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New Jersey – Bill To Require All N.J. Students To Learn CPR

May 6, 2010 at 10:47 PM
New Jersey - Each year, a symptomless heart condition kills 75 student athletes across the nation. On Thursday, New Jersey Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan introduced a bill to have teens tested that could save countless lives. The legislation was spurred by the death of two athletes in Middlesex County. Sixteen-year-old Nyasia Sherrod has been on a mission to make the public aware of a heart...

Ashkelon, Israel – New Plan Suggests Building Barzilai Hospital ER Underground

May 6, 2010 at 09:29 PM
Ashkelon, Israel - The director general of the Prime Minister's Office, Eyal Gabai, announced Thursday that he was considering a plan to build a new emergency room at Ashkelon's Barzilai Medical Center underground, instead of rebuilding it in its current location. Two months ago a graveyard was discovered under the site on which the ER is built. Once the grave site was found at the original...

New York, NY – Alleged Bomb Plotters Considered ‘Queens Yeshiva’

May 6, 2010 at 08:44 PM
Queens, NY - The Guyanese cargo handler who plotted to blow up fuel lines at JFK airport also had his eye on a Queens yeshiva, according to federal prosecutors. The airport employee, Russell Defreitas, 66, recorded audio and video tapes of his terrorist plot to blow up the airport and considered hitting targets in the surrounding neighborhood, including a Jewish school, according to the feds...

Tel Aviv – Badatz New Ruling Forbids Charedim to Invest in Any Stocks

May 6, 2010 at 07:37 PM
Tel Aviv - Will the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox ) community stop making direct investments in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange? According to a new ruling by the Badatz - a rabbinical court whose rulings are observed by a significant portion of the Haredi community - ultra-Orthodox Jews must not invest in the shares of Israeli companies, even in those owned by Orthodox businessmen such as Lev Leviev, Shaya...

Washington – U.S. Senator Investigating How Shahzad Became U.S. Citizen

May 6, 2010 at 06:07 PM
Washington - CBS News has learned that Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is launching an inquiry into how Faisal Shahzad became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009 despite multiple law enforcement investigations into his background over the last 10 years. Grassley sent Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a letter today asking for the "Alien" file for Shahzad and his family...

Albany, NY – Ex-Senate Majority Leader Bruno Sentenced To Two Years In Jail, But Stays Free

May 6, 2010 at 05:52 PM
Albany, NY - Joseph Bruno, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York, has been sentenced to two years in jail on two federal fraud counts. The 81-year-old Bruno was the Republican leader of the state Senate for 13 years, controlling that chamber's legislation and billions of dollars in spending. He was convicted last year of using his office to help a businessman who paid...

Washington – Home Renovators Alert: House Passes Cash For Caulkers Bill

May 6, 2010 at 05:30 PM
Washington - Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday. The Home Star bill, passed 246-161, would authorize $5.7 billion over two years for a program that supporters - mostly Democrats - said would have the added...

Spring Glen, NY – Vandals Strike Former Homowack Lodge Again

May 6, 2010 at 04:53 PM
Spring Glen, NY - For at least the third time in less than a year, vandals have struck the former Homowack Lodge, breaking a number of recently-replaced windows at the old resort. The vandals apparently struck sometime over the weekend, smashing windows that were closest to Phillipsport Road. Aron Taub, a spokesman for the group who now owns the hotel complex, said that he was incensed by the...

Israel – Companies Discover the Merits of Charedi Women

May 6, 2010 at 03:42 PM
Israel - Pnina Farid, 27, is a mother of three. She lives in Bnei Brak and has been working at Isracard for the last three and a half years. She began as a customer-service representative and today manages a team of 12 workers, which until recently had been mixed-gender - men and women. Her career began at age 18, shortly after her marriage. At the time she worked in a jewelry store as a...

New York – Stock Selloff May Have Been Triggered by Error, Nasdaq, NYSE To Cancel Trades

May 6, 2010 at 02:44 PM
New York - In one of the most dizzying half-hours in stock market history, the Dow plunged nearly 1,000 points before paring those losses in what possibly could have been a trader error. The dramatic selloff Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. According to multiple sources, a trader entered a "b" for...

New York, NY – Simple Car Thief Behind Truck That Caused Scare on RFK Bridge

May 6, 2010 at 02:32 PM
New York, NY - The suspicious truck abandoned on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge appears to have been stolen by a conventional car thief -- not a terrorist, police said Thursday. The incident last night shut down the bridge in all directions for about three hours, and sparked fears of another potential car bomb. The vehicle -- a U-Haul truck with Arizona license plates -- was abandoned about...

Brooklyn, NY – Homewners Given Until May 7 to Settle Outstanding Water and Sewer Bills

May 6, 2010 at 01:02 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Councilman David G. Greenfield is making one final call for area residents and business owners to settle outstanding water and sewer bills and property taxes ahead of the city’s annual lien sale. The final day to resolve a dispute and avoid sale of a lien is May 7th. In addition to the sale of debt for those homeowners who are delinquent on water bills and property taxes, the...

New York, NY – Emirates Jet Stopped at JFK Before Takeoff

May 6, 2010 at 12:42 PM
New York, NY - Officials stopped an Emirates airline plane on a taxiway now at New York's JFK airport in order to determine whether a passenger aboard is on the U.S. "no fly" list. A senior government official told NBC News that Emirates Flight 204 was destined for Dubai. The pilots had requested permission to taxi for takeoff when Customs and Border Protection blocked the plane from...

India – Local Jews Want Early Execution of Mumbai Gunman

May 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM
India - For the local Jews who are witnesses to the bloody terror attack on Nariman House, the Jewish outreach centre here, the special court awarding capital punishment to Ajmal Kasab, lone Pakistani gunmen caught alive, was an emotional moment. "It is a very personal and emotional moment for all of us as we have lost Rabbi Gabi, Riviki (as they were fondly called), who were generous and...

New York – NY Legislators Consider Easing Divorce Laws

May 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM
New York - You love each other but concede the marriage is not working. Nobody's fault, really. For couples wanting to get a divorce in New York, that's a problem. New York remains the last state in the country without a no-fault divorce law that allows couples to divorce quickly and without much legal expense. Off and on since California became the first state to adopt no-fault divorce...

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