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Nashville, TN – Study: ADHD Medicines Help Curb Criminal Behavior

November 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Nashville, TN - Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found. It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law — four to seven times more likely than others. The findings suggest that Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs that curb...

Jerusalem – Analysis: Relief at Gaza Ceasefire Can’t Mask its Frailty

November 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Jerusalem - Triumphal Hamas celebrated a "victory" in their Gaza stronghold on Wednesday after a truce was declared with Israel, where a sober reckoning of how the next round may go underscored the total lack of trust between the two foes. Palestinians and Israelis alike were relieved that their eight-day conflict had come to an end without a bloody invasion of the Gaza Strip. But on both...

Chicago – Rep. Jackson Jr. Resigns, Citing Mental Health

November 21, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Chicago - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on a mysterious medical leave while facing separate federal investigations. Just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, Jackson sent his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, citing his ongoing treatment...

White Plains, NY – Its Official, Twinkie Maker Hostess To Close Down, Sell Brands

November 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
White Plains, NY - Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread are up for sale now that a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for Hostess Brands Inc. to fire its 18,500 workers and wind down its operations. A last-ditch effort to end a strike with Hostess' bakers union failed Tuesday night and Judge Robert Drain on Wednesday approved the company's request to shut down its business and sell the pieces to...

Washington – Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

November 21, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Washington - The Navy said Wednesday it will temporarily shrink its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area from two to one because of a mechanical problem with the USS Nimitz, a carrier based in Everett, Wash. The Nimitz was scheduled to deploy in January to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, but that will be put off until summer in order to complete repairs to its propulsion...

Washington – Internal Emails Offer Details On Bin Laden Burial

November 21, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Washington - Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about...

Gaza City – IN PHOTOS: Jubilant Palestinians Mob Gaza Streets

November 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Gaza City - With gunshots, sweets and cries of victory, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets to celebrate a ceasefire deal on Wednesday which ended eight days of deadly fighting between Israel and Islamist militants. After being stuck at home for days for fear of Israeli air strikes, tens of thousands of Palestinians crowded into cars and doubled up on motorcycles, waving...

Cairo – Gaza Deal Seals Major Role for Egypt’s President

November 21, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Cairo - The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Thursday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country's name mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector. The accord inserts Egypt to an unprecedented degree into the conflict between Israel and Hamas, establishing it as the...

New York – UPDATE: Suspected Serial Killer Of Brooklyn Shopkeepers Arrested Charged With Murder

November 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
New York -A balding garment salesman was arrested Wednesday for systematically killing three shopkeepers as they worked alone in their clothing stores and had been poised to strike again, police said. Salvatore Perrone, 63, was taken into custody after a pharmacy worker recognized him as the man shown in surveillance footage leaving the scene of the most recent shooting, last Friday, with a...

Gaza – Hamas: Truce Includes Opening All Crossings

November 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Gaza - The leader of Hamas says the cease-fire deal with Israel includes agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including with Egypt. Khaled Mashaal spoke to reporters after Wednesday's truce deal was announced with both sides promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade after eight days of fierce fighting. The agreement calls for "opening the...

New York – NYer Gets Up To 18 Years For $31M Ponzi

November 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
New York - A New York City man has been sentenced to prison for stealing more than $31 million through a Ponzi scheme. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the sentence of six to 18 years Wednesday for Joseph Greenblatt of Queens. The Ponzi scheme was run through Maywood Capital, a real estate investment company originally based in Paramus, N.J. Greenblatt solicited...

New York – OpEd: Hearing The Hurricane

November 21, 2012 at 03:20 PM
New York - With the storm they call Sandy three weeks gone (though not its repercussions, unfortunately), the rear-view mirror perspective allows us to reflect anew on a Jewish truth: that “natural” disasters are meant to make us think. Some of the thoughts that have already been contemplated were projected outward, at larger society’s excesses and decadence, seeing the storm as a sign...

Cairo – Hamas Leader Says Israeli Onslaught Has Failed

November 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Cairo - The exiled leader of Hamas said on Wednesday that Israel had failed in its "adventure" when it launched attacks on Gaza and and accepted Palestinian terms. "It failed, praise be to God," Khaled Meshaal told a news conference in Cairo, adding that Israel had "failed in its adventure". He was speaking after Egypt announced a truce between the two sides...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Threatens “Severe Military Action” If Truce Fails

November 21, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Wednesday that if an Egyptian-brokered truce with Islamist militants in Gaza did not work Israel would consider "more severe military action" against the Palestinian territory. "I know there are citizens expecting a more severe military action, and perhaps we shall need to do so," Netanyahu told a news conference as the ceasefire ending a...

Lawrence, NY – NY Governor: LI Power Authority ‘Has To End’

November 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Lawrence, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Long Island Power Authority "has to end." Cuomo made the critical remarks Wednesday while helping to pass out holiday meals to Superstorm Sandy victims in Lawrence, Long Island. According to Newsday (http://bit.ly/QaRv2e ), Cuomo also said LIPA (LY'-puh) "hasn't worked in a long, long time." LIPA did not immediately respond to a comment...
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