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Ben Carson Campaign Reaping Cash as He Rises in GOP Polls

Ben Carson Campaign Reaping Cash as He Rises in GOP Polls
Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet. The political novice, a retired neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, raised $6 million, doubling his July total, his campaign told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Carson's supporters have handed over roughly $20 million since he began raising money in March, making him a fundraising standout in a sprawling field of 17 Republican ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Man Accused of Helping Student Get to ISIS Stays in Custody

Man Accused of Helping Student Get to ISIS Stays in Custody
An Arizona man accused of helping a New York college student join the Islamic State in Syria will remain in federal custody. At a detention hearing Tuesday in Phoenix, a federal judge ruled Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal is a flight risk, and he'll remain in custody pending any further review by the Southern District of New York. His trial date hasn't been set yet. Gammal was indicted last week in Manhattan federal court, where the case is being prosecuted. He allegedly helped a ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Hillary Clinton's Email Show She Was Quite Concerned About 'Gefilte Fish'

Hillary Clinton's Email Show She Was Quite Concerned About 'Gefilte Fish'
The following is via OnlySimchas.com: It was in an email released by the State Department on Monday night from Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s subject was labelled “Gefilte Fish” and she wanted to know “where we are on this.” Gefilte Fish. Yes, Gefilte fish. What could possibly have been written about Gefilte fish? Was it A&B? Was it Ossies? What did Hillary know about the Gefilte fish, and when did she know about it? More importantly, was Hillary lying about ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

Marco Rubio Says Nation Doesn't Need US Education Department

Marco Rubio Says Nation Doesn't Need US Education Department
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money. The Florida senator made the comments Tuesday during a town hall meeting in Carson City. About 200 people attended the gathering in a community center, part of a tour of northern Nevada. "What starts out as a suggestion ends up being, 'If you want money from us, you must to do it this ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Supremacist Rambles About Motive For Jewish Site Murders

Supremacist Rambles About Motive For Jewish Site Murders
Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites heard more of his anti-Semitic ramblings Tuesday as they prepared to weigh whether to sentence him to life in prison or death. Taking the witness stand again during the trial's penalty phase, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. rambled largely uninterrupted about his belief that Jews controlled the media, government and banks. Occasionally chuckling, he said the issues "rattled his cage" and "made him ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Key Democrat: Senate Will Uphold Obama On Iran Nuke Deal

Key Democrat: Senate Will Uphold Obama On Iran Nuke Deal
A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in the Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto by President Barack Obama of a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, told students at Johns Hopkins University that he remains undecided. But he said the numbers are close to favoring the president when Congress votes later this month on GOP legislation disapproving of the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: NYPD Hold Annual 'High Holy Days Briefing' At Police Headquarters

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: NYPD Hold Annual 'High Holy Days Briefing' At Police Headquarters
[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The annual High Holy Days briefing was held at Police Headquarters this morning as the NYPD continues to promote open communication between the Jewish community and the Department in advance of the Jewish religious observances beginning with Rosh Hashanah and extending through Yom Kippur. The event featured remarks from First Deputy Commissioner Tucker, Chief Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass, Intelligence Research Specialist Jordan ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

NYC Mayor Says Economy Is Reason For Many Homeless

NYC Mayor Says Economy Is Reason For Many Homeless
Mayor Bill de Blasio says many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City. He says the problem for many is economic. The mayor spoke on the topic Tuesday on WYNC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” Calls to 311 about homeless people in need of aid have risen. There were about 13,000 in the last year of the Bloomberg administration and about 20,000 so far this year. De Blasio says part of the issue is the end of housing subsidies that kept many ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

Police In Illinois Hunt For 3 Suspects After Murder of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz

Police In Illinois Hunt For 3 Suspects After Murder of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz
Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. An emotional Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit described the slain officer, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, as a personal friend, a three-decade member of the department and a father of four sons. "We lost a family member," Schmit said of the 52-year-old officer known around town as "GI Joe." ''His ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Bush-Trump Dispute Intensifies, Bush Hitting Back Harder

Bush-Trump Dispute Intensifies, Bush Hitting Back Harder
The feud between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush appears to be intensifying. Bush's 2016 presidential campaign has put out a video that shows Trump talking more like a Democrat than a Republican. And while campaigning in Miami on Tuesday, Bush said Trump only resorts to insults because he can't talk about issues. As Bush put it, "If you're not totally in agreement with him, you're an idiot, you're stupid, you have low energy" and the like. Trump tweeted in response: "Yet another weak hit ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Dow Closes Down 470 Points Amid China Worries

