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Verizon Said to Be Buyer of Yahoo for $5 Billion: Reports

Verizon Said to Be Buyer of Yahoo for $5 Billion: Reports
Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said. Verizon had emerged in recent days as the front-runner for the beleaguered internet company. Yahoo is expected to sell its email service and news, finance and sports websites in addition to its advertising tools under pressure from shareholders fed up with a downturn in the company's revenue during ...

Drought Hits Northeastern US, Could Last Months

Drought Hits Northeastern US, Could Last MonthsAt Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted. The drought that has taken hold in the Northeast is especially felt at John Lavoie's farm in Hollis, presenting him with some tough choices. Irrigation ponds are drying up, forcing him to choose between tomatoes and berries or apple and peach ...    Full Story »

Thousands of Sanders Supporters Take to Streets

Thousands of Sanders Supporters Take to StreetsThousands of Bernie Sanders supporters are marching down a main thoroughfare in Philadelphia to show their support of him and disdain of Hillary Clinton ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Chanting "Hell No, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary" and "This is what democracy looks like," the marchers headed from City Hall down Broad Street. Broad is the main north-south artery that ...    Full Story »

Clinton Campaign Manager: Russians Leaked Democrats' Emails To Help Donald Trump

Clinton Campaign Manager: Russians Leaked Democrats' Emails To Help Donald TrumpHillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, indicated that he believes "Russian state actors" had some involvement in the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that show top Democrats writing off Sen. Bernie Sanders's chances during the primaries. "There's evidence Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole those emails, and there are experts saying they are releasing ...    Full Story »

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Endorse Clinton

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Endorse ClintonMichael Bloomberg, who was elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will speak at the Democratic National Convention to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Spokesman Marc LaVorgna says Bloomberg will make the endorsement speech Wednesday night. The billionaire media mogul opted against running as a third-party candidate for fear it might siphon away votes from Clinton ...    Full Story »

Schumer Asks Feds To Sweep Local Airports For Security ‘Blind Spots’

Schumer Asks Feds To Sweep Local Airports For Security ‘Blind Spots’U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has asked federal officials to review New York City area airports to ensure they don’t have “blind spots” terrorists could exploit. The New York Democrat says Sunday that he has written to the Department of Homeland Security following an investigation that found certain key areas of LaGuardia International Airport and Newark Liberty International ...    Full Story »

Democratic Chair Announces Resignation On Eve Of Convention

Democratic Chair Announces Resignation On Eve Of ConventionDebbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked ...    Full Story »

Hacked Emails Overshadow Democratic National Convention

Hacked Emails Overshadow Democratic National ConventionHacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and Bernie Sanders stepped up demands that the party's chairwoman step down. Bitterness and frustration among the more progressive wing came after some 19,000 emails were published on the website ...    Full Story »

Trump: France, Others Hit By Terror May Face More Screening

Trump: France, Others Hit By Terror May Face More ScreeningRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S. When asked if his proposal might lead to a point when not a lot of people from overseas are allowed into the U.S., Trump said, "Maybe we get to that point" and added: ...    Full Story »

Project Witness Premiere

Project witness premiere is a journey to document the previously unknown stories of individual men and women. These heroic individuals risked it all to save the helpless, to rescue those who were hunted down and persecuted for one thing: Being Jewish. This ...    Full Story »

Trump vs. Clinton: Is A 2017 'Peaceful Transfer' Possible?

Trump vs. Clinton: Is A 2017 'Peaceful Transfer' Possible?Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Donald Trump threatens America's very existence. These are not fringe opinions. They are widespread views across the nation's bitter political divide. That means that on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, tens of millions of Americans will awaken to the realization that someone they loathe will be the 45th president of the United States. The ...    Full Story »

Demand For Spiritual Leaders As Orthodoxy Is On The Rise

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 »

Wasserman Schultz Ousted From DNC Role Amid Email Leak (1 opinions)

