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8 Dead In Munich Mall Shooting; Police Hunt Up To 3 Suspects (1 opinions)

8 Dead In Munich Mall Shooting; Police Hunt Up To 3 Suspects
Police warned people to stay indoors Friday as they hunted for whoever opened fire at a Munich shopping mall, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected terrorism. "At the moment no culprit has been arrested," police in the Bavarian capital said on social media. "The search is taking place at high speed." Germany's elite GSG9 anti-terror police, as well as federal police, were called in to help. Witnesses reported seeing three men with firearms near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. Police ...

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 Boys

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 BoysAuthorities say a camp minibus rolled onto its side in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, sending nine teenage boys to the hospital. The crash happened early Friday near Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police says one boy received injuries severe enough to necessitate being flown to a hospital in Allentown. The bus driver and five other passengers weren't injured. The bus ...    Full Story »

Germany's Merkel: Can't Rule Out Terror Links In Friday's Mass Shooting In Munich (1 opinions)

Germany's Merkel: Can't Rule Out Terror Links In Friday's Mass Shooting In MunichGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is being regularly briefed on the shooting attack in Munich and the government has sent members of Germany's elite anti-terrorism force to the scene. Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier says "all that we know and can say right now is that it was a cruel and inhumane attack." He told the German public channel ARD that "we can't rule out that there ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Turnout at Chai Lifeline Lakewood Anniversary Dinner

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Turnout at Chai Lifeline Lakewood Anniversary Dinner[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] More than 2,000 members of the Lakewood community packed Ateres Chana this past Tuesday night to show their support for Chai Lifeline and the many services it provides to local families. From Roshei Yeshiva to rabbonim, yeshivaleit and balabatim, individuals from all walks of life came to enjoy the 17th anniversary reception, held in memory of ...    Full Story »

Ex-NYC Jail Guard Union Boss Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery

Ex-NYC Jail Guard Union Boss Pleads Not Guilty To BriberyThe former head of New York City's jail guard union has pleaded not guilty in his bribery case. Norman Seabrook entered the plea Friday in his federal indictment in Manhattan. He's been charged with funneling $20 million in union funds to a hedge fund through a middleman in exchange for a $60,000 kickback. He told reporters outside court Friday that he expects to be ...    Full Story »

Philadelphia Readies For DNC After Quiet Cleveland Protests

Philadelphia Readies For DNC After Quiet Cleveland ProtestsAs Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area. Cleveland's marches and rallies ended quietly Thursday with two dozen arrests over four days. Philadelphia is ...    Full Story »

Authorities: $1B Medicare Fraud Nursing Home Scam, 3 Charged

Authorities: $1B Medicare Fraud Nursing Home Scam, 3 ChargedThree people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. "This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice," Assistant Attorney ...    Full Story »

Safe GOP Convention Boosts Cleveland's Image To The World

Safe GOP Convention Boosts Cleveland's Image To The WorldCleveland's safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday. "It really puts us in a different light with a different image," the mayor said at a news briefing. Police ...    Full Story »

Obama Rejects Trump Depiction Of US In Crisis

Obama Rejects Trump Depiction Of US In CrisisPresident Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades. Looking to November's election, Obama said, "We're not going to make good decisions based on fears that don't have a basis in fact." At a news conference alongside ...    Full Story »

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Goal In Only 6 Hours, Makes Chesed Fund History (1 opinions)

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Goal In Only 6 Hours, Makes Chesed Fund HistoryOn August 12, 1964, a healthy baby boy was born, bringing joy to his parents. That joy was tempered some 3 months later when the baby fell from his carriage, down several steps. The baby, Mordechai Heifetz, was left permanently disabled. With continuing effort and perseverance, traits that marked his whole life, Mordechai grew to walk with an exaggerated limp; his right side remained ...    Full Story »

The 17th of Tammuz (3 opinions)

