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No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be Why

No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be Why
Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations. The most common problem is that their date of birth or government "known traveler number" has been entered incorrectly into a reservation. Other times, the name on the itinerary doesn't match the name used to enroll in PreCheck, Global Entry or one of the other government programs. This is particularly a problem when bookings are made through travel agents who ...

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student Experiments

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student ExperimentsNASA says it has successfully launched a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The craft lifted off Friday shortly after 6 a.m. The payload reached an altitude of 74 miles before parachuting into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 200 students from middle and high schools and colleges across the country watched the ...    Full Story »

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NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student Experiments  CLICK HERE TO SAVE For the summer Tonner General is offering a Free Shipping and 20% off all Kaya Disposable Tableware! At checkout receive 20% off + Free Shipping on all orders when you use code ...    Full Story »

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party Platform

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party PlatformAllies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are reviewing a 15,000-word draft of the Democratic Party's platform that will be presented at the party's convention next month. Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee began discussing the document Friday in St. Louis. The draft platform includes a dozen themes, including sections dealing with the economy, climate ...    Full Story »

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African Coast

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African CoastAircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday. Transport Minister Darren Chester, who oversees the search for the Boeing 777 than vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, said a "piece of aircraft debris" was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. The ...    Full Story »

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EU

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EUPresident Barack Obama on Friday said the European Union and the United Kingdom will remain "indispensable partners" of the U.S., as he tried to reassure Britons that the storied special relationship between Washington and London can withstand an impending and possibly messy divorce from Europe. In his first public reaction to the vote, Obama said the people of the U.K. had spoken ...    Full Story »

91-Year-Old Man Who Claimed He Escaped Auschwitz Admits Story a Lie

91-Year-Old Man Who Claimed He Escaped Auschwitz Admits Story a LieA 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz now says he was never a prisoner at the German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Joseph Hirt, of Adamstown, made the admission in a letter to LNP newspaper Wednesday. He said he used poor judgment and faulty reasoning in trying to tell the story ...    Full Story »

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani Tours Leket Israel

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani Tours Leket IsraelFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani toured the new Leket Israel facility, including a behind-the-scenes look at the inner working of one of Israel’s largest food collection and redistribution operations, considered to be the most innovative in the country and a worldwide leader. Giuliani, who serves as Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management ...    Full Story »

Hatzolah Of Los Angeles To Honor LAPD Assistant Chief At Largest Jewish-Community Based Event On West Coast

Hatzolah Of Los Angeles To Honor LAPD Assistant Chief At Largest Jewish-Community Based Event On West CoastHatzolah of Los Angeles will be Honoring LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala at their Disaster Preparedness & Safety Fair. Hatzolah’s event is the largest Safety event within the Jewish community on the west coast. There will be many public officials in attendance including Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas, Councilman Koretz, Councilman Ryu, Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Supervisor ...    Full Story »

North Korea: We Won't Abandon Nukes With US Gun to Our Head

North Korea: We Won't Abandon Nukes With US Gun to Our HeadThe top North Korean official for U.S. relations told The Associated Press on Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government's collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment. "It's the United States that caused ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: Councilman Chaim Deutsch And Area Elected Officials Blast MTA For Lack Of Collaboration

Flatbush: Councilman Chaim Deutsch And Area Elected Officials Blast MTA For Lack Of CollaborationCouncilman Chaim Deutsch (D-BROOKLYN), with the support of his colleagues in government – Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz, today blasted the MTA for proceeding with routine weekend track work that will close off a section of Avenue O between East 15th Street and East 16th Street to through traffic on Sunday, despite severe congestion ...    Full Story »

The Search Continues for Mrs. Esti Weinstein - Missing Four Days (1 opinions)

The Search Continues for Mrs. Esti Weinstein - Missing Four DaysErev Shabbos marks the fourth day since Mrs Esti Weinstein, 50, disappeared in northern Israel after leaving a despondent note. As reported, the formerly chareidi women, a mother of seven, was shunned by her family when she decided to ...    Full Story »

Now That Britain Has Voted to Leave the EU, What Comes Next?

