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Ukrainian Forces Kill 3 Pro-Russian Demonstrators

April 17, 2014 - 5:38am
The firefight in the city of Mariupol, the most lethal so far in eastern Ukraine, underscored the worsening security situation a day after government forces were humiliated by militants.






It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Video: Times Minute | What Will Stop Russia?

April 17, 2014 - 12:04am
With tensions between Kiev and Moscow at new heights, two approaches are being tried in Geneva and Washington this week to calm the crisis.






Herb Kohl Set to Sell Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens

April 16, 2014 - 11:39pm
Herb Kohl, a former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, is selling the N.B.A. Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million.






Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

April 16, 2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.






Theater Review: James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in ‘Of Mice and Men’

April 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd both make Broadway debuts in the respectable, respectful and generally inert revival of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”






Hungary’s Central Bank Seizes Bold Strategies

April 16, 2014 - 9:46pm
Critics claim the central bank has lost its independence under Gyorgy Matolcsy, whose policies have included aggressive rate cuts.

Palmyra Journal: Syrian War Takes Heavy Toll at a Crossroad of Cultures

April 16, 2014 - 9:36pm
Fighting has damaged Palmyra and other archaeological sites, and made it easier for thieves to smuggle hundreds of antiquities out of the country.

Talks a Chance for Russia to Step Back on Ukraine

April 16, 2014 - 9:32pm
The talks on Ukraine that are set to begin in Geneva on Thursday are a pivotal test of Russia’s intentions before the United States and European nations decide whether to impose more economic sanctions.






Pensioners in Detroit Rejoice, Though Deal Is Far From Done

April 16, 2014 - 9:26pm
A day after Detroit scaled back the large pension benefit cuts it had proposed, the bankrupt city fended off charges that it had caved in to retirees in ways that could come back to haunt it.

With Panel Gone, a Move to Monitor New York Lawmakers’ Income Is Thwarted

April 16, 2014 - 9:18pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s much-questioned decision to disband the Moreland Commission has scuttled an inquiry into the income of legislators like Sheldon Silver who also have other jobs.

Students Among Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks

April 16, 2014 - 9:05pm
Rescuers were searching for nearly 300 people, most of them high school students, who remained unaccounted for after a ferry that was carrying them to a resort island sank.






Listening Post: Between Obama and Putin, a Game of He Said, He Said

April 16, 2014 - 8:59pm
U.S. and Russian summaries of a telephone conversation between Presidents Obama and Putin seemed to be talking about two different calls.

When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

April 16, 2014 - 8:55pm
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.

Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt

April 16, 2014 - 8:55pm
Pro-Russian militias commandeered vehicles from the Ukrainian Army as a military operation by the Kiev government in the eastern part of the nation fell apart.






With Eyes on 2016, Perry Is Mired in the Past

April 16, 2014 - 8:47pm
While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has been traveling to promote himself and his state, a criminal inquiry continues into his handling of a district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the financing for a public corruption unit under her control.

Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

April 16, 2014 - 8:36pm
A report found that counties like Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk faced tough competition from New York City for young people, perhaps because of less diversity and a dearth of modest rentals.

Boston Police to Bolster Presence Before Marathon

April 16, 2014 - 8:26pm
The police said they would increase their visibility near the finish line ahead of the race after a tribute on Tuesday to the victims of last year’s attack was marred by a bomb scare.

Obama Looks for Midterm Advantage on Job Training and Immigration

April 16, 2014 - 8:13pm
Mr. Obama traveled to suburban Pittsburgh to announce nearly $600 million in job training grants and separately issued a statement attacking House Republicans for blocking an overhaul of immigration law.






The Details: In Milan, Putting a Pretty Face on It

April 16, 2014 - 7:16pm
At the recent furniture fair, a challenged industry resorts to the ultimate strategy: making livable, or at least lovable, products.