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Abraham Foxman Endorses Biden, Calling Trump A ‘Demagogue’

NEW YORK (JTA) - Abraham Foxman, the former longtime leader of the Anti-Defamation League, has broken his tradition of not endorsing political candidates to back Joe Biden, arguing...

Virus Death Toll Linked To Maine Wedding Grows To 7

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the ...

Science Mag Makes First Endorsement In 175 Years, Taps Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little interna...

Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Dies At 94

SEATTLE (AP) — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his ...

White House Releases UAE And Bahrain Agreements With Israel. Here Are Some Details.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Agreements between Israel and two Arab nations — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — include security components as well as pledges to expand cooperation in c...

Somerset County Man Admits Concealing Material Support To Hamas, And Making Threat Against Pro-Israel Supporters

TRENTON, N.J. – A Somerset County, New Jersey, man admitted today that he concealed his attempts to provide material support to Hamas, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Assistant Atto...

Apple Debuts Discount Watch, But No New iPhones … Yet

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are force...

Some JPMorgan Traders Catch Covid As Bank Reopens Offices

NEW YORK (AP) — A number of JPMorgan Chase traders have been sent home after employees tested positive for COVID-19, less than a week into the bank's push to start bringing its wor...

Lawyer: Bolton Will Cooperate With Any Probe Into His Book

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton will cooperate with any investigation related to the recent publication of his tell-all book, wh...

NASA Administrator Hails ‘Most Significant Development For Life Off Earth’ On Venus

NEW YORK (VINnews) —NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday hailed the discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. Phosphine is a gas which is only known to be produced...

Watch: President Trump and The First Lady Participate in historic Arab-Israel Recognition Deals Signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he ho...

Pandemic Brings Toilet Paper From Mexico To American Stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order t...

‘This Is What We Expected’: COVID Closures And Quarantines Already Widespread At New York-Area Jewish Day Schools

NEW YORK (JTA) - One New York City private Jewish high school shut down Monday after two students in 11th grade and two students in 12th grade tested positive. Several students in ...

Lego To Ditch Plastic Bags For Paper Ones In Its Boxed Sets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. The Danish toymaker said it will start making the ...

World Trade Organization Rules That Trump Administration Tariffs On Chinese Goods Worth Over $200 Billion Are Illegal

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global...

Trump Defies Virus Rules As ‘Peaceful Protest’ Rallies Grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and fl...

Florida Latinos Are Being Flooded With Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories Ahead Of The Election

MIAMI (JTA) - Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are spreading among Florida’s Latino communities ahead of the presidential election, amplified by social media and messaging apps as ...

South Dakota Agency: AG Reported Hitting Deer, But Hit Man

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not fo...

Trump Spurns Science On Climate: ‘Don’t Think Science Knows’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a cent...

Officials: 500,000 Counterfeit N95 Masks Seized In Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — About 500,000 counterfeit N95 respirator masks have been seized in Chicago by Customs and Border Protection officers, federal officials announced Monday. The ship...