Now That Britain Has Voted to Leave the EU, What Comes Next?Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and what some saw as the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people and a European project forged from the ashes of World War II. Here's a look at what happens next: WHAT HAPPENS FRIDAY? Prime Minister David ...    Full Story »

BDE: Zlotchev Rebbe In Bnei Brak Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Just Before Shabbos (1 opinions)

BDE: Zlotchev Rebbe In Bnei Brak Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Just Before ShabbosThe Zlotchev Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Mordechai Meir Michelovitz, was suddenly Niftar after R"L suffering a massive heart attack on Friday afternoon. He was 61-years-old. Photos (attached above) were taken of the Rebbe just two hours earlier as he walked back from the store where he went to purchase things Likovid Shabbos. Known to be a Tazdik with humility, without Gabboyim or ...    Full Story »

New IDF Policy Discriminates Against Bnei Torah Seeking To Become Senior Officers (2 opinions)

New IDF Policy Discriminates Against Bnei Torah Seeking To Become Senior OfficersWhile the religious Zionists live under the illusion their service in the IDF is applauded, they have yet to understand the senior ranks of the IDF is one of the remaining ‘good old boys’ networks in the country and everything possible is being done to keep right-wing kippa-wearing officers from the General Staff and from becoming Chief of Staff. Undoubtedly the soldiers emerging ...    Full Story »

SHOCK: There Have Been 75 Suicides In The Jewish Community Since Rosh Hashanah (3 opinions)

SHOCK: There Have Been 75 Suicides In The Jewish Community Since Rosh HashanahThe Jewish community is once again plunged into mourning, grieving the loss of a young woman from our community who died tragically this week. There are so many dramatic statements I could make here, but you are probably as tired of hearing them as I am of uttering them. And yet the nightmare continues as the death toll rises. 75 dead since Rosh Hashana. 23 suffered from mental ...    Full Story »

David Cameron's Resignation to Set off Leadership Scramble (1 opinions)

David Cameron's Resignation to Set off Leadership ScrambleBritish Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to resign after losing the referendum vote on European Union membership will set off an intense Conservative Party leadership battle. Cameron said Friday a new prime minister should be in place by a party conference in October. That means the party must choose a leader, who would become prime minister. Among the possible contenders ...    Full Story »

President Putin Told Rav Yitzchak Yosef Why The Jews Have Survived While All Others Have Vanished (5 opinions)

President Putin Told Rav Yitzchak Yosef Why The Jews Have Survived While All Others Have VanishedRishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita during a recent shiur explained to participants that a period of time ago, he attended a rabbinical conference in Moscow. He stated he was asked to give a shiur, which he did, and following the event, he was told he and a number of others were being taken to meet with President Putin. “I thought he would shake our hands and that would be ...    Full Story »

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Hillary Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet (2 opinions)

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Hillary Clinton, But No Endorsement YetBernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president. While stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic rival, Sanders says he's "pretty good at arithmetic" and understands that Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does. "I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump," because his campaign is built on bigotry and denying climate change, Sanders ...    Full Story »

Trump Applauds Decisions By British People To Bolt EU

Trump Applauds Decisions By British People To Bolt EUDonald Trump is saluting the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, saying "they took back their country, it's a great thing." Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland a day after the so-called Brexit vote. He said "people are angry all over the world," and said that worries about "the borders" fueled the UK's vote. He called the decisions to leave ...    Full Story »

White House Official: Obama Briefed On UK Vote To Bolt EU

White House Official: Obama Briefed On UK Vote To Bolt EUThe United States is reacting cautiously to the decision by Britain's voters to bolt the 28-nation European Union, with a White House official saying only that President Barack Obama is being kept up to date on developments. The official, who insisted on speaking anonymously because of the ongoing events overseas, said Obama was expected to speak with Prime Minister David Cameron ...    Full Story »

Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores Of Entries (1 opinions)

Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores Of EntriesAn Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met. The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her ...    Full Story »

