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.
The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.
Awash in new firearms, cities are drawing connections between the stresses of the coronavirus and a surge in homicides.
The shooting and its aftermath were guaranteed to ratchet up tensions in a country already on edge. Debates about how to improve police accountability have been complicated by looting.
About 200 migrants were aboard a boat that caught fire and capsized on Saturday, hours after it had left Senegal for the Canary Islands, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Here are some of the key local and statewide races and measures to watch in California.
Survival rates among Covid-19 patients are improving.
Mr. Falwell, who left the university in August, accused his former employer of spreading “outrageous lies” about him.
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.
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.”
A decline in air traffic during the coronavirus pandemic sharply reduced the amount of data routinely collected by commercial airliners.
Populations have rebounded in recent decades, but some scientists on the panel that evaluated the proposal said it was deeply flawed.
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.
Covid-19 cases are rapidly increasing in more than 20 states in a dangerous surge one governor described as an “urgent crisis.”
From a distance, with an elbow tap instead of a hug, the former vice president is getting a version of the in-person campaigning he loves.
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.
Sales of Halloween outfits and decorations have been surprisingly strong this year, with some seeing the holiday as a last hurrah before winter and the pandemic send people back inside.
Living for 27 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease (and beating the odds), he started Ride for Life, an annual trek that has raised millions for A.L.S. research.
Research on fossil canine genomes is expanding and producing some surprises about the lives of dogs and humans in prehistoric times.
Covid, climate, paychecks: A cross-section of women share what’s top of mind as they cast their votes. Hear them in their own words.
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.
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.
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.
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. Guillod was out on bail after he was charged earlier this year with sexually assaulting four women.
Mr. Biden has sought advice across the Democratic Party’s ideological spectrum, but his core advisers on the coronavirus, economics, foreign policy and climate change are familiar figures.
The Biden campaign, according to advisers, is concerned over possible perception of foreign meddling in the election — or any comparison to Russian interference on President Trump’s behalf in 2016.
Gilead Sciences said Wednesday that remdesivir, which has been authorized for emergency use since the spring, brought in $873 million in revenues so far this year.
The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn’t abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business.
Today’s economic report shows a record-setting rebound. But the numbers are misleading.
A $265 million Trump administration to “defeat despair” about the coronavirus was planned partly around the politically tinged theme that “helping the president will help the country,” according to documents released by House investigators.
Thursday: Ah! It’s property tax reform. Also: Fire updates; and more on Justin Turner.
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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.
The pandemic has staggered the industry and left independent operations like the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, S.C., fighting to stay afloat.