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Nashville, TN – Tennessee Couple Says Will Take Lump Sum Lottery Cash

January 15, 2016 at 04:02 PM
Nashville, TN - A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they are going to take the lump sum cash payout because they are "not guaranteed tomorrow." John and Lisa Robinson appeared with their dog at a news conference Friday at the Tennessee lottery headquarters after their winning ticket was verified by lottery officials. The lump sum payout is about...

Houston – Texas Lawyer Files Federal ‘birther’ Suit Against Ted Cruz

January 15, 2016 at 04:01 PM
Houston - A veteran attorney in Ted Cruz's hometown of Houston has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Canadian-born senator's eligibility to be president. In a 28-page complaint Thursday, Newton Schwartz asked the Supreme Court to decide if Cruz's birth to an American mother and Cuban father while they lived in Calgary violates the Constitution's "natural born citizen"...

New York – Growth Funds Dumping Apple Stock As iPhone Sales Seen Sagging; Value-managers Moving In

January 15, 2016 at 03:45 PM
New York - Major U.S. growth mutual funds have been among the largest sellers of Apple Inc shares over the past six months, fueling speculation that the company’s days of supercharged growth have come to an end. Amid concerns that iPhone sales may be set to drop, the $77.3 billion American Funds Capital World Growth & Income Fund has sold all of its 1.7 million Apple shares since the end...

Washington – Biden Sees Politics Of Cancer World As Obstacle To A Cure

January 15, 2016 at 03:15 PM
Washington - Four weeks after announcing he wouldn't run for president, Joe Biden returned to the world-renowned cancer center in Texas where doctors had tried to save his son's life. Officially, the vice president was in Houston to speak about infrastructure spending and raise money for Democrats. Left off of his public schedule was a meeting with Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of MD Anderson...

New York – Sean Penn Tells ’60 Minutes’ His ‘El Chapo’ Mission ‘failed’

January 15, 2016 at 02:45 PM
New York - Sean Penn says his article on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman "failed" in its mission. Speaking to CBS' "60 Minutes," the actor said his intention in tracking down the escaped drug kingpin and writing about him for "Rolling Stone" was to kick-start a discussion of the U.S. government's policy on the War on Drugs. But the public's attention has instead been focused on...

Salt Lake City – 92-year-old World War II Navajo Code Talker Dies In Utah

January 15, 2016 at 02:15 PM
Salt Lake City - A Navajo man who helped stump the Japanese during World War II using a code based on his native language has died in suburban Salt Lake City. Ernest Yazhe's daughter Melissa Yazhe tells The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1ZnZWWK ) that her 92-year-old father died of renal failure Tuesday. Yazhe joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 and became one of the hundreds of code...

Austin, TX – AP Exclusive: Ted Cruz Rejected Bush White House Job Offer

January 15, 2016 at 01:55 PM
Austin, TX - Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own fault. Cruz was offered a job as White House associate counsel shortly after Al Gore conceded the race in December, but he rejected it, members of the Bush transition team told The Associated...

Cranston, RI – Official Persuades Man To Dress As Old Woman For Photo Op

January 15, 2016 at 01:14 PM
Cranston, RI - A city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress. The man stood next to the mayor of Cranston at a news conference touting the program and wore a name tag that said "Cranston Senior Home Resident." WJAR-TV uncovered the ruse in reports this...

Washington – NYC Jewish Dentist Wins Appeal For Defense Department Security Clearance

January 15, 2016 at 12:57 PM
Washington - An Orthodox Jewish dentist from Queens who was denied a federal security clearance because he has several relatives who reside permanently in Israel has been informed that he poses no threat to national security and has been cleared to continue his work with military patients. As previously reported on VIN News, Dr. Gershon Pincus had been treating patients at the naval dental...

New York – Bronx Man Searching For NYPD Officer Who Rushed Him In Police Cruiser To Job Interview

January 15, 2016 at 12:51 PM
New York, NY - A man from the Bronx is trying to find the police officer who gave him a ride to his job interview last month in order to thank him for his efforts. ABC7NY.com (http://7ny.tv/233QWL7) reports that 58-year-old James Roberts says his round trip complimentary bus ticket from a social worker only took him as far a Ditmars Avenue and Grand Central Parkway, and that's when the officer...

Iowa – Should Lottery Winners’ Names Be Secret? States Debate Issue

January 15, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Iowa - Even a jackpot isn't enough to buy anonymity for many lottery winners, whose names are often made public by state law. But now it's becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and lottery executives are trying to strike a balance between ensuring privacy and safety while still proving to the public that real people can win. Jackpot winners "get a big old...

Charleston, SC – Jeb Bush Endorsed By Former Rival Lindsey Graham In Key State

January 15, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Charleston, SC - Republican candidate Jeb Bush was endorsed by former rival Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Friday, a significant step as a primary vote in the state on Feb. 20 could be critical in the 2016 race for a presidential nominee. The move by the hawkish Graham reflected his view that Bush offered the best plan to defeat Islamic State militants and to do so by forming...

New York – NY Gov., NYC Mayor, Blast Cruz’s Comments On “New York Values”

January 15, 2016 at 11:39 AM
New York - When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And some responded about the way you'd expect New Yorkers to react. The ever-combative Daily News hit the streets with a big front-page illustration of the Statue of Liberty giving Cruz the finger. The headline: "DROP DEAD, TED." And in a reference to the Texas...

Gaza – Clashes At The Gaza-Israel Border, 2 Palestinians Killed

January 15, 2016 at 11:03 AM
Gaza - Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians in a stone-throwing clash near the Gaza border on Friday, a Palestinian medical official said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said dozens of Palestinians had been rioting in the area and some had tried to breach the border with Israel. She said soldiers fired warning shots in the air before shooting at people across the...

Waukee, IA – Trump Fans In Iowa Cheer His Debate Performance

January 15, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Waukee, IA - It was not hard to tell how the Donald Trump fans who jammed the back room at Jethro's BBQ restaurant in Waukee, Iowa, felt about their candidate's debate performance on Thursday night. The cheering and clapping as the real estate mogul skewered his rivals, President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave it away. With only a few weeks before...

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