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NYC Mayor Unveils Plan to Reopen Schools in Fall Hamodia Staff

Most New York City students will return to their physical schools two or three days a week and learn online the rest of the time under a plan announced Wednesday…

National

‘Strike for Black Lives’ to Highlight RacismHamodia

A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic…

Police Union ‘No Confidence’ Leaders Will Stop ProtestsHamodia

The president of the police union in Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday he has “no confidence” that city leaders will move to stop the nightly violent protests that have wracked the…

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World

Ivory Coast PM, Presidential Candidate Amadou Coulibaly DiesHamodia

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast’s ruling party, died Wednesday just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously…

Pompeo Says U.S. Seized Iranian Weapons on Way to Houthi Rebels in YemenHamodia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that U.S. and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen as he renewed…

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Regional

Gov. Murphy: NJ Will Require People to Wear Face Masks OutdoorsHamodia Staff

People in New Jersey will now be required to wear face masks in public when social distancing isn’t possible to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Gov. Phil Murphy said…

NJ’s Mail Primary Gets Results, Though Some Races UndecidedHamodia

New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in uncertainty. Though there was…

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Politics

Voting Rights of Some Felons in Florida in Question After Appeals Court RulingHamodia

Voting rights advocates scrambled this week to understand the impact of an appeals court decision blocking some Florida felons’ eligibility to participate in elections — a blow to efforts to…

Two Senior GOP Senators to Skip Convention in FloridaHamodia

Two of the Senate’s most senior Republicans are skipping the GOP national convention in Jacksonville, Florida, where President Donald Trump will be nominated for a second term. Sens. Charles Grassley…

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Business

Brooks Brothers, Worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, Goes BankruptHamodia

Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in…

Wall Street Drifts as Tech Stock Gains Offset Other LossesHamodia

U.S. stock indexes are drifting up and down Wednesday, as a continued rally for big tech companies makes up for weakness elsewhere across Wall Street. The S&P 500 was 0.2%…

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Health, Science & Technology

Months Into Crisis, Americans Face Frustrating Test DelaysHamodia

For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just…

Scientists Warn of Potential Wave of COVID-Linked Brain DamageHamodia

Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study…

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