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ALERT – Dangerous Storms Sweeping Across New York Area; Tornado Confirmed In Sullivan County

Summery temperatures will give way to a stormy afternoon as potentially severe thunderstorms roll through the region.

The storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, heavy rain, and hail into this evening as they move through the Tri-State area.

A tornado warning has been issued for Orange County until 4:30PM; it comes moments after a confirmed tornado touchdown in nearby Sullivan County.…

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BREAKING: North Korea Threatens To Cancel Trump Summit

North Korea canceled a high-level meeting Wednesday with South Korea and threatened also to call off a historic summit planned next month with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the South and the U.S., South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The two Koreas were set to hold a meeting later Wednesday at a border truce village to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks aimed at reducing border tension and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War.…

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Arabs Attack Jerusalem Light Rail with Rocks

An Israel Police Jerusalem District spokesman announced Arabs hurled rocks at the Jerusalem light rail near Shuafat, resulting in smashed windows. The attack occurred on Monday morning, 29 Iyar. B’chasdei Hashem, there were no injuries in the attack.

Police responded to the scene and began combing the area for the attackers.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)…

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Cleveland Woman, 113, Now The Oldest Person In The US

A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman.

Cleveland.com reports the 88-year-old daughter of Lessie Brown says her mother remarked, “that’s good” when told Friday she had become the country’s oldest person.

Daughter Verline Wilson says Brown spends much of her days sleeping.…

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Jewish Baltimore County Executive and MD Gubernatorial Candidate Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Kevin Kamenetz, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland and longtime leader in local politics, died early Thursday after going into cardiac arrest, officials said. He was 60.

Kamenetz began feeling ill early Thursday and went with his wife to a volunteer fire station nearby, where his condition quickly deteriorated, Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost said at a news conference.…

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Trump: Five Most Wanted ISIS Leaders Captured

Iraqi forces in coordination with U.S.-backed Syrian forces have captured five senior Islamic State group leaders, the U.S.-led coalition said Thursday in a statement.

The arrest was a “significant blow to Daesh,” coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon said, using the Arabic acronym for the extremist group.

ISIS fighters no longer control significant pockets of territory inside Iraq, but do maintain a grip inside Syria along Iraq’s border.…

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DM Lieberman: If Iran Attacks, The Response Will Be A ‘Mabul’

Addressing the annual Herzliya Conference, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke about the Iranian attack Wednesday night, when 20 rockets were fired by Iran, from Syria, against Israel.

Lieberman stated, “Not a single rocket made it to Israel”, as the Iron Dome intercepted some, while the others landed short of their intended targets. The senior minister added that “nearly all” of the Iranian military infrastructure in Syria was wiped out in the retaliatory strikes.…

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Brooklyn: Trump To Get Millions From Sale Of Starrett City Housing Complex

The nation’s largest subsidized affordable housing complex was just sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, with some of the money going to a prominent critic of government housing programs: President Donald Trump.

Trump and other investors in Starrett City in Brooklyn have sold the 46-building complex to two real estate firms for $906 million, according to a statement Tuesday from the new owners.…

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VIDEO: Newark Girl Dies After Falling Out Window While Jumping On Bed

Authorities say a 6-year-old girl who fell out of a window while jumping on her bed in her family’s Newark apartment has died.

Essex County prosecutors say the accident occurred shortly before midnight Monday. The girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The girl’s name and further details about the accident and the injuries she suffered have not been disclosed.…

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Syria Reports Nine Fatalities in Latest Israeli Bombing Attack

In Syria, loud explosions were heard Wednesday and local media reported bombs at a military base near Damascus, killing nine people, including an Iranian general.

A Syrian military source was quoted on Syrian television as saying that anti-aircraft systems of the Assad army intercepted Israeli missiles from Israeli Air Force planes.

Israel did not address the Syrian claims that came in light of the IDF’s directive to open shelters in the Golan Heights after “unusual movements” of Iranian forces were identified in Syria.…

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ISRAEL ON HIGH ALERT: Israeli Jets Strike Syria; IDF Opens Golan Bomb Shelters; Missile Defense Batteries Deployed

Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles.

The reported attack came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was withdrawing from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, calling Tehran a main exporter of terrorism in the region.

Israel has instructed local authorities in the Golan Heights to “unlock and ready (bomb) shelters” after identifying what the military described on Tuesday as “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria”.…

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NY Attorney General Names Temporary Replacement After Schneiderman’s Ouster

A spokeswoman for the New York Attorney General’s office says a temporary replacement has been chosen after Eric Schneiderman resigned following accusations of physical abuse.

Barbara Underwood will step in as acting attorney general. She has been the state’s Solitictor General since 2007. Before that she served as Chief Assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.…

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WATCH THIS: Rechnitz Twins Take On Two LA Lakers Basketball Players At Tzedakah Event

Footage attached below shows Orthodox Jewish philanthropists Shlomo Yehuda and Yisroel Rechnitz playing basketball with two NBA basketball stars, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The scrimmage took place at a tzedakah event hosted by the Rechnitz twins on Sunday, le’ilu nishmas Yisroel’s wife Avigayil A”H. The ‘Hoops for Hope’ basketball tournament benefited Ateres Avigail, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to assisting and supporting Jews in the Los Angeles community facing medical crises.…

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Kim Jong Un Has Secret Meeting With Xi Jinping In China; Says He’s Committed To Denuclearization

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media said Tuesday.

The meeting Monday and Tuesday in Dalian is the second between Xi and Kim in recent weeks, following Kim’s March visit to Beijing — his first since taking power six years ago.…

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Phoenix Tops Out At 106 Degrees, Breaking 70-Year-Old Record

Temperatures in Phoenix have reached a new high, breaking a 70-year-old record.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the desert city hit the 106-degree mark (41 degrees Celsius) just after noon.

With an excessive heat warning in effect, meteorologists predicted Phoenix could hit 108 degrees (42 degrees Celsius) before the afternoon was over. But they say thick clouds kept temperatures down.

The previous record high for May 6 was 105 degrees (40.6 degrees Celsius) in 1947.…

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Reform Rabbi Killed In Shabbos Morning Plane Crash In Middletown, NY [VIDEO]

Rabbi Aaron Panken Ph.D, the president of Hebrew Union College, was killed piloting a small aircraft in the Hudson Valley area in upstate New York on Shabbos morning.

Panken, 53, crashed the Aeronca 7AC aircraft in a wooded area in Middletown, near the New Jersey border, shortly after taking off from Randall Airport in Middletown.

A passenger, Frank Reiss, a flight instructor, was injured.…

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Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Taken To Hospital For Checkup After Complaining of Not Feeling Well

HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita was taken to Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak on Monday, 22 Iyar, after complaining of not feeling well.

According to multiple news reports, the Gadol Hador has been running a fever, which has risen since Sunday. Rav Kanievsky stopped receiving visitors due to his weak state, and he was taken to be checked. It is reported that Baruch Hashem he is not in danger and doctors released him back to his home to rest.…

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