1. F.B.I. Investigating Spy Ring’s Political Contributions U.S., Today

    Prosecutors are scrutinizing a series of campaign contributions made by right-wing operatives who were part of a political spying operation based in Wyoming.

  2. A Puzzle in Arizona’s Boom Towns: How to Keep Growing With Less Water U.S., Today

    The state announced new limits to construction because of water shortages, changing the course of development.

  3. James G. Watt, Interior Secretary Under Reagan, Dies at 85 Obituaries, Today

    Mr. Watt once declared that Interior Department policies over years had swung too far toward conservation under the influence of “environmental extremists.”

  4. Joan Didion, the Death of R.F.K. and the Solution to a Decades-Old Mystery Opinion, Yesterday

    The celebrated author wrote about having a breakdown. Only now do we know the full story of a moment that caused her to say she could feel the 1960s “snapping.”

  5. Your Thursday Briefing: A Dangerous Haze Across North America Briefing, June 7

    Also, evacuations from flooding in Ukraine.

  6. DeSantis Defends Migrant Flights and Takes a Swipe at California U.S., June 7

    Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida criticized immigration policies in his first visit to the border since beginning his presidential bid.

  7. Kilauea Erupts in Hawaii With ‘Incandescent’ Glow Science, June 7

    The volcano on the Big Island gave hints in the past month that an eruption might be imminent.

  8. Pat Cooper, Comedian of Outrage, Is Dead at 93 Arts, June 7

    He built his act on making fun of his Italian American heritage. He later publicly insulted stars he had worked with, including Frank Sinatra and Howard Stern.

  9. It’s Never Too Late to Travel the World With Your Best Friend Travel, June 7

    At 81 years old, Eleanor Hamby and Dr. Sandra Hazelip traveled from the icy shores of Antarctica to the rocky majesty of the Grand Canyon — in 80 days.

  10. Mike Johnston Declares Victory in Denver’s Mayoral Election U.S., June 7

    Mr. Johnston, a former Colorado state senator, benefited from far more outside spending than his opponent, who conceded on Tuesday night.

  11. It’s Called the Grand Canyon, Not the Eternal Canyon Climate, June 6

    A rafting trip yields insights about a national treasure that seems permanent but is always being changed, lately by humans.

  12. The Refries That Bind: A Cavernous Cantina Returns, Cliff Divers and All U.S., June 6

    With “infinity dollars” poured in by the creators of “South Park,” a fabled Colorado restaurant reopens with the same 1970s vibe and drastically improved food.

  13. The Grand Canyon, a Cathedral to Time, Is Losing Its River Interactive, June 6

    The Colorado River, which carved the Grand Canyon over millions of years, is now in crisis from climate change and overuse.

  14. Second Plane Carrying Migrants Arrives in Sacramento U.S., June 5

    As California officials accused Florida of shipping migrants to its capital city last week, about 20 more people, mostly from Venezuela, arrived on Monday on the same chartered plane.

  15. In Utah, Scriptures (and Satire) Enter Debates Over Book Bans National, June 4

    In one school district, the Bible and the Book of Mormon were flagged for “sensitive materials review.”

  16. California Officials Investigating Flight of Migrants to Sacramento National, June 4

    The state attorney general said the migrants carried documents that specified a Florida government agency and a company that dropped migrants in Martha’s Vineyard last year.

  17. In a Year of Capitol Feuds, Oregon Has a Political Breakdown National, June 4

    Bipartisan collaboration was once a point of pride in Oregon, where Republicans have brought the Senate to a halt with a political boycott.

  18. Nikola Jokic, an Elusive Superstar, Has a Hold on Denver Sports, June 3

    Jokic, the Nuggets center, may be the best player in the N.B.A., but he avoids the spotlight. Still, in his own way, he has endeared himself to a city hungry for someone to believe in.

  19. Washington State Woman Is Arrested After Refusing TB Treatment Express, June 2

    A judge issued an arrest warrant in February for a woman with tuberculosis who was later seen taking a city bus to a casino, the authorities said.

