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Jerusalem – US Urges Israel Not to Build in E-1 Areas

November 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Jerusalem - Washington is urging Israel not to allow construction in the area known as E-1 between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim as a possible response to the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition next week at the UN, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Building in E-1, which would create contiguity between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim to the northeast beyond the Green Line, is something...

New York, NY – Giant Spire for 1 WTC Making Its Way by Barge to City

November 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM
New York, NY - The giant spire that will top 1 World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan. The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Eight of the sections are being transported via barge 1,500 nautical miles south from Canada on the Atlantic Salvor. It left Quebec on Nov. 16 and is expected next week at Port Newark in New Jersey. The...

Washington – Election Over, Campaign Continues

November 22, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Washington - The election may be over, but a new campaign is being waged in the nation's capital as lobbyists, advocates and trade groups fight to shape the government's response to the looming fiscal cliff. It's a twist on the usual lobbying effort: Instead of digging for more tax dollars, they're trying to protect what they've got. The tactics are familiar to voters who were swamped with...

Washington – Cash-Strapped Post Office Tests Same-Day Delivery

November 22, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Washington - Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery. Teaming up with major retailers, the post office will begin the expedited service in San Francisco on Dec. 12 at a...

Jerusalem – Winners and Losers from Gaza Fighting

November 22, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Jerusalem - After eight days of the fiercest fighting in years, a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers could usher in a new era of relations between the bitter foes. The renewed quiet on both home fronts raises questions about what those involved gained, and lost, from the fighting and its aftermath. ISRAEL AND PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU Israel...

Nassau, Bahamas – Famed Florida Real Estate Magnate Injured In Bahamas Helicopter Crash; 1 Dead

November 22, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A helicopter crashed early Thursday in an upscale Bahamas resort community, killing one U.S. citizen and injuring four others, police reported. Abaco Police Superintendent Noel Curry said all five passengers were Americans, but he could not confirm the identities or genders of the dead person or the four survivors. He also said he could not immediately comment on the extent...

Washington – Analysis: With Cease-Fire, US Pins Hopes on Egypt

November 22, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Washington - In Egypt we trust. In frantic diplomacy, the Obama administration helped seal a cease-fire that puts heavy responsibility on Egypt's young Islamist government to ensure the end of Hamas rockets from the Gaza Strip. If Egypt delivers, the United States will have rediscovered the stalwart regional partner it has lacked since the autocratic Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in a popular...

New York – Lawyer: Suspected Brooklyn Serial Killer Denies Murdering Anyone

November 22, 2012 at 05:56 PM
New York - A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their New York City clothing stores is denying the charges against him. Staten Island resident Salvatore Perrone (pehr-OHN') was held without bail Thursday after his initial Brooklyn court appearance. He was arrested Wednesday on murder charges. A defense lawyer says Perrone...

Rome – Cops Eye Anti-Semitic Angle In Tottenham Fan Fight

November 22, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Rome - Police are investigating whether anti-Semitism was behind a brutal attack early Thursday on Tottenham fans out drinking ahead of their team's Europa League match against Lazio. At least one person was stabbed and seven were taken to the hospital, police and witnesses said. In an apparently well-organized assault, some 50 masked hooligans wielding cobblestones, metal bars and knives...

Seaside Heights, NJ – Mayor Considering Leaving Roller Coaster Submerged By Sandy As ‘Tourist Attraction’

November 22, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Seaside Heights, NJ - The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean may be left there as a tourist attraction. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York that officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster. But the mayor says he's working with the Coast...

Beaumont, TX – Two Dead, Up To 120 Hurt In Massive Pileup On Foggy Texas Highway

November 22, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Beaumont, TX - A high-speed pileup of up to 150 vehicles on a fog-bound Texas interstate killed at least two people on Thursday and injured up to 120, a sheriff's spokesman said. The chain reaction of collisions shut down Interstate 10 about 15 miles west of Beaumont for several hours, said Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "We have 18-wheelers on top of cars, we...

Paris – France’s Sarkozy Placed Under Investigation

November 22, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Paris - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under investigation as a special witness after a day spent answering a judge's questions about a whether he accepted illegal campaign donations from Europe's richest woman. After 12 hours of questioning, the prosecutor in Bordeaux Claude Laplaud confirmed to Sipa news that Sarkozy had been named a witness with the possibility of...

Jerusalem – Israel Says It Arrests Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

November 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli authorities arrested an Arab Israeli on Thursday on accusations he planted a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 27 people and threatened to sabotage efforts to broker a cease-fire to end the fighting in Gaza, police said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant...

Sderot, Israel – Southern Israelis Disappointed by Gaza Cease-Fire

November 22, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Sderot, Israel - In this southern Israeli town, which has lived for nearly 13 years under the constant threat of rocket attacks from Gaza, there is little joy over a new cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers: Schools remain closed, traffic is sparse and hope is hard to find. The working-class residents of Sderot have seen previous lulls in violence quickly unravel. This time...

Jerusalem – IDF Investiagting Soldiers ‘Bibi Loser’ Photo

November 22, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Jerusalem - Sixteen IDF soldiers could face court-martial proceedings after posing in uniform for a photograph where their arranged bodies spelled out the phrase “Bibi Loser” in Hebrew letters. Their act is an expression of defiance against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to accept a cease-fire with Hamas instead of sending ground troops into Gaza. The Times of Israel reports...

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