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Trump’s Risky Bet That the U.S. Can ‘Break the Regime’

Mr. Trump’s decision is based on the idea that the U.S. and its allies can force a better deal with Tehran through isolation and sanctions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-news-analysis-.html

Opponents of Iran Deal Sought Dirt on Obama Aide

Evidence has surfaced that opponents of the deal engaged in an effort to investigate a top national security aide and his family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/politics/iran-deal-benjamin-rhodes-black-cube.html

In His Career, He Defended Women and Took On Trump

Here’s a look at Mr. Schneiderman’s rise and fall, including his defense of women and his efforts against the Trump agenda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/nyregion/who-is-eric-schneiderman.html

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Newly obtained documents show that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s leader, tries to keep close control of his public events more from a desire to avoid tough questions rather than security concerns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html

3 Trump States Hold Key G.O.P. Senate Primaries Today

The winners in all three states face Democratic incumbents in November, in races that could determine the balance of the Senate.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/08/us/politics/republican-senate-primaries-west-virginia-indiana-ohio.html

Kim Jong-un Makes Surprise China Trip, Second in 2 Months

It is without modern precedent for a leader to come to China on back-to-back visits. China is trying to keep up with a flurry of diplomatic moves.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/asia/kim-jong-un-xi-jinping-china-north-korea.html

In April, He Led a Protest. In May, He Leads a Nation.

Nikol Pashinyan, who led demonstrations that toppled the government, was selected as Armenia’s interim prime minister in the country’s biggest political upheaval since 1991.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/europe/armenia-nikol-pashinyan-prime-minister.html

‘Not the Time for Sightseeing’ as Lava Flows in Hawaii

As the Kilauea volcano’s eruptions destroyed dozens of structures, residents, officials and tourists alike wrestled with its dual nature.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/hawaii-volcano-kilauea.html

Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/eric-schneiderman-iran-met-gala.html

California Today: The Opioid Crisis in Humboldt County

Plus Kevin McCarthy’s unlikely political rise, and more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/california-today-eureka-humboldt-heroin.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

These Lights Are Like a Mood Ring for Your Room

The Times’s special section on design examines lighting that is making waves in interior design because it syncs with your circadian rhythms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/style/circadian-lighting-design.html

Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Eyes Her Next Act

The woman who made millions teaching America to cook dinner in a half-hour is facing 50, and a new digital world, with a pantry full of big plans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/rachael-ray-cooking.html

Where’s That Better Deal?

The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/upshot/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-of-marijuanas-risks.html

College Removes Teachers After Student Protests

Teachers at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan were removed from classrooms after students protested what they called inappropriate behavior.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/school-of-visual-arts-removes-instructors-metoo.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

At a time of increasing tension, many Chinese-Australians are demanding more recognition for their history and contributions to Australia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/world/australia/china-australia-history.html

Opera’s Perfectionist Tries to Follow His Masterpiece

George Benjamin, composer of the acclaimed opera “Written on Skin,” prepares for the premiere of his “Lessons in Love and Violence.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/arts/music/george-benjamin-lessons-love-violence.html

After Rwandan Genocide, an Author Tells Her Story

Clemantine Wamariya crisscrossed Africa with her sister, enduring poverty, violence and trauma. Her memoir recounts her journey.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/books/review/clemantine-wamariya-girl-who-smiled-beads.html

Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

The band led by Tanya Donelly found fame in the ’90s, then split. After 23 years, the group has a new album and isn’t focused on the past.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/arts/music/belly-tanya-donelly-dove-reunion.html

Where’s That Better Iran Deal, Mr. Trump?

The president has long suggested there is a better deal to be had. The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Trump on the Iran Deal: Simple Vandalism

Trump is isolating the United States, not Iran, and increasing the risk of war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal.html

Him, Too

Eric Schneiderman stands accused of the very sorts of abuse he claimed to fight. Now it’s up to legislators to pick a true champion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/opinion/eric-schneiderman-metoo.html

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation. Should we be listening?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/intellectual-dark-web.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Trump’s Risky Bet That the U.S. Can ‘Break the Regime’

Mr. Trump’s decision is based on the idea that the U.S. and its allies can force a better deal with Tehran through isolation and sanctions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-news-analysis-.html

Angry and Divided, Iran Fears Deeper Crisis as Deal Ends

Iran’s economy was already in free fall. Now the lifeline offered by a deal that was supposed to lift barriers to the West is coming apart, too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/middleeast/iran-crisis-nuclear-deal.html

Opponents of Iran Deal Sought Dirt on Obama Aide

Evidence has surfaced that opponents of the deal engaged in an effort to investigate a top national security aide and his family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/politics/iran-deal-benjamin-rhodes-black-cube.html

Carefully Cultivated Image Came Crashing Down Overnight

An expose published Monday night quickly punctured Mr. Schneiderman’s reputation as a teetotaling progressive liberal who liked yoga and health food.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/eric-schneiderman-albany-reputation.html

9/11 Planner Asks to Tell Senators About C.I.A. Nominee

It isn’t known whether Gina Haspel, nominated to lead the C.I.A., was involved in torturing Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share the information.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/khalid-shaikh-mohammed-gina-haspel.html

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Newly obtained documents show that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s leader, tries to keep close control of his public events more from a desire to avoid tough questions rather than security concerns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html

3 Trump States Hold Key G.O.P. Senate Primaries Today

The winners in all three states face Democratic incumbents in November, in races that could determine the balance of the Senate.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/08/us/politics/republican-senate-primaries-west-virginia-indiana-ohio.html

In April, He Led a Protest. In May, He Leads a Nation.

Nikol Pashinyan, who led demonstrations that toppled the government, was selected as Armenia’s interim prime minister in the country’s biggest political upheaval since 1991.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/europe/armenia-nikol-pashinyan-prime-minister.html

‘Not the Time for Sightseeing’ as Lava Flows in Hawaii

As the Kilauea volcano’s eruptions destroyed dozens of structures, residents, officials and tourists alike wrestled with its dual nature.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/hawaii-volcano-kilauea.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-malaysia-met-gala.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-schneiderman-met-gala.html

California Today: The Opioid Crisis in Humboldt County

Plus Kevin McCarthy’s unlikely political rise, and more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/california-today-eureka-humboldt-heroin.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra started an after-school music program 10 years ago, it had 30 students. Now it has 1,300 — and counting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/music/baltimore-symphony-orchkids.html

Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Eyes Her Next Act

The woman who made millions teaching America to cook dinner in a half-hour is facing 50, and a new digital world, with a pantry full of big plans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/rachael-ray-cooking.html

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/upshot/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-of-marijuanas-risks.html

College Removes Teachers After Student Protests

Teachers at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan were removed from classrooms after students protested what they called inappropriate behavior.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/school-of-visual-arts-removes-instructors-metoo.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

At a time of increasing tension, many Chinese-Australians are demanding more recognition for their history and contributions to Australia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/world/australia/china-australia-history.html

French Skills Meet Korean Flavors in the East Village

The chef at Soogil in Manhattan was a sous-chef at Daniel, and his past is evident in his love of foie gras and his soy-braised short rib.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/soogil-review-east-village.html

A Karl Ove Knausgaard Project Comes Into Focus

In “Spring,” the third of four books addressed to his youngest daughter, Knausgaard returns to form, and to ruthlessness.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review-spring-karl-ove-knausgaard.html

Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

The band led by Tanya Donelly found fame in the ’90s, then split. After 23 years, the group has a new album and isn’t focused on the past.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/arts/music/belly-tanya-donelly-dove-reunion.html

Where’s That Better Deal, Mr. Trump?

He has long suggested there is a better deal to be had. The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Trump’s Reckless Petulance Toward Iran

Withdrawing from the Iran deal harms American, Israeli and European Interests.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-withdraw-reckless.html

Trump Vandalizes the Iran Deal

Trump is isolating America, not Iran, and increasing the risk of war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal.html

The Wreckage Schneiderman Leaves Behind

New Yorkers deserve the chance to choose a leader who will be honest and moral.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/eric-schneiderman-abuse-replacement.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Trump’s Risky Bet That the U.S. Can ‘Break the Regime’

Mr. Trump’s decision is based on the idea that the U.S. and its allies can force a better deal with Tehran through isolation and sanctions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-news-analysis-.html

Opponents of Iran Deal Sought Dirt on Obama Aide

Evidence has surfaced that opponents of the deal engaged in an effort to investigate a top national security aide and his family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/politics/iran-deal-benjamin-rhodes-black-cube.html

Carefully Cultivated Image Came Crashing Down Overnight

An expose published Monday night quickly punctured Mr. Schneiderman’s reputation as a teetotaling progressive liberal who liked yoga and health food.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/eric-schneiderman-albany-reputation.html

Angry and Divided, Iran Fears Deeper Crisis as Deal Ends

Iran’s economy was already in free fall. Now the lifeline offered by a deal that was supposed to lift barriers to the West is coming apart, too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/middleeast/iran-crisis-nuclear-deal.html

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Newly obtained documents show that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s leader, tries to keep close control of his public events more from a desire to avoid tough questions rather than security concerns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html

9/11 Planner Asks to Tell Senators About C.I.A. Nominee

It isn’t known whether Gina Haspel, nominated to lead the C.I.A., was involved in torturing Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share the information.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/khalid-shaikh-mohammed-gina-haspel.html

In April, He Led a Protest. In May, He Leads a Nation.

Nikol Pashinyan, who led demonstrations that toppled the government, was selected as Armenia’s interim prime minister in the country’s biggest political upheaval since 1991.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/europe/armenia-nikol-pashinyan-prime-minister.html

‘Not the Time for Sightseeing’ as Lava Flows in Hawaii

As the Kilauea volcano’s eruptions destroyed dozens of structures, residents, officials and tourists alike wrestled with its dual nature.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/hawaii-volcano-kilauea.html

The 3 Key G.O.P. Races in Trump States

The winners in all three states face Democratic incumbents in November, in races that could determine the balance of the Senate.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/08/us/politics/republican-senate-primaries-west-virginia-indiana-ohio.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-malaysia-met-gala.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-schneiderman-met-gala.html

California Today: The Opioid Crisis in Humboldt County

Plus Kevin McCarthy’s unlikely political rise, and more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/california-today-eureka-humboldt-heroin.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

Photos From the Met Gala Red Carpet

The event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City — called “the party of the year” and “the Oscars of the East Coast” — is a chance for stars to push fashion into uncharted territory.

https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2018/05/07/fashion/red-carpet-pictures-met-gala.html

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra started an after-school music program 10 years ago, it had 30 students. Now it has 1,300 — and counting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/music/baltimore-symphony-orchkids.html

Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Eyes Her Next Act

The woman who made millions teaching America to cook dinner in a half-hour is facing 50, and a new digital world, with a pantry full of big plans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/rachael-ray-cooking.html

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/upshot/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-of-marijuanas-risks.html

College Removes Teachers After Student Protests

Teachers at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan were removed from classrooms after students protested what they called inappropriate behavior.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/school-of-visual-arts-removes-instructors-metoo.html

Where’s That Better Deal, Mr. Trump?

