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Washington – Romney Plays It Safe, Obama Stirs the Pot on Immigration, Gay Rights

June 16, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Washington - There's not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. It's a...

New York – 12,000 Drivers Ticketed in Two-Week Seat-Belt Crackdown

June 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM
New York - Officials say state police issued tickets to nearly 12,700 motorists during a recent two-week seat belt enforcement campaign. State troopers joined about 400 local law enforcement agencies during the "Buckle Up New York" campaign that began May 21 and ran through June 3. The tickets were issued throughout the state. Troopers issued a total of 12,692 tickets to motorists or...

Albany, NY – Cuomo, NY Legislature Agree On First Student Cyberbullying Bill

June 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Albany, NY - Students in New York will learn the potentially deadly hazards of cyberbullying and school officials will be mandated to respond to the earliest reports of it, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, who agreed Saturday to a bill on the subject. The bill defines cyberbullying as harassment, insults, taunting and threats through social media. The bill won't...

Ramapo, NY – New Square Corps Joins Ramapo Ambulance District

June 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Ramapo, NY - The Village of New Square’s ambulance corps is joining ranks with the other five corps that contract with the town to provide emergency medical services to taxpayers. The agreement, approved by the Ramapo Town Board, follows the village’s recent receipt of its permanent license from the state Department of Health, said Kim Lippes, Rockland County’s coordinator of emergency...

Brooklyn, NY – BQE Billboard Warns Jews That Manhattan Is Unkosher

June 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - “Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes.” That’s the Hebrew-language text on a huge billboard that an Orthodox group has paid to post alongside a Brooklyn highway. The “dangerous place” is Manhattan. The danger isn’t specified, but it’s clear they’re not talking about muggings. Presumably directed at ultra-Orthodox Jews traveling to...

Quakertown, PA – Romney Says He’ll Do ‘Opposite’ On Israel

June 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Quakertown, PA - Standing in front of his campaign tour bus, Mitt Romney on Saturday told religious conservatives he would do "the opposite" of what President Barack Obama has done on Israel. Romney spent most of the day appealing to voters in Pennsylvania, a battleground state he said he would win in the fall, although Democrats succeeded in pushing his bus tour through the state off of its...

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Nik Wallenda’s Walks Over Niagara Falls

June 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Niagara Falls, Ontario - There was "wind coming from every which way," mist so powerful it clouded his vision and an unfamiliar wire beneath him, but daredevil Nik Wallenda didn't let that stop him from becoming the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls. He took steady, measured steps Friday night for 1,800 feet on a wire across the widest part of the gorge of the...

Jerusalem – Dozens Of Charedi Protesters Clash With Police In Jerusalem

June 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Jerusalem - Dozens of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) protesters and police clashed on Saturday during a demonstration against the desecration of the Sabbath on Jerusalem's Hanavi'im Street. The protest was against the opening of the Karta parking lot, located near the Old City's Jaffa Gate, on Shabbat. Protesters called police on the scene "Nazis," according to Channel 10. {NewsPhotosEmbed...

Jerusalem – 2 Rockets Hit Southern Israel, Cause No Injuries

June 16, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Jerusalem - Two rockets crashed into open desert areas in southern Israel, the military said Saturday, causing no damage or injuries. It was not immediately clear from where both rockets, which landed some 100 kilometers (60 miles) apart, were launched. But the incidents raised concern over increasing militant activity in Egypt's neighboring Sinai peninsula which has seen growing lawlessness...

Riyadh – Saudi Crown Prince Nayef Has Died; New Heir Needed

June 16, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Saudi Arabia - Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks and then rose to become next in line to the throne, has died. He was in his late 70s. Nayef's death unexpectedly reopens the question of succession in this crucial U.S. ally and oil powerhouse for the...

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