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New York – Bloomberg: Spitzer’s Use Of ‘Sheriff Of Wall Street’ Campaign Ad Doesn’t Help NY

July 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM
New York - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it's "not very helpful" to New York City's economy when Eliot Spitzer badmouths Wall Street while campaigning.   The Daily News says Bloomberg's remarks were made at a Financial Control board meeting this week.   The mayor says Wall Street provides the city's tax base. He says that pays firefighters and police officers, and provides crucial...

Washington – Secretary of State Kerry’s Wife Leaves Hospital, Full Recovery Expected

July 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, walked out of a Boston rehabilitation hospital on Saturday, nearly three weeks after suffering a seizure, and is expected to make a full recovery, the State Department said on Saturday. Heinz Kerry, a philanthropist and heiress, was rushed to a local hospital on July 7 after a seizure at the couple's vacation home on the...

New York – Lawsuit Challenges Casino Expansion Plan, Cuomo’s Changes

July 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM
New York - A private citizen is suing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to try to void expansion of casino gambling approved in June. Robert Schulz of Washington County says the bill voted into law on the last day of the legislative session contained dozens of substantive, last-minute changes hidden from public view. Cuomo says they were only technical changes. He issued a message...

New York – Governments Fear Detroit-Like Fiscal Cliff

July 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM
New York - Half the school-crossing guards in Auburn lost their jobs, Fire Station No. 7 that served Syracuse since 1954 will close and Yonkers can't afford full-day kindergarten as the fiscal crisis that sent Detroit into bankruptcy this month hits New York's local governments and their taxpayers. New York's local governments face unaffordable public worker payrolls and growing pension costs...

Jerusalem – Religious Zionists Of America To Invite Lau After Contentious Vote

July 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Jerusalem - The Religious Zionists of America will be the first American Jewish organization to invite new Ashkenazi chief rabbi David Lau to the US since his election last Wednesday, RZA’s chairman, attorney Martin Oliner, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. Lau reached out to Jews around the world in an interview in Friday’s Post. He said he intends to use his position to unite not only...

Berlin – Thousands In Germany Protest NSA Surveillance

July 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Berlin - Thousands of people are taking to the streets in Germany to protest against the alleged widespread surveillance of Internet users by U.S. intelligence services. Protesters, responding to calls by a loose network calling itself #stopwatchingus, braved searing summer temperatures Saturday to demonstrate in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and up to 35 other German cities and towns. Some wore...

Cairo – Egypt’s Mursi Likely To Go To Same Prison As Mubarak

July 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Cairo - Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who has been accused of murder and other crimes, is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former leader Hosni Mubarak is now held, the interior minister said on Saturday. Mohamed Ibrahim also said pro-Mursi sit-ins would "God willing, soon ... be dealt with" based on a decision by the prosecutor, who has been examining...

Washington – Old Rivals Obama and McCain Becoming Newest Odd Couple

July 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Washington - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues — not to mention...

Brussels – EU ‘Concerned’ By Israeli Restrictions On Its Activities In West Bank

July 27, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Brussels - A spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that Brussels was looking into media reports that Israel was reducing cooperation with EU diplomats seeking to advance projects for the benefit of Palestinians in the West Bank. Israel has blocked the European Union from aiding tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank, in retaliation for an EU ban...

Jerusalem – Israel To Approve Prisoner Deal In Push To Revive Palestinian Talks, Netanyahu Explains Decision In Open Letter

July 27, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Jerusalem - Israel was expected on Sunday to approve releasing more than 100 Arab prisoners as a step to renew stalled peace talks with the Palestinians ahead of plans to convene negotiators in Washington later this week. Ministers will vote on the move at the cabinet's weekly session, as well as proposed legislation to require a public referendum or vote on any peace agreement reached...

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