WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation’s capital are watching the crowds as cherry blossom season begins in earnest. The distinctive white and pink petals reached full bloom last Sunday, about a week earlier than expected. It’s an event that normally brings in thousands of visitors and signals the unofficial […]

Cynthia Medrano, a college counselor at Alliance Marine Tech High School, an LAUSD charter school in Sun Valley, works remotely. (Los Angeles Times) Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will head back to campus two days a week in late April or early May, […]

“The dead speak!” That phrase – the first words of the opening scrawl in JJ Abrams’s Episode IX, also known as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – has become, in certain circles, handy code for trashing this film. But I think it’s the perfect way to begin this fun […]

An illustrative image of medical syringes in front of a Airbnb logo displayed on a screen. On … [+] Monday, January 18, 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) stock has rallied by almost 55% since the beginning of […]

Text size ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The last time the federal minimum wage was increased, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the No. 1 song on the radio, and I was a recent college graduate frantically searching for work during the peak of the Great Recession. That was […]

If DoorDash DASH -6.71% and Airbnb ABNB 1.12% underdeliver, it will be because its investors expected too much. There is no question retail interest in public offerings has soared this year. In their first day of trading, shares of Airbnb closed more than double where they were priced just one […]

Airbnb has the biggest, cheapest, and perhaps quirkiest rooms to sleep in around the world (REUTERS) Airbnb’s stock market flotation was today priced even higher than its already-stratospheric guidance led us to believe. When it comes to market on Wednesday, the lettings platform will be valued at up to $42 […]

District officials said at a Monday news conference that they don’t plan to reinstate a stay-at-home order for D.C. yet. Their reasoning is simple: They don’t think people will follow it. As coronavirus cases continue to surge throughout the region, District officials said at a Monday news conference that they […]

Text size A NIO EP9 autonomous electric vehicle on display during the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition at China International Exhibition Center on Sept. 28, 2020, in Beijing, China. Getty Images China’s government has thrown $100 billion in subsidies at its domestic electric-vehicle industry over the past decade, according to […]

Books about Trump translated in Vietnamese on sale at a shop in Hanoi. Photo: Michael Tatarski While governments around the world have congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. presidential election last week, Vietnam’s leaders have yet to even comment on the topic.  The most recent tweet from […]

ILLINOIS —As Illinois topped 9,000 coronavirus deaths and more than 327,000 cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday gave guidance that those who are looking forward to holiday celebrations with loved ones might find bleak: It’s not a good idea. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike […]

Tyler Stanfield wrote his latest single, “Whiskey Heart,” when he was living in Austin, Texas, a few years ago. He says people who aren’t paying attention think it’s a song about drinking. “It’s not,” Stanfield says. “Whiskey is a metaphor. That’s kind of one of the fun things about it […]