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Ferguson Fallout: A Call For Police 'Body Cams'

Ferguson Fallout: A Call For Police 'Body Cams'
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work. "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 22 )

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' Scam

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' Scam
The New York State Thruway Authority is warning E-ZPass customers about a phishing scam. People have received bogus emails made to appear official stating that people have unpaid tolls. "Please be advised this is not an authorized communication from E-ZPass, the New York State Thruway Authority or any other toll agency associated with E-ZPass," the Thruway Authority said in a statement. "We advise you not to open or respond to such a message should you receive one." The bogus email ...
(1 opinions  |   August 22 )

Jewish Group Wants City To Condemn Anti-Israel Bridge Flag

Jewish Group Wants City To Condemn Anti-Israel Bridge Flag
A prominent Jewish group wants city leaders to condemn a politically charged banner that showed up on the Manhattan Bridge during a Pro-Palestinian march. The Anti-Defamation League denounced Wednesday’s demonstration and the giant “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” banner as an attempt to “delegitimize Israel.” The banner appeared as hundreds of people marched Wednesday on the neighboring Brooklyn Bridge. It was taken back up a short time later. The BDS movement is an international ...
(5 opinions  |   August 21 )

Pentagon: Islamic State Terrorist Will Regroup

Pentagon: Islamic State Terrorist Will Regroup
U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon news conference, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that although the Islamic State group can be contained it cannot be defeated without attacking it in Syria. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this would not ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 21 )

Stocks Advance To Put S&P 500 At A Record High

Stocks Advance To Put S&P 500 At A Record High
The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. The S&P 500 rose 5.86 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,992.37, four points above the record close the index set on July ...
(1 opinions  |   August 21 )

Airline Group Forecasts Uptick in Labor Day Travel

Airline Group Forecasts Uptick in Labor Day Travel
A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine big U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year, allowing them to pay down debt, reward shareholders and order new planes. Airlines for America predicted Thursday that 14 million people would fly within the U.S. in the seven days ending Sept. 2, the ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 21 )

Events Being Planned Marking The Yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L

Events Being Planned Marking The Yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT
Marking the first year since the petira of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L , an atzeres hisorarus including the recitation of slichos will take place in the presence of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani Shlita, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Maya Shlita, and HaGaon HaRav David Yosef Shlita, along with many other rabbonim and roshei yeshivos. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, 5 Tishrei 5775 in the Ramat Gan ...
(5 opinions  |   August 21 )

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity
New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization officials said the combination strategy already is starting to be used in mass vaccination campaigns in some hard-hit areas and is being introduced for routine immunizations in developing countries, too. "It ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 21 )

9,020 'Yordim' Return Home to Israel in 2013

9,020 'Yordim' Return Home to Israel in 2013
According to statistics released on Wednesday 24 Menachem Av by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), more than a few yordim, Israelis that left to build their lives abroad, are returning home. The report states that in 2012, 8,800 yordim decided to return home and in 2013, that number increased to 9,020. This results in a negative immigration number for 2012 (referring to the number of people that immigrated as opposed to those returning home following at least one year abroad), standing at ...
(2 opinions  |   August 21 )

5 Things to Know About Case Against Texas' Perry

5 Things to Know About Case Against Texas' Perry
In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run. As Perry heads to New Hampshire for the weekend, here are five things to know about his case: ___ THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT The indictments stem from ...
(2 opinions  |   August 21 )

Foley's Death Isn't Changing Views In Congress

Foley's Death Isn't Changing Views In Congress
For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. President Barack Obama said the United States wouldn't scale back its military posture in Iraq in response to James Foley's killing. But he offered no specifics Wednesday about what new steps he might take to protect ...
(2 opinions  |   August 21 )

Rami Levy Supermarket Chain Boycotts Turkey

Rami Levy Supermarket Chain Boycotts Turkey
The nationwide supermarket chain which bears his name, Rami Levy, will no longer be importing goods from Turkey in response to that country’s sharp turnaround in policy vis-à-vis Israel. Levy announced his supermarkets will no longer carry anything originating in Turkey. This refers primarily to olive oil and textiles, which Levy’s stores buy from a middle man. His stores carry 2-2.5 million shekels of these products annually, but will now seek another source from a different ...
(13 opinions  |   August 21 )

US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge

US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge
The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In a cable sent this week to all U.S. diplomatic missions, the ...
(2 opinions  |   August 21 )

Chinuch Atzmai Schools Must Include 'Core' Subjects in Curriculum

Chinuch Atzmai Schools Must Include 'Core' Subjects in Curriculum
In line with the policies of Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron, his director responsible for Chinuch Atzmai Schools, Meir Shimoni, is responsible to make certain all schools affiliated with the chareidi network are including core subjects in the curriculum in the upcoming school year. The new policies of the ministry will compel the schools to include math, science, English and other subjects in their curriculum. Schools currently in the system today that are unwilling to comply with the ...
(11 opinions  |   August 21 )

Lakewood: Registration For Final Summer CPR Courses For Teachers

Lakewood: Registration For Final Summer CPR Courses For Teachers
Chesed of Lakewood is taking registration for the last few fully subsidized CPR courses for teachers and caregivers this season, as part of the 2014 Summer CPR for Teachers Program. The courses will take place next week and are separate classes for men and women. The course is a comprehensive, one time three hour session which includes education on adult and child CPR, as well as choking and use of the AED machine, a newly required item in New Jersey schools. All participants will receive a 2 ...
(1 opinions  |   August 21 )

Teen Gets 11 Years for Carving Swastika on Boy

Teen Gets 11 Years for Carving Swastika on Boy
An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen’s forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a quiet voice that he was sorry for his actions. Kalmbach was the last of four teenagers to be sentenced in the case. Police and prosecutors say the teens spent the evening before the February attack sketching out ideas for torturing the 17-year-old victim. ...
(6 opinions  |   August 21 )

WATCH: PM Netanyahu's Statement at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening the eve of 25 Menachem Av made the following statement to the nation from the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. The nationally televised event was held after the Security Cabinet met for a number of hours. "First, I would like to personally turn to the IDF soldiers and commanders, to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in Operation Protective Edge, to the wounded who are recovering in hospital, to the residents of communities close ...
(4 opinions  |   August 21 )