The New York Times
Updated: 4 days 14 hours ago
Daniel Drennan, now known as Daniel Ibn Zayd, rediscovered his Lebanese heritage and converted to Islam after he began seeking answers about his adoption as an infant by an American family.
There have been some cancellations since the hostilities began, but 6,000 young people have visited Israel as planned.
The states are seeking to block efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon emissions from coal-powered plants.
Senator Ron Wyden has urged the Justice Department to reopen its investigation into the agency over its improper search of computer files of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
After a session in which both parties shared the blame for inaction on major issues, a five-week recess lies ahead.
The process will ultimately help calculate how many people were killed or seriously hurt by the flawed switches.
A battle over a proposal, packed away in a broader initiative meant to raise the financial cap on medical malpractice awards, is being closely watched across the country.
President Obama revealed a long list of gripes in a nearly 50-minute news conference that ranged from a recalcitrant Congress that is refusing to deliver the emergency border funding bill he requested to a press corps that neglected to wish him a happy birthday.
The government said 209,000 jobs were created in July, while economists had expected about 230,000. The unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent.
A judge admitted that he was unsure how to resolve the problem of illegally gerrymandered districts before elections in November.
A federal appeals court said groin searches for contraband could continue at Guantánamo, even though it has led many detainees to stop meeting with lawyers.
Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy Virginia businessman and the star witness in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, testified for a second day on Thursday.
Mr. Obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.
During his first meeting with the recently elected Nerendra Modi , the secretary of state tried to improve relations and close a divide over a trade treaty.
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.
President Obama on Friday demanded that Hamas release a captured Israeli soldier unconditionally and expressed pessimism that another cease-fire could be reached.
In this week’s election simulation, the G.O.P. takes control of the Senate but doesn’t sweep the Democrats out of Alaska and Louisiana.
The world’s biggest tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed Bertha, is awaiting repairs, and getting it going again will be an engineering feat in itself.
Applied behavioral analysis therapy holds the possibility of “beating” autism. Some families will achieve an optimal outcome; they say, some children will become indistinguishable. Our son did not, but there’s a lot besides autism that distinguishes him.
Secretary of State John Kerry asked the two nations to use their influence after the abduction, which took place shortly after a cease-fire was to go into effect.