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  • White supremacist surprised his victims were not Jewish

    August 27, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Prosecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior...

  • Missouri gubernatorial candidate with Jewish roots found dead

    February 27, 2015 | 10:13 am

    Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri, apparently killed himself shortly after telling journalists that a fellow party member was leading a whisper campaign saying he was Jewish.

    Schweich, the state auditor, who attended an Episcopal church, was pronounced...

  • Justice Department said ready to clear Darren Wilson

    January 21, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    The Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Miss., and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

    The paper quoted law enforcement...

  • Tributes, protests mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 19, 2015 | 3:37 pm

    Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held nationwide on Monday as protests over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement rolled on across the country.

    Observers of Martin Luther King Jr. Day have this year linked the federal holiday to a rallying cry...

  • Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson after riots

    November 25, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....

  • Murder in Ferguson: Michael Brown Has Value

    By Ilana Angel

    November 25, 2014 | 8:12 am

    I watched the news last night from 6:00 pm until I finally fell asleep around 2:30 in the morning. I watched the announcement that the Grand Jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. I then struggled to understand if it was  2014 or 1950. Last...

  • Missouri grand jury has made decision in fatal shooting of Michael Brown

    November 24, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

    St. Louis County Prosecutor...

  • FBI arrests 2 suspected Ferguson bomb suspects; later charged with federal firearms offenses

    November 22, 2014 | 12:33 am

    Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

    Word of the...

  • Why it’s not about Ferguson

    August 27, 2014 | 11:28 am

    The Jewish community should be engaged and enraged over what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., and the long-standing racial discrimination in America that Ferguson has thrust into the spotlight. But the current news cycle will inevitably end, and we will either be an allied force for...

  • Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

    August 19, 2014 | 5:56 pm

    Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year.

    U.S. foes Iran and Syria also lambasted the...

  • Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says

    August 19, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue. The result was a peaceful and constructive public dialogue - the opposite of what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the...

  • Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

    August 19, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

    "Not a single bullet was fired by...

  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

    August 18, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

    Nixon, who had declared...

  • Autopsy shows Ferguson police shot Michael Brown 6 times

    August 18, 2014 | 10:27 am

    An unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer has set off a week of protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was struck by at least six bullets, a lawyer for the deceased's family said on Monday.

    The path of one bullet indicates 18-year-old Michael Brown...

  • Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown’s father calls for peace after riots

    August 12, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    The father of an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police over the weekend in a St. Louis suburb made another plea on Tuesday for an end to the violence that has followed the incident, while activists demanded authorities release the name of the officer involved.

  • White supremacist executed for 1977 synagogue killing

    November 20, 2013 | 11:56 am

    A white supremacist was executed in Missouri for killing a man at a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977.

    Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, was executed early Wednesday morning for the sniper shooting of Gerald Gordon, who was killed outside of the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in...

  • Mo. candidate says no Jews died in 9/11 WTC bombing

    July 11, 2012 | 10:48 am

    A candidate for state office in Missouri said that no Jews died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and alleged that Jews were involved in the deadly attack.

    MD Rabbi Alam, who is running for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in Missouri, in a story that appeared...

  • Jewish community accounted for in Joplin tornado

    May 25, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Two Jewish brothers who were reported missing in the wake of a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., are safe.

    All the members of the small Jewish community in Joplin have now been accounted for, but many lost their homes and possessions in the tornado and are in need of basic supplies,...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Designing Women

    Haute couture was en vogue at the Women's International Zionist Organization Los Angeles annual membership luncheon, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hanna Rubinstein chaired the event. Following a fashion show by Beverly Hills boutique Votre Nam,...