Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster

ViacomCBS agreed to sell the 96-year-old company in a deal that potentially creates a megapublisher.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 4:06 pm

Utah Monolith Is a Weird Surprise in the Desert

A team surveying bighorn sheep for Utah’s wildlife agency found the strange object, 10 to 12 feet tall, embedded in the ground in a remote part of Red Rock Country. It’s probably art, officials said.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 4:03 pm

‘Thumb-Stopping,’ ‘Humaning,’ ‘B4H’: The Strange Language of Modern Marketing.

The ad business is overrun with buzzwords and acronyms, and some people are saying it’s enough already.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:57 pm

Turkey for Beginners

First time making Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve got foolproof recipes that are a cinch to pull off. Plus, more ideas for every course of your holiday feast.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:48 pm

U.S. Unemployment Claims Jump for Second Straight Week

It was the latest sign that the nationwide surge in coronavirus cases is threatening to undermine the economic recovery. Here’s the latest.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:48 pm

As Cases Overwhelm the U.S., Officials Give Up on Contact Tracing

Health officials are acknowledging that contact tracers cannot keep up with the virus. Thanksgiving travel is down. Here’s the latest.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:48 pm

Biden’s Cabinet Picks Veer Away From ‘America First’ Isolationism

“Diplomacy is back,” said President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations. Here’s the latest.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:48 pm

The African Crested Rat Covers Itself With Poison That Can Take Out an Elephant

The African crested rat gnaws on poisonous tree branches, then grooms its noxious spittle into its fur.

Posted on 25 November 2020 | 3:43 pm