News : Offbeat

General Electric gives up its 111-year-old rail business

Monday  17:37,   21 may 2018

General Electric is giving up full control of its century-old rail division as the conglomerate's empire continues to shrink.GE, an early pioneer of the locomotive industry, agreed Monday to merge the struggling rail business with rival Wabtech[...]

On Tuesday's ballots: Three Democratic women, each challenging conventions and their party

Monday  17:30,   21 may 2018

Stacey Abrams, a Georgia gubernatorial candidate, and congressional candidates Laura Moser in Texas and Amy McGrath in Kentucky are each making waves in their party.There’s Stacey Abrams, the Georgia gubernatorial candidate who aims to win with a[...]

Texas leaders at odds over gun control following Santa Fe high school shooting

Monday  17:21,   21 may 2018

Texas Gov. Rick Abbott is calling for roundtable discussions over gun control as state leaders grapple with the fallout from the Santa Fe shooting. The governor also called for a moment of silence in all Texas schools at 10 a.m. CST on Monday. [...]

Thousands turn out for service for Texas school shooting victim

Monday  17:16,   21 may 2018

"I want to learn the American culture, and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture, and I want us to come together and united," she told her hosts.Angelique Ramirez via[...]

Clapper: Trump tweets are 'disturbing assault' on Justice Department's independence

Monday  17:16,   21 may 2018

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Monday accused President Donald Trump of leading "a very disturbing assault on the independence of the Department of Justice.""When the President -- this president or any president[...]

Why Amazon pays employees $5,000 to quit

Monday  17:15,   21 may 2018

The tech giant offers a strong incentive to those considering an exit.Once a year, the company offers to pay full-time associates at Amazon fulfillment centers up to $5,000 to leave the company. Employees are eligible after one year of service, but[...]

Where Americans are going hungry

Monday  17:15,   21 may 2018

Food insecurity is a way of life for 41 million people, but it's worse in some regions of the countryFood insecurity -- not having enough food because of a lack of money or other resources -- is a way of life for almost 1 in 8 Americans. And[...]

Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

Monday  16:15,   21 may 2018

Beijing hit back at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea on Monday after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, instead accusing Washington of increasing tensions with its own military footprint. China on[...]

With aging prison population, Massachusetts looks to possible cost-saving, compassionate fix

Monday  16:02,   21 may 2018

GARDNER — Beyond the barbed wire of a state prison, down a dirt road marked with “no trespassing” signs, lies a hill dotted with PVC-pipe crosses marking the graves of nearly 90 inmates. The makeshift crosses in this state-owned cemetery bear no[...]

Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign

Monday  16:01,   21 may 2018

Legal experts said President Trump’s promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.Mr. Trump made the order on Twitter during a day of public venting about the special[...]

Forget About Oil at $80. The Big Rally Is in Forward Prices

Monday  16:01,   21 may 2018

Brent crude oil grabbed all the attention after spot prices hit $80 a barrel last week. And yet, almost unnoticed, a perhaps more important rally has occurred in the obscure world of forward prices, with some investors betting the "lower for[...]

Odell Beckham continues to show up for work

Monday  16:01,   21 may 2018

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham‘s continued attendance at Giants workouts was #asexpected, and allows the team to think about the future of what could be a prolific offensive tandem. Via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Beckham[...]

Man faces murder charges in restaurant crash that killed kin

Monday  15:30,   21 may 2018

A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a steak and seafood outlet in North Carolina on Sunday, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who had been seated inside the restaurant with other family members, police said. The vehicle's driver, Roger[...]

What the average American has -- and needs -- in emergency savings

Monday  15:15,   21 may 2018

Are your savings adequate? Or do you need to do better?That's why we all need emergency savings to protect ourselves from the unknown. But new Bankrate data tells us something we already knew: Most Americans are woefully unprepared to handle an[...]

Report: Tom Brady unlikely to report for practice portion of OTAs

Monday  15:15,   21 may 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is unlikely to attend the team's voluntary practices on Monday, according to NFL[...]