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Washington – Fisher Price 1 Million Toys Recalled, Manufactured In China.

August 1, 2007 at 09:39 PM
Toy Recall. Washington - Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys - including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters - because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead. The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of...

West Boca, FL – Suit Against Hotmail.com Seeks E-Mail Author’s Name

August 1, 2007 at 07:33 PM
West Boca, FL - The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is suing Hotmail.com to get the name of the person who sent a "defamatory e-mail" to the federation.The e-mail received reportedly made false and defamatory statements regarding the federation and its management. The federation is investigating whether that person was also behind a letter with a forged signature sent to...

New York – Magnets Are the Number 1 Home Health Hazards.

August 1, 2007 at 07:11 PM
Consumer Safety Alert. New York - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has identified the top home health hazards. They're products that people may be using everyday - while unaware of their dangers, the No. 1 home health hazard are magnets. Magnets are linked to 86 injuries, and the tragic death of 22-month-old baby. If two or more magnets, or a magnet and another metal object are...

Albany, NY – +Albany County DA Opens Investigation Into Troopergate.+

August 1, 2007 at 06:46 PM
Albany, NY - Albany County DA David Soares - the man who brought down former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi - just announced through a blast e-mail that he is opening a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding efforts by aides to his fellow Democrat, Gov. Spitzer, to use State Police to collect potentially damaging information on Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno...

Brooklyn, NY – Allou Healthcare’s Third Executive Sentenced

August 1, 2007 at 04:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - In an update to yesterday's story of the Allou Healthcare sentencing trial, the judge in the case has just sentenced Jacob Jacobowitz to 7 years of prison...

Washington, DC – New Congressional Anti-Semitism Task Force Announced

August 1, 2007 at 04:09 PM
Washington, DC - The Congressional Human Rights Caucus announced a task force that would deal with anti-Semitism."The Congressional Anti-Semitism Task Force will provide insights into the depth and effects of anti-Semitism worldwide." "The Task Force's primary role is to bring to light specific cases of anti-Semitism and educate Members of Congress, world leaders and citizens...

Sloatsburg, Suffern, Route 17 North, Route 59 – Traffic Alert.

August 1, 2007 at 04:03 PM
Traffic Alert! Sloatsburg, Suffern, Route 17 North, Route 59 - Brief traffic stoppages along the Thruway will be necessary starting tomorrow to allow blasting for a Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation pipeline replacement project. The traffic stoppages will take place approximately six miles north of Interchange 15A (Sloatsburg, Suffern, Route 17 North, Route 59) in both the northbound and...

Wesley Hills, NY +MVA Overturned Vehicle+

August 1, 2007 at 04:00 PM
Rockland County, Wesley Hills, NY +MVA Overturned Vehicle+ A motor vehicle accident with one vehicle that overturned and aided injured on Moccasin Place and Hastings Road. Monsey Hatzolah and Monsey Fire Department are on the scene with all occupants including children are out of the vehicle...

New York, NY – Wall Street Extending its Wild Ride.

August 1, 2007 at 02:42 PM
Business News. New York, NY - Wall Street whipsawed on Wednesday, extending three days of see-saw action following last week’s rout, and analysts say it will likely get worse before it gets better. The market is extremely volatile and it seems that the battle between the bull and the bear is intensifying. The swings continued Wednesday. in midday of trading the Dow was down as much as 80...

Rockland County, NY – FAA releases executive summary on airspace redesign plan.

August 1, 2007 at 02:26 PM
Rockland County, NY - The Federal Aviation Administration has released the executive summary for its New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Redesign plan, which would bring hundreds of new flights over Rockland and change flight patterns at Westchester County Airport. To read the summary of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, visit FAA Site Residents and government agencies have 30 days to...

Vanuatu – 7.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Pacific Ocean

August 1, 2007 at 02:10 PM
Vanuatu - The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake striking about 50 miles southeast of of the island of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean.The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available, the agency said.No reports of damage or casualties have been received. However, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – Construction of Controversial Architect on Hold

August 1, 2007 at 01:20 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - A controversial Brooklyn architect has been ordered to stop work on a luxury condo complex after neighbors complained that construction workers had drilled into L-line subway walls.The Department of Buildings slapped Robert Scarano with the stop-work order after construction workers were accused of almost creating a nightmare on the subway line while digging a massive...

New York, NY – Nation’s Fifth-Largest Investment Bank: 2 Mutual Funds Are Bankrupt.

August 1, 2007 at 01:19 PM
Business News. New York, NY - Two Bear Stearns Cos. hedge funds heavily exposed to the flagging mortgage industry filed for bankruptcy two weeks after the company told investors one was essentially worthless, and the other had lost more than 90 percent of its value. Bear Stearns is the nation's fifth-largest investment bank and specializes in mortgage-backed securities...

Monsey, NY +Police Make Bust in Under Cover Sting Operation+

August 1, 2007 at 11:41 AM
Rockland County, Monsey, NY - Ramapo police conducted an under cover underage sale of alcohol sting operation. One cashier at the Rockland Kosher Supermarket has been arrested for allegedly selling allcohol beverages to a minor.Ramapo police conducted the operation for the purpose of stopping allcohol and tabaco sales to minors...

Brooklyn, NY +Fall Victim+

August 1, 2007 at 10:57 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Fall Victim+ Hatzolah responding to Dahill Road between Avenue "C" and 15th Avenue for an aided that fell a 50 feet fall off a scaffolding, BLS and ALS responding on a rush...

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