COLUMBIA, S.C. - Joe Biden flew here unexpectedly Tuesday night before New Hampshire votes were even counted, seeking to save his faltering campaign in a state he must win - and one where allies, voters, party officials and others say he remains a front-runner, albeit a wounded one.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is again asking Congress to slash federal aid to the nation's passenger railroad by cutting funding for Amtrak, including its network in the Northeast Corridor, which stretches from Washington to Boston, by more than half.
In terms of carbon footprint, which is best to give my partner for Valentine's Day: chocolate or roses? Before I offer romantic advice to strangers on the internet, I should probably disclose that I once wrote an entire article arguing that birds are the best lovers. I am not exactly the world's greatest dating guru (much to my mother's chagrin). But I do know a thing or two about climate change. And if you're concerned about greenhouse gas emissions and their role in heating the planet, you won't love what I'm about to say.
Harvey Weinstein's lawyers rested their case at the producer's sexual assault trial and told the court their client wouldn't take the stand. One of Weinstein's lawyers said in New York state court on Tuesday that the fallen Hollywood power broker wouldn't testify because prosecutors hadn't met their burden of proof in supporting the charges of rape and predatory sexual assault against him.
As deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,000 - nearly all of them in China - Beijing on Tuesday, Feb. 11, urged countries that have enacted travel restrictions aimed at curbing the outbreak to restore normal ties for the sake of the global economy. The appeal from China's Foreign Ministry underscored the economic dangers posed by the unprecedented shutdown of much of the world's second-largest economy, as well as the ruling Communist Party's concerns about the outbreak's capacity to fuel domestic instability.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sprint and T-Mobile's $26 billion merger, dismissing anti-competitive concerns and clearing the way for a deal that would create the nation's third-largest wireless carrier as the industry hurtles toward the new frontier of ultrafast 5G service.
China tentatively returned to work Monday after an extended Lunar New Year shutdown precipitated by the coronavirus outbreak, but with deaths from the epidemic continuing to rise, much of the country remained at a standstill, and many were working from home. Chinese health officials announced Monday that 103 more people died from coronavirus, bringing the total global death toll to 1,013. The health ministry in Hubei province also confirmed 2,097 new cases of the disease, which has now sickened more than 42,000 people around the world, the majority in mainland China.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Monday proposed a $4.8 trillion election-year budget that would slash major domestic and safety net programs, setting up a stark contrast with President Donald Trump's rivals as voting gets underway in the Democratic presidential primary. The budget would pursue hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and seek reductions in the Children's Health Insurance Program while wringing some savings from Medicare despite Trump's repeated promises to safeguard the program for older Americans.
Construction crews began blasting sites in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument as part of the construction of President Donald Trump's border barrier, and the affected areas include sites sacred to Native American groups, according to a Democratic congressman from Arizona.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has charged four members of the Chinese military with a 2017 hack at the credit reporting agency Equifax, a massive data breach that compromised the personal information of nearly half of all Americans. In a nine-count indictment filed in federal court in Atlanta, federal prosecutors alleged that four members of the People's Liberation Army hacked into Equifax's systems, stealing the personal data as well as company trade secrets.