1. How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History New York, Today

    For a few months in 1964, “Murph the Surf” and his crew became folk heroes when they looted the Hall of Gems from the Museum of Natural History.

  2. Wheels Up on More Flights to the African Continent Travel, Today

    New nonstop flights are dramatically cutting travel time and linking more African cities to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

  3. Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell and Questions of Conflict Opinion, Yesterday

    Congress wants answers from the transportation secretary, wife of the Senate majority leader, about the apparent mixing of public and family business.

  4. Videos of Dementia Patients Fighting Lead to Charges for 3 Workers U.S., Yesterday

    News outlets described a “fight club,” but an investigator said there was no evidence of that. The assisted living facility called it an “isolated incident.”

  5. Nick Cave Photographs Two Colorful Days in His Life T Magazine, Yesterday

    We sent the artist an instant camera, and he shared a characteristically joyful glimpse into his world.

  6. $750,000 Homes in Louisiana, the District of Columbia and New York Real Estate, Yesterday

    An 1836 house in New Orleans, a condo in a converted Gothic Revival church in Washington and a clapboard farmhouse on six acres in the Hudson Valley.

  7. What You Get for $750,000 Slideshow, Yesterday

    An 1836 house in New Orleans; a condo in a converted Gothic Revival church in Washington; and a clapboard farmhouse on six acres in upstate New York.

  8. A Popped Balloon Caused Panic at a Florida Mall, the Police Say U.S., October 15

    Hundreds of people mistakenly reported gunfire at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton on Sunday.

  9. ABC Apologizes for Showing Video From U.S. Gun Range in Report on Syria Business, October 14

    The video appeared in a report on Turkish attacks in northern Syria. ABC News did not specify how the error had occurred.

  10. The Violent Trump Video Is Dumb, and That’s the Point Opinion, October 14

    The absurdity of memes like the one shared widely on Sunday evening gives cover to their creators.

  11. Former Georgia Officer Who Killed a Black Man Is Convicted, but Not of Murder U.S., October 14

    The former officer, Robert Olsen, was acquitted of murder charges, but was found guilty on lesser counts stemming from the fatal shooting of Anthony Hill, an unarmed Air Force veteran.

  12. White House Says Trump ‘Strongly Condemns’ Violent Video Attacking Media U.S., October 14

    The White House on Monday said President Trump “strongly condemns” a fake video depicting him killing members of the news media and political rivals.

  13. White House Says Trump ‘Strongly Condemns’ Violent Video Attacking Media U.S., October 14

    The White House on Monday said President Trump “strongly condemns” a fake video depicting him killing members of the news media and political rivals.

  14. I Almost Flipped a Deep Red District. Here’s What I Learned. Opinion, October 14

    Lead with values. Promote common-sense policies. And don’t give up on rural voters.

  15. Suburbanites in Louisiana Vote to Create a New City of Their Own U.S., October 13

    The referendum to establish a largely white city called St. George on the edge of Baton Rouge, which is racially diverse, grew out of frustration over schools and local control.

  16. Man Hurt in Florida Mall Panic, but No Sign of Shooting, Police Say U.S., October 13

    Shoppers fled the Town Center mall in Boca Raton, Fla., after hearing a loud noise in the food court.

  17. Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are U.S., October 13

    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.

  18. Gov. Edwards of Louisiana Forced Into Runoff With Republican U.S., October 13

    Republicans mounted an aggressive campaign to unseat Gov. John Bel Edwards, one of the few Democratic governors in the South. He was forced into a runoff scheduled for next month.

  19. Louisiana Governor Primary Election Results Interactive, October 12

    See full results and maps from the Louisiana primaries.

  20. Louisiana Primary Election Results Interactive, October 12

    See full results and maps from the Louisiana primaries.

  21. Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived Opinion, October 12

    The most urgent imperative now is to turn our fear and frustration into votes.

  22. Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived Opinion, October 12

    The most urgent imperative now is to turn our fear and frustration into votes.

