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The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition.

It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York …

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde

After a woman living in a hotel in Florida was raped, viciously beaten, and left for dead near the Everglades in 2005, the police investigation quickly went cold. But when the victim sued the Airport Regency, the hotel’s private detective, Ken Brennan, became obsessed with the case: how had the …

Trump’s Travel Ban Misses the Point

“It was done for the security of our nation, the security of our citizens, so that people come in who aren’t going to do us harm.”Those were the …

Immigration

The History of Star Wars

This December 16th marks a new direction for the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise with the release of <i>Rogue One</i>, the first movie in the Star Wars Anthology series. …

Tapas for Two

Slideshow • 5 PhotosMadeline DeningerSpanish-inspired tapas<b>Apple and Manchego Tapas</b> Ingredients: Ciabatta rolls, olive oil, garlic powder, apple, …

mashed potatoes

National Teacher Shortage Brings Challenges to Iowa

John Bacon, the principal of Iowa City High School, flips through dozens of applications for a new teacher opening. Whether it be in English, …

Education

Trump renews threat of tariffs on companies that move jobs overseas

Days after praising a deal providing tax breaks to a company for keeping jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat to slap tariffs on the products of companies that move jobs overseas in the future.<p>"There will be a tax ... soon" of 35% for companies that move …

Donald Trump

Stocks Rise, Euro Recovers After Italy Referendum Result

Investors had widely anticipated the vote result and resignation of Premier Matteo Renzi<p>By<p>Jon Sindreu and<p>Jon Sindreu<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jonsindreu<p>jon.sindreu@wsj.com<p>Riva Gold<p>Riva Gold<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@GoldRiva<p>riva.gold@wsj.com<p>Gains in financial shares Monday helped the …

Stock Markets

Trump attacks China on trade but misses the mark

President-elect Donald Trump has revived some of his China-bashing from the campaign trail -- but the misleading claims still puzzle economists.<p>Trump accused China late Sunday of gaining an unfair advantage over American companies by devaluing its currency and slapping heavy taxes on U.S. products. …

Donald Trump

Box office: Moana tops for second week, Disney sets industry record

Disney’s <i>Moana</i> is leading the box office charge on two fronts this weekend. The animated feature tops the domestic chart for the second week in a row, …

Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go to Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II.<p>The joint trip comes after Obama went to Hiroshima with Abe in …

Japan

Court of Arbitration for Sport maintains ban for ex-FIFA head Blatter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.<p>Former FIFA President Sepp …

Corruption

The Weeknd's Starboy hits No. 1

The Weeknd’s new album, <i>Starboy</i>, had a massive debut, premiering on the <i>Billboard</i> 200 chart at No. 1 the week of its release. The album earned 348,000 …

Standing ovation for Obama at his last Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.<p>While …

Michelle Obama

Oakland fire death toll, at 36, likely to climb as investigation continues

<b>Oakland, California (CNN) —</b> The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.<p>Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the …

Alameda County

Trump nominates Carson to lead U.S. housing, urban policy

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an unconventional choice that underscores Trump’s willingness to forgo traditional policy expertise in some Cabinet positions to surround himself with allies.<p>Carson — …

Donald Trump

Amazon’s new grocery store will let you pick items off shelves and walk out without paying

The company calls it Amazon Go.<p>Eighteen months ago, Recode spotted an Amazon patent that laid out the company’s vision for a new type of retail store with no lines and no cashiers. Today, Amazon confirmed they are working on such a project.<p>Called Amazon Go, the store will allow Amazon customers to …

Amazon Go

What's next in the Dakota Access pipeline fight?

CANNON BALL, North Dakota — News that the federal government ruled against a controversial North Dakota pipeline project was greeted with singing and roars of joy among protesters.<p>In the Oceti Sakowin camp, native and non-native alike danced to celebratory drumming that blasted through loudspeakers.<p>…

Donald Trump