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Havana – Cuba Lashes Out At Gross Health Charges

June 15, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Havana - Cuba lashed back Friday at what it called a campaign of distortions over the health of an imprisoned American contractor, and hinted at retaliation that could include transferring the 63-year-old man from the military hospital where he is being held to a regular prison. The Foreign Ministry statement marked an escalation in a dispute that has been simmering for 2 ½ years and that has...

Woodburne, NY – Heavy Fire at Former Aladdin Hotel

June 15, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Woodburne, NY - Firefighters are at to the scene of a working structure fire at the Beirach Moishe Bungalow, the former Aladdin Hotel at 205 Hasbrouck Drive in Woodbourne. Crews from Loch Sheldrake and Woodbourne and as far away as Liberty are responding to a report of heavy fire in the building. A third alarm has been sounded. According to Times Herald Record the fire is under...

Washington – Obama Interrupted During Immigration Remarks

June 15, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama responded angrily to a reporter from a conservative online publication who interrupted him during remarks on immigration in the White House Rose Garden. Obama was speaking about his plan to stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Midway through the remarks on Friday, Neil Munro of the Daily Caller shouted to Obama, "Why do...

Borough Park, NY – Swatika Incident Caught On Surveillance Tape (Video)

June 15, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Borough Park, NY - Several swastikas reporter earlier today that were spray painted on buildings, including a synagogue, throughout Borough Park late Thursday night was caught on surveillance tape, and was obtained by VINNews.com Fishman’s Market caught the incident on their security cameras. Owner Scheindel Fischman said she watched her security tapes early Friday morning after her son...

Manhattan, NY – What Do You Call That New Skyscraper in New York?

June 15, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Manhattan, NY - When President Barack Obama came to New York City yesterday, his first stop was at that tall building under construction at the corner of West and Vesey streets. You know, One World Trade Center. Or perhaps you might know it as the Freedom Tower. Or ground zero. More than a decade after 9/11, no one's quite sure what to call the spot that was once a smoldering graveyard but...

Manhattan, NY – NYC Mayor: Wrong To Halt Train Service For Obama

June 15, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Manhattan, NY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says trains between New York and New Jersey should not have been halted because President Barack Obama was in town. Train service to and from the World Trade Center station was shut down for over three hours Thursday because of Obama's visit to the trade center. Host John Gambling mentioned the shutdown during Bloomberg's weekly radio...

Buffalo, NY – Police: Body Is Likely Doctor Linked To NY Slaying

June 15, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Buffalo, NY - Police believe a body found in Buffalo, N.Y., is that of a trauma surgeon who was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after the killing of his ex-girlfriend at a hospital. Police have been searching for 49-year-old Dr. Timothy Jorden since Wednesday morning, when 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center. Jorden...

Israel – Study Shines Light On Domestic Violence Within Charedi Sector

June 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Israel - Domestic violence is a national epidemic that does not differentiate between sectors of the population, and yet, until recently no study has been conducted to examine the frequency of the phenomenon within the haredi sector. Dr. Mally Schori-Biton, a criminologist and couples' therapist from Ariel University Center conducted a pioneer research that aimed to distinguish the...

Amarillo, TX – Judge: Disruptive JetBlue Screaming Pilot to Stand Trial

June 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Amarillo, TX - A judge ruled Friday that a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists is mentally competent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson issued her ruling in Amarillo after hearing evidence about 49-year-old Clayton F. Osbon's mental competency. Osbon recently underwent a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation...

New York – Miami Boys Choir Music Video Highlights Siyum Hashas

June 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM
New York - With just under seven weeks remaining until the iconic twelfth Siyum Hashas celebration, a newly released music video, the first ever released by Yerachmiel Begun’s Miami Boys Choir, highlights the importance of involving children in this historic event. “The Siyum is all about families, as fathers learn with their sons and mothers do their part to be supportive in any way they...

Washington – AP Sources: Obama Administration Will Offer Immunity To Certain Illegal Immigrants

June 15, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Washington - The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. The policy change, described to The...

London – Federation Removes Kashrut Certificate from Only Kosher Pub

June 15, 2012 at 09:34 AM
London - The Federation of Synagogues has removed the kashrut licence from the country’s only kosher pub, The Castle in Golders Green, after it held a function under another rabbinic authority. It acted following a Kedassia-catered sheva berachot at the venue last Wednesday. The Federation’s Dayan Moshe Elzas said: “We gave them the following options — either they could continue...

Washington – US Says American Jailed In Cuba Cannot Walk

June 15, 2012 at 09:25 AM
Washington - The U.S. State Department is calling on Cuba to immediately release imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross, saying his health has worsened and that he can no longer walk. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Gross, who was arrested more than two-and-a-half years ago, has lost 45 kilograms in detention and is no longer able to walk because of degenerative...

Albany, NY – NY Regulators OK Hike In O&R Electric Rates

June 15, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Albany, NY - New York regulators have approved rates for Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. that will increase electricity delivery revenue by nearly 6 percent in each of the next three years. The Public Service Commission said Thursday the Hudson Valley utility is authorized to take in $15.2 million more each year starting July 1 and ending June 30, 2015. Residential customers will see...

Washington – Pelosi Confident Court Will Back Health Care Law

June 15, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Washington - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is predicting the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of the health care law by a 6-3 vote. Pelosi didn't say how she thought individual justices would vote in her appearance Friday on "CBS This Morning." But the California Democrat said her party is "prepared for any eventuality," including the possibility the high court may...

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