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Borough Park, NY – Attempted Robber Caught by BP Shomrim

September 18, 2008 at 11:55 PM
Borough Park, NY - Boro Park Shomrim Patrol are holding a perp on 17th Avenue and 45th Street, after following 2 girls into a driveway in an attempted robbery of a cell phone and claiming to have a gun, NYPD of the 66th Pct are responding. ...

New York – Chicago, NYC Most Stressful U.S. Cities

September 18, 2008 at 11:48 PM
New York - Consider Chicago and New York as the two most stressful U.S. cities in which to live, Forbes magazine says in a survey. The magazine says Chicago has a rising unemployment rate, expensive gasoline, high population density and relatively poor air quality creating what Forbes calls a perfect storm of stress. New Yorkers are right behind at No. 2, with the country's most densely...

New York – City Tap Water Now Available In Bottles

September 18, 2008 at 10:40 PM
New York, NY - A company is bottling New York City tap water and selling it in stores for $1.50. Tap'd NY founder Craig Zucker says when he first came to the city in 2003 from Ohio he could tell right away that the tap water was better. Last year, he founded his bottled water company, which promotes itself as having a "local twist." The company draws its product from the city's public...

New York – Famed Wall Street Guru Cramer: Financial Terrorism Might Be Behind Wall Street Collapse

September 18, 2008 at 09:23 PM
New York - The damage being done to stocks through short selling, where Wall Street’s most legendary institutions are losing value at alarming rates, could be the work of financial terrorism. Cramer’s been talking to the short sellers he knows, and that’s the theory they’ve been putting forward. His sources said that it’s doubtful that the market’s traditional short sellers are...

Tokyo – Palinmania Fuels Sales of Japanese Glasses, Designer I Like Obama

September 18, 2008 at 09:11 PM
Tokyo - The Japanese designer of the clear-rim glasses worn by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is grateful for the attention she is drawing to his creation, yet he remains politically neutral. Kazuo Kawasaki said Wednesday while visiting a Tokyo store for Masunaga Optical Manufacturing Co., which makes the glasses. Kawasaki says he shares what he sees as some common...

New York – Money Markets Once Considered The Safest Investment, Not Necessarily True

September 18, 2008 at 09:01 PM
New York - Money market funds have been among the few places that investors could put their cash and sleep peacefully. At the moment, that is not necessarily true. On Tuesday, the Reserve Primary Fund, a giant money market fund whose parent helped invent that investment, said its customers would lose money. Instead of each share being worth a dollar for every dollar invested, it said its...

Monsey, NY – Owner Won’t Give Permission To Do Kapparos Ceremony on His Property

September 18, 2008 at 08:58 PM
Monsey, NY - A religious organization has asked the county for permission again this year to hold a ceremony involving live chickens on a piece of land off Route 59 where a drive-in theater once stood. But the county, which gave the same group approval to use the land last year, has told organizer Moshe Lefkowitz that it couldn't grant permission because it doesn't own the property, according...

Israel – Rabbis Claim Bezeq Delaying Kosher Internet

September 18, 2008 at 07:36 PM
Israel - The rabbinical committee on telecommunications may pursue an arrangement with HOT if no agreement is reached with Bezeq. Bezeq has been dragging its heels in the cooperation on kosher Internet access between it and the rabbinical committee on communications, say sources. The two sides had agreed on the requirements and conditions for cooperation in the provision of "obscenity-free"...

New York – Ban Chinese Kosher Imported Food

September 18, 2008 at 05:33 PM
New York- In the past few days several stories have emerged from China about a Chinese firm involved in a deadly baby food safety scandal. Thousands of babies have reportedly been sickened, and so far five are reported to have died—the reason being a corrupt milk factory intentionally placing melamine chemicals in the formula. Melamine is a toxic industrial chemical that can cause kidney...

New York, NY – Palin Out, Disinvited from Rally Against Iranian President

September 18, 2008 at 05:01 PM
New York, NY - The first political event to feature both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin will now have neither. Organizers of a rally next week in New York City against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced today that no politicians will appear at the event. The collection of American Jewish groups putting the rally together angered Clinton aides by not telling them ahead of...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Amar Calls for End to Discrimination Against Ethiopians

September 18, 2008 at 04:18 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar has issued a letter asking heads of religious schools not to discriminate children of Ethiopian descent, who wish to apply to their respective educational institutions. In his statement, Rabbi Amar noted that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shas' spiritual leader, approved his plea. The letter was also posted on Shas' website. Rabbi Amar's letter...

New York – U.S. Stocks Surge on Government Plan to Shore Up Markets

September 18, 2008 at 04:08 PM
New York - Stocks soared back to close sharply higher as progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets and after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hurdled up a 400-point gain after whipsawing between positive and negative numbers for most of the day, while the S&P and Nasdaq...

New York – America In Crisis: Treasury Secretary Paulson Working on Plan to Set Up Federal Facility to Take on Bad Debts.

September 18, 2008 at 03:21 PM
New York - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is working on setting up a government facility to take on bad debts from financial institutions to prevent a worsening of the global credit crisis, Wall Street sources have told CNBC. The facility would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, which was set up in the late 1980s to take on all the failed thrift assets during the savings and...

Pittsfield Township, MI – Swastikas, KKK on Obama Billboard

September 18, 2008 at 03:19 PM
Pittsfield Township, MI - Police are investigating who painted a swastikas, letters symbolizing the Ku Klux Klan and hooded figures on a 10 feet tall by 50 wide billboard for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Drivers heading north on U.S. 23 just south of Michigan Avenue began calling police to report the graffiti, Lt. Stephen Heller said. A boom truck from the Washtenaw County Road...

Ulyanovsk, Russia – Sentencing for Anti-Semitic Vandals

September 18, 2008 at 02:54 PM
Ulyanovsk, Russia - ‪Four Russian youths were sentenced for anti-Semitic vandalism and threats against Jews. The four locals received sentences from a court in central Russia ranging from three years in prison to a fine equal to 80 hours worth of salary for painting anti-Semitic death threats on a community center. Prosecutors in the Lenin district court had charged the four with inciting...

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