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Images Suggest NKorea Preparing for Nuke Test

Images Suggest NKorea Preparing for Nuke Test
North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test in the near future, a U.S. website that monitors the isolated nation said Friday. The website 38 North said commercial satellite imagery taken Thursday shows vehicles at a command center believed to control the underground explosions, which could be sign that a test is imminent. The center lies nearly four miles from the test site at Punggye-ri. The website said the level of activity at the test site continues to be low, but vehicles are not often seen at the command center — except ...

Donald Trump to Hold Fundraiser for Chris Christie

Donald Trump to Hold Fundraiser for Chris ChristieRepublican Donald Trump will hold a fundraiser to help New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pay off his own presidential campaign's debt and to raise money for the state's Republican Party later this month. The events mark Trump's first announced foray into fundraising since the presumptive Republican nominee announced that he intends to begin ramping up his money-raising efforts for the ...    Full Story »

Mayor de Blasio's Nonprofit Group Stops Cooperating With Ethics Probe

Mayor de Blasio's Nonprofit Group Stops Cooperating With Ethics ProbeA lawyer for a nonprofit group affiliated with New York City's mayor says it'll no longer cooperate with a state ethics probe because it has become a "blatantly political exercise." An attorney for the Campaign for One New York sent a letter Friday to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics announcing the decision. The commission for a year had been investigating whether the ...    Full Story »

Ex-NY Congressman Michael Grimm Released From Federal Prison

Ex-NY Congressman Michael Grimm Released From Federal PrisonFormer New York congressman Michael Grimm says he hasn’t ruled out a return to politics after being released from federal prison following his conviction for tax evasion. In an interview Friday with Time Warner Cable’s NY1, Grimm said that his experience as an inmate at a federal penitentiary in western Pennsylvania was a “horrible experience” that he wouldn’t wish on ...    Full Story »

Repairing The Fracture? Trump, Ryan To Meet Next Week

Repairing The Fracture? Trump, Ryan To Meet Next WeekA fractured Republican party showed few signs of mending Friday as Donald Trump bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan for not falling in line behind him. The two agreed to meet next Thursday. "He talks about unity but what is this about unity?" Trump said of Ryan. "With millions of people coming into the party, obviously I'm saying the right thing." Ryan's declaration this week that he ...    Full Story »

Obama Administration Proposes Rules Aimed at Tax Evasion

Obama Administration Proposes Rules Aimed at Tax EvasionNew financial regulations would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, as part of a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers, the Obama administration announced on Friday. President Barack Obama touted the proposals on Friday, as he urged Congress to pass legislation that he said would further enhance transparency in the U.S. banking system and help law ...    Full Story »

Patching Relationships, Trump Pivots Toward Big Fundraising

Patching Relationships, Trump Pivots Toward Big FundraisingDonald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party behind him. Trump is reaching out to party heavyweights, hoping to repair his sometimes-strained relationships with the Republican ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Eric Trump Talks About His Father's Cinco de Mayo Tweet (1 opinions)

Donald Trump wished the world a happy Cinco de Mayo by tweeting a photo of himself grinning and eating a taco bowl at his desk in the Trump Tower. The post said, "I love Hispanics!"

Five Times Donald Trump Changed His Position On A Really Big Issue (1 opinions)

Five Times Donald Trump Changed His Position On A Really Big IssueAs Donald Trump focuses his campaign on the general election, his past public statements hint at how he might try to broaden his appeal beyond Republican primary voters. In a phrase: flip-flop. Again and again, Trump has changed his positions on major questions of public policy. Here's an overview of a few of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's many reversals. 1. ...    Full Story »

Hikind Urges New Yorkers to Stand Up Against Grocery Bag Tax (1 opinions)

Hikind Urges New Yorkers to Stand Up Against Grocery Bag TaxAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged New Yorkers to rally fellow elected officials behind an effort to terminate a five-cent grocery bag fee that passed in the City Council on Thursday, 28-20. The legislation, which will take effect on Oct. 1, would require certain retailers to charge a fee for each carryout bag, paper or plastic. “This motion to charge consumers a nickel for ...    Full Story »

Greenfield To Host Bike Helmet Giveaway Sunday at 18th Avenue Park

Greenfield To Host Bike Helmet Giveaway Sunday at 18th Avenue ParkCouncilman David G. Greenfield is partnering with the NYC Department of Transportation to host his fifth free bike helmet fitting and giveaway this Sunday in Boro Park. The event is open to the public, with helmets available for all ages, including children and adults. All you need to do is stop by the sitting area of Gravesend Park between noon and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8th in order ...    Full Story »

NYC OEM Commissioner Joseph Esposito Warns Of Potential For Coastal Flooding

NYC OEM Commissioner Joseph Esposito Warns Of Potential For Coastal FloodingWith persistent east-northeast winds and high tide due to the new moon, NYC Emergency Management today advised New Yorkers that there is a significant chance of widespread moderate coastal flooding along the southern shores of Queens and Brooklyn during the Friday evening high tide cycle. “The persistent winds expected raise concerns for minor to moderate coastal flooding,” said ...    Full Story »

