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New York – Tickets For Texting While Driving Continue To Increase In NY

April 9, 2016 at 11:39 PM
New York - The number of drivers issued a ticket for talking on a hand-held cellphone is dropping in New York state — though more people than ever are being caught texting while behind the wheel. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the number of tickets issued to people violating the state’s ban on texting while drivinghas increased by 840 percent since 2011. Drivers received 132,000...

San Francisco – Obama Says Trump, Cruz Doing Democrats A ‘Favor’

April 9, 2016 at 11:07 PM
San Francisco - President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a "favor" by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration and national security. "I actually think that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have done us a favor," Obama said, referring to policy positions that would restrict...

Honolulu – 3 Rescued From Deserted Island After Writing ‘Help’ On Beach

April 9, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Honolulu - The men rescued in this tale of three castaways were not named Tom Hanks, or Gilligan, or Robinson Crusoe. Though they might as well have been. In a scene straight from Hollywood, or a New Yorker cartoon, a U.S. Navy plane spotted the word "help" spelled out in palm fronds on a beach on a deserted island in the remote Pacific. The three men, missing for three days after a wave...

Manhattan, NY – Surveillance Cameras Capture Subway Struggle Between Slasher And Lost Chasidic Tourist

April 9, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Manhattan, NY - Video footage released by the NYPD shows a Chasidic man trying to fight off his attacker at a Greenwich Village subway station early Friday morning. As previously reported on VIN News, the victim, who was dressed in Chasidic attire, was slashed repeatedly by an unidentified man and robbed on the southbound platform of the Number 6 line at the Bleecker Street station early...

New York, NY – Mayor De Blasio’s Fund-Raising Under Scrutiny In NYPD Corruption Probe

April 9, 2016 at 09:36 PM
New York, NY - A federal corruption probe that has already led to the reassignment of four high-ranking New York City police commanders is also looking into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fund-raising efforts, local news outlets reported. Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office in Manhattan have focused on how de Blasio's campaign team...

Colorado – Ted Cruz Adds 21 Delegates With Colorado Sweep And Looking To Scoop Up More

April 9, 2016 at 09:18 PM
Colorado - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and may scoop up even more Saturday. Slates loyal to Cruz won every assembly in the state's seven congressional districts, which began April 2 and culminated Friday with 12 delegates selected. The Texas senator is well-positioned to pad his total Saturday, when 13 more delegates were to...

Wyoming – Democrat Bernie Sanders Wins 7th State In A Row

April 9, 2016 at 09:02 PM
Wyoming - Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming, adding another state to his victory total in his race for the nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton.‎ The Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' wife interrupted his remarks at a campaign rally in New York with news of his latest victory: Wyoming. Sanders quickly relayed the word to the crowd of several hundred...

Belgium – Prosecutors: Brussels Attack Suspect Admits To Being ‘Man In Hat’

April 9, 2016 at 08:47 PM
Belgium - The Federal Prosecution Office in Brussels says it can confirm that arrested terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was the third man present at Brussels Airport during the March 22 suicide bombings there. Authorities have been frantically seeking the "man in the hat" ever since he was filmed alongside the two bombers just before the airport attack that killed 16 people. Belgian authorities...

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