Asia and Australia Edition: Vladimir Putin, Facebook, White Rhino: Your Wednesday Briefing
Trump Congratulates Putin on His Re-Election, Raises No Concerns About Election Meddling Here
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was re-elected this week.
Facebook Exit Hints at Dissent on Handling of Russian Trolls
Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer for Facebook. He has urged more disclosure over Russian activity on Facebook.
F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump
Maureen Ohlhausen, the acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. The agency reached a settlement with Facebook in 2011 on data privacy.
The 52 Places Traveler: The Suffering and Spirit of San Juan
Scenes from San Juan. Clockwise from top right: Old San Juan; vegetable mofongo at Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar in Old San Juan; "Santurce Renace"(The Rebirth of Santurce), a sculpture by the artist Mark Rivera in Santurce; Esquina Watusi, a chinchorro, or small informal bar, in Santurce.
The Caribbean Now: Returning to Vieques
Hurricane damage on the Malecón in Esperanza, on the island of Vieques.
The 52 Places Traveler: Island-Hopping on Vibrant Trinidad and Lush St. Lucia
Scenes from Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Former Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump
Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with Donald J. Trump, is suing a media company to be freed from an agreement to remain quiet.
Second Package Is Found From Same Sender as Bomb at Fedex Facility Near Austin
The scene of an explosion at a FedEx center in Schertz, Tex., about 60 miles south of Austin.
At War: 15 Years Ago, I Helped Start a War That Hasn’t Ended
Preparing for war: Marine Corps reservists from Syracuse, N.Y., working on their Abrams M1-A1 tank as a “Jolly Roger” flies from the radio antenna of another tank on Feb. 16, 2003, at U.S.M.C. Camp Grizzly in the northern Kuwaiti desert near Iraq.
‘At War,’ The Times’s Renegade Blog From the Front Lines, Returns
American soldiers in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October 2010.
Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.
Stock markets dropped when President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Editorial: The Wrong People Are Criticizing Donald Trump
Andrew McCabe during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in May.
Op-Ed Contributor: Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country
A statue of Saddam Hussein in front of the burning National Olympic Committee in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.
Editorial: Facebook Leaves Its Users’ Privacy Vulnerable
Op-Ed Contributor: Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One House at a Time
Op-Ed Contributor: Avoiding Collisions in Outer Space
Op-Ed Columnist: What Holds America Together
Walt Whitman, circa 1860.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aggressive Abroad, Putin Plays a Cautious Economic Game at Home
President Vladimir Putin of Russia at a meeting with foreign businessmen in 2016. The Russian economy has stagnated in the absence of reforms.
Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Trade and Zombies
A 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Some zombie ideas — bad ideas that won’t die — are still embraced by Republicans, like trickle-down economics.
Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters
Alexander Nix, head of Cambridge Analytica, at an event in Germany last year.
Maryland School Gunman Dies After Confrontation With Officer
Deputies and federal agents converged on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting on Tuesday morning.
Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91
Peter G. Peterson in 2011. Forbes magazine said he had “one of the most distinguished résumés in America.”
Supreme Court Warily Eyes California Law Involving Abortion and Free Speech
Anti-abortion activists demonstrating in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.
Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies in Kenya
Sudan died on Monday after suffering from age-related health problems, including a series of infections.
Saudi Crown Prince Arrives at White House to Meet with Trump
President Trump met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders
Californians and companies like Tesla have migrated to Reno to take advantage of cheap land and comparatively low home prices.
In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels
Mexicans drink on average more than 44 gallons of soda a year per person. A family shopping at a supermarket in San Cristóbal de las Casas, in Chiapas, last year.
Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: ‘I Left It to My Wife’
Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
Major Snowstorm Targets New York Region
A major snowstorm predicted to start Wednesday could dump as many as 16 inches in the New York region.
The Supermarket Cafeteria That Major League Baseball Players Love
José Reyes, dining with his assistant, Edgar Brito, right, at the Bravo supermarket in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Essay: Before #MeToo, There Was Catharine A. MacKinnon and Her Book ‘Sexual Harassment of Working Women’
Catharine A. MacKinnon was a pioneer in the legal claim that sexual harassment was a form of sex discrimination.
Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78
Robert Grossman in his Manhattan studio in 1968.
How to Enjoy Fine Dining on a Fast Food Budget
Q. & A.: Advice for Renovating Your Home
Your Money: Why It’s So Hard to Invest With a Social Conscience
There are more opportunities than ever to invest with a conscience. One firm will let people strip individual companies, like banks mired in scandal, from their index-fund-like portfolios.
4 Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Sugar Intake
Trending: Four Wildlife Tours in the United States Worth Taking
An elk in Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, one of the places where wildlife tours are proliferating around the United States.
Roxanne Finally Gets Her Revenge, 3 Decades After Her Hit Single
Roxanne Shante, on the roof of the Queensbridge housing project where she grew up.
Advertising: Air France Reminds Travelers What Their Flight Could Be Like
Air France’s new “Take a Chance or Fly Air France” campaign includes a 50-foot roll of Sudoku puzzles, Champagne-flavored gummies and a scratch-and-sniff patch with the aroma of boeuf bourguignon.
On Baseball: Yankees Enter the Season Looking for Something to Worry About
Fans have huge expectations for Giancarlo Stanton in his first year with the Yankees, but C.C. Sabathia advised him "It’s the same, man. It’s baseball."
Talk: Vivica A. Fox Wants Women in Hollywood to Last Past 35
Vivica A. Fox
Nonfiction: The Revolution Has Been Televised
A scene from “Girls,” with Riz Ahmed and Lena Dunham.
The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
Blood samples to be processed at the U.K. Biobank. The U.S. is embarking on a similar project called All of Us, but its scope — and costs — are raising challenges.
YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia
At South by Southwest last week, YouTube’s chief executive, Susan Wojcicki, announced that the company would enlist Wikipedia’s help to deal with the proliferation of conspiracy theories and misinformation on its platform.
Take This App and Call Me in the Morning
Reset, a prescription treatment app, allows patients to track pain, loneliness, social pressure and other situations that could trigger their addictions.
FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future
Robotic tuggers navigate a FedEx warehouse in North Carolina. Five of the machines have been working next to humans and the plan is to expand the use of robotic labor in the coming months.