  20. Man Pleads Guilty to Moving Bison Calf, Calling It an ‘Act of Compassion’ Express, June 2

    “It was in the water, begging for help to get out,” Clifford Walters said of his encounter in Yellowstone National Park. The calf later had to be euthanized.

  21. A spell-off that wasn’t, and a gantlet of schwas: Takeaways from the spelling bee. Live, June 2

    All of the finalists Thursday night could spell schwa, no doubt. It was the sound it makes that foiled many of them.

  22. Arizona Limits Construction Around Phoenix as Its Water Supply Dwindles Climate, June 1

    In what could be a glimpse of the future as climate change batters the West, officials ruled there’s not enough groundwater for projects already approved.

  23. Biden Falls Onstage at Air Force Commencement Washington, June 1

    A White House official said President Biden was feeling “totally fine.” He was helped up and walked back to his seat after stumbling.

  24. Pentagon Forbids Drag Events on Bases After Republican Criticism Express, June 1

    After a drag show at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada was canceled, the Defense Department said that such events were “not a suitable use” of resources, despite a long history of drag entertainment in the military.

  25. No One Knows How Many L.G.B.T.Q. Americans Die by Suicide Science, June 1

    Death investigators in Utah are among a handful of groups trying to learn how many gay and transgender people die by suicide in the United States.

  26. Un venenoso legado de la Guerra Fría que aún no tiene solución En español, June 1

    Unas plantas en Estados Unidos que ayudaron a producir más de 60.000 bombas atómicas tienen toneladas de residuos que serán radiactivos por miles de años. Las autoridades debaten qué hacer.

  27. Republican Ex-Candidate Faces Federal Charges Over Shootings Express, June 1

    Solomon Peña, who lost a bid for a seat in the New Mexico Legislature in 2022, is accused of orchestrating shootings at Democratic officials’ homes. He also faces state charges.

  28. A Poisonous Cold War Legacy That Defies a Solution National, May 31

    A $528 billion plan to clean up 54 million gallons of radioactive bomb-making waste may never be achieved. Government negotiators are looking for a compromise.

  29. $900,000 Homes in New Hampshire, Colorado and the District of Columbia Real Estate, May 31

    A 1720 Colonial in Newton, a renovated farmhouse in Glen Haven and a three-bedroom condominium in Washington.

  30. How to Open a National Park for the Summer Season Interactive, May 28

    Anticipating a swell of visitors as peak season begins, workers at Bryce Canyon National Park are clearing trails, training rangers and conserving wildlife.

  31. Student Cannot Wear Sash of Mexican and U.S. Flags at Graduation, Judge Rules Express, May 27

    A high school senior sued a Colorado school district after she was told she could not wear the sash celebrating her heritage at her commencement ceremony.

  32. For a Chile Con Queso Like No Other, Head to Southern New Mexico Dining, May 26

    At Chope’s Town Bar & Cafe, one family has closely guarded a recipe that makes the most of the region’s beloved chiles.

  33. Stop Us if You’ve Heard This Before: The A’s Have a Stadium Deal Sports, May 26

    From faking a rainout at a World Series game to a possum in a television booth, the Athletics have rarely been happy at home. Will Las Vegas be the answer?

  34. Arizona Judge Tosses Kari Lake’s 2022 Election Lawsuit Politics, May 23

    Lawyers for Ms. Lake, a Trump ally who lost the governor’s race, claimed Maricopa County did not properly review mail-in ballot signatures. A judge said the arguments “do not clear the bar.”

  35. Arrest Order Extended for Washington State Woman Refusing TB Treatment Express, May 23

    A judge had issued an arrest warrant in February for a woman with tuberculosis who had been asked to take medication or isolate herself. She was seen since on a city bus and at a casino.

