Donald Trump Concedes Russiaâs Interference in Election
âAs far as hacking, I think it was Russia,â the president-elect said in a news conference, though he avoided questions about whether his team had contact with Russia during the campaign.
Live Highlights: 10 Key Moments and More From Trumpâs News Conference
Pushback on a leaked intelligence report, sharp words for CNN and a new appointee for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Live Briefing: Marco Rubio Wonât Commit to Voting for Rex Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson, the longtime chief executive of Exxon Mobil and President-elect Donald J. Trumpâs choice for secretary of state, headlines a slate of hearings.
What We Know and Donât Know About the Trump-Russia Dossier
What led to reports of supposed Russian plans to try to blackmail the president-elect? There are far more questions than answers.
Trump Received Unsubstantiated Report That Russia Had Damaging Information About Him
The material was considered so potentially explosive that the intelligence agencies decided that the president and the president-elect needed to be told and that the agencies were actively investigating it.
Highlights of Trump's News Conference
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday in New York held a news conference for the first time in six months.
Donald Trumpâs News Session Starts War With and Within Media
He called BuzzFeed âgarbageâ and shouted at a CNN reporter, and the two outlets argued with each other over publishing unverified claims about him.
Trumpâs Plans on Businesses May Fall Short
Mr. Trump will hand his business empire to a trust controlled by his oldest sons, a move the director of the Office of Government Ethics said was not enough.
Mike Pompeo, Trumpâs C.I.A. Pick, Faces the Balancing Act of His Career
Known in Congress as an unrelenting partisan, Representative Pompeo is wading into an extraordinary breach between the president-elect and the intelligence agency.
A Senate Vote-a-Rama Primer, in Case You Plan to Sleep Tonight
As Republicans push forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers are about to undertake a grueling Senate tradition.
Trump Promises Fast Action on Supreme Court Nomination
In a strong indication that his main priority remains choosing an unwavering conservative, he thanked leaders of two leading conservative groups for their help vetting candidates.
Elaine Chao Gets Cozy Reception at Confirmation Hearing
Ms. Chao, the nominee for transportation secretary, sailed through her hearing, offering remarkably few specifics but many promises of cooperation.
Head of Veterans Health System Is Trumpâs Pick to Lead Veterans Affairs
If confirmed, Dr. David J. Shulkin will be the first secretary to lead the department who is not a veteran, though he has helped lead several private health care systems.
Trump, Sessions, Tillerson: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Hereâs what you need to know at the end of the day.
California Today: California Today: The Tale of the Laguna Beach Jumper
Wednesday: A daredevil breaks his feet, Los Angeles wins the George Lucas museum, and Xavier Becerra pledges to be a muscular attorney general.
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Volkswagen Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case as U.S. Charges 6 Executives
The officials charged in the case include a former head of development of the Volkswagen brand and the head of engine development.
Eric Holder to Lead Democratsâ Attack on Republican Gerrymandering
Backed by President Obama, Mr. Holder will lead the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group aimed at breaking the Republican Partyâs grip on the congressional map.
Taiwan Responds After China Sends Carrier to Taiwan Strait
Rising tensions between the two nations present a foreign policy challenge for the incoming administration of Donald J. Trump.
As China Seeks Bigger Role on World Stage, Xi Jinping Will Go to Davos World Economic Forum
President Xi Jinpingâs appearance is Chinaâs latest attempt to compete with the United Statesâ dominant position in world economic and strategic institutions.
Traveling Through the Sky in Bolivia
The TelefÃ©rico in La Paz is one of the longest aerial cable car systems in the world. It transports 60,000 passengers on average each day.
Wintry Blast in Greece Imperils Refugees in Crowded Camps
Snow, freezing rain and flooding threatened tens of thousands of people, many of them living in tents and other flimsy shelters without heat.
