The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee’s state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.
Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren’t doing as well as they used to. There’s more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.
Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.
At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.
The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson’s restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the ’80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.
The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR’s Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.
The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit a friend and donor. The New Jersey senator has always maintained his innocence.
Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the “historic drought demands unprecedented action.”
It’s related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don’t go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart’s replacement. Now he’s in hot water over some old tweets.
Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.
People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.
The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.
Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region, that means another year of fallow fields and emergency water measures.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.