West Coast Wildfires Burn Millions of Acres and…

Wildfires across the American West burned millions of acres and killed a total of at least 15 people by Thursday, as firefighters continued working to contain some of the fastest-growing blazes ever seen. Fueled by…

Fire Breaks Out at Beirut Port, One Month…

BEIRUT—A large fire broke out Thursday at Lebanon’s main port, near the site of last month’s massive explosion that devastated a swath of the country’s capital and killed nearly 200 people. Lebanese living in the…

Kenosha Businesses Grapple With Damage to City

KENOSHA, Wis.—La Estrella Supermarket, the neighborhood grocery. Uptown Beauty, the mom-and-pop supply shop. Uptown Restaurant, the locally-owned eatery. They have stood side-by-side on 22nd Avenue for years, serving Kenosha’s diverse Uptown neighborhood even as other…

The Stock Market Barely Faltered in the 1918-20…

In February and March, when the Covid-19 pandemic was just gathering steam, investors began scouring the historical record for precedents: How do you forecast the market in such a global crisis? Many zeroed in on…

Think Reopening Schools Is Tough, What About School…

One of the hardest parts of getting children back in school this fall is physically getting them there. Covid-19 has turned the already difficult job of running school buses into a logistical nightmare, with transportation…

Samsung, Verizon Sign $6.65 Billion 5G Contract

SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. has signed a $6.65 billion contract with Verizon Communications Inc. VZ -0.21% for network equipment and services, a major boost to the South Korean firm’s quest to become a key 5G…

Portlanders Reflect on the Citys Protests, 100 Days…

Saturday marks the 100th straight day of demonstrations in Portland, Ore., which have become a flashpoint in the national political debate over race and policing. The protests have sometimes been followed at night by property…

Key to Preventing Covid-19 Indoors: Ventilation

After urging steps like handwashing, masking and social distancing, researchers say proper ventilation indoors should join the list of necessary measures. Health scientists and mechanical engineers have started issuing recommendations to schools and businesses that…

Black Candidates Are Now Winning in Mostly White…

Black candidates have begun winning more House seats and statewide offices, such as attorney general, in places where most voters are white—a departure from decades in which Black political power was rooted largely in minority…