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New York – FDNY Sends Notices To 10,000 Individuals Concerning Possible Data Breach

August 9, 2019 at 06:00 PM
New York - The Fire Department this week notified more than 10,000 patients whom the FDNY EMS had previously treated and or transported that their personal information may have been compromised by a loss of an agency employee’s personal external hard drive last March. The employee, who was authorized to access the records, had uploaded the information onto the personal external device, which...

Texas – El Paso Needs A 9/11-style Response To Fight White Supremacists, Jewish Security Officials Say

August 9, 2019 at 05:32 PM
Texas - After a white supremacist gunman murdered 22 people in El Paso, Jewish groups that track hate say now is the time to get serious about the threat from the far right. In fact, Jewish security officials say, the crisis calls for the kind of response that followed 9/11 — building a system to track white supremacists from scratch. Since the 2001 attacks, white supremacists have been...

New York – Walmart Removes Images Of Violence In Stores After Shooting

August 9, 2019 at 05:00 PM
New York - Walmart is removing from all of its stores signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, store that killed 22 people. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games, and to make sure that no violence is depicted on screens in its...

St Paul, MN – Agent: Accused Mosque Bomber Had Cache Of Guns

August 9, 2019 at 04:30 PM
St Paul, MN - An FBI agent has testified the accused Illinois militia leader charged with organizing the bombing of a Minnesota mosque kept a cache of guns, including assault rifles that were altered to be fully automatic. The Star Tribune reports that in pretrial testimony in federal court in St. Paul Thursday, special agent Joel Smith said he found four shotguns and four rifles with serial...

Beijing – Huawei Unveils Phone System That Could Replace Android

August 9, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Beijing - Huawei on Friday unveiled a smartphone operating system that it said can replace Google's Android, adding to the Chinese tech giant's efforts to insulate itself against U.S. sanctions. The announcement of HarmonyOS highlights the growing ability of Huawei, the No. 2 global smartphone brand and biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers, to create technology and reduce its...

Monticello – Jewish Ice Cream Truck Driver Arrested After Repeated Warnings [VIDEO]

August 9, 2019 at 03:53 PM
Monticello - An ice cream truck driver was arrested in Monticello, Friday afternoon. Deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff Department were called to Nachlei Emunah on Joyland Road at around 12:45 for a "disturbance". It is unknown what the disturbance was, but when Deputies arrived, the driver was arrested. Shortly after, a heavy duty tow truck from Prestige Towning Company arrived, and...

Burlington, IA – Biden Centers Campaign Where He Started: Trump’s Character

August 9, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Burlington, IA - Joe Biden's campaign is not anchored in a big policy idea like Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All. He is not proposing transformative change like Elizabeth Warren. Instead, Biden's call to voters is a more visceral one, casting the 2020 race as a test of the country's character. The recent back-to-back mass killings in Texas and Ohio have, for now, allowed Biden to re-center his...

France – Former Spy: French Secret Service Promised Not To Harm Palestinian Terrorists Who Killed Jews In Paris

August 9, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Paris, France - France agreed not to target Palestinian terrorists who killed French Jews in Paris in 1982 if they refrain from carrying out further attacks on French soil, a former top spy revealed. Yves Bonnet, who headed the now-defunct DST service in the 1980s, said this in January to a judge investigating the 1982 attack in which six people were murdered and 22 injured at a kosher...

New York – NY Gov. Signs Legislation Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based On Religious Attire Or Facial Hair

August 9, 2019 at 02:30 PM
New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.04037 /A.4204) which prohibits employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair. The new law amends the New York State Human Rights Law to make clear that employers cannot refuse to hire, attain, promote, or take other discriminatory action against an individual for wearing attire or facial hair in...

Gibsoton, FL – VIDEO: Man Takes Golf Cart On Wild Ride Into Florida Walmart Store

August 9, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Gibsoton, FL - Authorities say a 56-year-old Florida man took his golf cart on a wild ride through a Walmart store, terrorizing shoppers and ignoring deputies' orders to stop before crashing into a cash register. Hillsborough County Sheriff's investigators say they were summoned to the store near Tampa on Thursday, where they found Michael Dale Hudson blocking the liquor store entrance with...

London – Major Power Cut Leaves Large Parts Of England Without Electricity

August 9, 2019 at 01:59 PM
London - Large chunks of Britain, including London, were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. Power supplier National Grid said issues with two generators had caused a loss of power across parts of the country and that they had been resolved. Power failures were reported as far apart as London in southeast England and Cheshire in...

Tibau, Brazil – Descendants Of Forcefully Converted Jews Open Mikvah In Northern Brazil

August 9, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Tibau, Brazil - Descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity inaugurated in Brazil what they say is the first ritual bath built for and by people with their family history. Members of the Sinagoga sem Fronteiras Jewish group built the mikvah last month in the coastal city of Tibau, situated more than 1,000 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. It was built according to the strictest...

Helena, MT – Montana Judge Orders Neo-Nazi Website Publisher To Pay $14M

August 9, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Helena, MT - A judge on Thursday ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to pay a Jewish real estate agent $14 million for inciting his readers to harass her family with hundreds of threatening and anti-Semitic messages and calls. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen entered Tanya Gersh a default judgment in her civil lawsuit after The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin refused to appear...

Dallas – Remains Of Vietnam War Pilot Flown Home To Texas By Son

August 9, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Dallas - The remains of an Air Force pilot whose plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War have been returned to Texas by a commercial jet flown by his son. The remains of 36-year-old Col. Roy Knight Jr. of Millsap arrived Thursday at Dallas Love Field. Southwest Airlines Capt. Bryan Knight flew the plane transporting the flag-draped casket. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency...

Washington – Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Sues Over His Firing

August 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part of Trump's plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him. The...

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