  23. Hard Rock Hotel Collapses in New Orleans Video, October 12

    Parts of the Hard Rock Hotel that were under construction collapsed on Saturday. The wreckage led to one death and at least 18 injuries.

  24. Collapse of a Future Hard Rock Hotel Leaves Two Dead, and New Orleans Reeling U.S., October 12

    At least 19 others were injured and one person remains unaccounted for after a building collapse at a construction site steps from the city’s historic French Quarter, according to the authorities.

  25. Understanding Trump’s Appeal in Rural America Opinion, October 12

    Readers discuss a writer’s portrayal of political attitudes of residents in her Arkansas hometown.

  26. Which 2020 Candidates Have the Ground Game Lead in Early Primary States Interactive, October 12

    Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are dominant, with more campaign offices in the first four states than any other 2020 Democrat.

  27. Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2 Podcasts, October 11

    In the finale of the podcast, we hear the rest of June and Angie Provost’s story, and its echoes in a past case that led to the largest civil rights settlement in American history.

  28. At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi U.S., October 11

    The president denounced the impeachment inquiry and condemned what he called the “unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep-state bureaucrats and the fake news media.”

  29. Man Convicted in Murder of Law Professor Locked in Family Feud U.S., October 11

    A jury found Sigfredo Garcia guilty of first-degree murder in the 2014 killing of Dan Markel.

  30. Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know. Arts, October 11

    What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they’ve thrived.

  31. Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Deadly Parking Confrontation U.S., October 10

    The sheriff initially refused to arrest the gunman, who shot a man in front of his family, citing Stand Your Ground.

  32. Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Deadly Parking Confrontation U.S., October 10

    The sheriff initially refused to arrest the gunman, who shot a man in front of his family, citing Stand Your Ground.

  33. Snakehead Fish Found in Georgia: ‘Kill It Immediately’ U.S., October 10

    Wildlife officials had blunt advice after a northern snakehead was reeled in for the first time in the state. The invasive species can breathe on land and crawl like a snake.

  34. These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms Climate, October 10

    New research shows that hundreds of North American birds are at risk of major habitat disruption from climate change.

  35. Hold Trump Accountable Opinion, October 10

    The patriots of the civil rights movement spoke truth to power. We can do it again.

  36. A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself Opinion, October 10

    What will access to abortion look like under the new conservative majority?

  37. For Some Colleges, the Best Move Is to Merge Education, October 10

    Higher education is different from business, and the essence of the school being acquired must be taken into account.

  38. Voters Near Baton Rouge Want Better Schools. First, They Need a New City. U.S., October 10

    A group has tried unsuccessfully for years to create a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish. This time, they want to establish a city of their own.

  39. At the New Orleans Airport, a Taste of Leah Chase’s Food and Art Food, October 9

    The family of the famed Creole chef is collaborating on a restaurant in her memory, to open soon in the new terminal.

  40. Montgomery, a Cradle of Civil Rights, Elects Its First Black Mayor U.S., October 9

    “This is our season,” one lifelong resident of Alabama’s capital said of electing Steven Reed to lead the 200-year-old city that has been molded by its Confederate and civil rights history.

  41. $225,000 Homes in Maine, Virginia and West Virginia Real Estate, October 9

    An 1870s cottage in Richmond, a condominium in a converted warehouse in Norfolk and a 1927 Tudor Revival in Fairmont.

  42. What You Get for $225,000 Slideshow, October 9

    An 1870s cottage in Richmond, Maine; a condominium in a converted warehouse in Norfolk, Va.; and a 1927 Tudor Revival in Fairmont, W.Va.

  43. Montgomery, Ala., Elects Steven Reed, Its First Black Mayor U.S., October 8

    Voters chose Mr. Reed, a probate judge, to lead a majority-black city almost 200 years after it was incorporated.

