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Washington – Census: New Gauge Shows 49.7 Million Poor In US

November 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses. The numbers released Wednesday by the Census Bureau are part of a newly developed supplemental poverty measure. Devised a year ago, this measure provides a fuller picture of poverty that the government believes can...

New York – Cell Phone Messages May Help Smokers Quit

November 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM
New York - Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters, compared to people who didn't have such assistance, in a new review of several studies. Researchers found nine percent of would-be quitters made it without cigarettes for at least six months when reminded and encouraged through cell phone messages, compared to five...

New York – New Wal-Mart Service Lets Customers Test New Foods By Mail

November 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM
New York - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday will officially launch a mail subscription service, called Goodies, that lets shoppers discover new foods from the comfort of their homes. For a monthly fee of $7 that includes tax and shipping, customers get a box of five to eight hand-picked, sample-size food items, ranging from organic to ethnic products that are not currently carried on...

United Nations – Palestine Asks UN Security Council To Stop Israel

November 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM
United Nations - Palestine is asking the U.N. Security Council to act to halt Israel's military operation in Gaza. In a closed-door meeting of the Council on Wednesday night, Palestine's U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour said Israel is "vulgarly and publicly boasting about its willful killing of Palestinians" after an air strike killed Hamas mastermind Ahmed Jabari. Israel, which said the...

Tampa, FL – FBI Agent In Petraeus Scandal Has Been A Hero

November 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Tampa, FL - FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the year 2000 dawned. He fatally shot a man who threatened him and other law enforcement officers with a knife during an altercation at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in 2010. And now Humphries finds himself in the middle of the...

Israel – Gazans Fire 2 Rockets At Beersheba

November 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Beersheba, Israel - Palestinians terrorists from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night fired a Grad rocket towards Beersheba. The Hamas regime fired increasing numbers of rockets across the border into southern Israel The Iron Dome missile-defense system successfully intercepted the rocket. Following the Hamas attacks, the IDF struck dozens of underground rocket launchers loaded with...

New York – NY Utilities Con Ed, LIPA Subpoenaed In Sandy Work

November 14, 2012 at 09:59 PM
New York - The New York utility company Consolidated Edison said it received a subpoena Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and is cooperating with his investigation into Con Ed's preparation and response to Superstorm Sandy. An official familiar with the investigation said the Long Island Power Authority also received a subpoena Wednesday. The official wasn't authorized to speak...

New York – Democrats Want To Expel Felder From The Party For Caucusing With Republicans

November 14, 2012 at 09:30 PM
New York - Democratic are looking to expel Simcha Felder from the party after the state senator-elect announced he would caucus with the Republicans, helping them in their bid to regain the majority in the closely divided chamber. George Arzt, a spokesman for the Kings County Democratic Leader, told Azi Paybarah from capital newyork that Democratic party officials are looking at "both the...

Washington – Obama Talks With Israel, Egypt on Gaza Attacks

November 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night about rocket attacks being launched from Gaza into Israel and escalating violence in the Gaza Strip. The White House said Obama reiterated U.S. support for Israel's right to self-defense from rocket attacks being launched against its civilians and urged...

Ottawa – Canada Strongly Condemns Hamas Says Israel Has Right To Defend Itself

November 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Ottawa - Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird said Wednesday that Ottawa backed Israel over Hamas after violence flared into the Gaza Strip following an Israeli assassination. “We fundamentally believe that Israel has the right to defend itself and its citizens from terrorist threats. “Far too often, the Jewish people find themselves on the front lines in the struggle against terrorism...

Boston – Romney: Obama Won With ‘Gifts’ to Blacks, Hispanics and Young Voters

November 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Boston - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because of the "gifts" he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters and because of the president's effort to paint Romney as anti-immigrant. "The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Romney said in a call to donors...

Colorado Springs, CO – Interior Secretary Regretful After Making Threat

November 14, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Colorado Springs, CO- U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressed regret Wednesday after he threatened to "punch out" a Colorado newspaper reporter who asked about problems in the government's wild horse program at a campaign event. The incident happened on Election Day at an event in Fountain while Salazar was on a state tour in support of President Barack Obama's re-election. In audio...

Atlanta, GA – Author Barred From Atlanta Jewish Book Festival

November 14, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Atlanta, GA - An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival will instead speak at a sold-out event nearby. Peter Beinart was originally one of 52 writers invited to speak at this week's Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, which attracts about 10,000 people each year. Bowing to...

New York – After Sandy, Officials Wonder What Does It Take To Get People To Flee A Storm?

November 14, 2012 at 07:11 PM
New York - Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy closed in. Now, after scores of deaths and harrowing escapes, emergency officials will look at what more can be done to persuade residents to get out when their lives are in danger. "The issue of those who either...

Germany – Berlin Intelligence Chief Resigns Over Shredding Of Neo Nazi Files

November 14, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Berlin, Germany - The head of domestic intelligence in the city-state of Berlin, Claudia Schmid, resigned Wednesday after an outcry at her agency for shredding files it built up on a neo-Nazi group. It is the latest in a series of high-profile resignations since the revelation a year ago that a neo-Nazi terrorist group - suspected of being behind a seven-year killing spree of Turkish and Greek...

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