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When Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympics in 2016, videos of the extensive lagoon complex surrounding the Olympic Park were everywhere. Long polluted by sewage and garbage, many hoped the surge of … more
SpaceX's mega Starship rocket has blasted off on its fourth test flight. The 400-foot rocket was empty as it soared above the Gulf of Mexico and headed east Thursday. The spacecraft on top is aiming … more
The number of Americans applying for jobless claims rose last week, but layoffs remain at healthy levels despite lingering inflation and high interest rates. Unemployment benefit applications for the … more
Boeing's space capsule has sprung more helium leaks as it closes in on the International Space Station. Boeing and NASA continued to press ahead for a Thursday docking with the space station. The … more
Robinhood Markets Inc. is buying crytocurrency exchange Bitstamp for about $200 million as the company looks to speed up its cryptocurrency expansion globally. Bitstamp, founded in 2011, has offices … more
Inspired by an 18th century Scottish philosopher and the modern scourge of misinformation, Suzanne Collins is returning to the ravaged, post-apocalyptic land of Panem for a new “The Hunger Games” … more
Opening arguments were expected to begin Thursday in a class-action lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers claiming the NFL broke antitrust law. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 and has … more
Officials say Ukrainian drones have struck an oil refinery and a fuel depot in Russian border regions. The attacks are part of Kyiv’s ongoing effort to disrupt the Kremlin’s war machine. They … more
The European Central Bank appears ready to start cutting interest rates before the U.S. Federal Reserve. Analysts say a quarter-point cut from the current record-high rate of 4% is expected when the … more
Nepal's abundant hydroelectric power is helping the Himalayan nation cut its oil imports and clean up its air, thanks to a boom in sales of electric vehicles. Nearly all of the electricity produced … more
At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren’t, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? … more
A growing number of experts say the most realistic and effective way of teaching children about social media is a slow, deliberate onboarding, rather than an outright ban or allowing free reign. That … more
Government advisers say it’s time to update the recipe for the COVID-19 vaccines Americans will receive in the fall.  They recommend targeting a version of the ever-evolving coronavirus called … more
Former gun store clerk Gordon Cleveland said Hunter Biden did not express interest in a particular model of handgun when he came into the store. Cleveland said he explained attributes of various … more
Federal prosecutors this week arrested the chief financial officer of The Epoch Times and said he directed millions of dollars gained through criminal schemes to the company and himself. The arrest … more
The Japanese government data shows the country's birth rate fell to a new low for the eighth straight year in 2023. A government official described the situation as critical and urged authorities to … more
German software giant SAP has agreed to buy WalkMe in an all-cash deal valued at about $1.5 billion. The acquisition of WalkMe, a digital adoption platform operator that works with organizations on … more
U.N. Secretary General António Guterres has called for a “windfall” tax on profits of fossil fuel companies to help pay for the fight against global warming. Guterres decried them as the … more
A top European Union court ruled that McDonald’s has lost its Big Mac trademark in the 27-nation bloc, ruling in favor of Irish fast food rival Supermac’s in a long-running legal battle. The EU … more
Walmart is offering new perks for its hourly workers. They include a new bonus plan as well as opportunities to move into skilled trade jobs within the company. The perks program announced on … more
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