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San Diego, CA – Trump Will Testify After Election In Trump University Suit

May 6, 2016 at 06:44 PM
San Diego, CA - Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate seminars, his attorney said Friday. A federal judge in San Diego set a Nov. 28 trial, raising the possibility that Trump could take the stand as a...

Washington – Trump Calls Lindsey Graham ‘an Embarrassment’

May 6, 2016 at 06:04 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is unloading on Lindsey Graham, calling the South Carolina senator "beyond rehabilitation" and "an embarrassment" to his state. A former campaign rival of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Graham said in a CNN interview Friday that he can't support Trump's candidacy. Trump responded with a scathing statement that mocked Graham's campaign loss. He...

New York – NYC Agency: Bars, Restaurants Can’t Ban Pregnant Women Or Refuse Them Drinks

May 6, 2016 at 05:24 PM
New York, NY - Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines. The city Human Rights Commission guidelines, released Friday, outline a variety of anti-discrimination measures and expound on a 2013 law that mostly concerns protections for pregnant workers. But the guidance also warns against...

New York – US Airlines Enlist Travelers In Effort To Cut Security Lines

May 6, 2016 at 05:04 PM
New York - U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation's airports. Now, they're even asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media. Lines during peak hours at some airports have topped 90 minutes. The airlines already are warning customers to arrive at the airport two hours in advance, and are...

Washington – Former Presidential Rival Jeb Bush Says He Will Not Vote For Trump

May 6, 2016 at 04:42 PM
Washington - Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Friday he would not vote for either the party's presumptive nominee Donald Trump or the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the November election. "In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my...

Bethesda, MD – Suspect In 3 Fatal Shootings In Custody

May 6, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Bethesda, MD - A possible suspect was arrested on Friday in the shooting deaths of two people and wounding of two others at shopping centers in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Eulalio Sevilla Tordil, 62, an officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was suspected of killing his wife and shooting a bystander on Thursday in Beltsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. When a...

Jackson, NJ – Lakewood Shomrim Meet With Local Law Enforcement To Discuss Accusations Of Improper Activity

May 6, 2016 at 03:23 PM
Jackson, NJ - Just days after local officials expressed concerns about members of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch overstepping its bounds, members of the Jackson Police Department met Thursday with representatives of the community watch group to discuss the scope of the patrol’s activities. As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/08Nt9R), both Toms River police chief Mitchell...

Washington – GOP Sen. Graham Won’t Support Trump As Nominee

May 6, 2016 at 03:13 PM
Washington - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won't support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The South Carolina senator and former White House hopeful says in a statement he doesn't believe Trump is a "reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as commander in chief." Graham said he won't support Democrat Hillary...

Boston – Kerry: Diverse Graduating Class Is ‘Trump’s Worst Nightmare’

May 6, 2016 at 02:45 PM
Boston - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday that their diversity is "Donald Trump's worst nightmare" and that it's their job to stop the spread of violent extremism. Speaking to an estimated audience of 25,000 at Northeastern University's commencement, Kerry drew heavy applause when he noted the many races and religions among the graduates, and then directed a...

London – 1st Muslim Mayor: Labour’s Khan Elected Mayor Of London, NYC’s De Blasio Sends Congratulation

May 6, 2016 at 02:06 PM
London - Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party. As New York mayor Bill de Blasio sent his congratulations, Khan had yet to receive official notification of his victory, which would go some way to soothing the...

Washington – Obama Says Of Trump, ‘This Is Not Reality Show’

May 6, 2016 at 01:40 PM
Washington - In his first remarks about Donald Trump's presumptive nominee status, President Barack Obama has a message for the media: "This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show." Obama is urging reporters to take Trump seriously and vet him thoroughly. At a brief news conference at the White House on Friday, Obama told reporters to scrutinize the candidates closely, to fact check...

New York – NYC Bag Tax Unpopular Among Jewish City Dwellers

May 6, 2016 at 01:16 PM
New York - A bill that would make New York City shoppers pay for every bag they use when making purchases may have met with majority approval in the City Council, but many area residents are giving the recently passed legislation a thumbs down. Known as The Bag Bill, the legislation was approved yesterday by the City Council after an unusually contentious debate by a vote of 28 to 20. ...

Syracuse, NY – 6 Family Members, Including 4 Kids, Killed In Syracuse Blaze

May 6, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Syracuse, NY - A predawn fire quickly engulfed a two-story house Friday in Syracuse, and two men, a 7-year-old girl and three boys ages 10 to 13 were found dead inside, officials said. A 32-year-old woman escaped the fire and was taken to a hospital, Fire Lt. Joe Galloway said. A 33-year-old man who lived in the single-family home was away when the fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. The...

Mountain View, CA – Google Front Page Celebrates Sigmund Freud’s 160th Birthday

May 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Mountain View, CA - Google is celebrating Sigmund Freud's 160th birthday with a special doodle. Instead of a Google logo, visitors to its home page in much of the world Friday are seeing an image of Freud's head nestled between a pair of icebergs with a passing ship going by. Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis. Google says an image of a leather couch "might be the typical...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Announces Stronger Pregnancy Protections In The Workplace

May 6, 2016 at 12:20 PM
New York, NY - Mayor de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis released today new guidance that defines violations of pregnancy protections under the New York City Human Rights Law, and provides clear examples of when and how employers should make accommodations for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition. “Pregnant employees should never be...

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