Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

Officer Accused In Black Man’s Death Opened Fire On 2 People

Officer Accused In Black Man’s Death Opened Fire On 2 People

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- A white Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a black suspect by kneeling on his neck opened fire on two people during… Read More ›

US weekly jobless claims hit 2.1 million, bringing the 10-week total to more than 40 million

US weekly jobless claims hit 2.1 million, bringing the 10-week total to more than 40 million

  US jobless claims for the week that ended on Saturday totaled 2.1 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. The matched the median economist estimate. That… Read More ›

Police In 3 States Seek Suspect In 2 Connecticut Slayings

Police In 3 States Seek Suspect In 2 Connecticut Slayings

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen… Read More ›

Lifting the fog on the Israel-Iran cyber war

Lifting the fog on the Israel-Iran cyber war

Analysis: If reports are to be believed, Iran’s recent attempted attack on Israeli water infrastructure was retaliation for IDF strikes against Iranian interests in Syria,… Read More ›

Inside a Maryland woman’s struggle to keep her mother alive in a nursing home

Inside a Maryland woman’s struggle to keep her mother alive in a nursing home

Long-term care facilities have been hardest hit by COVID-19, leaving the children of patients scrambling to help them when they can’t be physically present  … Read More ›

Camp Infirmary Nurse Voices Concerns Over Camps Opening This Summer

Camp Infirmary Nurse Voices Concerns Over Camps Opening This Summer

  NEW YORK  — The following letter was submitted to VINnews by a an experienced nurse who works in a camp infirmary: I dont usually… Read More ›

Trump Says He’ll Replenish Stockpile For Future Pandemics

Trump Says He’ll Replenish Stockpile For Future Pandemics

  ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing… Read More ›

US weekly jobless claims hit 3 million, bringing the 8-week total to more than 36 million

US weekly jobless claims hit 3 million, bringing the 8-week total to more than 36 million

  The number of US jobless claims last week totaled 2.98 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. The median economist estimate was for 2.5 million claims.… Read More ›

Haniyeh: Hamas can kidnap more Israeli soldiers

Haniyeh: Hamas can kidnap more Israeli soldiers

“Hamas will not be quiet about prisoners sitting in Israeli prisons; some of them for over 40 years already.”   Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh threatened… Read More ›

Palestinians: Fighting coronavirus and rumors

Palestinians: Fighting coronavirus and rumors

A PA security crackdown on rumor mongers also helped curb the spread of fake news, MADA said.   The Palestinian Authority’s daily briefings on the… Read More ›

Israel lifts limits on leaving home, visiting family; malls to open Thursday

Israel lifts limits on leaving home, visiting family; malls to open Thursday

Touting country’s ‘major success’ fighting the coronavirus, Netanyahu says all limitations on gatherings to be removed next month if infection and serious case rates don’t… Read More ›

Violent Arrest Raises Concerns About NYPD Distancing Patrols

Violent Arrest Raises Concerns About NYPD Distancing Patrols

  NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who was caught on video Saturday pointing a stun gun at a man and… Read More ›

A coronavirus antibody test that is more than 99% accurate is now cleared for emergency use in the US, easing concerns of false positives that hindered earlier tests

A coronavirus antibody test that is more than 99% accurate is now cleared for emergency use in the US, easing concerns of false positives that hindered earlier tests

  A coronavirus antibody test that is more than 99% accurate has been authorized for emergency use in the US, the Swiss drugmaker Roche said Sunday.… Read More ›

Israel’s coronavirus death toll up to 210, with 15,728 confirmed cases

Israel’s coronavirus death toll up to 210, with 15,728 confirmed cases

The Health Ministry says the total number of COVID-19 patients still infected stands at 7,772, with 7,746 people having already recovered from the virus As… Read More ›

‘Unprecedented:’ Seeking An Army To Trace Virus In New York

‘Unprecedented:’ Seeking An Army To Trace Virus In New York

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s plan for taming the coronavirus hinges on taking a time-tested practice to an extraordinary level: hiring an “army”… Read More ›

How a media-distracted Trump ended up derailing his own briefing

How a media-distracted Trump ended up derailing his own briefing

Washington- President Donald Trump was absent from the Situation Room on Wednesday when William Bryan, the acting head of science at the Department of Homeland… Read More ›

US ultra-Orthodox whistleblowers targeted as traitors, including amid pandemic

US ultra-Orthodox whistleblowers targeted as traitors, including amid pandemic

New York Jews who inform secular authorities of services held despite virus restrictions face harassment, threats, as community shuns outside intervention on sensitive issues  … Read More ›

Massachusetts Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot As Cases Surge

Massachusetts Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot As Cases Surge

  MASSACHUSETTS (AP) — Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit… Read More ›

The head of WHO warns that ‘the worst’ of the coronavirus pandemic is ‘ahead of us’

The head of WHO warns that ‘the worst’ of the coronavirus pandemic is ‘ahead of us’

  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, warned on Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” if the world… Read More ›

National death toll rises to 143 with 12 new deaths, as Passover closure lifted

National death toll rises to 143 with 12 new deaths, as Passover closure lifted

Infection cases at 12,591; bakeries reopen, limited public transportation resumes and Israelis can again leave hometowns if they comply with restrictions   Israel on Thursday… Read More ›