After Resisting, McConnell and Senate G.O.P. Back Election Security Funding

WASHINGTON — Facing mounting criticism for blocking proposals to bolster election security, Senator Mitch McConnell on…

Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

WASHINGTON — For the past half century, the United States has trained and supplied the Saudi…

House Approves Short-Term Spending Bill That Would Stave Off Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that would stave off a…

Maurice Ferré, Miami’s First Hispanic Mayor, Dies at 84

MIAMI — During the years that shaped modern Miami, Mayor Maurice A. Ferré held on to…

Is America’s Health Care System a Fixer-Upper or a Teardown?

Image Imagine the United States health care system as a sort of weird old house. There…

Ady Barkan Won’t Let Dying Stop His Activism

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — First there was the viral video from an airplane, where he confronted…

Ed Buck to Face Federal Drug Charge in Gemmel Moore’s Death, Official Says

LOS ANGELES — Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and political activist, is expected to face…

‘Worse Than Anyone Expected’: Air Travel Emissions Vastly Outpace Predictions

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Greenhouse…

With New Investigation at Duke and U.N.C., Feds Hunt Anti-Israel Bias in Higher Education

WASHINGTON — The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at…

Trade Conflicts Weigh on Confidence, Posing a Risk to Trump

Economists and business leaders have been warning for months that President Trump’s trade war could damage…

‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ Review: A Fixer’s Progress

In a television interview near the end of his life, Roy Cohn predicted that his obituaries…

Trump Sues Manhattan D.A. Over Demand for 8 Years of His Tax Returns

President Trump is challenging an attempt by state prosecutors in Manhattan to subpoena eight years of…

Watchdog Refuses to Detail Whistle-Blower Complaint About Trump

WASHINGTON — The internal watchdog for American spy agencies declined repeatedly in a briefing on Thursday…

Pelosi’s Drug Plan Would Let U.S. Negotiate Prices of 250 Medications

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday released her long-awaited plan to curb soaring prices of…

‘3 Musketeers’ or ‘3 Stooges’? Republicans Challenging Trump May Fall in Between

WASHINGTON — Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina who once brought squealing pigs…