A Most Unfavorable Incident During The Shiva For Rebbitzen Cohen A'H (4 opinions)

A Most Unfavorable Incident During The Shiva For Rebbitzen Cohen A'HAmong the many being menachem aveil HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita whose rebitzen was niftar this week was an IDF soldier, who arrived with HaRav HaGaon Eliyahu Abarjil Shlita. An avreich affiliated with the Yerushalmi branch arrived at well and it ...    Full Story »

Britain Votes To Leave EU: Cameron To Resign; Markets Rocked

Britain Votes To Leave EU: Cameron To Resign; Markets RockedBritain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United ...    Full Story »

Vehicular Attack in the Kiryat Arba Area [UPDATED 3:20PM IL]

Vehicular Attack in the Kiryat Arba Area [UPDATED 3:20PM IL]A vehicular terror attack was reported in the Kiryat Arba area a few minutes ago. Additional information to follow. 3:06PM IL: There was a vehicular attack near the Elias Gate to Kiryat Arba, the hitchhiking post near the main entrance to the community, adjacent to the gas station. The terrorist has been neutralized. Soldiers in the area opened fire, critically wounding the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israel EMS Organization United Hatzalah Helps A Paralyzed Car Accident Victim's Wish Come True

PHOTOS: Israel EMS Organization United Hatzalah Helps A Paralyzed Car Accident Victim's Wish Come True[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Alon Paz, 39, is completely paralyzed and attached to a respirator. Two weeks ago, he realized his dream of visiting the Dead Sea, Wadi David, and the national park of Ein Gedi. Seven years ago, Alon was involved in a severe car accident near Netanya which left him in his current state of paralysis. Currently, he can only move his mouth and his eyes. ...    Full Story »
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EgyptAir Recorders To Go To France After Data Downloads Fail

EgyptAir Recorders To Go To France After Data Downloads FailInitial attempts to download information from the flight data and voice recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month have failed, and key parts of the recorders are being sent to France for repairs, according to Egyptian and U.S. officials. The "electronic boards" of the recorders are being flown next week to the offices of the French aviation ...    Full Story »

Ashdod: Emergency Clinic Places A Cast On The Wrong Leg Of The Child (2 opinions)

 Ashdod: Emergency Clinic Places A Cast On The Wrong Leg Of The ChildA two-year-old boy was brought to a Terem emergency clinic in Ashdod about a month ago was a fractured leg. He was treated without a prolonged wait, and after x-rays, he leg was placed in a cast. Two days following that visit the child began screaming in pain, compelling mom and dad to return to the emergency clinic. After checking the cast and the child, it was determined the staff ...    Full Story »

Elite Travelers Skip TSA Airport Security Line (2 opinions)

Elite Travelers Skip TSA Airport Security LineThe next time you're stuck in a long security line, consider this: At most U.S. airports it's possible to buy your way out of the wait. All major domestic airlines and some smaller carriers offer programs that allow people to skirt lines leading to the taxpayer-funded Transportation Security Administration checkpoints even if they don't qualify for the government's expedited security ...    Full Story »

National Council For The Child Sent Urgent Letters To Senior IDF Commanders

National Council For The Child Sent Urgent Letters To Senior IDF CommandersThe Israel National Council for the Child sent urgent letters to the IDF Homefront Commander Major-General Yoel Strik and to the Central District Commander Major-General Roni Numa, requesting that they investigate the possible consequences of the administrative orders served to a 15-year old Yitzhar resident. The minor has been ordered to leave his home and find an acceptable location ...    Full Story »

Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked (2 opinions)

Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a years long process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United ...    Full Story »

Ashkelon: Inspectors Confiscate Tainted Meats And Other Foods

Ashkelon: Inspectors Confiscate Tainted Meats And Other FoodsPolice working with veterinary inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ashkelon Municipality on Wednesday 16 Sivan confiscated four tons of meats unfit for human consumption. In addition, dozens of liters of pirate alcoholic beverage were confiscated as well. Also present were officials from the Ministry of Health. They all moved in on Wednesday morning. They report in ...    Full Story »

