Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor Brandon Whipple said.
NYT National NewsA man was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal threat against the Wichita mayor, who said text messages showed the man wanted to kidnap and kill him over his support for face masks
In the Mountain West, an outbreak has revealed the danger that the virus poses to jails and rural communities.
NYT National NewsThe Mountain West has rapidly devolved into one of the most alarming coronavirus hot spots in the U.S. An outbreak revealed the danger the virus poses to jails and rural communities as the country recorded its eight millionth confirmed case.
President Trump’s health secretary voiced optimism on Sunday that vaccines and treatments would soon save the day, but governors and experts issued bleak warnings about the public letting down its guard.
NYT National NewsWith infections rising and compliance eroding, “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,” one expert said
For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
NYT National NewsWith hard data gathered from around the world, Heidi Larson and the Vaccine Confidence Project have shown that what once seemed like the ghost of a problem is something troublingly tangible and real
The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do.
NYT National News"Events have moved faster than I thought possible. I have become cautiously optimistic. Experts are saying, with genuine confidence, that the pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they expected." -- The NYT's Donald G. McNeil Jr.
The condition is affecting thousands of patients, impeding their ability to work and function in daily life.
NYT National NewsA longtime nurse instantly forgets what patients tell her. A lawyer can't recognize her very own car. A neurologist can't remember the word "work" in a work meeting. Covid brain fog is debilitating, frightening and "very real."
Supporters are donating to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, who prosecutors say killed two protesters of a police shooting in Kenosha, Wis.
NYT National NewsKyle Rittenhouse, charged in the shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., has drawn supporters among some conservatives, who say he acted in self defense. His legal fund is getting donations. His mother got a standing ovation at a Republican event.
With its fervent gun culture and its gaping differences between urban and rural populations, Michigan has seen its divisions grow ever wider since at least the 1990s.
NYT National NewsThe anti-government movements in Michigan accused of plotting violent acts, including kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, share ideology with other far-right groups across the country
NYT National NewsAmong the demonstrators who stormed into the Michigan Capitol in April to protest coronavirus lockdown measures were two brothers who have now been charged as part of an extremist plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and to commit other violence
More than 10 percent of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has had the coronavirus, and the tribe is bracing for a second wave and more devastation.
NYT National News"It was a devastating blow to our people." More than 10% of the Choctaw community in Mississippi has had the coronavirus, which appears to be especially deadly in some tribal nations.
As Covid-19 cases grow in the Great Plains, one official said residents need to know “how perilously close we are to the edge.”
NYT National NewsWhen Tammy Gimbel’s father was taken to a South Dakota hospital two weeks ago, he was told all the hospitals in town were full. He and Ms. Gimbel, who both had the coronavirus, hunkered down in her trailer to try to recover. He only got worse.
The president had immediate access to first-class treatment as well as doctors who have honed their understanding of the disease over several months of the pandemic.
NYT National News“He’s got the best care in the world,” said one man whose 87-year-old mother had the coronavirus when she died in a nursing home. “I’m not sure that my mom got the best care in the world.”
Ken Paxton, one of the most prominent conservative attorneys general, is already under indictment. The allegations of impropriety raised in a recent letter draw intense new scrutiny.
NYT National NewsKen Paxton, one of the most outspoken conservative attorneys general, has been accused by top aides of offenses including improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal acts
“There is no zealot like a convert,” said a small-town Republican mayor who has embraced masks since catching the virus.
NYT National NewsCan getting the coronavirus change a politician’s mind? “There is no zealot like a convert,” said a small-town Republican mayor who has embraced masks since falling ill with the virus.
Kevin Roose, a Times tech columnist, has watched the baseless conspiracy theory grow from fringe internet subculture to mass movement, carefully calibrating his coverage along the way.
NYT National News"It’s important to track this stuff" because it's constantly growing and changing, writes @kevinroose. "Many of the most viral mistruths about Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests, for example, have been pushed by QAnon groups."