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Montreal Canada – In Photos: PM Visits Hasidic Bakery

April 29, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Montreal, Canada - During a campaign tour today, Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper made a stop at a Hasidic owned kosher bakery. The PM handed out challah bread to customers at the kosher quality bakery in Montreal. The bakery owner Daniel Klein, a Belzer Chasid was surprised at the unscheduled visit. See below Photos: ...

Trenton, NJ – Feds Say NJ Must Repay $271M for Scrapped Rail Tunnel

April 29, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Trenton, NJ - The Federal Transit Administration has determined that New Jersey must repay the federal government the entire $271 million it spent on early design and engineering work for a New Jersey-New York train tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the decision Friday in a letter to New Jersey's congressional delegation and in a...

Newark, NJ – “Suspicious Situation” at Newark Airport is Cleared

April 29, 2011 at 03:22 PM
Newark, NJ - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a "suspicious situation" in a cargo building at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, a Port Authority spokesman said on Friday. "It's not near the airport ... The Port Authority is verifying what has been described as a "suspicious situation" due to a bomb parcel that set of the alarm of a scanner used to identify...

Toronto, Canada – Shift in Polls Predicting Harper To Lose In Canadian Election

April 29, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Toronto, Canada -Until a few days ago, Monday's election looked set to give Canada four more years of Conservative government. Instead, Prime Minister Stephen Harper could be out of a job if polls are right in predicting a late surge for the left. The unexpected gains for the New Democratic Party have upended previous soundings that predicted the Conservatives would get enough votes to form a...

Washington – FAA Orders Air Traffic Control Management Shake Up

April 29, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Washington - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three top managers in the nation's air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controllers sleeping on the job and making potentially dangerous mistakes. In a shake-up of the system, new managers were appointed to key positions that oversee the operation of airport towers and regional radar centers that handle...

Marrakech, Morocco – Moroccan Official: Terror Attack At Cafe Set Off Remotely

April 29, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Marrakech, Morocco - Morocco's interior minister says initial results of a probe into a cafe bombing in Marrakech that killed 15 people show the device was set off remotely. The statement Friday by Taieb Cheqaoui excludes the notion that a suicide bomber carried out the attack a day earlier in the historic Djemma el-Fna square in the city's bustling old quarter that is a magnet for...

Ramapo, NY – Pair Arrested Accused In Monsey Car Break-Ins

April 29, 2011 at 01:12 PM
Ramapo, NY - Two Spring Valley men have been charged with possessing property stolen from cars in the village and in Monsey, town police said today. Jerome Thomas Brown, 24, and Robert Wilmer Boone, 25, were accused of having a dozen cell phones, a wallet, a GPS unit and other items, Ramapo police said. Officers arrested them on Wednesday on a felony count of fourth-degree criminal...

Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA Delays Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Last Launch

April 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - NASA has called off Friday's launch of space shuttle Endeavour because of a heater failure. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew were on their way to the launch pad, when NASA halted the countdown. The astronauts' van did a U-turn, and returned the astronauts to crew quarters. NASA spokesman George Dillard says the next try will be Sunday at the earliest. NASA reported...

Tuscaloosa, AL – Obama Tours Tornado Damage Says Devastation Unlike Any He Has Ever Seen

April 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Tuscaloosa, AL - Expressing amazement at the destruction all around him, President Barack Obama on Friday stepped through the wreckage left by rampaging tornadoes and pledged help to those who survived but lost their homes in a terrifying flash. Said the president: "I've never seen devastation like this." "We're going to make sure you're not forgotten," Obama said as he and first lady Michelle...

Samaria – 15,000 Visit Tomb of Yehoshua ben Nun

April 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Samaria - A record 15,000 people visited Joshua's Tomb on Thursday night to mark the anniversary of his passing. The Biblical leader Joshua was Moses' successor and led the Jewish people into the land of Israel upon their return from exile in Egypt. He is buried in Heres, in Samaria, a village dating back to Biblical times which is now a Palestinian Authority-controlled town. His tomb lies...

Tokyo – Japan’s Coast Guard Releases New Unseen Tsunami Video

April 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Tokyo - The materials distributed to the media include a shocking scene at Sendai airport, with hundreds of cars, aircraft and a helicopter being swept away. The airport was completely flooded by the March 11 tsunami. Another video filmed on top of a waterfront building in Kamaishi, an industrial town in Iwate Prefecture, showed coast guard officials watching a giant vessel moving towards...

Daraa, Syria – Syrian Security Forces Open Fire At Protesters

April 29, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Daraa, Syria - Thousands of Syrians chanting "We aren't afraid!" took to the streets Friday, calling for President Bashar Assad's downfall and pledging support for the besieged southern city of Daraa, where army tanks and snipers are trying to crush the six-week uprising, witnesses said. Syrian security forces opened fire on demonstrations in the capital of Damascus and the coastal city of...

Washington – Appeals Court Overturns Stem Cell Research Ban

April 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM
Washington - A divided federal appeals court has ruled that opponents of taxpayer-funded stem cell research are not likely to succeed in a lawsuit to stop it. In a 2-1 decision Friday, the panel of the U.S. court of appeals in Washington overturned a judge's order that would have blocked taxpayer funding for stem cell research. The panel reversed an opinion last August by U.S. District...

Queens, NY – Arson at Kosher Store Captured on Video; Reward Offered

April 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Queens, NY - While cleanup crews have been hard at work following the devastating Pesach fire that struck Season’s flagship store on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills less than 48 hours before its grand opening, Season’s management has been working hand in hand with the authorities to apprehend the vandals responsible for Monday morning’s crime. Two men were caught on video in the pre...

San Francisco, CA – ICANN Names Computer Hacker As Security Chief

April 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM
San Francisco, CA - Jeff Moss, a prominent computer hacker who founded the annual Black Hat and DefCon security conferences in Las Vegas, has been hired as the chief security officer for the organization that coordinates names of the world's Web sites. The organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, plays a vital role in making sure that when you type a...

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