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Monticello, NY- Brooklyn Toddler Rescued From Pool Loses His Fight For Life

July 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Monticello, NY - Three days after falling into a swimming pool at an upstate bungalow colony, a Crown Heights toddler who had been clinging to life died this afternoon at Westchester Medical Center in Valahalla. The accident took place at the Wellspring Bungalow Colony, located off Cold Spring Road in Monticello. 22 month old Zev Aryeh Glick managed to worm his way through the fence that...

Washington – IRS Moves To Halt Employee Bonuses, Citing Budget Cuts

July 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Washington - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service, still reeling from its worst crisis in years, is taking steps to halt bonuses for union employees and senior executives, the acting IRS commissioner told employees on Tuesday. Bowing to "an unfortunate byproduct" of government-wide budget cuts, acting commissioner Danny Werfel said the move does not reflect poorly on employees' work and follows a...

London – Rate Of Aging May Be Determined In The Womb And Linked To Birthweight, Study Reveals

July 9, 2013 at 10:26 PM
London - Scientists have found that key metabolites in blood -- chemical 'fingerprints' left behind as a result of early molecular changes before birth or in infancy -- could provide clues to a person's long-term overall health and rate of aging in later life. Published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the international study of twins led by King's College London highlights...

Washington – Republicans Press White House To Delay Key Obamacare Mandate

July 9, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Washington - Congressional Republicans pressed President Barack Obama on Tuesday to delay a requirement under his healthcare law for Americans to obtain insurance next year after the administration gave employers a one-year reprieve from having to provide it to staff. The U.S. Treasury and White House announced last week that businesses would not be required to offer health coverage, or pay a...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Condemns Attack Against Charedi Soldier In Mea Shearim

July 9, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night joined a host of politicians in condemning the attack earlier in the evening against a haredi soldier by dozens of ultra-Orthodox men in Jerusalem's Mea She'arim neighborhood. "We will take a hard stand against those who attempt to strike fear in citizens fulfilling their duty to the state," the prime minister vowed. Netanyahu...

New York, NY – Ed Koch FBI Documents Released

July 9, 2013 at 09:08 PM
New York, NY - Documents released for the first time Tuesday from the FBI file on former New York City Mayor Edward Koch detail one of the more obscure chapters of his storied political career: an unsolved plot to paint the then-congressman as a racist by circulating a forged letter, warning the city would become a "ghost town" if voters elected a black mayor. The documents were posted on an...

Damascus – Syrian Rebels Say They Have Given Up On US Weapons Promises

July 9, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Damascus - Members of the Syrian opposition said on Tuesday that they had given up hope that the United States would deliver promised military aid to rebels as war planes and artillery smashed the central city of Homs. U.S. congressional committees are holding up the plan to send weapons because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and that arms might end up in the hands of...

New York, NY – Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson For Mayor

July 9, 2013 at 07:58 PM
New York - The union representing New York City's rank-and-file firefighters endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor on Tuesday, giving the City Hall hopeful further support from uniformed public workers. The endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association comes weeks after Thompson picked up the backing of a coalition of uniformed public safety unions. The UFA also supported Thompson during...

Eilat – Rocket Fired From Egypt Found In Israel

July 9, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Eilat - Israeli troops found the remains on Tuesday of the first rocket to be fired from Egypt since the July 3 overthrow of the Islamist government there, a military official said. Both Israelis and Egyptians reported hearing several explosions in the southern city of Eilat on Thursday, the day after President Mohammed Mursi was toppled from power in Egypt. Israel detected no signs of any...

New York – Ex-Gov Pataki Shakes Head At Claims He Abused Power

July 9, 2013 at 07:27 PM
New York - An animated former New York Gov. George Pataki shook his head repeatedly as he was accused at a civil trial of abusing his power by ordering prisoners moved to psychiatric facilities without hearings. Pataki made clear through his expressions Tuesday that he disagreed with lawyers for six men who claimed in a lawsuit that their rights were violated by Pataki. Pataki nodded his head...

Jerusalem – Shas ‘In Panic’ Over Candidacy Of Rabbi Boaron For Sephardi Chief Rabbi

July 9, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Jerusalem - The Shas party and its chairman Arye Deri appear to be increasingly concerned with the candidacy for Sephardi chief rabbi of Rabbi Tzion Boaron, a rabbinical judge on the Supreme Rabbinical Court for over 30 years. Several rumors have been circulated directly to reporters in the past few days about Boaron, seemingly disseminated by sources close to the Shas leadership, suggesting...

Prescott, AZ – Thousands Converge To Pay Tribute To Fallen Arizona Firemen

July 9, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Prescott, AZ - Thousands of mourners, including firefighters from around the country and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, converged in central Arizona on Tuesday to pay final tribute to 19 young firemen killed last week in the line of duty. The fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite firefighting squad from Prescott, Arizona, were overrun by flames on the afternoon of June 30...

Lac-Megantic, Quebec – Officials: Criminal Probe In Canadian Oil Train Derailment

July 9, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Lac-Megantic, Quebec - Canadian authorities said Tuesday they have opened a criminal investigation into the fiery wreck of a runaway oil train in this small town as the death toll climbed to 15, with dozens more bodies feared buried in the burned-out ruins. Quebec police Inspector Michel Forget said investigators have "discovered elements" that have led to a criminal probe. He gave no details...

San Francisco – Investigators: Asiana Aircraft’s Landing Gear Hit Seawall First

July 9, 2013 at 06:15 PM
San Francisco - Investigators say an Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit a seawall before the tail of the plane during a weekend crash. The disclosure came on Tuesday during a news conference by the National Transportation Safety Board. The hulking Boeing 777 crashed during its landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two 16-year-old Chinese girls and leaving at...

Madrid – Spain Says U.S. Tipoff Led It To Query Bolivian Flight

July 9, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Madrid - Spain acknowledged on Tuesday that a U.S. request had led it to delay approving an overflight by Bolivia's president, but said it had given the go-ahead after receiving an assurance from Bolivia that U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden was not on the plane. Bolivia has accused Spain, France, Portugal and Italy of closing their skies to President Evo Morales' plane last week after being told...

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