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Brooklyn, NY +Officer Shot DOA+

June 1, 2007 at 07:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Officer Shot DOA+ NYPD of the 70th Pct are on the scene at 20 East 18th Street for a off duty MOS that's shot and is DOA. Police aren't looking for any perps at this time, level one mobilization hase been called, mobilization point is at East 20th Street between Caton and Church. U/D: 19:56 Gunshot was self inflicted...

Manhattan, NY – Just 6 Inches Too Tall for Lincoln Tunnel

June 1, 2007 at 06:09 PM
Manhattan, NY - A Texas driver who failed to heed height warnings on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel reached Manhattan to find that his truck's top had peeled back. The tunnel also suffered damage. It was just six inches. That was what made the difference yesterday as Gilberto Cantu, a truck driver from Texas, approached the New Jersey entrance of the center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel...

Washington – FDA Raises Its Alert On China Tooth Paste.

June 1, 2007 at 05:39 PM
Washington - The FDA warned consumers on Friday to avoid using toothpaste made in China because it may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze. Out of caution, the Food and Drug Administration said, people should throw away toothpaste with labeling that states it was made in China. FDA is concerned that these products may contain diethylene glycol. [ap...

Washington – Pres. Bush: Iran Should Immediately And Unconditionally Release Americans.

June 1, 2007 at 03:18 PM
Washington - President Bush on Friday demanded that Iran "immediately and unconditionally" release four Iranian-Americans detained for alleged espionage and provide information about a former FBI agent missing in the country. "I strongly condemn their detention at the hands of Iranian authorities," the president said in a written statement, stepping up pressure on Tehran over the cases. [ap...

New York, NY – Council Dispute Sparks Threat

June 1, 2007 at 03:02 PM
New York, NY - A dispute about renaming a Brooklyn street for a controversial black activist resulted in extra security for a New York City councilman. Leroy Comrie was provided with additional police protection after an aide to fellow Councilman Charles Barron called for the end of his career even "if it takes an assassination of his ...." The threat from Barron's chief of...

Geneva, Switzerland – Synagogue Fire Criminally Motivated

June 1, 2007 at 02:07 PM
Geneva, Switzerland - Official sources in Geneva have reported that the fire which broke out in the Hekhal Haness synagogue in the city in the early morning on the second day of the Shavuous holiday, was criminally-motivated. According to the person in charge of the investigation, the incident was not an accident. [AFP...

Cedarhurst, NY +Dwelling Fire Quickly Extinguished+

June 1, 2007 at 01:16 PM
Cedarhurst, NY +Dwelling Fire Quickly Extinguished+ A fire that engulfed one bedroom in this single family dwelling at 227 Linwood Avenue was quickly knocked down by the Fire Department, with no serious injuries reported...

Zurich, Switzerland – Police Raid Bank Safe Belonging to Late Nazi Art Thief

June 1, 2007 at 12:51 PM
Zurich, Switzerland - Paintings from a Swiss bank safe linked to a notorious Nazi art thief have been confiscated as part of an investigation into whether the heir of a Jewish art collector was blackmailed, authorities said. The Zurich prosecutor's office said it raided the safe as part of a three-nation probe of a German art dealer accused of conspiring with an American art historian to...

Toronto, Canada +Large Truck Fire Closes Down Part of Rt 401+

June 1, 2007 at 12:34 PM
Toronto, Canada - A large truck fire has closed a large part of the 401 between Yonge and Bayview. Both the eastbound collector and express lanes are shut, while the westbound express routes are off limits. Only one lane on the westbound collectors remains open. Expect heavy back-ups, which could last for at least the next two hours.  [VIN...

New York – FBI Bust Won’t Stop Spam

June 1, 2007 at 12:04 PM
New York - Junk e-mail continued to hit mailboxes around the world despite the arrest of a Seattle man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers, as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias. Even if Robert Alan Soloway, 27, is ultimately convicted and his operations shuttered, spam experts say dozens are ready to fill the void. "In the short term, the effect it's going to have is symbolic...

Israel – Famous Israeli Entebbe Hijacked Plane Raid, Questioned.

June 1, 2007 at 09:51 AM
Israel - Newly released documents contain a claim that the 1976 rescue of hostages, kidnapped on an Air France flight and held in Entebbe in Uganda, was not all it seemed. An unnamed contact told a British diplomat in Paris that the Israeli Secret Service, the Shin Bet, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) collaborated to seize the plane. The operation was designed to...

Brooklyn, NY – Boymelgreen Renovats Park For NYC.

June 1, 2007 at 09:29 AM
Brooklyn, NY - After a two-year wait, developer Shaya Boymelgreen is expected to begin renovating a Park Slope park he took over in 2005 while building luxury condos. The project is the result of an agreement between the Parks Department and Boymelgreen, who used the 3-acre park as a staging area for construction equipment while building the Novo Park Slope luxury condominiums on Fourth...

Brooklyn, NY – Boy Falls In Schools Metal Grate At Playground.

June 1, 2007 at 09:20 AM
Safety Alert To All Schools, Check Metal Grates On Playing Ground. Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn third-grader fell through a metal grate in his school's playground yesterday, tumbling 6 feet to the concrete below, school officials said. The 9-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was able to walk away from the terrifying accident with only a gash in his head that required three stitches. But...

Brooklyn, NY – Nassua County Police Sends Recruiters To Brooklyn.

June 1, 2007 at 09:16 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Everyone knows Nassau County's Police Department pays more than the NYPD - but in case they didn't, the suburban force brought a mobile recruiting station to the heart of Brooklyn yesterday. Starting pay for Nassau recruits is $34,000, well above the NYPD's $25,100. And Nassau's top base pay is $91,737 after six years, compared with the $59,588 New York cops make after 5-1/2 years...

New York – ID Mixup Pays Money To Wrong Holocaust Survivor

June 1, 2007 at 09:01 AM
New York - In a bizarre mixup, Swiss bank money belonging to a wealthy New York philanthropist who survived the Holocaust was apparently awarded to the wrong family. The Holocaust Claims Resolution Tribunal paid about $120,000 to survivors of Hans Leipziger, who died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. But relatives of Henry Leir - who avoided the death camps by fleeing to the United States...

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