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  • Amended charges have suspected JCC shooter facing possible death sentence

    by JTA

    3 hours ago

    The alleged gunman in a shooting spree at two Jewish agencies in Kansas City is facing a potential death sentence after prosecutors amended charges against him.

    Prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas, on Friday dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against Frazier Glenn...

  • U.S. denies it prevented FBI from aiding search for Israeli soldier

    JNS.org

    6 hours ago

    A U.S. official denied a report published by Israel Hayom that the U.S. prevented the FBI from aiding Israel in the search for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, who was initially feared kidnapped during Operation Protective Edge. Shaul was later deemed to be killed in battle.

    “There was...

  • Top U.S. Ebola point men are Jewish

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    Any mother, Jewish or otherwise, would kvell over the accomplishments of her three sons, although at the moment she might wish that the youngest one weren’t constantly in the news.
     
    That would be Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...
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  • Obama appoints Ebola ‘czar’; Texas health worker isolated on ship

    by Jeff Mason, Reuters

    3 days ago

    President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United...

  • Yale student at Connecticut hospital being tested for Ebola

    by Richard Weizel, Reuters

    4 days ago

    A Connecticut hospital is testing a Yale University student with Ebola-like symptoms who traveled to Liberia last month and a preliminary diagnosis could come in as little as two hours, Governor Dannel Malloy said on Thursday.

    The patient is one of two Yale University graduate...

  • D.C. rabbi Barry Freundel arrested, charged with voyeurism

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Rabbi Barry Freundel, the longtime spiritual leader at Kesher Israel in Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with voyeurism after the synagogue board alerted the authorities.

    Freundel, 62, was taken away Tuesday in handcuffs after uniformed officers and plainclothes...

  • White House shifts into crisis mode on Ebola response

    by Roberta Rampton, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Rising public anxiety about the Ebola virus has forced the White House to shift into crisis mode and cancel two days of planned political events as President Barack Obama strives to show he has control over stopping the spread of the deadly disease.

    Just three weeks ahead of...

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