Headlines from America

Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:00
In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:30
The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species.

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:00
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?

Britain’s N.H.S. in Crisis: ‘We Might Break’

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:11
The country’s universal health care system turns 70 this year. But what is its future?

Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Jew Love France?

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:09
The country my family continues to dream of no longer exists for people like us. Maybe it never did.

Europe Edition: Dolores O’Riordan, Baghdad, Romania: Your Tuesday Briefing

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:24
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:15
The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:15
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium.

Simone Biles Says She, Too, Was Abused by Larry Nassar

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:29
Biles, a four-time gold medalist, is the latest and most prominent gymnast to formally accuse Dr. Nassar, the former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor, of sexual abuse.

A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:20
Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered?

A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:43
The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

One Year After Women’s March, More Activism but Less Unity

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:32
Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.

13 Siblings, Some Shackled to Beds, Were Held Captive by Parents, Police Say

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:58
A 17-year-old girl escaped from her home in Riverside County, Calif., to report that her parents were holding their children against their will.

To Try to Save Client’s Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He Do That?

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:50
The Supreme Court will decide whether Larry English violated his client’s constitutional rights by telling the jury the man killed three people.

As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:32
The fight over President Trump’s vulgar comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:22
GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:16
The Trump administration says its actions show the price of employing workers illegally, a message being felt keenly among the workers themselves.

Editorial: Now Chris Christie Is Just a Bad Memory

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:11
His microscopic approval rating, after years of scandal and neglect, is a clear sign that, whatever he thinks, few are sorry to see him go.

Sender of Hawaii’s False Alarm Is Reassigned, but Not Named

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:08
A state official says the employee who erred should not pay the price for a system that “made it too easy for a simple mistake to have very serious consequences.”

Op-Ed Columnist: The President and the Porn Star

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:56
Trump’s sexual license has turned the culture wars upside down.