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Jewish UGA students question scheduling of homecoming on Yom Kippur
Jewish students at the University of Georgia are discouraged that the college has scheduled its homecoming game on the religion?s holiest of days.

DC Sports Bog: How Jewish fans and rabbis reacted to the Nats? Yom Kippur game times
With game times coming into focus, the Yom Kippur debate hasn't gotten any easier for area Jews.

Jewish settlers occupy Palestinian homes in Old City's shadow
By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police guarded Jewish settlers as they moved into seven homes in a Palestinian neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday while stunned and angry Palestinians looked on, aware that there was little they could do. The homes in Silwan, which sits in the shadow of Jerusalem's Old City, were purchased by Elad, a pro-settlement group that uses ...

Saint John's Jewish community actively recruiting in Israel
Saint John's Jewish community is actively recruiting in Israel, hoping to boost its numbers. Twenty new families from Israel have recently arrived, however, and more are coming, said Norm Hamburg, who is part of the recruitment drive. Potential immigrants visit Saint John before they move, said Hamburg.


Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches
JERUSALEM (AP) ? In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other.

Israel approves 2,600 settler homes in E.Jerusalem: NGO
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel is to press ahead with the planned construction of 2,610 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a watchdog said Wednesday, with the move angering Palestinian leaders.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) ? It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

Raytheon to supply components for Israel's Iron Dome interceptor
Richard Tomkins TUCSON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Components for Israel's Iron Dome defense system are to be supplied by U.S. company Raytheon under a $143 million award.

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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near SurucBy Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to "defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria". ...

Hong Kong's embattled leader believes protests could last weeks: source

Protesters sit under umbrellas at a main street at Mongkok shopping district after thousand of protesters blocked the road in Hong KongBy Donny Kwok and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will not immediately move to clear tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying large areas of the city, and will let them stay for weeks if need be, a source with ties to leader Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday. In contrast, students spearheading the protest movement ratcheted up pressure on Leung, saying they would occupy more government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive stepped down by Thursday night. ...

At least 10 killed in shelling of school and mini-van in Ukraine
By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire between separatists and government forces. Teachers managed to lead pupils at school No. 57 into a cellar for safety when shelling started and there were no children among those killed, municipal authorities and witnesses said. The shelling occurred at 10 a.m. ...

Israel's Netanyahu tells Obama that Iran can't be allowed to reach nuclear arms 'threshold'

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons. In a meeting at the White House, Netanyahu said preventing Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb was a critical goal that he and Obama shared but also urged the president to exercise "your leadership" in Iran nuclear talks to prevent Tehran from even having the capacity to develop such a weapon. ...


Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, ?Ways to Go,? was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

LeBron James bringing his story to TV series
CLEVELAND (AP) ? LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.

Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) ? The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller."

Lena Dunham bares more in new memoir

This book cover image released by Random House shows, "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned', " by Lena Dunham. The book will be released on Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Random House)"Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'" (Random House), by Lena Dunham


U.S. factories lose steam but private sector steps up hiring

Workers assemble built-in appliances at the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in ClevelandBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Growth in U.S. factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as hiring in the private sector accelerated, signs of an uneven expansion in the U.S. economy. The Institute for Supply Management said on Wednesday its index of national factory activity dropped to 56.6 last month, its lowest level since June, from 59.0 in August. Economists had forecast it would slide to just 58.5. A gauge of new orders fell to 60.0 from 66.7. Analysts have warned that U.S. ...

Ebola concerns lift Lakeland and Alpha in heavy trading

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Lakeland Industries and Alpha Pro Tech rallied on Wednesday in heavy trading, following news a day earlier of the first diagnosis of a patient in the United States with Ebola. Lakeland, which makes protective clothing for healthcare and first responders, rose 8.4 percent to $7.53 on volume of about 1.4 million shares, many times its 50-day average of about 81,300. Wednesday was the most active day for the stock since June 2004. Alpha Pro Tech, whose infection control unit makes face masks and eye shields, rose 4 percent to $3.38. ...

New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint

The sun peaks over the New York Times Building in New YorkBy Subrat Patnaik (Reuters) - The New York Times Co said it would cut jobs, including about 7.5 percent of newsroom positions, to slash costs as its print advertising revenue dwindles and new products - while "journalistic sensations" - fail to live up to expectations. The company's shares rose as much as 10 percent to $12.36 on the New York Stock Exchange. The publisher will cut 100 newsroom jobs and a smaller number of positions elsewhere, offering buyouts and resorting to layoffs if enough employees do not leave voluntarily, according to a letter to staff. ...

Exclusive: Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications platform

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen over the company's trading stall on the floor at the New York Stock ExchangeBy Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc says it has reached the perfect pitch.     On Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC, according to a draft press release viewed by Reuters. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers. ...

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Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID'd as HMS Erebus
Franklin Ship found

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce today in the House that the Franklin expedition ship found last month in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus, CBC News has learned.

6 solutions for a planet ?in decline?
Uganda mountain gorilla

The World Wildlife Fund's report on the state of the global environment paints a pretty gloomy picture of a planet in decline. Still, the WWF says, "the challenge is not an insurmountable one." Here are six examples of how we can fix the problem.

Walruses forced ashore en masse as sea ice melts
Pacific Walrus

Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.

'Netflix is calling the shots': How the streaming service could upend the movie biz
Netflix Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend

Netflix's foray into original movie making is stirring up controversy, as theatre owners balk at sharing film premiere dates with online streaming sites.

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How big data could help stop the Ebola outbreak
Big data's potential use by humanitarian workers to stop outbreaks such as Ebola is huge, says David Richards, CEO of big data firm WANdisco.

Here's how you can (and can't) get Ebola

Here's how you can (and can't) get EbolaYou've heard it again and again: to get Ebola, you need to have direct contact with the bodily fluids ? such World Jewish Directory: Error - Jewish Directory
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