The New York Times
Updated: 4 hours 38 min ago
Mr. Klay won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for his debut short story collection, “Redeployment,” which draws on his experience as a Marine who served in Iraq.
Mr. Downey became the longest-serving American prisoner of war by surviving more than 20 years in Chinese prisons after being shot down over Manchuria in 1952.
A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed that he lied as a boy when he told jurors he had seen the deadly attack.
A judge ruled in Federal District Court that Montana’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to unions of a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
A funeral service for Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger who was beheaded last weekend by Islamic State extremists, will be held Friday at an Islamic center in Fishers, Ind.
A week after a public hearing of angry citizens was cut short, the Board of Health in Westminster, Mass., voted to stop pursuing a proposed ban on tobacco.
New legal protections for five million illegal immigrants would thrust the issue back into the states, creating issues like the granting of driver’s licenses or in-state college tuition.
A lake-effect storm has left parts of western New York buried under five feet of snow, a total that is likely to grow in the next several days.
The announcement, after a series of auto safety crises, comes almost a year after the departure of the previous top regulator.
Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left his job to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu with urban planning and drainage systems.
New details about the broad reach of the president’s planned executive action on immigration emerged as he prepared to speak to the nation in a prime-time address on Thursday night.
Facing growing criticism, a federal agency moved to widen a safety recall that has been limited to a few areas associated with high humidity.
A grand jury will soon decide whether to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. Many police departments across the country said they were preparing for protests but expecting little trouble.
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday night used a filibuster to block consideration of a bill to end and replace the N.S.A. phone records program.
Chris Koster, a Democrat, said he would refuse money from any company he had investigated after allegations that he dropped out of a multistate inquiry of an energy drink maker and settled for less than other states received in a case against a drug company.
Minutes of the October meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers indicate they see little reason to change course and expect steady economic and job growth to continue.
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
Out of about 6,700 requests to gather information for law enforcement agencies last year, only 10 were rejected, according to testimony at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
The Justice Department collected a record $24.7 billion in penalties from fraud and other cases in fiscal year 2014, the agency said on Wednesday, as fines against banks for financial misconduct soared.