The New York Times
Updated: 3 hours 12 min ago
The lame-duck Senate gets back to business on Monday and is set to begin approving the executive and judicial branch nominations.
The $1.1 trillion package that cleared the Senate over the weekend was, like many of its predecessors, filled with provisions to satisfy special interests.
The close relationship that John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director, has with President Obama helped shape his assertive response to a scathing Senate report on agency torture.
Thousands gathered for an information session organized by advocacy groups offering unauthorized immigrants assessments of whether they meet the requirements to apply to stay in the United States.
Sony’s executives now say they knew that basing a film on the assassination of Kim Jong-un of North Korea had inherent risks.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney mounted a spirited rebuttal to the Senate committee’s torture report, saying there was no comparison between the C.I.A.’s tactics and terrorists’ actions.
The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live.
A new creative team at Archie Comics plans to reinvigorate the teenage redhead with a more contemporary attitude, a Fox TV series and a Marc Ecko clothing line.
The Senate has confirmed the nomination of David N. Saperstein, a prominent Reform rabbi, to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom, in charge of countering religious persecution around the world.
Within days of winning re-election, Gov. Sam Brownback was confronted with forecasts that the state would bring in a billion dollars less than initially projected over the next two years.
During the 1950s with the Brooklyn-based Topps company, Mr. Berger was credited with creating the modern baseball card, adding color, statistics and facsimiles of stars’ signatures.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Rome on Sunday to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the new European foreign policy chief and the foreign ministers of Russia, France, Britain and Germany.
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.
Leslie H. Gelb and Frank G. Wisner said they were bothered by the claims of former directors and their supporters that interrogation methods had all been authorized, effective and disclosed.
The man, who identified himself as Arturo Pierre Martinez and said that he had entered North Korea illegally, offered a lengthy criticism of the United States during a news conference.
A new bonanza of resources could improve the nation’s ties with Egypt, Jordan and even the Palestinian Authority. The linchpin of this diplomatic push: an oil company in Texas.
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.
The demonstration was the largest since a grand jury decided this month not to indict a white officer involved in the death of a black Staten Island man.
A rare Saturday session bridged some disagreements, as the chamber approved the measure to fund core domestic government operations.