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New York – Facebook Takes On LinkedIn With New Job Opening Features

November 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's recruiting business. "Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we're running a test for Page admins to create job...

Washington – Members Of Group Honoring FBI Boss Have Longtime Trump Ties

November 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey, already criticized over his handling of Hillary Clinton's email investigation in the final days of the presidential campaign, was accepting a lifetime achievement award Monday night at a dinner organized by a law enforcement support group whose board includes three people with longtime ties to Donald Trump. Comey was being honored by the nonprofit Federal...

New Orleans, LA – $1 Million In Gold Coins From 1715 Shipwreck On The Market

November 7, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New Orleans, LA - A New Orleans investment firm has begun marketing gold coins from a 300-year-old shipwreck discovered off Florida's coast. Blanchard and Co. is one of two dealers offering the coins from an area where 11 treasure-laden ships of a Spanish fleet were smashed onto reefs by a hurricane on July 31, 1715. The other dealer is California-based Monaco Rare Coins. John Albanese, a...

New York – For 1st Time, CoverGirl Ads Feature Woman Wearing A Hijab

November 7, 2016 at 10:02 PM
New York - CoverGirl is featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line's history. Beauty blogger Nura Afia is featured wearing the traditional Muslim head covering in an ad campaign for a new line of mascara that also includes singer Katy Perry and actress Sofia Vergara. Afia says in a statement released by CoverGirl that she never thought she...

South Wales, Australia – Planned Early Births Tied To Developmental Problems In Kids

November 7, 2016 at 09:40 PM
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children born in deliveries planned just a week before the end of a typical pregnancy may be more likely to experience health, learning and behavior issues by the time they're ready for school than kids born at full term, a study suggests. Plenty of previous research has found premature infants often have difficulty breathing and digesting food. Some...

New York – Print Newspapers Are Dead? Not After Historic Elections

November 7, 2016 at 09:15 PM
New York - Print newspapers may be disappearing like the home telephone, but not after Election Day. Remembering the frenzy for old-fashioned papers the morning after Barack Obama's historic win in 2008, newspapers are printing extra copies and setting up temporary retail stands this year, regardless of whether the nation elects the first woman or reality TV star as president. The Los Angeles...

Washington – Clinton Says She’ll Call Trump If She Wins

November 7, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton says she intends to call rival Donald Trump if she wins the presidency in Tuesday's election. The Democratic presidential nominee says in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest that she hopes Trump will "play a constructive role" in helping bring the country together. Clinton says in an interview on the final day of campaigning that if she wins, she wants to bring...

Rockland County, NY – Diligent Footwork Led Police To Suspect In Monsey Attacks; Bail Set At $50K

November 7, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Rockland County, NY - It was solid police work that led the Ramapo Police Department to Adrian Valentin-Polanco, who was arrested today for perpetrating two separate attacks on Orthodox Jewish women in the Monsey area. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2fNb1G3), two women were attacked from behind after emerging from their cars in their own driveways in two separate incidents...

New York – New York City Plans Largest-ever Election Day Police Presence

November 7, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Both U.S. presidential candidates plan to watch Tuesday night's election returns in New York, prompting the city to stage the largest Election Day police deployment in its history, officials said on Monday. More than 5,000 police officers will be stationed around the United States' largest city, and there will be extensive street closures in the neighborhoods where Democrat Hillary...

Baton Rouge, LA – Officer Sues Black Lives Matter Activist Over Protest Injury

November 7, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit Monday against prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested at the demonstration. The unnamed officer's federal lawsuit says he was struck in the face by a piece of concrete or a "rock like substance" thrown at police during a July 9...

New York – US Voters Look To Game Election System By ‘Trading’ Ballots

November 7, 2016 at 07:02 PM
New York - Sophy Warner wanted to vote for third-party U.S. presidential candidate Jill Stein. But she worried that her ballot, cast in the swing state of Ohio, might help Republican Donald Trump capture the White House. Through the website "Trump Traders," the 20-year-old biology student at Cleveland State University got in touch with Marc Baluda, 44, a Republican corporate lawyer in...

Geneva – WHO Doubles Recommended Number Of Health Visits During Pregnancy

November 7, 2016 at 06:35 PM
Geneva - The World Health Organization revised guidelines on antenatal care on Monday, saying pregnant women should have twice as many contacts with health providers - eight - as it recommended previously. More antenatal contacts help to reduce the chance of stillbirths, with 8 fewer perinatal deaths per 1,000 births, the WHO said in a statement. Last year about 303,000 women globally died...

West Bank – Palestinians Open Arafat’s Bedroom To Public

November 7, 2016 at 06:02 PM
West Bank - Palestinians will soon get a chance to glimpse the small bedroom where their longtime leader Yasser Arafat spent his final years. The 5-square meter (54-square-foot) room is the centerpiece of the new Arafat Museum, which opens to the public on Thursday to coincide with the 12th anniversary of Arafat's death. The room has only a single bed and small closet that barely holds four...

New York – WikiLeaks Show CNN Reaching Out To Dems For Trump Questions

November 7, 2016 at 05:02 PM
New York - The latest WikiLeaks release shows CNN reaching out to Democratic officials to suggest questions for host Wolf Blitzer to ask Donald Trump in an interview, a practice the network defended Monday as "completely unremarkable" and sound journalism. Emails from the hacked file of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also showed the network asking Democrats to suggest questions...

Washington – FBI Agents, Lawmakers Hammer Comey Over Clinton Emails Inquiry

November 7, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey was under attack from some of his own agents and members of Congress on Monday over his handling of an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, but the White House was remaining supportive, for now. In stunning fashion, Comey has injected the Federal Bureau of Investigation, meant to be politically neutral, into the thick of the 2016 U.S. presidential race...

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