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Toronto – Jewish Community Warned about Scam

December 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Toronto - Police are warning the public to watch out for a con man targeting members of the Jewish community. Two women have reported being befriended by a man, who earned their trust by talking about Israel and Judaism. Once the women became friends with him, he told them he needed a loan and said he would repay them through wire transfers. The women gave the man cash but were never...

Albany, NY – Cuomo’s Job Plan Could Mean More Catskills Casinos

December 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's jobs plan proposes to expand gaming, which could mean a Catskills casino, a new infrastructure repair fund, more tax credits for job growth and a job-training program. The proposal released Sunday to The Associated Press is Cuomo's response to an unexpected $350 million deficit this year and a projected $3.5 billion deficit in the 2010-13 fiscal year. Cuomo...

Berlin – Germany Says Iran Sorry For Attack On UK Embassy

December 4, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Berlin - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Iranian foreign minister has expressed regret about the storming of Britain's embassy in Tehran by demonstrators. The ministry said Sunday that Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said he "was deeply sorry for what has happened" and vowed "to do everything to prevent such an incident from happening again." The ministers were...

New York – US Debt: Money Managers’ Least Favorite Investment

December 4, 2011 at 08:12 PM
New York - Ask the people who invest billions for a living to name their favorite picks for 2012 and you'll get a smorgasbord worthy of a holiday party: Brazilian stocks, U.S. junk bonds, and government debt from Colombia. Ask them what they dislike and they'll name one of the top-performing investments this year: U.S. government bonds. Investors can rattle off a long list of reasons to avoid...

New York – After Tolls Rise, Less Traffic and More Train Riders Into Manhattan

December 4, 2011 at 07:45 PM
New York - The rise in tolls on Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and tunnels in September may have caused many commuters to leave their cars at home and switch to public transportation, early reports from the agency show. About 890,000 fewer cars and trucks used the crossings from Sept. 19 through Nov. 22 compared with the number that did in roughly the same period in 2010, a...

Brooklyn, NY – Outrageous: Righteous Gentile Left Dead In Midwood Hospital For 7 Days Kids Charge

December 4, 2011 at 06:26 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Grieving siblings say the Midwood hospital where their mother died kept her body in its morgue for seven days before telling them of her demise. Catherine Hawa died on Nov. 16 at New York Community Hospital — but staffers at the 134-bed acute-care facility on Kings highway didn’t notify her children, Michael and Jeanette, until Nov. 23, the brother and sister charged. For...

Washington – Homeland Security Director: Lone Wolf Terror Threat Growing

December 4, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Washington - U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of “lone wolf’’ attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted. Such risks, Napolitano said in an interview in Paris, heighten the need to keep dangerous travelers from reaching the United States, and she urged...

New York – Trump to Moderate Republican Presidential Debate

December 4, 2011 at 04:33 PM
New York - Real estate mogul Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa a week before the state holds the first in the nation caucuses. The conservative website Newsmax will host the debate, scheduled for Dec. 27 in Des Moines. All the Republican contenders have been invited to participate. Trump announced he would not seek the Republican nomination himself after...

Berlin, Germany – Hitler’s Prestige Arena Blown To Bits

December 4, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Berlin, Germany - Another piece of Berlin’s Nazi past disappeared on Saturday as demolition crews blew up the Deutschlandhalle, the massive arena built by Hitler's regime in 1935 ahead of the Olympic Games the following year. With a huge bang the roof of the massive building in the district of Charlottenburg collapsed on Saturday morning, sending a cloud of dust high into the sky. Just a few...

Chesterfield, CT – Jewish Farmers’ Settlement to Win Historic Status

December 4, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Chesterfield, CT - A small stretch of nondescript land tucked away in Chesterfield at the intersection of routes 85 and 161 soon will be recognized nationally as one of the area's most treasured historical sites. More than a century ago, the land was home to the state's first rural synagogue and a community of Jewish farmers. The farmers, originally from Russia, immigrated in the 1880s to New...

New York, NY – Attorney: Grand Jury Delayed in NYC Bomb Plot Case

December 4, 2011 at 01:14 PM
New York, NY - Prosecutors and a defense lawyer have agreed to delay having a grand jury weigh in on a terrorism case against a man accused of assembling a homemade bomb to try to blow up targets ranging from police cars to post offices, his lawyer said. Jose Pimentel had been scheduled to learn Monday whether he had been indicted, but defense lawyer Lori Cohen said a legal deadline would be...

Moscow, Russia – Putin Suffers Blow In Russian Parliament Election

December 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM
Moscow, Russia - Exit polls cited by Russian state television are showing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party tallying less than 50 percent of the vote in Russia's parliamentary election. The results represent a significant drop in support for United Russia compared to the previous election four years ago when it won over 64 percent of the vote nationwide. The early returns from Sunday's...

New York, NY – Kosher Resturant Owner Says Milk Street Cafe May Close As Wall Street Barricades Remain

December 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM
New York, NY - The Occupy Wall Street protesters may be gone from Zuccotti Park, but the police barricades remain — and now one business is on the verge of closing. No store has struggled with the barricades more than the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall St., which laid off 21 workers at the height of the protests in late October and on its last leg. "Unless we get a Hail Mary, it's a matter...

Washington – Postal Cuts To Slow Delivery Of First-class Mail

December 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail on Monday, are part of a wide-ranging effort by the cash-strapped...

Berlin – Massive WWII Bomb Succesfully Defused In Germany

December 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Berlin - A massive British World War II-era bomb that triggered the evacuation of about half of the 107,000 residents of Germany's western city of Koblenz was successfully defused Sunday, authorities said. It was one of Germany's biggest bomb-related evacuations since the war ended with some 2,500 police officers, firefighters and paramedics on duty across the city to secure the...

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