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September 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM
Washington - The financial system could face a meltdown of 1929 proportions unless US politicians succeed in their efforts for a $700bn rescue scheme, experts added.
The warning came as Republicans and Democrats met in Washington for a rare weekend debating session to attempt to seal agreement on the contentious plan, aimed at preventing a long-lasting recession in the US.
September 27, 2008 at 11:13 PM
Borough Park, NY - Boro Park Shomrim got a call about a white car going around to FedEx and UPS boxes taking out stuff.
The vehicle was followed for two hours, all the way down to 94th Street and 3rd Avenue where they took out stuff from a lot of boxes.
A male perp driver kept on going out of the car and taking the stuff out of the boxes and a female perp was the passenger and watching the...
September 27, 2008 at 11:09 PM
New York - A bill forged by Assemblyman Michael Cusick that would make it a crime to disrupt a funeral, burial or memorial service was signed into law yesterday by Gov. David Paterson. The bill was pegged to protests at military burials.
Cusick (D-Mid-Island) said the need for the legislation was brought to his attention by U.S. Army Capt. Adam Scher, a Staten Island resident serving in...
September 27, 2008 at 10:08 PM
Albany, NY - Governor Paterson signed a new law that will give New Yorkers more clues in tracking causes of cancer found in the environment.
The bill requires health care providers and the state to collect more data on cancer patients than the federal Centers for Disease Control mandates. The data will be used by the state to create maps of cancer incidence for the public.
September 27, 2008 at 09:27 PM
Florida - The Great Schlep is an online campaign urging young U.S. Jews to urge their grandparents in Florida to vote for the Democratic presidential ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the Nov. 4 election against Republican John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin.
To do so they have enlisted the aid of comedian Sarah Silverman to plea Jews to fly to Florida to visit grandma and grandpa...
September 27, 2008 at 09:02 PM
Dublin, Ireland - Ritual killing of animals by Jews and Muslims is to be excluded from a new European Commission animal welfare regulation dealing with conditions for slaughtering animals.
Six of the 35s laughter plants currently approved by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food provide ritual slaughter techniques.
Animals which are ritually slaughtered are not stunned beforehand...
September 27, 2008 at 08:49 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police were searching for a man who has been preyed on Brooklyn homeowners by posing as a Department of Environmental Protection inspector.
Police said he has struck six times over the past month-and-a-half, threatening to shut off the water to the homes if the owners don't pay up.
Many of his targets have reportedly been elderly women.
He's described as a dark-skinned man in...
September 27, 2008 at 08:17 PM
Washington - John McCain faced a tough challenge Friday in his first debate with Barack Obama: Could the Republican candidate bounce back from a wayward week embroiled in the nation's financial crisis and regain solid footing for his presidential campaign?
Obama, his Democratic opponent, faced a challenge, too: Could a first-term senator go up against a 26-year veteran of Congress, an...
September 27, 2008 at 08:05 PM
Barrie, Canada - Police are investigating what they've ruled to be a hate crime in the city.
Police were called to the Am Shalom Jewish Synagogue on Huronia Road. Several areas on and around the synagogue had been vandalized with spray paint including the word 'Nazi'.
Police say that Am Shalom's security camera could help catch the culprits in Barrie. The video is showing what appears to be two...