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Washington – Talk Therapy by Phone May Ease Fibromyalgia: Study

November 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Washington - Talk therapy done over the phone helped some people suffering chronic fibromyalgia-related pain to feel better in a study that looked at phone therapy as a potential cost-effective alternative to standard treatments. Researchers found that about one-third of people who had cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT phone sessions felt "much better" or "very much better" after a few...

Israel – Rabbi: Kahane Would Not Approve ‘Price Tag’

November 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Israel - Rabbi Yehudah Kreuser of the Binyamin-region community of Mitzpeh Yericho said, Monday, that Rabbi Meir Kahane would not have approved the "price tag" vandalism carried out against, Arab, leftist and military targets in reaction to actions taken against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, ahead of Monday evening's 21st anniversary of...

Pittsburgh, PA – Study: Hand Sanitizer in Schools Helps Prevent Some Cases of Influenza

November 14, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helps reduce illness caused by influenza A and missed school days in elementary school children, reports a study in the November issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. "Respiratory...

Washington – 6,000 Hate Crime Incidents, Same as 2010

November 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The FBI says the level of hate crime reported by police in the United States remained about the same in 2010 compared with the previous year. The bureau says 6,628 hate crime incidents were reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies around the country, compared with 6,604 incidents reported in 2009. The year-to-year numbers on hate crime were constant while the number of...

Washington – Law Professor Takes Aim At Friend-of-court Filings

November 14, 2011 at 09:25 PM
Washington - Not long ago, a law professor at Harvard received a routine request. Would he add his name to a brief from a group of law professors urging a federal court to uphold the health care reform law? The professor, Richard H. Fallon Jr., said he would not, and his assessment of what he had been asked to sign was cutting. “Its argumentation fell within the bounds of what lawyers...

Franklin TN – Nissan Bets On New 12-Passenger Van

November 14, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Franklin TN - Nissan plans to jump into yet another market segment now owned by the U.S.automakers with the introduction early next year of a 12-passenger van, an addition to the company’s new line of commercial vehicles. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van – essentially a minibus – will be aimed at two consumer groups: large families and commercial limo/bus operators. The vehicle...

New York – Spirit Airlines Raises Online Booking Fee

November 14, 2011 at 08:09 PM
New York - Passengers on Spirit Airlines Inc. now face nearly $34 in fees just to buy their tickets online. The only way most customers can avoid the fee is to head to the airport and wait on line to see a ticket agent there. The no-frills airline advertises base fares as low as $9 but then charges passengers for everything from placing a carry-on bag in the overhead bin to having a glass of...

Babruysk – Synagogue Vandalized In Eastern Belarus

November 14, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Babruysk, Belarus - A synagogue has been vandalized in the eastern Belarusian city of Babruysk, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports. The synagogue's secretary, Maya Savatseyeva, told RFE/RL that vandals smashed the synagogue's windows at about 2 a.m. On November 11, a swastika and "Death to Jews!" was daubed on the fence surrounding the synagogue. "The inscriptions insult human dignity,"...

Hartford, CT – Conn. Billboard Campaign Seeks Powerball Winner

November 14, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Hartford, CT - Could somebody be carrying a $254 million lottery ticket and not even know it? Did they buy the ticket while passing through the state and forget about it? Or is the winner of the biggest jackpot in Connecticut history taking time to consult first with a financial adviser? The search is still on for the winner of the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing, with billboards across the state...

Manhattan, NY – Speaker Silver Bruised After Hitting A Pothole While Biking

November 14, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Manhattan, NY - Half of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's face is bruised and purple, and there are stiches over his left eyebrow and a scab across his nose and the back of one of his hands. Silver sustained the injuries while riding a bicycle when he hit a pothole and fell, according to a spokesman for the lower Manhattan Democrat. "The speaker said to me he feels a lot better than he looks,"...

Paris – Sarkozy Pledges “Friendship” To Netanyahu After Gaffe

November 14, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Paris - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm friendship despite what he refers to as their "differing views on the Middle East," Israeli officials said on Monday. Sarkozy's comments, in a condolence message to Netanyahu for the death of his father-in-law, seemed an effort to try to clear the air a week after a reported gaffe this...

New York – Brooklyn DA: Midwood Anti-Semitic Arsonist Would Face Up To 15 Years In Prison

November 14, 2011 at 04:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - In an interview scheduled to air tonight on Talkline tonight with Zev Brenner, District Attorney Joe Hynes came out strongly against the recent anti Semitic acts of vandalism in Midwood, saying that he will ask for the maximum jail sentence of up to fifteen years in prison for anyone convicted of these crimes. “I will not tolerate these acts of violence in this county,” DA...

Vienna – Nazi-era Skeletons Show Signs Of Violence

November 14, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Vienna - Hundreds of skeletons have been exhumed from a Nazi-era graveyard suspected of holding mentally or physically disabled victims of mass killings and many had bones apparently broken by hospital personnel, an anthropologist said Monday. George McGlynn told reporters that about a third of the 221 skeletons have been examined and half of those — about 35 — had broken ribs. Others had...

New York, NY – Protesters Hope To Shut Down New York’s Wall Street

November 14, 2011 at 03:10 PM
New York, NY - Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" they have planned could be the group's most provocative most yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain...

New York – Dershowitz Papers Available To Researchers In NYC

November 14, 2011 at 02:42 PM
New York - Ten years after prominent lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz agreed to donate his papers to his alma mater, Brooklyn College, the collection of letters, case files, photos and other materials opened to scholars and the public on Monday. The 1,000 boxes of materials include correspondence with high-profile clients including Claus von Bulow, Leona Helmsley and Mike Tyson, but...

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