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San Francisco, CA – LeapFrog Tablet Computer For Kids Is Top Toy Of The Year

November 22, 2011 at 11:35 PM
San Francisco, CA - LeapFrog Enterprises' new learning tablet computer for kids is likely to be the hottest toy this holiday, according to new Facebook data released on Tuesday by online search firm TheFind. TheFind, a shopping search engine run by Siva Kumar, crunches data from social networks like Facebook and other sources online to help consumers track down products. The company is...

New York – Kids of Depressed Dads Have More Behavior Problems

November 22, 2011 at 11:00 PM
New York - Kids with depressed dads are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than those whose fathers don't have the blues, according to a new study of more than 20,000 families. "We've known for a long time that depression in mothers is associated with increased risk in kids -- I don't think there's any doubt about that. It's been less clear in fathers," said Jeremy Pettit, a...

Dallas, TX – Police Honor Man Who Led Them To Lee Harvey Oswald

November 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Dallas, TX - Dallas police honored a man on Tuesday whose "keen observation skills and strong sense of civic duty" led them to Lee Harvey Oswald, who had crept into the back of a darkened movie theater to hide on Nov. 22, 1963, shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Police Chief David Brown presented Johnny Calvin Brewer with the department's Citizen's Certificate of...

New York – Coffee Drinkers Show Lower Uterine Cancer Risk

November 22, 2011 at 09:38 PM
New York - Women who down four or more cups of coffee a day may have a reduced risk of developing cancer in the lining of their uterus, researchers reported Tuesday. A study of more than 67,000 U.S. nurses found that women who drank that much coffee were one-quarter less likely to develop endometrial cancer than women who averaged less than a cup a day. The absolute risk that any one woman...

New York – Retail Groups File Suit Over Debit Card Fee Rules

November 22, 2011 at 09:04 PM
New York - A coalition of retail groups sued the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, claiming the regulator ignored the law by setting too high a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for handling debit card purchases. The National Retail Federation and other groups claimed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that the Fed buckled under pressure from bank lobbyists when it set the cap...

New York – Michael Bloomberg Fuels Presidential Talk with Attack on Barack Obama

November 22, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Washington - Michael Bloomberg has launched an attack on Barack Obama for an absence of leadership as Washington failed to hammer out a deficit deal, renewing suggestions he could mount an independent bid for the White House. In a stinging rebuke of Mr Obama, who remained on the sidelines as the deal collapsed, and a rare intervention into Washington politics, Mr Bloomberg, the mayor of New...

New York – Students Prosecuted For Cheating On College Entrance Exam

November 22, 2011 at 06:33 PM
New York - Twenty current and former students from five Long Island high schools face charges in what is believed to be the nation's first criminal prosecution for cheating on the SAT college entrance exam, authorities said on Tuesday. Students paid their peers as much as $3,600 to impersonate them and complete either the SAT or the ACT exam in the hopes of getting a higher score on test day...

Washington – Weary, Blistered Wall Street Protesters Reach DC

November 22, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Washington - Drenched, blistered and weary, a few dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters arrived Tuesday in the nation's capital after a two-week, 240-mile march from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. The marchers, many wearing hooded ponchos in a steady rain, walked into the Occupy D.C. encampment, where fellow protesters lined up outside their tents and greeted them with cheers, applause and...

Brooklyn, NY – Chabad Shluchim Look Forward to New York Rabbinical Conference

November 22, 2011 at 05:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Last December, Rabbi Chaim and Chaya Mushka Slavaticki moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to open a new Chabad-Lubavitch center. Despite the fact that they moved to a region already served by dozens of Chabad Houses, and concentrated their early efforts on meeting as many people in the local Jewish community they could, the beginning was tough. For starters, says the rabbi – one...

Washington – Where is The Cash? House Panel Calls Corzine to Testify at MF Hearing

November 22, 2011 at 04:59 PM
Washington - U.S. congressional subcommittee plans a Dec. 15 hearing with regulators and top MF Global officials to review the collapse of the bankrupt brokerage firm, plagued by missing customer money and concerns over lax oversight. The House Financial Services Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations has invited Jon Corzine, who resigned as MF Global's chief executive, and Bradley...

New York, NY – NYC Comptroller Says Embarrassed By Investigation But Will Remain On Job

November 22, 2011 at 04:48 PM
New York, NY - Amid calls that he should step aside while facing a federal investigation into his campaign fund-raising operation, New York City’s chief financial officer says he plans to stay on the job. Comptroller John Liu has said that he is embarrassed by the inquiry, but on Tuesday said he’ll continue to act as the city’s financial watchdog. “We haven’t missed a beat...

New York, NY – New Health Department Subway Poster Campaign Illustrates Dangers of Excessive Drinking

November 22, 2011 at 04:35 PM
New York, NY - The Health Department today released the latest installment of its “Excessive Drinking Is Dangerous” public education campaign with a print ad and subway posters in Spanish and English. One of the two ads depicts a bloodied young man wearing a neck brace and being lifted into an ambulance. The copy above his head reads, “Two drinks ago this wasn’t your ride.”...

Washington – Postal Prices Going Up For Express, Priority Mail

November 22, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Washington - The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is raising rates for its more profitable express mail and priority mail shipping next year, part of its efforts to stave off bankruptcy. The new prices take effect Jan. 22 and include the introduction of a new flat rate of $39.95 for express mail boxes, with separate increases for letters. Previously, prices were $13.25 or higher based on...

Belgium – Belgian Jews ‘shocked’ By Anti-Semitic Attack Against Young Girl In Brussels

November 22, 2011 at 03:41 PM
Belgium - Following an altercation at a sport training centre with five classmates from Moroccon origin, Oceane Sluijzer was beaten by the girls who shouted: 'Shut up, you dirty Jew, and return to your country'. In shock, the young Jewish girl lodged a complaint to the Brussels police. The attackers have been identified and will be questioned. In a statement, the CCOJB asked the judicial...

Manchester, NH – Obama Heckled by “Occupy” Protesters (video)

November 22, 2011 at 01:51 PM
Manchester, NH - Confronting Republicans, President Barack Obama on Tuesday dashed into the home of the nation's first presidential primary, urging GOP lawmakers to support a payroll tax cut next week and stand by their own pledges not to increase taxes. Obama sought to steal the spotlight from Republican presidential contenders who have blanketed the political battleground with anti-Obama...

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