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Amsterdam – Man Dressed Up As an Orthodox Jew Arrested for Memorial Service Stampede

May 4, 2010 at 11:30 PM
Amsterdam The Netherlands - Around 30 people were injured and the Dutch queen was briefly rushed to safety Tuesday when a screaming man with an Orthodox Jewish appearance, wearing clothing and hairstyle commonly associated with Orthodox Jews, caused panic among thousands of visitors at the country's annual ceremony honoring World War II victims. Security officers hustled Queen Beatrix away...

Monticello, NY – Catskill Casino Moves Forward

May 4, 2010 at 10:25 PM
Monticello, NY - Rotate Black Inc., a premier development and management company of global resort and casino properties, announced that the Seneca Nation of Indians are planning to sit down with local, state, and federal officials to reopen discussions about establishing a casino in Sullivan County. The Seneca Nation responded to letters written by County Legislature Chairman Jonathan Rouis...

Paris, France – Reaching For Heaven: An Observant Jew Navigates the Skies

May 4, 2010 at 09:59 PM
Paris, France - In the cockpit of an Air France Airbus 330, about an hour after takeoff, on a flight from Paris to Senegal, with the plane safely on auto-pilot, the pilot finishes studying the two daily portions of Chumash and Tanya. He then keys his mike: “Good morning! This is your Captain speaking. I hope you are enjoying your flight . . .” Meet David Price, 47, who has the distinction...

Passaic, NJ – Police Probe ‘Cat Burglar’ Break-Ins in Jewish Area

May 4, 2010 at 09:23 PM
Passaic, NJ - A cat burglar who has crept into about 10 city homes while people slept has sparked a neighborhood watch group and set off a police investigation into whether the incidents are related to similar break-ins in Clifton, police said. Someone has broken into 10 homes in the 3rd Ward and in the northwest part of the city since April 13, said Detective Andy White. Purses, wallets and...

Old Bridge, NJ – Comedian Wins as ‘Jewish Mother-in-Lawsuit’ Is Dismissed

May 4, 2010 at 08:53 PM
Old Bridge, NJ - A standup comedian who was sued for making mother-in-law jokes has had the last laugh after a federal judge threw the case out of court. Sunda Croonquist, whose shtick for years has been to describe her life as a half-black, half-Swedish woman who marries into a Jewish family, was sued two years ago after her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law said her jokes were...

New York, NY – Times Square Bomb Suspect Slipped Away from Surveillance to JFK

May 4, 2010 at 08:24 PM
New York, NY - The no-fly list failed to keep the Times Square suspect off the plane. Faisal Shahzad boarded a jetliner bound for the United Arab Emirates Monday night before federal authorities pulled him back. Although under surveillance since midafternoon, he had managed to elude investigators and head to the airport. The night's events, gradually coming to light, underscored the flaws...

New York – U.S. Sen. Calls For Swift Public Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Pitched To Ashkenazi Women

May 4, 2010 at 07:11 PM
New York - A bill that would require insurance companies to pay for a minimum two-day hospital stay for breast cancer surgery patients is being pushed by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has also called for the swift implementation of a new national education campaign to draw attention to women at high-risk of the deadly disease. Ms. Gillibrand (D-New York) said a public awareness campaign -...

North Europe – Iceland’s Ash May Keep Choking Europe’s Air Travel Again

May 4, 2010 at 06:45 PM
North Europe - Iceland's clouds of volcanic ash are menacing European air traffic again, but transport chiefs insisted Tuesday they are learning from last month's crisis and won't let the hard-to-measure emissions ground their continent again. Rising volcanic activity spurred aviation authorities in Ireland, northwest Scotland and the Faeroe Islands to shut down services Tuesday after a...

New York – Secret Military Intelligence Jet Over The Skies Of NY Traced Times Sq. Bomb Suspect

May 4, 2010 at 06:04 PM
New York - In the end, it was secret Army intelligence planes that got a hold of Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, and did him in. According to CBS News, The U.S. Army Armed with Shahzad's cell phone number, circled the skies over the New York area, intercepting a call to Emirates Airlines reservations, before scrambling to catch him at John F. Kennedy International Airport...

New York – Flight Deck Audio: Plane With NYC Bomb Suspect Told Go Back To The Gate Immediately

May 4, 2010 at 05:02 PM
New York - As reported today that the Emirates flight to Dubai carrying suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad "had begun to taxi for takeoff" at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, a YouTube user posts what appears to be the conversation between the air traffic controller and puzzled pilot, as the plane is diverted back to the gate at the last minute. The audio was taken from website...

Albany, NY – Paterson To Cut 100,000 State Workers for 1 Day a Week

May 4, 2010 at 04:34 PM
Albany, NY - New York Governor David Paterson said his next emergency spending bill will furlough 100,000 state workers for one day a week to help keep the government operating in the absence of a budget. The furloughs, which would save about $30 million a week, come after the Democratic governor’s decision to withhold a 4 percent pay increase from about 130,000 state employees since April...

New York – U.S. Stocks: Dow Falls Over 200 Amid Spain Debt Fears

May 4, 2010 at 04:05 PM
New York - The Dow plunged more than 200 points, or 2 percent, Tuesday as the dollar rallied against the euro amid worries about the European debt crisis. The market was buzzing with a fresh round of speculation that Spain might be next to need a bailout. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero shot back that such speculation was "complete madness." Zapatero said any speculation about...

New York – Report: Police Believe Hand-Drawn Map Was From Car Bomb Suspect

May 4, 2010 at 02:55 PM
New York - According to ABC News, Police recently found a hand-drawn map of the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines, as well as the Bowling Green stop and the Staten Island Ferry. The map was found on a Metro North train bound for Connecticut over the past several days, and authorities have reason to believe they were drawn by Faisal Shahzad the man arrested in the failed car bomb attack at Times...

Waterloo, IA – Child Labor Charges Dropped Except Against Rubashkin, Case Won’t Be Delayed

May 4, 2010 at 02:44 PM
Waterloo, IA - The state trial of former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin will move forward, a judge said, despite concerns from defense attorneys about the local jail not meeting their client’s religious needs. Black Hawk County District Associate Judge Nathan Callahan also denied a defense motion Tuesday to delay Rubashkin’s trial on 83 misdemeanor child labor charges until July...

Washington – Failed Car Bomb Attack: Holder, Kelly, FBI, Homeland Security Press Conference [video replay]

May 4, 2010 at 02:24 PM
Washington - A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was hauled off a plane about to fly to the Middle East and will face terrorism charges in the failed attempt to explode a bomb-laden SUV in the heart of Times Square, authorities said Tuesday. One official said he claimed to be acting alone. Faisal Shahzad has admitted his role in the botched bombing attempt and is talking to investigators, providing...

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