What Is Rosh Hashanah: Meaning, Greeting, Food | Time

By CADY LANG

Here’s what you need to know

Rosh Hashanah ushers in the beginning of the Jewish year and is a holiday that celebrates the creation of the world, something that’s reflected in its name, which means “head of the year” in Hebrew.

Rosh Hashanah 2018 will begin at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 9, and will continue through nightfall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, marking the start of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of reflection and repentance that concludes with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah starts on the first days of Tishrei (the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar), which usually places it in September or October, and many choose to celebrate the holiday on just one day.

As the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest times for those who practice Judaism, with many popular traditions that are observed.

Source: What Is Rosh Hashanah: Meaning, Greeting, Food | Time

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Heavy Rain Damage, Flooding Force Closures Throughout Pittsburgh Area « CBS Pittsburgh

Damage from heavy rain and flooding forced a number of closures throughout the Pittsburgh area Sunday.

 

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Washington, Beaver, Indiana, Butler, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Armstrong counties around 3 p.m.

The warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Between 2 and 3.5 inches of rainfall is expected in the area. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said they had a total of 3.09 inches at their office around 1 p.m.

Source: Heavy Rain Damage, Flooding Force Closures Throughout Pittsburgh Area « CBS Pittsburgh

Groundbreaking ‘Tower of Voices’ Flight 93 memorial erected ahead of 9/11 anniversary | Fox News

This week marks the 17 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and in memory of the 40 lives lost aboard United Flight 93 – which crashed into an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania – a one-of-its-kind memorial has been erected in Somerset County.

Source: Groundbreaking ‘Tower of Voices’ Flight 93 memorial erected ahead of 9/11 anniversary | Fox News

Shooting at Alabama McDonald’s leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded, police say | Fox News

A man was killed and four others were wounded early Sunday during a shooting at a McDonald’s near Auburn University that doesn’t appear to be random, police said.

The university initially said the suspect is still at large. Police, in an updated news release, did not provide information about the suspect.

Source: Shooting at Alabama McDonald’s leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded, police say | Fox News

Trump’s Tweets on the Economy May Be His BEST TWEETS EVER – TheStreet

 As the November elections approach, confidence in the economy is running high among consumers and businesses.

report Friday from the Labor Department showed that the U.S. added 201,000 jobs in August, higher than the average estimate of 189,000 in a survey of economists by the data provider FactSet. Workers’ average hourly earnings rose by 2.9%, the fastest pace in nine years. The unemployment rate, at 3.9%, is close to an 18-year low.

Source: Trump’s Tweets on the Economy May Be His BEST TWEETS EVER – TheStreet

Westmoreland County to open second dog park, at Cedar Creek | TribLIVE

Dogs and their owners soon will have a new place to play in southwestern Westmoreland County, when a new dog park opens at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.

A grand opening ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26. The large, fenced-in area where dogs can romp off-leash is the focal point in the first part of a multi-phase plan to improve the county park.

Source: Westmoreland County to open second dog park, at Cedar Creek | TribLIVE

Winners and Losers from Week 2 of College Football | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The college football season is in full swing as Week 2 brought drama despite not having many ranked matchups. The early games held chalk into the evening as high-ranked teams had no issues scoring.

We saw Heisman Trophy candidates Jonathan Taylor and Dwayne Haskins have great games, while Arizona’s Khalil Tate struggled once again to meet expectations.

With conference play coming soon, there were surprises such as Eastern Michigan over Purdue, Duke over Northwestern and East Carolina over North Carolina to highlight the early slate.

But the late games led to white-knuckle finishes among the top teams. Clemson barely survived as Texas A&M surged late, and Florida State had to pull out all the stops to defeat Samford. Florida lost to Kentucky after 31 straight wins against the Wildcats. Even Herm Edwards’ Arizona State squad was able to get into the upset fun and beat Michigan State 16-13.

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Bill making it easier to deport criminals passes House

House Speaker Paul Ryan, right, with U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Georgia, as she was campaigning for office in May 2017. Handel’s Community Safety & Security Act would redefine the term “crime of violence” and make it easier to deport lawbreakers.David Goldman / AP file

“Under our horrible immigration laws, the Government is frequently blocked from deporting criminal aliens with violent felony convictions,” Trump tweeted.

Source: Bill making it easier to deport criminals passes House

North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say – BBC News

Leader Kim Jong-un appears to tone down the display after his recent summit with President Trump.

No footage of the parade has been released but news agency AFP, which had a reporter at the scene, and NK News, which had pictures from North Korean state TV, said no ICBMs had been seen.

Source: North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say – BBC News

Dallas officer who shot Botham Jean in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect | Dallas Police | Dallas News

The officer who killed a man in his apartment Thursday after she apparently mistook it for her own home also shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017.

Amber Guyger, 30, who has been with the department for almost five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle.

Source: Dallas officer who shot Botham Jean in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect | Dallas Police | Dallas News

Le’Veon Bell does not report to Pittsburgh Steelers, surrenders Game 1 check

Le’Veon Bell did not report to the Pittsburgh Steelers before Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, meaning the star running back officially will surrender his Week 1 game check worth $853,000.

The Steelers were on their way to Cleveland on Saturday for their regular-season opener Sunday against the Browns, and Bell was not with the team, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bell touched the ball a league-high 406 times while playing on a $12.12 million franchise tag last season, and he told ESPN in January that he wouldn’t touch the ball another 400 times without a contract that matches his worth as a player.

Source: Le’Veon Bell does not report to Pittsburgh Steelers, surrenders Game 1 check

New Jersey charter school slammed for turning away students for minor dress code violations | Fox News

On August 27, reportedly “half” of the high schoolers enrolled at Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark were dismissed upon arrival for their first day of classes for being out of uniform, NJ.com reports.

The news has outraged many both within and beyond the school community.

Source: New Jersey charter school slammed for turning away students for minor dress code violations | Fox News