Billionaire David Koch has died at age 79

Together with his older brother, Charles, the Kochs were a major donor to conservative causes.

  • Aug 23, 2019

 

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

The country also will increase import duties on U.S.-made autos and auto parts.

  • Aug 23, 2019

 

Light rail train derailment injures dozens in California

The accident was the result of a collision between a passenger train and a maintenance train.

  • Aug 23, 2019

 

FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

Testing will happen in flight simulators — not on actual Max jets, which remain grounded.

  • Aug 23, 2019

Inslee’s bid for third term derails plans for other Democrats

He tells supporters he wants to ensure Washington remains a “progressive beacon” for the nation.

Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee

More than 700,000 Rohingya fled across to Bangladesh two years ago,

  • Aug 22, 2019

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

It was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide, the report says.

  • Aug 22, 2019

Brazil’s president says his critics are setting Amazon fires

Smoke ha been darkening the midday skies over Sao Paulo. There have been 74,155 fires this year.

  • Aug 22, 2019

Boeing’s $1 billion ‘kill vehicle’ contract ended by Pentagon

The project’s purpose was to shoot down missiles from North Korea or Iran.

  • Aug 22, 2019

Trump wants no limits on immigrant child detention

The current agreement requires the government to release children after 20 days in detention.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

Canceling the Boeing contract because the project’s design problems were significant.

  • Aug 21, 2019

U.S. deficit to expand by $800 billion more than expected

The shortfall is driven by low tax revenue after the GOP cut rates for corporations and individuals.

  • Aug 21, 2019

FAA to plane workers: Don’t damage the angle-of-attack sensors

The devices measure a plane’s position relative to oncoming air.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Trump confirms he’s considering a temporary payroll tax cut

Just a few hours earlier, the White House denied the action was on the table.

  • Aug 20, 2019

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

The ice is thousands of years old. It will be gone within a year or two, scientists say.

  • Aug 20, 2019

White House insists fundamentals of US economy ‘very strong’

A new survey showed a big majority of economists expecting a downturn to hit by 2021 at the latest.

  • Aug 20, 2019

Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Court papers list no details of beneficiaries but valued the estate at more than $577 million.

  • Aug 20, 2019

‘The Mooch’ gets under Trump’s skin amid recession warnings

Trump lashes back on Twitter, calling his 11-day communications director a ‘nut job.’

  • Aug 19, 2019
Fired New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo. (Associated Press)

NYPD fires cop 5 years after ‘I can’t breathe’ chokehold death

The decision was welcomed by activists and Garner’s family; the head of the city’s largest police union angrily denounced it.

  • Aug 19, 2019
Fired New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo. (Associated Press)

Under new rules, Planned Parenthood will forgo federal money

The organization did not want to abide a new Trump administration rule prohibiting abortion referrals.

  • Aug 19, 2019