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Washington – White House Urges Secret Service To Release Probe

September 30, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's spokesman is urging the Secret Service to release results of its investigation into a White House intrusion as soon as possible. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says there is legitimate public interest into how a man armed with a knife was able to jump a security fence and get inside the executive mansion. Earnest says it will be the Secret...

New York, NY – Netanyahu Addresses Jewish Leaders In New York

September 30, 2014 at 03:52 PM
New York, NY - If Iran becomes a nuclear threshold state, the prospect of regime change inside the Islamic Republic will fade even further, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday. Netanyahu, speaking in New York to some 250 Jewish community leaders and activists, said that the nuclear threshold status would give the regime an aura of “immortality and inevitability,” as has happened...

Blooming Grove, PA – Police On Manhunt For Suspect In Trooper Ambush Find Pipe Bombs In Woods

September 30, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Blooming Grove, PA - State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and had both trip wires and fuses, Lt. Col. George Bivens said at a news conference. The weapons were among several...

San Francisco – Microsoft Names Next Operating System ‘Windows 10′

September 30, 2014 at 03:16 PM
San Francisco - The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioral changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of...

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Leader Rejects Protesters’ Demands

September 30, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets with tens of thousands of people in the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. Protesters counted down to midnight and cheered as the...

Ukraine – Borough Park Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Uman, Uses iPhone App To Locate Thief

September 30, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Ukraine - A Brooklyn man who was in Uman for Rosh Hashana found himself staring at the business end of a gun on Monday during a taxi ride from Uman to several Ukranian holy sites. Matis Swerdloff, who also goes by the name River Dale, was taking a taxi with a friend from Uman to the airport in Kyiv, with stops in Breslov, Meshbitz and Berdichev to visit the kevarim of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov...

New York – Ex-NY Gov. Pataki Mulling Presidential Run

September 30, 2014 at 02:00 PM
New York - Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch (kohk). Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006...

Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip – Gaza Lions Sent To Jordan After War Damages Zoo

September 30, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip - A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. The three, a pair of males and a pregnant female, were sedated at Al-Bisan zoo in Beit Lahiya before the big cats were placed in metal cages and loaded onto a truck that transferred...

Brooklyn, NY – With Hate Crimes On The Rise, Brooklyn DA Launches New Unit

September 30, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1pnPI75 ) says the unit will initially have five prosecutors. It will be led by Marc Fliedner, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's civil rights bureau chief. The prosecutors...

Sacramento, CA – California Becomes First State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

September 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Sacramento, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270...

New York – Shabbos Texting App Stirs Controversy

September 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM
New York - A soon to be launched Kickstarter campaign, which hopes to raise funds for the development of what is sure to be a much-discussed smartphone app, has already become a topic of conversation several days before its launch. Designed by California resident Yitz Appel and a group of developers who describe themselves as Orthodox Jews, the Shabbos App attempts to circumvent any halachic...

Washington – Secret Service Head Takes Onus For WH Breach

September 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Washington - Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Pierson also said there have been six fence-jumpers this year alone, including one just eight days before Army...

New York – News Corp To Buy Real Estate Website Operator Move For $950 Mln

September 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM
New York - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will buy Move Inc the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business as advertising revenue from its print business dwindles. The deal is the second large acquisition in the online real estate market this year as property website operators struggle to turn rising revenue into consistent...

Tehran, Iran – Sister Of Slain Iranian Scientist Says Israel Not Responsible For Death

September 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Tehran, Iran – The sister of an Iranian nuclear physicist who was killed in 2007 says he was murdered not by Israel, as largely believed, but by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRI) for refusing to take part in Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. Mahboobeh Hosseinpour, 52, told The Media Line (http://bit.ly/1u8TAy7) via an interview arranged by The New Iran that her brother, scientist Dr...

New York – Report: New Yorkers Fled To Suburbs But Offspring Seek City Life

September 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM
New York - From the 1950s to the 1980s, families in the New York City area fled to the outer suburbs, but their offspring are heading back in droves to eight counties that make up the city's regional core, according to a report released on Monday. For the first time since World War II, population growth from 2010-2013 in the core outpaced the suburbs by more than double, according to James...

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