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Europe Edition: Your Tuesday News Briefing: Rod Rosenstein, Labour, General Assembly

25 Sep 2018 05:58

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Turkey’s Difficult Mission in Idlib

25 Sep 2018 05:00

If the agreement between Turkey and Russia that delayed an assault on the Syrian province of Idlib fails, Turkey and Europe will face a new wave of refugees and renewed threats of terrorist attacks.

You Can Play ‘Sheeple’ in Scrabble Now. Over 300 Other New Words, Too.

25 Sep 2018 04:33

Merriam-Webster has updated its official Scrabble dictionary with hundreds of new words, including two coveted two-letter words: “ok” and “ew.”

Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview

25 Sep 2018 03:51

Brett M. Kavanaugh submitted to questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, the first time in memory that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on TV before a confirmation vote.

U.K.’s Labour Lurches Sharply Left on the Economy

25 Sep 2018 03:38

The party wants to nationalize railroads and utilities and force large firms to give up to 10 percent of their shares to employees and put workers on their boards.

Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

25 Sep 2018 03:37

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

Thousands Are Arrested in Ethiopia After Ethnic Violence

25 Sep 2018 03:26

After the Ethiopian government was accused of failing to respond aggressively to ethnic violence, it arrested thousands of people and sent them to military camps.

With Vatican Talks and Bulldozers, China Aims to Control Christianity

25 Sep 2018 03:21

The moves to assert control over Catholic and Protestant churches reflect a broader effort to establish control over society under President Xi Jinping.

Iran’s Terms to Reopen Nuclear Talks? Trump Has to Back Down

25 Sep 2018 03:07

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Monday he would consider new talks with Washington only if President Trump reversed himself and honored the 2015 nuclear accord.

Transcript of Brett Kavanaugh’s Interview With Fox News

25 Sep 2018 02:40

Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, sat down with Martha MacCallum of Fox News to discuss the sexual assault accusations that have been raised since his nomination to the Supreme Court.

North Carolina, a ‘Slow Spender’ State, Struggles to Hand Out Storm Aid

25 Sep 2018 02:21

North Carolina has had an especially hard time distributing money earmarked by Congress to help low- and moderate-income homeowners in the wake of disasters.

Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

25 Sep 2018 02:20

Telltale Games, which developed games with strong stories based on “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones” and Batman, said that critical praise “did not translate to sales.”

Brett Kavanaugh, Facing New Allegations, Vows He Will Not Withdraw

25 Sep 2018 02:04

On television and in print, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Monday began a remarkable campaign to defend his nomination to the Supreme Court, even as new accusations emerged.

LeBron James Puts On a Lakers Uniform, and a Stoic Mask

25 Sep 2018 01:30

James, donning purple and gold, revealed little during his first news conference with the Los Angeles Lakers: “My expectation is to try to get better every single day.”

The Evolution of Kyrsten Sinema, From Homeless Child to Senate Candidate

25 Sep 2018 01:28

Ms. Sinema, the Democratic nominee in Arizona, has made her story of childhood homelessness a central part of her political identity. But documents and contradictory statements raise questions about it.

Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk

25 Sep 2018 01:27

As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.

Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named

25 Sep 2018 01:23

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.

Your Monday Evening News Briefing: Kavanaugh, Rosenstein, Cosby

25 Sep 2018 00:47

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

White House Memo: At the U.N., Trump Can’t Escape His Political Problems Back in Washington

25 Sep 2018 00:22

With the drama surrounding Rod J. Rosenstein and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, it is hard to recall a General Assembly that opened against a backdrop of such political turmoil, on so many fronts.

Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day

25 Sep 2018 00:02

Mr. Rosenstein talked last year about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president and secretly taping him. Those conversations were revealed last week.

An Unhealthy Plan to Drive Out Immigrants

24 Sep 2018 23:57

Denying green cards or visas to those on Medicaid or food stamps will only cost the United States more later.

The Best Way for Democrats to Win Working-Class Voters

24 Sep 2018 23:48

Show up on people’s doorsteps, and the recipe is simple: listen and offer compelling solutions and information that’s new to them that they can connect with their lives.

Russia Promises Advanced Missiles to Syria After Rift With Israel

24 Sep 2018 23:40

Blaming Israel for the loss of a Russian plane in Syria, Russia will modernize Syria’s missile arsenal. The move could complicate the air war in Syria.

