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Leipzig, Germany – Merkel Says Europe Faces Toughest Challenge Since WW2

November 14, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Leipzig, Germany - Warning that Europe faced its "toughest hour since World War Two," German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her party to set aside its misgivings about the euro and accept closer political integration as a solution to the bloc's deepening debt crisis. In a one-hour address to thousands of delegates from her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel offered no new ideas for resolving...

Washington – CNN Poll: Gingrich Soars, Cain Drops

November 14, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Washington - A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and...

London – UK Plans To Put Audio Recorders In Taxis

November 14, 2011 at 01:18 PM
London - Civil liberties campaigners on Monday expressed outrage at an English city's plan to install audio recorders in licensed taxi cabs as a security measure. Officials in Oxford say that starting next year its 600-plus cabs will carry audio-equipped cameras that run whenever the vehicle is in use, "leading the way" in ensuring the safety of passengers and drivers. "This is a staggering...

Jerusalem – Israeli Foreign Minister: Jordan Is Not Palestine

November 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's hard-line foreign minister has praised Jordan and condemned talk of it becoming the Palestinian state. At Israel's parliament Monday, Avigdor Lieberman said, "Talk about Jordan as a Palestinian state damages Israel." He praised the neighboring country as a "stabilizing element in the region." Palestinians make up about half of Jordan's population. A fringe minority of...

Oakland, CA – Police Clear Out Downtown Occupy Oakland Camp

November 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Oakland, CA - Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend. Protesters appeared to put up little resistance and officers could be seen calmly leading some demonstrators away in plastic handcuffs...

New York, NY – NYPD To Flood Decoy Officers On NYC Subways To Fight Recent Spike In Crimes

November 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM
New York, NY - The NYPD will soon flood the subway system with dozens of additional decoy officers in an attempt to stem the 16 percent increase the city has seen thus far this year in thefts on trains, The Post has learned. The exact number of officers being dispatched wasn’t revealed, but the backup is expected to more than double the number of cops currently conducting the stealthy...

New York, NY – Women’s Health Advocate Lauder Dies

November 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM
New York, NY - Pink was Evelyn Lauder's color. In her long career as an executive at cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Cos., the company founded by her mother-in-law, Lauder worked with many shades of red, peach, bronze and even blues, but pink was the one hue that changed her life. In 1992, Lauder worked with her friend Alexandra Penney, the former editor-in-chief of Self magazine, to create...

New York, NY – Small Business Owners To Occupiers Go Home

November 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM
New York, NY - Small business owners in Lower Manhattan are planning a counter-protest Monday against the Occupy Wall Street crowd. They say the motley crew hanging around Zuccotti Park is destroying their businesses. Fox 5 News reported that small businesses in the area have lost a reported $479,000 due to a lack of regular traffic. The business owners, who employ hundreds of people...

Rockland County, NY – Monsey Residents Concerned Over Bear Sightings (video)

November 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM
Rockland County, NY - A black bear has been roaming the street of a Monsey neighborhood for weeks, and concerned residents say the police have done nothing to protect them from the animal. The bear has been seen in the Wesley Hills area of Monsey for weeks now, roaming the streets in the daytime and rummaging through garbage cans, looking for food. Malki Fisher, who lives in the area, says...

Boston, MA – Starbucks Drops Bean Surcharge After Mass. Fine

November 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Boston, MA - Starbucks Corp. has stopped tacking on a surcharge for bags of coffee beans weighing less than a pound nationwide after a Massachusetts consumer-protection agency fined the company over the practice. The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation found in August that the coffee giant wasn't notifying customers that it was adding a surcharge of about $1.50 for...

New York – Op-Ed: Lessons From Penn State

November 14, 2011 at 10:19 AM
New York - Ain apotropus l’arayos is a Talmudic maxim (Ketuvoth 13b) which warns us of the great enticement of immorality. And so, the Torah commands us, “…do not explore (lo sosuru) after your heart and after your eyes after which you may stray” (Numbers 15: 37-41). The latest child sex abuse scandal unfolding at Penn State University should remind us that the problem may seem to...

Washington – Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

November 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Washington - The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. The justices on Monday revealed they would take the case. That means arguments could come in March, allowing plenty of time for a decision in late June, just over four months before Election...

Jerusalem – Safe Feeding Methods Pushed After Infant Death

November 14, 2011 at 09:50 AM
Jerusalem - The tragic death of a 14- month-old baby girl last week after choking on food given to her in a private day-care center in Ariel has led Beterem – the National Center for Child Safety and Health – to remind adults how to avoid such tragedies. Beterem director Orly Silbinger said Sunday that round, hard, slippery, sticky, large and spongy foods are the most dangerous for...

Jerusalem – Reuters Report: Israel Takes Gender Fight To Buses, Billboards

November 14, 2011 at 09:29 AM
Jerusalem - The women turned heads as they got on Jerusalem's number 56 bus. Startled ultra-Orthodox Jewish men looked away as the group mounted a challenge to growing gender segregation in the holy city by boarding the public vehicle from the front door and sitting in its first rows. As the male passengers averted their gaze, adhering to a traditional edict to avoid sexual temptation, a...

Omaha, NE – Buffett’s Firm Buys More Than 5 Percent Of IBM

November 14, 2011 at 08:57 AM
Omaha, NE - Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving him a stake of more than 5 percent stake in the technology company. Buffett revealed the new investment during an interview on CNBC Monday. Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will file a full quarterly update on its U.S. stock portfolio Monday afternoon. Buffett has long...

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