• Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery Feb 12

    Decades-Old Pipe Caused Explosion at South Philadelphia Refinery, Leaking Tons of Dangerous Acid, New Report Finds

    Thousands of pounds of deadly hydrofluoric acid escaped into the atmosphere following the massive June 21 blast at the now-shuttered gas refinery in South Philadelphia, according to a new federal report.

  • New York Dec 14, 2019

    ‘They Are All Corrupt': New York's Lebanese Diaspora Protests, Supports Revolution Back Home

    A sea of red, white and green flags filled the crowds of mostly young students and professionals from the Lebanese diaspora in lower Manhattan Thursday night, as the solidarity movement sweeping Lebanon spilled over into the United States. “We stand with you 5604 miles away,” read one sign at the protest in Washington Square Park. “Noble Lebnan” read another, while...

  • NBC Nov 21, 2019

    Journalists Sue Trump Administration Over Border Surveillance Program

    Five American journalists subject to controversial surveillance tactics at the border are now suing the Trump administration for allegedly violating their constitutionally-protected rights.

  • United States Nov 2, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • United States Nov 2, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • Congress Oct 30, 2019

    How the Fed's Interest Rate Cut Affects Credit Card, Mortgage, Savings Rates

    The Fed is expected to announce Wednesday that it is cutting its benchmark interest rate by one quarter of a percentage point, its third rate cut this year. “When the Fed raises or reduces the cost of money, it affects interest rates across the board,” said Greg McBride Bankrate’s chief financial analyst. “One way or another, it’s going to impact...

  • China Sep 3, 2019

    Hong Kong's Carrie Lam Says She Hasn't Resigned Because It's Easy Way Out

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday she has never tendered her resignation to China over the anti-government protests that have roiled the city for three months. Lam was asked repeatedly at a news briefing about a Reuters report on Monday citing leaked audio of her telling business leaders recently that she would quit if she had a choice. “I...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    One Year Later, Residents Question Foxconn Commitment

    President Trump said it would be the “8th Wonder of the World.” But one year later, some Wisconsin residents say they aren’t convinced they’ll ever see the promised investment by the electronics giant Foxconn.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Residents Reflect on FoxConn Groundbreaking

    On today’s NBC 5 Investigates, President Donald Trump touted Wisconsin’s FoxConn plant as the “eighth wonder of the world.” The factory was supposed to bring new life to Mount Pleasant, but a year later, little has been done. NBC 5’s Phil Rogers has the story. 

  • CEO Jun 15, 2019

    The World's Largest Airplane Is for Sale for $400 Million

    Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane that flew only once, is up for sale. Holding company Vulcan is seeking to sell Stratolaunch at $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Vulcan is the investment conglomerate of the late billionaire Paul Allen. A Microsoft co-founder, Allen passed away last October following complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • Chicago May 28, 2019

    Feeling Aretha's Spirit, Jennifer Hudson Honors Icon at Pulitzers

    With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday’s Pulitzer Prize awards ceremony to pay tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin.

  • Chief May 7, 2019

    Myanmar Frees Reuters Reporters Jailed for Secrecy Act Crime

    Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday. The convictions of Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had drawn condemnation from rights groups, Western governments and press associations, and the two journalists had garnered several awards and other honors. In...

  • Donald Trump Mar 18, 2019

    Beto O'Rourke Apologizes for Teen Writings, ‘Ham-Handed' Rhetoric Toward Wife

    Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young. During a taping of the “Political Party Live” podcast in Cedar Rapids, he addressed criticism of his campaign-trail joke that his wife,...

  • NBC News Mar 8, 2019

    Military Families Say Housing on Bases Has Lead, Mold, Other Problems

    About 30 percent of military families live on bases, and most family housing on the bases are operated not by the military, but by private contractors like Corvias, NBC News reported. Alleged problems with housing provided by private companies— including lead poisoning, mold, and poor construction — drew national attention after a Reuters investigation last year. A survey conducted by...

  • Uber Mar 1, 2019

    Lyft Releases Its Filing to Go Public, Revealing Financials

    Lyft released its long-awaited IPO prospectus Friday, revealing company financials for the first time. The ride-hailing company has been racing competitor Uber to the public markets. It’s likely to be among the first of a hefty class of 2019 public offerings. It is seeking to go public on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LYFT.” Here’s how the company did...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    Foxconn Again Shifts Wisconsin Plan After Trump Intervenes

    Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens. The news capped a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company announced in 2017, to much fanfare, that...

  • Reuters Dec 24, 2018

    Myanmar Court Hears Appeal of Convicted Reuters Journalists

    A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attention to the crisis that drove members of the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee the country. The court announced a ruling would be...

  • spokesman Dec 14, 2018

    Suspect in France Mass Shooting Killed by Police

    The suspect in the Strasbourg shooting that left three dead and 13 injured has been killed by police in that city, French authorities told NBC News on Thursday. The announcement of the death of 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt comes after an intense manhunt involving hundreds of officers since the shooting Tuesday night outside the Strasbourg’s Christmas market. He had been on...

  • Donald Trump Dec 11, 2018

    'The Guardians' Named Time's 2018 Person of the Year

    Time magazine unveiled its Person of the Year for 2018, honoring a group of journalists whose work has landed them in jail — or cost them their lives — “in the pursuit of greater truths.” The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal announced Time’s choice of “The Guardians and the War on Truth” on the “Today” show Tuesday, and revealed the four...

  • United States Oct 18, 2018

    Procter & Gamble Is Testing 3D Printed Gillette Razors

    Gillette customers will now be able to order personalized 3D printed razors in a pilot program from parent company Procter & Gamble. Razor handles will be printed using stereolithography, a type of 3D printing technology from Boston-based Formlabs and people will be able to choose from 48 designs and seven colors, priced between $19 and $45, including one razor blade....

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