Four men have admitted to offering homeless people in Los Angeles money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, authorities said Wednesday.
Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 37, pleaded no contest last week to one felony count each of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Christopher Joseph Williams, 41, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 45, each pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Four defendants — one of whom is still being soug...
The Coca-Cola Company will be expanding its brand portfolio to include a hard seltzer beverage later this year, a spokesperson at the company has confirmed for FOX Business.
The new drink’s name is Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and it will be made from Topo Chico Mineral Water – a sparkling water company that has sourced and bottled water in Monterrey, Mexico since 1895 and was bought by Coca-Cola in 2017 for $220 million.
Topo Chico has reportedly “been popular with many mixologists,” according to a press release issued by Coca-Cola on Thursday.
Moreover, Coca-Cola’s boozy beverage will be offered in select Latin American cities at some point in 2020. An exact date has not been specified. Though, the U.S. is scheduled to distribute Topo Chico Hard...
Baltimore, MD – July 31, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Mr. Seymour Dill, z"l, father of Josh Dill.
Shiva will be observed at 6030 Berkeley Ave. from Friday July 31st afternoon through Tuesday morning August 4th.
Minyanim Schedule Friday (July 31st) Mincha (only) 5:00 PM Motzei Shabbos (Aug 1st) Maariv 9:00 PM Sunday (Aug 2nd) Shacharis 8:30 AM & Mincha/Maariv 8:00 PM Monday (Aug 3rd) Shacharis 7:15 AM & Mincha/Maariv 8:00 PM Tuesday (Aug 4th) Shacharis (only) 7:15 AM If you are unable to visit, you may call or text Josh 201-966-0800.
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
A Florida teenager has been arrested and is accused of being behind the Twitter hack earlier this month that resulted in several prominent accounts posting messages as part of an apparent bitcoin scam.
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges against the 17-year-old Tampa resident for “scamming people across America” in the high-profile hack, local NBC affiliate WFLA reported.
Warren told the outlet that the teenager was arrested by federal authorities on Friday and turned over to state officials, who have filed charges against him.
The state attorney said that the charges include organized fraud, communications fraud, identity theft and hacking. Prosecutors say the teenager garnered $100,000 in bitcoin in a single day.
Much has been written about the relatively minor differences between the Aseres Hadibros given by Hashem in Parshas Yisro and those repeated in this week’s Parsha. Some of the commentaries add beautiful thoughts and reasons for these distinctions. Nevertheless, we cannot lose sight of the fact that in something as significant as the Aseres Hadibros, each word, each letter requires the utmost concentration in study and analysis so that any slight changes are not glossed over or Chas V'Shalom, lost on us.
In the final commandment, Lo Sachmod, there are three such changes. First, in this week’s Parsha we are told initially “not to covet your neighbor’s wife and not to desire your friend’s house”. (Vaeschanan, 5:18) In Yisro how...
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday overturned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld much of Tsarnaev’s conviction but ordered a lower-court judge to hold a new trial strictly over what penalty Tsarnaev should receive for the death-penalty-eligible crimes he was convicted of. Read more at Reuters
In this week's parsha, the aseres hadibros are repeated. When I was younger, a guest at our Shabbos table offered me a prize (which ended up being a sticker) for every difference I could find between the Yisro version and that of Va'eschanan. I found ten.
In the fourth commandment, the mitzvah of Shabbos, we find a reference to the subjugation in Mitzrayim that was not mentioned in parshas Yisro. We are told (5:14) "And you shall remember that you were a slave in Mitzrayim and HaShem, your God, took you out from there with a Mighty Hand and Outstretched Arm. Therefore, HaShem, your God, has commanded you to make a Shabbos day." Rashi writes that this is simply a reminder that HaShem brought us out of Mitzrayim in order to perform his mitzv...
A new Pew Research Center survey found over three-quarters of American adults blame the Chinese government for the global spread of the coronavirus and over 60 percent of respondents said the country has done a poor job handling the aftermath of the outbreak.
The survey, which polled 1,003 individuals and was conducted from June 16 to July 14, showed 73 percent of U.S. adults have an unfavorable view of China, which marks the most negative rating in the 15 years that Pew Research Center has been conducting polling on the subject, according to a press release.
Negative sentiment has also increased by 7 percentage points over the last four months alone and has gone up 26 points since 2018.
The survey claimed 83 percent of Republicans have an un...
