A Frantic Call, a Neighbor’s Knock, but Few Official Alerts as Wildfire Closed In
In the frenzied first hours of the Camp Fire as it bore down on Paradise, Calif., only a fraction of residents received emergency alerts or evacuation orders from local authorities.
11/21/2018 - 07:59 PM
Fire and Rain: California Storm Brings Relief to Some, Misery to Others
Northern California saw its first significant rainfall since the spring, helping to douse a devastating wildfire but adding to the woes of some evacuees.
11/21/2018 - 09:41 PM
Border Patrol Agent Who Shot Mexican Teenager Is Acquitted of Involuntary Manslaughter
The case has received close scrutiny because the agent, Lonnie Swartz, was the first in the Border Patrol to face federal murder charges for a cross-border shooting.
11/21/2018 - 11:57 PM
Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War
The new educational standards also retained mentions of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, after there was talk of removing them. Critics say the changes don’t go far enough.
11/21/2018 - 04:12 PM
Girl, 13, Who Wrote Essay on Gun Violence Is Killed by Stray Bullet
“Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,” Sandra Parks wrote in an essay about her hometown, Milwaukee. Two years later, she was dead.
11/21/2018 - 09:46 PM
How Turkey Trots Became a Thanksgiving Tradition
More than one million people will take part in one of about 1,000 races across the country. But don’t count on that 5K to offset the big feast.
11/21/2018 - 05:00 AM
Doctor Killed in Chicago Was Committed to ‘Serving the Underserved’
Colleagues said Dr. Tamara O’Neal’s ex-fiancé opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday. They remember her as a talented and caring physician.
11/21/2018 - 01:33 PM
On the California Wildfire Missing List, Name After Name After Name
An estimated 870 people are listed as missing, a shocking and fluctuating figure that reveals the anguish across Northern California.
11/20/2018 - 11:13 PM
Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge
In a Michigan case involving members of a small Muslim sect, the court found that only states, not federal prosecutors, could bring charges.
11/21/2018 - 06:41 PM
Jane Maas, a Pioneer for Women in Advertising, Dies at 86
A product of the “Mad Men” era who was once called “the real Peggy Olson,” she handled the revivifying “I Love New York” campaign and held top agency jobs.
11/21/2018 - 10:20 PM
Immigration, Brexit, Turkey Trots: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
11/21/2018 - 07:29 PM
In Race for Global Power, U.S. and China Push Nations to Pick a Side
The competition has echoes of the Cold War, as Washington and Beijing each try to foster diplomatic alliances and economic deals to freeze out the other.
11/21/2018 - 11:35 PM
You Want to Feed the Hungry? Lovely. Let’s See Your Permit.
In a Kansas City park, a health inspector poured bleach on food donated to homeless people. The volunteers didn’t meet city requirements, the inspector said.
11/22/2018 - 12:34 AM
Indelible Impressions From 3 Shows in Washington
There is plenty of art to see now in the nation’s capital, but three exhibitions stand out: Bill Traylor’s iconic drawings, Dawoud Bey’s haunting portraits and the savoir faire of Senegalese women.
11/21/2018 - 05:25 PM
It’s Cold Outside? Gather Around the Turkey and Argue About Climate Change.
Take a deep breath and pass the stuffing.
11/21/2018 - 07:45 PM
American Troops at Border Won’t Have Guns, Mattis Says
Asked whether a soldier might be armed while defending border agents from migrants, the defense secretary was unequivocal. “No,” he said. “Not with a firearm.”
11/21/2018 - 04:49 PM
Overlooked No More: Lilian Rice, Architect Who Lifted a Style in California
In the 1920s, Rice brought her design aesthetic to a small village north of San Diego. Those who live there continue to respect her vision.
11/21/2018 - 04:28 PM
U.S. Weighs Steel Quotas, Instead of Tariffs, on Canada and Mexico
Canada and Mexico want the Trump metal tariffs lifted, but the administration is trying to limit the amount of foreign steel to prevent a flood of cheap metals into the United States.
11/21/2018 - 06:55 PM
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Aims to Update Southern Canon
The company will commission 22 plays, with more than half set to go to female playwrights and playwrights of color, its artistic director said.
11/21/2018 - 02:40 PM
James H. Billington, 89, Dies; Led Library of Congress Into Digital Age
Overseeing the nation’s treasure house of knowledge for three decades, he almost doubled its holdings but resigned in 2015, stung by cries of mismanagement.
11/21/2018 - 06:06 PM
Chief Justice Defends Judicial Independence After Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’
The Supreme Court’s leader took offense at President Trump’s criticism of a federal judge, suggesting Mr. Trump had a profound misunderstanding of a judge’s role.
11/21/2018 - 06:38 PM
Meet the Democrats Who Want Pelosi to Step Aside
They say they’re change agents. Detractors call them “Never Nancy” naysayers. Who are the dissident Democrats trying to deny Nancy Pelosi the speaker’s gavel?
11/21/2018 - 04:15 PM
Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Rollbacks Stumbled in Court. His Successor Is More Thorough.
President Trump’s current choice to run the E.P.A., Andrew Wheeler, could emerge as an effective and efficient driver of the administration’s environmental and climate deregulation agenda.
11/21/2018 - 02:49 PM
Retiring: Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold
Customer service issues have been mounting for the Social Security Administration amid budget cuts, field office closings and longer wait times.
11/21/2018 - 01:46 PM
Conservative Heritage Foundation Revives Training Academy for Judicial Clerks
An earlier version of the program was canceled after critics raised questions about secrecy pledges and loyalty oaths.
11/21/2018 - 06:27 PM
Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?
As Mr. Ayers is discussed as a possible White House chief of staff, his lucrative political businesses are attracting new scrutiny.
11/21/2018 - 10:16 PM
One Dead After a Crash on the Brooklyn Bridge
One person was killed and six others were injured after cars caught fire after a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge during the Wednesday morning commute.
11/21/2018 - 09:37 AM
California Today: California Today: Why Robots Are Replacing Humans in the Fields
Wednesday: How automation is changing agriculture, the effort to find hundreds still missing after the Camp Fire, and a Filipino-American Thanksgiving feast.
11/21/2018 - 08:43 AM
One Killed, 6 Injured in Fiery Crash on Brooklyn Bridge
Six vehicles crashed during the Wednesday morning commute and three caught fire, forcing the bridge to be shut down.
11/21/2018 - 08:54 PM
Why Big Law Is Taking On Trump Over Immigration
Major law firms have emerged as fierce opponents to President Trump’s immigration policies. Lawyers say they’re defending the rule of law. Critics say it’s politics.
11/21/2018 - 02:13 PM
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