Expedition To Salvage Titanic’s Wireless Telegraph Gets The Go-Ahead : NPR

A judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage company may cut into the remains of the Titanic to retrieve the ship’s wireless telegraph machine. Artifacts from the sunken vessel are sit on shelves at a storage facility in Atlanta in this Feb. 18 photo. Angie Wang/AP hide caption toggle caption Angie Wang/AP A judge […]

The Economy, Vaccines And COVID-19 Survivors : NPR

A cyclist in a face mask rides past the Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Monday. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California — amid encouraging coronavirus benchmarks — will allow some retail businesses to reopen with modifications as early as Friday. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frederic J. […]

U.S. To Evacuate Americans From Virus-Struck Diamond Princess Cruise Ship : NPR

Passengers walk along the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, on which about 3,600 people have been quarantined because of fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images Passengers walk along the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, on which about […]

For Some Iowa Voters, Caucuses Remain A Barrier To Participation : NPR

Voters listen to instructions during a Democratic Party caucus in 2016. The party has been under pressure to make the process more accessible this year, but some activists remain frustrated. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Voters listen to instructions during a Democratic Party caucus in 2016. The party has been under pressure […]

In Philippines, Volcano Is Quieter, But Officials Renew Warnings For People To Leave : NPR

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, on Tuesday. Eloisa Lopez/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Eloisa Lopez/Reuters A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, on Tuesday. Eloisa Lopez/Reuters Mass evacuations continued Wednesday in […]

Threat Of Wildfires Not Enough To Cancel Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks : NPR

Australian authorities say the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled for environmental concerns. Brendan Esposito /AP hide caption toggle caption Brendan Esposito /AP Australian authorities say the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled for environmental […]

Gov. Newsome Says PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Is ‘Woefully Short’ Of What’s Needed : NPR

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP hide caption toggle caption Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a bankruptcy […]

DeVos Testifies Over Relief For Defrauded Student Borrowers : NPR

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared Wednesday before a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared Wednesday before a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images U.S. Secretary of Education […]

Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump : NPR

House Democratic leaders announced articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images House Democratic leaders announced articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will bring two articles of impeachment […]

Colombia’s Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes : NPR

A deserted beach in Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia’s Pacific coast. Favero/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Favero/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A deserted beach in Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia’s Pacific coast. Favero/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images […]