The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.
The judge’s fate, and the Senate’s treatment of his accuser, have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — a wrenching apex in the struggle over the status of American women and abortion.
A rule proposed by the Trump administration could force immigrants seeking permanent resident status to prove they will never become reliant on government assistance.
The deputy attorney general’s reported discussion last year of a mechanism to remove the president showed just how fractured the team around President Trump is.
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
For the first time, the pope accepted the legitimacy of bishops chosen by the Communist Chinese government.
Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.
The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.
The casino magnate and his wife, initially skeptical of President Trump, are thrilled with some of his policies and have donated $55 million to Republican campaigns.
The siblings say their brother’s extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.
Unraveling the Russia election plot. Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria. Who is Christine Blasey Ford? We are Ranch Nation. And more.
Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.
Starting schools before 8:30 a.m. shows a tragic disregard for both the mental health of children and for science.
What it feels like to have to prep your boss for the Kavanaugh hearings.
Visionary research is no longer the most important element of progress.
Prime Minister Theresa May finds there’s no easy way to leave the European Union.
Two university professors, 27 years apart, face the gauntlet to tell their searing stories about conservatives headed to the high court.
A curator finds much to admire in the creative exuberance of the objects in these halls.
I want to burn the frat house of America to the ground.
Maybe one superrich old white guy from New York can save us from another superrich old white guy from New York.
If he’s asked to prove a negative, he has to be given room to try.
Did finance cause the Great Recession, redux.
In the Brazil of my childhood, we battled hyperinflation to buy ice cream.
The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
In this new period drama, the clothes have their own character arc. “The costumes really reflect what’s happening inside Colette,” says the director.
Since opening the restaurant in Oakland, Calif., in February, Nite Yun has followed Khmer cooking traditions that war and genocide nearly wiped out.
Woods, who has not won in five years, heads to Sunday’s final round with a three-stroke lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.
The allegations, if proven, would suggest that a small group of faculty at the Manhattan campus, long the choice of law enforcement, presided over an academic underworld.
It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive.
Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled across a campaign banner for Representative Josh Gottheimer and the home of a supporter who had put the sign on his lawn.
Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.
Already the emergency and recovery response is staggering in scope, and the threats have not abated.
The winning bid values Sky, one of Europe’s top television companies, at about $39 billion. That’s nearly 61 percent more than Fox initially bid for Sky in 2016.
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while others blamed the United States and Persian Gulf states for the assault.
Hear new music from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, Kesha, Rosanne Cash and others.
If your past feels bigger than whatever you can imagine in your future, it’s not a healthy sign. A single, focused question can help reframe things.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Home maintenance classes can help you save money and be smarter about what needs to be done to keep your new home in shape.
Smart home devices will tell you the weather and answer trivia questions, sure, but they can do so much more. Try these tips to streamline your day, relax a little or just have some fun.
A freethinking firm makes its mark exploring the intersections between public and private, indoors and out, function and form.
Haley Morris-Cafiero saved more than 1,000 negative comments directed toward her and, choosing 30 from various backgrounds, photographed herself costumed like her cyberbullies.
All romance novels have happy endings. How they get there, though, is a lot more interesting when the protagonists must grapple with personal shortcomings.
The director Nicole Holofcener discusses a scene in which the lead character (Ben Mendelsohn) breaks into his former home.
Iris Origo’s war diary, “A Chill in the Air,” reports on how Italians viewed the Mussolini regime.
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.
Bland, institutional food can be bad for patients in many ways.
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.