London: Kosher Meat Labelling A 21st Century ‘Yellow Star’

A new proposal to label kosher meat is set to be debated by MEPs in April, just months after another labelling proposal was struck...

Seven Claim $319,000,0​00 Mega Millions Prize

New York Lottery Director Gordon Medenica today teamed up with the Lottery's Yolanda Vega to award a Mega Millions jackpot prize of $319,000,000 to...

Obama In 2002: Toppling Brutal Dictator A ‘Dumb War’

President Barack Obama, as an Illinois state senator in 2002, said that using military force to topple a murderous dictator amounted to a “dumb...

Bloomberg Spends $2 Million To Fix Sagging Poll Numbers

For a guy who claims not to care about the polls, Mayor Bloomberg is spending a fistful of dollars—perhaps $2 million—to raise his sagging...

Albany Finishes Rare On-Time Budget

To the soundtrack of chanting protesters who draped banners from staircases and banged on the doors of the legislative chambers, lawmakers finished approving Gov....

NTSB: Tour Bus Speed Neared 80 Prior To Bronx Crash

Nearly three weeks after a bus crash in the Bronx left 15 people dead, the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board says the...

Obama Authorizes Covert Operations In Libya, As U.S. Considers Aiding Rebels

President Obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations in Libya, a U.S. official told Fox News, although the administration says it...

Law Stemming from Upstate Plane Crash Ignored By Some

Enraged by safety errors in a deadly 2009 plane crash from Newark, N.J., to Buffalo, N.Y., victims' family members marched to Washington and demanded...

House Passes D.C. School Voucher Bill

The House signed off Wednesday on reviving a school voucher program for low-income students in the District of Columbia. The House voted 225-195 Wednesday afternoon...

U.S. Spy Agency Is Said To Investigate Nasdaq Hacker Attack

An October cyber attack on a service run by Nasdaq is now being investigated by the National Security Agency amid signs the breach may...

Republican Congressma​n & Former FBI Agent Calls For Pollard’s Release

Republican Congressman Michael Grimm of New York has become the latest governmental leader, and the first Republican Member of the House of Representatives, to...

Wintry Storm Aims April Fool’s Day Punch at U.S. Northeast

A winter storm watch has been issued for eastern New York, parts of northern New Jersey and most of New England, where as much...

Bloomberg Softens Tone On Cuomo’s Budget

Two days after calling the state budget deal “an outrage,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg was much more conciliatory towards Albany lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Speaking...

NYC Investigation Reveals Major Fraud Among Tax Preparers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning New Yorkers to be on guard against unqualified tax preparers and refund schemes revealed in a recent undercover investigation. During...

Plane Diverted To O’Hare For ‘Disruptive’ Passengers

A United Airlines flight bound for Portland, Ore., from Washington, D.C. was diverted to Chicago because three passengers were being disruptive, the airline says. The...

Health: Short Cuts? Not Really (Part 2)

Last week’s column focused on the various types of surgery one can have to help achieve weight loss. We concluded that while some are...

Israeli Minister Proposes Gaza Artificial Island

Israel is considering building an artificial island with sea and air ports off blockaded Gaza, as a long-term solution to shipping goods into the...

Judge Accuses NY Mets Of Ignoring Court Order Over Kosher Hot-Dog Vendor

A federal judge accused the Mets of ignoring a court order in a dispute with a vendor who sells kosher hot dogs at their...

Ground-Zero Mosque Planners Consider New Inter-Faith Project

A Muslim couple who had a role in founding a controversial Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center, but were effectively...

Assad Blames ‘Conspirators’ For Syria Unrest

Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has blamed "conspirators" for two weeks of anti-government protests that have rocked the nation. In his first address to the...

Holland: Jewish Group Writes Letter To Prime Minister: Don’t Ban Shechita

The head of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) sent a letter to Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday asking him to block a...

Historic New Haggadah Arrives In Bookstores

The Megillos have been packed away for next year, while the loads of mishloach manos and other chametz (and the nosh) are quickly being...

Police Make Terror Arrest At Toronto Airport‎

A suspected terrorist was arrested Tuesday by the RCMP at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The suspect — about to board a flight to London —...

NYC Paying Out Thousands To Settle Blizzard Claims

The city is getting hit by a blizzard of claims from last year’s blizzard. So far, it has paid out $700,000 and the Daily News...

GOP House Terminates Dems’ Foreclosure Prevention Program

The House of Representatives voted late Tuesday evening to end the Obama administration’s embattled foreclosure prevention program, arguing that it is wasting tens of...

Anthony Weiner Roasted As Capitol Scofflaw King

Rep. Anthony Weiner, who's made himself a top New York parking scold by loudly complaining about UN diplomats who fail to pay parking tickets,...

Survey: Obama’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time-Low

President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The survey measured Obama's approval at just 42...

Levaya Of R’ Moshe Kuessous Z”L

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petirah of R’ Moshe Kuessous Z"L, who was Niftar late Tuesday evening in Deal, following a year-long...

BP Loses Laptop Containing Thousands of Oil Spill Victims’ Personal Information

As if BP's reputation on the Gulf Coast couldn't get any worse, the company is now scrambling to address the disappearance of a laptop...

Hole In US Airways Plane Was Caused By A Bullet

A hole in a US Airways jet that landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, was caused by a bullet that pierced the passenger cabin, three...

FBI, FDNY Probe Brooklyn Fire for Possible Domestic Terror Link

An arson fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant may have been the work of an anarchist with links to the Animal Liberation Front, law enforcement officials said...

Security Questions About JFK Airport Raised At Port Authority Board Meeting

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners heard some startling testimony Monday regarding the state of security at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A potential breach...

Knesset Interior Committee Expresses Impatience With Progress On Har Hazeisim

The Knesset’s Interior Committee met this morning to discuss the ongoing security issues on Har Hazeisim. MK David Azoulai (Shas), who chairs the Committee,...

Unaware Reporters Are Listening, Schumer Reveals Budget Talking Points

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said he was thankful after Sen. Charles Schumer accidentally spoke before a recorded conference call started. "Chuck Schumer did...

Spirit Airlines Adds New Fees For Luggage

Last-minute planners beware: Spirit Airlines has added fees for travelers who wait to pay for carry-on or checked luggage within 24 hours of departure. Calling...

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