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Tripoli, Libya – New Libya To Be More Radical Islam

October 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Tripoli, Libya - Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source". But that formulation can be interpreted in many ways - it was also the basis of Egypt's largely secular constitution under President Hosni Mubarak, and remains so after his...

Rockland County, NY – Spring Valley Rabbi Accused Of Sodomizing Boys

October 23, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Rockland County, NY - Ramapo police arrested 58-year-old Rabbi Moishe Turner earlier this week for allegedly sodomizing boys. The Monsey resident was arraigned in Spring Valley Village Court yesterday, and charged with seven counts of criminal sex acts in the second degree, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The religious leader posted bail yesterday, and is expected back...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Pines For His Last Ground-Breaking At Brooklyn Event

October 23, 2011 at 09:43 PM
New York, NY - After spending $110 million to get elected for a third term, Mayor Bloomberg turned to fellow elected officials at another in the countless groundbreaking ceremonies he’s attended and said with a smile, “I can’t wait for the last one. You have no idea.” The mayor’s quip came as the group left a podium to pose for the traditional photo of officials shoveling a symbolic...

New York – Blank Prescription Pads Stolen From Hospitals

October 23, 2011 at 08:38 PM
New York - An unknown number of blank prescription forms have been stolen from New York City hospitals over the past several years in what investigators believe is a scheme by gang members to make money from addicts desperate for prescription painkillers. The bulk of the thefts, which officials believed were isolated incidents when they first began to notice them in 2008, have occurred at...

Manhattan, NY – Residents Complain About ‘Occupy’ Protesters

October 23, 2011 at 07:55 PM
Manhattan, NY - New Yorkers who live near the park where anti-Wall Street protesters have been camping out for more than a month are complaining that their quality of life has declined. At a two-hour meeting, some neighbors said protesters urinated in the streets and beat drums in the middle of the night. "They're defecating on our doorsteps," said Catherine Hughes, a member of the area's...

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish PM: 138 Killed in Turkish Quake

October 23, 2011 at 06:22 PM
Ankara, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 138 people. Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's earthquake has killed at least 93 people in the city of Van and 45 people in the nearby town of Ercis. He says some people are still trapped under rubble, but gave no figures. Erdogan says about 350 people have been injured in the...

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentine President Wins Landslide Re-Election

October 23, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina - President Cristina Fernandez, buoyed by Argentina's booming economy, was re-elected by a landslide Sunday, exit polls predicted. The polls aid Fernandez won 54 percent to 55 percent of the votes cast — the widest victory margin for any Argentine president since democracy was restored in the country three decades ago. Victory will make Fernandez the first woman...

Jerusalem – NY Mayor Dedicates First Aid Station In Jerusalem

October 23, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Jerusalem - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Jerusalem to dedicate a first aid station and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bloomberg dedicated the station, built with the help of donations from him and other Americans and named for his father, in a ceremony Sunday. Meeting with Netanyahu, Bloomberg gave the Israeli leader a U.S. flag and asked him to pass it on to...

Monticello, NY – Missing 12-Year-Old Boy Has Been Found

October 23, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Monticello, NY Police, the Monticello Fire Department and Catskills Hatzolah are setting up a command post for a large search in an attempt to locate a missing 12 year old Monticello boy at the Hebrew Day School of Sullivan County located at 4718 Route 42 in Kiamesha Lake. Benyamin Simantov-Linkov, originally from Brooklyn, was last seen leaving his residence at 30 Landfield Avenue at 1 PM...

Virginia – Memorial for Jewish Chaplains to be Dedicated at Arlington Cemetery

October 23, 2011 at 04:45 PM
Arlington, VA - A memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to 14 Jewish chaplains who died during active military service will be dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. The dedication service, scheduled for Monday afternoon, marks completion of a memorial that will sit side by side to previously existing memorials dedicated to Protestant and Catholic chaplains. The privately funded...

New York, NY – Official Fights to End Bias Against Unemployed

October 23, 2011 at 03:33 PM
New York, NY - A city official says city and state lawmakers need to pass legislation banning bias against the unemployed in hiring efforts. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says his office found plenty of examples of job postings that required would-be candidates to be currently employed. He says its "unconscionable" when there are so many people looking for work. He wants to see...

Washington – Bill Aims To Give Jewish WW1 Vets New Chance For Medal of Honor

October 23, 2011 at 01:39 PM
Washington - At age 82, Elsie Shemin-Roth didn't expect to be waging a campaign for congressional legislation. But the daughter of a Jewish World War I veteran is the leading force behind a measure that would direct the Pentagon to review the records of such veterans to determine whether any were denied the Medal of Honor because of discrimination. A little-noticed provision of a...

New York – Torch Cams To Give Masses Views From Lady Liberty

October 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM
New York - Give me your tired, your poor — your Internet-connected masses yearning to see. Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time. The five torch cams are to be switched on Friday during a ceremony...

Gaza City, Gaza Strip – Freed Palestinian Prisoners Hope To Rebuild Lives

October 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Gaza City, Gaza Strip - Palestinian prisoners sent to the Gaza Strip in a swap for a captive Israeli soldier last week are contemplating the rest of their lives after years behind bars. Some say they want to put their violent pasts behind them and move on, now that the celebrations marking their release have faded. In the swap, Israel released hundreds of prisoners in exchange for tank...

Jerusalem – Israel Offers Help To Turkey

October 23, 2011 at 10:40 AM
Jerusalem - Israel has offered to aid the Turkish government in any way it can after a massive earthquake shook the Turkish southeast, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday. Following word of the massive jolt, Barak instructed the head of the Defense Ministry's diplomatic-security bureau, Amos Gilad, to contact Turkish officials and offer them "any aid that they may...

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