Budget Forecast Sees End to Steep Declines in Federal Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office says red ink will begin rising in 2017 and keep expanding to address...

January 26, 2015

Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

The goal, announced at the billionaire brothers’ annual winter retreat, is an unparalleled effort by an outside...

January 26, 2015

C.I.A. Officer in Leak Case, Jeffrey Sterling, Is Convicted of Espionage

Mr. Sterling had disclosed details about an operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program, and his case...

January 26, 2015


Norfolk Southern Revenue Slips

Norfolk Southern Corp. said its fourth-quarter earnings dropped and it posted weaker-than-expected revenue...

January 26, 2015

Obama and the Refusal to Call a Cat a Cat

Laure Mandeville, WSJIn French, we have an expression: “Call a cat a cat.” Appeler un chat...

January 26, 2015

Watch: Feb. 9, 2013: Over 3 Feet of Snow in Connecticut

The blizzard strands many travelers as cars become stuck in snow drifts and flights are cancelled.

January 26, 2015


Will the GOP Tackle the Income Gap?

Republicans in Washington and out on the campaign trail are suddenly talking about a favorite issue of the left:...

January 26, 2015

C.I.A. Strike, First Since Yemen Upheaval, Kills 3 Qaeda Fighters, Officials Say

The drone strike was a signal that the United States will continue its targeted killing operations in Yemen...

January 26, 2015

Latest Updates on the Storm

Follow storm developments on Watching, a Times feature that highlights news from around the web.

January 26, 2015


Blizzards and the Birth of the Modern Mayor

The modern American mayor was born in a blizzard. In 1888, the Great White Hurricane bore down on the metropolises...

January 26, 2015

Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk

Most siblings with a diagnosis do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct...

January 26, 2015

The Texas Miracle

Without Texas, there would be no recovery. At least, that's the sense you get from a recent line of argument...

January 26, 2015


 

Delta apologizes after blocking breast pump

Nursing mother Lauren Modeen has taken to Twitter to ask why Delta Air Lines forced her to check her breast...

January 26, 2015

Emma Watson cast in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson is the new Belle of the "Beast."

January 26, 2015

Super Bowl MVPs: From I to XLVIII

January 26, 2015


'He's shaken, but I'm fuming'

As a noted memoirist and New York Times columnist who writes often about race, Charles Blow has spoken...

January 26, 2015

She lost 87 family members in the Holocaust

Elizabeth Ungar Lefkovits woke up one morning to the sound of soldiers marching. She looked out the window...

January 26, 2015

Asteroid flying close; best viewing is tonight

A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.

January 26, 2015


 

Chris Christie takes big 2016 step. How has that process reshaped him?

Gov. Chris Christie punctuated a weekend of political stumping at the Iowa Freedom Summit with the launch...

January 26, 2015

How Taiwan is Curbing Children's Daily Technology Exposure

A lot of parents worry that their children are spending too much in front of phones and tablets. Parents...

January 26, 2015

Joy: The Subject Schools Lack

When Jonathan Swift proposed, in 1729, that the people of Ireland eat their children, he insisted it would...

January 26, 2015


Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run.' (+video)

Sen. Harry Reid dispelled rumors Tuesday that injuries sustained during an exercise accident on New Years...

January 26, 2015

Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack

The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile...

January 26, 2015

Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

January 23, 2015


Smart, Low-Income Students Who Shun Good Colleges

When asked in a research survey why he didn’t apply to a selective U.S. college, one high-achieving,...

January 23, 2015

Why I Am Not a Maker

Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might...

January 23, 2015