'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

People watch as ash rises from the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawaii. (Caleb Jones/Associated Press) by Sophia Yan and Caleb Jones | AP by Sophia Yan and Caleb Jones | AP May 17 at 9:10 PM HONOLULU — A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only […]

Sex Isn't Everything In Donald Trump's Big Reveal

Sex Isn't Everything In Donald Trump's Big Reveal

Thanks to the Office of Government Ethics, a U.S. federal agency created after the Watergate scandals to curb the kind of flagrant conflicts of interest that are hallmarks of the current White House, we just received our annual accounting of President Donald Trump’s personal finances. The big reveal in the document made public on Wednesday […]

Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission

Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission

As part of a voluntary ethics plan, the Trump Organization has not pursued new deals in foreign countries, cutting off an important stream of business that was projected to provide much of its future revenue. The Trump Organization is also subjecting all new domestic projects to vetting from an outside ethics adviser, which appears to […]

At least 2 dead, hundreds of thousands without power after violent storms slam Northeast

At least 2 dead, hundreds of thousands without power after violent storms slam Northeast

The severe storm downed trees and utility poles sparked a vehicle fire in East Rutherford, N.J., police said.  (East Rutherford Police Department) A powerful storm system pummeled the Northeast on Tuesday with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized hail and damaging winds, leaving at least two people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes […]

Activists kick off new Poor People's Campaign, echoing MLK in 1968

Activists kick off new Poor People's Campaign, echoing MLK in 1968

Organizers with the Poor People’s Campaign say official measures of poverty are too narrow and do not take into account the number of people struggling in an era of stagnant low wages and steep rises in rents and living expenses. If food, clothing, housing and utility costs, as well as government assistance programs, are factored […]

Royal Oak man, 20, killed in police shooting

Royal Oak man, 20, killed in police shooting

Cody Reynolds(Photo: Royal Oak Police Department) Royal Oak — A domestic violence incident that allegedly started with a 20-year-old Royal Oak man stabbing his mother and hitting his father in the head with a guitar ended in the man’s death in an officer-involved shooting early Monday, police said. Royal Oak Police Department identified the victim […]

China threatens to raise tariffs on about $3 billion of US imports

China threatens to raise tariffs on about $3 billion of US imports

President Trump embarked Thursday on the sharpest trade confrontation with China in nearly a quarter-century, moving toward imposing tariffs on $60 billion in Chinese goods and limiting China’s freedom to invest in the U.S. technology industry. The Chinese government fired back hours later, threatening to hit $3 billion in U.S. goods with tariffs. Trump’s announcement was […]

DealBook Briefing: Mark Zuckerberg Spoke. Did He Say Enough?

DealBook Briefing: Mark Zuckerberg Spoke. Did He Say Enough?

• On why it took so long for him to respond, compared with other tech C.E.O.s: “I know that there was a lot of pressure to speak sooner, but my assessment was that it was more important that what we said was fully accurate.” • On #DeleteFacebook: “I don’t think we’ve seen a meaningful number […]