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NYC Practices Response To Nuclear Explosion

NYC Practices Response To Nuclear Explosion
The voice over the speakers at New York City's emergency command center calmly stated the unthinkable: a nuclear explosion had gone off in Times Square. More than 100,000 people are feared to have died instantly. A massive radiation cloud is being blown north by the wind, toward Westchester County and Connecticut. The city's subway system has been shut down and the region's cellphone service has largely failed. "Is Washington on the phone?" said one worker outside the center's situation room. "Has the mayor arrived?" asked ...

Abu Mazen’s View of Peace & Dual Existence

Abu Mazen’s View of Peace & Dual ExistenceWhile the Israeli left and the international community continue the Oslo mantra, calling for the implementation of the two-state solution and dual existence, the dream of Israel and the PA living side-by-side, the dream is not one shared by the PA (Palestinian Authority) leadership. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has ordered a stricter law to prevent any of his residents from ...    Full Story »

Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola in US

Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola in USPresident Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus. "We're cautiously optimistic," he declared. He also gave assurances that hospitals across the country were ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Ambassador David Roet Addresses the UN Security Council

VIDEO: Ambassador David Roet Addresses the UN Security Council[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ambassador David Roet addresses UN Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East on Tuesday, 27 Tishrei. Madam President, Albert Einstein once said: "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." There is no question that the world is a dangerous ...    Full Story »
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Cuomo Memoir Sales off to Slow Start in 1st Week

Cuomo Memoir Sales off to Slow Start in 1st WeekDays after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in. "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" sold 948 copies in the first week after publication. That's according to data Wednesday from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks industry sales and covers about 85 percent of the U.S. print ...    Full Story »

Care Questioned In 15 NY Jail Death

Care Questioned In 15 NY Jail DeathThese are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical." But hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests raise serious questions about the quality and timeliness of ...    Full Story »

NYC City Council Limits Deportation Efforts

NYC City Council Limits Deportation EffortsThe New York City Council is passing legislation that would stop honoring detainment orders from U.S. immigration officials that don't come with a warrant from a federal judge. The council voted 41 to 6 in favor of two bills on Wednesday. The legislation prohibits the NYPD and the Department of Corrections from honoring federal "detainers," which are requests to hold illegal ...    Full Story »

Key Features Of Rigorous New US Ebola Monitoring

Key Features Of Rigorous New US Ebola MonitoringRigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States. Key features announced Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WHO WILL BE MONITORED? Starting Monday, all travelers arriving in the United States from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be ...    Full Story »

Camel Maker Reynolds Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking

Camel Maker Reynolds Snuffs Out Workplace SmokingCamel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company's offices, conference rooms and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias. Spokesman David Howard said Wednesday that Reynolds will still ...    Full Story »

Four Terror Attack Victims Remain Hospitalized

Four Terror Attack Victims Remain Hospitalized Four people wounded in the Wednesday evening terror attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station remain hospitalized this morning. Two victims in light condition remain in the emergency room of Hadassah Ein ...    Full Story »

NYPD Beefing Security At Locations Tied To Canada

NYPD Beefing Security At Locations Tied To CanadaThe police department is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country's capital. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottowa, Ontario was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two ...    Full Story »

Man Apprehended After Jumping White House Fence

Man Apprehended After Jumping White House FenceThe Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was stopped in the East Room and taken into custody. The Secret Service says the man in Wednesday's incident climbed the ...    Full Story »

WHO: Ebola Responsible for More Than 4,800 Deaths

WHO: Ebola Responsible for More Than 4,800 DeathsThe World Health Organization says Ebola is now believed to have killed more than 4,800 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa. In a new update issued on Wednesday, WHO said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It said transmission remains ...    Full Story »

State Dept. Statement Condemns Despicable Terror Attack In Strongest Terms

State Dept. Statement Condemns Despicable Terror Attack In Strongest TermsThe following statement was released by the U.S. State Department following the terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon: The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem. We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our ...    Full Story »

Canadian Parliament Shooter Believed To Be Islam Convert From Quebec

Canadian Parliament Shooter Believed To Be Islam Convert From QuebecCanadian authorities late Wednesday identified the shooter in a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Fox News has confirmed. The shooting, which triggered a lockdown of the nation's capital, came just two days after a terror attack in Quebec. A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, ...    Full Story »

‘Calibration Error’ Changes GOP Votes to Dem in Illinois County

‘Calibration Error’ Changes GOP Votes to Dem in Illinois CountyEarly voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my ...    Full Story »

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday DeliveriesFedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and X-Mas will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. Volume is expected to surge on each of the first three Mondays in ...    Full Story »

Israel: Truck Apprehended Carrying Bogus Name Brand Shoes

Israel: Truck Apprehended Carrying Bogus Name Brand ShoesA truck originating in the Hebron district was apprehended at the al-Zaim Checkpoint carrying thousands of pairs of counterfeit name brand shoes. The truck was driven by an Arab resident of Yerushalayim. The truck was stopped for inspection at the Mishor Adumim industrial area by border police, HaMevaser reports. Authorities believe the truck passed through the industrial area to ...    Full Story »

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being AdoptedFederal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt the rules, which six federal agencies have been working on since 2011. The SEC'S two Republican commissioners, Daniel Gallagher and Michael ...    Full Story »

