The widening coronavirus outbreak threatens to seriously disrupt the global economy just as it was steadying itself against the headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute
This Day in History: President Andrew Johnson Is Impeached February 24, 1868 Johnson assumed the presidency after Lincoln's assassination. He became the first U.S. president to be impeached. 11 articles of impeachment were approved by the House of Representatives. They arose from Johnson's unpopular and racist post-Civil War Reconstruction policies, and the firing of Lincoln appointed secretary of war, Edwin Stanton. Johnson's Senate impeachment trial began on March 13. He was not convicted, narrowly escaping removal from office.
Arguments in a big environmental case were being heard at the Supreme Court on Monday, a dispute that pits builders of an oil pipeline versus supporters of the Appalachian Trail. We won't get a decision for months, but the ruling has the potential to snarl not just the construction of...
Sen. Bernie Sanders dominated in Saturday's Nevada caucus. Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar failed to earn significant support from Hispanic and black voters. Sanders' landslide win was facilitated in large part by his multi-racial coalition of supporters. Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar have long polled poorly among Democratic voters of color. Their lack of traction among these voters was proven on Saturday.
Firefighters are fighting a large fire on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania as of Feb. 24. The fire is on Mount Tammany on the New Jersey side of the border.
In December, a rodeo rider in Arizona named Mason Saunders won $26,560 with a partner in a team-roping competition. Not bad money. As it turns out, Saunders doesn't really need it. The Athletic revealed over the weekend that Saunders is actually star Major League Baseball pitcher Madison Bumgarner. As...
Justice Clarence Thomas has made no secret of his dislike of past Supreme Court decisions written by other justices, including seminal opinions about abortion rights, press freedoms and a defendant's right to a lawyer
Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and Raises, Survey Says According to a ZipRecruiter survey of 3,000 job applicants, 30 percent say it is important to have employers allow their pets at the office. The survey also revealed what they are willing to give up to have their pets tag along. At the top of the list is free snacks, which 41 percent say they would trade. After that, it's catered meals with 30 percent willing to give them up. Even a paid vacation day? 17 percent have no problem with that sacrifice. The survey adds that seven percent would cut their gross salary by a percentage point. Would you give up a performance bonus for your pet? According to the ZipRecruiter survey, three percent would be okay with that.
It's shaping up to be a brutal day on the stock market thanks to rising coronavirus fears . The Dow plunged more than 900 points in the opening minutes on Monday, before recovering a bit. At 9:40am, the index was down 778 points, or 2.6%. That follows similar drops...
A fourth person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy. Officials are struggling to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country. According to Reuters, around 150 cases have been reported since Friday. The patient who died was in his 80s and was being treated in the hospital for an unrelated illness when contracted coronavirus. The three other people who have died of the illness were also elderly and had been suffering underlying health problems.