The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

At a time of increasing tension, many Chinese-Australians are demanding more recognition for their history and contributions to Australia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/world/australia/china-australia-history.html

French Skills Meet Korean Flavors in the East Village

The chef at Soogil in Manhattan was a sous-chef at Daniel, and his past is evident in his love of foie gras and his soy-braised short rib.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/soogil-review-east-village.html

A Karl Ove Knausgaard Project Comes Into Focus

In “Spring,” the third of four books addressed to his youngest daughter, Knausgaard returns to form, and to ruthlessness.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review-spring-karl-ove-knausgaard.html

Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

The band led by Tanya Donelly found fame in the ’90s, then split. After 23 years, the group has a new album and isn’t focused on the past.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/arts/music/belly-tanya-donelly-dove-reunion.html

Where’s That Better Deal, Mr. Trump?

He has long suggested there is a better deal to be had. The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Trump’s Reckless Petulance Toward Iran

Withdrawing from the Iran deal harms American, Israeli and European Interests.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-withdraw-reckless.html

Trump Vandalizes the Iran Deal

Trump is isolating America, not Iran, and increasing the risk of war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal.html

The Wreckage Schneiderman Leaves Behind

New Yorkers deserve the chance to choose a leader who will be honest and moral.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/eric-schneiderman-abuse-replacement.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Trump’s Risky Bet That the U.S. Can ‘Break the Regime’

Mr. Trump’s decision is based on the idea that the U.S. and its allies can force a better deal with Tehran through isolation and sanctions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal-news-analysis-.html

Angry and Divided, Iran Fears Deeper Crisis as Deal Ends

Iran’s economy was already in free fall. Now the lifeline offered by a deal that was supposed to lift barriers to the West is coming apart, too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/middleeast/iran-crisis-nuclear-deal.html

Opponents of Iran Deal Sought Dirt on Obama Aide

Evidence has surfaced that opponents of the deal engaged in an effort to investigate a top national security aide and his family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/politics/iran-deal-benjamin-rhodes-black-cube.html

Carefully Cultivated Image Came Crashing Down Overnight

An expose published Monday night quickly punctured Mr. Schneiderman’s reputation as a teetotaling progressive liberal who liked yoga and health food.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/eric-schneiderman-albany-reputation.html

9/11 Planner Asks to Tell Senators About C.I.A. Nominee

It isn’t known whether Gina Haspel, nominated to lead the C.I.A., was involved in torturing Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share the information.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/khalid-shaikh-mohammed-gina-haspel.html

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Newly obtained documents show that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s leader, tries to keep close control of his public events more from a desire to avoid tough questions rather than security concerns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html

In April, He Led a Protest. In May, He Leads a Nation.

Nikol Pashinyan, who led demonstrations that toppled the government, was selected as Armenia’s interim prime minister in the country’s biggest political upheaval since 1991.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/europe/armenia-nikol-pashinyan-prime-minister.html

‘Not the Time for Sightseeing’ as Lava Flows in Hawaii

As the Kilauea volcano’s eruptions destroyed dozens of structures, residents, officials and tourists alike wrestled with its dual nature.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/hawaii-volcano-kilauea.html

The 3 Key G.O.P. Races in Trump States

The winners in all three states face Democratic incumbents in November, in races that could determine the balance of the Senate.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/08/us/politics/republican-senate-primaries-west-virginia-indiana-ohio.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-malaysia-met-gala.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/briefing/iran-schneiderman-met-gala.html

California Today: The Opioid Crisis in Humboldt County

Plus Kevin McCarthy’s unlikely political rise, and more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/california-today-eureka-humboldt-heroin.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

Photos From the Met Gala Red Carpet

The event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City — called “the party of the year” and “the Oscars of the East Coast” — is a chance for stars to push fashion into uncharted territory.

https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2018/05/07/fashion/red-carpet-pictures-met-gala.html

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra started an after-school music program 10 years ago, it had 30 students. Now it has 1,300 — and counting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/music/baltimore-symphony-orchkids.html

Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Eyes Her Next Act

The woman who made millions teaching America to cook dinner in a half-hour is facing 50, and a new digital world, with a pantry full of big plans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/rachael-ray-cooking.html

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/upshot/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-of-marijuanas-risks.html

College Removes Teachers After Student Protests

Teachers at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan were removed from classrooms after students protested what they called inappropriate behavior.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/school-of-visual-arts-removes-instructors-metoo.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

At a time of increasing tension, many Chinese-Australians are demanding more recognition for their history and contributions to Australia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/world/australia/china-australia-history.html

French Skills Meet Korean Flavors in the East Village

The chef at Soogil in Manhattan was a sous-chef at Daniel, and his past is evident in his love of foie gras and his soy-braised short rib.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/dining/soogil-review-east-village.html

A Karl Ove Knausgaard Project Comes Into Focus

In “Spring,” the third of four books addressed to his youngest daughter, Knausgaard returns to form, and to ruthlessness.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review-spring-karl-ove-knausgaard.html

Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

The band led by Tanya Donelly found fame in the ’90s, then split. After 23 years, the group has a new album and isn’t focused on the past.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/arts/music/belly-tanya-donelly-dove-reunion.html

Where’s That Better Deal, Mr. Trump?

He has long suggested there is a better deal to be had. The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Trump’s Reckless Petulance Toward Iran

Withdrawing from the Iran deal harms American, Israeli and European Interests.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-withdraw-reckless.html

Trump Vandalizes the Iran Deal

Trump is isolating America, not Iran, and increasing the risk of war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal.html

The Wreckage Schneiderman Leaves Behind

New Yorkers deserve the chance to choose a leader who will be honest and moral.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/eric-schneiderman-abuse-replacement.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Trump Puts Imprint on Foreign Policy

The president’s choice to exit the Iran nuclear deal may be only the start of a period of repositioning the U.S. in a way that could last years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/trump-america-first-foreign-policy.html

Humiliated by Trump, Europe Tries to Defend Its Interests

With his Iran decision, as on climate and trade, Mr. Trump has split with allies. There are signs their patience is wearing thin.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/europe/europe-iran-trump.html

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

They moved quickly to strike deals after sanctions ended. But dreams of a thriving Iranian market were in doubt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/iran-nuclear-trump-business-europe.html

Russia Targeted Confidence in Voting Systems, Senators Say

The Senate Intelligence Committee identified around 20 states where Russian hackers surveilled election systems in 2016, but said it found no evidence that vote tallies were changed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/russia-2016-election-hackers.html

Party Mavericks Are Rebuffed at the Polls

Republicans in West Virginia defeated Don Blankenship, an ex-convict coal baron in West Virginia, and Ohio Democrats fended off Dennis Kucinich, whom many saw as unelectable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/richard-cordray-ohio-primary-governor.html

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Republicans averted a worst-case scenario — the nomination of Mr. Blankenship — but faced warning signs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/primary-results-west-virginia-ohio.html

Schneiderman Made Himself Trump’s Foil. What Now?

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who resigned amid claims of assault, had cast himself as the anti-Trump. Will his abrupt exit leave a vacuum for Democrats as they challenge the president?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/eric-schneiderman-donald-trump.html

When Tax Breaks Spawn Jobs, Local Residents Gain Little

State and local incentives to land new offices rarely pay off. But they are one of the few tools for redeveloping old industrial cities, our columnist writes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/business/tax-breaks-jobs.html

What to Watch For in Haspel’s Hearing for C.I.A. Post

Gina Haspel, who is facing questions about her role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorism suspects, will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/gina-haspel-confirmation-hearing-live.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/briefing/iran-west-virginia-gina-haspel.html

California Today: A Run-Down of the Final California Governor Debate

Wednesday: Candidates talk taxes, Trump and sex; George Deukmejian dies; and readers weigh in on what it’s like to live in the world’s fifth-largest economy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/california-today-california-governor-debate.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/magazine/the-quiet-americans-behind-the-us-russia-imbroglio.html

A Love of Baroque Music Thrives in the Bolivian Jungle

Centuries after the missionaries arrived, their musical bequest draws enthusiasm rarely seen even in Europe.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/americas/bolivia-baroque-music.html

The Fight to Clear Jack Johnson’s Name

Linda Haywood, a Chicago retiree, traces her lineage to Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, and strives to erase a racially charged conviction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/sports/jack-johnson-pardon.html

Our Critics Look Back on Broadway, Warily

They disagreed on classic musicals, agreed on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/theater/tony-awards-2018-critics-conversation.html

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/health/glasses-developing-world-global-health.html

Home Intruder Charged in Killing of Professor in Brooklyn

Jeremy Safran was found beaten to death in the basement of his house, a bloody hammer nearby. The police arrested a man hiding in a closet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/intruder-charged-in-killing-of-new-school-professor-in-brooklyn-home.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Australia’s Dual-Citizenship Contagion Claims 5 More Politicians

Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/australia/australia-dual-citizenship-politician-resign-crisis.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

The Water Will Come, but Not to This Miami Home

The Times’s latest Design special section looks at a house in South Beach that a Michigan man built to prepare for rising sea levels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/style/miami-housing-climate-change.html

Book Review: ‘You Think It, I’ll Say It’

Curtis Sittenfeld revives the adolescent female archetypes of her novels, who are now grappling with adulthood.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review/curtis-sittenfeld-you-think-it-ill-say-it.html

In Puerto Rico, Months After Maria

The island struggles to regain its balance after a devastating hurricane. The flora tells a melancholy story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/travel/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery-plants-flora.html

Trump’s Courageous Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

We’ll see if he is capable of following through.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-courageous-iran-decision.html

Trump’s Most Foolish Decision Yet

Violating the Iran deal will make the U.S. far less safe.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-foolish.html

Make Catholicism Weird Again

The Met Gala and the future of the church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/met-gala-catholic-church.html

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

The Senate must hold the C.I.A. nominee accountable for the harsh treatment of detainees under her watch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/opinion/gina-haspel-cia-torture.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Who Are the Freed Detainees?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea with three Korean-Americans — a businessman and two scholars — who had been held by the regime.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/world/asia/north-korea-american-prisoners.html

