A walkout in the nation’s third-largest school district canceled instruction across Chicago. It was uncertain how long the strike might last.
And happy birthday to “The Argument”!
Exxon, Marathon, BP and others are flaring natural gas, a wasteful practice with consequences in the fight against climate change, at a record pace.
We sent the artist an instant camera, and he shared a characteristically joyful glimpse into his world.
With a midnight strike deadline looming and no agreement on a new contract, officials said the city’s 300,000 public school students would not have class on Thursday.
The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday.
The tartan tie choice had viewers in a tizzy, but there was method to the madness.
Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage for the debate in Westerville, Ohio. Here are the key moments from the evening.
The criticism of Elizabeth Warren illustrated her status as an emerging front-runner, while Joe Biden faced scrutiny over his son’s financial dealings overseas.
Watch the live stream of the CNN/New York Times debate and follow along with real-time analysis from our reporters. The video and chat begin at 8 p.m. ET.
After some audience members booed Somalis at President Trump’s rally in Minneapolis, local leaders have tried to assure refugees that they are welcome.
The key to success in the state, and across the country, is empathetic leadership that is honest about the struggles we face.
After decades of enduring poor care from the government-run Indian Health Service, tribal groups are taking over management of hospitals.
Here we go again.
As the presidential debate comes to Ohio, the students in a local chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America are defining their political identity.
Tuesday’s 2020 presidential primary debate is in Ohio. Here’s everything you need to know.
Using materials that range from twigs to crystals to rainbow-colored hair, the artist makes sculptures that, for all their beauty, are visceral and necessary critiques of racial injustice.
T Magazine celebrates four talents who, in mastering their crafts, have changed their fields — and the culture at large.
Prosecutors said Mary York prematurely removed her son from a mental health facility and did not report that he had fired a gun in their home before a standoff at a school ended in his suicide.
The 2020 Democratic hopefuls will debate in a state that has voted for the winning presidential candidate every time since 1944, with one exception.
Mr. Biden in recent days has been more forceful in defending his family and denouncing the president. Some voters and Democratic officials think he should do more.
Undecided voters in Ohio are focused on urgent bread-and-butter issues.
To conservatives in this part of rural Iowa, the president is a beleaguered hero who is always Making America Great Again.
The rise of vaping-related illnesses and deaths has put the e-cigarette maker squarely in the sights of the government.
The author finds her hometown perhaps the most enlightening spot in America for exploring what America really is.
The deputy was awarded a medal of valor after she shot and killed a man outside a Walmart in 2017.
Months after John Steffen died in Nebraska, officials said his death was part of a mysterious outbreak of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.
The 16-year-olds were charged with reckless homicide after the authorities got a tip.
200 Pacific Islanders recruited to work at an Iowa pork plant ended up in a tangled migration dispute with accusations of mistreatment and broken promises.
In the past year, at least five states and numerous cities and towns have joined a long list of places to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Morgan Harper is challenging Representative Joyce Beatty in a solid blue Ohio district, the latest front in the Democratic clash between left and far left.
All of the passengers were adults and three were in serious condition, emergency responders said.
As the senator from New Jersey enters a final sprint to relevance in Iowa, he has the backing of dozens of family members in the Des Moines area, with roots that date back more than a century.
Unemployment is down and wages are inching up. But in a state becoming less dependent on manufacturing, people wonder where the well-paying jobs will come from.
Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are dominant, with more campaign offices in the first four states than any other 2020 Democrat.
The Iowa educator was placed on administrative leave last week as the school district investigated his Facebook comment about the climate activist.
School officials in Overland Park, Kan., were made aware of the threat by a student through the district’s website, which allows students to report safety concerns, the police said.
Blizzard conditions closed roads and schools in parts of North Dakota on Friday, as temperatures plummeted across the region.
The estate said that despite an agreement last year not to use Prince’s music, the song was played at the president’s rally on Thursday night in Minneapolis, the singer’s hometown.
For the way-too-young-to-vote crowd, 2020 events are still a draw.
How the Chicago Marathon became known as one of the fastest marathons in the world.
At a fiery campaign rally Thursday night in Minnesota, President Trump said former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did nothing but “kiss Barack Obama’s ass.”
It’s not our brains and it’s not our bodies.
The cuts involved about 50 people as the lingerie chain struggles to reshape its image and finds itself connected to the Jeffrey Epstein case.
The Trump administration plans to propose regulations on lead-lined water pipes that would bolster reporting requirements but slow the timetable for replacing them.
New research shows that hundreds of North American birds are at risk of major habitat disruption from climate change.
Welcome to this small town in big-city clothing, where bobbleheads, ice-cream cocktails and Frank Lloyd Wright are on your weekend itinerary.
American medical providers that collectively spend $50 billion per year are channeling work to local businesses and residents.
The president lost the state by less than 45,000 votes in 2016, despite barely campaigning there. He holds a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night.
Police and social workers have struggled to identify one of the four men bludgeoned to death in Chinatown on Saturday.
The 1919 plan to fix the World Series is shrouded in myth.
A moderate House Democrat who supports the impeachment inquiry now faces a district of swing voters who aren’t so sure.
How Ben Lerner reinvented the social novel for a hyper-self-obsessed age.
A $530,000 fee for security at a rally planned for Thursday is too high, President Trump and his campaign said. “Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills,” the city’s mayor said in response.
Much of the pain from the strike, now in its fourth week, is concentrated in the northern Midwest, which was already contending with a manufacturing slowdown.
