As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:21 +0000)

The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.

5 Memphis Police Officers Charged With Murder in Death of Tyre Nichols

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 03:56:13 +0000)

As the city awaits video of the fatal encounter with Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, a law enforcement official described the footage as “absolutely appalling.”

What We Know About Tyre Nichols’s Lethal Encounter With Memphis Police

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 02:44:44 +0000)

Five officers were charged with second-degree murder, as the city braced for the release of video footage.

A Timeline of Events in the Tyre Nichols Case

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:19:39 +0000)

Mr. Nichols was pulled over by the Memphis police on the evening of Jan. 7 and died three days later. Five officers were charged with murder on Thursday.

Ukraine Corruption Scandal Stokes Longstanding Aid Concerns in U.S.

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:25 +0000)

A top State Department official said the ouster of several Ukrainian officials this week after corruption charges “sends a very strong signal.”

In State Legislatures, Old Rivalries Are Reheated by National Politics

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:24 +0000)

The relationships between big cities and rural-dominated legislatures have often been hostile. But a rift between Nashville and the Tennessee Legislature suggests the nation’s partisan divide is making things worse.

On Trump’s Truth Social: Ads for Miracle Cures, Scams and Fake Merchandise

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:17 +0000)

Truth Social, the social network started by former President Donald J. Trump, has struggled to attract large brands.

Barr Pressed Durham to Find Flaws in the Trump-Russia Investigation

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:09:21 +0000)

The review by John Durham at one point veered into a criminal investigation related to Donald Trump himself, even as it failed to find wrongdoing in the origins of the Russia inquiry.

A Closely Watched Measure of Inflation Slowed in December

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:45:18 +0000)

The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index climbed 5 percent from a year earlier, slower than the reading last month.

Consumer Spending Slid Again in December

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:37:56 +0000)

Fresh data offered more detail on how shoppers retrenched at the end of 2022.

New York City Banned Foie Gras in 2019. Tell That to the Ducks.

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:24 +0000)

The yearslong battle to ban the delicacy in New York City rages on, with duck farmers, animal rights activists, two mayors and France all taking sides.

Will U.K. Rejection of Scottish Gender Bill Bolster Independence Movement?

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 11:24:17 +0000)

The intervention from London angered Scottish politicians, but it’s not clear that backers of independence can use the issue to their advantage.

New York Public Library Acquires Joan Didion’s Papers

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:44:21 +0000)

The joint archive of Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, includes manuscripts, photographs, letters, dinner party guest lists and other personal items.

Farmworker Describes Coming Face to Face With Half Moon Bay Gunman

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 02:14:37 +0000)

A man walked in and fatally shot Marciano Martinez, but spared his co-worker. Two other farmworkers, a husband and wife, were also found dead at Concord Farms.

‘This Is the Best Chicken I’ve Ever Had’

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:44:02 +0000)

A dash of gin and a smattering of fried sage make these sautéed chicken breasts more than the usual weeknight dinner.

Can Anything Be Done to Assuage Rural Rage?

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:36:52 +0000)

Rural voters blame the wrong people, but their troubles are real.

Anti-Gay? Anti-Science? Antisemitic? Run for Governor of North Carolina!

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 17:01:29 +0000)

A crucial 2024 contest is a potentially nightmarish national mirror.

The Beleaguered Queen of New Orleans

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:22:09 +0000)

As mayor, LaToya Cantrell has a grip on the city. Whether she’s holding it by the hand or by the throat depends on whom you talk to.

How to End South Korea’s Birth Strike? Feminism.

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 06:00:09 +0000)

Women are fed up with this traditionalist society’s impossible expectations of mothers.

Is the U.S. Government Classifying Too Many Documents?

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 11:28:00 +0000)

The U.S. government classifies tens of millions of documents a year. Experts say the practice is excessive.

Arrests, Executions and the Iranian Protesters Who Refuse to Give Up

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:50:02 +0000)

Who are the people taking to the streets, and why are they willing to risk their lives to confront the regime?

Meta’s Trump Calculus and Regime Change at Netflix

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:07 +0000)

Plus, we play the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s video game “Dookey Dash.”

Do Weather Changes Make Pain From Injuries Worse?

(Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:00:09 +0000)

Some people experience pain flares from healed injuries or chronic conditions when it’s cold or raining. Are the two actually connected?

A Copper Mine Could Advance Green Energy but Scar Sacred Land

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:40 +0000)

Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.

Elon Musk Meets With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:11:47 +0000)

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, stoking speculation about what the two had discussed.

For 2024 Democratic Convention, Finalist Cities Include Atlanta, Chicago and New York

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:25 +0000)

Atlanta, Chicago and New York are finalists, and local Democrats are eager to bend President Biden’s ear to host what would be his formal nomination event.

In Affordable Housing v. Parking Lot, a Judge Chooses the Lot

(Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00:21 +0000)

A recent court ruling put a stop on a high-rise planned for the South Street Seaport, pitting preservation against housing needs — again.

The Benefits of Being Selfish

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 03:36:21 +0000)

We’re all a little self-serving. Here’s how to make that impulse work for you.

Emailing Your Doctor May Carry a Fee

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 08:00:12 +0000)

More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice.

What Are Neti Pots and How Do They Work?

(Tue, 01 Feb 2022 04:07:47 +0000)

Nasal rinsing has been used for thousands of years to relieve sinus inflammation, congestion, allergy symptoms and more. Here’s what the evidence says.

Snowshoeing: Winter Workout That Can Take You Somewhere Stunning

(Tue, 27 Dec 2022 03:53:52 +0000)

Snowshoeing is a strenuous, affordable antidote to cabin fever.

The Forgotten History of Chinese Railroad Workers Rises From the Texas Dust

(Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:02:38 +0000)

In a creative departure, the artist Kenneth Tam spent the last year creating sculptures that honor the lives of Chinese laborers in Texas who helped build the country’s railroad system.

Few Wordle Players Use Consistent Starting Words, but When They Do, It’s ADIEU

(Thu, 01 Sep 2022 18:40:20 +0000)

What the data tells us about how people play the game.