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Warsaw, Poland – Holocaust Survivors Philanthropists Return to Poland To Rebuild Jewish Life

September 1, 2007 at 11:30 PM
Warsaw, Poland - They spent their childhoods in the rich, layered Jewish life of prewar Poland, then survived Hitler's mission to wipe out European Jewry in the ghettos and gas chambers of occupied Europe. Now, men such as Tad Taube, Sigmund Rolat and Severyn Ashkenazy, after making fortunes in the United States, have returned to Poland as philanthropists to nurture a grass-roots revival of...

Orange County, NY – State Rejects Funding for RECAP Housing Program

September 1, 2007 at 10:47 PM
Orange County, NY - Low-income families in Orange County looking for help in buying their first home now have one less money source. A nonprofit agency that has spent $1.1 million on housing grants since 2000 has been shot down.RECAP's application was rejected. The agency had gotten money the previous times and used it to help 68 families buy homes. Each family got $14,000 in the first round...

Israel – Muslim Group Hacks Likud Party’s Website

September 1, 2007 at 10:27 PM
Israel - The Likud party's official website, was hacked by a Muslim group that goes by the name of Hell Team.The site's homepage was replaced with the group's logo and the words, "You are killing the Palestinians and we are killing your servers," in Hebrew. Writing in Arabic and poor English, the group "sanctified" the hacking to Palestinian and Lebanese children...

New York – +FBI Issues Arrest Warrent For Chain Store Call In Bomber.+

September 1, 2007 at 10:04 PM
New York - VIN News has learned that the FBI has issued an arrest warrant for a posible suspect responsible for bomb threats called into chain stores and banks demanding that money be sent to overseas bank accounts. The FBI has not released the name of the individual, but say they know who they are looking for...

Washington – US Official: Israel Warned Us Against Iraq Invasion.

September 1, 2007 at 09:53 PM
Washington - Israeli officials warned the George W. Bush administration that an invasion of Iraq would be destabilising to the region and urged the United States to instead target Iran as the primary enemy, according to former administration official Lawrence Wilkerson. Wilkerson, then a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and later chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin...

Canada – Operative Convicted Of Planning Attacks Freed From Israeli Jail, Spotted In Montreal.

September 1, 2007 at 09:14 PM
Canada - A Gaza-born Canadian is believed to have returned to Canada after spending four years in an Israeli prison, convicted of planning attacks on Jewish targets in North America. But Canadian officials aren't confirming whether Jamal Akkal is back on Canadian soil. Akkal was released from an Israeli prison on Wednesday and was taken to the border of Gaza. He spent 12 hours with his family...

Queens, NY – Shark Evacuates Rockaway Beach

September 1, 2007 at 09:01 PM
Queens, NY - The ocean side of the Rockaway Beach's between 107th and 121st streets was shut down Saturday after a shark washed ashore.People were told to stay away from the water after life guards reported that an approx 6 foot shark was spotted in the ocean near 108th Street. One person pushed the shark back into the water with her foot. People reported seeing the shark swimming near the...

New York – Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters

September 1, 2007 at 08:53 PM
New York - In an effort to provide better control and coordination, the federal government is launching an ambitious ID program for rescue workers to keep everyday people from swarming to a disaster scene. A prototype of the new first responder identification card is already being issued to fire and police personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. Proponents say the system will get professionals...

New York – Rockland County Excluded from Traffic Congestion Commission

September 1, 2007 at 08:50 PM
New York - With Rockland being the only New York City suburban community excluded form the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell called on the chairman of the newly formed commission for some answers. Rockland County is home to thousands who commute into Manhattan daily including firefighters, police officers, nurses and teachers. Cornell stated that...

New York – 4 Tickets in 4 States Match Mega Millions Drawing; Estimated $330M Jackpot.

September 1, 2007 at 08:47 PM
New York - Four winning tickets were sold for the estimated $330 million Mega Millions jackpot, one each in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, lottery officials said Saturday. The numbers where 8, 18, 22, 40 and 44 - and the Mega Ball number - 11 According to preliminary calculations, each ticket would be worth about $82 million if the prize were taken in 26 annual payments. If taken...

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