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The Wuhan virus is the last thing China’s economy needs right now

The Wuhan virus is the last thing China’s economy needs right now

China’s economy is slumping and the country is still suffering the effects of the trade war with America. An outbreak of a new and deadly virus is the last thing it needs. The Wuhan coronavirus — which has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600 so far — has already roiled Chinese markets and thrown…MORE

Grab a slice! It’s National Pie Day

Grab a slice! It’s National Pie Day

Apple pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, blueberry pie, banana cream pie, peach pie, key lime pie, coconut cream pie, peanut butter pie, crack pie, chocolate cream pie, grasshopper pie … are you hungry yet? January 23 is National Pie Day — not to be confused with National Pi Day, which is on March…MORE

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, is set to leave prison today

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, is set to leave prison today

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, is expected to be released from prison Thursday, months ahead of schedule due to good behavior. Carter, now 23, began serving a 15-month sentence in February, but she earned enough time off her sentence for good behavior that she…MORE

Impeachment managers’ tall task becomes clearer

Impeachment managers’ tall task becomes clearer

At 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff opened the House’s presentation to remove President Donald Trump from office. By 2 p.m., Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana had yawned, pushed away from his desk and ate a piece of chocolate from his desk on the Senate floor. By 3:30 p.m., there…MORE

Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris has hidden gems aplenty if you know where to look, but one of the French capital’s best kept secrets is the world’s oldest original basketball court. The historic hoops venue is buried in the basement of a building a stone’s throw from the famous Folies Bergere theater in the northern ninth arrondissement. And as…MORE

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