BDE: Sudden Petirah of Bostoner Rebbe of Beit Shemesh ZATZAL; Niftar in New Jersey (1 opinions)

BDE: Sudden Petirah of Bostoner Rebbe of Beit Shemesh ZATZAL; Niftar in New Jersey1:30AM ET: The Bostoner Rebbe from Beit Shemesh was Niftar moments ago at Jersey Shore Medical University Center, TLS is reporting. The Rebbe Zatzal was in Lakewood for a granddaughter’s Chasunah, and on ...    Full Story »

UK Votes to Leave the EU in an Historic Referendum (2 opinions)

UK Votes to Leave the EU in an Historic Referendum The UK has had its say, voting 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years. According to BBC reports, London and Scotland both voted strongly to remain in the European Union. UK Independent Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has called June 23rd “Independence Day” for the UK. He called it “a victory for real people. A victory for normal people. A victory for decent ...    Full Story »

Media Forecasts UK Will Leave the EU

Media Forecasts UK Will Leave the EU At present, with about 72% of electorates counted, the media in Britain is predicting the referendum will result in the nation breaking from the European Union. That said, the numbers are close and at present, the votes to leave the EU stand at 51.7% and those wishing to remain 48%. The referendum has taken its toll on the nation’s currency, as the British Pound has dropped to a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attacks In The Gilo Area Of Yerushalayim

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attacks In The Gilo Area Of Yerushalayim[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Firebombs were hurled at vehicles on Dov Yosef Street located on the hill heading into the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Wednesday night the eve of 17 Sivan. Police and fire fighters responded as a blazed resulted from the attack. B’chasdei Hashem there was no loss of life or injuries. Ofir Ayoubi, who heads the local community council ...    Full Story »

Hanegbi: Those Responsible For Yaldei Teiman No Longer In Public Service (2 opinions)

Hanegbi: Those Responsible For Yaldei Teiman No Longer In Public ServiceMinister Tzachi Hanegbi, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to probe the Yaldei Teiman (missing Yemenite children) from the late 1940s and early 1950s, spoke with Kol Chai Radio host Betzalel Kahn on Thursday morning 17 Sivan. Hanegbi explained that it has been some 70 years and in fact, anyone who was involved has left public service so he is hopeful today, much ...    Full Story »

Social Media Protest: 'A Bench For The Yitzhar Minor' (2 opinions)

Social Media Protest: 'A Bench For The Yitzhar Minor'Over the past 24 hours the administrative order banning a 15-year-old Yitzhar resident from entering Yehuda and Shomron, including his own home, has prompted a social media protest under the slogan, “A Bench for the Yitzhar Minor”. Already dozens of supporters have “reserved” a bench for him close to their homes. On the Facebook page appear     Full Story »

CEC Recommends Permitting One To Vote Outside Of One's Registered District

CEC Recommends Permitting One To Vote Outside Of One's Registered DistrictIsrael’s Central Election Committee is recommending permitting registered voters to cast their ballot in elections at any polling station instead of compelling them to vote in the district they reside. This would require one announcing prior to Election Day that one will be voting elsewhere. His declaration will be accepted up to 74 days before elections, Maariv reports. Hence, if ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: The Only Thing Worse Than A Trump Presidency? What He Might Do If He Loses (7 opinions)

Op-Ed: The Only Thing Worse Than A Trump Presidency? What He Might Do If He LosesLosing the election wouldn't necessarily be the end of Donald Trump, as nice as that might be to imagine. It might only be the beginning. Indeed, there's one particular second act for Trump that makes an uncanny amount of sense. A Trump-branded TV network, whether online or on cable, could simultaneously be profitable for Trump, outrageously entertaining -- and a continued ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Israel Officially Receives Possession Of It's First F35 - The Adir

US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro was among the speakers at the official ceremony held in Texas on Wednesday, 16 Sivan. The ambassador thanked all involved and praised the long-standing firm relationship between his country, the US, and Israel. The first planes are scheduled to arrive in an Israel Air Force base in December 2016. The following video shows the ambassador’s remarks at the official ceremony. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: Paul Ryan Interviewed On CNN About His Support For Trump, And Rolls Out GOP Agenda

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump would be a better president than Hillary Clinton and details the GOP's legislative agenda that include rolling back Obamacare.

