Politics

Convicted Jewish Financier Who Stole £15m from 55 Clients Released After 3 Years of 6-Year Jail Term

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A former wealth management consultant who stole nearly 15 million pounds from British Jewish clients has been released from jail after serving a half of a six-...

Cuomo Defiant After Probe Says He Harassed 11 Women

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New ...

Desantis Won’t Move On Masks As Florida COVID Wards Swell

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to back down from his stance against mask mandates on Tuesday, even as the state broke its record again for COVID-19 ...

Bipartisan Bill Leaves Out Key Climate, Clean Energy Steps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by...

IMF OKs Big Increase In Funds To Alleviate Pandemic Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The governing body of the International Monetary Fund has approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency's resources to support economically vulnerable countries...

Gov. Cuomo Abused Multiple Women, Probe Finds

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NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he abused multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James a...

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof For Indoor Dining, Gyms

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill ...

Report: Israel To Present Intelligence Linking Iran To Oil Tanker Attack

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NEW YORK (JNS) — Israel will present ambassadors from United Nations Security Council member states on Wednesday with intelligence information linking Iran to the fatal attack last...

Israel Renews A Week’s Isolation For Travellers From 17 Countries Including US

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of a significant spike in coronavirus cases in Israel including a rise in mortality and serious cases, the Health and Social Affairs committee has...

‘I’m Back’: Ex-Con Blagojevich Sues For Right To Run Again

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CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of ...

White House Calls On States To Prevent Evictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the we...

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — A Month Late, Amid A Surge

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WASHINGTON The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge b...

CDC Can’t Stop Evictions, As Biden Calls On States To Act

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium” and a...

Masks Encouraged In New York, But No City Or State Mandate

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in ...

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator To Test Positive For COVID-19

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “ver...

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Heads For Senate Debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats w...

Police Officers Become Candidates As Policing Debate Rages

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 cal...

Cuomo Mandates Vaccines Or Testing For NYC Transit Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said workers in New York City’s airports and public transit system will have to get coronavirus vaccinations or face weekly testing, but he stoppe...

Trump Mandated Some Settlement Products Labeled As Being From Israel. Some GOP Senators Want It To Become Law.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seven Republican senators are backing a bill that would enshrine as law one of former President Donald Trump’s final orders — requiring products from the portion...

Fauci Says More ‘Pain And Suffering’ Still Ahead

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning of “some pain and suffering in the future” as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Fauci, s...