Trump Lawyer Got $500,000 From Firm Tied to Russia Mogul

A firm tied to a Russian oligarch gave money to a company that Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer, previously used to pay Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/michael-cohen-shell-company-payments.html

Russia Targeted Confidence in Voting Systems, Senators Say

The Senate Intelligence Committee identified around 20 states where Russian hackers surveilled election systems in 2016, but said it found no evidence that vote tallies were changed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/russia-2016-election-hackers.html

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/magazine/the-quiet-americans-behind-the-us-russia-imbroglio.html

Party Mavericks Are Rebuffed at the Polls

Republicans in West Virginia defeated Don Blankenship, an ex-convict coal baron in West Virginia, and Ohio Democrats fended off Dennis Kucinich, whom many saw as unelectable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/richard-cordray-ohio-primary-governor.html

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Republicans averted a worst-case scenario — the nomination of Mr. Blankenship — but faced warning signs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/primary-results-west-virginia-ohio.html

Schneiderman’s Legacy in Financial Cases May Survive

As New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman used the same playbook that raised the profiles of his predecessors. Whoever fills the job next will probably do the same thing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/eric-schneiderman-financial-cases.html

C.I.A. Nominee Faces Tough Questioning in Senate Hearing

Gina Haspel, who is facing questions about her role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorism suspects, will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/gina-haspel-confirmation-hearing-live.html

Trump Puts ‘America First’ Imprint on Foreign Policy

The Iran decision opens several weeks in which he will finally put in place the “America First” approach he has long promised.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/trump-america-first-foreign-policy.html

Humiliated by Trump, Europe Tries to Defend Its Interests

It is becoming clearer that trans-Atlantic relations are in trouble, and the options aren’t good for America’s closest European allies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/europe/europe-iran-trump.html

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

They moved quickly to strike deals after sanctions ended. But dreams of a thriving Iranian market were in doubt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/iran-nuclear-trump-business-europe.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/briefing/iran-west-virginia-gina-haspel.html

California Today: A Run-Down of the Final California Governor Debate

Wednesday: Candidates talk taxes, Trump and sex; George Deukmejian dies; and readers weigh in on what it’s like to live in the world’s fifth-largest economy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/california-today-california-governor-debate.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

The Fight to Clear Jack Johnson’s Name

Linda Haywood, a Chicago retiree, traces her lineage to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, and strives to erase a racially charged conviction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/sports/jack-johnson-pardon.html

California Is Set to Require Solar Power for New Homes

The state mandate, to take effect in 2020, would be the first in the country and is expected to add $8,000 to $12,000 to the cost of a house.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

When Tax Breaks Spawn Jobs, Local Residents Gain Little

State and local incentives to land new offices rarely pay off. But they are one of the few tools for redeveloping old industrial cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/business/tax-breaks-jobs.html

Our Critics Look Back on Broadway, Warily

They disagreed on classic musicals, agreed on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/theater/tony-awards-2018-critics-conversation.html

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/health/glasses-developing-world-global-health.html

Home Intruder Charged in Killing of Professor in Brooklyn

Jeremy Safran was found beaten to death in the basement of his house, a bloody hammer nearby. The police arrested a man hiding in a closet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/intruder-charged-in-killing-of-new-school-professor-in-brooklyn-home.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Australia’s Dual-Citizenship Contagion Claims 5 More Politicians

Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/australia/australia-dual-citizenship-politician-resign-crisis.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

The Water Will Come, but Not to This Miami Home

The Times’s latest Design special section looks at a house in South Beach that a Michigan man built to prepare for rising sea levels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/style/miami-housing-climate-change.html

Book Review: ‘You Think It, I’ll Say It’

Curtis Sittenfeld revives the adolescent female archetypes of her novels, who are now grappling with adulthood.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review/curtis-sittenfeld-you-think-it-ill-say-it.html

In Puerto Rico, Months After Maria

The island struggles to regain its balance after a devastating hurricane. The flora tells a melancholy story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/travel/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery-plants-flora.html

Trump’s Courageous Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

We’ll see if he is capable of following through.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-courageous-iran-decision.html

Trump’s Most Foolish Decision Yet

Violating the Iran deal will make the U.S. far less safe.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-foolish.html

Make Catholicism Weird Again

The Met Gala and the future of the church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/met-gala-catholic-church.html

What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game?

He wants to move closer to America to get away from China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/china-korea-america-kim.html

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

The Senate must hold the C.I.A. nominee accountable for the harsh treatment of detainees under her watch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/opinion/gina-haspel-cia-torture.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Who Are the Freed Detainees?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea with three Korean-Americans — a businessman and two scholars — who had been held by the regime.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/world/asia/north-korea-american-prisoners.html

Trump Lawyer Got $500,000 From Firm Tied to Russia Mogul

A firm tied to a Russian oligarch gave money to a company that Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer, previously used to pay Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/michael-cohen-shell-company-payments.html

Russia Targeted Confidence in Voting Systems, Senators Say

The Senate Intelligence Committee identified around 20 states where Russian hackers surveilled election systems in 2016, but said it found no evidence that vote tallies were changed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/russia-2016-election-hackers.html

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/magazine/the-quiet-americans-behind-the-us-russia-imbroglio.html

Party Mavericks Are Rebuffed at the Polls

Republicans in West Virginia defeated Don Blankenship, an ex-convict coal baron in West Virginia, and Ohio Democrats fended off Dennis Kucinich, whom many saw as unelectable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/richard-cordray-ohio-primary-governor.html

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Republicans averted a worst-case scenario — the nomination of Mr. Blankenship — but faced warning signs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/primary-results-west-virginia-ohio.html

Schneiderman’s Legacy in Financial Cases May Survive

As New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman used the same playbook that raised the profiles of his predecessors. Whoever fills the job next will probably do the same thing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/eric-schneiderman-financial-cases.html

C.I.A. Nominee Faces Tough Questioning in Senate Hearing

Gina Haspel, who is facing questions about her role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorism suspects, will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/gina-haspel-confirmation-hearing-live.html

Trump Puts ‘America First’ Imprint on Foreign Policy

The Iran decision opens several weeks in which he will finally put in place the “America First” approach he has long promised.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/trump-america-first-foreign-policy.html

Humiliated by Trump, Europe Tries to Defend Its Interests

It is becoming clearer that trans-Atlantic relations are in trouble, and the options aren’t good for America’s closest European allies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/europe/europe-iran-trump.html

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

They moved quickly to strike deals after sanctions ended. But dreams of a thriving Iranian market were in doubt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/iran-nuclear-trump-business-europe.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/briefing/iran-west-virginia-gina-haspel.html

California Today: A Run-Down of the Final California Governor Debate

Wednesday: Candidates talk taxes, Trump and sex; George Deukmejian dies; and readers weigh in on what it’s like to live in the world’s fifth-largest economy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/california-today-california-governor-debate.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

The Fight to Clear Jack Johnson’s Name

Linda Haywood, a Chicago retiree, traces her lineage to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, and strives to erase a racially charged conviction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/sports/jack-johnson-pardon.html

California Is Set to Require Solar Power for New Homes

The state mandate, to take effect in 2020, would be the first in the country and is expected to add $8,000 to $12,000 to the cost of a house.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

When Tax Breaks Spawn Jobs, Local Residents Gain Little

State and local incentives to land new offices rarely pay off. But they are one of the few tools for redeveloping old industrial cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/business/tax-breaks-jobs.html

Our Critics Look Back on Broadway, Warily

They disagreed on classic musicals, agreed on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/theater/tony-awards-2018-critics-conversation.html

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/health/glasses-developing-world-global-health.html

Home Intruder Charged in Killing of Professor in Brooklyn

Jeremy Safran was found beaten to death in the basement of his house, a bloody hammer nearby. The police arrested a man hiding in a closet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/intruder-charged-in-killing-of-new-school-professor-in-brooklyn-home.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Australia’s Dual-Citizenship Contagion Claims 5 More Politicians

Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/australia/australia-dual-citizenship-politician-resign-crisis.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

The Water Will Come, but Not to This Miami Home

The Times’s latest Design special section looks at a house in South Beach that a Michigan man built to prepare for rising sea levels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/style/miami-housing-climate-change.html

Book Review: ‘You Think It, I’ll Say It’

Curtis Sittenfeld revives the adolescent female archetypes of her novels, who are now grappling with adulthood.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review/curtis-sittenfeld-you-think-it-ill-say-it.html

In Puerto Rico, Months After Maria

The island struggles to regain its balance after a devastating hurricane. The flora tells a melancholy story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/travel/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery-plants-flora.html

Trump’s Courageous Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

We’ll see if he is capable of following through.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-courageous-iran-decision.html

Trump’s Most Foolish Decision Yet

Violating the Iran deal will make the U.S. far less safe.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-foolish.html

Where’s That Better Deal?

The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Make Catholicism Weird Again

The Met Gala and the future of the church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/met-gala-catholic-church.html

What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game?

He wants to move closer to America to get away from China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/china-korea-america-kim.html

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

The Senate must hold the C.I.A. nominee accountable for the harsh treatment of detainees under her watch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/opinion/gina-haspel-cia-torture.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Who Are the Freed Detainees?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea with three Korean-Americans — a businessman and two scholars — who had been held by the regime.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/world/asia/north-korea-american-prisoners.html

Trump Lawyer Got $500,000 From Firm Tied to Russia Mogul

A firm tied to a Russian oligarch gave money to a company that Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer, previously used to pay Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/michael-cohen-shell-company-payments.html

Russia Targeted Confidence in Voting Systems, Senators Say

The Senate Intelligence Committee identified around 20 states where Russian hackers surveilled election systems in 2016, but said it found no evidence that vote tallies were changed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/russia-2016-election-hackers.html

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/magazine/the-quiet-americans-behind-the-us-russia-imbroglio.html

Party Mavericks Are Rebuffed at the Polls

Republicans in West Virginia defeated Don Blankenship, an ex-convict coal baron in West Virginia, and Ohio Democrats fended off Dennis Kucinich, whom many saw as unelectable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/richard-cordray-ohio-primary-governor.html

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Republicans averted a worst-case scenario — the nomination of Mr. Blankenship — but faced warning signs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/primary-results-west-virginia-ohio.html

C.I.A. Nominee Faces Tough Questioning in Senate Hearing

Gina Haspel, who is facing questions about her role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorism suspects, will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/gina-haspel-confirmation-hearing-live.html

Trump Puts ‘America First’ Imprint on Foreign Policy

The Iran decision opens several weeks in which he will finally put in place the “America First” approach he has long promised.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/politics/trump-america-first-foreign-policy.html

Humiliated by Trump, Europe Tries to Defend Its Interests

It is becoming clearer that trans-Atlantic relations are in trouble, and the options aren’t good for America’s closest European allies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/europe/europe-iran-trump.html

