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Pentagon: 34 US troops had brain injuries from Iran’s strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, an...

Nonprofits Worry Sale of Dot-Org Universe Will Raise Costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their ...

Trump, a Late Convert to Cause, to Join Anti-Abortion Rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete w...

Thunberg Brushes off Mockery From US Finance Chief

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no ...

Now on Trump’s Team, Dershowitz Says, ‘I Haven’t Changed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat. The retired Harvard law profess...

Prosecutor: DNA Match Leads to Unsolved Florida ‘Pillowcase Rapist’

MIAMI (AP) — A DNA match has led to a Florida man prosecutors suspect is the “pillowcase rapist” responsible for numerous sexual assaults of women in the Miami area during the 1980...

Are You in Danger of Catching the Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered

NEW YORK (AP- The Conversation) - The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 25 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, inc...

Fire Rages in Building in Heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters toiled all night and were still putting out pockets of fire Friday morning at a building in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown. Nine people were hur...

Poll: Many in Us Support Trump Decision to Kill Iran General

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid...

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes Collide in Pricey Knife Fight

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel t...

US General Says Troop Surge In Middle East May Not End Soon

ABOARD THE USS BATAAN (AP) — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from ...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Launches Reelection Bid With Big Advantages

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional career got off to a rocky start just a year ago, with her provocative remarks on Israel and Jews stirring anger across the countr...

What We Know, And Don’t, About The Alleged Bezos Phone Hack

BOSTON (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon f...

Is It Ok For Teens To Drink Coffee?

NEW YORK (AP-The Conversation) - Is it OK for teens to drink coffee? When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning ...

First Space-baked Cookies Took 2 Hours In Experimental Oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two ho...

Buttigieg’s Unlikely Iowa Rise Now Carries High Expectations

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower th...

Why Credit Card Rewards Are Targeting ‘Convenience’ Spending

NEW YORK (AP) - If you’re spending a lot on convenience — whether in the form of grocery delivery, ride-hailing or meal delivery — your credit card wants to reward you for it, whil...

Iconic Journalist Jim Lehrer Dies At 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 8...

Weather Forces Cancellation Of Kushner Israel Visit

WASHINGTON (Israel Hayom) — Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz will not attend the ...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...