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Staten Island, NY – Police Charge Arthur Rubin with Murder in Wife’s Death

April 13, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Staten Island, NY - Police say a Staten Island woman found dead inside her home was strangled and her husband is facing a murder charge. Eva Rubin was found dead in the bedroom of her Willowbrook home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say they noticed strangulation marks on her neck. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. Her 64-year-old husband, Arthur Rubin, was found Wednesday in...

Long Beach, CA – Thousands Protest Budget Cuts At Calif. Colleges

April 13, 2011 at 09:20 PM
Long Beach, CA - More than 10,000 people marched, waved signs and occupied buildings at college campuses across California on Wednesday in a show of opposition to state budget cuts to education that could lead to higher tuition, larger class sizes and lower enrollment. The rallies were part of a day of protest planned for all 23 California State University campuses. Similar events took place...

New York – Bill Would Amend Election Law Because Of Shavuot

April 13, 2011 at 09:04 PM
New York - The filing period for designating petitions in this year’s election cycle would be extended from 37 to 44 days because the original start date falls on the first day of Shavuot under a bill passed by the Assembly. The Assembly bill was spearheaded by Speaker Sheldon Silver and sponsored by Joan Millman of Brooklyn. It notes that “extending the time for signing designating...

New York – PBS Head: Public Broadcasting Funding Intact

April 13, 2011 at 08:37 PM
New York - Efforts to strip government funding for public broadcasting appear to have failed. PBS chief Paula Kerger tells The Associated Press that the federal budget deal retains most of the money that President Barack Obama had set aside for public television and radio stations — nearly $430 million. Kerger said a lobbying effort that resulted in a half-million emails and also phone...

Washington – Obama Plans New Push on Arab-Israeli Peace: Clinton

April 13, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Washington - The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, suggesting a stronger U.S. hand in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Barack Obama will lay out U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the coming weeks, Clinton told Arab and U.S. policy makers in a speech that...

Cleveland OH – Man Charged In Synagogue Blast Ordered Returned To LA

April 13, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Cleveland OH - A transient allegedly responsible for a potentially deadly explosion outside a Santa Monica synagogue was ordered today to be returned to Los Angeles from Ohio to face charges stemming from the blast. A federal judge in Cleveland ordered 60-year-old Ron Hirsch transferred to Los Angeles by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller, who said that a...

New York – Brooklyn Rabbi Released on Bail After Extortion Scheme Uncovered

April 13, 2011 at 05:29 PM
New York - In a major development, sending shockwaves through Borough Park's tight-knit Jewish community, VIN News has confirmed that a Brooklyn rabbi who was sentenced to a 10 ½ to 32 year prison term for child molestation a year ago was released on $250,000 bail and house arrest pending the appeal of his conviction, after it was determined that witnesses who had testified against him had been...

Washington – FAA Suspends More Sleeping Controllers

April 13, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Washington - The Federal Aviation Administration is immediately adding a second controller at night at 26 airports and a radar facility after finding two more cases of controllers sleeping on duty. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement Wednesday came hours after a medical flight carrying at least three people landed at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada without assistance...

Monsey, NY – Kiruv Apps Profiled on WSJ “Devoted and Digital” Showcase

April 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Monsey, NY - In a piece showcasing religious apps for the iPhone and iPad, The Wall Street Journal profiled Lubavitch entrepreneur Rabbi Zalman Goldstein, founder of The Jewish Learning Group — a Kiruv publishing organization — showcasing his App-Store chart-topping “iBlessing App” and his “Say-a-Blessing” electronic Keychain (www.SayaBlessing.com). A creative thinker and tinkerer...

Washington – Gov’t Wants Airlines to Repay Fee after Losing Bag

April 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Washington - You've already paid $15, $20, even $35 to check your bag on a flight. Then the airline loses it. You don't even get your money back. The government wants to change that, tackling two of the biggest complaints about the air travel industry — poor service and the explosion of fees — at once. Major airlines, which collect $3.3 billion in bag fees each year, are opposed. The...

Yaphank, NY – FBI Sending HighTech Aircraft To Aid NY Cops Probing Serial Killer

April 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Yaphank, NY - The FBI will supply high-tech surveillance aircraft to authorities investigating a possible serial killer on New York's Long Island later this week, a police official said Wednesday, after the discovery of 10 sets of human remains in recent months near a highway leading to the popular Jones Beach State Park. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said federal...

Brussels – Diplomats Say Palestinians Ready For Statehood

April 13, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Brussels - A group of international negotiators says the Palestinian Authority has built the capabilities needed to run a country. The Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which met Wednesday in Brussels, cited reports from the World Bank, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund saying the Palestinian Authority is "above the threshold for a functioning state in the key sectors they...

Washington – Obama’s Debt Plan Pairs Cuts With Higher Taxes on Rich

April 13, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Washington - In a speech on Wednesday, President Obama called for cutting the nation's budget deficits b $4 trillion over the next 12 years, countering Republican budget plans with what he said was a more balanced approach that relies in part on tax increases for the wealthy as well as on spending cuts. In a speech that serves as the administration's opening bid for negotiations over the...

Jerusalem – Attorney General: Indict Israeli Foreign Minister

April 13, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general announced Wednesday that he plans to indict the foreign minister on corruption charges but will allow him a standard final hearing before a charge sheet is issued. If Avigdor Lieberman is indicted, it would likely force him to resign, badly shaking the coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, possibly forcing an election and putting...

Jerusalem – Ex-Iowa Kosher Slaughterhouse Manager Arrested in Israel

April 13, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Jerusalem - U.S. Federal prosecutors say a former manager at a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa has been arrested in Israel and may be extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he harbored illegal immigrants for profit. The U.S. Attorney's office in Cedar Rapids said Wednesday that Hosam Amara was arrested March 31 by Israeli authorities acting on a U.S. request for extradition. A statement...

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