T/midwest

  1. How a Candy Heir Sneaked Into Pro Hockey and Made His Name as a ‘Savage’ Sports, Today

    Nello Ferrara was being groomed to take the reins of a famed confectioner, but chose to cobble together a decade-long career with 19 minor league teams....

  2. Do We Really Want Mike Pence to Be President? Op Ed, May 26

    Everyone seems to be dreaming of replacing a flamboyantly unqualified man with a quietly unqualified one....

  3. The Mall of America’s Writer-in-Residence Has a Knack for Landing Offbeat Gigs Culture, May 26

    The poet has won similar contests for Amtrak, Los Angeles and even the Dollar Shave Club....

  4. Few in St. Louis Knew Confederate Memorial Existed. Now, Many Want It Gone. National, May 26

    The monument has emerged from obscurity in the last few weeks, as four prominent memorials to the Confederacy in New Orleans were pulled down amid protests....

  5. 21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring National, May 25

    The operation ran for at least eight years and involved hundreds of mostly young Thai women who were shuttled between American cities as prostitutes, officials said....

  6. In Tulsa ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict, Echoes of Historic Injustice Op Ed, May 25

    Memories of the city’s race riot informed our reaction to the latest police-shooting acquittal....

  7. Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Michigan Neighbors Take Exception Business, May 24

    Bottling operations can draw 130 million gallons a year from one site at almost no cost to Nestlé. Its application to pump even more has opened a political fight....

  8. For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th, Tours, Exhibitions and Tattoos Travel, May 25

    To celebrate the architect, museums, foundations and hotels will showcase buildings and drawings. Also, a bike route and sketch workshops....

  9. 36 Hours in Indianapolis Interactive, May 25

    There is more to Indiana’s capital city than the Memorial Day weekend whirlwind known as the Indy 500....

  10. 36 Hours in Indianapolis Interactive, May 25

    There is more to Indiana’s capital city than the Memorial Day weekend whirlwind known as the Indy 500.

  11. A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America Op Ed, May 24

    The comeback of distressed and lost communities is the story of Bill Clinton’s America, not Donald Trump’s....

  12. Take It From Milwaukee: Beware of Sheriff David Clarke Op Ed, May 23

    We’re relieved to be rid of him, but worried about the damage he could do in the Trump administration....

  13. Bresha Meadows, Ohio Teenager Who Fatally Shot Her Father, Accepts Plea Deal National, May 23

    The girl and her immediate family claim that her father had been abusive for years. The deal is likely to allow her to eventually have a clean record....

  14. Who is Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County? A Brief Guide National, May 22

    Sheriff Clarke has said the Trump administration is considering him for a Homeland Security job. He has been polarizing for his jail’s treatment of inmates, his role as a commentator and accusations of plagiarism, which he denies....

  15. It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks National, May 21

    A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings....

  16. Rogers Ailes, Hillary Clinton and Me Op Ed, May 20

    The former head of Fox News liked journalists who looked like models and hated women who acted like Hillary Clinton. Which one was I going to be?...

  17. Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officer in Killing of Boy, 13, Who Held BB Gun National, May 19

    The fatal encounter in Columbus, Ohio, between a white officer and a black teenager last year quickly polarized the public....

  18. Terence Crawford’s Greatest Fight May Be With Himself Sports, May 20

    The champion boxer, who wants to be a role model for his children, has continued to struggle with run-ins with the law....

  19. Open Thread: This Week in Style News T Style, May 19

    Nashville vs. Columbus, loaner jewelry and more....

  20. Iowa Man Is Sentenced to 2 Life Terms in Killings of 2 Officers National, May 19

    Scott Michael Greene admitted to killing two police officers one morning last November. He pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder....

  21. As Cities Raise Wages, States Push Back Editorial, May 19

    By resisting efforts to raise local minimum wages, state politicians are failing — at their political peril — to heed public sentiment....

  22. White Tulsa Officer Is Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Driver National, May 17

    The shooting of Terence Crutcher by Officer Betty Jo Shelby is one of several cases that have prompted a national debate about race relations and the police’s use of force....

  23. We Settle a Big Fashion Rivalry: Nashville vs. Columbus Styles, May 17

    Far from the coasts, two cities vie for fashion bronze. Our reporter checks out the scenes and, after many expense-account dinners, selects a winner....

  24. Chicago Police Adopt New Limits on Use of Force National, May 17

    The rules instruct officers to defuse tense situations and seek aid for wounded suspects, and limit the circumstances under which a fleeing person can be shot....

