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?Jack Goldstein x 10,000? at the Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum?s exhibition ?Jack Goldstein x 10,000? centers on the performance-based films he made in the 1970s and 1980s.
Jewish War Veterans monument moved in New Milford
A monument dedicated decades ago to the New Milford chapter of Jewish War Veterans is now a fixture among other memorials at the borough hall.
Jewish Scouting leaders vocal on gay inclusion
Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.
Jewish school in Oak Park trains future rabbis
Farmington Hills ? On a recent Friday afternoon, Rod Brown stood amid the racks of cotton shirts and shiny shoes at his shop on Northwestern Highway, murmuring prayers in Hebrew while leather straps encircled his arm.
Israel to authorize four West Bank settler outposts
By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorized West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed on Thursday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks. Israel has been sending mixed signals on its internationally condemned settlement policy as Kerry pursues efforts to revive negotiations ...
Netanyahu pulls back on Israel's defense cuts
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17 (UPI) -- mid growing concerns about security threats from Syria and Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has greatly reduced planned defense budget cuts.
Israel Warns Syria on Action to Prevent Arms Transfers
Israel?s Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin warned Syria today that his country would act to prevent any further shipments of advanced arms to Lebanon?s Hezbollah?s militia.
Israel warns Assad not to retaliate to airstrikes
WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- An Israeli official says the Assad regime has been warned it faces dire consequences if it counters any future military strikes on Syria to stop arms transfers.
Two blasts at Iraqi Sunni mosque kill 43
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence. Attacks on Sunni and Shi'ite mosques, security forces and tribal leaders have mounted since troops raided a Sunni protest camp near Kirkuk a month ago, and fears are intensifying of a return to all-out conflict. ...
Nigerian forces bomb Islamist militant camps from the air
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian forces used jets and attack helicopters to bombard militant camps in the northeast on Friday, their biggest offensive since Boko Haram began an insurgency almost four years ago to try create a breakaway Islamic state. Defense spokesman Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that troops had destroyed several Boko Haram camps and weapons stockpiles in forests around Borno state, epicenter of the uprising and relic of a medieval Islamic empire. ...
Roadside bomb kills 19 in west Baghdad: police, medics
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nineteen people were killed on Friday when a roadside bomb exploded near a commercial complex in the Amiriya district in the west of Baghdad, police and medics said. Earlier on Friday, two bombs went off outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence. (Writing by Mike Collett-White; Editing by JOn Hemming)
France opposes Syria conference if Iran to attend
By Darya Korsunskaya SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - France spelled out on Friday that it would oppose a peace conference for Syria if Bashar al-Assad's regional ally Iran is invited, clouding the prospect for a U.S.-Russian initiative to end the two-year-old war. No date has yet been agreed for the international meeting, which appears to face growing obstacles. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and said the conference should take place as soon as possible. U.N. ...
'American Idol' finale draws record low ratings
NEW YORK (AP) ? Ratings for the "American Idol" finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show.
$1 million in jewelry stolen near Cannes film fest
PARIS (AP) ? Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around $1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials said Friday.
Jordan finally front and center in 'Fruitvale'
CANNES, France (AP) ? Before "Fruitvale Station," Michael B. Jordan was glimpsed sporadically in supporting roles on TV shows like "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights," and in films like "Chronicle" and "Red Tails."
'Mad Men' Vincent Kartheiser finds a new role
NEW YORK (AP) ? To find their Mr. Darcy, the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota has turned to a Mad Man.
Growth stocks in command as Wall Street rally gallops on
By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growth sectors led Wall Street's advance on Friday as encouraging economic data put major U.S. stock indexes on track to close out their fourth week of gains in a row. Data showed Americans felt better about their economic and financial prospects in early May, with consumer sentiment at its highest in nearly six years, while a gauge of future economic activity rose in April to a near five-year high. ...
May consumer sentiment highest in nearly six years
By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans felt better about their economic and financial prospects in early May as consumer sentiment rose to the highest level in nearly six years, an encouraging sign after other recent data had suggested broader U.S. growth is cooling. A gauge of future economic activity released on Friday also suggested the expected slowdown will be temporary, with the index rising in April to a near five-year high. Economists expect growth will likely slow in the second quarter from the 2. ...
Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday. A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a year before. "April data reflects the unevenness of this recovery," said the director of the Illinois employment department, Jay Rowell, in a statement. ...
Obama budget would cut U.S. deficit by $1.1 trillion over decade: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Near-term deficits under President Barack Obama's latest budget plan would be higher than the most recent estimates by the Congressional Budget Office, but $1.1 trillion lower over the coming decade, CBO said on Friday. The non-partisan congressional budget referee agency said enactment of Obama's budget proposal would lead to a $669 billion deficit for fiscal 2013, $29 billion higher than CBO estimates based on current tax and spending laws. ...
2 earthquakes felt in Ontario and Quebec
Two earthquakes near the Ontario-Quebec border could be felt across both provinces this morning.
Chris Hadfield's translator: Q&A with Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen
While Chris Hadfield was returning from the International Space Station on Monday night, another Canadian astronaut was offering his own unique play-by-play of the action as the Soyuz capsule plunged to Earth.
Why some Canadians want to die on Mars
More than 80,000 people have applied for a Dutch non-profit organization's proposed one-way trip to Mars. Anna Maria Tremonti, host of The Current, spoke to four Canadians ? two Mars one applicants, a member of the Mars One team, and astronaut Julie Payette ? about whether it's a good idea.
Fracking may jeopardize Gros Morne UNESCO status
Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast, CBC News has learned.
UNESCO is looking for answers about the proposed fracking near the site.
NC House OKs blocking some obesity lawsuits
Legislation that attempts to prevent people from suing North Carolina food manufacturers, sellers and advertisers by claiming their products made them overweight has passed one General Assembly chamber. ...
NJ gov.: Frustration fueled weight-loss surgery
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) ? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he underwent secret weight-loss surgery because he had been feeling frustrated and angry over his inability to slim down.
NYC mayoral candidate reveals bulimia struggles
NEW YORK (AP) ? New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life of Christine Quinn, the veteran politician seeking to become the city's first gay and first female mayor.
New York mayoral hopeful Quinn opens up about overcoming bulimia
By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn spoke out on Tuesday about her decade-long struggle with bulimia and alcohol abuse after her mother's death from breast cancer. "It was such a challenging time, and it was a time where everything was just bad," Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council, told an audience at Barnard College. "I thought I was the only 16-year-old girl in the world who had no ability to deal with her mother dying. ...
Honda recalls Fit subcompacts
Honda Canada says it will recall 14,640 of its 2009 and 2010 Fit subcompact cars to replace lost motion springs.
U.S. travel fee proposal criticized by Harper
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he doesn't think much of a new border tax that's being proposed by the United States, calling it a cash grab designed to help a budget crisis.
Bell class action suit approved by Que. court
A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class action lawsuit to go ahead against Bell Mobility.
Dollar touches a near 3-year high
The Canadian dollar reached an almost three-year high Thursday before closing unchanged.