Search for Bodies Concludes at Site of Surfside Collapse Yoni Weiss

Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers…

National

Western Wildfires: Crews Make Progress on Huge Oregon BlazeHamodia

The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames…

Domestic Flights Near Pre-Pandemic Levels in JuneSara Marcus

Flights within the United States are rapidly approaching pre-pandemic levels as restrictions ease, the Hill reported. Flight bookings in June jumped to $6 billion, 17% more since May and was…

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World

Khamenei Says Water Crisis Protesters Cannot Be BlamedHamodia

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iranians protesting over water shortages in the southwest cannot be blamed, and called on officials to deal with the water problem,…

Australia State Declares Emergency Over COVID-19 OutbreakHamodia

An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in…

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Regional

NY Releases Some Rent Aid, But Lawmakers Say It’s Too LittleHamodia

New York state has sent out just $117,000 in coronavirus pandemic rent relief money to help bail out struggling landlords and tenants as of Thursday, and lawmakers say that is…

NYC to Expand its Emergency Response Team for Mental Health 911 CallsSara Marcus

The New York City pilot program that sent trained social workers and EMTs instead of police officers to mental health emergency calls will be expanded after the success of the…

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Politics

Jan. 6 Panel to Move Ahead Without GOP’s ChoicesHamodia

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection “will do the job it set out to do” despite Republicans’ vow to boycott the probe. House…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Cuban Officials Over Crackdown on ProtestsHamodia

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a senior Cuban security official and an interior ministry special forces unit for alleged human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government…

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Business

Jobless Claims Rise to 419,000 From a Pandemic LowHamodia

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of…

Saudi Aramco Facing $50M Cyber Extortion Over Leaked DataHamodia

Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand —…

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Health, Science & Technology

Websites of Airlines, Banks, Tech Companies Back Online After Brief Global OutageHamodia

Several airlines, banks and technology websites were coming back online on Thursday afternoon after a brief outage, the third such widespread incident noted in just a span of two months,…

Dubai Beats Heat With Rain-Making DronesSara Marcus

  Dubai officials are using drones to create rain as the Gulf country struggles with scorching heat up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The drones are part of “cloud seeding,” which…

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