N.J. Getting Jump On Holiday Travel

People are getting a jump on the July Fourth holiday weekend in New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority predicts 1.6 million vehicles will travel...

BORUCH DAYAN EMMES: Hagon Rav Chaim Stein ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Telshe Cleveland [UPDATED WITH...

3:00PM EST: YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon Rav Chaim Stein ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe Cleveland, who...

Jerusalem Municipality Issues Order To Halt Construction Of Illegal Mosque On Har Hazeisim

The Jerusalem Municipality, headed Mayor Nir Barkat, has issued a “Stop Order” on construction of a mosque a mere ten feet from the gravesite...

NYC Synagogue Bomb Plotters Are Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Three men convicted of plotting to blow up New York synagogues and to fire heat-seeking missiles at U.S. military planes were sentenced to 25...

CatskillScoop.com – Where You Will Get The Latest Info From The Catskills

The ScoopNetwork, an affiliate of YWN has just launched www.CatskillScoop.com, a website which is guaranteed to bring you the latest news and information from...

PHOTOS: Robbery With Hostage Situation At Liquor Store On Ave N

Two men who held up a Brooklyn liquor store this afternoon remained holed up inside the shop in a standoff with cops, authorities said. The...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds ObamaCare

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld President Obama's health care overhaul. The ruling is the first by a federal appeals court on the...

Flames 50 Feet From Nuke Lab; Feds Testing Air For Radiation

The wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico, has grown to at least 61,000 acres amid mounting concerns about what...

Politico: American Jews Have Reached A ‘Tipping Point’ With Obama

Ben Smith has a fascinating front page piece in Politico titled “Jewish Dems Losing Faith in Obama.” The kicker line is this: “Based on...

Rep. Kucinich’s Syria Visit Raises Eyebrows

Rep. Dennis Kucinich showed up in Syria this week and held a press conference in which he appeared to praise embattled Syrian President Bashar...

JFK: Turtles On Runway Cause Airport Slowdown

Travelers were delayed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning after about 100 turtles ambled onto a runway and blocked air traffic from moving. JetBlue...

Towns Near N.M. Fire, Nuclear Lab Wary of Radioactive Smoke

Residents downwind of a wildfire that is threatening the nation's premier nuclear-weapons laboratory are worried about the potential of a radioactive smoke plume if...

Speaker Quinn Meets With Yeshiva Leaders At City Hall To Celebrate Child Care Victory

Brooklyn – Yesterday was the busiest day of the year for the New York City Council. It was the day that the Council would...

Gaza-Bound Flotilla Underway

French ship Dignity which departed for the rendezvous with vessels participating in the Gaza flotilla on Saturday has apparently decided to skip the Athens...

Bank Of America Agrees To Pay $8.5 Billion Settlement

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the biggest U.S. bank, agreed to pay $8.5 billion to resolve claims over soured mortgages after bondholders including BlackRock...

Madoff Outraged At 150-Year Sentence

The disgraced megathief is outraged at the maximum 150-year jail sentence federal Judge Denny Chin dropped on him two years ago. "Explain to me who...

Jewish Suspect Accused Of Assaulting Turkish Neighbors Was Attacked First, His Daughter Says

The daughter of a Brooklyn man charged with attacking his Turkish neighbors and calling them "Arab terrorists" insisted Tuesday that her father wasn't a...

Ahmadinejad ‘May Be Forced To Resign In Coming Weeks’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's irascible, unpredictable but devout president, may be forced to resign in the coming weeks as a political crisis far greater than...

Obama Aides Defend Use Of White House Room For Campaign Pitch

The White House offered a vigorous defense Tuesday of a presidential campaign video filmed inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., saying no lines were crossed by...

NYPD Beefs Up Hotel Security After Afghan Bombing

The New York Police Department is stepping up counter-terrorism measures at hotels in the wake of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. Police spokesman Paul Browne...

Rabbis Slam Dutch Ban On Shechita

The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) has slammed a decision by the Dutch parliament to ban Jewish religious slaughter. CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt called...

White House Chef For Sale: Obama Pushing Behind Scenes To Win Over Big-dollar Donors

President Obama and top White House aides are waging a behind-the-scenes push to win over skeptical big-dollar donors — whose early money is needed...

EJC Considerin​​g Legal Action To Prevent Ban On Shechita In Holland

European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor slammed today’s decision by the Dutch Parliament to outlaw Jewish ritual slaughter. The new law requires...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Levayah Of HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz ZATZAL

Tens of thousands of people gathered for the Levayah of Maran Hagon Rav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz ZATZAL. Police and security forces worked overtime to...

VIDEO & PHOTOS: NYS Law Enforcement Holds Annual Pre-Summer Meeting With Community Leaders

With many vacationers already upstate, and thousands arriving daily, the annual pre-summer meeting was held on June 23rd at the Emergency Service Center in...

TEHILLIM – Hagon Rav Chaim Stein In Critical Condition

Please take a moment and be Mispallel for Hagon Rav Chaim Stein Shlita, the Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe Cleveland, who has taken a turn...

Airline: No More Infants In 1st Class

Malaysia Airlines has banned babies in the first-class sections of its Boeing 747-400 jets. It also plans to do the same in its yet-to-be-delivered...

Thousands Evacuated As Blaze Nears N.M. Nuke Lab

Firefighters worked through the night and into Tuesday hoping to put out spot fires erupting ahead of a wildfire in the mountains above the...

NJ Gov. Christie Set To Sign Bill Requiring Public Workers To Contribute More For...

Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign what he calls his biggest legislative accomplishment today. The employee benefits bill requires more than 500,000 teachers, police...

Report: NYPD To Issue New Stop And Frisk Forms

City police officers who stop and frisk people on the street will soon have to give a better explanation for their actions, according a...

6 Members Of International Space Station Briefly Evacuate To Soyuz Rescue Vehicles To Avoid...

The six-member crew of the International Space Station took shelter in two Russian Soyuz spacecraft early Tuesday because of a predicted close approach by...

NYC Sanitation Dept. Fines Senior For Tree Mess Parks Dept. Left Behind

A Flatbush senior citizen was slapped with a $100 summons from one city agency last week for not cleaning up another city agency's mess. A...

NYC: DOT Unveils New Street Signs To Help Pedestrians

The city’s Department of Transportation plans to roll out a series of new signs and maps in four neighborhoods to help directionally challenged New...

Report: Anthony Weiner Playing Powerbroker

Officially out of office for less than a week, Anthony Weiner is seeking to play a role in choosing his successor, the New York...

Dutch Government Set To Ban Religious Animal Slaughter

The following is from the AP: Amsterdam - The Netherlands’ parliament is set to pass a bill banning any slaughter of livestock without stunning, removing...

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