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London – Chickenpox Breaks Out Among UK Haredim

May 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM
London - The Health Ministry reported on Tuesday that a chicken pox epidemic has broken out in the UK, especially among the local haredi community. All travelers going abroad, especially to the UK, were urged to be vaccinated against chicken pox at their baby healthcare (tipat halav) clinics, health fund clinics, district health fund or travelers’ clinics. Those aged six to 11 months old...

Savar – Bangladesh Garment Disaster Death Toll Reaches 705

May 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Savar, Bangladesh - Hundreds of garment factory workers who survived a building collapse in Bangladesh protested for compensation, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. The police control room overseeing the recovery operation said the death toll stood at 705 on Tuesday afternoon as workers pulled more bodies out of the wreckage of the eight-story...

New York – McDonald’s To Ohio Man: ‘We’ll Be In Touch’

May 7, 2013 at 10:47 PM
New York - McDonald's says it will reach out to a man widely quoted in accounts of the three women who were found in Cleveland after they went missing about a decade ago. Charles Ramsey, who lives in the neighborhood where the women were found, noted in an interview with a local TV station that he was eating McDonald's when the scene unfolded Monday. He also made note of his meal in a 911...

Charleston, SC – South Carolina Ex-Governor Sanford Makes Comeback To Win House Seat

May 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Charleston, SC - Republican former Governor Mark Sanford made a stunning political comeback on Tuesday, rebounding from a sex scandal to beat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a personality-driven election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that put a national spotlight on South Carolina. Sanford regained the First Congressional District seat he held from 1995 to 2001 before...

Washington – FTC Puts Background Check Sites On Notice

May 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Federal regulators on Tuesday warned several companies that the quick, easy background checks they are providing online might violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to 10 businesses, including sites like 4Nannies.com and USA People Search, after FTC staff posed as employers and creditors looking for information that could be used...

Jerusalem – Bayit Yehudi Issues Ultimatum To Shas’s Rabbi Yosef

May 7, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Jerusalem - Tensions between Bayit Yehudi and Shas over elections for the Chief Rabbinate reached a new high on Monday with party leader Naftali Bennett declaring that it was time “to stop being afraid of haredim.” Bayit Yehudi sources added that they now doubt the sincerity of Arye Deri and Shas to abide by any deal reached between the two on the chief rabbi issue, noting in addition that...

Omaha, NE – Warren Buffett Offers Career Advice Online

May 7, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Omaha, NE - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett encouraged young workers to find jobs they are passionate about as he offered career advice online Tuesday on a variety of topics. Buffett regularly takes time out of schedule to meet with groups of students from about 40 colleges every year and answer their questions on life and business. Buffett likes to compare what he does as chairman and...

Trenton, NJ – Christie’s Surgery Highlights Weight-Loss Options

May 7, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Trenton, NJ - Weight-loss surgery such as the type that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie underwent may not just improve people's waistlines, but their health. Obesity causes or worsens myriad health problems, from diabetes to heart disease, severe sleep apnea to arthritic knees. Christie has revealed that after struggling with his weight for 20 years and the reality check of turning 50, the...

Cleveland, OH – Homeowner Where 3 Women Were Found Was No Stranger

May 7, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Cleveland, OH - In the tight-knit neighborhood near downtown where many conversations are spoken in Spanish, it seems most everyone knew Ariel Castro. He played bass guitar in salsa and merengue bands. He parked his school bus on the street. He gave neighborhood children rides on his motorcycle. And when they gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two girls who vanished years ago...

Washington – Clinton: Too Much Focus On Hillary’s Future

May 7, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Washington - Former President Bill Clinton says speculating about his wife's political future is a waste of time and the nation needs to be more focused on the big problems. Asked at a summit on the nation's budget if Hillary Rodham Clinton may run for president in 2016, the former president jokes, "Hillary hasn't mentioned it to me." Bill Clinton says at the 2013 Fiscal Summit that...

Washington – Treasury Secretary’s Loopy Signature Improving

May 7, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Washington - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew may not have succeeded yet in getting a grand budget bargain with Congress, but at least his handwriting is improving. And it is expected to be even better when the time comes for him to affix his "Jacob Lew" to the nation's currency. Lew's handwriting was so bad before that it even drew presidential notice. President Barack Obama joked in January...

Cleveland, OH – Police Facing Questions In Cleveland Rescue

May 7, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Cleveland, OH - One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home's doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows. Both times, police showed up but never went inside, neighbors say. Police also paid a visit to the house in 2004, but no one answered the door. Now, after three women who...

New York – “Chabadniks” Buck Traditional Hasidic Dress For Trendy Fashion

May 7, 2013 at 06:20 PM
New York - A small, but confident group of Hasidic men, increasingly becoming known as "Chabadniks," are pushing the boundaries of traditional sartorial code and stepping out in colorful, even trendy fashions. JTA.org (http://bit.ly/ZNMArY) reports that some Chabadniks even view their departure from traditional dress as "complimentary" to their religious devotion. One such Chabadnik, New...

Brooklyn, NY – Video Released In Effort To Sell “Mansion” Inside DUMBO Clocktower

May 7, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A new video has been released by a Brooklyn real estate company hoping to lure perspective buyers for what is nicknamed the "Mansion in the Sky," the three story, one-of-a-kind penthouse atop DUMBO's historic clocktower. DNAinfo.com (http://on.dnainfo.com/12QKnt3) reports that The Corcoran Group has had the condo on the market since 2009, and that its price was recently reduced...

New Yirk, NY – While Other Violent Crime Rates Drop, Domestic Violence Rises

May 7, 2013 at 04:27 PM
New York, NY - City and law enforcement officials say that, while the rates for murder and other violent crime continue to drop, cases of domestic violence remain an increasing percentage of crime in New York City. DNAinfo.com (http://on.dnainfo.com/11fQbSH) is reporting that 2012 saw the NYPD respond to, on average, about 700 domestic abuse calls per day. Officials also report that the...

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