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Wilton , CT – Wilton Police Battling Rash of Anti-Semitic Graffitti.

May 14, 2007 at 11:14 AM
Wilton, CT - Wilton police battling rash of anti-Semitic graffitti slurs written on two signs advertising a Jewish fair weren’t the typical criminal mischief Wilton might see from time to time. Two Jewish organizations in Connecticut were called into Wilton recently to speak with officials about the recent surge of bias crimes over the past month. Representatives from the Connecticut...

Brooklyn, NY – District Attorney New Mobile Office.

May 14, 2007 at 10:32 AM
Brooklyn, NY - District Attorney Charles Hynes is introducing a new mobile Neighborhood Office Van, which will travel all over Brooklyn. It will inform the public of the services that the DA’s office offers, provide tips on crime prevention and take complaints from concerned residents. He is also announcing the opening of a new Neighborhood Office in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. The...

Bentonville AR – Move Over Circut City, Wal-Mart Moving More Into Selling Electronics.

May 14, 2007 at 10:22 AM
Bentonville AR - Wal-Mart will expand its selection of electronics products today, a move sure to ignite more competition in the battle for market share in that retail segment. "This is not good news for other people and is great news for Wal-Mart," says John Champion, a retail analyst at consultant Kurt Salmon Associates. "Any time Wal-Mart moves the needle a little bit, it's a tidal wave for...

St. Petersburg, Russia – Suspected Killer of Yeshiva Student Detained

May 14, 2007 at 09:54 AM
St. Petersburg, Russia - A suspect in the murder of a Jewish yeshiva student was detained today. Charges are issued against him. Criminal proceedings were instituted against the detainee under the article for murder, the press service of the Petersburg Prosecutor’s Office said. The investigators found out that “there is no evidence about ethnic or religious strife in the case,” the press...

New York – Fewer Women Getting Mammograms In The US.

May 14, 2007 at 09:21 AM
New York - Over the past several years, Mammograms have dropped significantly across the U.S, according to a new study released today. Researches found that between 2000 and 2005 the rate of mammograms test for women has dropped by 4 percent. This upends big increases since the 1980s. The mammography rate for women past the age of 40 was only 39 percent in 1987. Most studies show that...

Washington – Department of Defense Blocking Soilders Internet To Many Sites.

May 14, 2007 at 08:52 AM
Washington - As we reported here , today Department of Defense announced that Soldiers serving overseas will lose some of their online links to friends and loved ones back home under a Department of Defense policy that a high-ranking Army official said would take effect today. The Defense Department will begin blocking access "worldwide" to YouTube, MySpace and 11 other popular websites on its...

Washington – FBI: Growing Threat From Islamic Extremists Next Door.

May 14, 2007 at 08:50 AM
Washington - Plots by American-based Islamic terrorists with no direct ties to international terror networks form a large and growing threat to the American homeland, FBI and other security officials say. "The trend we're seeing is that we are uncovering more instances of people here who have been radicalized … where there is not a direct thumbprint of al-Qaeda," says John Miller, the FBI's...

New York – Airlines Risk Ballooning Frequent-Flyer Payout

May 14, 2007 at 08:40 AM
New York - Frequent flyer reward schemes have ballooned over the years and accumulating points has become as common as buying a carton of milk. Carriers now risk paying a high price for the glut. Airlines have awarded more than 19 trillion frequent flyer miles over the past 25 years -- roughly equivalent to circling the globe 760 million times -- and more than 14 trillion of those miles are...

Tripoli, Libya- Libyan Leader Gaddafi In Coma.

May 14, 2007 at 08:36 AM
Tripoli, Libya - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a blood clot was discovered in his brain, and is now in a coma, Israel Radio reported. According to the report, Gaddafi's children, who reside in Europe, were recalled to his bedside in Tripoli. [jpost] U/D 10:07 AM Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi has denied a Palestinian news wire report that he is fatally...

Alaska +Cruise Ship Runs Aground+

May 14, 2007 at 08:28 AM
Juneau, Alaska - Coast Guard on the scene of a cruise ship has run aground 50 miles off Juneau in Alaska. The cruise ship "Empress of the North" hit reef and is taking on water of the Alaska coast, more than 280 passengers and cre are being evacuated in lifeboats to other cruise ships. [VIN...

New York – State Loses Track of 4,391 Parolees

May 14, 2007 at 08:08 AM
New York - The state New has lost track of nearly one of every 10 paroled felons - criminals who have been released from prison but are now missing or on the run.These 4,391 so-called parole absconders are jail-hardened cons who pose a serious threat to public safety as they try to avoid a return to prison, according to law enforcement experts. "These are the baddest of the bad - people who...

New York, NY – What A Disgrace, Congestion Pricing? Open up The Streets To Add Routes.

May 14, 2007 at 07:53 AM
New York, NY - Cheaper than renting an apartment or even a storage unit in Manhattan is leasing one of the city's scarcest resources — a street. Even as Mayor Bloomberg seeks to reduce traffic in the city by charging drivers to use the most crowded thoroughfares, the city is issuing more than 200,000 permits a year to close traffic lanes and is charging developers as little as $50 for three...

New York, NY – NYC People In Love With Mayor Mike.

May 14, 2007 at 07:45 AM
New York, NY - Michael Bloomberg is not only a better mayor of New York than Rudy Giuliani - he'd make a better President, too. That's the result of a Daily News poll released today that asked the voters who know best - New Yorkers - which man belongs in the White House. City voters overwhelmingly chose Mayor Mike over America's Mayor as their pick for President, 46% to 29%. 56% of voters said...

New York, NY – Text Message Not To Buy Gas Stems From Collage Kid.

May 14, 2007 at 07:35 AM
New York, NY - The TEXT messge that you have recived in last few days not to buy gas, stems from a A St. John's University business student that started a national grass-roots movement to tell big oil companies to take their gas and shove it - by urging motorists to not buy gas tomorrow to protest outrageous prices. Bryan Martorana, 18, says he just can't afford to shell out more than $40 a...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Going To Albany Today With His Congestion Pricing.

May 14, 2007 at 07:27 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg heads to Albany this afternoon to lobby state leaders on his plaNYC proposals to make Big Apple cleaner, healthier and more livable for the estimated million more residents by 2030. The most controversial element of the plan is the "congestion pricing" proposal to charge $8 to drive into parts of Manhattan at peak times. [nypost...

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