With the redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election out, Democrats are mulling impeaching President Donald Trump. Democrats, who control the House, want to unify several probes of the White House. So here's how the impeachment process, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, could play out.
Clay Govier reckons he'll be kept out of his fields through the Memorial Day weekend as a torrent of rain drenches farms across the Midwest and Great Plains. While that may give Govier an unwanted break from fieldwork, the U.S. farmer will be kept busy by a dilemma: He has to consider whether it would prove more profitable to grow corn or switch to soybean once the downpour abates. Or plant nothing at all and make an insurance claim for his troubles. Adding to the confusion is a lack of clarity over a government aid package for those hurt by the trade war with China.
The United States Postal Service is going to put mail on self-driving trucks. Starting on Tuesday morning, letters and packages moving between Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas will travel on customized Peterbilt trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous startup based in San Diego, California. There will be five round trips between the two cites, with the first haul leaving from Phoenix. It's the first time that the Postal Service has contracted with an autonomous provider for long-haul service.
Egg whites are universally accepted as a healthy source of protein. But because they come from chickens, one could worry about animal welfare, the environmental damage wrought by industrial poultry and even Salmonella-since the Food and Drug Administration estimates that 79,000 Americans are sickened by tainted eggs every year. Or maybe you're just a vegetarian. Regardless, the way to solve all of these problems is to just make "eggs" from plants.
A troubling spike in the suicide rate among girls is prompting leading researchers to question the role of social media in adolescent mental health.
President Donald Trump's escalation of the trade war with China without a concrete plan to aid farmers could worsen the rising stockpiles of U.S. crops such as soybeans and depress commodity prices even after the current dispute is resolved. The Trump administration is signaling that the aid package it's assembling would make payments to farmers based on their current crop production, raising concern among analysts and some lawmakers.
The Trump administration hasn't ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election.
The United States is confronted by its lowest number of births in 32 years, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics. The total fertility rate (which represents the number of births per woman), is steadily decreasing, and remains under its replacement level of 2.1 per 1,000, where it has been since 2009. However, all states are not equal when it comes to the diversity of their new generation of toddlers. One way to look at the matter is to dive into national statistics.
American farmers, among Donald Trump's most loyal supporters, face mounting financial pain from the president's trade war with China and the growing risk that the damage will outlast the conflict. The standoff with China over trade is compounding the strain of five years of falling commodity prices and losses from spring flooding.
Your rich Uncle Sam is calling in his chips. The U.S. government stepped up collections on delinquent student debt to $2.9 billion last year -- or an average of $1,000 from 2.9 million former students and their cosigners, according to the Treasury Department. And the trend continues. In the first six months of fiscal 2019, which started Oct. 1, collections totaled $3.3 billion.