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New York – Leaks Could Turn Indian Point Nuclear Plant Into Chernobyl Disaster

October 18, 2011 at 11:31 PM
New York - Manhattan and the Bronx would be uninhabitable if the accident-prone Indian Point nuke plant suffered a Chernobyl-like disaster, an environmental group charged Monday. A massive radiation release similar to the 1986 catastrophe in Ukraine could also contaminate Brooklyn and chunks of Queens and Staten Island, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The more...

Seattle, WA – Deadly Salmon Virus Raises Concerns in U.S., Canada

October 18, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Seattle, WA - Scientists in Washington state are working to improve testing of a deadly, contagious marine virus as a precaution, after the virus was detected in wild salmon for the first time on the West Coast Researchers with Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and elsewhere announced Monday they had found the influenza-like virus in two juvenile sockeye salmon collected from the...

Los Angeles, CA – Teacher Who Allegedly Made Anti Semitic Remarks Fired

October 18, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Los Angeles, CA - School officials say a substitute teacher has lost her job after making anti-Semitic comments at a rally. In a statement Tuesday, schools superintendent John Deasy (DAY'-zee) condemned remarks made by Patricia McAllister at a protest rally last week. In an Oct. 12 interview with Reason.com at a Los Angeles rally, McAllister said "Zionist Jews and the Federal Reserve"...

New York – Mobile Internet Sites Come to Chareidi Community To Push For Signatures In Rubashkin Petition

October 18, 2011 at 08:15 PM
New York - As the final deadline for signatures on the White House Rubashkin petition approaches this Shabbos, activists have waged an all out campaign to make computers available to the large percentage of the chasidishe population that does not have internet access by bringing computers to these areas, including Borough Park, Williamsburg, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Monroe and Monsey. “We...

Washington – Study: Cain Tax Plan Raises Taxes On 84 Percent

October 18, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Washington - A new study says the 9-9-9 tax plan promoted by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain would raise taxes on 84 percent of U.S. households, contradicting claims by the candidate that most would see a tax cut. The Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank, says low- and middle-income families would be hit hardest, with households making between $10,000 and $20,000 seeing...

New York – Wall St Protesters March To DA’s Office

October 18, 2011 at 06:52 PM
New York - The Occupy Wall Street protesters have marched to the Manhattan district attorney's office to demand an investigation into what they say was an "unprovoked assault" on a protester by police last week. About 200 protesters marched Tuesday from the park where the movement against corporate greed began, some carrying signs that read "End NYPD violence." Activist Felix Rivera-Pitre...

New York, NY – Commander Who Pepper-Sprayed Protesters Faces Disciplinary Charge

October 18, 2011 at 06:49 PM
New York, NY - An internal New York Police Department review has found an official violated department guidelines when he used pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters last month, a person with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday. Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna faces discipline of a loss of 10 vacation days after the Sept. 24 incident near Union Square, shortly after the...

Gaza – Hamas: We win in swap; Score is 1027 to 1

October 18, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Gaza - CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports that to Hamas, the militant Palestinian group which controls Gaza, the prisoner swap deal is being portrayed as a great victory by a lopsided score: 1,027 to 1. Israeli cities have many -- too many -- monuments like the one marking a spot where 21 young people were killed by a terrorist bomb 10 years ago. The instigator of that attack is...

Washington – US Awkwardly Welcomes Israeli-Hamas Prisoner Swap

October 18, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Washington - The United States awkwardly welcomed Tuesday's release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit after five years of captivity by Hamas, voicing concerns over some of the Palestinians freed in return and declining to say whether the prisoner swap between Israel and the Islamic militant group could help moribund Mideast peace talks in any way. On a trip to Libya, Secretary of State Hillary...

New York – Op-Ed: Israel Must Have a Death Penalty For Terrorists

October 18, 2011 at 03:35 PM
New York - No Jew, and indeed no decent person in whom there beats a human heart, could fail to be moved to tears by the reunion of Gilad Shalit and his family in Israel. Looking pale from years of being held in a cell and deprived of sunlight, and extremely shy due to years of being denied virtually all human contact, Israel welcomed home a hero for whom they had traded one thousand murderers...

New York – Ancient Stone To Be Part Of Scroll Exhibit In NYC

October 18, 2011 at 03:24 PM
New York - A three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls in New York City. The stone was installed Tuesday at Discovery Times Square. It will be part of "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times," which opens Oct. 28. The exhibit is created by the Israel Antiquities Authority from the collections of the Israel...

New York – Viacom to NY Court: Scrap YouTube Copyright Ruling

October 18, 2011 at 02:15 PM
New York - Viacom claims in a New York federal court appeal that YouTube allows — and even welcomes — "rampant copyright infringement." A lower court previously concluded that Google Inc.'s popular video service is protected from copyright infringement claims. On Tuesday, Viacom Inc. urged a Manhattan appeals panel to reject that ruling. Viacom lawyer Paul Smith says YouTube gets a free...

Manhattan, NY – “Occupy Wall Street” Demonstrators Getting Ready for the Winter

October 18, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Manhattan, NY - Bolstering the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, protesters have recently obtained a donated storage space in Downtown Manhattan, to allow demonstrators to have supplies as their protest enters the cold months. NY1's Zack Fink got an exclusive look at the warehouse and filed the following report. Just a few blocks away from Zuccotti Park, where protesters have entered their...

Mitzpe Hila, Israel – Schalit Father: Gilad Needs Rehabilitation

October 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Mitzpe Hila, Israel - The father of the Israeli soldier freed in a swap for Palestinian prisoners says his son will need time to recover from psychological and physical wounds after five years in Hamas captivity. But he says the family of Gilad Schalit hopes the young man will lead a normal life. Noam Schalit spoke to reporters outside the family home in the Israeli town of Mitzpe...

London – Britain’s Chief Rabbi: Internet Revolution Was Made For, Jews To Connect With Each Other Around The Globe

October 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM
London - In an EXCLUSIVE interview by The Algemeiner newspaper, Editor Dovid Efune speaks to Britain’s Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on Schalit Release, Occupy Wall Street, and how Jews should take advantage of the internet to spread Judaism. DE: If the great cause of the last century was Zionism as a focal point for what Jews were striving for, what would you say is the greatest cause today? So...

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