China Says It Will ‘Firmly Oppose’ Forced Sale of TikTok

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:00:01 +0000)

China’s commerce ministry publicly rebuked the Biden administration’s efforts to push TikTok’s Chinese ownership to sell the app or face a possible ban in the United States.

With Beijing Opposing a TikTok Sale, the Biden Administration’s Options Narrow

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:38:56 +0000)

If the White House can’t force a sale, that would effectively leave it with two options to resolve concerns about the company.

Tiktok’s Lonely Progressive Defender: New York’s Jamaal Bowman

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 23:26:42 +0000)

Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York says the drive to ban TikTok stems from anti-China “hysteria.” His Democratic colleagues disagree.

Manhattan DA Fires Back at House Republicans Over Trump Hush-Money Case

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:21:44 +0000)

The grand jury examining the former president’s role in a hush-money payment typically does not hear testimony about the inquiry on Thursdays, making an indictment unlikely before next week.

In Israel, Another Divisive Law on Another Day of Mass Protest

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:00:06 +0000)

Amid a national crisis over a planned judicial overhaul, Parliament approved a bill protecting the prime minister from being declared unfit to govern.

In Memphis, Car Seizures Are a Lucrative and Punishing Police Tactic

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:15:17 +0000)

Vehicle seizures have been used to combat street racing and other crimes, but critics say that even people not convicted of a crime have been left for months without their cars.

The Aspiring Cult Leader’s Missing Art and the Nephew Obsessed With His Legacy

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:00:13 +0000)

The strange, twisting tale of Bradford Boobis and the nephew who has spent 50 years trying to make his painting public once again.

Ukrainian Commanders Frustrated With Slow Pace of Western Tank Deliveries

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:38:40 +0000)

For now, they are holding on with inferior Soviet-era tanks, but relish the idea of taking on the Russians with modern Western battle tanks.

A Broken Pipe in Jackson Left Residents Without Drinking Water

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 02:24:56 +0000)

As a water shortage ballooned into a crisis in Jackson, Miss., the leak grew bigger and bigger, gouging out a swimming pool-size crater in the earth.

Trump May Face Prosecution. America Faces a Test.

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:21:29 +0000)

We are called to endure what I call the inconvenience of the necessary, a point at which something is morally right but the political timing is problematic.

College Sports Are a Treasure. Don’t Turn Them Into the Minor Leagues.

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 09:00:17 +0000)

The best way to support student-athletes is to ensure that they are students first.

The Shameful Secret at the Heart of My War Reporting

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 09:00:10 +0000)

I won awards covering Iraq but my Iraqi colleague lost everything.

Sex, Lies and … Trump. What More Can You Ask For?

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 23:24:25 +0000)

Things are getting Stormy.

The Threat of TikTok

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 11:11:57 +0000)

U.S. officials say TikTok is a national security risk. They’re trying to turn it into their advantage.

Our Film Critic on Why He’s Done With the Movies

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 11:34:30 +0000)

A.O. Scott discusses how American cinema has evolved over his 23 years at The New York Times.

LAUSD Strike Highlights the Growing Challenges of Los Angeles Life

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 02:06:37 +0000)

Both parents and the striking school district employees are on the same side of the economic divide in one of the nation’s most expensive cities.

Two Real Estate Agents Say Racism Was Part of the Culture at Brokerage

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:59:44 +0000)

A real estate agent, who is white, is suing his former employer in part because he says he was fired for speaking up about the treatment of his colleague, who is Black.

New York May Raise Speed Limit to 70 MPH

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 13:50:33 +0000)

Sponsor cites better cars, better roads — and drivers accustomed to zipping along. But the data suggests raising the speed limit has fatal consequences.

New Day of Strikes in France as Pension Anger Persists

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:08:32 +0000)

Labor unions are hoping for a show of strength after President Emmanuel Macron insisted that the new legal retirement age of 64 would be enforced, despite its deep unpopularity.

This 835-Year-Old English Manor Needs Some Modern Love

(Wed, 22 Mar 2023 14:38:15 +0000)

Tim and Sue Soar have toiled for decades to maintain their medieval estate and not go broke. They can’t take it much longer. But will it sell?

Today’s Wordle Review: March 23, 2023

(Thu, 23 Mar 2023 16:30:44 +0000)

Our columnist reviews the day’s puzzle. Warning: contains spoilers!