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Toronto – Canadian PM Fends Off Attacks In Election Debate

April 12, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Toronto - The leaders of Canada's four political parties faced off in the first debate Tuesday before a federal election next month, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper fending off attacks and asking Canadians for a majority government. Analysts say main opposition Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff needed a strong showing to have a chance in the May 2 election. Ignatieff didn't shake Harper and...

Bayonne, NJ – N.J. Hospital Advertises 7-Minute ER Wait Times

April 12, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Bayonne, NJ - You’ve probably experienced waiting endlessly in an emergency room. But now a New Jersey hospital is trying to change the image of the over-packed ER by letting you know how long you’ll have to wait to be seen by a doctor. Want to know how long your wait will be inside Bayonne Medical Center’s emergency room? Just check out the billboard on the New Jersey Turnpike or...

Kiamesha Lake, NY – Major Amusement Park Floated for Concord

April 12, 2011 at 09:49 PM
Kiamesha Lake, NY - A Kansas City firm that now owns most of the Concord properties is planning to build a major themed amusement park. Entertainment Properties Trust has been eyeing 400 acres of the 1,500 that it owns, Thompson Supervisor Tony Cellini said Monday. Cellini said executives have done flyovers to survey the property. He has met with executives and discussed their...

New York, NY – City To Delay Hiring Of 540 Police Officers

April 12, 2011 at 08:53 PM
New York, NY - Citing continued budget problems, New York City's mayor has delayed a class of 540 police cadets that was due to start this month. The NYPD's headcount now is over 34,000, about 6,000 fewer than at its peak staffing in 2000. Police union president Patrick Lynch called the move a bad decision that would compromise public safety and put officers at risk. City Council Speaker...

Albany, NY – State Sen. Ball Gets Hate-Filled Package

April 12, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Albany, N - A stuffed Curious George doll adorned with Star of David stickers, a hate-filled letter attributed to a radical Muslim blogger and a vial with an unknown substance were part of a suspicious package sent to state Sen. Greg Ball this afternoon, apparently in retaliation for his hearing last week that featured an anti-Islamic speaker. Read full story at The Journal News...

Israel – New Regulation: Part Time Kollel Students Also to Receive Stipends

April 12, 2011 at 06:31 PM
Israel - Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar signed a new regulation Tuesday enabling Kolel students to receive a state scholarship for studying Torah in a part-time capacity. Yeshiva students will no longer be required to study 35 weekly hours to enjoy the benefit. Anyone studying 18 hours or more will qualify for a stipend or part of it. The Education Ministry explained that the new regulation...

Staten Island, NY – Orthodox Man In Custody After Wife Found Dead

April 12, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Staten Island, NY - A manhunt that was launched for a Staten Island man whose wife was found strangled today inside her home, has come to a halt after the man was located in Staten Island. Eva Rubin, 63, was found dead this afternoon inside her Crafton Avenue home in Willowbrook, police said. Her husband, Arthur Rubin, 64, is in police custody, according to Mid Hudson News. "Get to the...

Cleveland, OH – Synagogue Blast Suspect Charged With Fleeing; Receipt Links Him To Explosion

April 12, 2011 at 05:01 PM
Cleveland, OH - A suspect in an explosion at a California synagogue has been charged in federal court with fleeing to avoid prosecution. An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles charges 60-year-old Ron Hirsch with flight to avoid prosecution for damaging or destroying a building. The affidavit says Hirsch, also known as Israel Fisher, violated federal law when he traveled from...

Washington – Neighbors Concerned as Airports Preparing for Biggest Version of 747

April 12, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Washington - The biggest version yet of Boeing's iconic 747 could soon be flying into airports that have never seen aircraft that large, raising hackles among some airport neighbors. Medium-size airports in Toledo, Ohio; Rockford, Illinois, and Huntsville, Alabama, are among those asking the Federal Aviation Administration for approval to receive the massive 747-8 freighter. Boeing expects to...

Berlin – AP Exclusive: FBI Thought Demjanjuk Evidence Faked

April 12, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Berlin - An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union "quite likely fabricated" evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk — a revelation that could help the defense as closing arguments resume Wednesday in the retired Ohio auto worker's Nazi war crimes trial in Germany. The newly declassified FBI field office report, obtained by The Associated Press, casts doubt...

Gaza City – Gaza Officials: 4 Palestinians Suffocate In Tunnel

April 12, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Gaza City - Gaza officials say four Palestinians have suffocated while trying to repair a smuggling tunnel hit in an Israeli airstrike last week. There are hundreds of tunnels under the 9-mile (15-kilometer) Gaza-Egypt border, used for smuggling goods and people into Gaza. Israel charges that weapons and ammunition, including rockets that can hit Israeli cities, reach Gaza through the...

Egypt – Mubarak Reportedly Suffers Heart Attack

April 12, 2011 at 02:47 PM
Egypt - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack while being questioned, state television reported. ...

Brooklyn, NY – Greenfield Teams With Chaveirim To Battle Potholes‏

April 12, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Councilman David G. Greenfield announced today a partnership with Chaveirim, a volunteer group providing emergency automobile assistance and other important services to the community, that will help address the increasingly hazardous pothole situation in Boro Park and Midwood. Following severe winter weather in December and January, the nearly one thousand miles of roadway across...

Cape Canaveral, FL – Senators: Space Shuttle Enterprise to Land in Manhattan

April 12, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - New York City will be the new home of space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype shuttle used for test flights more than three decades ago. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday that Enterprise will go to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Enterprise has been on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. But NASA...

New York, NY – NYPD Training Officers to Use Tow Trucks for Snow

April 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM
New York, NY - After the much-criticized response to New York City blizzard, the NYPD is training a dozen officers to use department tow trucks in case civilian drivers can't get to work. The post-Christmas blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of the city. Residents left their cars on major city streets that went unplowed for days. Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted the city's...

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