The New York Times
Updated: 11 hours 42 min ago
Dr. Michael Davidson was shot by a gunman who entered the Boston hospital Tuesday morning, open fire and then killed himself, the authorities said.
Los Angeles began taking water from the Owens Valley nearly a century ago, inspiring the movie “Chinatown.” But the fight that ensued may soon be over.
President Obama defended an activist federal government and challenged Republicans to support him on education, child care and middle-class tax breaks.
A building in Havana that has long been a center of intrigue and was once the American Embassy will again serve its diplomatic purpose amid the new détente with Cuba.
A court’s reversal of two insider trading convictions has been the equivalent of dropping a big rock into a calm lake as the waves spread to other cases.
Members of Congress (or their staffs) wrote more than a thousand tweets during President Obama’s address.
The president highlighted progress on the economy, U.S.-Cuba relations and gas prices, and he called for a renewed focus on economic inequality.
The president said the government would provide $2.2 billion to reimburse states for paid family leave programs.
Despite his party’s losses in the recent elections, President Obama laid out an expansive agenda as if he were the one who had triumphed.
Politicians can win hearts on the left with stories about overcoming adversity in childhood, but there’s no evidence it affects their policy positions.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, who still opposes holding a referendum on his city’s Olympic bid, appeared to bow to wide public support for such a vote.
The “super PAC” is an attempt to impose order on the proliferation of Republican outside groups that have sprung up.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama demonstrated the influence of the Democratic Party’s turn toward a more ‘inclusive capitalism.’
The goal is to increase competition among Internet providers and spur better prices and service.
Roads and bridges are seen as being in dire need of repair, so Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, used his State of the State address to support a generally unpopular way of raising revenue.
Experiments confirm a way that politicians can get citizens of the opposing party on their side, even if briefly.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, arrested in Mauritania and held at the prison in Cuba for 14 years, wrote an account of his detention that his family hopes will help a campaign to win his release.
Why it’s increasingly hard, in an age of many distractions, for a president to connect with the public.
In the past 50 years, meat has gotten less fatty and easier to chew — thanks in part to the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. But the achievement has come at a steep cost to the lab’s animals.
Republicans reject most of the proposals in President Obama’s State of the Union address, saying he is unwilling to compromise.