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

They moved quickly to strike deals after sanctions ended. But dreams of a thriving Iranian market were in doubt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/iran-nuclear-trump-business-europe.html

Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/briefing/iran-west-virginia-gina-haspel.html

California Today: A Run-Down of the Final California Governor Debate

Wednesday: Candidates talk taxes, Trump and sex; George Deukmejian dies; and readers weigh in on what it’s like to live in the world’s fifth-largest economy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/us/california-today-california-governor-debate.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

The Fight to Clear Jack Johnson’s Name

Linda Haywood, a Chicago retiree, traces her lineage to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, and strives to erase a racially charged conviction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/sports/jack-johnson-pardon.html

California Is Set to Require Solar Power for New Homes

The state mandate, to take effect in 2020, would be the first in the country and is expected to add $8,000 to $12,000 to the cost of a house.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

When Tax Breaks Spawn Jobs, Local Residents Gain Little

State and local incentives to land new offices rarely pay off. But they are one of the few tools for redeveloping old industrial cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/business/tax-breaks-jobs.html

Our Critics Look Back on Broadway, Warily

They disagreed on classic musicals, agreed on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/theater/tony-awards-2018-critics-conversation.html

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/health/glasses-developing-world-global-health.html

Schneiderman, Consent and Domestic Violence

Before resigning, Eric T. Schneiderman appeared to suggest the violence he was accused of was part of consensual sex, a defense that has gained notoriety in recent decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/nyregion/consent-sexual-assault-rough-sex.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Sexual Consent Debated After Acquittal in Australia Rape Case

“No means no,” but what does passivity mean? A media report on a sexual assault case raises questions on sexual consent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/sexual-consent-law-debate.html

Australia’s Dual-Citizenship Contagion Claims 5 More Politicians

Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/world/australia/australia-dual-citizenship-politician-resign-crisis.html

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia

To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/australia/koalas-chlamydia-john-oliver.html

The Water Will Come, but Not to This Miami Home

The Times’s latest Design special section looks at a house in South Beach that a Michigan man built to prepare for rising sea levels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/style/miami-housing-climate-change.html

Book Review: ‘You Think It, I’ll Say It’

Curtis Sittenfeld revives the adolescent female archetypes of her novels, who are now grappling with adulthood.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review/curtis-sittenfeld-you-think-it-ill-say-it.html

In Puerto Rico, Months After Maria

The island struggles to regain its balance after a devastating hurricane. The flora tells a melancholy story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/travel/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery-plants-flora.html

Trump’s Courageous Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

We’ll see if he is capable of following through.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-courageous-iran-decision.html

Trump’s Most Foolish Decision Yet

Violating the Iran deal will make the U.S. far less safe.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/trump-iran-deal-foolish.html

Where’s That Better Deal?

The American people are still waiting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/iran-deal-trump-withdraw.html

Make Catholicism Weird Again

The Met Gala and the future of the church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/met-gala-catholic-church.html

What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game?

He wants to move closer to America to get away from China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/china-korea-america-kim.html

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

The Senate must hold the C.I.A. nominee accountable for the harsh treatment of detainees under her watch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/opinion/gina-haspel-cia-torture.html

Shopping for Bunk Beds

Whether you have an expanding family or occasional overnight guests, bunk beds offer a practical solution — and they’re fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/realestate/shopping-for-bunk-beds.html

Trump Defends His ‘Animals’ Remark as Referring to MS-13

One day after he prompted criticism for describing dangerous criminals crossing the border as “animals,” President Trump reiterated that the term fits for gang members.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/trump-animals-ms-13-gangs.html

China to Offer Trade Concessions ofUp to $200 Billion

Chinese negotiators are preparing to offer the U.S. a mammoth package of promises to buy more American goods. It’s a bid to pare down the trade deficit between the two countries.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/china-trade-trump-concessions.html

Qatar-Linked Firm Nears Deal to Bail Out Kushner Tower

The company run by Jared Kushner’s family is close to getting a bailout of its troubled flagship tower in Midtown Manhattan by a company tied to Qatar’s government.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/nyregion/kushner-deal-qatar-666-5th.html

Both Sides Invoke Watergate, but For Different Reasons

Forty-four years after Richard Nixon resigned, critics of President Trump see an even worse scandal. Mr. Trump says the real outrage is the investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/watergate-trump-russia-inquiry.html

New Drug Offers Hope to Millions With Severe Migraines

The F.D.A. has approved the first drug designed to prevent migraines, a persistent cause of misery worldwide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/health/migraines-prevention-drug-aimovig.html

‘The Grossest Thing’: Women Recall Exams by U.S.C. Doctor

Dozens of women have called a university hotline amid allegations of misconduct against a campus gynecologist, George Tyndall, that date to the 1990s.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/USC-gynecologist-young-women.html

Two Media Titans Locked in Fight Over CBS and Viacom

Shari E. Redstone and Leslie Moonves are in the early rounds of a bout over the fate of two of the world’s most prominent media and entertainment companies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/business/media/cbs-shari-redstone-les-moonves.html

Ex-Russian Spy Leaves Hospital After Poisoning

The British authorities said that Moscow was to blame for the attack on Sergei V. Skripal by a nerve agent, which touched off a diplomatic dispute between the West and Russia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/world/europe/sergei-skripal-released-hospital.html

Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/briefing/donald-trump-royal-wedding-deadpool-2.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

Arthur Jafa’s Profound Meditations on Black America

Arthur Jafa’s triumphal debut consisted of a seven-minute video. Two years later, he’s back with artworks in three media on as many floors in New York.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/arts/design/arthur-jafa-review-gavin-browns-enterprise.html

The Challenge of Unseating Dianne Feinstein

A prominent Democrat in the nation’s most Democratic state is struggling for traction against Dianne Feinstein. At 84, she is a California fixture.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/california-senate.html

Cadillac Makes Beautiful Cars. Americans Want S.U.V.s.

America’s premier luxury car brand has parted ways with its president and finds itself reckoning with an uncomfortable truth: Most people don’t want cars anymore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/business/cadillac-cars-suvs.html

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

In addition to the season’s usual fun, there are serious looks at pressing subjects among this summer’s must-reads, including the latest by Beth Macy, Michael Pollan and Jaron Lanier.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/books/17-refreshing-books-to-read-this-summer.html

How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers

Electronic health records and machine learning pose a threat to physicians’ clinical judgment — and their well-being.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/magazine/health-issue-what-we-lose-with-data-driven-medicine.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

Officials File Complaint Over Man’s Anti-Immigrant Rant

A New York congressman and the Bronx borough president lodged a complaint with the court system against a man videotaped threatening Spanish-speaking workers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/nyregion/anti-immigrant-rant-manhattan.html

It’s Almost Summer. Finally.

Start your summer planning with our new limited-run newsletter. The weekly guide will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

North Korea, Hawaii, Meghan Markle: Your Friday Briefing

A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light years from here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/science/hungry-black-hole.html

5 Things I Love About Australia (and One I Loathe)

My mental playlist of appreciation at the moment in this week’s Australia Letter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/world/australia/5-things-i-love-about-australia-letter58.html

In the Hamptons, It’s Not a Home Without a Dock

The Hamptons may be known for its party circuit, but it is also a haven for boaters, many of whom want to be able set sail straight from home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/realestate/dock-of-their-own-in-hamptons.html

The Custodian of the Patriarchy

Jordan Peterson says there’s a crisis in masculinity. Why won’t women — all these wives and witches — just behave?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/style/jordan-peterson-12-rules-for-life.html

Review: ‘First Reformed’ Is an Epiphany

Paul Schrader’s film, starring Ethan Hawke, about a tormented pastor is a study of spiritual and political despair that is a quiet cinematic revelation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/first-reformed-review-paul-schrader-ethan-hawke.html

It’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s World Now

The Israeli prime minister’s success has proved that illiberalism can prevail.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/opinion/sunday/benjamin-netanyahu-embassy-gaza.html

How the British Monarchy Became a Matriarchy

It’s increasingly the women of the House of Windsor who capture the public imagination. But no, not in a feminist way.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/opinion/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-matriarchy.html

Gimme Shelters, Manhattan

Midtown residents mount a shameful battle against a city homeless shelter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/opinion/editorials/park-savoy-homeless-shelter-manhattan.html

Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece

The unforeseen consequences of impetuous American actions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/opinion/trump-iran-deal-greece.html

$800,000 Homes in Missouri, Georgia and Pennsylvania

A 1916 colonnaded home in Kansas City, a midcentury-modern house in Atlanta and a riverfront home in New Hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/realestate/800000-homes-pennsylvania-missouri-georgia.html

Trump Upends North Korea’s Big Moment

North Korea said it detonated its only known nuclear test site in a show of good faith. Then came Mr. Trump’s letter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/asia/north-korea-shuts-nuclear-test-site.html

Canceling of Meeting Upends Asia but Could Help China

The move will disappoint some, hearten others and perhaps benefit China. Much will depend on how North Korea reacts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/asia/trump-xi-jinping-north-korea.html

Trump Pardons Boxing Champion Convicted in 1913

Decades after the heavyweight champion Jack Johnson’s legacy was tarnished by a racially charged conviction, his case drew attention as a gross miscarriage of justice.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/sports/jack-johnson-pardon-trump.html

U.S. Commandos vs. Russian Mercenaries: Inside a Deadly Battle

Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/middleeast/american-commandos-russian-mercenaries-syria.html

The Cast of ‘Arrested Development’ Talked With Us. It Got Raw.

In a wide-ranging conversation about the new season, cast members became emotional as they discussed accusations of sexual misconduct against Jeffrey Tambor.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/arts/television/arrested-development-netflix-interview-jeffrey-tambor.html

What’s Worse Than a Crowded Airport? An Empty Airport

A spacious terminal in Memphis, built for when the city was a bustling air travel hub, has become a half-deserted white elephant that the airport is spending millions to shrink.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/us/memphis-airport.html

The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump

Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/magazine/the-risky-business-of-speaking-for-president-trump.html

Lawmakers Briefed on F.B.I. Informant in Russia Inquiry

It was not clear how much will be shared with lawmakers, some of whom have demanded information about the informant for weeks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/us/politics/fbi-informant-russia-congress-briefings.html

Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/briefing/north-korea-malaysia-airlines-deutsche-bank.html

California Today: U.S.C.’s President Called On to Resign

Plus a Mexican Mafia crackdown in L.A. jails, and more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/us/california-today-usc-president-gynecologist-scandal.html

How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/smarter-living/how-to-spot-and-overcome-your-hidden-weaknesses.html

How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/how-to-help-people-who-need-it-more-than-they-know.html

California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works

California’s open primary system was supposed to favor moderates, but there’s a problem: some races in November may have two candidates from the same party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/us/california-primary-election-rules-system.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

The Language of Letting Go

Solving crossword puzzles helps a mother bond with her adult child in a new way.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/crosswords/the-language-of-letting-go.html

Big Discovery in Tiny Skull Found Under Dinosaur’s Foot

Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/science/haramiyid-skull-utah.html

Fun Things to Do in New York for Memorial Day Weekend

Music, bars and movies on rooftops. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Finally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/arts/things-to-do-in-nyc.html

It’s Almost Summer. Finally.

