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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning to Bad Habits

Some Fear Auto Industry Returning to Bad Habits
Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road. Vehicle discounts have risen 5.5 percent from a year ago. More than a quarter of new buyers are choosing to lease, a historically high percentage. Auto company lending arms are making more loans to people with low credit scores. The industry is adding factory ...

Woodbourne Shul Closes On Its Greatest Season Yet

Woodbourne Shul Closes On Its Greatest Season YetHistoric Congregation Bnai Israel on Route 52 in Woodbourne closed its doors – at least officially – last Sunday, August 31st, on its fifth and most successful season yet. While last summer saw 80,000 mispallelim pass through the shul’s doors, regulars at the shul insist that the volume doubled this summer. The shul, which had fallen into disrepair due to the changing ...    Full Story »

NY Rep. Grimm's Trial Set For December

NY Rep. Grimm's Trial Set For DecemberA judge has scheduled New York Congressman Michael Grimm's tax evasion trial for December. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing on Tuesday that jury selection will begin Dec. 1. She rejected defense arguments that the trial should be put off until next year. He is running for re-election this year. The Republican congressman was indicted earlier this year. ...    Full Story »

Turkey's PM Rules Out Normalized Relations with Israel

Turkey's PM Rules Out Normalized Relations with IsraelTurkish Prime Minister Recep Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday 6 Elul announced he does not envision a return to normalized diplomatic relations with Israel. The newly-elected prime minister explained that diplomatic ties with Israel cannot exist for as long as the Jewish state attacks Gazan and continues its blockade. Davutoglu served as Turkey’s foreign minister under Tayyip Erdogan. ...    Full Story »

Home Depot Investigates Data Breach

Home Depot Investigates Data BreachHome Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement. The possible data breach was first reported by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a website that focuses on cyber security. Krebs said multiple ...    Full Story »

Steven Sotloff Was Second Jewish-American Journalist To Be Beheaded By Muslim Terrorists

Steven Sotloff Was Second Jewish-American Journalist To Be Beheaded By Muslim Terrorists Steven Sotloff, who was purportedly beheaded in a video released by ISIS on Tuesday afternoon, was not the first American-Jewish journalist to be executed by Muslim terrorists. In 2002, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by Al-Qaida while reporting for the Wall Street Journal in Karachi, Pakistan. Although YWN has been unable to independently verify if Sotloff was Jewish or not, ...    Full Story »

2016-ers Jockey Even Before Congressional Elections

2016-ers Jockey Even Before Congressional ElectionsOne set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control of the Senate at stake, the months leading up to the mid-term elections offer a clearer window on a crowd of potential presidential candidates already jockeying for position from Nevada to New Hampshire. Their ...    Full Story »
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VIDEOS: Education Ministry Orders the Closure of Controversial Beit Shemesh School (3 opinions)

VIDEOS: Education Ministry Orders the Closure of Controversial Beit Shemesh School[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The conflict in a Beit Shemesh school being shared by chareidim and non-religious students has snowballed rapidly into a major national news story. Since the city’s municipal elections ...    Full Story »

More Speed Cameras Near NYC Schools

More Speed Cameras Near NYC SchoolsNew York City is installing more speed cameras near schools. The announcement was made Tuesday outside Public School 95 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Department of Transportation has classified the area as a high-crash corridor. Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg says drivers should take heed as students return to school on Thursday. New York City ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Video Purports To Show ISIS Beheading US Journalist Steven Sotloff (5 opinions)

BREAKING: Video Purports To Show ISIS Beheading US Journalist Steven SotloffAn Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley. Dressed in an ...    Full Story »

Knesset to Discuss the Economic Ramifications of Operation Protective Edge

Knesset to Discuss the Economic Ramifications of Operation Protective EdgeHaving gathered the required 25 signatures to compel a special session, the Knesset on Thursday 9 Elul will hold a session to discuss the economic ramifications of Operation Protective Edge, which lasted for fifty days. The discussion will surround the program to fortify Sderot and Gaza border communities as well as the problems faced by residents of cities including Ashkelon, Ashdod ...    Full Story »

Monday 6 Elul: Arab Terror Timeline

Monday 6 Elul: Arab Terror TimelineFollowing is a partial listing of Arab terror attacks that occurred on Monday, 6 Elul 5774. 21:26: A toddler was injured by glass shards after a bus traveling on Uzi Narkiss Blvd. was hit with stones. The child was taken to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital. 20:55: A firebomb was hurled at a bus at Tapuach Jct. in Shomron. The bus driver was lightly injured. 18:35: Rocks were ...    Full Story »

Committee Calls for a Central Israel Police Dispatch Center Following Kidnapping Of 3 Yeshiva Boys (1 opinions)

Committee Calls for a Central Israel Police Dispatch Center Following Kidnapping Of 3 Yeshiva BoysFollowing the mishandling of the call for help following the kidnapping of the three kedoshim on the eve of 15 Sivan, a probe was launched headed by Deputy Police Chief Nissim Mor. That probe led to a number of recommendations led by the recommendation to shut down seven dispatch centers and to replace them with one central system dispatch for the entire 100 police network. When one ...    Full Story »

Lubavitcher Running for Senator (1 opinions)

Lubavitcher Running for SenatorMendy (Menachem) Raitport, born and raised in Brooklyn and a Lubavitch resident of Crown Heights, has announced that he is running for election as State Senator in New York's 20th District. Owner of a butcher shop on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, Raitport is running under the Conservative banner, and says he has the qualifications necessary to be an effective voice of the people ...    Full Story »

