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Denver, CO – Frontier Airlines To Begin Charging Up To $100 For Carry-Ons

May 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Denver, CO - Frontier Airlines is adding a fee for carry-on bags, and plans to start charging $2 for soda and coffee. The new carry-on fee announced Wednesday will be $25 if paid in advance, and $100 if paid at the gate. It applies to bags in the overhead bin, so small bags under the seat will still be free. Passengers who buy their tickets on the airline's website won't have to...

New York – Cuomo Wants To Delay 3 Upstate Casinos

May 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to postpone a referendum on whether to allow major casinos off Indian land in New York. That vote by the public to amend the constitution to allow casino gambling beyond tribal facilities had been anticipated this November. But Cuomo says the lack of statewide political races could reduce voter turnout and support for the referendum. He proposes three...

Washington – Medicaid Improved Mental Health For Uninsured

May 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Washington - If you're uninsured, getting on Medicaid clearly improves your mental health, but it doesn't seem to make much difference in physical conditions such as high blood pressure. The counterintuitive findings by researchers at Harvard and MIT, from an experiment involving low-income, able-bodied Oregonians, appear in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The study offers a twist...

Washington – FBI Seeks Data On 3 In Benghazi Attack

May 1, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Washington - The FBI announced Wednesday that it is seeking information on three people who were on the grounds of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last year. The bureau posted photographs of the three people and said they may be able to provide information to help in the investigation of the attack. "We need your help to solve this crime," the FBI said...

Boston – Texts, TV, Then Trouble For Bombing Suspect’s Pals

May 1, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Boston - Dias Kadyrbayev was driving back to his apartment when he got a call from a college buddy. A clearly anxious Robel Phillipos told him authorities had released photos of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers - and one of them looked very familiar. When he got home, Kadrybayev turned on the television to see a shaggy-haired Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his friend, classmate and, by then, one of the...

Jerusalem – Women Of Wall Might Not Use New Egalitarian Section

May 1, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Jerusalem - The Women of the Wall activist group clarified on Wednesday that while it supports the plan being drawn up by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky to create an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wall, it may not actually use the new section for its prayer services. In a landmark ruling last week that upheld an earlier decision of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, Judge Moshe...

Brooklyn, NY – IN PHOTOS: Park Slope Celebrates Grand Opening Of First Kosher ‘Mikvah”

May 1, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Brookln, NY - Dozens of members from the Orthodox community of Park Slope gathered Monday to attend the ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of the William and Betty Katz Center for Jewish Life which now houses Park Slope's first 'mikvah.' DNAinfo.com (http://bit.ly/131bWn2) is reporting that the 15th Street building now features a women's mikvah, replete with elegant lighting, candles and a...

New York, NY – Artist Creates Installation With Lobster Rope

May 1, 2013 at 08:05 PM
New York, NY - A New York City artist has lassoed a small public park, creating a whimsical landscape of bright red, yellow and blue enclosures out of recycled lobster rope for visitors to explore. Madison Square Park, the city's "museum without walls" opposite the landmark Flatiron Building in Manhattan, is the site of the latest monumental installation by Orly Genger, a Brooklyn artist known...

Washington – Official: Arrested Student Entered US Without Visa

May 1, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Washington - One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Authorities charged the student — a friend and classmate of one of the men accused of setting off the deadly explosions...

Washington – Most Americans Say Boston Attack Not An Immigration Issue: Poll

May 1, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Washington - Most Americans do not see the Boston Marathon bombing and its suspects as an immigration issue, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also found the U.S. public still relatively inattentive to the debate on revising immigration laws. While discussion of the immigration bill is still in its early stages, the blasts last month have been mentioned by some Republicans as a...

New York, NY – Judge Halts Taxi ‘e-Hails,’ A Day After Launch

May 1, 2013 at 06:38 PM
New York, NY - Hailing yellow cabs with smartphone apps is on hold in New York City a day after the experimental service began. An appellate judge agreed Wednesday to bar what's known as 'e-hailing,' at least temporarily. A panel of judges is expected to weigh the case later this month. A lawyer for e-hail opponents, Randy Mastro, says they're gratified. He calls the program "fundamentally...

New York – 6 Things To Ask Before Going On Summer Vacation

May 1, 2013 at 06:19 PM
New York - It's May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you're thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning - and some insider tips - can save you a lot of money. Whether you're booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions you should ask first. AIR TRAVEL Q: When is the best time to buy airfare? A: There is no...

Ramallah, West Bank – Youth Voice Hope For Change In Static Palestinian Politics

May 1, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - Far from the children who beg for change from idling cars and the teenagers who hurl rocks at armed Israeli troops, a different spectacle of Palestinian youth is playing out in the ballroom of a luxury Ramallah hotel. Young contestants are gathered for a taping of "The President", a game show that aims to select a "new leader" for the Palestinians based on their views on...

Rockland County, NY – Chasidic Legislator Defends Much Criticzed School Board in WNYC Radio Interview

May 1, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Rockland County, NY - As a follow up to his interview last week with the author of a controversial article that appeared in New York Magazine describing the conflict that exists between the public and private school communities in Rockland County, WNYC (http://wny.cc/13LZgzc) talk radio host Brian Lehrer spoke with a well known member of Rockland County's chasidic community about the tensions...

Israel – 2-Year-Old Dies After Falling 5 Stories In Kiryat Sefer

May 1, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Israel - Two-year-old Rafoal Bari o"h fell out of the window of a five story apartment building in Modi'in Ilit, United Hatzola of Israel worked on the child for 25 minutes but the infant succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem on Wednesday. Police do not suspect a criminal motive behind the incident, but are investigating the possibility of negligence...

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