Nov 6, 2018

NYC subway bomber convicted on terrorism charges

A policeman stands guard in Times Square not far from the site of a pipe bomb explosion on Dec. 11, 2017. Photo: John Moore via Getty Images

Akayed Ullah, who was arrested in December after detonating a pipe bomb in a subway station near Times Square, has been convicted on terrorism charges, AP reports.

Details: Ullah is a Bangladeshi immigrant who came to the U.S. in 2011. He admitted during police interrogation that his attempted attack, which resulted in several injuries, was retaliation against U.S. military attacks against ISIS in Syria, reports the N.Y. Times.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.