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New Orleans, LA – Study: Restless Legs May Be a Sign Of Heart Risks

April 3, 2011 at 11:16 PM
New Orleans, LA - The nighttime twitching of restless legs syndrome may be more than an annoyance: New research suggests that in some people, it could be a sign of hidden heart problems. People with very frequent leg movements during sleep were more likely to have thick hearts — a condition that makes them more prone to cardiac problems, stroke and death, the study by Mayo Clinic doctors...

New York – 9/11 Kin Decry Plans To House Remains At Museum

April 3, 2011 at 10:44 PM
New York - Some relatives of victims who died a decade ago at the World Trade Center decried a plan Sunday to place more than 9,000 unidentified pieces of human remains at a subterranean site at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. A plan that would locate the unclaimed and unidentified remains seven stories below ground behind a wall featuring a quote from Virgil is unacceptable, they...

Yuma, AZ – Southwest Airlines: Cracks Found In 2 More Planes

April 3, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Yuma, AZ - Southwest Airlines says inspectors have found cracks similar to those that caused an airplane to lose pressure and make an emergency landing have been found in two more of its planes. Southwest says in a statement Sunday that small, subsurface cracks were found in the two planes. The airline says inspectors will evaluate further and more repairs will be performed before the planes...

New York, NY – Some Chase Customer Email Addresses Exposed

April 3, 2011 at 08:18 PM
New York, NY - JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that one of its vendors reported that some Chase customers' email addresses were included in files that someone accessed without permission. Someone outside Epsilon, a marketing firm JPMorgan Chase uses to send emails, gained access without permission to files that included some Chase customer emails, JPMorgan Chase said. The bank said the...

Tokyo – Israel, Iran Work Together in Japan

April 3, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Tokyo, Japan - Search teams from Israel and Iran have formed an unlikely partnership in the city of Kamashi, in Japan. Both teams are assisting Japan in the search for, and identification of, bodies of tsunami victims. The teams met in Kamashi, a port city in northeastern Japan that was devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami in the country. At least 600 people were killed, and many...

Albany, NY – Winery Owners Upset over Fizzled AG Probe

April 3, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Albany, NY - New York winery owners who complained to the attorney general's office that liquor store owners were threatening to freeze them out are upset because an investigation went nowhere. The winery owners said the 2009 threats were in retaliation for their campaign for a law to allow grocery owners to sell wine. Winery owners say liquor stores boycotted their products and some lost...

Israel – Rabbis Threaten El Al over Shabbat Flights

April 3, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Israel - Just two weeks after the license of El Al Airlines charter subsidiary Sun D'Or Airline had its license revoked, the first Saturday flight by El Al departed from Ben Gurion Airport under a new code. Four Sun D'Or flights, for which the tickets were sold before it lost its license, took off with an Israir Airlines and Tourism code, and a fifth flight took off under an Arkia Airlines Ltd...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Lashes Out at State Budget

April 3, 2011 at 02:32 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the new state budget unfairly singles out the city and makes it impossible to prevent layoff and cuts in services. Bloomberg said in his radio address Sunday that he appreciates the challenge New York lawmakers faced in trying to close the large deficit. But he says every other town and city in New York will receive a certain type of aid that has...

Brooklyn, NY – Rabbi Juravel of the OU: Kashrush On Vitamins

April 3, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It’s no secret that health foods and vitamins are becoming increasingly popular and mainstream. What is called alternative or integrative medicine is by today for many, the first alternative. While this is probably a good development, there are many Kashrus concerns and questions that come with the territory, because vitamins and herbs need to be Kosher certified. in a recent...

Washington – Schumer, Velazquez: NTSB To Investigate Entire Safety Regime For Discount Tour Bus Industry

April 3, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Washington - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez today announced that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has agreed to their demand to launch a broad investigation into the entire safety regime that governs the low-cost tour bus industry. In the aftermath of the deadly March 12th World Wide Tours bus crash on I-95, Schumer and Velázquez called on NTSB...

Jerusalem – Israeli Tourism Weathers Regional Crisis

April 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli officials say the country's vital tourism industry has been surprisingly resilient in the face of regional turmoil. While political unrest is drying up visits to places like neighboring Egypt, Israel's tourism minister, Stas Misezhnikov, says tour operator bookings indicate a "good picture" for Israel this year. Israel's Incoming Tour Operators Association says that...

Jerusalem – Israel To Honor Moishe Holtzberg Who Lost His Parents In Terror Attack on Chabad House in Mumbai

April 3, 2011 at 11:21 AM
Jerusalem - Moishe ("Moishi") Holtzberg, the four-year-old boy who lost his parents in the 2008 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, is expected to light a torch together with his grandfather Shimon Rosenberg at the opening ceremony of Israel's 63rd Independence Day festivities. Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the two were selected several days by a public committee appointed to...

Jerusalem – Israel Asks For Goldstone Report To Be Repealed

April 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday it was launching an international campaign to push the United Nations to rescind a scathing report on Israeli war conduct in the Gaza Strip two years ago, after the report's author backtracked from key allegations against the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that he had ordered the diplomatic offensive in response to the new...

Orange County, NY – Kiryas Joel Had Largest Population Increase in the Region

April 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM
Orange County, NY - As the housing market heated up and New York City refugees began flooding into Orange County a decade ago, all eyes were on southeastern Orange — that prime turf where commuters can jump on the Thruway or board buses and trains for the city each morning. But in spite of its reputation as the epicenter of Orange County's growth, the 2010 census counts released last month...

Brooklyn, NY – Hikind Addresses YM-YWHA Abuse Call on Radio Show [video]

April 3, 2011 at 09:16 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Last night, on his weekly call in radio show airing on WMCA, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind addressed a caller from the previous week who made the shocking allegation that someone had been abused by a sixty something year old man at the Borough Park YM-YWHA located on 14th Avenue. That call was followed up first by a call to the young man’s father and then to the head of the...

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