Astorino Begins Last Leg Of NY Gov. Race With $1M
5Republican Rob Astorino has raised another $711,000 for his challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is entering the final weeks of the campaign with a little over $1 million in his campaign account.
The numbers come from a campaign finance disclosure filed Friday. Cuomo's campaign has not yet filed a new disclosure but reported having nearly $24 million available earlier this month.
Astorino's report shows he spent more than $500,000 on advertisements in the last three ...
NYPD: Man In NYC Hatchet Attack Converted To Islam, Hated America And Ranted Online - But Say No International Terror Link
A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, police said Friday.
Police were still examining the computer of Zale Thompson for clues about a motive for the Thursday assault that left one of the officers seriously injured and ended with Thompson being shot dead by police. They also were trying to determine if he had any history ...
NYC Mayor: Use 911 Or ER If You Suspect Ebola
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should call 911 or go to an emergency room if they have possible Ebola symptoms and were in affected countries in the last 21 days.
He said people in that situation should not go to a doctor's office.
De Blasio said people should not worry about their documentation status if they think they might have the disease.
The mayor noted that flu and Ebola might have similar symptoms. He said it's important to get a flu shot.
Ebola Jitters For Some - But Not All - New Yorkers
Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading.
Still, they found themselves discussing possible escape routes out of the city, just in case.
"I think we'd have to drive," said Johnson, 42, noting that planes, trains and ferries were modes of transport he'd avoid. New York, he added, "is a big city. It's a ...
NY Transit: Subway System Is Safe To Ride
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there’s no indication the Ebola patient was contagious when he rode the subway.
The MTA also said Friday there were “no reports of bodily fluids on any of the subway lines he rode.”
The agency says it has updated its protocols on the advice of health experts.
Workers get protective equipment and training to remove potentially harmful waste and safely dispose of it.
Employees are issued special gloves. They also use 10 ...
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Condemns 'Cold-Blooded Murder Of Infant By Convicted Palestinian Terrorist'
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today in response to the murder of three month old, Chaya Zissel Braun, whose family members reside in Monsey, New York. The infant was killed in Jerusalem by a man described as a convicted Palestinian terrorist:
“This cold-blooded murder of an infant child is an unspeakable tragedy that is truly heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with the Braun family as they grieve the murder of their three-month-old daughter, Chaya ...
Mayor's Adviser: Ebola Patient 'Relatively Stable'
An adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio says the New York City Ebola patient is in "relatively stable" condition.
Dr. Irwin Redlener spoke Friday outside Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated.
Redlener says Spencer's fiance also is hospitalized in isolation.
He said Spencer is not "out of the woods" yet, but the chances of his condition dramatically worsening are "very, very limited."
Redlener says some Ebola patients have relatively mild symptoms and then "things ...
Tragedy in Bnei Brak: Youth Killed in Rollerblades Mishap
A youth traveling on rollerblades slammed into a parked vehicle and was killed. The tragedy occurred on Chazon Ish Street on Bnei Brak on Thursday 29 Tishrei. A police official stated “It was a needless death that could have been avoided”.
The fatal incident occurred at the corner of Chazon Ish and Ezra Street as numerous horrified pedestrians witnessed the tragic occurrence R”L. Many believed at firth that the youth was not seriously injured but in a matter of seconds it became ...
Pesky, Effective? Campaign Signs Spread Like Weeds
Pesky. Illegal. Effective?
Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively.
Campaigns hope voters see them as a signal of the community's support for the candidate or issue. But repeat exposure can rub some the wrong way.
"They just mushroom," said Elizabeth Lessner, a central Ohio restaurateur. "It used to be they ...
Israel Air Force Pilot Saves a Life
David Schwartz was a success story. He was father of two sons and grandfather of two granddaughters. His days were full. He was a director in Bank Leumi, CEO of an investment firm, lecturer in a university and Chairman of the Board of a public company.
But success does not preclude the unthinkable from happening. He had an infection in his elbow that developed complications, and as a result, he underwent tests which showed that his immune system was defective.
And all his ...
A New Tune: There is Intonation in Sign Language Too
Intonation is an integral part of communication for all speakers. But can sign languages have intonation? A new study at the University of Haifa shows that signers use their faces to create intonational ‘melodies’ just as speakers use their voices, and that the melodies of the face can differ from one sign language to another. *
Like the intonation of individual spoken languages, sign languages also have their own unique “sound”, and, as with spoken languages, the intonation of one ...
Shuvu Joins the World Wide Shabbos Project
The Shuvu network of Schools will participate in the international Shabbos Parshas Noach project.
The Shuvu Girls high school in Petach Tikva will "be keeping it" together with the Girls Torah Academy
This will be a pilot program running in 4 Shuvu locations reaching some 600 students and family members.
The plan will be that after a iy”h successful Shabbos, it will be implemented next year in ALL shuvu schools
with the potential of reaching tens of thousands Shuvu ...
NYPD Can't Rule Out Terrorism In Hatchet Attack
Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.
Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson’s computer for clues about Thursday’s daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Thompson’s activity on social media indicated he was a convert to Islam and included rants about injustices in American society and oppression abroad but offered no clear ...
Government Sets Cash Limit at 10,000 NIS
The government committee to shift the economy from cash to electronic spending is headed by Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Harel Locker. In line with the committee’s interim recommendations, the cabinet has decided to increase the maximum limit on cash transactions from 7,500 NIS to 10,000 NIS, at least for the immediate future. At a future stage in this new reality, the cash limit will be cut in half to 5,000 NIS.
Like other developed nations, Israel is working to clamp down ...
Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case
President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.
Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with another team expected to have arrived late Thursday.
Obama is asking Cuomo and de Blasio to stay in close touch with Ron Klain, Obama’s “Ebola czar,” and ...
NYPD Officer Critical But Stable After Hatchet Attack
A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.
Police say another officer who was hit in the back of the head in the Thursday attack is in stable condition on Friday.
The attacker was shot and killed by police.
Security videotape and witness accounts appeared to leave no doubt that the man purposely targeted four rookie New York Police Department officers, ...