4:57 a.m. Today4:57 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
6:37 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Cruise lines with the most flexible cancellation policiesBooking travel right now can be risky, and bad cancellation policies are easy to come by in the cruise industry. Here are the ones we don’t hate.
10:34 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Security officials blame faulty intelligence for Jan. 6 failures at CapitolTestifying for the first time about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building and interrupted the certification of the presidential election.
12:07 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021
Temperatures rise across South, but water shortages persistHospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday as the region carried on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm, and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s.
8:52 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary U.S. South starts cleanupWarmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages.
5:06 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Power getting restored in Texas, but water crisis worsens Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold this week. But the crisis was far from over in parts of the South, where many people still lacked safe drinking water.
10:08 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Vaccinating New York's most vulnerable: ‘We are relying on relationships we’ve built over the past 20 years’It involves reaching out to nearby senior centers, religious organizations, houses of worship and neighborhood groups that could help recruit people for the free vaccines.
7:40 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Social-media app Parler says it's relaunching The right-wing-friendly Twitter alternative has been struggling to return since Amazon dropped it from its web-hosting service on Jan. 11 over an unwillingness to remove posts inciting violence. Google and Apple removed Parler’s app from their online stores for the same reason.
8:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Fierce winter storm rolls across U.S., forcing blackouts in some parts and leaving two dead in TexasThe storm was part of a massive system that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the southern Plains and was spreading across the Ohio Valley and to the Northeast.
2:49 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern PlainsA winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S.
4:23 p.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Cold and snow grips much of U.S., from Seattle to Texas to NortheastWintry weather was forecast for much of the U.S. on Sunday, with freezing temperatures expected to dip as snow falls as far south as Texas' Gulf Coast.
11:32 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Average new U.S. coronavirus cases dip below 100,000 for first time in monthsThe seven-day rolling average of new infections was well above 200,000 for much of December and went to roughly 250,000 in January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic came roaring back after it had been tamed in some places over the summer.
10:55 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Bitcoin Flirts With $50,000 Before Falling Back
Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
3:21 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Graphic new impeachment video shows police being attacked, senators fleeing Capitol mobProsecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol, smashing windows and doors and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as overwhelmed police begged on their radios for help.
5:28 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
- By Beckie Strum
$165M Beverly Hills Mansion Heads to Auction in JanuaryBuyers will have a week to vie for the 20-bedroom California home, known as Villa Firenze
6:05 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
Federal investigators say helicopter pilot in Kobe Bryant crash became disorientedNTSB says the pilot of the helicopter flew through clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards and likely became disoriented, killing everyone aboard.
11:56 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Cost of National Guard mission to protect U.S. Capitol estimated at $483 million Deploying National Guard troops at the U.S. Capitol --- which a pro-Trump mob stormed last month --- will cost about $483 million, the government estimated Monday.
10:49 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Covid-Hit Nursing Homes Load Up on Debt
Some of the worst residential-care homes in the U.S. are using a federal-backed program to get access to cheap financing.
5:24 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders military to stand down and examine extremism in ranksChief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Austin met with all of the military service chiefs and secretaries on Wednesday and told them he was ordering a "stand down" by all units in the next 60 days.
7:03 p.m. Feb. 3, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like RobinhoodDay traders from Reddit have often used Robinhood and other low-cost investment and trading apps to buy stock in companies such as GameStop and AMC.
5:44 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021
Body of slain Capitol Police officer lies in state at Capitol rotunda Slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was lying in honor in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, allowing his colleagues and the lawmakers he protected to pay their respects and to remember the violent attack on Congress that took his life.
11:12 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
Capt. Tom Moore, the U.K. army veteran who raised $40 million for the NHS, dies at 100 after COVID diagnosisCapt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for healthcare workers has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100.
3:28 p.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Officer who shot Capitol rioter should not be charged, investigators advise Investigators have made a preliminary determination that the police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the U.S. Capitol riot shouldn’t be charged with any crimes in connection with her death, according to people familiar with the review.
3:11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
What’s Next for the ‘Meme Trade’
Retail investors send silver soaring to eight-year highs, GOP senators to discuss $600 billion relief bill with President Biden, many health-care workers put off vaccination, and other news to start your day.
2:28 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021
Capitol Police officer who died in Jan. 6 siege to lie in honor in RotundaHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a joint statement saying: "The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force during the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our duty to the Constitution. His sacrifice reminds us every day of our obligation to our country and to the people we serve."
12:53 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021
Pelosi decries ‘enemy within the House’ and Missouri Democrat moves office as Capitol security is tightenedRep. Cori Bush says she and her staff felt unsafe with office near that of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene.
9:16 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
We're in our 40s and can afford a $700K house. My husband is retiring from the U.S. Navy. Where should we go?'We're looking forward to moving closer to family and putting down roots.'
3:08 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Barron’s Daily: GameStop Stock Won’t Stop Climbing—and the Risks Are Rising
GameStop trading draws attention from state regulator, the global economy is improving, acting Capitol Hill police chief apologizes for security lapses, and other news to start your day.
12:38 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021
Only 5 Republican senators approve of Trump's impeachment trial, making conviction unlikelySenate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against moving forward with Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for “incitement of insurrection” is unlikely.
2:19 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021
House Democrats send Trump's second impeachment case to SenateDemocrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
6:55 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021
Biden reversing Trump's ban on transgender people in the militaryPresident Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.
3:12 p.m. Jan. 24, 2021
Ominous threats against Congress ahead of Trump's second impeachment trialFederal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press.
10:54 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
President Biden removes key figure at National Labor Relations Board --- union leaders rejoiceIt also could mean new prospects for college athletes, ride-share drivers, graduate students and others seeking organized labor protections.
1:56 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021
First lady Jill Biden delivers White House chocolate-chip cookies to National Guard troops at CapitolBiden thanks troops — whose relegation, in some cases, to passing rest periods on the cold concrete of a nearby parking garage had inspired controversy a day earlier — for keeping her family and her husband's inauguration safe.
1:31 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Trump turns to South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers to defend him in second Senate impeachment trialOther past allies and prominent conservative lawyers said to have passed on representing Trump in the case.
6:26 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
- By Associated Press
Austin, a former general, wins Senate confirmation as U.S.'s first Black secretary of defenseLloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the U.S.'s first Black secretary of defense.
5:55 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Controversy swirls around National Guard troops holed up at U.S. Capitol, even as thousands travel homeMore than 15,000 of the nearly 26,000 deployed to secure the Biden inauguration in wake of pro-Trump mob siege of Capitol building are on their way to their home states.
10:31 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
'We're in a national emergency, and it’s time we treated it like one,' Biden says as he signs more executive orders The new president is aiming to overhaul the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis.
2:20 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Two weeks to the day after insurrection, U.S. Capitol hosts a without-incident swearing-in of Joe Biden and Kamala HarrisSome adherents of the QAnon constellation of pro–Donald Trump conspiracy theories are said to be crestfallen, while others display signs of resignation to facts.
3:13 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Barron’s Daily: Inauguration Day Is Here. What to Know.
Inauguration Day is here, Trump grants pardons to Bannon and other allies, Democrat-led Senate prepares for impeachment trial, and other news to start your day.