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  1. Skull Found in Alaska Is Linked to New York Man Missing Since 1976 Express, Yesterday

    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.

  2. China’s spy balloon drifted for 7 days across the U.S.: A Timeline Washington, Yesterday

    The balloon brought Americans out to squint at the sky, caused a diplomatic visit to be canceled and opened a political debate.

  3. Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a … Chinese Spy Balloon? Washington, February 4

    How the balloon went from a local sky oddity to an international diplomatic disrupter to “a shriveled Kleenex.”

  4. Attacks on Electrical Substations Raise Alarm Express, February 4

    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.

  5. If the Ironman World Championship Doesn’t Happen in Kona, Did It Even Happen? Sports, February 4

    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?

  6. Democrats Overhaul Party’s Primary Calendar, Upending a Political Tradition Politics, February 4

    The proposal radically reshapes the way the party picks its presidential nominees, putting more racially diverse states at the front of the line.

  7. Balloon Incident Highlights Fragile State of U.S.-China Relationship Foreign, February 4

    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.

  8. A Giant Balloon Floats Into Town, and It’s All Anyone Can Talk About National, February 3

    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.

  9. Kari Lake, Still Refusing to Accept Defeat in One Race, Teases Arizona Senate Run Politics, February 3

    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.

  10. U.S. Considers Lifting Protections for Grizzly Bears Near Two National Parks Express, February 3

    Federal wildlife officials will begin a yearlong study in response to “substantial information” showing that grizzly populations had improved.

  11. A Brief History of Spying With Balloons Express, February 3

    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.

  12. Chinese Spy Balloon or ‘Civilian Device’? Washington, February 3

    Here is what we know about the balloon.

  13. High-Altitude Balloon Spotted Flying Over Montana Video, February 3

    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.

  14. Pentagon Says It Detected a Chinese Spy Balloon Hovering Over Montana Washington, February 3

    The revelation comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing, where he is expected to meet with President Xi Jinping.

  15. Heather Gay of ‘Real Housewives’ Knows She’s a ‘Bad Mormon’ Styles, February 2

    A star of the Salt Lake City franchise details her separation from the church in a new memoir.

  16. It’s Winter. Let’s Go to the Farmers’ Market! Travel, February 2

    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.

  17. 5 Cozy Hotels Where Winter Is a Treat Travel, February 1

    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.

  18. Biden Clears the Way for Alaska Oil Project Climate, February 1

    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.”

  19. Self-Driving Car Services Want to Expand in San Francisco Despite Recent Hiccups Business, February 1

    Waymo and Cruise hope to widen their projects to more of the city. But local officials are increasingly concerned about breakdowns causing congestion.

  20. Un pequeño barco, un mar inmenso y una huida desesperada de Rusia en Español, February 1

    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.

  21. Motorcycle Rides, Beach Breezes and the Shrimp I’ll Never Forget Magazine, February 1

    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.

  22. $1.9 Million Homes in Arizona, Florida and Massachusetts Real Estate, February 1

    A Spanish-style house in Phoenix, a Craftsman bungalow in Tampa and a 1916 Colonial Revival home in Lexington.

  23. Administration Expected to Endorse Limited Drilling in Alaska Project Climate, February 1

    An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report.

  24. Charges Accusing Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ Killing Are Filed in New Mexico Culture, January 31

    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.

  25. E.P.A. Blocks Long-Disputed Mine Project in Alaska Climate, January 31

    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.

  26. The Last Boeing 747 Leaves the Factory Business, January 31

    The plane known as “Queen of the Skies” helped make air travel more affordable, but it has been supplanted by smaller, more efficient aircraft.

  27. 2023年最值得去的52个地方 Interactive, January 31

    旅行的强势复苏揭示了我们有多么渴望探索世界。我们为什么旅行?为了美食、文化、探险、自然风光?这一年的榜单包含了所有这些元素,以及更多。

  28. You Don’t Go to Sun Valley to Party Travel, January 30

    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.

  29. For Giffords, Progress on Gun Safety Is Like Her Recovery: ‘Inch by Inch’ Washington, January 30

    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.

  30. The Key Senate Races to Watch in 2024 Interactive, January 30

    Democrats have a tough road ahead, with Republicans playing offense in several states.

  31. Utah Bans Transition Care for Transgender Youth National, January 30

    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.

  32. In the Fight Over Gas Stoves, Meet the Industry’s Go-To Scientist Climate, January 29

    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.

  33. Jury Awards $1 Million to Woman Who Was Told, ‘I Don’t Serve Black People’ Express, January 28

    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.

  34. Man Accused of Torture May Be Using Dating Apps to Avoid Capture, Police Say Express, January 28

    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.

