YWN Mailbag: Not Just Another Tzinus Letter

Dear YWN, During these days of reflection on our priorities and current state in galus, I feel the need to bring to light something that...

AP: George Steinbrenner Dies of Massive Heart Attack

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack, the Associated Press reports. Steinbrenner celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4. Steinbrenner's...

New British Government Keeps Ban On Michael Savage

Top-rated national talk show host Michael Savage is blasting the British Government for refusing to take him off the country's banned list. Last year, Savage...

Castro: U.S. Stoking Nuclear Tensions

The United States is pushing for what would become nuclear wars against Iran and North Korea, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said in a...

9/11 Families Fight Against Ground Zero Mosque

An Islamic organization called the Cordoba House Project wants to spend $100 million to turn the old Burlington Coat Factory building into a community...

Backlash Grows vs. Full-Body Scanners; Fliers Worry About Privacy, Health Risks

Opposition to new full-body imaging machines to screen passengers and the government's deployment of them at most major airports is growing. Many frequent fliers complain...

Confidence In Obama Reaches New Low, Washington Post-ABC News Poll Finds

Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that...

Arrest Made In Fatal Hit and Run In Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, NY - Police have arrested a man after they say he was involved in a deadly hit and run. The victim, identified as...

NYS Sen. Thomas Morahan Passes Away From Leukemia

New York State Sen. Thomas P. Morahan passed away on Monday after a six-month battle with Leukemia, according to spokesman Ron Levine. Morahan, 78, died...

NYC Man Fined $2,000 For Taking Discarded Garbage

The following is a WCBSTV report: It's something nearly everyone's been tempted to do at least once. You see someone else's throwaways on street and...

Containment Cap On BP Well Appears To Be In Place

BP appeared Monday night to have placed a new containment cap on its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico that's been gushing oil...

Facebook Launches Child Safety App

Social networking website Facebook has agreed to adopt an application aimed at improving the online safety of its younger users, a child protection group...

Consumer Reports Says It Cannot Recommend New iPhone 4

Consumer Reports magazine said Monday it cannot recommend the iPhone 4 to shoppers because of persistent reception issues caused by touching the Apple Inc....

Hatzalah To Receive $445,000 From Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein To Overhaul Command Center Communication System

New York - Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein joined by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Rabbi David Cohen, CEO of Chevra Hatzalah, and Mr. Heshy Jacobs, President...

Tonight – Massive Rubashkin Rally To Be Held In Lakewood

With the support and encouragement of the Roshei Yeshiva of Lakewood, a massive gathering will be held in Lake Terrace Hall tonight (Monday), July...

Bedbugs Close Down Part of Kings County Hospital

Not content with shutting down popular stores, bedbugs have checked into a city hospital. A triage room at the Kings County Hospital in the East...

NJ Gov. Christie Seeks Scaling Back Pensions, Health Benefits For State Employees

Gov. Chris Christie said today he will try this fall to scale back pensions and health benefits for current employees, which would go a...

Unprecedented Gathering of Midwest Rabbonim in Detroit

More than thirty rabbonim from eight cities across the nation’s Midwest converged on Detroit on July 4 for what turned out to be an...

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