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Los Angeles, CA – Woman Wins Small-claims Suit Over Honda Hybrid

February 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California owner of a Honda hybrid car has won her unusual small-claims court lawsuit against the automaker over the vehicle's failure to deliver its stated fuel economy. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner on Wednesday awarded Heather Peters $9,867. Peters opted out of a class-action lawsuit so she could try to claim a higher payment for the failure of...

Orlando, FL – GOP Race Likely Far From Over Despite Romney Win

February 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Orlando, FL - The race for the GOP presidential nomination probably is far from over. Front-runner Mitt Romney's rivals — chief among them Newt Gingrich — are refusing to bow out despite his resounding Florida victory. New rules for awarding delegates to this summer's Republican nominating convention give even losing candidates little incentive to drop out. And so-called "super" political...

Washington – NYC is Ground Zero for Terror Attacks and Plots – Feds

February 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Washington - Terror attacks planned for or executed against New York City dwarfed in number those targeting other U.S. cities, a new federal analysis showed. Manhattan fell in the crosshairs of evildoers — either homegrown or from abroad — 343 times between 1970 and 2008, more than double the stats for the No. 2 U.S. target, Los Angeles, the site of 156 incidents. The high number of...

New York, NY – Media Warns NYPD To “Not Underestimate” Them

February 1, 2012 at 09:21 PM
New York, NY - Media organizations and journalist groups say the New York Police Department has to take more steps to resolve reporter access issues. A coalition of media outlets including The Associated Press sent a letter to the NYPD on Wednesday. It asks for an update on whether any training on press relations has been given to officers. It also asks whether there have been disciplinary...

Jerusalem – Beit Shemesh Extremist Speaks Out On Israeli TV

February 1, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Jerusalem - In an interview that appeared last night on Israeli television show Hamakor, Beit Shemesh extremist Moshe Friedman offered his views on the recent controversy that has thrust this city of 80,000 into the headlines. Friedman, who was just recently released from prison to house arrest after being arrested on a number of charges including common assault, assaulting a public servant...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Says He’ll Close Budget Gap Without Taxes

February 1, 2012 at 07:16 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget won't include new taxes. Marc La Vorgna, a spokesman for the mayor, said Wednesday that the draft Bloomberg is expected to release Thursday will close an anticipated $2 billion gap but won't include any taxes. In November, Bloomberg said that even with plans to use $1 billion from a health care trust fund, $1 billion from taxi...

Las Vegas, NV – Report: Trump To Endorse Newt Gingrich

February 1, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Las Vegas, NV - An advisor to Donald Trump says he will make a major announcement in Las Vegas tomorrow. Sources tell the 8 News NOW I-Team Trump will endorse Newt Gingrich. According to Trump advisor Michael Cohen, "Donald J. Trump will be making a major announcement tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be arriving this evening at...

Silver Spring, MD – Kippah Wearing Student Told to Prove Religion by Rabbi

February 1, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Silver Spring, MD - The parents of a Jewish student at Northwood High School are upset after the principal asked them to provide a letter from a rabbi justifying the kippah their son wore to school. Last week Steven Tanenbaum’s 17-year-old son, Caleb, began coming to classes wearing a kippah sruga--a Jewish head covering that his mother had knitted for him. When the administration told...

Brooklyn, NY – U.S. Jew Produces $100,000 YouTube Clip on the Holocaust

February 1, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Brooklyn, NY - More than $100,000 has been invested into a five-minute YouTube clip created to combat Holocaust denial in the United States, and to increase awareness of the atrocity among American teenagers. According to its producers, “Rainbow in the Night” is the first Holocaust clip ever to be made. It includes hundreds of actors, and took hundreds of hours to shoot. Daniel Finkelman...

New York – Facebook Plans To Go Public, Files For IPO To Raise $5 Billion

February 1, 2012 at 05:01 PM
New York - Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the right amount of cash will be able to own part of a Silicon Valley icon that quickly transformed from dorm-room startup to cultural touchstone. If its...

New York – FBI Hunt For Leader Of Killer Brooklyn Gang

February 1, 2012 at 05:00 PM
New York - Authorities are searching for one of the reputed leaders of a violent New York City gang that they say is responsible for a series for armed robberies and shootings. The FBI says Devon Rodney was still a fugitive on Wednesday, a day after charges were announced against the Brooklyn-based Folk Nation gang. Gang member suspect Rahleek Odom also is being sought. Federal prosecutors...

Las Veges, NV – Paul: Immigration Not Solved By Barbed Wire, Guns

February 1, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Las Veges, NV - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul outlined his views on immigration Wednesday, saying he favors a compassionate policy that doesn't rely on "barbed-wire fences and guns on our border." Paul spoke to several dozen people organized by Hispanics in Politics, Nevada's oldest Hispanic community group. The Texas congressman has scheduled several days of campaigning in Nevada...

Amsterdam – Chief Rabbi Of Amsterdam Is Reinstated

February 1, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Amsterdam - The chief rabbi of Amsterdam, who was suspended for signing a statement on "curing" homosexuality, reportedly has been reinstated. Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of New York, who travels to the Netherlands several times a year to rule on matters of Jewish law, had been suspended in mid-January by the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam pending a face-to-face meeting to...

Indianapolis – Officials Warn Of Tightened Security At Super Bowl

February 1, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Indianapolis - Pack lightly, Super Bowl fans. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined NFL and other officials in warning that security for Sunday's game at Lucas Oil Stadium would be significantly heightened — a common precaution for such sports events since the 2001 terrorist attacks — though Napolitano cautioned there have been no credible threats involving the Super Bowl as...

New York – Video Leads To Brutality Probe Of 4 NYPD Officers

February 1, 2012 at 04:12 PM
New York - Four New York City police officers have been stripped of their guns and badges after a video surfaced of them striking and kicking a suspect. The internal affairs department is investigating, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday. The officers are on desk duty in the meantime, he said. The shaky amateur footage was posted anonymously Saturday on the website...

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