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New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg To Spend $1 Billion To Run For President.

May 14, 2007 at 11:59 PM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spend an unprecedented $1 billion of his own $5.8 billion personal fortune for a third-party presidential campaign, Ralph Z. Hallow will report Tuesday in The Washington Times. "He has set aside $1 billion to go for it," a long-time business adviser to Mr. Bloomberg tells The Times. "The thinking about where it will come from...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Man Arrested After Abduction Attempt on Girl, 11

May 14, 2007 at 11:57 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - A Borough Park man was arrested after a reported abduction attempt on an 11-year-old girl. Bernard Mutterperl, 19, is accused of following the girl Xochil Garcia, into her building, grabbing her on the second floor of the building and forcibly leading her back down the stairs, police said. The girl was able to free herself, police said, and her cries for help...

New york, NY – Mayor Bloomberg You Want a Sloution To Traffic, Remove Free Parking And Official Placards.

May 14, 2007 at 09:27 PM
New York, NY - As Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to do battle with the City Council and Albany to rid midtown of excessive car traffic, environmental advocates say the mayor can start by cleaning his own house. Twenty-seven percent of New Yorkers who work in the public sector drive into the city, totaling more than 47,000 cars, according to a recent study. By contrast, only 14% of private...

Pullman, WA – Graffiti Authors Sentenced to Six Months

May 14, 2007 at 08:26 PM
Pullman, WA - Two men who admitted spray painting swastikas and gang-style graffiti through downtown Pullman have drawn jail sentences. Timothy Lee Baxter, 18, and 21-year-old Joseph Paul Barnes, both of Centralia, Washington, were sentenced to spend six months in jail. Earlier, they pleaded guilty to three counts each of felony malicious mischief. They also must pay $5,600 in restitution along...

Washington – Dead Taliban Leader Was Training U.S. Recruits.

May 14, 2007 at 05:28 PM
Washington - Thirty-six hours before he was killed by U.S. forces, Taliban Commander Mullah Dadullah said he was training American and British citizens to carry out suicide missions in their home countries, according to a videotape interview to be broadcast on ABC News' "World News" Monday. "We will be executing attacks in Britain and the U.S. to demonstrate our sincerity," he told an Afghan...

Manhattan, NY +George Washington Bridge Traffic Alert+

May 14, 2007 at 05:09 PM
Manhattan, NY +George Washington Bridge Traffic Alert+ Northbound and Southbound of the upper level of the George Washington Bridge has been closed due to a truck carrying sugar that's on fire at the New Jersey bound lanes. U/D: 17:49 Upper level New York bound of the bridg is reopened with heavy delays. New Jersey bound of the upper level remains closed...

Manhattan, NY +Suspicious Device On Train+

May 14, 2007 at 04:12 PM
Manhattan, NY +Suspicious Device On Train+ A suspicious device (a cell phone tapped under a seat) was found in the last car of the the northbound #4 train at Broadway and the Bowling Green Station, NYPD of the 1st Pct and ESU are requesting all number 4 trains in both directions to be held and checked for additional devices...

Raleigh, NC – Controversial Church Sign Upsetting Muslims.

May 14, 2007 at 02:49 PM
Originally Posted 05/13/07. 8:49 AM Raleigh, NC - A church sign is causing controversy in North Carolina. The Good News Baptist Church in Raleigh put up a sign up that reads "When is the last time you heard of a Jew or Christian with a bomb strapped to their body?" The sign is upsetting people at Raleigh's Islamic Center. The pastor of the church says Islam is a violent religion unlike...

Manhattan, NY – Accident With Overloaded Mini-Van Kills Boy-14

May 14, 2007 at 02:41 PM
Manhattan, NY - The driver of an overloaded minivan lost control of the vehicle on the Harlem River Drive, and one of 10 people on board, a 14-year-old boy, was killed when it hit a light pole. The boy who was killed was identified as George Perez, from Manhattan. The driver of the minivan, a 2005 Dodge Caravan, was a 35-year-old woman. She and eight other people — including another adult who...

Washington – U.S. Air Marshals Flooding German, British Flights.

May 14, 2007 at 02:04 PM
Washington - As many as five or six U.S. air marshals are now assigned to each U.S.-bound flight from airports in Frankfurt, London and Manchester, England, because of fears terrorists might attempt a coordinated series of mid-air explosions, law enforcement officials say "We're afraid someone in the back is going to mix something or light something up, so air marshals are being placed...

Brooklyn, NY – Critics of Khalil Gibran School Unfairly Target Islam, Arabic Culture.

May 14, 2007 at 01:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - What would someone say if a group protested a Catholic school in their area, claiming that because the young Catholics are taught to accept the overall authority of the Pope, they can’t be true Americans? What if someone demanded that a yeshiva close down, claiming that because a small number of Orthodox Jews still follow the extremist teachings of Rabbi Meir Kahane, there’s a...

Beit Shemesh, Israel – Judge Declares Two Men in Contempt of Court for Refusing to Stand

May 14, 2007 at 12:29 PM
Beit Shemesh, Israel - A Magistrate's judge declared two haredi men in contempt of court after they refused to stand during their arraignment. The men, who are facing charges of assaulting police officers creating a disturbance and making threats, told the judge that "they only respect the laws of the Torah" and refused his repeated request to stand facing the court, Jerusalem police spokesman...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Agrees to Follow Virginia Law in Gun Stings

May 14, 2007 at 12:16 PM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is under federal investigation regarding "rogue sting" operations against gun dealers in five states outside his jurisdiction, has agreed to abide by Virginia law when undertaking any future operations in that state. "We will continue to use creative and aggressive strategies and, in Virginia, that would include contacting the Virginia...

New York, NY – Lev Leviev On A Real Estate Buying Spree.

May 14, 2007 at 12:05 PM
New York, NY - Diamond mogul Lev Leviev Africa-Israel, which recently snapped up the old New York Times headquarters for $525 million, is said to be buying One Madison Avenue. The property is owned by SL Green Realty Corp. SL Green had planned to convert the 14-story building into condos in a joint venture with Ian Schrager and RFR Holdings. [nypost...

Montreal, Canada – No Bail For Accused In Firebombing of Jewish Centre.

May 14, 2007 at 11:52 AM
Montreal, Canada - As we reported here the original story. The man accused of firebombing Jewish institutions in Montreal is not getting bail. Omar Bulphred, 24, has been charged with arson, uttering threats and possession of arson materials. His co-accused Azim Ibragimov, 22, was also denied bail at the end of April and remains behind bars. The men are accused of setting off homemade bombs...

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