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Beirut – Hezbollah Says U.N. ‘Weak’ After Critical Israel Report Pulled

March 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Beirut - The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement denounced the United Nations on Saturday as weak after the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians. A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday after the secretary-general asked her to remove the report, published by the United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)...

Palm Beach, FL – Spicer: Secret Service Stops Attempted White House Intrusion

March 18, 2017 at 11:22 PM
Palm Beach, FL - The White House said Saturday that an individual was apprehended after jumping a low metal barrier just outside the White House fence, a week after an intrusion raised questions about lapses in security under the watch of the U.S. Secret Service. White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did not...

Monroe, NY – Orange County Set To File Appeal In Hopes Of Blocking KJ Annexation Effort

March 18, 2017 at 11:14 PM
Monroe, NY - Legal headaches are in the forecast for Kiryas Joel officials this week as Orange County has announced that it is ready to proceed with a long-debated plan to appeal a court decision that would allow the village to annex 164 acres from the Town of Monroe into its boundaries. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2ibr3qY), a previous attempt to invalidate the decision...

Minneapolis – Son Of US Man Wanted In Nazi Case Wants Evidence Released

March 18, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Minneapolis - The son of a Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in a Nazi massacre is asking that evidence against his father be released. A court in Poland recently issued an arrest warrant for Michael Karkoc, opening the way for his possible extradition on war crimes charges. Karkoc's son, Andriy Karkoc, said Saturday that his 98-year-old father is innocent. He's asking Sens. Amy...

Washington – WSJ: Trump Adviser Conway’s Husband Picked For Justice Post

March 18, 2017 at 10:40 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department, The Wall Street Journal reported. George Conway was chosen to head the office that has responsibility for defending the administration's proposed travel ban and defending lawsuits filed against the administration, the newspaper...

New York – Slain NYC Medic’s Son: ‘I Know She Didn’t Die In Vain’

March 18, 2017 at 10:15 PM
New York - The eldest son of a fire department medic fatally run over by a stolen ambulance urged her colleagues and loved ones Saturday to be humbled rather than sad in her memory. "Seeing everyone she affected, I know she didn't die in vain," Jose Montes, the eldest of slain Fire Department emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo's five sons, told the family members and colleagues...

New York – Plane That Landed At NYC Airport Runs Into Snowbank At LaGuardia

March 18, 2017 at 09:42 PM
New York, NY - A plane from Chicago that landed at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday got stuck in a snowdrift while turning off the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug. The pilot of the Republic Airline flight operating under Delta was trying to leave the runway in order to taxi to the gate when the plane got stuck. The delay took about an hour. There were 73 passengers on board and no one...

Paris – Man Wanted To Kill, Die For Allah Shot Dead At Orly Airport

March 18, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Paris -Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris' Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her patrol shot and killed the man before he could fire the military-grade weapon in the busy airport terminal. The attack forced the airport's terminals to shut...

New York – NYC Rabbinic Bris Board Fires Off Letter To Mayor Over Metzitzah B’peh Agreement

March 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York, NY - With both City Hall and the City Council issuing warnings that changes may be coming to the the 2015 agreement that lifted certain regulations imposed on metzitzah b’peh, a broad-based rabbinical group that has been involved in the ongoing dialogue regarding mbp have spoken out, saying that it is the Board of Health, not the rabbonim involved, who have reneged on their part of...

Jerusalem – Israel Returns Fire From Gaza, Strikes Hamas Targets

March 18, 2017 at 08:28 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes against two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to a projectile fired from Gaza into southern Israel. No injuries were reported on either side. The military says it carried out the airstrikes early on Saturday in retaliation for the projectile that landed in an open field. No militant group has claimed...

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