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Washington – Obama Campaign Committee Sues Store Over Logo Use

June 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is suing a website that sells T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign's signature "O" logo, claiming the store is infringing on its trademark. In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Washington, the committee says Demstore.com is illegally selling products with two of its logos. The first is the campaign's...

New York – Clinton: Romney Would Be ‘Calamitous’ For US

June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM
New York - Former President Bill Clinton warned Monday that a Mitt Romney presidency would be "calamitous" for the nation and the world, going further than even President Barack Obama in depicting the consequences of a return to Republican rule of the White House. With Obama standing thoughtfully to one side, Clinton slammed Romney by name, an apparent rebuttal to his own comments last week...

New York – Space Shuttle Enterprise Damaged after Crashing Into Bridge

June 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM
New York - When the space shuttle programme was in full swing, even the tiniest fault could have devastating results. But as the iconic spacecraft head for retirement, they no longer seem to be treated with the same extreme caution as in the past. On Sunday, the shuttle Enterprise was damaged after colliding with a bridge in Jamaica Bay off the New York coast. The damage, which was...

Jerusalem – Judge Rejects Orthodox Mother’s Request, Permits Father to Drive Kids on Shabbat

June 4, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Jerusalem - A secular man separated from his Orthodox wife is not required to maintain a religious lifestyle while the couple's children are at his home, the Haifa Family Court ruled on Monday. In her ruling, Judge Esperanza Alon threw out a clause of the couple's custody agreement that required the father not to drive his children on Saturday, one of the days they stay with him. Alon ruled...

New York, NY – Bill Clinton Helping Obama Raise $3.6 Million

June 4, 2012 at 08:45 PM
New York, NY - Former President Bill Clinton warned Monday that a Mitt Romney presidency would be "calamitous" for the nation and the world, going further than even President Barack Obama in depicting the consequences of a return to Republican rule of the White House. With Obama standing thoughtfully to one side, Clinton slammed Romney by name, an apparent rebuttal to his own comments last...

New York – BlackBerry Maker RIM’s Stock Sinks Below $10

June 4, 2012 at 07:31 PM
New York - Research In Motion's stock fell below $10 on Monday for the first time since December 2003. The decline in share price on Monday came as its rival Samsung Electronics said its new Galaxy S III smartphone will be launched by all four of the major U.S. wireless carriers this month. RIM shares dropped60 cents, or 5.9 percent, to close at $9.66. The maker of the BlackBerry mobile...

Hebron – Palestinian Wounded After Stabbing Border Policeman

June 4, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Hebron - A Palestinian at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron stabbed and lightly wounded a Border Police officer  on Monday. An officer at the scene opened fire and seriously wounded the Palestinian, who was taken into custody. Police have opened an investigation into the incident, and said that at the moment they still do not know if the man is a member of any terror group. The incident...

Israel – Security Agents Ask Arab Visitors to Open Their Emails for Search

June 4, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Israel - When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in." The agent, suspecting Tamari was involved in pro-Palestinian activism, wanted to inspect her private email account for incriminating evidence. The 42-year-old American of Palestinian...

London – Jewish Community Of Stamford Hill Stunned By Tragic Drowning Of Prominent Member

June 4, 2012 at 04:08 PM
London - London’s Jewish community has been plunged into mourning following the shocking drowning this morning of R’ Chaim Breisch, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Mesivta of London, who had been spending time at the home of his brother in law R’ Shmili Berger in Ramsgate, approximately eighty miles east of London. According to BBC reports, Kent police were called to West Cliff Road in...

Brooklyn, NY – Crown Heights Keeps The Peace, One Kosher Frank At A Time

June 4, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY - When 26-year-old Crown Heights native Menachem Eber attended his first Family Day picnic in Lefferts Park 19 years ago, there were almost as many cameras as kosher franks. A generation later, tourists had replaced the television trucks, and despite expected record attendance, the once-unprecedented event barely warranted a nod. Which, if you ask officers in the 71st precinct, is...

Washington – Report: Bloomberg Turned Down World Bank Job In Favor Of A Future Without A Boss

June 4, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Washington - New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg turned down an offer from the Obama administration to become president of the World Bank, according to a published report. The report, in the latest issue of New York magazine, says — without attributing to any sources — that Bill Daley, then President Obama’s chief of staff, had “discreetly called the mayor and asked him if he...

Jerusalem – Man Accused Of Spitting At ‘Immodest’ Women; Family Claims It Is Simply Neighborhood Quarrel

June 4, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Jerusalem - A 22-year-old young man from Jerusalem was arrested on Monday for assault and intimidation after he allegedly spat at two young women who he claims were not dressed modestly enough. The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court extended the man's remand by three days. Police claim that Chananya Rabinovitz assaulted at least two women. One incident occurred six weeks ago at the Bar Ilan...

Paris, France – Toulouse Shooting Prompted Anti-Semitic Attacks

June 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Paris, France - The recent attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse "triggered an explosion” in anti-Semitic attacks across France, according to the French Jewish community's protection service. The Service de Protection de la Communauté Juive, or SPCJ, made the observation in a statement about its report released Monday, which documented more than 90 anti-Semitic incidents in the 10 days that...

New York – Private School Fingerprinting Bill Stalled In NY

June 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM
New York - With just over two weeks left in the current New York State legislative session, a bill that would require background checks and fingerprinting of all private school employees continues to languish in Albany. No public hearings have been held on the bill, which was introduced this past February by Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and has yet to be voted on. The fingerprinting bill has no...

Manhattan, NY – Obama Getting Help from Former President Clinton in Trio of Fundraisers

June 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Manhattan, NY - President Barack Obama is getting a little help from former President Bill Clinton at a trio of campaign fundraisers in New York. The presidential duo will speak at a high-dollar fundraiser at a private home, headline a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and end the night at an event dubbed "Barack on Broadway" at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Monday's trip is Obama's first of...

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