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Columbia, SC – Facing Primary Fight From Sanders, Clinton Embraces Obama

January 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Columbia, SC - Facing fresh campaign anxieties, Hillary Clinton is attaching herself to President Barack Obama, hoping to overcome liberal enthusiasm for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with a full-throated embrace of her one-time rival and boss. Central to that strategy: shoring up her standing with African-American voters who helped make Obama the first black president and who could determine...

Boulder, CO – Sleeping In On Weekends May Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

January 18, 2016 at 11:24 PM
Boulder, CO - Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help improve the picture, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers conducted a sleep experiment with 19 healthy young men and found just four nights of sleep deprivation were linked to changes in their blood suggesting their bodies weren’t handling sugar as...

Washington – Effort To Curb Overuse Of Antibiotics Amid Cold, Flu Seasons

January 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Washington - It's cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks. Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help. Now doctors are getting new tips on how to avoid unnecessary antibiotics for...

Jerusalem – Torah Scroll Donated To Jerusalem Ethiopian Community In Memory Of Murdered Israeli Girl

January 18, 2016 at 10:28 PM
Jerusalem - A 150-year-old Torah scroll was donated on Monday, January 18 to a synagogue serving the city’s Ethiopian community in a ceremony at the Jerusalem municipality building. The ceremony was attended by officials including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, representatives of the Ethiopian community, and Professor Mark Wainberg, who made the donation. Wainberg is a Canadian expert on HIV...

Dublin – Airlines To Enjoy Low Fuel In 2016, Costs Under Spotlight

January 18, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Dublin - Airlines can look forward to continuing low oil prices for at least this year, helping to boost profits and drive demand for travel, but need to be wary of a swift rebound and focus on staff costs, experts said at a conference on Monday. Low oil brings non-fuel costs at airlines into the spotlight, and highlights the difference between legacy carriers such as Lufthansa and Air...

London – Cutting-Edge New Stem Cell Therapy Yielding “Miraculous” Results For MS Patients

January 18, 2016 at 09:31 PM
London - A cutting-edge new stem cell therapy is achieving "miraculous" results in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, leaving many able to walk again while showing signs that the disease has been stopped dead in its tracks. TELEGRAPH.co.uk (http://bit.ly/1Pb7OLz) reports that the trials, which are being conducted at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and Kings College Hospital in...

Costa Mesa, CA – Orange County Residents Turn Kitchen Scraps To Power Source

January 18, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Costa Mesa, CA - Some Orange County residents are learning how citrus peels, lawn clippings — even chicken bones — have a second life as a clean energy source. Six months ago, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District started asking residents to separate kitchen scraps and yard waste so the materials could help make fuel. It's the first such program in Southern California, and the response has...

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Officer Put On Leave Over Post On Protesters

January 18, 2016 at 08:37 PM
St. Paul, MN - The St. Paul, Minnesota, Police Department has put an officer on leave while it investigates allegations that he made a post on Facebook urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied against the police killings of two black men in the Twin Cities last year. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/1n6WByS) that the social media message told people how to avoid being...

Mineola, NY – NY Man Faces Case That Tests Limits Of Criminal Blame

January 18, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Mineola, NY - A New York man is about to go on trial in vehicular homicide case that tests the limits of criminal consequences. He wasn't behind the wheel when a police officer was struck and killed — he was leaning against the guardrail. Prosecutors say James Ryan was charged because his drunken driving on the Long Island Expressway set in motion a series of events that ended in the...

Atlanta – U.S. Marks MLK Holiday With Speeches, Service, Oscar Boycott

January 18, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Atlanta - President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King's daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized. The visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama to a Washington school was among a raft of speeches, tributes and parades on the 30th anniversary of the U.S...

New Hampshire – Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump Becoming ‘Rattled’ By His Gains

January 18, 2016 at 06:32 PM
New Hampshire - Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionaire investor is becoming "rattled" and "dismayed" by his gains. Both Cruz and Trump were campaigning Monday in New Hampshire, which holds the second contest in the country's critical primary season. The war of words between Cruz and Trump has intensified...

New York – Family Of Jewish-American Missing In Iran Still Waiting

January 18, 2016 at 06:02 PM
New York - The relatives of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran almost nine years ago said Monday they're happy for the families of prisoners released from Iranian custody over the weekend but wished government officials had warned them he would not be among them. "We had to learn it from the TV ourselves, and that's very disappointing and heartbreaking," said Robert Levinson's wife...

Bronx, NY – Off-duty NYPD Officer Robbed At Gunpoint

January 18, 2016 at 05:32 PM
Bronx, NY - New York City police say an off-duty officer shot and wounded a suspect during an armed robbery in the Bronx. The officer, a housing sergeant, was walking to a relative's house after his shift when he said he was surrounded by three men. One had a gun and another had a knife, police say. They stole his cell phone and noticed his shield. Police say one of the suspects said: "Shoot...

Jerusalem – Torah World Mourns Rabbi Rafael Shmuelevitz

January 18, 2016 at 04:54 PM
Jerusalem - Jews worldwide are mourning the passing of Rabbi Rafael Shmuelevitz, who passed away today at Shaare Zedek Hospital at the age of 78. A much loved rosh yeshiva at the Mir in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shmuelevitz earned a worldwide reputation as a talmid chochom and had been battling serious illness for several years. As previously reported on VIN News, Rabbi Shmuelevitz, who suffered...

Tel Aviv – Israel Says Islamic State Could Attack It And Jordan After Syria Setbacks

January 18, 2016 at 04:24 PM
Tel Aviv - Islamic State's battleground setbacks in Syria have increased the chance of an attack by the insurgents or their allies on Israel and Jordan, Israel's military chief said on Monday. While focused on shoring up its Syrian and Iraqi fiefdoms, Islamic State has in recent months stepped up attacks abroad and issued public threats to include Israel among its...

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