• Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Here Are the Hundreds of Sites in a Pay-to-Play Local News Network

A fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites is filling a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. But many of their stories are ordered up by conservative political…

Why the Government Is Suing Google

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The U.S. government sued Google on Tuesday claiming that the company is…

Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the…

After Doping Scandal, Russia Hacked the Olympics, U.S. and Britain Say

LONDON — After the unmasking of its state-orchestrated doping program turned it into a sporting pariah, Russia hardly quietly accepted its punishment. Angered and humiliated, it has fought, so far…

1.5 million New Yorkers can’t afford food. Pantries are their lifeline.

As the pandemic settled into New York City, hunger drove tens of thousands of residents into food pantry lines, many for the first time. An estimated 1.5 million people cannot…

Cyprus and Malta Face E.U. Punishment Over ‘Golden Passports’

BRUSSELS — Cyprus and Malta will face European Union penalties if they do not abandon lucrative programs that sell “golden passports” to foreigners, the bloc says, a long-anticipated crackdown on…

When to Watch NASA’s OSIRIS-REX Mission to Bennu Asteroid

On Tuesday, a NASA spacecraft, OSIRIS-REX, will attempt to briefly touch an asteroid, Bennu, and suck up some rocks and dirt. If it succeeds, it will bring those materials back…

N.Y. Accuses Religious Health Cost-Sharing Group of Misleading Consumers

New York State accused a major Christian group on Tuesday of deceiving customers by illegally offering health insurance to as many as 40,000 residents since 2016. The state filed civil…

Rush Limbaugh Says His Lung Cancer Is ‘Going in the Wrong Direction’

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk radio host, said on his show on Monday that his lung cancer had grown worse and was “going in the wrong direction” despite treatment. “It’s…

Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It

I started this iPhone review in the most peculiar way: by opening a map to find out where I could test it. That’s because Apple’s newest iPhones, for the first…