Baltimore, MD - Feb. 14, 2020 - Walking into Torah Institute of Baltimore on Tuesday February 11th was invigorating to say the least. As people entered the double doors they were greeted by a large CIJE sign (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education), signaling the palpable excitement that was bustling inside. Students came from as far as Yeshiva of Greater Washington, and Talmudical Academy to participate in the Maryland State Robotics Competition hosted by Torah Institute of Baltimore.
This is the first annual CIJE robotics tournament in Maryland run, by Adam Jerozolim, Joseph Saltzman, Phillip Brazil, and Executive Director, Judy Lebovits. Spearheaded by the outstanding English Department Coordinator Dr. Suzanne Cotter, Torah Institute (T.I.) has been at th...
Baltimore — Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl de Sousa is out of prison Friday.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons sent a statement to 11 News, saying: "Darryl De Sousa is in community custody overseen by the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) Baltimore Residential Reentry Management (RRM) Office ... Inmates in community custody are those housed in the community under the supervision of the regional RRM office. The projected date of his release from the custody of the BOP is March 11, 2020."
De Sousa was sentenced in March 2019 to 10 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, after pleading guilty in December 2018 to failing to file federal tax returns over three years.
The judge in March ordered De Sousa to perform 100 hours of community service a...
A day after prosecutors asked a federal judge to sentence former Mayor Catherine Pugh to nearly five years in prison and disclosed more information about her criminal activity, Pugh's defense asked the court to sentence her to a year and a day in prison.
The filings come ahead of her sentencing on wire fraud and tax evasion charges related to her sales of "Healthy Holly" books.
Defense attorneys highlighted Pugh's background and successes in teaching, publishing and television. The filing also highlights her career in public office, which began in 1999 when the City Council elected her to fill a vacancy created by then-Councilwoman Sheila Dixon's election as City Council president. Pugh unsuccessfully challenged Dixon for the council presidency in 2004, then was ...
U.S. equity markets ended the week on a mixed note as investors evaluated better-than-expected fourth-quarter corporate earnings and generally positive economic data against the number of new coronavirus cases which soared for a second day.
The Nasdaq notched a new record, as did the S&P 500 which posted modest gains.
The Dow Jones Industrials fell dragged lower by United Health and IBM.
On the economic front, retail sales for the month of January rose 0.3 percent, while a small gain, economists viewed the data point as a positive. And Consumer Sentiment for February rose to 100.9 according to Univesity of Michigan which noted it just about "matched the expansion peak of 101.4, set two years ago in March 2018."
As for the coronavirus, China's National Healt...
The majority of Israeli voters believe that a fourth election is highly likely due to an ongoing political stalemate in Jerusalem — a new exclusive i24NEWS-Yisrael Hayom poll revealed on Thursday.
A staggering 74% of respondents said the chances of that happening are between moderate and high, according to a joint survey.
Israeli citizens will have another opportunity to break the stalemate on March 2, but data over the last year suggests not much will change following the vote.
Read more at i24NEWS.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about normalizing ties between Gulf Arab states and Israel.
“There is no meeting planned between Saudi Arabia and Israel,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan told the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya English website in response to reports that included Israel‘s daily Haaretz.
“Saudi Arabia’s policy has been very clear since the beginning of this conflict. There are no relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and the Kingdom stands firmly behind Palestine.”
The two countries’ interest in containing Iran have increasingly converged with both viewing Tehran as a main thre...
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his “outrage” over the U.N. Human Rights Council for publishing a blacklist on Wednesday of 112 companies connected to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
“The United States has long opposed the creation or release of this database, which was mandated by the discredited U.N. Human Rights Council in 2016,” he said in a statement released by the U.S. State Department. “Its publication only confirms the unrelenting anti-Israel bias so prevalent at the United Nations.”
Pompeo asserted, “The United States has not provided, and will never provide, any information to the Office of the High Commissioner to support compilation of these lists and expresses support for U.S. companies referenced.&r...
The Department of Justice has tapped an outside prosecutor to review the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Fox News has learned.
A senior Justice Department official told Fox News on Friday that Jeff Jensen, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, has been assigned to Flynn’s case.
Jensen will be working hand-in-hand with the lead prosecutor of Flynn case, Brandon Van Grack, according to the official.
The case against the former US Marine Corp lieutenant general has gone through years of twists and turns, with sentencing postponed repeatedly over the last two years. Flynn's supporters have insisted he is innocent but was forced to plead guilty when his son was threatened with prosecution and he exhausted his financial resources.
