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Teen Dies After 5-Story Fall From NYC Fire Escape

Police say a 15-year-old girl has fallen to her death off a Manhattan fire escape while apparently trying to retrieve her cellphone from the apartment inside.

The New York Police Department has identified the teen as Imogen Roche. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death Sunday night in the Tribeca neighborhood.

They say she was at a party at a fifth-floor apartment when she realized her phone was in a locked room and apparently decided to try to get in through the window but fell.…

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Ex-Trump Chauffeur Drops Suit Over Unpaid Overtime Claims

A former chauffeur for President Donald Trump has dropped his lawsuit alleging he was not paid for thousands of hours of work.

Noel Cintron’s attorney, Larry Hutcher, said Thursday that the case has been submitted to arbitration for resolution.

The Trump Organization had requested just such a result in papers filed in Manhattan federal court earlier this month.

Cintron sued the Trump Organization in July, but not Trump.…

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FBI: No Evidence Clinton Server Hacked Despite Trump Tweet

The FBI said Wednesday that it has no evidence Hillary Clinton’s private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had hacked it.

Trump tweeted Tuesday evening about a report in the conservative Daily Caller that said a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area had hacked the server Clinton had used as secretary of state and obtained nearly all of her emails.…

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WATCH: Aryeh Deri Honors Popular Singer Omer Adam For Not Performing on Shabbos

Shas party chairman, Minister of the Interior and Minister of Negev & Galil Development Aryeh Deri visited Sderot on Monday evening, taking part in an event along with 10,000 others, a free city-sponsored event in cooperation with the Ministry of Negev & Galil Development.

Deri stood on the stage alongside Mayor Alon Davidi, and then introduced the night’s main attraction, a popular local singer, Omer Adam.…

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ALERT: 1 Dead, 17 Sickened By Salmonella Linked to Empire Kosher Chicken Products

A public health alert has been issued concerning Empire Kosher products after investigating “multiple salmonella illnesses within the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States,” according to the USDA.

The outbreak has killed a person in New York and sickened 17 people in multiple states: New York (11), Pennsylvania (4), Maryland (1) and Virginia (1) as of Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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TRAGEDY: 70-Year-Old In Wheelchair Killed While Crossing A Tel Aviv Street

It was a fatal accident in Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning, 18 Elul, at a crosswalk at the intersection of Einstein and Levi Eshkol Streets, when a 70-year-old man in a wheelchair was R”L struck and killed. He was crossing in an authorized crosswalk when he was struck by a Hummer.

The victim was transported to Ichilov Hospital in traumatic arrest while CPR was being performed along with advanced life support.…

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HOME INVASION: Elderly Lakewood Couple Bound, Beaten And Robbed; Police Investigating

Police in Lakewood are investigating a violent home invasion that left two people hurt.

A 911 call came in around 2:30AM reporting a robbery in progress at a home on Eagle Ridge Circle in Lakewood.

Responding officers found a male resident injured in the garage, and upon entering the home, discovered a female resident also injured.

Lakewood Police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith says the suspect is believed to have fled prior to the arrival of police.…

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SHOCK VIDEO: Houston Security Guard Films Rather Than Help Cops Struggling With Suspect

A security guard who witnessed police officers in Houston, Texas in a serious struggle to arrest a suspect chose to record the incident on her cellphone, rather than help the officers get the situation under control.

Bystanders began filming the confrontation between the officer and 17-year-old Davon Shavelle Miller, who was pulled over and ran from the officer, a local news station reported.…

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VIDEO: 2 NYPD Officers Injured In Wrong-Way Chase On Verrazano Bridge

New York City police say two officers in an unmarked vehicle were injured by a fleeing suspect driving the wrong way on the Verrazano Bridge.

Police say they were searching for a burglary suspect Monday evening when the Tunnel Authority Police saw the man’s van and attempted to pull him over. Authorities say the suspect made a U-turn and drove eastbound in the westbound lanes on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge.…

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West Nile Virus Continues Spreading in Israel, Another Fatality Reported

West Nile virus appears to be hitting harder in Israel this year than last, as health officials on Monday night, the eve of 17 Elul reported that a 61-year-old male with advanced metastatic cancer became the latest fatality. He was niftar in Beilinson Hospital.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are areas showing higher concentrations of persons diagnosed with the illness, including the Gezer Regional Council, Gush Etzion Regional Council, Mazkeret Batya, Caesarea, and Pardes Chana.…

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Toyota to Invest $500 Million in Uber, Work Together on Self-Driving Vehicles

Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft.

Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance announced Monday.

The deal aims to combine the best features from the two companies’ work on autonomous technology into cars that will be picking up Uber’s customers by 2021.…

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In Democratic New Jersey, Senate Race Is Surprisingly Tight

For months, Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin has assailed Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez in TV ads, calling the two-term incumbent corrupt because of now-dismissed federal corruption charges, whittling down the incumbent’s double-digit lead in the polls to single digits.

Now, with less than three months until voters go to the polls in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, where the Senate race is at the top of the ticket, Menendez is unleashing his own TV advertising fusillade, with two new 30-second spots this week criticizing the wealthy former pharmaceutical executive as greedy.…

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Trump Suggests US Close To ‘Big’ Trade Agreement With Mexico

U.S. and Mexican negotiators were preparing Monday to announce a deal that would set the stage for an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The White House said it planned an announcement on trade later Monday morning.

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lightizer and Mexican Secretary of Economy Idelfonso Guajardo walked together into the White House without talking to reporters.…

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Jerusalem Terror Attack Averted; Female Palestinian Terrorist Arrested

Once again, we are witness to the Yad Hashem, as yet another terrorist attacked planned for Yerushalayim was averted.

Police on Monday, 16 Elul, announced that on Sunday, a female terrorist was taken into custody before she was able to perpetrate an attack in the capital as she planned. She admitted to her plan during questioning.

The police photo shows the terrorist in custody being escorted from the Old City.…

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RECALL ALERT: 32 Kids’ Medicines Recalled Over Contamination Concerns, Risk of Life-Threatening Infection

A pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling dozens of children’s medications due to possible microbial contamination.

King Bio said Wednesday it was recalling 32 products, including medications to treat teething, bed wetting prevention, cough, rashes, colic and more. The medication was distributed nationwide between August 2017 – July 2018.

Use of products with microbial contamination could “potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life-threatening to certain individuals,” the FDA said.…

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INCREDIBLE: Toddlers Survive Alone For Days After Wreck Kills Mother

A 3-year-old boy and his 1-year-old brother survived alone for about two days after they were passengers in a single-car wreck that killed their mother in south Arkansas.

The older boy was found first, wandering alone on Monday morning along a road in Camden, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, the Ouachita County Sheriff Office said. Authorities posted the boy’s photo online in hopes of identifying him and learned that his mother hadn’t been seen for days.…

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Stabbing Attack In France; One Dead & One Injured

A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday in a Paris-region town, officials said. La Parisian reported that the suspect, a 30-year-old man shouted “Allahu Akbar, I will kill them all” during the attack.

Police shot and killed the man soon afterward. ISIS, which has a history of opportunistic claims, swiftly claimed responsibility.…

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