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Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed bricks…

Joe Biden’s Lead in Iowa Polls Might Be More Fragile Than It Looks

OTTUMWA, Iowa — They praise his experience. They are hopeful about his general election prospects. He…

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Three of the nation’s major drug manufacturers sued the Trump administration on Friday to block a…

What are Limpet Mines, and How Do They Work?

WASHINGTON — With President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserting that Iran was behind…

Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say

Masai Ujiri, the president of basketball operations and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, may be…

Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The roadside bomb that disabled an American vehicle in Niger last week was rudimentary…

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Is Said to Be Near Justice Dept. Approval

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is moving closer to approving T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with Sprint,…

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

For the third time, the World Health Organization declined on Friday to declare the Ebola outbreak…

What to Do in New York This Weekend

N.Y.C. Parks New York Philharmonic ImageThe festive atmosphere in Central Park on Wednesday before the New…

White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary

WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s announcement that she would step down as White House press secretary…

Baby dies weeks after being cut from murdered mother’s womb

An infant boy who was cut from his mother’s womb with a butcher’s knife several weeks…

The U.S. Has Turned Up Pressure on Iran. See the Timeline of Events.

WASHINGTON — The attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday have again…

Boy, 4, steals great-grandfather’s car on mission to buy sweets

Children will often do anything for sweets, but one American boy has taken his desire for…

Swiss Women Strike Nationwide to Protest Inequalities

LONDON — Swiss women turned out by the thousands on Friday for a nationwide strike and…

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill,…