One of the country’s most culturally significant traditions is also observed nearly every place where Swedish communities exist.
The little-known former software executive had hoped his business acumen and relentless focus on the economy, energy and foreign policy would lift his campaign. It didn’t.
The skeleton, which was found on a ranch in South Dakota in 1990 and later sold for more than $8 million, has been the subject of numerous legal challenges.
Indicted over a plot to overturn an election and campaigning on promises to shatter democratic norms in a second term, Donald Trump wants voters to see Joe Biden as the bigger threat.
The Florida governor said his tour of all the state’s counties was evidence of his commitment to Iowa voters, even as he remained far behind Donald Trump in state polls.
The owners closed the bar after a monthslong boycott in support of demands from its workers for benefits and higher wages.
Selected paperbacks from the Book Review, including titles by Evette Dionne, Erica Jong, Chetna Maroo and more.
“We are feeling everything happening every day,” Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor of Dearborn, Mich., says of the Israel-Hamas war.
Airline carriers want to replace jet fuel with ethanol to fight global warming. That would require lots of corn, and lots of water.
The 30-second spot, part of a $10 million advertising effort in Iowa and New Hampshire, does not mention her front-running rival, Donald Trump, or President Biden.
Lottery officials apologized after human error led to the posting of the wrong numbers in a Powerball drawing this week. Some people cashed in before the mistake was spotted.
The battle to claw back press freedoms is the nerve-racking subject of this civic-minded documentary.
Fans of the moose, who have named him Rutt, have been following his every move on Facebook.
The proposal to rip out nine million pipes across the country could cost as much as $30 billion but would nearly eliminate the neurotoxin from drinking water.
Carriers want to replace jet fuel with ethanol to fight global warming. That would require lots of corn, and lots of water.
Virginia, Florida and South Dakota have new standards that focus on patriotism, Christianity and anti-communism. But debating current events? That’s discouraged.
Community hospitals have been caught doing some surprising things, given how they are supposed to serve the public good.
Senator Sherrod Brown is betting that the issue will aid his re-election bid in Ohio, which recently upheld abortion rights. Allies of Senator Jon Tester of Montana are also hoping it helps.
For six days, politicians from both sides of the aisle and other Kansans expressed their distaste for what was supposed to have been the state’s new license plate.
A billionaire himself, he was the witty vice chairman of Mr. Buffett’s powerhouse investment firm Berkshire Hathaway. But he had far more influence than his title suggested.
The debate over a candidate’s photo reflects concerns among states over selfies of ballots and of people showing how they vote.
The directors, who are part of an art collective, wind up stretching architecture’s net in so many directions that it begins to fray.
Recommended reading from the Book Review, including titles by An Yu, RJ Young, Pier Paolo Pasolini and more.
The former president’s chief rivals are running low on time to make a statement in Iowa’s caucuses, which could determine whether the Republicans’ nominating contest is seriously contested at all.
Winter storm warnings were in effect for parts of Michigan on Sunday, while weather advisories were in effect for parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes region.
Nadia Mohamed, the 27-year-old mayor-elect of St. Louis Park, Minn., says her win is just the first chapter.
The attack in an Arizona prison was the latest violent episode involving a high-profile inmate at a federal correctional facility.
Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd during a 2020 arrest, was serving a sentence of more than 20 years.
Here are some of the people fighting efforts to conserve a vital resource that’s disappearing across the United States.
En al menos siete estados de EE. UU. se ha reportado esta infección canina. Los síntomas incluyen tos, fiebre, letargo y pérdida del apetito.
A new study examines fuel costs, weather and other factors to find which U.S. cities are the most challenging to heat.
Across the South and Midwest, scientists are working to understand why wild turkeys are on the decline.
The political newcomer’s surge over the summer has fizzled. But Vivek Ramaswamy is still spending freely to keep up a breakneck pace in Iowa and New Hampshire.
A midcentury-modern home in Sheffield, a two-bedroom condominium in Chicago and an Italianate townhouse in Richmond.
Dogs in at least seven states have been infected. Symptoms include coughing, fever, lethargy and intermittent loss of appetite.
He led a popular religious revival and a megachurch, but his peers and congregation abandoned him once he questioned core doctrine and advocated gay rights.
A battery plant in Michigan will be smaller than planned, Ford said, citing slower E.V. demand than expected, as well as labor costs.
The endorsement by Bob Vander Plaats was long expected, but comes as Gov. Ron DeSantis has tried to build momentum heading into the Iowa caucuses in January.
A challenge to district maps that have locked in Republican control of the Legislature was argued on Tuesday before a State Supreme Court with a new 4-to-3 liberal majority.
An 8-year-old boy who is a member of Wyandotte Nation was told by his school that the long hair reflecting his cultural heritage violated its dress code, the A.C.L.U. says.
Her high notes emerging like shafts of sunlight, Davidsen is playing the title role in Janacek’s “Jenufa” at the struggling Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Lawmakers want to know if taxpayers are subsidizing rounds used in AR-15-style guns that are “contributing to serious violence by private citizens.”
