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New York, NY – City Bill Would Allow Use of Leftover Parking Time

April 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
New York, NY - A new bill would allow New York City drivers to use their leftover parking time when they move to another meter. The bill will be the subject of an April 23 City Council hearing. According to the New York Post (http://nyp.st/IicnPP0 ), it would allow drivers to use leftover time on their muni-meter receipts. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says "if you buy the time, you should...

New York – Army Helicopters to Scoop Water from Hudson River for Fire Training

April 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM
New York - The New York Army National Guard will be conducting forest fire training by using helicopters to scoop up large amounts of water from the Hudson River near Albany. National Guard officials say two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters will conduct the training late Tuesday morning just south of the Menands Bridge linking Albany County and Troy. The helicopters will use buckets slung under...

Washington – Hillary Rodham Clinton Wants to Show Her Texting Sense of humor

April 10, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Washington - LOL. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a tech-savvy sense of humor, and she wants you to know it. The secretary of state is firmly embracing an Internet parody that purports to show her texting various politicians and celebrities, shooting them down with snappy retorts. Clinton invited the creators of the "Texts from Hillary" Tumblr website to the State Department on Tuesday and shared a...

Brussels – Court: UK Can Extradite 5 Terror Suspects to US

April 10, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Brussels - Europe's human rights court ruled Tuesday that Britain can send a radical Muslim cleric and four other suspects to the United States to face terrorism charges in a case that has been closely watched as an indicator of whether tough U.S. prisons could influence extradition policy. The court said Britain would not violate EU human rights rules by extraditing the suspects, who could...

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Obama Sees Biggest Divide Since Johnson-Goldwater

April 10, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Palm Beach Gardens, FL - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the choice facing voters this November will be as stark as in the milestone 1964 contest between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater — one that ended up with one of the greatest Democratic landslides in U.S. history. The president made his comments during a fundraising blitz in Florida, and right before his general election...

Dallas, TX – Praying For God To Hurt Someone Is Not Illegal, Judge Rules

April 10, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Dallas, TX - Is it okay to ask God to do harm to another person? The theology of such “imprecatory prayer” may be a matter of debate, but a Dallas judge has ruled it is legal, at least as long as no one is actually threatened or harmed. District Court Judge Martin Hoffman dismissed a lawsuit brought by Mikey Weinstein against a former Navy chaplain who he said used “curse” prayers like...

Sanford, FL – Zimmerman’s Lawyers Withdraw from Shooting Case

April 10, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Sanford, FL - Two attorneys for the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin said Tuesday that they have withdrawn as his counsel because they haven't heard from him in days and he is taking actions related to the case without consulting them. Attorney Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said at a news conference they haven't heard from George Zimmerman since...

Sullivan County, NY – Lakewood Teen Airlifted to Valhalla After Bike Stunt Causes Serious Injury

April 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Sullivan County, NJ - A Lakewood teen remains in intensive care at Westchester Medical Center’s trauma unit after sustaining a head injury last night on Laurel Park Road in South Fallsburg. According to The Times Herald Record, a twenty seven year old older brother was towing the teen, who was riding a mountain bike, with his Toyota when the accident occurred. The teen, who was wearing a...

Ukraine – Israeli Ambassador: Kiev Attack On Jew May Not Be Anti-Semitic

April 10, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Ukraine - Israel's Ambassador to the Ukraine Reuven Daniel visited the Kiev hospital where 25-year-old yeshiva student Aharon Alexander has been hospitalized in critical condition. He has been in hospital since Friday night, when he was assaulted in what some are saying was an anti-Semitic attack as he left a local synagogue on the Passover holiday. The ambassador asked that people not...

New York – Stocks Extend Slide To 5 Days, Longest This Year

April 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM
New York - The stock market extended its longest and deepest slump of the year Tuesday, caught between a recurring nightmare of European debt and the beginning of uncertain corporate earnings reports at home. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 213.66 points, its biggest decline of the year and third triple-digit loss in four days. It closed at 12,715.93, its lowest since Feb. 2. A...

Knoxville, TN – 13 Months For TN Man Who Threatened Eric Cantor

April 10, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Knoxville, TN - An East Tennessee man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for threatening House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and his family. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced 63-year-old Glendon Llewellyn Swift of Lenoir City on Tuesday. The FBI said in an affidavit that Swift left two messages at the Republican congressman's suburban Richmond, Va., office...

Jerusalem – Report: Netanyahu Promised Obama No Strike on Iran Before U.S. Election

April 10, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Ma’ariv newspaper reports that President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to an agreement last month that any possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities undertaken by Israel will come after the U.S. Presidential election in November. According to the Ma’ariv report, Netanyahu was willing to give sanctions and diplomacy more time...

Gettysburg, PA – Santorum Suspends Campaign For President

April 10, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Gettysburg, PA - Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Santorum, appearing with his wife and children in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on. He pointedly made no mention or...

Washington – Study: Obama’s Health Care Law Would Raise Deficit

April 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Washington - Reigniting a debate about the bottom line for President Barack Obama's health care law, a leading conservative economist estimates in a study to be released Tuesday that the overhaul will add at least $340 billion to the deficit, not reduce it. Charles Blahous, who serves as public trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security finances, also suggested that federal accounting...

Trenton, NJ – GAO Report Disputes NJ Gov.’s Tunnel Fears

April 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Trenton, NJ - Independent congressional investigators are raising questions about why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scrapped the Hudson River rail tunnel project in 2010. Christie had said he feared cost overruns when he canceled what was then the largest public works project in the nation. But a Government Accountability Office report, obtained by The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/Ind3TP...
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