  25. $850,000 homes in Indiana, Louisiana and California Real Estate, May 17

    A cedar-and-glass house in Michigan City; an Acadian-style home in New Orleans; and a modernist retreat in Palm Springs....

  26. A Fading City Loses an Unlikely Lifeline Video, May 17

    Cairo, Ill., has a population of fewer than 3,000 people. A plan to demolish two public housing developments would force many residents to leave and cut the school enrollment in half. Visit Cairo in this 360° video....

  27. Tulsa Officer Cites Her Training in Testimony About Fatal Shooting National, May 15

    Betty Jo Shelby, the white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, said she reacted to the man’s movements....

  28. When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line? National, May 15

    A test to decide when politics has unduly warped redistricting has long been a constitutional “holy grail.” A new Supreme Court case may establish that test....

  29. Advocate for Tough Voting Rules to Steer Trump’s Elections Commission National, May 14

    Kris W. Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and one of the nation’s leading voices on tough voter rules, will spearhead a new commission on voting fraud....

  30. Mets Build a Six-Run Lead, Then Lose by Two Sports, May 14

    The Mets led, 7-1, after five innings, but that was not enough for Jacob deGrom and a string of relievers....

  31. Trump Claims to Have Saved U.S. Jobs. But How Many, Really? Op Ed, May 13

    Starting with Carrier, the president has been saying that companies are keeping and creating jobs here because of him. The reality doesn’t match....

  32. How Google Took Over the Classroom Business, May 13

    The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting....

  33. Another Terrible Thing About Taxes Op Ed, May 12

    They may be making your favorite sports team lose a lot....

  34. Cows, Horses and Forklifts Sunday Business, May 12

    The assistant farm manager does a little bit of everything: allocating assignments, vaccinating cows and driving trucks, along with riding horses for fun....

  35. A Sergeant Who Learned He’s Part Black Says He Faced Racist Taunts at Work National, May 12

    Sgt. Cleon Brown of Hastings, Mich., filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, charging that his colleagues harassed him over his DNA test results....

  36. Judge John Hodgman on the Vegan Lunch Spot Magazine, May 12

    The court will now hear the expert witness describe the composition of the “egg” salad....

  37. Roister in Chicago: A High-End Spinoff Goes Casual and Fun Travel, May 12

    The restaurant comes from the creators of fancy-and-playful Alinea, but wants to embrace an even funkier vibe....

  38. A Chicago Neighborhood Faces a New Fear: Assault-Style Rifles National, May 11

    In a city where handguns are the cause of most bloodshed, one part of the South Side saw 13 people shot with the rifles in a five-day stretch....

  39. Midwestern Manners a Memory at One Iowa Republican’s Town Halls National, May 11

    “Be an adult!” “Hey, shut up!” “Booooo!” A congressman’s ears may still be burning after he met with constituents back home....

  40. Trump Voters on Comey’s Ouster: Some Cheers, and Some Fears of a Cover-Up National, May 10

    In Dahlonega, Ga., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Media, Pa., most Trump voters said they saw little reason to question the firing of the F.B.I. director. However, a few were concerned....

  41. 36 Hours in Detroit Interactive, May 11

    In the ever-evolving city of motors and Motown, a weekend of art, food and exploration, with a side of history....

  42. A Black Driver Was Fatally Shot; a White Officer Faces a Jury National, May 10

    The prosecutor says Betty Jo Shelby, who is charged with manslaughter, panicked when she shot Terence Crutcher. Her lawyer says he could have been reaching for a gun....

  43. 36 Hours in Detroit Interactive, May 11

    In the ever-evolving city of motors and Motown, a weekend of art, food and exploration, with a side of history.

  44. Where’s Paul Ryan in All the Comey Chaos? In Ohio, Talking Taxes National, May 10

    Brushing off questions on the new drama that threatened to stall Republicans’ agenda, the House speaker stayed focused on a subject dear to his heart....

  45. From Collegiate to Culinary: Ann Arbor’s Food Scene Grows Up Travel, May 9

    An international palate can be satisfied in this Midwestern town....

  46. Well-Rested Masahiro Tanaka Buoys Sleep-Deprived Yankees Sports, May 9

    After an 18-inning road win against the Cubs the night before, the Yankees’ bullpen was drained as they faced the Reds. Tanaka went seven innings as the Yankees won their sixth straight....

