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Gaza – Palestinian Journalist And Hamas Critic Is Arrested In Gaza

September 1, 2016 at 04:55 PM
Gaza - The wife of a prominent Palestinian journalist and critic of the Islamic militant group that rules the Gaza Strip says Hamas has arrested him. Mohammed Othman's wife, Huda, says Hamas officers arrested him at his home on Thursday after showing up with a warrant for his arrest. She says the officers didn't give a reason for Othman's arrest. Hamas officials were unavailable for...

New York – In NY Jogger Killing, A DNA Sample But No One To Match It To

September 1, 2016 at 04:26 PM
New York - Detectives hunting for the person who strangled a runner in a secluded New York City marsh were encouraged after genetic material found beneath her fingernails, on her phone and on her neck resulted in a DNA profile of her probable attacker. A month later, their optimism has waned. The genetic fingerprint didn't match any of the profiles from convicted criminals in the state's...

Washington – Clinton Raises A Combined $143 Million In August

September 1, 2016 at 04:09 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton hauled in $143 million in August for her presidential bid and the Democratic party, her best month yet in a fundraising push that lays the groundwork for her fall campaign. The Democratic nominee brought in $62 million for her campaign last month and another $81 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties. Clinton begins September with more than...

Jerusalem – Israel Praises Joint Drill With Pakistanis, Emiratis In US

September 1, 2016 at 04:01 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli air force says a joint exercise last month in the United States with fighter pilots from Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates was "professional," even though the countries do not share diplomatic ties with Israel. Air force pilots from the U.S., Israel, Pakistan, the UAE and Spain participated in the Red Flag combat training exercise in Nevada in August. Israel's...

Chicago – Chicago Homicides Hit 20-year High As Gun Violence Spikes

September 1, 2016 at 03:31 PM
Chicago - Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year. Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 percent increase over August 2015. There were 472 shooting victims — an average of more than 15 people per day. The 90 homicides was the most the city has seen in...

Johannesburg – First Known TV Interview With Nelson Mandela Discovered

September 1, 2016 at 03:02 PM
Johannesburg - The first known television interview with South Africa's late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has emerged, featuring a bearded activist defiantly vowing to fight racism in footage believed to have dated from 1956. The Nelson Mandela Foundation, an NGO dedicated to Mandela's memory, said that the 24-second footage was probably filmed in 1956 during the "Treason Trial," which...

Dallas, TX – Dallas Chief Who Oversaw Response To Sniper Attack To Retire

September 1, 2016 at 02:51 PM
Dallas, TX - Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who oversaw the response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers, has announced his retirement. Brown issued a statement Thursday saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police. He was not immediately available for additional comment. Brown says he was prompted to become an officer in 1983 by a crack cocaine epidemic...

Cedar key, FL – Florida braces for ‘life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Hermine

September 1, 2016 at 02:25 PM
Cedar key, FL - People on Florida's Gulf Coast put up shutters, nailed plywood across storefronts and braced Thursday for Tropical Storm Hermine, which the state's governor called potentially life-threatening as forecasters said it could strike land as a hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect for Florida's Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. And on the East Coast, a...

Saugerties, NY – Award Winning Jewish Rider Dies In Tragic Jump During Upstate Horseback Competition

September 1, 2016 at 01:52 PM
Saugerties, NY - A young woman who wowed the crowds at Israel’s 2013 Maccabiah games lost her life Wednesday in a tragic horseback riding accident in the Catskills. Rebecca Weisbard was competing in a Jump Off competition at the HITS competition facility in Saugerties when the fatal accident occurred. Police said that Weissbard’s horse was jumping the second of ten hurdles in the...

London – Apple Says Several Billion Dollars Set Aside For US Taxes

September 1, 2016 at 01:26 PM
London - Apple's chief executive says the company has put aside "several billion dollars" to pay tax liabilities in the United States as it repatriates some of its huge overseas earnings. Tim Cook told Irish state network RTE in an interview broadcast Thursday that the money, part of profits from 2014, should be brought back to the U.S. next year. He did not specify how much would be...

Howell, NJ – 911 Call, Store Footage Released In Lakewood Area Hot Car Rescue

September 1, 2016 at 01:17 PM
Howell, NJ - Three days after a Lakewood baby was rescued by a pair of good Samaritans after being left in a hot car, video footage and audio have been released of the dramatic encounter. As previously reported on VIN News(http://goo.gl/YUz2wd), 33 year old Karen Gruen of Lakewood was charged with child endangerment on Monday after allegedly leaving her four month old daughter alone in her...

Germany – German Army Teaches Syrian Refugees Reconstruction Skills

September 1, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Germany - Germany's military launched a pilot project Thursday to help Syrian refugees learn civil reconstruction skills, in hopes that they will eventually be able to help rebuild their homeland. Over 12 weeks, military experts are teaching 120 refugees engineering, construction, sanitation and other skills in three four-week courses. "The goal is for these young people to get good basic...

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Finds Zika In Trapped Mosquitoes, 1st In US Mainland

September 1, 2016 at 12:43 PM
Tallahassee, FL - Authorities in Florida said Thursday they have found the Zika virus in three trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time this has happened in the continental US. The three mosquitoes were trapped in a touristy 1.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach that had been identified as an active zone of active transmission of the virus, the Florida Department of Agriculture and...

Cincinnati – Some Hispanic Trump Backers Pull Support After Immigration Speech

September 1, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Cincinnati - Some Hispanic backers of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulled their support after he stood by his hardline immigration stance and said anyone in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he were president. Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles advocacy group, said on Thursday he felt "disappointed and...

New York – Airline Mixes Up 2 Young Boys, Flies Them To Wrong Cities

September 1, 2016 at 12:03 PM
New York - A woman in New York says she hasn't stopped crying since an airline mistook her 5-year-old for another child and flew him to the wrong city. Maribel Martinez tells New York's Daily News (http://nydn.us/2chzb8W ) she was shocked when JetBlue staffers presented her with another little boy on Aug. 17 at Kennedy Airport. "No, this is not my child," she recalled telling JetBlue...

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