Wasserman Schultz Ousted From DNC Role Amid Email LeakDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the party gathering in Philadelphia, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party. The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem: 77 Percent Of Next Year's First Graders Will Be From The Chareidi And Arab Sectors

Jerusalem: 77 Percent Of Next Year's First Graders Will Be From The Chareidi And Arab SectorsOne simply has to look at the numbers and one realizes the demographic realities of Yerushalayim, as dati leumi and secular schools are emptying as the chareidim are choking for space. According to the official numbers, in the 5777 school year in the capital, 25,144 kindergarten age children are chareidi, 17,055 from the Arab sector and 13,104 are secular and dati leumi. In 2011 ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Talmidim Of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu In Modi'in Visit With Maran HaRav Shteinman Shlita

As they wind down the year, talmidim of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu in Modi’in visited with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita ahead of their entry to yeshiva ketana. Rav Shteinman gave the following bracha to the young ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Amends Law Compelling Teaching Secular Subjects In Yeshivos (3 opinions)

Cabinet Amends Law Compelling Teaching Secular Subjects In YeshivosThe cabinet on Sunday, 18 Tammuz, approved the amended law so that yeshivos will not be compelled to teach ‘core subjects’ in line with chareidi demands. Minister Ofir Akunis walked out of the cabinet meeting in anger. Akunis called the move a mistake, explaining he feels all chareidi schools should be taught basic secular subjects. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu explained the ...    Full Story »

Camp HASC Hachnasas Sefer Torah

Camp HASC Hachnasas Sefer Torah[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Camp HASC celebrated an unforgettable Hachnassas Sefer Torah sponsored by the Dov & Shaindy Lisker & Family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Elie, a camper at HASC. The emotional Hachnassas Sefer Torah began with a lively Uncle Moishy concert and beautiful Seudas Mitzvah. Campers participated in "Ksivas Osios" and flag-making art ...    Full Story »

Cops, Protesters Gear Up For Hot Day Of Marches Ahead Of DNC

Cops, Protesters Gear Up For Hot Day Of Marches Ahead Of DNCPolice officers are posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as protesters prepare for a sweltering day of marches and rallies ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Several Sunday demonstrations are planned, including an anti-fracking march from City Hall to Independence Mall, near the Liberty Bell. Bernie Sanders supporters expect about 3,000 protesters will join ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv City Council: Calls To Oust Rabbonim Who Expressed Support For Rabbi Levinstein (1 opinions)

Tel Aviv City Council: Calls To Oust Rabbonim Who Expressed Support For Rabbi LevinsteinCouncilmen serving on the Tel Aviv City Council and members of the ‘Chofsheet’ party have turned to Minister of Religious Services to fire three rabbonim serving in Tel Aviv along with 300 others nationwide who expressed support for Rabbi Yigal Levinstein. Rabbi Yuval Alfort (Head of the Yaffo Torah garin), Rabbi Daniel Miller (Rosh Yeshivat Aviv Hatorah) and Rabbi Asher Shimon ...    Full Story »

West Coast Style Weather Strikes Northeastern US

West Coast Style Weather Strikes Northeastern US Heat and drought-like conditions are posing serious concerns for farmers and prompting water use restrictions and bans in some towns. The dry spell is hitting the region from Maine to Pennsylvania. Wildfire flames are lapping at parts of Massachusetts, and Maine is expecting a smaller blueberry crop. Hardest hit are Massachusetts, western New York, and the southern climes of New ...    Full Story »

Minister Regev Places Shabbos Above Opening Ceremony Of The Olympic Games (2 opinions)

Minister Regev Places Shabbos Above Opening Ceremony Of The Olympic GamesMinister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev released a statement to the media on Sunday, 18 Tammuz explaining that while she is expected to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, she will not because the event is scheduled to take place on a Shabbos. Regev explains that as a minister and official representative the State of Israel, she will not take part in the ...    Full Story »
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Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention (1 opinions)

Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National ConventionIt's Hillary Clinton's turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some of them were dismayed by her ...    Full Story »

