Trump Critics Sentenced To 20 Years

August 5, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Florida - A Florida man who mailed pipes filled with explosives to prominent Democrats and critics of U.S. President Donald Trump was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday. Cesar Sayoc, 57, who pleaded guilty in March to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes, began crying when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan read the sentence. Prosecutors have described Sayoc in...

New Jersey – Comedy Club Owner David Kimowitz And Family Nanny Stabbed To Death In Suburban NJ

August 5, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New Jersey - A Jewish comedy club owner and the family’s nanny were stabbed to death in a suburban New Jersey neighborhood. David Kimowitz, 40, owner of The Stand comedy club in New York City, was found dead on Saturday morning in his Maplewood home. The au pair, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26, was found dead on the street outside the home, The New York Times reported. The woman’s...

Trenton – New Jersey Enacts 3 Gun Violence Intervention Laws

August 5, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Trenton - New Jersey on Monday enacted three laws designed to help victims of gun violence avoid becoming hurt again by firearms or seeking out retaliation. The new laws add to New Jersey's growing list of at least 10 gun-related laws enacted in the last year and come after weekend firearm attacks in Texas and Ohio left 31 dead. But the new legislation's co-author, Democratic Assembly Majority...

Dayton, OH – Long Before Shooting, Dayton Gunman Threatened Fellow Students With ‘Hit List’

August 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Dayton, OH - The 24-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton, Ohio, had a troubled past, including threatening fellow students in high school, authorities said, but police said it was too soon to establish a motive for the slaughter. The gunman, wielding an assault-style rifle and wearing body armor and a mask, inflicted carnage early on Sunday on a neighborhood known for...

London – ANTI SEMITISM: Jewish Father Called ‘Dirty Jew’ In Front Of His Children [VIDEO]

August 5, 2019 at 06:41 PM
London - Police are investigating what appears to be a case of sick Anti Semitism, when a Jewish family was spending day out in St Albans. A video filmed by one of the victims shows the perpetrator approach the family unprovoked, and calls them “dirty Jews”. He then proceeds to kick an advertising board towards them. Michael, 30, was out with his two children, aged one and three, his...

United Nations – North Korea Took $2 Billion In Cyberattacks To Fund Weapons Program

August 5, 2019 at 06:30 PM
United Nations - North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using "widespread and increasingly sophisticated" cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday. Pyongyang also "continued to enhance its nuclear and missile programmes although it did not conduct a...

Washington – Treasury Designates China As A Currency Manipulator

August 5, 2019 at 06:10 PM
Washington - The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of the Act, the Secretary must "consider whether countries manipulate the rate of exchange between their currency and the United States dollar for purposes of preventing effective balance of payments adjustments or...

Moscow – Putin Urges Arms Talks With US After Nuclear Pact Demise

August 5, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the United States does and called for urgent arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race following the demise of a key nuclear pact. Putin made his statements after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty ended Friday, with the U.S. announcing its intention to test...

Boro Park – Hasidic Man Robbed At Gunpoint

August 5, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Boro Park - A Hasidic man was robbed by two men armed with a gun on Sunday night. The man was approached by the two suspects on 55 Street and 14 Avenue at 11:00 pm. They pointed a gun at the man, took his wallet and iPhone, and fled onto the subway at new Utrecht Avenue and 55 Street. NYPD and Shomrim are looking for the suspects...

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