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New York – Report: 1 In 5 Of US Adults On Behavioral Meds

November 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM
New York - More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women. The report, released Wednesday by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., found that use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders rose 22 percent from 2001. The...

New York, NY – OWS Protester Arrested For Threatening To Hurl Molotov Cocktails At Macy’s

November 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM
New York, NY - Police say a 29-year-old Occupy Wall Street demonstrator has been arrested on a charge of making a terrorist threat after he was caught on video threatening to attack Macy's with a Molotov cocktail. Nkrumah Tinsley was arrested by police Wednesday at the encampment in lower Manhattan. Video posted online shows Tinsley saying he was going to "burn down the city" on Thursday, when...

Chicago – 80 Is The New 65 When It Comes To Retirement, Survey Says

November 16, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Chicago - When it comes to retirement, many middle class Americans said 80 is the new 65 and plan to delay retirement because of worries over money, according to a new survey. Wells Fargo bank asked 1,500 Americans who earned between $25,000 and $99,999 and ranged in age from 20 into their 70s questions about retirement, savings and Social Security for its seventh annual retirement...

Trenton, NJ – J&J Starts Removing Toxins From Baby Products

November 16, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Trenton, NJ - Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove two harmful chemicals from its iconic baby shampoo and other baby products in the U.S. An international coalition of consumer and environmental groups has been pressing J&J since May 2009 to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from products including its signature...

Australia – Obama: Each City Must Decide How to Handle OWS Demonstrations

November 16, 2011 at 08:46 PM
Australia - President Barack Obama’s spokesman is suggesting the president believes it’s up to New York and other municipalities to decide how much force to use in dealing with Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Spokesman Jay Carney also says Obama hopes the right balance can be reached between protecting freedom of assembly and speech with the need to uphold order and safeguard public...

New York, NY – City Braces For ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Protesters To March On Financial District

November 16, 2011 at 07:43 PM
New York, NY - Occupy Wall Street protesters hope to rebound on Thursday with a march on the New York Stock Exchange to show their battle against economic inequality still has life after they were evicted from a nearby park. Most rallies by the two-month-old movement have numbered in the hundreds of people in New York but protesters and city officials expect thousands of demonstrators to pour...

New York – After Fall, Silver Talks About His Stitches

November 16, 2011 at 07:23 PM
New York - The most powerful Democrat in the State Legislature, Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, offered a play-by-play of his tumble, which left him needing stitches to his eyebrow and his knee. “I’m embarrassed by the whole thing,” Mr. Silver said. He added that his grandchildren, with whom he sometimes bicycles, were of the age at which they would make fun of him. Mr. Silver, 67...

Los Angeles, CA – Noteworthy Cars Debuting At The L.A. Auto Show

November 16, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Here are some of the most buzz-worthy new models and concept cars getting their world debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public Nov. 18. Media previews began Wednesday at the show, which is an important venue for carmakers because California is by far the largest car market in the U.S.: — CADILLAC XTS: General Motors Co.'s luxury brand unveils the...

Dushore, PA – Jewish Owner Says Vandalism At Vineyard A Hate Crime (video)

November 16, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Dushore, PA - State police in Sullivan County are investigating to determine if the owner of a winery near Dushore is the victim of a hate crime. When owner John Crasne arrived at Bird Song Winery Tuesday morning he found much more than he expected, lots of damage which he claims happened because he is Jewish. John Crane and his family have owned Bird Song Winery for about 10 years. It's a...

Jerusalem – Knesset C’tee Initiate Legislation To Deny Funds To Agencies Which Participate In Exclusion Of Women

November 16, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Jerusalem - Chairwoman of the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women MK Tzipi Hotovely described on Wednesday the growing number of incidents in which women are excluded form the public space as apartheid which contradicts basic Israeli values. In recent months, a spate of incidents have come to public attention in which proponents of equal rights say women have been marginalized...

Springfield, MA – FBI Says Most Wanted Fugitive May Be Hiding In Western Massachusetts

November 16, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Springfield, MA - The FBI says an animal rights activist wanted in the 2003 bombings at two corporate offices in northern California may be in western Massachusetts. The FBI said Wednesday it had a tip from the television show "America's Most Wanted" that 33-year-old Daniel Andreas San Diego may be in the Northampton area. Andreas is one of 31 people on the agency's Most Wanted Terrorists...

Istanbul – Former US Official: U.S. Election Ups Risk Of Israeli Strike On Iran

November 16, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Istanbul - An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites may become likelier in 2012 if Israel calculates it has more room to act alone in a U.S. presidential election year, a former U.S. official and nuclear diplomacy expert said. Mark Fitzpatrick, an Iran watcher at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, told Reuters the latest report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog made him more worried...

Brooklyn, NY – Avenue J Subway Station Sign Vandalized And Renamed Avenue “Jew”

November 16, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Less than a week after an arson and hate crime in Midwood, Brooklyn which resulted in the torching and burning of several vehicles, as well as anti-Semitic graffiti, vandals have struck again, this time defacing the Avenue J subway sign by adding the letters “EW,” so the station name read “Avenue JEW.” A concerned constituent who saw the grafittied sign while on the...

Washington – Secret Service: Suspect In White House Shooting Arrested

November 16, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Washington - A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into a shooting near the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said. The Secret Service discovered Tuesday that two bullets had hit the White House, one of them apparently cracking a window on the residential level while President Barack Obama was traveling. The discovery of the bullet holes followed reports of...

Jerusalem – Israel To Allow Construction Materials Into Gaza

November 16, 2011 at 02:04 PM
Jerusalem - Israel allowed the first truckloads of a rare shipment of construction materials into Gaza on Wednesday to allow the reconstruction of 10 privately owned factories, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials said. Until now only international projects have been allowed to import such materials, which Israel restricts because of concerns they could be used by Gaza militants who...

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