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Muscatine, IA – Trump Visits Iowa Church: Gets A Lesson In Humility

January 24, 2016 at 11:38 PM
Muscatine, IA - On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility. "I don't know if that was aimed at me ... perhaps," Trump said after the hourlong service at the First Presbyterian Church. Religious voters are a major factor in the opening contest on the presidential nominating calendar, and Trump...

Washington – Tally No: House Postpones Coming Votes, Cites Snow Storm

January 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Washington - The House has postponed votes this coming week — including one on overriding President Barack Obama's health care veto — because of the snowstorm that has socked in the nation's capital. Senators plan to begin work Wednesday evening, extending a delay imposed even before the storm hit. The House already was planning on a short work week because Democrats are set to hold...

St. John’s, Newfoundland – 7 Hurt On American Airlines Jet; Plane Diverts To Canada

January 24, 2016 at 10:57 PM
St. John's, Newfoundland - Seven people were taken to hospital after an American Airlines plane from Miami to Milan made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after the jet briefly encountered severe turbulence. The aircraft landed safely in the East Coast Canadian province late Sunday, where it was met by paramedics. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said three flight attendants...

Israel – Over 40% Of Europeans Hold Antisemitic Views

January 24, 2016 at 10:26 PM
Israel - Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett painted a dark picture of Jewish life in Europe on Sunday, telling the cabinet anti-Semitism on the Continent has reached an “unprecedented” level. The minister briefs the government on such trends every year immediately prior to International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on Wednesday, January 27. Jewish emigration from...

West Bank – Abbas: Anyone Who Gives Up Jerusalem As Palestinian Capital Is A ‘Traitor’

January 24, 2016 at 09:58 PM
West Bank - Anyone who gives up Jerusalem is a traitor and there will be no Palestinian state without the city as its capital, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said. He also reiterated his opposition to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. Abbas was speaking during a meeting with Palestinian journalists in his office on Saturday night. It came 48 hours after he held a similar meeting with a...

Jerusalem – Widow Of Late Meir Kahane Outraged Over Grandson’s Detention Says Israel Turning Into Totalitarian State

January 24, 2016 at 09:34 PM
Jerusalem - The imprisonment of my grandson Meir Ettinger brings back difficult memories for me. I don’t know how many people remember that my late husband Rabbi Meir Kahane, zt”l was jailed under those same despicable administrative detention orders in May 1980. An administrative detention order deprives a person of his basic rights. He can be held for six months without being charged or...

New York, NY – NYC Officials Asking For More Snow Cleanup Workers

January 24, 2016 at 08:45 PM
New York, NY - New York City officials are summoning additional emergency workers to help clean up after the snowstorm. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will pay $13.50 for the first 40 hours of work in a week, then $20.25. Especially needed are workers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and steps. Those interested must be at least 18 years old, eligible...

New York – Major East Coast Airports Slowly Resume Service

January 24, 2016 at 08:01 PM
New York - Airports in New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore were resuming very limited service Sunday, a day after a punishing blizzard dumped two feet or more of snow and brought transportation to a standstill along the East Coast. Other airports along the track of Winter Storm Jonas were doing better, with near-normal service. The major airlines intended to resume service at all...

Syria – Islamic State Video Claims To Show Paris Attackers, Threatens Britain

January 24, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Syria - A video published on Sunday by the media center of Islamic State claimed to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13. Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage, which showed the men delivering anti-Western diatribes and concluded with an apparent threat to attack...

New York, NY – de Blasio: Leave Parked Cars Buried In Snow For Now

January 24, 2016 at 06:42 PM
New York, NY - For all the New Yorkers facing the task of digging their parked cars out from piles of snow, Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message: Don't. De Blasio says New York City residents should leave their cars where they are if they can. He doesn't want people to put the snow from their vehicles back into the streets while the city is trying to clear up from the blizzard. The city has...

Samaria, Israel – One Man Injured In A Suspected Terrorist Shooting Attack

January 24, 2016 at 06:14 PM
Samaria, Israel - An Israeli driver in his 50’s sustained light injury during a shooting attack on his car which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 24. The shooting occurred on the road near the Jewish community of Dolev in the Binyamin region of Samaria. According to a Magen David Adom (MDA) spokesperson, the driver sped from the scene of the shooting until he was was able...

Washington – UPDATE: At Least 28 Killed In Snowstorm-related Deaths

January 24, 2016 at 05:50 PM
Washington - At least 28 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow: DELAWARE — A U.S. Capitol Police officer died of a heart attack after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware. Nicole Alston says her husband, 44-year-old Officer...

Washington – Trump Says Team Still Working On Tax Returns

January 24, 2016 at 05:13 PM
Washington - The Republican's 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney is encouraging this year's field to release their tax returns before the first state contests. Romney tweeted that four years ago today, "I released my taxes; became issue." When asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" about the former Massachusetts governor's comments, Trump says his accountants are hard at work, but he couldn't...

Iowa – Turban-Wearing Activist Ejected From Trump Rally

January 24, 2016 at 04:40 PM
Iowa - Two protesters, one wearing a red turban, have been ejected from a Donald Trump rally in Muscatine, Iowa, where the billionaire businessman continued to criticize rival Ted Cruz. The protesters were seated on Sunday in the balcony of a high school auditorium and had unfurled a banner that read "STOP HATE" at the rally. Trump had been talking about the dangers of radical Islamic...

Passaic, NJ – New Hatzolah Ambulance Fundraiser Kicks Off In Memory Of Devorah Stubin

January 24, 2016 at 03:20 PM
Passaic, NJ - A campaign launched in memory of a young woman from Passaic who is being remembered after her tragic death for her exemplary acts of chesed may provide a New Jersey Hatzolah chapter with a much needed new ambulance. As previously reported on VIN News, 22 year old Devorah Stubin went missing on the night of January 14th. Members of local law enforcement from across the northern...

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