BARBARA STONE, MODELING AGENT TO AMERICAN BEAUTIES, DIES AT 87

At Stewart Models in the 1960s and '70s, she specialized in fresh-faced American blondes and played a key role in the careers of Cheryl...

A PRESS CORPS DECEIVED, AND THE GAZA INVASION THAT WASN'T

A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza. They hadn't. But the army wanted Hamas to...

 
 
 

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN STRIFE WIDENS AS FRANTIC CALLS FOR CALM GO UNHEEDED

While Israel and Hamas signaled willingness to consider a cease-fire, worries grew about further fracturing in one of the Middle East's...

DEMOCRATS MOVE CLOSER TO SETTING UP JAN. 6 COMMISSION

House Democrats plan to vote on a bill to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot, but whether Republican...

 
 
 

BACH INVENTED. NOW A PIANIST IS TRYING TO MATCH HIM

With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach's missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations.

FEDERAL MASK RETREAT SETS OFF CONFUSING SCRAMBLE FOR STATES AND CITIES

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

 
 
 

A BREAKAWAY THIRD PARTY OF EX-REPUBLICANS? DON'T COUNT ON IT

The idea of a conservative anti-Trump party gained publicity this week - but the threat remains hollow.

WHY THE C.D.C. CHANGED ITS ADVICE ON MASKS

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don't transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

 
 
 

IN ISRAEL'S RISING VIOLENCE, RIPPLES FROM 1948

The town of Lydda posed an early test of how the Israeli state would treat Palestinians. It is a legacy playing out today in violence...

HOW BOTANICAL OILS WON OVER THE WEST

Though they've been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious...

 
 
 

NORTHWESTERN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR RESIGNS AMID BACKLASH OVER HARASSMENT CASE

Mike Polisky, who held the position for about 10 days, stepped back under mounting concerns about his past handling of complaints of...

MASKS, ISRAEL, TIM DUNCAN: YOUR FRIDAY EVENING BRIEFING

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

 
 
 

ARAB WORLD CONDEMNS ISRAELI VIOLENCE BUT TAKES LITTLE ACTION

By saying it is defending Jerusalem, Hamas has made it harder for Arab countries not to denounce Israel. But in a changed region, the...

MARTIN BASHIR LEAVES BBC AMID INQUIRY INTO HIS INTERVIEW WITH PRINCESS DIANA

Mr. Bashir's departure from the nation's public broadcaster comes as it prepares to publish the findings of an investigation into accusations...

 
 
 

IN ELISE STEFANIK, THE GOP INSTALLS A TRUMP CONVERT

Once a moderate, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the party's new No. 3 in the House, tacked to the right as her party and...

BIDEN REVOKES TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON IMMIGRATION, MONUMENTS AND MORE

The actions represented a broad repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump, and his practice of using executive orders to advance...

 
 
 

M.L.B. AND PLAYERS' UNION FILE GRIEVANCES AGAINST EACH OTHER

With their collective bargaining agreement expiring in December, the players are seeking $500 million for the shortened 2020 season.

HOW MUCH WATCHING TIME DO YOU HAVE THIS WEEKEND?

A new Starz comedy follows four 30-something friends in Harlem, and a new Netflix series stars Ewan McGregor as the fashion designer...

 
 
 

BIDEN MEETS WITH DACA RECIPIENTS AS HIS ADMINISTRATION GRAPPLES WITH BORDER

The meeting was part of the White House's efforts to push for an immigration reform bill in Congress.

A KEVIN SPACEY ACCUSER TRIED TO SUE ANONYMOUSLY. A JUDGE SAID NO

As sexual assault cases proliferate, judges must weigh accusers' requests for anonymity against the tradition of open courts and fairness...

 
 
 



Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

After Aaron Boone announced Aaron Hicks would miss time with a torn sheath in his left wrist that could lead to surgery, Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup... Read more ...

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

The former Yankee has scored a home run and sold off his Tampa mansion, which he once rented out to Tom Brady, for $22.5 million after eight months on the market. Read more ...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction?...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction? Biden revokes more Trump executive orders

US President Joe Biden has revoked a number of executive orders by his predecessor Donald Trump, including those seeking to protect monuments and combat online censorship, and... Read more ...

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Amid a growing southern border crisis, President Biden on Friday met privately with six people brought to the US illegally as children and repealed a long-stalled Trump... Read more ...

Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals snap 11-game skid, beat Chisox

Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals snap 11-game skid, beat Chisox

CHICAGO - White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas City batter Hunter Dozier were forced to leave after a frightening collision on a popup, and the Royals ended an 11-game... Read more ...

California budget has $35 million for basic income programs

California budget has $35 million for basic income programs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use a sliver of the state's massive budget surplus to give poor people money each month with no rules on how they spend it. Read more ...

A rain chance for a part of the weekend

A rain chance for a part of the weekend

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NH hopes to encourage hospitals, nursing homes to make mental health beds...

NH hopes to encourage hospitals, nursing homes to make mental health beds available

New Hampshire is offering a $12 million incentive program to end the crisis of boarding mental health patients in hospital emergency rooms. Read more ...

Medina Spirit cleared to run Preakness after passing drug tests

Medina Spirit cleared to run Preakness after passing drug tests

BALTIMORE - Medina Spirit has passed three rounds of prerace drug testing and been cleared to run in the Preakness on Saturday. Maryland racing officials said Friday tests on... Read more ...

Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all

Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all

A contentious nomination process kept Neera Tanden out of President Joe Biden's Cabinet, but she still landed in the White House. The White House confirmed on Friday that Biden... Read more ...