Dow Closes Down 470 Points Amid China Worries
Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. and international markets. U.S. stocks just closed out their worst month in more than three years. Tuesday's drop also dashed hopes that, after some relatively calm trading Friday and Monday, the stock market's wild ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Ex-NY Congressman Grimm Asks To Delay Prison For Surgery

Ex-NY Congressman Grimm Asks To Delay Prison For Surgery
Former New York Congressman Michael Grimm is asking a judge to delay the start of his prison sentence for about two weeks so he can have surgery. Grimm is scheduled to start his eight-month prison sentence on Sept. 10. A judge is considering his request to do it on Sept. 22. The Staten Island Advance says prosecutors are not opposing the delay. The nature of the surgery was not disclosed. The Staten Island Republican pleaded guilty late last year to aiding in filing a false tax ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

China Glatt Announces 'Kids Eat Free'

China Glatt Announces 'Kids Eat Free'
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  The owners of China Glatt are  happy to welcome home families from the country with their latest promo 'Kids Eat Free' - Just print this article or display the article on your mobile device to  take advantage of this great promo. China Glatt, located in the heart of Borough Park’s 13th Avenue shopping district, has been offering generous portions of delectable Chinese food in an upscale atmosphere for the last ten years. When owner Sholom Witriol started this ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size

Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size
Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. Some hotels have begun adding mandatory resort and other fees to bills even though customers say they weren't informed of them when ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Bayit Yehudi MK Calls on Deri Not to Permit Shabbos Soccer Games

Bayit Yehudi MK Calls on Deri Not to Permit Shabbos Soccer Games
MK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich sent a letter to Shas party leader Economy Minister Aryeh Deri asking him not to permit the chilul Shabbos that is associated with Shabbos soccer games. Smotrich calls on Deri not to have a hand in the chilul Shabbos, but to accommodate a request from heads of Israeli soccer to make accommodations for Shabbos. In his letter to Deri, Smotrich, a Deputy Knesset Speaker writes “I cannot even imagine that you would have a hand in this chilul Shabbos”. ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Google Refines Logo as It Prepares to Join Alphabet

Google Refines Logo as It Prepares to Join Alphabet
Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. The revised design unveiled Tuesday features the same mix of blue, red, yellow and green that Google has been using throughout its nearly 17-year history, though the hues are slightly different. Google also invented a new typeface called "Product Sans" that is meant to resemble the simple printing in a grade-school book. The overhaul also will change the appearance of the letter ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

NYPD Officer Suspended After Another Prisoner Escapes From Custody, Officials Say

NYPD Officer Suspended After Another Prisoner Escapes From Custody, Officials Say
The NYPD has suspended an officer after the latest case of a prisoner escaping custody again left department brass embarrassed, officials said. Detectives continued to search for Tiffany Neumann, 23, of Los Angeles, who bolted from a hospital bed in lower Manhattan Sunday while in police custody. Police sources said Neumann, who was initially arrested on charges of petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, had been handcuffed to a bed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on Gold ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Gafne to Barkat: The Girls in Bayit Vegan Beis Yaakov Are in a Ghetto

Gafne to Barkat: The Girls in Bayit Vegan Beis Yaakov Are in a Ghetto
Degel Hatorah leader in Knesset MK Moshe Gafne sent a letter to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in which he accuses him of bad policies as he points out to him conditions for girls in the Beis Yaakov in Bayit Vegan are similar to a ghetto. In the letter dated 17 Elul, Gafne explains the Beis Yaakov of Chinuch Atzmai in Bayit Behan is home to 1,850 students and the building has only one entrance and exit, which poses a serious safety hazard. He explains “yesterday a girl fell at the gate and she ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Illinois Police Officer Fatally Shot, Manhunt Underway

Illinois Police Officer Fatally Shot, Manhunt Underway
Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells the Chicago Tribune that other responding officers found him in a marshy area in the city of Fox Lake and that he was stripped of his gun and other equipment. Rose says police are searching for three suspects. Law ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Black Lives Matter Movement Experiencing Growing Pains

Black Lives Matter Movement Experiencing Growing Pains
Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T-shirts bearing the slogans "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" for sale. Todd Gramenz, who reserved the booth, chatted with fairgoers while the other protesters were kept outside. The competing activities in Minnesota ...
(3 opinions  |   September 01 )

CityPass Drivers to Implement Work Sanctions on Tuesday

CityPass Drivers to Implement Work Sanctions on Tuesday
The management of CityPass, which operates the Jerusalem light rail announced on Tuesday morning 17 Elul that train drivers have decided to implement work actions later in the day that will result in the interruption of service. The announcement adds that due to the efforts of management, in most cases, the interruption in service will be minimal and not detectable in most areas. Management blames train drivers for failing to concern themselves with train riders by once again implementing ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Poll: Do Israelis Have Faith in Israel Police?

