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Lebanon President Says He Knew Of Chemicals At Port In July

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun knew about the huge stockpile of explosive material stored at Beirut's port nearly three weeks before it blew up, he said Friday, addin...

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Ford, Bush Presidential Adviser Brent Scowcroft Dies At 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Repu...

Israeli Racewalker Recalls Surviving 1972 Munich Massacre

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Just before heading to sleep on Sept. 4, 1972, Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany lent his alarm clock to wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, a fellow Isra...


Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landin...

US Sanctions Pro-China Leader Of Hong Kong, Other Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort ...

Blow Shofar Sparingly And Outside, Dutch Rabbis Warn Worshippers

THE NETHERLANDS (JTA) - The shofar should only be blown sparingly and outside this year because of the coronavirus, Dutch rabbis said. The advisory on the blowing of the ram’s h...

Beirut Synagogue Appears To Suffer Only Minor Damage From Bombing

BEIRUT (JTA) - A photograph said to be of Beirut’s only synagogue shows minor damage to the interior of the 95-year-old building from a blast this week in the city. The image of...

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A’s Coach Apologizes For Apparent Nazi Salute

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute. Christe...

Cuomo Clears New York Schools Statewide To Open, Carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success ...

Why New York Is Suing The NRA: 4 Questions Answered

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION) - Editor’s note: New York state Attorney General Letitia James is suing the National Rifle Association and four of its current and former officials. Bri...

US: Border Tunnel Appears To Be ‘Most Sophisticated’

PHOENIX (AP) — An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Arizona to Mexico appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said. The tunnel intended ...

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Russia Warns It Will See Any Incoming Missile As Nuclear

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article publis...

In Attempt To Make Large Wedding, Jerusalem Choson Tries To Define It As Demonstration

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Avrohom Linshe, a 25-year-old Belz Chassid from Jerusalem, published a Twitter clip recently in which he queried why he could not invite all of his family to ...

Searchers In Beirut Recover More Bodies Days After Blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capi...

Virus Aid Talks On Brink Of Collapse, Sides ‘Very Far Apart’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol generated lots of recriminations bu...

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Trump Bans Dealings With Chinese Owners Of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, ...

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Educator And Author, Passes Away At 83

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, the author of the renowned Steinzaltz Talmud and numerous other books on all facets of Jewish literature, passed away in Jerusalem Frid...

Power Outage Leaves Several Blocks In The Dark In Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City early Friday, as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath ...

US Ambassador Says Iran Is World No. 1 Sponsor Of Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursday and warned Russia and China that they will bec...

AP Explains: Is A Trump White House Acceptance Speech Legal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instantly ignited new controversy when he said recently that he may deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National...

Portland Mayor Decries Violent Protesters As Props For Trump

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, a city wracked by nearly 70 consecutive nights of unrest, on Thursday angrily denounced those who attempted to set a police pre...

Potential Satmar Mega-Development in Blooming Grove Bad Idea, Says NY State Senator

BLOOMING GROVE, NY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Just days before a planning board meeting will give South Blooming Grove residents an opportunity to weigh in on a massive housing projec...

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features To Take On Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — We’ve seen this movie before, an electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker that will take away sales from market leader Tesla. But General Motors executives sa...

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Russia Has A Full-time Surgeon Whose Only Job Is Circumcising Jewish Men

MOSCOW (JTA) - The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim – kosher certifiers whose job is literally to watch other...

Polish-language Newspaper In Toronto Blames Jews For The Pandemic

TORONTO (JTA) - A Polish-language newspaper in Toronto has published an article blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic. B’nai Brith Canada, an organization that fights anti-S...

4 Poultry Plant Execs Indicted After 2019 Immigration Raid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in...

State Of Delaware To Require Education On Holocaust, Genocide

DELAWARE (JTA ) - The state of Delaware will require Holocaust and genocide education in middle and high schools beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. A bill was signed into...