  35. Deaths Among Pregnant Women and New Mothers Rose Sharply During Pandemic Science, January 27

    The fatalities, occurring disproportionately among Native American and Black women, were linked not just to medical complications but also to homicides and accidents.

  36. A Copper Mine Could Advance Green Energy but Scar Sacred Land Business, January 27

    Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.

  37. As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain Climate, January 27

    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.

  38. Judge Frees Hawaii Man Serving Life Sentence for 1991 Murder Express, January 25

    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.

  39. Biden Bans Roads and Logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Climate, January 25

    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.

  40. The Newest Contraband at the Mexican Border: Eggs Express, January 25

    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.

  41. Utah Plastic Surgeon Sold Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Cards for $50, U.S. Says Express, January 24

    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.

  42. Tesla Will Build Heavy Trucks at a New Factory in Nevada Business, January 24

    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.

  43. The ‘Reid Machine’ Rolls On Washington, January 24

    Top aides to the relentless former majority leader helped win crucial Senate seats and are now scattered through the Democratic apparatus.

  44. ‘The Place Where Shamans Dream’: Safeguarding Spirit Mountain Travel, January 24

    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.

  45. Mass Shootings in 2023: A Partial List Express, January 24

    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.

  46. Voter Fraud Unit in Arizona Will Shift Focus to Voter Rights Politics, January 23

    Kris Mayes, the state’s new Democratic attorney general, is shifting gears on election issues in an office her Republican predecessor created.

  47. After 7-Year Wait, a Lifeguard Wins Surfing’s Holy Grail in 50-Foot Waves Sports, January 23

    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.

  48. Democrat in Arizona Will Seek Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate Seat Politics, January 23

    Representative Ruben Gallego of Phoenix is set to challenge Ms. Sinema from the left, after she resigned from the Democratic Party.

  49. Fake Grass, Wood Frames and One Journalist’s Search for Answers Summary, January 22

    A Real Estate reporter traveled the country to find out why some of America’s residential buildings look startlingly alike.

  50. Police, Paramedics Accused in Elijah McClain Killing Plead Not Guilty National, January 21

    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.

  51. Despite Red Flags, G.O.P. Backed Candidate Now Charged in Shootings National, January 20

    “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.

  52. Three Montana Grizzly Bears Euthanized Last Fall Tested Positive for Avian Flu Express, January 20

    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.”

  53. America, the Bland Real Estate, January 20

    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?

  54. Alec Baldwin Charges Complicate Efforts to Finish Troubled ‘Rust’ Movie Culture, January 20

    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.

  55. Alec Baldwin Charges Spur Debate on Responsibility for Guns on Set Culture, January 19

    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.

  56. Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in ‘Rust’ Killing Culture, January 19

    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.

  57. Ex-Correctional Officers in Hawaii Sentenced in 2015 Inmate Beating Express, January 19

    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.

  58. When the Big Wave Doesn’t Break, but Your Emotions Do Sports, January 19

    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...

  59. Utah Man Who Killed His Family Faced Child Abuse Investigation in 2020 Express, January 19

    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.

  60. In Philadelphia, a Cocktail Bar With Bold Colors and Swedish Meatballs T Style, January 18

    Plus: buzzy hotels, psychedelic collages and more recommendations from T Magazine.

  61. Prosecutors to Announce Whether They Plan Charges in ‘Rust’ Case Culture, January 18

    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.

  62. ‘Polar Vortex’ Got You Baffled? Try This Extreme-Weather Guide Science, January 18

    A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.

  63. He Cheered Trump on Jan. 6. Now He’s Accused of Targeting Political Rivals. National, January 18

    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.

  64. Republican Ex-Candidate Arrested in Shootings Targeting New Mexico Democrats Express, January 17

    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.

  65. A Second Colorado Library Closes Because of Meth Contamination Express, January 17

    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.

  66. Skipped Showers, Paper Plates: An Arizona Suburb’s Water Is Cut Off National, January 16

    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.

  67. A Break in California’s Storms Is in Sight. Here Are Regions to Watch. National, January 16

    Already soaked, the state is enduring yet another round of rain and snow.

  68. Alfred T. Goodwin, Judge in Pledge of Allegiance Case, Dies at 99 Obits, January 15

    He ruled the pledge unconstitutional because the words “under God” violated the separation of church and state. The Supreme Court reversed the ruling.

  69. Whiteouts, Landslides and Floods Cut Off California Roads Express, January 14

    The latest storms produced treacherous driving conditions across the state.

  70. A Hilltop Hideaway in the Scottish Highlands T Style, January 13

    Plus: an art collector’s villa in Tangier, a wellness resort in Kaua’i and more recommendations from T Magazine.

