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Washington – Romney Net Worth Remains Near $250 Million

June 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Washington - A new financial report from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney shows that his personal fortune remains near $250 million, about the same as last year even after a mass sell-off of stocks from his vast investment portfolio. Romney's campaign said Friday that his assets ranged between $190 million and $250 million, and a tally by The Associated Press put the figure at the high...

New York, NY – Judge Knocks Bloomberg’s “Livery Cab” Plan, Outer Boroughs Must Suffer

June 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM
New York, NY - A judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to expand taxi service to New York City's outer boroughs. Judge Arthur Engoron issued the order Friday barring the Taxi and Limousine Commission from proceeding with the plan. The proposal called for the city to sell 18,000 of a new kind of permit that lets livery cabs pick up passengers who...

Jerusalem – Official: Israeli PM Netanyahu to Remove West Bank Outpost

June 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to remove a West Bank outpost ahead of a court deadline, and is mulling whether to demolish the buildings or relocate them. The official said Saturday that Netanyahu said in a meeting that if Ulpana is destroyed its five apartment buildings will be built tenfold elsewhere. Otherwise, the buildings will be moved...

Jerusalem – In Photos: Hundreds Of Charedim Block Jerusalem Junction To Traffic

June 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Jerusalem - Around 200 haredim (ultra-orthodox) on Saturday gathered at Jerusalem's Shivtei Yisrael - Hanevi'im junction in an attempt to block it off to traffic which they claim violates the Sabbath. Police who arrived at the scene dispersed the crowd, arresting one haredi man. {NewsPhotosEmbed 939847418...

Islamabad – Pakistani Court Acquits 4 of Helping NYC Car Bomber

June 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Islamabad - A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday acquitted four men who had been charged with helping a Pakistani-American man carry out a failed attempt to detonate a truck bomb in New York's Times Square, said their lawyer and family members. The four were arrested in the wake of Faisal Shahzad's May 2010 attack, which fizzled when the explosives in his vehicle produced smoke but no...

Manhattan – Fire Scare On the 89th Floor of 1 World Trade Center

June 2, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Manhattan - Firefighters responded to the 89th floor of One World Trade Center Saturday morning to help construction workers put out a small fire in some wooden decking. The New York City Fire Department says it got the call for help at 7.15 am. Workers at the unfinished tower extinguished most of the burning wood themselves, but firefighters were still on the scene wetting down the area...

Cairo – Egypt’s Ex-Leader Mubarak Sentenced to Life in Prison

June 2, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Cairo - Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him, offering his opponents a measure of justice. But he and his two sons were acquitted of corruption in a verdict that did not satisfy public demands for accountability after what the chief judge called 30 years of "darkness" under the old regime. The...

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