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Washington – Supreme Court: Suspects Must Say They Want To Be Silent

June 1, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Washington - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights "upside down." A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests...

Toronto – Canadian Man Hitches Ride With Israeli PM

June 1, 2010 at 10:31 AM
Toronto - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Canada was cut short by a diplomatic crisis in the seas off Gaza, but his visit will always be remembered by a B.C. man who hitched a free ride home. A few weeks ago, Jonathan Fader from Richmond was overseas serving in the Israeli infantry. He hadn't seen his family in more than a year. But that all changed after a chance...

Washington – Govt. To Hit Airlines Harder For Bumping Passengers

June 1, 2010 at 10:11 AM
Washington - Giving up your airline seat may become a little less painful. Federal officials are expected to announce this week a plan to raise the maximum amount that airlines must pay passengers who get bumped off an oversold flight, currently at $400 or $800 depending on how long a trip is delayed. Bumpings rose in three of the past four years and jumped 10 percent to 762,422 in 2009...

Tehran – Iran Media: Jewish Community Demanding Punishment Against Israel

June 1, 2010 at 10:05 AM
Tehran, Iran - Iran's Jewish community has slammed Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid Flotilla, calling for the punishment of the "criminals" responsible for the attack. "Tehran's Jewish community condemns the inhuman act of the Zionists in attacking a non-military Flotilla," a statement from the Tehran Jewish Community read Tuesday. "On behalf of Iran's Jewish community, we firmly...

Jerusalem – Officer Who Led IDF Raid Recounts Battle Onboard Ship

June 1, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Jerusalem - In the first interview since he was wounded in Monday's raid on the flotilla, Captain R, who commanded the troops who boarded the Marmara via helicopter, spoke of the battle that took place on vessel. According to R, hundreds of people who were on the boat took part in attacking him and his soldiers and they were forced to use weapons because of danger to their lives. "Dozens...

Monroe, NY – Kiryas Joel Battle Over Zoning Board

June 1, 2010 at 09:42 AM
Monroe, NY - A new lawsuit against Kiryas Joel and its main religious institution raises the question of whether the village has a legitimate zoning board of appeals to settle zoning disputes and grant relief from local codes. Such panels are standard features of local government. But the plaintiffs say the four men who convened as a Zoning Board to hear their case in April were also...

Albany, NY – Governor Plans Mass Worker Layoffs

June 1, 2010 at 09:38 AM
Albany, NY - An administration source says New York Gov. David Paterson is putting together a plan that would lay off thousands of government workers at the beginning of next year to help balance the state budget. The source confirmed a report Tuesday in The New York Times that Paterson will direct state agencies to begin picking positions that could be eliminated starting Jan. 1. That date...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Protester Tries To Commit Suicide At Rally Against Israeli Raid

June 1, 2010 at 09:35 AM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A Palestinian man slashed himself with a box cutter outside the US Embassy in Malaysia on Tuesday at a protest against Israel's attack on the "Free Gaza" flotilla. Some 500 people demonstrated outside the American Embassy in this Muslim-majority nation, waving banners that read "Save Gaza" and "Stop the Israeli crimes in Gaza," and shouting "Long live...

New York – Halachically Speaking: Giving Non-Kosher Pleasant Tasting Medicine to Children

June 1, 2010 at 09:10 AM
Many children’s liquid medications contain glycerin. Therefore it is imperative to discuss the permissibility of giving these medications to children. (Obviously if the child is in danger these halachos do not apply). There is an issur d’oraisa for one to feed a child food that is not kosher. This is learned from three different pesukim in the Torah. The reason is so the child does not...

Wurtsboro, NY – Summer Nightmare Begins, Construction Brings Traffic to a Standstill

June 1, 2010 at 08:46 AM
Wurtsboro, NY - A combination of high volume and road construction brought Route 17 over Wurtsboro Mountain to a standstill late Monday afternoon. The three-day Memorial Day weekend brought New York metro area residents to the Hudson Valley and Catskills and it seemed like they all tried to return home at the same time Monday. Traffic eastbound from just below the Wurtsboro exit 119 all the...

Canada – That Wasn’t Fog – Quebec Fire Covers New York in Smoke

June 1, 2010 at 08:31 AM
Canada - As a haze settles over NYC and all up and down the coast New England, residents and tourist alike, awoke to what seemed to be a fog rolling in. At lunch it was the topic of conversation. The smoke had reduced the visibility to about three miles in places, and the smell of smoke was strong across the area. Since May 25th, about 100,000 acres of forest are a flame in Quebec. As of...

New York, NY – City Council Bill Would Legalize Double Parking in Some Situations

June 1, 2010 at 08:15 AM
New York, NY - Drivers desperate for parking spots would get a reprieve under a City Council proposal to legalize double parking in certain situations, The Post has learned. Three members this week are introducing a bill that would permit double parking for drivers waiting for a soon-to-be-vacated space or dropping off or picking up passengers. The sponsors of the legislation say their push...

Washington – Al-Qaida: No. 3 Official Killed With Family

June 1, 2010 at 08:02 AM
Washington - Al-Qaida announced Tuesday that its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family — perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al-Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike. A statement posted on an al-Qaida Website said al-Yazid, which it...

Jerusalem – Mossad Chief: Israel Becoming Burden on U.S.

June 1, 2010 at 07:57 AM
Jerusalem - Strategic ties between Jerusalem and Washington are slowly changing, Mossad chief Meir Dagan told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. "Bit by bit Israel is turning into more of a burden than asset for the US," Dagan said in his meeting with committee. The Mossad chief indicated as well that the US views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a lower...

New York – After US Rejects To Condemn Israeli Raid, UN Calls For Impartial Probe

June 1, 2010 at 07:44 AM
New York - The U.N. Security Council called early Tuesday for an "impartial" investigation of Israel's deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and condemned the "acts" that resulted in the loss of at least nine lives. After an emergency meeting and marathon negotiations that lasted nearly 12 hours, the 15 council members finally agreed on a presidential...

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