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West Bank – PA’s Prime Minister Fayyad Tear Gassed By IDF In Bil’in Protest

March 1, 2013 at 03:45 PM
West Bank - Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces broke out at a rally marking the eighth anniversary of weekly protests against the security barrier in the West Bank village of Bil'in Saturday. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and other Palestinian leaders attended the rally and were hit by tear gas fired by security forces. The Bethlehem-based...

Albany, NY – Court To Review Speedy Approval Of NY Gun Controls

March 1, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Albany, NY - A New York court agreed Friday to review whether the state's strict new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the state constitution. A state Supreme Court justice granted the request for a hearing by plaintiffs who claim the law violates the guarantees of free speech, property ownership and the right to petition the government guaranteed under the state and federal...

Boston – Romney Jabs Obama For ‘Berating Republicans’

March 1, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Boston - In his first public comments since his Election Day defeat, Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama for "berating Republicans" instead of leading. The former Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that Washington's latest budget battle wasn't "a success" for the president. Obama rallied against a series of deep federal spending cuts but couldn't convince Congress...

Jerusalem – Partner Communications Claims Payout To Cancer Victim Is ‘Gesture Of Goodwill’

March 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Jerusalem - Partner Communications, the parent company of the Orange service provider, has agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of shekels to a man who had cancer after talking on cellular phones purchased from the company. YNETnews.com (http://bit.ly/149wvuW) is reporting that Partners officials are calling the payout a 'gesture of goodwill,' while continuing to reject the man's claim that...

Newark, NJ – 2 NJ Men Indicted In Series Of Synagogue Bombings

March 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Newark, NJ - Two New Jersey men were formally charged Friday in a series of firebomb attacks on synagogues across northern New Jersey. A grand jury in Hackensack handed up a 30-count indictment against Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick and Anthony M. Graziano of Lodi, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said. Graziano faces nine counts of attempted murder stemming from the firebombing of a...

Washington – Obama Calls Spending Cuts Dumb, Arbitrary

March 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Washington - A combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts that were to begin kicking in later in the day, calling the cuts "dumb, arbitrary." Republicans said the fault was his, for insisting that increased taxes be part of the resolution. The president said the impact of the cuts won't immediately be felt, but middle...

Washington – Boehner After Obama Meeting: No New Taxes

March 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Washington - House Speaker John Boehner says higher taxes won't be part of any deal to solve the country's budget mess. Boehner emerged from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and said there was nothing new to report on staving off $85 billion in spending cuts that are set to start kicking in Friday. Boehner says the House will move ahead next week with legislation to keep...

Pyongyang – Dennis Rodman Calls North Korean Leader An Awesome Kid

March 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM
North Korea - Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman emerged from four days in North Korea on Friday, calling the leader of the reclusive country "an awesome kid". Rodman, known for his tattoos, body piercings and flamboyance, was in North Korea to film a sports documentary, and watched a basketball game alongside the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. Kim "is like his grandfather and his...

Camp Hill, PA – Rite Aid Expands Online Clinic Program

March 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Camp Hill, PA - Rite Aid Corp. has expanded a new drugstore clinic that allows customers to visit virtually with doctors who can diagnose conditions and prescribe medications based on a 10-minute consultation. The Camp Hill, Pa., company says its NowClinic Online Care services are available in 58 pharmacies in four cities: Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The drugstore chain had...

Albany, NY – Bill Would Raise Judges Mandatory Retirement Age From 76 To 80

March 1, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Albany, NY - New York's Assembly has passed for the second time a proposed state constitutional amendment to let judges keep working until they turn 80. The bill would raise the mandatory retirement age from 76 currently for state Supreme Court justices, including those serving on the Appellate Division, and up from 70 currently for the top Court of Appeals judges. Assembly Speaker Sheldon...

London – Whisky Spill At UK Plant Sends Scotch Into Sewer

March 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM
London - A massive spill at a Chivas plant has sent the smell of spirits flowing through a Scottish sewer and sorrow coursing through the hearts of Scotch whisky fans. Chivas Brothers Ltd. spokeswoman Jennifer Stevenson says the group is investigating what she described as an "accidental loss" of spirit at the company's bottling plant in Dumbarton, Scotland on Feb. 26. She declined to...

New York, NY – City Comptroller John Liu Says He’s Fed Up With Probe On Him

March 1, 2013 at 09:59 AM
New York, NY - New York City Comptroller John Liu who's running for mayor says he's fed up with the three-year investigation into his campaign fund-raising. During a mayoral forum Thursday, Liu demanded investigators to "put up or shut up already because I've got an election to win." He asked what investigators had to show after interrogating thousands of his supporters and wire-tapping his...

Seffner, FL – Tampa Area Man Swallowed By Sinkhole In His Own Bedroom

March 1, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Seffner, FL - A huge sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing and feared dead Friday. Officials lowered equipment into the sinkhole but didn't see any sign of life. Jeremy Bush, who was at the home near Tampa, said it took him only seconds to get to his brother's room about 11 p.m. Thursday. He jumped into the hole and dirt was quickly...

Salado, TX – Sabbath Conflicts Averted For Sabbath Observant Basketball Team

March 1, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Salado, TX - An Orthodox Jewish school that drew national attention when a Texas school organization initially refused to reschedule a semifinal basketball game that conflicted with the Sabbath is back in the state semifinals this weekend. But this time without the controversy. Beren Academy and its players don't play basketball games between Friday night and Saturday night in observance of...

Washington – US Israel Relationship Celebrated At Iron Dome Tribute Luncheon In DC

March 1, 2013 at 09:12 AM
Washington - A number of Jewish leaders from across the United States gathered with a bipartisan group of senators, congressmen and other notables this past Wednesday in Washington DC to express their appreciation to members of the Senate and the House of Representatives for their support of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. Seventeen members of congress and Israeli ambassador Michael Oren...

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