British scientists have determined that there are six different “types” of COVID-19 distinguished by specific clusters of symptoms – which could help in the treatment of the deadly contagion.
The six clusters were broken down by order of severity as follows:
Flu-like with no fever: Headache, loss of smell, muscle pains, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.
Flu-like with fever: Headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite.
Gastrointestinal: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.
Severe level one, fatigue: Headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue.
Severe level two, confusion: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness,...
July 31 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527.
The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. Deaths rose by 6,812. The four countries have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 284,196 on July 24. Deaths rose by 9,753 on July 24, the second largest one-day increase ever. Deaths have been averaging 5,200 a day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June.
Nearly 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the last week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up i...
While the world waits for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine to be developed, some scientists believe that tried-and-true vaccines may offer some protection against the virus.
Results from a recent study show that individuals who received SARS-CoV-2 tests, and had been immunized for other diseases, had much lower rates of infection than people who had not been inoculated for diseases such as measles-mumps-rubella and polio, or had not received flu vaccines. In particular, Blacks who had taken the pneumococcal vaccine had significantly lower rates of COVID-19 infection.
This finding is significant in light of statistics from the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said members of racial and ethnic minority groups are at increased risk of gett...
(Adapted from Shabbos Nachamu Parsha Perspectives 5778)
As I write these words, the tears of Tisha B’Av are not yet dry. We spent this past Wednesday evening and Thursday mourning two thousand years of collective loss. We mourned the 2,500,000 Jews murdered during the destruction of the second Temple, we mourned the 6,000,000 who perished in the Holocaust, we mourned every man, woman and child we have lost throughout the years. But then something amazing occurs – we find comfort. This Shabbos is called, Shabbos Nachamu (the Shabbos of consolation). This name is taken from the opening words of the Haftorah, ‘Nachamu Nachamu Ami, be consoled, be consoled my nation,’ uttered by the prophet, Isaiah.We transition from profound mourning...
It may be more than six months since the 13th Siyum HaShas, but around the globe daf yomi learners continue to inspire Klal Yisroel with their unyielding commitment to the daf. For over half a year, and through the COVID-19 pandemic, these individuals and their families have made sacrifices to ensure the flame of Torah continues to burn.
In honor of these individuals and the approaching Siyum on Meseches Shabbos, Agudath Israel of America’s Daf Yomi Commission is proud to present a five-part Hilchos Shabbos Halachah L’maaseh series.
The series will begin this Sunday, August 2nd, at 9:00 pm EDT, and will conti...
I implored G-d at that time...
Moshe tells the nation how he prayed fervently to enter the land but was refused and told by G-d to cease from requesting.
We are taught that the word used for prayer here, ואתחנן, is numerically equivalent to שירה, a song, indicating that Moshe’s ‘petition’ was more a song of constant praise than it was a incessant plea.
If he had been beseeching G-d we can understand why G-d asked him to stop, but if he was merely ‘singing’ why would Moshe have to stop praising G-d?
The Midrash describes how after being told his wish could not be granted, Moshe then appeals to G-d to at least enter the land in the form of a beast of the field that grazes and drinks water who takes in the scenery, “so ...
Enhanced unemployment benefits are set to expire as congressional negotiators are deadlocked over a coronavirus relief deal.
The additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance that Congress provided in late March will sunset on Friday at midnight, dealing a significant financial blow to millions of jobless Americans amid a weakening labor market.
Lawmakers had hoped the deadline, which was known for months, would result in the kind of eleventh-hour agreement that was once commonplace in Washington. But in a sign of how far apart negotiators are, the Senate left town for the week on Thursday, ensuring Congress will careen over the fast-approaching unemployment cliff.
"I think this is something that we saw the deadline coming and knew that we needed to take action. We haven't been ...
McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The mask mandate to keep Texans from spreading COVID-19 is coming with some side effects.
Some people who are forced to wear face masks all day in the workplace complain of headaches, shortness of breath and anxiety.
Whether the elastic is too tight or the cloth is too thick, there are a lot of reasons for mask fatigue that people who wear them for long periods are starting to experience.
Nearly three months of wearing a face mask everyday has taken a toll on the women who work at Southern Sisters Salon in McKinney.
Like a lot of workplaces in North Texas, masks are mandatory, but for some of those forced to wear them, they are miserable. Read more at CBS DFW