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New York – Bloomberg Says He’ll ‘think About’ Presidential Endorsement

May 11, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Michael Bloomberg says he will "think about" whether to endorse either of the two presidential candidates likely to face off in the November election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire former New York mayor says, "I'm not sure what I'll do." But he says only three of the candidates this year had the skills to "run the railroad" as president: Jeb Bush, John Kasich...

Miami – Families Gather Seeking Closure 20 Years After ValuJet Crash

May 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Miami - Relatives of the 110 people killed when ValuJet Flight 592 caught fire and plunged into Florida's Everglades gathered Wednesday at the remote crash site on the 20th anniversary of their deaths. ___ REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS The first time Walter Simonton saw the Everglades, the desolation overwhelmed him as he grieved for his mother, whose plane was swallowed up by the wetlands...

Gaza Strip – Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Travels To Gaza For Refugee Project

May 11, 2016 at 10:34 PM
Gaza Strip - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is visiting the Gaza Strip as part of a documentary he is making about Middle East refugees. The activist crossed into Gaza through Israel with a crew of 10 people on Tuesday. The film will highlight the plight of millions of Syrians who fled the civil war in their homeland to neighboring countries or took perilous voyages in boats to Europe...

Lakewood, NJ – Banned In 2 Neighboring Towns, Police Chief Calls Meeting To Address Misconceptions About Lakewood Shomrim

May 11, 2016 at 10:31 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A meeting to be held tomorrow night between a group of Ocean County mayors will discuss the ongoing concerns regarding a Lakewood citizens patrol that has recently come under fire by officials in neighboring townships. As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/UF93SF), the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch has already been banned from patrolling in Toms River by police...

Detroit – 2016 Nissan Maxima Presents New-found Length, Power, Luxury

May 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Detroit - Nissan's most expensive car, the Maxima, is re-engineered and restyled for 2016 for a more luxurious and sporty experience and, thanks to a more powerful V-6, delivers 300 horsepower for the first time. The midsize Maxima is a bit longer and lower-riding for 2016 and has a more roomy front seat, including 45 inches of legroom. Because the Maxima is lighter than its predecessor, it's...

Jerusalem – Study Finds Israeli Haredim Are Using The Internet At Same Rate As Fellow Israelis

May 11, 2016 at 09:37 PM
Jerusalem - Despite denouncements and bans imposed by rabbis and religious leaders, many of Israel’s 750,000 Haredim are secretly and increasingly using the internet, according to a new study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ha’aretz reports (http://bit.ly/1rGvfCx) the study found that a majority of Haredim are using assumed identities or a “nick” – abbreviation for...

Nashua, NH – Video: Police Pummel Driver After 2-state High-speed Pursuit

May 11, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Nashua, NH - Helicopter video of the end of a high-speed police pursuit from Massachusetts to New Hampshire shows a driver stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rush him and start pummeling him. Authorities say the chase started Wednesday when a man wanted on multiple warrants refused to stop in Holden, Massachusetts. Police say...

Washington – What’s In Trump’s Returns? A Look At How He Plays Tax Game

May 11, 2016 at 09:04 PM
Washington - Donald Trump told The Associated Press this week "there's nothing to learn" from all those income tax returns he won't release until an ongoing audit wraps up. Really? Tax experts say the feet-high stack of returns that he's posed with for photos could provide significant insights about the presumptive GOP nominee — new details on his income and wealth, how much he gives to...

Las Vegas – Fundraisers Make Pitch Of $1B For Trump At Hedge Fund Conference

May 11, 2016 at 08:49 PM
Las Vegas - Top fundraisers for Donald Trump on Wednesday were making pitches to prominent hedge fund investors to line up behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as he seeks to raise $1 billion for the general election campaign. The New York billionaire businessman was a topic of discussion as some 2,000 hedge fund managers, investors, lawyers and journalists gathered in Las...

Washington – Brain Scans Find Protein A Marker Of Alzheimer’s Decline

May 11, 2016 at 08:27 PM
Washington - Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease — and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments. It's not clear exactly what causes Alzheimer's. Its best-known hallmark is the sticky amyloid that builds into plaques coating...

Washington – FBI Head Disputes Clinton Claim FBI Only Conducting ‘security Inquiry’ On Emails

May 11, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that he was unfamiliar with the "security inquiry" terminology the Clinton campaign sometimes uses to discuss an ongoing investigation arising from Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. He also reiterated that there was no set timeline to wrap up the investigation and that he was committed to it being done...

Jerusalem – ‘Force Haredi Schools To Close On Independence Day’ Says NGO

May 11, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Hiddush religious pluralism organization called on Education Minister Naftali Bennett to ensure that state-funded haredi schools do not hold classes on Independence Day, a national holiday when all other Jewish schools are closed. “The continued funding of educational institutions that educate in a negative manner about the state is an act of suicide by the state,” said Hiddush...

Washington – Capitol Hill Buzz: Warren, Trump Duel Again On Twitter

May 11, 2016 at 06:27 PM
Washington - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter again to bash Donald Trump, the latest in a series of Internet "tweetstorms" calling Trump on the carpet for his treatment of women and his insults toward her. The Massachusetts Democrat has far fewer followers than Trump and she is a cleaner Twitter fighter than the bombastic billionaire. But she is scrappy. "Your policies are...

Albany – NY Attorney General Offers Help Getting Health Coverage For Addiction, Mental Illness

May 11, 2016 at 06:17 PM
Albany, NY - New York’s attorney general says people denied insurance coverage for addiction treatment and mental illness should contact his office for help. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) says the state’s 2006 mental health parity law requires insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders at least equal to their coverage...

Albany, NY – NY Begins Suspending Toll Evaders’ Vehicle Registrations

May 11, 2016 at 05:31 PM
Albany, NY - The state of New York has begun suspending the registrations of vehicles driven by persistent toll evaders in an effort to make sure motorists don't try to cheat the system. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the process of suspending 575 registrations has started. It is part of a policy implemented this year that allows the state to suspend registrations of those who fail to...

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