  44. Fifth Democratic Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Candidates So Far U.S., October 8

    The Democratic National Committee announced that the debate would be held in the Atlanta area on Nov. 20, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

  45. Beverly Watkins, Fiery Blues Guitarist, Is Dead at 80 Arts, October 8

    She performed in relative obscurity for many years, but she made up for lost time after recording her first solo album at the age of 60.

  46. He Served 10 Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty. Now the Judge Has Cleared His Record. U.S., October 8

    A Florida judge declared Deandre Somerville “totally rehabilitated” and rescinded his finding of criminal contempt.

  47. Falwell Settles Court Case Over ‘Pool Boy’ Business Deal U.S., October 7

    The settlement concludes a case that drew national attention over its connections to Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer.

  48. 12 Men Charged With Raping 2 Girls on or Near University Campus U.S., October 7

    Several of the defendants are students at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, school officials said.

  49. Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases U.S., October 7

    A confusing 1972 decision allowed convictions by split verdicts in state courts, though not federal ones. The justices struggled with whether to overrule it.

  50. Disney World Skyliner Gondola Abruptly Stops, Stranding Passengers in Air Business, October 6

    The gondola system, which connects Epcot, Hollywood Studios and several Disney World resorts, opened on Sept. 29. It has now been shut down.

  51. Jimmy Carter Needed Stitches After Falling at His Home U.S., October 6

    The oldest living former president, who is 95, “feels fine,” the Carter Center said.

  52. Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak U.S., October 6

    More than 100 people in North Carolina were sickened with Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever last month. One person died.

  53. Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters U.S., October 6

    African-Americans were essential to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton winning competitive primaries like Ms. Warren faces in 2020. For now, Joe Biden has far deeper support.

  54. Universal Resort Costumed Character Made White Supremacy Sign, Family Says U.S., October 5

    The actor, who was dressed as a “Despicable Me” character and posed for photographs with two biracial children, made an upside-down “O.K.” sign with his fingers.

  55. Anti-Muslim Group ACT for America Planned Gala at Mar-a-Lago U.S., October 5

    The event’s status was unclear on Sunday after the Trump Organization said it would “absolutely not” happen at the resort.

  56. Woman ‘Consumed’ by Columbine and Oklahoma City Killings Had 24 Pipe Bombs, Police Say U.S., October 5

    The authorities also discovered numerous guns, knives and material on mass killings in the Florida home of Michelle Kolts, officials said.

  57. Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather U.S., October 5

    Itinerant, largely undocumented workers devoted to hurricane recovery in the U.S. have endured shabby housing and haphazard payments.

  58. Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1 Podcasts, October 4

    More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of loss and dispossession.

  59. Atlanta Asks Google Whether It Targeted Black Homeless People Technology, October 4

    City officials asked Google to verify a report that its contractors sought to scan the faces of black homeless people to improve facial-recognition software.

  60. In the Land of Self-Defeat Opinion, October 4

    What a fight over the local library in my hometown in rural Arkansas taught me about my neighbors’ go-it-alone mythology — and Donald Trump’s unbeatable appeal.

  61. T Suggests: A Pioneering French Designer, a New All-Day Cafe and More T Magazine, October 4

    A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

  62. When My Louisiana School and Its Football Team Finally Desegregated Sports, October 4

    In 1969, 15 years after Brown v. Board of Education, a Japanese-American football coach and an African-American player formed a bond that resonates today.

  63. Free Speech Is Killing Us Opinion, October 4

    Noxious language online is causing real-world violence. What can we do about it?

  64. Man Gets 10-Day Sentence for Missing Jury Duty U.S., October 3

    Deandre Somerville appealed his punishment for sleeping in. On Friday a judge reduced parts of it, but not before Mr. Somerville had served his time in jail.

  65. 23 Paratroopers Injured in Training Exercise in Mississippi U.S., October 3

    A training exercise involving 650 United States Army paratroopers went awry Wednesday night, leaving at least 23 injured.

  66. After a Divorce, Who Gets the Dog? Opinion, October 3

    I recommend a petnup.

