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Washington – Trump Lashes Out At ‘Rigged’ GOP Primary Rules After Cruz Sweeps All Colorado Delegates

April 11, 2016 at 04:10 PM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lashed out at what he called the party's "rigged" delegate selection rules on Monday after rival Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado's 34 delegates during the weekend. The New York billionaire, who leads in the Republican race for the national convention delegates who will select the party nominee in July, said the process, which varies...

Washington – AP-GfK Poll: Obama’s Approval Rises With Improving Economy

April 11, 2016 at 03:33 PM
Washington - As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Buoyed by some good economic news and a surge of goodwill from his base of supporters, President Barack Obama is seeing his approval rating rise. That puts Obama, who leaves office in January, in a position to remain a force in the...

Brooklyn, NY – $280K And Valuables Stolen From HSBC Bank Vault In BP

April 11, 2016 at 03:21 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An employee at a Borough Park bank was greeted by a shocking sight upon opening up the bank’s vault this morning: a hole in the ceiling leading out to the roof. Police said that approximately $280,000 in cash, as well as valuables from an unknown number of safe deposit boxes were taken during the heist at the HSBC Bank branch on 13th Avenue and 44th Street. The robbery took...

National Harbour, MD – Record For Longest Human Mattress Dominoes Chain Topples (Video)

April 11, 2016 at 03:05 PM
National Harbour, MD - Aaron's Inc., an appliance and electronics-leasing company, has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest human mattress domino chain. Guinness World Records released a video of the feat Thursday, showing 1,200 people holding mattresses behind them and falling backward into each other, one at a time, inside a Prince George's County, Maryland, warehouse on March...

Jerusalem – Israel To Release 12-year-old Female Palestinian Prisoner

April 11, 2016 at 02:24 PM
Jerusalem - A 12-year-old Palestinian girl who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement will be released early, Israel's prison service said Monday, capping a saga that drew attention to the dual legal system in the West Bank. The case has put Israel's military justice system in a tough spot as it deals with a girl who has pleaded guilty to a...

Manhattan, NY – Subway Surveillance Footage Leads To Arrest In Slashing Of Chasidic Man

April 11, 2016 at 01:48 PM
Manhattan, NY - A 24 year old homeless man has been arrested for the Friday morning slashing of a Chasidic men on a Greenwich Village subway platform. Marvin Taylor was arrested by police on Sunday for the robbery that left 55 year old Abraham Fekete, who was visiting from Israel, bleeding from his hands, face and neck. As previously reported on VIN News, Fekete had gone to visit friends in...

New York – OpEd: The Journalists And The Jews

April 11, 2016 at 01:03 PM
New York - Once again, Orthodox Jews have been dominating the headlines. Let me begin by saying that I will not get into the specifics of the alleged charges or about the circumstances which surround their fifteen minutes of fame. Instead, I would like to address a very troubling pattern that the media has been guilty of for quite some time. And what’s amazing to me is that almost...

Rockland County, NY – Official: Fire Inspector Ignoring Violations in Private Schools

April 11, 2016 at 12:52 PM
Rockland County, NY - An official with the Department of Education blasted a Town of Ramapo fire inspector for dangerously shoddy work at several local private schools, issuing inspection certificates despite numerous flagrant violations of state fire safety codes. Carl Thurnau, facilities planning coordinator for the New York State Department of Education, said that fire inspector Adam...

Ramallah – With New Decree, Palestinian Leader Tightens Grip

April 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM
Ramallah - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has quietly established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands and may allow him to sideline the Islamist group Hamas in the event of a succession struggle. The nine-member body, which will have supremacy over all lower courts, was created without fanfare by presidential decree on April 3 and will be...

New York – Report: Cuomo’s Rift With De Blasio Was The Driving Force Behind State Police Chief’s Resignation

April 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM
New York - It seems Governor Cuomo’s power play with Mayor de Blasio was the determining factor behind the resignation of State Police Chief Joseph A. D’Amico. Sources told the New York Post (http://nyp.st/1qIMDX8) that the 56-year-old D’Amico disagreed with Cuomo’s plan to find a space to house several hundred state troopers in New York City. Cuomo had even gone as far as sending...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Israel Has Carried Out Dozens Of Strikes In Syria

April 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM
Jerusalem - Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, acknowledging for the first time such attacks against suspected arms transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas. Though formally neutral on Syria's civil war, Israel has frequently pledged to prevent shipments of advanced weaponry to the Iranian-backed group, while stopping short of...

New York – Trump Kids Not Registered On Time For NY Primary

April 11, 2016 at 11:24 AM
New York - Presidential candidate Donald Trump says two of his children feel guilty about missing a voter registration deadline, meaning they will not be able to vote for him next week in New York's Republican primary. Eric Trump, 32, and Ivanka Trump, 34, the Republican front-runner's second and third children, have campaigned extensively with their father, but both missed the deadline for...

Washington – AP-GfK Poll: Americans Trust Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

April 11, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Washington - In a stark warning for Donald Trump as he eyes a possible general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the Republican businessman to handle a wide range of issues — from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices. Even when asked which of the two candidates would be best at "making American great" —...

New York – Report: Large Unexplained Deposits To Former Police Chief From Developer Eyed In NYPD Corruption Probe

April 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM
New York - Unexplained large sums of money going in and out of former NYPD Police Chief Phillip Banks’ accounts show a direct link to businessman Jona Rechnitz and his company JSR Capital. Financial disclosure forms filed by Banks show that he received between $250,000 to $500,000 in 2014 from JSR that were described only as “investments,” as reported by DNAinfo. The money was said...

Jerusalem – Military Seals Home Of Palestinian In Deadly Rock-Throwing Of Erev Rosh Hashanah 5776

April 11, 2016 at 10:11 AM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says forces have sealed the home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli when he threw rocks at the man's car in Jerusalem. Sixty-four-year-old Alexander Levlovitz was driving home from a holiday meal last year when his car was struck and crashed. He was the first Israeli to be killed in the current seven month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian...

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