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Tokyo – Police: Japan Disaster Death Toll To Top 18,000

March 20, 2011 at 11:49 PM
Tokyo - Police officials estimate that the toll from Japan's massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami will exceed 18,000 deaths. One of the of the hardest-hit prefectures, Miyagi, estimates that the deaths will top 15,000 in that region alone, police spokesman Hitoshi Sugawara said. Police in other devastated areas declined to estimate eventual tolls, but said the confirmed deaths in their...

Libya – Qaddafi’s Compound Destroyed By Missile Attack

March 20, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Libya - The 4-story compound in downtown Tripoli that was home to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi was demolished by missile attacks, according to reporters near the area. There was no known injuries at it remains unclear where the leader has been living since the no-fly zone was ordered. There were two circular holes in the roof, which is consistent with a missile strike, and rubble...

New York – In Pictures: Jews Celebrating Purim – Video

March 20, 2011 at 06:28 PM
New York - Collection of photos from Jews celebrating Purim in the NYC area. Photos credit to ShiaHD, Eli, and (Paul Galipeau for Vos Iz Neias) Video below from Borough Park. Video by ShiaHD ...

Petah Tikva – Israel Says Holding Missing Palestinian

March 20, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Petah Tikva - Israel's internal security service confirms that a Palestinian who was allegedly abducted from Ukraine last month is being held by Israel. Dirar Abu Sisi was reportedly abducted from a Ukrainian train last month. He was a senior engineer at Gaza's power plant and was in Ukraine seeking citizenship. Israel's internal security service confirmed he is being held but refused to...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Child Struck by Car Medical Helicopter Called

March 20, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - State police are investigating an accident in which a child was struck by car near 6 Krolla Drive, child sustained serious injuries. A medical helicopter has been called to NY State Police barracks but has since been canceled, Hatzolah transporting child by ambulance. ...

New York – AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

March 20, 2011 at 04:36 PM
New York - AT&T Inc., the country's second-largest wireless carrier in the United States, on Sunday said it will buy T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest, from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion. AT&T will pay about $25 billion in cash and the balance in company stock in a deal that gives Deutsche Telekom about an 8 percent equity stake in...

Monsey, NY – 7-Year-Old Struck by Minivan

March 20, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Monsey, NY - A 7-year-old girl was taken to the hospital early this afternoon being hit by a car on Decatur Ave. Ramapo Police said they responded to a report of an accident from the area of 72 Decatur Avenue. The child suffered a head injury and was taken to Westchester Medical Center by Hatzolah Ambulance. Police said tonight she was in stable condition. The accident is being investigated...

New York – Images Of Disaster in Japan Lend Visual Power

March 20, 2011 at 02:16 PM
New York - Sometimes it's a fast-moving ooze: A street becomes a stream, grows into a river and then a raging mountain of moving debris. Sometimes, it's a wet curtain of water crashing over a shoreline, tossing trees, ships and cars casually aside as a child would a stack of Legos. Until a week ago, a tsunami was one of the most mysterious of natural events, its devastating power usually...

Washington – Energy Secretary: NY Nuclear Plant Will Be Reviewed

March 20, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Washington - Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Japan's nuclear crisis will influence the locations of new U.S. nuclear reactors. He's suggesting that population might be a greater factor than it has been in deciding where to build a plant. President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. nuclear plant safety. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking a review of the Indian...

Jerusalem – US Politician Sarah Palin Arrives In Israel

March 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Jerusalem - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is in Israel on a trip that has raised speculation she is honing her foreign policy credentials ahead of a run for the U.S. presidency next year. Palin arrived in Israel Sunday afternoon after a stop in India. Palin, who was John McCain's running mate in his failed 2008 campaign for president, rarely travels abroad and has been criticized for her weak...

Israel – Hebron Celebrates Purim Under Heavy Guard

March 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Hebron - The traditional Adloyada Purim parade was held this year in several cities across the country, including Kiryat Arba and the Jewish settlement in Hebron. Some 300 residents celebrated the holiday under heavy security of police, IDF and Border Guard forces. The festive procession left the Kiryat Arba regional council building at 11 am and proceeded to the Cave of the Patriarchs in...

New York – Taxpayers Foot Bill for Rides Taken by Medicaid Patients

March 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM
New York - Each morning, a cab stopped in Sparrowbush, in the far western reaches of Orange County, to collect a 29-year-old for a daily appointment. From there, the taxi traveled 50 miles across the county to The Center for Recovery, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Newburgh. Taxpayers picked up the $185 round-trip fare that day, and every other day last September. The total bill for those 30...

Beirut – Thousands Protest in Syria Where Clashes Killed 5

March 20, 2011 at 09:53 AM
Beirut - Thousands of Syrians protested Sunday in a tense southern city where security forces killed at least five protesters, a witness and activists said. The witness in Daraa told The Associated Press by telephone that protesters were angry about the shooting Friday and mass arrests in the wake of the demonstrations calling for political freedoms, and called for officials involved in the...

Tokyo – Woman, Grandson Found Alive At Earthquake-Wrecked Home

March 20, 2011 at 09:38 AM
Tokyo - An 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson were rescued Sunday in northeastern Japan when the youth was able to pull himself out of their flattened two-story house nine days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Jin Abe, 16, was seen calling out for help from the roof of the collapsed home in the hard-hit city of Ishinomaki, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police. Like...

New York, NY – 7,780 Pictures Sent to 311 to Complain About Neighbors

March 20, 2011 at 09:33 AM
New York, NY - The number of city residents uploading photos and videos as evidence to go with their 311 complaints about neighborhood nuisances, lazy landlords and even broken pay phones rose tenfold in the past few years, The Post has learned. To date, the city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has processed 7,780 complaints with either a picture or video...

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