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New York, NY – Are Big Apple Residents Secretly Shopping At Wal-Mart?

November 13, 2010 at 11:56 PM
New York, NY - New Yorkers say they don't want a Wal-Mart, but their money is talking behind their backs, and its saying something different. Big Apple residents spent $165 million last year to buy low-cost products at Walmart's suburban stores because there aren't any outlets in the five boroughs, according to an analysis obtained by The Post. The massive money drain costs the city...

Los Angeles, CA – Troubled Cruise Shows Unpredictability Of The Sea

November 13, 2010 at 11:56 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A luxury cruise liner that limped into San Diego after a fire knocked out its power was lucky in many ways — no one was killed or even seriously hurt, a nearby Navy vessel came quickly with supplies and the mishap occurred in tranquil waters. Yet the drawn-out tale of the stricken ship shows just how quickly things can go wrong on a giant floating city carrying thousands of...

Lakewood, NJ – Case Against Accused Ponzi-Schemer Halted

November 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM
Lakewood, NJ - The criminal case against accused Ponzi-schemer Eliyahu Weinstein has ground to a temporary halt while the embattled Lakewood developer straightens out his legal representation. U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Esther Salas granted a continuance until Jan. 17 to give Weinstein time to secure a lawyer and for anticipated plea negotiations to begin. This is the second continuance...

Washington – Pelosi: ‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me’

November 13, 2010 at 11:02 PM
Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle. “We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept...

New York, NY – Terror Watching Cameras Triple With Bomb Plots

November 13, 2010 at 10:31 PM
New York, NY - New York City is almost halfway to its goal of installing 3,000 cameras as part of a network to monitor signs of terrorism, about triple the number it had in June. The spurt in additions to the $201 million initiative, which officials said is to be completed by 2013, may represent an increased urgency to finish the project. It comes in a year that saw federal convictions...

Jerusalem – Opinion: Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Welfare Kings

November 13, 2010 at 10:03 PM
Jerusalem - In Israel, where modernity coexists uneasily with tradition, hand-wringing about the country's ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority is a national pastime. Cloistered in poor towns and neighborhoods, exempted from conscription into the military and surviving largely off government handouts, the black-hatted ultra-Orthodox, known as Haredim, have long vexed more secular Israelis. Now, in the...

Germany – Shocking Auschwitz Film Boycotted for Being ‘Too Gruesome’

November 13, 2010 at 09:28 PM
Germany - A German-made film about the horrors of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is so horrific that many critics have already said they will boycott it when it is released next year. A clip of Uwe Boll's film entitled Auschwitz is already on the internet, showing disturbing images of naked victims dying in gas chambers. Mr Boll, a filmmaker who has made it his life's work to shock...

New York – NY Times Editorial Urges Netanyahu To ‘Stop Playing Games’

November 13, 2010 at 09:04 PM
New York - Early in his most recent tenure, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, spent a lot of time trying to persuade President Obama and others that he was serious about making peace with the Palestinians. Only a hard-liner, like him, could pull it off. If only. With the peace process crumbling, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Mr. Netanyahu for seven hours on...

New York, NY – Passengers Push for ‘Child-Free’ Flights

November 13, 2010 at 08:57 PM
New York, NY - FOR many people, it is the second biggest fear of flying: sitting next to a screaming, kicking, uncontrollable child. Particularly if that child isn't theirs. Next to landing hastily on something other than a runway, sharing the cabin with a fussy toddler is about the worst luck many travelers can imagine. And as the economy and security regulations conspire to squeeze the...

New York, NY – After Years of Decline, Murder Rate on Pace for Double-Digit Increase

November 13, 2010 at 08:28 PM
New York, NY - The City could see a double-digit increase in the murder rate by the end of the year. The latest numbers provided to The Associated Press on Friday show homicides totalled 464 through Thursday. That's up 16 per cent from the 400 reported at the same time last year. The 2010 total is only seven short of that for all of last year. New York Police Department officials say the...

Deal, NJ – Prosecutor Seeks to Block Defendants in Corruption Sweep from Traveling to Israel

November 13, 2010 at 08:14 PM
Deal, NJ - Several of the defendants arrested last year in New Jersey's largest federal corruption case are accused of laundering millions of dollars through networks that reach back to Israel. Despite alleged ties to illegal activity in Israel, several have been allowed trips to that country since their arrests. The U.S. Attorney's Office has sought to block the trips, telling a judge the...

Albany, NY – State Report Predicts Rising Sea Level to More Than 4 Feet

November 13, 2010 at 08:01 PM
Albany, NY - A new state environmental report predicts sea levels could rise more than four feet in some coastal areas of New York state over the next 70 years with dramatic implications for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. The draft report from the Sea Level Rise Task Force notes New York Harbor's waters have risen 15 inches in 150 years. Harbor gauges show they rose...

Washington – Israel Appears Defiant, Sensing Obama Weakness

November 13, 2010 at 07:33 PM
Washington - The Democrats' midterm election losses appear to have spurred a shift in a key alliance, with Israel stepping up its resistance to the Obama administration's Mideast peace initiative and efforts to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions. President Obama has pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for months to avoid any move that would set back the peace effort Washington...

Jerusalem – Judge Criticizes Police, Orders Sabbath-Detained Boy Freed

November 13, 2010 at 07:11 PM
Jerusalem - A judge has ruled that Friday's arrest of a boy on suspicion of organizing a group entry into the city of Jericho was illegal. The boy, who spent the Sabbath in a police station and was ordered released unconditionally by Judge Feinberg on Saturday night, says he will sue the police. The bottom line is that the Binyamin District police crusade against Jewish entry into the city of...

Jerusalem – Diplomats: US Offered Incentives For Freeze

November 13, 2010 at 07:02 PM
Jerusalem - The U.S. has offered Israel an incentive package to reinstate a moratorium on West Bank settlement building in an effort to revive stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, diplomatic sources said late Saturday. The sources said the deal stipulates that Israel would stop settlement construction for 90 days in the West Bank. The moratorium would not apply to east Jerusalem. The...

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