Headlines from America

On Stage Was Springsteen, in the Audience, Chris Christie

2 hours 21 min ago
In his first night out as a private citizen, Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, headed into New York City to catch a show by his idol, Bruce Springsteen.

Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters

2 hours 25 min ago
The e-commerce giant announced a short list of places that could become home to its second headquarters. The process has garnered the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for bids to host the Olympics.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I’m Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning

2 hours 28 min ago
I don’t think she’s the perfect candidate. But I’m inspired by her willingness to fight back.

Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

2 hours 43 min ago
With a government shutdown looming, the House planned to vote Thursday on a spending bill that would avert a crisis. But President Trump upended the G.O.P. strategy.

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

2 hours 54 min ago
The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

3 hours 13 min ago
The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: highly educated women, those over 40, and women who have never been married.

Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections

4 hours 45 min ago
The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who oppose abortion, sex-changes and some contraception.

California Today: California Today: Can a New Leader Deliver High-Speed Rail?

5 hours 34 min ago
Thursday: A change at the top of the High-Speed Rail Authority, Apple’s huge tax payment, lucky escapes in Montecito, Silicon Valley’s foreign workers and finally tech bus attacks.

Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest: How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern

5 hours 46 min ago
A water crisis — whether caused by nature, human mismanagement, or both — can be an early warning signal of conflict ahead. Iran is the latest example.

They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade

5 hours 55 min ago
Virtual reality, long-promised, is finally gaining traction in New York video boutiques. But is there more to VR than just games?

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

5 hours 58 min ago
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

Review: A Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

6 hours 6 min ago
Bartlett Sher’s staging of “L’Elisir d’Amore” features Pretty Yende, who will take on an even more demanding role at the Met in April.

Dylan Farrow Accuses Woody Allen of Abuse in TV Interview

6 hours 11 min ago
In her first sit-down interview, Ms. Farrow accused her father, Woody Allen, of molestation in a conversation with “CBS This Morning.”

Why Are We Ashamed to Call ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ Horror Films?

6 hours 45 min ago
Jump scares and monsters: Those are the hallmarks of seminal horror, and the label should be a badge of honor, not something to shun at awards time.

Prague Journal: One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

7 hours 20 min ago
The Astronomical Clock in Prague has been taken apart for maintenance. The city’s clock master has until August to finish restoring it.

India Tests Ballistic Missile, Posing New Threat to China

8 hours 29 min ago
The successful trial of a long-range rocket capable of transporting nuclear weapons puts major cities like Shanghai within reach.

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

9 hours 7 min ago
The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.

Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

9 hours 10 min ago
In an early morning tweet, President Trump contradicted his chief of staff and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.”

Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

9 hours 15 min ago
The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.

Donald Trump, North Korea, Apple: Your Thursday Briefing

9 hours 15 min ago
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.