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Friend Arrested As Suspect In Murder Of Blaze Bernstein

Authorities on Friday arrested a friend in the killing of a 19-year-old Jewish University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was taken into custody for investigation of homicide after DNA evidence linked him to the death of college sophomore Blaze Bernstein, Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said.…

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AP Reporter Recounts Moments After Hawaii Missile Alert

It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck.

We were up early, my daughter and I, because this Saturday morning was her first day of ice skating lessons, a day we had been talking about and looking forward to for months.

We were also having construction done in our Honolulu apartment, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Nuuanu Valley and, in the distance, Pearl Harbor.…

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Israel Slams Palestinian Leader Abbas For Anti-Trump Speech

Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration’s envoys and described Israel as a colonial conspiracy.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Abbas had “lost his senses” and had given up on the prospect of peace negotiations in favor of open confrontation with both Israel and the United States.…

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Hikind Furious That Nazi Monuments Will Remain In NYC

Following an announcement that New York City plans to put new historical markers around a statue of Christopher Columbus explaining his history, NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) expressed shock and disappointment that monuments to Nazi collaborators Marshal Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval will remain in the Canyon of Heroes. Responsible for the murder of 100,000 men, women and children, Pétain and Laval are reviled in their native France, where no one would think to erect a monument to any Nazi collaborator.…

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How To Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.

Capitalizing on great credit doesn’t have to mean incurring great debt; instead, it’s about using your money reputation for a financial advantage.

“In the right hands, a good credit rating can be a real asset,” said Jordan Goodman, editor of and author of “Master Your Debt.”

From higher credit card bonuses and rewards to lower insurance premiums and interest rates, hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of goodies are available to those with great credit.…

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Democrats Want To Interview Ivanka Trump In Russia Investigation

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he wants to interview the President’s daughter as part of the panel’s Russia investigation, along with other witnesses who Republicans aren’t inviting.

Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday that Republicans have declined to invite many witnesses that would be valuable to the probe, including Ivanka Trump and several people who he says have additional information about a June 2016 meeting between Russians and the Trump campaign.…

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Missing Meah Shearim Woman Found In Tzefas

On Tuesday 22 Teves, YWN-ISRAEL reported Meah Shearim resident, 43-year-old Mrs. Yocheved Korn was missing, and police were asking for assistance in finding her.

She had last been seen leaving her home a week earlier.

On Wednesday morning, B’chasdei Hashem, police report she was found in Tzefas. No additional information is available at this time.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Jerusalem police spokesman unit)…

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Thanks To Trump Tax Plan, Walmart Raises Starting Wages, Handing Out $1000 Cash Bonuses

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits.

The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S.…

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SHOCK: Passaic ‘Glatt Kosher Restaurant’ May Have Been Selling Non-Kosher

Rumors have been swirling on social media the past few days regarding the sudden closure of the “Jin Glatt Kosher Chinese & Sushi Restaurant” in Passaic, NJ. Many people were claiming that non-Kosher food was used by the establishment, while others claimed the store was closed just due to a health violation.

Sadly, it appears that this is more than a “health violation”.…

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BREAKING: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Granted An Ecuadorian Passport

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has cryptically uploaded a picture of himself dressed in the national colors of Ecuador. The country’s media reports the whistleblower has been granted an Ecuadorian passport.

Assange has been holed up in the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London’s Knightsbridge since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over assault charges, which he has denied. The investigation into the WikiLeaks founder was dropped last year.…

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Top Hamas Official In Gaza In Critical Condition After Shooting Himself In The Head

Hamas says one of its senior officials is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the head while cleaning his weapon. The circumstances are considered suspicious.

Initial reports, some by Hamas’ official media, said that Imad al-Alami had died of natural causes. But Hamas subsequently said he was badly wounded in a gun accident.

The 62-year-old al-Alami is a former member of Hamas’ policy-making politburo and remains a top official.…

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JUST IN: Body Found In Park ID’d As Missing Jewish College Student Blaze Bernstein

YWN regrets to reform you, the body of a 19-year-old man found in Borrego Park in Lake Forest has been identified as missing student Blaze Bernstein, and his death is being investigated as a homicide, ABC 7 reports.

On Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., a search of the Foothill Ranch Park was initiated by Orange County sheriff’s investigators. Bernstein’s body was discovered in the brush surrounding the park.…

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Mitt Romney Was Successfully Treated For Prostate Cancer

The Republican presidential nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, was treated for prostate cancer last year.

That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly.

The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” last year. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.…

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Massive NYPD Shakeup Underway; Top Chiefs Being Fired

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A massive shakeup inside the NYPD is underway.

Most notable is the 3 star Chiefs that are being forced out. They include: Thomas P. Purtell, Chief of citywide operations; Joanne Jaffe, chief of community affairs; Joseph Fox, chief of transit; Diana Pizzuti, chief of personnel.

The 4 chiefs were reportedly called into the Police Commissioners office and given the news on Monday afternoon.…

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Trump Effect? North Korea Taking Part In South Korean Olympics After Rare Border Talks

The rival Koreas moved toward reducing their bitter animosity Tuesday during rare talks, with North Korea agreeing to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. The countries also agreed to hold more discussions on easing tension along their border and to reopen a military hotline.

The first meeting of its kind between the nations in about two years was arranged after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an abrupt push for improved ties with South Korea following a year of escalating tensions with the outside world over his expanding nuclear and missile programs.…

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Israel Passes Law To Close Supermarkets And Businesses On Shabbos

The Shabbos/Makolet Bill was finally brought for its final votes in Knesset early Tuesday morning, 22 Teves. The bill scraped by in a 58 to 57 vote.

This means, the Minister of the Interior now has the authority to override municipalities that amended local bylaws to permit stores to operate on Shabbos, and shut them. The bill is not retroactive, so it does not impact Tel Aviv, but nevertheless, it represents a major victory for the Chareidi parties in Knesset.…

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