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Gainesville, FL – Vice Presidential Nominee Shrugs Off Threat By WikiLeaks

October 23, 2016 at 02:41 PM
Gainesville, FL - Tim Kaine is shrugging off any possibility that he could be embarrassed by the release of hacked emails. WikiLeaks, which has been posting stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, has twice taunted the Democratic vice presidential candidate that he's in for a "surprise." U.S. intelligence officials say the leaked Podesta emails are part of a series...

Washington – Trump Team Says ‘we Are Behind’ But Can Still Win The Race

October 23, 2016 at 01:33 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurdles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House. With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump's team said "the race is not over" and pledged to keep campaigning hard — even...

Washington – Posting Ballot Selfies: Personal Choice Or Illegal Act?

October 23, 2016 at 01:05 PM
Washington - You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot? While secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, laws nationwide are...

Palm Springs, CA – Tour Bus Crash On I-10 In California Kills At Least 13

October 23, 2016 at 01:03 PM
Palm Springs, CA - A tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Southern California highway before dawn on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 31, an NBC affiliate reported. The bus was traveling west on Interstate 10 when the crash occurred near Palm Springs, a city about 100 miles (160 km) east of Los Angeles, the television station reported. The Riverside County...

Chicago – Overjoyed Chicago Cubs Fans Turn Attention To World Series

October 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Chicago - For the first time in 71 years, Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series. Overjoyed fans streamed out of Wrigley Field and into the streets Saturday night in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series to earn their first trip to the World Series since 1945. "I never thought I'd see it," said 49-year-old...

Monroe, NY – Major Pre-Dawn Hoshana Raba Fire Displaces 12 Kiryas Joel Families

October 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Monroe, NY - A three alarm fire tore through a Kiryas Joel home in the early morning hours, with firefighters from several agencies responding to the blaze at the three story building. The blaze took place at 3 Paksh Place, with firefighters arriving shortly before 2 AM to find a fully involved fire tearing through the building’s roof. Kiryas Joel Fire Cheif Shea Blumenthal said that the...

High Point, NC – Civil Rights Hero From 60s Takes Criticism As Trump Backer

October 23, 2016 at 11:30 AM
High Point, NC - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in a sit-in at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter. In 2016, he is again taking a risky stand; he is supporting Donald Trump. And he isn't shy about it. Last month he gave the invocation at a Trump rally here, smiling as he shook the Republican candidate's...

Jerusalem – PA Detains Four Palestinians For Drinking Coffee With Settlers In Efrat Succa

October 23, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Jerusalem - "In a move against normalization with settlers, Palestinian Authority security forces have held four Palestinians from the village of Wadi al-Nis since Thursday after they visited Efrat council head Oded Revivi's succa." “It’s quite pathetic to be arrested for having a cup of coffee with your neighbors,” said Revivi, who has turned to the media in the hopes of pressing the...

New York – Trump Will Accept Election Results If It’s Fair, His Son Says

October 23, 2016 at 10:24 AM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will accept the results of the U.S. election if it is fair, his son Eric Trump said on Sunday. "My father will accept it 100 percent if it’s fair," Eric Trump told ABC's "This Week" program...

Brooklyn, NY – Unprecedented Settlement Has Yeshiva Paying Millions To Students Abused By Rebbi

October 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM
New York - Two former Brooklyn yeshiva students who were abused by a teacher will be receiving a payout of $2.1 million from their alma mater. The New York Post reported that both boys were six year old students at Yeshiva Torah Temimah when they were abused by Rabbi Joel Kolko. Lawsuits filed against the yeshiva charged that the school kept Kolko on as a rebbi despite 25 years worth of...

Phoenix, AZ – A Waste Of Money? Trump’s Border Wall Falling Flat In Arizona: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

October 23, 2016 at 09:07 AM
Phoenix, AZ - Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, Americans are more likely to call the wall a "waste of money", according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The results show that while the New York businessman may have expected his tough...

Monticello, NY – Police Can’t Confirm Anti-Semitism As Windows Broken At Multiple Woodbourne Businesses

October 23, 2016 at 08:56 AM
Sullivan COunty, NY - The Fallsburg Police Department is looking into several incidents of vandalism that took place this weekend in Woodbourne, with windows broken at several local businesses. Detective Travis Hartman of the Fallsburg Police Department told VIN News that his department is investigating several incidents of criminal mischief that took place this past Friday night. Hartman...

Tehran – Iran’s President Criticizes US Presidential Candidates

October 23, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Tehran, Iran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their recent debates. "Did you see the debate and the way of their speaking, accusing and mocking each other? Do we want such a democracy in our country? Do we want such elections in our country?" Rouhani said, speaking to a crowd in the Iranian city of Arak. "You see the...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Jewish Worshippers Flock To Western Wall On Hoshana Raba

October 23, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Jerusalem - Thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered Sunday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to mark Hoshana Raba, the 21st day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. It is also the seventh day of Succot. Although it is the final day of Hol Hamoed - the intermediate days of Succot - Hoshana Raba is followed by another day of the festival, Simhat Torah. Hoshana Rabbah is regarded as the last of the...

New York – Jews To Mark Shmini Atzeret And Simchat Torah

October 23, 2016 at 07:19 AM
New York - The eight day festival that consists of Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah will be marked by Jews around the globe tonight at sundown. On Shmini Atzeret, the solemn prayer for winter rains is said, as well as the Yizkor prayer for deceased parents. The Simchat Torah final holiday marks the conclusion - and starting again - of the annual public weekly readings of the Five...

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