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...
The first day of President Donald Trump's visit to India was devoted enviable photo-ops: the largest rally of his presidency sandwiched between visits to a former home of independence leader Mohandas Gandhi and a sunset tour of the Taj Mahal. (Feb. 24)
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.
Advocates say new guidelines that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits is prompting droves of immigrants to drop government social services
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.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump. Joe Biden, a former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating contests in the Democratic presidential race ahead of the Nov.
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...
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.
Coronavirus Global Cases Total Reaches 79,000 At least 77,150 cases have been confirmed in mainland China. The death toll has reached 2,620, with 27 of those occurring outside of China. The expansion of outbreaks in South Korea and Italy have brought about fears of a global pandemic. 833 cases have been confirmed in South Korea and more than 130 in Italy. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the “window of opportunity is narrowing” to contain the outbreak. Members of the G20 also warned of the risk coronavirus poses to the global economy. G20 Final Document
Actor Jussie Smollett is back in court Monday on a new set of charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year. (Feb. 24)
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...
Joe Biden is riding momentum from his second-place finish in Nevada as he heads into what Politico sees as a "must-win" state for him, South Carolina. It now appears that Biden will get the influential endorsement of longtime ally Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip. Clyburn will announce his...
Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's New York City rape trial are set to resume deliberations after signaling they are at odds on the top charges in the closely watched #MeToo case. (Feb. 24)
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.
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.
According to Reuters a coronavirus outbreak has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy. On Thursday, a 77-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus was found dead at her home, located south of Milan. Her death came after a 78-year-old man died of the infection near Padua overnight. Italy is said to be the worst affected country in Europe. The bulk of the coronavirus cases are concentrated in Lombardy, the country’s financial and industrial center. Regional Welfare Councillor Giulio Gallera told the press, “All those who have tested positive are people who on February 18-19 had contacts with the emergency room and the hospital of Codogno." 50,000 residents in Codogno and nearby towns have been told to stay inside. Public gatherings, including Sunday masses, are cancelled.
Nearly six decades ago, Elvis Presley won bragging rights to an impressive feat: In 1961, with his Blue Hawaii album, the 26-year-old King became the youngest individual to have seven No. 1 albums on the US charts. The late legend's record just got smashed, however, at the hands of none...
Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study