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New York – State to Help Dispose of Old Appliances to Protect the Ozone Layer

March 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Albany, NY - New York has become the second state to join a federal program to help consumers dispose of old appliances safely to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The first state to join the Environmental Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal Program was West Virginia. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will promote the...

Jerusalem – Security Chief’s Yarmulke Stirs Debate in Israel

March 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Jerusalem - The naming of an Orthodox Jew to head Israel's internal security service has touched off domestic tensions, with leftists seeing a boon for hardline West Bank settlers and a rabbi warning of anti-religious incitement. Yoram Cohen, a former Shin Bet deputy director nominated for the top job on Monday, was commended across the political spectrum for professionalism in a career...

Greenwich, CT – A Dyslexic Governor Opens Up About Struggles Says You Can Succeed

March 29, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Greenwich, CT - Doctors called him spastic. Teachers said he was mentally retarded. Some of his nastier classmates called him dummy. Today, Dannel P. Malloy is called something else: governor of Connecticut. Malloy, who still struggles with reading and calls writing "almost impossible," credits his lifelong struggle with dyslexia for developing listening skills and memory tricks he uses...

Washington – Supreme Court Justice Scalia Ticketed for Fender-Bender

March 29, 2011 at 08:38 PM
Washington - Now here’s a date in traffic court we’d like to attend: In the matter of Antonin Scalia and the George Washington Parkway pileup. A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Antonin Scalia was involved in a minor car accident while driving in to work. Scalia was not injured in the accident, which happened while he was driving his car on the George Washington Parkway outside of...

New York – Music Video About Bochurim Held in Japan Released

March 29, 2011 at 07:25 PM
New York - The Japan Song, an all star video to benefit the two bochurim that are still serving time in a Japanese prison, as was first reported exclusively on VIN News, is being released today with the hopes that it will raise both funds and awareness for the two incarcerated boys. The seven minute long video, featuring superstars Shloime Daskal and Avraham Fried was produced by Danny...

Amman – Jordan Fights for Return of New ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’

March 29, 2011 at 06:26 PM
Amman - Jordan has vowed to use all means at its disposal to recover a set of artefacts allegedly smuggled into Israel that it believes could constitute the most important Christian texts ever found. A British team of archaeologists last week announced the discovery of a hoard of ancient texts. Cast in lead and copper, the sealed texts, known as codices, have already become the subject of...

Manhattan, NY – Population Near Ground Zero Doubles Since 2000

March 29, 2011 at 05:31 PM
Manhattan, NY - The destruction wrought on lower Manhattan by the Sept. 11 attacks hasn't stopped it from becoming one of the city's fastest-growing neighborhoods. Census figures released last week show that the number of people living on the blocks around the World Trade Center has swelled by nearly 23,000 people since 2000. About 45,750 people now live there, double the number counted...

Wales, UK – House That Looks Eerily Like Hitler (Ym’s) Becomes Internet Hit

March 29, 2011 at 04:17 PM
Wales, UK - This unassuming house in a sleepy part of Swansea is set to become a global internet sensation... for bearing a passing resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Its neat brown door brings to mind the fascist dictator's trademark toothbrush moustache. And the slanting tiled roof falls at a similar angle to the leader's greased down, parted hairstyle. Eagle-eyed tweeter Charli...

Brooklyn, NY – Staten Island Congressman Grimm Visits Pollard In Jail, Says Time To Pardon Him

March 29, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - At an event held today In Borough Park, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) was asked by a VIN reporter his opinion about the renewed lobbying to gain the freedom of convicted spy Johnathan Pollard. Rep. Grimm who is an Ex-FBI agent revealed publicly that he has recently visited Pollard in Jail, Grimm said its time to pardon him.. Watch below. ...

New York – Pain at the Pump Sees Congregants and Chabad Rabbis Travelling Less, Altering Plans

March 29, 2011 at 03:06 PM
New York - With gas prices firmly entrenched at some of their highest levels in recent memory, individual citizens, companies and organizations across the socioeconomic spectrum are altering their daily lives and the way they do business. Just ask Rabbi Yekusiel Schusterman, who moved to rural Bel Air, Md., five months ago to open Chabad-Lubavitch of Harford County. He covers an area of 500...

Washington – Rep. Anthony Weiner Racks Up Over $2K in Washington DC Parking Tickets

March 29, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Washington - One of New York’s top parking scolds can’t seem to avoid parking tickets himself. Rep. Anthony Weiner has racked up nearly $2,180 in parking tickets in Washington, DC from 2007 to early this month, according to an investigation by Capitol Hill paper Roll Call. DC records show Weiner only just paid them off, Roll Call said. Weiner has griped repeatedly about parking...

Jerusalem – 4 Palestinians Suspected Of Raping 11-Year-Old Boy From Bnei Brak

March 29, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Jerusalem - Four Palestinians residing in Israel illegally have been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old boy from Bnei Brak several times. The four, aged 23-27, are also suspected of indecent acts. Police launched an investigation after the boy told his older brother he had been abused. The suspects were swiftly apprehended for fear they would flee to the territories. Heading the...

Havana – Carter: Not in Cuba to Get Jailed Contractor

March 29, 2011 at 01:07 PM
Havana - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he has met Cuban officials and discussed the case of a US government contractor who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against state security, but said he is not in Cuba to bring the man home. Carter said he talked with Cuban officials about the case of Alan Gross, who was arrested in December 2009 while working on a USAID-backed...

Queens, NY – ‘Holiday Bandit’ Suspect in NJ, NY Bank Robberies Captured

March 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Queens, NY - Authorities have arrested a tall suspect wanted in a string of nine bank robberies in New York and New Jersey. He was dubbed the "Holiday Bandit" because he pulled several of the armed holdups during the holiday season. Investigators say they captured him Tuesday after he was spotted driving a car stolen during a robbery of a bank in Edison, NJ. The FBI says the 6-foot-5...

New York, NY – City To Go After Landlords Who Ignore Bedbugs

March 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM
New York, NY - Despite the itchy rise to prominence of bedbugs around New York City, officials have long been limited in what they could do to get negligent landlords to address the spread of the minuscule critters. On Tuesday, city officials announced a policy change that could leave landlords facing harsher penalties. While the apple-seed-size bugs are not considered a medical threat, city...

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