There Are Two Georgias. One Just Made History.
The victory of Stacey Abrams, the first black woman to win a major party’s nomination for governor, highlights the divide between Georgia’s diverse cities, led by Atlanta, and its conservative countryside.
05/23/2018 - 08:07 PM
Georgia Jury Returns $1 Billion Verdict in Sexual Assault Case
Hope Cheston was 14 when she was raped by a security guard. Several lawyers said it was the largest verdict ever given to a sexual assault survivor.
05/23/2018 - 06:35 PM
Sterling Brown Arrest Video Shows Milwaukee Police Using Stun Gun on N.B.A. Player
Police conduct toward black people has been a fraught issue in Milwaukee. The city’s mayor said: ‘As a human being, I am offended by what I saw.’
05/23/2018 - 09:43 PM
Scratch and Sniff Stamps Are Coming to Your Mailbox
In June, the Postal Service will unveil stamps using the 50-year-old technique associated with perfume ads and the John Waters film “Polyester.”
05/23/2018 - 12:49 PM
‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren
Concerned evangelicals staged a revival in Liberty University’s backyard to challenge Jerry Falwell Jr. and his alliance with President Trump.
05/23/2018 - 05:42 PM
Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling
Gavin Grimm was barred from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school. He sued in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
05/22/2018 - 09:49 PM
200 Professors Call for Ouster of U.S.C. President, Citing Lack of ‘Moral Authority’
In a letter, senior faculty members expressed “outrage and disappointment” over C.L. Max Nikias’s handling of accusations of misconduct against a campus doctor.
05/22/2018 - 06:52 PM
36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chattanooga
Nearly geeky in its optimism — and all the better for it — this friendly Tennessee city is a breath of fresh air.
05/24/2018 - 05:00 AM
Meet the Women Who Made History in This Week’s Elections
Several female candidates captured nominations on Tuesday, including in Georgia, where Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States.
05/24/2018 - 05:00 AM
California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works
Democrats and Republicans might be shut out from big races on the November ballot in California. A look at how the system works and what’s at stake.
05/24/2018 - 05:00 AM
Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers in Georgia Man’s Killing
Ricky Boyd’s death in Savannah drew scrutiny because of conflicting claims about whether he had a gun. Now, a federal investigation is reportedly underway.
05/23/2018 - 11:50 PM
Overlooked No More: She Followed a Trail to Wyoming. Then She Blazed One.
The Western territory made history in 1869 by giving women the right to vote. When Esther Morris became justice of the peace a few months later, she made history as well.
05/24/2018 - 12:26 AM
Southern Baptist Leader Removed as Seminary President for Remarks on Women
Paige Patterson’s comments included advice that women who are abused by their husbands should focus on praying for them, rather than on divorce.
05/23/2018 - 08:15 PM
‘They Can’t Ignore Us Anymore’: Women Firefighters Allege Culture of Discrimination
Two senior female firefighters in Fairfax County, Va., say they were denied jobs and asked to leave the fire department after they fought discrimination.
05/23/2018 - 11:01 PM
Trump, Visiting Epicenter of MS-13 Killings, Demands Tougher Immigration Laws
On Long Island, the president again described gang members as “animals,” mocking critics who had rebuked his earlier comments as meanspirited toward all immigrants.
05/23/2018 - 07:45 PM
Senate Sends Major Overhaul of Veterans Health Care to Trump
The Senate gave final passage to legislation that will give veterans more access to private health care on the government’s dime and will examine the V.A.’s scope.
05/23/2018 - 06:15 PM
Trump, Georgia, N.F.L.: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
05/23/2018 - 06:02 PM
The Trouble With the Memphis Airport: No Crowds
The spacious terminal built for when the Tennessee city was a bustling air travel hub has become a half-deserted white elephant that the airport is spending millions to shrink.
05/23/2018 - 04:16 PM
Lupe Valdez Prepares to Face Greg Abbott in Texas: ‘This Election Is Not Going to Be Bought’
Ms. Valdez, a former sheriff, has become the first openly gay person and the first Latina to win a major party’s nomination for governor in Texas.
05/23/2018 - 04:06 PM
F.B.I. Admits Overstating Locked Phone Problem, and Critics Pounce
A programming error caused top law enforcement officials to overstate how many locked smartphones it was unable to search, including in congressional testimony.
05/23/2018 - 04:27 PM
U.S. Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions
The Pentagon said Beijing’s buildup on disputed islands in the South Island Seas is not consistent with the security exercise among allies this summer.
05/23/2018 - 03:51 PM
Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S.
The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.
05/23/2018 - 05:05 PM
Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay
Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk.
05/23/2018 - 09:16 PM
Parole Board Is Divided on Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Serving Life Sentence for Murder
A Tennessee parole board was split on the release of Ms. Brown, who at 16 shot a man who hired her for sex. Her case has gotten celebrity support.
05/23/2018 - 03:54 PM
I.R.S. Warns States Not to Circumvent State and Local Tax Cap
The I.R.S. warned states like New York that efforts to circumvent the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction would not pass muster with the federal government.
05/23/2018 - 06:08 PM
Pompeo Says Mysterious Sickness Among Diplomats in Cuba Has Spread to China
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that a diplomat stationed in Guangzhou, China, suffered the same ills as those attacked in Havana.
05/23/2018 - 01:22 PM
Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot
Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.
05/23/2018 - 02:33 PM
How Amy McGrath Went From Marine Fighter Pilot to Victorious Democrat
A journey from Marine combat pilot to the Democratic nominee for a House race combines biography, risk-taking and the virtues of the digital age.
05/23/2018 - 11:39 PM
Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist
The cases seek a verdict on “post truth” culture and on Mr. Jones, a Trump ally who reaps millions peddling bogus claims about an American tragedy.
05/23/2018 - 08:21 PM
Kentucky Math Teacher, Riding Wave of Public Anger, Defeats State House Majority Leader
Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a Republican primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.
05/23/2018 - 05:22 PM
After Winning in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Says She’s ‘Ready to Get to Work’
Ms. Abrams secured the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning, she spoke to The New York Times about what’s next.
05/23/2018 - 02:53 PM
Fact Check of the Day: Trump Incorrectly Quotes James Clapper to Falsely Claim F.B.I. Spied on Campaign
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Mr. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said he “should be happy that the F.B.I. was spying on his campaign.” Mr. Clapper did not say that.
05/23/2018 - 04:24 PM
In Bitter Exchange, Pompeo Defends His Concerns for Diplomats’ Security
In his first Capitol Hill hearing since becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo and a top Democrat shouted at each other over his 2015 criticism of Hillary Clinton.
05/24/2018 - 01:47 AM
Stacey Abrams Makes History in Georgia
Ms. Abrams, a former State House leader, won her Democratic primary in Georgia on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor.
05/23/2018 - 09:37 AM
California Today: California Today: Experts on Fire Season 2018 Discuss the ‘New Normal’
Wednesday: A battle for second place in the governor’s race, a death in Yosemite and Golden State comes up short.
05/23/2018 - 09:22 AM
First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds
The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause.
05/23/2018 - 06:57 PM
Trump Repeats Unconfirmed Claims of Campaign Spying
The comments came as administration officials bowed to political pressure to change plans to share highly classified information about an informant in the Russia inquiry with Congress.
05/24/2018 - 12:25 AM
North Korea, Stacey Abrams, Philip Roth: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
05/24/2018 - 05:35 AM
Body of Pakistani Girl Killed in Texas School Shooting Is Returned Home
Just days before she was to go home to Pakistan after her time as a foreign exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
05/23/2018 - 05:25 PM
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