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Candidates Avoid Medicare, Social Security Finance Woes

sseThe nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential candidates. This week the Social Security and Medicare trustees warned of tough choices ahead to keep the two programs solvent over the long run. Together, Social Security and Medicare account for about 40 percent of federal spending, providing inflation-protected monthly checks and health insurance for tens of millions of seniors and disabled people. Working families benefit, too, when elders can live independently. But the taxes supporting both programs can't keep pace with rising spending. Over time, Medicare and Social Security will rely more and more on accumulated reserves in their trust funds. Eventually there won't be enough to pay full benefits. Medicare's trust fund will run out in 2028, and Social Security's in 2034. The candidates have said little to acknowledge the issue, although it's at the root of the government's budget problems. They may not be able to avoid it once in the White House. Health care costs, in particular, can be volatile. And liberals and conservatives agree it's important to act sooner rather than later, to avoid disruptions for retirees and workers. Unusual for a Republican, Donald Trump has promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people. His campaign has suggested he'd revisit government benefit programs — known as entitlements — after his tax-cut plan boosts economic growth. But critics say the Trump plan would just pile up more debt, making it harder to deal with changes to big programs. "I don't know where he's going to get the money," said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank. "Maybe he's got it in the Cayman Islands or something?" Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has proposed expanding Social Security benefits for widows and family caregivers, as well as making upper-income earners pay more to support the program. She may have to go further, since liberals, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are pressing for expanded benefits. President Barack Obama also wants to do more. On Medicare, Clinton wants to give the government authority to negotiate drug prices but doesn't see a need for major restructuring. Advocates, meanwhile, want Medicare benefits expanded to include dental care, vision and hearing aids. "Just when you thought we couldn't go any further on pandering, it turns out we have," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group that advocates for reducing federal deficits. The election is perpetuating a myth that nothing needs to be done, she added. The future of entitlement programs has been debated in presidential elections for decades, but this year seems different. Social Security has long been called the "third rail" of American politics because touching it can doom candidates. Now, Medicare looks to have taken on the aura of invulnerability as well. Advocates for older people are not quite ready to celebrate. "This isn't an election year like any other that we've seen," said Nancy LeaMond, a vice president of AARP, the seniors lobby. "The fact that it hasn't focused on issues, and it's more about personalities and nicknames, means that there hasn't been very much discussion in the press." Ignoring the problems doesn't mean they get magically resolved. Previous overhauls of Social Security and Medicare involved a combination of benefit cuts and tax increases. With Medicare, cuts to hospitals, insurers, doctors and other service providers also play a major role. But there's probably less room for provider cuts now because Obama's health care law and budget deals with Congress already have reduced payments. Social Security is the bigger program, but its fiscal problems may be easier to deal with. That's because Medicare spending is driven not just by an aging population, but by unpredictable health care costs. Social Security proposals in the mix include tax hikes and a somewhat stingier formula for annual cost-of-living increases. Medicare proposals include privatizing the program, with the government contributing a set amount for health insurance, as well as gradually increasing the eligibility age to 67, from 65 currently. Medicare tax increases aren't ruled out, either. For now, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is the rare national political figure keeping the entitlements debate alive. But Ryan studiously avoids tax increases, which would have to be part of a deal to bring Democrats along. Procrastination will only make the inevitable changes more wrenching, while starting now would allow for gradual adjustments. "If you wait until the last minute, it is much harder to do structural reforms," said economist Doug Elmendorf, dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. "You don't want to change the rules for people while they are receiving benefits, or when they are about to start receiving benefits." (AP)

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WATCH: Sanders Finally Says It - 'It Doesn't Appear I'll Be The Nominee' (5 opinions)

Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledges for the first time that he will not be the Democratic nominee for president during an interview with C-SPAN.

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