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Century Village, FL – Condo’s Turmoil over Makeshift Synagogue Spills Over

March 2, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Century Village, FL - Jewish civil war brewing in Century Village took a road trip Wednesday afternoon to a Palm Beach County code enforcement hearing room, turning what is normally a sleepy venue of mostly empty seats into a mob scene of agitated retirees who tested both the limits of the building's fire code and each other's patience. For weeks, residents of the condominium complex near West...

Washington – Florida Sen. Nelson Files Holocaust Survivors’ Bill

March 2, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who faced a protest planned by Holocaust survivors at his Miami Beach fundraiser Friday with President Barack Obama, has filed legislation that would give hundreds of victims the right to sue European companies for millions of dollars in unpaid life insurance claims. The Florida Democrat had been working on the legislation sought by a national Holocaust...

London – Breast Cancer Risk Rises with 2nd Hand Smoke

March 2, 2011 at 09:26 PM
London - Smokers and women who quit up to 20 years previously are more at risk of the disease compared to other postmenopausal women who have never smoked or have never been around second-hand smoke, researchers said in Wednesday's issue of the British Medical Journal. Prof. Juhua Luo of the department of community medicine at West Virginia University and her co-authors looked for confirmed...

Washington – Schumer Isn’t Giving Up on Effort to Bring Casino to Sullivan County

March 2, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Washington - A disappointed US Senator Charles Schumer says he is going to explore every option in his continuing attempts to bring a casino to Sullivan County. Late last month, the US Department of Interior rejected an application for the Wisconsin Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohicans to build a casino and resort in Bridgeville. Schumer told MidHudsonNews.com on Wednesday that he is not...

Kinshasa – Congo Thanks Chabad For 20 Years of Friendship To Africa

March 2, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Kinshasa - The Chabad movement celebrated 20 years of presence in central Africa on Tuesday with a gala event at a Congo hotel, just two days after an attempted coup at the country's presidential palace and a parallel attack at the Kokolo military camp. Hundreds of guests attended the celebration at the Grand Hotel in Kinshasha, Congo. Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Vice President of American...

Washington – FDA Cracks Down on Untested Cold Medicines

March 2, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will remove roughly 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of an ongoing crackdown on ineffective prescription drugs. The FDA requires companies to submit all new prescription drugs for scientific review before they are launched. However, thousands of drugs actually predate the FDA's drug regulations...

Jerusalem – Israeli: ‘Qaddafi is Jewish and I’m His Cousin’

March 2, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Jerusalem - There have been rumors in the past about Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi's Jewish roots, and now it seems to be confirmed. Israel National News TV met with Gita Boaron, who claims that the Libyan dictator is indeed Jewish and that she is a distant cousin. Watch below. ...

New York, NY – Mets-Loving Judge Recuses Himself From Kosher Lawsuit

March 2, 2011 at 05:51 PM
New York, NY - A federal judge overseeing a kosher food vendor's lawsuit against the Mets recused himself from the case apparently because the plaintiff's lawyer spotted him wearing a Mets hat outside the courthouse. Brooklyn Magistrate Judge Andrew Carter said that he was stepping aside because he wanted to make sure there was no public perception that he was rooting for one side, a source...

Albany, NY – Protesters Block Stairs, Halls in Capitol

March 2, 2011 at 05:40 PM
Albany, NY - More than 100 protesters chanting opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to cut program funding for the poor coupled with tax breaks for the rich have vowed to return to Albany after their demonstration blocked central stairs and hallways in the Capitol for an hour. State police say they arrested 17 people who would be charged with disorderly conduct, arraigned before a judge and...

Washington – Bill Would End Leasing of Rental Cars in Recall

March 2, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Washington - A U.S. senator on Wednesday proposed closing what he calls a dangerous loophole in the law that allows rental car agencies to continue providing customers with vehicles named in safety recalls before problems are fixed. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants to hold rental car agencies to the same standard as car dealerships. Dealers can't sell cars under recall until they're...

Washington – Capitol Hill Tribute Honoring Philanthropist to Focus on US-Israel Partnership

March 2, 2011 at 04:38 PM
Washington - The International Center for Autism Research and Education, icare4autism, which recently announced plans to launch the world’s first Global Autism Center in Jerusalem, will be hosting a tribute at the US Capitol on March 16th in honor of noted philanthropist, J. Morton Davis. Autism has reached epidemic proportions with a new case diagnosed every 18 minutes. ICARE was founded...

Garden City, NY – NY Police: Gunman Intended To Commit Mass Murder

March 2, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Garden City, NY - Police say a man who crashed a truck into a utility pole and opened fire on a New York ambulance crew appeared to be on his way to carry out a mass killing. The Nassau County police commissioner says the 31-year-old man had strapped an assault rifle to his chest and extra ammunition to his forearms with wristbands. He had six weapons in all, including an automatic pistol...

Washington – Post Office Faces Cash Shortage By End Of Year

March 2, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Washington - The newly Republican-controlled House opened the envelope of postal finances on Wednesday, and what it pulled out wasn't pretty. It was a statement by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe (DON-ah-hew), who said that unless things change, the post office will run out of money by October, the end of this fiscal year. Donahoe told the House post office subcommittee that without some...

Washington – Rabbi Pesach Lerner Hands Note To Obama Over Pollard Clemency

March 2, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Washington - The Jewish leaders who met with US President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday did not raise the fate of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in their limited time with him, but one of them made sure Obama got the message. Following the meeting, National Council of Young Israel executive vice president Rabbi Pesach Lerner, who has been the driving force behind efforts to bring...

Cairo – Arabs Consider No-fly Zone Over Libya [video Gunfire in Libyan town]

March 2, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Cairo - Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday condemned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's bloody crackdown on his own people, and said they would consider imposing a no-fly zone over the country in the turmoil continues. While no final decision has been made on an air embargo, the ministers said in a statement after talks in Cairo that "Arab countries cannot watch with their hands tied in the face...

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