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San Francisco – Intel To Cut 12,000 Jobs As It Confronts Decline In PCs

April 19, 2016 at 11:30 PM
San Francisco - Intel is cutting 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce — as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers. The giant chipmaker made the announcement Tuesday as it reported lower-than-expected sales for the first quarter. This as industry analysts say an extended slide in global PC sales is showing no signs of leveling off. Intel, which...

Washington – Earth’s Hot Streak Continues For A Record 11 Months

April 19, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Washington - Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row — a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May. According to NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden, the 11 heat records in a row...

New York – Sanders Adviser Says He Still Has A Way To Win

April 19, 2016 at 11:02 PM
New York - A top adviser to Bernie Sanders says the senator still has a path to the Democratic presidential nomination but will need to perform well in primary contests next week. Senior adviser Tad Devine spoke in a phone interview after Hillary Clinton defeated Sanders in New York by a convincing margin. He says Sanders "never counted on winning New York — this is her home...

Brooklyn, NY – Report: Gun Permit Scandal Leads Investigators To Possible Large Scale Corruption In The 66th Precinct

April 19, 2016 at 10:43 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An investigation into a bribes for gun licenses scandal has expanded even further, calling into question the integrity of the entire command structure at the 66th Precinct which encompasses Borough Park and parts of Flatbush. As previously reported on VIN News, Sergeant David Villanueva and Officer Richard Ochetal were stripped of their guns and badges yesterday and placed on...

New York – Visa: New Technology For Chip Cards To Speed Checkout Times

April 19, 2016 at 10:03 PM
New York - Visa is upgrading its software to process chip-embedded credit and debit cards to function faster — addressing a source of grumbling from businesses and customers who are often forced to wait for transactions to go through. The company said Tuesday that its program — Quick Chip for EMV — will let customers dip and remove cards, usually in two seconds or less, without waiting...

New York – Trump Says Cruz Is Just About Eliminated

April 19, 2016 at 09:55 PM
New York - Donald Trump, fresh off a commanding victory in the Republican primary in his home state of New York, is suggesting he may soon have the race in hand. Trump, speaking Tuesday night in Trump Tower, says Senator Ted Cruz "is just about mathematically eliminated" from clinching the delegates needed to win outright before the national convention. "We don't have much of a race...

New York – Hillary Clinton Wins The Democratic Presidential Primary In Her Home State Of New York

April 19, 2016 at 09:49 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in New York, which she represented in the U.S. Senate for eight years. Clinton beat out rival Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's election, further extending her lead in the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. Most Democratic primary voters see Clinton as the best candidate to face Donald Trump if he is the...

New York – Study: Fox, CNN Spent More Time On GOP Candidates Than Dems

April 19, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York - Anyone who used Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination contest. Fox spent 666 minutes interviewing Republican candidates for president or their surrogates, with 13 minutes on Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, according to the Media Research...

New York – Trump Wins Republican Primary in NY

April 19, 2016 at 09:02 PM
New York - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has won the primary in his home state of New York. Trump was widely expected to beat his rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in Tuesday's election. The precise allocation of delegates from the state won't be determined until the vote results are calculated by congressional district, but Trump is certain to extend his delegate lead and...

Manta – Death Toll Rises To 507 From Ecuador Earthquake

April 19, 2016 at 08:47 PM
Manta - Ecuadorean authorities say the death toll from the weekend earthquake has risen to 507. The Attorney General's Office says 499 of the dead have been identified so far and returned to loved ones. It says 11 foreigners were among those killed. ...

Moscow – WJC, Russian Jewish Leaders Hold Meeting With President Vladimir Putin

April 19, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Moscow - A delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC), led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, was received on Tuesday at the Kremlin by Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the 90-minute-long conversation, the two sides exchanged views on the situation of Jews in Russia, and also on the situation in the Middle East and a number of other issues...

New York – Deal To End Illegal Surveillance Of Muslims Gets Mixed Reax

April 19, 2016 at 08:02 PM
New York - Members of the Muslim community are asking for more time to digest the terms of a deal aimed at preventing illegal surveillance by the New York Police Department. At a Manhattan hearing Tuesday, federal Judge Charles Haight (hayt) seemed receptive to considering delaying until August a decision on whether to approve the latest version of restrictions on surveillance. The hearing...

New York – U.S. Probes Tax Avoidance Schemes Mentioned In Panama Papers

April 19, 2016 at 07:37 PM
New York - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the tax avoidance claims revealed in the release of the Panama Papers, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. The U.S. attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, has written to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), requesting additional details to aid his investigation, the newspaper said...

Berlin – German Museum Exhibits Racist Stickers Spanning 130 Years

April 19, 2016 at 07:08 PM
Berlin - Small, but poisonous and often effective: one of Germany's main history museums is exhibiting racist and anti-Semitic stickers spanning more than a century in a show that comes as the country worries about racism amid the migrant crisis. The show at the German Historical Museum, tiled "Sticky Messages," features some 600 stickers and replicas, racist and anti-racist, from 1880 to the...

Orlando, FL – Passover Vacation Niche Grows To Dozens Of Destinations

April 19, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Orlando, FL - Most Jews around the world say the traditional "Next year in Jerusalem" at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, "Next year in Disney World." For many Jews like Benkof, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require...

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