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New York – Rep. Rangel Fends Off Challengers to Win Difficult Primary Despite Ethics Taint

June 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM
New York - Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, the gravelly-voiced New York City congressman whose career has already lasted more than four decades despite the taint of an ethics scandal, overcame demographic changes in his district to win a chance at a 22nd term on Tuesday. Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other contenders in New York's congressional primary, his first election since...

Brooklyn, NY – Nydia Velazquez Declared Winner

June 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Incumbent Nydia Velazquez has been declared the winner and will run for her 11th term in Congress after winning Democrat primary in NY 07...

Brooklyn, NY – Hakeem Jeffries Wins Against Charles Barron

June 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries has been declared the winner over Councilman Charles Barron in today’s Democratic primary for Congress in the 8th district...

New York – Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary To Face Gillibrand

June 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM
New York - Wendy Long, who promoted her conservative credentials on her way to a convincing win in New York's Republican Senate primary, now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. Long, a New York City attorney, defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos in a primary election Tuesday notable for low...

Jerusalem – At Putin’s Side, An Army Of Jewish Billionaires

June 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Jerusalem - When the air-conditioning broke down at the reception for the unveiling ceremony of the Red Army monument in Netanya on Monday, it didn’t matter if you were a billionaire, multimillionaire or broke. Everyone suffered the same. In one corner sat Mikhail Fridman, the seventh-richest man in Russia, whose fortune is estimated at $15 billion by Forbes. He stayed hydrated in the...

New York – New Law Gives Women More Information About Mammogram Results‎

June 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM
New York - A bill awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature would require health care practitioners to notify women whose breast tissue is dense, making it harder to detect cancer with mammography. Supporters say 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, which has less fat and more connective tissue which appears white on a mammogram and can hide tumors. A bill passed recently in the...

New York, NY – New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care, After-School Programs

June 26, 2012 at 08:33 PM
New York, NY - Tuesday either is or isn’t the next-to-last day of school for public school students, depending on which version of the end-of-year schedule their school has adopted. But it begins with good news for children and families in New York City. The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for a $68.5 billion...

Brooklyn, NY – Kolko Acquitted Of Leering At Boy Who Accused Him Of Bring A Perv

June 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Eight minutes! That's all the time a Brooklyn jury needed to acquit a notorious ultra-Orthodox rabbi today of charges that he leered at a boy who years earlier had accused him of being a pervert. Joel Kolko was looking at two years behind bars if convicted of violating an order of protection by eyeballing the boy and his dad twice as they walked past his Flatbush home in...

Washington – Obama Prepping Thousands Of Lawyers For Election

June 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's campaign is recruiting legions of lawyers to handle disputes that may arise from now through Election Day. Thousands of attorneys and support staffers have agreed to aid in the effort, providing legal support that appears to be unrivaled by Republicans or precedent. Obama's campaign says it is particularly concerned about the implementation of new voter ID...

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Friends Discuss Missing Millionaire Guma Aguiar

June 26, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Friends of a missing oil tycoon said Monday he'd been spiraling out of control for years, and seemed troubled and confused shortly before he disappeared as he sought treatment for severe bipolar disorder. New surveillance video from a South Florida port shows 35-year-old Guma Aguiar steering his boat into rough seas less than half an hour after leaving his home. It is...

Baltimore, MD – No Jail Time Sought In Shomrim Watch Beating

June 26, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Baltimore, MD - Prosecutors are not seeking jail time for a former member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group convicted in the beating of a black teenager. Twenty-four-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim faces sentencing Wednesday for second-degree assault and false imprisonment. His 22-year-old brother, Avi, was acquitted. The case drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Florida teen...

Brooklyn, NY – Shelly Silver Slams Campaign Run Against Congressman Nydia Velasquez

June 26, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - At a senior center on the Lower East Side, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver slammed the campaign ran against Congressman Nydia Velasquez. With Ms. Velazquez at her side in a roomful of approximately 200 seniors, Mr. Silver said that she has been in “a very bitter, deceitful campaign,” and added that “the reality is…for 20 years she has been a real performer in Congress,”...

Jerusalem – Rabbis Amar, Metzger: Reform And Conservative Movements Poisoning The Wells Of Holiness

June 26, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Jerusalem - Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger spoke out fiercely against the Reform and Conservative movements on Tuesday at an emergency conference of rabbis organized by Amar. Approximately 150 rabbis from around the country attended the meeting, along with Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias, Minister of Religious Services Yaakov Margi and several religious...

New York – Emancipation Proclamation Copy Sells For $2M In NY

June 26, 2012 at 03:10 PM
New York - One of the rare, original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation has sold at a New York auction for more than $2 million. The 1863 document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordered all slaves to be freed in states then in rebellion. The proclamation was auctioned Tuesday for $2.1 million at Manhattan's Robert Siegel Auction Galleries. That price includes a buyer's...

New York – US Gasoline Prices Cheapest Since January

June 26, 2012 at 03:05 PM
New York - The price of gasoline has dropped to the lowest level in five months, giving motorists some relief ahead of the July 4 holiday. The national average fell below $3.40 per gallon on Tuesday. It has fallen steadily since peaking at $3.94 in April as oil prices dropped and supplies of summer-grade gasoline grew around the country. Gas is now below $3 in South Carolina and under $4 in...

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