Israelis Evacuated From Coronavirus Cruise Ship Return Home - to Hospital Isolation Hamodia Staff

After two weeks in which they were isolated from the rest of the world – and even from other passengers – eleven Israelis who were aboard the Princess Diamond cruise…

National

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Getting $190K PensionHamodia

Chicago’s former police superintendent has been receiving a pension of more than $15,800 a month since the mayor fired him for allegedly lying about a night he was found asleep…

Roger Stone Sentenced to Over 3 Years In PrisonHamodia

Trump ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department’s…

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World

WikiLeaks’ Assange May Seek Asylum in FranceHamodia

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asylum in France, his lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti said…

Amid Protests, Portugal Lawmakers Weigh Allowing EuthanasiaHamodia

Portugal’s parliament debated Thursday whether to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people, with lawmakers expected to vote to approve the procedures later in the day. Outside the…

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Regional

NYC Expands Relief For Small BusinessesHamodia Staff

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the City is expanding relief for small businesses, including eliminating fines for first time violations and expanding the universe of violations that will…

State Attorney General Plans to Sue NYC Over Taxi MedallionsHamodia

New York’s attorney general announced plans Thursday to sue New York City for $810 million for inflating the price of taxi medallions, which were marketed as a sure-fire investment before…

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Politics

Bloomberg Nabs Three New Congressional EndorsementsHamodia

Mike Bloomberg picked up three new congressional endorsements on the heels of his rocky debate performance, underscoring his staying power in the Democratic primary race despite an onslaught of attacks…

Bloomberg, Sanders Under Attack at Democrats’ Nevada DebateHamodia

From the opening bell, Democrats unleashed an aggressive verbal assault on New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised new questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics in a contentious debate Wednesday…

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Business

Asian Stocks Follow Wall Street Lower on Renewed Virus FearsHamodia

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea refueled investor anxiety about China’s disease outbreak. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong…

Stocks Fall in Midday Trading as Investors Turn CautiousHamodia

U.S. stocks turned broadly lower in midday trading Thursday as investors became more cautious following a record-setting day for major indexes. The virus outbreak originating in China remains a lingering…

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Health, Science & Technology

State Prepares for Anchorage Moose Survey With Citizen HelpHamodia

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct its fourth survey of moose in the Anchorage area with the help of citizen scientists. The three-day survey relies on citizens…

Virus-Hit Cruise Liner Passengers Start Disembarking in Japan After Controversial QuarantineHamodia

Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the new coronavirus originating…

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