The 17th of TammuzBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Fast Begins 4:05 AM End 9:05 PM Fourth hour of the day to the ninth hour of the day: 9:23 AM to 4:28 PM [Don't walk alone] The period of mourning known as the Three Weeks (or Drei Voch or Bain HaMetzarim) begins with the 17th of Tammuz. Five tragedies occurred on this day. 1] The first set of tablets were shattered when ...    Full Story »

Justice Department: Town Discriminated Against Muslims (2 opinions)

Justice Department: Town Discriminated Against MuslimsThe U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay ...    Full Story »

Chicago Officer Shot, Suspect Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire (4 opinions)

Chicago Officer Shot, Suspect Killed In Exchange Of GunfireA Chicago police officer was expected to survive after being shot in the leg by a man who was killed when officers returned fire, police said. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters the officer and his partner were on bike patrol on the near South Side around 8:15 p.m. when a person told them about a man acting erratically. The officers approached the man, who was ...    Full Story »

New York Lawmakers Vow To Fight Plan For New Bus Terminal

New York Lawmakers Vow To Fight Plan For New Bus TerminalBattle lines over a proposed new, $10 billion bus terminal in Manhattan were drawn in ink Thursday as city, state and federal lawmakers charged the project has ignored them and the needs of local residents, and called for a halt to an international competition scheduled to produce a winning design in two months. Speaking at the monthly board meeting of the Port Authority of New York ...    Full Story »

Search For Flight 370 Will Be Suspended, Possibly Forever

Search For Flight 370 Will Be Suspended, Possibly ForeverThe more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation's greatest mystery. Some families of the lost plane's 239 passengers and crew were angry over the decision to stop ...    Full Story »

After Attack, France Bolsters Iraq Military Fight Against ISIS (1 opinions)

After Attack, France Bolsters Iraq Military Fight Against ISISFrench President Francois Hollande announced new help Friday for Iraq's military in fighting Islamic State extremists, trying to show his government is taking action amid criticism that there weren't enough police protecting Nice's Bastille Day celebration when a truck attack last week killed 84 people. Hollande also outlined plans for expanded military deployment within France this ...    Full Story »

Trump's Closer Is Over, Clinton Set To Snag Attention (1 opinions)

Trump's Closer Is Over, Clinton Set To Snag AttentionIn the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary Clinton is set to snatch attention from Republicans by naming her running mate in advance of the Democratic convention, with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine the leading contender. Trump's forceful ...    Full Story »

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer Firefighters

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer FirefightersDrivers in New York now have to slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state's "Move-Over" law on Thursday. Previously, the law only applied to drivers approaching stopped police, emergency, maintenance or towing vehicle with flashing red ...    Full Story »

Demand For Spiritual Leaders As Orthodoxy Is On The Rise (2 opinions)

Demand For Spiritual Leaders As Orthodoxy Is On The RiseDr. Chaim Waxman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and Chairman of Behavioral Science at Hadassah College, delivered an electrifying presentation at the Center for Kehillah Development in which he revealed new findings that Orthodox drop- out rates are falling and retention rates are rising.  “Increasingly, Orthodox Jews are choosing ...    Full Story »

The Plagiarized Speech (15 opinions)

The Plagiarized SpeechBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Melania Trump was in the news at the beginning of the week for purportedly plagiarizing from Michelle Obama’s speech of 2008. Many Republicans are in denial that plagiarism took place, and the odds are that Mrs. Trump herself did not actually commit the plagiarism. The fact that it took place, however, is undeniable to anyone ...    Full Story »

NYC To Install Ferry USB Ports; Fights Prompted Power Cutoff (1 opinions)

NYC To Install Ferry USB Ports; Fights Prompted Power CutoffNew York City will be installing USB ports on Staten Island ferries and terminals after shutting off electrical outlets because passengers were fighting over them. The Department of Transportation tells the Staten Island Advance that USB ports will be installed at ferry terminals in the fall. After that, they'll be added to vessels. DOT spokesman Scott Gastel said the agency wants ...    Full Story »

