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Washington – Court Order Targets WikiLeaks Backer’s Email

October 9, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Washington - The U.S. government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google and small Internet provider Sonic.net to turn over information from the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Sonic said it fought the government's order and lost, and was forced to turn over information...

West Bank – Second Suspect Arrested in Israel Mosque Attack

October 9, 2011 at 10:14 PM
West Bank - Israeli police Sunday said they arrested a second suspect following an arson attack on a mosque blamed on a pro-settler militant group, known by its slogan "price tag." Israel named a special task force to investigate last week's blaze in the Israeli Arab village of Tuba-Zangariya, amid fears it may exacerbate tensions with Palestinians. The suspect, an Israeli male, would be...

Brooklyn, NY – Teen Sues Former Yeshiva for Bad Fall

October 9, 2011 at 09:10 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A teenage girl who plummeted more than 12 feet with her Yeshiva classmates when a class picture turned into a catastrophe is suing her former school, claiming that the students should never had been told to stand on a rusty sidewalk grate. Kayla Revivo, 13, filed a negligence claim against Yeshiva Sharre Torah, claiming that administrators have known that the bolts holding the...

New York – Feds Clamping Down on Rapid Trades in Stock Market

October 9, 2011 at 08:38 PM
New York - Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The cost of these high-frequency traders, critics say, is the confidence of ordinary investors in the markets, and ultimately their belief in the fairness of the...

Camarillo, CA – Survey: US Gas Prices Dip 13 Cents In Past 2 Weeks

October 9, 2011 at 07:14 PM
Camarillo, CA - A survey says the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 13 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.42, down 13 cents from two weeks earlier and down 25 cents in the past month. Costs have seen similar drops in midgrade, now at an average of $3.58 a gallon, and premium at...

Tehran – Iran Calls Wall Street Protests ‘American Spring’

October 9, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Tehran, Iran - An Iranian military commander said Sunday that the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities are the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that toppled Arab autocrats in the Middle East. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the protests against corporate greed and the gap between rich and poor are a...

New York, NY – IAB Cop Who Uncovered Ticket-Fixing Scandal Gets Threats

October 9, 2011 at 05:25 PM
New York, NY - The NYPD is investigating online threats against the Internal Affairs Bureau detective who set off a massive ticket-fixing probe, sources tell the Daily News. The posts, which were taken down from The Rant website on Friday, included the address and photographs of Detective Randy Katakofsky, 34. The NYPD contacted the website and told the former cop who runs it to take down...

New York – How Bad Can It Get If The US Falls Into Recession?

October 9, 2011 at 04:12 PM
New York - Are investors overreacting to the prospect of a recession? The slightly better jobs report on Friday notwithstanding, the odds of a recession appear to be climbing, and that's bringing back scary memories. Though stocks may look cheap thanks to record corporate profits, that was also true the last time the U.S. was heading into a downturn. Based on recent recessions, profits could...

Israel – Mehadrin Formula Materna Hiked by 12.5%

October 9, 2011 at 03:58 PM
Israel - Since acquiring 51% of the Israeli franchise of infant food company Materna from Maabarot for NIS 259 million in December 2009, Osem sharply raised prices, an examination by "Globes" has found on the basis of retail figures. Materna had not raised prices for most of its products in the two years preceding the acquisition. Osem has also hiked prices for other Materna products since...

Cairo – New Riots Erupt In Egypt As Christians Protest, 19 Dead

October 9, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Cairo, Egypt - Massive clashes that drew in Christians angry over a recent church attack, Muslims, and Egyptian security forces raged over a large section of downtown Cairo Sunday night, leaving at least 19 people dead and more than 150 injured, Health Ministry officials said. It was the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. The ongoing clashes lasted...

Houston, TX – Woman Sues Police After She Was Arrested — And Forced To Listen to Rush Limbaugh

October 9, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Houston, TX - Talk about your Monday from hell. Not only did Bridgett Nickerson Boyd's car break down on her way to work, but when she pulled over to the side of the freeway, a sheriff's deputy named Mark Goad pulled behind her, wrote her a ticket for driving on the shoulder, decided to arrest her, followed her to the hospital when her suddenly racing heart prompted a call to paramedics, then...

Jerusalem – Israel Copes With Bout Of Extremist Violence

October 9, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Jerusalem - A new rogue element has emerged in the Israeli-Palestinian gallery: Unknown assailants, widely assumed to be Jewish extremists, have vandalized Muslim cemeteries, mosques and farmlands in a spate of attacks that have put the country on edge. These attacks, which in recent days have spread from the West Bank into Israel proper, have stoked fears of heightened violence and sparked...

New York, NY – Mordechai Ben David on Jewish Music, Rabbinic Bans And Lipa

October 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM
New York, NY - In a Motzei Yom Kippur radio interview on Talkline Communications Network with Zev Brenner, Chasidic superstar Mordechai Ben David spoke about his final album, what he sees as the death of the entire music industry and his thoughts on the rabbinic bans against concerts. MBD reiterated what he first told VIN News, that his latest album, Kisufim, will be his final album as the...

New York, NY – Clergy To Join Forces With “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

October 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
New York, NY - The "Occupy Wall Street protestors" are remaining in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, and members of the clergy are expected to join the effort later today. Demonstrators organizing the day's events at a so-called "general assembly" today, and a large demonstration is scheduled for tomorrow. Protestors held a peaceful march up to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village...

Montreal, Canada – Jewish General Gets $300 Million To Expand Hospital

October 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM
Montreal, Canada - The provincial government is giving the Jewish General Hospital $300 million to expand its planned upgrades and renovation project. Construction on what will be dubbed the 'K' pavilion began in 2010. Excavation is already completed and the foundation has been poured on a new building that will eventually house a new emergency room centre and much more. Friday's...

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