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Month August 2022

Calm Before Storms? Oddly Quiet Atlantic Despite Forecasts

It’s been quiet — too quiet — this Atlantic hurricane season, meteorologists and residents of storm-prone areas whisper almost as if not to tempt fate. A record-tying inactive August is drawing to a close and no storms have formed, even… Continue Reading →

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Survey Finds Young People Follow News, but Without Much Joy

Young people are following the news but aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing. Broadly speaking, that’s the conclusion of a study released Wednesday showing 79% of young Americans say they get news daily. The survey of young people ages… Continue Reading →

Leaky Battleship in Texas Begins Trip for $35 Million Repairs

It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II. But the greatest challenge in recent years for the USS Texas has been a leaky, rusty hull that… Continue Reading →

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EXPLAINER: What Spurred the Bloody Armed Clashes in Baghdad?

Iraq’s long-running power struggle between rival Shiite camps devolved into bloody street violence this week – the culmination of months of simmering tensions and a political vacuum. For 24 hours, loyalists of powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr transformed the country’s government… Continue Reading →

CONVICTED: Muslim Man Who Assaulted Three Hasidic Jews In Boro Park; Faces Four Year Sentence

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 41-year-old Staten Island man has been convicted of charges of felony attempted assault, misdemeanor assault and menacing for a 2018 unprovoked attack against three Jewish men wearing Hasidic clothing that took… Continue Reading →

Florida Sues FDA Over ‘Delay’ Of Low-Cost Drug Importations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sued federal health officials on Wednesday, accusing them of stalling the state’s plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human… Continue Reading →

Judge Nixes No-Prison Deal in 2018 NY Limo Crash That Killed 20

A judge rejected a plea agreement that would have meant no prison time for the operator of a limousine company involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. Wednesday’s turnabout drew applause and tears from victims’… Continue Reading →

SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Car Service Driver Pulls 78-year-old Woman Out Of Car, tries To Leave With Her Phone

BROOKLYN (VINnews) — Flatbush Shomrim has released video footage of a car service driver violently pulling a 78-year-old woman out of his vehicle and leaving her lying on a heap in the street. A bystander approached the driver when he… Continue Reading →

HaMashgiach Don Segal Arrives In US On A Chizzuk Trip

HaMashgiach HaRav Don Segal flew to the United States on Tuesday for a two-week chizzuk trip. The Mashgiach will be speaking divrei chizuk and teshuvah ahead of the Yamim Noraim in yeshivos in Lakewood and other cities after many requests… Continue Reading →

WATCH: Hundreds Of Jews In Tehran Celebrate Hachnasas Sefer Torah

As Jews around the world fret over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, frum Jews in Tehran held a joyous celebration on Sunday. The kehilla gathered together for a hachnasas Sefer Torah and a Siyum Mishnayos. The celebration was an… Continue Reading →

CRIME CRISIS SOLVED! New York City Designates Times Square a ‘Gun-Free Zone’

Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards across New York’s Times Square, city authorities are posting new signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a “Gun Free Zone.” The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of “sensitive” places — including… Continue Reading →

WHO: New COVID Cases, Deaths Keep Falling Nearly Everywhere

The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally continued to fall nearly everywhere in the world in what the World Health Organization described as a “welcome decline” at a media briefing on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency said… Continue Reading →

WATCH: New Song From Benny Friedman – YAMA

YAMA Benny Friedman Video by OlamMedia Produced by: Yonatan Yechiel Composed by: Eli Klein Arranged by: Eli Klein & Yitzy Berry Vocals Produced by: Doni Gross Benny PR: I & Me Media מילים ולחן: אלי קליין עיבוד והפקה מוזיקלית: אלי… Continue Reading →

Atlanta Skyscraper Fire Sends Smoke Billowing From Rooftop

ATLANTA (AP) — A fire broke out on the rooftop of a skyscraper under construction in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, bringing dozens of firefighters and police officers to the site near Centennial Olympic Park. Flames were visible on the roof… Continue Reading →

How could we have known that it was the last kiss Dov Ber would ever get from his mother??

 How could a three month old baby look good without a mother? I had promised him that I would take care of him, so I rushed to the doctor. The doctor was stern. “Why did you wait so long before… Continue Reading →

Mississippi Capital: Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

Mississippi’s capital city is grappling with multiple water problems — there’s been too much on the ground after heavy rainfall in the past week, and not enough safe water coming through the pipes for people to use. Parts of Jackson… Continue Reading →

Syria: Israel Strikes Aleppo Airport

SYRIA (AP) – Israel launched a missile attack on Wednesday targeting the airport in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syrian state media said, citing a military source. The Syrian government did not report any casualties. The Syrian Observatory for Human… Continue Reading →

Olympics Attack Victims’ Families Agree On Deal With Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian attackers at the 1972 Munich Olympics have reached a deal with Germany over a long-disputed compensation claim, the German government said Wednesday. Earlier this month, the families had… Continue Reading →

American Jailed in Venezuela Begs for Biden Not to Forget Him

A Los Angeles attorney detained in Venezuela is pleading for help from the Biden administration, saying in a jailhouse message that he feels forgotten by the U.S. government as he faces criminal charges at the hands of one of the… Continue Reading →

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