Agawam, MA – Business Owner Faces Backlash For Attending Trump Signing

Agawam, MA — A Massachusetts business owner photographed last week with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism. Dave’s Soda and Pet City owner Dave Ratner was among retailers at the White House on Thursday for Trump’s signing of an executive order authorizing changes to the Affordable Care Act. Ratner can be seen smiling behind […]


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North Mankato, MN – Halloween Costume Company Removes Anne Frank Outfit

North Mankato, MN — An online costume company removed a Halloween costume of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank from its U.S. and European websites. Holloweencostumes.com, whose website is run by the Minnesota-based company Fun.com, pulled the costumes on Sunday after a backlash on social media. The costume, which can be seen on social media in screen […]


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Washington – Former Obama Official Calls Trump ‘A Deranged Animal’ For Saying Predecessors Didn’t Honor Fallen

Washington — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. “He’s a deranged animal,” Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former deputy […]


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Boca Raton, FL – Florida Muslim Group Cries Foul Over Gov. Funding To Benefit Jewish Schools

Boca Raton, FL — A Muslim group is protesting state aid being given to Jewish schools in Florida, accusing the state’s governor of kowtowing to the Jewish community. Governor Rick Scott unveiled Monday a proposal in the state budget that would allocate $1 million dollars to finance video cameras, bulletproof glass, alarm systems and other […]


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Washington – What Cosmic Crash Confirmed: Einstein Was As Good As Gold

Washington — When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein. Scientists announced Monday that after picking up two faint signals in mid-August, they were able to find the location of the long-ago crash and see the end of […]


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Prague – Faces Of Holocaust Victims Projected On Prague Synagogue

Prague — Prague’s Jewish Museum has launched a new project to honor the victims of the Holocaust. Starting on Monday, the faces of some Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are being projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue after it gets dark. […]


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New York – Activist Kicked Off American Flight Charges Discrimination

New York — An activist who helped organize the Women’s March on Washington has accused an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination in kicking her off a flight. In a series of tweets and a Facebook Live post, Tamika Mallory said that a pilot had her removed from a Sunday flight from Miami to New […]


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Chicago – US Nursing Home Chain Faces Landlord Showdown Over Default

Chicago — The fate of one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, HCR ManorCare, will reach a critical court deadline on Thursday in a battle over months of unpaid rent, a growing problem in an industry where eviction would put thousands of elderly out on the street. Many nursing home chains spun off their […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL – 911 Calls On Nursing Home Dying: ‘Oh My God, This Is Crazy’

Fort Lauderdale, FL — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of panic. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering South Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasing agitated by an unfolding disaster that would ultimately claim 14 elderly […]


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Jerusalem – Israeli PM Congratulates Right-wing Kurz On Austria Win

Jerusalem — Israel’s prime minister has congratulated Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on his party winning Austria’s general election. Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he spoke with Kurz by telephone on Monday and commended Austria for “preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its war against anti-Semitism” in recent years. Kurz responded positively […]


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