Young Symbol of Afghan Resilience Joins List of Lost Leaders
Abdul Ali Shamsi, the Kandahar deputy governor, was among 11 killed in a bombing seemingly tailored to shake the faith in government he had sought to restore.
Samsung Leader Is Named a Suspect in South Korean Bribery Inquiry
Jay Y. Lee was summoned for questioning in connection with the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hyeâs impeachment.
Arms Seized Off Coast of Yemen Appear to Have Been Made in Iran
Photographs of the weapons were analyzed by the Small Arms Survey, which obtained them after an open-records dispute with the Australian military.
Obamaâs Final Farewell
After eight years and one of the most contentious elections in memory, President Obama took the stage in Chicago to defend his agenda and to encourage unity in an increasingly fractured political landscape.
Obama, Saying Goodbye, Warns of Threats to National Unity
The presidentâs confidence was etched with frustration over economic inequity, racism and closed-mindedness that he said imperiled the nationâs democratic fabric.
President Obamaâs Farewell Address: Full Video and Text
The transcript and live video of President Obamaâs farewell address in Chicago.
Fact Free: The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship
Increasing tribalism goes beyond perceptions of news; it imperils the governmentâs ability to function and democracy itself, researchers say.
The Getaway: How to Navigate New Airline Carry-On Rules
Hacking the latest airline guidelines for onboard baggage and overhead bin space.
Public Health: Youâd Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar
Because of an F.D.A. labeling change, many consumers will learn that added sugars are in many products generally thought to be healthy.
Istanbul Journal: Snow in Istanbul Soothes as a Balm for Fear Over Attacks
A blizzard, the heaviest snowfall since 2009, was just what the city needed as it struggles with anxiety amid terrorism and political instability.
Istanbul Covered in Snow
A strong blizzard brought the heaviest snowfall since 2009 to the Turkish city of Istanbul in the last week.
Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There
Hundreds will travel to the capital Saturday to make their voices heard on immigration issues, before what they fear may be a harsher regime takes hold.
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Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa
The peatlands, covering an area the size of New York State, contain billions of tons of stored carbon but are vulnerable to warming and development.
China, Fanning Patriotism, Adds 6 Years to War with Japan in History Books
The âEight-Year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggressionâ will now be the â14-Year War,â with the starting date moved back to 1931, the government said.
White and Black Police Officers Are Sharply Divided About Race, Pew Finds
A majority of the 8,000 police officers surveyed feel their jobs are harder than ever.
Lawsuit Accuses Michigan Doctor of Sexually Abusing Young Gymnasts
Eighteen women and girls accused U.S.A. Gymnastics, Michigan State University and a gymnastics school of failing to prevent further abuse after the doctor was reported.
Proposed Football League Envisions a No-College Path to the Pros
A sports agent thinks he has found a model for success where other leagues, built around castoff athletes, have failed to gain any traction.
Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project
The effort calls for, among other things, the company to forge deeper ties with news organizations by collaborating on publishing tools and features before they are released.
Date Rape Comments by Brooklyn Police Captain Are Condemned
Peter R. Rose, a precinct commander, contrasted sexual attacks on acquaintances with âtrue stranger rapes,â which he called âthe troubling ones.â
Bruce Springsteenâs Archive Is Headed to Monmouth University
The New Jersey university, in a partnership announced Tuesday, will establish the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.
Feature: Neanderthals Were People, Too
New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?
Review: Lemony Snicketâs Creations, in a Cloud of Marvelous Gloom
Netflix serves up âA Series of Unfortunate Events,â with Neil Patrick Harris making a memorable villain.
Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Darby Stanchfield Reads âA Family That Takes âNoâ for an Answerâ
On this weekâs podcast, the âScandalâ actress reads Leigh Newmanâs story of a family hunting excursion that proves revelatory.
The Neediest Cases: Twin Strands of Music and Compassion Run Through a Life
Benita Rudolph, a Neediest Cases beneficiary, arrived in New York years ago to join a musical production. She now plans to become a practical nurse.
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