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Detroit, MI – Automakers Nixing Spare Tires, Drivers Unaware

November 17, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Detroit, MI - Automakers are losing weight by shedding that spare tire. More passenger cars are rolling off assembly lines with no jack, wrench or fifth wheel in the trunk as the U.S. government seeks more aggressive fuel economy targets and consumers demand savings at the pump. "There are increasing pressures to find alternatives," said Dave Cowger, group manager of tire engineering at...

New York – Rep. Grimm to OWS: Lowlifes Pack Up, Buy a Bar of Soap, and Get Out of NYC

November 17, 2011 at 10:38 PM
New York - The subtle headline on this post is exactly the title of Congressman Michael Grimm’s press release: “These people have overstayed their welcome and it’s time they get the heck out of New York City. Between the filth, the smell, the incessant noise, and threat to public safety, they have done nothing but cause a nuisance to the people who work and live in Lower Manhattan...

Lakewood, NJ – Hatzolah Paramedic Injured in Route 9 Collision

November 17, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A Hatzolah paramedic responding to a call about a burned child was injured tonight in a Route 9 collision involving two other vehicles, police said. The name of the Hatzolah paramedic wasn’t available, but he suffered a leg injury and was taken by a Hatzolah ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, according to Sgt. Maureen McGilloway of the township...

Washington – Documents: Kissinger Calls Jews ‘Self-Serving’

November 17, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Washington - American Jewish groups lobbying the Nixon White House on behalf of their Soviet brethren got under Henry Kissinger's skin in demanding intense pressure on Moscow to the point that he denounced them to a White House colleague as self-serving "bastards," newly released documents indicate. Among the appeals flooding the White House was one from the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda...

Washington – Census Finds Reaching Age 90 More Likely Than Ever

November 17, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Washington - Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90, redefining in a way what it means to be old. People who are 90 or older have nearly tripled in number since 1980, to 1.9 million, according to Thursday's first-ever census numbers on the age group. The trend is posing unique health challenges and adding to rising government costs for the strained Medicare and Social Security...

Jerusalem – With Eye On Militants, Israel Builds Africa Ties

November 17, 2011 at 07:23 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has identified eastern Africa as an important strategic interest and is stepping up ties with nations in the region in a joint effort to control the spread of Islamic extremists, officials said Thursday. In effect, Israel would become a player siding with Christian-led African nations in conflicts with Muslim movements, a fault line that has sharpened around the continent...

Washington – Herman Cain Receives Secret Service Protection

November 17, 2011 at 07:04 PM
Washington - Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. Cain asked for the security and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved his request Thursday, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed. Elite agents were expected to begin protecting the former pizza company executive...

New York, NY – Tiny Tot School Students Overwhelmed By Hostility of OWS

November 17, 2011 at 06:34 PM
New York, NY - They were caught in the middle of madness. Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday. It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street. In...

Nashua, NH – Herman Cain: OWS Trying To Destroy Our Nation

November 17, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Nashua, NH - Herman Cain tells supporters in Nashua, New Hampshire, that the Occupy movement is trying to destroy the nation. watch below from CNN ...

New York – Bedbug Sniffing Dogs Join New York Housing Inspection Team

November 17, 2011 at 05:30 PM
New York - A couple of new enforcers have joined the ranks of New York City's housing inspection team -- two dogs trained to sniff out bedbugs that might otherwise elude the less-honed senses of their human colleagues. Mickey and Nemo, two young beagles, began working for the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development late last week. Already, they have helped uncover three...

New York, NY – Two Business Owners Start An Anti-Occupiers Movement

November 17, 2011 at 04:39 PM
New York, NY - For the two months that Occupy Wall Street has been in existence, there hasn’t been any real opposition to the movement. Sure, the Tea Party has been planted on the opposite side of the spectrum, and there are plenty of people wishing the protesters would just go away on message boards and in cyberspace. But it’s taken the work of Derek and John Tabacco — two area small...

New York – NYC Comptroller’s Lawyer Quits Amid Donor Probe

November 17, 2011 at 04:37 PM
New York - A prominent lawyer tapped by New York City Comptroller John Liu to review questions about Liu's fund-raising abruptly quit the probe on Thursday, a potential setback to the comptroller's ambitions to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Liu, a Democrat, was widely considered a top contender to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the 2013 election until Wednesday, when federal prosecutors...

Washington – Top Member Of House Education Committee Seeks Hearings On Federal Laws On Child Abuse

November 17, 2011 at 04:07 PM
Washington - The top Democrat on the House Education Committee called Wednesday for a hearing on the sex abuse scandals at Penn State and The Citadel. California Rep. George Miller told the committee's chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., in a letter that the hearing should look at whether changes are needed in federal laws designed to protect children and students. At Penn State, Jerry...

New York, NY – NYC Police: 175 People Under Arrest In Occupy Protest

November 17, 2011 at 03:05 PM
New York, NY - At least 175 people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City. Thousands of protesters took to the streets around the U.S. on Thursday to mark two months since the movement's birth. One of the largest demonstrations was in New York, where at least 1,000 demonstrators tried to clog up streets around the stock...

Pittsburgh, PA – Shooter At White House Charged With Attempted Assasination

November 17, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - An Idaho man charged with firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, will be taken back from a federal court in Pittsburgh to face the charges in Washington, D.C. Ortega will remain in federal custody at least until a magistrate in...

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