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United Nations – UN Needs $80 Million For Schools For Palestinian Refugees

May 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM
United Nations - The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August. Last year, a $101 million shortfall in the budget of the agency, known as UNRWA, almost led to a delay in...

Detroit – Fiat Chrysler, Google To Cooperate On Autonomous Minivans

May 3, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Detroit - Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The companies announced the agreement on Tuesday, saying that Chrysler engineers would work with Google to install sensors and software so the vans can drive themselves. The added vehicles are needed as Google expands real-world...

Washington – Trump Endorses Jewish Settlement Expansion In West Bank

May 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump advocated for the continued building of settlements in the West Bank on Wednesday, The Daily Mail reported. In an interview with the online news purveyor, Trump refuted the notion that halted expansion of Jewish settlements is a prerequisite for peace negotiations. Contrary to the building magnate's previous indication of...

New York – Wall Street Values Tesla Motors At $620,000 Per Car

May 3, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - Company founder and CEO Elon Musk may not mention Tesla Motors Inc's stock price when his electric car company gives its latest financial update on Wednesday, but it will be front and center for investors divided over its seemingly rich valuation. After a rally that ended in April, Tesla's market capitalization is currently about $31 billion - equivalent to $620,000 for every car...

New York, NY – Bratton: More Than 200 Questionable Pistol Permits Under Review

May 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York, NY - More than 200 gun permits issued by three NYPD officers who are accused of taking bribes in exchange for gun licenses have come under scrutiny, with gun owners instructed to surrender any firearms in their possession to police while the investigation continues. As previously reported on VIN News, Deputy Inspector Michael Endall, Sergeant David Villanueva and Officer Richard...

Washington – Trump Calls Cruz ‘One Hell Of A Competitor’

May 3, 2016 at 09:39 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is shifting his focus to Hillary Clinton. The Republican front-runner addressed supporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday night after his chief Republican rival, Ted Cruz dropped out. The announcement came after Trump scored his seventh consecutive victory in Indiana. He called Cruz "one hell of a competitor," calling his decision to drop out of the race...

Washington – Sanders Wins Democratic Presidential Primary In Indiana

May 3, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Washington - Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, scoring a late primary season victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton...

Washington – Exit Poll: GOP Men Fuel Trump’s Victory In Indiana Primary

May 3, 2016 at 09:28 PM
Washington - Donald Trump can thank male voters for his big victory in the Indiana Republican primary. The billionaire won the support of Republican men by a more than 25-point margin over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the presidential race after his defeat Tuesday night. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was drawing the support of black voters and...

New York – New York City To Pay U.S. $4.3 Million In Medicare Fraud Case

May 3, 2016 at 08:55 PM
New York - New York City agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.3 million to settle a civil fraud lawsuit accusing the city's fire department of accepting tens of thousands of improper Medicare reimbursements for emergency ambulance services. The accord signed on Tuesday resolves claims that the city cheated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services out of millions of dollars from October...

Washington – Ted Cruz Ends Republican Presidential Campaign

May 3, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Washington -Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination. The conservative tea party firebrand who cast himself as the only viable alternative to Trump announced his exit after a stinging defeat in Indiana's Republican primary. "It appears that path has been foreclosed," Cruz told...

New York – Officials: Candles Possible Cause Of NYC Church Fire

May 3, 2016 at 08:30 PM
New York - Fire department officials say the cause of a blaze that destroyed a historic New York City church is under investigation but it could have been candles. The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava (SAH'-vah) burned on Sunday, the same day Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter. Fire officials said Tuesday they are looking into whether caretakers at the church may have...

New York – Real Estate Mogul And NY Art Collector Aby Rosen To Pay $7M To Settle Tax Evasion Case

May 3, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - A prominent art collector and real estate developer has agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations he failed to pay taxes on about $80 million worth of art, the state attorney general said Tuesday. The settlement with Aby Rosen followed an investigation that revealed he owed taxes on over 200 works of art, said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Rosen's whose companies own...

Washington – U.S. Top Court Rejects POM Wonderful Appeal Over Ads

May 3, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Washington - Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker's advertising was misleading. The Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling that largely upheld the regulatory agency's determination...

Washington – Trump Wins Indiana Republican Primary

May 3, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Washington - Republican front-runner Donald Trump scored an important victory over rival Ted Cruz in Indiana on Tuesday, a win that moves him close to being unstoppable in his march to the party's presidential nomination. The New York billionaire was quickly projected to be the winner by television networks shortly after polling places closed in the Midwestern state. Trump was on track to take...

Stockholm – Jewish Leader Urges Sweden To Prioritize Anti-Semitism Fight

May 3, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Stockholm - The president of the European Jewish Congress says Sweden needs to be vigilant of anti-Semitism among some refugees seeking shelter in the Nordic country. Moshe Kantor on Tuesday said that while Muslim refugees also face bigotry and racism, "anti-Semitism remains a significant problem in Sweden" and should be prioritized. Kantor spoke to The Associated Press after a meeting in...

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