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Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, arrived at the state capital late Tuesday.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:17 am

After Figure Skating Short Program, Russians Lead

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva both skated strong, technical programs to take the top two spots heading into the free skate.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:58 am

North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the State Department said.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:55 am

Europe Edition: Syria, Poland, Winter Olympics: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:14 am

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Women’s Downhill

Vonn, the 2010 gold medalist in downhill, had a solid, but not spectacular, run. Sofia Goggia of Italy won the gold medal.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:12 am

Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion

The European Union has bestowed huge sums on Poland, but the country has fomented discord over identity, solidarity and, perhaps most important, the rule of law.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:45 am

Castellina in Chianti Journal: An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration

Electoral campaign slogans warn against the migrants’ “invasion,” but Italy’s social fabric has already changed.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:45 am

Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:31 am

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

The president asked the Justice Department to propose regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:14 am

Garlic Girls Take Over the Olympics, and Their Hometown Is Loving It

How to explain the sudden dominance of the bespectacled South Korean women’s curling team? “It’s definitely the power of the garlic.”

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:59 am

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:52 am

Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation

The lawyer admitted lying in an interview with the special counsel about conversations he had with Rick Gates, who served on the Trump campaign.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:51 am

School’s R.O.T.C. Had 3 Cadets Killed. The Gunman Had Been a Member.

The Junior R.O.T.C. program at Stoneman Douglas High School attracts hundreds of students who study subjects like leadership, military drilling and marksmanship.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:39 am

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Jared Kushner, frustrated about the issue and concerned that Mr. Kelly has targeted him personally with the directive, has told colleagues that he is reluctant to give up his high-level access.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:32 am

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

Government officials are hoping to spur vitally needed imports like food and medicine and, perhaps, give investors a way of skirting American sanctions.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:09 am

Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder

Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 2:03 am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer

The chancellor, Antwan Wilson, had come under investigation for how his daughter recently transferred to a coveted high school, bypassing about 700 students on a wait-list.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:58 am

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road

Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:43 am

Netanyahu Inquiry Expands, With New Bribery Allegations

The Israeli prime minister, already accused of accepting nearly $300,000 in bribes, could now face charges of obstructing justice.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:28 am

Op-Ed Contributor: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.

A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week’s to be the last.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:15 am

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:51 am

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

A software technique could help oversee the spread of disinformation.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:38 am

Op-Ed Contributor: The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

There is no reliable cure for angry young men who harbor violent fantasies. The only solution is to keep guns out of their hands.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:01 am

Op-Ed Columnist: Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face

Only raw electoral power can beat the gun lobby.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:55 pm

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Millions of “bots” posing as real users are promoting celebrities, spreading misinformation and sowing discord. And it’s far easier to build a bot than to kill one.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:22 pm

Elizabeth Swaney, Viral Olympic Skier, Says She Put Her Whole Heart Into Her Halfpipe

“I don’t think I’ve ever been satisfied with my halfpipe runs, and I don’t think a lot of skiers are,” she said, after her Olympic halfpipe run drew attention.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:22 pm

Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:03 pm

‘Is This the Day I Die?’: Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting

Teachers and other educators described to us what it’s like to teach amid lockdown drills and fear of attacks.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:30 pm

3 Young People to Watch in Theater This Spring

Get to know the playwright Hammaad Chaudry, the 13-year-old actress Rileigh McDonald and the actor Andrew Burnap.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:22 pm

Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

A proposal would allow people to collect Social Security after a birth, but there’s a catch.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:42 pm

New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details

Here is a rundown of the new allegations in the inquiry into the Israeli prime minister and his inner circle, according to the police and Israeli news reports.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:34 pm

Op-Docs: Arctic Boyhood

Coming of age on the Greenland tundra.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 8:31 pm

Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Republicans seek a leaner welfare system tying government benefits to hard work. But such benefits are worthless when there is no work to be had.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 8:15 pm

Op-Ed Contributor: The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

Anti-elite fervor in America bears a striking resemblance to the explosive tension between haves and have-nots all over the world.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:58 pm

Op-Ed Contributor: China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?

The government’s latest demographic program has unmistakably eugenic undertones.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:51 pm

Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins

The ex-basketball star worked with animation and music stars to make the short “Dear Basketball.” It’s an academy front-runner, though it’s drawn #MeToo protests.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:27 pm

Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind

The essays in “What Are We Doing Here?” take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:19 pm

A Whirlwind London Fashion Week With Adwoa Aboah

In two jam-packed days, the model and activist speaks about positive fashion, walks in Christopher Bailey’s final show for Burberry — and supports emerging designers.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 6:41 pm

Critic’s Notebook: How Balanchine Turns a Fairy Story Into Tragedy

Our dance critic walks us through the finale of George Balanchine’s “Divertimento From ‘Le Baiser de la Fée,’” the work of a master dramatist.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 6:41 pm

Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck

Even in Anchorage, hunting down fresh fruit and vegetables can be like panning for gold. The smartest prospectors have a strategy.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 5:14 pm

Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How

Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 5:08 pm

Op-Ed Columnist: The Madness of American Crowds

There’s nothing new about Trump, but that’s not necessarily reassuring.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:45 am

Op-Ed Contributor: Missing Conservatism? Just Wait for a Democratic President

Republicans will complain again about overweening government, accelerating social change and American decline.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:45 am

Lens: Where Fashion Photography Meets the Streets

Gareth Smit followed street-style photographer Phil Oh during New York Fashion Week.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:00 am

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms

Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:46 am

Sports of The Times: How Mirai Nagasu Grew Up and Got Back to the Olympics

Mirai Nagasu was devastated when she was passed over for the 2014 Sochi Games. She nearly quit the sport, but then decided to write a new ending to her story.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 6:34 am

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 9:32 pm

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 9:29 pm

Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA’s proposed budget.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 8:36 pm

Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:00 am

What to Do With a Day Off

Step one: Give yourself permission to actually take the day off.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 8:11 am

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:32 am

Kengo Kuma’s Architecture of the Future

Rejecting flashy forms in favor of buildings in harmony with their environment, the architect is trying to reinvent his entire trade.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 3:55 pm

Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories

You could lose over five pounds in a year by choosing to stand rather than sit — if you didn’t find other ways to make up for the calorie deficit.

Published on 7 February 2018 | 4:57 pm

Acne Can Increase the Risk for Depression

“It appears that acne is a lot more than just skin deep,” said one researcher. “It can have a substantial impact on overall mental health.”

Published on 7 February 2018 | 5:01 am

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