Pelosi Talks of ?Bridge? to New Leader as Democrats Test Her Strength - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:13am - Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, is confronting threats from different corners of her party, posing the most serious test of her 15-year grip on the caucus.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93 - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:09am - As India?s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ties with United States.

New York Today: New York Today: A Playlist for Commutes - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:01am - Thursday: Tunes for your trip to and from work, and Grand Central Reads to whet your literary appetite.

California Today: California Today: Yosemite National Park Reopens to Visitors - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:50am - Thursday: Tourists and wildlife return, Tesla is subpoenaed, and Portuguese-Americans keep tradition alive in the Central Valley.

Reeling From the ?Year Without a Sam?s Club,? Alaskans Wonder: What?s Next? - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:32am - A primary election Tuesday is expected to set up a tense, three-way race for governor as Alaska reaches a crossroads. Will outside forces set the state?s fate?

Our Blind Spots Often Hide the Truth About America - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:31am - Responding to readers, the author of a recent Op-Ed about ?Trump Country? says that we must remain vigilant against easy, reductive frameworks and labels.

The Real Risk of the John Brennan Episode - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:29am - It may strike fear into the many civil servants and government contractors who need security clearances for their jobs.

The Questions the Jurors in the Manafort Trial Will Be Asking - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:22am - In weighing whether to find Paul Manafort guilty or not of financial fraud charges, jurors will have to take into account evidence, witness credibility and other factors.

This Is Your Brain on Omarosa - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:12am - We are determined not to be distracted from the important news of the week.

Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan?s Security Clearance - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:42am - The White House cited ?erratic? behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president.

Jakarta Spruces Up for Asian Games, Literally Covering Up Stinky River - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:54am - The so-called Black River has been hidden by a nylon net with lights atop it so athletes don?t see one of Jakarta?s more embarrassing eyesores.

Italy Bridge Was Known to Be in Trouble Long Before Collapse - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:24am - As the death toll climbed in Genoa, signs pointed to failure in the design and maintenance of the Morandi Bridge.

John Brennan, Paul Manafort, ?Crazy Rich Asians?: Your Thursday Briefing - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:17am - Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

John Brennan: President Trump?s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:00am - That?s why the president revoked my security clearance: to try to silence anyone who would dare challenge him.

Are We Now Electing Supreme Court Justices? - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:00am - Sure seems like it, from watching the TV ads for and against Brett Kavanaugh.

A Paid Family Leave Plan That Congress Might Actually Pass - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:00am - Marco Rubio?s proposal is pragmatic, flexible and doesn?t raise taxes. It?s Americans? best shot at getting paid family leave.

Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:14am - Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Assails White House for Dodging N-Word Question - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:05am - ?I feel like this should be the easiest question ever,? Noah said about whether President Trump had used a racist slur.

36 Hours: 36 Hours in Istria - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:00am - Truffle aficionados aren?t the only ones who will appreciate this food lover?s paradise in northern Croatia. Ancient hill towns, craggy shorelines and a rich history are only a few of the peninsula?s other attractions.

More Strikeouts Than Hits? Welcome to Baseball?s Latest Crisis - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:00am - This could be the first season in major league history to feature more strikeouts than hits, a slowdown that worries many league officials.

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:00am - The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.

The Stone: Our Hubris Will Be Our End - 16 Aug 2018 at 5:00am - Then we?ll adapt and start telling ourselves new stories, just as humans have always done.

11-Year-Old Bride of Malaysian Man Is Returned to Thailand - 16 Aug 2018 at 4:48am - The girl?s marriage to a man 30 years her senior highlighted the prevalence of child brides in Malaysia, which belies the country?s modern outlook.

The Virtues of Catholic Anger - 16 Aug 2018 at 3:23am - In the face of the Pennsylvania abuse scandal, Christians should use their rage to combat evil within the church.

For Some Viewers, ?Crazy Rich Asians? Is Not Asian Enough - 16 Aug 2018 at 2:24am - In Singapore, where the film was largely shot, detractors say the cast is unrepresentative of diversity in the city-state.

More Than 100 Cars Burned in Mass Arson Attack in Sweden - 16 Aug 2018 at 1:15am - The police said the vehicle fires had been coordinated by groups of young men using social media, but the authorities are at a loss to explain why.

Europe Edition: Genoa, Turkey, Elon Musk: Your Thursday Briefing - 16 Aug 2018 at 12:21am - Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

Hungary?s Leader Was Shunned by Obama, but Has a Friend in Trump - 16 Aug 2018 at 12:15am - Prime Minister Viktor Orban joins a growing roster of right-wing or euroskeptic leaders in Europe to have secured President Trump?s backing.

