Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
Two weeks into his job as deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein was confronted with a crisis: the president’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director.
At Missouri Rally, Trump Vows to Eliminate ‘Lingering Stench’ at the Justice Department
President Trump at a campaign rally on Friday in Springfield, Mo., a state that he won by 19 percentage points in 2016.
In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents
A rally by President Trump in Las Vegas on Thursday. On Friday, he made a rare retreat over documents related to the Russia inquiry.
Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford
President Trump had avoided attacking the woman who accused his Supreme Court nominee of assault, but broke that practice on Friday morning.
Many Voters Tend to Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Even if They Question Her Motive
Katherine Kydonieus, 70, discussed the sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh. She expressed frustration with the debate over whether he should be forgiven, if the allegations are true, because he was only 17.
Conservative Pundit Points Finger at Another Man to Deflect from Kavanaugh
Conservative lawyer Edward Whelan’s theory that Christine Blasey Ford was attacked by a classmate of Brett M. Kavanaugh’s has heads shaking — and Mr. Whelan apologizing.
Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.
What Is Coal Ash and Why Is It Dangerous?
Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard after helping on Thursday to erect a pollution control boom near a coal ash pit that threatened to flood.
The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here’s Why.
A member of the Afghan National Army training with United States Army soldiers in Helmand Province in 2016. The Afghan government keeps casualty rates among its security forces a secret, along with information on attrition and recruitment.
At Least 24 Killed in Attack on Military Parade in Iran
A soldier was carried away after the attack on Saturday in Ahvaz, Iran. The parade was to commemorate the 1980-88 war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
Medellín Dispatch: 25 Years After Escobar’s Death, Medellín Struggles to Demolish a Legend
Tourists hiking past a prison guard tower, along the same path that Pablo Escobar used in 1992 to escape from the prison La Catedral.
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The Week in Good News: Berlin Marathon, Doctor Who, Pizza for the Troops
Eliud Kipchoge shaved more than a minute off the previous marathon world record in Berlin.
G.O.P. Leaders Can’t Even Fake Respect for Christine Blasey Ford
Op-Ed Columnist: Beto and Ted — Who’s Ahead?
Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Representative Beto O’Rourke before the start of their first debate, on Friday in Dallas.
This I Believe About Blasey v. Kavanaugh
An activist in Washington wearing a button in support of Christine Blasey Ford.
We Need More Enemies of the People
Jerry Dhonau, left, was among journalists who helped shield a 15-year-old student, Elizabeth Eckford, from a hostile white crowd in 1957 near Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
The Dangers of DNA Testing
Police evidence bag containing DNA swabs.
Democracy Will Still Surprise Us
The Parthenon on the Acropolis, in Athens.
We Are Not the Resistance
Making Tariffs Corrupt Again
President Trump has imposed tariffs, seemingly on whim, on about $300 billion worth of imports.
Kim Jong-un Has a Dream. The U.S. Should Help Him Realize It.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea during the third Inter-Korean summit meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea.
letter: An Evangelical’s Plea: Oppose Kavanaugh
Justin Theroux Is on the Prowl
Books News: Would You Like Some Sausage With Your Novel?
Wolfgang Frühauf’s bookstore, which now offers more than just books, is emerging as an important center in this rural part of Germany.
Is Your College Football Team in the Wrong League?
Arkansas lost to North Texas last weekend. Now it has to face its SEC schedule.
China and Vatican Reach Agreement Over Selection of Bishops
Preparations before a Mass in Anyang, in the province of Henan, China, last month.
Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email on Friday.
Croydon Cat Killer: London Police Solve a Mystery
Foxes are a common sight in London (even in the nicer neighborhoods), bold enough to trot down sidewalks and through parks, particularly after dark.
FEMA Administrator Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles
Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was found to have used government vehicles “without proper authorization,” Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, said Friday.
Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Clash Over ‘Jim Crow,’ Immigration and Kavanaugh in Debate
Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, and Representative Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging him for a Senate seat, in Dallas on Friday during the first of three debates before the midterm elections.
These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?
Atlas 2.0, a mobile two-legged humanoid, at the Boston Dynamics lab and headquarters in Waltham, Mass. in September.
Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond
Jimmy Sullivan has been a bricklayer for more than two decades. For several years, Mr. Sullivan injected a shot of heroin in his car before starting work.
Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land
Men load cows that will be sold at market into a truck outside of the town of Garin, Nigeria in September.
It Was a Suspected ‘Birth Tourism’ Site. Then Came Late-Night Screams.
Police officers at the scene of a suspected birth tourism site in Flushing, Queens, where five people, including three infants, were stabbed early Friday morning.
Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Chris Cornell, and 12 More New Songs
A memorial boxed set dedicated to Chris Cornell, “An Artist’s Legacy,” is due in November.
Sketch Guy: Your Future Should Be Bigger Than Your Past. Here’s How to Do It.
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So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it?
Althea Sandiford took a seven-week home maintenance course to help her tackle projects around her Long Island home.
The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home
The Amazon Echo Dot, above, is capable of more than just telling you the weather and answering trivia questions. Some of its best functions can help you de-stress, or even get things done.
How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness
The Swedish star Robyn is back, and she’s still leaning on what she calls the pillars of pop music: “Eternity and death. And losing control.”
What if the Guy With the Red Pencil Is Nuts?
Top row, from left: Jim Fingal and John D’Agata, the real-life combatants who inspired “The Lifespan of a Fact,” with the actress Cherry Jones, who portrays a magazine editor. In foreground: Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale, who play their embattled stage counterparts.
Nonfiction: Why ‘Little Women’ Still Matters, 150 Years On
Katharine Hepburn and Jean Parker in “Little Women.”
A Good Appetite: Sheet-Pan Suppers Without the Meat
Pair cauliflower and roasted lemon with spiced chickpeas for a satisfying sheet-pan meal.
48 Hours: 48 Hours With Antoni Porowski: ‘Queer Eye’ Host and Restaurateur
T spent two days with the food and wine expert as he put the finishing touches on his new menu.
The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, have been conducting a study of people with dyslexia since 1983.
Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future
Hospital Food You Can Get Excited About
Chef Carole Hilly from Plainview Hospital and Chef Claudio Natalio from Lenox Hill Hospital survey ingredients at Northwell Health’s Ultimate Chef Challenge.
Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think
An extreme close-up of a very thin slice of a human kidney stone reveals the intricate patterns of its mineral layers.