The British defense secretary called the seizure “a hostile act,” and the government warned ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.
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The seizure came a day after the United States said it had shot down an Iranian drone, reviving fears of a military clash in the Persian Gulf.
For two years, Democrats have waited on Robert S. Mueller III to deliver a death blow to the Trump presidency. Wednesday’s hearings with the special counsel could be their last chance.
House Republicans have savaged Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, but when it comes to his testimony, many are advocating a gentler approach to close the door on his inquiry.
Candidates condemn President Trump’s “go back” comment, a Harris-Biden rematch, and a new California poll.
Until the Apollo 11 mission, my family didn’t have a television. Then, for one weekend, we joined the rest of Planet Earth.
President Trump is only the latest to propose returning to the moon and then heading to Mars. But he faces the burdens of history to accomplish what his predecessors could not.
Mr. Pelli, whose many distinctive projects include the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, tried to reconcile modernism with his interest in shape, texture and the architecture of the past.
The artists cited the museum’s “inertia” over calls to remove Warren B. Kanders.
OZY Fest and the New York Triathlon were canceled and cooling centers were opened as New Yorkers braced for a brutal weekend.
Heat becomes dangerous if it lingers for a number of consecutive days, said a lead forecaster at the Weather Prediction Center.
Saving Notre-Dame. John Paul Stevens dies. 16,000 Readers on “go back.” 16 black chefs changing food in the U.S. Generation Spice Girls. And more.
Jessica Wade has added nearly 700 Wikipedia biographies for important female and minority scientists in less than two years.
The “Arrested Development” actress reads an essay about aging and desire.
Also this week, visiting some very big bears in a very hot Alaska.
The Algonquin Round Table trained a generation of socially conscious writers.
Willa Cather knew what made America great.
The administration is talking to the Taliban and North Korea. Why not Iran?
I’m a young female Muslim activist. The message from the president and his followers will not deter my ambitions.
More than 5,000 readers, including the president, weighed in.
I believe abortion is about health care, not politics. Many of my colleagues disagreed.
Neil Armstrong’s first small step owed more than you’d think to the footsteps of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Fritz Lang.
The peak of American greatness lies 50 years in the past.
You might be surprised what humans left behind on the lunar surface.
Countries in the Amazon Basin are falling behind on their targets to cut deforestation. Environmental enforcement combined with economic incentives could provide a way forward.
I loved my baby, and I always will.
Works by confined children show hopefulness in the face of stress, and may help in the healing.
My college class asks what it means to be white in America — but interrogating that question as a black woman in the real world is much harder to do.
When the thriller writer Lisa Gardner needed to research a new book, she toured the facility that has made death into a science.
More than 3,000 federal inmates were granted early release under the bipartisan criminal justice overhaul passed late last year.
CBS and AT&T couldn’t agree on licensing fees and streaming rights. DirecTV, U-verse and DirecTVNow customers in 14 markets can’t watch CBS.
Two German tourists set up a travel stove by the Rialto Bridge, one of the city’s main landmarks. The move fell afoul of rules to preserve “decorum” in the city center.
A fixture in Saratoga and Lexington, she was a prominent hostess, a patron of the arts and, not least, a sportswoman and a thoroughbred breeder.
Animal control officials in Orange County, N.C., haven’t seen an emu on the loose in a decade. An owner has not yet come forward to claim the emu.
As a child, she “was desperate to understand money.” Now, as one of the most senior black women in finance, she oversees billions.
Cities and counties are suing major drugstore chains and Walmart, contending they distributed billions of painkillers that devastated communities.
The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn.
Eugene Scalia, whom Mr. Trump plans to nominate as labor secretary, has been a go-to lawyer for businesses like UPS and SeaWorld.
Go forth and read that trashy novel.
Older dogs and cats require a little extra love and care, whether they’re new to your home or they’ve been with you for years. Here’s what you need to know.
When the big one hits, be prepared with this gear for enough water, light, communication, power, first aid, and contact info.
Yes, air hockey is a professional sport. Join a master and his student on a quest for the championship — and a regulation table that isn’t broken.
Pair this incredibly easy cheese sauce with the satisfying chew of farro — or just about anything.
Finding spots for the pop songs, credited to 161 writers, and getting the rights, was no cancan.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to talk to a sibling you’ve just learned was abused as a child and more.
Oliver Beer’s “Vessel Orchestra” includes 32 objects, ancient to modern, chosen for the sounds hidden within them.
The young woman was extremely mindful of her allergy. Yet her body started having these terrible reactions.
The original moon shoot inspired billions. Calling climate action a moon shot isn’t a perfect parallel — but maybe we should try it anyway.
Scientists have created “soft” magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.
Experts say other steps should include seeking shade, avoiding the most intense hours of sun exposure and wearing hats and clothing to protect the skin.
Re-election looks plausible even with a bigger loss in the national popular vote.
The rest of us can love America well.