Opioid crisis driven by wrongly prescribed painkillers

By James Matthews, news correspondent A new study shows that a growing opioid crisis is being…

Letter 102: When Does Free Speech Become Uncomfortable?

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. This week is written by…

Disney+ streaming service to launch in November

By Chris Robertson, news reporter Disney has revealed its new streaming service will feature 8,000 film…

Assange: A Self-Proclaimed Foe of Secrecy Who Inspires Both Admiration and Fury

The shaky video clips of Julian Assange’s arrest flashed around the world on Thursday, the white-bearded…

On Golf: Tony Finau, on Another Masters Adventure, Carries Memories of an Idol

Tony Finau put a lucky 13th ball in his bag for his opening round of one-under-par…

Opioid Sales Reps Swarmed New York at Height of Crisis

Purdue Pharma’s sales force swept through New York State, visiting doctors and pharmacies nearly half a…

Pope Francis, in Plea for South Sudan Peace, Stuns Leaders by Kissing Their Shoes

ROME — Pope Francis on Thursday got on his hands and knees before the leaders of…

What Exactly Is Uber’s ‘Core Platform Contribution Margin’?

It’s a timeworn tradition for technology companies to resort to an array of jargon and technical…

Woods Starts Strong at Augusta, and Shoots a Familiar Score

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tied for the lead with only a few holes left in his first…

Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’

SAUSALITO, Calif. — The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey said on Thursday that he knew…

After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain

WASHINGTON — In June 2016, five months before the American presidential election, Julian Assange made a…

A Shouting Match, Nasty Personal Attacks and a Growing Rift Among N.Y. Democrats

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Measles Outbreak: Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response

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Final Israeli Election Results Bolster Netanyahu’s Lead

JERUSALEM — A final count of ballots on Thursday gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party…

2019 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: The Warriors’ Biggest Rivals? Injuries and Boredom

The Golden State Warriors followed up their second consecutive N.B.A. title — and third in four…