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Amtrak Train Hurtles Off Overpass In Washington; At Least 6 People Killed

An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle at an estimated 80 mph Monday and spilled more than a dozen cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said.

Seventy-seven passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train derailed. At least 50 people were hospitalized, more than a dozen with critical or serious injuries, authorities said.…

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FDNY CONFIRMS: Flatbush Tragedy Caused By Unattended, Lit Menorah

The Fire Marshals at the FDNY have just confirmed what YWN published this morning– that the horrible fire in Flatbush which took the lives of a mother and three children was started by an “unattended Menorah”.

There were working smoke alarms in the home.

 

Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of today’s fatal 3-alarm fire, 1945 E 14th St #Brooklyn was accidental, unattended lit menorah.…

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Israel Police Arrests 77 Involved In Violence And Protests Over Recent Days

Seventy-seven suspects who took an active part in the violent riots during the last few days and since the US president’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, were arrested by the police.

“Through fieldwork, intelligence gathering, documentation, sophisticated use of technology, and the determination of Israel Police investigators, the main suspects in the disturbances were mapped and identified. Our job is to maintain order and enable normal life and routine for normative citizens, and we will continue to act without compromise,” the police spokesman stated.…

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Applications For US Jobless Aid Drop By 11,000 To 225,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 last week to 225,000, the lowest in nearly two months and another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average also fell by 6,750 to 234,750.

Overall, 1.89 million Americans are collecting unemployment checks, down more than 7 percent from a year earlier and close to a four-decade low reached in November.…

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As Bitcoin, Other Currencies Soar, Regulators Urge Caution

The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission this week warned investors on the risks of investing in largely-unregulated digital currencies.

Just this month, the SEC halted two attempts to raise money through what’s known as an initial coin offering.…

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Putin: US Hurts Itself With ‘Invented’ Trump Collusion Case

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won’t allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-election.

At his annual news conference, Putin also mocked his most visible critic, Alexei Navalny, saying that those like the opposition leader want to drive Russia into chaos ahead of the March 18 presidential election in Russia.…

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VP Pence To Delay Israel Trip As Tax Reform Vote Nears

Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel.

The White House said Thursday that Pence now plans to leave for Egypt on Tuesday so he can preside over the Senate during a likely vote next week on the Republicans’ sweeping tax package.…

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Bangladesh Questions Family Of Man Accused Of NYC Attack

Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system, officials said Tuesday.

Bangladesh’s government condemned the attack, saying it opposes all forms of terrorism and violent extremism.

U.S. authorities have identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant. Ullah is accused of strapping a crude pipe bomb to his body and detonating it during rush hour Monday in an attack in which only he was seriously wounded.…

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NYPD In Brooklyn Returns Stolen Tefillin December 12, 2017 4:00 pm0 Share on Facebo

The NYPD’s 62 Precinct announced on Tuesday that following a search warrant, a pier of stolen Tefillin were returned to its rightful owner.

The NYPD tweeted: Great Job by the 62 Special Ops Team recovering this stolen Tefillin during the execution of a search warrant. With the help of Sgt Gelber we were able to return this valuable article to its rightful owner #Itswhatwedo #Nypdconnecting

@NYPDnews @NYPDCommAffairs @NYPDChiefPatrol Great Job by the 62 Special Ops Team recovering this stolen Tefillin during the execution of a search warrant.…

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PM Netanyahu Meets French President Macron In Paris Following Trump’s Jerusalem

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

At a meeting in Paris with Israel’s visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned recent violence against Israelis. But he also expressed “disapproval” of Trump’s decision, calling it “dangerous for peace.”

“It doesn’t seem to serve, in the short term, the cause of Israel’s security and the Israelis themselves,” Macron said.…

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Israel Is A ‘Terrorist, Child Murdering Country;’ Netanyahu Fires Back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and said that it “kills children,” leading to a sharp rebuke from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist!” Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas, AFP reported. “We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children.”

Erdogan said Israel has no values other than “occupation and plunder,” and labeled the IDF as “terrorists.”

He spoke days after President Trump announced the U.S.…

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BOTCHED ISIS TERROR IN MANHATTAN: Explosion At Port Authority Bus Terminal Injures 3

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and snarling the rush-hour commute for hundreds of thousands of New York workers.

Surveillance cameras captured the man walking casually through the crowded passageway when the bomb suddenly went off at 7:20 a.m.…

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THE JEW-HATER TRAVELS TO MONSEY: Holds Sign That Reads ‘Stop Multiplying’

The anti-Semite who was seen in Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon has now made his way to Monsey. The man was holding a sign which read “stop multiplying”. He was seen on a major Monsey road at around 3:00PM – precisely the same time he was seen in Lakewood on Tuesday – as reported by YWN.

On Tuesday, the man was stopped for questioning by Lakewood Police but was not taken into custody.…

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6 Injured After Car Accident And Pedestrian Struck In Lower Manhattan

At least six people were hurt when a car ended up on a sidewalk after crashing into two other vehicles in Lower Manhattan.

According to police a Lincoln Town Car and Ford Explorer collided at Broadway and Liberty Street near Zuccotti Park at around 1:30PM Thursday afternoon.

The SUV then struck a person on a bike.

The Lincoln kept going down Liberty Street before crashing into the back of a third vehicle and jumping a curb.…

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UN Security Council To Convene On Friday Following US Declaration, Palestinians Demand Action

At the request of eight of the fifteen members nations, the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to convene on Friday, 21 Kislev, to discuss the declaration made by US President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The request to convene the council came from Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

The Council adopted a resolution in December of 2016, “underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 boundaries, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.” The resolution passed with 14 votes with the US abstaining.…

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WATCH HISTORY! President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel

Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace. He also for the first time personally endorsed the concept of a “two-state solution” for Israel and the Palestinians, provided both sides agree to it.…

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Windswept California Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Jewish School, Hatzolah On Scene [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angelesand in the city’s foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

Los Angeles Hatzolah was assisting local emergency personnel in evacuations. They were requested by the Fire Department to respond and assist. Additionally, they were requested to assist in evacuating nursing homes that are owned by Jewish community members.…

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