Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scenes on Trump-Taiwan Call
The former senator turned lobbyist worked to establish the high-level contacts that led the president-elect to call the president of Taiwan last week.
Sinosphere: How Trumpâs Call With Taiwan Could Affect U.S. Goals in Asia
Paul Haenle, a retired Army officer who served on the National Security Council, gauges the consequences of the president-electâs action.
Transition Briefing: Donors Rush to Contribute to Trump Inaugural Festivities
Donald J. Trump struggled at times to get donors for his presidential campaign, but success has 1,000 fathers. Now heâs on pace to easily break the record for inaugural fund-raising.
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Supreme Court: Your Wednesday Briefing
Hereâs what you need to know to start your day.
New York Today: New York Today: Remembering Pearl Harbor
Wednesday: A somber anniversary, damp weather, and the darkest afternoon.
The 5 Easiest and 5 Most Difficult Promises for Donald Trump to Keep
President-elect Trump made many pledges on the campaign trail. Hereâs a look at where heâll have the least, and the most, resistance.
Trump Fires Adviserâs Son From Transition for Spreading Fake News
Michael G. Flynn, the son of the pick for national security adviser, had posted on Twitter about a fake Hillary Clinton story that led to an armed encounter in a pizzeria.
Courts Disagree Over Michigan Vote Recount
Dueling court rulings left the fate of a presidential vote recount uncertain as officials in the state said they were âseeking clarity about the next steps.â
Rallying in North Carolina, Donald Trump Formally Introduces James Mattis
The president-elect appeared in Fayetteville with General Mattis, his nominee for defense secretary, whom he called âone of the most effective generalsâ in decades.
Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law
Offering free legal services to the gun control groups, law firms say they are hoping to match the resources, coordination and power of the gun lobby.
Your Daily Mini Crossword
Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Indonesia Earthquake Kills Dozens in Aceh Province
There were conflicting casualty reports after the earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and struck while many residents were asleep.
Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory Over ISIS in Surt
The apparent end to the battle was another defeat for the Islamic State as its ambitions for a militant empire buckle on multiple fronts.
New York City Has 5 Babies Born With Zika-Related Brain Issue
Health officials sent doctors an alert warning them to continue warning women who are or may become pregnant about travel to areas where the virus is spreading.
Battle Over New Bus Terminal Threatens to Paralyze Port Authorityâs Board
A nasty debate over how to pay for the terminal has spilled out in public and has drawn in city and state officials from New Jersey and New York, with accusations flying on both sides.
Huffington Post Hires Senior New York Times Editor
Lydia Polgreen, who was overseeing The Timesâs global expansion, will replace Arianna Huffington as the siteâs top editor.
âThey Are Slaughtering Us Like Animalsâ
Inside President Rodrigo Duterteâs war on drugs in the Philippines, our photojournalist documented 41 homicide scenes, with 57 victims, over 35 days.
Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a Vacation by Train
Buy your ticket before you leave home, arrive at your departure city one day before your trip â and pack light.
Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds
The report suggests that many garden-variety insomniacs could benefit from cognitive behavior therapy without ever having to talk to a therapist.
Room for Books (and Magic)
Livraria Lello in Portugal is a popular destination for book lovers and Harry Potter fans.
The Best Movies of 2016
The film critics of The New York Times â Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden â share their picks for the best movies of the year.
The Top Political Tweets and Hashtags of 2016
Twitter announced the yearâs biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent.
Coached by the Zen Master, the Knicks Try Mindfulness
Phil Jackson, who introduced mindfulness exercises after becoming team president, now leads the sessions himself.
Man Who Hacked Celebritiesâ Email Accounts Gets 5 Years in Prison
Alonzo Knowles, 24, stole unreleased music and movie and television scripts, as well as nude images, and tried to sell them for thousands of dollars.
BeyoncÃ© Leads With 9 Grammy Nominations
Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, and Adele is up for five, including the top three categories.
Instagram Introduces New Tools Meant to Curb Abuse and Expand Privacy
Instagram users will soon be able to remove comments and filter out certain followers.
A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers
The Royal Canadian Geographic Society assembled experts who chose the little-seen gray jay, though the popular vote went for the loon.
Roman Polanski Extradition Request Rejected by Polandâs Supreme Court
The Oscar-winning filmmaker is wanted in the United States over a decades-old conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
To Find Out Who You Are, Peer Into the Cheese Ball
Your take on the protean American party snack tells a lot about where you came from and how much processed cheese you can withstand.
Harry Benson, an Early Photographer of Trump, Looks Back and Forward
At 87, a man whose images captured presidents, celebrities and royalty is enjoying tributes galore. But will he be welcome at the president-electâs White House?
State of Terror: To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control
Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.
The Neediest Cases: âI Want to Kiss Americaâ: A Woman Who Fled Nazis, Then Russia, Makes a Life in Brooklyn
Polina Davydova was 3 when her family escaped the Nazis, and 53 when she left Russia. Now 77 and in failing health, she is grateful for the generosity of her new country.
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