Poll: Do Israelis Have Faith in Israel Police?
The controversy surrounding the appointment of retired IDF Brigadier-General Gal Hirsch as the next Chief of Israel Police has led many to question if Israelis have faith in Israel Police. The annual Democracy Index shows recent shakeups in the department have taken a toll. The poll was conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, showing that only 42% of Israeli have faith in the department as a result of cases on bribery and immorality have led to the forced resignation of a number of ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

Community Service, Fine in World Trade Center Parachute Jump

Community Service, Fine in World Trade Center Parachute Jump
A man convicted of parachute-jumping from the top of New York's One World Trade Center with two other men has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service. A judge on Monday also ordered Marko Markovich to pay a $2,000 fine. James Brady and Andrew Rossig had to pay similar fines but received lesser community service sentences earlier this month. The men were convicted in June of reckless endangerment and other misdemeanors. Prosecutors say the men jumped from the building when ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Optimal Targeting CEO David Konigsberg Answers Your Online Marketing Questions

Optimal Targeting CEO David Konigsberg Answers Your Online Marketing Questions
What really makes a successful online marketing campaign? David Konigsberg, the CEO of Optimal Targeting, recently answered questions pertaining to this in a radio interview for WABC Radio 770 What is the difference between PPC and SEO? David explained that in search engines like Google, PPC would be the top three results (paid ads) that come up first on search pages. When people click those ads, they pay Google a certain amount. SEO, on the other hand, are the links further down the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Afula Street Will Not Be Named for Maran HaRav Ovadia

Afula Street Will Not Be Named for Maran HaRav Ovadia
The [Street] Naming Committee in Afula City Hall recently received a request to rename the street in memory of Major-General Assaf Simchoni z”l to be in memory of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. The family of the late IDF officer was furious over the request. During the process of handling this request it was also learned that even if approved on the local level, the decision demands the approval of a ministerial committee too since the local level names committee does not have the ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Historical Promotion Of Black Woman To NYPD Assistant Chief

Historical Promotion Of Black Woman To NYPD Assistant Chief
A veteran New York Police Department officer has reached the highest rank for a black woman in department history. Kim Royster was promoted to assistant chief at a ceremony on Monday. As a deputy chief, Royster was commanding officer of the NYPD’s public information operation for the past five years. She’ll now be in charge of its recruitment division. Assistant chief is the third-highest rank at the nation’s largest police department, behind bureau chief and chief of ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Is Yerushalayim About to Become a Noisier City?

Is Yerushalayim About to Become a Noisier City?
Jerusalem Municipality regulations permit loud noise until 23:00 but if a new effort is successful, the mayor will be granted the authority to extend this time to 01:00. Councilman Aryeh King is among the staunch opponents to such a move. King insists that before the mayor can be given blanket authority parameters must be set into place, professional parameters including a maximum decibel level. King, who heads the city’s Environmental Affairs Committee explains there are already too ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

NYPD Holds Annual High Holy Days Briefing

NYPD Holds Annual High Holy Days Briefing
First Deputy NYPD Commissioner. Benjamin B. Tucker presided over the NYPD’s annual High Holiday security briefing at One Police Plaza, Tuesday morning. Community leaders from all sects of the Jewish community were in attendance. As in previous years, the NYPD is increasing protection in Jewish neighborhoods as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach. Increased foot patrols and counterterror teams will be patrolling those areas. Police said although there is not any specific threat, ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Explosive Device Hurled Near Kever Rochel on Monday Night

Explosive Device Hurled Near Kever Rochel on Monday Night
It was a night of attacks near Kever Rochel on Monday, 16 Elul. About 40 Arabs began pelting security forces with stones, firebombs and other objects. At one point, an explosive device was hurled at border police. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed. Two border policemen sustained minor injuries. Stones were also hurled at vehicles in the area, with at least one vehicle being hit, resulting in a smashed windshield. B’chasdei Hashem, there were no injuries. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

NYC, Union Settle Lawsuit Over Pedestrian Safety Law

NYC, Union Settle Lawsuit Over Pedestrian Safety Law
New York City has reached a settlement with the Transport Workers Union regarding a lawsuit over the mayor's recently implemented "Vision Zero" program that aims to eliminate all pedestrian deaths. TWU Local 100 had filed suit claiming a provision in the law was unconstitutionally vague and led to the arrests of six bus drivers. The provision elevated a traffic infraction to a criminal misdemeanor when a driver fails to exercise "due care" in an accident that injures a pedestrian or ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Israel's Public Schools Opened Today

