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Tripoli – Geraldo Rivera Caught In Fire Fight in Libya (Video)

April 4, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Tripoli - Geraldo Rivera is at it again. He managed to become part of the headlines Sunday morning instead of just reporting the news. The Fox News correspondent, and often controversial reporter, was caught in rival crossfire covering the latest upheaval in Libya – all with cameras rolling. Rivera and his news crew were caught in the middle of the firefight near Brega, Libya. He was...

Berlin – Germany Investigating World’s Most-Wanted Nazi Suspect’s Death

April 4, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Berlin - German prosecutors say they are investigating the death of one of the world's most-wanted Nazi suspects who passed away in November before he could be brought to trial. Bonn prosecutor Robin Fassbender said Monday that a doctor had ruled that Samuel Kunz died of natural causes at age 89, but that an attorney involved in the case had expressed doubts and had asked for an...

New York – Documents Reveal: Secret Nazi Saboteurs Invaded Long Island During WWII

April 4, 2011 at 01:30 PM
New York - Bumbling Nazi secret agents slipped into the U.S. through Long Island to sabotage the American war effort, declassified British documents revealed Monday. The spies were tasked with committing "small acts of terrorism" with "incendiary bombs in suitcases left in luggage depots and in Jewish-owned shops," the report said. The not-so-subtle spies stormed the beach near Amagansett...

New York – Citi to Start Clearing Smaller Checks First

April 4, 2011 at 01:27 PM
New York - Citibank will soon start clearing customer checks in a way that minimizes the potential for multiple overdraft charges. In an internal memo sent Monday, the bank said it will process checks starting with the smallest amounts first as of July 25. Most banks process larger checks first, a practice consumer advocates say increases the potential for multiple overdraft violations on...

Brooklyn, NY – Famous Torah Line ‘Kol Haloshon’ Celebrats Sixth Year

April 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Last Month Kol Haloshon USA celebrateted six years of providing free telephone shiurim, 24 hours a day. Kol Haloshon started more than 25 years ago in the United Kingdom as a tape lending library. Shmiras Haloshon shiurim were recorded on tape and lent out to encourage the study of Shmiras Haloshon. Next, Kol Haloshon completely revised and published the first Shmiras...

Tokyo – Search For Radiation Leak Turns Desperate in Japan

April 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Tokyo - Workers used a milky bathwater dye Monday as they frantically tried to trace the path of radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. The crack in a maintenance pit discovered over the weekend was the latest confirmation that radioactivity continues to spill into the environment. The leak is a symptom of the primary difficulty at the Fukushima...

New York – 9/11 Terror Trials Will NOT Be Held in Manhattan

April 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM
New York - Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration has decided to refer avowed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen to the system of military commissions for trial rather than to a civilian federal court in New York, a federal law enforcement official said Monday. After months of delay, the administration finally backed off Attorney General Eric...

Zimbabwe – Rabbi Handing Out Matzah for Passover Attacked by African Killer Bees

April 4, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Zimbabwe - A rabbi handing out matzah and wine for Passover to Jews in Zimbabwe was attacked by a swarm of African killer bees. Moshe Silberhaft, the spiritual leader and executive director of the African Jewish Congress known as "The Traveling Rabbi," was making a pre-Passover visit to the 190 Jews left in the beleaguered capital of Harare when he was attacked by the bees while walking from...

Geneva – UN: Judge Hasn’t Asked Gaza Report To Be Nixed

April 4, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Geneva - A U.N. official says the retired South African judge who authored a damning report on Israel's 2009 incursion into Gaza must formally request the document to be withdrawn before it can be repealed as Israel has demanded. Richard Goldstone wrote in the Washington Post over the weekend he was reconsidering the report's conclusion that Israel deliberately targeted civilians during the...

Israel – 17 Yeshivas to Lose State Funding, Asked to Return Money

April 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM
Israel - The Education and Finance Ministries have said that 17 out of 1,500 yeshivas reviewed by the state will not receive further financial support, and are requested to return funds received in the last period, Israel Radio reported Monday. Representatives from the Treasury and Education Ministry said that these 17 yeshivas showed serious deficiencies, and were requested to resolve them...

Orlando, FL – AirTran Is No. 1 In Airline Quality Study

April 4, 2011 at 09:42 AM
Orlando, FL - Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality. Hawaiian Airlines — ranked first the previous two years — was bumped down to second place in the study. The survey was released Monday. The study is based on Department of Transportation data on on-time performance, mishandled baggage...

Beersheba, Israel – Israel Indicts Captured Gaza Engineer Says Led Hamas Rocket Program

April 4, 2011 at 09:25 AM
Beersheba, Israel - Israeli authorities have indicted a captured Palestinian engineer on charges he headed Hamas' militant training program and developed rockets for the group. The indictment against Dirar Abu Sisi was handed down in an Israeli court on Monday. Abu Sisi, an engineer at Gaza's sole power plant, disappeared from a train in Ukraine in February and mysteriously resurfaced days...

Kurihara, Miyagi, Japan – The IDF Rabbi Lieutenant Tzvi Yehuda Mansbach Helping Religous Services For Soldiers

April 4, 2011 at 08:59 AM
Kurihara, Miyagi, Japan - When Tzvi Yehuda Mansbach took his officers course and became an Israel Defense Forces rabbi, he never imagined that one day he would be providing religious services for dozens of soldiers at the ends of the earth. But then the earth shook and Mansbach, the Home Front Command's Central District rabbi left his office in Zrifin and got on a plane – destination...

New York, NY – NYPD Stats Show Dramatic Increase in Crime in Williamsburg

April 4, 2011 at 08:49 AM
New York, NY - Homicides and shootings have dropped dramatically throughout the city in the first three months of the year, NYPD statistics show. Eighty eight people were murdered in the city in the first three months of this year, a drop of nearly 21% over the same time period in 2010. Shootings declined 14%, while overall crime was down 3.5%. But in the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg they...

Jerusalem – Israel Panel To Approve New 942 Apartments

April 4, 2011 at 07:49 AM
Jerusalem - Jerusalem officials were asked Monday to give preliminary approval for the building of 942 new apartments in a Jewish development in the city's contested eastern sector, threatening to create new friction ahead of the Israeli president's White House visit. Although it would take years before construction starts, the project in the neighborhood of Gilo will likely infuriate the...

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