Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Kamala Harris. But Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be in no rush to make his choice.
Hunting for mushrooms deep in the forest is the ideal socially distanced pastime.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an abrupt shift in managing schools during the pandemic. Officials had faced criticism that they prioritized activities like indoor dining over the well-being of children.
The authorities searched the home and offices of the soccer hero’s doctor as part of an investigation into the circumstances of his death last week.
One-term presidents generally don’t leave big footprints. And the last four years may be seen as a reaction to the game-changing presidency of Barack Obama.
A fight over the council’s presidency is seen by some as an effort by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia to put a more compliant state in control ahead of greater involvement by the Biden administration.
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Steve McQueen’s new “Small Axe” anthology includes a film that centers on an offshoot of reggae that represented big shifts in the music, and in Black British culture.
Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd writes of his father’s role at the World War II military tribunal, and the lessons that can be drawn today.
The “Mean Girls” and “Mamma Mia!” actress knows her performance as Marion Davies in“Mank” will be a turning point in her career. But first, she had to put some distance between herself and Hollywood.
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Mr. Prowse went from being a weight lifting champion in Britain to helping portray one of the most iconic villains in movie history. But his voice did not make the edit.
The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be.
Seasonal stagings often underwrite the usual fare. But even without indoor audiences, the tradition lives on — by mail, by screen, by car and by radio.
Because cheerleading is not governed by the N.C.A.A., its participants can sign lucrative endorsement deals that would lead to punishment for most college athletes, including soon-to-be N.F.L. and N.B.A. millionaires.
Dozens of players have been hailed as the next Maradona. A few have even worn his famed No. 10 with his blessing. But the fit was never perfect.
A cento is a poem written using borrowed lines, like ones from this publication. Don’t forget to give credit.
Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.
In several countries, entrenched leaders are taking advantage of coronavirus restrictions and a world distracted by the pandemic to clamp down hard on prominent political opponents.
The metal structure has been removed, Utah officials said on Saturday, adding that they had not taken it down.
The 49ers would need to train away for the headquarters for three weeks under an order from local health officials. The Broncos have none of their quarterbacks available for their game on Sunday.
After suffering a string of audacious attacks, Tehran faces an agonizing choice: embracing hard-liner demands for swift retaliation, or trying to make a fresh start with the Biden administration.
The assassination of a top nuclear scientist isn’t about stopping a bomb — it’s about preventing diplomacy. Joe Biden doesn’t have to let it work.
Mr. Hsieh, who died at 46, tried to revitalize a corner of the city by attracting other entrepreneurs.
The last cat to live in the White House, India, belonged to President George W. Bush.
Mike Tyson is scheduled to fight Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition that is more show and nostalgia than high-level boxing.
The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.
Fuller, a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team, was asked to play because the football team’s kicking unit could not practice because of the coronavirus.
The pandemic has many people wanting to avoid crowded slopes. Going into the backcountry requires avalanche knowledge or a guide. Here are suggestions for taking part across the United States.
Despite the president-elect’s vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace.
After heavy artillery strikes on Saturday, the federal government claimed the city of Mekelle was now under its control, but there was no way to independently confirm the assertion.
They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.
Demonstrators accused the government of drifting toward repressive policies.
Critics are protesting the nomination of Effie Eitam, a retired general and far-right politician, to lead Yad Vashem, a hallowed Israeli institution.
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On April 15, more Americans were reported dead of Covid-19 than on any other day of the pandemic. The daily toll is growing close once more.
Mexico is set to shatter another murder record, but that grim reality is nowhere to be seen on the TikTok videos that go viral by showcasing drug cartel culture.
The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.
Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.
He stepped down from the online shoe retailer to focus on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. He died of injuries suffered in a fire.
Some of the president-elect’s choices for top posts have done work for undisclosed corporate clients and aided a fund that invests in government contractors.
Too many people are still longing for their old routines. Get some new ones instead.
Even as more young men and women in need want to play, the pandemic has made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money.
Amazon has been on a hiring binge to keep up with pandemic shopping, but for the global economy, “normal” is a long way away. Cases are rising in South Africa, ahead of its travel season.
With a deadline looming, locals scramble to raise enough money to buy the White Horse Tavern — and save the soul of their community.
The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, which Tehran blamed on Israel, raised fears of an escalation in violent retribution.
The scandal surrounding the writer Gabriel Matzneff was not limited to his pedophilia. It also opened a window on the entrenched and clubby nature of many of France’s elite institutions.
As coronavirus deaths rose, museums and galleries rolled out new shows. The socialite Libbie Mugrabi is planning a dinner for the ages. Is Miami’s art world clueless?