3:53 p.m. March 3, 2021
'Unusual' restrictions placed on National Guard before Capitol riot, general saysDefense Department leaders placed unusual restrictions on the National Guard for the day of the Capitol riot and delayed sending help for hours despite an urgent plea from police for reinforcement, according to testimony Wednesday that added to the finger-pointing about the government response.
2:53 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021
Futuristic: A SPAC Fuels the Takeoff of Electric Air Taxis
Here comes flying cars. The air-taxi start-up, Joby Aviation, is merging with a SPAC, which will fund its development. Next stop: air-taxi services around the world,
1:30 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
Flying Cars, of a Sort, Are Coming. There Are Two Stocks for That.
Joby Aviation is building an urban air-mobility business---a sort of Tesla plus Uber, in the skies---that is merging with a SPAC sponsored by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.
5:05 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
Elon Musk's carbon footprint looks modest by billionaire standards --- but then he doesn't own a yachtThe "winner" is Roman Abramovich, and Bill Gates is middle of the pack.
7:46 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
U.N. Panel of Experts alleges Blackwater founder and Trump ally Erik Prince breached Libya arms embargo, says diplomatPrince is the brother of Trump's education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
12:29 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Texas Didn't Protect Its Investments. Now Everyone's Paying the Cost.
The state's blackouts are the result of a basic lack of fiscal responsibility. The failure is being seen around the world.
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.
9:40 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021
Airbus helicopters book 268 net orders in 2020Airbus SE said Tuesday that its Airbus Helicopters division booked 268 net orders in 2020 in a market heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The helicopter-manufacturing unit of the European plane maker reported 289 gross orders and delivered 300 helicopters last year, it said. Write to Olivia Bugault at olivia.bugault@wsj.
7:10 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021
Effort intensifies to recover black boxes after Boeing 737 crash in Java Sea near JakartaThe Boeing 737-500 jet disappeared minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, during heavy rain on Saturday, and the search so far has yielded plane parts and human remains but no sign of survivors.
10:10 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021
- By Jack Denton
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail as U.S. challenges ruling to block his extraditionA U.K. judge ruled on Wednesday that Julian Assange, the founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, won’t be granted bail as the U.S. challenges the ruling blocking his extradition.
4:07 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
As of Jan. 1, hospitals must publicly list their prices --- here's what they won't reveal 'Our issue with transparency is it is only a tool, it is not the savior,' one advocate said.
6:12 p.m. Dec. 29, 2020
At least 7 dead as central Croatia is shaken by earthquakes on successive daysEuropean Mediterranean Seismological Center said a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit 46 kilometers southeast of Zagreb, a day after the same area was struck by a 5.2 quake.
3:24 p.m. Dec. 16, 2020
Chinese capsule returns from moon with rock samplesThe successful mission was the latest breakthrough for China’s increasingly ambitious space program that includes a robotic mission to Mars and plans for a permanent orbiting space station.
3:05 a.m. Dec. 12, 2020
- By Eric Grossman
Luxury Ski Resorts Face a Season Unlike Any OtherHow the world’s most in-demand ski spots are dealing with Covid-19
5:24 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020
Residents flee as high winds fan wildfire in Southern California canyonsPowerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday, one of several blazes that burned near homes and forced residents to flee amid elevated fire risk for most of the region that prompted utilities to cut off power to hundreds of thousands.
8:03 p.m. Nov. 26, 2020
Germany places $3.22B order for NH90 helicopters(Adds details of order, including value.) The Bundeswehr, Germany's federal defense forces, ordered 31 NH90 helicopters for the navy's shipborne operations from NHIndustries for 2.7 billion euros ($3.22 billion), a spokesman for the German Ministry of Defense told Dow Jones Thursday. The new Sea Tiger helicopters from NHIndustries --wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters and Fokker-- are set to replace the German navy's Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet, which entered service in 1981.
10:37 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020
You could own the NYC rooftop where John Lennon claimed to spot a UFOThe legendary John Lennon of the Beatles loved the anonymity of New York City and kept a residence in the iconic Dakota building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side before his untimely death.
8:00 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills 14 people, injures hundreds A strong earthquake struck Friday between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing several buildings in Turkey’s western Izmir province and leaving at least four people dead.
2:23 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Textron tops profit views but revenue falls shyTextron Inc. on Thursday posted a smaller third-quarter profit and lower revenue year over year as deliveries of jet and turboprop airplanes declined during the coronavirus pandemic. The Rhode Island-based aerospace company, maker of Cessna airplanes and Bell helicopters, logged a net profit of $115 million, or 50 cents a share, compared with a profit of $220 million, or 95 cents a share, in the same three-month period a year earlier.
5:57 p.m. Oct. 26, 2020
100,000 people flee Southern California wildfire that may have been sparked by utility equipmentFast-moving wildfires forced evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.
