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Washington – Need A Speaker? President Obama May Be Available

October 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Washington - Looking for a big-name speaker? Now may be the time to send President Barack Obama an invitation, especially if your group represents a key political constituency. Obama has been making the rounds of Washington's awards dinners and black-tie galas this fall, donning a tuxedo or dark suit and heading to ballrooms across the nation's capital to speak to organizations representing...

New York – Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in 13 Counties

October 29, 2011 at 11:48 PM
New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency in thirteen New York counties as an early-season winter storm brought heavy snow, ice, and rain in parts of the state. The declaration applies to Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Delaware, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties, and contiguous areas. "With serious...

New York – Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Rest Until Gay Marriage Pass in ‘Every State’

October 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM
New York - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who choreographed the successful push this year to win legalization of same-sex marriage, received a standing ovation that lasted for more than a minute from supporters of the group, the Empire State Pride Agenda at a gala dinner for the state's largest gay rights group. Shifting his sights beyond New York in a way he has not done before, Mr. Cuomo demanded...

Washington – President Obama Taps Elie Wiesel to Holocaust Memorial Council

October 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: · Joseph D. Gutman - Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council · Roman Kent - Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council · Howard D. Unger - Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council · Clemantine Wamariya - Member, United States Holocaust...

New York, NY – City Cracking Down on Houses of Worship Without Assembly Permits

October 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM
New York, NY - Cash-strapped city is cracking down with hefty fines on churches, Temples without place of assembly permits The city denies that its enforcement policy has changed concerning houses of worship. But at a time when many houses of worship are hurting in a recession, the burden of any unforeseen expense - let alone the shocking $45,000 at Queen of Peace - can be difficult to...

New York, NY – US-Israeli Man Accused of Spying Returns to NYC

October 29, 2011 at 09:49 PM
New York, NY - A n Emory University law student who was arrested months ago at a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square, accused of being a spy and locked in an Egyptian jail for the summer returned home to New York City on Saturday as part of a prisoner swap that also freed 25 Egyptians held in Israel. Ilan Grapel, 27, arrived at Kennedy Airport looking tired and thin, but wearing a huge...

New York, NY – JFK Airport Bomb Plotter Gets Four-Year Sentence

October 29, 2011 at 09:17 PM
New York, NY - A Guyanese man who admitted to participating in the early stages of a plot to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport received a four-year prison sentence Friday, after providing what a judge described as "extraordinary" testimony during the trial of his former co-conspirators. Donald Nero, 51, pleaded guilty in 2008 to helping Russell Defreitas, a former cargo handler at...

Forest Hills, NY – Doctor Who Hired Hitman to Kill Husband Loses Appeal

October 29, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Forest Hills, NY - A Queens woman serving a life sentence for having her estranged dentist husband gunned down in front of their young daughter has lost her appeal to overturn the conviction despite errors made by prosecutors. Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy after she hired cousin Mikhail Mallayev to kill hubby Daniel Malakov on the morning of Oct...

Gaza – Egypt Brokers End To Israel-Gaza Flare-Up: Officials

October 29, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Gaza - Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza will end a flare-up of violence at 6 a.m. (12 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, Egyptian officials said. The truce to Saturday's flare-up was secured through Cairo's mediation, an official told Reuters, after nine Palestinian gunmen and an Israeli civilian were killed in the cross-border violence...

Jerusalem – Israelis Return To Streets To Protest Prices

October 29, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say tens of thousands of people marched in Tel Aviv to express anger over the high cost of living. A wave of social protests swept the country this summer as Israelis held mass protests to protest a wide range of social issues, especially high housing costs. About half a million Israelis demonstrated two months ago, but the movement has died down somewhat and...

Gaza – Israel Strikes Back after 4 Rockets Explode in South During Shabbat

October 29, 2011 at 08:21 PM
Gaza - Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern Israeli towns, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Palestinian officials said seven militants were killed while on the Israeli side five civilians were injured. Exchanges of fire are common between southern Israel and the Gaza strip controlled by the...

Washington – White House To Rubashkin Pettion: We Can’t Comment

October 29, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Washington - In an email send to all those who signed up to the Rubashkin petition calling for an Investigation into Allegations of Prosecutorial & Judicial Misconduct in the Case, The white house has replied saying they cant get involved. The petition had 52,226 signatures. See below. ------------------------------- Why We Can't Comment Thank you for signing the petition "Call an...

New York – Weather Brings Delays at Airports in NY, Philly

October 29, 2011 at 07:47 PM
New York - An unusual October snowstorm along the East Coast is delaying flights at airports in the Northeast that are hubs for airlines. The storm led to delays of up to 75 minutes Saturday afternoon at the major airports that serve New York City. Flights headed to New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports or Philadelphia's airport weren't allowed to depart until early afternoon. The...

St Louis, MO – Cardinals Win The World Series

October 29, 2011 at 07:46 PM
St Louis, MO - David Freese gave credit to Albert Pujols for setting him on the right path. He praised manager Tony La Russa for believing in him. He thanked Mark McGwire for the swing tips that paid dividends few could have imagined. Just maybe, Freese should give a little credit to himself. The hometown kid who once quit baseball finished off an October to remember with the MVP of the...

Kabul, Afghanistan – 13 U.S. Serviceman Amongst Killed In Suicide Attack

October 29, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Kabul, Afghanistan - 17 people, including a dozen Americans, in the deadliest strike against the U.S.-led coalition in the Afghan capital since the war began. The blast occurred on the same day that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed three Australian soldiers and an Afghan interpreter in the south — attacks that show the resiliency of the insurgency and are likely to raise new...

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