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Williamsburg, VA – Would-be Reagan Assassin Released From Psychiatric Hospital

September 10, 2016 at 11:53 PM
Williamsburg, VA - Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. was released from a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, media reports said, 35 years after he shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan in an attack prompted by a deranged obsession with the actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley, 61, is moving in with his elderly mother in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he has been making...

Melbourne – ‘IS-inspired’ Australian Charged With Terrorism After Stabbing

September 10, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Melbourne - A Sydney man was charged on Sunday with committing a terrorist attack and attempted murder that police said seemed to have been inspired by Islamic State, after he repeatedly stabbed a stranger on the street. The 22-year-old stabbed the 59-year-old man who was walking through a park on Saturday, and attacked police who arrived, making statements that they said led them to conclude...

Brooklyn, NY – Defense To Challenge DNA Evidence In Williamsburg Beating Trial

September 10, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The defense attorney in the trial on a gang assault of a black man in Williamsburg plans to challenge a key point in the prosecution’s case when the trial resumes Monday morning: DNA evidence that allegedly links his client to the victim. As previously reported on VIN News(http://bit.ly/2czZeXr), Mayer Herskovic refused a plea bargain that would include an admission of guilt...

New York – Trump Closes In On Clinton’s Projected Electoral Lead: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

September 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Republican Donald Trump appears to have carved out a wider path to the White House as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday. The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under...

New York – Clinton Says She Regrets Calling ‘half’ Of Trump Supporters ‘basket Of Deplorables’

September 10, 2016 at 10:21 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she was wrong to put half of Donald Trump's supporters in a "basket of deplorables," but didn't back down from a description of his campaign the Republican nominee said smeared many Americans and would take a political toll. Less than 24 hours after she made the statement at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said, "I regret saying 'half'...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Role In South Sudan Under Scrutiny Amid Violence

September 10, 2016 at 10:05 PM
Jerusalem - Escalating violence in South Sudan is casting a light on Israel's murky involvement in that conflict and raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new strategy of strengthening ties with African countries. Netanyahu has been forging alliances across Africa in an effort he says will help blunt Palestinian diplomatic initiatives against Israel at the United...

Geneva – U.S., Russia Clinch Syria Deal, Aim For Truce From Monday

September 10, 2016 at 09:53 PM
Geneva - The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups. "Today, Sergei Lavrov and I, on behalf of our presidents and our countries, call on every Syrian stakeholder to support the...

Israel – Final Bodies Recovered From Tel Aviv Construction Collapse

September 10, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Tel Aviv - The Israeli military says it has recovered the final three bodies buried beneath the rubble of a construction site collapse in Tel Aviv, setting the final death toll from the incident at six. Rescue teams led by the military's Home Front Command have been searching for five days for survivors inside the wreckage of the multilevel parking garage that collapsed. The military...

Tehran – Iran Begins Construction On 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

September 10, 2016 at 09:16 PM
Tehran - Iran began building its second nuclear power plant with Russian help on Saturday, the first such project since last year's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. The project in the southern port city of Bushehr will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years. Construction on the second plant is set to begin in 2018. The entire project will cost more than...

Marseille, France – Car Packed With Gas Cylinders Found By Cops Outside Synagogue

September 10, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Marseille, France - A car filled with gas cylinders was today found parked outside a synagogue in the south of France. The vehicle was discovered by cops next to the Bar Yohaye synagogue in the French city as it was holding a service for dozens of worshippers. It came just a week after another car – also filled with gas cylinders – was left outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Cops...

Golan Heights – Israel Strikes Syria After Projectile Lands In Golan Heights

September 10, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Golan Heights - For the second time this week, the Israeli military says its aircraft struck targets in Syria after a projectile hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights. The military said Saturday that it hit Syrian artillery positions after the projectile landed in the northern Golan Heights. It caused no injuries. A similar incident took place Thursday. Israel has largely...

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