US Confirms 11th Death Due To Takata Air Bags
A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the woman's death on Thursday but didn't release her name. Up to five people also may have been killed by the air bags in Malaysia, bringing the number of deaths globally to as many as 16.
The agency said the woman, identified in Riverside County, California, coroner's records as Delia ...
3 States Say They Denied Russia Request To Monitor U.S. Election
Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 election.
The Oklahoma secretary of state's office says it received a letter in August from Russia's consulate general in Houston seeking to have one of its officers present at a voting precinct to study the "US experience in organization of voting process."
But the office denied the request, noting Oklahoma law prohibits anyone except election officials ...
New Jersey Transit's Longest Delay: Modern Safety Technology
Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed in the 1950s.
The technological divide was underscored last month when a packed NJ Transit train sped to double the 10 mph speed limit and hurtled into Hoboken Terminal, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 other people.
Instead of a sophisticated on-board computer ...
Man Charged In Bomb Threat At North Carolina GOP Office
A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina.
The Hendersonville Police Department said in a news release that the Henderson County party headquarters received a bomb threat Thursday morning on the organization's voicemail, prompting an evacuation. The State Bureau of Investigation swept the building with a bomb dog and found no explosives.
Authorities say they were able to trace the call back to 24-year-old Dylan J. ...
Mexican Peso Dances To Rhythm Of US Election Campaign
Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.
The currency has been pummeled in 2016, losing close to 10 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar, and briefly breaking the psychological barrier of 20 pesos per dollar. Its few bright spots have come after Clinton's debate performances against Donald Trump.
The peso reached its low point for the year shortly after the Democratic candidate was diagnosed with ...
Christie Aide Who Sent 'Traffic Problems' Email To Testify
The former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who prosecutors say sent the "time for some traffic problems" email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is set to testify in her own defense.
Bridget Kelly is expected to take the stand later Friday in federal court in Newark.
She was Christie's deputy chief of staff and is on trial along with a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive whom prosecutors say launched the plot as revenge against a ...
Two Additional Suspects Arrested In Murder Of Menachem Stark
An additional two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Williamsburg resident Menachem Stark, YWN has learned exclusively.
Kandal Philex and Erskine Philex have been taken into custody by the NYPD late Thursday night.
As YWN had reported just two weeks ago, Kendel Felix, 29, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was convicted of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree murder following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alexander Jeong. He faces up to 25 ...
History Shows Bitter Campaigns Typically End With Acceptance
When Congress denied Andrew Jackson the White House even though he'd won more votes than any other candidate, he blamed it on "bare faced corruption."
When Rutherford B. Hayes won the presidency five decades later, supporters of his opponent, Samuel Tilden, offered to march on Washington and install him by force.
For nearly as long as there has been a United States, presidential campaigns have periodically ended with bitter divisions over accusations of political trickery and reluctance ...
Final Debate Is Third Most-Watched Presidential Match Ever
The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign.
The debate from Las Vegas, moderated by Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace, exceeded the 66.5 million people who watched the second debate. The first time these two candidates met on stage in September, the audience of 84 million set a viewership record, the Nielsen company said.
The 1980 ...
Austrian Court Finds Cop Guilty of Saying 'Heil Hitler'
An Austrian court has found a police officer guilty of contravening anti-Nazi laws by saying "Heil Hitler" while on duty at the border to Hungary and sentenced him to a suspended 9-month prison term.
The 29-year old was found guilty Thursday on the basis of testimony from fellow officers. One said he heard him speak the words, while the other testified that he was present when he later apologized for saying them.
Prosecutor Christian Peto told the court in the eastern city of Eisenstadt ...
Honenu: Police Wait Six Months To Detain Beit El Resident
On the morning of Tuesday, 16 Tishrei, a Beit El resident was detained on suspicion of involvement with a clash with several Arabs approximately six months ago near Beit El. At a deliberation later the same day the Jerusalem Magistrate Court extended his remand by 48 hours. The police had demanded a six-day extension, until the erev Simchas Torah. During the deliberation it became known that no Arabs were detained on suspicion of involvement with the clash.
Honenu Attorney Avichai ...
Attorney General: NYPD Shooting Not in My Jurisdiction
New York state's attorney general says his office doesn't have jurisdiction to investigate the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill 66-year-old woman in New York City.
Activists and political leaders had called for Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to oversee the investigation into Deborah Danner's death. Danner was shot by a police sergeant in her Bronx apartment Tuesday night.
Schneiderman's office has the power to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed people. But ...
PHOTOS: Jewish Hebron's Answer To UNESCO
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Twenty global parliamentarians joined over 30,000 people who came to pay homage and celebrate at the annual Sukkos festival in Hebron. This proud display of solidarity comes a day after UNESCO passed a resolution denying the Jewish connection to Har Habayis and audaciously demanded that Israel remove the Ma’aras HaMachpelah off of its heritage sites list.
The Jewish Community of Hebron sees the annual mass pilgrimage to Hebron is the perfect answer to the ...
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Square Off Again At Roast
Bitter presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have one more face-to-face showdown before Election Day. And they're supposed to make it funny.
The venue just 24 hours after their third and final debate is the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, a white-tie gala that every four years becomes a showcase for presidential politics. Tradition dictates that the candidates deliver humorous remarks poking fun at each other and themselves, a jovial custom that ...
