The columnist and humorist died on Tuesday. Here’s a look back at six of his most acclaimed — and beloved — books.
Many in Calexico, Calif., were offended when President Trump called improvements to the border fence there “the start of our Southern Border WALL!”
The president’s letter is the latest move in a game of brinkmanship between the two over the address amid the partial government shutdown.
Demonstrators calling for the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro — who has crushed past uprisings — have new leaders and U.S. support.
The documentary filmmakers called the Supreme Court justice at home to tell her the news.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee will resign as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation after a former aide said she was fired for pursuing a sexual assault case against a supervisor.
The actor, known for his work on “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” pleaded guilty to harassment and agreed to take anger management classes.
The Phoenix Police Department said that DNA taken from Nathan Sutherland, 36, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare, matched that of a boy who was born in December.
A flash spotted on livestreams was likely caused by the crash of a tiny, fast-moving meteoroid left behind by a comet.
Mr. Buttigieg has formed an exploratory committee for a run for the White House in 2020, joining an expanding Democratic field.
With two documentaries bringing new attention to the 2017 music festival disaster, people raised more than $177,000 for a Bahamian restaurant owner who was exploited.
Karolina Pliskova’s advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open reflected how she had grown in confidence during Williams’s absence.
The justices chose not to protect the rights of transgender patriots like me.
The referendum to leave the European Union was won on a promise to “take back control.” On the Continent, we wonder whether the British have lost not only control but their minds.
Unions representing civil servants might be expected to speak in unison on getting their members back to work, but differences in tactics and philosophy are emerging.
The sighting this winter of newborn whales off the coasts of Florida and Georgia is being greeted with mild optimism, as the North Atlantic population has dwindled.
In Maine, the ice groans and the axes clunk, noises both terrifying and comforting.
A paid speech by Joe Biden in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Biden earned $200,000 for the address.
Mr. Baker, a backwoods-born Virginian who became one of America’s most celebrated writers, spent decades at The New York Times and hosted “Masterpiece Theater” for years.
Three men and a 16-year-old planned to attack Islamberg, N.Y., using 23 firearms and three improvised explosive devices, police said.
Our hasty condemnation of these teenagers reveals the cold truth about hot takes.
Years after the Supreme Court ruled that New Haven unfairly treated white firefighters who were seeking promotion, “Good Faith” checks in on a wounded city.
The mass transit system needs higher fares to shore up its finances. But Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo opposes the increase.
The murder of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, revealed “absolutely horrifying” political polarization.
Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López met El Chapo when she was 21 years old. Her affair with the kingpin ended in heartbreak.
The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.
In the poorest congressional district in the country, where thousands of people are arrested each year, one former cop with a complicated past made high-profile cases fall apart by insisting that the ends justified his means.
As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough to increase aerobic fitness.
In many Oscar bait movies, interracial friendships come with a paycheck, and follow the white character’s journey to enlightenment.
The director of “A Star Is Born” was left off the ballot and faces stiff competition as an actor. “Roma” helped the streaming service make history.
The group representing the bureau’s special agents pressed for the government to reopen, citing limits on their ability to pursue crime and terrorism.
Time to go ghostbusting.
President Trump’s monthlong impasse with Congress over his proposed border wall has all but frozen the rest of his policy agenda.
A close look at the videos that have emerged paints a more complete picture of what happened on Jan. 18 — and how an unlikely convergence of Americans became such a firestorm.
The Trump administration was quick to tout a deal with North Korea. But facts are stubborn things.
A new leader, Juan Guaidó, is reviving Venezuela’s discredited opposition, seizing on deteriorating conditions and the growing lack of recognition for Mr. Maduro abroad.
The first vote on whether Britain should leave the European Union created more problems than it solved. A second could do much the same — or even worse.
The U.S. should send more soft power and less hard power to the region.
Welcome to another controversy algorithmically designed to tear America apart.
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down.
Just as the United Nations cultural organization reforms, America and Israel quit. That makes no sense.
When the Ukrainian Orthodox Church broke from Russia’s, it dealt a blow to President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to portray his country as one people with a single identity.
For more and more people, learning about their genetic makeup is just the first step. The second is heading to the airport so they can explore their roots in person.
It may not be the cure-all to inequity, but we need a starting point.
Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best.
Dozens of senior policymakers who are trying to agree on rules for artificial intelligence gathered at M.I.T. There was even some consensus.
David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.
The actress takes a break at the Muse, a circus training center in Brooklyn.
When you hear “professional organizer” you may think “reality TV,” but you shouldn’t. Professional organizers can help with projects large and small, and with the psychology of clutter, to boot.
A real-life story starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen becomes a feel-good fable buoyed by its lead performances.