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

When Governments Get Complacent, Anger Rises

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. What do the fires and smoke around Sydney, the volcano eruption in New Zealand that left at least eight people dead, and Bougainville’s vote for independence from Papua New Guinea all have in common? During a long […]Read More

Cory Booker Keeps Going – The New York Times

The D.N.C. has farmed out their qualifying criteria. No. 1, they’ve picked inferior criteria that does advantage billionaire candidates. But then they outsource it to people that actually weren’t going to do any polls between the time I was on the last debate stage going to this one. So we didn’t even get to see […]Read More

For Trump, Impeachment Is a Political Plus, but a Personal

WASHINGTON — Under pressure over his possible impeachment, President Richard M. Nixon supposedly talked to the paintings in the White House. President Bill Clinton absently toyed with his old campaign buttons. President Trump punches out Twitter messages in the lonely midnight hour. Long after his staff has gone home, long after the lights have gone […]Read More

Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn

It’s a job title you might expect to find at a media powerhouse or Silicon Valley start-up: head of digital engagement. The annual pay could be as much as 50,000 pounds, roughly $67,000. Oh, and there’s free lunch. Just be careful not to confuse #ootd, the hashtag for “outfit of the day,” with O.B.E., the […]Read More

Trump’s Order to Combat Anti-Semitism Divides Its Audience: American Jews

Brought on board were groups like the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, which had long advocated such a measure, first in Congress and then with the White House. “The president and people in his administration are aggressively working to implement real policies confronting anti-Semitism, whether it is this in the education arena, or I’d say the […]Read More

Conservatives Headed for Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party appeared on course Thursday to win a commanding majority in the British Parliament, a striking victory that redraws the lines in British politics and paves the way for the country’s exit from the European Union early next year. The Conservatives were projected to win 368 […]Read More

DeVos Defends Restricting Debt Relief for Bilked Students

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday vigorously defended her decision to grant partial or no loan relief to tens of thousands of students who were misled by for-profit colleges, blaming the Obama administration for overpromising debt relief. Appearing before the House Education Committee, Ms. DeVos faced Democrats who have accused her of unjustly […]Read More

Republicans Are Now ‘the Beer and Bluejeans Party’ Because of

WASHINGTON — Hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set to take a historic vote to push President Trump to the brink of impeachment, campaign officials gathered across the Potomac River for a state-of-the-race briefing in which they described how the Republican Party had been transformed into the “beer and bluejeans party” crafted in Mr. […]Read More