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New York – Herman Cain: Communities Have Right To Ban Mosques

July 17, 2011 at 11:30 PM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Godfather's Pizza CEO said protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back. Cain said his view doesn't amount to religious discrimination because he says...

New York – Etan Patz Father Proposes “Leiby’s Phone” Emergency-Only Cellphone for Children

July 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM
New York - Stanley Patz has been conditioned to expect his telephone to ring whenever a child goes missing, so he was bracing when he heard about the disappearance of an 8-year-old boy, Leiby Kletzky, last week in Brooklyn. Yet this time, Mr. Patz, whose 6-year-old son, Etan, vanished off a Manhattan street in 1979, responded with an idea to help head off more kidnappings. After brooding over...

New York – $140G Horse Flying on El Al Plane Arrives Dead at JFK

July 17, 2011 at 09:26 PM
New York, NY - A $140,000 horse being flown from Belgium to JFK didn't make it to the finish line alive. The pony was discovered dead at a JFK cargo facility shortly after its flight landed, sources told The Post. The 1-year-old had been among 10 horses on El Al Flight 831. He started "kicking forcefully" in his pen about 30 minutes after takeoff from Liége Airport but calmed down only to...

Manhattan, NY – Workers Trying To Stabilize UES Synagogue Damaged In Fire

July 17, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Manhattan, NY - Construction workers are trying to stabilize the historic upper east side synagogue badly damaged in a fire. Workers began removing debris from the roof and inside of congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on East 85th Street on Saturday. Officials say removal of the debris was necessary to ensure the structural stability of the sanctuary. ...

Napanoch, NY – Semi Conscious Drowning Falsely Reported by Kid

July 17, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Napanoch, NY - Hatzolah responded to a child from Satmar Camp that seemed unconscious and was pulled from the water semi-unconscious. But the reported drowning at Sportsmen’s and Bennett roads at the Rondout Creek was a falsely reported incident, according to the Ulster County sheriff. The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, and fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene shortly after...

Tehran – Iran ‘Ready To Cooperate’ Over Attack On Argentine Jews

July 17, 2011 at 07:04 PM
Iran - An Argentine prosecutor is criticizing a statement from Iran expressing willingness to help solve Argentina's worst terrorist attack. Alberto Nisman says Iran's pledge to help is just empty words unless it hands over the Iranian suspects sought in the bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people on July 18, 1994. A Sunday statement from Iran's foreign ministry...

London – Prominent Rabbi Abba Dunner Pass Away At 74

July 17, 2011 at 05:05 PM
London - Prominent rabbi, Rabbi Abba Dunner passed away this afternoon after a severe illness. at the age of 74 He lived in London and was one of the most prominent Jewish personalities in Europe, Rabbi Dunner was the Executive Director of the CER (Conference of European Rabbis). Several years ago, Rabbi Dunner lost his son, R. Ben Zion Dunner in a serious car accident. Rabbi Aryeh...

Crown Heights, NY – Jewish Softball League Pays Tribute To Leiby Kletzky

July 17, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Crown Heights, NY - In a time of extreme tragedy, New Yorkers are coping by coming together. The Jewish Softball League in Crown Heights has been meeting up for games every Tuesday and Thursday for the past five years but last was special. In between games, players of the league and members of the community stepped out onto the field to pay tribute to 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. “We just...

Brooklyn, NY – Hasidic Music Star Pays Shiva Call To The Kletzky Family

July 17, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Lipa Schmeltzer, a popular and high-profile singer in the Hasidic community, visited the grieving family of slain 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky yesterday — and even chanted a Yiddish song to the boy’s younger sister to comfort her. The popular performer — little Lieby's favorite — didn’t sing the piece because mourners are not supposed to hear music for a year after a...

London – London’s Police Chief Quits over Hacking Ties

July 17, 2011 at 02:52 PM
London - London's police chief has quit over his links to a former News of the World editor caught up in the phone hacking scandal. Metropolitan Police commissioner Paul Stephenson denies any wrongdoing. Stephenson has been criticized for hiring Neil Wallis, a former News of the World executive editor arrested last week in the scandal, as a part-time PR consultant for a year until September...

Cairo – Lawyer: Hosni Mubarak Is In a Coma

July 17, 2011 at 01:16 PM
Cairo - Hosni Mubarak's lawyer and state television are reporting that the ousted Egyptian president has suffered a stroke and is in a coma. However, a medical official at the hospital where Mubarak has been held under arrest denied the report and said his condition is stable. Farid el-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, said Sunday that doctors were working to bring the 83-year-old Mubarak back to...

Washington – Airlines Could Pay When Bags Are Lost

July 17, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says that if airlines don't start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers' bags are lost, he'll introduce a bill to force the issue. The Democrat says that under a new rule airlines would only have to reimburse their baggage fees if the luggage is lost forever. That rule is scheduled to take effect in August. The fees range from $25...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Uses Fines, Fees as Stealth Tax on Businesses

July 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM
New York, NY - New York City is unleashing its latest financial hell on cash-strapped business owners, desperately stepping up fines and announcing a flurry of new fees to raise funds. In order not to hike taxes with its latest budget, the Bloomberg administration budget office is projected to raise almost $900 million in fees and fines, with most of that coming from recession-weary city...

Jerusalem – Fire Forces Evacuation Of Israel’s Yad Vashem

July 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Jerusalem - A wildfire tore through a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday, moving within several hundred yards (meters) of Israel's national Holocaust memorial and sending a huge plume of smoke billowing over parts of the holy city. Fire service spokesman Boaz Rakia said the memorial, Yad Vashem, was not in any danger. Fire officials said they were making progress but the blaze was...

Brooklyn, NY – NY Daily News: Killer Visited Orlando At The Same Time That Casey Anthony’s Trial Raged On

July 17, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Of all possible destinations, Levi Aron chose to spend the Fourth of July weekend in the same Florida city as the Casey Anthony trial just as it was reaching its shattering conclusion. His second ex-wife later asked herself if Aron intended to attend the child murder trial in Orlando that had the whole country riveted. "That made me wonder also if he was trying to be in the...

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