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TRAGIC UPDATE: Man Killed In Crane Collapse Is Orthodox Jewish Man, Dr David Wichs Z'L (4 opinions)

TRAGIC UPDATE: Man Killed In Crane Collapse Is Orthodox Jewish Man, Dr David Wichs Z'LYWN regrets to inform you that the man killed in this mornings crane collapse in Lower Manhattan is an Orthodox Jewish man. Sources confirm to YWN that the man has been identified as David Wichs, 38-years-old. He lived on West 81st Street in the Upper West Side, and reportedly Davens at Rabbi Looksteins Shul. He is he son of Dr. Thomas and Dr. Adela Wichs of Flatbush, ...    Full Story »

Disney Is Not The Only Place For Magic In Orlando

TRAGIC UPDATE: Man Killed In Crane Collapse Is Orthodox Jewish Man, Dr David Wichs Z'L[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Historic Crowd Funding Campaign – Be A Part of Saving Orlando Torah Academy From Losing Its Building!!  The first ever of its kind crowd funding campaign kicks into high gear to help this essential school buy its building by March 15 and avoid the risk of losing its home and closing down. Torah Umesorah and Eastern Union join forces to create the vehicle ...    Full Story »

NYC Council Votes To Give Itself 32 Percent Raise

NYC Council Votes To Give Itself 32 Percent RaiseThe New York City Council has voted itself a 32 percent pay raise. Legislation passed Friday hikes council members' salaries from $112,500 to $148,500. An independent body known as the Quadrennial Commission had recommended raising many city lawmakers' salaries. However, the figure it had in mind was $10,000 less than the amount approved by the council. The raises come with ...    Full Story »

Dems Ready for Long, Pricey Primary Between Clinton, Sanders

Dems Ready for Long, Pricey Primary Between Clinton, SandersJust one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond. Clinton and Sanders are both flush with campaign cash. Clinton has overwhelming support among Democratic Party leaders, but Sanders foresees staying competitive by drawing new and younger ...    Full Story »

Twitter Moves to Actively Seek Out Terrorist Supporters

Twitter Moves to Actively Seek Out Terrorist SupportersTwitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity. The company announced Friday in a tweet that it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts on its social media site for threatening or promoting terrorist acts mainly related to the Islamic State group in the last eight months. The news signals ...    Full Story »

Bridge Case Defendants Can Subpoena Christie Office Docs

Bridge Case Defendants Can Subpoena Christie Office DocsThe two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame. U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton on Friday said attorneys for Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly can subpoena the Gibson, Dunn and ...    Full Story »

Queens: Kew Gardens Hills Eruv Down Due To Weather (3 opinions)

Queens: Kew Gardens Hills Eruv Down Due To WeatherDue to the inclement weather, the Kew Gardens Hills and NYHQ eruvin are DOWN and NOT reliable for use this Shabbos. Please help spread the word by informing your family and friends. If this status changes, we will update the website accordingly. Please continue to check www.kgheruv.com The KGH Eruv Committee.

Person Killed In Manhattan Crane Collapse Was Sitting In Parked Car (2 opinions)

Person Killed In Manhattan Crane Collapse Was Sitting In Parked CarMayor Bill de Blasio says the person killed in the Lower Manhattan crane collapse was sitting in a parked car. Two other people are in serious condition and another person has minor injuries. The mayor says none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. The crane collapsed into the street Friday morning, stretching much of a block in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane's boom ...    Full Story »

Fiorina Lashes Out After Being Told She Is Excluded From Next GOP Debate (3 opinions)

Fiorina Lashes Out After Being Told She Is Excluded From Next GOP DebateRepublican presidential contender Carly Fiorina is lashing out over a decision to exclude her from Saturday's ABC GOP debate. Fiorina has appeared in previous undercard debates in recent weeks, but since Monday's Iowa caucuses, many of those with whom she'd shared the stage have suspended their campaigns. Fiorina has not been invited to the main stage debate, a move she says is ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 1 Dead, 2 Seriously Hurt in Manhattan Crane Collapse [UPDATED]

PHOTOS: 1 Dead, 2 Seriously Hurt in Manhattan Crane Collapse [UPDATED]One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it crashed onto the street, authorities said. The collapsed red metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident, which occurred around 8:25 a.m. in the Tribeca neighborhood, about 10 blocks north of the ...    Full Story »

2 Wounded NYPD Officers Are Identified (1 opinions)

2 Wounded NYPD Officers Are IdentifiedAuthorities have confirmed the identities of the two police officers shot and wounded while patrolling a New York housing project as Officers Patrick Espeut, 29, and Diara Cruz, 24. The officers are listed in stable condition Friday. Espeut was hit in the cheek. Cruz was shot in the abdomen. Police say the officers encountered two people in a stairwell Thursday night when one of ...    Full Story »

