Man mistakenly tosses wife’s diamond rings, finds them in 20 tons of trash

“It was a total needle in a haystack,” said Kevin Butler, who raced over to the transfer station to search for them.

By Sydney PageDecember 2, 2022

NYC waged a war on rodents. Now it’s searching for a new ‘rat czar.’

Mayor Eric Adams (D) wants to pay up to $170,000 for a "somewhat bloodthirsty" person who will once and for all solve New York City's rat problem.

By María Luisa PaúlDecember 2, 2022
The CritiquePerspective

A state dinner throws everyone off, just a little. And that’s glorious.

A state dinner is high gloss. It throws people off their game. And that might be the necessary wonder of it all.

By Robin GivhanDecember 1, 2022

Mariah Carey’s vocal range is better than most humans’. Bats surpass it.

According to new research from a team in Denmark, bats have a range of about seven octaves, greater than Prince and Mariah Carey.

By Praveena SomasundaramDecember 1, 2022

Trump Mar-a-Lago special master struck down by appeals court

A three-judge panel, including two Trump appointees, said they would not "carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents.”

By Perry Stein and Devlin BarrettDecember 1, 2022

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, feminist underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Her autobiographical, raunchy, and darkly absurd comics in the 1970s made her a feminist heroine to a generation of women. She was married to fellow underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.

By Michael S. RosenwaldDecember 1, 2022

Police say target in Idaho killings remains unknown amid confusion

It remains unclear whether the killer of four University of Idaho students aimed for that house and those occupants, officials said.

By Marisa Iati and Justine McDanielDecember 1, 2022

Uvalde survivors sue city, saying response fell ‘exceedingly short’

The $27 billion lawsuit blames law enforcement for failing to stop a gunman from killing 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in May.

By Andrea Salcedo and Paulina VillegasDecember 1, 2022

An FBI agent shot another passenger on a moving train. Was it a crime?

The trial of Eduardo Valdivia in Maryland centers on surveillance video from the Metro Red Line.

By Dan MorseDecember 1, 2022

Here’s how federal judges think about diversity in hiring law clerks

As the Supreme Court weighs whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions, a study says most appeals court judges consider race when hiring clerks.

By Ann E. MarimowDecember 1, 2022

Civil rights groups question Biden’s counterterrorism strategy

Civil rights advocates say the government is trying to combat domestic extremism and white supremacy using methods that in the past unfairly targeted minorities.

By David NakamuraDecember 1, 2022

The Abortion Diaries: Pregnant and desperate in post-Roe America

Three pregnant women shared their abortion journeys since Roe v. Wade was overturned, each living in a state where she could not legally access the procedure.

By Caroline KitchenerDecember 1, 2022

Education wars are fiercest in politically mixed places, survey finds

Education wars, surging nationwide, are most common in politically diverse areas, far more than in places that are solidly liberal or conservative, new research finds.

By Laura MecklerDecember 1, 2022

Judge sentences men behind election robocall scam to register new voters

For spreading disinformation about mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 election, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were sentenced to 500 hours registering new voters.

By Daniel WuDecember 1, 2022

From Macy’s parade to Spotify Wrapped, Bad Bunny is on top of the world

How the 28-year-old went from supermarket bagger in his native Puerto Rico to global phenomenon underscores the music industry’s changing landscape.

By María Luisa PaúlDecember 1, 2022

Ohio jury convicts George Wagner IV in 2016 killing of Rhoden family

Wagner faces life in prison for the killings of eight members of an Ohio family, most shot in the head, including two mothers with infants lying next to them.

By Chris GravesNovember 30, 2022

Garland praises Oath Keepers verdict, won’t say where Jan. 6 probe goes

The Justice Dept. will weigh the conviction of Stewart Rhodes and a top deputy in deciding whether to pursue other high-profile Trump allies, people familiar with the matter said.

By Perry Stein, Spencer S. Hsu and Devlin BarrettNovember 30, 2022

Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old

A 17-year-old's death in California shows how fentanyl and fake pills, often sold on social media, are killing record numbers of unsuspecting Americans.

By Devlin BarrettNovember 30, 2022

‘Is it perfect? No’: LGBTQ people respond to Respect for Marriage Act

Reactions to the Senate’s passage of the bill among LGBTQ advocates toggled between a sense of relief and dismayed resignation.

By Olivia McCormackNovember 30, 2022

New clinic planned where enslaved women were tortured in medical experiments

Michelle Browder has plans for a museum and clinic where 19th-century physician J. Marion Sims conducted cruel medical trials on Black women.

By Sydney PageNovember 30, 2022