  71. Russell Pearce, Fiery Foe of Illegal Immigration, Dies at 75 Obits, January 13

    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.

  72. A Faked Kidnapping and Cocaine: A Montana Mine’s Descent Into Chaos Climate, January 13

    The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.

  73. Did Aliens Land on Earth in 1945? A Defense Bill Seeks Answers. Express, January 13

    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.

  74. ‘I Might Wind Up in the Broom Closet’: Why Eli Crane Defied Kevin McCarthy Washington, January 13

    The freshman Republican from Arizona was the only newcomer to hold out against Speaker Kevin McCarthy until the very end.

  75. Idaho Murders Suspect Felt ‘No Emotion’ and ‘Little Remorse’ as a Teen National, January 13

    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.

  76. Idaho Killings Suspect Gets Monthslong Delay in Preliminary Hearing National, January 12

    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.

  77. 52 Places to Go in 2023 Interactive, January 12

    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.

  78. Rain, Gusts and Landslide Fears Spread to the Pacific Northwest National, January 11

    Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour on parts of the coast, with up to eight inches of rain over the Olympic Peninsula.

  79. A ‘Pineapple Express’ Is Bringing Rain and Snow to California National, January 11

    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.

  80. How Montana Took a Hard Right Turn Toward Christian Nationalism Magazine, January 11

    What happened to a state known for its political independence?

  81. Was the Idaho Murder Suspect Studying Criminology to Learn How to Commit a Crime? Op Ed, January 11

    As a professor of criminology and a former F.B.I. special agent, I am frequently surprised by the misperceptions of what criminologists study.

  82. Where the Bison Could Roam Science, January 10

    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.

  83. Suspect in Shootings at Homes and Offices of New Mexico Democrats Is in Custody Express, January 10

    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.

  84. Phoenix Police Investigate Their Detention of a Wall Street Journal Reporter Express, January 9

    The reporter, Dion Rabouin, who is Black, was handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle after conducting interviews outside a bank in November.

  85. Two Snowmobilers Killed in Colorado Avalanche Express, January 8

    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.

  86. Consumed by Murders N Y T Now, January 8

    Horrific slayings brought grief and anxiety to a the placid college town of Moscow, Idaho.

  87. Joyce Meskis, Bookseller Who Defended Readers’ Rights, Dies at 80 Obits, January 7

    Her Denver bookstore, the Tattered Cover, was among the country’s best, and she often found herself in the midst of First Amendment fights.

  88. How a ‘Golden Era for Large Cities’ Might Be Turning Into an ‘Urban Doom Loop’ Op Ed, November 30

    What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.

  89. Vanished in the Pacific Interactive, November 28

    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.

  90. Following Up on America’s Downtowns Insider, October 30

    A team of reporters and photographers profiled 10 city centers across the country, all in varying stages of economic recovery and transformation.

  91. Meet Me Downtown Interactive, October 26

    We visited 10 cities across the country to see how the pandemic and its aftershocks have reshaped the American downtown.

  92. Companies Hoarding Workers Could Be Good News for the Economy Business, October 12

    Employers have been burned by a labor shortage. Will that make them act differently if the economy slows down?

  93. In Seattle, It’s Almost Normal Travel, September 1

    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.

  94. School Is for Wasting Time and Money Op Ed, September 1

    I have deep doubts about the intellectual and social value of schooling.

  95. Revelry and Unease in Alaska as Cruises Return Travel, August 18

    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.”

  96. In the Mile High City, Festivals and Food Are on the Rise Travel, August 11

    Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.

  97. ¿La naturaleza sanó durante la ‘antropausa’ pandémica? en Español, July 19

    La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.

  98. Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’? Science, July 16

    Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

  99. Hawaii, the last state with an indoor mask mandate for public schools, will make masks optional. National, July 13

    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.

  100. Denali National Park, in Alaska, reinstates an indoor mask mandate in the busy summer season. Travel, July 9

    As counties report elevated levels of transmission, national parks are once again requiring masks in gift shops, on tour buses and other indoor spaces.

  101. The major tourist draws of San Juan, and Miami-Dade and Honolulu counties, have become virus hot spots. Express, June 10

    “Covid-19 hasn’t disappeared as much as our patience for precautions has,” said one public health expert.

  102. Google Maps Workers Say They Can’t Afford the Trip Back to the Office Business, May 23

    The contract workers are resisting a plan to resume in-person work, citing health concerns and commuting costs.

  103. Thousands of Migrants Have Been Waiting for Months to Enter U.S. National, May 19

    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.

  104. Your Monday Evening Briefing N Y T Now, May 16

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  105. Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace Business, May 15

    Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.

  106. Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night. Science, May 8

    With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.