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MEXICO CITY — Extraordinary protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua extended into a third day on Friday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Managua, the capital, and other cities, clashing with government security forces and barricading neighborhoods ...
Tim Bergling, the Swedish D.J. and electronic dance music producer who rose to fame under the stage name Avicii, was found dead on Friday in Muscat, the capital of Oman. He was 28. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman, Diana Baron, who did not specify a cause. He was in Oman, a popular ...

WASHINGTON — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges against a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, three current and former officials said, but top Justice Department officials have expressed strong reservations about whether to move forward with a case they ...
An actress from the television series “Smallville” was charged on Friday with sex trafficking for her involvement in an organization promoting itself as a self-help group for women that forced its members to have sex with its leader, federal prosecutors said. The actress, Allison Mack, 35, helped gain recruits ...
... other Republican lawmakers seized on the memos, which were lightly redacted by the Justice Department before they were released, as proof that Mr. Comey had leaked classified information when he gave copies of some to a friend, with permission to read them to a reporter from The New York Times.
The Democratic National Committee opened a surprise legal assault on President Trump on Friday, filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the organization was the victim of a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks to damage Hillary Clinton's presidential run. The 66-page ...

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, announced early Saturday that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or long-range missiles and would close a nuclear test site. “The nuclear test site has done its job,” Mr. Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state ...
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, according to six people with knowledge of the inquiry. In February, the ...
For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan's First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way. That one-sidedness has always been at the heart of President Trump's relationship with his longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he would “take ...
Maureen Dowd: Every Friday night, Daniel Craig bakes you a lasagna and gives you a foot massage. Rachel Weisz: More like chicken stew with rice. And no massage. You're sick of being called an English rose. I don't have a drop of English blood in my veins. You know something funny? In the '90s, when ...
“I do not know if the Russians have something on Donald Trump that they could use as blackmail,” he said in a written response to questions from The New York Times. “When asked the question, I have pointed out the perplexing submissiveness of Mr. Trump toward Mr. Putin — despite continued evidence ...
The beloved fashion and society photographer Bill Cunningham, who worked for The New York Times for nearly 40 years, left behind an enormous archive valued at $1 million. He also, his family discovered with some surprise upon his death in 2016, left a written memoir. For the devotees of Mr.
[New York Times]. • A lone sheriff is embracing a new program to crack down on undocumented immigrants in jail in an upstate county. [New York Times]. • An “Apprentice” contestant's lawsuit raises the possibility of more public accusations of sexual misconduct against the president. [New York Times].
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Vindu Goel, a technology reporter for The Times who moved last year from San Francisco to Mumbai, India, discussed the tech he's using. What's your favorite tech tool for staying on top of your beat? What do you ...
LIMA, Peru — After less than two years in office, Peru's embattled president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, offered his resignation on Wednesday, a day after the release of videos that showed key allies trying to buy the support of opposition lawmakers. Mr. Kuczynski had spent months fighting off attempts to oust ...
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. investigated Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible perjury last year over congressional testimony in which he said he had no contacts with Russians, according to three people familiar with the case. In fact, Mr. Sessions later acknowledged, he had personally met the ...
ROUND ROCK, Tex. — It was not much — surveillance footage in and near an Austin-area FedEx store showing a man in a disguise dropping off packages. But for investigators from federal, state and local agencies who had been hunting a mysterious and prolific bomb-maker, it was what they needed ...

