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Vienna – AP: UN Has New Iranian Nuke Arms Claims

November 4, 2011 at 04:49 PM
Vienna - Diplomats have told The Associated Press the U.N. atomic agency plans to reveal previously undisclosed intelligence on suspected secret work by Iran on nuclear arms. They say that among the new information disclosed next week will be intelligence alleging that Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead. As well, the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to show satellite...

Jerusalem – Shimon Peres: Attack On Iran Getting Closer

November 4, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's president says the international community is closer to pursuing a military solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program than a diplomatic one. The remarks by Shimon Peres to Israel's channel 2 TV Friday were unusual because he is known as a dove and optimist. Peres said world leaders need to "fulfill their promises" to stop Iran "whatever it takes." He said...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Says Parking Sticker Punishment Is Good, Lets Keep It.

November 4, 2011 at 03:57 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg was asked about New York City’s unpopular sanitation parking stickers during his weekly appearance on John Gambling’s WOR radio show today. A Brooklyn councilman has introduced a bill that would ban the stickers, which are placed on cars that violate alternate side parking rules and are incredibly difficult to remove, but Mayor Bloomberg told Mr. Gambling...

Tallahassee, FL – Authorities Seizing Painting Stolen by Nazis

November 4, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Tallahassee, FL - U.S. authorities are seizing a more than 400-year-old Italian painting that has been on display at a Florida museum, saying it was stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish family during World War II and should be returned to the family's heirs. U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh announced Friday that the federal government will hold onto the painting until a federal judge can determine the...

Washington – President Obama Honored Among America’s Most Influential Jews

November 4, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Washington - Each year, the Jewish Daily Forward lists 50 influential Jewish leaders in the U.S. This year, the list includes politicians like Rep. Gabrielle Gifford and Anthony Weiner, as well as activists, scholars and religious figures. The honorary 51st on the 2011 list is President Barack Obama, a Christian whose politics have elicited a range of responses from American Jews. Some...

Rockland County, NY – Power Outages in Dip Below 10,000

November 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Rockland County, NY - Fewer than 10,000 utility customers in southeastern New York remain without power nearly a week after a freak October snow storm knocked out electricity service to more than 300,000 homes and businesses in the state. The four utilities working to restore power report about 9,500 outages Friday morning. Orange and Rockland Utilities says it still has 5,500 customers...

Orange County, NY – Woodbury Common Seeks $100M Expansion

November 4, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Orange County, NY - Big plans are afoot at one of the Hudson Valley's busiest tourist destinations. The owners of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets filed papers in August to initiate a proposed upgrade that would include a three-level parking garage, 60,000 square feet of additional retail space, new store facades and other work to improve traffic flow and spruce up an international shopping...

New Haven, CT – New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman Says Protest Poster By Rabbi ‘Stupid’ (video)

November 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM
New Haven, CT - New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman was met with open hostility as he addressed students at Yale last week. The Pulitzer Prize winning author delivered a talk entitled ‘how America fell behind’ where he discussed his new book on foreign policy, co-authored by Michael Mandelbaum. During the talk, Rabbi Shmully Hecht of the Yale Eliezer society produced a...

New York, NY – Groupon Shares Surge Nearly 56 Percent In Debut

November 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM
New York, NY - Shares of daily deals site Groupon Inc rose more than 50 percent in their stock market debut on Friday, but at least some of the early trading exuberance may have come from the small amount of shares offered. The shares rose as high as $31.14, or 55.7 percent above the IPO price in early trading on the Nasdaq, at one point pushing the market value of the company up to $19.9...

Honolulu – Sandwich Arrest Stirs Debate Over Eating In Stores Before Paying

November 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Honolulu - It happens daily in supermarket and convenience stores nationwide — digging into a bag of chips while waiting in line, sampling a couple of grapes in the produce section, opening a bottle of milk to appease a crying child. The highly-publicized story of a pregnant Honolulu mom who was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgot to...

McAllen, TX – Police: Judge Won’t Be Charged Over Video beating

November 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM
McAllen, TX - A Texas family law judge whose daughter secretly videotaped him savagely beating her seven years ago won't face criminal charges because too much time has elapsed, police said. Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams likely would have been charged with causing injury to a child or other assault-related offenses for the 2004 beating of his then-16-year-old daughter, but...

Washington – Cain Mulls Lawsuit Against Politico: Aide

November 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, facing harassment accusations, is weighing a lawsuit against the news outlet that first reported the claims, a spokesman said on Friday. Washington-based Politico broke the story on Sunday night that two former female employees of the National Restaurant Association accused Cain of harassment while he headed that trade group during...

Cannes, France – Sarkozy: France Won’t Sit Idle Over Iran Threat On Israel

November 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM
Cannes, France - French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that Iran's "obsession" with acquiring nuclear material is against international rules. Sarkozy, asked at a news conference Friday about a potential preventive strike on Iran over its nuclear program, said Friday, "You are ahead of yourself." He said that the international community should focus on sanctions, but added that if Israel's...

New York – Media Now Going After Kiryas Joel Bus Transportation Over Segregated Bus Service

November 4, 2011 at 09:38 AM
New York - The public commuter bus between Brooklyn and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Kiryas Joel has cushioned seats, small televisions and another, more unusual feature: a heavy blue curtain that hangs from the ceiling and separates male and female passengers. On a bus ridden by reporters from the New York World and the Forward, men and women walked and sat on opposite sides of the...

Jerusalem – Israeli Navy Boards Gaza-Bound Boats: Military

November 4, 2011 at 09:32 AM
Jerusalem - The Israeli navy boarded on Friday two yachts carrying pro-Palestinian activists who had set sail for the Gaza Strip in a challenge to Israel's blockade of the Islamist-controlled territory. The military said in a statement that the Canadian "Tahrir" and Irish "Saoirse" vessels would be taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod. "The Israel Navy soldiers operated as planned, and took...

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