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Jerusalem – Historic Aid Package Between U.S. And Israel Could Soon Become Reality

September 11, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Jerusalem - A proposed American aid package to Israel, the largest ever given to any country, would focus on tunnels that give terrorist access into Israel. United States Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro spoke about the planned defense agreement at the opening of the International Conference of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism, which also included a 9/11 commemoration...

New York – Hillary Clinton Cancels California Trip, Campaign Says

September 11, 2016 at 11:08 PM
‎New York - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has canceled a campaign trip to California because of her diagnosis of pneumonia, a campaign official said on Sunday. Clinton was scheduled to leave for California on Monday morning for a two-day swing that included fundraisers and a speech on the economy. No other details about her travel were available...

Leesburg, VA – 9/11 Memories Haunt Airline Employee Who Helped Hijackers Onto Flight 77

September 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Leesburg, VA - American Airlines ticket agent Vaughn Allex had no idea when he checked in two late arriving passengers on September 11, 2001, that he was sentencing over 180 people to their deaths. 15 years later, the Leesburg, Virginia resident still struggles to come to terms with feelings of guilt when he thinks about the darkest day in American history. In a rare interview, Allex told...

San Francisco – A Raised Fist, More Kneeling Players As NFL Anthem Protest Spreads

September 11, 2016 at 09:42 PM
San Francisco - Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist and several Miami Dolphins players knelt during performances of the U.S. national anthem on Sunday, the latest gestures in the National Football League to draw attention to racial inequality. San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a controversy when he began the protests against injustice and...

New York – 9/11′s Annual ‘Tribute In Light’ Beams In NYC

September 11, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Two giant towers of light are illuminating the night sky in lower Manhattan as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum's "Tribute in Light" art installation just south of the World Trade Center site switched on just after sundown Sunday. The beams from the 88 searchlights represent the twin towers. They were first...

Ocean Township, NJ – Eddie Antar, Owner Of Crazy Eddie Retail Chain, Dead At 68

September 11, 2016 at 07:12 PM
Ocean Township, NJ - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was 68. The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday that Antar died Saturday. A cause of death wasn't disclosed. The Crazy Eddie chain was known for its ads featuring a maniacal pitchman who...

Washington – Hillary Clinton’s Health Re-emerges As Issue In ’16 Campaign

September 11, 2016 at 05:53 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton's stumbles as she left Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony put her health at the forefront of a presidential campaign in which the two major party nominees are among the oldest ever and have disclosed a limited amount of information about their medical history. The Democratic presidential nominee "felt overheated" and left the ground zero ceremony after about 90...

New York – Doctor Says Clinton Has Pneumonia; Rest Advised

September 11, 2016 at 05:42 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton's doctor says the Democratic presidential nominee was diagnosed on Friday with pneumonia, put on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her campaign schedule. Dr. Lisa Bardack says in a statement that Clinton is "recovering nicely" after attending a Sept. 11 anniversary event in lower Manhattan. Clinton was seen on video appearing to struggle to stay on her feet...

Jerusalem – Father Of Fallen Captive IDF Soldier Pens Last Letter Before Passing Away’

September 11, 2016 at 04:59 PM
Jerusalem - Herzl Shaul the father of Oron Shaul, one of the fallen soldiers from Operation Protectice Edge whose remains are held in the Gaza Strip, asked his son Aviram a day before his passing to record him read a note to Oron. After two failed attempts to record due to the condition of Herzls' health, Oron's father lost consciousness and his family was called to part from him in his last...

Paris – France Arrests 15-year-old Boy For Planning ‘imminent’ Paris Attack: Sources

September 11, 2016 at 04:52 PM
Paris - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Paris suspected of preparing imminent "violent action", two judicial sources said, the second alleged plot with links to Islamic State discovered in France this week. Last Sunday, a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame cathedral and jerry cans of diesel, leading to the discovery of a plot to attack a Paris railway station under...

Jerusalem – Sephardic Rabbi: Desecration Of Shabbos Caused Parking Garage Disaster

September 11, 2016 at 02:45 PM
Jerusalem - An outspoken Israel rabbi whose pronouncements have often been the subject of controversy said that desecration of the Sabbath is to blame for last week’s deadly parking garage collapse in Tel Aviv that took the lives of six people. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2cmLrB4), more than 20 were injured in the accident which took place at a construction site in...

Shanksville, PA – 40 Who Died In Pennsylvania In 9/11 Attack Remembered

September 11, 2016 at 01:20 PM
Shanksville, PA - The 40 passengers and crew members of a plane that crashed in western Pennsylvania after it was hijacked during the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago have been honored with a reading of names and tolling of bells. About 1,000 surviving family members, dignitaries and citizen visitors attended the annual service at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville. The site, about 60...

New York – Clinton Says, ‘I’m Feeling Great’; Had Left 9/11 Event Early

September 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday's 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling "overheated," according to her campaign, and retreated to her daughter's nearby apartment. As she exited the apartment shortly before noon, Clinton said, "I'm feeling great." Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement that the Democratic presidential nominee attended the morning...

Frankfurt – 2 Dead After Cruise Ship Hits Bridge In Southern Germany

September 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Frankfurt - A river cruise ship carrying nearly 230 people struck a bridge early Sunday in southern Germany, crushing the wheelhouse and killing two crew members, authorities said. The Viking Freya had just cast off while it was still dark from the town of Erlangen on its way to the Hungarian capital, Budapest, along the Main-Danube Canal when the collision occurred, police said. The dead...

Paris – France’s Premier Warns Of New Attacks, 15,000 People On Police Radar

September 11, 2016 at 11:05 AM
Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats. The French capital was put on high alert last week when French officials said they dismantled a "terrorist cell" that planned to attack a Paris railway station under the direction of...

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