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Manhattan, NY – Some New Yorkers Defying The Culture Of Cleanliness

November 1, 2010 at 11:29 PM
Manhattan, NY - It’s what most of us do every day — a daily shower followed by a dab of deodorant. However, Americans from Malibu to Manhattan are defying the culture of cleanliness. Alice Feiring of SoHo is among them and said she doesn’t shower every day. “I don’t tend to smell, so I find that every other day, every three days is perfectly fine,” Feiring told CBS 2′s Sean...

Arlington, TX – San Francisco Giants Win World Series

November 1, 2010 at 10:39 PM
Arlington, TX - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace. Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria and Giants won the World Series on Monday night, beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a tense Game 5 and taking the trophy home to the city by the Bay for the first time. It was...

Israel – 10,000 Protest in Jerusalem Against Yeshiva Bill

November 1, 2010 at 10:11 PM
Israel - Nearly 10,000 university students from across the country marched under the banner “We’re not suckers!” in Jerusalem on Monday night to show their opposition to the Knesset’s approval of stipends for married full-time yeshiva students. “We hope that this protest will help a little to change this law,” Hebrew University Student Union president Yuval Admon told The Jerusalem...

Jerusalem – Israel Bans Palestinian PM from East Jerusalem Event

November 1, 2010 at 09:57 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today renewed a ban on Palestinian leaders holding official functions in annexed Arab east Jerusalem in the face of reports of plans by prime minister Salam Fayyad to open two schools. "Mr Netanyahu has ordered the security services to prevent the Palestinian Authority from organising events or ceremonies within the Jerusalem municipal...

London – Fixing Cargo Security System Would Cost Billions

November 1, 2010 at 09:19 PM
London - The technology exists to safeguard the world's air transport system against threats like the Yemen-based mail bombs, but the cost may be too high to be practical. Analysts warn that the cost of screening every piece of air cargo in a bid to prevent terrorists from downing airliners might bankrupt international shipping companies, hobble already weakened airlines and still not provide...

New York, NY – Bloomberg: Independent President A Good Idea

November 1, 2010 at 08:52 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an independent president has more chance at succeeding than a Republican or Democrat. He has said unequivocally he won’t run in 2012, but during a forum at Harvard University on Monday he endorsed the idea of an independent in the White House. The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent mayor says an independent would be better at bringing...

New York – Alcohol Is More Harmful Than Heroin or Crack: Study

November 1, 2010 at 08:15 PM
New York - It's sobering news for drinkers. Alcohol is even worse than heroin and crack on the list of "most harmful" drugs, according to a new study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet. A variety of social, physical and psychological problems that are caused by drugs were examined by a panel of experts, who concluded that alcohol, heroin and crack were the most harmful to...

New York, NY – What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York

November 1, 2010 at 07:28 PM
New York, NY - New Yorkers are accustomed to strong odors, but several years ago a new aroma began wafting through the city’s streets, a smell that was more unnerving than the usual offenders (trash, sweat, urine) precisely because it was so delightful: the sweet, unmistakable scent of maple syrup. It was a fickle miasma, though, draping itself over Morningside Heights one afternoon...

Poland – On Catholic Holiday Poles Honored Warsaw’s Jewish Holocaust Population

November 1, 2010 at 06:58 PM
Poland - Thousands of Polish mourners lit candles as they filed past a new monument at a military cemetery in the capital, paying tribute on Monday to the late president and 95 others killed in a plane crash this year. The monument — two granite slabs jutting from the ground like airplane wings at Warsaw's Powazki cemetery — became a key focal point this year on All Saint's Day, the Nov. 1...

New York, NY – Jews Worried About Their Mail After Mail Bomb Plot

November 1, 2010 at 06:01 PM
New York, NY - New York area synagogues were on heightened alert Monday, and some New York City apartment buildings were taking the extra precaution of not accepting package deliveries at all.  This was all in response to Friday’s discovery of an international terror plot from Yemen targeting synagogues in Chicago, CBS 2HD’s Derricke Dennis reports. “When something like this happens...

Washington – Vatican Bank Accused of Laundering Assets Stolen from Jews

November 1, 2010 at 05:23 PM
Washington - After last month's seizure of $32 million (US) from Vatican Bank, a group of Holocaust survivors from the former Yugoslavia has asked the European Commission to look into claims that the Vatican Bank laundered valuables stolen by Nazi allies. Jonathan Levy, a Washington-based attorney representing the survivors and their heirs wrote in a letter to EU commissioner for economic and...

New York – Former Governor Pataki Endorses Paladino at Last Minute

November 1, 2010 at 04:02 PM
New York - Embracing a man who once called him a “degenerate idiot,” former Gov. George E. Pataki on Monday endorsed Carl P. Paladino, the Republican nominee to be New York’s governor. The vote of confidence by Mr. Pataki, the last Republican to occupy the governor’s mansion, came at the 11th hour but was perhaps the most prominent endorsement of Mr. Paladino’s campaign. “While...

New York – NYPD Recruits Learning To Drive Big Apple Style

November 1, 2010 at 03:24 PM
New York - NYPD recruits are getting a crash course on speeding down streets with lights and sirens -- in which they can crash without hurting anyone. The intense road training takes place on two $95,000 simulators housed in a trailer at the department's driver education facility at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. Driving through more than 80 different scenarios, including high-speed...

Jerusalem – Woman, 22, Dies after C Section Birth

November 1, 2010 at 03:07 PM
Jerusalem - A 22-year-old woman from the haredi town of Betar died on Monday morning at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem within hours of giving birth to healthy twins. The woman, for whom it was a first delivery, suffered from pre-eclampsia, a medical condition of pregnancy-induced hypertension with significant amounts of protein in the urine that can be caused by...

Canada – Border Guards Used More Guns, Batons, Pepper Spray to Deal with Travelers

November 1, 2010 at 02:33 PM
Canada - The number of clashes at Canada's borders rose as more officers pulled their guns and swung their truncheons to deal with troublesome travellers. So-called use-of-force incidents are up 170 per cent in just four years -- and more border officers are needed to respond to each problem, says an internal report. The actual number of incidents -- 137 in the fiscal year that ended on...

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