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Pessimists Have Been Saying America Is Going To Hell For More Than 200 Years

WASHINGTON (AP/The Conversation/Maurizio Valsania, Università di Torino) - Pessimism looms large in America today. It’s not just because of Donald Trump, the vicar of fear and viol...

August US Home Building Slides 5.1% After Months Of Gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced s...

Covid-19 Danger Continues To Drive Joblessness In US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronaviru...

Report: Feds Considered Using ‘Heat Ray’ On DC Protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that’s been called a “heat ray” — to deal with protester...

Trump Disputes Health Officials, Sees Mass Vaccinations Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and in mass distributio...

Mayors Vow To Launch Guaranteed Income Programs Across US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing...

Attorney Alan Dershowitz Sues CNN Over Impeachment Quote

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorney Alan Dershowitz is suing CNN for $300 million, alleging it slandered and libeled him through its editing of a comment he made to the Senate wh...

Photos: Ukraine, Belarus Trade Accusations Over Breslov Hasidm Stuck At Border

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Belarus traded angry accusations Wednesday over thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have remained stuck on their border after Ukraine denied t...

Hurricane Sally Unleashes Flooding Along The Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes an...

LISTEN: On Rosh Hashanah Call, Trump Tells American Jews ‘We Love Your Country’ And Asks For Their Vote

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump spent much of his 20-minute call with American Jewish leaders making the case for more American Jews to vote for him. He closed by repeati...

Federal Reserve Sees Rates Near Zero At Least Through 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and drive down ...

US Charges 5 Chinese Citizens In Global Hacking Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere, includi...

Opinion: A Tale Of Two White House Signing Ceremonies

WASHINGTON (JNS/Caroline Glick)- Attending the White House signing ceremony on Tuesday of the Abraham Accords—which normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates ...

How Bloomberg’s $100 Million Florida Bet May Shape Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — When billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign in March, he pledged to spend “whatever it takes” to help Democrats defeat President Donald Trump....

Muslim World Reacts Angrily To Israel-UAE-Bahrain Normalization

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Muslim world reacted in most cases indignantly to the UAE-Bahrain-Israel deal, with demonstrations taking place in various cities around the world and com...

Watch: UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis Powerful Message About Our COVID-19 Responsibility This Rosh Hashana

LONDON (VINnews/Rabbi Ephraim Mirivis) - Rosh Hashana is an anniversary. But of what? According to our tradition it was on this day that God created Adam. It was the sixth day o...

Watch: UAE Sings Hava Nagila, Israeli Orchestra Performs UAE Anthem

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — There were a number of signs Tuesday that the peace agreement being signed in Washington was being felt 6,000 miles away both in Israel and the UAE. In Israel...

Feds Outline Sweeping Plan To Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurr...

Trump Denies Downplaying Virus, Casts Doubt On Mask Usage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall Tuesday that he had played down the ...

Watch: CNBC Jim Cramer Calls Nancy Pelosi ‘Crazy Nancy’ To Her Face During Live Interview

NEW YORK (AP) - CNBC's Jim Cramer apologized Tuesday for calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “crazy Nancy” during an interview, saying he was trying to make a point about Washington...