Law-enforcement officials in several large U.S. cities are wrestling with a sharp rise in violent crime amid a national debate over the role of police, calls to reduce police department budgets and growing fiscal troubles.20
A year ago, the Permian Basin region was one of America’s hottest labor markets, fueled by a fracking gold rush. Today, the oil field has all but shut down, and everyone is feeling the pain, from restaurant owners to landlords to barbers.151
The nation’s largest transit system teeters on the edge of a financial crisis, leaving it with few options other than imposing major spending cuts and borrowing billions of dollars. “None of the choices are good,” Chairman Patrick Foye says.
The inquiry focuses on the 2017 acquisition of South Carolina-based Ritedose after national-security officials learned it was in talks with the Pentagon over a project involving injection devices for a coronavirus vaccine.
A federal judge in Indiana has blocked what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, scheduled for Monday, citing coronavirus-related health concerns raised by the victims’ relatives who were selected to attend.
The Trump administration said it would put tariffs on $1.3 billion of French imports if Paris doesn’t back down from plans to impose a new digital-services tax that would fall heavily on U.S. technology companies.
New Jersey’s top elected leaders said they support changing the term used to describe elected county officials in the state to “commissioner” from “freeholder,” a word that they said is rooted in institutional prejudice.8
The Senate banking panel said Friday it would vote on the nomination of two of President Trump’s Fed picks this month, suggesting that Republicans are prepared to advance the controversial candidacy of Judy Shelton.
A handful of Labor Department officials are quarantining after they met with at least one member of the White House Personnel Office who has since tested positive for Covid-19, according to a department spokesman.