  67. 36 Hours in Boone, N.C. (and Environs) Travel, October 3

    A lively Appalachian college town, a genteel resort spot and stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer a colorful fall weekend of music, crafts, beer and majestic views.

  68. Night Prowler in Florida Cut Electric Scooters’ Brakes, Police Say U.S., October 2

    The suspect did not give the police a motive when he was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, where at least 140 scooters were vandalized since April.

  69. A Doctor Who Prescribed 500,000 Doses of Opioids Is Sent to Prison for 40 Years U.S., October 2

    Dr. Joel Smithers was convicted of more than 800 counts of illegally prescribing opioids, and jurors found that the drugs he prescribed caused the death of a woman.

  70. Virginia Officer Who Turned Driver in Crash Over to ICE Is Suspended U.S., October 2

    The chief of the Fairfax County Police Department said that an investigation was started into the episode, which he called “unacceptable,” and that the officer had been taken off patrol duty.

  71. $1.5 Million Homes in Georgia, Arizona and Connecticut Real Estate, October 2

    A renovated 1906 bungalow near downtown Atlanta, an adobe house north of Tucson and a reconstructed 1969 house on 10.3 acres in New Milford.

  72. What You Get for $1.5 Million Slideshow, October 2

    A renovated 1906 bungalow near downtown Atlanta; an adobe house north of Tucson; and a reconstructed 1969 house on 10.3 acres in New Milford, Conn.

  73. U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law U.S., October 1

    Similar laws have been blocked in other states. Conservatives hope the Supreme Court will ultimately decide to weaken or overturn the constitutional right to an abortion.

  74. Isn’t It Fall Yet? 90-Degree Heat Scorches Much of the Nation on Oct. 1 U.S., October 1

    Unseasonably hot, humid weather dominated across the South, the Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic states on Tuesday, breaking records and closing some schools.

  75. 15-Year-Old Dies Protecting Little Sister During Burglary, Police Say U.S., October 1

    Khyler Edman died after a violent encounter with an intruder who was arrested nearby in Port Charlotte, Fla., the police said. His 5-year-old sister survived.

  76. Florida Teachers Can Now Carry Guns at School U.S., October 1

    A hotly debated law passed in May that would allow some teachers to carry firearms in the classroom takes effect Tuesday.

  77. The Newish Charleston Arts, October 1

    The writer of a new book on architecture in South Carolina’s oldest city praises past glories and rues recent developments.

  78. Arkansas Inmate Is Found After Manhunt: ‘He Was on the Roof’ U.S., September 30

    Calvin Adams, who is serving life without parole, was found a day after he vanished. He had escaped from a different Arkansas prison in 2009.

  79. California Man Charged With Smuggling Fabricated U.S. Secrets to China U.S., September 30

    The indictment revealed that the United States ran a double-agent spy operation, passing along phony “national security information” on digital memory cards to Beijing.

  80. A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice. U.S., September 30

    The family and classmates of Channing Smith, a high school junior, said his death was a result of “social media bullying” and called for a thorough investigation.

  81. Virginia Girl Recants Story of Boys Cutting Off Her Dreadlocks U.S., September 30

    The 12-year-old-girl’s story drew national headlines and a police investigation last week. Her family has apologized.

  82. The Forgotten History of America’s Worst Racial Massacre Opinion, September 30

    Hundreds of black citizens were killed in Elaine, Ark., a century ago this week.

  83. This Week in Business: The Economics of Impeachment Business, September 29

    Plus, WeWork’s chief executive steps down.

  84. ‘You’re a Bad Police Officer’: Official Confronts Deputy at Awards Ceremony U.S., September 28

    A city commissioner in Florida accused the deputy of making a false arrest in 2015.

  85. Message From a Proud Island: ‘We Need Your Help’ Opinion, September 28

    Dorian devastated this place, but hope keeps washing ashore.

