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  • Henry Kissinger recovering from heart surgery

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is recovering from heart surgery at a New York City hospital.

    Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital replaced an aortic valve in his heart on Tuesday. Kissinger, 91, is resting comfortably, according to a statement released by the...

  • Senate panel approves $350 million in Iron Dome funding


    2 weeks ago

    A key U.S. Senate panel approved a spending bill that would double President Barack Obama’s request for funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved the $620 million missile defense...

  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York


    2 weeks ago

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.

    Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to...

  • Gaza conflict sidelines Abbas, but U.S. still betting on Palestinian leader

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Mahmoud Abbas has been sitting on the sidelines of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, with little influence over its outcome.

    But it hasn’t stopped U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry from consulting closely with the Palestinian Authority president throughout the...

  • Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack, FBI says

    by Daniel Lovering, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.

    Azamat Tazhayakov is the first of Tsarnaev's friends...

  • Judge finds accused Boston bomber friend’s words to FBI voluntary

    by Scott Malone, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect did not speak involuntarily when telling FBI agents about the removal of a laptop and backpack from the suspect's room and his statements are admissible as evidence, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday.

    Lawyers for Kazakh exchange...

  • A sunken Nazi sub discovered off Texas coast

    by George Dvorsky, io9

    2 weeks ago

    In a shocking reminder of how close the Second World War came to America, a German U-boat has been discovered by marine archaeologists working off the shores of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

    That Nazi subs once prowled the Gulf of Mexico may come as a bit of surprise to Americans.

    "And there's a very good reason," said shipwreck diver Richie Kohler in a WFAA video. "The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Germany was taking us to task, how successful these U-boats were."

    Read more on io9.com.

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