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New York – Historic Night: Obama Versus McCain, Clinton On Standby. VIDEO

June 3, 2008 at 11:21 PM
New York - Sen. Barack Obama’s quest for the Democratic presidential nomination ended in a historic victory Tuesday night, as the Illinois senator achieved the magic number needed to make him his party's standard-bearer. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, signaled that her once seemingly invincible campaign was coming to a close — though she pointedly did not concede and broadly...

St Louis, MO – Torah Vanishes from Synagogue, No Sign of Forced Entry

June 3, 2008 at 09:08 PM
St Louis, MO - University City police are investigating the disappearance of one of the Torahs belonging to Congregation Bais Menachem — Chabad on Delmar. Rabbi Yosef Landa and the congregation discovered the Torah was missing during Shabbat services. "When we opened the ark for the Torah service I realized one of the Torahs was missing," Landa said. "A big gasp went up throughout the...

Tuxedo, NY – NYS Thruway Closed Due to Tractor Trailer on Fire

June 3, 2008 at 07:47 PM
Tuxedo, NY - All northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway (I-87) at MM 42.5 between Exits 15 and 16 are shut down at this time due to a tractor trailer car carrier that fully engulfed in fire with multiple vehicles on top of it also on fire. U/D: 08:08pm Fire is out at this time, State Police are opening up the left lane, traffic is backed up for three miles...

Winnipeg, Canada – Doctor Who Decided to Pull the Plug of Ailing Orthodox Jew, Resigns In Protest

June 3, 2008 at 06:40 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - The doctor who made the decision to pull the plug on an ailing Orthodox Jewish man - only to have the man's family fight that decision in court - has resigned from Grace Hospital. Dr. Anand Kumar resigned as a critical care specialist, saying that providing further care to 84-year-old Samuel Golubchuk is an abomination. "If we honestly attempt to follow the court mandate...

Crown Heights, NY – International Manhunt Issued For Shmirah Member

June 3, 2008 at 05:25 PM
Crown Heights, NY - An arrest warrant has been issued and an international search is on for the man accused in the bias crime beating of a young black man in Crown Heights. Sources said Yitzhak Shuchat, 25, a member of the controversial Shmira Civilian Patrol, fled to Canada, and is now believed to be in Israel, after police released his sketch in May in the attack on Andrew Charles, 20...

Washington – Tighter Travel Restrictions To Enter The U.S. To Begin

June 3, 2008 at 03:11 PM
Washington - Travellers from Japan and Western Europe will face tighter restrictions on coming to the United States beginning in January. The US Department of Homeland Security says tourists and business travellers from 27 countries currently listed under the visa waiver program will have to register with the US government three days in advance. The government says the new rules aim to make...

Berlin, Germany – Huge Profits Casts Shadow over Holocaust Survivors Organization

June 3, 2008 at 02:12 PM
Berlin, Germany - Through the sale of property Nazis stole from Jews in eastern Germany that was later signed over to the organization, the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) which has made a profit of about 1.5 billion euros. But not all of that money has been given to Holocaust survivors. Criticism of the powerful organization is growing in Israel and many are calling for greater...

New York – AP Tally: Obama Has All Delegates And Is The Democratic Nominee

June 3, 2008 at 01:37 PM
New York - Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates. The tally put Obama over the top Tuesday, ahead of the results from the day's final primaries in Montana and South Dakota. The Illinois senator becomes the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House...

New York – RCA: Agriprocessors Presumption Of Innocence Until Facts Clarified

June 3, 2008 at 01:18 PM
New York - The Rabbinical Council of America has been following recent developments taking place at the AgriProcessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa. Like many others, both within and beyond the Jewish community, we have been concerned to determine the facts and the realities surrounding the many reports that have appeared in the print and online media, so as to respond appropriately, and...

New York – Research: Yogurt Helps Fight Hay Fever

June 3, 2008 at 12:48 PM
New York - A daily probiotic drink, such as yogurt, may help keep hay fever away, researchers said yesterday. A small study by the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, reported in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, showed that probiotic, or "good," bacteria in a daily drink can change the immune system's response to grass pollen, a common cause of allergies, and balance...

New York City – Veteran Journalist: Mayor Blooomberg Has Turned Into An Angry Man At Press Conferences

June 3, 2008 at 12:18 PM
New York City - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has won high marks for his no-nonsense, businessman’s approach to city government. But he deserves no prize for the high-handed way he often acts at news conferences. Our mayor doesn’t like to be pressed too hard on any issue. His attitude seems to be: “I got elected to this job. Trust me. I know what I’m doing. I have no patience for...

Brooklyn, NY – Gov. Paterson: I Never Understood Crown Heights Riots, But I am Willing To Help. VIDEO

June 3, 2008 at 11:45 AM
Brooklyn, NY - New York Gov. David Paterson refers for the first time to the crime in Crown Heights' streets in an interview with COL. "I wasn't aware that things had gone out of control," he admitted. "I innocently thought that things were much better. I was surprised to hear that they [Crown Heights residents] were not working well with each other," he said, and offered his help "so that we...

New York – Clinton Spokesman: AP Report That Clinton To Concede Absolutely False

June 3, 2008 at 11:06 AM
New York - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president. The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like...

Canton, OH – Mow Your Lawn Or Go To Jail, Will NY Implement Same Law To Save Money

June 3, 2008 at 10:50 AM
Canton, OH - City council members in Canton have approved a measure that's grabbed widespread attention in recent weeks. Homeowners in the northeast Ohio city who don't mow their grass now face stiffer penalties - including a possible 30-day jail term. The council on Monday night unanimously passed the proposal, which makes a second high-grass violation a fourth-degree misdemeanor that...

Oslo, Norway – Court Acquits 3 Defendants in Terrorism Trial

June 3, 2008 at 09:45 AM
Oslo, Norway - A court today acquitted three defendants in terrorism trial. The Oslo City Court said there was insufficient evidence against Arfan Bhatti and two other suspects to convict them of plotting attacks against Israeli and U.S. embassies in 2006. But the court found Bhatti guilty of possessing illegal firearms. Bhatti, 30, and a second man were accused of firing 13 shots at...

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