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New York – Surprise! 4 Things You Didn’t Know Were Taxable

October 19, 2017 at 11:40 PM
New York - Tax season begins in just a few months, which means there's precious little time left to prevent unwelcome tax surprises next April. For many people, the blow comes when they find out they have to report income they thought wasn't taxable — and then have to come up with money to pay taxes on it. Here are four kinds of income that people routinely think they don't have to report...

New York – Target Sees New Smaller Manhattan Store As Where It’s Headed

October 19, 2017 at 11:06 PM
New York - Target sees its new smaller store in Manhattan as a symbol of where it's headed. The store opening Friday, which is about one-third the size of its average store, will offer same-day delivery and a selection of products more tailored to the local market. The Herald Square store a block away from Macy's is one of 12 mostly small-format stores opening this week in urban markets like...

Pyongyang – North Korea Warns Threats A ‘big Miscalculation’ In Letter To Australia Lawmakers

October 19, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday. "If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation...

Bethel, ME – Brother Of Fallen Marine Calls Trump ‘all Talk’

October 19, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Bethel, ME -  The brother of a Marine from Maine who was killed in the crash of an Osprey aircraft says President Donald Trump never reached out to the family, either by letter or phone call. Capt. Ben Cross of Bethel was one of three Marines killed in the crash in August off the coast of Australia. His older brother, Ryan Cross, who's an Army veteran, says Trump portrays himself as a...

Washington – Trump Daughter-in-law Becomes Face Of Re-election Effort

October 19, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Washington - An image of an American flag waves and the graphic promises "Real News Update." The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, already sprung to life two-and-a-half years before his name is back on the ballot, is pushing its own online news source to counteract what it believes is an oppositional media. And its face is a rising star in the president's orbit: his...

Montpelier, VT – Local Columnist Outraged By Police Handling Of Brooklyn Rabbi’s Vermont Traffic Stop

October 19, 2017 at 09:22 PM
Montpelier, VT - A New Hampshire columnist raised serious concerns about tactics used by law enforcement after a Brooklyn rabbi was roughed up by Vermont state troopers in an August traffic stop. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2xRV0Ye), Rabbi Berl Fink drove for more than four miles on a Vermont interstate on a rainy August night as a state trooper signaled for him to pull...

Washington – US: Laptops In Checked Bags Pose Fire, Explosion Risk

October 19, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an...

New York – Bush Condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry Seems Emboldened’

October 19, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity. The comments, delivered at a New York City conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, amounted to an indirect critique from a former Republican president who has...

New York – Legendary NYC News Anchor Michele Marsh Dies After Long Cancer Battle

October 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM
New York - Michele Marsh, one of the women who achieved success in the male-dominated television news industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. Marsh, 63, was surrounded by loved ones this week at her South Kent, Connecticut, home when she lost her seven-year battle with breast cancer, said her son, John Paschall. The popular, five-time local Emmy Award winner was an anchor and...

Washington – Trump Kicks Issues To Congress, Is Erratic Negotiator

October 19, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal this week on a short-term health care is the latest example, and it's left Republicans and Democrats scratching their heads. "The president has had six positions on our bill," an...

Moscow – Russia’s Putin: Trump’s Foes Have Blocked His Agenda

October 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy experts if Russia is annoyed with Trump's unpredictability, Putin said that it's linked to a "strong resistance inside the...

New York – NYC To Crack Down On Improper Use Of Electric Bikes

October 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department today announced that the City will take heightened enforcement action against electric bicycles, otherwise known as “e-bikes,” with a particular focus on the hazardous operation of e-bikes and businesses who use them or permit employees to ride them. “E-bikes are illegal to operate in New York City and the NYPD is...

Gainesville, FL – White Nationalist Heckled At University Of Florida Speech

October 19, 2017 at 06:28 PM
Gainesville, FL - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence. Richard Spencer's event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible...

Washington – Another Warm Winter Forecast For Swath Of The US

October 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday forecast a warmer winter from California through the Midwest to Maine. A colder than normal winter is predicted for southern Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Tier states. Normal...

New York – Trump UN Envoy: Russia’s Election Interference Is ‘Warfare’

October 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM
New York - Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare" on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a president who has consistently downplayed Russian influence in American politics. U.S. Ambassador Haley lashed out at Russia's efforts to "sow chaos" in elections across the world during a...

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