Jan. 6 Committee Releases Final Investigative Report on Capitol Attack

Jan. 6 Committee Releases Final Investigative Report on Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON—The House’s Jan. 6 select committee released its final investigative report Thursday, a sprawling capstone of more than 800 pages to the panel’s 18-month probe into the violent attack on the Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the committee—made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans critical … Read more

Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners’ Investment Chief, Dies at Age 63

Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners’ Investment Chief, Dies at Age 63

Scott Minerd, an outspoken and influential fund manager who was chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, died Wednesday of a heart attack. Mr. Minerd, 63 years old and a committed weightlifter known to bench press more than 400 pounds, died during his daily workout, the firm said. Mr. Minerd joined Guggenheim shortly after the firm … Read more

Tesla, GM Among Car Makers Facing Senate Inquiry Into Possible Links to Uyghur Forced Labor

Tesla, GM Among Car Makers Facing Senate Inquiry Into Possible Links to Uyghur Forced Labor

WASHINGTON—The Senate Finance Committee has opened an inquiry into whether auto makers including Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. are using parts and materials made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region. In a letter sent Thursday, the committee asked the chief executives of eight car manufacturers to provide detailed information on their supply chains … Read more

Senate Passes $1.65 Trillion Omnibus Bill After Deal on Title 42 Votes

Senate Passes $1.65 Trillion Omnibus Bill After Deal on Title 42 Votes

WASHINGTON—Senators passed a $1.65 trillion spending bill just ahead of the Christmas holiday and a gathering winter storm, after breaking an impasse related to immigration policy and racing through more than a dozen amendments. The bipartisan bill passed in a 68-29 vote. It includes $858 billion in military spending, $45 billion more than President Biden … Read more

Christie’s Sells Record $8.4 Billion in Art, Spurred by Big Estates and Young Bidders

Christie’s Sells Record $8.4 Billion in Art, Spurred by Big Estates and Young Bidders

Christie’s International said Monday it sold $8.4 billion in art this year, up 17% from the year before, lifted by the $1.6 billion total estate sale of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and an influx of millennial collectors globally. Christie’s said its sales broke down to $7.2 billion in auction sales this year, up 33% from … Read more

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Biden From Ending Trump-Era Border Policy

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Biden From Ending Trump-Era Border Policy

WASHINGTON—Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily extended a Trump-era policy that bars asylum applicants from entering the U.S. to protect the American population from Covid-19, issuing a brief order on Monday that maintains the status quo while the Supreme Court considers an emergency request from Republican-led states to keep the exclusions in place. In November, a … Read more

‘Inconvenient Anti-Semites’ in New York’s War on Hate

‘Inconvenient Anti-Semites’ in New York’s War on Hate

After a long month of attacks on Jews in New York City, the big guns held a symposium at a Manhattan synagogue Monday. One by one, Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pledged to fight anti-Semitism. After blaming Donald Trump, Ms. Hochul announced a new hate-prevention … Read more

Children’s Books: A Dalí Donut and Other Wonders of Illustration

Children’s Books: A Dalí Donut and Other Wonders of Illustration

It wouldn’t be fair to call Shaun Tan the Hieronymus Bosch of children’s literature. There’s nothing quite so bleak or appalling in the work of this contemporary Australian illustrator to rival the hideous surreality of the late-medieval Netherlandish master in his allegorical paintings. But the two men do have certain things in common, not least … Read more

Future of Mountain Lion Who Transfixed Los Angeles Is Unclear

Future of Mountain Lion Who Transfixed Los Angeles Is Unclear

LOS ANGELES—The city’s most famous feline could soon be off the streets for good. California Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Park Service officials worked for days to capture the mountain lion, known as P-22, for a health evaluation amid concerns about his recent behavior. The hunt grew more urgent when authorities received word … Read more