Forget debt handout: This woman paid off her entire student loan

foxnews.com A young Maryland woman who recently bought a home with her husband as they prepare for the birth of their first child is proud that she developed the financial acumen to pay off her student loans in full — no matter...

Who are the Oath Keepers, and why are members on trial?

pbs.org A trial starting this week in Washington, D.C., is the biggest test yet in the Justice Department's efforts to hold accountable those responsible for the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The biggest 2022 gubernatorial races

theweek.com The midterms are only a month away, and all eyes are on Congress, where Democrats are battling to maintain control of both the House and the Senate. But a number of consequential contests are unfolding off Capitol...

Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

vox.com Demonstrators gather outside the US Supreme Court during oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford to call for an end to partisan gerrymandering on October 3, 2017, in Washington, DC. | Olivier Douliery/Getty Images ...

Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now

npr.org Marchers raise picket signs during a "Fight Starbucks' Union Busting" rally held in Seattle in April. Starbucks workers are busy this fall, and not just with making pumpkin spice lattes. They're also protesting...

A profile of David Mills, who created the Network Time Protocol in the 1980s, as about two dozen Internet Engineering Task Force contributors work toward NTPv5

newyorker.com In 1977, David Mills, an eccentric engineer and computer scientist, took a job at COMSAT, a satellite corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C. Mills was an inveterate tinkerer: he’d once built a hearing aid for...

Monkeypox eradication unlikely in the U.S. as virus could spread indefinitely, CDC says

cnbc.com Monkeypox is unlikely to be eliminated from the U.S. in the near future, the CDC says. The outbreak is slowing as the availability of vaccines have increased and people have become more aware of how to avoid...

How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

vox.com Current president of Brazil and candidate for re-election Jair Bolsonaro (center) greets supporters during a campaign rally on September 07, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. | Wagner Meier/Getty Images A loss...

Ohio reports third U.S. death of person with monkeypox who had underlying health conditions

cnbc.com The death is the third in the United States since the outbreak began in May. Los Angeles officials confirmed earlier this month a patient had died from monkeypox. The first death of a person with the virus died in...

Disney reaches deal with activist investor Third Point, will add former Meta executive to its board

cnbc.com Disney has reached a deal with activist investor Dan Loeb's Third Point. The agreement includes adding former Meta executive Carolyn Everson to its board of directors. The deal comes weeks after Third Point took a...

Trump is accused of stonewalling rape accuser to avoid Oct. 19 deposition

investing.com By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK - The writer suing Donald Trump for defamation after he denied having raped her in the mid-1990s accused the former U.S. president of stonewalling and trying to avoid a scheduled...

Vermont dispensaries to begin selling recreational marijuana

apnews.com Vermont dispensaries are set to begin selling marijuana for recreational use, though only three will be ready to do so on opening weekend.FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and CeresMED...

A Neon Sign Provocatively Installed On A Primeval Mountainside Shows The Urgency Of Long-Term Thinking

forbes.com A major exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC showcases the power of contemporary craft to express ideas essential to the present moment – but to appreciate the full potential takes a trip to a remote...

Russians push baseless theory blaming US for burst pipeline

apnews.com The Kremlin and Russian state media are aggressively pushing a baseless conspiracy theory blaming the United States for damage to natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea in what analysts said Friday is another effort...

Alice, world's first all-electric passenger plane, takes to the skies for FIRST time in Washington

dailymail.co.uk Alice, the world's first all-electric passenger plane, took to the skies for the first time for a successful flight in Washington on Tuesday. The zero emissions plane is the brainchild of U.S.-based Eviation and it's...