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Bronx, NY – New York Man Dies After Police Subdue Him With Stun Gun

November 2, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Bronx, NY - A 49-year-old emotionally disturbed man brandishing a glass bottle died after he was subdued by an officer with a stun gun, New York police said. The confrontation happened at a home in the Bronx at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday while officers were responding to a neighbor's call saying the man was menacing her and acting violently. When three police officers confronted the man...

Chapel, NC – Obama Worries Black Vote Is Not Solid Enough For Clinton

November 2, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Chapel Hill, NC - President Barack Obama twice rode a historic wave of African-American support to win the White House, but worries now the black vote "is not as solid as it needs to be" for Hillary Clinton. Obama's and Clinton's travel schedules are taking them to swing-state cities with significant black populations, and the two officials are fixtures in black-audience media. Their message...

Detroit – Volvo Replaces Stodgy S80 With Sleek S90 Luxury Sedan

November 2, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Detroit - Volvo has replaced its stodgy S80 sedan with the sleek, elegant and quiet S90, which has industry-first safety features designed to reduce or mitigate collisions with deer and other large animals. The 2017 S90 is the first car of any kind to incorporate the Large Animal Detection system, which uses radar and camera recognition. The car has many other safety features, as well...

Orange County, NY – KJ Files Legal Challenge To New Development Plans At Camp La Guardia

November 2, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Orange County, NY - A plan to transform a long vacant 258 acre parcel of land in Orange County into a business development has been torpedoed once again, this time by a lawsuit filed by the Village of Kiryas Joel. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2eeayXp), Kiryas Joel village officials asked this past spring to be involved in the rezoning and redevelopment of Camp La Guardia...

New York – Use Of Campaign Surrogates Puts CNN On The Defensive

November 2, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - At a time CNN should be riding high, the network is facing the biggest threat to its reputation since Jeff Zucker took over as top executive because of its liberal use of campaign surrogates like Donna Brazile and Corey Lewandowski. CNN announced on Monday that Brazile, the acting head of the Democratic National Committee, had quit as a contributor two weeks ago. Brazile, who had...

San Francisco – Uber Takes Its App Down New Road With Redesign

November 2, 2016 at 08:00 PM
San Francisco - Uber is taking its ride-hailing app down a new road in an effort to make it smarter, simpler and more fun to use. The redesigned app also will seek to mine personal information stored on smartphones in a change that could raise privacy concerns, even though it will be up to individual users to let Uber peer into their calendars and address books. It represents the biggest...

New York – Trump Adviser Slams Clinton Campaign Over Anti-Israel Emails

November 2, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - David Friedman, a senior Israel advisor to Donald Trump, slammed Hillary Clinton's campaign on Wednesday and expressed “disgust” over a series of what he called anti-Israel emails publicized by Wikileaks and taken from the account of the democratic nominee's campaign manager, John Podesta. Friedman referred specifically to an email released Wednesday from George Paine, a retired...

San Marcos, TX – George P. Bush Says Family ‘Potentially’ Has Clinton Voters

November 2, 2016 at 06:28 PM
San Marcos, TX - George P. Bush's suggestion at a Texas rally that the last two Republican presidents — granddad George H.W. Bush and uncle George W. Bush — could vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton is another remarkable sign of the influential family's distaste for Donald Trump and a general election they've conspicuously sat out. America's dominant Republican political dynasty has let the...

New York – Delta Turns To Apartment-sharing Service Airbnb For More Business

November 2, 2016 at 06:07 PM
New York - Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday announced a marketing agreement with Airbnb, becoming one of the largest established companies in the travel industry to embrace the 8-year-old apartment-sharing service. Delta, the world's No. 2 airline by passenger traffic, said customers can earn award miles toward free flights when booking stays with Airbnb. This follows similar promotions from...

Washington – GOP Plan For A Clinton Presidency: Block And Resist

November 2, 2016 at 05:25 PM
Washington - Some Republican lawmakers seem to be trying to delegitimize a Hillary Clinton presidency before it's clear there will be one. They are threatening to block her Supreme Court nominees, investigate her endlessly, or even impeach her. Perhaps it's no surprise in an election in which the GOP nominee, Donald Trump, has branded his opponent "Crooked Hillary," and shouts of "lock her...

London – Effigy Of Donald Trump To Be Burned At UK Bonfire Display

November 2, 2016 at 05:00 PM
London - A British town is burning a giant effigy of Donald Trump, holding the head of Hillary Clinton, at its annual bonfire celebrations. Britons light bonfires and set off fireworks on or near Nov. 5 to commemorate Guy Fawkes' failed plot in 1605 to blow up Parliament. Organizers of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society say the U.S. presidential candidate was the overwhelming choice for this...

Jerusalem – Life Imprisonment For Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Mother Of Six

November 2, 2016 at 04:26 PM
Jerusalem - The military court in Judea sentenced the terrorist who murdered 39-year old Dafna Meir last January at her home in Otniel to life imprisonment and ordered the man to pay NIS 1.75 million in damages. On the evening of January 17, the terrorist entered the Otniel, south of Hebron, through a hole in the fence and went on to murder Meir in front of three of her children. The...

Washington – Fed Leaves Key Rate Unchanged But Hints At Upcoming Hike

November 2, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday, six days before Americans choose a new president, but hinted again that it would likely raise rates soon. The Fed said that the case for a rate hike has "continued to strengthen" but that it had decided to await more evidence of progress toward its objectives. Most Fed watchers expect a rate increase at the central...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Investigating Suspicious Individual Photographing Jewish High School

November 2, 2016 at 03:26 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD’s Counterterrorism Unit has been called in to a Jewish girls’ high school in Kensington after an unidentified man was spotted taking pictures of the building’s exterior this morning. Surveillance cameras at Bais Yaakov D’Rav Meir on Parkville Avenue captured footage of a man who took photographs of the building’s exterior from several different angles before...

Jerusalem – Israel Advances Construction Of 181 Homes In East Jerusalem

November 2, 2016 at 02:57 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli planning authorities issued building permits for 181 new homes in east Jerusalem Wednesday, drawing a harsh rebuke from the United States. Jerusalem spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said plans in the Gilo area were first approved in 2012 and that Wednesday's approvals were for "technical details of plot distribution." She said more detailed building permits will be required...

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