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March 7, 2014 at 03:00 PM
–Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish man suffered a seizure after a car backed into him while he was pumping gas at a BP gas station.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center and is in critical condition.
The accident happened at the BP gas station located at 65th St. and Eighth Ave. in Bay Ridge Friday morning at 9 a.m.
According to the NY Daily News...
March 7, 2014 at 02:41 PM
United Nations - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century."
The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women's Day on Friday, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing that "human...
March 7, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Chicago, IL - A father, mother and daughter from a posh Chicago suburb stole $7 million in merchandise during a decadelong shoplifting spree — traveling to stores nationwide and targeting dolls, toys, cosmetics and other valuables — according to a federal complaint released Wednesday.
The three were arrested earlier this week at their $1.3 million Northbrook home after returning from a...
March 7, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Following the case of slain Williamsburg landlord Menachem Starks, whose body underwent an autopsy before his family could request an exemption for religious purposes, state and local leaders announced on Friday new legislation called the Expedited Missing Persons’ Identification Act (A.09006) that is aimed at preventing such instances.
According to the officials who held a...
March 7, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Moscow - Russia said on Friday any U.S. sanctions imposed against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States and urged Washington not to damage bilateral ties.
In a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "warned against hasty and reckless steps capable of causing harm to Russian-American relations...
March 7, 2014 at 01:04 PM
New York - New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Friday that Dr. Guy Ben-Ishai has been appointed the new Chief Economist at the Office of the Attorney General.
In his new role, Ben-Ishai will head economic analysis to support policy development, legal proceedings and investigations for New York state, and will run economic projects in the attorney general office...
March 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Oxon Hill, MD - Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry mocked Democratic governors for leading their states to...
March 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Buenos Aires - Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital with appendicitis early on Friday in Argentina's Patagonia region, where he owns property, local media said.
After a brief stay in the San Carlos clinic in the picturesque lakeside city of Bariloche, the 75-year-old founder of cable TV powerhouse CNN was flown to Buenos Aires for surgery, according to...
March 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Oxon, Hill, MD - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might.
Huckabee on Friday has told an annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists that "no one trusts us, no one listens to us, no one respects us, no one fears us." Huckabee, who...
March 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Bronx, NY - A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie.
Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village.
The Daily News reports that the owner of Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the...
March 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Ligiades, Greece - A visibly emotional German president laid a wreath Friday at a monument in northwestern Greece to villagers massacred by German soldiers during World War II, at the end of a three-day visit that combined political talks with efforts to bring closure to wounds from the German wartime occupation of Greece.
Joachim Gauck expressed "shame" at the 1943 atrocity at Ligiades, where...
March 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Putting an end to the three-year-old case which he has called "botched" since its inception, Kings County DA Kenneth Thompson announced on Friday that neither of the witnesses in the extortion case against Samuel Kellner are "credible," and that his office plans to dismiss the charges.
“After a careful review of the evidence, we have concluded that the charges against Samuel...
March 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Beit Shemesh - All anonymous electioneering posters in Beit Shemesh must be removed because of multiple infractions of the laws pertaining to such campaign material, Central Election Committee chairman and Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran ruled on Thursday.
Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman and his party brought the claims before the committee after haredi activists posted signs around the city...
March 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM
New York - Putnam County says it'll likely appeal a judge's order to turn over information about pistol permit holders to the Journal News.
According to the Journal News, Putnam says it'll keep the paper from getting its" hands on individual's personal information."
Putnam's statement came a day after a judge ruled pistol permit records sought by the Journal were subject to disclosure. The...
March 7, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Malibu, CA - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continued his visit to California with a stop at Israeli movie producer Arnon Milchan's home in Malibu, where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Barbra Streisand.
Kate Hudson and Keanu Reeves were also guests at the gathering, as were Netanyahu's wife Sara and son Yair.
Milchan, a multi-billionaire and leader in the...