The New York Times
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The ruling puts the potential fine at several billion dollars less than feared, and estimates the size of the worst offshore spill in U.S. history at 3.19 million barrels.
An enlightened society should be able to take the punch of satire and ridicule, even coarse satire and savage ridicule.
Republicans want to restore a program called Secure Communities that led to deportations for immigrants arrested for minor offenses.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called for improved tracking of the number of times law enforcement officers are shot at or fire their weapons, as part of a trust-building effort.
I’m a parent. I have taken my children out of school for family events and other trips. I am also an educator, and I have seen the havoc these absences can wreak on students and their teachers.
A kind of political free agency, surfacing before the new Senate has passed a single bill, poses an early test for the party as it looks to expand its power and prove it can govern.
More than one-third of people that the city’s Correction Department recently hired had problems that should have disqualified them or needed further scrutiny, the Department of Investigation found.
The state has replaced equipment and procedures, but some experts say a sedative it plans to use may not put inmates into the deep coma needed to avoid pain.
An international commission, describing income stagnation as a defining challenge, offers proposals meant to influence the political debate.
Leonard Glenn Francis is set to appear at a change-of-plea hearing on Thursday in federal court in San Diego. He previously pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in the case.
A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to improve the financial security of previously uninsured people. A new survey suggests this is happening.
The transfers came one day after several Republican senators proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the release of most of the prisoners held at Guantánamo.
The federal government and the Teamsters union have agreed to replace a consent decree that has governed union affairs for more than a quarter-century with a settlement that would phase out court supervision of its activities, prosecutors said.
Iran’s official news agency said that Mr. Rezaian would be tried in a Revolutionary Court, although it did not specify the charges against him.
Mr. Africa, who was serving a 30- to 100-year sentence for killing a police officer, was in prison at the time of Move’s best-known episode, a 1985 siege that ended when the state police dropped a bomb, touching off the worst fire in Philadelphia’s history.
The party’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland will be held a month or more earlier than usual, giving the nominee more time to use general election money.
A federal judge in Boston on Wednesday refused to delay the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A 21-year-old man accused of conspiring to aid Al Qaeda and traveling to the Middle East to join terrorist groups was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison, the United States Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville said.
President Obama plans to urge Congress to pass a bill allowing workers to earn up to seven paid sick days a year and creating a fund to help states pay for family leave.
The findings overturned the conclusions of the C.I.A. inspector general, who determined last year that five officers acted improperly when they searched files used by the Senate Intelligence Committee during its investigation of C.I.A. interrogations.