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Brooklyn, NY – $1,500 for the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Baby Strollers

March 31, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Forget the iPad 2 - the latest must-have is a $1,500 double stroller that is sold out before it even hits the stores. Bugaboo launches its new set of wheels - called The Donkey - at a red carpet event in New York Thursday that will resemble a grand unveiling at an auto show. Mimicking the clamor for the Porsche Cayenne, thousands of excited parents have ordered the...

New York, NY – Most Voters Dislike Mayor’s Budget Job

March 31, 2011 at 09:55 PM
New York, NY - Less than 18 months after he won a third term in part by arguing the city needed his financial expertise, more than half of New York City voters disapprove of how Mayor Michael Bloomberg is handling the city's budget, according to a poll released Thursday. After a tense budget season in which Bloomberg has said he's being forced to cut city services and drop more than 6,000...

Manhattan, NY – Judge OKs Jurisdiction for Lawsuit Against PLO

March 31, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Manhattan, NY - A New York judge has concluded that he has jurisdiction to preside over litigation resulting from a lawsuit filed against the Palestine Liberation Organization by victims of bombings in Israel. Federal Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said in a written order on Wednesday that the PLO had offices in Washington and New York during a three-year period when the bombings occurred...

Washington – Obama To Host Israel’s Peres at White House

March 31, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama will host Israeli President Shimon Peres for a working lunch on Tuesday at the White House. Peres was last at the White House in May 2009. The White House says Obama and Peres will discuss a range of issues, including security cooperation between the two countries and recent turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Israel has...

Vienna – Austria To Revamp Mauthausen Concentration Camp

March 31, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Vienna - Austrian authorities presented plans Wednesday to restore and revamp the former Mauthausen concentration camp, calling it an important contribution to preventing the resurgence of Nazi sentiment. The Nazis shot, gassed, beat or worked to death about half the 200,000 inmates in the main camp or its affiliates around the villages of Mauthausen and Gusen, located near the city of Linz...

Los Angeles, CA – Experts: Don’t Worry About Radiation In U.S. Milk

March 31, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Los Angeles, CA - So now Japan's radioactive fallout is showing up in milk on the U.S. West Coast. Not to worry, though. It turns out that traces of radioactivity are in many foods we eat, the air we breathe and the water we swim in. Based on current radiation levels leaking from the stricken Japanese nuclear plant, experts say it's very unlikely that health problems will develop in the United...

Israel – Pre-Passover Miracle Prices: Chickens for 13 Cents a Pound

March 31, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Israel - Pre-Passover shoppers will have a chance to buy chickens and matzoh for only one shekel a kilogram – 13 cents a pound – as a supermarket chain cuts prices. The rock-bottom prices will be offered by the Rami Levi supermarkets, according to Globes, but customers will be limited to buying two chickens, packages of matzoh as well as other products included in the one-shekel sale. The...

New York, NY – ART: Sewer Gators Crawling out of Manholes

March 31, 2011 at 05:58 PM
New York, NY - New Yorkers grow up hearing stories about the alligators that supposedly live in the sewers -- but no one ever expects to actually see one. Sewer gators are an old myth ... but this week, that myth got a little more real when gators began crawling out of and back into manholes throughout the city. Thankfully, however, they were not the kind that bite. The gators were...

London – The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz Breaks His Silence

March 31, 2011 at 04:54 PM
London - It took him more than 60 years to break his silence, but in a new book 92-year-old Denis Avey tells the story of how he broke into Auschwitz concentration camp twice to witness for himself the horrors of the Holocaust. Avey was a British soldier captured during World War Two and sent to a labor camp close to Auschwitz where he worked at the IG Farben plant alongside inmates from the...

Kew Gardens, NY – Most Wanted Bank Robber Had Grenades Inside his Apartment

March 31, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Queens, NY - The heroin-addict bank robber who became one of the most-wanted men in New York for a spree that began around Christmas had grenades inside his Queens home, sources revealed today. Marat Mikhaylich, 35 -- dubbed the "Holiday Bandit" -- was captured Tuesday after the NYPD's high- tech license-plate readers, along with the some old-fashioned detective work by the FBI, led cops to...

Jerusalem – Donald Rumsfeld: Pollard Should Not Be Granted Early Release

March 31, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Jerusalem - Former US secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld said that Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard should not be granted clemency by US President Barack Obama, in an interview with Channel 10 aired on Thursday. Rumsfeld stated that freeing someone convicted of spying sends the wrong message that such behavior is acceptable. Despite Rumsfeld's comments, efforts to bring about the release of...

New York – Bronx Zoo Cobra Found

March 31, 2011 at 02:29 PM
New York - The missing Bronx Zoo cobra has been found. Zoo officials say the snake was found Thursday morning in the zoo's Reptile House, nearly a week after it went missing. The Egyptian cobra was found coiled in a dark corner of the reptile house and zoo director Jim Breheny says she is in good health. The zoo's Reptile House had closed last Friday after the snake disappeared and zoo...

Concord, NH – Thousands Rally in New Hampshire Against Budget Proposal

March 31, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Concord, NH - Several thousand demonstrators have rallied in front of New Hampshire's Statehouse in Concord to protest proposed spending cuts and a provision that would strip public employees of their union protection when their contracts expire. The rally on the plaza and lawn Thursday coincided with the state House debate on its $10.2 billion proposed budget. Inside, Republican House...

Jerusalem – Israeli Government Watchdog To Check PM’s Spending

March 31, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's government watchdog said Thursday he is opening an investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign and travel spending, sparking the first major scandal in the leader's two years in office. The state comptroller's investigation follows a Channel 10 TV report this week that said Netanyahu took expensive flights, hotels and restaurant meals paid for by...

Los Altos Hills, CA – Jewish Russian Billionaire Buys $100M Silicon Valley Home

March 31, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Los Altos Hills, CA - A Russian billionaire investor has purchased a lavish, 25,500-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley for $100 million, believed to be the most ever paid for a single-family home in the United States. The Wall Street Journal reports that 49-year-old Yuri Milner, an investor in Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, has no immediate plans to move into the home. Milner is the...

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