Pakistan Arrests Accused Mastermind of Mumbai Terror Attacks Hamodia

Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for…

National

Pentagon Nominee Regrets Turkey’s ‘Drift’ From WestHamodia

Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that he is troubled by Turkey’s decision to defy the United…

Florida Expert Captures Elusive Alligator at Chicago LagoonHamodia

The alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match…

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World

Iran Says Zarif’s Missile Remarks Meant to Challenge U.S.Hamodia

Iran says remarks by the country’s foreign minister about Iran’s missile program possibly being up for negotiations with the U.S. were meant to challenge Washington’s arms sales policy to the…

Donors Suspend Funds for Poland’s Jewish MuseumHamodia

A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland’s renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government’s failure to renew the term of its director.…

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Regional

New Yorkers Gearing Up for Extreme HeatHamodia Staff

New Yorkers are preparing for a brutally hot weekend, and the city is providing cooling centers, as temperatures may soar over the century mark. Heat indices Wednesday and Thursday are…

New York Raises Statewide Smoking Age to 21Hamodia

New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state’s governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will…

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Politics

Pelosi Breaks House Rule During Debate on Trump Condemnation VoteHamodia

President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to support him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four…

Trump Calls on GOP to Oppose House Condemnation of TweetsHamodia

President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans Tuesday to stick with him, “not show weakness” and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to…

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Business

Global Stocks Mostly Fall as Wall Street Ends Winning StreakHamodia

Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports. France’s CAC 40 fell nearly 0.1% in early trading to 21,469.18,…

Bitcoin Tumbles as U.S. Senators Grill Facebook on Crypto PlansHamodia

The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of…

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Health, Science & Technology

Space-Tourism Biz Virgin Galactic Going Public After MergerHamodia

Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm. Virgin Galactic said Tuesday it is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose…

Amazon, Microsoft Wage War Over the Pentagon’s ‘War Cloud’Hamodia

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud” computing system. But Amazon’s early hopes of a shock-and-awe…

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