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Tokyo – Japan’s PM Says Considers To Resign Over Nuclear Crisis

June 1, 2011 at 11:46 PM
Tokyo - Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan says he will consider resigning once Japan's efforts to recover from its earthquake and tsunami disaster take firm hold. Kan told members of his party Thursday that he felt responsible for carrying through with leading the recovery. He made the comments ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament. Kan, who became prime minister just a year ago, has...

New York City – Alternate Side Parking Suspended For Thursday

June 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM
New York City - Because of a Catholic holiday, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Thursday June 2 2011. Other regulations will remain in effect. Parking meters will be in effect...

Springfield, MA – UPDATE: 4 Reported Dead, Dozens Injured After Tornadoes In Mass. [Photos]

June 1, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Springfield, MA - At least two tornadoes swept through western and central Massachusetts Wednesday, sending debris slamming into buildings and killing four people, Massachusetts' governor said. Gov. Deval Patrick said two people died in Westfield, one in West Springfield, and one in Brimfield in the central part of the state. He had no details about those killed. The storms did extensive...

Amsterdam – Dutch Ask Germany to Lock Up Elderly Nazi Fugitive

June 1, 2011 at 09:49 PM
Amsterdam - The Dutch government asked Germany on Wednesday to jail an 89-year-old Dutch Nazi who escaped in 1952 from a Dutch prison where he was serving a life sentence for killing Jewish prisoners at a Nazi transit camp. The Netherlands had already tried to extradite former SS soldier Klaas Carel Faber using a European Arrest Warrant -- a European Union-wide agreed extradition mechanism -...

Nevada – Inmate Sues over Prisons’ Decision to Stop Serving Kosher Food

June 1, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Nevada - An Orthodox Jewish prisoner filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday that claims officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections are violating the First Amendment with their decision to end kosher food options for inmates. "This is a matter that's been well-litigated," attorney Jacob Hafter said. "Nevada is clearly on the wrong side of the issue. And so we had to file suit because...

Springfield, MA – Injuries Reported After Apparent Tornado Hits Mass.

June 1, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Springfield, MA - An apparent tornado struck the downtown of one of the state's largest cities on Wednesday afternoon, scattering debris, toppling trees and frightening workers and residents. Several injuries were reported. Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, about 90 miles west of Boston, was treating numerous injured people, some with serious force trauma injuries, spokeswoman Jane...

Chicago, IL – Headley: I Identified Chabad Houses as Bombing Targets

June 1, 2011 at 06:42 PM
Chicago, IL -Mumbai attack co-accused David Coleman Headley on Wednesday testified that he had conducted a surveillance of the German Bakery in Pune and identified Chabad Houses in Delhi, Pushkar and Pune as potential bombing targets. The Pakistani-American said this while wrapping up his testimony after five days of questioning by prosecution and defence lawyers in the trial of his childhood...

Louisville, KY – Fingerprints In Terror Case Unchecked For Months

June 1, 2011 at 05:48 PM
Louisville, KY - Court records say that federal authorities unknowingly had evidence linking an Iraqi refugee in the United States with a roadside bomb found in Iraq in 2005. The FBI had the fingerprints of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan on file, court records say, after they were lifted from an unexploded bomb. Alwan was admitted into the United States in 2009. The FBI matched the...

Washington – At Gillibrand’s Urging, U.S. Announces Pull Out From U.N. Durban Iii Summit

June 1, 2011 at 05:08 PM
Washington - The Obama administration confirmed Wednesday in a letter to a U.S. senator that it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at U.N. headquarters in September. Joseph E. Macmanus, acting U.S. assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, wrote in the letter to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand that the United States will not participate in the 10-year...

Queens, NY – Jewish Aide To Schmuer Said To Be Eying Empty Assembly Seat

June 1, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Queens, NY - The scramble to fill the seat of former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer has taken another turn, with her longtime aide announcing she will not run for the post. That clears the deck for Phillip Goldfeder, an aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. Goldfeder is being touted as the Queens Democratic Party's pick to replace Pheffer, who recently stepped down from her legislative post to become...

New York – Fears of Economic Slowdown Hammers Stocks

June 1, 2011 at 04:33 PM
New York - Fears that the economy is stalling sent the Dow Jones industrial average down 280 points, erasing more than a quarter of the stock market's gains for the year. A pair of reports raised new doubts about the economy's strength Wednesday. A key manufacturing index fell from its April level. And private employers added just 38,000 jobs in May, according to payroll processor ADP...

Brooklyn, NY – After WCBS Report, Rabbi At Yeshiva Says Rowdy Students Will Face Expulsion

June 1, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Some Brooklyn homeowners in Sunset Park are demanding that a neighboring Yeshiva take action against a group of rowdy students. Living next to a school is rarely a quiet affair, especially when class is in session. But Jorge Toro says there’s no excuse for this kind of behavior. He says students are scaling the fence to get into his back yard. We spoke with a Rabbi Simon...

United Nations – Palestinians Mobilizing Support For Statehood

June 1, 2011 at 03:46 PM
United nations - The Palestinians hope to mobilize countries, political leaders and millions of supporters to back their demand for recognition as an independent state in September, the Palestinian's top U.N. diplomat said Wednesday. Riyad Mansour told a group of reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian people are ready to take to the streets peacefully as they did in 1987, and follow in the...

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Twitter Launches Photo, Video Search Service

June 1, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Microblogging service Twitter launched a photo and video search service on Wednesday that lets users own the rights to the photos they post, makes search results more personalized and make the results of more authoritative tweeters prominent. Chief Executive Dick Costolo unveiled the service at the "D: All Things Digital" conference. He said the service will be rolled...

Trenton, NJ – Helicopter Flight For NJ Gov Costs $2,500 An Hour

June 1, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey State Police officials say it costs $2,500 an hour to fly in their helicopter, but that ferrying Gov. Chris Christie to his son's high school baseball game didn't cost taxpayers anything extra. In a statement, State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes says Christie has been aboard state police helicopters 35 times since taking office. Fuentes didn't say which, if...

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