WE'RE EXPERIENCING LOSS AT MANY LEVELS. HERE'S HOW WE CAN FACE IT WITH EMPATHY

The award-winning novelist discusses race, identity, algorithmic thinking and how to envision optimistic futures in dark times.

POLIO HAS BEEN DETECTED IN NEW YORK CITY WASTEWATER, OFFICIALS SAY

The detection of the virus in the city's sewage suggests it is circulating there, Health Department officials said.

 
 
 

WHAT TO KNOW AS THE PAUSE ON STUDENT LOANS IS SET TO EXPIRE

There are signs that the pause on payments and interest on most federal student loans will be extended past the end of this month....

HOSPITAL AND DRUGMAKER MOVE TO BUILD VAST DATABASE OF NEW YORKERS' DNA

Patients will be asked if their genetic sequence can be added to a database - shared with a pharmaceutical company - in a quest to...

 
 
 

ANNE HECHE IS ‘NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE,' REPRESENTATIVE SAYS

The actress, 53, has been in a coma since shortly after the car she was in crashed into a Los Angeles home last week, her publicist...

PETER BEAGLE, AUTHOR OF ‘THE LAST UNICORN,' IS BACK IN CONTROL

After losing control of his intellectual property - including the book, a classic and a strong seller for decades - he has regained...

 
 
 

GREECE'S MITSOTAKIS FENDS OFF ACCUSATIONS HIS GOVERNMENT SPIED ON RIVALS

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how...

BOY SCOUTS VS. GIRL SCOUTS

In 2017, two 10-year-old siblings were choosing between the groups. Five years later, we checked back in with them.

 
 
 

HOW THE CLIMATE BILL WILL MAKE CLEANER ENERGY CHEAPER

The climate bill will make cleaner energy cheaper for everyone.

BRITAIN'S ECONOMY SHRANK IN SECOND QUARTER, AS WARNINGS ABOUT THE FUTURE GET BLEAKER

The slight contraction, 0.1 percent, comes as Britons face high and rising inflation, squeezing household budgets.

 
 
 

CUBS BEAT REDS AT MLB'S FIELD OF DREAMS GAME

A low stakes game between struggling teams was mostly a sideshow as M.L.B. basked in the glow of its second Field of Dreams game.

WHAT WOULD DONALD JUDD DO?

The artist turned the remote town of Marfa into a cultural pilgrimage site. Three decades after his death, the foundations charged...

 
 
 

STOCKS ARE SET FOR BEST STRETCH OF THE YEAR, AS INFLATION EASES

Positive economic signs have put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth consecutive week of gains, but some investors worry about how long...

SERBIA'S LEADER REJECTS PUTIN LABEL AMID FEARS OF RUSSIAN MEDDLING

President Aleksandar Vucic's ties to Moscow raise awkward questions as the Kremlin appears to be stirring unrest in the Balkans to...

 
 
 

SUE BIRD BECAME THE LEGEND SHE NEEDED: ‘THERE WAS NO REAL PATH'

Bird, the Seattle Storm point guard, is retiring as the W.N.B.A.'s career leader in assists - and no one else in the game is even close.

THE JOYS OF SWIMMING WHILE FAT

An illustrator finds freedom in the water.

 
 
 

WHEN WILL THE PANDEMIC END? AND OTHER PRESSING QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Three experts weigh in.

8 PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES, TALKING ABOUT RECESSION

How to think about this weird economic moment.

 
 
 

CHINA'S OPTIONS FOR PUNISHING TAIWAN ECONOMICALLY ARE LIMITED

The economic bans that China imposed on Taiwan for hosting Speaker Nancy Pelosi were not especially painful. Increasing the pressure...

 
 
 



Polio detected in New York City's sewage, suggesting the virus is...

Polio detected in New York City's sewage, suggesting the virus is circulating there

The presence of the polio virus in New York City's wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, city and state health officials said. Read more ...

Salman Rushdie stabbed during appearance in New York

Salman Rushdie stabbed during appearance in New York

“The Satanic Verses” novelist was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution when he was suddenly attacked, video from the event shows. Read more ...

Disabled vehicles are causing delays along I-71/75 near Fort Wright

Disabled vehicles are causing delays along I-71/75 near Fort Wright

Traffic cameras are showing multiple vehicles off on the right shoulder of the interstate near Fort Wright, Friday morning. Read more ...

Grimes man who used 'spy camera' on underage girls sentenced to federal prison

Grimes man who used 'spy camera' on underage girls sentenced to federal prison

Police also found several videos of Duncan sitting in his car in Des Moines area parking lots while he recorded underage girls walking nearby who were not aware of his presence. Read more ...

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous. Read more ...

It Was Less Affordable To Buy A Home In June Than It's Been In 33 Years

Housing affordability hit its worst level since 1989 in June, according to the National Association of Realtors' housing affordability index. Read more ...

Hundreds Of Americans Are Still Dying Of Covid Every Day-Higher Than At...

The CDC eased Covid curbs this week after saying vaccines and treatments had slashed the risk of serious Covid-19 for Americans. Read more ...

Hate the new Gmail redesign? Here's how to change it back to the original view

The old Gmail design hasn't gone away just yet. Jarretera/Shutterstock The Gmail redesign features new icons and a collapsible app toolbar. If you don't like the Gmail... Read more ...

American Consumers Feeling More Confident, Data Shows

The Index of Consumer Sentiment, compiled monthly by researchers at the University of Michigan, is down 21.6% since August 2021, but has risen 7% in the last month, according... Read more ...

Illegal pool with 60 tons of water discovered on rooftop in New York City

"Please don't try to build a rooftop swimming pool without first getting permits." There was a good reason New York City officials sent out this message to residents. Read more ...