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Teaneck, NJ – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Wins NJ-9 GOP Primary‎

June 5, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Teaneck, NJ - Rabbi. Celebrity confidant. Voters in New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District will have a chance to elect a representative with all those qualifications and more after Shmuley Boteach won the Republican primary Tuesday night. Boteach is known for his role as “spiritual adviser” to the late superstar Michael Jackson. He’s considered a longshot in the Democrat-heavy...

New York – 1940 NY Census Records Now Searchable By Name

June 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM
New York - Americans are in for a cyber-surprise on Wednesday: They'll be able to plug family names into an online 1940 U.S. census and come up with details about the lives of New Yorkers — from Joe DiMaggio and Jacqueline Kennedy to their own relatives. Starting after midnight, it will no longer be essential to remember exact addresses from seven decades ago to look for a New York...

Rabat, Morocco – First Transcontinental Journey: Solar-Powered Plane Lands In Morocco

June 5, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Rabat, Morocco - An experimental solar-powered plane landed in Morocco's capital late Tuesday after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first transcontinental journey by a craft of its type. With the wing span of a Boeing 777, the plane appeared out of the pitch darkness over the runway, suddenly turning on its lights and gliding to a landing in Rabat, its four propellers already still. "It...

Simi Valley, CA – Reagan Commemorates Husband’s Death 8 Years Ago

June 5, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Simi Valley, CA - Former first lady Nancy Reagan has laid flowers at President Ronald Reagan's California grave to commemorate the eight anniversary of his death. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation released a photo Tuesday of Mrs. Reagan sitting in a chair at the memorial in Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan died in 2004 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He is buried at the...

Washington – Romney Wins GOP Presidential Primaries In 3 States

June 5, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Washington - Mitt Romney has won the New Mexico Republican presidential primary, adding to a delegate total that already exceeds the number needed to win the nomination. Romney also won presidential primaries Tuesday in New Jersey and South Dakota. Two more states, Montana and California, also are having presidential primaries. A total of 264 delegates are at stake in Tuesday's contests...

Wisconsin – Gov. Walker Survives Recall

June 5, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers. The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt by defeating Milwaukee...

Borough Park, NY – State Senators Trade Jabs over Security Cameras

June 5, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Borough Park, NY - The camera controversy continued to simmer Tuesday as officials accused each other of playing politics over the digital devices. State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Crown Heights) charged that Republicans were catering to voters in the newly-created “super Jewish” Senate district when they allocated $1 million for 150 cameras for Borough Park last month - while higher crime...

Jerusalem – Major Kashrus Issues Discovered At Israeli Meat Packing Plant

June 5, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Jerusalem - Serious kashrus questions have arisen in Israel after a surprise inspection at a large meat packing plant in Cholon revealed that Sudanese employees were working without being supervised by a mashgiach. According to news reports in Maariv, this is the second time that this problem has arisen at this meat packing plant, which supplies Chareidi establishments in Bnei Brak and...

Manhattan, NY – Mayor, Agency: Deal Near On Stalled 9/11 Museum

June 5, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Manhattan, NY - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey say they're close to an agreement in a dispute that has stalled construction of the Sept. 11 museum at the World Trade Center site. The Port Authority owns the lower Manhattan site. Bloomberg is chairman of the foundation that controls the memorial and museum. Bloomberg said...

Washington – McCain Says National Security Leaks to The New York Times Done to Boost Obama

June 5, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's 2008 rival is accusing senior administration officials of intentionally leaking classified information to news organizations to boost the Democrat's national security reputation and re-election chances. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, criticized the administration in a speech on the Senate floor...

Israel – Peres: I’ll Do Everything Possible to Free Pollard

June 5, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Israel - President Shimon Peres told a group of bereaved families on Tuesday that he would do "everything possible" to try to obtain the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard and enable him to come to Israel. Pollard has served nearly 27 years of his life sentence for passing classified information to an ally. The bereaved families joined efforts to pressure Peres to use the Presidential...

Washington – First Lady Applauds NYC Plan To Ban Sugary Drinks

June 5, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Washington - First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level but she offered some kind words for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to do just that. Shortly after saying that Tuesday, the first lady issued a statement backing away from taking a stand on New York's controversial proposed ban. It was a telling...

Washington – Congress To Press State Department On Incarcerated American In Bolivia

June 5, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Washington - A House panel on Wednesday will turn the heat up on the State Department to do more for an American citizen who's on a hunger strike in a Bolivian jail. Jacob Ostreicher is a New York businessman who was arrested last year on charges that he laundered money through a rice plantation he runs in Bolivia. Ostreicher says he was set up by a con artist. His wife, Miriam Ungar, has...

New York – Accused Patz Killer Delusional For Years, Wife Says

June 5, 2012 at 02:54 PM
New York - The wife of the man who's confessed to killing a New York City boy in 1979 says he has been mentally ill for years. Rosemary Hernandez told the Daily News ( http://apne.ws/KdzZnJ ) through her attorney that Pedro Hernandez has "suffered from delusions." Police say Hernandez told them he strangled Etan Patz (AY'-tahn paytz). Attorney Robert Gottlieb says Hernandez's wife wants...

Paris – France Vows Better Security For Jews After Attacks

June 5, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Paris - France's government is pledging to spend more money protecting Jewish neighborhoods, while cracking down on anti-Semitism online following three new violent attacks. Interior Minister Manuel Valls made the promise at a meeting Tuesday with Jewish leaders. Valls said in a statement he had called the meeting after two people wearing Jewish skullcaps were injured Saturday in an attack...

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