Sanders Threatens Floor Fight At Dem Convention (1 opinions)

Sanders Threatens Floor Fight At Dem ConventionDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is threatening a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party's summer convention if the Democratic National Committee stacks the committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton. Sanders writes in a letter to Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz that the makeup of the standing committees should reflect ...    Full Story »

De Blasio Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer Amid Campaign Probes (2 opinions)

De Blasio Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer Amid Campaign ProbesMayor Bill de Blasio says he has retained a criminal defense lawyer to help him cooperate with state and federal probes into his fundraising. According to the mayor’s office, city funds will not be used to pay his legal expenses. The investigation, jointly run by the U.S. attorney’s office for New York’s Southern District and by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., is ...    Full Story »

British Prime Minister David Cameron To Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn: 'You Must Say That Hamas And Hezbollah Are Not Your Friends' (2 opinions)

British Prime Minister David Cameron To Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn: 'You Must Say That Hamas And Hezbollah Are Not Your Friends'In averbal exchange during the Prime Minister’s Questions in the Parliament,Cameron said : ‘’Mr Corbyn had invited "our friends" from Hamas and Hezbollah to speak at an event.He referred to Hamas and Hezbollah as his friends. He needs to withdraw that remark.’’ He then directly asked Corbyn: "Are they your friends or are they not? Because these organisations in their ...    Full Story »

Google Failing To Remove 'Vile' Neo-Nazi Propaganda From YouTube (3 opinions)

Google Failing To Remove 'Vile' Neo-Nazi Propaganda From YouTubeThe World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Friday condemned the internet giant Google’s ongoing refusal to remove all anti-Jewish and racist hate songs from its YouTube video platform. “Although we raised the issue with Google Germany and informed them of the problem, thousands of video clips containing obscene songs which, inter alia, call for the gassing of Jews and glorify the Nazi ...    Full Story »

Cyber Experts: Change Passwords After Massive Hack

Cyber Experts: Change Passwords After Massive HackCybersecurity professionals warn that anyone with a personal email account might want to change their passwords following revelations of a massive cache of stolen user names and passwords being offered for sale on the Internet. The thefts involved some of the biggest email providers in the world such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and Microsoft. The bulk of the stolen accounts—some ...    Full Story »

Letter From Malchi Family Thanking Those Involved In Search For Elderly Family Member Who Was Missing This Week

Letter From Malchi Family Thanking Those Involved In Search For Elderly Family Member Who Was Missing This Weekחסדי ה׳ כי לא תמנו כי לא כלו רחמיו With tremendous gratitude to הקב״ה we want to thank Klal Yisroel for ALL your Tefillos and outreach in helping find the patriarch of our family who went missing Tuesday May 3rd. With great Siyata Dishamya and B’chasdei Hashem he was found alive & well!!! We want to take the opportunity to recognize and thank ...    Full Story »

London Mayoral Elections: Chief Rabbi Among Voters Turned Away From Barnet Polling Stations (1 opinions)

London Mayoral Elections: Chief Rabbi Among Voters Turned Away From Barnet Polling StationsAngry London voters including Britain’s Chief Rabbi were turned away from polling stations today after a huge blunder hit thousands in the mayoral election. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his wife Valerie were among those sent away from polling stations in the Barnet area of north London. He lost his chance to vote altogether as he was flying to Amsterdam to visit the Jewish ...    Full Story »

Statement From Councilman Chaim Deutsch After Voting No On Plastic Bag Tax (7 opinions)

Statement From Councilman Chaim Deutsch After Voting No On Plastic Bag Tax“Today, I voted against Intro 209, a bill to create a $0.05 fee on plastic bags. I voted against this legislation because I believe that it’s a regressive tax and will create unnecessary financial burdens for the hardworking residents of my district and of New York City. Many of our neighbors are already struggling to put food on the table, and an additional charge to everyday ...    Full Story »

GOP Chairman Backs Trump, Breaking With Speaker

GOP Chairman Backs Trump, Breaking With SpeakerThe Republican party chairman says he supports Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee. Reince Priebus is breaking with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said Thursday he's not ready to back Trump. Priebus says he backs Trump even if he disagrees with ideas like banning Muslims from entering the U.S. The chairman says a meeting next week will help the party start to unify ...    Full Story »

Trump Says He Was Surprised by Paul Ryan's Rebuff (1 opinions)

Trump Says He Was Surprised by Paul Ryan's RebuffDonald Trump said Friday he was surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan's rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. "He talks about unity but what is this about unity?" he said in a nationally broadcast interview. "With millions of people coming into the party, obviously I'm saying the right thing." Ryan's declaration that he wasn't yet ready to embrace Trump ...    Full Story »
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Tragedy In Elad: 40-Year-Old Hatzalah Volunteer R'L Dies After Suffering Massive Heart Attack On Street

