FDA Clears Moderna and J&J Boosters, Backs 'Mix-and-Match' Strategy Hamodia Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot…

National

Bus Bombs Kills 14 in DamascusHamodia

Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour Wednesday, a military official said. Fourteen people were killed in the attack, one…

New Delta Variant Found in the U.S.Sara Marcus

A new coronavirus variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, has been observed in the United States, the CDC said. The AY4.2 strain is a sub-lineage of the more infectious…

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World

Taliban Promise Cash, Land, to Families of Suicide BombersHamodia

The Taliban have promised plots of land to relatives of suicide bombers who attacked U.S. and Afghan soldiers, in a provocative gesture that seems to run counter to their efforts…

Damascus Bomb Kills 14Hamodia

A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in years, quickly followed by army shelling…

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Regional

2 Cops Disciplined After Booting Straphanger for Hassling Them Over MasksHamodia

Two NYPD officers are facing unspecified discipline after booting a man from a subway station because he repeatedly asking them why they weren’t masks. Video posted on Twitter showed a…

Report: Trump Golf Club Under New Criminal Probe Over TaxesHamodia

Donald Trump’s company is under criminal investigation by a district attorney in a New York City suburb into whether it misled officials to cut taxes for a golf course there,…

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Politics

Jan. 6 Panel Votes to Hold Steve Bannon in ContemptHamodia

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President…

Biden Scales Back $2T Plan: Free Community College UnlikelyHamodia

Scaling down his ambitious domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of his $2 trillion package for addressing climate change and expanding social…

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Business

Diapers to Yogurt, Global Firms Face Higher Costs Amid Supply-Chain WoesHamodia

Results from companies Procter & Gamble Co and Danone SA as well as phone maker Ericsson on Tuesday show higher costs and supply chain disruptions, signaling more margin pressure for…

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in SeptemberHamodia

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow…

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Health, Science & Technology

Facebook Paying Fine to Settle U.S. Suit on DiscriminationHamodia

Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of…

EPA Unveils Strategy to Regulate Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’Hamodia

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting…

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