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Washington – Tax Prosecutions, Convictions Up In 2012: IRS Report

May 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Washington - More tax-related investigations and prosecutions were launched in 2012 than the year before, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Friday, adding that the probes it launched were more likely to end in conviction. New investigations, indictments and convictions all rose between 5 percent and 12 percent in fiscal 2012 compared to fiscal 2011, the IRS said. The increases came...

Detroit – Chrysler Recalls Almost 470,000 Jeep SUVs

May 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Detroit - Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup. The recall affects 2005 to 2010 Grand Cherokees and 2006 to 2010 Commanders. U.S. safety regulators say cracks in a circuit board can cause a faulty signal as the SUVs are being started. If the vehicles shift into neutral they can roll away. Chrysler says the...

Seatte, Wa – Torah Day School Teacher Charged With Child Abuse

May 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Seattle, WA - A first and second grade teacher at an Orthodox day school in Seattle has been charged with four counts of first-degree child molestation after three young girls reported similar stories to authorities of the teacher groping them in the same manner during class time. SEATLLEPI.com (http://bit.ly/16nbr9Z) is reporting that Rabbi Yaakov Murray, was arrested on May 3 and released...

Jerusalem – OpEd: Kudos To Rabbi Lipman For Standing Up For What Is Right

May 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Dov Lipman and I have similar ideas when it comes to education. He and his party, Yesh Atid, are in my opinion, fighting God’s war to ensure that all children in Israel have the ability to get a proper education. As it stands many children from the Haredi sector in Israel only ever get an education in Judaic studies. They learn Bible and Talmud to the exclusion of all else...

Washington – AP Exclusive: Senior IRS Officials Knew Tea Party Targeted in 2011

May 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Washington - Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner. The IRS apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during...

Cleveland, OH – For Cleveland Women, Ordeal Of Recovery Begins Now

May 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Cleveland, OH - Year after year, the clock ticked by and the calendar marched forward, carrying the three women further from the real world and pulling them deeper into an isolated nightmare. Now, for the women freed from captivity inside a Cleveland house, the ordeal is not over. Next comes recovery - from sexual abuse and their sudden, jarring re-entry into a world much different from the...

New York – Fed Queries Bloomberg Over Reporters’ Access To Client Data

May 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM
New York - Bloomberg LP customers, including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury, were examining on Saturday whether there could have been leaks of confidential information, even as the media company restricted its reporters' access to client data and created a position to oversee compliance in a bid to assuage privacy concerns. The financial data and news company, whose computer...

Washington – Smoke Forces Evacuation of White House West Wing

May 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Washington - Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room. President Barack Obama and his family were not affected by the incident, according to the White House. U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said that at about 7 a.m., smoke was seen coming from a...

Moscow – Kremlin Confirms Netanyahu To Meet Putin in Russia

May 11, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Moscow - Fresh back from a five-day trip to China, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to make a lightning visit to Russia this week, government officials confirmed Saturday night, amid concerns Russia may deliver advanced air defense missiles to Syria. Netanyahu is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence at Sochi, on the Black Sea Coast. No exact date...

Doswell, VA – Virginia Woman Has No Regrets Over Role In Burial

May 11, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Doswell, VA - The Virginia woman whose actions led to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev being buried about 30 miles north of her Richmond home said the angry backlash from local officials, some cemetery neighbors and online critics has been unpleasant, but she has no regrets. "I can't pretend it's not difficult to be reviled and maligned," Martha Mullen told The Associated...

Jerusalem – Thousands In Israel Protest Proposed Budget

May 11, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say protesters are marching in Tel Aviv over proposed tax hikes and benefit cuts. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said about two thousand rallied Saturday night. Protesters are angry over the proposed decrees by Israel's new finance minister Yair Lapid who started his job several weeks ago. Lapid ran in January's election on a ticket vowing to help the middle class...

Bangladesh – Joy, Disbelief As Relatives Embrace Rescued Factory Worker

May 11, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Bangladesh - As hope faded of finding any more survivors of Bangladesh's factory collapse, Reshma Begum's family cherished one modest prayer: that hers would be the next body to be excavated from the rubble so they could at least give her a decent burial. Instead, Begum, 19, was brought back from the dead and hoisted on to a stretcher on Friday after rescuers saw her waving an aluminum curtain...

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