Analysis: Clinton Moves Aggressively To Hold Off Sanders

Analysis: Clinton Moves Aggressively To Hold Off SandersHillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged. So on Thursday, she took matters into her own hands. In the first head-to-head debate between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the former secretary of state tried to systematically undermine the Vermont senator's plans for a ...    Full Story »

Experts Say Launch Won't Bring N. Korea Much Closer To ICBM

Experts Say Launch Won't Bring N. Korea Much Closer To ICBMJapan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch. Whatever lifts off from North Korea's western coast space center this month, one ...    Full Story »

Police Officials Quarrel Over Effort To Raise Bar On Force (1 opinions)

Police Officials Quarrel Over Effort To Raise Bar On ForcePolice organizations are bickering over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, a contentious issue given the national spotlight on questionable shootings. Groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers are pushing back against proposals last week by the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based research group, ...    Full Story »

Housing Minister Announces Plan to Address Housing Shortage in Chareidi Community; Solution Will Take Time

Housing Minister Announces Plan to Address Housing Shortage in Chareidi Community; Solution Will Take TimeHousing Minister (Kulanu) Yoav Gallant announces his ministry is working on a plan to address the nationwide housing shortage. He announced the plan will resolve the shortage in the chareidi sector within the next 20 years. The plan calls for the construction of 200,000 apartments for the chareidi tzibur alone. The minister revealed the plan in response to a Knesset query from MK Uri ...    Full Story »

Trump Campaign Shows A Different Side After Iowa Loss

Trump Campaign Shows A Different Side After Iowa LossStung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they'd learned from any past mistakes. Trump's campaign increased the day's planned events for New Hampshire from two to five — the most he'd ever advertised on the ...    Full Story »

IRS Resolves Computer Problems After Outage

IRS Resolves Computer Problems After OutageThe IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns. In a statement on Thursday, the agency says it had resumed processing individual and business tax returns at about 5 p.m. Eastern, a day after a "hardware failure" forced the shutdown of several tax processing systems, including the e-file system. IRS Commissioner John ...    Full Story »

Interior Minister Deri Will Not Extend Residency of the Father of an Israeli Arab Terrorist (1 opinions)

Interior Minister Deri Will Not Extend Residency of the Father of an Israeli Arab TerroristInterior Minister Aryeh Deri signed an order not to renew the residence permit for Riyad Zaid, father of the terrorist who perpetrated the terror attack in Gan Shmuel in October 2014, running over two soldiers ...    Full Story »

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders Mix It up Over Wall St.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders Mix It up Over Wall St.For months, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned against each other with a velvet touch, eager to distinguish their race for the Democratic presidential nomination from the combative contest taking place in the Republican primary. No more. The pair tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race, battling over who is the best liberal ...    Full Story »

Low-Level EU Diplomatic Vehicle Apprehended Smuggling at Allenby Crossing (2 opinions)

Low-Level EU Diplomatic Vehicle Apprehended Smuggling at Allenby CrossingOn Thursday, 25 Shevat, the vehicle of the European Union advisor on the Middle East was stopped for inspection at the Allenby Crossing between Israel and Jordan. The vehicle was found to be smuggling NIS 10 million worth of items including tens of kilograms of gold, jewelry and smartphones that were hidden in the vehicle. Customs officials at the border crossing stopped the vehicle ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor De Blasio And NYPD Give Details On Tonight's Shooting of Two Officers (1 opinions)

NYC Mayor De Blasio And NYPD Give Details On Tonight's Shooting of Two OfficersFirst Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, NYPD: Okay, so, good evening, everyone. I will give you a preliminary background on the events this evening. At around 8:00 pm this evening, two of our police officers were shot and wounded inside a stairwell at 320 East 156th Street within the Melrose Housing Development in the South Bronx. Three officers were conducting a vertical patrol in ...    Full Story »

Drone Crashes Into Empire State Building, Man Arrested

Drone Crashes Into Empire State Building, Man ArrestedA New Jersey man was arrested Thursday night after a drone he was flying crashed into the Empire State Building, police said. According to the NYPD, the small drone crashed into the 40th floor and then dropped onto a landing on the 35th floor. Police said the suspect, 27, was charged with reckless endangerment. Cops said he was trying to take pictures and lost control of the ...    Full Story »

Border Policeman Indicted for Leaking Information to Lehava Activists (1 opinions)

Border Policeman Indicted for Leaking Information to Lehava ActivistsBorder Policeman Matan Amichai, 23, has been indicted for allegedly forwarding information to Lehava organization leader Bentzion Gupstein in December 2015 pertaining to two Jewish women traveling to Eilat with Arab men. Amichai discovered this during a routine vehicle check near Silwan in the eastern capital, as the four were in the vehicle at the time. The border policeman took a ...    Full Story »
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BREAKING: Two NYPD Officers Shot In Bronx Housing Project [UPDATED 11:23PM] (2 opinions)

