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Suspect offered to carry groceries, then robbed woman in Brooklyn

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) —

Police say a man offered to help a woman in Brooklyn and then robbed her.

Investigators say the suspect first offered to carry the 72-year-old’s bags for her on Wednesday near East 9th Street and Avenue P in Midwood.

After carrying the woman’s bags, the suspect took out a knife and demanded the woman’s purse.

When she screamed – the suspect ran off.…

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ISRAEL: Stabbing Victim Stunned As Court Finds Terrorist Not Guilty Because His Knife Broke

Nirit Zmora was fortunate, for she is a survivor and did not die in the terror attack as the attacker intended. She was stabbed by an Arab in Gush Etzion in October 2015 and B’chasdei Hashem survived.

Now she endures the anguish of the Israeli judicial system, as the court found the defendant is not guilty of attempted manslaughter because his knife broke during the attack.…

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Trump Lauds NFL Policy Banning Kneeling For National Anthem

President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem.

Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room.…

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ALERT – FDA: Some Teething Medicines Unsafe For Children, Should Be Removed From Shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine (BEN-zoh-keyn) can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger.…

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US Amb. Friedman Apologizes After Posing With Photo of Bais Hamikdash In Place of Al-Aqsa Mosque

A photo went viral on Tuesday of the United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman standing next to an activist while holding a poster-sized photo of an imagined Jerusalem, complete with the Har Habayis depicting the Bais Hamikdash instead of Al-Aqsa mosque (the Dome of the Rock).

The photo caused a massive backlash against Friedman and the organization who staged the photo, Achiya.…

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Two Hikers Lost in the Negev Saved by An S.O.S. Rock Sign

Two hikers, a husband and wife, got lost in the Negev near the Ramon Crater on Monday. Police were alerted to incident at 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The Search and rescue Units for the Negev Mountain region were immediately mobilized and began the search for the missing man and woman who hadn’t been heard from since Sunday morning.

Search and Rescue volunteers quickly located the couple’s vehicle that was abandoned, and began searching in a wide area surrounding the vehicle.…

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Syrian Man, 19, Charged In Anti-Semitic Assault In Berlin

A 19-year-old Syrian man has been charged in an assault in Berlin last month on an Israeli wearing a skullcap.

Berlin prosecutors said Friday that the suspect, identified only as Knaan Al S. because of German privacy rules, was charged with bodily harm and slander.

The victim, an Arab Israeli, caught the April 17 assault in a video showing the attacker whipping him with a belt while shouting “Yehudi!” – Arabic for “Jew.”

The incident fueled concerns about anti-Semitism in Germany and drew condemnation from Chancellor Angela Merkel.…

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After $1.5B Overhaul, New Goethals Bridge Open On Both Sides

The new Goethals Bridge between New York and New Jersey is now open in both directions after a five-year, $1.5 billion overhaul.

The Staten Island Advance says traffic moved smoothly during the Monday morning rush-hour.

The westbound side was opened Sunday night. The eastbound lanes were opened last June.

The new Goethals has three 12-foot lanes in each direction. The old one had two narrower lanes each way.…

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In Deadly Texas School Shooting, A Confession But No Clear Motive

The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy.

Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested in Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

“He continued to get more aggressive,” Rodriguez told The Associated Press in an interview conducted Saturday via Facebook.…

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Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As The 1st Female CIA Director

The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history.

The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining most Republicans in support. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is battling brain cancer, was absent for the vote.…

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First Kosher Burger King in the US?

The first Kosher burger King in North America is planned for the new American Dream Miami mega-mall, COLlive has learned.

By COLlive reporter

The first Kosher burger King in North America is planned for the new American Dream Miami mega-mall in talks to be built in Miami Lakes, Florida, COLlive has learned.

The American Dream Miami indoor theme park, resort and mall is planned for the town of Miami Lakes, a 25 minute drive from Miami Beach, in an unincorporated wedge of northwest Miami-Dade County.…

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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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