The New York Times
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Body [ Edit ] Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun reflecting off two-foot-tall sheet metal fencing that edged a homeowner’s vegetable garden.
Prosecutors in Massachusetts hope the case will be a breakthrough for criminal cases involving identical twins.
Detroit’s hopes for a swift emergence from the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy remain uncertain, despite the fact that it gained the support of a former opponent.
The process of hydraulic fracturing, suspected by some environmentalists of letting natural gas get into aquifers, was not seen to blame for the pollution.
The N.F.L. and Goodell are facing mounting criticism for the handling of Rice, who was suspended indefinitely only after the release of an unequivocal video of him assaulting a woman.
Democrats are using wedge issues in states like Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado to stoke concerns about Republicans among moderate voters, especially women.
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.
Eddie Lee Howard Jr. was convicted of murder largely because of what many experts call a far-fetched match of his teeth to purported bite wounds.
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”
In "Boyhood," the filmmaker Richard Linklater produces a portrait of a changing America in which middle-class life grows more precarious and chaotic.
Several years into an economic recovery, many people don’t feel much better about their financial state.
The Supreme Court will hear a case in which a defendant is seeking a new trial by arguing that statements made by the jury’s forewoman showed that she should not have been selected as a juror.
An investigation by The New York Times has found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frequently has been slow to identify problems, tentative to act and reluctant to employ its full legal powers against companies.
Issues like domestic abuse didn’t seem to impinge on Giants fans’ eager expectation of a game against the Cardinals at MetLife Stadium.
As Rhode Island’s treasurer, Ms. Raimondo, now the Democratic nominee for governor, led the state through a painful pension restructuring, drawing animosity that could become a recurring theme if she is elected.
The slow move toward air bags and seatbelts as standard safety features, into an era of the computer on wheels.
As antiwar protester determined to challenge the military from within, Mr. Stapp faced court-martial twice and a discharge for what his superiors deemed subversive activity.
Some of Kansas’ staunchest Republicans have found some of Gov. Sam Brownback’s measures to be too far to the right, and have endorsed Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate.
The small town of Hammond has made an annual llama-racing event into a quirky tourist draw, now in its 18th year.
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.