The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.
NYT National NewsThe acting chief scientist was removed after he sent some new political appointees a message that asked them to acknowledge the NOAA’s scientific integrity policy, which prohibits manipulating research or presenting ideologically driven findings.
Liberal arts departments, graduate student aid and even tenured teaching positions are targets as the coronavirus causes shortfalls.
NYT National NewsFaculty layoffs, consolidated academic departments, shuttered athletic programs and suspended graduate admissions. Those are among the consequences of the pandemic, which has cost colleges and universities more than $120 billion.
With little time left to change the trajectory of the race, there is a large gulf separating the president’s experience of the campaign from the more sobering assessments of party officials.
NYT National NewsAway from their candidate and the television cameras, some of President Trump’s aides are quietly conceding just how dire his political predicament appears to be, and his inner circle has returned to a state of recriminations and backbiting
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
Like way, way down. That could harm millions of Black, Latino and low-income students who enter the higher education system through the system.
NYT National NewsFreshman enrollment at community colleges is down by 22.7 percent. That could harm millions of Black, Latino and low-income students who enter higher education through the system.
Faced with soaring coronavirus caseloads, some universities told students to “stay put” for 14 days. College journalists report from their quarantined campuses.
NYT National NewsTo stop soaring outbreaks, some colleges imposed 14-day quarantines on the whole student body. We enlisted journalists from five campus publications to report on life in lockdown.
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.