Death rates dropped as understanding of Covid-19 improved, researchers said. Here’s the latest.
A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.
They came to work when death counts were horrific and the risks enormous. Now they fear for their jobs. At one home, they agreed to speak out.
Speaking within hours of each other, President Trump predicted a “red wave” and Joe Biden said, “If Florida goes blue, it’s over.” Here’s the latest.
The Postal Service’s performance has not been as bad as initially feared, but handling of mail ballots has been inconsistent enough that some people are choosing to vote in person.
While the chief justice’s views have not been fully endorsed by any of his colleagues, they have so far prevailed in five recent disputes, delivering victories to both Democrats and Republicans.
A lightly populated area in the critical swing state of Wisconsin serves as a microcosm for the way coronavirus politics is worsening partisan schisms across America.
Joe Biden and Cal Cunningham both led their Republican rivals by three points, a Times/Siena College survey found. Perhaps most notably, 64 percent of respondents said they had already voted.
Researchers found that bots have helped spread falsehoods related to the coronavirus and far-right conspiracy theories such QAnon and “pizzagate.”
New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.
Supervisors denied civil-rights prosecutors’ request to use a grand jury for their investigation into the 2014 shooting of a Black boy by a Cleveland police officer, but did not tell his family.
In a letter to Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, House Democrats detailed how a $265 million public relations campaign tried to bolster President Trump.
Third-quarter growth set a record, fueled by federal assistance. But recent signs point to a loss of momentum in job gains and production.
Stocks on Wall Street rallied, and U.S. economic growth hit a quarterly record. But a shortfall remains. Here’s the latest.
The Court of Master Sommeliers confers high honors, but many women candidates say they’ve paid a steep price.
Check out Sun Ra Arkestra’s first album of new recordings in 20 years. And see how a music executive is investing in small clubs to help them grow.
Older adults, particularly vulnerable in a pandemic, still work for their causes, but primarily from home now.
What’s more fundamental to scary movies than the bone-chilling shriek? But delivering a terrifying wail isn’t easy. It’s an entire art with a history and a world of its own.
Do we have enough bread crumbs to get to the truth?
When it comes to forbidden love, a “romantic plan isn’t enough.”
How antitrust lawyer Lina Khan is taking on the most powerful men in Silicon Valley.
How this president invaded our brains and destroyed American culture.
The president isn’t a throwback to old-school masculinity. He’s a he-man specifically engineered for our image-based, sensation-saturated times.
Our vote could play a key role in November. We need to see beyond the bluster, and look at the way Trump has treated our community in the U.S.
You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.
And it won’t come back even if and when he’s gone.
The United States should threaten to retaliate — and I’m not talking about economic sanctions or legal indictments.
America let some of the worst fears of the founders come true.
What I lost in the Trump years was a kind of innocence.
There was once a bare minimum standard of public behavior.
Samin Nosrat on the histories, perspectives and dishes she has learned, including shiro, a silky, spicy stew from Eritrea.
A five-disc archival collection traces the beginnings of one of the most daring trajectories in popular music.
In an interview, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and their collaborator Peter Serafinowicz discuss the back story of “Sassy Justice,” their deepfake video that used images of President Trump and others.
Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.
Mr. Greenwald will join other high-profile journalists who have left major media outlets to work largely on their own at Substack.
The fatal shooting of Mr. Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, set off protests, looting and violent clashes with the police in Pennsylvania, a swing state, days before the presidential election.
Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”
Mr. Black, the billionaire chief executive of Apollo Global Management, said others’ continued association with Mr. Epstein had given him “misplaced comfort” in doing business with him.
The assault at a church in the south of France left three people dead. Local officials said it bore similarities to the killing of a schoolteacher that has shaken the country.
Zeta was the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana during a busy and brutal hurricane season. Its strong winds caused widespread power outages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Representative Elise Stefanik’s strenuous defense of the president has enabled her Democratic opponent to raise $5 million. Ms. Stefanik has raised even more.
China’s leader emerged from a key Communist Party meeting newly emboldened, outlining a road map for the country for years to come. Some have warned of overreach.
For parents of small children, ‘falling back’ doesn’t mean an extra hour in bed. But the right plan can help ease the change.
My partner and I both felt we could get away, safely. So we packed the large bottles of sanitizer, double-checked the Wi-Fi and off we went.
A few small actions can go a long way.
Latin might seem like an obscure, inscrutable language for naming plants. But it can open up the botanical world in ways you can’t imagine.
A sale to employees keeps the company local, and that may be more important to some owners than getting the highest price.
In Steve James’s documentary of the 2019 Chicago election and its aftermath, politics is local, and it’s fascinating.
His career covers more than 60 years, ranging from Pop to Arte Povera. A New York gallery has mounted a rare show of his work.
The second-year quarterback is thriving in Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s hot rod offense, leading his team to a shocking overtime win against Seattle and racking up yards on the ground and in the air.
How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.
Katia and Marielle Labèque have been playing, and enlarging, the two-piano repertory for over 50 years.
Does a pharmaceutical company have a moral obligation to acknowledge my participation with an ongoing supply of the product that I helped test?
I was facing some shadows in my life. Could singing with others help me reclaim my voice and calm my fast-beating heart?
Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.
Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.
In the last year, Bolivia’s democracy suffered as partisan clashes filled its streets and mistrust in government grew. And yet it pulled off a calm, uncontested election. What can it teach other democracies under siege?
Europe’s latest wave of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus have largely avoided closing schools. We take a look at why and how they are being kept open.
Waylon Jennings put him on the musical map. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash recorded his material. Bob Dylan sang admiringly of listening to his music.
Puzzle throughout the day to see how many words you can find.
Solve the daily puzzle edited by Will Shortz, or try out other games like the Mini and Letter Boxed.
Our soothing matching game may help you de-stress.