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Chicago Mayor Fires City’s Top Cop Over ‘Ethical Lapses’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in wh...

New Higher-Speed Florida Train Has Highest US Death Rate

MIAMI (AP) — After Richard Branson announced his Virgin Group would partner with Brightline, Florida’s new higher-speed passenger rail service, a train whisked the British billiona...

Netanyahu And Trump Hold Second Phone Call In 2 Weeks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone, their second conversation in two weeks. “The leaders discussed the threat ...

Freed Taliban Prisoner Recounts SEAL Rescue Attempts

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. special forces tried and failed six times to free...

Justices Take Up Gun Case, Though Disputed Law Has Changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have w...

Jewish Student Government Member At McGill U Ordered To Cancel Trip To Israel Or Resign

MONTREAL (JTA)—A Jewish student leader at McGill University in Montreal is fighting efforts to oust her from the student union for accepting a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Au...

House Panel To Vote On Ukraine Report As Trump Mulls Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President D...

Orthodox Jewish Lawyer Elected As New Commissioner In Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH (VINnews) — For perhaps the first time ever, an Orthodox Jew will sit on the Miami commission. Steven Meiner, along with David Richardson, joined the 7 member board ...

Lawsuit Wave Expected As New Jersey Eases Sex Abuse Limits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The loosening of limits on sexual abuse claims in New Jersey is expected to create a tectonic shift in the way those lawsuits are brought, giving hope to victim...

NYC Councilman Claims Garbage Clutter At Borough Park Schools Is Sanitation Dept. Punishment

NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents the Borough Park neighborhood, claims that the recent decrease in garbage collection near Brooklyn school...

Trump To Meet Macron, Merkel At NATO Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of next week’s NATO su...

Black Friday Kicks Off Scramble In A Shorter Shopping Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad sc...

Fired Navy Secretary Spencer Criticizes Trump In SEAL Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chie...

After Wind Scare, Balloons Fly In Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the gian...

Time Running Out On North Korea’s Deadline To US On Nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising f...

Trump Signs Bills In Support Of Hong Kong Protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills aimed at supporting human rights and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Trump signed the bills, which w...

Super Pac Backing Cory Booker’s Presidential Bid Shuts Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC formed to support Cory Booker’s Democratic presidential campaign is shutting down. The group’s founder, San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, indica...

Officials: Trump Was Briefed On Complaint Before Ukraine Aid Released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military ...

Report: US Lacked Technology To Track Separated Families

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released ...

Ramapo Police Chief Acknowledges Rumors Abound Regarding Monsey Stabbing Attack

MONSEY (VINnews) — The brutal pre-dawn beating and stabbing of a young Jewish man in the quiet rural town of Monsey last Wednesday shook the entire Jewish community due to its unus...