The Florida governor is courting white evangelicals by using Donald J. Trump’s criticisms of hard-line abortion restrictions against him.
The Capitol attacks ruptured their mutual trust. In the weeks before Brian Mock’s sentencing, could he mend the divide with his son A.J.?
The former president has made Iowa his priority, hoping to thin the field and turn his attention to a campaign against President Biden.
The priest, Michael Zacharias, had enabled the victims’ drug addictions by paying them money in exchange for sexual acts, prosecutors said.
Imagining the unlikely scenario in which she actually wins the nomination.
Columbia, Cooper Union, Cornell and University of Pennsylvania were among half a dozen universities under investigation for harassment complaints on campus.
Her reaction, which came six days after the former president first made the remarks, came in response to a question from one of her supporters while campaigning in Iowa.
Antidemocratic attitudes run deep within the Republican Party.
Jan Hoffman, who recently wrote about the lives of people struggling with addiction, approaches her sources with empathy, candor and zero expectations.
The accident occurred near Lake Michigan an hour east of Chicago. The engineer and about 10 passengers were treated for injuries, the local authorities said.
Of 38 people who were injured when a Yellow Line train struck a plow on the tracks, nearly two dozen were taken to hospitals in conditions ranging from serious to fair, the authorities said.
Nikki Haley is vying for a matchup with Donald Trump in her home state. The calculus is similar for Ron DeSantis, who has stepped up his attacks on his rival for second place.
Irate investors looking for a bankrupt “crypto king” were regular visitors to the new Toronto-area home of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The ruling notches a preliminary victory for Donald Trump in a nationwide battle over his eligibility to run for president again, even as he faces a wave of legal scrutiny in other cases.
The collision of a charter bus carrying students from a high school and a tractor-trailer took place outside of Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday morning, according to the Ohio State Police.
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant has made nearly all the rifle cartridges used by the U.S. military since it pulled out of Vietnam. In recent years, it has also pumped billions of rounds of military-grade ammunition into the commercial market.
Colette Pierce Burnette was appointed last year by Newfields, whose campus includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The Democratic congresswoman from the Detroit area and the only Palestinian American in the House faces a complicated landscape in her district.
As the Biden administration prepares to toughen air quality standards, health benefits are weighed against the cost of compliance.
Millions of U.S. drug users now are addicted to several substances, not just opioids like fentanyl and heroin. The shift is making treatment far more difficult.
Amid a crisis in affordable housing, the century-old ideas of Henry George have gained a new currency.
A coalition of groups collecting petition signatures for a ballot protecting abortion rights says its fund-raising got a boost after the Ohio results.
Plus, Joe Manchin’s retirement fuels 2024 rumors, and House Republicans clash over spending.
It is an approach that repels and alienates far more than it persuades.
In a rural corner of Oklahoma, rustic cabins have been replaced by $1 million rental homes. But even as Airbnb reports record profits, the boom has softened. What will that mean for hosts?
The Milwaukee Police Department wanted an alert when Prince McCree, 5, was reported missing. The state denied the request, and the boy was found dead the next day.
Republicans had hope after 2022 that the nation’s residential redoubts were coming back to the G.O.P. But aside from New York, the suburbs on Tuesday swung back to the Democrats.
A couple who work at a Ford factory that was on strike for 41 days said the terms of a tentative contract agreement would be transformative for them.
Included in the new legislation is a requirement that the state generate all of its electricity from wind, solar and other carbon-free sources by 2040.
Which will matter more in 2024?
In rejecting a petition arguing that former President Donald J. Trump was ineligible, the Minnesota Supreme Court did not rule on the merits and said the claims could be filed again later.
Culture battles on gender and race did not seem to move many voters.
Graphic details and shock value used to characterize Republican political ads on abortion. But Democrats ran explicit, visceral ads ahead of Tuesday’s elections, and it paid off.
Readers discuss an Ohio ballot measure and Andy Beshear’s re-election as Kentucky’s governor. Also: Jews in America; conversion therapy; no swearing in class.
The shift is likely to only be temporary, but control of Michigan’s House will be evenly divided after two members resign to become suburban mayors.
Win or lose, Nikki Haley knows how to run.
An early 19th-century house in North Kingstown, a two-bedroom condominium in Portland and an English country-style home in Upper Arlington.
President Biden’s 2022 climate act spurred big investments in U.S. battery factories, but it has not similarly boosted E.V. sales.
Ohio’s referendum drew support from both liberal and conservative areas of the state, and polled well ahead of President Biden’s results three years ago.
President Biden is unpopular, but the winning streak for his party and its policies has been extended through another election night.
The race was the most expensive in the city’s history. Mr. Hogsett was challenged by Jefferson Shreve, a Republican.
The State Constitution will protect access to the procedure. The ballot result sends a strong signal that voters are still angry about the demise of Roe.
It’s not unreasonable to hope for results in a timely manner on Tuesday.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio since 2016, and nearby states such as Michigan and New York have recently legalized recreational marijuana.
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See results for key races in the Nov. 7 general election.
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Tens of millions of dollars have been pumped into today’s elections, in a sign of their national implications.
