College Teams Tout Stars. They Need Early Matchups to Brag

The holiday season has felt a lot like the N.C.A.A. tournament for the Cincinnati men’s basketball team. That’s by design, a maneuver it hopes will pay off in March, when tournament seedings are made. Its schedule includes Xavier and Tennessee, which have been ranked. It beat Vermont, the favorite to win the America East Conference. […]Read More

U.K. Election Updates: Victorious Johnson Vows to Finish Brexit

Conservatives celebrate their biggest win since Margaret Thatcher. With all but handful of districts declared on Friday morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives had won 359 seats and the BBC projected they would end up with 363 — 46 more than they won in the last election, in 2017. The victory is the party’s biggest […]Read More

The Yoga Master Who Might Be Chelsea’s Secret Weapon

LONDON — Vinay Menon’s path to the Premier League started with a request from a former client in Dubai. Would Menon, a wellness consultant, travel to England to share his breathing and relaxation techniques with the man’s daughter and her husband, a wealthy Russian living in London. Of course, Menon replied, even though he had […]Read More

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every week for new suggestions on what to watch. This Weekend I Have … 90 Minutes, and I Have Prepared a Monologue ‘Inside the Actors Studio’When to watch: Sunday at 10 p.m., on Ovation. I still miss […]Read More

Your Friday Briefing – The New York Times

Conservatives win British election, paving way for Brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s incessant campaign pledge to finally take Britain out of the European Union has worked: His Conservative Party won a large parliamentary majority on Thursday in a hugely important general election. Mr. Johnson said early today that it looked as though his government now […]Read More

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Bumblebee’ and ‘Mel Brooks: Unwrapped’

What’s Streaming BUMBLEBEE (2018) Stream on Amazon and Hulu. Many blockbuster prequels tell the origin story of a flesh-and-blood superhero or villain. This one tells the tale of a Volkswagen Beetle. Or, more precisely, it tells an origin story of a robot hero who can morph into a yellow car. That robot would be Bumblebee, […]Read More

Justice Dept. Releases Legal Opinions That Could Bolster Trump’s Claim

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has released several internal legal opinions that could help bolster President Trump’s claim of executive privilege in barring Congress from interviewing witnesses and collecting documents from the executive branch. The legal opinions were written during previous Democratic and Republican administrations by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which provides […]Read More

Impeachment Briefing: Late-Night Vote Is Postponed

This is the Impeachment Briefing, The Times’s newsletter about the impeachment investigation. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weeknight. What happened After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a vote to approve two impeachment articles against President Trump. The committee will reconvene […]Read More

New Zealand Volcano Eruption: Live Updates

Six bodies are recovered. The ground search for two more has ended. Eight members of New Zealand’s military flew on Friday to White Island, a popular tourist destination, where they recovered the bodies of six victims killed in Monday’s eruption of the island’s volcano. But the team ended its ground search for two other bodies […]Read More

David Stern Undergoes Surgery for Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

David Stern, the N.B.A. commissioner who helped build the league into a sports juggernaut, underwent emergency surgery on Thursday after sustaining a brain hemorrhage, the league said. “N.B.A. Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery,” the league said in a statement late Thursday. “Our thoughts […]Read More