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Amanda Knox Acquitted of 2007 Murder by Italy’s Highest Court

March 27, 2015 - 7:36pm
The acquittal of Ms. Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, ended a long-running legal drama over the killing of a British student.






Madison Square Garden Confirms Plan to Split in Two

March 27, 2015 - 6:49pm
One company will include the sports teams, the namesake arena and Radio City Music Hall, while the other will have regional sports networks.

Theater Review: Review: ‘The Originalist,’ About Scalia, Opens in Washington

March 27, 2015 - 6:04pm
John Strand’s drama, having its world-premiere production at Arena Stage, stars Edward Gero as the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

App City: Collecting Human Voices With a StoryCorps App

March 27, 2015 - 5:26pm
StoryCorps has amassed a significant trove of American oral history. A new app will allow stories to be collected anywhere in the world.

Houthi Forces Move on Southern Yemen, Raising Specter of Regional Ground War

March 27, 2015 - 4:50pm
On a second day of Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi and Egyptian officials declined to rule out the possibility of ground troops.






Harry Reid to Retire From Senate in 2016

March 27, 2015 - 4:11pm
The senator from Nevada, a tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, said he had been contemplating retiring for months.

Oklahoma Inquiry Traces Racist Song to National Gathering of Fraternity

March 27, 2015 - 4:06pm
David L. Boren, the university president, says his campus’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members learned the song on a cruise four years ago.

Alabama Police Officer Indicted in Confrontation With Unarmed Indian Man

March 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
Eric Parker, 26, is accused on a federal charge of violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, 57, whom Officer Parker slammed to the ground Feb. 6.

Bits Blog: Slack Gets Hacked as Start-Up Technologies Become Targets

March 27, 2015 - 3:28pm
Communications start-up Slack gets hacked, just days after Twitch discloses a similar incident.

The Beginning of a Yearlong Space Voyage

March 27, 2015 - 2:48pm
The spacecraft carrying Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut, to the International Space Station launched on Friday afternoon.

Co-Pilot in Germanwings Crash Hid Mental Illness From Employer, Authorities Say

March 27, 2015 - 2:43pm
Among the items found at Andreas Lubitz’s home was one doctor’s note excusing him from work the day of the crash and another that had been torn up.






Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

March 27, 2015 - 2:36pm
Firefighter Mike Shepherd was off duty and eating lunch near the site of the fire in Lower Manhattan on Thursday. After he heard the explosion, he raced to the scene.

Bits Blog: Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law

March 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
An industry with a long history of supporting gay rights is starting to speak out against a new Indiana law that gives legal cover to people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples.






Bronx Science Teacher in Child Pornography Case Told Students ‘You’re a Big Deal’

March 27, 2015 - 1:44pm
Former students of Jon Cruz, accused of coercing teenagers from other schools into sending him nude photos, recall his devotion, but some now question his behavior.

France Seeks U.N. Security Council Resolution on Mideast Talks

March 27, 2015 - 1:36pm
Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, said France would consult with other Council members soon over a framework for negotiations.






A Norway Prison’s Radical Humaneness

March 27, 2015 - 1:31pm
The maximum-security Halden Fengsel was the first prison built after an overhaul of the Norwegian penal system, and it was designed to minimize interpersonal friction.

Campaign Money Tests Wisconsin Justices’ Impartiality

March 27, 2015 - 1:13pm
The State Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a financing case that involves groups that spent millions backing some of the justices.






‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits

March 27, 2015 - 12:33pm
Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.

Israel Releasing Impounded Palestinian Tax Revenue

March 27, 2015 - 12:27pm
The move by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seen partly as indicating a desire to ease tensions, but also reflected advice from security aides.






For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

March 27, 2015 - 12:26pm
Party members like James A. Baker III have learned that anything but unquestioning support for the Jewish state can mean trouble.