Israel's Public Schools Opened Today
Israel’s public school system opened today, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for the 5776 school year. Ministry of Education officials report 2,194,931 students headed for their classrooms around the country on Tuesday morning. The students joined over 160,000 teachers and school personnel to begin the year. 157,477 headed to first grade to begin their school careers and 118,721 twelfth graders began their last year of high school. Education Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated students, ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Clinton, Aides Stressed Protecting State Dept Info In Email

Clinton, Aides Stressed Protecting State Dept Info In Email
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The State Department made public roughly 7,121 pages of Clinton's emails late Monday night, including 125 emails that were censored prior to their release ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Southwest Flight Diverted After Passengers Become Disorderly

Southwest Flight Diverted After Passengers Become Disorderly
Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly. The airline says Flight No. 1522 from San Diego was diverted Monday night to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas. Southwest says in a statement that several passengers traveling together "became disorderly and, subsequently, refused to follow instructions from the crew." It says law enforcement officials met the aircraft and detained six ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

WILLIAMSBURG MISSING HAS BEEN FOUND! Hundreds Spend Night Searching For Missing 19-Year-Old Autistic Teenager

WILLIAMSBURG MISSING HAS BEEN FOUND! Hundreds Spend Night Searching For Missing 19-Year-Old Autistic Teenager
The 19-year-old missing autistic teenager from Williamsburg has thankfully been found. Sources confirm to YWN that he was located in Jamaica Hospital. He is in good condition, and has been rejoined with his family. The NYPD along with hundreds of volunteers from Williamsburg Shomrim (WSPU) and concerned neighbors had spent the entire night searching for the missing - who was last seen leaving his Shul on Monday morning. The NYPD and Williamsburg Shomrim were assisted by Shomrim divisions ...
(1 opinions  |   September 01 )

Today: New Limud of Daily Chofetz Chaim Begins

Today: New Limud of Daily Chofetz Chaim Begins
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Today, Tuesday, September 1st, a new cycle of daily study begins from the new English Sefer Chofetz Chaim. This sefer is an exact, word-for-word translation of the original Sefer Chofetz Chaim on Hilchos Lashon Hara and Rechilus. Every halachah that the Chofetz Chaim wrote, has been recorded. Every example he gave, has been included. Every cry from the heart of the holy Chofetz Chaim still reverberates. During the month of Elul, prior to Rosh Hashanah, what ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )

Chief Rabbinate Opposes Placing Women in Charge of Batei Din - Only a Dayan is Qualified

Chief Rabbinate Opposes Placing Women in Charge of Batei Din - Only a Dayan is Qualified
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is opposed to appointing a woman to head the nation’s batei din for the rabbonim feel one must be a certified dayan to hold the post. The Chief Rabbis of Israel and the Chief Rabbinate Council announced their position as efforts continue to appoint a woman to head the nation’s rabbinical courts. Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita explain the position is not simply an administrative or logistical one, but one that ...
(3 opinions  |   September 01 )

Iranian Guard Chief Says US 'Still the Great Satan'

Iranian Guard Chief Says US 'Still the Great Satan'
The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday that the U.S. is still the "Great Satan," regardless of the nuclear deal struck with Americans and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program. The comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, reported by the official Guard website, said that "the enmity against Iranian nation by the U.S. has not lessened and it has been increased." "We should not be deceived by the U.S.," Jafari reportedly said. "It wants to ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

Car Strikes Lakewood Mother Pushing 2 Children In Carriage

Car Strikes Lakewood Mother Pushing 2 Children In Carriage
Police say a woman and her two children were injured after they were struck by a vehicle on U.S. Route 9 in Ocean County. Sgt. Leroy Marshall says the Lakewood crash was reported around 10 p.m. Monday. Witness Yehuda Jacob told the Asbury Park Press that a woman was pushing her children in a carriage across the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and Edgewood Court when the collision occurred. Jacob says emergency responders put the children on backboards and supplied them with ...
(2 opinions  |   September 01 )

'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC; Nissan NV200 Features Cellphone-Charging Outlets, Sunroot

'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC; Nissan NV200 Features Cellphone-Charging Outlets, Sunroot
The Nissan NV200 minivan is now the new standard for New York City's yellow cabs. The new design, known as the Taxi of Tomorrow, was unveiled on Tuesday. The New York Times reports that it'll be phased in as owners retire their cabs. Some owners still will be able to choose from a short list of hybrid and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But taxi officials predict that 80 percent of the city's 14,000 yellow cabs eventually will be NV200s. About 750 of the models already are on the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 01 )