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Leawood, KS – Calls Against Hate As Victims Of Anti-Semitic Gunman In Kansas Mourned

Leawood, KS — Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, called on the more than [...]


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New York – E-ZPass Toll Violators Could Face Vehicle Registration Suspension

New York — Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without paying would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Under current law, toll evaders are contacted by a collection agency and can only face the loss of their registration if they commit multiple violations within the [...]


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Donetsk – Ukraine Rabbi: Anti-Semitic Leaflets A Hoax

Donetsk — A Ukrainian rabbi whose congregation was the target of an anti-Semitic leaflet that drew global media interest and condemnation from the U.S. government believes it was a hoax and wants to put the matter to rest. But five days after the incident in the restive eastern city of Donetsk, Ukraine’s prime minister, anxious [...]


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Manhattan, NY – Peta Picketing Against Carriage Horses In New York City Streets

Manhattan, NY — Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with him that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen photographed protesters hoisting signs [...]


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Poland – Warsaw Marks 71 Years Since Ghetto Revolt

Poland, Warsaw — Some 200 members of the Jewish community and Warsaw residents have observed the 71st anniversary of the city ghetto’s ill-fated uprising against German Nazi forces. Officials laid wreaths and the group said prayers at the monument to the Ghetto Heroes on Saturday. Next they walked to the former Umschlag Platz, where in [...]


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Topeka, KS – Students, Parents Don’t Want Michelle Obama Speaking At High School Graduation

Topeka, KS — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted [...]


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Tehran – Iran Denounces US Ruling To Sell Manhattan Skyscraper

Tehran — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying late Friday [...]


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Student Fought Bureaucrats For Holocaust Justice

Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death […]
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Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, also didn’t seek a recall of the compact car from the […]
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Governor: Closing Boston Amid Bomber Hunt ‘Tough’

Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had […]
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