The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., closed Friday afternoon so that cleaning crews from a company that specializes in disaster responses can scour the place after an outbreak of intestinal illness. Norovirus appears to be the culprit.
Stuck somewhere between economic policy and happy hour.
The website Quartz has a chart of how many hours it takes -- working minimum wage -- to afford a beer at a bar or restaurant in whatever country the work is being done. Check it out here.
Here in the U.S.A:
24 minutes per beer.
Russia (hey, Olympics):
1 1/2 hours per beer.
1 hour per beer.
13 1/2 hours per beer.
1/2 hour per beer.
Communication breakdowns can be fatal for firefighters, but are all too easy when crews are shrouded in smoke and a blaze is moving fast. Florida, with its millions of acres of forest and grassland, has rolled out a new system that can pinpoint crews without relying on voice communication.
Ross William Ulbricht, who allegedly ran the shadowy online marketplace before his arrest in October, is set to stand trial in November.
In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.
The federal lawsuit was Rodriguez's last chance at trying to overturn a 162-game suspension. Major League Baseball said dropping the lawsuit meant Rodriguez wanted to return to the focus to the game.