National

China Says Trade Deal With U.S. Must Be ‘Mutually Beneficial’Hamodia

Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce to avert an American tariff hike rose Friday, though Beijing said any settlement to their costly, long-running conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior…

House Panel Presses Toward Historic Trump Impeachment VoteHamodia

The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday night to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, splitting sharply along party lines in a grueling session…

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World

EU Leaders Meet on Brexit as U.K. Election Indicates a Way OutHamodia

European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that will allow him…

New Zealand Recovers Six Bodies From Toxic Volcanic IslandHamodia

New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days…

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Regional

Hope, Worry, Lawsuits As NY Enacts Immigrant License LawHamodia

A new law allowing New Yorkers to get driver’s licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally is set to take effect Monday, though immigrants might still…

Official: Jersey City Attack Was ‘Fueled’ by Anti-SemitismHamodia

The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey’s attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case…

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Politics

Michael Bloomberg Is Widely Unpopular Following Campaign Launch, Poll FindsHamodia

Electability is a central pillar of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s newly launched presidential campaign, but a poll released Tuesday finds he is deeply unpopular with voters nationwide. A…

Bloomberg at UN: U.S. President Must End Fossil Fuel SubsidiesHamodia

The next U.S. president should stop subsidizing fossil fuels to help tackle climate change, billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday, highlighting an issue that is the central pillar of his bid…

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Business

Shares and Sterling Soar After Trade and Brexit BoostsHamodia

Shares already trading at record highs piled on the gains and the pound soared on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-U.S. trade deal and a thumping election win by Britain’s Conservative…

Business Briefs – December 12, 2019Hamodia

U.S. and China Near Deal That Would Suspend Planned Tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs…

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Health, Science & Technology

George Laurer, Inventor of Ubiquitous UPC, Dies at 94Hamodia

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) – George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A…

U.S. Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven by an Unexpected VirusHamodia

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly,…

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