Tragedy In Elad: 40-Year-Old Hatzalah Volunteer R'L Dies After Suffering Massive Heart Attack On StreetThe United Hatzalah family joins the family of Yosef Koeningsberg in mourning his untimely passing. Yosef, aged 40, died yesterday when he suddenly collapsed in the street after suffering a heart attack. His colleagues, medics from United Hatzalah, arrived at the scene and began resuscitation attempts. After the ambulance arrived, ambulance paramedics were forced to declare his death ...    Full Story »

Carson Says He's 'Very Disappointed' With Ryan's Stance

Carson Says He's 'Very Disappointed' With Ryan's StanceFormer Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he was "personally very disappointed" to hear House Speaker Paul Ryan withhold his support for Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. Carson tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show that "if we divide the party, we ensure the victory of the opposite party. And we've got to be more mature than that." Carson, who is ...    Full Story »

NY Senate Chief: Not Ready To Trust de Blasio On NYC Schools

NY Senate Chief: Not Ready To Trust de Blasio On NYC SchoolsIn a rebuke to New York City's mayor, state Senate Leader John Flanagan said Thursday that he continues to harbor doubts about extending a policy giving Bill de Blasio control of over city schools. Saying he was unconvinced by de Blasio's comments to a Senate panel this week, Flanagan said de Blasio "showed a disturbing lack of personal knowledge about the city schools" and "failed ...    Full Story »

Halachically Speaking - Customs During Sefirah Part 1

Halachically Speaking - Customs During Sefirah Part 1 [Written By Rabbi Moishe  D. Lebovits] (To help publish volume 6) The time from Pesach to Shavuos is a time of minimizing joy. However, many question arise as to what is included in this, such as what are the reasons for this custom? Are there different customs? What is included in the custom? ...    Full Story »

In Bin Laden Raid's Shadow, Bad Blood And The Suspected Poisoning Of A CIA Officer

In Bin Laden Raid's Shadow, Bad Blood And The Suspected Poisoning Of A CIA OfficerTwo months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA's top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad. In reality, the CIA station chief was so violently ill that he was often doubled over in pain, current and former U.S. officials said. Trips out of the country for treatment ...    Full Story »

Trump Will Soon Be Getting Briefings From U.S. Spy Agencies. It Might Not Go Well. (8 opinions)

Trump Will Soon Be Getting Briefings From U.S. Spy Agencies. It Might Not Go Well.Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told my colleague Robert Costa that he is eager to start meeting with U.S. intelligence officials for classified briefings on the nation's secrets. The feeling may not be mutual. The outlandish GOP candidate is not known for discretion or nuanced understanding of global security issues, let alone awareness of the widespread ...    Full Story »

Clinton Email Evidence Doesn't Suggest Intent (4 opinions)

Clinton Email Evidence Doesn't Suggest IntentProsecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the ...    Full Story »

Obama Administration Proposed Rules Aimed at Tax Evasion

Obama Administration Proposed Rules Aimed at Tax EvasionThe Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclosure more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. Administration officials announced the new rules as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to pass legislation that would further enhance ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Will Soon Realize Donald Trump Is Very Hard To Run Against (2 opinions)

Hillary Clinton Will Soon Realize Donald Trump Is Very Hard To Run AgainstThe prevailing wisdom in political circles following Donald Trump's emergence as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is that he has very little chance of beating Hillary Clinton in the fall election. That she and her team of experienced operatives will carve Trump up like a Thanksgiving turkey, using his many controversial remarks to build a case that he is fundamentally ...    Full Story »

Bushes' Snub Of Trump Has Roots In Republican Base Anger

Bushes' Snub Of Trump Has Roots In Republican Base AngerThe decision of the two living Republican presidents to snub the party's 2016 White House nominee is extraordinary, yet completely predictable. It's the culmination of an anger inside the Republican Party that gave way to an alternate history of the decades since 1980 - and especially the years after 2008. And while it demonstrates Trump's inability to unify the GOP, it is the best ...    Full Story »

Trump Won't Announce VP Until Convention

Trump Won't Announce VP Until ConventionDonald Trump is suggesting that he will name his vice presidential pick at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Speaking in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Trump said that it was still early in the process to select a running mate. "It is early - we just won yesterday," Trump said. "I will announce it at the convention. A lot of people are ...    Full Story »

For The First Time, The Skverer Rebbe Will Light A Bonfire On Lag B'Omer In New Skvere (7 opinions)

For The First Time, The Skverer Rebbe Will Light A Bonfire On Lag B'Omer In New SkvereMany Skverer Chassidim are making plans as the news spreads of the Rebbe Shlita planning to light a Lag B’Omer medura (bonfire) at a central event in New Square. It is reported that this is big news as in the past, this was not the minhag. Many a chassidus in out of Israel might light a smaller modest bonfire, primarily for the tenokos shel beis raban of talmidei torah and this is ...    Full Story »


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