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Houston – Court: Feds Don’t Need Warrant For Cellphone Track Locations

July 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Houston - Authorities only need a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an order by a Houston federal judge who had said cellphone data is constitutionally protected from intrusion and can only be acquired with a...

West Nyack, NY – Google Glass To Open Up New Vistas For Orthodox Community With Jewish Apps

July 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM
West Nyack, NY - With technology enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the release of Google Glass, Google's highly anticipated wearable device that is a cross between a pair of glasses and a computer, one software developer is already hard at work creating Jewish apps for the new device. Rusty Brick, the developer of numerous apps geared to the Jewish community for both the iPhone and Android...

Cannes, France – $136M Jewel Heist From Lev Leviev Exhibit Raises Security Questions

July 30, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Cannes, France – The diamond show was staged on the ground floor of a hotel that thieves had targeted before - and which, in fact, had featured in Alfred Hitchcock's high-karat classic "To Catch a Thief." The guards were few and unarmed, and nobody thought to tell the police about the tens of millions of dollars worth of gems on display for more than a month. On Tuesday, questions arose...

Gaza – Gazan In Israeli Custody Was Abducted In Egypt, Palestinians Say

July 30, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Gaza - The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank released a report on Tuesday quoting a Palestinian held by Israel as saying he had been snatched while visiting Egypt's Sinai region last month. The report by the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners could embarrass Israel and the Egyptian government, which is struggling to impose order in the lawless Sinai desert. The report said that Wael Abu...

New York – Weiner Vows In New Video To Stay In Mayoral Race

July 30, 2013 at 07:46 PM
New York - Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting "isn't the way we roll in New York City." In a video message posted on his campaign website on Tuesday evening, Weiner said his campaign is not about him but about helping New...

New York – DMV System Back After Glitch Slows Operation To A Crawl

July 30, 2013 at 07:31 PM
New York - Officials say New York's Department of Motor Vehicles computer system is back to normal operation a day after a glitch slowed transactions to a crawl in local offices statewide and online. A DMV spokesman says the system is being monitored Tuesday and the agency will make allowances for anyone who missed a deadline. The breakdown Monday also affected the ability of police to...

Israel – AG To Court: State To Push Off Drafting Of 608 Charedim Until December

July 30, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Israel - Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Tuesday notified the High Court of Justice that Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon wishes to push off drafting 608 Haredim into the IDF until at least December. Originally and as late as July 11, the state told the court that the 608 Haredim were due to be drafted no later than August 8, after their draft date had already been deferred for a full...

Brooklyn, NY – Vandal In Custody After Spray-Painting Spree At Religious Properties

July 30, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police say a 55 year-old man is in custody after he approached investigators and announced that he was "responsible" for an overnight spray-painting spree that left eight Brooklyn religious properties victimized. NBCNEWYORK (http://bit.ly/13sXvW4) is reporting that statues of Mary and Jesus at St. Anselm's were left covered in red paint, while the doors of both the Holy Cross...

Washington – Obama Asks McCain, Graham to Travel to Egypt

July 30, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Washington - Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections, the senators said Tuesday. Egypt has been roiled by deadly protests since President Mohammed Morsi was toppled in a military coup on July 3, developments that have threatened the $1.5 billion in annual U.S...

New York – Nathan Lewin: Parental Consent For Metzitza B’Peh A Reasonable Requirement

July 30, 2013 at 04:18 PM
New York - A renowned lawyer , well known as a staunch advocate of civil rights, came out with some surprising words on the topic of metziza b'peh in a radio interview that took place this past Saturday night. Speaking with talk show host Zev Brenner, attorney Nathan Lewin said that he supported New York City's decision to require signed parental consent before a mohel would be allowed to do...

Boston – Hillary Rodham Clinton Group Raises $1 Million

July 30, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Boston - She's yet to say whether she'll run, but a group working to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's prospective presidential bid has raised more than $1 million in June alone. An official with the Ready For Hillary super PAC confirmed Tuesday that the organization has accepted donations exceeding $1.25 million since beginning to raise money in earnest this spring — a figure that includes...

Little Ferry, NJ – Christie Fires Back At Paul For Spending Comment

July 30, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Little Ferry, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't appear to want his war of words with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to end anytime soon. Christie fired back at Paul on Tuesday for Paul's remark that New Jersey has a "Gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude about federal aid for Superstorm Sandy. Paul said at a fundraiser in Nashville on Sunday that Christie and New York Rep. Peter King — both...

Harrisburg, PA – Judge: 3 Penn State Ex-Officials To Stand Trial

July 30, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Harrisburg, PA - Three former Penn State administrators have been ordered to stand trial in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. A Pennsylvania district judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors had shown enough evidence to warrant a trial for ex-President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yer), former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley. State prosecutors allege that...

Nairobi, Kenya – Facebook Rebuffs UN Team Request On Somali Pirates

July 30, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Nairobi, Kenya - United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused. A report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea this month pointed out that while many private companies helped in the group's investigative work on matters such as piracy, al-Qaida-linked...

Minneapolis – AP IMPACT: US Limbo For Nazi Suspects Ordered Out

July 30, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Minneapolis - At least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals ordered deported by the United States never left the country, according to an Associated Press review of Justice Department data — and four are living in the United States today. All remained eligible for public benefits such as Social Security until they exhausted appeals, and in one case even beyond. Quiet American legal limbo was the...

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