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Washington – Financial Guru Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of ‘next wave’ Wall Street Crisis

September 17, 2008 at 11:19 PM
Washington - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Wednesday a "next wave" of financial pain may come from overseas if foreign entities stop buying U.S. debt. The billionaire mayor spoke before an audience at Georgetown University, telling them it's not clear who is going to continue buying U.S. debt as financial firms try to cope with a crisis of confidence on Wall Street. The mayor is...

Bellevue, WA – Elderly Man Denies Role in Nazi Crimes

September 17, 2008 at 10:05 PM
Bellevue, WA - The lawyer for an 86-year-old Bellevue man accused of being part of a Nazi death squad in World War II is asking a federal judge to throw out the government's attempt to revoke his U.S. citizenship. The lawyer, Robert Gibbs, says Peter Egner denies any involvement in wartime mistreatment and is being accused of atrocities committed by others. The Justice Department's Office...

Manhattan, NY – Pedestrian Struck In Front of Marriot Hotel

September 17, 2008 at 08:23 PM
Manhattan, NY - Hatzolah on the scene in front of the Marriot-Financial Center Hotel at 85 West Street near the entrance to the Battery Tunnel for a pedestrian that was struck, members on the scene requesting additional units on a rush. ...

Monsey, NY – Rockland Board of Health Threatens To Shut Kosher Restaurant For Sanitary Violations

September 17, 2008 at 08:17 PM
Monsey, NY - Health inspectors will continue to monitor a Monsey restaurant that was fined for numerous health code violations and if the situation doesn't improve the county might consider revoking the establishment's license to operate, officials said at today's meeting of the Board of Health. Conditions were so bad at European Homemade Foods, 82 Route 59, that health inspectors closed the...

Germany – Compiles List of Jews Persecuted by Hitler

September 17, 2008 at 07:12 PM
Germany - The government has compiled a list of some 600,000 Jews who lived there from 1933 to 1945 and suffered discrimination by the Nazis, an index that is to be distributed among leading archives to help descendants research the fate of their families. The government said today it would give the list to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Washington's Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Claims...

New York, NY – NYPD Boosts Security After Terror Attack On Embassy Overseas

September 17, 2008 at 06:29 PM
New York, NY - The NYPD are boosting security at several locations across the city after today's terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen. Law enforcement officials said additional counterterrorism units were being deployed to the United Nations, the U.S. Mission in New York as well as other foreign consular offices. One official said the measures are precautionary. Another said there are...

Merion, PA – Members of ‘Shul’ Searching for Missing Man

September 17, 2008 at 06:06 PM
Merion, PA - The disappearance of a Merion man with a mental illness has prompted an area-wide search by members of his synagogue community. David Shapiro, 42, who has schizophrenia, was last seen yesterday near 19th and Lombard Streets in Center City by someone who had recognized his face from flyers posted by members of Chabad of The Main Line. Shapiro has been missing since Thursday when he...

Chicago, IL – Obama In Conference Call With Hundreds Of Rabbis: I Oppose Vochers, But I Support After-School Programming For Faith-Based Organizations

September 17, 2008 at 05:32 PM
Chicago, IL - Today, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama held a conference call with hundreds of American rabbis in advance of upcoming Jewish high holidays. Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb – executive vice president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (the "Orthodox Union") – was invited to ask Senator Obama a question on behalf of the Orthodox community. Rabbi...

Postville, IA – Agriprocessors Officials Plead Not Guilty

September 17, 2008 at 04:59 PM
Agriprocessors officials have pleaded not guilty to thousands of charges of child labor law violations. None of the defendants appeared in person on Wednesday in Allamakee County District Court, instead entering written pleas. The hearing was the initial appearance for six defendants: the plant's owner, Aaron Rubashkin; former plant manager Sholom Rubashkin; the plant's human resources...

Williamsburg, NY – Dov Hikind: Second Victim Comes Forward In Satmar Yeshiva Case

September 17, 2008 at 04:45 PM
Williamsburg, NY - A second former student of Rabbi A ..... alleged Tuesday that the Satmar yeshiva teacher sexually molested him as a child, State Assemblyman Dov Hikind reportes. But, reflecting an endemic problem known well by law enforcement authorities, Hikind said that despite his entreaties, the alleged victim and his family refuse to report the case to the police. “Just an hour...

New York – America In Crisis: U.S. Stock Market In Total Meltdown

September 17, 2008 at 04:06 PM
New York - Stocks hit a three-year low as Wall Street fell victim to a swelling lack of confidence in banks and investors began to bail into safe positions like oil and gold. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 449 points to close at 10,609.00 "The fear is who is next," said John O'Brien, senior vice president at MKM Partners LLC in Cleveland. "It almost feels like people scour the...

Jerusalem – Tzipi Livni Kadima Win, In Dispute By Very Small Margin

September 17, 2008 at 03:35 PM
Jerusalem - A Channel 2 / Dahaf poll gives Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni 48 percent of the vote to 37 percent for transport Minister Shaul Mofaz. Public Security Minister Avi Dichter and Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit each received 7 percent in the poll. Livni is Israel's chief negotiator in peace talks with Palestinians. She favors diplomacy to solve Israel's problems, although she has...

Hartford, CT – 25 States Ask MillerCoors To Pull Energy Drink

September 17, 2008 at 02:50 PM
Hartford, CT - Twenty-five states are asking beverage maker MillerCoors LLC to abandon plans for a new caffeine-infused alcoholic energy drink. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the Sparks Red drink is a "recipe for disaster" because adding caffeine to alcoholic beverages reduces drinkers' sense of intoxication. Blumenthal and the other attorneys general say young...

Queens, NY – 2nd Day That ‘Suspicious Odor’ Evacuates Office; 68 Evaluated

September 17, 2008 at 02:25 PM
Queens, NY - Sixty-eight people were being evaluated today at an office building in Long Island City that was evacuated again today because of a suspicious odor. The New York City Fire Department responded to a Hazmat situation at 33-00 Northern Blvd, the Food Stamp building next to the Sunnyside Train Yards yesterday afternoon and again early today. The Center Building houses a number of...

New York – Regulators: Con Ed to Repay $9 Million for 48 Minute Power Outage

September 17, 2008 at 02:00 PM
New York - Consolidated Edison will give up $9 million in profits this year for failing to meet state-mandated electricity reliability standards. The New York Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to order the utility to return the money to its customers. The repayment involves an outage that affected about 137,000 customers on Manhattan's Upper East side and in the west Bronx for...

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