Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

German Prosecutors Probe Possible Neo-Nazi Bombing

German prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating whether three alleged neo-Nazis suspected of a series of racist killings and bombings were also responsible for an earlier explosives attack not previously…

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Poland, Germany Probe Nazi-Led Unit Commander

Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence…

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Google Asks FISA Court To Lift Gag Order

Google is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift its long-standing gag order on how often the company is asked to turn over data about its customers to…

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NSA Director Says Plot Against Wall Street Foiled

Leaks caused ‘irreversible and significant damage to this nation’ The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart…

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G-8 Seeks Unity on Syrian Peace Talks, Tax Evasion

President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other G-8 leaders attempted to speak with one voice Tuesday on seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement — yet couldn’t publicly agree…

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Sloatsburg Minyan Area Opens This Week

The Sloatsburg Rest Area will be designated this summer as a Minchah/Maariv location on Thursday evenings for those traveling upstate, Rabbi Abe Friedman, a police chaplain, said. The area, located…

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Principals’ Union Backs Thompson for Mayor

The union representing New York City school principals is backing former city comptroller William Thompson Jr. for mayor, setting in motion a possible endorsement Wednesday from the powerful United Federation…

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New Evac Zones Include Almost 3M NYers

Nearly 3 million New Yorkers’ homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city’s population, under new maps released Tuesday. In the wake of…

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Civil Rights Groups Sue NYPD Over Muslim Spying

The New York Police Department’s widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil rights advocates said…

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Koch’s Tombstone Has Wrong Date

Famous for his ego, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone making him 18 years younger than his real age was a…

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Summer Safety Tips

State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) has published a list of reminders for summer safety.  Make sure your home is not a target for burglars. Unattended newspapers and circulars that accumulate…

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DA Says String Of Albany Arrests Not Over Yet

The string of corruption arrests that have convulsed Albany the past three months is far from over, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said…

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Final Day at G8

NYPD Boss Weighs in On NSA Flap, Talks Oversight

Revelations about the National Security Agency’s once-secret surveillance program suggests that the agency needs to get better at safeguarding data, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday. Kelly also told reporters…

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