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Brooklyn, NY – Watch a Commercial, Avoid $3 ATM Fees

December 6, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Brooklyn, NY - You may soon be able to avoid hefty ATM fees, if you don't mind putting up with some commercials. A New Jersey man has created an ATM that gives you the option of letting advertisers cover the surcharge. The ad will play during the time the screen's message indicates a transaction is processing, which usually takes typically 10 second or less. Customers can also choose...

Washington – Study: Being President Of The US A Segulah For ‘Arichas Yamim’

December 6, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Washington - White House wannabes take note: Contrary to the idea that being president speeds up aging, a study shows that many U.S. commanders in chief have actually lived longer than their peers. Using life expectancy data for men the same age as presidents on their inauguration days, the study found that 23 of 34 presidents who died of natural causes lived several years longer than...

Jerusalem – Man Who Ran Over Terrorist Gets Community Service

December 6, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Jerusalem - The District Court on Tuesday sentenced 58-year-old David Mizrahi to three months community service for running over a terrorist who had stabbed his wife. Mizrahi was convicted of aggravated assault as part of a plea bargain. According to the verdict, in November 2009 Palestinian terrorist Waseem Maswada entered a "Yellow" convenience store located in a gas station store at the...

Washington – Feds Crack Down On Homeopathic Weight Loss Remedy

December 6, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Washington - Federal regulators are ordering several companies to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that uses protein from the human placenta. The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to seven companies that sell the protein as drops, pellets or sprays. Human chorionic gonadotropin is produced by the placenta and found in the urine of pregnant women. While it is...

Gaza Strip – IDF Strikes Rocket Cell In Gaza

December 6, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Gaza Strip - An Israeli airstrike hit a group of militants along the volatile border between Israel and the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing one and wounding two others in a burst of violence that shattered a recent lull and threatened to set off more fighting. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia said the violence erupted when Israeli troops moved into a buffer zone east of Gaza...

New York, NY – Assemblywoman: Yeshivas To Be Exempt From MTA Payroll Tax In New Reform Package

December 6, 2011 at 08:26 PM
New York, NY - The Legislature has negotiated today a Groundbreaking Tax Reform Package which includes a comprehensive restructure of New Yorks State's current tax rates. Under the legislation which is expected to pass on Wednesday, taxes for 4.4 million middle-class New Yorkers will be reduced. An important additional component included in the package is the exemption of non-public and...

Washington – Long Washington Record Starting To Haunt Gingrich

December 6, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Washington - Newt Gingrich's long political record and Washington ties are coming back to haunt him four weeks before Iowa's leadoff Republican presidential caucuses. The former House speaker was pressed Tuesday in a radio interview to explain his past support of health care mandates, his belief in human-caused climate change, and his advocacy for a certain level of government regulation —...

New York – 60,000 Votes Didn’t Count In Last Election

December 6, 2011 at 07:11 PM
New York - A new study finds that up to 60,000 votes cast in New York state elections last year were voided because people unintentionally cast their ballots for more than one candidate. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/uh3kps ) says the problem had a big impact on predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods. That includes two Bronx districts where 40 percent of the votes for governor were...

Seattle, WA – Occupy Protests Move To Foreclosed Homes

December 6, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Seattle, WA - The Occupy Wall Street protests are moving into the neighborhood. Finding it increasingly difficult to camp in public spaces, Occupy protesters across the country are reclaiming foreclosed homes and boarded-up properties, signaling a tactical shift for the movement against wealth inequality. Groups in more than 25 cities held protests Tuesday on behalf of homeowners facing...

Washington – FAA Chief Says He Will Resign Following Drunken Driving Arrest

December 6, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Washington - Randy Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving. Babbitt said in a statement Tuesday that he didn't want to allow anything to "cast a shadow" on the work done by his colleagues at the FAA. The 65-year-old Babbitt was arrested Saturday night in Fairfax City, Va., by a patrolman...

Jerusalem – Former Israeli President, Moshe Katsav, Gives Exclusive Interview To NY Times Before Heading To Prison

December 6, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Jerusalem - A day after Moshe Katsav, Israel’s former president, turned 66, his modest home in this immigrant town was filled on Tuesday with grandchildren and well-wishers. Phones rang. Neighbors with sun-creased faces offered hugs. Rabbis in tall hats gave their blessings. Mr. Katsav was not celebrating his birthday, however. He was spending his last day as a free man in his own home...

Washington – Op-Ed: US Officials Chose To Verbally Assault Israel’s Freedom Of Religion Instead Of Criticizing Totalitarian Egypt

December 6, 2011 at 04:10 PM
Washington - With vote tallies in for Egypt’s first round of parliamentary elections in it is abundantly clear that Egypt is on the fast track to becoming a totalitarian Islamic state. The first round of voting took place in Egypt’s most liberal, cosmopolitan cities. And still the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists received more than 60 percent of the vote. Run-off elections for 52 seats...

Brooklyn, NY – Elderly Pedestrian Fatally Struck

December 6, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hatzolah and EMS were on the scene this morning on Avenue 'T' and E 7th Street for a pedestrian that was struck and was in traumatic arrest. Hatzolah requested paramedics to respond in a rush for the 80-year-old victim who was transported to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced r"l dead. Bd"e. ...

Washington – Massachusetts Opens Long-hidden Romney Archives

December 6, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Washington - Massachusetts will open hundreds of boxes of documents from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's term as governor that have long been locked away from public viewing, the state said Tuesday. The move comes after disclosures that Romney had authorized the purging of emails and other closely-held electronic records from his administration. The decision by the...

Albany, NY – Lawmakers Announce Tax Reform Deal

December 6, 2011 at 02:31 PM
Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced that they have reached a proposed three-way agreement on legislative and executive proposals to create jobs and cut taxes for middle class New Yorkers. The agreement includes support for a comprehensive New York Works Agenda that will create thousands of jobs with new...

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