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Denver – Obama’s 2012 Pitch: Still Unfinished Business

October 25, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Denver - Raising money and appealing for votes, President Barack Obama is framing his 2012 re-election campaign as a call to complete unfinished business and as a clear choice between his ideas and those of potential rivals who he says are no different than the congressional Republicans who are thwarting him now. The message lets Obama highlight accomplishments and lump Republican presidential...

Buenos Aires – After 17 Years New Video Emerges of Argentina Jewish Center Bombing

October 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Buenos Aires - Fresh video footage taken just minutes after a 1994 bomb attack at the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Aid Association in Buenos Aires has been handed to prosecutors, a Jewish news agency said Tuesday. "These are images that we had never seen: they show the scene before police arrived and firefighters," said Daniel Berliner, director of Agencia Judia de Noticias (AJN), which handed the...

New York – UN Renews Calls for U.S. to End Cuba Embargo

October 25, 2011 at 09:23 PM
New York - The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to renew a call for the United States to end its embargo on Cuba and for governments to declare the measure illegal. The 193-nation assembly voted 186-2 to adopt a resolution calling for UN members to meet their obligations under the UN Charter and international law that reaffirm freedom of trade and navigation. The United...

New York – Assembly Examines Effect of Direct Sale of Wine

October 25, 2011 at 08:42 PM
New York - The state Assembly is examining how New York and out-of-state wine-related businesses have fared under the State Liquor Authority's implementation of the Direct Wine Shipment Law of 2005. The law established a framework for the direct shipment of wine to consumers. It requires that out-of-state winemakers shipping into New York state be licensed through the State Liquor Authority...

Brooklyn, NY – Controversial Architect to Stay Banned

October 25, 2011 at 07:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A court decision on Tuesday ended controversial Brooklyn-based architect Robert Scarano Jr.'s final attempt to lift a ban barring him from filing documents—including permit applications and construction plans—with the city's Department of Buildings. The New York State Court of Appeals ruled against Mr. Scarano's motion to appeal the decision that had barred him and in doing...

Brooklyn, NY – DOT Discuss Critical Repairs To Borough Park 50th Street

October 25, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and members of his staff met with representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection today to discuss the critical repairs needed along 50th Street between 13th and 14th Avenues with the goal of making the street safer. Hikind initially met with DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner...

Washington – Feds: 28 Now Dead In Listeria Outbreak In Cantaloupe

October 25, 2011 at 06:21 PM
Washington - The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is still growing as federal health authorities report new deaths in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that there now are 28 deaths linked to the outbreak in a dozen states. The CDC said 133 people have been sickened in 26 states, including the deaths. The tainted...

Brooklyn, NY – The Kiviashder Rebbe, zt’l: Harav Moshe Halberstam

October 25, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Klal Yisroel suffered an irreplaceable loss as the Williamsburg community mourned the petirah of one its most reverd Rabbanim, Harav Moshe Halberstam, the Kiviashder Rebbe, zt’l, who was niftar yesterday. He was 87. The Rebbe, who was a direct descendant of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz, zy’a, was famed for incredible levels of yiras Shamayim. “He feared an aveirah like...

Albany, NY – Gov. Names Commissioner Of State Division of Homeland Security

October 25, 2011 at 03:40 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Cuomo has nominated Jerome Hauer for Commissioner of the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. He's also appointed Steven Kuhr to Executive Deputy Commissioner of the division and director of the state Office of Emergency Management. "No one is better suited than Jerry and Steve to continue that record with New York's Division of Homeland Security and...

New York, NY – In Fox NYC Interview: Levi Aron’s Attorneys Defend Insanity Defense

October 25, 2011 at 03:33 PM
New York, NY - The attorneys defending accused killer Levy Aron say he was pressured to produce a written statement to police confessing to the crime. Aron allegedly dismembered Leiby Kletzky, 8, in July. His attorneys say he is not guilty by reason of insanity. "This is a very simple case. He is either evil or insane. We intend to prove he is not guilty by reason of insanity. It's pretty...

Jerusalem – Son: Israel’s Comatose Sharon Can Move Fingers

October 25, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Jerusalem - A son of Israel's comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his comatose father can move his eyes and fingers. Sharon suffered a stroke in 2006 and has been in a coma ever since. Little has been disclosed about his condition. "He opens his eyes and moves his fingers when I ask him to," Gilad Sharon told Israeli media Tuesday from the U.S., where he is promoting a book...

Ercis, Turkey – Report: Aftershock Sparks Riot At Turkish Prison

October 25, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Ercis, Turkey - A Turkish news agency says prisoners, panicked by a strong aftershock, have started rioting at a prison in eastern Turkey after authorities refused to let them out. The private Dogan agency says the inmates set bedding on fire at the 1,000-capacity prison in the eastern city of Van on Tuesday evening, after 5.4-magnitude aftershock caused panic across Van province, which was...

Jerusalem – Turkish PM Requests Israel’s Help

October 25, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's defense minister says Israel will help Turkey aid earthquake victims "as soon as possible," after Turkey accepted Israel's offer of assistance. Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement Tuesday that "special aid" will be sent to Turkey. He did not elaborate. A ministry spokesman said Turkey asked for emergency housing units, and Israel was checking what else it...

Jerusalem – Seinfeld Actor in Israel Uses Comedy To Push Peace

October 25, 2011 at 01:37 PM
Jerusalem - Former Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander says he isn't kidding around when it comes to promoting Mideast peace. Alexander, who played George Costanza in the legendary sitcom for a decade, was asked by Israeli President Shimon Peres in a meeting on Tuesday for advice on how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Alexander said, that through comedy and humor, he hopes to help...

Brussels – EU Official Raps Israeli FM’s Criticism Of Abbas

October 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Brussels - A European Union official says criticism of the Palestinian President by Israel's foreign minister is "not helpful," as it harms prospects for renewed negotiations between the two parties. Israel's Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that President Mahmoud Abbas is an "obstacle" to peace "that needs to be removed." EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic on Tuesday said that the remarks "are...

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