The lawsuits accuse Juul of endangering students and forcing educators to divert time and money to fight an epidemic of nicotine addiction among teenagers.
The justices, who drew on law, moral philosophy and history, appeared to find the question tangled and difficult.
Thousands of people who trusted Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades are suing the company after developing cancer. Our reporters investigate their allegations.
Midwestern farmers criticized President Trump’s ethanol policy. After weeks of lobbying, the administration changed course.
Ames, Iowa, is only the latest city to be chided for pavement painted in pride colors, but some experts say the available research doesn’t support the Federal Highway Administration’s concerns.
Once a mainstay of midcentury dining, the convivial establishments have reappeared, even as the meaning of “all-American” has become more complicated.
With the rising popularity of CBD products, farmers are growing hemp. Some see it as a way to ride out President Trump’s fight over trade. Others fear it may not last.
An Iowa school district said it was investigating the teacher’s Facebook comment about a rally led by the young climate activist.
The attack occurred at a small bar in Kansas overnight Sunday, the police said. The motive was not clear and a search for the assailant or assailants was underway.
Readers react to an article about a football team that can’t compete with richer suburban schools.
After seizing control of the market, New Yorkers used tactics that helped leave the taxi industry in tatters and hundreds of immigrant drivers on the edge of ruin.
The Midwest mayor is making an appeal to rural voters and hoping a massive ground game delivers a top-tier caucus finish.
In 2017, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek said they used torches to pierce steel valves in Iowa and delay the pipeline’s completion. If convicted, they could face decades in prison.
The Times’s National editor, Marc Lacey, will be moderating the next Democratic debate. He’s open to your question suggestions.
Rather than split the contenders into two groups, party officials will guarantee that the leading candidates have a chance to face off against one another.
It’s the latest twist in a case made famous by the Netflix documentary series.
The drugmaker will pay $10 million in the case, plus additional contributions worth $10.4 million, to avoid going to trial in two Ohio counties for its role in the crisis.
Katherine Crawford Luber of the San Antonio Museum of Art succeeds Kaywin Feldman as director.
Kade Lovell intended to participate in a five-kilometer run. Instead, he came in first in a different race after being directed to the wrong route, his mother and a race official said.
Unseasonably hot, humid weather dominated across the South, the Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic states on Tuesday, breaking records and closing some schools.
The amount is less than what he raised during the previous quarter, when he topped the field in fund-raising with almost $25 million in donations.
The federal judiciary has worked in recent years to better address the harassment and abuse of employees.
The decline in killings and property crimes in 2018 continues a decades-long trend, according to F.B.I. data.
The men were apprehended in North Carolina after overpowering guards at a county jail in Ohio early Sunday.
The driver was denied bail on Sunday in connection with the episode, which happened on Sept. 20.
The pornographic film actress had sued Columbus, Ohio, over her arrest in July 2018. The charges were quickly dropped.
The sport is rattled by yet another scandal, raising more questions about why officials are not keeping athletes safe in Olympic sports.
The biggest field of the year is set for next month’s primary debate near Columbus, hosted by CNN and The New York Times.
Jack Mowat makes a tasty, twisty debut.
The automaker has reportedly offered to create a battery factory in the same Ohio area. But the work would pay far less than the shuttered plant.
A plan to develop a parcel near Dayton International Airport is pitting conservationists against city leaders.
The spread of facial recognition technology in housing, public and private, is raising concern in cities and Congress.
The popular Michigan vacation spot has preserved its quaint atmosphere in part by keeping automobiles out for more than a century — until the vice president came to visit.
The presidential candidates have embarked on a four-month sprint to a night of caucuses that remains the single biggest prize in American politics.
Democratic candidates are publicly aligning themselves with union members in hopes of holding onto their support — and winning over those who flipped for President Trump in 2016.
A growing number of states are considering whether economic status should help determine which opponents schools play.
Thousands of Rohingya have quietly settled in America, but for children who fled violence in Myanmar, having their parents join them is becoming a distant hope.
The latest poll numbers from The Des Moines Register and CNN were very good for Elizabeth Warren as she and Joseph R. Biden Jr. broke away from the rest of the Democratic pack.
Senators Warren and Booker shone in a forum focused on the lives of L.G.B.T.Q. Americans.
A century ago, the automaker rolled out its millionth car. America has never been the same.
The controversy centers on whether President Trump manipulated foreign policy to pressure Ukraine to take action to damage Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s election bid.
Pressed about his decades-old opposition to same-sex marriage, Mr. Biden pushed back, saying he didn’t “have to evolve.”
An alarming outbreak of ailments has put teachers and principals into crisis mode.
Iowa Democrats are trying to make the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest more accessible by allowing some voters to organize satellite caucuses.
One of the country’s fastest-growing cities has seen a surge in homegrown distilleries that are drawing customers with tasting rooms, restaurants and bottle shops.
The Michigan crash underscored a risk faced by a sect that eschews cars and other modern technology.
Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which is transmitted through a mosquito bite, after one man died and two people were confirmed infected.
Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at least five people dead in three states this year.
The shortage of caregivers around the country has opened a constructive path for men seeking work, including some who have served time in prison.
A midcentury ranch in Tulsa, an 1868 Gothic Revival house in the Berkshires and a 1926 Tudor Revival home in Columbus.
A midcentury ranch in Tulsa, Okla.; an 1868 Gothic Revival house in the Berkshires; and a 1926 Tudor Revival home in Columbus, Ohio.
Some sources said the Cars frontman, who died Sunday, was 70. Here’s how The Times figured out the right age.