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San Francisco – Kaepernick’s Decision To Sit Through Anthem Scrutinized

August 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM
San Francisco - From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the national anthem reached far beyond football. And many aren't thrilled with the 49ers quarterback's strong words about why he is doing it : To instigate change and challenge authority when it comes to...

New York – Fitbit Makes Exercise Even More Of A Game

August 29, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood. The new motivational feature, called Adventures, will be available to all Fitbit users through a free app update Monday. The feature tracks the distance you've walked or run and maps it against actual trails, starting with three at Yosemite...

Los Angeles – Airport Scare Hard To Avoid With Cascade Of False Reports

August 29, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Los Angeles - In the moments before reports of gunshots created a panic at the Los Angeles airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro. Authorities have now determined that there were no gunshots. The only people at the airport with guns Sunday night were officers, but false reports of an active...

Egg Harbor Township, NJ – 1 Dead, 4 Hurt In Highway Shootout; Bullet Holes Cover SUV

August 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Egg Harbor Township, NJ - A shootout on a New Jersey highway on Monday afternoon left one person dead, four others hurt and a sport utility vehicle riddled with bullet holes. The people in the two cars knew each other and the incident was not a random act, state police Capt. Stephen Jones said. He said that no other vehicles were hit by bullets. Police said they received reports of a...

Banja Luka, Bosnia – Bosnian Serbs Make Shoes For Melania Trump’s White House March

August 29, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Banja Luka, Bosnia - A Bosnian Serb factory on Monday presented two pairs of shoes as a gift for the wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Slovenian-born Melania, in a gesture of support for Trump's White House campaign. Many Serbs in the Balkans back Trump, ill-disposed to rival Hillary Clinton whose husband Bill backed NATO air strikes on Bosnian Serb positions toward...

Atlanta – Girl Strikes Gold By Finding Stolen Olympic Medal In Trash

August 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Atlanta - An Olympic champion is thanking a 7-year-old Atlanta girl who found his gold medal in a pile of trash weeks after it got stolen. Joe Jacobi won the medal in men's canoe double slalom at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Jacobi says it was stolen when somebody broke into his car in June. Weeks later, Chloe Smith was walking with her father when she spotted the gold medal discarded in...

Jerusalem – Memory Of Holocaust In Lithuania Saved From Oblivion By Israeli Soccer Agent And Lithuanian Writer

August 29, 2016 at 09:33 PM
Jerusalem - When Israeli soccer agent Tzvi Kritzer decided to build a monument in the Lithuanian town of MolÄ—tai (Malat in Yiddish), where most of his family was murdered during the Holocaust, and to bring the relatives of the victims to the town for a memorial march, he was told to expect 20 to 30 people. A year later, on August 29, 2016, more than a thousand people, including the president...

Brooklyn, NY – Prosecutors Say DNA Evidence Proves Defendant Participated In Williamsburg Beating

August 29, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The first and only trial in the 2013 beating of a black man in Williamsburg opened today with a bang, as prosecutors announced that they have DNA evidence that establishes a clear link between the defendant and the plaintiff. As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/ET9ySw), 24 year old Mayer Herskovic is the only one of five men arrested in the attack to stand trial...

San Jose, CA – Apple Is Sued Over Unresponsive iPhone 6 Touchscreens

August 29, 2016 at 08:33 PM
San Jose, CA - Apple Inc has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones' touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable. According to a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit filed on Saturday, Apple has long been aware of the defect, which often surfaces after a flickering gray bar appears atop the touchscreens, but has...

Chicago – Former Chicago Official Gets 10 Years In Red Light Camera Bribe Case

August 29, 2016 at 08:06 PM
Chicago - A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for using his influence to expand contracts for the city's red light traffic camera program in a $2 million bribery scheme. John Bills, 55, was convicted in January on every charge he faced connected to the scheme, including mail fraud, wire fraud, filing false tax returns and bribery. In...

Washington – Jewish GOP Billionaire Abandons Donald Trump

August 29, 2016 at 07:29 PM
Washington - A fellow real estate billionaire of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has revoked his support for the candidate after incurring blowback for planning a fund-raiser in his name this weekend. Martin Selig, a Jewish property developer who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1939, originally cast his support for Trump as the default choice of a career member of the...

Orlando, FL – Orlando Theme Parks Give Free Bug Spray To Ease Zika Worries

August 29, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Orlando, FL - Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday began offering the mosquito spray and lotion free of charge at their parks. No mosquito-transmitted case of the Zika virus has been found in central Florida...

Washington – Can’t Say “Which Donald Trump” Will Be At Debates

August 29, 2016 at 06:49 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton is telling supporters that she doesn't know "which Donald Trump" will show up at the presidential debates. Clinton told supporters at a private fundraiser in New York's East Hampton Monday that she is "running against someone who will say or do anything." The Democratic presidential candidate said her Republican opponent may try and convey "gravity" or he could...

Washington – US Meets Target Of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees

August 29, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Washington - The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced. Obama sought a sixfold increase in the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United States. After a slow start, the administration was able to hit the goal about a month early and just a few weeks before Obama convenes a...

Southampton, NY – Huma Abedin: Clinton Aide Is Known As Her ‘Second Daughter’

August 29, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Southampton, NY - Often called Hillary Clinton's second daughter, Huma Abedin is a deeply trusted aide who is rarely far apart from the Democratic presidential nominee. She's also a confidante subjected to a similar level of attention and scrutiny as her longtime boss. Abedin announced Monday she was separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after another sexting incident involving the...

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