Start your summer planning with our new limited-run newsletter. The weekly guide will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Small-Town Wisdom for You and Me

It takes a lot to create a community that reflects the Enlightenment principle of equality for all. Are pig farmers better at it than urban professionals?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/australia/immigration-small-towns-letter59.html

Big Things and Long Goodbyes

A poem remembering a last road trip taken together before a long separation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/world/australia/diary-big-pineapple-queensland-poem.html

Trump, North Korea, Philip Roth: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/briefing/trump-north-korea-philip-roth.html

What Philip Roth Meant to an American Jew

His books answered the question of how a Jewish education would translate into the real world after surviving the ordeal of childhood.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/books/philip-roth-jewish-education.html

André Leon Talley’s Next Act

The former Vogue creative director and “America’s Next Top Model” judge is taking care of himself. “Fashion does not take care of its people.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/style/andre-leon-talley-documentary.html

Review: ‘Fauda’ Returns on Netflix, Guns Blazing

The second season of the down-and-dirty Israeli counterterrorism thriller is a lot like the first, but this time with ISIS.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/arts/television/fauda-netflix-review.html

Think Military Strikes Could Stop North Korea?

Trump’s Relationship With North Korea Just Got More Dangerous

The cancellation of the meeting with Kim Jong-un creates a risk that the U.S. will revert to military options.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/opinion/north-korea-trump-kim-summit.html

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

The formation of what many call a “safeguard against tyranny” was, in part, a way to preserve the slave system.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/opinion/second-amendment-slavery-james-madison.html

House Hunting in … Spain

While some parts of Spain’s real estate market remain depressed, demand and prices are rising in major cities and tourist destinations like Seville.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/realestate/house-hunting-in-seville-spain.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Ex-Officials Critical of Trump May Lose Security Clearances

President Trump is considering whether to revoke the clearances of former intelligence and national security officials who served in the Obama administration and have criticized Mr. Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/trump-security-clearances.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Trump’s Supreme Betrayal

The Kavanaugh nomination is the opposite of populism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/opinion/trumps-supreme-betrayal.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

How We Lost the Sky

The space above us, once filled by the human imagination, is now crowded with technologies of surveillance and war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/how-we-lost-the-sky.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Ex-Officials Critical of Trump May Lose Security Clearances

President Trump is considering whether to revoke the clearances of former intelligence and national security officials who served in the Obama administration and have criticized Mr. Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/trump-security-clearances.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

How We Lost the Sky

The space above us, once filled by the human imagination, is now crowded with technologies of surveillance and war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/how-we-lost-the-sky.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Ex-Officials Critical of Trump May Lose Security Clearances

President Trump is considering whether to revoke the clearances of former intelligence and national security officials who served in the Obama administration and have criticized Mr. Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/trump-security-clearances.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

How We Lost the Sky

The space above us, once filled by the human imagination, is now crowded with technologies of surveillance and war.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/how-we-lost-the-sky.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Tariffs Trim Factory’s Profit, but Loyalty to Trump Endures

An Ohio plant owner and his blue-collar workers have voiced support for President Trump’s tactics in the trade fight, even if there is a personal cost. “If it comes out of my paycheck, so be it,” said one employee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/economy/trade-factory-trump.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

The Spider in My Life

The world is on fire, but the tiny creature in my family room is a balm against the human chaos outside.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/spider-in-my-life.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Tariffs Trim Factory’s Profit, but Loyalty to Trump Endures

An Ohio plant owner and his blue-collar workers have voiced support for President Trump’s tactics in the trade fight, even if there is a personal cost. “If it comes out of my paycheck, so be it,” said one employee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/economy/trade-factory-trump.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

The Spider in My Life

The world is on fire, but the tiny creature in my family room is a balm against the human chaos outside.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/spider-in-my-life.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation Revealed in Release of Records

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump adviser, were misleading or false. President Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Tariffs Trim Factory’s Profit, but Loyalty to Trump Endures

An Ohio plant owner and his blue-collar workers have voiced support for President Trump’s tactics in the trade fight, even if there is a personal cost. “If it comes out of my paycheck, so be it,” said one employee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/economy/trade-factory-trump.html

A Rush to Weaken Law Meant to Protect At-Risk Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife, is being targeted by Republican lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/climate/endangered-species-act-trump-administration.html

Trump Threatens Iran in Tweet, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran in capital letters on Twitter after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned that a conflict would be the “mother of all wars.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/trump-threatens-iran-twitter.html

Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. Others May Follow.

Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/middleeast/israel-jewish-state-nationality-law.html

Anti-Gerrymandering Push Has New Lifeat State Level

Groundswells of voter support in five states are advancing measures to end the tailoring of district maps for partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/gerrymandering-states.html

Supreme Court Vote Is Just One Headache for Heidi Heitkamp

In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and fending off a challenge from the state’s at-large Republican congressman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-supreme-court-kavanaugh.html

Nicaragua Clerics Join Cause With Ortega Protesters

The government “has declared war on the church,” said one opposition member. President Daniel Ortega responded that leaders in the church are part of the “coup-plotters” working against him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-catholic-church.html

3 Dead, Including Suspect, and 13 Hurt in Toronto Shooting

Two people were killed and 13 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night, the police said. The suspect is also dead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/canada/toronto-shooting-greektown.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

You Have U.S. Citizenship. Unless Someone Revokes It.

Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/us/denaturalize-citizen-immigration.html

What Is at Stake in Pakistan’s Election?

Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/pakistan-election-explainer.html

Finding the Baroque in Contemporary Art’s Extremes

An exhibition curated by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans juxtaposes 17th-century art with works from today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/arts/antwerp-art-sanguine-bloedrood.html

The Hidden Power of Squirting Fruit

High-speed video reveals how bending the skin of an orange or similar fruit releases bursts of aromatic oil at 30 feet per second from microjets. But what is their use?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005998094/the-hidden-power-of-squirting-fruit.html

Layoffs at Daily News Will Cut Newsroom in Half

The Chicago-based media company Tronc purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major cutbacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/business/media/tronc-daily-news-layoffs.html

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Times Subscription

Nine tips from the people who know The Times best: our reporters and editors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/nytnow/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-new-york-times-subscription.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter: a weekly take on news, trends and culture by our gender editor, Jessica Bennett. Get it delivered to your inbox.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/asia/china-australia-guadalcanal-solomon-islands.html

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/world/australia/australia-refugee-policy-protest.html

Greek Food Thrills in Australia: It’s So Much More Than Lemon and Olive Oil

The cuisine has deep influence over this country’s dining culture, and it’s more exciting than ever.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/dining/greek-food-australia-melbourne.html

Bears Are Back in France, but Shepherds Are Wary

France is trying to restore its brown bear population, which is near extinction. But the animals are preying on sheep.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/europe/france-bears-pyrenees-ariege.html

Finding a Tranquil Haven in Los Angeles

The novelist Reif Larsen seeks reverence in this sprawling metropolis, quiet places far from gridlock and glamour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/travel/los-angeles-retreats-spiritual.html

This Bookstore Has Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan isn’t where you go to find all the cookbooks. It is where you find the right ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/books/bookstore-cookbooks-kitchen-arts-and-letters.html

Larry David: The Most Important Meal of the Day

The last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, but the facts are irrefutable. I present them herein.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/john-kelly-breakfast-pastries-larry-david.html

The Spider in My Life

The world is on fire, but the tiny creature in my family room is a balm against the human chaos outside.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/spider-in-my-life.html

Athens and Moscow’s Stunning Falling-Out

Greeks and Russians have long seen themselves as natural allies. That changed this month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/opinion/athens-moscow-greece-russia-tensions.html

A First Apartment, With (Almost) Zero Waste

Moving to a solo apartment without all the attendant consumption takes real commitment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/realestate/a-first-apartment-with-almost-zero-waste.html

Census Question May Change How PowerIs Divided in U.S.

“Is this person a citizen?” The answer could mean less representation for populous states and big cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/upshot/Census-question-citizenship-power.html

Trump Judicial Picks Ensure a Conservative Tilt for Decades

Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/trump-judges.html

Treasury Chief Weighs $100 Billion Tax Cut for Wealthy

A proposal under consideration at the Treasury Department would bypass Congress and use federal regulation to index capital gains for inflation, a $100 billion boost for high earners.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/us/politics/trump-tax-cuts-rich.html

Trump Says He’s ‘Looking Into’ 3-D Printed Plastic Guns

Several states and Democratic lawmakers scrambled to stop Cody Wilson, a Texas champion of gun-rights and anarchists, from posting more blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/3d-guns-trump.html

A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same

One 5-year-old is with his mother in Philadelphia, but signs of trauma remain. Other parents are reporting mental health issues in their children.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/migrant-children-separation-anxiety.html

How an Agency Built a Business in Migrant Children

Despite a troubled history, Cayuga Centers is the largest provider of foster care for unaccompanied minors in federal custody.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/cayuga-centers-immigration-separated-children.html

Without Opioids, Patients Turn to Risky Back Pain Treatments

The drive to reduce opioid use has led patients to clinics offering off-label painkiller injections. Pfizer asked the F.D.A. to ban the treatment years ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/health/opioids-spinal-injections.html

Iranians on Trump Offer: ‘We’d Be Nuts Not to Talk to Him’

As the economic pressure on ordinary Iranians intensifies, many seem to be questioning their leadership’s resolve not to talk with President Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/middleeast/iran-trump-talks.html

California Today: Feinstein’s Lukewarm Senate Race

Plus, robotic hands that can do complex tasks on their own.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/california-today-dianne-feinstein.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores

As big supermarkets struggle, a new crop of local groceries is innovating to serve niche audiences and advance social causes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/dining/grocery-store.html

Church Faces Reckoning in Chile as Abuse Scandal Widens

Special prosecutors are examining cases involving 104 potential victims. Nearly 70 Catholic clergy and lay people are under investigation, including three bishops.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/americas/chile-pope-francis-catholic-church-sexual-abuse.html

The City of My Birth Is Becoming a Climate Casualty

Global warming poses an urgent threat to Kolkata, India, a river delta city of 14 million. A Times reporter returns home and learns: The city’s natural defenses are being lost.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/climate/the-city-of-my-birth-in-india-is-becoming-a-climate-casualty-it-didnt-have-to-be.html

‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good, but It’s Not

Rising carbon dioxide levels are making the world greener. But in the long run, that’s nothing to celebrate.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/science/climate-change-plants-global-greening.html

Local News, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey

The state’s lawmakers have responded to a crisis in local news coverage by dedicating public money to fund journalism, in what is believed to be the first effort of its kind.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/nyregion/nj-legislature-community-journalism.html

Coming Soon From The Magazine: Losing Earth

We had a chance to save the planet. But we didn’t. In next week’s special issue, we look at what happened in one decisive decade.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/magazine/climate-issue-signup.html

Pope Accepts Resignation of Australian Archbishop for Covering Up Sex Abuse

Philip Edward Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, Australia, was the second prelate whose resignation Pope Francis accepted in three days.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/australia/vatican-philip-wilson-resignation.html

Drought Relief Is Coming. Australia’s Farmers Say It’s Nowhere Near Enough.

