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Jerusalem – American Jews Warn Israeli Leader Of Possible ‘Rupture’

June 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Jerusalem - A delegation of American Jewish representatives on Wednesday expressed "significant disappointment" over Israel's failure to carry out a historic agreement to allow non-Orthodox prayers at Jerusalem's Western Wall, warning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that relations with world Jewry could be harmed if the issue is not soon resolved. The delays in implementing the deal have...

New York – Wal-Mart Revives Smiley Face Image For Price Marketing

June 1, 2016 at 11:24 PM
New York - Wal-Mart is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing. The nation's largest retailer is emphasizing customer service and aiming to reinforce a price leadership claim that's been chipped away at by increased competition from online leader Amazon.com and other rivals. The smiley, dormant for ten years, has returned to some digital advertising and will...

Dubai, UAE – Futuristic Dubai Office Showcases 3-D Printing’s Potential

June 1, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Dubai, UAE - There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself. A small group of employees in Dubai is starting to move into a new workspace that the emirate says is the world's first functional office building made using three-dimensional printer technology. Dubai's ruler quietly inaugurated the...

Sacramento, CA – Former Los Angeles Mayor Starts Anti-Trump Campaign

June 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Sacramento, CA - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations. "I'm focusing all my efforts from now to November on stopping Trump," Villaraigosa said in a conference call with...

Cincinnati – Zoo Exhibit Breaches Rare But Can Have Deadly Outcomes

June 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Cincinnati - A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes: August 1986: A 5-year-old boy lifted up to a wall by his father for a better view of...

Quebec, Canada – School Officials Decry Youth Services Agency Raid Of Montreal Yeshiva As Traumatic And Unnecessary

June 1, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Montreal, Quebec - Dozens of young Chasidic boys were escorted from school in the middle of the day as a Montreal yeshiva was raided by police in an operation led by a youth protective services agency, prompting the school to denounce the action as unnecessary and unfair to the students. According to CBC News reports, the raid took place today at a private school allegedly operating without...

Brooklyn, NY – 5-year-old Hasidic Boy Dies After Falling From 5th-story Porch In Williamsburg

June 1, 2016 at 08:39 PM
Williamsburg, NY - Hatzolah Emergency crews in Williamsburg were called to a multi-family home early this afternoon, after a small child fell from a fifth-floor porch. 5 year-old Shimon Yisroel Meisels fell from the porch at 200 Wallabout Street and Lee Avenue, shortly before 08:00 P.M. The child was in critical condition when taken by ambulance to Brooklyn hospital, but later succumbed to...

New York – Forbes: Former Richest Self-made US Woman Now Worth Nothing

June 1, 2016 at 08:24 PM
New York - Forbes has revised the net worth of the woman it crowned America's richest self-made woman last year from $4.5 billion to nothing. Forbes says its estimate of Elizabeth Holmes' wealth is based entirely on her 50 percent stake in troubled blood-testing startup Theranos. The company acknowledged in April that it's under investigation by several regulators and agencies following a...

New York – LaGuardia Airport’s $4 Billion Renovation Financing Deal Closes, Begins Lease

June 1, 2016 at 08:03 PM
New York - A $4 billion project to renovate New York's delapidated LaGuardia Airport finalized its financing on Wednesday, marking the start of a 34-year lease on one of the most complex public-private partnerships in the United States. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the critical regional transportation hub, reached financial close on the deal with LaGuardia...

Albany, NY – State Legislation To Quash NYC Bag Tax Clears First Hurdle, Passing Albany Committee By Wide Margin

June 1, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Albany, NY - Opponents of the highly unpopular shopping bag bill that would force New York City consumers to pay a nickel for every bag used when making purchases are cautiously optimistic that the legislation passed by the City Council and approved by Mayor de Blasio may soon be history. As previously reported on VIN News(http://goo.gl/a9vGbL), Councilman Brad Lander’s bag tax would have...

Tel Aviv – Police Get Restraining Orders To Ban ‘Dangerous People’ Who Could Harm The LGBT Parade

June 1, 2016 at 07:29 PM
Tel Aviv - The Police on Wednesday secured a number of restraining orders against people who they suspect may try to commit acts of violence to disrupt the LGBT pride parade in the city on Friday. A spokesman for the district said that the number of restraining orders was less than 10, and that the people in question are from across Israel and have made statements or taken part in activities...

Washington – FDA Issues New Guidelines On Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

June 1, 2016 at 07:11 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won't be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies...

Virginia – US Court Denies Motion To Reconsider Transgender Bathroom Ruling

June 1, 2016 at 06:41 PM
Virginia - A US appeals court denied a motion to reconsider its ruling that gave a Virginia transgender high school student access to the bathroom of his gender identity. The Gloucester County School Board had asked the full US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision by a three-judge panel last month in favor of Gavin Grimm, a student at the local high school. The request was...

Cincinnati – Mom’s Dramatic Call To 911 At Zoo: ‘He’s Dragging My Son! I Can’t Watch This!’

June 1, 2016 at 06:03 PM
Cincinnati - Confusion and panic set in after a 3-year-old boy plunged into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla exhibit, according to 911 recordings released Wednesday, with the boy's mother pleading for help while repeatedly shouting at her son: "Be calm!" "He's dragging my son! I can't watch this!" the woman, who isn't identified, said in the 911 call Saturday after he dropped some 15 feet into the...

Tallahassee, FL – Florida: Disaster Coming Without Help On Zika Fight

June 1, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Tallahassee, FL - Florida will experience a "disaster" with the Zika virus if federal authorities don't immediately provide money to help battle the virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. Scott, who had already visited Washington, D.C., in an effort to get Congress to act, sent a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama asking the federal government to do something. The...

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