Israel

First Test Run of Tel Aviv-Yerushalayim High-Speed RailwayDror Halavy

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday conducted the first test run of the new high-speed railway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The line is set to open on March 30,…

Report: Israel Postal Corporation May Be PrivatizedHamodia

Next in line for government privatization is the Israel Postal Corporation (IPC), according to a report in Yisrael Hayom Tuesday. At a meeting Monday that included Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon,…

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Community

Tefillos Requested for Harav Tzvi Dov Schlanger, ShlitaHamodia Staff

Harav Tzvi Dov Schlanger, shlita, is in critical condition and in need of tefillos. Rav Schlanger was a long-time maggid shiur in Ner Yisroel, before founding his own yeshiva, Bais…

Agudah’s Yarchei Kallah Reception at Mayanei Hayeshua HospitalHamodia

Just hours before the start of Agudath Israel of America’s 18th annual Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah, hundreds of participants gathered in Bnei Brak on Sunday night for a pre-opening event held…

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National

Federal Authorities Probing Ohio Helicopter Crash, 2 KilledHamodia

Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the fatal crash of a helicopter in which 2 men died on Monday. FirstEnergy said they were contractors doing transmission line inspection work…

White House Claims WSJ Misquoted Trump On Relationship With Kim Jong UnHamodia

President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that the Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White…

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World

Japan Broadcasts Mistaken North Korean Missile AlertHamodia

Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday, warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it. This came…

Jordan, Greece and Cyprus: More Support Needed for States on Refugee FrontlineHamodia

Greece, Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday, and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host…

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Regional

Gov. Cuomo to Unveil State Budget Plan on TuesdayHamodia

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil his state budget proposal on Tuesday, a spending plan that is likely to call for big changes to state taxes in response to the federal…

Regional Briefs – January 15, 2018Hamodia

New York Gave $3.5 Million To Support Recycling ALBANY – New York state gave $3.5 million last year to recycling projects across the state and the donation of wholesome food,…

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Politics

In Planned Speech, Sen. Jeff Flake Compares Trump’s Media Attacks to Comments by StalinHamodia

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., plans to give a speech in the coming days that compares President Donald Trump’s public criticism of the news media to similar comments once made by…

GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal as Trump Bemoans Sticking PointsHamodia

Republican lawmakers held out hope that a deal can be reached allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S., despite President Donald Trump saying the effort is “probably dead”…

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Business

Ford Goes ‘All In’ on Electric Cars With $11 Billion InvestmentHamodia

Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of…

The Closing of 63 Sam’s Club Stores Has Big Implications for Small BusinessHamodia

Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam’s Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the…

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Health, Science & Technology

Five Things You Should Know About This Year’s Very Bad FluBarbara Feder Ostrov

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers’ CrosshairsHamodia

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm…

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