The Unique - Often Hidden - Perks Offered By Your Credit Card

The Unique - Often Hidden - Perks Offered By Your Credit CardMost of us think of cash back or free flights when we consider the benefits of using credit cards. However, many of them offer unique, often hidden, benefits outside of their traditional rewards programs that can save cardholders money and time. Often, the perks are offered for simply having the card - no purchase required. "The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks ...    Full Story »

After Times Square Fake Bomb Scare, Officers Called Heroes (1 opinions)

After Times Square Fake Bomb Scare, Officers Called HeroesWhen a passing driver hurled a flashing, clicking object into their police van in Times Square, it looked like danger to Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski. "Boss, this is a bomb," Cybulski said. But rather than run to safety, Armani hit the gas, determined to get the device away from the crowds. "We're gonna go, but I'm not going to have anybody else go with us," he ...    Full Story »

Turkish Chopper Fugitives Seek Asylum In Greece

Turkish Chopper Fugitives Seek Asylum In GreeceEight Turkish officers who fled to Greece by military helicopter during last week's attempted coup have been handed suspended sentences by a Greek court — removing a potential obstacle to their extradition back to Turkey. The court Thursday sentenced the six pilots and two engineers to two months in prison for illegally entering Greece. The sentences were suspended for three years, ...    Full Story »

Nice Attack Was Premeditated, French Prosecutor Says

Nice Attack Was Premeditated, French Prosecutor SaysThe man who plowed a truck into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city of Nice last week - killing at least 84 and injuring hundreds - plotted his attack for months and had accomplices, the Paris prosecutor announced Thursday. Speaking to reporters in the capital, François Molinssaid an analysis of the attacker's cellphone revealed both photographs and search ...    Full Story »
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Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams Is Ready To Roll And Keeping His Cool

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams Is Ready To Roll And Keeping His CoolCalvin Williams, the 52-year-old Cleveland police chief, showed up for a Thursday-morning news briefing wearing bike shorts. He normally wears a more formal uniform, with a white shirt and white hat, but on this day he was dressed entirely in black: Black sneakers, black socks, black shorts, and a black short-sleeve uniform shirt reading "Cleveland Police" on the back. He carried a ...    Full Story »

What Pollution? Brooklyn Area Thrives Along Superfund Canal

What Pollution? Brooklyn Area Thrives Along Superfund CanalIt could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. Except all of it overlooks the Gowanus Canal, a murky, smelly Superfund site choked with raw sewage and an iridescent sheen of oil, PCBs, coal ...    Full Story »

How Much Does The Pentagon's Secretive Bomber Really Cost?

How Much Does The Pentagon's Secretive Bomber Really Cost?There's been controversy swirling around the Pentagon's newest bomber program ever since last year, when the Air Force awarded the contract for what's considered to be the most important national security procurement project over the next decade. First, the losers, a team made up of defense giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, filed a legal challenge, saying the Air Force's selection ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Giuliani: Your Word Is Your Bond; Ted Cruz Broke His (3 opinions)

Former New York City mayor and Republican presidential candidate reacts to Sen. Ted Cruz's address to the Republican National Convention.

Ax Attack On Train Revives Debate Over Refugees In Germany

Ax Attack On Train Revives Debate Over Refugees In GermanyA bloody rampage by an ax-and-knife wielding Afghan refugee has revived concerns in Germany about the country's ability to cope with an influx of migrants over the past year, some of whom may harbor violent hatred toward the west. Riaz Khan Ahmadzai, 17, attacked tourists from Hong Kong while traveling on a commuter train near the Bavarian town of Wuerzburg on Monday night, wounding ...    Full Story »

LEAKED - FULL TEXT: Donald Trump’s RNC Speech Transcript (4 opinions)

