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Washington – Families Urge Action As US Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

September 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Washington - As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father could get some rest. Alfaro and her husband sold their California house to raise money for her mother's final...

Tripoli – Rebels Plan to Restore Jewish Libya

September 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Tripoli - For Libyan rebel David Gerbi, thought to be the only Jew in the war-torn country, the last fortnight has been like a journey in a time machine. Dr Gerbi is talking to rebel leaders about restoring Jewish sites and rights. "What Gaddafi tried to eliminate, a Jewish culture, memories and history here, they want to restore," he said in an interview from a compound in the Nafusa...

New York – Rockland County Borrows $40 Million to Pay Bills

September 12, 2011 at 11:15 PM
New York - New York's Rockland County is taking out an emergency loan to pay its bills. Acting Commissioner of Finance and Budget Stephen DeGroat says the county will borrow $40 million to create cash flow until the state repays the tens of millions that it owes. DeGroat tells the Journal News (http://bit.ly/mT8QjV ) that the loan must be repaid in a year. With interest rates at under 2...

Jerusalem – No Clear Winner In Israel’s Labor Party Primary

September 12, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Jerusalem - A party official says partial results from Israel's Labor Party primary election shows no clear winner, meaning the two front-runners will compete next week. Labor was once the major force in Israeli politics but has lost much of its power. Labor's election committee chairman Raanan Cohen gave the results early Tuesday after 80 percent of the votes had been counted. Former...

Washington – Republican House Majority Leader: Turner Victory In NY Would Be An ‘Unprecedented Win’

September 12, 2011 at 09:45 PM
Washington - To gauge how politically weakened President Barack Obama has become, look to the 9th Congressional District in New York City, where voters unhappy with the president may elect a Republican for the first time. Tuesday's special election to replace former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner has become too close to call, with public opinion polling showing a slight edge for Republican Bob...

Washington – US Nervous As Ties Fray Between Israel, Neighbors

September 12, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is watching warily as relations among its allies Israel, Egypt and Turkey deteriorate, threatening Mideast stability and U.S. goals for the region. The simultaneous trouble between the Jewish state and two Muslim nations that have been a security and diplomatic bulwark for Israel comes as the Palestinians prepare to seek statehood recognition at the United...

New York – Ed Koch: Obama Should Tell Egypt and Turkey An Attack Upon Israel Will Be Viewed As An Attack Upon the U.S.

September 12, 2011 at 09:15 PM
New York - Israel is now surrounded by Arab and other Muslim nations who believe this is the moment when they can finally destroy the Jewish state. They tried and failed to conquer Israel in five different wars since 1948. They are still trying. Since the “Arab Spring” revolts in the Arab heartland of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, opinion-makers in the Western world...

New York – Smaller Corn Surplus Could Push Food Prices Higher

September 12, 2011 at 08:03 PM
New York - Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer likely damaged much of this year's corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Monday that a surplus of 672 million bushels of corn will be left over at the end of next summer. The estimated surplus is down from last month's forecast and well below levels that are considered healthy. This spring...

New York, NY – Exotic Antelope Escapes Enclosure at Bronx Zoo

September 12, 2011 at 07:37 PM
New York, NY - An exotic antelope has briefly tasted freedom after escaping its enclosure at a New York City zoo. The kudu, a species of African antelope, was spotted by a photographer Sunday. The photographer, Andrew Lichtenstein, tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/p2WOOc ) that the animal was sticking to an area of shrubs and trees at the zoo near where people would be walking. The...

Washington – Cheney: Israel Will Bomb Iran Reactor if Need Be

September 12, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Washington - Former US vice president Dick Cheney said Monday that Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if it proves necessary in order to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons. “I think Iran represents an existential threat, and (Israel) will do whatever they have to do to guarantee their survival and their security,” Cheney told Newsmax. Asked whether he based...

New York – Rep. Giffords Grants 1st Interview To ABC News

September 12, 2011 at 05:35 PM
New York - Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will give her first TV interview since being shot in January to Diane Sawyer of ABC News. Giffords, shot in the head while meeting with constituents on Jan. 8, will be interviewed with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. ABC said Monday that the discussion will air as part of a prime-time special Nov. 14. That's the night before a book by Giffords and...

Jerusalem – Yuli Ofer, One of Israel’s Richest Men, Dies At 87

September 12, 2011 at 05:03 PM
Jerusalem - Yuli Ofer, one of Israel's richest men, has died at 87— just months after the death of his longtime business partner and brother, Sammy Ofer. The two built a sprawling business empire that included holdings in international shipping, real estate, chemicals and banking. They divided up their assets in recent years, but media have reported their joint worth ranged from $4 billion...

Brooklyn, NY – Zev Brenner Interviews Brother of Chasidic 9/11 Victim

September 12, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - In an interview to air tonight on his radio show, Zev Brenner speaks with Mendel Ilowitz, brother of Avraham Nesanel Ilowitz who died on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11, about yesterday’s emotional ceremony Ground Zero. Borough Park resident, Mendel Ilowitz relates how his 51 year old brother, an insurance broker for Met Life, became trapped in his private...

New York – NYPD Commish: Big Apple Has Its Own Army, Navy, Tanks & Soon A Submarine

September 12, 2011 at 03:43 PM
New York - CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has an exclusive look at the city’s post-9/11 security. There are radiation detection boats in the waters, cameras that have been placed all over lower and Midtown Manhattan and there are cops with guns and tanks and all kinds of weapons, because in New York a terror attack could come from anywhere, and anyone. “There’s no shortage of people who are...

Jerusalem – Google Brings Jerusalem, Israel To Virtual Tourist

September 12, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Jerusalem - Google's Street View will soon provide virtual visitors a glimpse of the narrow stone-paved alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City and other tourist destinations in Israel. Google deploys cameras mounted on cars and other vehicles to take Street View's 360-degree images, which users of the Web site can then view by zooming in on any given point on a map. Outside Jerusalem's Old City...

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