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Monticello, NY – Proposed Law: Parents Are Liable for Youths Consumption of Alcoholic

June 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Monticello, NY - Sullivan County officials are considering adoption of a social host law, which would hold parents and other adults that allow consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage youths in their homes legally liable. Some counties, like Ulster, already have a similar law in place. State law prohibits providing alcohol to underage people, but a social host law would make the...

New York – State Sets Aside Money For Low-Income Families Whose Health May Be Affected By Heat

June 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM
New York - The state has set aside $3 million to help low income families stay cool. The money for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will allow people whose health may be threatened by the heat to get an air conditioner. To qualify, families must meet the program's low income guidelines. For a family of four, that means a total yearly income of less than $50,000. At least one...

New York, NY – Adelson Giving $10 Million to Aid GOP

June 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
New York, NY - Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is making another huge campaign contribution aimed at electing Republicans and voting President Barack Obama out of office. One of the world's richest men, Adelson is donating $10 million to the campaign activities of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. A person familiar with Adelson's pledge confirmed the donation Friday but requested...

Las Vegas – Giuliani: Obama Is ‘An Unsuccessful Person’

June 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Las Vegas - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had harsh words for President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, saying he has accomplished nothing and will turn the nation more socialist than France if re-elected. "What do we want to elect, an unsuccessful person? We tried that, OK, we tried a person of no accomplishment," Giuliani said. "Now let's try something different...

Austria – 43 Jewish Graves Desecrated in Vienna

June 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Vienna, Austria - Austrian authorities are investigating the desecration of 43 graves in two Jewish sections of Vienna's main cemetery. A police statement said Friday that tomb stones and slabs were found toppled or damaged at the Austrian capital's Central Cemetery. It said the vandals did not deface the graves with graffiti. Vienna Jewish community head Oskar Deutsch says he is confident...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Missing Millionaire May Have Staged Disappearance, Lawyer Says

June 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Missing Florida millionaire Guma Aguiar could have staged his own disappearance to escape his financial, marital and legal woes, his wife's lawyer suggested to a packed Florida courtroom. "It's a family tragedy involving a young man who's intelligent and very talented, but has a severe mental illness and those two things have interacted in his life for the last four years...

New York, NY – Con Ed, Union Face NYC Contract Deadline

June 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM
New York, NY - Consolidated Edison and its unionized workers are trying to agree on a new contract before an existing agreement expires at midnight Saturday. Union spokesman John Melia says negotiations between the power company and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America have been ongoing for 10 days. Con Ed spokesman Bob McGee says there are a wide range of issues being discussed but...

Washington – US Storms Kill 13, Cause Wide Power Outages

June 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Washington - Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn't be repaired for several days to a week, likening the damage to a serious hurricane. Emergencies...

Jerusalem – Former Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir Dies at 96

June 30, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Jerusalem - Yitzhak Shamir was a fighter for the Jews long before Israel's creation, an underground leader who led militias against the Arabs and British. He made no apologies and no compromises — not as an underground fighter, an intelligence agent who hunted Nazis, and as one of Israel's longest-serving prime ministers who refused to bargain for land. The 96-year-old Shamir, who clung...

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