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Mexico City – Top Mexican Cabinet Secretary Dies In Helicopter Crash

November 11, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Mexico City - The Mexican government said Friday that the country's top Cabinet secretary, Francisco Blake Mora, has died in a helicopter crash with seven others, including the pilot. The Presidency spokeswoman, Alejandra Sota, said authorities located the bodies of the secretary and seven others. They included Interior Undersecretary Felipe Zamora, said agency spokesman Jose Alfredo...

Albany, NY – Lawmakers Move To Require College Staff To Report Child Abuse

November 11, 2011 at 01:23 PM
Albany, NY - In the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal currently convulsing Penn State University, and has led to the firing of the school's legendary football coach Joe Paterno, two New York state lawmakers on Friday announced plans to introduce legislation that would make it a crime for college staff to fail to report child abuse. Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry...

New York, NY – Portrait Of MF’s Former CEO Corzine On Sale For $85,000

November 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM
New York, NY - After putting the finishing touches on his painting of Jon Corzine, the former CEO of the collapsed futures broker MF Global Holdings Ltd, artist Geoffrey Raymond took the portrait to what he called the "scene of the crime": Wall Street. Raymond stood outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday with his five-foot tall painting of Corzine to get those passing to write...

New York – Bankrupt Financial Firm MF Global Fires All Workers

November 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM
New York - Defunct trading company MF Global Inc. says it is terminating its entire workforce of 1,066 employees. The company said Friday it is dismissing workers in accordance with a bankruptcy court-mandated liquidation. Between 150 and 200 former employees are being hired to assist with the liquidation and court proceedings. MF Global declared bankruptcy after losing money on a number of...

United Nations – U.N. Committee Says Divided On Palestinian Bid

November 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM
United Nations - A U.N. Security Council committee said Friday it had failed to reach agreement over a Palestinian application for full membership in the United Nations, the Portuguese U.N. ambassador said. The decision by the council's admissions committee brought the Palestinian Authority's push for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, one step closer...

Brooklyn, NY – Outrage After Anti-semitic Arsonists Hit Flatbush Community (video)

November 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Residents of Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J woke up this morning to discover that three cars were burned by arsonists. A fourth car had fire damage, and a fifth was scrawled in hateful graffiti. Nearby, there was more vandalism depicting swastikas and the letters “KKK.” The 66th NYPD Police Precinct is investigating along with the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force. Councilman...

Williamsburg, NY – Hit-N-Run Pedestrian Dies From Injuries

November 11, 2011 at 09:54 AM
Williamsburg, NY - An elderly woman died this afternoon at Brooklyn Hospital from her injuries after a livery cab mowed her down and sped off in Brooklyn, police said. Police are now looking for the thug, who was driving a black Ford Explorer with TLC plates when the motorist slammed into the 70-year-old victim on Wilson Street and Lee Avenue at 9:28 a.m. The woman has been identified as...

Jerusalem – Israel Rushes Airliner Defenses As Libya Leaks SAMs

November 11, 2011 at 09:15 AM
Jerusalem - Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms. Jets flown by El Al and two other Israeli carriers are being equipped with a locally made system known as C-Music that uses a laser to "blind" heat-seeking missiles, the official said, giving...

Jerusalem – UNESCO Reprimands Israel Over Newspaper Cartoon

November 11, 2011 at 08:49 AM
Jerusalem - UNESCO has reprimanded Israel over a newspaper cartoon showing the Israeli prime minister telling pilots to bomb the U. N. agency's office after bombing Iran, a spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry said Friday. The U.N.'s Paris-based cultural arm called in Israel's ambassador, Nimrod Barkan, on Wednesday and handed him a protest note saying the cartoon "endangers the lives of...

New York, NY – NYCHA New Computer Glitch Causes Eviction Nightmare

November 11, 2011 at 08:31 AM
New York, NY - Bureaucrats at the New York City Housing Authority gave their new $36 million computerized rent-collection system the bizarre acronym NICE (NYCHA Improving Customer Experience). But for landlords and public housing tenants, the system — designed by firm Siebel-Oracle — is a cyber-monster run amok. Since NICE was launched in February, the annual certification process for...

Washington – Rick Perry’s Brain Freeze

November 11, 2011 at 08:00 AM
Washington - Sometimes even a healthy brain doesn't work the way it's supposed to. Nobody may know that better than Rick Perry, the Texas governor, who suffered an embarrassing memory lapse during the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday. Mr. Perry stops midsentence as he struggles to remember the name of the Department of Energy, one of three federal agencies he has often said should...

Hebron – IDF Accidentally Kill Rabbi Who Fails to Stop Vehicle

November 11, 2011 at 07:50 AM
Hebron - Hundreds of people joined the funeral procession for Rabbi Dan Mertzbach, 55, on Friday, after he was killed by IDF fire on Route 60 near Hebron earlier in the day. Mertzbach was traveling to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron for morning prayers when a member of an IDF force, signaling for him to slow down, opened fire and killed him. An initial IDF investigation found that...

Great Neck, NY – SAT Cheating Scandal Spreads to Yeshiva

November 11, 2011 at 07:33 AM
Long Island, NY - Two students at a Great Neck yeshiva are suspected of paying someone smarter to take their SAT tests, according to a ballooning probe that has ensnared 35 kids at five Long Island high schools, sources told The Post. North Shore Hebrew Academy HS Principal Dr. Daniel Vitow said officials have subpoenaed the SAT records of two former students, one of whom ended up enrolling...

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