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Biden Unveils Jan. 20 Inaugural Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden is taking the first formal preparations for his Jan. 20 inauguration, unveiling the inaugural committee that will lead arrangements for ...

Virus Hospitalizations Hit Record In California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state's highest number yet. The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations o...

Mexico Charges Ex-Security Chief Who Faces Trial In US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for a...

Biden Chooses An All-Female Senior White House Press Team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield wi...

NYC To Reopen Schools, Even As Virus Spread Intensifies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning, and increase the number of days a week many children attend class, even as the coronavirus pandem...

Doctor Says Biden Sprained A Foot While Playing With His Dog

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden sprained a foot while playing with one of his dogs, but doctors found “no obvious fracture” while examining him Sunday, according to his doctor. ...

Completed Wisconsin Recount Confirms Biden’s Win Over Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground...

Driver Crashes Into Landmark Washington Square Park’s Landmark Arch; Officer Injured

NEW YORK (AP) — An intoxicated driver slammed into Washington Square Park's landmark marble arch on Sunday, injuring a police officer who was parked there to protect it, police sai...

Dominion Rep Who Scanned Ballots In Contended Georgia County Worked For Kamala Harris

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A member of the Dominion company who scanned ballots in Floyd County, Georgia apparently worked as a photographer for Kamala Harris's Democratic contender camp...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Alleges Fraud In US Presidential Election

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — who sometimes has embraced the label “Trump of the Tropics” — said Sunday he’ll wait a little longer before recognizing t...

Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies After House Fire, Ivanka Trump Eulogizes ‘My Dear Friend’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former Zappos CEO and tech entrepeneur Tony Hsieh has died from injuries incurred after a fire broke out in a Connecticut house where he was visiting family. T...

Analysis: Saudia Waiting For Biden Administration Before Normalization With Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — While Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hoped to achieve a Saudi agreement for normalization with Israel during last week's secr...

Black Friday Sees Record Online As US Shoppers Stay Home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail...

Researchers Urge Arizona Shutdown, Mask Mandate

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the ...

Pennsylvania High Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election...

An Interview With Malcolm Hoenlein: Biden, Trump, and the Future of the US/Israel Relationship

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman As part of VINNEWS new podcast, Rabbi Yair Hoffman, the host, interviewed Malcolm Hoenlein.  Below is a partial transcript of the podcast – filled with ver...

Virus Keeps Black Friday Crowds Thin, Shoppers Shift Online

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a small beacon of ho...

For Big Tech, Biden Brings A New Era But No Ease In Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely...

Watch: Trump Says He’ll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insis...

Police: Woman Dead After Van Crashes Into Buffalo Monument

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A woman was killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash after a speeding minivan plowed into the McKinley Monument in downtown Buffalo, police said. The unidentified...