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Detroit – Toyota To Test Car-sharing System That Doesn’t Use Keys

October 31, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Detroit - Toyota will test a new car-sharing system next year that lets users unlock doors and start cars with their smartphones. The Smart Key Box system eliminates the need for a physical key. Toyota will test the system in San Francisco with the Getaround car-sharing service starting in January. A Toyota investment fund put money into Getaround this month. Toyota says a user's phone will...

Lebanon, Ohio – Ohio Man Accused Of Dumping Manure At County Democratic HQ

October 31, 2016 at 04:32 PM
Lebanon, Ohio - A 47-year-old Ohio man accused of dumping manure dump at his county's Democratic Party headquarters has been arrested. The Warren County sheriff's office said Monday that James Pinell (pin-EL') is charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree misdemeanor. The county's Democratic Party chairwoman said a truckload of manure was dumped outside the Lebanon headquarters on...

New York – Brooklyn BP Receives Chilling Death Threat Warning Of His Imminent Demise

October 31, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD’s Intelligence Division is investigating a death threat made against Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams. Police told VIN News that a threatening letter was mailed to Adams at the Brooklyn Borough Hall on Joralemon Street and was received over the weekend. The note warned the former NYPD officer and state senator of his impending assassination which would be...

New York – WikiLeaks: Donna Brazile Shared CNN Debate Question With Clinton Campaign

October 31, 2016 at 03:50 PM
New York - CNN said Monday it is "completely uncomfortable" to learn through WikiLeaks that former commentator Donna Brazile had contacted the Clinton campaign ahead of time about a question that would be posed during a presidential primary town hall last March in Flint, Michigan. The network said that it had accepted Brazile's resignation as a contributor two weeks ago; it wasn't clear why...

Jerusalem – Israel Asks For Delay In West Bank Outpost Demolition

October 31, 2016 at 03:24 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has asked the country's Supreme Court to delay the court-ordered evacuation of an illegal West Bank outpost slated for later this year. The state asked the court for a seven-month extension on Monday. The Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that the Amona outpost was built on private Palestinian land and must be demolished by Dec. 25. The impending evacuation has threatened to...

Grand Rapids, MI – Clinton Says FBI Has “No Case” On Email Investigation

October 31, 2016 at 03:13 PM
Grand Rapids, MI - Donald Trump intensified his attacks on Hillary Clinton's use of a private server on Monday, as she tried to move past the discovery of new emails and shift the election back to a referendum on the Trump's fitness for office. Clinton declared she's "not making excuses" for using her personal email address while in government. But she promised supporters at Kent State...

Wilmington, DE – Car In Biden Motorcade Hits 3 Vehicles; Vice President Safe

October 31, 2016 at 02:31 PM
Wilmington, DE - Police in Delaware say a car in Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade hit three other vehicles. The car Biden was riding in was not involved, and he was not hurt. State Police spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in an email that the crashed occurred about 8:30 a.m. Monday in Wilmington. He says a car in the motorcade struck a trooper's vehicle and two other cars. Hale says he was...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Accused Of Negligent Homicide In Police Shooting

October 31, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - When Ali Nimr drove drunk at night past Israeli police operating in his Jerusalem neighborhood, the officers sprayed the Palestinian's car with gunfire, fearing he was an attacker, according to his indictment. Nimr's brother-in-law, in the front seat next to him, was killed. Now Nimr is on trial for negligent homicide in his death. The fatal shooting of Mustafa Nimr illustrates...

Berlin – German Guesthouse Turns Away Israelis: ‘Our Apartments Are Not For Them’

October 31, 2016 at 02:02 PM
Berlin - A group of Israeli tourists looking for board while planning a trip to Germany next summer were shocked after a guesthouse in the southwestern region of Baden-Württemberg last week urged them to cancel their reservation due to their nationality. While planning a vacation for next August, the four Israeli families reserved lodging at the Mattenhof guesthouse in the Black Forest town...

Washington – White House Says FBI Director Not Trying To Influence Election

October 31, 2016 at 01:42 PM
Washington - White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he will neither "defend nor criticize" FBI Director James Comey's decision to disclose that the FBI is looking into newly discovered emails that may be pertinent to their dormant investigation of Hillary Clinton. Earnest said Monday that there are significant institutional responsibilities that the Department of Justice must fulfill. He said...

United Nations – Kosher Food Now On The Menu At UN Cafeterias

October 31, 2016 at 01:32 PM
United Nations - Orthodox Jewish visitors to the United Nations building in New York City who want to grab a quick bite will soon be able to, thanks to the efforts of Israeli ambassador Danny Danon. After his successful effort to get the United Nations to include Yom Kippur as an official holiday on its calendar, Danon set his sights on arranging for kosher food in the building’s on site...

Jerusalem – Deri Quits Knesset, To Be Replaced By Jerusalem Councilman

October 31, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Jerusalem - Shas leader Arye Deri is set to submitted his resignation letter from the Knesset Monday, saying that he found himself too busy with his other jobs to devote time to the parliament. In a meeting of the Shas faction, Deri said he wanted to devote his time to his Interior and Negev and Galilee Development portfolios, the chairmanship of Shas, and as a member of the security...

Washington – Dem Asks FBI About Investigating Ex-Trump Aide

October 31, 2016 at 12:42 PM
Washington - The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says FBI Director James Comey should tell Congress and the public whether his agency is investigating Donald Trump's former campaign manager about possible ties to Russian interests. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said in a statement Monday that Democrats have been seeking an investigation into former Trump campaign manager Paul...

Stockholm – Sweden Declares WWII Hero Wallenberg Officially Dead

October 31, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Stockholm - World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust, has been pronounced dead by Swedish authorities, 71 years after he disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The Swedish diplomat is believed to have died in Soviet captivity, but when and how remains unclear. Wallenberg was officially considered a missing...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Clinton And Trump Invited Me To White House After Elections

October 31, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his handling of relations with the US in his speech at the opening of the Knesset's winter session on Monday. "Both US Presidential candidates invited me to the White House right after the elections," Netanyahu stated, saying that the invitations were a sign of good relations between Israel and the US. "The American people love Israel...

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