Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating H-1B Visa Lottery

WASHINGTONThe Department of Homeland Security is proposing an effective replacement of the H-1B visa lottery, the method for selecting which foreign professionals receive coveted visas each year, wit… [+337 chars]

Supreme Court Won't Hear Pennsylvania Ballot Case Before Election

WASHINGTONThe Supreme Court refused to expedite a Republican challenge to a Pennsylvania court order extending the deadline to accept absentee ballots mailed by Election Day. The courts unsigned ord… [+327 chars]

Ex-Homeland Security Official Miles Taylor Says He Is ‘Anonymous’ Author

WASHINGTONMiles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security who became an outspoken critic of President Trump, identified himself Wednesday as the anonymous author of an … [+1099 chars]

France, Germany Announce New Lockdowns to Combat Covid-19 Resurgence

France and Germany announced new lockdowns Wednesday in a sign of how Europes strategy for containing the coronavirus has buckled under the pressure of mounting cases and deaths. In a national TV a… [+278 chars]

U.S. States Face Biggest Cash Crisis Since the Great Depression

Connecticut acted fast. Social distancing, lockdowns and testing slashed Covid-19 cases in the spring. But when Comptroller Kevin Lembo opened an email from his budget director on April 15, it was … [+143 chars]

Baseball Is Trying to Figure Out How Its Bubble Broke, but Answers May Be Difficult to Get

Arlington, Texas The morning after Major League Baseball learned that its playoff bubble had been pierced and witnessed flagrant violations of its pandemic protocols during the Los Angeles Dodgers c… [+1016 chars]

Hurricane Zeta Makes Landfall in Southeastern Louisiana as 27th Named Storm of Season

Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeastern Louisiana Wednesday afternoon, lashing the northern Gulf Coast with strong winds and life-threatening storm surge. Zeta strengthened to a Category 2 stor… [+933 chars]

Boeing Cutting More Jobs in Response to Pandemic

Boeing Co. said it will cut more jobs and review jetliner production rates in an effort to stop bleeding cash as the coronavirus pandemic roils global air travel. Faced with a pileup of undelivered … [+232 chars]

Stocks Close Sharply Lower on Rising Coronavirus Cases

U.S. stocks continued to sell off on Wednesday in what is shaping up to be their worst week since late March, as rising coronavirus infections shook investors confidence in the global economic recove… [+151 chars]

Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators in Hearing Over Online Speech

WASHINGTONChiefs of the largest social-media companies tangled with U.S. senators on Wednesday over their role in public discourse amid a contentious election that has stoked bipartisan criticism of … [+329 chars]