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New York – Businessman Bob Turner Wins Tight NY House Special Election

September 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM
New York - Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies. Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal. With about 70...

Queens, NY – State Assembly – District 27 – Special Election: Orthodox Jew Simanowitz Wins

September 13, 2011 at 11:27 PM
WNYC is predicting that Democratic Michael Simanowitz is the winner in Assembly District 27. Simanowitz who is an orthodox Jew served as chief of staff for Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn, who retired in the spring...

Queens, NY – State Assembly – District 23 – Special Election: Orthodox Jew Goldfeder Wins

September 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Queens, NY - WNYC is predicting that Democratic Orthodox Jewish aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer Phillip Goldfeder is the winner in Assembly District 23 With 57 of 90 Precincts Reporting Goldfeder is Ahead by 61% vs Jane Deacy 39% "I congratulate my dear friend Phil Goldfeder on his decisive victory to the NYS Assembly" said Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group, "he will make us...

Atlanta, GA – Former President Carter Backs Palestinian UN Bid

September 13, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Atlanta, GA - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he supports the Palestinians' effort to secure statehood recognition at the United Nations this month, despite White House concerns for the region. The Georgia Democrat said he wouldn't be in favor of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' bid to win U.N. recognition if President Barack Obama's administration had "put forward any sort of...

London – Experts: 366 Million People Now Have Diabetes

September 13, 2011 at 10:03 PM
London - An estimated 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse, health officials said Tuesday. The International Diabetes Federation described the number of cases as "staggering," with one person dying from diabetes every seven seconds. The figures were announced in Lisbon, Portugal, during the group's European meeting. The federation...

Belle Harbor, NY – In NY-9 End OF Day VIN Special Video, Turner Express Bus With Dov Hikind

September 13, 2011 at 08:46 PM
Belle Harbor, NY - Democrat David Weprin faced an unusually tight race against Republican Bob Turner in a special election Tuesday in New York's heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District, where voters unhappy with President Barack Obama could elect a Republican for the first time. Watch below video by Shimon Gifter, as Bob Turner rides in Bell Harbor, NY with Jewish community leaders...

Worton, MD – Feds On The Lookout For Gasoline Tanker Stolen in Maryland

September 13, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Worton, MD - Authorities in Maryland say a tanker truck carrying more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline has been stolen. Kent County Sheriff's Sgt. Glenn Owens says the FBI is assisting with the search. He says nothing about the investigation points to terrorism, but in light of a possible threat linked to the 9/11 anniversary and the proximity to Washington, they are taking precautions. The...

New York, NY – ABC News: Turner Says Dead People Might have Voted, Challenges Election Results Before It’s Over

September 13, 2011 at 07:02 PM
New York, NY - Claiming a handful of deceased voters have been mailed absentee ballots for today’s special election, an attorney for Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner told ABC News that he has obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots in New York’s 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review. “We found five dead people, confirmed, who were mailed absentee...

Washington – New Effort To Prevent 1M Heart Attacks And Strokes

September 13, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Washington - Health officials are trying to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years. The U.S. Health and Human Services department, the American Heart Association, Walgreens and others Tuesday launched Million Hearts, a coordinated push to ramp up prevention for people at risk of heart problems. The government is contributing nearly $200 million, part of President...

San Francisco, CA – Google’s New Airfare Search Section Takes Off

September 13, 2011 at 06:30 PM
San Francisco, CA - Google is elevating the quality of its search results for airline tickets. The Internet search leader's revised approach to airfare queries appeared Tuesday in a newly opened "flights" section of Google.com. It provided the first glimpse at how Google intends to use the tools it picked up from its $676 million purchase of leading airline fare tracker ITA Software. The...

Washington – DHS: New Airport Security Policy For Kids Under 13

September 13, 2011 at 05:59 PM
Washington - Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday. The policy also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a pat-down that involves touching private areas on the body. The changes should be rolled out in the coming...

Cairo – Palestinian Leader: Statehood Recognition Is “Irreversible”

September 13, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Cairo - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says efforts to win U.N. recognition for a Palestinian state are "irreversible" and have wide international support, but they don't mean the end of negotiations with Israel. Abbas was speaking Tuesday to newspaper editors in Cairo following a meeting with Arab foreign ministers, who discussed the Palestinian U.N. initiative. The Arab League offered...

Washington – US In Last-Ditch Bid To Avert New Mideast Crisis

September 13, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is making a final effort to avert a diplomatic crisis over a Palestinian drive to win U.N. recognition as an independent state that threatens to provoke a regional meltdown and further isolate Israel, the top U.S. ally in the Mideast. The administration's top two Mideast envoys were leaving Tuesday for Israel and the Palestinian territories to try to...

Havana – Richardson To Leave Cuba Bitter, With No Jewish Prisoner

September 13, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Havana - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he would leave Cuba after exhausting all possible avenues to try to win the release of a jailed U.S. government subcontractor, adding that he was treated so poorly he doubted he could ever come back to the island as a friend. Richardson, who previously vowed to remain in Cuba until he at least got to see jailed Maryland native...

New York – Small Cities Struggle To Pay For 9/11 Memorials

September 13, 2011 at 03:14 PM
New York - The memorial started with a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center — a small piece of the terrorist attacks that the city of Pembroke Pines, Fla., was determined to honor in its own way. Nobody from this coastal town died on Sept. 11. But plans for its memorial grew ever more elaborate — at one point projected to cost more than $1 million — as the years passed. "It...

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