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United Nations – UN Calls On Israel To Open Nuclear Facilities

December 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM
United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Monday calling on Israel to quickly open its nuclear program for inspection and backing a high-level conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East which was just canceled. All the Arab nations and Iran had planned to attend the conference in mid-December in Helsinki, Finland, but the United States...

Trenton, NJ – New Alzheimer’s Drug Studies Offer Patients Hope

December 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Trenton, NJ - For Alzheimer's patients and their families, desperate for an effective treatment for the epidemic disease, there's hope from new studies starting up and insights from recent ones that didn't quite pan out. If the new studies succeed, a medicine that slows or even stops progression of the brain-destroying disease might be ready in three to five years, said Dr. William H. Thies...

New York, NY – Firefighters Trying to Snuff Out Surge of Fires after Superstorm

December 3, 2012 at 10:33 PM
New York, NY - The FDNY responded to about 37 percent more fires last month. Officials blame the spike on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/YqntfE ) says the FDNY battled 273 serious fires in November. That compares to 200 logged in the same month last year. Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says there's a big push to prevent fires as the weather gets colder. A...

Washington – NY Gov. Optimistic For More Sandy Aid From White House, Congress

December 3, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Washington - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged Monday from meetings with top Obama administration officials and congressional leaders “optimistic” that Congress will act quickly to provides tens of billions of dollars to help his state recover from Superstorm Sandy, one of the Northeast’s most destructive storms. “People are still reeling from this trauma and New York needs help,”...

Gaza – Hamas Tells Fatah: Let’s Fight Israel Together

December 3, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Gaza - Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar on Monday called on Fatah to join his movement in the fight against Israel and to stop wasting time and effort with the peace process. Zahar’s call came as Hamas and Fatah representatives stepped up their efforts to end their differences and achieve “national reconciliation.” Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in...

New York – Man Dies After Being Pushed Onto New York Subway Track

December 3, 2012 at 07:30 PM
New York - A New York City subway train struck and killed a 58-year-old man who was pushed onto the track by another man who escaped and is still at large, police said. The attacker, who appeared to be in his 20s, pushed the older man onto the track as the southbound train on the N-Q-R line was pulling into the station at 49th Street near Times Square, a police spokesman said. Police...

Budapest – Hungarian Prime Minister Pledges Protection For Jewish Population

December 3, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has openly criticized radical nationalist Jobbik’s MP Márton Gyöngyösi for his inflammatory remarks last week before Parliament, calling Gyöngyösi’s statements “unworthy of Hungary” and pledging to protect Hungary’s Jews. In a statement before Parliament today, Orbán said, "As long as I am in this post, no one in Hungary can be...

Brooklyn, NY – Principal Of Orthodox Jewish School Convicted For Abuse; Faces Life In Prison

December 3, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the conviction of Emanuel Yegutkin, 33, for sexually abusing three young boys over the course of 10 years. Yegutkin was convicted before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo on 75 counts of charges including three counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, The top charge...

Brooklyn, NY – Unscrupulous Towing Companies Targeting Unsuspecting Motorists

December 3, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A scam being perpetrated by local tow-truck companies has motorists on edge. The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/SsVxSv) that unscrupulous tow-truck drivers are towing legally parked cars – usually from shopping center parking lots – and hiding the vehicles around the corner out of the line of sight of the owners. The tow drivers then contact the owners and demand $200...

Washington – Obama Gives Stern Warning To Syria’s Assad Against Use Of Chemical Weapons

December 3, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday not to use chemical weapons against opposition forces, saying there would be consequences if he were to do so. "The world is watching," Obama said in remarks to a gathering of nuclear proliferation experts. "The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable and if you make the tragic mistake...

Washington – GOP Presents Deficit Counteroffer to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

December 3, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Washington - Seeking to jump-start stalled talks on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff, House Republicans on Monday proposed a new 10-year, $2.2 trillion blueprint to President Barack Obama that calls for increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits. The proposal from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republicans comes...

Jerusalem – Israel Arrests Settlers Suspected Of W.Bank Attacks

December 3, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police arrested three Jewish settlers on Monday whom they suspect of arson and other attacks on Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank. At a time of heightened diplomatic tension over claims to the land, the men were found carrying fuel and spikes shortly after a car was torched in a Palestinian village near Hebron. A police spokesman said they had appeared to be...

Jerusalem – Report: ‘Israel Sought Jordan’s Permission To Bomb Syria’

December 3, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has on a number of occasions asked for Jordan's "permission" to bomb Syrian chemical weapons sites, The Atlantic reported Monday citing intelligence sources in two countries. According to the report, Jordan has rebuffed Israel requests a number of times in the past two months, saying "the time was not right." Jordan is reportedly wary of allowing Israel to bomb the sites in...

Washington – White House: U.S. Preparing Contingency Plans Over Concern On Syrian Chemical Weapons

December 3, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Washington - The United States' concerns about Syria's intentions regarding use of chemical weapons is increasing, prompting Washington to prepare contingency plans, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney's comments came after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that the United States would take action if Syria used the weapons. Carney declined to say what the...

Washington – US Slams Israel On New Settlement Plan

December 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is harshly criticizing its top Mideast ally Israel over new settlement construction plans. The State Department said Monday that the plans are "especially damaging" to prospects for a resumption in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and run counter to longstanding U.S. policy. Israel on Friday announced that it would move ahead on plans to build 3,000...
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