Headlines from America

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:29
The move marks the first time the special counsel is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of President Trump’s inner circle.

Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:24
A new legal challenge represents the sharpest test yet at the prison of America’s commitment to fundamental principles of due process.

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:16
The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.

Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:00
Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.

Review: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Is Fashionable, but Flat

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:56
The second installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” series is occasionally about Mr. Versace, but is more focused on his murderer, Andrew Cunanan.

Cuomo Says Budget Will Defend New York Against Trump’s ‘Economic Missile’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:54
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a $168 billion spending plan that called for a raft of ideas to counter President Trump’s tax changes.

Macron Defends Migration Policy in France, Walking a Fine Line

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:51
Speaking in Calais, the port city at the epicenter of the migration problem, the French president defended his policies as a mix of fairness and firmness.

YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:51
A policy update aims to prevent advertisements from appearing next to troublesome content.

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:48
The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.

Trump’s Harsh Words, Not His Plan for Wall, Dominate Hearing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:30
The secretary of homeland security was quizzed repeatedly about the vulgar word, or words, said to have been uttered by the president describing African countries.

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:12
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.

Stephen Bannon, California, Bitcoin: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:11
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:07
President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

Governor Murphy Pledges a Progressive Course for New Jersey

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:07
Claiming that the state can once again lead the nation in progressive policies, Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as the 56th governor of New Jersey.

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:36
There’s no honor or wisdom in cozying up to this president.

Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:59
Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.

Ditching Spike in Favor of Kevin Costner and Some Mean Teens

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:15
Paramount Network replaces the former home of “Baywatch” reruns with shows that have cinematic roots, like “Heathers” and “Yellowstone.”

Asia and Australia Edition: Bannon, California, Netanyahu: Your Morning Briefing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:11
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:06
The request by the Trump administration for immediate review is an unusual step after a judge ordered the administration to restart the program.

Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:04
No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.