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San Diego, CA – Study: Hot Pepper Compound Could Help Hearts

April 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM
San Diego, CA - The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists reported this week the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the number one cause of death in the developed world. The report was part of the 243rd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical...

Jerusalem – Report: Charedi News Site Extortion Plot To Be One Of The Biggest Scandals In The History Of Israel

April 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Jerusalem - "This is going to be one of the biggest extortion scandals in the history of Israel," a senior ultra-Orthodox figure told Haaretz Sunday, following the arrest of four directors of the popular Haredi website Behadrey Haredim. As reported earlier on VIN News, Police placed a gag order forbidding publication of any details of the affair, but revealed that more arrests are...

Jerusalem – Court Convicts Nazareth Imam Who Called To Slaughter Jews

April 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Jerusalem - The Nazareth Magistrate's Court on Sunday convicted the imam of a mosque in the city on charges of incitement to violence and terrorism and supporting a terror organization. 47-year-old Nazem Abu Salim, imam of the Shihab a-Din mosque in Nazareth since 1997, delivered Friday sermons to a congregation of around 2,000 people and also gave sermons in other mosques, including the...

Manhattan, NY – New LES Condo Appeals To Orthodox Jews‎

April 1, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Manhattan, NY - Michael Bolla isn’t just expecting his new Lower East Side condominium will sell units, he’s also hoping it will revive the neighborhood’s historic Jewish community. According to the New York Times, the Prudential Douglas Elliman managing director, who developed the Madison Jackson at 371 Madison Street with the Sung family, has added certain features meant to lure Orthodox...

Miami, FL – Thousands Gather At Miami Rally For Trayvon Martin

April 1, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Miami, FL - Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers were among several thousand people who gathered Sunday at a Miami rally to call for an arrest in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The rally in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's hometown was one of the largest yet and drew basketball stars Alonzo Mourning and Isaiah Thomas, singers Chaka...

Washington – Top Obama Campaign Donor Accused Of Fraud

April 1, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Washington - A major donor to President Barack Obama has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official, creating new headaches for Obama's re-election campaign as it deals with the questionable history of another top supporter. The New York donor, Abake Assongba, has contributed more than $50,000 to Obama's re-election effort this year, federal records show. But...

Washington – Temporary Outage Of Visa Card Network Sunday

April 1, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Washington - A technical problem affecting the Visa network barred some people around the United States from using their credit and debit cards for about 45 minutes on Sunday, the company said. The outage was caused by a recent update Visa has made to its system, said Visa Inc. spokeswoman Sandra Chu. She said Visa had trouble processing some transactions as a result, but the system is...

New York – Wife Of JetBlue Pilot Thanks Passengers Who Tackled Him

April 1, 2012 at 07:31 PM
New York - The wife of the JetBlue pilot whose frightening behavior forced an emergency landing says the family is focusing on his recovery and will not be giving interviews. Connye Osbon released her statement Sunday through the airline, asking media to respect the family's privacy. Pilot Clayton Osbon became increasingly incoherent on a Tuesday flight from New York to Las Vegas. Co-pilot...

Milwaukee – Romney’s Staff Pulls April Fools’ Gag on Candidate (video)

April 1, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Milwaukee - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney may have forgotten that Sunday was April Fools' Day. His staff did not. "This is a morning I'm not going to forget anytime soon," Romney told supporters a little later in the day. "They turned me into the April fool this morning." Campaign workers took Romney to a room he thought was packed with supporters gathered for a pancake...

Washington – Latin American Muslim And Jews Vow To Strengthen Ties

April 1, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Washington - A delegation of 14 leading Muslim and Jewish leaders from five Latin American countries and two Caribbean islands ended two days of high level meetings in Washington, DC vowing to strengthen ties between their two communities. The Mission of Latin American Muslim and Jewish Leaders to Washington, DC was hosted by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) and the Islamic...

Salado, TX – TAPPS Leader: Orthodox Jewish School Should Have Never Been A Member

April 1, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Salado, TX - The director of a Texas private school association that came under fire for refusing to reschedule a game that conflicted with the Sabbath says an Orthodox Jewish school should have never been a member in the first place. Edd Burleson says his Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools should have never let the Beren Academy join them last year. TAPPS ultimately...

Oslo, Norway – Report: Norwegian Killer Plotted To Assassinate US President Obama

April 1, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Oslo, Norway - Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing fanatic who admitted to killing 77 people in Norway last year, had plotted to assassinate US President Barrack Obama, Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported Sunday. Speaking to police, Breivik said that he planned on packing a car with explosives and driving it onto the square next to Oslo City Hall, detonating it during the Nobel Peace...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Metzger: Women Allowed To Lead Passover Seder

April 1, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Jerusalem - Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger publicly declared that women are allowed, according to Halachah (Jewish law), to lead the Passover Seder, and it is even obligatory to allow women to read parts of the Haggadah, Metzger addressed the issue during his sermon over the weekend at the Great Shabbat (Shabbat Hagadol) celebration at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. The Great Shabbat...

Jerusalem – Report: Charges Of Extortion At Charedi Israeli News Site

April 1, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli new site B’Chadrei Chareidim has gone from reporting the news to becoming the subject of the news as police converged on the Tel Aviv offices of the news site at 9 AM this morning, placing three senior members of the web site under arrest on charges of blackmail and extortion. Israeli police say that today’s arrests are part of a continuing investigation into the news...

Newark, NJ – Court Setbacks Put Damper On NJ Corruption Busts

April 1, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Newark, NJ - Louis Manzo was preparing to do a radio interview from his family's shore home on the morning of July 23, 2009, when the FBI called. Hours later, he was being led in handcuffs before TV cameras with dozens of other suspects in New Jersey's largest political corruption and money laundering sting. One problem: He was charged with crimes he couldn't have committed, a federal judge...

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