Avenatti was charged in March with attempting to extort up to $25M from Nike
Disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti was found guilty of attempting to extort up to $25 million from athleticwear giant Nike, a jury announced Friday.
Avenatti was initially charged in March with extortion, transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, conspiracy to commit extortion and conspiracy to transmit interstate communications with intent to extort.
Both conspiracy counts were later dismissed, but a new charge for honest services wire fraud was added, according to a superseding indictment from November.
Avenatti's trial started at the end of January and lasted just shy of two weeks. The jury of six men and six women began delibera...
Wind chills will make the temperature in MD feel like the teens the next two nights, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
BALTIMORE, MD — Maryland's spring-like temperatures are gone for a few days. Winter weather is back the next two nights with lows expected that are well below freezing. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the low 20s with wind chill values in the teens for the state.
The high temperature at Baltimore-Washington International Airport reached 56 degrees on Thursday. But a cold front pushed through last night, bring much colder air. Highs will be in the upper 30s Friday and Saturday, climb to the upper 40s on Sunday and Monday, and then return to a spring feel with upper 50s on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said...
Initial period of ‘reduced violence’ set; if it holds further talks would take place
MUNICH—The U.S. government and the Afghan Taliban have agreed to the first step of a peace deal, a senior Trump administration official said Friday, a major milestone after months of talks over ending a war that has gone on for more than 18 years.
U.S. and Taliban officials agreed to what negotiators call a reduction in violence over an initial seven-day period, the official said, adding it would begin “very soon.”
The DOJ will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, who an Inspector General's report accused of 'lacking candor' when questioned about leaking to the media.
Parshas Yisro / Baltimore Zmanim / Eruv is UP!
Baltimore, MD – Feb. 14, 2020
Today: 19 Shevat
Chatzos today: 12:21 PM
Hadlakas Nairos Shabbos: 5:23 PM
Shkiah: 5:41:53 PM
Tzais HaKochavim: 6:32 PM
Next Shabbos, Parshas Mishpatim is Shabbos Mevarchim Adar/Parshas Shekalim
A lawsuit brought by Amazon has forced the Pentagon to again pump the brakes on an advanced cloud computing system it sought for years, prompting yet another delay the military says will hurt U.S. troops and hinder its national security mission.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to halt work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing network, known as JEDI, while the court considers allegations that President Donald Trump improperly interfered in the bidding process.
The order comes a day before the Defense Department had planned to “go live” with what it has long argued is a crucial national defense priority.
A Defense Department spokeswoman said the litigation will hurt U.S. troops.
“We are disappointed in today’s ruling and ...
A group of militants blew up a gas pipeline in the northern Sinai on Feb. 2, about a week after Islamic State (ISIS) encouraged its fighters to launch attacks against Israel as part of a “new phase” of its operations.
In the Sinai attack, masked militants planted and detonated explosives under a pipeline near the town of Bir al-Abd, around 80 kilometers west of the provincial capital of el-Arish. The militants fled the scene after the attack. No casualties have been reported, but huge flames were seen rising high near the pipeline, and gas distribution was stopped to extinguish the fire. The Sinai affiliate of ISIS took responsibility for the attack.
On Monday, the Egyptian army killed 10 terrorists after they attacked an army security post in northern Sinai. A four-wheel dri...
One of Nevada’s most influential labor unions announced Thursday that it will not endorse a candidate ahead of the state’s Democratic presidential caucuses next week.
The move by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 comes after the group said it was “viciously attacked” by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., earlier this week for a flier in which it criticized his health-care plan.
“Officially, we will not endorse any political candidate,” Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the union’s secretary-treasurer, said at a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon.
She added that the union respects Sanders and the entire Democratic field, and that it will work to turn out its members in the Feb. 22 caucuses and in November.
“What we wa...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead over his next closest rivals in a new national survey.
The latest Morning Consult poll finds Sanders at 29 percent support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19 percent and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 18 percent. Sanders gained 3 points in the poll after winning the New Hampshire primary this week, while Biden lost 3 points after a disastrous fifth-place showing.
The latest poll confirms Sanders’s status as the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. In addition to winning New Hampshire, Sanders pulled more votes than anyone else at the Iowa caucuses, although it appears that former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg will narrowly win the delegates edge in the Hawkeye ...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 14, 2020 - Reisterstown Road at Seven Mile Lane is closed. Please use other routes