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US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations
Stepping 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 people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and New Guinea, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Director Tom Frieden said monitoring would ...

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

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?

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

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 (2 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] (8 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 »

4 Candidates For NY Governor To Debate

4 Candidates For NY Governor To DebateA debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and two third-party candidates is likely to be the only opportunity voters have to see the candidates for New York governor interact before Election Day. The hour-long exchange begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday and will be broadcast statewide on public television. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian ...    Full Story »

Who Really Owns Your Credit Card Miles & Points? (1 opinions)

Who Really Owns Your Credit Card Miles & Points?As we mentioned in one of our previous columns, one of the great perks about using credit cards is the ability to earn miles and points whenever they are used for purchases. This earning potential is so significant that there are actually many forums, blogs, groups and even a ‘university’ dedicated to helping consumers understand the myriad of benefits and rewards programs available ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu to Meet with Faction Heads in the Hope of Reaching an Understanding (1 opinions)

PM Netanyahu to Meet with Faction Heads in the Hope of Reaching an UnderstandingPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 28 Tishrei will meet with coalition faction leaders in the hope of reaching an understanding before the opening of the Knesset winter session. While some predict elections are inevitable, not everyone is pessimistic and some are confident that despite major differences between faction members, the winter session will pass without the ...    Full Story »

Lau Family Lauds Chareidi Cohesiveness (3 opinions)

Lau Family Lauds Chareidi CohesivenessFollowing the loss of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau in his bid to become the next Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Yerushalayim, the Lau family released a statement lauding the “cohesiveness of the chareidi tzibur”. Lev L’Achim CEO Rabbi Eliezer Sorotzkin told Kikar Shabbos that “There is a bad feeling and the loss is painful for Yerushalayim and chareidi Yiddishkheit”. He explained there ...    Full Story »

The Clintons, The Democrats' 2014 Super Surrogates (1 opinions)

The Clintons, The Democrats' 2014 Super SurrogatesBill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. With speculation rampant about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a second presidential run, the power couple has blanketed the political map this fall, attending fundraisers and get-out-the-vote rallies for a long ...    Full Story »
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Report: FDNY's Flawed Dispatch System Caused Delay (2 opinions)

Report: FDNY's Flawed Dispatch System Caused DelayThe New York City Fire Department's "highly cumbersome" dispatch system contributed to delays in sending ambulances to a fire in Queens in April that killed two 4-year-old siblings, according to a new report released Tuesday by the city Department of Investigation. The department's investigation "exposed an antiquated, unwieldy system for dispatching ambulances to the scene of an ...    Full Story »

Social Security Benefits To Go Up By 1.7 Percent (3 opinions)

Social Security Benefits To Go Up By 1.7 PercentMillions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects payments to more than 70 million Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal ...    Full Story »

Holy Land Clergy and Seminarians Join Forces To Protect the Planet

Holy Land Clergy and Seminarians Join Forces To Protect the PlanetChristian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy and seminary students will convene around a shared vision of environmental stewardship at the Faith and Ecology Conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday, 28 Tishrei. Organizers explain that “Current and emerging faith leaders and teachers can serve as a unique and powerful vehicle to influence society to address environmental challenges. In the Holy ...    Full Story »

Investigators Find Secret Service Use In Employee's Personal Dispute

Investigators Find Secret Service Use In Employee's Personal DisputeA new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says the employee’s ...    Full Story »

The Six Types of Readers of Halacha Articles (3 opinions)

The Six Types of Readers of Halacha Articles[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] “I was just at my daughter’s house in Lakewood, and it seems that no one there is eating ______ without first _____ _______ ________.” “Really? Because our Vaad HaKashrus is very stringent, and they absolutely do not do that here.” This conversation, or some variation of it, has probably taken place thousands of times in recent years and throughout ...    Full Story »

Rav Stern Shlita: The First Challenge is Healing Rifts (1 opinions)

Rav Stern Shlita: The First Challenge is Healing RiftsIn his victory address, Jerusalem Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita told the tzibur that his first priority in his new post is the mending of rifts and bringing shalom to the community. Rav Stern spoke with Kol Berama Radio shortly after being elected, stating “בעזרת ה' שנעשה ונצליח, that I will merit living up to the expectations many have for me and that I ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: R' Nachman Caller Takes Housing Plan To The Streets Of Borough Park and Flatbush, Offering Specific Solutions To Solve Housing and Jobs Crisis (4 opinions)

VIDEO: R' Nachman Caller Takes Housing Plan To The Streets Of Borough Park and Flatbush, Offering Specific Solutions To Solve Housing and Jobs Crisis[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Tuesday evening, State Assembly candidate R’ Nachman Caller presented his candidacy and plan to solve the housing crisis in the 48th District to a packed room of local activists in Borough Park. In a speech to some 50 activists at the Orthodox Jewish Political Club (OJPC) monthly meeting in Seville Manor, R’ Nachman Caller stressed that ...    Full Story »

Security Incident at Gush Etzion Region Checkpoint (1 opinions)

Security Incident at Gush Etzion Region Checkpoint A vehicle approaching the Minharot Tunnel Road Checkpoint in Gush Etzion failed to heed to instructions to slow down for inspection. One of the guards was lightly injured as a result. The driver then turned around and tried fleeing the area. Security personnel acted in accordance with protocol and fired at the driver, who was lightly wounded. According to preliminary information ...    Full Story »

Israel: Cross Border Shooting Incident with Injuries [UPDATED 19:04]

Israel: Cross Border Shooting Incident with Injuries [UPDATED 19:04]Two female IDF soldiers were light-to-moderately injured in a cross-border shooting incident along the Egyptian border. They were transported to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva. The situation room was opened in the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. Authorities are investigating the incident, which may have been a drug smuggling operation that went sour. Two soldiers were injured by ...    Full Story »

Poll: Most Expect GOP Victory in November

Poll: Most Expect GOP Victory in NovemberTwo weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the ...    Full Story »

Syria's Assad Exploits US War Against ISIS

Syria's Assad Exploits US War Against ISISSyrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. As U.S. and allied jets swoop freely over towns and cities under control of ...    Full Story »

FBI: Denver Girls May Have Tried to Join Jihadis

FBI: Denver Girls May Have Tried to Join JihadisThe FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after FBI agents stopped them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie Payne says they are safe and reunited with their families. She didn't give the identity of ...    Full Story »

Pentagon: Counter-IS Campaign Costs $424 Million

Pentagon: Counter-IS Campaign Costs $424 MillionThe Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. That estimate was provided Tuesday by the Pentagon's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, who said the Pentagon has spent an average of about $7.6 million a day on airstrikes and support missions like surveillance flights. Kirby also said that in Iraq, ...    Full Story »

Homeland Security Orders New Screening For Ebola

Homeland Security Orders New Screening For EbolaEveryone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles, Chicago's O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Rav Eli Sadan: Too Soon for a Frum IDF Chief or PM (2 opinions)

VIDEO: Rav Eli Sadan: Too Soon for a Frum IDF Chief or PM[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] "I don't want there to be, not even for one moment, a feeling in the country that the religious are forcing themselves on the public and leading the country to a place that most people don't want to go. That would be terrible, it would destroy the state" Rabbi Eli Sadan told Channel 10 News. Rabbi Sadan is the founder of the Bnei David IDF Preparatory ...    Full Story »


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