Millennial men still don’t do laundry, house cleaning

Adrianna Rodriguez USA TODAY Published 1:10 PM EST Feb 14, 2020 It’s a new decade and women now hold more jobs than men. But they also still hold onto the majority of household duties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 109,000 more women in the workforce than men. However, a Gallup … Read more

Richest Person in Every State

By Grant Suneson February 10, 2020 10:26 pm As the 2020 election has brought income inequality to the forefront of American politics, billionaires are under scrutiny across the nation. Every state has residents worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. Each state is home to at least one person worth $300 million or … Read more

PG&E, FirstEnergy detail dangers of metallic balloons

Adrianna Rodriguez USA TODAY Published 6:49 AM EST Feb 14, 2020 Energy companies across the nation are warning their customers about the dangers of metallic balloons on Valentine’s Day. According to a news release from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), heart-shaped metallic balloons popular on this romantic holiday can float away and hit power lines, shorting … Read more

The one with no impeachment news

Annah Aschbrenner USA TODAY Published 6:53 AM EST Feb 14, 2020 Welcome, readers, for the first Friday OnPolitics since September that doesn’t have any impeachment news. So, what should we talk about? Well, we had a functioning primary Tuesday night, so cheers to you, New Hampshire.  It was a good night for Sen. Bernie Sanders, … Read more

Why colleges for poor students cost more

Sarah Butrymowicz The Hechinger Report Published 5:16 AM EST Feb 14, 2020 This story about need-based financial aid was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for Hechinger’s newsletter.   MILWAUKEE — Sh’Tejah Ward needed to come up with $8,651 to pay the … Read more

5 things to know Friday

Editors USA TODAY Published 3:50 AM EST Feb 14, 2020 After Parkland shooting, are American schools safer? Friday marks two years since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. While Congress apportioned millions of dollars to cover the cost of safety equipment and programs to keep students safe, experts say that’s precisely the wrong … Read more

William Barr responds to Trump tweet

Louie Villalobos USA TODAY Published 7:07 PM EST Feb 13, 2020 Has your boss ever tried to help?  There has been a significant amount of talk about how a tweet from President Trump directly impacted the sentencing agreement in place for Roger Stone.  Whelp, it would appear this story isn’t going away any time soon. … Read more

Bloomberg addresses 2015 stop-and-frisk remarks on campaign trail

William Cummings USA TODAY Published 6:14 PM EST Feb 13, 2020 WASHINGTON – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg again apologized for the “stop and frisk” policing conducted during his tenure, amid an uproar over remarks he made in 2015 defending the policy, which resurfaced this week.  At a campaign event Wednesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bloomberg called the stop-and-frisk … Read more

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company in a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The company also provided surveillance equipment to Iran that enabled the monitoring of protesters during 2009 anti-government … Read more

In win for Amazon, judge freezes work on Pentagon contract

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a temporary halt of Microsoft’s work on a $10 billion military cloud contract, a win for Amazon, which sued the U.S. government last year for awarding the contract to its rival. Amazon’s lawsuit, filed in November, alleged that President Donald Trump’s bias against the company … Read more