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London – Nazi Looted Relics Returned to Former Owner’s Heirs

June 30, 2008 at 09:25 PM
London - Three ancient medallions looted by the Nazis in World War Two and missing for more than 60 years are being returned to the heirs of the former owner. The three gold-glass relics from the 4th century CE are decorated with some of the earliest known depictions of Jewish symbols from the Second Temple period. Found in the Rome catacombs in the 17th century, they were part of the...

New York – Service Lets Drivers Lock in Gasoline Price

June 30, 2008 at 08:27 PM
New York - The high price of gasoline has some U.S. drivers looking to the future. A recently introduced service called MyGallons.com allows drivers to fill up their tanks sometime in the future but at current prices, using a debit-like card which banks gallons rather than dollars. "The price of gasoline was changing all the time. It seemed unpredictable," Steven Verona, founder and owner...

Fallsburgh, NY – Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

June 30, 2008 at 06:34 PM
Sullivan County, Fallsburgh, NY - Fire Department and Hatzolah are on the sceneat Rt 42 and Old Falls Road for a serious motor vehicle accident after an head-on collision with a total of four injured two of them serious. Requesting a Medivac fly ETA for Life Net-10 8-10 minutes at this time, landing zone at the Fallsburgh High School. U/D: 7:11pm Chopper transporting aided to Valhalla Trauma...

Borough Park, NY – Restaurant Inspector Arrested in Bribery Sting

June 30, 2008 at 05:36 PM
Borough Park, NY - The Department of Investigation has arrested a city restaurant inspector caught in a bribery sting. Rose Gill Hearn, Commissioner of the Department of Investigation ("DOI"), announced the arrest of Etibar Aliev, a inspector with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, on charges he solicited a $500 bribe and a bottle of liquor after saying that he could have...

Be’er Sheva, Israel – Fatal MDA Ambulance Accident

June 30, 2008 at 03:06 PM
Be'er Sheva, Israel - A Magen David Adom ambulance while transporting a patient to the hospital with CPR in progress, crashed with another vehicle that failed to yield for emergency vehicle traffic and overturning the ambulance near Soroka Hospital at Ben-Gurion Road Intersection. The patient being transported was killed at the scene of the accident. Four other personnel were injured one...

Manhattan, NY – Doctor Commits Suicide at Beth Israel Hospital

June 30, 2008 at 02:27 PM
Manhattan, NY - A doctor at Beth Israel hospital fell to his death from his 17th-floor office balcony at the facility in an apparent suicide. Douglas Meyer, 44, plunged from a Baird Hall balcony at 350 E. 17th St. He landed on an air conditioning unit between two buildings. His body was found by a security guard. Meyer, an attending physician at the hospital's division of digestive...

Brooklyn, NY – Pedestrian Struck

June 30, 2008 at 02:02 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue "P", Hatzolah on the scene requesting Medics to respond to the scene...

Chicago, IL – Judge Orders Iran to Identify U.S. Assets, Against the Advice of the Bush Administration

June 30, 2008 at 01:20 PM
Chicago, IL - In an apparently unprecedented move, a federal judge is ordering the government of Iran to comply with the requests of terrorism victims that the Islamic nation identify of all of its real estate holdings, financial assets, and other property in America. In issuing the order, Judge Blanche Manning effectively rejected the advice of the Bush administration that the court should...

Woodbury, NY – Serious MVA Blocking Traffic on Dunderbergh Road

June 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM
Woodbury, NY - A serious head-on motor vehicle accident on Dunderbergh Road (State Police Road) and Niniger Road. Police on the scene requesting Fire Department and EMS to respond on a rush for the two car accident with two victims trapped inside and one is unconscious in traumatic arrest, CPR in progress at this time. Chopper has been requested and landing zone will be at the Monroe / Woodbury...

France – Court: eBay Must Pay $61 Million In Damages in Sale of Fakes

June 30, 2008 at 10:28 AM
France - A French court on Monday ordered the online auction giant eBay to pay 38.6 million euros, or $61 million, in damages to the French luxury goods company LVMH, in the latest round in a long-running legal battle over the sale of counterfeit goods on the Internet. LVMH, a maker of high-end leather goods, perfumes and other fashion and luxury products, successfully challenged eBay for a...

India – Reuters: Nazi War Criminal Capture By Piano Ad is A Hoax

June 30, 2008 at 09:57 AM
India - You would think a press release about a German Nazi war criminal named Johann Bach being caught in the jungles of Goa after trying to sell a stolen 18th-century piano would be worth double-checking. A reconstruction of the head of 18th-century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who is not known to have visited Goa. Nonetheless, the press release has been regurgitated on the front...

Bnei Brak, Israel – Vishnits Community Fighting Method Stealing ‘Shtreimels’

June 30, 2008 at 09:35 AM
Bnei Brak, Israel - The conflict among the two opposing camps in the Viznits Hasidic community in Bnei Brak doesn’t include stealing money or ideological arguments; instead, the Hasidic way of quarreling entails “swiping” shtreimels and bartering their return. The shtreimel is worn without fastening, a significant factor in the latest street fights in the Viznits neighborhood. Those...

Brooklyn, NY – Expert: Coney Island Rides Unsafe

June 30, 2008 at 09:25 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Amusement rides on property owned by the developer planning to turn Coney Island into America's biggest fairground are so dangerous, they should be closed down, an inspector said. Amusement-safety consultant Walt Reiss, said that if it were up to him, he would padlock a fairground set up on land on Coney Island owned by developer Joseph Sitt. "If I had to sign my name to this...

New York City – Bus Fuss Over ‘Pay-Before-Boarding’ New System

June 30, 2008 at 08:52 AM
New York City - Many passengers on a revamped bus route in Upper Manhattan and Bronx will pay their fares before they get on the bus, as part of a new pay-before-boarding pilot program designed to speed up trips. Machines set up at stops along the route let commuters pay with a MetroCard or cash. Riders must carry receipts, to be checked at random, or face $60 fines. Riders can board at the...

Paris, France – Security Plan Revealed Following Gang Beating of Jewish Teen

June 30, 2008 at 08:33 AM
Paris, France - The France interior minister visited the Paris district to present a plan for increased security following the gang beating of a Jewish teen. A week after the violent beating of Rudy Haddad, 17, in the northeast district of the capital, Michele Alliot-Marie visited the ethnically diverse neighborhood to present a plan to increase the number of police patrols in the...

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