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Cairo – Al Qaeda Urges for Attacks in West against Jewish Targets

June 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Cairo - In a new video, an American-born spokesman for Al Qaeda urged Muslims in the West to initiate attacks against Western and Jewish targets. The English-language appeal from Adam Gadahn, the Qaeda spokesman, came in a 100-minute video that included clips of a half-dozen other Qaeda leaders and was posted Thursday on militant Web forums, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which...

New York, NY – Council Protests Mayor’s Child-Care Budget

June 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM
New York, NY - New York City Council members are saying child-care cutbacks proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg will disrupt the lives of low-income working families. Bloomberg's most recent budget proposal reduced a planned $91 million cutback by $40 million — a move his administration said would save 14,500 government-subsidized child-care slots and ensure that no children would get kicked...

Damascus, Syria – Palestinians Cancel Marches Toward Israeli Borders

June 4, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Damascus, Syria - Palestinians in Syria canceled plans to march to the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday's anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel captured the territory. Palestinians in Lebanon have also scrapped border rallies. Similar protests turned deadly on May 15 when thousands of Arab protesters mobilized by calls on Facebook surged up to Israel's borders...

New York, NY – NY Daily News Op-Ed: Councilman’s Charge of a Snowstorm Slowdown Was a Lie!

June 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM
New York, NY - City Councilman Dan Halloran of Queens deserves the contempt of all New Yorkers, particularly New York's Strongest. In the aftermath of the snowstorm debacle, Halloran trumpeted that Sanitation supervisors had told him the workers' union had bollixed the cleanup to take revenge over Mayor Bloomberg's labor policies. His story, prominently played for days on end in the New...

Islambad – Fugitive Linked To Mumbai Attack Killed By U.S. in Pakistan

June 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Islambad - An al-Qaida leader sought in the 2008 Mumbai siege and rumored to be a longshot choice to succeed Osama bin Laden was believed killed in a U.S. drone attack as he met with other militants in an apple orchard in Pakistan, an intelligence official said Saturday. If confirmed, it would be another blow against the terror organization a month after the slaying of its leader. The...

Iran – Ahmadinejad Says Israel, U.S. Will ‘Collapse’ in Near Future

June 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the disappearance of Israel and the United States in the near future, saying he was certain the nations would soon collapse. "I am certain that the region will soon witness the collapse of Israel and the U.S.," Ahmadinejad said in a speech at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late supreme leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution...

Yemen – Injured President Leaves Country, His Return is Uncertain

June 4, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Sanaa, Yemen - Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia for medical care after he was wounded in a rocket attack on his palace, a senior government official said Sunday. Saleh's abrupt departure threatened to deepen the crisis in his impoverished nation shaken by months of protests seeking to end his 33-year rule. His departure followed intense pressure from his...

Rockland County, NY – New Square Harassments Likely To Become Federal Case As FBI Joins Investigation

June 4, 2011 at 09:50 PM
Rockland County, NY - The FBI is working with Ramapo police on an investigation into an attack that left a Hasidic dissident with third-degree burns over half his body, authorities said Friday. "They will assist us and will not take over the case," said Ramapo Detective Lt. Mark Emma. "If they determine federal crimes have been committed, they will make a determination on whether to pursue...

Washington – Ex-Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies

June 4, 2011 at 09:46 PM
Washington - The only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, Lawrence Eagleburger was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving tangled foreign policy problems. "As good as they come," recalled his immediate predecessor as America's top diplomat. Eagleburger, who died Saturday at age 80, held the job...

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