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New York – Occupy Wall Street Shows Muscle, Raises $300K

October 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM
New York - The Occupy Wall Street movement has close to $300,000, as well as storage space loaded with donated supplies in lower Manhattan. It stared down city officials to hang on to its makeshift headquarters, showed its muscle Saturday with a big Times Square demonstration and found legions of activists demonstrating in solidarity across the country and around the world. Could this be the...

Williamsburg, NY – Street Corner Day Laborers Start Their Own Cleaning Company

October 16, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Williamsburg, NY - After years of waiting on a Brooklyn street corner trying to land jobs cleaning houses, Teresa Bucio decided there had to be a better way to earn a living. Like dozens of Latina immigrants, Ms. Bucio, 33, used to stand at the corner of Division and Marcy Avenues in Williamsburg every morning, hoping to be hired. The intersection - a bare cement triangle overlooking a...

New York – Court Says Sunset Glare Not a Driving Emergency

October 16, 2011 at 07:58 PM
New York - Turning toward the glare of the setting sun doesn't qualify as a traffic emergency that excuses ordinary negligence, according to New York's top court. The Court of Appeals rejected Derek Klink's claim he faced "a sudden and unexpected circumstance" from temporary blindness when his car fatally struck pedestrian Irene Lifson in February 2000. The court, divided 5-2, is sending...

Manhattan, NY – Con Edison Seeks To Evict Ground Zero Mosque

October 16, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Manhattan, NY - The developer of an Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site and the owner of the building are in a dispute over rent. Consolidated Edison owns part of a site that the Park51 developers want to use for the center. The utility says that after an appraisal, the rent for that part has gone up, and now Park51 owes $1.7 million in back rent. In court papers...

Staten Island, NY – City Investigating Prayer Services at Not-for-Profit Organizations

October 16, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Staten Island, NY - City officials are now paying closer attention to the separation of church and state when it comes to not-for-profit organizations, leading to the notable end of in prayer services at the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center in Staten Island. NY1’s Amanda Farinacci filed the following report. The city reviewed three dozen not-for-profit organizations that...

Jerusalem – PM Hints: Olmert to Blame for High Price of Deal

October 16, 2011 at 04:15 PM
Jerusalem - In his quest to persuade the cabinet to accept the Gilad Shalit deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his ministers he had no choice but to go through with the deal and solve a problem inherited from the previous government. For more than four hours the cabinet discussed the deal until Netanyahu achieved a large majority. During the meeting, all of Israel's security chiefs...

Phonix, AZ – Police: 46 Arrests in Arizona Wall Street Protest

October 16, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Phonix, AZ - Police say that 46 people were arrested for criminal trespassing in Phoenix following a weekend anti-Wall Street rally. Saturday's arrests came hours after anti-Wall Street protesters gathered in Phoenix and Tucson as part of a series of protests across the country against financial institutions. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says protesters marched from a downtown...

Jerusalem – Prominent Palestinian Prisoners To Be Freed

October 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Jerusalem - Here is a look at some of the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners to be released in a swap between Israel and Hamas: ___ Nasser Yateima, 34, from the West Bank town of Tulkarem Serving 29 life terms for his role in an April 2002 suicide bombing at an Israeli hotel on Passover eve that killed 30 people and triggered Israel's reoccupation of the West Bank, a military operation called...

Washington – Gingrich: Obama ‘Absolutely Clueless’ How to Handle Iran

October 16, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Washington - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is charging the Obama administration has failed to undermine the Iranian regime, saying Tehran has been “waging war against us since 1979.” The Georgia Republican tells CNN’s “State of the Union” he thinks President Barack Obama should have done more to reach out to ordinary Iranians when they protested against the regime. He was...

Israel – NYC Mayor to Inaugurate New MDA Center in Jerusalem

October 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Jerusalem - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will inaugurate the new Magen David Adom station in Jerusalem, named after his father the late William Henry Bloomberg. The building will include four floors, and will include an operational center "equipped with the best technology, a safe shelter for emergency situations, a garage for ambulances and EMT operations, a blood donating center, a...

Washington – Cain Says His Rise In Polls Is For Real

October 16, 2011 at 11:57 AM
Washington - Presidential hopeful and pizza executive Herman Cain says he "won't be a flavor of the week" and his sudden climb to the top of GOP presidential polls will last. A recent spate of polls showed Cain joining Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in the top GOP tier. Cain said Sunday that his signature 9-9-9 tax plan would lower taxes for most Americans, but conceded some...

New York – Anti-Wall St. Movement Grows To Dozens Of Cities

October 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
New York - About 175 protesters who were part of a growing anti-corporate greed sentiment were arrested in Chicago early Sunday when they refused to take down their tents and leave a city park when it closed, police said, after a day of protests in dozens of cities around the world where thousands gathered to rally against what they see as corporate greed. The arrests were mostly peaceful and...

Jerusalem – Outrage As Famous Lynch Perpetrator To Be Freed

October 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Jerusalem - "The government lied to all the bereaved families. They promised the bereaved parents that the terrorists would never get out. Ehud Barak made a personal promise to me that this terrorist would never see the light of day. I knew that day that he had lied to me. I told everyone that it was only a matter of time before the next deal. I saw the Goldwasser and Regev deal and I knew that...

Mea Shearim – Court Outlaws Gender-Segregation Mechitzas in Charedi Area

October 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM
Mea Shearim - Justice Beinisch says minority groups cannot take over public spaces, says there should be no segregation in Mea Shearim. At a hearing of the High Court of Justice on Sunday, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch instructed the police to remove separation barriers erected in the streets of Mea Shearim designed to prevent male and female intermingling during Succot, and also...

New York – NY Daily News Op-Ed: Anti-Brit Milah Advocates Should Cut It Out

October 16, 2011 at 10:32 AM
New York - In what continues to be a story that refuses to die , the NY Daily News recently ran a rather disturbing and questionable op-ed against male circumcision, under the title "end the barbaric cutting of baby boys." It was written by a lead opponent of male circumcision and member of the group that famously attempted to ban circumcision in San Francisco over the past several months. The...

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