Alaskan investigators used genetic testing and genealogy to connect a skull found in 1997 to a Clay, N.Y., man who had been missing for decades. Officials believe the man was likely mauled by a bear.
The balloon brought Americans out to squint at the sky, caused a diplomatic visit to be canceled and opened a political debate.
How the balloon went from a local sky oddity to an international diplomatic disrupter to “a shriveled Kleenex.”
After recent attacks caused thousands of people to lose power in Washington State and North Carolina, experts and legislators are calling for tighter security. And the F.B.I. is offering rewards.
The iconic one-day world championship event has outgrown the small town on the island of Hawaii. But will triathletes follow the race outside of Kona?
The proposal radically reshapes the way the party picks its presidential nominees, putting more racially diverse states at the front of the line.
Recent efforts by Beijing to mend ties with Washington were showing progress, but the balloon’s appearance over the United States illustrates lingering mistrust and growing tensions.
A Chinese balloon has been raising a lot of questions for people who live under its path. “I did see it, and it should have been shot,” said a barbecue chef in Billings, Mont.
Ms. Lake, a Republican who lost to Katie Hobbs in the state’s governor’s race, previewed opening salvos against Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Ruben Gallego.
Federal wildlife officials will begin a yearlong study in response to “substantial information” showing that grizzly populations had improved.
A Chinese balloon seen floating over the northwestern United States this week was a reminder of how governments have used balloons for reconnaissance for more than a century.
Here is what we know about the balloon.
A high-altitude balloon was filmed by a resident in Billings, Mont. The Pentagon has not confirmed that the balloon seen in the video is the one it identified as being from China.
The revelation comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing, where he is expected to meet with President Xi Jinping.
A star of the Salt Lake City franchise details her separation from the church in a new memoir.
In cities like Detroit and Philadelphia, markets have become year-round destinations, offering classes, crafts and music, as well as a surprising array of fresh produce.
From a luxurious cabin in the Catskills to a Victorian-era inn in the Scottish Highlands, here are a few places where you can curl up and watch the snow fall.
The administration issued an analysis that indicates a scaled-back version of the Willow project could go forward. Opponents call the drilling plan a “carbon bomb.”
Waymo and Cruise hope to widen their projects to more of the city. But local officials are increasingly concerned about breakdowns causing congestion.
En septiembre, dos hombres salieron de Rusia con la esperanza de que una embarcación pudiera llevarlos a pedir asilo en suelo estadounidense. Su búsqueda de la libertad no salió como habían planificado.
Reader, I don’t even remember his name. But I can still taste the buttery garlic shrimp we shared by the roadside — a modern classic in Hawaii if there ever was one.
A Spanish-style house in Phoenix, a Craftsman bungalow in Tampa and a 1916 Colonial Revival home in Lexington.
An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report.
The film’s star, Mr. Baldwin, and its armorer were accused of involuntary manslaughter after its cinematographer was slain by a gun on set that was loaded with a live round.
The move to ban disposal of mining wastes near the site of the proposed Pebble mine, made under the Clean Water Act, protects a valuable salmon fishery.
The plane known as “Queen of the Skies” helped make air travel more affordable, but it has been supplanted by smaller, more efficient aircraft.
The Idaho ski resort is a favorite of the rich and famous, but still maintains a down-home feel, with casual restaurants and little pampering.
A 2011 mass shooting left Gabrielle Giffords, then a Democratic congresswoman, partly paralyzed and unable to speak fluently. She has since built a powerful advocacy group.
Democrats have a tough road ahead, with Republicans playing offense in several states.
The measure, signed by the governor on Saturday, is part of a wave of proposed legislation in states across the country this year that would restrict transgender rights.
Longstanding research shows the health dangers of gas-burning ranges. Utilities are turning to Julie Goodman, a toxicologist with a firm whose work raises questions about the science.
Rose Wakefield was ignored by an attendant at a gas station in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, as white customers who pulled in after her were served first, according to the lawsuit.
The police in Oregon have been searching for Benjamin Obadiah Foster since Tuesday, when officials say he tortured a woman and severely beat her before escaping into the woods.
The fatalities, occurring disproportionately among Native American and Black women, were linked not just to medical complications but also to homicides and accidents.
Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.
The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
The judge overturned the convictions of Ian Schweitzer, who had spent 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering Dana Ireland.
The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.
There has been an increase in the number of people trying to bring eggs into the United States, where the price has surged, driven in part by a bird flu outbreak.
Dr. Michael Kirk Moore and three of his associates were indicted this month in a scheme that federal prosecutors said lasted from May 2021 to September 2022.
The $3.6 billion investment, which also includes a new battery factory, presents a challenge to traditional truck makers that have been slow to sell electric vehicles.
Top aides to the relentless former majority leader helped win crucial Senate seats and are now scattered through the Democratic apparatus.
Less than two hours from Las Vegas, the sacred creation site for Yuman-speaking Native Americans may soon become a national monument. It’s been a long time coming.
There is no official consensus on what constitutes a mass shooting, but by one count there have been more than three-dozen so far this year.
Kris Mayes, the state’s new Democratic attorney general, is shifting gears on election issues in an office her Republican predecessor created.
Waimea Bay in Hawaii finally delivered conditions fit for one of the world’s most elusive surfing events. A local lifeguard beat out the top pro surfers for the trophy.