Iran Says It Disrupts Nuclear Plots (1 opinions)

Iran Says It Disrupts Nuclear PlotsIran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press. The comments by Asghar Zarean, who is in charge of security for Iran's nuclear program, came during a visit by an AP team to Iran's ...    Full Story »

New York AG: Bank Didn't Lend to Blacks in Buffalo (3 opinions)

New York AG: Bank Didn't Lend to Blacks in BuffaloA bank refused to offer mortgages to African-Americans living in Buffalo, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit that he said was part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining. Evans Bank violated fair housing and discrimination laws by intentionally denying services and products to Buffalo's east side, home to more than 75 percent of the city's ...    Full Story »

Lapid: Chareidi Men & Arab Women Will Join the Workforce (5 opinions)

Lapid: Chareidi Men & Arab Women Will Join the WorkforceFinance Minister Yair Lapid shared his vision for the 2015 state budget with participants in an economic conference. He explained that he prefers not to increase taxes, for doing so every time there is a national budgetary need places additional burdens on taxpayers. Lapid stated that instead of another tax increase, the deficit may be increased while the nation’s defense needs are ...    Full Story »

Tuesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Tuesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· The IDF Homefront Command is beginning a preparedness exercise at 19:00 in Ashkelon that will continue until 02:00 on Thursday. Soldiers taking part will be wearing protective suits. · A 2½-year-old sustained light injuries when Arabs hurled rocks at a bus on Uzi Narkiss Blvd. in Yerushalayim on Monday night. The child was transported to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, injured ...    Full Story »

Car Smashes Through IDF Checkpoint: Driver Shot Dead [UPDATED 6:12PM IL] (2 opinions)

Car Smashes Through IDF Checkpoint: Driver Shot Dead [UPDATED 6:12PM IL]An Arab driver smashed through an IDF Checkpoint in the Kalkilye region of Shomron on Tuesday afternoon 7 Elul 5774. The driver ignored warning shots. Soldiers fired at the vehicle, killing the driver. B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of injuries among IDF soldiers. There is no additional information being reported at this time. 18:12: It is now reported the driver is in ...    Full Story »

Tuesday Tech Review: Filtering Your Mobile Devices - Continued (6 opinions)

Tuesday Tech Review: Filtering Your Mobile Devices - Continued First and foremost, I want to clarify the purpose of this column. I am not claiming to be the biggest expert in technology. As a matter of fact, when it comes to technology (as with many other things), the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know. This column was created as a tool to get information about technology to the frum community. If anyone has information that they ...    Full Story »

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars (1 opinions)

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, RadarsIran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to “shoot down any hostile target,” even at high altitudes. Speaking on state TV, he said the missile was successfully test-fired recently. ...    Full Story »

NYC: G Train Service Restored After Sandy Repairs

NYC: G Train Service Restored After Sandy RepairsNew York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during ...    Full Story »

Troopers Urge Drivers To Watch For School Buses

Troopers Urge Drivers To Watch For School BusesWith children heading back to school this week, state police are urging New Yorkers to support the AAA's annual "School's Open-Drive Carefully" campaign. The campaign alerts motorists to the risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. Troop B Commander Maj. Richard Smith said drivers need to be extra ...    Full Story »

New Jersey: $2.4B Revel Casino In Atlantic City Shuts Down After Just 2 Years (1 opinions)

New Jersey: $2.4B Revel Casino In Atlantic City Shuts Down After Just 2 YearsRevel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort went out with a whimper in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, as its casino closed one day after the hotel checked out its last guest. The property that debuted at sunrise on April 2, 2012, with its ...    Full Story »

Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Joins Investment Bank As Managing Director (1 opinions)

Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Joins Investment Bank As Managing DirectorFormer House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June primary and left Congress in August. The Virginia Republican had served seven terms representing the state's ...    Full Story »
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Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled Victims

Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled VictimsGermany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and Gypsy, or Roma, victims. The 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass pane stands on the site of a villa where the ...    Full Story »

Jet With Cracked Windshield Returns to Los Angeles

Jet With Cracked Windshield Returns to Los AngelesAn American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was hurt. Flaningan says the Boeing 757 took off Monday afternoon but within minutes the pilot noticed a windshield crack. ...    Full Story »

Halachically Speaking: Moving a Sefer Torah

Halachically Speaking: Moving a Sefer Torah[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision The Issur M’d’rabanan[1] one is not allowed to bring a Sefer Torah to one who is in jail even on Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur.    Full Story »

Terror Alert in the Sharon Area [UPDATED 1:57PM IL]

Terror Alert in the Sharon Area [UPDATED 1:57PM IL]Police and ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) agents on Tuesday 7 Elul are involved in a manhunt after a suspected Arab terrorist in the Sharon area near Kfar Yona. A chopper is involved in the manhunt. The ongoing operation is the result of information gathered by the ISA. Walla News quotes a senior police official explaining “the information is very credible and this is ...    Full Story »

NYPD Commish Defends Response In Custody Death (1 opinions)

NYPD Commish Defends Response In Custody DeathNew York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who was high on drugs. Ronald Singleton’s death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner’s office says “physical restrain by police” was a factor, along with severe intoxication from the hallucinogenic drug PCP. Police say Singleton ...    Full Story »


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