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Washington – Obama Wins Re-Election As U.S. President

November 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. "This happened because of you. Thank you" Obama tweeted to supporters as he celebrated four more years in the White House. After the costliest —...

New York – FEMA: 95,000 Eligible For Housing Aid In NY, NJ

November 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM
New York - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says 95,000 people are eligible for emergency housing assistance in New York and New Jersey. The program allows survivors who can't return to their homes due to storm Sandy damage to stay in certain hotels or motels until more suitable housing becomes available. The figures for each state weren't available Tuesday. FEMA also said more...

Newark, NJ – Dem Pascrell Defeats Rabbi Shmuley Boteach In NJ’s 9th District

November 6, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Newark, NJ - Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell has won re-election in New Jersey's 9th Congressional District. On Tuesday, Pascrell easily defeated Republican Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (bo-TAY'-uhch), a onetime spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson. The heavily Democratic district includes parts of Bergen and Passaic counties. It was redrawn after the 2010 census. The race was thrust into...

Washington – Race Tight As Election Night Count Goes To Wire

November 6, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his Republican conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment. The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after...

Fairfield, CT – Experts Say Psychological Effects Of Sandy Likely To Grow

November 6, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Fairfield, CT - The devastating winds and catastrophic flooding of Superstorm Sandy may have subsided, but psychological distress from the disaster and its patchy recovery is likely to be growing, trauma experts say. Those most vulnerable to long-term emotional fallout from the storm are people who lost loved ones or whose homes were destroyed. But the disruption to normal life could well...

Live Blogging: VIN News Election Coverage 2012

November 6, 2012 at 07:04 PM
11:35 PM ABC projected Charles Rangel won the congressional seat for the 13th district in New York in Tuesday's election. Rangel, who has been a U.S. representative since 1971, was censured by the House of Representatives in 2011 over an accumulation of ethics violations. He overcame a stiff primary challenge in his heavily Democratic district. 11:19 PM Fox News projects that President Barack...

New York – Flights Canceled Ahead Of Another Northeast Storm

November 6, 2012 at 06:39 PM
New York - Airlines are again looking at canceling flights in and out of the Northeast, just a week after Superstorm Sandy led to more than 23,000 cancellations in the region. This time it's a coastal storm that's leading to travel headaches. United Airlines is grounding about 500 flights between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday out of Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International and...

New York – Fear Of Looting Grips NYC As New Storm Threatens

November 6, 2012 at 05:57 PM
New York - Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out. "I still have some valuables. I just can't leave it," he said Tuesday. "I just don't want to lose my stuff to some...

Washington – Exit Poll Shows Economy Still The Top Concern

November 6, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Washington - Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy. The survey of voters as they leave polling places Tuesday shows 6 in 10 voters say the economy is the top issue facing the nation, with unemployment and rising prices hitting voters hard. About 4 in 10 say they think the nation's economy...

Monsey, NY – Local Yeshiva Goes All Out For Sandy Victims

November 6, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Monsey, NY - While many Monsey residents have been struggling with lengthy power outages, most consider themselves grateful to have survived last week's hurricane with relatively minor consequences. At one Monsey yeshiva, talmidim came through yesterday for those who fared less well during the mega-storm, with a donation drive that exceeded organizers' expectations. "We raised...

Cleveland, OH – Biden On Top as Campaign Gridlock Hits Airport

November 6, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Cleveland, OH - If there was any doubt that the U.S. presidential fight hinges on Ohio, an awkward campaign airplane traffic jam at the Cleveland airport made it clear on Tuesday. Minutes after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down on the tarmac, Vice President Joe Biden swooped in on Air Force Two for an unannounced - but what the White House said was long-planned ...

Washington – Turnout Appears High In Many Parts Of The US

November 6, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Washington - Turnout appears to be high in many parts of the country, with long waits at some polling places as voters deliver their Election Day verdict. Both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama need their supporters to show up in high numbers. A robust turnout among minorities would favor Obama, while Romney is looking for a strong showing among working-class white men. Several...

United Nations – Israel Asks UN To Act On Syrian Tanks In Golan Heights

November 6, 2012 at 03:51 PM
United Nations - Israel has asked the U.N. Security Council to act on a "dangerous escalation" by Syria, which has sent tanks into a demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers to maintain a ceasefire between the neighbors. Israel captured the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau, from Syria during a 1967 Middle East war. The 400-square-km (155-square-mile) zone is a...

New York – Insight: For Long Island Utility In Flux, Warnings Preceded Sandy

November 6, 2012 at 03:34 PM
New York - The people in the coastal communities of Long Island and Queens in New York were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Now they are suffering new blows because of the inability of their power utility to restore electricity quickly. A Reuters analysis of power outage data shows the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has the biggest share of affected customers still without...

New York – Sandy Knocks Off Big Chunk Of Retail Sales

November 6, 2012 at 02:19 PM
New York - A retail data service says Superstorm Sandy knocked off nearly $4 billion of retail sales last week in the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, nearly 20 percent of the usual total. MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse says Tuesday that the region, which accounts for about 24 percent of retail sales nationwide, typically generates $18.7 billion in sales for the week ended...

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