Mark and Charlie's Blog

Donald J. Trump relishes the spotlight of live television. Hillary Clinton has long recoiled from it. Now, the television news industry is wrestling with how to balance fairness, credibility and the temptations of sky-high ratings as it prepares for a presidential matchup like...
In the center of downtown, an unfinished five-star hotel sits locked and empty, a ghostly shell completely dark at night except for the glowing white letters at its elegant, sail-shaped peak: TRUMP TOWER. Construction on the Trump International Hotel & Tower here in...
A 25-year-old Army veteran allegedly suffering from PTSD has been identified as the suspect in Sunday's mass shooting in Houston. Dionisio Garza III from San Bernardino County, California, has been named as the man behind the gun attack that left two people dead and six wounded...
The parents of a 9-month-old who sustained burns at Kerbey Lane Cafe are suing the Austin chain, claiming the restaurant should be liable because a cup of scalding hot coffee was placed within arm’s reach of the infant. The child sustained second-degree burns, according to a...
Donald Trump on Thursday secured the delegates he needs to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, and immediately showed what an unpredictable general-election candidate he will be. In a rollicking news conference before delivering an energy-policy speech here, Mr...
The antibiotic resistance factor MCR, which protects bacteria against the final remaining drugs of last resort, has been found in the United States for the first time—in a person, and separately, in a stored sample taken from a slaughtered pig. Department of Defense researchers...
Uber is phasing out its highly unpopular surge pricing system in favor of price quotes. The app drives up the cost of a ride during peak hours in congested areas. But users routinely slam the complicated surge pricing system, which tells them how much the price will multiply,...
The State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday sharply criticized Hillary Clinton ’s exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying that she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had. The report ,...
Big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states. The insurers’ proposed rates for individual coverage in states...