A top Away executive quit the same day the founder and CEO said she was returning

When Steph Korey, the embattled co-founder of the luggage startup Away, revealed in a New York Times story Monday morning that she had reversed her decision to step down as CEO, it shocked a startup world that was just beginning to move on from the drama that had enveloped the company a month earlier.

But inside of Away, more big changes were happening: Erin Grau, the company’s vice president of people and culture, told her bosses on Monday that she planned to quit, Recode has learned. She’ll leave the company in the next month or two. In addition to human …

Trump is diverting another $7.2 billion in military funds to build his border wall

The Pentagon — not Mexico — will again be paying for the construction of President Donald Trump’s wall on the US’s southern border, to the tune of $7.2 billion in 2020.

According to a Washington Post report, the White House will use last year’s national emergency declaration to pull $3.5 billion from military counter-drug enforcement, up significantly from the $2.5 billion taken from the same program in 2019. An additional $3.2 billion will be taken from Department of Defense construction projects for additional fencing projects. The number is more than five times the amount allocated to barrier construction by …

A new virus may be the cause of China’s mysterious pneumonia outbreak

The mysterious virus causing dozens of people to fall sick with pneumonia in China has now popped up in a woman in Thailand — the first case of international spread since the outbreak was announced on December 31.

The woman — a 61-year-old from China — had traveled to Bangkok from Wuhan, the mainland Chinese city of 19 million that’s currently the center of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bangkok Post. Sixteen people who sat near the woman on her flight have so far tested negative for the virus, and the woman …

Russians reportedly hack Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company tied to Hunter Biden

Is the Russian government trying to help President Donald Trump’s electoral chances yet again?

Burisma — the Ukrainian natural gas company that Hunter Biden served on the board of — was hacked by the Russian military late last year, the New York Times’ Nicole Perlroth and Matthew Rosenberg reported Monday, citing a security firm that attributed the hack.

Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that there is some sort of corruption involving Burisma and the Bidens, though he’s had no evidence to prove it. And he tried to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate the topic …