  36. Heat Wave and Blackout Would Send Half of Phoenix to E.R., Study Says Climate, May 23

    New research warns that nearly 800,000 residents would need emergency medical care for heat stroke and other illnesses in an extended power failure. Other cities are also at risk.

  37. $19 Million Settlement Is Reached in Fatal Police Shooting of Colorado Man Express, May 23

    Christian Glass, 22, was killed after he called 911 to report that his car was stuck on the side of the road and that he was coming out of a depression.

  38. They Overcame Hazards — and Doubters — to Make Botanical History Book Review, May 23

    In Melissa Sevigny’s “Brave the Wild River,” we meet the two scientists who explored unknown terrain — and broke barriers.

  39. U.S. Investigates Fatal Shooting of Tribe Member by Border Agents Express, May 22

    A member of the Tohono O’odham Nation was killed at his home on the reservation near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, according to the authorities and local news reports.

  40. TikTok Sues Montana, Calling State Ban Unconstitutional Business, May 22

    The Chinese-owned video app filed the lawsuit days after Montana’s governor signed the ban, which takes effect on Jan. 1, into law.

  41. Idaho Murder Suspect Declines to Enter Plea National, May 22

    Bryan Kohberger, the former Ph.D. student accused of killing four University of Idaho students, appeared in court Monday after being indicted on murder charges.

  42. A Breakthrough Deal to Keep the Colorado River From Going Dry, for Now Climate, May 22

    The agreement on cuts, aided by a wet winter and $1.2 billion in federal payments, expires at the end of 2026.

  43. 30 Tons of Explosive Chemicals Lost During Rail Shipment Express, May 21

    The chemical, ammonium nitrate, is relatively harmless by itself but has caused deadly explosions in industrial accidents and has been used in targeted attacks.

  44. What Christian Nationalism Has Done to My State and My Faith Is a Sin Op Ed, May 21

    Wyoming’s new crop of lawmakers seems intent on stripping us of our autonomy and our ability to make decisions for ourselves.

  45. There’s No Ocean in Sight. But Many Hawaiians Make Las Vegas Their Home. National, May 20

    The scenery can’t compare. So why are Hawaiians increasingly moving there?

  46. America’s Semiconductor Boom Faces a Challenge: Not Enough Workers Washington, May 19

    Strengthened by billions of federal dollars, semiconductor companies plan to create thousands of jobs. But officials say there might not be enough people to fill them.

  47. In Montana, a TikTok Ban Could Be a ‘Kick in the Face’ National, May 18

    Users of the popular social media site were less than pleased by the ban, enacted over fears that sensitive user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.

  48. In Montana, Creators Await — and Dread — a TikTok Ban Styles, May 18

    Under a newly signed bill, the state is poised to become the first to ban TikTok. Influencers living there have a lot to lose.

  49. TikTok Users Sue Montana, Calling State Ban Unconstitutional Business, May 18

    A spokeswoman for the state attorney general said that his office had “expected a legal challenge” and was “fully prepared to defend the law.”

  50. A Hawaiian Bungalow Resort Reopens on the Big Island T Style, May 18

    Plus: playful lamps, Loewe Craft Prize finalists on view in Queens and more recommendations from T Magazine.

  51. Listen to ‘The Headlines’, a Short Show on the Day’s Biggest News Podcasts, May 18

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  52. ‘Rust’ Prosecutors Seek Further Tests on Gun Handled by Alec Baldwin Weekend, May 17

    The prosecutors, who dropped criminal charges against Mr. Baldwin after learning that the gun he was rehearsing with might have been modified, are sending the gun to a forensic specialist.

  53. Montana Governor Signs Total Ban of TikTok in the State Business, May 17

    The legislation is the most extreme prohibition of the app in the nation and will almost certainly face legal challenges.

  54. Idaho Murders Suspect Is Indicted by Grand Jury National, May 17

    Instead of facing a preliminary hearing, the Ph.D. student accused of killing four University of Idaho students will be arraigned on murder charges next week.

