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Pilot: ‘Everyone Will Know My Name’

Sunday March 29, 2015 4:21 PM


The German daily Bild is reporting that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed an airliner, killing 150 people, told his girlfriend he was planning a major act so “everyone will (more…)

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Coney Island Cyclone Gets Stuck On First Public Ride Of Season

Sunday March 29, 2015 2:48 PM

cyclone[Video below.] Coney Island reopened today, but the Cyclone wasn’t quite ready for the season. In its first public ride of the year, the iconic roller coaster got stuck about 10 feet from the top, CBS New (more…)


Police: Body Found At Site Of East Village Explosion

Sunday March 29, 2015 2:21 PM

east-village-building-collapseA body has been found in the rubble of last week’s East Village building explosion, police said. (more…)

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Bill Clinton Gave Romney Debate Advice

Sunday March 29, 2015 1:14 PM


When Mitt Romney appeared at the annual Clinton Global Initiative in 2012 in New York, former President Bill Clinton reportedly gave him advice backstage about how to seem in command while facing (more…)


Provisional Agreement Reached With Iran

Sunday March 29, 2015 12:23 PM


Western diplomats in Switzerland announced on Sunday that Iran and six world powers have reached a provisional agreement on key parts of a deal to sharply curtail the country’s nuclear program. (more…)


Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia Forgets Israel Is The Enemy

Sunday March 29, 2015 11:14 AM

hezbollah-chief-terrorist-sheikh-hassan-nasrallahThe leader of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, saying the Sunni kingdom has abandoned the Palestinians and does (more…)


Israel To Resume Tax Revenue Transfer To Palestinians

Sunday March 29, 2015 10:12 AM


Israel announced that it will resume the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which it suspended earlier this year over the PA’s decision to join the International Criminal Court. (more…)

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Breslovers Dancing and Singing “Asher Bara” and “Od Yishama” in Jordanian Airport Cause Tumult

Sunday March 29, 2015 9:21 AM

jordna-airport-singing[Video below.] A group of dancing Jews singing songs in Queen Alia International Airport arouse anger in Jordanian social media and the government. (more…)


Israeli Medical Students ‘Adopt’ Wounded Syrian Boy

Sunday March 29, 2015 8:20 AM


Six Israeli medical students have “adopted” a 14-year-old Syrian boy who was badly injured in his home country’s civil war and is currently hospitalized at Baruch Padeh Medical Center, near Tiveriah. (more…)


Search Continues For 2 Missing Men In Rubble From East Village Explosion

Sunday March 29, 2015 7:01 AM

explosion-roof-dlThe search was underway yesterday for two missing people in the ruins of the explosion that leveled three buildings in the East Village last week.

Meanwhile, some residents of nearby buildings were allowed back into their apartments. (more…)

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Police Investigate Alleged Antisemitic Attack Against Jewish Youths Wearing Yarmulkas in South Africa

Sunday March 29, 2015 6:19 AM


Police in South Africa are investigating an alleged antisemitic attack against Jewish youths wearing yarmulkas at The Zone shopping mall in Rosebank, Johannesburg, local publication The Citizen (more…)

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France to Launch Push for UN Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Sunday March 29, 2015 5:09 AM


France is planning to launch a push for a United Nations Security Council resolution that will lay out the parameters for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more…)


Rabbi Lookstein Joins Chorus of Concern Over Obama Administration’s Attacks on Israel

Sunday March 29, 2015 4:13 AM

haskel-looksteinRabbi Haskel Lookstein has voiced concern over the Obama Administration’s latest assault on Israel, following the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu last week. (more…)


Yemen: Rebels Are ‘Stooges of Iran’

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:46 PM


Yemeni President Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi blamed the chaos in the country on Shiite rebels today, calling them “stooges of Iran” and demanding more airstrikes against them until they surrender. (more…)


