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Bay Harbor Police Officer Suspended For Approving Wife’s Anti-Muslim Comments

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MIAMI BEACH (VINnews) — A senior police officer who served for 38 years in Miami has been suspended from his position after allegedly demonstrating support on social media for anti...

US Housing Construction Jumps 16.9% in December, Highest in 13 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lif...

Panel Finds FAA Followed Procedures In Approving Boeing Max

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate ...

Book It: Senators Sign Long-Used Oath Book for Impeachment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate impeachment trials are so important that a simple, spoken oath is not enough. Senators also must sign their names on the creamy pages of a dark-covered oat...

Truck Slams Into Illinois Starbucks; 3 Taken To Hospital

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McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said. Patrick P...

US Senator From Arizona Calls CNN Reporter ‘Liberal Hack’

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona lashed out Thursday at a CNN reporter who asked her about the impeachment of President Donald Trump. McSally cal...

Mike Pence to Attend Holocaust Forum in Israel

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence will attend a conference on the Holocaust in Israel. The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and his wife, Karen, would atten...

Displaced Families Await Post-Quake Housing In Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Pue...

Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. The Topeka, Kansas-based company said Thursday it want...

John Roberts Likely To Play Modest Role In Impeachment Trial

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to play a modest role when he presides over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in keeping with his frequ...

Man Charged in Hanukkah Attack Pleads Not Guilty, Prosecutor Asks Sussman To Resign

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NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded, one critically, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder...

Expert: Georgia Election Server Showed Signs Of Tampering

BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert says he found that an election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs of tampering. The s...

Police in Long Island Serial Killer Case Reveal New Evidence

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators stymied by a nine-year mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway revealed a prev...

Florida High Court Sides With Governor On Felon Voter Rights

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines — one of man...

Relative: Woman Rescued From Snow After 6 Days Has Dementia

BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — A stepdaughter of a woman who survived six days in her snowbound SUV in Northern California says she suffers from dementia. “We thought she was prob...

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Underway With Reading Of Charges

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday, with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the chamber ahead of the sw...

Florida Man Who Hugged Nazi Camp Guard In Court Withdraws As Plaintiff Amid Survivor Controversy

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HAMBURG (JTA) — A Florida man who has presented himself as a child Holocaust survivor has withdrawn as a plaintiff in a trial against a former Nazi concentration camp guard. Mos...

New Jersey Pizzeria Fires Manager Who Went On Anti-Semitic Tirade Over Day Off For Rosh Hashanah

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EATONTOWN, NJ (JTA) - A New Jersey pizzeria has fired the manager accused of sending anti-Semitic text messages to a teenage employee after he asked to take off for a Jewish holida...

LA-Bound Flight Returns To Newark After Flames Seen By Wing

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines jetliner headed for Los Angeles returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport early Thursday after flames were seen near a win...

Aviation Experts Puzzled After Airliner Dumps Fuel Over City

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency land...