Taylor Swift Makes Forbes Power Women List

Taylor Swift has joined the likes of Beyoncé Knowles and Oprah Winfrey to be named one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women. Read more

Pakistan Seeks FBI Help To Investigate Firm Accused of Faking Diplomas

Pakistan has asked U.S. authorities to help it investigate Axact, a software firm accused of earning millions of dollars from the international sale of bogus university degrees online, officials said on Wednesday. Read more

Massive Fires Burn Around Israel, 3 Homes Decimated

The record-high heat wave descending on Israel on Wednesday has led to an outburst of fires, with three homes burned to the ground and a large forest outside Beit Shemesh blazing in a massive fire that is spreading out of control. Read more

London – Chief Rabbi Calls On Jewish Communities To Report Child Sexual Abuse To Police

London – The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth released a statement Tuesday stating that it is imperative that child sexual abuse be reported in the Jewish community. Read more

Zurich – FIFA Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges; Face Extradition To U.S

Zurich – Authorities in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday launched an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States, the New York Times reported. Read more

IRS Hacked: Thieves Stole Info From 100,000 Taxpayers

WASHINGTON — The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers. Read more

40 People Missing In Central Texas After Flooding

Forty people are unaccounted for after the significant flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas, Hays County’s commissioner said Tuesday afternoon. Read more

The Latest Twist In The Alleged Kayak Murder on The Hudson River

The woman who allegedly sabotaged her fiance’s kayak before they took a trip along the Hudson River intentionally pushed his paddle away from him as he struggled to stay afloat, prosecutors charged Tuesday. Read more

IDF: One Gaza Rocket Lands Near Gan Yavne

Code red sirens sounded in Ashdod and Lachish near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel Tuesday evening just after 9 p.m. An IDF Spokesperson confirmed that one rocket fired from Gaza had landed near Gan Yavne. Read more

Austrian Landlord Threatens Jew With Eviction For Israeli Flag

A Jewish resident of the Jewish quarter of Vienna, the capital of Austria, complained that his landlord demanded he remove the Israeli flag he had hung inside his window – or else be evicted from his apartment. Read more