Poll: 5 Things To Know About Midterms Poll

Poll: 5 Things To Know About Midterms PollSomeone has to win. Most Americans say they dislike both the Republicans and the Democrats, but a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds more of them now say they would like the GOP to control Congress over the Democrats. That's in part because, on major issues including the economy and protecting the country, Republicans have gained an edge as the more trusted party among likely ...    Full Story »

Bibi Shifting Towards the Chareidim as Opposition Builds from Within

Bibi Shifting Towards the Chareidim as Opposition Builds from WithinTensions have been mounting in the coalition during recent weeks, but they peaked when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told coalition faction leaders that he is scraping Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and MK Elazar ...    Full Story »

Comptroller Notes NY State Spending Up, Debt Down

Comptroller Notes NY State Spending Up, Debt DownNew York's comptroller reports that state government spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion in its last fiscal year, while its debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion. The report on the state's fiscal condition for the 2013-14 year, which ended March 31, says spending increases have been in line with inflation, growing 8.4 percent since 2010. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli ...    Full Story »

Jordan's King Abdullah Wants to Prevent Jews from Davening on Har Habayis (3 opinions)

Jordan's King Abdullah Wants to Prevent Jews from Davening on Har HabayisJordan’s King Abdullah II told lawmakers this week that he equates radical Islam including ISIS with Zionist extremism. He explained that in his view there are extremists in all camps. Basing his efforts on Israeli policy since the liberation of the Kosel and Har Habayis in the June 1967 Six Day War, Amman is also in contact with Israeli state officials, concerned over reports the ...    Full Story »

US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola NationsStepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers. The program will start Monday in six states that represent 70 percent of ...    Full Story »

Government Ups Air Bag Warning To 7.8M Vehicles

Government Ups Air Bag Warning To 7.8M VehiclesThe U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government's auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. The ...    Full Story »

2 Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada's Parliament

2 Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada's ParliamentA Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles ...    Full Story »
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UK Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To US Terror Charges

UK Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To US Terror ChargesA mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon has pleaded not guilty to four terrorism charges just after arriving in New York from Great Britain, where he had fought extradition for years. Haroon Aswat spoke softly, telling U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest "I do" when she asked if he understood he had the right to remain silent ...    Full Story »

Statement From Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat On Todays Terror attack (2 opinions)

Statement From Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat On Todays Terror attackJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: "We must restore peace and security in Jerusalem- as I have said for months, the situation in Jerusalem is intolerable and we must act unequivocally against all violence taking place in the city. Today, more than ever, it is clear that we must send police forces into neighborhoods where there are disturbances, placing them strategically and widely in ...    Full Story »

New York Congressman's Trial Put Off Until 2015

New York Congressman's Trial Put Off Until 2015A New York congressman's tax evasion trial has been put off until next year. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing Tuesday jury selection for Michael Grimm's trial will begin Feb. 2, not Dec. 1. She set the new trial date after rejecting defense claims the prosecution is politically motivated. The Republican congressman from Staten Island has pleaded not guilty ...    Full Story »

Can We Please Have Some Quiet & Security Please? (1 opinions)

Can We Please Have Some Quiet & Security Please?Residents of the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev sent a letter to Mayor Nir Barkat and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The essence of the letter documents the alarming increase in attacks in the area and the need to restore law and order to the region. They are calling for immediate aggressive appropriate actions by the relevant agencies to restore quiet and ...    Full Story »

Syria Claims It Destroyed Jets Seized By ISIS (1 opinions)

Syria Claims It Destroyed Jets Seized By ISISThe Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister. Omran al-Zoubi told Syrian TV late Tuesday that Syrian aircraft bombed the jets as they were landing at Jarrah airbase in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province. He said the militants were able to ...    Full Story »

IDF Complies with Request to Remove Exercise Equipment from Beis Medrash (3 opinions)

IDF Complies with Request to Remove Exercise Equipment from Beis MedrashA month ago it was reported by Kippa that the beis medrash of the Ohd Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yishuv Yitzhar was converted into a workout room for border police stationed in that community. The doors of the beis medrash were broken open to permit access to convert the area to an exercise facility. Yishuv officials turned to Honenu attorney Avi Kedar to intercede, pained by the reality ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: TERROR ATTACK IN JERUSALEM - INFANT R"L KILLED; OTHERS WOUNDED [UPDATED 8:49PM IL] (10 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: TERROR ATTACK IN JERUSALEM - INFANT R[EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 20:49 IL: Moments ago, a third rock-throwing attack against the Jerusalem light rail in Shuafat since the fatal attack earlier today. Clashes between security forces and Arabs reported at the Kalandia Checkpoint in the northern capital. 20:17: A grandfather of the infant murdered in the attack HY”D told the news the parents waited years for ...    Full Story »

TERROR ATTACK IN CANADA: Canada Police Say Man Shot At War Memorial, Reports Of Gunfire Inside Parliament [UPDATED 1:13PM ET] (2 opinions)

TERROR ATTACK IN CANADA: Canada Police Say Man Shot At War Memorial, Reports Of Gunfire Inside Parliament [UPDATED 1:13PM ET][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, witnesses said. Others were in lockdown. Police with rifles and ...    Full Story »

Infant R"L Killed In Jerusalem Terror Attack

Infant RBaruch Dayan Emmes: It is being reported that a 3-month-old infant has died in the hospital of massive injuries, becoming the first fatality in this apparent terror attack which occurred on Wednesday afternoon. It is also being reported the vehicle used to strike the pedestrians is registered to an Arab resident of the eastern capital. Unconfirmed reports state the driver is a ...    Full Story »


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