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Albany, NY – Gov. Cuomo Supports DNA Collection Legislation

June 14, 2011 at 11:36 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday threw his support behind a proposed law that would allow law enforcement authorities to take DNA samples from anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. The current law in New York requires that DNA be collected from people convicted of less than half of all the penal law offenses now on the books, Mr. Cuomo said in a letter to the leaders of the...

Las Vegas, NV – Federal Judge Rules Copyright Enforcer Can’t Sue

June 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Las Vegas, NV - A federal judge in Nevada says a Las Vegas law firm targeting unauthorized content on the Internet cannot sue others over a news company's copyrights. The Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday the dismissal of a lawsuit by copyright enforcer Righthaven LLC against the website Democratic Underground. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Roger Hunt says copyright plaintiffs must control...

Islamabad – Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants Who Aided Bin Laden Raid

June 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM
Islamabad - Pakistan's intelligence service has arrested the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to observe Osama bin Laden's compound before the U.S. raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, as well as a "handful" of other Pakistanis, a U.S. official said late Tuesday. In Pakistan, a Western official confirmed a New York Times report that five of the Pakistani informants who fed information...

Bnei Brak – Call for Cottage Cheese Boycott, As Cost Nears That of Gas

June 14, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Bnei Brak - After waging a battle against the rising costs of gas, the Israeli public has launched a new campaign recently – against the escalating prices of dairy and other foods. Facebook pages have popped up recently calling for a boycott of food products whose prices are on the rise, and this month the focus of the popular protest is cottage cheese. "We considered the prices of...

Sherman Oaks, CA – Jewish and Muslim Congressmen To Introduce Bill To Protect ‘Bris Milah’

June 14, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Sherman Oaks, CA - Reacting to recent efforts to advance ballot measures banning circumcision of underage males in California cities, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is set to introduce a bill that would prevent municipalities nationwide from prohibiting the procedure. “Religious freedom is a federal issue, and medical practice is a state issue, maybe a federal issue as well,” Sherman...

Washington – GOP Propose Aid Cut To WIC Program

June 14, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Washington - House Democrats on Tuesday argued that proposed Republican cuts to agricultural programs would literally starve needy Americans, while Republicans argued that Democrats were demagoguing a bill that actually increases food assistance programs and cuts in other areas. "As written, this is a pro-hunger bill," Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) charged. "A vote for this bill is a vote to...

New York – Agudath Goes Into Overdrive To Stop New York Same-Sex Marriage Legalization

June 14, 2011 at 05:47 PM
New York - Agudath Israel Of America, an umbrella group representing many Hasidic Jews, blasted out an "urgent legislative alert" about the New York marriage bill a short time ago, signed by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president and Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, vice president for community services: "It now appears that the New York State Legislature is poised to vote, probably this...

Newark, NJ – Monster Matzo Marks Kosher Bakery Opening in NJ

June 14, 2011 at 05:13 PM
Newark, NJ - They're calling it the monster matzo. Kosher products maker Manischewitz rolled it out Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Newark. The enormous piece of unleavened bread measured 25 feet 1 inch long and 41½ inches wide and weighed about 25 pounds. That's the equivalent of more than 330 regular matzos. A chief rabbi...

Washington – Weiner’s Resignation In A couple Of Days, Congresswoman Says

June 14, 2011 at 04:45 PM
Washington - House Democrats are counting on growing pressure from Rep. Anthony Weiner's colleagues, a suggestion from the president and the return of Weiner's pregnant wife from an overseas trip to persuade him to resign over a scandal in which he sent lewd photos of himself on the internet. The House's top Republican, Speaker John Boehner, joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the New...

Jerusalem – Female Aide to Knesset Harassed by Early Morning Tefillin SMS

June 14, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Jerusalem - For the past three weeks, Lior Finkel hasn’t needed to set an alarm clock – she’s gotten a wake-up SMS at 7 a.m. each day. Finkel, an aide to MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz), and many other parliamentary aides have been receiving daily text messages from an organization whose goal is to encourage Jews to put on tefillin in the morning. Finkel said she considered the messages...

Washington – Cautious Consumers Could See Lower Prices Ahead

June 14, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Washington - Consumers are spending cautiously in the face of still-high gasoline and grocery-store prices and restraining the economy's growth. But some relief could be on the way: Wholesale food prices dropped last month by the most in a year. And motorists are likely to face lower gasoline prices this summer. CEOs for the nation's largest companies say they plan to step up hiring over the...

New York – Schumer: Rule That Barred Catskill Casinos Overturned

June 14, 2011 at 02:49 PM
New York - Sen. Charles Schumer says the Department of Interior has rescinded a rule that has barred faraway Indian tribes from building casinos in the Catskills. Schumer says Tuesday the department informed him it was overturning the so-called commutability rule, which dates from the Bush administration. The department in January 2008 rejected plans for two Indian casinos in the Catskills...

Vienna – State TV Regrets Cartoon With Anti-Jewish Tinge

June 14, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Vienna - Austria's State TV is apologizing for broadcasting a 1930s Walt Disney cartoon that critics say reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes of the era. "The Three Little Pigs" depicts the Big Bad Wolf disguised as a Jewish beggar, complete with a long nose, beard and caftan, as he tries to gain entry to one of the pigs' homes. The Austria Press Agency says it was seen last week on one of the...

New York – Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhones In US

June 14, 2011 at 01:28 PM
New York - Apple Inc. on Tuesday started selling "unlocked" iPhones in the U.S. for the first time, allowing owners to switch carriers to a limited extent and save money when travelling. Apple is selling them on its websites and its store for $649 and $749 depending on how much memory they have. They're identical to the versions sold for use on AT&T Inc.'s network, but don't require a two-year...

Rome – Italian Jewish Community In Shock Over Murder Of Synagogue Member

June 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM
Rome, Italy - A Jewish retiree was murdered in Rome at the same time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting the Italian capital. According to Italian news agency, 74-year-old Raphael Cohen was stabbed in his chest on Monday night on Via Lanciani in the Nomentano quarter. His body was found at the entrance to the building where he resided. Cohen, filled a central role at the...

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