The New York Times
Updated: 8 hours 9 min ago
As rescue workers searched for survivors from the tornado in Oklahoma, residents began trying to come to grips with what happened, and the uncertain path forward.
In a televised statement, the president offered prayers and promises of material aid to the victims of the devastating tornado that struck on Monday.
The risk of more tornadoes in the region remained high early Tuesday as rescuers worked frantically to find survivors in an area along the edge of Oklahoma City.
Leobardo Espinoza Jr., a high school senior in Kansas whose parents did not graduate from high school, expects to “work harder and longer” to compete with his Ivy League classmates this fall.
Homes were flattened, cars flung through the air and at least two schools packed with children destroyed, sending rescuers to dig out those buried in rubble.
Migrant deaths remain high even as apprehensions have fallen, with tighter borders pushing people to take riskier routes from Mexico to the United States.
The chances of Gabriel Gomez, the Republican running against Representative Edward J. Markey for John Kerry’s vacated Senate seat, are thought to be fair.
Officials searched the personal e-mails and tried to track the movements of a Fox News correspondent, James Rosen, in investigating a leak.
Los Angeles is about to elect either its first woman or its first Jew as mayor, but the milestone seems to have done little to excite voters.
The cost of claims for people with serious medical conditions has exhausted most of the $5 billion provided by Congress for the health insurance program.
At each mention of the government’s targeting of conservative groups, the 8,000 delegates at the state party convention in Richmond roared their approval.
The bipartisan group of eight senators who drafted an immigration overhaul see Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah as a potentially influential partner.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, facing terrorism charges in Manhattan, wants to be represented by Stanley L. Cohen, who himself is under federal indictment in a tax case.
The Justice Department called prosecutor Dennis K. Burke’s actions related to the release of a memo about a federal agent involved in the “Fast and Furious” investigation “particularly egregious.”
A union representing employees of the Department of Homeland Security called on lawmakers to reject the Senate immigration bill, saying security procedures were weak.
A Congressional inquiry’s findings were remarkable both for the tens of billions of dollars involved and for Apple’s audacity in saying some of its subsidiaries were stateless and beyond any tax authority’s reach.
A group of priests and nuns calling themselves the Catholic Whistleblowers has organized in an effort to stop sexual predators in the church and to push for enforcement of zero-tolerance policies.