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Chicago – For Some, Mild Slips Of Memory May Be Very Early Alzheimer’s

July 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Chicago - For years, doctors have dismissed patients' worries about mild slips of memory as a normal part of aging. Now, as the focus in Alzheimer's research moves toward early diagnosis, researchers are looking for ways to tell whether some of these "senior moments" are an early sign of the disease. The idea is so new that scientists can't even agree on what to call these memory complaints...

North Carolina – Reform, Conservative leaders visit Pollard in prison

July 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM
North Carolina - The leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements in the United States vowed to intensify their efforts to bring about the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after visiting him at Butner Federal Penitentiary in North Carolina last week. Pollard has not been in well enough health to receive visitors for several months. But he made an exception for the Reform and...

Cairo – Disputes Between Morsi, Military Led To Egypt Coup

July 17, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Cairo - The head of Egypt's military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, sat with a polite smile in the front row listening to President Mohammed Morsi give a 2 1/2-hour speech defending his year in office. El-Sissi even clapped lightly as the audience of Morsi supporters broke into cheers. It was a calculating display of cool by an army general plotting the overthrow of his commander in chief. Just...

San Francisco – UC Regents Confirm Muslim Student To Board Despite Opposition From Some Jewish Groups

July 17, 2013 at 09:20 PM
San Francisco - The University of California's governing board confirmed its first Muslim student member Wednesday, despite some Jewish groups' claims that she marginalized Jewish students and promoted an anti-Israel agenda. Regents voted unanimously to ratify UC Berkeley student Sadia Saifuddin's nomination, with one regent, Richard Blum, abstaining from the vote. Saifuddin's critics had...

Washington – Driving Somewhere? There’s A Gov’t Record Of That

July 17, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Washington - You can drive, but you can't hide. A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people's movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good. For the first time, the number of license tag captures has reached the millions, according to a study...

Washington – House Republicans Vote To Delay Obamacare Mandates

July 17, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Washington - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, approved largely symbolic legislation aimed at undermining President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law. The measures, the 38th and 39th House bills to take aim at the 2010 reforms known as Obamacare, would delay for a year the requirement that Americans obtain health insurance and would codify the Obama...

New York – Weiner Draws Ire Of Jews After Comparing “Stop-And-Frisk” To Nazi Germany

July 17, 2013 at 09:08 PM
New York- Anthony Weiner has drawn the ire of Jewish leaders after comparing New York's "Stop-and-frisk" policy to Nazi Germany at a campaign event on Sunday. The NEW YORK POST (http://bit.ly/12xh9QN) reports that, while speaking before a predominantly black audience at the First Central Baptist Church in Staten Island, Weiner heavily criticized Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk, telling the...

New York, NY – Bloomberg’s Anti-Obesity Project Focuses On Building Design

July 17, 2013 at 08:29 PM
New York, NY - After nudging New Yorkers to stop smoking and eat better, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is working on getting them to take the stairs more often. He proposed Wednesday to tweak the building code to promote using stairs, including by requiring new buildings and major renovations to have a stairway open for non-emergency use and by allowing them to keep stairwell doors open most of the...

New York – ‘Obamacare’ To Slash New Yorkers’ Health Insurance Rates By 50%

July 17, 2013 at 07:34 PM
New York - Many New York state residents who buy health insurance next year will most likely see their premiums cut by half as President Barack Obama's healthcare law creates subsidies that may increase the number of people in this market by the hundreds of thousands. Information on the state's rates, which will figure in a national debate over whether "Obamacare" will make health insurance...

Jerusalem – Dozen Jewish-Owned Cars Vandalized In Mixed Neighborhood

July 17, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Jerusalem - The tires of at least a dozen Jewish-owned vehicles were slashed overnight Wednesday in Jerusalem’s Arab-Jewish neighborhood of Abu Tor, where Arab cars have previously been vandalized in “price-tag” attacks by Jewish radicals. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, Wednesday’s vandalism is being considered a criminal act, and not politically motivated. He added...

Panama City – Panama Calls In U.N. To Inspect North Korean Arms Ship

July 17, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Panama City - Panama said on Wednesday it had called in the United Nations Security Council to investigate a North Korean ship caught smuggling arms from Cuba, piling more pressure on Pyongyang for a possible breach of U.N. sanctions. Panamanian Security Minister Jose Raul Mulino said his government had asked the United Nations to advise on the case and that Panama aimed to hand over the ship...

New York – US Court Ruling Favors Anti-Terror Law

July 17, 2013 at 04:25 PM
New York - A federal appeals court in Manhattan has reversed a judge's decision barring enforcement of a law that permits the indefinite detention of people suspected of supporting terrorists. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the law that allows the U.S. government to detain anyone who "substantially" or "directly" provides "support" to...

New York – Quinn: Offloading Excess Calls To Hatzolah Could Save City Money

July 17, 2013 at 03:32 PM
New York - In an interview airing tonight on Zev Brenner's Talkline program, city council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn addressed the shortcomings of the city's current ambulance system and offered her suggestions for making greater usage of volunteer ambulance corps, including Hatzolah. Quinn's remarks came one day after the speaker herself discovered just how difficult it can...

New York – Lhota Fires Back At Dinkins Over “Racism” Comments

July 17, 2013 at 03:29 PM
New York - Former deputy mayor and mayoral candidate Joe Lhota fired back Wednesday at former mayor David Dinkins' over comments in his upcoming book charging that racism played a major role in his elections, saying that "Dinkins is doing a disservice to New Yorkers by reducing the debate to indictable comments about race." Lhota said, "Dinkins is wrong to claim that is why he lost the...

Washington – Heated Confrontation In Congress Over Domestic Spying

July 17, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Washington - In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the government's surveillance authority. Top Obama administration officials countered that the once-secret program was legal and necessary to keep America...

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