New Jersey – Port Authority Changes Reason for Toll Increase

New Jersey — Remember this summer’s bridge and tunnel toll increases that were needed to help pay for redeveloping the World Trade Center? It looks like the extra money isn’t going there after all.
In legal filings in November, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said none of the money from the toll […]


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Washington – FAA: Changes Coming To Prevent Tarmac Delays

Washington — Obama administration officials promised Wednesday to make changes before the Holiday travel season aimed at preventing nightmare scenarios like the one in October when hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours on planes in Hartford, Conn., during a freak snowstorm.
“We can act fast,” Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt said as he and Transportation […]


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Early Results In Egypt Show A Mandate For Islamists

Islamists claimed a decisive victory on Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt’s first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement’s rise since the start of the Arab Spring. The party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s […]

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Obama defends Israel policy at New York fundraiser


“This administration has done more for security of Israel than any previous administration,” says US president, as White House looks to boost Jewish support ahead of elections.

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Washington – FDA Examines Level Of Arsenic In Apple Juice

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant.
Studies show that apple juice has generally low levels of arsenic, and the government says it is safe to drink. But consumer […]


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Israel – Former General: Explosions at Iranian Nuclear Sites Were Not Accidents

Israel — Officials said in a report Wednesday that a mysterious explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility two days ago was no accident.
The eyebrow-raising remarks surfaced in a Times of London story reporting that satellite images show smoke billowing from the uranium enrichment facility in the city of Isfahan.
“There aren’t many coincidences,” retired Major-General Giora […]


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Jordan: The Kosel Is Muslim

The Jordan Times reports: Jordan on Monday expressed “relief” over the Israeli decision to halt a unilateral plan under which it decided to rebuild a wooden bridge at the Magharbeh Gate Pathway.
Israel’s prime minister intervened to halt renovation work on a pedestrian walkway adjacent to the most sensitive holy site in Jerusalem to avoid inflaming […]

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Obama: ‘No Ally More Important Than Israel’

President Barack Obama is reassuring Jewish supporters that his administration is committed to the security of Israel. He says: “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.”
Obama was speaking to a group of campaign contributors at the Upper East Side home of Jack Rosen, a prominent businessman and chairman of the American Jewish Congress. […]

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Man to Eat Over 100 Chanukah Donuts for Tzedakah

For the third year in a row Elie Klein is putting his gluttony to good use by raising Chanukah gelt for charity. The 31-year-old Beit Shemesh man is collecting donations for dozens of organizations by going on a donut binge.
“What started as a gentlemen’s bet two years ago regarding which one of my neighbors could eat […]

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NYC Determined To Make Residents Forget 2010 Storm Response Blunder

New York – New York City’s Sanitation Department, determined to fix the blizzard blunders of last winter, revealed a new plan Wednesday about snow removal and restoring confidence.
After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.
“We’re gong to have to get back […]

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