How Rosenstein Protects Mueller From Trump

24 Sep 2018 23:15

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein has discussed ways to remove President Trump from office. He’s also fiercely defended the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III — one of the president’s most frequent targets.

How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins’

24 Sep 2018 23:14

Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.

The M.T.A. Says the Subway Is Getting Better. Here’s Why You Haven’t Noticed.

24 Sep 2018 23:09

Delays abound, but the system’s leader says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is “turning the corner where we need to turn it.”

Giving the College Profiteers a Free Hand

24 Sep 2018 23:06

Students defrauded by for-profit schools can expect no help from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. But a federal court ruling offers some hope.

Amber Guyger, Dallas Officer Who Killed Botham Jean in His Home, Is Fired

24 Sep 2018 23:04

Ms. Guyger fatally shot Mr. Jean, her neighbor, after entering his apartment. The killing gripped the city and led to protests against police brutality.

An Attack Ad From an Indicted Congressman Is Panned as ‘Xenophobic’

24 Sep 2018 22:43

Representative Chris Collins released a television ad featuring a video of his opponent, Nate McMurray, speaking in Korean.

Pigs All the Way Down

24 Sep 2018 22:22

Kavanaugh and our rotten ruling class.

The Party of No Ideas

24 Sep 2018 22:08

Republicans aren’t even trying to run on their policies.

Man Up, Grassley. Question Blasey Ford Yourself.

24 Sep 2018 21:09

Outsourcing this responsibility to female aides or an outside female lawyer because of bad optics is sexist and cowardly.

Review: The Mystery Plane of ‘Manifest’ Flies to Dullness

24 Sep 2018 20:57

With a setup that recalls “Lost,” this new NBC show makes the least interesting choice possible: to become a generic, joyless cop show.

Decent Men Don’t Do These Things

24 Sep 2018 20:40

Sexual assault is excused as normal and forgivable. It’s not. Ask the women who’ve experienced it.

What Happens When You Give L.S.D. to an Elephant?

24 Sep 2018 20:01

Humans keep finding ways to justify giving drugs and alcohol to animals.

Why Canada Won’t Budge on Trade

24 Sep 2018 19:58

Dispute settlements and dairy tariffs go to the heart of how Canada sees its relationship with the United States.

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

24 Sep 2018 17:16

In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.

The New Vanguard: Orrin Evans Has Been Playing Jazz for Years. So Why Is He a Rising Star?

24 Sep 2018 15:58

The pianist has spent over two decades committed to his own vision, but he’s never been fully accepted as a marquee bandleader. That’s changing.

Want to Seem More Likable? Try This

24 Sep 2018 13:40

It’s easier than you think!

Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Chris Cornell, and 12 More New Songs

24 Sep 2018 13:04

Hear new music from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, Kesha, Rosanne Cash and others.

Journey to a Night Flower

24 Sep 2018 10:00

There I was, driving through a parched landscape on a pilgrimage to watch a single flower bloom. Why?

What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

24 Sep 2018 09:24

High school girls said they recognized the way Mr. Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being criticized for speaking out.

Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women

24 Sep 2018 09:00

More than ever, female artists are breaking sales records and being recognized for their role in important art movements.

The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.

24 Sep 2018 09:00

Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.

‘America First’ Has Won

23 Sep 2018 23:36

The three pillars of the ideology — isolationism, protectionism and restricting immigration — were gaining popularity before Donald Trump became president and may outlast his tenure.

Books of The Times: Reflections of a Former Hollywood Power Broker

23 Sep 2018 16:30

In “Who Is Michael Ovitz?,” the ex-leader of the powerful talent agency C.A.A. recounts his time at the top.

What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

23 Sep 2018 14:30

Melissa Clark has three recipes for vegetarian sheet-pan dinners, but if that doesn’t appeal, try braised chicken legs, pan pizza or spicy pork shoulder.

New voices: In Wayétu Moore’s Ambitious Debut Novel, Liberia Is Reborn

23 Sep 2018 12:30

“She Would Be King” reframes the country’s history in magical terms.

Anne Russ Federman, Scion of a Royal Family of Smoked Fish, Dies at 97

22 Sep 2018 13:37

The last of three sisters who inherited the venerable Lower East Side appetizing store Russ & Daughters, a temple of lox, herring and so much more.

Handel and Philip Glass, but Make It Fashion

21 Sep 2018 17:21

The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has planned an all-star art-clothes-dance-video spectacle to accompany the release of his new album, “ARC.”

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