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Miami Beach, FL – Family Claims Discrimination by Airline Against Their Autistic Son

November 3, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Miami Beach, FL - A South Florida family filed a complaint with the Department of Transportation after they said their special needs child was discriminated. Miami Beach residents Avi and Dina Klein were flying with their five children in business class on American Airlines. The family was coming from a vacation in Paris when they said the captain on board asked them to move their...

New York, NY – City Is 2-Square Miles Smaller Than We All Thought

November 3, 2011 at 10:42 PM
New York, NY - According to the Census Bureau latest calculations, New York City has shrunk by more than two square miles, or the equivalent of Central and Prospect Parks combined. Employing the most sophisticated mapping techniques available, the Census Bureau says the city actually measures 302.643 square miles. Brooklyn and Queens appear to have borne the brunt of the shrinkage. Census...

New Yiork, NY – MF Global Clients Face Day Of Reckoning As Margins Call

November 3, 2011 at 09:34 PM
New York, NY - Call it the mother of all margin calls: Up to 50,000 former customers of bankrupt broker MF Global must find some $1 billion in additional collateral almost overnight, or be forced out of their trades. Come Friday, with the mass transfer of commodity trading accounts from Jon Corzine's fallen firm to six of its erstwhile rivals, margin clerks will be wrapping up a reckoning of...

Queens, NY – Several Swastikas Found On Libraries, Synagogue

November 3, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Queens, NY - Police are investigating after several swastikas were found in two Queens neighborhoods. Investigators say four swastikas were painted on the Jackson Heights branch of the Queens library and one was found at the East Elmhurst branch. Another swastika was found one on the door of a synagogue in Jackson Heights. ...

New York – Bloomberg Growing Testy Over NY Protesters

November 3, 2011 at 07:45 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at anti-greed Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday after reports of self-policing at their camp, showing his patience is wearing thin with the 7-week-old movement. The mayor said there were sexual assaults and a possible rape at the protesters' gathering place in Zuccotti Park. "There have been reports, which are equally as...

New York, NY – Investors File Suit Against Corzine In MF Collapse

November 3, 2011 at 07:09 PM
New York, NY - In what could herald many such investor lawsuits, MF Global Holdings Ltd Chief Executive Jon Corzine and three other company executives were sued by a shareholder over the futures brokerage's collapse, leading to an October 31 bankruptcy filing. The complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court by shareholder Joseph DeAngelis accused the executives of having "continuously...

Richmond, VA – FBI: Jewish House Majority Leader’s Family Threatened

November 3, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Richmond, VA - A Tennessee man left profanity-laden voicemail messages at the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, using an anti-Semitic slur and threatening the Virginia congressman's family, federal authorities said Thursday. Glendon Llewellyn Swift, 62, of Lenoir City, has been charged with threatening to assault or murder a member of the immediate family of a United States...

New York, NY – “Taxed Out” New York City Smokers Roll Their Own

November 3, 2011 at 06:44 PM
New York, NY - At Island Smokes in New York City's Lower East Side neighborhood, customers sick of the highest tax on cigarettes in America are fighting back by rolling their own cigarettes out of pipe tobacco. It's a way around New York City's sky high cigarette taxes, which have led to an 35 percent drop in smoking rates since 2002, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, from to 14 percent...

Cedarhurst, NY – Blaze Causes Damage at Kosher Supermarket

November 3, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Cedarhurst, NY - A fire broke out in the basement of Cedarhurst kosher supermarket Gourmet Glatt early Thursday morning, causing damage that will most likely keep its doors closed for days, according to the chief of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department. Two employees who were in the building were treated by medical personnel for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire may have been...

Albany, NY – Skelos and Silver Seek to Cut Off Firms Tied to Iran

November 3, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Albany, NY - New York's top legislative leaders want to ban companies from lucrative state contracts if they heavily invest in Iran. State Senate leader Dean Skelos says he'll co-sponsor the Iran divestment bill with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver so New York can join the national effort. Skelos says Thursday New Yorkers must condemn tyrannical governments like Iran's that sponsor...

Washington – US Warns Activists Trying to Break Gaza Blockade

November 3, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is warning any U.S. citizens who attempt to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza that they could face action for violating Israeli and American law. Twenty-seven pro-Palestinian activists from the U.S. and eight other countries have set sail for the Hamas-controlled territory in another attempt to breach Israel's blockage. State Department...

Brooklyn, NY – Over 50 Rabbis Attend First Conference Of ‘Chayim Aruchim’ Org. (video)

November 3, 2011 at 03:53 PM
Brooklyn, NY - What began as an effort to create a sound legal document that would protect the religious rights of gravely ill Jewish patients has now evolved into a full-fledged organization that offers a full array of assistance with end of life issues. Chayim Aruchim, a relatively new division of Agudath Israel of America, was officially created approximately one year ago to simplify...

United Nations – Palestinians Urge UN Action Against Israel

November 3, 2011 at 03:09 PM
United Nations - The Palestinians are urging the U.N. Security Council to take action against Israel for accelerating settlement construction and "illegally hijacking" Palestinian tax revenue to protest their membership in UNESCO. Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. observer, warned that if Israel's actions aren't stopped immediately, the volatile region's tense situation might...

Providence, RI – Secret Service: “Black money” Scam In New England

November 3, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Providence, RI - The Secret Service has issued a warning about an international "black money" scam in New England. Providence Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge Thomas Powers said Thursday three people have lost $170,000, so far. Last week, authorities arrested 31-year-old Anthony Chadheen and 33-year-old Alvin Pennue in Providence on charges they were carrying out the scam. They have...

Israel – Two Thousand Year Old Mikva Found Near Beith Shemesh

November 3, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Beith Shemesh - Archaeologists uncovered a ritual bath which dates back nearly 2,000 years this week, in an excavation started two months ago a few kilometers west of Beit Shemesh. Experts say the bath was used during the Second Temple period. The ritual bath, known in Hebrew as a mikve, is the first piece of archeological evidence of  Jewish settlement in the Beit Shemesh area during the...

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