WATCH: This was R' Chaim Safran's Last Day

WATCH: This was R' Chaim Safran's Last Day[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  CLICK HERE TO HELP THIS FAMILY R' Chaim Safrin's widow and four orphans need your help! Only two years have passed since a father closed his eyes for the last time, and returned his soul to his ...    Full Story »

Obama: Trump's NATO Comments Show 'Lack of Preparedness' (3 opinions)

Obama: Trump's NATO Comments Show 'Lack of Preparedness'President Barack Obama says GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign policy. Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Trump's comments to the New York Times — in which Trump suggested allies that haven't paid their NATO dues ...    Full Story »

Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a YearThe teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday. Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian identified only as David S., visited the site of a previous school shooting in the German town of Winnenden and took photographs last year, ...    Full Story »

DNC Rules Meeting Agrees to a Compromise on Superdelegates (1 opinions)

DNC Rules Meeting Agrees to a Compromise on SuperdelegatesThe role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday. Efforts by Bernie Sanders supporters to pass amendments eliminating or limiting the power of superdelegates failed to win approval at the committee meeting in Philadelphia. But campaigns ...    Full Story »

Police: Munich Suspect Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings

Police: Munich Suspect Was Obsessed With Mass ShootingsThe gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of foreigners might have played a role in the mass shooting, ...    Full Story »

Excessive Heat Warning Issued as Democratic Convention Nears (1 opinions)

Excessive Heat Warning Issued as Democratic Convention NearsIt's extra sunny in Philadelphia this weekend and hot and humid weather is settling over the City of Brotherly Love as tens of thousands of delegates are about to converge on the city for the Democratic National Convention. The heat wave is expected to gain momentum this weekend and peak Monday, the convention's first day, with temperatures possibly hitting 100 degrees, said Mitchell ...    Full Story »

Union Official: Operator Error Didn't Cause Crane Collapse On Tappan Zee Bridge

Union Official: Operator Error Didn't Cause Crane Collapse On Tappan Zee BridgeA union official said operator error isn't what caused a crane's 250-foot-long boom to collapse across New York's Tappan Zee Bridge. Jeff Loughlin, business manager for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137, told The New York Times ) on Friday he'd spoken with the operator who claims to know what spurred the collapse. But Loughlin says he promised investigators he ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says Veep Pick Kaine Is Everything GOP Ticket Isn't (14 opinions)

Clinton Says Veep Pick Kaine Is Everything GOP Ticket Isn'tHillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention. "He is qualified to step into this job and lead from Day One. And he is a progressive who likes to get things done," Clinton ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Hillary Clinton Chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine As Running MateHillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate." Kaine himself tweeted, "I'm honored to ...    Full Story »

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 »

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 SuspectsPolice 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 ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Talmidim Of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu In Modi'in Visit With Maran HaRav Shteinman Shlita

As they wind down the year, talmidim of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu in Modi’in visited with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita ahead of their entry to yeshiva ketana. Rav Shteinman gave the following bracha to the young talmidim. ״ברוך השם ילדים, אתם גומרים עכשיו חיידר ונכנסים לישיבה קטנה. אתם, כל אחד ואחד יכול להיות תלמיד חכם גדול. כל אחד ואחד יכול ללמוד בשקידה ולקיים מה שהרביים שלו אומרים. כל אחד יכול לגדול תלמיד חכם גדול. כך היה באמת ככל הדורות, למדו תורה ההורים והבנים ויצאו תלמידי חכמים. הקב״ה יעזור לכם. יש לכם הורים שרוצים שתהיו תלמידי חכמים גדולים. יש חלילה בתים שההורים לא רוצים והילדים צריכים להלחם על זה ואתם ברוך השם זוכים שההורים שלכם רוצים מאוד שתהיו צדיקים ותלמידי חכמים. הקב"ה יעזור לכם שתזכו לזה. כל אחד ואחד שיזכה להיות צדיק, תלמיד חכם ירא שמים. הקב״ה יעזור לכם בזה ובבא. ה׳ יעזור שתזכו לכל הדברים הטובים״. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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