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New York, NY – NYPD Disorder Control Memo Obtained By Occupy Wall Street Protester

November 26, 2011 at 11:26 PM
New York, NY - An arrested Occupy Wall Street protester obtained a piece of paper he allegedly found in the back of a police van. The 19 guidelines range from advice on proper attire to stressing the need to act as a team in chaotic situations. Noting that having "helmet and baton, ready for immediate use" is "critical," the memo advises, "A strong military appearance, with sharp and...

Tehran – Iran Threatens to Hit Turkey if Attacked by US or Israel

November 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Tehran, Iran - Iran will target NATO’s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards’ aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the...

Virginia – Group Asks FBI to Probe Threats on Web “to kill every Muslim twice”

November 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Virginia - A Muslim civil rights group on Friday asked the FBI to investigate a series of threatening posts on an anti-Islam website. The threats posted by visitors to the Bare Naked Islam website include a post from one person who urges Christians to "kill every Muslim twice" and mentions that he routinely drives by a specific northern Virginia mosque. Another recommends blowing up...

New York – Ex-FBI Chief Named Trustee in MF Global Bankruptcy

November 26, 2011 at 09:32 PM
New York - Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has been tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The U.S. Trustee for the New York region requested court approval for the appointment, according to documents filed Friday. MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court on Monday for permission to name a trustee so that the company can get a binding...

Islamabad – Pakistan Demands US Vacate Air Base After NATO Attack Allegedly Kills 24 Troops

November 26, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Islamabad - Pakistan on Saturday blocked vital supply routes for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan and demanded Washington vacate a base used by American drones after coalition aircraft allegedly killed 24 Pakistani troops at two posts along a mountainous frontier that serves as a safe haven for militants. The incident was a major blow to American efforts to rebuild an already tattered alliance...

New York, NY – City Wants Communities to Help Create ‘Slow Zones’

November 26, 2011 at 08:34 PM
New York, NY - The city transportation officials are asking communities to tell them where drivers need to slow down in their neighborhoods. The city Department of Transportation is accepting applications for "slow zones" where the speed would be reduced from 30 to 20 miles per hour. According to the agency's website, a zone will be a "self-enforcing, reduced-speed area." It will be denoted...

New York – How Much Crazier Can Black Friday Get?

November 26, 2011 at 08:25 PM
New York - Pepper-sprayed customers, smash-and-grab looters and bloody scenes in the shopping aisles. How did Black Friday devolve into this? As reports of shopping-related violence rolled in this week from Los Angeles to New York, experts say a volatile mix of desperate retailers and cutthroat marketing has hyped the traditional post-Thanksgiving sales to increasingly frenzied levels. With...

Los Angeles, CA – Mayor: Occupy Group Must Leave City Hall Camp Monday

November 26, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The mayor of Los Angeles set a deadline for anti-Wall Street protesters to leave an encampment by City Hall, while demonstrators elsewhere in California took their message about corporate greed to Black Friday shoppers, at times facing off with police. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lauded the Occupy movement for "awakening the country's conscience," but he said that after 56...

New York – Community Of Holocaust Survivors Dwindles In New York

November 26, 2011 at 07:38 PM
New York - One thing about life in New York: wherever you are, the neighborhood is always changing. An Italian enclave becomes Senegalese; a historically African-American corridor becomes a magnet for white professionals. The accents and rhythms shift; the aromas become spicy or vegetal. The transition is sometimes smooth, sometimes bumpy. But there is a sense of loss among the people left...

New York, NY – City Comptroller is Sued Over Prevailing-Wage Rate

November 26, 2011 at 07:31 PM
New York, NY - Two private security firms have filed a lawsuit against New York City Comptroller John Liu charging that he inflated the city's prevailing-wage rate for security guards employed by city contractors. The Wall Street Journal reports (http://on.wsj.com/vVlrll ) that the firms filed a lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court contending that Liu established minimum hourly rate for...

Jerusalem – Israel Threatens To Cut Off Power, Water To Gaza

November 26, 2011 at 07:27 PM
Jerusalem - Israel warned on Saturday that it would cut the supply of water and electricity to the Gaza Strip if rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas form a unity government. "The foreign ministry is examining the possibility of Israel pulling out of the Gaza Strip in terms of infrastructure," Deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon told the daily Yediot Aharonot website. A unity...

Mumbai – Three Yrs On, Chabad House Still Awaits to Remove 26/11 Scars

November 26, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Mumbai, India - Three years after the Chabad House in south Mumbai was pulverised by terrorists, the Jewish Centre is yet to get a refurbished. Though the court case over renovating the site has been settled, the necessary permission from the civic body is still to come through. Today, Chabad House, one of the targets during the November 2008 terror attacks, stands as a mute testimony to the...

Manila, Philippines – Filipino Police: Terror Group Responsible For Mumbai Attack Behind Recent AT&T Account Hacking

November 26, 2011 at 06:32 PM
Manila, Philippines - Four people have been arrested in the Philippines for allegedly hacking into AT&T customers' phones as part of a plan to funnel money to a Saudi-based terror group, according to police. The Philippine Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said it worked with the FBI to arrest the suspects last week. The hackers, according to investigators, worked for a group that...

Brooklyn, NY – Building’s 2nd Swastika, Another Sign Of Hate In Williamsburg

November 26, 2011 at 06:29 PM
Williamsburg, NY - There was another sign of hate in Brooklyn when swastikas were found in an elevator on Friday. The NYPD Hate Crime Unit is investigating a swastika found yesterday in a Brooklyn building — the second time in nine days that the anti-Semitic symbol was found scrawled at the location, officials said. The swastika was discovered inside an elevator at 70 Ross Street. The...

Egypt – Cairo Rally: One Day We’ll Kill All Jews

November 26, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Cairo, Egypt - Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to "one day kill all Jews." Some 5,000 people joined the rally, called to promote the "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization." The event coincided with the anniversary of the United Nation's partition plan in 1947, which called for the...

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