1:04 p.m. Oct. 25, 2020
British military seizes oil tanker that reported violent stowaways The U.K. military seized control of an oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting Sunday it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent.
3:06 p.m. Sept. 27, 2020
At least 18 killed as fighting erupts between Armenia, AzerbaijanFighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory’s defense ministry said 16 soldiers and two civilians have been killed and more than 100 others wounded.
6:18 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020
As the wildfires rage, resources are running out — 'We can’t contain one before another erupts'Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break.
6:53 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020
- By Associated Press
Deadliest fire of the year in California leaves 10 dead
The terrible toll of California's wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week.
4:04 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020
J.P. Morgan Wants Trading Staff Back in the Office
Here’s what you need to know about the impact of Covid-19 to navigate the markets today.
4:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020
Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents a month after the massive explosion.
5:57 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020
- Associated Press
Hundreds of homes burn as wildfires sweep across Pacific Northwest High winds fan flames in Oregon, WashingtonWindblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning: “This could be the greatest loss of human life and property due to wildfire in our state’s history.”
9:52 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020
Airbus gets order from Japan's helicopter operatorAirbus SE said Wednesday that Japan's helicopter operator Nakanihon Air has ordered one of its H215 heavy helicopters. The H215 is a twin-engine, heavy-lift helicopter and is a member of the Super Puma helicopter family.
4:51 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020
- Associated Press
3 hospitalized as firefighters overrun by flames in California wildfire Scores more campers rescued by helicopter from burning forest as dozens of blazes rage across stateHelicopters flew through dense smoke Tuesday to rescue scores more people from wildfires as wind-fanned flames kept chewing through bone-dry California after a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than 200.
9:18 p.m. Sept. 7, 2020
Raging wildfires in California force power outagesTwo of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 14,000 firefighters are battling those fires and about two dozen others around California.
5:11 p.m. Sept. 6, 2020
- Associated Press
More than 200 airlifted to safety from raging California wildfire Scorching temperatures fuel fires, threaten rolling blackouts around stateMore than 200 people were airlifted to safety early Sunday after a fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one several fires that broke out amid record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that baked the state
1:47 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020
- Associated Press
Trump convention tamps down thoughts of coronavirus and ramps up rhetoric of fear Federal guidelines on social distancing and wearing masks to fight the spread of the deadly virus were emphatically ignored, as, for the most part, were concerns about violating the Hatch ActThe federal guidelines about social distancing and wearing masks to fight the spread of the virus were emphatically ignored, as, for the most part, were concerns about violating the Hatch Act.
6:33 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020
- Associated Press
Weather provides break as fire crews gain ground on massive California blazes Bay Area avoids lightning, high wind, but heavy smoke blankets large regionFire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to heed warnings and stay out of evacuation zones as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with smoky air.
5:16 a.m. Aug. 22, 2020
- Associated Press
California wildfires some of largest in state history Five people are reported to have died and at least 100,000 have been told to leave their homes.Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters.
8:34 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020
- By Matt Smith
How politicians like Kamala Harris have long backed Portland-style policing Critics say agencies sometimes exaggerate problems to justify launching a multijurisdictional task force, and then overreach in their efforts to record a successMultiagency law enforcement task forces have been around since the 1970s and now include hundreds of organizations with thousands of officers. Critics say there has been scant effort to evaluate whether the task forces actually reduce the problems they were set up to solve.
6:16 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020
- Associated Press
Beirut explosion: Cache of ammonium nitrate blamed for blast killing dozens, injuring thousands Neighborhood around downtown port devastatedA massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.
11:22 a.m. July 29, 2020
- By Michael Kaminer
Worldwise: Advanced Aviation Team’s Gregg Brunson-Pitts on D.C., Chef Jose Andres, and a Book on Renovating the White HouseThe entrepreneur has been looking at global changes from his perch in Arlington, Va.
5:02 a.m. July 18, 2020
- By Shawn Langlois
He flaunted fancy cars and designer clothes on Instagram for years — now he’s facing 20 years in prisonHis most recent Instagram post included a picture of a Rolls-Royce with the caption: “Thank you lord for the many blessings in my life... continue to shame those waiting for me to be shamed.” Well, those waiting to shame Ramon Abbas need not wait any longer.
10:03 a.m. July 14, 2020
Boeing Delivered 20 Planes in the Second Quarter. Here’s How Bad It Is.
Boeing delivered 20 planes in the second quarter. It isn’t unexpected, but it definitely isn’t good.
7:49 a.m. July 14, 2020
China Could Sanction Lockheed Martin. The Biden Effect Is More Important.
China threatened to slap sanctions on U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin in response for selling equipment to Taiwan. But politics in 2020 will matter much more to Lockheed investors.