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Falls Church, VA – Judge: Twitter Must Give User Info In WikiLeaks Probe

November 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Falls Church, VA - A federal judge on Thursday sided with government attorneys investigating the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks, and upheld a ruling that the website Twitter must turn over certain account information to prosecutors. Lawyers for three Twitter account holders, all of whom have some connection to WikiLeaks, had argued that forcing Twitter to cooperate with the...

New York, NY – Cops Disciplined in Detention of Brooklyn Councilman

November 10, 2011 at 10:38 PM
New York, NY - A city councilman who says he was detained by officers at the West Indian Day Parade because he's black praised the police department Thursday for disciplining three officers in the incident but said he was concerned that lower-profile New Yorkers might not be getting the same treatment. "Just because there was some justice for us doesn't mean that there was justice within the...

New York, NY – Report: City’s GPS Initiative Off Course By Millions

November 10, 2011 at 09:49 PM
New York, NY - The city has reportedly wasted millions of dollars on global positioning systems for its fire and sanitation trucks, according to two new audits by City Comptroller John Liu. Liu says the pricey systems are faulty, showing tracking information that sometimes indicated the trucks were in the water. Liu says the units installed in some sanitation vehicles cost more than the...

Queens, NY – Mesivta Students Protest Hate Crime and Nazi

November 10, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Queens, NY - A week after swastikas were spray painted on the Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst libraries and Congregation Tifereth Israel, one Jewish school decided to protest the vandalism. Over 100 students from Rambam Mesivta in Nassau County stood outside the Jackson Heights library with posters and signs, screaming chants of “books not bias” and “an attack on a wall is an attack on...

Washington – Obama Plans Sale of Thousands “Bunker-Buster” Bomb to Counter Iran

November 10, 2011 at 07:48 PM
Washington - The Obama administration has quietly drawn up plans to provide a key Persian Gulf ally with thousands of advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and other munitions, part of a stepped-up U.S. effort to build a regional coalition to counter Iran. Reuters Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in black, joins military officials for a graduation ceremony on Thursday. The...

Salt Lake City – US Army Destroys Nazi Stockpile Of Nerve Agent

November 10, 2011 at 06:43 PM
Salt Lake City - The nation's largest chemical weapons depot has destroyed its final stockpile of nerve agent — a 4,100-pound supply seized by U.S. troops from Nazi Germany. The Deseret Chemical Depot says the Nazi nerve agent had been stored in bulk containers since the end of World War II. The Army depot in Utah's west desert is ending a 15-year campaign of destroying a variety of...

Poughkeepsie, NY – WWII In Color: NY Vet’s Rare Footage Made Into DVD

November 10, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Poughkeepsie, NY - Edwin Fitchett, home movie camera in hand, had no plans to get close-ups of his boss that rainy, steamy day in the Philippines 65 years ago. He just wanted to capture the commotion of the Independence Day celebration in Manila. But the boss was Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of Allied forces in the Pacific, and when Fitchett, a junior officer who was off duty...

Miami, FL – Florida Jury Sends Strong Message To Child Predators By Awarding $100M In Abuse Case

November 10, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Miami, FL - A Miami jury returned a $100 million verdict Thursday against a retired Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of boys over many years — an amount unlikely to ever be collected, but one a victim's attorney said sends a strong message to child predators. "It sets a standard," said attorney Jeff Herman, who represented Andres Susana in the case against the priest...

New York, NY – Political Stars Speak On Security At Agudah Breakfast

November 10, 2011 at 04:42 PM
New York, NY - In the latest example of its sophistication and political influence, Agudath Israel hosted a dozen local elected officials at its second annual legislative breakfast near Wall Street. This year’s theme addresses security concerns, speakers included elected officials, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, and Jarrod Bernstein, who was recently appointed as President Obama’s liaison to...

Washington – Defense Secretary: Strike On Iran May Have Unintended Effect

November 10, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Washington - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says military action against Iran could have unintended consequences. Panetta says he agrees with earlier assessments that a strike would only set Iran's nuclear program back by three years at most. He says military action could fail to deter Iran and also have repercussions for other countries in the region and for U.S. forces based in the...

Manchester, NH – As Others Fall, Gingrich May Emerge

November 10, 2011 at 04:02 PM
Manchester, NH - Newt Gingrich's presidential bid is suddenly showing signs of life. The former House speaker is adding staff in key states, opening new offices this week and raising more money than he has in months. And as his opponents suffer under the weight of high-profile missteps, Gingrich has captured the attention of both top rivals and hungry GOP voters, still reluctant to fully...

New York, NY – New York City Mulling Using DNA To Catch Riders Who Spit On Bus Drivers

November 10, 2011 at 03:59 PM
New York, NY - This crime was once considered rare: New York City bus drivers assaulted by people who spit on them. But it’s so commonplace today, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering a plan to collect saliva samples from the scene of each disgusting crime to catch the spitters, reports CBS 2’s Dave Carlin. It happened to bus driver Lesley Davis. She was attacked by...

Paris – UNESCO Won’t Take On New Projects This Year

November 10, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Paris - UNESCO won't take on any new projects until the end of the year, an official said Thursday, after the U.S. pulled its substantial contributions from the U.N. cultural agency to protest its acceptance of Palestine as a member. Any projects already committed to will be carried out, the official said. No decisions have been made about how the organization will proceed next year. "We'll...

Washington – White House: Obama Believes Penn State Child Allegations, If True, Are Outrageous

November 10, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Washington - The White House says President Obama's thoughts and prayers are with the victims of alleged child sex-abuse at Penn State University. Presidential press secretary Jay Carney says the White House won't get into the details of the decision by the school to fire football coach Joe Paterno and force the resignation of the school's president. Carney was asked at his daily briefing...

Washington – Obama’s Influential Mideast Envoy to Resign

November 10, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Washington - Dennis B. Ross, a seasoned diplomat who has been one of President Obama's most influential advisers on Iran, the Middle East peace process and the political upheaval in the Arab world, will leave the White House in December, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Mr. Ross, who announced his departure at a lunch with Jewish leaders, told White House officials that he...

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