National

Pentagon: Man Linked to 9/11 Attacks Captured in SyriaHamodia

A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised “violent jihad,” was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than…

Former FBI Director James Comey’s Trump Memos ReleasedHamodia

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump’s chief of staff…

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World

U.K. Teen Jailed for Targeting CIA Chief’s Phone, EmailHamodia

A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.” Prosecutors…

Turkish Lawmakers Approve Early Elections Called by ErdoganHamodia

Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-a-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria. Legislators voted…

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Regional

Murphy Signs Drill Ban to Thwart Trump PlanHamodia

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill prohibiting oil and natural-gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more…

Regional Briefs – April 19, 2018Hamodia

Long Island School Requires Students Use Clear Backpacks EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. – An East Rockaway school is requiring students to use clear backpacks as part of new safety measures in…

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Politics

First Democrat Backs Pompeo, Making Confirmation as Secretary of State LikelyHamodia

Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Thursday that she would vote in favor of Republican President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, making it likely…

Senate Committee to Vote on Bill to Protect Mueller Next WeekHamodia

The leader of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday that the committee would vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian…

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Business

Technology Companies Help Pull Stocks LowerHamodia

U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in morning trading Friday, extending the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Health-care stocks…

Asia Tech Shares Spooked by Phone Warning, Oil Near HighsHamodia

Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world’s largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined…

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Health, Science & Technology

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid PrescriptionsHamodia

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in twenty-five years, and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions…

Defense Contract Pits Amazon Against the Rest of Big TechHamodia

A wide range of technology giants find themselves unified by a single concern: that Amazon has the inside track to win a huge winner-take-all government cloud-computing contract that could help…

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