Headlines from America

Op-Ed Columnist: What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:02
African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:55
Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:40
The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:22
The decision to withhold $65 million in aid from a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees has brought new attention to the organization, which functions as a quasi-government in some areas.

North Korea, Bannon, Apple: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:11
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Milan Is Still Making It New

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:01
Giorgio Armani, Prada and Fendi proved that men’s fashion has the power to surprise.

Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:14
Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.

Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:51
One internet user called the dark days in the Russian capital “Hillary’s revenge.”

Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, California, C.I.A.: Your Thursday Briefing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:28
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:19
The price of one Bitcoin is down 50 percent from its peak as concerns grow that governments may crack down on virtual currency trading.

Op-Ed Contributor: Innocent but Still Guilty

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:11
Inmates are sometimes offered freedom in exchange for pleading guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. It’s a bad deal.

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:55
Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.

Prosecutors Had the Wrong Man. They Prosecuted Him Anyway.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:42
The wrongfully convicted have tried, and failed, to hold the New Orleans district attorney’s office accountable for breaking evidence rules. Now a lawsuit is citing 45 examples.

Beyoncé Is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:20
Monika Knutsson salvages delicate heirloom material, plunges pieces of it into silver or gold, and sells the results to an eager clientele.

Books of The Times: If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:16
In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick J. Deneen argues that mere tinkering will not address profound discontent with the political establishment.

Bannon Agrees to Cooperate With Mueller Inquiry

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:46
Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, will be interviewed by investigators for the special counsel rather than go in front of a grand jury.

North and South Korean Teams to March as One at Olympics

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:42
The agreement is a milestone in inter-Korean sports relations, and Seoul has said in the past it hoped such a move could contribute to a political thaw.

Sundance Film Festival: 5 Movies to Watch

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:31
The festival starts Thursday. Here’s a look at five films we’re excited about.

He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:53
An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:32
A Democrat on Tuesday won a State Senate seat long held by Republicans in western Wisconsin, and some saw it as a sign of worry for Republicans in elections ahead.