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Washington – New Worries On The Pet Food Recall, Now Involves Chickens

May 4, 2007 at 07:16 PM
Washington - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday as many as 20 million chickens currently on U.S. farms in several states may have been fed contaminated feed. A USDA official said the birds must be held until the government can complete a risk assessment to determine if they can be processed. The results could come as early as Monday. The birds were among those believed to have been...

Los Angeles, CA – Arrest Made in Weiss Swastika Pasting.

May 4, 2007 at 05:54 PM
Los Angeles, CA - 32-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the pasting of swastikas on the district office door of Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a spokesperson for the LAPD. Adonis A. Irwin was arrested about 8:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Natick Avenue in Sherman Oaks, police said. He was taken into custody without incident and booked on a charge of...

Redmond, WA – Microsoft No Longer Interested in Yahoo.

May 4, 2007 at 05:45 PM
Redmond, WA - There was reports today by media outlets that Micrsoft is interested to buy Yahoo, Now comes news that Talks between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are no longer active. [wsj and vin media sources...

New York, NY – Con Ed Asks For Double-Digit Rate Hike

May 4, 2007 at 03:50 PM
New York, NY - Power company Consolidated Edison Inc. said Friday it is asking New York state regulators for a rate increase that would mean a 11.6 percent average hike in customers' electricity bills. If approved, it would take effect in 11 months. The proposal, if approved by New York regulators, would bring in an added $1.2 billion in revenue, the company said. .[wnbc...

Brooklyn, NY – Worker Trapped in Trench Collapse Near Private School

May 4, 2007 at 03:36 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A construction worker was killed when an 8-foot-deep trench collapsed on him this afternoon during construction work at a private school in Brooklyn. The trench being dug outside the Leif Ericson Day School caved in burying the worker and killing him, said Fire Department spokesman Jim Long.    Several department units had arrived and begin digging out the trench at 1037 72nd...

Kiamesha Lake, NY +Large Power Outage+

May 4, 2007 at 01:48 PM
Sullivan County, Kiamesha Lake, NY +Large Power Outage+ Power is out in a large area covering Anawana Lake and Kiamesha Lake. NYSPEG is reporting that after a private contractor cut a tree that fell onto the power lines cutting service to some 400 customers. NYSPEG working on the problem, reporting that power should be back later in the day...

Marlboro, NJ – Rabbi Gets Five Years for Stealing From Congregation

May 4, 2007 at 01:03 PM
Marlboro, NJ - A judge handed down a five year prison sentence to a former rabbi of the Marlboro Jewish Center who stole $86,000 from the congregation's coffers. Peter Light, 48, was also ordered to make restitution to the congregation. ''The wounds you have inflicted have left and will leave real scars" on the community of Congregation Ohev Shalom, the Marlboro Jewish Center, said Superior...

Manhattan, NY – Motorists Oppose Congestion-Pricing Fee

May 4, 2007 at 12:49 PM
Manhattan, NY - The majority of New York motorists who drive into central Manhattan oppose paying an $8 congestion-pricing fee, even after hearing how it will help reduce air pollution, a new poll released showed. The survey, commissioned by the Partnership for New York City, quizzed 500 city drivers and shows that 61 percent of the drivers who would be most impacted by the flat fee oppose it ...

Queens, NY – NYPD Investigating Man That Takes Credit for Virginia Tech Shootings

May 4, 2007 at 11:49 AM
Queens, NY - The NYPD have interviewed a man who claims that he had inspired the bloody rampage at Virginia Tech and he said that he wished he had done the same when he attended New York University, and that the shootings were the "funniest thing" he'd ever read about. Members of the NYPD's Joint Terrorism Task Force interviews Kenneth Eng, 23, the former AsianWeek, after he told the Village...

Washington – Cellphones Studied as Terrorist Attack Detector

May 4, 2007 at 11:26 AM
Washington - The government is researching whether the best defense against a chemical, biological or radiological attack might one day be right in everyone's hands — or on their ears. Homeland Security officials are looking into outfitting cellphones with detectors that would alert emergency responders to radiological isotopes, toxic chemicals and biological agents such as anthrax. "If it's...

Washington, DC – Senator Introduces Bill to Make Lenders Responsible for Risky Loans

May 4, 2007 at 11:11 AM
Washington, DC - Lenders would be legally liable when brokers and appraisers push consumers to take mortgages they can't afford, under a bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer. "We want to make it harder for irresponsible brokers and non-bank lenders to sell mortgages that are designed to fail the homeowner and result in foreclosure," he said. The measure also seeks contributions from banks to a...

Manhattan, NY +Body Found+

May 4, 2007 at 10:36 AM
Manhattan, NY +Body Found+ NYPD of the 10th Pct on the scene at West 33rd Street between 11th and 12th Avenue's at the Jacob Javitz Center with a body that was found in the area. PD awaiting the arrival of MTA and New York State Troopers, investigation pending...

Israel – Lev Leviev Becomes Fifth Largest Real Estate Company in Europe.

May 4, 2007 at 10:17 AM
Israel - AFI Development, a subsidiary of Africa Israel Investments Group had great success in London stock exchange. The largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) ever by an Israeli company raised 1.4 billion dollars. Valued at $5.9 billion prior to the IPO, its value now is $7.3 billion. The IPO was led by Erez Meltzer, president and CEO of Africa Israel. Africa Israel started gearing up for...

New York, NY – Health Commissioner Holds Forum on Circumcision

May 4, 2007 at 09:50 AM
New York, NY - The city’s health commissioner initiated a community forum to present information and gather opinions about the topic of male circumcision. “What we are doing is presenting information so that we all on same page,” said Dr. Frieden, who heads New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Referring to a controversial New York Times article from April that quoted...

Albany, NY – DEC Reports New York State at Risk of High Fire Danger

May 4, 2007 at 08:56 AM
Albany, NY - The state has warned that conditions are right for out-of-control burning. The entire state is in “high fire danger,” according to a release yesterday from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. That means fine, dead fuel will catch fire easily and unattended brush fires and camp fires are likely to get out of hand. With the nice weather on tap for the weekend...

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