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U.S.A. vs. Sweden Curling Live: Gold Medal Updates

NYTimes Home - 1 hour 15 min ago

The United States takes on Sweden for the gold medal in men’s curling. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

Op-Ed Contributor: Australia’s Gun Laws Are Not a Model for America

NYTimes Home - 1 hour 44 min ago

Australians are scared of guns. Americans love them.

Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China

Reuters - 2 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks on Friday at the White House where the two leaders sought to put aside previous tensions, but divisions on trade remained.

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What Is Curling? Power Plays, Scoring, Rocks and Hammers

NYTimes Home - 3 hours 30 min ago

Every four years, the sport becomes a source of curiosity — and something of an addictive force — for spectators across the globe.

Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

Reuters - 4 hours 28 min ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.

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Ties to the N.R.A. Leave Companies Scrambling for Cover

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 23:43

Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact.

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 23:11

The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal.

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

Reuters - Fri, 2018-02-23 23:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

Reuters - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:39

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

Reuters - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:33

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.

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Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:32

A woman close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the massacre, called the F.B.I. suggesting he might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” Others had the same concern.

What Is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:31

When the company bought the elegant Waldorf Astoria, few had heard of it — but its founder and many board members made the most of impressive connections.

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Reuters - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:13

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over last week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on the National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization.

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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:09

The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, or other members of the campaign.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Politics of Sex (Scandals)

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 21:08

The year the Show Me State saw too much.

White House Told Kushner’s Security Clearance Will Be Delayed

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 20:47

The White House was not told what the issues were involving Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

Op-Ed Columnist: Don’t Count Bibi Out — Yet

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 20:42

There’s a reason Israel’s prime minister has endured.

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 20:18

The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 20:17

Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge.

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

NYTimes Home - Fri, 2018-02-23 20:11

The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global deal maker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.