The New York Times
Updated: 6 hours 53 min ago
The Senate voted to begin debating the bipartisan immigration proposal, giving President Obama a chance to reach the kind of landmark accord with Republicans that has eluded him.
Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would exclude the measure offered by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a fellow Democrat.
On Tuesday, the Treasury Department banned the organization from any dealings with Americans, citing its “alarming reach” and intervention in the Syrian civil war.
The technology companies asked the government for permission to reveal details about the classified requests they get for the personal information of foreign users.
The discovery that the National Security Agency routinely collects information on American citizens has left the Obama administration struggling to explain previous statements that seem, at best, misleading.
Most Americans expressed disapproval about the government’s collecting phone records of “ordinary” Americans, but they showed little concern about their own communications being monitored.
Adding the animals to the list of endangered species would pose a new obstacle to their use in invasive biomedical research.
An inspector general found that the Bureau of Land Management’s assessment of fees provides a bonanza for some large coal companies.
Elaine Díaz may be the most important Cuban dissident you’ve never heard of. But that is perhaps because she doesn’t even call herself a dissident.
Drought and other factors have created historically low water marks for the Great Lakes, putting a $34 billion shipping industry in peril, a situation that could send ripples through the economy.
As the questioning of prospective jurors in George Zimmerman’s murder trial resumed, lawyers tried to discern any leanings they may harbor.
Only after fully and publicly owning my disability have I been able to move past it and realize that I am so much more than just that boy whose walk was once confused with a drunk’s.
Christopher Knight’s emergence from 27 years of solitude has captured the imagination of people around the world, though some of his victims remain annoyed.
As the current generation of reactors moves toward retirement, a project in Georgia and one in South Carolina may be the industry’s last best hope.
The police say they are tamping down retaliatory shootings between gangs by using a comprehensive analysis of the city’s tens of thousands of suspected gang members.
Last week’s scoop by The Guardian about N.S.A. surveillance is a major coup for a news organization that established a beachhead in the United States less than two years ago.
The deaths of at least 15 people by United States Border Patrol agents have spurred criticism of the agency, which some say has a lack of oversight and accountability.
As the Justice Department moved to charge Edward J. Snowden with disclosing classified information, American officials said that he left a hotel in Hong Kong where he had been holed up for weeks.
As jury selection in George Zimmerman’s murder trial began, lawyers from both sides sought to gauge prospective jurors’ exposure to the widespread coverage of the case.