How Supply Chain Crunch, Limited Security, Idle Trains Made Cargo in LA Vulnerable to Thieves Hamodia

With Southern California a global hub for cargo in this e-commerce age, train cars filled with valuable goods are crisscrossing hundreds of miles of track at all hours. But amid the…

National

Texas Hostage-Taker Searched Internet for Rabbis, Gun Shops and Aafia SiddiquiHamodia

A British man conducted Internet searches for influential rabbis, an imprisoned terrorist and gun and pawnshops in the days before he took congregants hostage inside a Texas synagogue, according to…

NYT: CIA Finds Most Havana Syndrome Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power Hamodia

Most cases of so-called Havana Syndrome can be explained by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions or stress, rather than actions by a foreign power, The New York Times reported on…

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World

Britain Warns Putin and Xi: West Will Stand Up to ‘Dictatorship’Hamodia

Britain warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that its allies would stand together to fight for democracy against dictatorships that it said were more…

Iran, China and Russia Hold Naval Drills in North Indian OceanHamodia

Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval drills in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state media reported. Navies from Iran‘s armed forces and Revolutionary Guards are taking…

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Regional

Rating Upgrade Clears Way for $10B Hudson Tunnel ProjectHamodia

Federal regulators announced a key approval Thursday for a planned $10 billion train tunnel under the Hudson River, marking another milestone for a long-delayed project that is the centerpiece of…

NYC’s Mayor Invests First Paycheck in CryptocurrencyHamodia

New York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, plans to convert his first paycheck this week into two cryptocurrencies, which he has been hyping as a potential economic engine for the…

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Politics

Biden is Stuck With a Divided PartyHamodia

Among President Joe Biden’s most valuable political skills has been a knack for planting himself firmly at the ideological center of the Democratic Party, a trait that helped him win…

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Group Discusses Scaled-Back Elections BillHamodia

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is discussing a scaled-back law focused on safeguarding election results and protecting election officials from harassment following Democrats’ twin defeats on a voting-rights bill.…

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Business

Amazon’s U.K. Site Backs Away From Plan to Stop Taking VisaHamodia

Amazon’s British website has backed away from plans to stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom, saying Monday that the move has been put on hold while…

Fed Survey Finds Economy Growing Modestly Despite COVIDHamodia

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy was growing at a modest pace at the end of 2021 but was still being held back by ongoing supply-chain disruptions and…

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Health, Science & Technology

Rare, Pristine Coral Reef Found Off Tahiti CoastHamodia

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of…

Study Shows Natural Immunity More Protective Than Vaccination During Delta SurgeHamodia

People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than…

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