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Helsinki, Finland – Finns Protest Against Racism After Man Assaulted At Neo-Nazi Rally Dies

September 24, 2016 at 11:41 PM
Helsinki, Finland - More than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after the death of a man assaulted during a neo-Nazi rally in the city earlier this month. Following an influx of asylum seekers last year, anti-immigration sentiment has been on the rise in the small Nordic country, which has little experience of taking in large numbers of...

Venice, CA – Snapchat Introduces Video Glasses, Changes Company Name In First Hardware Push

September 24, 2016 at 11:18 PM
Venice, CA - Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product. The glasses can record video 10 seconds at a time by tapping a button on the device. The video is then uploaded to the popular image-messaging app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles-based...

Brooklyn, NY – Police Name Williamsburg Suspect Who Lured BP Boy Into Car For Sex Act

September 24, 2016 at 11:09 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It was good police work that led police to the Williamsburg man that they believe lured a nine year old Chasidic boy to his vehicle and then performed a sex act in front of the child. 38 year old Chaim Weissman was arrested on Friday at 2 PM, said police. As previously reported on VIN News(http://bit.ly/2dpi1qH), Weissman allegedly promised the nine year old, who was...

Berlin – Holocaust Survivor Max Mannheimer Dies In Germany At Age 96

September 24, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Berlin - Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer, who dedicated his life in post-war Germany to fighting anti-Semitism, has died. He was 96. German Chancellor Angela Merkel honored Mannheimer Saturday for his efforts to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Twitter that Merkel is mourning his death and that "we owe him gratitude." Mannheimer spent two...

Austin, TX – Ted Cruz Calls His Decision To Back Trump ‘Agonizing’

September 24, 2016 at 10:41 PM
Austin, TX - Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump. Addressing a policy forum organized by The Texas Tribune, the Texas senator said Saturday it was "agonizing" making the decision to back Trump, whom he once called a "pathological liar" and "serial philanderer." He denied he caved in to pressure from top Republicans nationally and...

Burlington, WA – Suspect Arrested In Washington Mall Shooting

September 24, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Burlington, WA - The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead and sparked an intensive, nearly 24-hour manhunt is in custody, authorities said Saturday. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis identified the suspect via Twitter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington. Authorities announced earlier that the suspect had been apprehended Saturday...

Washington – Obamas Officially Open Black History Museum

September 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval. Speaking at a dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Obama said that the story of black America is the...

Washington – N.Y. Times Endorses Clinton In White House Race

September 24, 2016 at 09:23 PM
Washington - The New York Times endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for the White House on Saturday, saying she was more qualified than Republican presidential rival Donald Trump to handle the challenges facing the United States. The newspaper described Clinton as "one of the most tenacious politicians of her generation" and said she had displayed a command of policy and diplomatic nuance while...

New York – Israel PM Hopes Obama Won’t Make Final Push For Palestinians

September 24, 2016 at 09:22 PM
New York - Israel's prime minister said Saturday he hopes President Barack Obama refrains from pushing for a Palestinian state in his final months in office. Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel's Channel 2 TV that the issue didn't come up in this week's meeting with Obama in New York. But he noted the president has previously vetoed anti-Israel measures at the United Nations and said peace would...

North Carolina – Charlotte Police Release Body And Dashboard Camera Footage Of Fatal Shooting Of Black Man

September 24, 2016 at 09:08 PM
Charlotte, NC - Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. It's unclear if there was anything in the man's hands. The footage of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott was released after several days of demonstrations that coalesced around demands that...

New York – Netanyahu To Meet With Clinton And Trump

September 24, 2016 at 08:45 PM
New York - An Israeli official has confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday. Netanyahu is in the United States, where he met with President Barack Obama and addressed the U.N. General Assembly this week. Israel is a close ally of the U.S. and presidential candidates often visit to meet with Israeli...

Burlington, WA – Shooting Sows Terror At Washington Mall, 5 Dead; Shooter On Loose

September 24, 2016 at 08:06 PM
Burlington, WA - The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy's Department Store. By the time police arrived moments later, the carnage at the Macy's makeup counter was complete. Four people were dead and the shooter was gone, last seen walking toward Interstate 5. A fifth victim, a man, died in...

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