Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: Boomer has it.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits his resignation, after nearly two weeks of anti-government protests.

Hariri’s ouster was sparked by a proposed tax on the first WhatsApp call users make each day.

Officials fear that Turkey-backish militias are killing civilians in US-abandoned areas, using weapons that the US sold to Turkey.

Something we'd never heard about until yesterday: "Able Archer 83," when the world was nearly (secretly) destroyed by nuclear war.

From yesterday’s impeachment news: two mentions of Biden were left out of the account of Trump’s Ukraine call, said the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council.

In today’s impeachment news, expect to learn that Giuliani stood in the way of the White House strengthening ties with Ukraine.

A North Carolina court says the state can’t proceed with next year’s primaries under its current, gerrymandered map.

“OK boomer” is the Gen Z reply to Donald Trump, climate change deniers, and every condescending older person.

“I saw [his] language change, even towards me.” Liberal women married to Trump voters form community around a radio show.

Related/unrelated: Email management tips from female leaders.

Because of heavy winds expected to continue through Thursday, Southern California may experience “an extreme fire weather threat.”

With so many fires raging so frequently, Californians are slowly refining a skill en masse: evacuation.

Fire officials explain what “containment” of a blaze actually means.

From California to Maine, Nestlé has bought much of America's freshwater supply, which its former CEO called "a grocery product."

After decades of declines, jobs and productivity numbers for bowling alleys now look pretty good.

The New York Times publishes an illustrated history of the menu in US diners, where a focus on quantity over quality may have doomed the industry.

More than half of American 11-year-olds now have a smartphone. Teens and tweens spend the bulk of their time watching videos.

Employers can ease travelers' flying guilt if they grant "journey days" for staff who elect to travel by train.

Economists who credit climber Alex Honnold’s success to a transfer of knowledge don’t know their mountaineering history.

See also: Nepal’s Nirmal Purja climbs the world’s 14 tallest mountains in six months, a feat that’s previously taken years.

Jamaicans are the world's fastest runners not for any genetic disposition, but a variety of social factors.

A profile of Bruno Manser, the fascinating Swiss cowherd who became a "secretary" to Malaysia's nomadic Penan tribe.