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New York, NY – Quinn Leads Democrats In Early ’13 NYC Mayor Poll

April 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM
New York, NY - An early poll in the 2013 New York City mayor's race shows that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is leading her potential Democratic competitors by 20 percentage points. The NY1-Marist poll released Monday found that 32 percent of city Democrats say they'd support Quinn in the 2013 primary. Former city comptroller and 2009 Democratic candidate Bill Thompson follows with 12...

Stamford, CT – Harav Eliyahu Simcha Schustal Passes Away At 89

April 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Stamford, CT - The Torah world was thrown into grief Monday evening with the petirah of Harav Eliyahu Simcha Schustal, one of the founding Roshei Yeshivah of Beis Binyomin in Stamford, following a short illness. He was 89. The levayah is scheduled to take place in Beis Medrash Govoha in Lakewood at 9:00 Tuesday morning, followed by a levayah in the yeshivah in Stamford at approximately 1:00...

New York – State Police Will Target NY Drivers On Cell Phones

April 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM
New York - State Police are on the lookout for drivers illegally using cell phones and other electronic devices. "Operation Hang Up" starts Monday and runs through next Sunday. The first "Operation Hang Up" campaign took place over last year's Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers ticketed more than 800 drivers. The enforcement campaign is funded through a grant from the National Highway...

Abu Dis, West Bank – AP Interview: Palestinian Doubts 2-State Solution

April 23, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Abu Dis, West Bank - With gloom deepening over prospects for peace, a leading Palestinian is suggesting they might drop the "two-state solution" that has underpinned two decades of negotiations, aiming for Israel and a Palestinian state next to each other. Instead, Palestinians might seek a multi-ethnic state covering all of historic Palestine — including today's Israel, said former Prime...

Garden City, NY – LIRR Banning Booze On Weekend Overnight Trips

April 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Garden City, NY - The Long Island Rail Road is putting the cork in weekend late-night drinking. The railroad is banning alcohol on overnight weekend trains out of Penn Station. Railroad officials tell Newsday (http://bit.ly/IsqYXt ) that the effort is aimed at curbing unruly activity by drunken passengers. The pilot program begins May 14. Trains operating on Friday and Saturday nights...

New York – Adobe To Launch New Software Suite For Designers

April 23, 2012 at 09:21 PM
New York - Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers. Adobe Systems Inc. unveiled Creative Suite 6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. CS6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs. Unlike previous versions, which came shrink-wrapped in a box, Creative Suite 6 will be available on a monthly subscription basis as part of...

Mineola, NY – Surprising Risk for Toddlers on Playground Slides

April 23, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Mineola, NY - Orthopedic specialists say they treat a number of toddlers and young children each year with broken legs as a result of riding down the slide on a parent’s lap. A study at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., found that nearly 14 percent of pediatric leg fractures over an 11-month period involved toddlers riding down the slide with a parent. This may be one of those...

St Louis, MO – Botanical Institutions To Catalog World’s Plants

April 23, 2012 at 08:29 PM
St Louis, MO - Four of the world's leading botanical institutions have started a catalog of every plant on the globe, with plans to make the inventory of at least 400,000 species available for free online by 2020. Plans for the catalog called the World Flora were announced Monday by the St. Louis-based Missouri Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden and two British institutions, the...

Newark, NJ – Christie Says Good Riddance To Brooklyn-Bound Nets

April 23, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Newark, NJ - As the Nets prepared to say goodbye to New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie bid the Brooklyn-bound NBA team good riddance. The typically blunt Christie said he would shed no tears over the departure of the Nets, who played their final home game of the season Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers as they prepare to move to New York next season. "My message to them is, goodbye,"...

New York – NYC Trial: Osama Bin Laden Wanted 9/11 Follow-Up

April 23, 2012 at 07:06 PM
New York, NY - A British man who trained to be a shoe bomber a decade ago says Osama bin Laden told him after the Sept. 11 attacks that he hoped a follow-up terrorism attack would collapse the American economy. The videotaped testimony came Monday from Saajid Badat, a man convicted in London in a 2001 plot to down an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami with explosives hidden in his...

New York – Intel Launches First Chips Of New Generation

April 23, 2012 at 06:45 PM
New York - Intel Corp. said Monday that PCs with chips from its new generation of processors, featuring a revolutionary design, will be available this week. The new generation, code-named "Ivy Bridge," is the first to be made with a 3-D structure. Miniature fins jut out of the plane of the chip, letting Intel cram more features into the same space. That means the chips can be faster while...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Troopers Suspended Over Caravan ‘Escort’ Reports (video)

April 23, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Trenton, NJ - Two New Jersey state troopers have been suspended without pay after being accused of escorting a caravan of high-performance cars on a 100-mph trip down the Garden State Parkway. The state attorney general's office announced the suspensions of Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella on Monday. Nassry's attorney says reports of speeding and reckless driving are...

New York – Report: Rush Limbaugh Still The Most Important Talk Radio Host

April 23, 2012 at 05:17 PM
New York - Rush Limbaugh doesn’t seem to have suffered any loss of stature within the radio industry as a result of the recent Sandra Fluke “slut” controversy. The most popular syndicated talk-show host in the country also remains the most important, according to the annual “Heavy Hundred” list just released by the trade publication Talkers. Limbaugh, heard here on WABC (770 AM)...

New York – Judge: DA Can Subpoena NY Occupy Protester Tweets

April 23, 2012 at 04:10 PM
New York - A judge says an Occupy Wall Street protester can't stop prosecutors from getting his tweets as part of a case surrounding his arrest at a demonstration. A Manhattan criminal court judge ruled Friday there are reasonable grounds to believe the information is relevant. The judge also says Malcolm Harris can't legally challenge the subpoena sent to Twitter Inc., not him. Harris was...

Istanbul – Turkey Blocks Israel from Attending US NATO Summit in Chicago

April 23, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Istanbul - Turkey has refused to allow Israel to take part in a NATO summit next month because the Jewish state has not apologized for the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a raid on a ship taking aid to Palestinians, a Turkish official said on Monday. Relations between the regional powers deteriorated sharply after Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara aid vessel in May 2010 to enforce...

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