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Brooklyn, NY – Police Release New Video As Public Officials, Mother Of Victim Decry Attack; Reward Grows To $10,000

February 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One day after a Chasidic man was stabbed in the back as he walked down a residential street in Crown Heights, new video has been released by the NYPD showing clear footage of the suspect in what is now being investigated as a possible bias attack, with reward money for information leading to an arrest doubling to $10,000. As previously reported on VIN News, 25 year old Yehuda...

Durham, N.H. – Campaign Signs Get New Life To Help People With Disabilities

February 11, 2016 at 11:03 PM
Durham, N.H. - The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently. For the past four years, University of New Hampshire professor Therese Willkomm has been seeking donations of...

Milwaukee – Donald Trump Ready To Take On George W. Bush

February 11, 2016 at 10:36 PM
Milwaukee - Republican Donald Trump is previewing the attacks he plans to unleash against George W. Bush when the former president hits the campaign trail for his brother next week. Trump tells a crowd of thousands at a rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that he has read reports about the former president's plans to campaign with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Trump says Jeb Bush "tried the...

New York – Gov. Cuomo: $15 Minimum Wage Would Help 2.3 Million New Yorkers

February 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his plan to phase in a $15-an-hour minimum wage in New York state would benefit 2.3 million workers by increasing their wages by $15.7 billion. The numbers come from a report issued Wednesday by the Democratic governor. The state's current minimum wage is $9. Cuomo wants to phase in the $15 minimum by the end of 2018 in New York City and by July 1, 2021 in...

Washington – Cruz App Data Collection Helps Campaign Read Minds Of Voters

February 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones — tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact...

Milwaukee – Clinton In Debate Says Sanders’ Healthcare Promises ‘cannot Be Kept’

February 11, 2016 at 09:49 PM
Milwaukee - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused rival Bernie Sanders in a debate on Thursday of misleading Americans about the costs and viability of his healthcare plan, saying he was making promises "that cannot be kept." Clinton moved aggressively against Sanders early in their sixth presidential debate, saying Sanders' proposal for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all...

Munich – Russia Raises Specter Of Interminable Or ‘World War’ If Syria Talks Fail

February 11, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Munich - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of talks between major powers on Syria in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert...

Atherton, CA – Obama: ‘Strange Things’ Happen When Voters Are Scared

February 11, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Atherton, CA - President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties. "We have to listen to that," Obama said at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the San Francisco-area home of supporter and venture capitalist Steve...

New York – Trump Settles Lawsuit Against Univision

February 11, 2016 at 08:30 PM
New York - Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Trump owned the pageants at the time, and has since sold them. Univision dropped plans to televise the contests following remarks Trump made about Mexicans during the...

Brooklyn, NY – Union Says Verdict In Officer’s Trial Is ‘Bad’

February 11, 2016 at 08:25 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The president of the union representing New York City police officers says a jury came to the "absolutely wrong decision" when they convicted an officer of manslaughter in the shooting death of a man in a darkened stairwell of a public housing building. Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch says the Thursday evening verdict in Peter Liang's trial was a "bad...

Munich – Major Powers Agree On Plan To Break Syria Deadlock

February 11, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Munich - Major powers agreed on Friday to a plan aimed at breaking the deadlock in Syria by introducing a gradual cessation of hostilities and quick humanitarian aid with a view to creating conditions to revive peace talks, a diplomatic source said. "We did not get a deal on the immediate end of Russian bombings, but we have a commitment to a process that if it works would change the...

Brooklyn, NY – NYC Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter In Stairwell Shooting

February 11, 2016 at 07:34 PM
‎Brooklyn, NY - A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014, according to media reports. A jury in Brooklyn found Peter Liang guilty in connection with the death of Akai Gurley, 28, who was killed by a bullet fired from Liang's gun on Nov. 20, 2014...

Washington – Official Unsure Of Where Iran’s Enriched Uranium Is Stored

February 11, 2016 at 07:15 PM
Washington - A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. Ambassador Stephen Mull, the lead U.S. official overseeing the deal's implementation, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the stockpile is a Russian custody issue. He...

Okatie, SC – Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH Setback

February 11, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Okatie, SC - The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight...

Washington – State Dept. Subpoenaed Documents From Clinton Foundation

February 11, 2016 at 06:23 PM
Washington - U.S. State Department investigators last year issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation seeking documents about projects run by the charity that may have required U.S. government approval when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. A U.S. official said the matter was being investigated by the Inspector General...

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