The number of such violations climbed by about 30 percent, although part of the rise was attributed to increased awareness and changes in the law.
Kurdish independence aspirations appeared to stall — at least for now — as Iraqi forces seized oil facilities that supply most of the region’s revenue.
The central government in Madrid and the Catalan Parliament have painted themselves into a corner. Here is a way out.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
The Yankees were held to one hit through six innings but put together a rally against the Astros’ relievers and seized momentum in the series.
The Chinese Communists are about to overtake their Soviet forerunners as the longest-ruling Communist party. President Xi wants to extend that run.
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.
Women complained of groping, lewd comments and suggestions of trading sexual favors for legislation in Sacramento.
Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more.
The owners on Tuesday opted not to rewrite regulations to require standing for the anthem and met for hours with players to discuss supporting social causes.
A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.
President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.
A self-help organization in Albany called Nxivm has begun to unravel as members reveal disturbing practices and fears of blackmail.
American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.
A state of emergency has already been declared in preparation for the white nationalist’s appearance at Florida’s flagship university on Thursday.
A New York Times photographer accompanied Kurdish fighters as they entered Raqqa, the Syrian city that had been a stronghold of the Islamic State.
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild.
Towns across the country hand out fines for minor infractions and jail anyone too poor to pay. It’s time for more judges to speak out.
The president’s approach is: Rip things apart without thought and leave the problem to someone else.
Hours before the ban was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii halted its enforcement against travelers from six countries while the opponents challenge it in court.
It’s an award funded by the labor of enslaved people.
Amazon’s original-programming division was already considering a change in strategy before the accusation against its top executive.
Powerful and corrupt leaders throughout the world have endangered forceful reporters like Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.
David Henry Hwang has reworked his gender-blurring, career-launching Tony-winning play to assure that it feels “resonant with the culture today.”
Like the rich couple in “The Great Gatsby,” the president is exceedingly careless about just about everyone except himself — including slain soldiers.
It’s odoriferous. It’s insidious. It’s America.
Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, like Brian Epstein and Jann Wenner.
You can hang out on a beach made of salt or lie naked in a pod. Either way, prepare to moisturize afterward.
A violent storm erupts in a world “on the cusp of avoidable disaster.”
Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.
The young French artist’s first major solo exhibition in Paris examines a basic but unavoidable concept: the seven-day week.
Subscription clothing boxes are a surprisingly cheap, personalized way to add some style to your wardrobe. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.
Even as people become more comfortable with wine, certain fallacies persist. One dinner, at Daniel, tried to prove them wrong.
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
How to select a moisturizer likely to be effective and unlikely to cause an unwanted reaction.
Ride-hailing services have changed how people get around, and there is some evidence they are making traffic problems worse.
Ruth Crawford Seeger created pathbreaking music. But her family’s folk revival legacy has overshadowed her avant-garde compositions.
Some birds and animals found shelter during recent hurricanes, but many will struggle to live in a changed environment.
While untreated diabetes itself can be deadly, complications from the disease such as heart attacks are a more common cause of death.
Book a private room for a meal, ask the kitchen to prepare family recipes and plan a special excursion.
A documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe finds plenty to examine in one of the most memorable scenes in American film.
Kangaroo rats are so good at leaping away from rattlesnake strikes that they sometimes show off in front of their predators.
How do you persuade people? It’s not always by presenting the facts.
In a Facebook ad for Dove body wash, a black woman removes her shirt to reveal a white woman. The company apologized, but similar ads by others have been common.
“It has completely overwhelmed us,” Dr. Thomas A. Andrew said of the opioid crisis. His new ambition: minister to the living about the dangers of drugs.
New designs are partly a backlash to wide-open floor plans and include a “palette of places,” meaning that people don’t sit in just one spot.
In a time of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires, choosing a charity can be overwhelming. Here’s some help.
Three apps that make it easy to connect with locals — without having to talk to them in person.