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Israel – Environmentalists Warn Jordan River Drying Up

May 4, 2010 at 08:33 AM
Israel - A team of Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian environmental scientists says large stretches of the Jordan River could dry up by 2011. And much of what remains is nothing but a canal of sewage, they said in a report released. "You can almost jump across this river. In other places, you don't need to even jump - you can just cross it. It's ankle deep," said Gidon Bromberg, Israeli...

Waterloo, IA – Rubashkin Seeks Delay of Today’s Child Labor Trial

May 4, 2010 at 08:17 AM
Waterloo, IA - Trial for officials at the former Agriprocessors meatpacking plant is scheduled to start today at the Black Hawk County Courthouse, (as was reported yesterday here on VIN News). But one of the defendants, former CEO Sholom Rubashkin, has asked the judge to delay trial, according to court officials. He is currently awaiting sentencing on federal fraud and money laundering...

New York, NY – In Hunt for Times Square Bomb Suspect, Two More Taken Off Plane

May 4, 2010 at 07:56 AM
New York, NY - Three passengers were taken off a New York-Dubai flight in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square, Emirates Airlines has said. US authorities announced earlier an American man of Pakistani descent was being held after he was stopped while trying to flee the country, (as was reported here on VIN News early Tuesday morning). Faisal Shahzad, 30, was...

Washington – Obama Hosting Elie Wiesel for Kosher Lunch at White House

May 4, 2010 at 07:38 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama will have lunch with Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel today, a couple weeks after Wiesel took out full page ads in the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune and Wall Street Journal urging the Obama administration to ease up on pressuring the Israeli government on the issue of construction in East Jerusalem. Obama and...

New York – Suspect in Times Square Car Bomb Case Under Arrest Trying to Flee Country

May 4, 2010 at 12:14 AM
New York - A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen accused of driving a bomb-laden SUV into Times Square and parking it on a street lined with restaurants and Broadway theaters was to appear in court Tuesday to face charges that he tried to set off a massive fireball and kill Americans, federal authorities said. The suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was taken into custody late Monday by FBI agents and New York...

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