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Washington – Government Report: No Wall, But More High-tech Gear, Fencing Sought By U.S. Border Agents

April 28, 2016 at 02:12 PM
Washington - Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border with Mexico want 23 more miles (37 km) of fences, better radios and more aerial drones to tighten the southern frontier, according to an unpublished U.S. government study that influences budget requests. The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol...

Washington – Boehner Calls Cruz ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’

April 28, 2016 at 01:40 PM
Washington - Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his "texting buddy," but offered a more graphic response when asked about Cruz. "Lucifer in the...

California – Brother, Others Related To San Bernardino Shooters Arrested

April 28, 2016 at 01:08 PM
California - The brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters was arrested with two other family members Thursday in Southern California in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States. Prosecutors say they uncovered the sham marriage during the investigation into the Dec. 2 shootings that killed 14 and wounded 22 others. The...

New York – JetBlue To Launch NY LaGuardia-Boston Flights To Win Business Travelers

April 28, 2016 at 12:21 PM
New York - JetBlue Airways Corp will start six round-trip flights per weekday between New York's space-constrained LaGuardia airport and Boston in October, seeking to capture business travelers on the heavily trafficked route, the company said on Thursday. JetBlue said it would move some of its LaGuardia-Florida flights to nearby Newark Liberty airport to free up take-off slots for the new...

New York – Bharara Taking A Closer Look At NYCHA Following Bronx Gang Takedown

April 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM
New York - U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking a closer look at the quality of life at New York City Housing Authority residences, following one of the largest gang take downs in city history, as reported Wednesday on VIN News. Bharara has launched a civil investigation into whether NYCHA has provided appropriate living conditions within their facilities. According to Bharara, poor living...

Ellenville, NY – VIDEO: Crews Contain Most Of Massive Wildfire At Park In Upstate New York

April 28, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Ellenville, NY - Crews have contained most of a wildfire that has burned nearly 2,000 acres of forestland in a state park in upstate New York. State officials say the brush fire at the Sam's Point Preserve in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County was 60 percent contained by late Wednesday. About 300 firefighters remain at the scene of the fire, which started Saturday afternoon...

New York – Holocaust Remembrance Day To Connect 9 States With Plays

April 28, 2016 at 11:04 AM
New York - Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history. The second annual Remembrance Readings program will include the reading of "2.5 Minute Ride" by Lisa Kron, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht and "The Timekeepers" by Dan Clancy, among others. The states participating either Sunday...

New York – Mall Kiosk Owners Deny Responsibility In Exploding E-Cig Incident That Injured Brooklyn Jewish Teen

April 28, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The owners of a mall kiosk being sued by the family of a Brooklyn teen injured by an exploding e-cigarette are pointing the finger of blame directly at the 14 year old and his parents. As previously reported on VIN News, Leor Domatov was at Kings Plaza on April 5th trying out an e-cigarette at Plaza Vapes when the device exploded in his hands, leaving the teen with possibly...

Lebanon, CT – Tens Of Thousands Of Chickens Killed In Fire At Connecticut Coop

April 28, 2016 at 10:17 AM
Lebanon, CT - A fire at a Connecticut egg farm that killed an estimated 80,000 chickens was likely caused by an overheated electric motor. Fire Marshal Scott Schuett said the official cause of the fire Tuesday at Kofkoff Egg Farms in Lebanon will likely remain undetermined, but it appears to have started in a motor that powers conveyor belts that move chicken waste, food, water and eggs in and...

West Bank – Palestinian Family: 2 Siblings Slain By Israel Without Cause

April 28, 2016 at 10:14 AM
West Bank - The parents of two Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint say Israeli troops killed them without cause. The deaths of 24-year-old Maram and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, raise new questions about Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinians with knives. Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Thursday that it often finds the...

Berlin – German FM Calls Trump’s Foreign Policy Plans Contradictory

April 28, 2016 at 09:49 AM
Berlin - Germany's foreign minister says Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas are unclear and contradictory. The Republican presidential front-runner declared Wednesday that he would put "America first" as part of his foreign policy if elected. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier responded Thursday by saying he hoped "that the election campaign in the United States doesn't ignore...

Berlin – Bavaria Considers Use Of Mein Kampf In School Curriculum

April 28, 2016 at 09:18 AM
Berlin - The Bavarian parliament was debating Thursday whether an annotated version of Adolf Hitler's opus Mein Kampf should be authorized for educational use in schools and other establishments. The 2,000-page version of the text, which climbed to the top spot on Der Spiegel's nonfiction bestseller list this month, includes 3,700 annotations that attempt to provide context to Hitler's...

London – Labour Suspends Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone In Anti-Semitism Row

April 28, 2016 at 09:17 AM
London - Britain's main opposition Labour Party, facing growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday over his comments in defense of a lawmaker who made anti-Israel posts on social media. Livingstone, who sits on Labour's National Executive Council, said in a radio interview that he had never heard any anti-Semitic views...

Washington – Trump Waded In Risky Territory Attacking Hillary Clinton On Her Gender

April 28, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman. As Trump and Clinton, fresh off big wins in Northeastern state primaries on Tuesday, circle each other for a potential matchup in the Nov. 8...

Indiana – Sanders On Trump: America Will Not Vote For Someone Who Insults Minorities

April 27, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Indiana - Democratic presidential candidate BernieSanders offered a list of reasons why Republican candidate Donald Trump will not become the next President of the United States ranging from his views on climate change to his views on a host of Americans. "The American people are not going to vote for Donald Trump for President because he thinks that climate change is a hoax," Sanders...

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