House Dems Weigh Action Against Dermer and Friedman Hamodia

Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering action against top emissaries of the Israeli government and the Trump administration for their roles in Israel’s decision to bar two House members…

National

Alaska Man Discovers Message in Bottle from Russian NavyHamodia

A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while…

Trump Economic Adviser Dismisses Fears of Looming RecessionHamodia

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week’s sharp drop in the financial markets, and predicting the economy will perform well…

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World

Germany, Hungary to Mark End of the Iron CurtainHamodia

Thirty years ago on Monday, Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria, and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron…

Syrian Troops Close to Western Outskirts of Rebel-Held TownHamodia

Syrian state media and an opposition war monitor said that government forces have gained more ground in the country’s northwest, almost reaching the western outskirts of a major rebel-held town.…

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Regional

Trees Damaged in Sheepshead Bay’s Holocuast Memorial ParkHamodia

Someone or something is systematically damaging trees in Holocaust Memorial Park, says Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, and he’s asking NYC Parks and the NYPD’s 61st Precinct to investigate. The park is…

Report: NY Police Reject All Immigrant Detainer RequestsHamodia

The New York Police Department in the year ending June 30 has rejected all requests from the federal government to hold detained immigrants past their release date. That’s the finding…

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Politics

Trump Throws Support Behind Possible Lewandowski Senate RunHamodia

President Donald Trump on Thursday threw his support behind his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is considering a run for Senate in his home state of New Hampshire. Trump…

John Hickenlooper to End 2020 Bid on ThursdayHamodia

John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him. The two-term former Colorado governor, who ran as a moderate warning…

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Business

UPS Invests in Autonomous Trucking CompanyHamodia

UPS announced its venture capital arm UPS Ventures is investing in autonomous driving company TuSimple and testing self-driving tractor trailers. The tests of self-driving trucks started in May 2019 on…

Drop in Mortgage Rates Is a Boon for Homebuyers and RefinancingHamodia

Worries about the world economy and the shaky stock market have given homebuyers a windfall. Home mortgage rates have plunged to near historic lows, making it much cheaper to finance…

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Health, Science & Technology

U.S. Makes New Push for Graphic Warning Labels on CigarettesHamodia

U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to…

FDA Approves TB Pill That Cures More Hard-to-Treat PatientsHamodia

U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It’s the first TB drug developed…

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