National

Iraqi-Canadian Man Sentenced for Role in Deadly Attack on U.S. BaseHamodia

An Iraqi-Canadian man was sentenced to 26 years in prison by a federal judge in Brooklyn on Tuesday for his role in orchestrating the April 2009 truck bombing of a…

Trump Says he Will Likely Nominate Esper for Defense SecretaryHamodia

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely nominate Mark Esper to be the secretary of defense, hours after he named Esper, the secretary of the Army, to replace…

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World

Iraqi Official: Rocket Hits Oil Site, Wounds Three Iraqi WorkersHamodia

A rocket hit an oil-drilling site in Iraq’s southern Basra province early Wednesday, striking inside a compound housing energy giant Exxon Mobil and wounding three local workers, one seriously, Iraqi…

Study Finds: Varying Vaccine Trust Leaves Populations VulnerableHamodia

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where skepticism has allowed…

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Regional

NY Authorizes Licenses for Immigrants in U.S. IllegallyHamodia

New York will become the 13th state to authorize driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The state Senate approved the proposal Monday and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

Regional Briefs – June 17, 2019Hamodia

NY Sen. Schumer: Fix Lake Ontario Infrastructure FAIR HAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs…

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Politics

Former Trump Aide Hicks Arrives for Closed Congressional TestimonyHamodia

Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face questions in Congress about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may…

Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign at Orlando RallyHamodia

Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled…

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Business

Asia Shares Pin All on Dovish Fed, Risk DisappointmentHamodia

Asian shares hit five-week highs on Wednesday as investors wagered the Federal Reserve would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future rate cuts…

Boost for Boeing as BA Owner Backs Grounded Jet With 200-Plane OrderHamodia

Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX…

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Health, Science & Technology

Israeli Electric Plane Makes Debut at Paris Air ShowHamodia

An all-electric commuter plane and a small Airbus-backed hybrid are among aircraft programs being touted at the Paris Airshow, as the industry tries to convince a skeptical public it can…

GM Ponders a Clean Revival of Gas-Guzzling HummerHamodia

A zero-emission Hummer sounds as paradoxical as non-alcoholic whiskey, but General Motors is mulling over the idea of building an electric vehicle that would bring the defunct gas-guzzling brand back…

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