LEAKED - FULL TEXT: Donald Trump’s RNC Speech TranscriptFriends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. Our Convention occurs at a moment ...    Full Story »

Brazil Arrests 10 In Alleged Olympics Terror Plot

Brazil Arrests 10 In Alleged Olympics Terror PlotBrazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said in the capital, Brasilia, that 10 suspects had been detained and two more were being sought. All are Brazilian, and one is a minor. The ...    Full Story »

Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers

Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New PowersTurkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's request for sweeping new powers to expand a government crackdown after last week's attempt military coup. Parliament voted 346-115 to approve the national state of emergency, which will give Erdogan the authority to extend detention times for suspects and ...    Full Story »

5 Years After Shuttle, NASA Awaits Commercial Crew Capsules

5 Years After Shuttle, NASA Awaits Commercial Crew CapsulesFive years after Atlantis completed the space shuttle program's final voyage, NASA is still at least a year away from launching its astronauts from U.S. soil. When Atlantis returned to Earth on July 21, 2011, everyone knew there would be a lengthy gap. But the pilots who guided Atlantis to one last "wheels stop" are doing all they can to hurry up the future, albeit from different ...    Full Story »

Rav Kanievsky: L'chatchila, One Shouldn't Work For The Israel Tax Authority To Report On Others (7 opinions)

Rav Kanievsky: L'chatchila, One Shouldn't Work For The Israel Tax Authority To Report On OthersHaGaon HaRav Uri HaKohen Tigger of Yerushalayim presented a copy of his completed sefer ''לדופקי בתשובה'' to HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita this week. It is described as a type of ‘Mishna Brura’ for addressing Hilchos Teshuva of the Rambam with Biur Halacha and Shar Tzion. Rav Kanievsky has been reviewing the sefer over recent years and wrote many comments and ...    Full Story »

Baton Rouge Readies For Funerals Of 3 Slain Police Officers

Baton Rouge Readies For Funerals Of 3 Slain Police OfficersFuneral arrangements are set for three Baton Rouge police officers shot to death in an ambush by a lone gunman. Visitation is set Thursday evening for city police department officer Matthew Gerald, 41, the Army and Marine veteran who had graduated from the police academy earlier this year. Gerald's funeral is set for Friday morning. Visitation and funeral services for East Baton ...    Full Story »

Man Ignites Car, Crashes Into Sydney Police Station Garage (1 opinions)

Man Ignites Car, Crashes Into Sydney Police Station GarageA man was arrested after igniting accelerant inside his car and crashing it into the gate of a parking garage at a suburban Sydney police station Thursday, police said. There was no indication the incident had any links to terrorism. The man, in his 60s, suffered serious burns, but no one else was injured, said New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford. The man ...    Full Story »

Ted Cruz Was Out For Revenge On Wednesday. He Just Admitted It. (17 opinions)

Ted Cruz Was Out For Revenge On Wednesday. He Just Admitted It.In case there was any doubt, Ted Cruz knew exactly what he was doing on Wednesday night when he snubbed Donald Trump and caused an uproar at the Republican National Convention. He just admitted it. "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father," he said Thursday morning when asked if he planned to honor a pledge to support the GOP nominee, which ...    Full Story »

Cruz: Not Supporting Candidate Who Wages Personal Attacks (6 opinions)

 Cruz: Not Supporting Candidate Who Wages Personal AttacksA night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, saying he is not a "servile puppy dog" and vowing not to support anyone who wages personal attacks against his family. Speaking to an incensed Texas delegation, Cruz recalled an answer he gave at a Republican debate this year, when he ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Baalei Batim Return From A Most Efficacious Mentors Mission

Forty baalei batim returned last week from Ohr Somayach’s biannual Mentors Mission to Eretz Yisroel. In just five and a half days, many beginner students at Ohr Somayach experienced- in the words of one of the mentees ‘a life changing experience,’ as ...    Full Story »


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