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Washington – ‘I Didn’t Think It Was A Big Deal,’ Clinton Says Of Pneumonia Bout

September 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Monday she could resume presidential campaigning in a couple of days after a bout of pneumonia that she initially had not believed was "that big a deal." Clinton's health scare after she almost collapsed at an event on Sunday, causing her to cancel some campaign trips, revived concerns about a tendency toward secrecy that has dogged her campaign...

Washington – White House: Snowden Should Return To US To Face Charges

September 12, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama continues to believe that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden should return to the United States to face charges for leaking classified information. Snowden's supporters are pushing for Obama to pardon Snowden, and a new movie is coming out Friday about the case. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday...

New York – Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt To Shape Science

September 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and...

Manila – Filipino President Says He Wants U.S. Special Forces Out Of His Country

September 12, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. special forces troops from a group of islands in the southern Philippines, saying their presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners. Duterte, who was in the spotlight last week over a televised tirade against the United States and President Barack Obama, said...

Brooklyn, NY – Herskovic Defense Team Embarrassed in Court as Prosecution Destroys Credibility of Expert Witness

September 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Dramatic moments unfolded today in Brooklyn Supreme Court as an expert witness for the defense in the trail of Mayer Herskovic was ripped to shreds by the prosecution. As previously reported on VIN News(http://bit.ly/2caZ1Kw), attorney Israel Fried who is representing Mayer Herskovic in connection with the beating of a black man in Williamsburg in 2013, had planned to show that...

San Francisco – Court: Yelp Not Liable For Star Ratings On Site

September 12, 2016 at 10:05 PM
San Francisco - Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it liable for negative reviews posted on the site because it relies on reviews of businesses from users, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, dismissing a libel lawsuit filed against Yelp by a Washington state locksmith company owner. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the star rating system that Yelp...

South Bend, IN – Ginsburg: Both Parties To Blame For Nomination Fights

September 12, 2016 at 09:30 PM
South Bend IN - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for the battles that occur when a president nominates a justice. She told about 7,100 people at the University of Notre Dame on Monday she was confirmed by the Senate on a 96-3 vote in 1993 and Justice Stephen Breyer was confirmed by an 87-9 vote the next year. She says it hasn't...

White Plains, NY – Illness Hit Clinton Campaign Staff Before She Got Pneumonia

September 12, 2016 at 09:00 PM
White Plains, NY - An outbreak of respiratory illness swept through Hillary Clinton's campaign in the weeks before she was diagnosed with pneumonia and fell ill at this year's 9/11 memorial ceremony, campaign aides said Monday. The Democratic presidential candidate abruptly left Sunday's event after feeling "overheated." A video later posted on Twitter showed her staggering and eventually...

Clementon, NJ – Prosecutors: Man Used Neighbor’s Wi-Fi To Access Child Porn

September 12, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Clementon, NJ - Prosecutors say a New Jersey man used his neighbor's Wi-Fi to download thousands of child porn images and hundreds of videos. Camden County authorities executed a search warrant at a Clementon home on Sept. 1. But they determined the homeowners weren't involved after speaking with them. But authorities learned the Wi-Fi wasn't password protected. They say they later...

New York – Israeli Charged In New York Over Alleged Kiryas Joel Kidnapping Plot

September 12, 2016 at 07:43 PM
New York - An Israeli citizen who serves as a divorce mediator within an Orthodox Jewish community in New York has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kidnap a man who had refused to grant his wife a religious divorce. Binyamin Gottlieb, 33, was arrested by the FBI at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday as he prepared to board a Ukraine-bound flight, four days after...

Washington – Quiet For Once: Trump Restraint Demonstrates New Discipline

September 12, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Washington - For nearly 24 hours, Donald Trump was quiet. As Hillary Clinton waded through the most perilous stretch of her campaign to date, the GOP presidential nominee held his tongue, allowing amateur footage of his foe stumbling after falling ill to play over and over on TV without his commentary. The episode underscored a new political reality: After more than a year of off-the-cuff...

Washington – Engine Blade On Southwest Jet Showed Signs Of Cracking

September 12, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Investigators say that an engine fan blade on a Southwest Airlines jet broke off and the stub of the blade showed signs of metal fatigue. The plane made a safe emergency landing last month in Florida after shrapnel from the broken engine hit the fuselage. The plane lost cabin pressure, and oxygen masks dropped down for passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board issued...

Albany, NY – New York State Extends Deadline For Sept. 11 Health Claims

September 12, 2016 at 06:25 PM
Albany, NY - New York state has reopened the window for workers and volunteers seeking lost wages and medical benefits from their involvement in the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A law signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks that collapsed the twin towers in Manhattan, extends...

New York – Berkshire Is Accused In NY Lawsuit Of Workers’ Compensation ‘Siphoning’

September 12, 2016 at 06:01 PM
New York - Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California...

San Francisco – Cargo From Bankrupt Hanjin Ship Moving In US, New Funds Pledged

September 12, 2016 at 05:24 PM
San Francisco - A portion of the $14 billion in cargo trapped at sea by the bankruptcy of Hajin Shipping Co Ltd began moving out of a California port on Monday as shareholders and executives of the South Korean firm pledged funds to help resolve the turmoil created by its collapse. The Hanjin Greece, one of roughly a dozen of the company's ships destined for the U.S. West Coast, docked in Long...

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