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NYC Subway Chief Andy Byford Resigns After 2 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of New York City's subways announced his resignation on Thursday, two years after being brought in to help turn around the beleagured system. No re...

US Imposes Visa Rules For Pregnant Women On ‘Birth Tourism’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their child...

‘Who Is She?’ – US Treasury Chief Takes Swipe At Thunberg

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is in no position to give economic advice until she’s gone to college ...

Democrats Face Risks And Limits In Trump’s Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of ...

Iran Uses Violence, Politics To Try To Push US Out Of Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has...

Trump White House Reportedly Again Credentials Website That Called Impeachment A ‘Jew Coup’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump White House has again credentialed TruNews, the outlet that called the impeachment of President Donald Trump a “Jew coup,” this time to cover Trump’s v...

Firefighting Plane Crashes In Australia, Killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said....

Neo-nazi Leader Quotes Hitler In Motion Filed In Federal Court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (JTA) — Neo-Nazi podcaster Christopher Cantwell quoted Adolf Hitler in a motion filed in federal court in Virginia. The quote, with which he opens the motion...

Trump Sets Presidential Record For Most Tweets In A Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump set a presidential record for activity on his favorite social media platform Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting at length about the Senate ...

US To Impose Visa Restrictions For Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their c...

Police: 8 People Shot, 1 Dead In Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins sa...

City Suspends Miami Police Captain Who Claimed To Be Black

MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami on Wednesday suspended a Hispanic police captain who was strongly condemned after he publicly claimed he was black when fighting accusations that he ...

New Rules Could Bump Emotional-support Animals From Planes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wed...

Hand Sanitizers, Flu Shots _ Businesses’ Defense Against Flu

NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter's flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club...

Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton Over Russia ‘Favorite’ Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call ...

Yiddish Institute Yivo, Facing Budget Shortfall, Lays Off Its Library Staff

NEW YORK (JTA) - The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which preserves and promotes the study of Eastern European and Yiddish culture, has laid off four librarians to make up for...

Most American Adults Don’t Know 6 Million Jews Were Killed In The Holocaust, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed and how Nazis came to power. ...

Thousands Of Workers Preparing Miami Stadium For Super Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The pounding of a single hammer echoed through the stands Tuesday in the Miami Dolphins' stadium, the reverberations from the Super Bowl's return to Sout...

NY Councilman Chaim Deutch Announces He Will Run For Congress

NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has announced that he will run for Congress in New York’s 9th District, become the latest Democrat to issue a primary ch...

DC Sues Trump Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse Of Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital as part of a scheme to “...