Bad gifts may be history with Amazon’s idea

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, Leacroft Green places a package to the correct shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com, the source of many presents good, bad or ugly, has patented a system that would let people exchange unwanted gifts for those they want before anything is actually shipped. For […]




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NJ gov, NYC mayor feel the heat after the blizzard

Front loaders clear snow from Broadway in preparation of the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2011 celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — With many streets still unplowed, New Yorkers are griping that their billionaire mayor is out of touch and has failed at the basic task […]




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Lebanon’s Leftist Newspaper Protected by Hizbullah

Lebanon’s radical leftist newspaper, Al Akhbar is the latest media outlet to grab a virtual fistful of WikiLeaks documents and start making waves – the only Arab newspaper in the region to do so.  But even as the paper supports feminist causes and equal rights for homosexuals, it also is careful to back the Shi’ite […]




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Airlines play huge game of catch-up in NYC area

While most residents had cleared yards and sidewalks, many streets remained unplowed in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Airports trying to shepherd a backlog of planes churned snow plows through the night, kept snack bars open late and scrubbed teeming terminals ceaselessly […]




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BP’s spill costs look manageable 8 months later

FILE – In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico. As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control this summer, BP’s financial liabilities expanded so rapidly that experts wondered if the company had drilled its last well. Only months later, though, the British oil […]




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She’s Your Friend, Not Your Girlfriend

Thinkstock Better Man in brief … Mystery is one of the drivers of relationships, and with old friends there’s no mystery. The reason you’ve never hooked up before is probably a lack of physical attraction. If you try and turn your friend into a girlfriend and fail, that’s the end of your friendship. “Do you […]




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Left: Save Negev for Arab "Right of Return Refugees"

Groups on the extreme political Left have joined residents of an illegal Bedouin town to condemn a pro-Israel Christian organization over a donation to a forestry project in the Negev. The Christian group, “God TV,” has given one million saplings through the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and has donated money toward water projects as well. […]




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NY struggles to dig out; passengers still stranded

People walk past an MTA bus stuck in the middle of Stillwell Ave. in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances […]




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Get a 5-inch GPS with lifetime traffic for $99.99

The TomTom XXL 550T includes free lifetime traffic updates, a seriously killer feature. (Credit: TomTom) I’ve seen some smokin’ GPS deals before, but this one just about beats them all. For what promises to be a very limited time, Amazon has the TomTom XXL 550T 5-inch GPS for $99.99 shipped. It’s notable not just for […]




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Torah Scroll for the ‘Strictly’ Non-Observant Kibbutz

Last week, Kibbutz Geva in northern Israel celebrated its 89th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the Ayelet HaShachar organization placed a Torah scroll in the brand new Aron Kodesh it has brought into the kibbutz. During the last four years, Ayelet HaShachar has been conducting Yom Kippur and Purim prayers in Kibbutz Geva, as […]




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