  86. 5 New Standout Hotels in American College Towns Travel, September 28

    When it comes to non-student accommodations, many college towns offer little more than a weathered chain hotel. These five standouts provide more stylish (and studied) alternatives.

  87. Black Virginia Girl Says White Classmates Cut Her Dreadlocks on Playground U.S., September 27

    The police said they were investigating a report by 12-year-old Amari Allen that three white students forcibly cut portions of her hair at their Christian school.

  88. Next Gerrymandering Battle in North Carolina: Congress U.S., September 27

    A North Carolina court threw out the state’s legislative map as an illegal gerrymander. Now the same court could force the state to redraw the state’s congressional districts as well.

  89. ‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements Health, September 27

    Older Americans are exploring housing alternatives, including villages and home-sharing.

  90. Louisiana’s Coast Is Vanishing. Can a Mining Company’s $100 Million Offer Help Save It? U.S., September 26

    Freeport-McMoRan’s deal to resolve claims that its aggressive drilling damaged the coast could lead to more. But oil giants like BP, ExxonMobil and Shell have bristled at the idea.

  91. Why Can’t We Get Rid of Bad Sheriffs? Opinion, September 26

    They have little accountability and a lot of power.

  92. Former M.M.A. Fighter Returns to U.S. to Face Charges in 2011 Killing U.S., September 26

    Ariel Gandulla returned voluntarily from Canada this week to face charges of murder, conspiracy and kidnapping in Miami-Dade County, Fla. Four other men have been charged in the case.

  93. Person of Interest Is Named in Killing of Transgender Woman in Florida U.S., September 25

    The man is also a person of interest in what the authorities believe was an unrelated killing three months earlier.

  94. Overlooked No More: Robert Johnson, Bluesman Whose Life Was a Riddle Obituaries, September 25

    Johnson gained little notice in his life, but his songs — quoted by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin — helped ignite rock ‘n’ roll.

  95. 87-Year-Old Killed Her Disabled Grandson With Overdose, Police Say U.S., September 25

    The woman, Lillian Parks, “purposely overdosed” her grandson over worries about who would care for him after she died, according to the authorities.

  96. The Right’s Attacks on Greta Thunberg Opinion, September 25

    A reader says if you’re a Republican, it’s time to ask yourself a question. Also: Trump’s United Nations speech; promoting transparency in health prices; Nestlé Waters in Florida.

  97. South Carolina Deputy in Video of Violent Arrest Is Fired U.S., September 25

    Surveillance footage at an auto repair shop showed Greenville County sheriff’s deputies hitting a 56-year-old man who was later charged with traffic violations and resisting arrest.

  98. On His Deathbed, a Black Ex-Soldier Makes a Plea to Clear His Name New York, September 24

    In 1955, a soldier was dishonorably discharged after a shooting in an Army club. Now he is seeking a military burial.

  99. A Guided Tour Through the Ruins of America's Democracy Interactive, September 24

    A ragged industrial field 150 miles south of Washington has become a crumbling shrine to presidential history.

  100. Three Suicides in One Navy Ship’s Crew Point to a Growing Problem U.S., September 24

    Across the military, and especially in the Navy, rates of suicide have been rising sharply in recent years, despite extensive prevention efforts.

  101. Army Soldier Charged in Traffic Accident Death of West Point Cadet U.S., September 24

    The Army trainer at the wheel of a truck that overturned and killed a West Point cadet on the way to an exercise near the academy has been charged.

  102. Junk Food at Monticello? Alice Waters Helps Lead a Revolution Food, September 24

    Spurred by the pioneering chef, the cafe at Jefferson’s estate has reconnected with his agrarian ideals.

  103. It Takes a Teenager to Help a Teenager in Crisis Opinion, September 24

    Many troubled adolescents find it easier to share their angst and dread on a hotline with people their age, rather than their parents.

