Experts say that Afghanistan is locked in a cycle of state collapse, and outside involvement may be making matters there worse.
Mr. Cantwell, who was featured in a Vice News report, faces charges related to his use of tear gas at a torch-lit march held in Charlottesville.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
By: CHARLES McDERMID
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
President Trump is preparing to give the Defense Department formal authority to dismiss transgender troops, a person familiar with the directive said.
Justice Bernd Zabel of Ontario faced a disciplinary panel because he arrived in his Hamilton courtroom wearing a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap.
The 2011 law requiring photo IDs for voting was struck down even after it was revised in response to legal challenges.
By: Anthony Ha
Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k.a. Matt Hoss. A New York judge today issued a summary judgement in favor of the...
The F.T.C. said that the acquisition would not harm competition. In addition, Whole Foods shareholders voted to approve the deal.
By: Christopher Zara
The feds are shrugging their shoulders over Amazon’s proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market. The Federal Trade Commission said today it has no plans to stand in the Seattle behemoth’s way, as the merger poses no...
By: Reuters, David Shepardson
The FTC gave the green light.
By: Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Portal Abras) The Federal Trade Commission has formally allowed Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods to go forward. According to a statement released Wednesday by acting FTC director Bruce Hoffman, "Based on our investigation, we ...
By: Katie Roof
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.4 billion acquisition, which was announced in June, combines the e-commerce behemoth with a major grocery chain. The FTC...
By: Colin Lecher
The Federal Trade Commission says it won’t attempt to block Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods, despite some calls for the agency to closely scrutinize the deal. FTC will not “pursue this matter further” “The FTC conducted an...
Amazon just got much closer to completing its purchase of Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has decided against further pursuing an investigation into the $13.7 billion deal, arguing that there's no evidence the mega-merger...
By: Steven Musil
Regulators' approval means the online retail giant can move ahead with plans to break into the $800 billion US grocery market.
For our correspondent in Albuquerque, a fresh encounter with the Spanish language in New Mexico sparks a rumination about its history — and its future.
Furious with President Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville protests, four groups of rabbis denounced him in unusually pointed language
As the president’s attacks on the media become more strident, worries rise that reporters are being put at risk of violence.
Detested by some, admired by others, the former sheriff finds himself thrust into the political fray by the prospect of a Trump pardon.
The privately held ride-hailing company on Wednesday disclosed that its business jumped and that its losses narrowed to $645 million in the second quarter.
Mirgayas Shirinsky, 60, was said to have been discovered in the pool of his Khartoum home. He was at least the fourth Kremlin envoy to die prematurely since December.
A federal judge ruled that state officials’ actions were racially driven when they ended a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson’s public schools.
President Trump’s speech on Wednesday in Reno, Nev., was a day-and-night contrast to his performance on Tuesday in Phoenix, where he ignored his prepared remarks.
After 746 performances, the musical “On Your Feet!” has gone silent. Its male star, Ektor Rivera, reflected on its fans, the cast and what's next.
The president’s angry condemnation during a campaign-style rally heightened the fear that verbal attacks on the press could lead to physical attacks.
'We are one people.'
After reviewing a female trainee’s allegations of assault, the Army found indications of additional misconduct. The fort only recently integrated women into its training programs.
A lively show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art both stretches “gay” and resists “normal.”
Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.
The chef is renaming Fowler & Wells, after learning about the name’s connection with the debunked theories of phrenology.
The symbol once known as “pound” has helped organize ideas on social media — and irritated quite a few people along the way.
Hurricane and storm surge watches were issued on Wednesday for parts of Texas. Forecasters are concerned about the storm stalling after making landfall.
“Snorting Copper” had been painted over and boarded up. Now, the man who rediscovered it says he will keep the restored work where the public can see it.
In internal emails, Gerard Baker described the draft of an article about the president’s rally in Phoenix as “commentary dressed up as news reporting.”
Scientists in Alaska are drilling into the permafrost in an attempt to determine how much greenhouse gas could be released if rising temperatures cause the permafrost to thaw.
An editor notes that while cultural and social context is important, our comparison needed additional information.
Jay Y. Lee, heir to the Samsung empire, faces a verdict in a bribery trial that has riveted South Korea and put a focus on his management style.
After a lull, warplanes hit targets around Sana, including a hotel where at least 30 agricultural workers were said to be dead or wounded.
The Massachusetts attorney general said the company had made errors that have potentially left students in debt far longer than they expected.
My first vacation on the island was bartered. That was seven years ago, and I’ve been drawn back every summer since.
Abdelbaki Essati, believed to be the recruiter behind the attacks in Spain, had deep links with Islamic extremists and seems to have learned their methods well.
Thanks to migration, adaptation, pop culture and commerce, the Spanish language endures in the United States, regardless of any effort to control it.
President Trump at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix promised he would shut down the government if Congress does not fund a wall on the southern border.
'One way or the other, we’re going to get that wall.'
Wednesday: Checking in with Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Apple’s retreat on driverless cars, and restoring Lake Tahoe.
Besides chastising Pakistan for harboring terrorists, President Trump is calling on India, Pakistan’s archrival, to help stabilize Afghanistan.
The anti-racism committee invoked its early-action procedures for the first time since an outbreak of killings last year in Burundi.
The defiant speech came a day after calls for "unity" in remarks on Afghanistan.
The Ark at JFK, an animal center at Kennedy International Airport, makes dogs, cats, horses and other creatures in transit feel at home.
Charlottesville hasn’t been the only place for white supremacy. TV and movies have been their own form of cluelessness. Remember Lee on “The Bachelorette”?
One of the city’s prime shopping districts is a victim of its own success, as retailers can’t afford the rents and landlords can’t afford to lower them.
Serena Williams’s absence has created a wide-open season, perhaps one that will nurture the kind of rivalries that were once common in the sport.
There are similarities between how Islamists and white nationalists operate online, researchers said. Those can be used to limit recruitment’s reach.
The strategy the president laid out this week has the same hallmarks as the one the former vice president unsuccessfully pushed for in 2009.
President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy could offer clues to his preferred approach to America's most challenging foreign conflicts
Even before one suitor’s interest emerged this week, the automaker had been in talks for months on Chinese investments or other deals, officials say.