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Burlington – Biden: Trump ‘Fanning The Flames Of White Supremacy’ [VIDEO]

August 7, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Burlington - Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020. "Trump offers no moral leadership," Biden declared in Burlington, Iowa. The president "seems to have no interest in unifying the nation." Biden's remarks, which have been echoed in some...

Morton – Largest US Immigration Raids In A Decade Net 680 Arrests

August 7, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Morton - U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino border city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was...

Topeka – Kansas Imposes Toughest Online Tax Collections In The Nation

August 7, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Topeka - Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting a legal battle. The state Department of Revenue issued a notice last week saying any "remote seller" doing business with Kansas residents must register with the department, collect state and local sales taxes...

Jerusalem – Eastern Jerusalem Arab Sues After Police Plant Gun In His House While Filming Reality TV Show

August 7, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - An eastern Jerusalem resident is suing the Israeli police for planting a gun in his home while filming an episode of a reality television show. “Jerusalem District,” which purports to show the police in real-life situations and is produced by Israel’s public broadcaster, followed a team of officers late last year as they raided Samer Sleiman’s home in the Arab neighborhood...

Cleveland – Frontier Airlines: Free Flights For Anyone Named Green Or Greene

August 7, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Cleveland - If your name is Green or Greene, you have a free flight coming your way! The free flight will be provided by Frontier Airlines, as part of their Green Week initiative. In order to receive the tickets, individuals must book flights on flyfrontier.com and confirm their last name is Green or Greene. If eligible for the promotion,individuals will then receive a full refund of up...

Jerusalem – Israeli Centrist Candidate Yair Lapid’s Tweet Draws Accusations Of Anti-Semitism From Haredim

August 7, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, tweeted a video that some have perceived as reinforcing anti-Semitic stereotypes about money-grubbing Jews. Lapid, who is second on the Blue and White central-left alliance’s list in the September Knesset election, has come under fire from political rivals on the right for the satirical video portraying a WhatsApp group chat...

New York – Fox’s Carlson Calls White Supremacy ‘A Hoax’ [VIDEO]

August 7, 2019 at 08:30 PM
New York - Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson has faced criticism before for his commentary, including a statement that immigration has made America dirtier. His remarks Tuesday came...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Says No To Unity Government

August 7, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making his political vision for Israel crystal clear, promising to establish “a strong right-wing government.” “This is my commitment to Likud voters. There will be no unity government,” he wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday in the conservative Israel Hayom newspaper. Netanyahu is pushing back on demands that he form a unity...

McLean, VA – All Clear At USA Today Headquarters After Report Of Man With Weapon [PHOTOS]

August 7, 2019 at 07:30 PM
McLean, VA - The northern Virginia office building that houses USA Today was evacuated for several hours Wednesday for what police said was an unsubstantiated report of an armed man. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said SWAT teams had searched "every inch" of the building after receiving a 911 call around noon reporting that someone who previously worked there had been seen with a...

Florida – Florida Man Targeted Orthodox Jews In Ponzi Scheme Sentenced To Over 7 Years

August 7, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Florida - Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Rick Swearingen, Commissioner, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), announced that on August 6, 2019, Shayeh Dov, 49 years old, of North Miami Beach, Florida, was sentenced to eighty-seven (87) months...

New York – FedEx To End Ground Delivery Business With Amazon

August 7, 2019 at 06:30 PM
New York - FedEx will no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon as the online shopping giant builds its own fleet and becomes more of a threat to delivery companies. The announcement Wednesday comes two months after FedEx already terminated its air delivery contract with Amazon. FedEx said dumping Amazon is part of its plan to go after more e-commerce deliveries from other...

Israel – Mother Of Four Gives Birth To Her Fifth Stuck In Traffic In Ashkelon [PHOTOS]

August 7, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Israel - Karen Moskowitz of Alfei Menashe and Yossi Elmaliach of Petach Tikvah, both advanced EMTs with Magen David Adom as well as paramedic students, were on an administrative mission while driving an ambulance in Ashkelon. They were caught up in traffic congestion on Menachem Begin Blvd in the city when Karen heard someone beginning to beep a car horn – it was three vehicles behind them...

Beirut – Turkey, US Appear Closer To Establishing Safe Zone In Syria

August 7, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Beirut - Turkey and the United States appeared Wednesday to be edging closer toward setting up a so-called safe zone in northeast Syria, saying they had agreed to form a joint operations center to coordinate and manage its establishment. The vague announcement issued at the end of three days of Turkish-U.S. talks in Ankara also appeared to avert — for now— a possible new Turkish incursion...

Montreal – Canadian Jews Launch $10 Million Campaign To Keep Montreal Community Institutions Safe

August 7, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Montreal - Canadian Jews are looking to raise $10 million to provide security to communal institutions in Montreal. The Federation CJA, one of Canada’s largest Jewish organizations, said it has partnered with 31 Jewish institutions as part of its Community Security Network initiative and hired an outside firm to help develop strategies for protecting the community, the Canadian Jewish News...

Washington – Consumer Credit Up $14.6 Billion, Slowest In 3 Months

August 7, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Washington - Consumer borrowing slowed in June to the smallest increase in three months as a jump in auto loans and student loans was offset by a big drop in borrowing on credit cards. Overall consumer borrowing increased by $14.6 billion in June after a $17.8 billion advance in May, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. It was the smallest increase since a $9.9 billion gain in...

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