Representative Ruben Gallego of Phoenix is set to challenge Ms. Sinema from the left, after she resigned from the Democratic Party.
A Real Estate reporter traveled the country to find out why some of America’s residential buildings look startlingly alike.
The 23-year-old Black man died three years ago after being placed in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative. The defendants will be tried in three separate trials.
“We could have picked apart this guy,” one Republican leader in New Mexico said of Solomon Peña, who is accused of organizing attacks on the homes of four Democratic officials.
The bears are believed to have contracted the virus from diseased birds, amid what a U.S.D.A. spokesman called the “largest foreign animal disease outbreak in U.S. history.”
Across the country, new developments are starting to look the same, raising fears that cities are losing their unique charm. But in the current housing crisis, does that matter?
A settlement with the family of the cinematographer who was slain on the set called for resuming production, with her widower serving as an executive producer.
The prosecutors who decided to bring criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer said Mr. Baldwin should have ensured his gun was safe. Some armorers questioned that.
A gun that Mr. Baldwin was rehearsing with went off, killing the film’s cinematographer. The armorer responsible for weapons on set also faces manslaughter charges.
The four officers, who were accused of punching and kicking the inmate in the head and body and trying to cover up the abuse, will serve sentences ranging from one to 12 years.
For the first time since 2016, the conditions looked right for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, a surfing contest that is as prestigious as it is elusive. Surfers had less than 48 hours to travel to Oahu to compete. Then the forecast changed...
The man, who committed suicide after fatally shooting seven family members, had been violent toward his eldest daughter, she told the police at the time. But no charges were filed because of a lack of evidence, prosecutors said.
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More than a year after the fatal shooting, Santa Fe County prosecutors said they would announce on Thursday whether anyone would be charged in the case.
A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.
Solomon Peña, who lost his bid to become a New Mexico lawmaker, faces charges in a series of shootings. “He had a belief process that he was cheated,” the Albuquerque police chief said.
The authorities in Albuquerque said that Solomon Peña, who lost his bid for a State House seat in November, was behind a series of recent shootings targeting Democratic elected officials.
The Englewood library closed last week after tests found methamphetamine in parts of the building, officials said. The main library in Boulder closed after a similar problem last month.
Hundreds of homes outside the boundaries of Scottsdale can no longer get water from the city, so their owners are living a worst-case scenario of drought in the West.
Already soaked, the state is enduring yet another round of rain and snow.
He ruled the pledge unconstitutional because the words “under God” violated the separation of church and state. The Supreme Court reversed the ruling.
The latest storms produced treacherous driving conditions across the state.
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As an Arizona state senator, he sponsored what came to be known as the “show me your papers” law, requiring the police to demand documentation from those they detained.
The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.
The Defense Department’s annual spending bill requires it to review U.F.O. sightings dating to 1945, the year some believe an object from space crashed in the New Mexico desert.
The freshman Republican from Arizona was the only newcomer to hold out against Speaker Kevin McCarthy until the very end.
Messages and online posts from the Ph.D. student now charged with four murders show that he was once detached and suicidal before he became fascinated with criminals’ minds.
The man accused in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students agreed to waive his right to a speedy hearing on the charges.
Travel’s rebound has revealed the depth of our drive to explore the world. Why do we travel? For food, culture, adventure, natural beauty? This year’s list has all those elements, and more.
Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour on parts of the coast, with up to eight inches of rain over the Olympic Peninsula.
It’s a specific kind of “river in the sky” that drives precipitation on the West Coast, which relies on those rivers for its water supply.
What happened to a state known for its political independence?
As a professor of criminology and a former F.B.I. special agent, I am frequently surprised by the misperceptions of what criminologists study.
Bison once numbered in the tens of millions in the United States. Now, a nonprofit is working to restore the shortgrass prairie, where the American icons and their ecosystem can thrive again.
The authorities say that a man is being held on unrelated charges, and that a gun tied to at least one of the episodes has been recovered.
The reporter, Dion Rabouin, who is Black, was handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle after conducting interviews outside a bank in November.
Dog and helicopter rescue teams helped with the weekend searches near Winter Park, Colo. The danger of avalanche conditions in the area was “considerable” on Saturday.
Horrific slayings brought grief and anxiety to a the placid college town of Moscow, Idaho.
Her Denver bookstore, the Tattered Cover, was among the country’s best, and she often found herself in the midst of First Amendment fights.
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.
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.
Employers have been burned by a labor shortage. Will that make them act differently if the economy slows down?
The pandemic may have left some gaps in the urban fabric, but a neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of new restaurants and art events reveals that recovery is well underway.
I have deep doubts about the intellectual and social value of schooling.
Ships are carrying fewer passengers than they did before the pandemic, but in port towns where the bulk of the economy depends on cruise travel, business owners say they are “grateful for what we have.”
Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.
La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.
Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.
Masks will become optional in Hawaii’s schools when the new academic year starts on Aug. 1, as the state tries for “a more normal classroom experience this fall,” a state health official said.
As counties report elevated levels of transmission, national parks are once again requiring masks in gift shops, on tour buses and other indoor spaces.
“Covid-19 hasn’t disappeared as much as our patience for precautions has,” said one public health expert.
The contract workers are resisting a plan to resume in-person work, citing health concerns and commuting costs.
People from around the world have been lingering on the border, awaiting the end of pandemic restrictions. Their fate remains one of the Biden administration’s biggest challenges on immigration.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.
With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.