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Airline Sorry After Family Faces Bed Bug Bites

Imagine being stuck on a nine-hour transatlantic flight while being aggressively bit by bed bugs. If that’s not enough to make you squirm, a detailed first-person account from the family who faced the situation might just do it. The bugs were “pouring out of the back of the TV on the seat,” Heather Szilagyi, who […]

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Drunk Passenger Urinates On United Flight, Airline Forces Neighbor To Sit In Soaked Seat: Lawsuit

United Airlines is being sued by a man who claims his drunk seatmate urinated during the flight — and that the carrier made him sit in the soaked seat for the remainder of the trip, according to a lawsuit filed in a New Jersey court Wednesday. Daniel Card was flying from Los Angeles International Airport […]

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Girl, 8, got on ‘tippy toes’ to peer over cruise ship railing, then fell to her death

MIAMI — A family cruise to paradise turned into a nightmare on Saturday, when an 8-year-old tumbled over the inner railings of a ship and fell to her death. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz said it isn’t yet clear if there’s security footage capturing the accident, and Miami-Dade police, the lead agency, had no […]

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What Happened On Friday The 13th To Make It ‘Unlucky’?

Friday the 13th has for centuries been associated with bad luck. Many people believe that this day is cursed and in an almost Halloween-like atmosphere, tell spooky tales about misfortunes that have taken place on this day. But what is the real Friday the 13th? The events that took place on Friday Oct. 13, 1307 […]

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Dove Ad Killed Amid Complaints of Racism

Beauty brand Dove has been forced to apologize after releasing an ad that shows a black woman turning into a white woman in a move that has been deemed racist by consumers. Dove, which is owned by Unilever, pulled its ad—showing a woman turn from black to white after using Dove products—from Facebook following the […]

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The Dodge Star and Jewish history

  By Jerry Klinger Roseburg, Oregon, is a city that logging money built. Far from the main urban center of Portland, rich with money and poor on cultural resources, Roseburg’s 19th and 20th century patricians deployed their monies to create a cultural oasis of music, theater, education and social optimism in the remoteness. Today, Roseburg […]

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Adelson loses bid to sue Jewish Dems over prostitution claims

WASHINGTON — Nevada’s Supreme Court dismissed a bid by Sheldon Adelson to sue Jewish Democrats who hyperlinked to an article alleging the casino magnate allowed prostitutes to work his casino in Macau. The hyperlink, in a National Jewish Democratic Council online petition during the 2012 presidential election, was to an Associated Press article covering a […]

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Trump Says He Won’t Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn’t planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments […]

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Profane language varied from epoch to epoch

  By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — “Son of a motherless goat!” You would not hear this in the U.S., but you might hear these as swear words in the Middle East. The word “cretin” is a slur in France, but not common in the U.S. However, calling someone an “idiot” has the […]

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Take a bite out of Montreal’s rich history — and burn some calories, too

Katherine Romanow, left, creator of the Beyond the Bagel walking food tour by the Museum of Jewish Montreal. (Robert Sarner/Times of Israel) MONTREAL — On a recent Saturday afternoon in Montreal, tour guide Olivia Maccioni resembles a shepherd tending to her flock. Walking south on Saint Laurent Boulevard, a major thoroughfare which once divided the […]

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In Argentina, Muslims and Jews make hummus not war

“Make Hummus, Not War.” That was the message behind a recent event that brought local Jews, Muslims and other Arabs together in Argentina’s bustling capital city of Buenos Aires. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up On Sunday, 20 amateur chefs participated in a […]

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Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you. Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the […]

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United left woman in wheelchair stranded at Newark airport

NEWARK — A 77-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair was left alone and stranded at a gate at Newark airport for 12 hours after United Airlines bumped her from her London-bound flight, the woman’s son alleges, according to a report. The woman’s son, Steven Williams, had left his mother in the care of United Airlines […]

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Hurricane Irma forces cruise lines to shorten some trips and cancel others

Hurricane Irma has put a temporarily halt to operations at Florida’s usually bustling cruise ports, forcing cruise companies to cancel several trips and shorten others. When the monster storm ripped through the Caribbean and Florida, it struck the world’s three busiest cruise ports — Port Miami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades — as well as […]

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