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National

California Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Gun Parts to SyriaHamodia

The chief executive of a California check-cashing business has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria. Rasheed Al Jijakli was…

Manafort Seeks Acquittal as Tax-, Bank-Fraud Trial Moves to DefenseHamodia

Lawyers for Paul Manafort will have the opportunity on Tuesday to put up their defense, a day after U.S. prosecutors rested their case against the former campaign chairman for President…

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World

Lawyer: U.S. Pastor in Turkey Appeals for Release, End to Travel BanHamodia

A U.S. pastor standing trial in Turkey on terrorism charges has appealed again to a Turkish court to release him from house arrest and lift his travel ban, his lawyer…

Bus Crash in Ecuador Kills 24 People, Injures 19Hamodia

At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador’s capital, Tuesday, local…

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Regional

Judge Denies Request to Move U.S. Trial for ‘El Chapo’Hamodia

A U.S. judge has denied a request by notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to move his trial. Judge Brian Cogan made the ruling on Tuesday at a…

Rainy Monday in the Big AppleHamodia
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Politics

Kansas GOP Governor Candidates Dig in for Long Ballot FightHamodia

Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday from the state’s tight GOP primary for governor as the two candidates appeared to dig in for a long and…

Trump’s Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin PrimaryHamodia

President Donald Trump’s call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead…

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Business

Asia Stumbles on Soft China Data, Gold Loses Its GlitterHamodia

Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed, though sentiment took a fresh knock when Chinese economic data…

Business Briefs – August 14, 2018Hamodia

Turkey Tries to Contain Crisis But Currency Keeps Falling ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s central bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the…

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Health, Science & Technology

FOCUS: Study Says Tdap Vaccine Given to Expectant Mothers Didn’t Increase Autism Risk in ChildrenLindsey Bever

New research has shown that a common childhood vaccination given to expectant mothers does not put their children at any increased risk of autism. A Kaiser Permanente study published Monday…

Fax Machines May Be Vulnerable to Hackers, New Report FindsHamodia

The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of inter-office communications, but it may also present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organization’s network, according to…

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