Hikind Praises NYC Dot Commissioner Trottenberg For Installing New Traffic Signage In Front Of Friends Field
“It’s about getting things done and making our communities safer”
Brooklyn, NY, October 20, 2016 … Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) praised NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn DOT Commissioner Keith Bray Thursday for installing new traffic signage in front of Friends Field near East 4th Street and Avenue L.
The new signage, which includes a stop sign, a “stop ahead” and playground sign, comes in response to ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: DM Lieberman To Chareidi Soldier: I Also Speak With A Russian Accent
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The chareidi soldier Nissan Bloom from the Netzach Yehuda Battalion (Nachal Chareidi) joined the traditional welcoming ceremony that took place on Tuesday for Lone Soldiers and volunteers from the Diaspora in the Sukkah of the Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman. Bloom, a chareidi volunteer from the USA who enlisted into the army right after arriving to Israel on his own, shared his personal story, touching all those present.
"Where is Nisan ...
US Postal Carrier Filmed Dumping Bins Of Mail Into A Ditch
The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in the woods.
Kellie Campbell of DeKalb County tells WSB-TV she recorded the postal worker walking near a fence and dumping several bins of mail into a ditch.
Campbell called the Postal Service, which sent workers to collect and deliver the mail.
In a statement, the Postal Service condemned the unlawful disposal of mail and said it was ...
PHOTOS: Israel: 20 Injured In MVA Between A Bus And Private Vehicle
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The driver of a private vehicle escaped with only light injuries B’chasdei Hashem as he collided with a bus on Thursday morning 18 Tishrei near Sderot on Route 232, near the entrance to Sapir College.
United Hatzalah EMT Yaakov Yisrael Bar Yochai reports when he and other ambucycle units arrived on the scene they began triaging and then administrating aid to the injured. They add that B”H all of the 20 persons injured are listed in light condition. They ...
Judge In El Chapo Case Assassinated While Jogging
As federal authorities in the United States await a decision on whether Mexican drug lord Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman will be tried here, the danger to anyone close to El Chapo was underscored in an assassination Tuesday.
The judge in his Mexico case was gunned down while jogging.
The judge assigned to the El Chapo case in Chicago may have been paying closer attention than anyone to what happened in Mexico. Chief federal judge in Chicago Ruben Castillo would oversee the case if El Chapo ...
PHOTOS: Israeli Arab Couple Joined ISIS - Arrested As They Return Home
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According to the Shin Bet report cleared for release on Thursday, 18 Tishrei, the Israeli Arab family from Sakhnin that joined ISIS was taken into custody when they returned from Iraq along with their three children last month. The ages of the children are eight, six and three.
Wissam and Sabrin Zabeidat were arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport along with their three children on September 22nd, upon their return from Iraq.
The report states the family traveled ...
Survey: Number Of Americans Without Bank Accounts Declines
Fewer Americans are without access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households.
Having a checking or savings account is considered a cornerstone of financial stability in the U.S. Without one, households must rely on check-cashing services, prepaid debit cards and other costly ways to pay bills and make routine transactions.
While the gains were modest, ...
B'chasdei Hashem: A Major Terror Attack In A Southern Israeli Simcha Hall Was Prevented
Cleared for Release: Shin Bet officials on Thursday 18 Tishrei removed a gag order, permitting publication of a conspiracy to perpetrate a major terror attack in southern Israel.
According to the information released, the terror cell planned to target a simcha hall but B’chasdei Hashem, they were apprehended before they could carry it out as they were arrested by police on September 21, 2016. Hassin Abu-Taheh, a resident of Khan Yunis (Gaza) was arrested as he tried passing through the ...
Windshield Crack: Austrian Flight Makes Unscheduled Landing
Austrian Airlines says that a crack in a cockpit windshield forced one of its flights from Cyprus to Vienna to make an unscheduled landing in Belgrade, leaving passengers to spend the night in the Serbian capital.
Airlines spokeswoman Sandra Bijelic said Thursday the crack posed no danger and the decision to cut Wednesday's flight short between the Austrian capital and Larnaca was purely a precautionary measure.
She says the crew and 190 passengers on Flight OS 832 on the Airbus A321 ...
PHOTOS: From Here The Romans Breached Jerusalem's City Wall 2,000 Years Ago
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Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in the city center, where the new campus of the
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is to be built.
The excavation findings will be presented next week, at the “New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region” conference
Impressive and fascinating evidence of ...
EU Leaders Lash Russia Over Syria But Split On Sanctions
European Union leaders lashed out at Russia Thursday, criticizing its backing for the Syrian regime and accusing it of atrocities in the besieged city of Aleppo.
"It is vital that we work together to continue to put pressure on Russia to stop its appalling atrocities, its sickening atrocities, in Syria," British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters as she arrived for a summit of European heads of state and government in Brussels.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas also took a hard ...
Authorities Warn Of 'Skimming' Crime Wave At Gas Stations
Authorities are warning consumers about a new scam to steal their money -- this time at the gas pump.
Criminals known as "skimmers" are installing devices that give them access to a driver's bank and credit information.
"They can breach the gas pump and install them and they can be there for weeks or months without being discovered," Chris Gagne, of the U.S. Secret Service Criminal Investigation Division, told ABC News.
While authorities recently alerted drivers about another kind of ...