Farmers in Australia, where a drought is drying out an area larger than Texas, are demanding more help than the government is offering.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/australia/drought-farmers-new-south-wales.html

The Young Sun’s Outbursts Were Trapped in Blue Crystals From Outer Space

Gases trapped inside a meteorite that fell to Earth offer the first physical clues of the “terrible twos” phase of our star early in the life of the solar system.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/science/blue-crystals-sun.html

Summer in France, inTwo Very Different Ways

Our columnist visits Megève, a gorgeous Alpine resort town, and Arles, fast becoming a cultural center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/travel/megeve-arles-france-resorts-art.html

The Fight for the One-Piece Swimsuit Emoji

Why is the only bathing suit in the emoji lexicon a bikini? A maillot was suggested, but not everyone is convinced.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/style/the-swimsuit-emoji.html

Review: Nearly Forgotten Opera Is Redeemed

Leon Botstein has a winner with his latest project at Bard SummerScape: a 19th-century Anton Rubinstein opera.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/arts/music/demon-bard-summerscape-review.html

Paul Manafort’s Trial Is Donald Trump’s, Too

You can judge this president by the sordid company he keeps.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/paul-manafort-trial-donald-trump.html

What Chance the Rapper’s Purchase of Chicagoist Means

Nobody should expect him, or anyone, to be local media’s superhero.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/culture/chance-the-rapper-chicagoist.html

Mixing Generations and Styles in the Hamptons

The house they wanted was halfway between relaxed and formal, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/realestate/mixing-generations-and-styles-in-the-hamptons.html

Census Question May Change How PowerIs Divided in U.S.

“Is this person a citizen?” The answer could mean less representation for populous states and big cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/upshot/Census-question-citizenship-power.html

Trump Judicial Picks Ensure a Conservative Tilt for Decades

Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/trump-judges.html

Treasury Chief Weighs $100 Billion Tax Cut for Wealthy

A proposal under consideration at the Treasury Department would bypass Congress and use federal regulation to index capital gains for inflation, a $100 billion boost for high earners.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/us/politics/trump-tax-cuts-rich.html

A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same

One 5-year-old is with his mother in Philadelphia, but signs of trauma remain. Other parents are reporting mental health issues in their children.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/migrant-children-separation-anxiety.html

Trump Says He’s ‘Looking Into’ 3-D Printed Plastic Guns

Several states and Democratic lawmakers scrambled to stop Cody Wilson, a Texas champion of gun-rights and anarchists, from posting more blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/3d-guns-trump.html

How an Agency Built a Business in Migrant Children

Despite a troubled history, Cayuga Centers is the largest provider of foster care for unaccompanied minors in federal custody.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/cayuga-centers-immigration-separated-children.html

Without Opioids, Patients Turn to Risky Back Pain Treatments

The drive to reduce opioid use has led patients to clinics offering off-label painkiller injections. Pfizer asked the F.D.A. to ban the treatment years ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/health/opioids-spinal-injections.html

Iranians on Trump Offer: ‘We’d Be Nuts Not to Talk to Him’

As the economic pressure on ordinary Iranians intensifies, many seem to be questioning their leadership’s resolve not to talk with President Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/middleeast/iran-trump-talks.html

California Today: Feinstein’s Lukewarm Senate Race

Plus, robotic hands that can do complex tasks on their own.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/california-today-dianne-feinstein.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores

As big supermarkets struggle, a new crop of local groceries is innovating to serve niche audiences and advance social causes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/dining/grocery-store.html

Church Faces Reckoning in Chile as Abuse Scandal Widens

Special prosecutors are examining cases involving 104 potential victims. Nearly 70 Catholic clergy and lay people are under investigation, including three bishops.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/americas/chile-pope-francis-catholic-church-sexual-abuse.html

The City of My Birth Is Becoming a Climate Casualty

Global warming poses an urgent threat to Kolkata, India, a river delta city of 14 million. A Times reporter returns home and learns: The city’s natural defenses are being lost.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/climate/the-city-of-my-birth-in-india-is-becoming-a-climate-casualty-it-didnt-have-to-be.html

‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good, but It’s Not

Rising carbon dioxide levels are making the world greener. But in the long run, that’s nothing to celebrate.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/science/climate-change-plants-global-greening.html

Local News, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey

The state’s lawmakers have responded to a crisis in local news coverage by dedicating public money to fund journalism, in what is believed to be the first effort of its kind.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/nyregion/nj-legislature-community-journalism.html

Coming Soon From The Magazine: Losing Earth

We had a chance to save the planet. But we didn’t. In next week’s special issue, we look at what happened in one decisive decade.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/magazine/climate-issue-signup.html

Pope Accepts Resignation of Australian Archbishop for Covering Up Sex Abuse

Philip Edward Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, Australia, was the second prelate whose resignation Pope Francis accepted in three days.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/australia/vatican-philip-wilson-resignation.html

Drought Relief Is Coming. Australia’s Farmers Say It’s Nowhere Near Enough.

Farmers in Australia, where a drought is drying out an area larger than Texas, are demanding more help than the government is offering.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/australia/drought-farmers-new-south-wales.html

The Young Sun’s Outbursts Were Trapped in Blue Crystals From Outer Space

Gases trapped inside a meteorite that fell to Earth offer the first physical clues of the “terrible twos” phase of our star early in the life of the solar system.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/science/blue-crystals-sun.html

Summer in France, inTwo Very Different Ways

Our columnist visits Megève, a gorgeous Alpine resort town, and Arles, fast becoming a cultural center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/travel/megeve-arles-france-resorts-art.html

The Fight for the One-Piece Swimsuit Emoji

Why is the only bathing suit in the emoji lexicon a bikini? A maillot was suggested, but not everyone is convinced.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/style/the-swimsuit-emoji.html

Review: Nearly Forgotten Opera Is Redeemed

Leon Botstein has a winner with his latest project at Bard SummerScape: a 19th-century Anton Rubinstein opera.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/arts/music/demon-bard-summerscape-review.html

Paul Manafort’s Trial Is Donald Trump’s, Too

You can judge this president by the sordid company he keeps.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/paul-manafort-trial-donald-trump.html

Trump’s Supreme Betrayal

The Kavanaugh nomination is the opposite of populism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/opinion/trumps-supreme-betrayal.html

Mixing Generations and Styles in the Hamptons

The house they wanted was halfway between relaxed and formal, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/realestate/mixing-generations-and-styles-in-the-hamptons.html

What Chance the Rapper’s Purchase of Chicagoist Means

Nobody should expect him, or anyone, to be local media’s superhero.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/culture/chance-the-rapper-chicagoist.html

Paul Manafort’s Lavish Spending Is Cited by Prosecution

The judge in the trial restricted prosecutors from displaying pictures of Mr. Manafort’s expensive suits and from describing his new pool house at his summer home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/paul-manafort-fraud-trial.html

Trump Calls on Sessions to End Inquiry ‘Right Now’

In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-investigation.html

Chinese Goods May Face Higher Tariffs as U.S. Anger Grows

The administration said it would consider raising proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products to 25 percent from 10 percent as China’s currency declines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/china-tariffs-trump.html

Facebook Faces an Evolving Adversary in Election Meddling

The influence campaign revealed on Tuesday is adapting and evolving to better disguise itself, which limits the social network’s approach to stopping it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/technology/facebook-trolls-midterm-elections.html

Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Crowds’ Anger at Press Rises

Menacing the media is a theme of the president’s rallies, but news organizations are anticipating an unnerving midterm election season, especially after a hostile crowd in Florida on Tuesday night.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/trump-press-jim-acosta.html

Facing Losses, Condé Nast Plans Sale of Three Magazines

Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-plush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/conde-nast-vogue-magazines.html

Pennsylvania Diocese to Take Ex-Bishops’ Names Off Buildings

The move by a Harrisburg bishop comes ahead of a grand jury report expected to expose decades of mishandled cases of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/bishop-harrisburg-sex-abuse.html

Ohio State Puts Head Football Coach on Leave Amid Inquiry

A report by an independent journalist has text message exchanges suggesting Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/urban-meyer-ohio-state.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/briefing/qanon-manafort-trump.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

Alex Jones Faces Hearing in Sandy Hook Suit

The struggle of the Sandy Hook families to hold to account Mr. Jones, whose media operation Infowars spread false claims that the shooting was an elaborate hoax, reached a crossroads on Wednesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/alex-jones-defamation-suit-sandy-hook.html

Weary California Firefighters Mourn a Fallen Brother

In between exhausting shifts battling the raging Carr Fire, Redding, Calif., firefighters took time to mourn. As they searched for keepsakes to give his family, the calls for help kept coming.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/california-firefighters-death.html

‘God, Come to Our Aid’: Survivors Describe Mexico Crash

All 103 people aboard an Aeromexico flight survived a plane crash just after takeoff. Several were Mexican-Americans from the Chicago area.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/americas/mexico-aeromexico-plane-crash.html

Band Flirts with German Taboos, and Finds a Following

Frei.Wild has become one of the most popular bands in Germany. But critics say the group fosters anti-immigrant sentiment and right-wing nationalism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/arts/music/freiwild-germany.html

Shopping for Health Care Doesn’t Work. So What Might?

