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Nova Scotia – McCain To Trump: Waterboarding Won’t Be Reinstated

November 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Nova Scotia - A leading Republican voice on national security matters says he doesn't care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum that any attempt to bring back harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding...

Lima, Peru – What More To Discuss? For Obama And World Leaders It’s Trump

November 19, 2016 at 11:35 PM
Lima, Peru - Trying to tie up loose ends of his foreign policy agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday instead found world leaders more focused on someone else: President-elect Donald Trump. Global hand-wringing over America's next president has taken much of the wind out of Obama's final overseas trip. Adopting an altruistic tone, Obama has offered frequent reassurances that the U.S. won't...

San Jose, CA – That’s No Snow: Sea Of Foam Cascades From Airport Hangar

November 19, 2016 at 11:15 PM
San Jose, CA - Much of the foam that spewed out of a Northern California airport hangar and flooded a city street appears to be gone. Television news footage late Friday afternoon showed little of the foam from Mineta San Jose International Airport that was several feet deep in spots and had taken up a city block earlier in the day. The bobbing sea of white foam covered cars and blocked...

New York – Brooklyn Man Fatally Shot By Police During Scuffle

November 19, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Police say a Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two police officers in a housing project hallway. New York housing police Chief James Secreto says one male and one female officer encountered the man around 1 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. The New York Police Department's Housing Bureau officers were...

Elko, NV – 4 Killed In Crash Of Air-ambulance Flight In Northern Nevada

November 19, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Elko, NV - An air-ambulance plane taking a heart-disease patient to a Utah hospital crashed in a parking lot in northern Nevada, killing all four people aboard and sending up explosions and flames. Three crew members and a patient were killed in the Friday night crash in Elko, American Medflight said Saturday in a statement. The identities of the victims were not released by authorities...

Paris – Hundreds Of People Protest Against Trump In French Capital

November 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Paris - A few hundred people have protested in Paris against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, expressing their concern about whether he will respect human rights, women and minorities. Protesters, including many Americans living in France, took to the streets Saturday in the Eiffel Tower neighborhood behind a large banner "Paris against Trump." Youssef Al-Moughrabi, born in California and...

Washington – Analysis: Appointments Signal National Security Hard Line

November 19, 2016 at 09:42 PM
Washington - If there was any doubt about whether Donald Trump meant business with his hard-line campaign pronouncements on immigration, race, terrorism and more, the president-elect went a long way to dispel them Friday with his first appointments to his national security team and at the Justice Department. Trump's trifecta in selecting Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, retired Lt...

Borough Park, NY – Non-Jewish Man Starts Fundraiser For Injured Tantzers Volunteer At BP Cellular Store

November 19, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Borough Park, NY - A non-Jewish employee at a Borough Park cell phone store has spearheaded an effort to help a member of a volunteer group seriously injured over a week ago on the Palisades Parkway. As previously reported on VIN News, Zisha Rosenblum, one of several dozen volunteers with the Tantzers group who drove to Monsey to entertain sick children, was seriously injured after the driver...

Boise, ID – Trump Opponents Try To Beat Him At The Electoral College

November 19, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Boise, ID - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history — deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner. Activists are circulating online petitions and using social media in hopes of influencing Republican electors to cast their ballots for someone other than...

New York – On Website, Thousands Of Americans Pledge To Side With Muslims Amid Talk Of Registry

November 19, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Thousands of Americans have pledged online to stand in solidarity with Muslims in the United States amid suggestions from President-elect Donald Trump's camp that he is mulling a national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. On Friday, more than 13,000 people had signed a pledge on website Register US, promising to register as Muslims in the event of a national Muslim...

Washington – Pro-Business Sessions Will Not Go Easy On Corporate Crime: Lawyers

November 19, 2016 at 07:27 PM
Washington - Jeff Sessions may be known as a pro-business conservative but as U.S. attorney general he is unlikely to shy away from indicting big companies and individuals for serious white-collar crimes, legal experts said, citing his record as a lawmaker. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named Sessions, a four-term senator from Alabama and former federal prosecutor, to lead the Justice...

Chicago – Caught On Video: 4 Charged In Beating Of Man As Others Yell Anti-Trump Words

November 19, 2016 at 07:25 PM
Chicago - Chicago police say four people have been charged in the videotaped beating of a man as bystanders yelled "Don't vote Trump." Authorities say 26-year-old Julian Christian, 21-year-old Rajane Lewis, 20-year-old Dejuan Collins and a 17-year-old girl who wasn't identified were each charged with vehicular hijacking in the Nov. 9 incident. Christian is from Broadview, Illinois, and Lewis...

Washington – Flynn A Frequent Critic Of Muslim Militancy, Culture

November 19, 2016 at 06:54 PM
Washington - Michael Flynn, the retired Army lieutenant general and intelligence officer who is Donald Trump's pick to serve as his national security adviser, is a harsh critic of Muslim extremism and the religion itself, calling "radical Islam" an existential threat to the United States. In strident speeches and public comments, including a fiery address at the Republican National Convention...

Egypt – El-Sissi Says Don’t ‘Jump To Conclusions’ On Trump

November 19, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has praised U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump, saying that his inflammatory statements from the campaign trail do not necessarily reflect the actions he will take as president. El-Sissi, in an interview with Portuguese news agency LUSA released on Saturday, said, "let's not jump into conclusions or worry" about future U.S. actions or policies...

Bedminster, NJ – Trump Meets Former Rival Romney, A Possible Contender As Top Diplomat

November 19, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Bedminster, NJ - President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney set aside their long-simmering rivalry on Saturday and had talks likely to feed speculation that Romney could be a candidate to be Trump's secretary of state. Trump and Romney emerged from their meeting after an hour and 20 minutes. Trump told reporters their talks "went great," and Romney said...

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