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Lewes, DE – Sam Donaldson Waives Arraignment On DUI Charge

December 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Lewes, DE - Authorities say ABC News veteran and former correspondent Sam Donaldson has waived arraignment on a driving under the influence charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him field sobriety tests. Donaldson was...

New York – Study: Two Cups Of Milk Daily Enough For Most Kids

December 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
New York - Two cups of cow's milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study. "One of the common questions I get from parents when their kids become toddlers is, ‘how much milk should they be drinking?' But we didn't have a good answer," said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study's lead...

Cairo – Israel and Egypt Hold Quiet Talks Over New Gaza Policy

December 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Cairo - Quietly and very much behind the scenes, Israel and Egypt are carrying on discussions in Cairo that could lead to the further easing of restrictions on the Gaza Strip and prevent a swift rearming of Hamas, an Israeli government official confirmed on Thursday. A day earlier, former Mossad director Efraim Halevy said at the Bar-Ilan University Ambassadors’ Forum that he believed Israel...

Boynton Beach, FL – Orthodox Man Killed While Riding Bike

December 20, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Boynton Beach, FL - A 72-year-old man riding his bike was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning in Boynton Beach. The man was riding his bike south in the designated bike lane on Jog Road approaching Pipers Glen Boulevard around 8:50 a.m He was taken to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. VIN News has confirmed the identity of the man as Zev Gross from Delray Beach...

San Francisco – Facebook Tests $1 Fee For Messages To Non Friends

December 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM
San Francisco - Facebook says it is testing a service that will charge users $1 to guarantee that messages they send to people they are not connected to arrive in users' inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored folder called "other." Launched in 2011, the "other" folder is where Facebook routes messages it deems less relevant. Not quite spam, these include messages from people you most likely...

New York, NY – NYPD Captain Shaming Convicts On Twitter Despite Their Release From Prison

December 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM
New York, NY - An  NYPD commander is using Twitter to distribute the names and mugshots of convicts recently returned to his neighborhood after serving prison sentences — and his actions could result in a lawsuit. Capt. Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 76th Precinct, which covers Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and part of Gowanus, said his goal is to protect his community...

Washington – House GOP Puts Off Vote On ‘Plan B’ Citing Lack Of Votes

December 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Washington - Unable to round up enough support, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy into recession. In a brief statement, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) said the bill "did not have sufficient...

Washington – White House Defends Hagel As Obama Mulls Pentagon Choice

December 20, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Washington - The White House on Thursday came to the defense of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel against critics who have attacked his record on Israel and Iran in a bid to head off his possible nomination as President Barack Obama's next Pentagon chief. With Hagel considered a leading choice for defense secretary, the administration joined allies rallying to support him against the...

New York – Google Launches Spanish Jewish Heritage Website

December 20, 2012 at 07:27 PM
New York - Google has partnered with the Network of Jewish Neighborhoods (Juderias de Eapaña), a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 dedicated to protecting “urban, architectural, historical, artistic and culturally Sephardic heritage and Jewish culture in Spain,” to develop the Routes of Sepharad or Caminos di Sefarad website which was launched this week in Madrid. Powered by Google...

United Nations – Israel Complains To U.N. About Rearming By Hezbollah

December 20, 2012 at 06:22 PM
United Nations - Israel's U.N. envoy urged the Security Council on Thursday to condemn what he described as significant rearming by Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese militant group now possessed an arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles capable of hitting Israel. Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to the 15-nation council that the buildup was in clear violation of a U.N. arms...

New York – “Smart Guns” Show Promise, But Not Readily Available On U.S. Market

December 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM
New York - When Irish gun entrepreneur Robert McNamara learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, his immediate reaction, like that of most people, was one of horror, shock and sadness. But there was something else, too. "I was literally pulling my hair out," McNamara said. "I thought, we have a technology that could have helped prevent that massacre." That technology places...

New York, NY – Bernard Madoff’s Brother Gets 10-Year Sentence

December 20, 2012 at 05:41 PM
New York, NY - The brother of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff has been sentenced in New York to 10 years in prison for crimes committed in the shadow of his notorious sibling. Peter Madoff was sentenced Thursday after victims described their anguish at losing their life savings in the Ponzi scheme. The sentence was announced in a crowded Manhattan courtroom by Judge Laura Taylor Swain six...

New York – Court Reinstates Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

December 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
New York - An appeals court has reinstated the lawsuit by two men who claim the New York Police Department is illegally keeping their personal information and that of about 360,000 others who were stopped and frisked but whose cases were later dismissed. The Appellate Division panel says a judge erred in dismissing the case and Clive Lino and Daryl Khan have legal standing to make injury...

Chicago – More Than 350 Flights Canceled As Winter Storm Bears Down

December 20, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Chicago - Hundreds of flights in Chicago have been canceled as a winter storm bears down on the Midwest. Chicago aviation officials are reporting delays and more than 350 flight cancellations at O'Hare and Midway international airports. Most of the weather-related slow-down Thursday was at O'Hare, where some delays stretched to more than two hours. So far, the region is seeing high...

Havana – American Jew Jailed In Cuba Gets Hanukkah Visit

December 20, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Havana - An American man imprisoned in Cuba for crimes against the state has received another visit from Jewish leaders on the island. Adela Dworin is president of the Jewish Community of Cuba. She said Thursday that she met with Maryland resident Alan Gross for an hour and a half Monday to mark Hanukkah. They prayed, lit candles and shared latkes, a potato-pancake dish traditionally eaten...
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