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New York – ID Rules To Change For Canada Crossings

January 21, 2008 at 09:52 PM
New York - The Department of Homeland Security is pushing to tighten identification requirements at U.S. land borders starting Jan. 31, when it no longer will allow Americans or Canadians to enter the country by presenting a driver's license or declaring their citizenship. The change is expected to worsen travel delays and backups along the U.S.-Canada border, which recorded 72 million...

New York, NY – Photography Studio Used By Many, To File For Bankrupcty.

January 21, 2008 at 09:28 PM
The photography studio that charged hundreds of newlywed couples for wedding pictures and videos it has not produced [As reported by VIN News] will file for bankruptcy within a week, its lawyer confirmed. Under the most likely scenario, the electronic data necessary to produce the pictures and videos will be turned over to a trustee appointed by a bankruptcy court judge, said Leonard V...

Crown Heights, NY – Dov Hikind: The NYPD is To Blame In Crown Heights Incident.

January 21, 2008 at 08:03 PM
Crown Heights, NY - in a fiery speech assemblyman Dov Hikind put the blame on the recent incident in crown heights on the NYPD see the video of the news conference ...

San Francisco, CA – Caffeine May Boost Miscarriage Risk

January 21, 2008 at 06:53 PM
San Francisco, CA - A new study has confirmed that high doses of daily caffeine during pregnancy -- whether from coffee, tea, caffeinated soda or hot chocolate -- cause an increased risk of miscarriage, according a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.The researchers say women who consume caffeine have almost twice the risk of miscarriage, compared to women who don't...

Melbourne, Australia – Anti-Semites Target Synagogue

January 21, 2008 at 05:51 PM
Melbourne, Australia - Anti-Semitic vandals attacked one of Melbourne, Australia's most prominent synagogues and scrawled Nazi swastikas on the building. Synagogue official Allen Milner said that the attack probably was an isolated incident. Vandals also damaged Jewish bakery which sustained thousands of dollars in damage from rock attacks on its storefront, and a swastika was sprayed on a...

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblyman Hikind, State Senator Adams, and the new Black-Jewish Alliance Condemn Anti-Semitic Attack in Crown Heights

January 21, 2008 at 04:47 PM
Crown Heights, NY - The Black-Jewish Alliance, recently inaugurated by Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and 40 citywide officials*, has mobilized to condemn the latest anti-Semitic incident in Crown Heights. The alliance was formed in response to the 25% spike in hate crimes against the Black and Jewish communities since September 2007. “Unfortunately, this is the latest in an outrageous...

New York, NY – Records Show Clinton Was Close With Jewish Relative

January 21, 2008 at 02:37 PM
New York, NY - Newly released government records are offering more details about the life of one of Senator Clinton's Jewish relatives, Adeline Rosenberg — and indicating that the relationship between the future presidential candidate and her half-aunt may have been closer than previously reported. In a passport application filed in 1984, Rosenberg, then 50, had the option to name any friend or...

Egypt – al-Qaida Solicits Questions Online

January 21, 2008 at 02:34 PM
Egypt - Sympathizers submitted hundreds of questions to al-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri's "on-line interview" before a recent deadline. Among them: Why hasn't al-Qaida attacked the U.S. again, why isn't it attacking the Israelis and when will it be more active in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria? So far, there have been no answers. Al-Qaida's media arm, Al-Sahab, announced in December that...

Beit Shemesh, Israel – U.S. Immigrant Beaten by Ultra-Orthodox

January 21, 2008 at 02:26 PM
Beit Shemesh, Israel - An American immigrant was attacked and beaten by a gang of ultra-Orthodox, in what appears to be an escalation of tension between religious groups in the city. T., who is himself ultra-Orthodox, was kicked, beaten in an attack that landed him in the hospital. Hiss car windows were also smashed. T., who asked to go unnamed, has been active in trying to stem the recent...

London – Buttons depict Holocaust victims

January 21, 2008 at 02:10 PM
An art installation using more than six million buttons to symbolise the victims of London - the Holocaust has been unveiled at a London shopping centre. The work by Leeds-based artist, Antonia Stowe, depicts the industrial scale of the genocide which saw millions of Jews killed during World War II. Entitled '6 Million +', it also commemorates those killed in recent genocides in the Balkans...

Brooklyn, NY – Man in Pipe Bomb Case Confesses to Swastika Spree

January 21, 2008 at 01:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The man who had gathered an arsenal of pipe bombs and weapons in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone apartment, as was reported first on VIN News, has admitted to painting a series of swastikas in the neighborhood. Ivaylo Ivanov, 37, who is Jewish, according to his lawyer, was taken into police custody after he accidentally shot off the tip of his finger, he was charged after police...

Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+

January 21, 2008 at 01:53 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+ Fire Department on the scene for a working fire on the top floor of a 3-story 20x50 private dwelling at 1566 East 17th Street and Avenue "P" fire is D/W/H. Hatzolah responding to the scene. U/D: Fire is under control and P/W/H...

Berlin – Cracks Spread in Berlin Holocaust Memorial.

January 21, 2008 at 01:52 PM
Berlin - The Holocaust memorial in Berlin is showing signs of serious wear and tear just three years after its completion, with cracks in more than half of its concrete blocks, according to a study published on Monday. Structural engineer Joachim Schulz conducted a survey of the field of blocks located in Berlin's central Mitte district at the end of last year for Germany's Cicero magazine...

New York – Grocery Prices Soar Higher Than Inflation Rate

January 21, 2008 at 12:56 PM
New York - Food prices are skyrocketing, the cost of groceries has jumped 5.6 percent - higher than the inflation rate - with Eggs soaring up 36 percent, and tomatoes 31 percent. Bread rose 10.5 percent; fruits and veggies went up 5.9 percent; and meat, poultry, fish and eggs rose 5.4 percent. Oil prices are the main culprit. "Our industry is very gasoline-driven - everything has been...

Valley Stream, NY – Four Arrested in $143,000 Theft of iPhones

January 21, 2008 at 12:30 PM
Valley Stream, NY - Nassau police detectives say they've unraveled the mystery of a missing cargo load of Apple iPhones, which was supposed to be delivered by a Valley Stream company to Hong Kong. When Cathay Pacific airline workers unloaded the cargo container in Hong Kong, they found that it did not hold $143,000 worth of the popular, pricey phones -- but instead they realized the package...

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