As Trash Piles Up During Covid, Residents Raise…

The coronavirus pandemic is snarling municipal trash pickup in several U.S. cities, sparking complaints from frustrated residents as uncollected garbage bakes in the summer sun. The problem stems in part from the sheer volume of…

The Dow Has Been Revamped. Its Gap With…

Even before Apple Inc. AAPL -0.16% unveiled plans for a stock split, the Dow Jones Industrial Average struggled this year to keep up with its broader counterpart, the S&P 500 index. The addition of three…

Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Maker in Talks With Countries…

A Chinese pharmaceutical maker is in talks with several countries to get emergency approval to use an experimental Covid-19 vaccine, developed with the Chinese military, before the completion of large-scale safety and effectiveness trials, according…

Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall on Gulf Coast With…

BEAUMONT, Texas—Hurricane Laura barreled ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border before dawn Thursday, a vicious Category 4 storm threatening what forecasters described as lethal flooding and widespread wind damage. Laura is a storm of historic proportions,…

Hurricane Laura Stalks Gulf Coast, on Track to…

BEAUMONT, Texas—Hurricane Laura barreled toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts late Wednesday as a vicious Category 4 storm—nearing Category 5—threatening what forecasters described as lethal flooding and widespread wind damage. Laura was poised to strike…

Hurricane Laura Strengthens to Category 4 as It…

BEAUMONT, Texas—Hurricane Laura barreled toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts late Wednesday as a vicious Category 4 storm, threatening what forecasters described as lethal flooding and widespread wind damage. Laura was poised to strike the…

Donald Trump Presides Over GOP Remade in His…

WASHINGTON—Four years after an unorthodox presidential bid that laid bare deep divisions among Republicans, President Trump is accepting the nomination for a second term before a party that has largely united behind him, embracing his…

How to Vote by Mail in Every State

More Americans than ever are expected to vote by mail in this year’s presidential election as states attempt to make voting safer amid the global pandemic. Five states—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah—routinely conduct their…

S&P 500 Sets First Record Since February, Erasing…

The S&P 500 closed at its highest level ever Tuesday, capping a remarkable rebound fueled by unprecedented government stimulus and optimism among investors about the world’s ability to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark U.S.…

Storm Isaias’s Most Damaging Winds Were on Its…

But after making landfall in North Carolina, the tempest moved inland and darted up the Eastern Seaboard, allowing its most damaging winds to bash cities and towns lying between the hurricane’s eye and the country’s…

A Deadly Coronavirus Was Inevitable. Why Was No…

Hunkered around conference tables at the World Health Organization’s Geneva headquarters, a group of scientists debated which of the world’s most frightening epidemic diseases deserved the greatest attention. Ebola, a ferocious killer that drains its…

Why It’s (Mostly) Safe to Reopen the Schools

Every American has a stake in the ongoing debate over how, when and if to reopen schools this fall. Last spring’s pandemic-driven closures affected 62 million pre-primary, primary and secondary school students, not to mention…