  104. Can Someone Be Fired for Being Gay? The Supreme Court Will Decide U.S., September 23

    Gerald Bostock said he lost his job after joining a gay softball league. The justices will decide whether a landmark civil rights law protects him.

  105. Orlando Officer Is Terminated After Arresting 6-Year-Olds U.S., September 23

    The charges against both children are being dropped, the state attorney said on Monday.

  106. Cheerleaders With Trump Banner Set Off a Controversy in North Carolina U.S., September 23

    It was a familiar story: First came the backlash, then the backlash to the backlash.

  107. Harold Mabern, Jazz Pianist With a Lush Sound, Dies at 83 Arts, September 23

    A bandleader, composer and educator, he was sought after by top musicians to record with them, drawn by his harmonic sophistication and feel for the blues.

  108. Deportations Reduce Crime? That’s Not What the Evidence Shows The Upshot, September 23

    A new study casts doubt on a program that involves local police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

  109. Deep in Trump Country, Democrats Hope to Sweep 3 Governors’ Races U.S., September 23

    The political headwinds still work in favor of Republicans, but Democrats are surprisingly competitive in Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky.

  110. Officer Under Investigation After Arresting Children, 6 and 8, Chief Says U.S., September 22

    A 6-year-old girl was arrested and handcuffed after having a tantrum at an Orlando, Fla., school, her grandmother said.

  111. David Jones, Health Care Entrepreneur Behind Humana, Is Dead at 88 Business, September 20

    Mr. Jones and a partner built large chains of nursing homes and hospitals. He later turned Humana into a major force in health insurance.

  112. For These Black Women in Texas, Rodeo Is a Way of Life Arts, September 20

    Raising children, keeping a job and riding horses for a cheering crowd — life on the all-black professional rodeo circuit.

  113. Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate Real Estate, September 20

    As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.

  114. Maurice Ferré, Miami’s First Hispanic Mayor, Dies at 84 U.S., September 19

    He led the city through a defining period of growth and tumult for 12 years. But he could ultimately not withstand its demographic transformation.

  115. The Dolphins Are Awful. Brian Flores Is Fine. Sports, September 19

    Brian Flores, one of the few N.F.L. coaches from New York City, is trying to revive the sinking Miami Dolphins. It’s not going well.

  116. She Says She Was Epstein’s ‘Victim-1.’ Now She’s Suing His Estate. New York, September 18

    The woman said her life was permanently scarred by the sexual abuse that started when she was 14.

  117. A New Wave of Caregivers: Men Opinion, September 18

    The shortage of caregivers around the country has opened a constructive path for men seeking work, including some who have served time in prison.

  118. ‘E for Effort’: Can Bernie Sanders Pass the South Carolina Test in 2020? U.S., September 18

    The state, where black voters dominate the Democratic electorate, delivered a huge setback to Mr. Sanders in early 2016. He knows things need to be different this time.

  119. Ann Patchett Will Eventually Discuss Her Book Books, September 18

    “The Dutch House,” a novel whose creation she compared to burning a cake, is coming out soon. Let’s change the subject.

  120. 3 Georgia Teenagers Fatally Shot in Attempted Robbery, Authorities Say U.S., September 18

    The shooting could represent a “Stand Your Ground” case if charges are filed. One of the teenagers opened fire first, the authorities said.

  121. Searching for Fall Colors? Let Me Get the Llama for You Travel, September 18

    Many travelers take leisurely drives to admire or post the range of brilliant fall colors on Instagram. But here are five more unusual ways to enjoy leaf-peeping season.

  122. In North Carolina, New Political Maps Don’t End Old Disputes U.S., September 17

    The maps, drawn under court order to replace ones that favored Republicans, were deemed an improvement but appeared to still favor the G.O.P.

  123. ‘You Can’t Tell Nobody’: Sheriff Plotted Murder of Deputy, Prosecutors Say U.S., September 17

    A North Carolina sheriff is accused of not only failing to stop a plan to kill one of his deputies, but also giving tips to a plotter on how to get away with the crime.