Millions Vote in Nigerian Election

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:27 PM


Millions of Nigerians turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election, despite violence around the country at the hands of Boko Haram militants. Gunmen from the group reportedly killed 15 (more…)

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TSA Will Stop Singling Out Black Women

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:16 PM


The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to begin anti-discrimination training for agents, after two black women filed complaints about their hair being singled out for searches. (more…)


Astronauts Launch 1-Year Space Mission

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:06 PM

astronaut-nasa A Russian and German astronaut, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, respectively, began the first of 342 days aboard the International Space Station on Saturday, a mission about twice as long as usual. (more…)


U.K. Prison Escapee Faked Bail Email

Saturday March 28, 2015 8:54 PM


A resourceful inmate at a British prison found the perfect way to fake his way out of prison: by posing as a senior court clerk and emailing his jailors bail instructions. (more…)

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March Heat Shatters L.A. Records

Saturday March 28, 2015 8:44 PM


Los Angeles suffered through six days with highs in the 90s or above this month, making it the first March since record-keeping began in 1877 to experience such temperatures. (more…)

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Lubitz’s Ex-Partner: He Planned Crash

Saturday March 28, 2015 8:39 PM


Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently deliberately crashed the plane into a French mountainside this week, had apparently sought help for eyesight problems that (more…)

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21 Dead After Terror Siege on Hotel

Saturday March 28, 2015 8:31 PM


Fighters with the Islamic rebel group Al-Shabab attacked a prominent hotel in Somalia’s capital city today, resulting in at least 21 deaths, including six of the attackers. (more…)

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Lufthansa Open to ‘Unlimited’ Liability

Friday March 27, 2015 3:43 PM


Lawyers say Germanwings’ suicidal co-pilot may open parent company Lufthansa to unlimited liability claims from victims’ families. (more…)

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NASA to Launch Longest Space Mission

Friday March 27, 2015 3:12 PM


American astronaut Scott Kelly will begin NASA’s longest-ever space trip Friday, when he and two Russian colleagues will take off for a year-long mission at the International Space Station. (more…)

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Doctor Said Lubitz Wasn’t Fit to Fly

Friday March 27, 2015 2:17 PM

lubitzA torn-up doctor’s note found in Andreas Lubitz’s apartment deemed him unfit for work, according to Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa. (more…)

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Officials: Relationship Between Obama Administration and Israeli Government is ‘Irreparable’

Friday March 27, 2015 1:43 PM

netanyahu-obamaIsraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s senior advisers have described the relationship between the Obama Administration and the Israeli government as “irreparable,” the UK’s Jewish Chronicle (more…)


Facebook Drones to Beam Internet

Friday March 27, 2015 1:17 PM


Facebook unveiled a solar-powered drone on Thursday that it hopes will bring Internet to billions of people around the world. The Aquila, with the wingspan of a Boeing 767, will be able to stay aloft for (more…)

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Kosel Undergoes Kvittel-Cleaning for Pesach

Friday March 27, 2015 12:41 PM

kosel-cleaningThe Kosel, in the heart of Yerushalayim’s Old City, attracts thousands of visitors each year. With Pesach around the corner, the Kosel got a twice-annual cleaning this week, as thousands of kvitlach were removed. (more…)


Airlines Alter Cockpit Rules After Crash

Friday March 27, 2015 12:11 PM


Airlines across the world on Thursday changed rules mandating a second crew member be present in the cockpit at all times, following revelations that a German co-pilot may have locked himself in and (more…)


Harry Reid Is Retiring

Friday March 27, 2015 11:36 AM


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday that he won’t be seeking re-election next year, putting an end to his nearly 30-year-long Senate career. (more…)


On Iran Nuclear Deal, Watchdog Says Collapse of White House Demand for Verification in Line With Previous Capitulations

Friday March 27, 2015 11:19 AM


A Washington DC based watchdog monitoring US nuclear negotiations with Iran has said that the White House’s latest backpedaling on its negotiating positions follows a consistent trend. (more…)