  47. The Yankees Won a 6-Hour Marathon. Then the Real Race Began. Sports, May 8

    After defeating the Cubs in 18 innings early Monday morning, the Yankees had slightly more than two hours before they needed to be in the air on their way to Cincinnati....

  48. Satanic Temple Sponsors a Veterans Memorial in a Minnesota Town National, May 8

    The black steel cube with a golden inverted pentagram on each side will be the first monument sponsored by the atheistic group to be erected on public grounds....

  49. Trump: Hazardous to Our Health Op Ed, May 6

    Our salesman in chief celebrates hawking a shoddy product....

  50. E.P.A. Chief Recuses Himself From Suits Opposing Obama-Era Rules National, May 5

    Scott Pruitt, the agency’s administrator, had previously been urged to remove himself from cases he had been involved with while serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general....

  51. Minnesota Sees Largest Outbreak of Measles in Almost 30 Years National, May 5

    Officials attribute some of the causes to unvaccinated children of Somali immigrants whose parents fell under the sway of anti-vaccination activists....

  52. Chicago’s South Side Golf Courses in Line for a Tiger Woods Upgrade National, May 5

    Some residents worry that an upgrade to these spartan public courses might leave the neighborhood behind, pricing longtime golfers out in the process....

  53. Bresha Meadows, an Ohio Teenager Accused of Killing Father, Seeks Release Before Trial National, May 5

    The teenager and some of her relatives claim that her father had been abusive for years. She is said to have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder....

  54. Destructive Storm System Bruises the Nation’s Midsection National, May 4

    At least 20 deaths have been blamed on the storms, which have flooded thousands of homes from Texas to Michigan....

  55. In Flint, Overdue Bills for Unsafe Water Could Lead to Foreclosures National, May 4

    As Flint tries to collect $5.8 million, residents who didn’t pay their bills during a lead contamination crisis are now at risk of losing their homes....

  56. Violence in Chicago: Highlights From a Times Event National, May 4

    Several local leaders spoke on Wednesday about efforts to reduce the bloodshed at an event arranged by The Times and the University of Chicago Crime Lab....

  57. America’s Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough Reporting, Study Finds National, May 4

    One in four Americans’ water systems are in violation of safety laws, a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council found....

  58. Can Sand Valley Make Wisconsin the Next Golfing Destination? Travel, May 4

    An ambitious new resort evokes the links of Scotland and Ireland, all the while paying homage to an environmental classic that the region inspired....

  59. Obama Says His Presidential Library Will Be a ‘Hub for the Community’ National, May 3

    The former president and first lady came to Chicago to unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center, saying it would be a different kind of presidential library....

  60. $700,000 Houses in Connecticut, Michigan and Texas Real Estate, May 3

    A 1790 farmhouse in Roxbury, a midcentury house near Grand Rapids and a 1902 cottage in San Antonio

  61. What You Get for ... $700,000 Slideshow, May 3

    A 1790 farmhouse in Roxbury, a midcentury house near Grand Rapids and a 1902 cottage in San Antonio

  62. What Kal Penn, Actor and Obama White House Alumnus, Loves About Toronto Travel, May 3

    Now on “Designated Survivor,” the “Harold and Kumar” star is a fan of Croatia, Detroit and having actual conversations with people you disagree with.

  63. When the Prize Money Goes to the Least Likely Well, May 2

    Bobby Crim has turned a star-studded race into one that now caters to the people of his hometown.

  64. On Safari in the City: A Guide to Urban Wildlife Viewing Travel, May 2

    On your next visit to Austin, Chicago or other urban ecosystems, keep an eye out for coyotes, prairie dogs and free-tailed bats.

  65. Le Coucou Named Best New Restaurant at James Beard Awards Food, May 1

    Michael Solomonov of Zahav won Outstanding Chef, and from New York, Ghaya Oliveira of Daniel, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Marco Canora of Hearth took home honors.

  66. Milwaukee Jail Workers Should Be Charged in Dehydration Death, Jury Says U.S., May 1

    A jury found probable cause to charge seven Milwaukee County jail employees in the death of Terrill Thomas, an inmate who died after going a week without water.

  67. Three Former Skater Boys Confront Fatherhood Fashion & Style, May 1

    They didn’t have dads growing up. Now that they’ve moved past 40, they’re thinking about what it means.

  68. Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms U.S., May 1

    Using artificial intelligence in judicial decisions sounds like science fiction, but it’s already happened in Wisconsin.

  69. Tornadoes and Flooding in South and Midwest Kill at Least 9 U.S., April 30

    A rare late-season blizzard also hit western Kansas this weekend.