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Spokane, WA – Man Pleads Guilty to MLK Day Parade Bomb

September 7, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Spokane, WA - A man with extensive ties to white supremacists pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he planted a bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., targeting minorities. Kevin Harpham reached a deal with federal prosecutors for a recommended sentencing range of 27 to 32 years in prison just days before his trial was to begin in U.S. District Court. The...

Simi Valley, CA – Romney, Perry Spar Over Jobs, Social Security

September 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Simi Valley, CA - Quick to tangle, Republican presidential rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred vigorously over job creation and Social Security Wednesday night in a feisty campaign debate that marked a contentious new turn in the race to pick a 2012 challenger to President Barack Obama. Far more than in earlier GOP debates this summer, the candidates mixed it up in their first faceoff...

Hartford, CT – Northeast Utilities: Irene’s Cost To Exceed $100M

September 7, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Hartford, CT - The operator of New England's largest utilities system says the cost for repairs and to restore power after remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the region will be more than $100 million. Hartford, Conn.-based Northeast Utilities Service Co. outlined the impact of the storm in a presentation to be made Thursday to investor analysts. The presentation was posted on its website...

Tel Aviv – Increased Security for Mayor Huldai Over Threat

September 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Tel Aviv - Police arrested 40 people in Tel Aviv Wednesday afternoon during a prolonged protest outside City Hall that grew violent. The protesters were incensed over the city's decision to clear out the protest tent towns that it tolerated all summer long. Empty tents were taken down and hauled away by police and municipal inspectors, and other tent dwellers received notices to clear out with...

Santa Ana, CA – Councilwoman Keeps Job Despite Hitler Comment

September 7, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Santa Ana, CA - Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez will get to keep her job despite a controversial remark caught on video during last month. There was a call for Alvarez to resign after she compared local Jewish businessman Irv Chase to Adolf Hitler during a special meeting dealing with a downtown Santa Ana tax. "I specifically told them, 'Hey, if Hitler rents you a place, is giving...

Baryshivka, Ukraine – Holocaust Mass Graves to be Marked

September 7, 2011 at 08:43 PM
Baryshivka, Ukraine - Memorial stones are to be erected at the sites of mass killings of Jews in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The first ceremony, to be held next week at the site of a mass grave in the town of Baryshivka, marks 70 years since Jews were killed by the Nazis in towns around the Ukraine. In Baryshivka, 90 Jews were shot on November 21 1941, and the community's cemetery...

New York – US Lawmakers Want Cancer Added To WTC Disease List

September 7, 2011 at 07:15 PM
New York - A new medical study supports the argument for including cancers on a list of World Trade Center-linked diseases that qualify for assistance under the national Sept. 11 health program, federal lawmakers said Wednesday. "The evidence is now compelling," said U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, standing with colleagues at the entrance to the subway station at the trade center site in lower...

Jerusalem – Israel: Hamas Operating in Turkey, China

September 7, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Jerusalem - Hamas has established a command post in Turkey that it uses to recruit new operatives and oversee some of its operations in the Middle East, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed on Wednesday. Hamas’s presence in Turkey came up during the Shin Bet investigation into the 13 terrorist cells that it recently discovered operating in the West Bank and Jerusalem. One of the...

Washington – Bill Richardson Seeks Release of Jewish American in Cuba

September 7, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Washington - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson traveled to Cuba on Wednesday to seek the freedom of an American government subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing communications equipment into the island country. The Obama administration is aware of Richardson's trip and is in contact with him, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "While Gov. Richardson...

Washington – 91 Charged in Medicare Fraud Crackdown

September 7, 2011 at 05:59 PM
Washington - A nationwide law enforcement crackdown has charged 91 people — including doctors and other medical professionals — with participating in Medicare fraud schemes involving $295 million in false billing. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that 70 people were charged in indictments unsealed Tuesday and Wednesday...

Jerusalem – Israel Isolated Ahead Of UN Vote On Palestinians

September 7, 2011 at 05:11 PM
Jerusalem - Rising tensions with some of its closest and most important allies have left Israel increasingly isolated ahead of a momentous vote on Palestinian independence at the United Nations. Troubles with Turkey, Egypt and even the U.S. are adding to Israel's headaches ahead of the vote, which is shaping up to be a global expression of discontent against the government of Prime Minister...

Germany – Berlin Court Rules Nazi Association Posters Can Remain

September 7, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Germany - A Berlin court ruled Wednesday that campaign posters for the far-right National Democratic Party with the slogan "step on the gas" may remain on display. The placards is one of several the far-right party is using in an effort to attract votes for upcoming Berlin state elections. One shows caricatures of Muslim immigrants on a flying carpet with the slogan "have a nice flight home."...

New York – NYPD Plans Beefed Up Security For 9/11 Anniversary

September 7, 2011 at 03:00 PM
New York - There are no specific terror threats against New York City but the NYPD still plans a major show of force for 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday that police will form a frozen zone around the World Trade Center site. They'll flood it with thousands of extra officers for the Sunday observance there with President Barack Obama...

New York, NY – Council Speaker Declares Wednesday ‘Gilad Schalit Day’ in NYC

September 7, 2011 at 02:11 PM
New York, NY - In the presence of Noam Schalit, Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni and, New York City political leaders and Jewish leaders, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proclaimed Wednesday, September 7th “Gilad Schalit Day” in New York City. Schalit’s father intends to meet this week with United Nations ambassadors prior to September’s UN General Assembly, advocating...

Rockland County, NY – Journal News Profiles Man Electrocuted In Rescue Try of Monsey Boy

September 7, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Rockland County, NY - As the 5-year-old boy critically injured after being shocked by a downed power line remains hospitalized, his father credited the man who tried to save the child with also saving the life of the boy's mother. David M. Reichenberg, 50, was going to the aid of Reuven Herbst on Aug. 28 when he was killed by the live wire that injured the boy in the aftermath of Tropical...

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