The New York Times
Updated: 5 hours 17 min ago
Cities and states are approving laws that forbid criminal-history questions on most job applications, part of an effort to ease ex-offenders’ re-entry into society.
Two dogs, Jordan and Hurricane, made a flawless catch of a fence jumper at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
After four unsolved killings in a year, some residents of Huntington Station, on Long Island, say that the police are not paying enough attention to crimes against poor or Hispanic people.
An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in.
The former Russian soldier who joined mujahedeen fighters during Russia’s war in Afghanistan in 1980s also later fought against American troops until his capture in 2009.
Representative Nick J. Rahall II has defiantly held on to his seat in a district that faults White House policy for the area’s declining coal industry.
For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered that one of the candidates in the tribe’s presidential election be removed from the ballot because he failed to prove he spoke the Navajo language fluently.
Oligarchs hiding behind front groups — Citizens for Fluffy Pillows — are pulling the levers of the 2014 campaign. No wonder we feel revulsion.
A federal judge Thursday dismissed two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service related to the treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Robert W. Harrell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using campaign funds, resigned his elective office and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a potentially wider investigation into statehouse corruption.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal judge to block enforcement of a Miami-Dade County law that prevents registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools.
The Central Bucks School District in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday canceled the football team’s season at West High School and suspended its coaches after reports of hazing.
Though new soldiers report about the same rate of mental problems as their civilian peers, new research suggests those disorders can persist for longer amid the demands of service.
A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits against the I.R.S. related to its treatment of conservative groups, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ tax-exempt applications were ultimately approved.
Two Democrats, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, are in fierce re-election races, and both parties are spending millions in a state not quite red or blue.
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can’t expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.
If there is one thing that unites coal-country candidates from both parties, it is that the Obama administration and the E.P.A. are job-killers.