Democrats Pledged to Lower Health Costs. They Just Haven’t Figured Out How.

Democrats Pledged to Lower Health Costs. They Just Haven’t Figured Out How.

Many Democrats focused their election campaigns around protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and they want to move quickly to votes on proposals to do that — in part to test Republicans who made similar pledges during their campaigns. But more than two months after taking power, the full House has yet to vote on the…
Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them

Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] HOMER, N.Y. — The fears weigh on Mike McMahon: If one of his undocumented workers gets a traffic ticket, it could prompt an immigration audit of his entire farm. If another gets detained by immigration agents at a roadside…
‘I Put My Work In’: Honest College Applicants Await Their Fates

‘I Put My Work In’: Honest College Applicants Await Their Fates

The college application process, for those staying within the rules, is one long and maddening lesson in the limits of control. Study hard, make the sports team, detail the family financial situation and then … sit and wait. That this nerve-racking powerlessness could simply be bought off is among the most galling parts of the…
It Wasn’t Just Khashoggi: A Saudi Prince’s Brutal Drive to Crush Dissent

It Wasn’t Just Khashoggi: A Saudi Prince’s Brutal Drive to Crush Dissent

WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters — which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudi citizens — over a year before the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials who have read classified intelligence reports about the campaign. At least some…
U.S. Campaign to Ban Huawei Overseas Stumbles as Allies Resist

U.S. Campaign to Ban Huawei Overseas Stumbles as Allies Resist

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s aggressive campaign to prevent countries from using Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications equipment in their next-generation wireless networks has faltered, with even some of America’s closest allies rejecting the United States’ argument that the companies pose a security threat. Over the past several months, American officials have tried to pressure,…
Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites Democrats

Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites Democrats

People in Colorado still remember John Hickenlooper’s crack after the state legalized marijuana, a move he opposed: “Don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” But Mr. Hickenlooper, the governor at the time of the 2012 initiative allowing recreational use of cannabis, eventually changed his mind. He acknowledged that fears of increased use by…
New Zealand Attack: Quick Action, Near Miss and Courage in Christchurch

New Zealand Attack: Quick Action, Near Miss and Courage in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Abdul Aziz was praying with his four sons in the Linwood Mosque when he heard the gunshots. Rather than run from the noise, he ran toward it, grabbed the first thing he could find — a credit card machine — and flung it at the attacker. The man dropped a shotgun,…
Ethiopians Say Flight Data from Doomed Jet Shows Similarities to Indonesian Flight That Crashed

Ethiopians Say Flight Data from Doomed Jet Shows Similarities to Indonesian Flight That Crashed

The second crash led to a worldwide grounding of Max 8s, Boeing’s best-selling aircraft. Although American regulators were slow to ground the planes in the United States, they said physical evidence from the Ethiopian crash, along with satellite tracking data, suggested similarities between the two crashes. Publicly available data on the Ethiopian jet’s flight path,…
#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump

#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump

A charismatic preacher inveighing against imminent devastation is nothing new. America has long been fertile ground for would-be doomsday prophets, stretching back centuries. Matthew Sutton, a professor of history at Washington State University and the author of “American Apocalypse,” said Mr. Cahn fits a unique American mold. “In key historical moments, religious figures like this…
As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the environment, is collapsing in many parts of the country. Philadelphia is now burning about half of its 1.5 million residents’ recycling material in an incinerator that converts waste to energy. In Memphis, the international airport still has…

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1 GOP Rep Is Keeping Millions In Disaster Relief From Americans Who Need It

1 GOP Rep Is Keeping Millions In Disaster Relief From Americans Who Need It

A $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill seemed headed for quick passage by the House on Friday following Senate approval and the backing of President Donald Trump. But because of the objection of a lone GOP member ― Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who’s upset the legislation doesn’t include money Trump initially demanded for border security ― disaster-stricken…
Mauricio Pochettino’s joke backfires as Real Madrid release official statement

Mauricio Pochettino’s joke backfires as Real Madrid release official statement

Pochettino has four years left on his contract at SpursTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's apparent joke about where his team would stay in Madrid for the Champions League final appears to have backfired - and prompted Real Madrid to release an official statement. The Argentine, who has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu in…
Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, two Democratic senators said. The administration is issuing an emergency declaration that will allow it to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab…