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New York – Webcams Go Live At Statue of Liberty

October 28, 2011 at 03:17 PM
New York - Webcams have been switched on at the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony marking the monument's 125th anniversary. The Internet-connected cameras will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor or see visitors on the grounds below. The ceremonial "lighting" of the Liberty cams was just part of the celebration Friday. Grover Cleveland's grandson received a plaque. Cleveland was...

Nashville, TN – State official: Police Can’t ‘Baby-Sit’ Occupy Protesters

October 28, 2011 at 03:04 PM
Nashville, TN - Tennessee state troopers cleared out Wall Street protesters from the state Capitol grounds early Friday because they didn't have the resources to "babysit" the overnight encampment, the state's safety commissioner said. Commissioner Bill Gibbons said Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's office approved the pre-dawn roundup of protesters for refusing to comply with a new overnight...

New York, NY – Generators Seized By FDNY From NY Wall Street Protesters

October 28, 2011 at 02:33 PM
New York, NY - Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow on Friday when the fire department confiscated six generators and about a dozen cans of fuel. With the first snow forecast to fall on Saturday, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement against economic inequality lost the generators that had been powering heat, computers...

Sale, Morocco – Bomber That Killed Jewish Couple In Morocco Blast Sentenced To Death

October 28, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Sale, Morocco - A Moroccan judge sentenced Adel Othmani to death Friday for plotting and carrying out an April 28 bomb attack on a cafe in Marrakesh that killed 17 people, including eight French nationals. The blasts were the deadliest in Morocco since coordinated suicide bombings carried out by Islamist militants in the commercial capital, Casablanca, in 2003. After the sentence was read...

New York – Rabbi Lerner: Call By ADL and AJC Not To Criticize Oabama About Israel Is ‘Nuts’

October 28, 2011 at 01:01 PM
New York - This past Sunday, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC), two prominent Jewish organizations in the United States, issued a joint “pledge” calling upon Jewish and Israeli groups not to criticize President Obama’s record on Israel. The “National Pledge for Unity on Israel,” aims to promote bipartisan support for Israel while preventing the...

Boston – Northeast Braces For Early Season Snowfall

October 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Boston - A rare October winter storm was expected to blanket parts of the Northeast with nearly a foot of snow over the weekend, forecasters said on Friday. Winter storm watches were issued for parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast where a drenching rain was expected to change to snow in many areas on Saturday. Heaviest snow totals were forecast north and west of the I-95 corridor where...

New York, NY – Hundreds of NYC Police Swarm Court To Show Support For NYPD Tix-Fix Officers

October 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM
New York, NY - New York City police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to a range of corruption charges in a sweeping probe touched off by an investigation into whether a Bronx officer had ties to a drug dealer. In total, 16 officers were arraigned in a packed courtroom. The halls were swarmed with people, and hundreds of officers carrying signs stood outside the courthouse and applauded as...

Washington – Obama Lost Many Donors From ’08 Presidential Race

October 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama has lost millions of dollars in support from former donors in Democratic strongholds and in districts that he won narrowly four years ago, according to an Associated Press analysis of the most recent federal campaign finance data. Tens of thousands of supporters who gave him hundreds of dollars or more in the early stages of the 2008 campaign haven't...

Sarajevo – Gunman Fires At U.S. Embassy In Sarajevo: Witness

October 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM
Sarajevo - A gunman with an automatic weapon opened fire at the United States embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Friday and police rushed to the scene, a Reuters witness said. A Reuters photographer said police were trying to surround the gunman, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. A source close to the embassy said two security guards had been wounded. The U.S. embassy is...

Brooklyn, NY – WPIX TV Covers The Williamsburg Salon Protest

October 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Occupy Wall Street isn't the only protest attracting media attention in our area. A religious group in Williamsburg organized a protest of a hair salon on Lee Avenue. PIX11 News obtained a controversial flyer in Yiddish, circulating around the predominately Orthodox community in Williamsburg. The flyer asks people to protest the Iris Salon, at 311 Lee Avenue, because it is...

Brooklyn, NY – Wall Street Journal Reporter Rides Williamsburg-BP Bus Shares Her Adventure

October 28, 2011 at 09:40 AM
Brooklyn, NY - It looks like little has changed on the B110 Williamsburg-to-Borough Park bus line, where self-segregation among the sexes remains as entrenched as ever. It took less than a minute before a man questioned my presence on the front of the bus on Wednesday. "Excuse me," said the gentleman, who appeared to be an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jew, as I squeezed in beside him. "Ladies in...

Paris – UNESCO To Vote On Palestinian Membership Monday

October 28, 2011 at 09:32 AM
Paris - The Palestinian request for full membership in the U.N. Cultural Agency goes to a vote on Monday. Frustrated by stalled peace talks and the slow pace of their bid for recognition at the United Nations, the Palestinians are seeking other, potentially faster avenues to get the world to consider their territories a nation. Paris-based UNESCO, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and...

Ontario, Canada – Class-Action Suit Filed Against RIM After BlackBerry Outage

October 28, 2011 at 09:25 AM
Ontario, Canada - BlackBerry users have filed a class-action lawsuit against Research In Motion after the company’s massive service outage earlier this month, the Financial Post reported on Wednesday. The suit was officially filed by the Consumer Law Group in the Quebec Superior Court “on behalf of individuals who have BlackBerry smartphones and who pay for a monthly data plan but were...

New York – NYPD Officers Surrender In Corruption Probe

October 28, 2011 at 09:20 AM
New York - New York City officers surrendered Friday to face charges in a police corruption case following an investigation that stemmed from a low-profile wiretap of one officer suspected of having ties to a drug dealer and ballooned into a lengthy probe, union officials and people familiar with the case said. Sixteen officers and five others will be arraigned in Bronx state Supreme Court...

Providence, RI – Wall Street Protesters Prepare for Harsh Weather

October 28, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Providence, RI - Anti-Wall Street protesters around the country who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather. With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people...

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