House Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, a Victory for Liberals

The House approved a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, a level that has not risen since 2009. But Senate Republicans refuse to take it up. ...

McConnell: US-China Trade Deal Must Not Include Access for Huawei

Any trade deal with China must not include allowing access to U.S. technology, as Huawei represents a threat to national security, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said....

Outrage, expressions of support for Rep. Ilhan Omar after 'send her back' chant at...

Republicans and Democrats denounced chants of "send her back" at Trump's Wednesday rally in North Carolina.        ...

Judge rejects bail for financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

A federal judge denied bail for  Jeffrey Epstein, who must await trial on sex trafficking charges in a jail cell rather than a Manhattan manse.        ...

33 Dead in ‘Appalling’ Arson Attack on Japanese Animation Studio

A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades....

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Man jailed for nearly 30 years is free after judge rules that he is...

After spending 28 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit, Corey Atchison has his freedom. What are the details? An Oklahoma judge ruled that Atchison — who was convicted in connection with a 1991 murder — is innocent. Police believe that the deceased, James Wayne, was the victim of a gang-related robbery that took place nearly 30 years ago. Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes overturned the conviction on Tuesday after his...

Trump Disavows ‘Send Her Back’ Chant as G.O.P. Frets Over Ugly Phrase

But as the crowd chanted at his re-election rally in North Carolina, President Trump looked around and seemed to bask in the enthusiastic refrain. ...

The Boosted Scooter Is a Blast

Electric scooters are dangerous. It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing a scary story in the news reminding the world of this fact. People die riding these things. So it wasn’t surprising when Boosted emphasized safety in announcing it’s new e-scooter. The $1,600 Boosted Rev has three brakes,...