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New York – Police Expand Dirty Bomb Security 50 Miles Around NYC

July 1, 2009 at 10:54 PM
New York, NY - Thousands of additional law enforcement officers within 50 miles of New York City will have access to radiation detectors for dirty bombs and nuclear devices, New York police said today. The detectors, including cell phone-sized devices that officers wear on their belts, could help uncover a dirty bomb that might be assembled outside New York and smuggled in, police said at a...

Jerusalem – Teen Driver Without License Runs Over Child in Stroller

July 1, 2009 at 09:07 PM
Jerusalem - A 19-year-old youth without a driver's license is suspected of running over a 2-year-old girl in her carriage today and then fleeing the scene, Jerusalem police said. Police say the suspect told investigators that initially a friend was driving the car, in Jerusalem's Beit Israel neighborhood. His friend stopped and got out, at which point the suspect decided to get behind the...

India – The Untold Story Of The Mumbai Masscare, New Never Seen Before Chilling Documentary [YouTube Videos 1 Hour]

July 1, 2009 at 08:23 PM
India - The untold story of 2008's terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai. The story is told in the words of its victims and the gunmen. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Dan Reed, Terror in Mumbai tells the story of what happened when 10 gunmen held one of the world's busiest cities hostage; killing and wounding hundreds of people while holding India's crack security forces...

Brooklyn, NY – AG Cuomo: Brooklyn Supermarkets Cheated Baggers out of $1.1M

July 1, 2009 at 07:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a million-dollar settlement with the owners and former owners of two Brooklyn-based supermarkets for underpayment of their workers and other violations of New York State labor laws. The supermarkets are Associated Supermarket, located at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue, and Pioneer Supermarket, located at 1115 Pennsylvania Avenue (formerly...

Italy – Rome Gives Honorary Citizenship to Sgt. Gilad Schalit

July 1, 2009 at 06:05 PM
Rome, Italy - Rome has given honorary citizenship to an Israeli soldier kidnapped by militants linked to Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas group three years ago. Sgt. Gilad Schalit's father, Noam Schalit received the honor at a city hall ceremony today. A giant photo of the soldier hung in the piazza, with the words "Rome wants its citizen Gilad Schalit free" - words Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno...

Albany, NY – Gov. Asks NY Comptroller To Withold Senators Salaries

July 1, 2009 at 05:36 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. David Paterson has elevated the Senate stalemate from a “conflict” to a “crisis.” The governor didn’t make much news today in his Red Room press conference, except to say that he has issued proclamations for special session every day at 3 p.m. through July 6 — which means that the Senate will be in Albany through the holiday weekend. Paterson also called on...

Toledo, Spain – A Medieval Jewish Cemetery Shakes Modern Spain

July 1, 2009 at 05:09 PM
Toledo, Spain - As this medieval hilltop city baked in the afternoon heat, a group of Jewish leaders gathered Sunday beside a freshly dug grave and lowered into it small bundles of flaking, ancient bones. With prayers and a plea for forgiveness for disturbing the peace of more than 100 medieval souls, they laid them to rest in the cool, reddish earth. The quiet ceremony in late June concluded...

New York – Report: Bin Laden Visited The U.S. In 1979

July 1, 2009 at 04:35 PM
New York - The question of whether Osama bin Laden has ever visited the United States, a subject on which I have expended an unhealthy amount of energy in the course of various journalistic and biographical research, has now seemingly been settled. Osama was here for two weeks in 1979, it seems, and he visited Indiana and Los Angeles, among other places. He had a favorable encounter with an...

Washington – Suicide Warning Issued for 2 Anti-Smoking Drugs

July 1, 2009 at 03:57 PM
Washington - Federal drug regulators warned Wednesday that patients taking two popular stop-smoking drugs should be watched closely for signs of serious mental illness, as reported suicides among the drugs’ users mount. But officials emphasized that patients should not be scared away from taking the smoking-cessation medicines, Chantix, made by Pfizer, and Zyban, made by...

Jerusalem – 11 Charedim Indicted for Rioting

July 1, 2009 at 03:04 PM
Jerusalem - The District Prosecution filed rioting charges against 11 of the capital's ultra-Orthodox residents – five minors and six adults – who took part in the riots which erupted in the city earlier in the week. The capital's haredi community protested the City's decision to keep parking lots open on Shabbat. Police forces arrested 57 rioters during the demonstration. The 11 indicted...

Albany, NY – Senate Fight Turns Into Criminal Claim

July 1, 2009 at 02:10 PM
Albany, NY - The Republican-dominated faction claiming control of the New York Senate says a Democrat-appointed official doctored the original, official minutes of the session three weeks ago when they staged a coup to seize the majority. They claim the alteration was criminal, making it appropriate for courts to intervene in the power struggle. Democrats say the official journal is...

Israel – 20 Hotels Sign Modesty Code to Attract Charedi Guests

July 1, 2009 at 01:54 PM
Israel - The television will be closed in the closet, internet connections will be offered only to married couples, and there will be an option to separate the beds. These are some of the services some 20 hotels in Israel have taken upon themselves in order to accommodate ultra-Orthodox guests. A little more than a month after senior haredi rabbis ordained the "Committee for the Character of...

New York – Group: $231M Set Aside for Madoff Victims

July 1, 2009 at 01:30 PM
New York - A group funded by the securities industry has set aside $231 million to cover claims by Bernard Madoff's burned investors. The announcement was made Wednesday by court appointed trustee Irving H. Picard and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. The court has allowed 543 claims, totaling $2.972 billion, submitted by investors of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities...

Trenton, NJ – Supreme Court: Child Custody Doesn’t Have to be Decided Before a Judge

July 1, 2009 at 01:25 PM
Trenton, NJ - Couples getting a divorce can decide who gets custody of their children outside of court through mediation, the state Supreme Court said today. The unanimous decision expands on a 1997 ruling by New Jersey's highest court that lawyers acting as mediators can help couples resolve disputes over alimony. "Just as parents 'choose' to decide issues of custody and parenting time among...

Avon, CO – Colorado Newspaper Apologizes for ‘Jewish descent’ Description

July 1, 2009 at 01:22 PM
Avon, CO - The Vail Daily last week took the brunt of a well-deserved public beat-down for publishing a sheriff’s department press release in which a witness to a home break-in in Edwards described a suspect as being of “Jewish or Eastern European descent.” The now properly edited staff report is still on the paper’s Web site, but the offending original version made it into print last...

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