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New York – Judge Rules CBS ‘Brooklyn D.A. Show Can Go On

May 24, 2013 at 06:11 PM
New York - A judge that wanted to see all email correspondence between the Brooklyn district attorney’s office and CBS Corp. in order to establish who has editorial control over a television series that a political opponent described as a campaign ad, has ruled this afternoon that the show can go on, according to a tweet of NY daily News reporter Oren Yaniv. The six-part documentary series...

Washington – Justice Department Defends Handling Of FOX News Journalists Email Search

May 24, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Washington - The Justice Department said on Friday that senior officials including Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose story on North Korea prompted a leak investigation. In a statement emailed to Reuters, the department said the search warrant for the reporter's email account followed all laws and policies and won...

New York – Delta Ups The Ante In Battle For NY Travel Market

May 24, 2013 at 04:18 PM
New York - Delta Air Lines opened a $1.4 billion terminal at Kennedy Airport Friday, strengthening its hand in the battle for the lucrative New York travel market. The expanded concourse offers sweeping views of the airport, upscale food and shopping options and increased seating. The facility was also celebrated Friday for what it replaces: a decrepit terminal built by Pan Am in 1960 that...

Beirut – Hezbollah: EU Making Big Mistake

May 24, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Beirut - Hezbollah's deputy chief says the European Union would be making a "big mistake" to label the Lebanese Shiite militant group "terrorist." Sheikh Naim Kassem told Al-Mayadeen TV Friday that such threats "do not concern" or worry the group. He did not elaborate. France this week joined an EU push to declare the group a terrorist organization amid frustration with Hezbollah's support...

New York – Robin Hood Or Scourge Of The Industry? Orthodox Attorney Well-Known In NYC’s Restaurant Industry

May 24, 2013 at 01:15 PM
New York - Some say he's the equivalent of a modern day Robin Hood who serves as the voice for restaurant workers, while others call him the "scourge of the industry,"---either way, everyone in New York City's restaurant community knows the name of attorney Maimon Kirschenbaum. NY Magazine GRUBSTREET.com Blog (http://grb.st/19ao7AI) reports that Kirschenbaum, 34, has filed between 100 and 200...

United Nations – Syria Says Targeted Israeli Jeep Going To Rebel Village

May 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM
United Nations - Syria says it targeted an Israeli vehicle that crossed a ceasefire line into its territory earlier this week because it was heading toward a village with a large rebel presence. In a letter to the U.N. Security Council circulated Friday, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said his country exercised its right to self-defense and would respond immediately to any other...

Mount Vernon, WA – Canadian Trucking Company Says It Had Permits

May 24, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Mount Vernon, WA - The trucking company involved in a Washington state bridge collapse says it received a state-issued permit to carry its oversized load across the bridge. Ed Scherbinski is vice president of Mullen Trucking in Alberta. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Washington state Department of Transportation had approved of the company's plan to drive a piece of...

Ankara – Turkey Builds Wall At Syria Border Crossing After Bombs

May 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Ankara - Turkey is constructing 2.5-km-long (1.5 mile) twin walls at a border crossing with Syria to increase security at the frontier following three deadly bombings this year. The concrete walls will be built on either side of the road leading from the Turkish side of the crossing at Cilvegozu to the Syrian border gate and will be topped with barbed wire, the Turkish Customs Ministry said in...

Jerusalem – IDF Decides To Hold Haredi Battalion Swearing-In As Planned Despite Threats

May 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Jerusalem - Facing a public backlash from a media report that it had cancelled this Sunday's swearing-in ceremony for new recruits of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion of Nahal's Haredi unit, the IDF has, yet again, reversed its decision, and the ceremony will now take place as originally planned. YNETNews.com (http://bit.ly/1afyDnK) originally reported on Thursday that the IDF had "cancelled" the...

Concord, NH – For Republicans Like Rand Paul, The 2016 Campaign Has Begun

May 24, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Concord, NH - Seeking to raise money for the New Hampshire Republican Party, state chairwoman Jennifer Horn recently called the party's national boss, Reince Priebus, with a question: Could he get Rand Paul to visit? The request, and Paul's appearance here last Monday in a room packed with 500 Republicans, spoke volumes about the party as its followers - some energized by the scandals...

East Hampton, NY – NY’s Main Beach Tops Annual Survey Of Best Beaches

May 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM
East Hampton, NY - This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. 1. Less surprisingly, that beach is in East Hampton, the vacation playground for the rich and famous. In an announcement that coincides annually with the unofficial start of summer, coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman on...

London – Britain Braces For Possible Copycat Attacks

May 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM
London - Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier, whose grieving family spoke Friday of their loss. London police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Most British police officers don't carry weapons. Wednesday's attack was captured on...

London – UK Fighters Escort Pakistan Plane To Airport, Two Arrests

May 24, 2013 at 09:18 AM
London - Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after an incident on a plane flying from Pakistan to Britain, officials said, rattling the U.K. just days a British soldier was killed on a London street in a suspected terror attack. A fighter jet was launched to divert the Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying nearly 300 passengers to Britain's Stansted...

Washington – Obama To Tour Jersey Shore With Gov. Christie

May 24, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama plans to give the Jersey Shore a boost with a post-Memorial Day visit to showcase recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The White House says the president will tour the coastline with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday and speak about the need to expand economic opportunities for middle-class families hit by the storm. He plans to...

Jerusalem – Details Of Olmert’s Peace Offer To Palestinians Exposed

May 24, 2013 at 08:44 AM
Jerusalem - Shortly after the dramatic meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and then-prime minister Ehud Olmert at the latter's Jerusalem residence on Tuesday September 16, 2008, the Palestinian entourage returned to Ramallah. Despite the relatively late hour, Abbas’s advisors and the heads of Fatah arrived at his office; they understood the importance of the moment...

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