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Washington – Kaine Associates Trump’s Values With KKK’s

August 26, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Washington - Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is associating Donald Trump's values with those of the Ku Klux Klan. Kaine made some of his most pointed comments to date about Trump at a voter registration rally at Florida A&M University, a historically black university in Tallahassee. Kaine said: "Ku Klux Klan values, David Duke values, Donald Trump values are not American...

Vancouver, British Columbia – Photograph Of Separated Elderly Canada Couple Gets Attention

August 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Vancouver, British Columbia - A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention. Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, of Surrey, British Columbia was put in an assisted home in January after he suffered dementia health complications making it...

New York – Clinton Leads Trump By 5 Points In Reuters/Ipsos Poll

August 26, 2016 at 05:30 PM
New York - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday. The Aug. 22-25 opinion poll found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election...

Skokie, IL – Welcome To The Fourth Grade: Teacher’s Video Rap Targeting Students Gets Over A Half Million Viewers

August 26, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Skokie, IL - A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed's video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America." The 25-year-old Reed just began teaching at Stenson Elementary School in the Chicago suburb of...

Florida – Miami Hotel Bookings Slow, Airfares Fall Since Zika Outbreak

August 26, 2016 at 04:42 PM
Florida - Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows. Hotels sold 2.9 percent fewer rooms in Miami's central business district and northern neighborhoods during the first three weeks of August than they did a year earlier in the...

New York – Trump Unveils ‘America First’ Mobile App

August 26, 2016 at 04:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump's presidential campaign now has its own mobile app. The campaign on Wednesday unveiled its "America First" smartphone application, aimed at engaging the GOP nominee's supporters. Supporters can earn points by contributing to the campaign, attending events and sharing messages and videos. They can also unlock "up to 8 levels of activist badges," with names like...

Monsey, NY – Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Spring Valley Burglary Suspect

August 26, 2016 at 03:49 PM
Monsey, NY - The Spring Valley Police Department is turning to the public for assistance in identifying a man suspected of burglarizing five local businesses. The burglaries took place on August 18th at an office building located at 55 Union Road. Detective Robert Bookstein of the Spring Valley Police Department told VIN News that the suspect broke into five different offices, taking an...

London – Billionaire Richard Branson Survives Bike Crash

August 26, 2016 at 03:00 PM
London - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands. The Virgin Group boss hit a hump in the road on Virgin Gorda, one of the islands in the Caribbean, catapulting him into the road. The 66-year-old posted pictures of his bloodied face on social media on Friday, showing the gruesome...

Amatrice, Italy – (PHOTOS) Italy Quake Death Toll Hits 278, Damaged Roads Threaten Access To Town

August 26, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Amatrice, Italy - Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people. Some crumbled buildings in Amatrice cracked even further after the biggest aftershock of Friday morning struck at 6:28 a.m., one...

Washington – US Mulls Rule To Require Speed-limiting Devices For Trucks, Buses

August 26, 2016 at 02:03 PM
Washington - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways. A new proposal Friday would impose a nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 mph, though that could change. Whatever the...

Berlin – Former Bush Adviser Wolfowitz To Vote For Clinton

August 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Berlin - Paul Wolfowitz, a Republican adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush, plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election despite his "serious reservations", Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday. Wolfowitz, who served as deputy defense secretary under Bush and also as president of the World Bank, said he viewed Republican presidential candidate...

Williamsburg, NY – Police Seeking Biker In Robbery Of Chasidic Man

August 26, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Williamsburg, NY - It was an unusual case of road rage last Friday afternoon in Williamsburg as a Chasidic man found himself attacked and robbed by an irate female bicyclist. The 22 year old victim told CBS News that the biker had passed in front of his car on Roebling Street without any interactions but that when their paths crossed again at a red light on Wythe Avenue and South 6th Street...

Istanbul – Turkey Opens Bridge Between Continents In Megaproject Drive

August 26, 2016 at 12:29 PM
Istanbul - Turkey opens one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, creating a new link between two continents with the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe, is built in the style of New York's Brooklyn Bridge and boasts pylons...

Florida – 9 Injured After Balloons Cause Orlando Mall Shooting Scare

August 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Orlando, FL - Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine. Orange County Sheriff's Officials spokeswoman Deputy Rose Silva tells news outlets there was no gunman at the Florida Mall. The loud sounds were actually from six large balloons being popped as part of an...

Jackson Hole, WY – Fed’s Yellen Says Case For Interest Rate Hike Has Strengthened

August 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Jackson Hole, WY - The case for a U.S. interest rate hike has strengthened in recent months because of improvements in the labor market and expectations for solid economic growth, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday. Yellen did not indicate when the U.S. central bank might raise rates, but her comments reinforced the view that such a move could come later this year. The Fed has...

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