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Manhattan, NY – Bicyclists Vent About Williamsburg Bridge Barricade

September 11, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Manhattan, NY - Concrete barriers are being built on the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge's bike lane to prevent potential terrorists from driving onto the path - a deadly addition for cyclists, bikers said. The city's Department of Transportation has started digging holes along the Delancey St. bike lane, getting ready to put in a half dozen blockades so cars can't go through. But...

Washington – Text of Obama’s Speech Commemorating Sept. 11

September 11, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Washington - Text of President Barack Obama's speech at the Kennedy Center commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, as delivered: ___ The Bible tells us, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Ten years ago, America confronted one of our darkest nights. Mighty towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon. Airplane wreckage...

Jerusalem – Perps Dressed as Charedim Attack Arab Municipal Workers

September 11, 2011 at 09:50 PM
Jerusalem - Four Arab municipal workers were attacked Sunday in Jerusalem's Givat Shmuel neighborhood. They were taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem sustaining light wounds. Police estimate the attack was of nationalistic nature. It is suspected that two men dressed in haredi clothing approached the workers, who were cleaning, and attacked them with pepper spray. They later...

Israel – Rabbis Approach IDF Chief over Female Singing Conflict

September 11, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Israel - Chief rabbis Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar met with IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz Sunday and asked him to allow religious soldiers to excuse themselves from military events where women are singing. Last week, four Officers' Course cadets were decommissioned after leaving a function where women were singing. Gantz told the rabbis he plans to discuss the matter with Chief Army Rabbi...

Brooklyn, NY – Neighbors Turn Up in Hundreds for Park Cleanup and Food Drive at Brizzi Playground

September 11, 2011 at 08:03 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hundreds of Residents of Borough Park commemorated the tenth anniversary of September 11th by volunteering at a local park and donating to a food drive. Located on 10th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets, Brizzi Park had long been a haven for the homeless and the location of unsavory activity. As reported a Few weeks ago on VIN News, $500,000 was previously allocated by...

New York – US Gets Chance To Catch Up On Credit Card Security

September 11, 2011 at 07:59 PM
New York - The next time you swipe your credit card at check-out, consider this: It's a ritual the rest of the world deems outdated and unsafe. The United States is the only developed country still hanging on to credit and debit cards with those black magnetic stripes, the kind you swipe through retail terminals. The rest of the industrialized world has switched β€”or is in the process of...

New York – NYPD Recovers Stolen Van; No Terrorism Link Found

September 11, 2011 at 06:17 PM
New York - Police say one of two vans stolen from a World Trade Center contractor has been found. The NYPD has been concerned about the two thefts and a third in New Jersey because of unconfirmed threats that al-Qaida was planning a car bomb attack. But police reiterated Sunday that they'd found no evidence linking the thefts to a terrorist plot. The two dark green Chevy vans had been...

Washington – Secret Service Probes Facebook Threat

September 11, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Washington - The Secret Service is investigating three threatening messages that were posted on the White House's Facebook page. The messages included a picture of Osama bin Laden. One said, "We'll come back 11/9/2011 to kill u all." Another showed small plane icons and said, "Today we'll come 11/9/2011." Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the agency has referred the messages to its...

Cairo – Protest For Egyptian Cleric From ’93 NY WTC Attack

September 11, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Cairo - Around 100 Islamists have protested near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against the detention of Egyptian-born Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, serving a life sentence in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Known as the "Blind Sheik," he was the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Supporters of the 73 year-old sheik say they will not end...

New York – F16 Escort Flight After Passengers Locked in Bathroom

September 11, 2011 at 05:23 PM
New York - Two fighter jets escorted a Los Angeles-to-New York American Airlines flight after three passengers locked themselves in a bathroom Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said. A law enforcement official said it wasn't thought to be terrorism, and American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said, "In our eyes, it's a big nothing." The North American Aerospace...

New York, NY – Mayor Says NYPD Can Balance Surveillance, Civil Liberties

September 11, 2011 at 04:55 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday compared the New York Police Department's surveillance of the city's ethnic neighborhoods to screening kids for measles, and said the department had not unfairly targeted any group in an effort to root out possible terror connections. An Associated Press investigation found that NYPD dispatched undercover officers into ethnic communities to...

New York, NY – City Sees Spike in Suspicious Package Reports

September 11, 2011 at 03:39 PM
New York, NY - Police say recent reports of suspicious packages in the city more than tripled during the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks compared to the same time last year. The NYPD said that it had received 302 suspicious package reports β€” all unsubstantiated β€” starting Friday through 7:30 a.m. Sunday. There 82 last year. New York routinely sees jumps in...

New York – Obama Remarks Sept. 11 Observance in NY By Reading Tehillim 46

September 11, 2011 at 02:03 PM
New York - Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at New York City's commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as provided by the White House. He read from Psalm 46: ------ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the...

New York – Giuliani’s Press Secretary During 9/11 Reflects On That Sad Day

September 11, 2011 at 01:50 PM
New York - Matt Higgins doesn't watch the 9/11 television specials. Never has, and probably never will. The memories are all too clear for the Jets' executive vice president of business operations. At the time of the terrorist attacks, he was New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's press secretary, and helping manage the crisis was part of his daily routine. "There are a lot of images that...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Turkey Will Have Same Fate As Pharaoh, Egypt and Haman

September 11, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Jerusalem - In his weekly sermon Saturday night, Shas' spiritual leader dismissed the escalating crisis between Ankara and Jerusalem and expressed his hope that the fate of "Israel's enemies" will be similar to that of their predecessors throughout history. The rabbi concluded the sermon, which dealt with the "Ki Teitzei" Torah portion and matters relating to Elul – the month of mercy and...

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