Where to Go in Paris? The Red-Topped Trash Can - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:56pm - The city keeps trying to stop men from urinating in public, but the latest urinal design has drawn anger from well-heeled residents.

Laced K2 Tied to Dozens of Drug Overdoses in New Haven - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:32pm - More than 70 people were taken to a hospital after overdosing on a batch of synthetic marijuana that the police believe was laced with an opioid.

For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:22pm - In order to post a picture to Facebook or send an email, Cubans must buy an access card and find a public hot spot. But a recent test hinted that this may soon change.

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:17pm - Amid concerns that consumers face too many warnings, a California agency is moving to nullify a judge?s ruling that coffee be accompanied with a cancer notice.

Evidence Against Manafort Is ?Overwhelming,? Prosecutors Say - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:15pm - In closing arguments, the special counsel?s office described Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, as well versed in financial matters and motivated to commit fraud.

ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says - 15 Aug 2018 at 10:32pm - Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

Cuomo Says America ?Was Never That Great? in Jab at Trump Slogan - 15 Aug 2018 at 10:23pm - Gov. Andrew Cuomo?s remark drew immediate criticism from his Republican opponent, Marcus Molinaro, who said the governor owed the nation an apology.

Qatar Comes to Aid of Turkey, Offering $15 Billion Lifeline - 15 Aug 2018 at 9:57pm - The sum is a small fraction of what Turkey needs to shore up its faltering economy, but it was a symbolically important sign of international support.

?It?s Really Hard to Be a Catholic?: The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse Report - 15 Aug 2018 at 9:05pm - Catholics around the country said they felt frustrated with the church?s leadership.

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:59pm - The herbicide glyphosate is the world?s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.

Little-Known Justice Dept. Official Makes Trump?s Security Clearance List - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:54pm - Critics said the inclusion of Bruce Ohr on the list of those whose clearances were revoked or under review was an abuse of presidential power and an intrusion on the independence of law enforcement.

Moshe Mizrahi, 86, Who Won an Oscar for ?Madame Rosa,? Is Dead - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:50pm - Born to a Jewish family in Egypt, Mr. Mizrahi was the first Israeli filmmaker to win an Academy Award and is still the only one.

letter: Trump?s Insults Across Racial Lines - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:48pm - Was the president?s tweet calling a black former aide ?that dog? racist? A reader cites his harsh words about white critics as well.

Lyric McHenry, Reality TV Star, Is Dead After Being Found Unconscious in Bronx - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:22pm - Ms. McHenry, 26, the daughter of a Hollywood producer, was discovered lying on a sidewalk near a highway. Her body showed no signs of trauma, the police said.

Trump and the Politics of Arf - 15 Aug 2018 at 8:04pm - The president: still neurotically insecure after all these years ?

Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Crimin... - 15 Aug 2018 at 7:36pm - Legal barriers, political opposition and fierce lobbying efforts by the Catholic Church have kept Pennsylvania?s courthouse doors closed to childhood victims who came forward later in life.

This Is Not the Way to Stop Homes From Flooding - 15 Aug 2018 at 7:21pm - The federal government is considering a plan that could cost taxpayers more money and encourage land speculation without addressing the problem.

Would My Family Pass an ?Australian Values Test?? - 15 Aug 2018 at 7:00pm - The government focuses on ?integration? and insists on the strength of Australian multiculturalism, but seems to worry that it is vulnerable. My parents tell another story.

?We Are Tired of Crying for the Dead?: A Stunned Genoa Mourns - 15 Aug 2018 at 6:54pm - At a morgue in Italy, people looking for the missing after a bridge collapse dreaded what they might find. Residents wondered how they would get across the city.

44 Small Graves Stir Questions About U.S. Policy in Yemen - 15 Aug 2018 at 6:49pm - An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on a bus carrying Yemeni children casts new light on the United States? role in the war there.

A Consequence of Ukraine?s War: Less Hunting, More Wolf Attacks - 15 Aug 2018 at 6:40pm - With hunting banned as far as 40 miles from the front line, pheasants and hares proliferate, drawing foxes and wolves into closer contact with people and pets.

Asia and Australia Edition: South Korea, John Brennan, Genoa: Your Thursday B... - 15 Aug 2018 at 5:33pm - Here?s what you need to know to start your day.