M.L.B. ENCOURAGES PLAYERS TO GET CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Teams can have numerous restrictions lifted when they are 85 percent vaccinated. A few teams have reached that total so far.

IT'S TIME TO RETHINK THE OLYMPICS

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission...

 
 
 

WHEN BOSTON RULED THE MUSIC WORLD

Three recent recordings conjure the mid-20th-century moment when the city was a center of innovative composition.

OFFICER NEAR MINNEAPOLIS KILLS MOTORIST, AND A CROWD CONFRONTS THE POLICE

A young man pulled over for a traffic violation was shot in Brooklyn Center, near where an officer is on trial in the death of George...

 
 
 

ALIBABA WILL LOWER MERCHANT FEES AFTER ANTITRUST FINE

China's $2.8 billion antitrust penalty against Alibaba far exceeds its previous fines for anticompetitive business practices.

TOP SPOTS AT THE MASTERS BECOMING FAMILIAR TO FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS

Will Zalatoris, who finished second at the Masters, one stroke behind the winner, is only the latest first-year player to contend for...

 
 
 

HOMES THAT SOLD FOR AROUND $440,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

FED CHIEF SAYS U.S. ECONOMY IS AT AN ‘INFLECTION POINT' AS RISKS REMAIN

“It's going to be smart if people can continue to socially distance and wear masks,” Jerome Powell said on “60 Minutes.”

 
 
 

JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN ON WHICH SESAME STREET CHARACTER YOU ARE

We can't all be a Cookie Monster.

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA OF JAPAN IS THE FIRST ASIAN-BORN WINNER OF THE MASTERS

Matsuyama led the final round from start to finish at Augusta National, becoming the first Asian-born man to win the Masters.

 
 
 

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT GERRYMANDERING. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT INVOLVES PRISONS?

Counting people where they're imprisoned takes political power away from cities and transfers it to rural areas.

 
 
 

CANADIAN BASKETBALL HOPES A NEW FLOOR WILL RAISE ITS CEILING

Canada hasn't made the Olympics in men's basketball in two decades, but its sports officials hope a memento from the Toronto Raptors'...

WHY WE'RE FREAKING OUT ABOUT SUBSTACK

A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.

 
 
 

ONLINE SCHOOLS ARE HERE TO STAY, EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them - though questions about...

DEL POSTO, THE LAUDED ITALIAN RESTAURANT, WILL PERMANENTLY CLOSE

Its executive chef, Melissa J. Rodriguez, has purchased the restaurant with a group of investors, with plans to open a similarly ambitious...

 
 
 

10 WEEKS TO THE FINISH LINE: THE N.Y.C. MAYOR'S RACE HEATS UP

With the primary weeks away, candidates are sharpening their attacks, ramping up in-person events and preparing to spend the millions...

HOW COVID TURNED FOOD PANTRIES INTO ‘MINI-COSTCOS'

Hunger activists are using phrases like ‘warehouse optimization' and ‘streamlined inventory management.'

 
 
 

BIDEN'S INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH SPURS A FLURRY OF LOBBYING IN CONGRESS

Lawmakers in both parties are lining up to get their pet projects and policy priorities included in the expansive package.

WOULD YOU SPEND $899 FOR A KITTY SCRATCHER?

Vegetable-dyed scratch pads and organic catnip leaf? The money grows on these cat trees.

 
 
 



Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama's Masters win

Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama's Masters win

TOKYO - Led by Japan's prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama's victory in the Masters - the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and pull... Read more ...

COVID: India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country

India records 168,912 cases overnight, taking overall tally to 13.53 million infections reported since pandemic began. Read more ...

Four teen girls allegedly set home ablaze because ‘they were bored'

Four teen girls allegedly set home ablaze because ‘they were bored'

Four teenage girls are accused of setting fire to an unoccupied Pennsylvania house and posting footage of the inferno to Snapchat. Police used the social media post to identify... Read more ...

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and Jimmy Butler added 20 to lead the Miami Heat to a 107-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Read more ...

Towns, Russell Push Wolves To 121-117 Win Against Bulls

Towns, Russell Push Wolves To 121-117 Win Against Bulls

MINNEAPOLIS - Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds, D'Angelo Russell scored 27 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Chicago Bulls 121-117 on Sunday night. Ricky... Read more ...

Biden administration on track to accept fewer refugees than Trump's, report says

Biden administration on track to accept fewer refugees than Trump's, report says

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WATCH: DeMar DeRozan hits last-second jumper to lift Spurs in huge win over...

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Former Florida guard commits to Louisville

Former Florida guard commits to Louisville

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From Bad To Worse: La Soufrière Continues To Erupt

From Bad To Worse: La Soufrière Continues To Erupt

Experts predict the eruption will last for days, even weeks, similar to the deadly 1902 eruption. Officials are pleading people to seek safety as rescuers search out those who... Read more ...

China's Alibaba promises to make life easier for smaller firms

After record fine, China's largest e-commerce firm says it will lower entry barriers for merchants on its platform. Read more ...