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Jerusalem – Israel Treads Carefully With Claim To Golan

April 28, 2016 at 05:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory. But following tough international criticism, Israeli officials have begun to backtrack, saying that a 1981 decision to apply Israeli law to the strategic plateau fell short...

Baltimore, MD – Police Sniper Shoots Man Who Says He Has Bomb At FOX TV Station

April 28, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Maryland - A police sniper shot a man who walked into a TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest, authorities said Thursday. The man was alive and conscious and communicating with authorities through a robot designed to detect explosives, said Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith. He was...

Miami, FL – Smile! Miami-Dade Police Deploying 1,000 Body Cameras

April 28, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Miami, FL - The largest police agency in Florida is outfitting 1,000 of its officers with pager-sized body cameras over the next few months in the state's biggest such deployment to date, officials announced Thursday. The Miami-Dade Police Department detailed a $5.5 million plan to begin using the cameras next week, with a goal of 1,000 in the field by the end of September. About $1 million of...

Rome – Italy Nabs Four Suspected In ISIS Plot To Attack Israeli Embassy, Vatican

April 28, 2016 at 03:23 PM
Rome - Italian police on Thursday arrested four people suspected of conspiring to carry out attacks on behalf of Islamic State in Italy. The Israeli embassy in Rome and the Vatican were among the alleged targets, Newsweek cited Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli as saying. “I want to hit Israel in Rome,” one suspect named as Abderrahim Moutahrrick was said to have told another suspect...

New York – Billionaire Icahn Says Sold Entire Apple Stake

April 28, 2016 at 03:03 PM
New York - Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Thursday he had sold his entire stake in Apple Inc, citing the risk of China's influence on the stock. Icahn, in an interview with cable television network CNBC, also said he was "still very cautious" on the U.S. stock market and that there would be a "day of reckoning" unless there was some sort of fiscal stimulus. Icahn has been a...

Jerusalem – Israel Rejects French Peace Effort Proposal

April 28, 2016 at 02:56 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has rejected a French initiative aimed at restarting peace efforts with the Palestinians, saying direct negotiations are the best way to reach a final agreement between the sides. Paris is to host an international meeting in May of 20 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to discuss the peace process. Israel and the Palestinians have not been...

Washington – Government Report: No Wall, But More High-tech Gear, Fencing Sought By U.S. Border Agents

April 28, 2016 at 02:12 PM
Washington - Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border with Mexico want 23 more miles (37 km) of fences, better radios and more aerial drones to tighten the southern frontier, according to an unpublished U.S. government study that influences budget requests. The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol...

Washington – Boehner Calls Cruz ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’

April 28, 2016 at 01:40 PM
Washington - Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his "texting buddy," but offered a more graphic response when asked about Cruz. "Lucifer in the...

California – Brother, Others Related To San Bernardino Shooters Arrested

April 28, 2016 at 01:08 PM
California - The brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters was arrested with two other family members Thursday in Southern California in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States. Prosecutors say they uncovered the sham marriage during the investigation into the Dec. 2 shootings that killed 14 and wounded 22 others. The...

New York – JetBlue To Launch NY LaGuardia-Boston Flights To Win Business Travelers

April 28, 2016 at 12:21 PM
New York - JetBlue Airways Corp will start six round-trip flights per weekday between New York's space-constrained LaGuardia airport and Boston in October, seeking to capture business travelers on the heavily trafficked route, the company said on Thursday. JetBlue said it would move some of its LaGuardia-Florida flights to nearby Newark Liberty airport to free up take-off slots for the new...

New York – Bharara Taking A Closer Look At NYCHA Following Bronx Gang Takedown

April 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM
New York - U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking a closer look at the quality of life at New York City Housing Authority residences, following one of the largest gang take downs in city history, as reported Wednesday on VIN News. Bharara has launched a civil investigation into whether NYCHA has provided appropriate living conditions within their facilities. According to Bharara, poor living...

Ellenville, NY – VIDEO: Crews Contain Most Of Massive Wildfire At Park In Upstate New York

April 28, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Ellenville, NY - Crews have contained most of a wildfire that has burned nearly 2,000 acres of forestland in a state park in upstate New York. State officials say the brush fire at the Sam's Point Preserve in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County was 60 percent contained by late Wednesday. About 300 firefighters remain at the scene of the fire, which started Saturday afternoon...

New York – Holocaust Remembrance Day To Connect 9 States With Plays

April 28, 2016 at 11:04 AM
New York - Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history. The second annual Remembrance Readings program will include the reading of "2.5 Minute Ride" by Lisa Kron, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht and "The Timekeepers" by Dan Clancy, among others. The states participating either Sunday...

New York – Mall Kiosk Owners Deny Responsibility In Exploding E-Cig Incident That Injured Brooklyn Jewish Teen

April 28, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The owners of a mall kiosk being sued by the family of a Brooklyn teen injured by an exploding e-cigarette are pointing the finger of blame directly at the 14 year old and his parents. As previously reported on VIN News, Leor Domatov was at Kings Plaza on April 5th trying out an e-cigarette at Plaza Vapes when the device exploded in his hands, leaving the teen with possibly...

Lebanon, CT – Tens Of Thousands Of Chickens Killed In Fire At Connecticut Coop

April 28, 2016 at 10:17 AM
Lebanon, CT - A fire at a Connecticut egg farm that killed an estimated 80,000 chickens was likely caused by an overheated electric motor. Fire Marshal Scott Schuett said the official cause of the fire Tuesday at Kofkoff Egg Farms in Lebanon will likely remain undetermined, but it appears to have started in a motor that powers conveyor belts that move chicken waste, food, water and eggs in and...

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