  55. Burning Man Becomes Latest Adversary in Geothermal Feud Business, May 17

    Festival organizers are trying to block plans to build a clean energy plant in the Nevada desert, highlighting the struggle to combat climate change and the cost of clean power.

  56. Oregon Senators Face Re-election Ban After Prolonged Boycott National, May 16

    Republican lawmakers in the state, frustrated and powerless, have in recent years turned repeatedly to the disruptive tactic to stall bills.

  57. The Brutal Past and Uncertain Future of Native Adoptions Metropolitan, May 16

    The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 sought to keep Native children in tribal communities. The Supreme Court may change that this spring.

  58. How Do You Get a High-Style House for $600,000? Build It Yourself. Real Estate, May 16

    One Washington State couple worked side by side with their contractors, doing much of the heavy lifting: “We wanted to do something extraordinary.”

  59. Two Decades of Prison Did Not Prepare Me for the Horrors of County Jail Op Ed, May 16

    Most incarcerated people will eventually return to their communities. The trauma they suffer on the inside comes with them.

  60. Blending Native History and Myth Into Heartfelt Memoir Book Review, May 16

    In “Thinning Blood,” Leah Myers mixes genres to explore her tribal heritage.

  61. After Biden Predicted Chaos at the Border, a Quieter Than Expected Weekend Washington, May 16

    The days after pandemic-era immigration restrictions were lifted showed the ability of federal authorities, local governments and private nonprofits to temporarily triage the situation at the border.

  62. New Mexico Shooter’s Victims Included 97-Year-Old and Her Daughter, Police Say Express, May 15

    The shooter, Beau Wilson, 18, a high school student who fired at random, killed three people before he was fatally shot by the police in Farmington, N.M., the authorities said.

  63. Doyle Brunson, Poker Champion Known as ‘Texas Dolly,’ Dies at 89 Obits, May 15

    In a lucrative career that began in Texas saloons, he won back-to-back World Series of Poker titles (and 10 in all) and wrote a definitive poker manual.

  64. When One Almond Gulps 3.2 Gallons of Water Op Ed, May 13

    If we don’t allocate water more sensibly in the West, Mother Nature will do it for us. And that will be ugly.

  65. Behind the Heartbeat of Hawaii National, May 13

    Hula is an ancient and often sacred dance that is indigenous to the islands.

  66. Love Letter: The Heartbeat of Hawaii Styles, May 13

    The last king of Hawaii said, “Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

  67. Woman With ‘Doomsday’ Beliefs Found Guilty in Children’s Deaths Express, May 12

    Lori Vallow Daybell was convicted in Idaho of murder in the deaths of two of her children and of conspiring to murder her husband’s previous wife. Prosecutors said she was driven by her extreme religious beliefs.

  68. Bernadine Strik, Whose Insights Helped Blueberries Thrive, Dies at 60 Obits, May 12

    A horticulturist, she discovered farming methods that increased yields of the fruit as its health benefits became widely understood and demand for it grew.

  69. Severe Storms Strike the Southern Plains Express, May 12

    There were reports of tornadoes in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma on Friday as the region faced hail and high winds. More severe weather was forecast for Saturday.

  70. With Pandemic Restrictions Lifted, Thousands Converge on Border National, May 11

    A policy known as Title 42 that allowed rapid expulsions of migrants ended Thursday night. But border cities had already been seeing a spike in migration.

  71. How Deep-Diving Sharks Stay Warm Will Take Your Breath Away Science, May 11

    To survive as they seek food in freezing parts of the ocean, hammerhead sharks use a trick that hasn’t been observed in other fish.

  72. Are We Actually Arguing About Whether 14-Year-Olds Should Work in Meatpacking Plants? Op Ed, March 27

    Rollbacks on child labor protections are happening amid a surge of child labor violations.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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?

  80. 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.

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

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

  82. 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.”

  83. 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.

  84. ¿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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

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

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

  92. 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.

  93. 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.