BREAKING: Two NYPD Officers Shot In Bronx Housing Project [UPDATED 11:23PM]Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself with the same weapon a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address on Thursday. The officers were on the sixth floor of an apartment building in the Melrose Houses complex in the Bronx when they encountered two people in a ...    Full Story »

One of the Terrorists Posted to Facebook 'We Are Coming to Join You in Gan Edan with Gunfire'

One of the Terrorists Posted to Facebook 'We Are Coming to Join You in Gan Edan with Gunfire'Following the shooting/stabbing attack at Shar Shechem on Wednesday, 24 Shevat, many are questioning if and how such acts of Palestinian terrorism can be prevented. Channel 2 senior ...    Full Story »

Former Duvdevan Soldiers Receive Handgun Permits in Part of Nationwide Effort to Place Pistols in the Correct Hands (1 opinions)

Former Duvdevan Soldiers Receive Handgun Permits in Part of Nationwide Effort to Place Pistols in the Correct Hands[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In a ceremony held in the office of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Thursday, 25 Shevat, pistol permits were given to 340 veterans from the elite Duvdevan unit as part of Erdan’s effort to place licensed guns in the correct hands. During recent months there have been numerous cases in which civilians fired at terrorists with their licensed ...    Full Story »

Obama Health Care Law Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obama Health Care Law Posts Respectable Sign-Up SeasonStill facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million people signed up for individual private insurance policies or renewed their coverage for 2016, said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. That means ...    Full Story »

IDF Continues Drilling Along Gaza Border (1 opinions)

IDF Continues Drilling Along Gaza BorderThe IDF’s Southern Command is paying attention to complaints from Gaza border community residents and according to officials, drills are operating all along the border, dozens of them, checking every area cited by reports from citizens who explain they hear drilling all night IDF does claim to have a classified system, a one of a kind system that can be effective against tunnels. ...    Full Story »

State IG: Classified Email Found From Powell, Rice Tenures (1 opinions)

State IG: Classified Email Found From Powell, Rice TenuresThe State Department watchdog has found that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, a senior House Democrat said Thursday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server has dogged her presidential ...    Full Story »

Shar Shechem Terrorists Planned a Bold [Major] Attack

Shar Shechem Terrorists Planned a Bold [Major] AttackSenior police and ISA officials are certain the terrorists who perpetrated the Shar Shechem terror attack on Wednesday, 24 Shevat were planning a much larger attack and B’chasdei ...    Full Story »

Senators Grill Personnel Office Nominee Over Data Hack

Senators Grill Personnel Office Nominee Over Data HackPresident Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history. Senators grilled Beth Cobert at her confirmation hearing about the hack. She was nominated to succeed Katherine Archuleta, who resigned in July ...    Full Story »

Murderers of Abu Khadir Sentenced to Life Imprisonment And 21 Years (2 opinions)

Murderers of Abu Khadir Sentenced to Life Imprisonment And 21 YearsThe main suspect that was tried in the case, the lynching and heinous murder of Jerusalem 16-year-old Arab teen Abu Khadir was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, 25 Shevat and the second ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Oklahoma Legislator Uses the Phrase 'Jew Me Down' Live on Camera (9 opinions)

VIDEO: Oklahoma Legislator Uses the Phrase 'Jew Me Down' Live on CameraThe following is via OnlySimchas.com According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Jews compose 0.1 percent of Oklahoma’s population. The Tulsa World stated that “neither the Oklahoma House nor the Senate has a Jewish member.” Both of these facts ...    Full Story »

Hikind Calls on AG Schneiderman to Form Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitism in Rockland County

Hikind Calls on AG Schneiderman to Form Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitism in Rockland CountyAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Thursday, requesting that a task force be formed to investigate anti-Semitism throughout Rockland County. The call for an investigation comes on the heels of an anti-Semitic educational video shown in three 9th grade Social Studies classes at Clarkstown South High School late last week. The cartoon ...    Full Story »

Airline CEO: Explosive Residue Found in Somalia Airplane Incident

Airline CEO: Explosive Residue Found in Somalia Airplane IncidentThe head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he cautioned that the findings were inconclusive. Still, the preliminary discovery lends weight to the possibility that a bomb was to blame for the blast that tore through the Airbus 321 ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Naftali Bennett Drops in Popularity Among Party Voters

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Naftali Bennett Drops in Popularity Among Party VotersA poll conducted by Miskar, headed by Dr. Ido Lieberman to mark a year until primary elections in Bayit Yehudi shows the party leader, Naftali Bennett, is losing popularity. The poll was published in the Matzav Cheirum (State of Emergency) newspaper, showing that 77% of Bayit Yehudi voters in the last Knesset elections would vote for the party again if elections were held today. 15% of ...    Full Story »


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