The New York Times
Updated: 1 hour 27 min ago
As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations, Senate Democrats are defending a rule change that allowed them to break a nominee filibuster with a majority vote.
Changes in population, inflation and campaign finance laws, among other variables, render some comparisons practically meaningless.
An event in New York offered a look at the wonky, shared common ground between former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Michele Dunne, a former American diplomat, was turned away at the Cairo airport in a move that had been seen as possible evidence of the military’s crackdown on dissent.
James Mitchell, a former Air Force trainer, and a partner designed, led and directed the interrogations and became the prime advocates for what is now widely considered to have been torture.
Echocardiograms, ultrasound pictures of the heart, are an enticing revenue stream for hospitals and physicians because they are painless and have no side effects.
Local governments are taking a hard line against a small number of bakers, florists, photographers and others who are declining to provide services for same-sex weddings.
Many economists are convinced that falling unemployment and increased hiring are finally about to start paying off in terms of wage gains for a broader swath of workers.
Even if the economy keeps growing, prosperity could continue to elude many Americans, given forces predating the Great Recession that are depressing wage growth and widening income inequality.
Gov. Bill Haslam proposed using federal funds to cover 200,000 low-income residents through their employer’s health insurance plan or the state’s Medicaid program.
Roman Polanski, a film director, wants to have the threat of extradition and jail time lifted, after fleeing the United States before sentencing on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
The secretary of Homeland Security told a crowd in South Texas that a new facility, especially designed for women and children, should help deter illegal border crossings.
The confirmation of Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, questioned for his gun-control views, was one of the last acts of business for the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Protesters blocked streets around Oakland Police Headquarters and chained shut four of its doors Monday.
A company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halal standards for slaughtering animals, federal prosecutors allege in a fraud indictment.
The authorities said a wounded security guard shot back and killed a passenger who opened fire when he was kicked off a public bus a little before 2 a.m. on Monday.
A Los Angeles County ordinance requiring actors in sex films to use condoms does not violate the industry’s First Amendment rights of free expression, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Camille O. Cosby faulted the news media for what she said was a failure to scrutinize the women who have made sexual assault accusations against her husband.