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New York, NY – Lawsuit Against Trademark of Breast Cancer Genes

May 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM
New York, NY - Patents on two human genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers are being challenged in court by the American Civil Liberties Union, which argues that patenting pure genes is unconstitutional and hinders research for a cancer cure. A lawyer in the case says patenting genes would be like patenting an eyeball removed from someone. "Knowledge about our own bodies and the ability to...

Union County, NJ – Holocaust Survivor Indicted on Corruption Charges Meets with Pope

May 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM
Union County, NJ - A Holocaust survivor and longtime New Jersey developer, who was indicted on charges of corruption and had his passport revoked, received special permission from federal officials to travel to Israel this week to meet with Pope Benedict XVI during his historic visit to the Holy Land. Edward Mosberg, a philanthropist from Union County, was one of only six people who met with the...

New York, NY – NYPD Stop & Frisk Up 22%

May 12, 2009 at 09:45 PM
New York, NY - NYPD officers stopped, questioned and frisked a record number of people during the first three months of the year, a civil liberties group said today. A report of police data made public by the New York Civil Liberties Union finds that more than 171,000 people were stopped by police between January and March. The organization says nine out of 10 stops resulted in no charges or...

Tel Aviv, Israel – Criminal Probe of Dayanim in Get Case for Mentally Disabled Person

May 12, 2009 at 08:02 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel - Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has ordered a rare criminal investigation of four rabbinical court judges suspected of giving a divorce to a mentally disabled woman without her knowledge or consent. All four dayanim continue to serve on the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court, where they handle thousands of divorce cases every year. The four - Dov Domb, Avidan Yitzhak Halevy, Yitzhak...

Long Island, NY – Fake Cop arrested Over LIE Traffic Stop

May 12, 2009 at 07:20 PM
Long Island, NY - Call it conduct unbecoming a wanna-be officer. A Middle Island man was arrested after a deputy sheriff saw him flashing emergency lights in a white Ford Crown Victoria to pull over a minivan on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday and interview the driver while wearing a body armor vest and a patch, authorities said. When the deputy sheriff asked who he worked for, Juan...

California – The Only Witness Against Alleged Nazi Demjanjuk Travels To Germany To Testify

May 12, 2009 at 06:38 PM
California - Germany is preparing for its last Nazi war crimes trial and a courtroom duel between two old survivors: John Demjanjuk, accused of being a concentration camp guard in the killing fields of Eastern Europe, and Thomas Blatt, a former teenage inmate in one of the Third Reich’s most brutal outposts. In a charge sheet to be read to him with the help of an interpreter, Mr Demjanjuk...

Los Angeles, CA – Spate Of “Jew” Graffiti Confounds Experts

May 12, 2009 at 06:28 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Law enforcement officials and hate crime watchdogs have been confounded over the last few months by a spate of graffiti with the word “Jew” marking multiple locations in the Fairfax area, near Hollywood and on La Cienega Boulevard near the 10 Freeway. The word “Jew” or “Jewish,” sometimes accompanied by the letters “TMA,” have been spray-painted on lampposts...

Washington – FDA Object Cheerios Health Claims

May 12, 2009 at 05:06 PM
Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to General Mills Inc. last week asking it to change how it promotes the health benefits of Cheerios. The FDA told General Mills to stop promoting Cheerios, the country’s best-selling cereal, as a product that can lower cholesterol levels, reduce heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer. The agency said that claiming...

Israel – CBS 60 Minutes: The Extraordinary Story Of The Spy That Israel And Egypt Claim Was Their Man

May 12, 2009 at 04:33 PM
Israel - In high school my favorite books were about the great accomplishments of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. They had kidnapped war criminal Adolf Eichmann from Argentina before the police in the country knew he was there or even missing. A beautiful woman had inspired an Iraqi pilot to defect to Israel with his top-secret Mig-21. A Mossad mole nearly became Syria's Minister of...

Miami, FL – Five Guilty in Terror Plot Including Synagogue

May 12, 2009 at 04:12 PM
Miami, FL - Five men have been convicted in Miami of plotting to blow up the Sears tower in Chicago and carry out attacks on several other US targets. Prosecutors say the men conspired to provide material support to al-Qaeda, with the aim of blowing up the tower and several federal government offices, including the FBI building, and a courthouse complex. In testimony it was also showen how...

New York – Pat Buchanan’s Holocaust-Denial Enabling Ignored By Many

May 12, 2009 at 04:00 PM
New York - Yesterday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel, Pope Benedict said victims of the Final Solution "lost their lives, but they will never lose their names." Earlier this year, the Pope told a group of American Jewish leaders that "any denial or minimization any denial or minimization" of the Holocaust "is intolerable and altogether unacceptable." Patrick Buchanan, a devout...

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Dov Hikind Speaks Out And Rejects Same Gender Marriage Bill [live video]

May 12, 2009 at 03:50 PM
Albany, NY - The Assembly will be debating the same gender marriage bill today starting at around 3:30PM. Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind will be speaking out against it, and voting no on the measure. The legislative proceedings can be viewed live at: http://assembly.state.ny.us/av...

New York – Traffic in Airport Dropped 11.6% Due to Recession

May 12, 2009 at 03:15 PM
New York - The agency in charge of New York City's airports, bridges and harbor is blaming the recession for a downturn in traffic including a sharp drop in cargo. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says passenger traffic at its airports fell 11.6 percent in the first quarter of this year while air cargo dropped nearly 30 percent. Traffic at the bridges and tunnels linking New York...

New York City – NYC Emergency Text Alerts In the Spotlight

May 12, 2009 at 02:21 PM
New York City - A warning would have been welcome when an Air Force jet flew unannounced over the New York Harbor weeks ago and sent frightened workers in lower Manhattan into a tizzy. (When it turned out the flyover was for an expensive photo op, the White House official who approved it resigned from his post over the scandal.) On Monday it seemed it might happen again – but with advance...

Vatican – Vatican Plays Down Pope’s Hitler Youth Past

May 12, 2009 at 02:11 PM
Vatican - The Vatican played down Pope Benedict's teenage membership of the Hitler Youth Tuesday after it was highlighted by Jewish critics of remarks he made about the Holocaust during his continuing visit to Israel. An official spokesman withdrew an initial statement that the German-born pope had "never, never, never" been in the Hitler Youth after reporters pointed out that Benedict himself...

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