On Wednesday, following widespread questions about his whereabouts, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, spoke with two New York Times reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Kevin Roose, about the controversy and the steps he was taking to make the social network less prone to abuse.
AUSTIN, Tex. — The serial bomber who is terrorizing Texas' capital has not officially communicated with investigators. Yet, in some subtle ways, the bomber is doing just that with each explosive-rigged package that is found. Law enforcement officials investigating one of the most brazen and deadly serial ...
Dear Diary: In the early 1970s, I was a young lawyer working at what was then one of the great law firms on Wall Street. Each morning when I arrived at the office, the receptionist, a young woman right out of high school, would greet me enthusiastically. “I knew you were coming because of the way you ...
Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, ...
Confronted by The New York Times with these allegations, Mr. Meier said he would take a six-month leave as founder and managing partner of his firm and issued this statement: “I am deeply troubled and embarrassed by the accounts of several women who were offended by my words and actions.
When Benjamin Glaze, at the time a 19-year-old cashier from Enid, Okla., auditioned for “American Idol,” he had hoped his big moment would come as he belted out “Stadium,” a song he wrote himself. That or Nick Jonas's 2015 single “Levels.” Instead, it came when the popstar Katy Perry, a judge on the ...
Walmart is expanding its online grocery delivery service to more than 100 metro areas in the United States as it tries to keep pace in an increasingly expensive turf war with Amazon, Target and other retailers over the lucrative e-commerce market. On Wednesday, Walmart said its delivery service, currently ...
When Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Off-White (and longtime collaborator with Kanye West), decided to introduce his first perfume, he had only one request: He wanted it to smell like nothing. Well, almost nothing. Mr. Abloh envisioned a fragrance so delicate that it would exist only in the background, ...
Richard Meier, a leading architect who designed the Getty Center in Los Angeles, is taking leave from his firm after five women accused him of sexual harassment. [The New York Times]. • The California Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man on death row. The man, Vicente Benavides Figuero, ...
Broadcom officially withdrew a $117 billion takeover bid for its rival chip maker Qualcomm on Wednesday, two days after President Trump issued an extraordinary order to block the acquisition effort on national security grounds. In a statement, Broadcom said that it would comply with Mr. Trump's order, ...
CANONSBURG, Pa. — The Democrat and Republican in a special House election in the heart of Pennsylvania's Trump country were divided by a few hundred votes in a race that was too close to call early Wednesday — an ominous sign for Republicans in a district that Donald J. Trump won by nearly 20 ...
Thousands of students, emboldened by a growing protest movement over gun violence, stood up in their classrooms on Wednesday and walked out of their schools in a nationwide demonstration, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. The 17-minute protests unfolding at ...
SHANGHAI — It was the eye roll seen across China. As the annual meeting of the country's legislature stretched into its second week, the event's canned political pageantry and obsequious (and often scripted) media questions seemingly proved too much for one journalist on Tuesday. With a fellow ...
If the strength of a handshake is a sign of character, then Giovanni Ribisi's is rock solid. Still, if you've watched him in Amazon's “Sneaky Pete,” now back for its second season, you might be inclined to check if your watch is missing afterward. Mr. Ribisi plays Marius Josipovic, a con man with a sleight of ...
Students across the country continue to attack and shut down speakers at a steady pace, from Christina Hoff Sommers to Jordan Peterson. I confess that I find their behavior awful. My gut reaction is that these student mobbists manage to combine snowflake fragility and lynch mob irrationalism into one ...
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WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is ...
Louis Farrakhan, the 84-year-old head of the Nation of Islam, has been back in the headlines after a previously unreleased photo of him with President Barack Obama was published in January, and Mr. Farrakhan gave an anti-Semitic speech at his organization's annual convention last month. The Feb.
Raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Shkreli was physically abused by both of his Albanian immigrant parents and witnessed domestic abuse in his home, according to a submission from a consultant hired by his lawyers that was reviewed by The New York Times. He suffered panic attacks. He funneled his energy into ...
A reader recently wrote in about drug advertising. “I used to work in production of TV commercials,” she emailed. “Unless I am mistaken, the U.S. is one of only 2 countries IN the WORLD that allow television advertising of pharmaceuticals. It is outrageous and it is clearly one of the reasons that our drugs are ...
Whether you work on Wall Street or in a warehouse, behind a cash register or on a construction site, the jobs report released by the government on Friday offered some good news. A winning combination of hefty job creation and a swelling work force signaled the economy's fundamental strength. At the ...
Published On March 6, 2018 CreditImage by Doug Mills/The New York Times. “In some ways there's a symmetry,” said Wendy R. Sherman, a longtime former diplomat who was part of a historic American delegation to Pyongyang under President Bill Clinton and later negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement for President ...
To the Editor: Re “Jared Kushner Flames Out” (“Ties That Bind” series, editorial, March 3):. I am shocked to hear talk of Jared Kushner's potential departure from the White House. It seems so unfair for the president's son-in-law and adviser to be driven out just as he's about to complete a peace deal in the ...
ROME — In the era of #MeToo and Time's Up, International Women's Day arrived on Thursday with a renewed sense of urgency. For many women, there was a keen awareness of a major shift in the firmament when it came to gender parity, the treatment of women in the workplace and sexual dynamics.
CreditGeorge Etheredge for The New York Times. Supported by. By Jonathan Wolfe. March 7, 2018. It was a hard storm to pin down. New Yorkers woke on Wednesday to blaring headlines about the nor'easter bearing down on their city, but saw only a light drizzle outside their windows. By noon, only a few flakes had fallen, ...
The spread of misinformation on social media is an alarming phenomenon that scientists have yet to fully understand. While the data show that false claims are increasing online, most studies have analyzed only small samples or the spread of individual fake stories. My colleagues Soroush Vosoughi, Deb ...
COPENHAGEN — It took three dogs trained to search on water, an oceanographer and a team of military divers to find the body of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist, in the bay off Copenhagen after she went missing on Aug. 10. On Thursday, the man accused of killing and dismembering her in his self-built ...
LOS ANGELES — Disney has turned to one of its favorite filmmakers, Jon Favreau, to produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” television series for its upcoming streaming service. Lucasfilm, the Disney-owned “Star Wars” studio, has long used television to expand its galactic storytelling, but all of its ...
Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of heads of state, opera singers, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing and the namer of the Slinky. The vast majority chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones; even in the last two years, just over one in five of our subjects were ...
SANTIAGO, Chile — A trade pact originally conceived by the United States to counter China's growing economic might in Asia now has a new target: President Trump's embrace of protectionism. A group of 11 nations — including major United States allies like Japan, Canada and Australia — signed a ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump defied opposition from his own party and protests from overseas as he signed orders on Thursday imposing stiff and sweeping new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But he sought to soften the impact on the United States' closest allies with a more flexible plan than ...
Christina Hoff Sommers is a self-identified feminist and registered Democrat with a Ph.D. in philosophy and a wicked sense of humor. She is also a woman who says bad things. Things like: Men and women are equal, but there are differences between them. Or: The gender gap in STEM fields isn't simply ...
WASHINGTON — Paul D. Ryan, the Republican House speaker, criticized President Trump's proposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Monday, saying they could lead to a damaging trade war. “We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not advance ...


 

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