3 Top Afghan Officials Killed by Guards, U.S General Survives Scott McFetridge

The three top officials in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a…

Israel

U.N. Security Council Hears Israeli NGO Head Amid Ambassador’s ProtestHamodia

The United Nations Security Council started off a session on events in the Middle East on Thursday which featured a dramatic confrontation between the Israeli ambassador and a left-wing critic…

Armored Reinforcements Sent to Gaza BorderHamodia

Israel ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in Beersheva. With…

Haifa’s Rambam Works With Georgia Institute to Help Medtech StartupsDror Halavy

Israel’s Rambam Health Care Campus and Georgia’s Institute of Technology affiliate, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), have announced that they are partnering to start a new mediical technology…

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Community

Reb Leibush Scharf, Z”lHamodia Staff

The Bobov community mourned the petirah Tuesday of Reb Leibush Scharf, z”l, one of the elderly Chassidim of the rebbes of Bobov spanning nearly a century. Reb Leibush was born…

Communal Leaders Protest Assaults on Orthodox JewsReuvain Borchardt

A multi-ethnic group of communal leaders held a demonstration Wednesday morning to protest several assaults on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn this week. On Sunday, Farrukh Afzal, 37, a car-service driver…

Preparations for The Shabbos Project In Full SwingE. MENDELOWITZ

Preparations for this year’s Shabbos Project in Staten Island, scheduled for Shabbos Parashas Vayeira, October 26-27, are in full swing. Once again, the Young Israel of Staten Island will be…

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National

Florida to Bend Voting Rules in Counties Hit by HurricaneHamodia

Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. The administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that eight counties…

What Happens If You Win Mega Millions’ $900M Jackpot?Scott McFetridge

Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now…

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World

Putin Says Islamic State Has Seized 700 Hostages in SyriaHamodia

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State (IS) terrorists had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and had executed some of them…

Sources: U.S. Opposed to Koreas’ Plan for No-Fly Zone Over BorderHamodia

The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul…

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Regional

New York Governor Tours Aging Rail Tunnel in Funding PushHamodia

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump’s administration that has delayed…

Democrats, Menendez Facing Tough Fight in Blue New JerseyHamodia

In deep blue New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez is in a brutal political fight against his GOP rival, putting Democrats — who are pouring cash into the race— on the…

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Politics

Trailing in Polls, O’Rourke Lays Into Cruz in Texas DebateHamodia

Democrat Beto O’Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the…

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Claim Inflames Some Native AmericansHamodia

The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the…

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Business

Stocks Drop on Weak Industrial Earnings; Tech Skid ResumesHamodia

U.S. stocks are sharply lower Thursday as technology and internet companies, industrials, and companies that rely on consumer spending all skid. Aircraft maker Textron and tool maker Snap-On slumped after…

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop; Continuing Claims Lowest Since 1973Hamodia

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls fell back to levels last seen in 1973, suggesting a further tightening in…

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Health, Science & Technology

Caffeine Consumption by Teens Could Lead to Problems, Now and LaterCasey Seidenberg

This article is for all of the teenagers out there. Society regularly expects you to be adult, even though developmentally you are years from being fully grown. Yes, you are…

NASA Astronaut Describes Close Call Following Failed LaunchHamodia

The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday described the closest call of…

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