Even when it isn’t complicated, almost no one does it. What seems likelier to work is doing more to influence what doctors advise.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/upshot/shopping-for-health-care-simply-doesnt-work-so-what-might.html

Quadruple Murder-Suicide Tied to Dutch Custody Dispute

James Shields said the financial stress of fighting for his 6-year-old son was weighing on him before he killed himself, the boy, his ex-wife and current wife.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/queens-killings-custody-netherlands.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter, a weekly take on news, trends and culture. This week: More women are speaking openly about periods, childbirth and other health issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Last Woman Standing

How a 57-year-old civil servant who likes to cook, read and write found herself boxing in the outback.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/brophy-boxing-troupe-queensland.html

Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark

Sarah Hanson-Young says that during a debate on the floor of Australia’s Senate, a colleague told her to “stop shagging men.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/sarah-hanson-young-shagging-lawsuit.html

A Devastating Account of Munson’s Final Moments

New details have emerged about the plane crash that killed Thurman Munson, the Yankees captain, in 1979.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/thurman-munson-plane-crash-yankees.html

Apocalypse Now, or Soon? That’s the Spirit

Two new books are here for those who don’t want to be told that everything is O.K., or that it might become O.K.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/books/review-were-doomed-now-what-roy-scranton-infinite-resignation-eugene-thacker.html

Vincent Cassel Has Just 20 Minutes to Spare

The French movie star speed-talks his way through a conversation about sex, Gallic masculinity and the artist Gauguin. And sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/fashion/mens-style/vincent-cassel-gauguin.html

Afraid? Weak? Egotistical? Attack!

Trump doesn’t want a free press; he wants free propaganda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/trump-rally-fake-news.html

Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself.

Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losing track of the plot.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/politics-cleanse.html

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/realestate/irvington-ny-a-walkable-village-with-striking-manhattan-views.html

Paul Manafort’s Lavish Spending Is Cited by Prosecution

The judge in the trial restricted prosecutors from displaying pictures of Mr. Manafort’s expensive suits and from describing his new pool house at his summer home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/paul-manafort-fraud-trial.html

Trump Calls on Sessions to End Inquiry ‘Right Now’

In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-investigation.html

Chinese Goods May Face Higher Tariffs as U.S. Anger Grows

The administration said it would consider raising proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products to 25 percent from 10 percent as China’s currency declines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/china-tariffs-trump.html

Facebook Faces an Evolving Adversary in Election Meddling

The influence campaign revealed on Tuesday is adapting and evolving to better disguise itself, which limits the social network’s approach to stopping it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/technology/facebook-trolls-midterm-elections.html

Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Crowds’ Anger at Press Rises

Menacing the media is a theme of the president’s rallies, but news organizations are anticipating an unnerving midterm election season, especially after a hostile crowd in Florida on Tuesday night.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/trump-press-jim-acosta.html

Facing Losses, Condé Nast Plans Sale of Three Magazines

Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-plush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/conde-nast-vogue-magazines.html

Pennsylvania Diocese to Take Ex-Bishops’ Names Off Buildings

The move by a Harrisburg bishop comes ahead of a grand jury report expected to expose decades of mishandled cases of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/bishop-harrisburg-sex-abuse.html

Ohio State Puts Head Football Coach on Leave Amid Inquiry

A report by an independent journalist has text message exchanges suggesting Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/urban-meyer-ohio-state.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/briefing/qanon-manafort-trump.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

Alex Jones Faces Hearing in Sandy Hook Suit

The struggle of the Sandy Hook families to hold to account Mr. Jones, whose media operation Infowars spread false claims that the shooting was an elaborate hoax, reached a crossroads on Wednesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/alex-jones-defamation-suit-sandy-hook.html

Weary California Firefighters Mourn a Fallen Brother

In between exhausting shifts battling the raging Carr Fire, Redding, Calif., firefighters took time to mourn. As they searched for keepsakes to give his family, the calls for help kept coming.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/california-firefighters-death.html

‘God, Come to Our Aid’: Survivors Describe Mexico Crash

All 103 people aboard an Aeromexico flight survived a plane crash just after takeoff. Several were Mexican-Americans from the Chicago area.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/americas/mexico-aeromexico-plane-crash.html

Band Flirts with German Taboos, and Finds a Following

Frei.Wild has become one of the most popular bands in Germany. But critics say the group fosters anti-immigrant sentiment and right-wing nationalism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/arts/music/freiwild-germany.html

Shopping for Health Care Doesn’t Work. So What Might?

Even when it isn’t complicated, almost no one does it. What seems likelier to work is doing more to influence what doctors advise.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/upshot/shopping-for-health-care-simply-doesnt-work-so-what-might.html

Quadruple Murder-Suicide Tied to Dutch Custody Dispute

James Shields said the financial stress of fighting for his 6-year-old son was weighing on him before he killed himself, the boy, his ex-wife and current wife.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/queens-killings-custody-netherlands.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter, a weekly take on news, trends and culture. This week: More women are speaking openly about periods, childbirth and other health issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Last Woman Standing

How a 57-year-old civil servant who likes to cook, read and write found herself boxing in the outback.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/brophy-boxing-troupe-queensland.html

Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark

Sarah Hanson-Young says that during a debate on the floor of Australia’s Senate, a colleague told her to “stop shagging men.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/sarah-hanson-young-shagging-lawsuit.html

A Devastating Account of Munson’s Final Moments

New details have emerged about the plane crash that killed Thurman Munson, the Yankees captain, in 1979.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/thurman-munson-plane-crash-yankees.html

Apocalypse Now, or Soon? That’s the Spirit

Two new books are here for those who don’t want to be told that everything is O.K., or that it might become O.K.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/books/review-were-doomed-now-what-roy-scranton-infinite-resignation-eugene-thacker.html

Vincent Cassel Has Just 20 Minutes to Spare

The French movie star speed-talks his way through a conversation about sex, Gallic masculinity and the artist Gauguin. And sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/fashion/mens-style/vincent-cassel-gauguin.html

Afraid? Weak? Egotistical? Attack!

Trump doesn’t want a free press; he wants free propaganda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/trump-rally-fake-news.html

Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself.

Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losing track of the plot.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/politics-cleanse.html

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/realestate/irvington-ny-a-walkable-village-with-striking-manhattan-views.html

Paul Manafort’s Lavish Spending Is Cited by Prosecution

The judge in the trial restricted prosecutors from displaying pictures of Mr. Manafort’s expensive suits and from describing his new pool house at his summer home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/paul-manafort-fraud-trial.html

Trump Calls on Sessions to End Inquiry ‘Right Now’

In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-investigation.html

Chinese Goods May Face Higher Tariffs as U.S. Anger Grows

The administration said it would consider raising proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products to 25 percent from 10 percent as China’s currency declines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/china-tariffs-trump.html

Facebook Faces an Evolving Adversary in Election Meddling

The influence campaign revealed on Tuesday is adapting and evolving to better disguise itself, which limits the social network’s approach to stopping it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/technology/facebook-trolls-midterm-elections.html

Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Crowds’ Anger at Press Rises

Menacing the media is a theme of the president’s rallies, but news organizations are anticipating an unnerving midterm election season, especially after a hostile crowd in Florida on Tuesday night.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/trump-press-jim-acosta.html

Facing Losses, Condé Nast Plans Sale of Three Magazines

Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-plush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/conde-nast-vogue-magazines.html

Pennsylvania Diocese to Take Ex-Bishops’ Names Off Buildings

The move by a Harrisburg bishop comes ahead of a grand jury report expected to expose decades of mishandled cases of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/bishop-harrisburg-sex-abuse.html

Ohio State Puts Head Football Coach on Leave Amid Inquiry

A report by an independent journalist has text message exchanges suggesting Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/urban-meyer-ohio-state.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/briefing/qanon-manafort-trump.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

Alex Jones Faces Hearing in Sandy Hook Suit

The struggle of the Sandy Hook families to hold to account Mr. Jones, whose media operation Infowars spread false claims that the shooting was an elaborate hoax, reached a crossroads on Wednesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/alex-jones-defamation-suit-sandy-hook.html

Weary California Firefighters Mourn a Fallen Brother

In between exhausting shifts battling the raging Carr Fire, Redding, Calif., firefighters took time to mourn. As they searched for keepsakes to give his family, the calls for help kept coming.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/california-firefighters-death.html

‘God, Come to Our Aid’: Survivors Describe Mexico Crash

All 103 people aboard an Aeromexico flight survived a plane crash just after takeoff. Several were Mexican-Americans from the Chicago area.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/americas/mexico-aeromexico-plane-crash.html

Band Flirts with German Taboos, and Finds a Following

Frei.Wild has become one of the most popular bands in Germany. But critics say the group fosters anti-immigrant sentiment and right-wing nationalism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/arts/music/freiwild-germany.html

Shopping for Health Care Doesn’t Work. So What Might?

Even when it isn’t complicated, almost no one does it. What seems likelier to work is doing more to influence what doctors advise.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/upshot/shopping-for-health-care-simply-doesnt-work-so-what-might.html

Quadruple Murder-Suicide Tied to Dutch Custody Dispute

James Shields said the financial stress of fighting for his 6-year-old son was weighing on him before he killed himself, the boy, his ex-wife and current wife.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/queens-killings-custody-netherlands.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter, a weekly take on news, trends and culture. This week: More women are speaking openly about periods, childbirth and other health issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Last Woman Standing

How a 57-year-old civil servant who likes to cook, read and write found herself boxing in the outback.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/brophy-boxing-troupe-queensland.html

Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark

Sarah Hanson-Young says that during a debate on the floor of Australia’s Senate, a colleague told her to “stop shagging men.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/sarah-hanson-young-shagging-lawsuit.html

A Devastating Account of Munson’s Final Moments

New details have emerged about the plane crash that killed Thurman Munson, the Yankees captain, in 1979.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/thurman-munson-plane-crash-yankees.html

Apocalypse Now, or Soon? That’s the Spirit

Two new books are here for those who don’t want to be told that everything is O.K., or that it might become O.K.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/books/review-were-doomed-now-what-roy-scranton-infinite-resignation-eugene-thacker.html

Vincent Cassel Has Just 20 Minutes to Spare

The French movie star speed-talks his way through a conversation about sex, Gallic masculinity and the artist Gauguin. And sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/fashion/mens-style/vincent-cassel-gauguin.html

Afraid? Weak? Egotistical? Attack!

Trump doesn’t want a free press; he wants free propaganda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/trump-rally-fake-news.html

Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself.

Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losing track of the plot.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/politics-cleanse.html

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/realestate/irvington-ny-a-walkable-village-with-striking-manhattan-views.html

Paul Manafort’s Lavish Spending Is Cited by Prosecution

The judge in the trial restricted prosecutors from displaying pictures of Mr. Manafort’s expensive suits and from describing his new pool house at his summer home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/paul-manafort-fraud-trial.html

Trump Calls on Sessions to End Inquiry ‘Right Now’

In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/politics/trump-sessions-russia-investigation.html

Chinese Goods May Face Higher Tariffs as U.S. Anger Grows

The administration said it would consider raising proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products to 25 percent from 10 percent as China’s currency declines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/china-tariffs-trump.html

Facebook Faces an Evolving Adversary in Election Meddling

The influence campaign revealed on Tuesday is adapting and evolving to better disguise itself, which limits the social network’s approach to stopping it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/technology/facebook-trolls-midterm-elections.html

Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Crowds’ Anger at Press Rises

Menacing the media is a theme of the president’s rallies, but news organizations are anticipating an unnerving midterm election season, especially after a hostile crowd in Florida on Tuesday night.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/trump-press-jim-acosta.html

Facing Losses, Condé Nast Plans Sale of Three Magazines

Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-plush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/business/media/conde-nast-vogue-magazines.html

Pennsylvania Diocese to Take Ex-Bishops’ Names Off Buildings

The move by a Harrisburg bishop comes ahead of a grand jury report expected to expose decades of mishandled cases of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/bishop-harrisburg-sex-abuse.html

Ohio State Puts Head Football Coach on Leave Amid Inquiry

A report by an independent journalist has text message exchanges suggesting Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/urban-meyer-ohio-state.html

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/briefing/qanon-manafort-trump.html

Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The federal program is about to lapse. But consumer advocates are urging homeowners to get the coverage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/hurricane-season-flood-insurance.html

Graduation Gift Ideas

Help a graduate in your life get a head start with these great gift ideas, selected with help from Wirecutter.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/smarter-living/gifts-for-grads-guide-2018.html

Alex Jones Faces Hearing in Sandy Hook Suit

The struggle of the Sandy Hook families to hold to account Mr. Jones, whose media operation Infowars spread false claims that the shooting was an elaborate hoax, reached a crossroads on Wednesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/alex-jones-defamation-suit-sandy-hook.html

Weary California Firefighters Mourn a Fallen Brother

In between exhausting shifts battling the raging Carr Fire, Redding, Calif., firefighters took time to mourn. As they searched for keepsakes to give his family, the calls for help kept coming.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/us/california-firefighters-death.html

‘God, Come to Our Aid’: Survivors Describe Mexico Crash

All 103 people aboard an Aeromexico flight survived a plane crash just after takeoff. Several were Mexican-Americans from the Chicago area.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/americas/mexico-aeromexico-plane-crash.html

Band Flirts with German Taboos, and Finds a Following

Frei.Wild has become one of the most popular bands in Germany. But critics say the group fosters anti-immigrant sentiment and right-wing nationalism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/arts/music/freiwild-germany.html

Shopping for Health Care Doesn’t Work. So What Might?

Even when it isn’t complicated, almost no one does it. What seems likelier to work is doing more to influence what doctors advise.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/upshot/shopping-for-health-care-simply-doesnt-work-so-what-might.html

Quadruple Murder-Suicide Tied to Dutch Custody Dispute

James Shields said the financial stress of fighting for his 6-year-old son was weighing on him before he killed himself, the boy, his ex-wife and current wife.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/nyregion/queens-killings-custody-netherlands.html

It’s Summer. Finally.

Our new limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter, a weekly take on news, trends and culture. This week: More women are speaking openly about periods, childbirth and other health issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Last Woman Standing

How a 57-year-old civil servant who likes to cook, read and write found herself boxing in the outback.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/brophy-boxing-troupe-queensland.html

Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark

Sarah Hanson-Young says that during a debate on the floor of Australia’s Senate, a colleague told her to “stop shagging men.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/australia/sarah-hanson-young-shagging-lawsuit.html

A Devastating Account of Munson’s Final Moments

New details have emerged about the plane crash that killed Thurman Munson, the Yankees captain, in 1979.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/thurman-munson-plane-crash-yankees.html

Apocalypse Now, or Soon? That’s the Spirit

Two new books are here for those who don’t want to be told that everything is O.K., or that it might become O.K.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/books/review-were-doomed-now-what-roy-scranton-infinite-resignation-eugene-thacker.html

Vincent Cassel Has Just 20 Minutes to Spare

The French movie star speed-talks his way through a conversation about sex, Gallic masculinity and the artist Gauguin. And sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/fashion/mens-style/vincent-cassel-gauguin.html

Afraid? Weak? Egotistical? Attack!

Trump doesn’t want a free press; he wants free propaganda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/trump-rally-fake-news.html

Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself.

Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losing track of the plot.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/politics-cleanse.html

Don’t Get Shot in America. Live in Australia!

Not being the target of snipers adds to the magic of visiting Down Under.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/opinion/contributors/guns-australia-mass-shootings.html

Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views

A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/realestate/irvington-ny-a-walkable-village-with-striking-manhattan-views.html

Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming City Officials

Saying local officials in Washington gave a “ridiculously high” cost estimate, the president canceled a military parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/trump-military-parade.html

The Special Counsel Team: Don’t Even Ask What They’re Eating

The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has provided the public with its first extended glimpse of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/politics/special-counsel-investigation-mueller.html

Trump Appears to Be Fixed on Punishing Ties to Russia Inquiry

The move to revoke a former C.I.A. director’s security clearance may be the latest sign that President Trump is determined to punish anyone connected to the Russia investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-presidential-power.html

Conservatives Revolt Over Austerity in an English County

The local government in an affluent part of England is out of cash, and others may follow. Its former leader blames funding cuts from London.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/world/europe/uk-austerity-councils-northamptonshire.html

A Mysterious First Lady Weathers a Chaotic White House

On many matters, Melania Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a distance.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/melania-trump-first-lady.html

The Great Unifier of a Divided Era: Political Anger

Disputes over politics have divided Americans’ homes, strained marriages, ruined friendships and invaded the workplace.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/political-fights.html

Life in Turkey as Its Economy Teeters on the Precipice

The lira’s plunge, exacerbated by a dispute with the U.S. over a detained pastor, has exposed growing economic pressures that some economists say could be near a breaking point.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/business/turkey-lira-currency.html

The Indomitable Queen of Soul Dies at 76

With hits like “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/obituaries/aretha-franklin-dead.html

Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/briefing/elon-musk-aretha-franklin-disenchantment.html

California Today: Unease in Sacramento After a Suspected ISIS Member’s Arrest

Friday: An F.B.I. raid sows suspicion, Elon Musk opens up to The Times about his “painful” year, and “Crazy Rich Asians” gets its Hollywood moment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/california-today-sacramento-isis-omar-ameen.html

How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)

Here’s how to fight for a better salary when you loathe uncomfortable conversations.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/smarter-living/how-to-negotiate-salary.html

How to Read a Food Label

All the information stacked on food packaging can be confusing, but we’ll show you what you should focus on to really know what’s in your food.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/well/well-food-label-guide.html

Vatican Calls Details of Abuse in Report ‘Reprehensible’

“Victims should know that the Pope is on their side,” the Vatican said, responding to a grand jury report on pervasive sex abuse committed by clergy and covered up by Catholic Church leaders in Pennsylvania.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/catholic-church-abuse-vatican-statement.html

Afghan Search for Better Life Ends in a Hilltop Mass Grave

The students left villages for the capital city to pursue an education and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. A suicide bombing ended all that.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/world/asia/afghanistan-students-bombing.html

The Dangerous Lives of the City’s ‘Delivereros’

Bicycle delivery guys, many undocumented, put themselves in danger every day, for little reward. After the death of a 14-year-old last November, others in the field take stock.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/nyregion/the-dangerous-lives-of-the-citys-delivereros.html

39 States Have Budget Surpluses. Cities Want That Cash.

States like Ohio are placing their surpluses in rainy-day funds, but American cities that have suffered because of cuts since the recession say it is time to loosen up.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/states-budget-surpluses.html

Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Make Them Stop

Researching or buying an item online can leave you haunted by targeted ads, which were designed to follow you around everywhere.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/technology/personaltech/stop-targeted-stalker-ads.html

Kushner Companies’ Tenants Find ‘Unbearable’ Conditions

At the waterfront building in Brooklyn, only 71 rent-stabilized tenants are left. When the Kushner Companies bought it, there were 316.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/nyregion/kushner-184-kent-tenant-lawsuit.html

Summer’s Not Over Yet!

Take advantage. Our limited-run newsletter will spotlight New York City’s coolest summer activities each week. Food and drink included.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/nyregion/summer-nyc-things-to-do.html

Gender Letter

Subscribe to the Gender Letter, a weekly take on news, trends and culture. This week: a series of campaigns pressing for women to get public monuments.

https://www.nytimes.com/series/gender-letter

Northern Rivers Is a Breezy, Ex-Hippie Wonderland for Australian Chefs

The appealing landscape and beaches have attracted young, talented restaurateurs and the ‘boho-chic’ set.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/dining/restaurants-northern-rivers-byron-bay.html

Aretha Franklin, Free Press, Google: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/briefing/aretha-franklin-free-press-google.html

Get to Know Besha Rodell. And Maureen Dowd Is on Her Way to Sydney.

This week’s Australia Letter gives you a chance to connect with two of our terrific journalists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/world/australia/besha-rodell-maureen-dowd-letter68.html

The Underground Apartment Market

Buyers and developers preoccupied with sky-high homes are reconsidering the lowly basement, as nest seekers look for deals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/realestate/the-underground-apartment-market.html

Modern Love: For 13 Days, I Believed Him

Can a relationship built on lies ultimately be good for you?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/style/modern-love-for-13-days-i-believed-him.html

Review: Chasing Faded Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman’

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” a wan resuscitation of the 1990 movie about a Cinderella prostitute, is likely to make you nostalgic for Julia Roberts’s original performance.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/theater/review-pretty-woman-the-musical-broadway.html

The Payback President

What fun is it being president if you can’t use the tools of government to punish your critics?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/opinion/donald-trump-john-brennan-security-clearance.html

Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech

Let me answer the question many are thinking: Is he crazy?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/opinion/elon-musk-crazy-tesla.html

For Catholics, Gradual Reform Is No Longer an Option

The sin is so pervasive and corrosive that it is irresponsible to talk about anything else.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/opinion/catholic-church-reform.html

How to Get the Most Out of College

They’re privileged, pivotal years. Navigate them with as much care as you did the path that got you there.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/opinion/college-students.html

It Took a Village to Make Their Perfect Home

After years in a quiet walk-up, a couple discovers a “huge life upgrade” in the abundant conveniences of a bustling co-op community.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/realestate/house-hunting-downtown-brooklyn.html