The outcome is being closely watched by Democrats and Republicans looking to measure the strength of voter anger over the loss of federal abortion protections.
Lessie Benningfield Randle survived the Tulsa race massacre of 1921. Her lawyers are making what they say is a final bid to keep her case alive.
Frustration with the two men likely to be the major parties’ nominees has led voters to entertain the idea of other options, New York Times/Siena College polls found.
El martes se celebran comicios importantes en todo el país, entre ellos unas votaciones en Virginia que podrían ser cruciales para el acceso al aborto en el estado.
On Election Day, voters in Ohio will decide on two ballot measures: one on abortion rights and one on the recreational use of marijuana.
Important races are happening throughout the country, including contests in Virginia that could determine the fate of abortion access in the state.
Robert Crimo Jr., whose son is accused in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in 2022, agreed to a plea that will send him to jail for 60 days.
The one-term representative of Michigan who was defeated by a Trump-backed primary challenger is aiming for a political comeback.
A reporter for The Daily Southtown received three citations from the government of Calumet City, Ill., but the city said that it would dismiss them after hearing from the media company’s lawyer.
Polls by The New York Times and Siena College show his strength in key swing states, in part because of concerns about President Biden’s age. But a conviction could be the difference in 2024.
The prosecution of a Fourth of July attack that killed seven in 2022 could broaden the legal interpretation of who bears responsibility for a mass shooting.
The Florida governor has recently highlighted his state’s response to the coronavirus in hopes of striking some distance from Donald Trump.
The Ohio woman, Ava Misseldine, used the identity of a baby who died in 1979 to obtain fake IDs. She was sentenced to six years in prison.
As they struggle to recover after the pandemic, regional theaters are staging fewer shows, giving fewer performances, laying off staff and, in some cases, closing.
The nation uses an enormous number of animals for commercial purposes, and regulations do not adequately protect against outbreaks, experts concluded.
The order came in a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, who claim the administration is trying to silence its critics.
An architecture and design firm in New York installed indoor air sensors during the pandemic. Then the wildfires hit.
Asylum seekers are pouring in at a fraught moment, when Chicago is changing mayors, its shelters are full, and a pandemic-driven restriction at the southern border is expected to end.
Politics probably explain America’s poor life expectancy.
Rollbacks on child labor protections are happening amid a surge of child labor violations.
In 2021, deaths of pregnant women soared by 40 percent in the United States, according to new government figures. Here’s how one family coped after the virus threatened a pregnant mother.
Democratic candidates everywhere should be paying attention to the miserable showing of Lori Lightfoot in the mayoral primary.
America’s cities increasingly face similar problems, particularly worries about crime and hangovers from the pandemic. That’s why the mayor’s election in Chicago on Tuesday is about more than Chicago.
The administration faced a conservative court that has insisted that government initiatives with major political and economic consequences be clearly authorized by Congress.
The outcome of a case in federal court could help decide whether the First Amendment is a barrier to virtually any government efforts to stifle disinformation.
Before the pandemic, turning a house into a hub for big gatherings seemed like a good idea.
The three people were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the fatal shooting of a Flint, Mich., security guard in 2020.
Ascension, one of the country’s largest health systems, spent years cutting jobs, leaving it flat-footed when the pandemic hit.
What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.
Driven by Covid chaos, online disinformation and a YouTube guru, two Americans went looking for solace on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean. They found a different fate.
The filmmaker David Siev chronicles his family’s struggle to keep their Michigan restaurant afloat through the pandemic in this hermetic documentary.
A team of reporters and photographers profiled 10 city centers across the country, all in varying stages of economic recovery and transformation.
We visited 10 cities across the country to see how the pandemic and its aftershocks have reshaped the American downtown.
The defendants were charged with stealing $240 million intended to feed children, in what appears to be the largest theft so far from a pandemic-era program.
The trial came months after a different federal jury did not return any convictions in the case, one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terror prosecutions.
Jobs aplenty. Sizzling demand. If the United States is headed into a recession, it is taking an unusual route, with many markers of a boom.
The House speaker’s visit is reviewed, pro and con. Also: The Kansas abortion vote; OB-GYNs; coal miners; rich and poor friends; single-issue voters.
The Republican hopeful has called the 2020 election stolen. But she sidestepped questions during an appearance on Fox News just two days after receiving the former president’s endorsement.
Cubicles are largely empty in downtown San Francisco and Midtown Manhattan, but workers in America’s midsize and small cities are back to their commutes.
After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”
As the BA.5 subvariant drives a spike, many public health leaders aren’t cracking down
As remote work persists and business deals are sealed online, many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal.
Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Theater, art and music are flourishing, and on the culinary scene, a 13-course Filipino tasting menu and a sleek Black-owned winery in Bronzeville are just a few of the city’s new offerings.
Readers discuss the current malaise among many college students. Also: The Oklahoma abortion ban; stopping gun violence; remote work and the climate.
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.
The predominantly Black college in Illinois will cease operations Friday after 157 years, having failed to raise millions to recover from the pandemic and a cyberattack that originated in Iran.