Third Elections? Here's the Schedule If No Government Is Formed Hamodia

Although both the Likud and Blue and White claim to be seeking ways to bridge the gap between each party in order to establish a unity government, analysts continue to…

National

Recording Details Synagogue Shooting Suspect’s 911 CallHamodia

Prosecutors on Thursday played a 12-minute recording of a gunman calmly telling a 911 dispatcher that he had just fired an assault rifle inside a synagogue to save white people…

U.S. Expels 2 Cuban Diplomats, Citing ‘Influence Operations’Hamodia

The U.S. is expelling two Cuban diplomats and is restricting travel of members of Cuba’s permanent mission to the United Nations days before world leaders gather for the annual U.N.…

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World

U.S. Takes Back $100 Million From Afghan Govt Over CorruptionHamodia

Washington is taking back $100 million intended for an Afghan energy infrastructure project, citing unacceptably high levels of corruption in the Afghan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced…

Canada’s Trudeau Faces Furor Over Brownface Photo From 2001Hamodia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights” costume party and two…

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Regional

Regional Briefs – September 19, 2019Hamodia

Train, Car Collide at New Jersey Crossing; 2 in Car Injured RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey Transit train and a car collided at a crossing, seriously injuring…

3 Politicians Sorry for Using, Defending Anti-Semitic TropeHamodia

Three city council members in New Jersey’s capital city have now apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city’s Jewish attorney. Councilwoman Robin Vaughn…

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Politics

Trump Says Gun Bill Negotiations Going ‘Very Slowly’Hamodia

President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill…

Pelosi Offers Medicare Negotiation Plan to Curb Drug PricesHamodia

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to seize the agenda on a top consumer issue, announced an ambitious prescription-drug plan Thursday that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and…

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Business

Asian Shares Advance, India’s Sensex Up 5.4% on Tax Cut NewsHamodia

Asian shares advanced Friday and India’s benchmark jumped 5.4% after the government announced plans to cut corporate taxes. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.2% to 22,079.09 and the Shanghai Composite…

Business Briefs – September 19, 2019Hamodia

U.K. Top Court Aims to Rule Next Week on Parliament Shutdown LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country’s former leaders of obstructing…

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Health, Science & Technology

U.S. Vaping Illness Count Tops 500, But Cause Remains UnknownHamodia

More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its…

Uptick Seen in Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus in Some U.S. StatesHamodia

The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in 21 people…

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