• Mon. Jun 14th, 2021

Hong Kong Police Raid Pollster on Eve of Pro-Democracy Camp Primary

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police raided the office of an independent polling institute on Friday, on the eve of a primary vote for the city’s pro-democracy camp, raising…

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Win, but Still Lose

When Albert Paul Cruz opened a letter from the Education Department last month, he saw the words he’d been waiting for: “We approved your claim.” The government finally agreed that…

Utah Governor Declares State of Emergency After Protests Over Police Shooting

Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to protests in Salt Lake City that erupted after the authorities said the fatal police shooting of…

Amazon Asks Employees to Delete TikTok Over Security Risks

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon has asked its employees to delete the Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their cellphones, citing “security risks,” according to a company email sent on Friday. In…

A Lot of Athletes Seem to Have the Coronavirus. Here Are Some Reasons.

While some might have hoped that the return of sports leagues in the United States would triumphantly signal some steps toward normalcy, the lurching process has instead felt like a…

In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

Guy Jones had been advocating for 21 long years, hoping for the day when Anderson High School, outside of Cincinnati, would drop the nickname he found vulgar and insulting to…

She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.

PALISADES, N.Y. — Columbia University is taking new steps to make climate change, which has been studied there for decades, an even more prominent part of the school’s mission. And…

‘I’m Sorry to Everyone’: In Death, South Korean Mayor Is Tainted by Scandal

SEOUL, South Korea — Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul spoke passionately at a news conference on Wednesday about his vision to create jobs and fight climate change in a post-pandemic…

Planned for a Year and Bigger Than First Thought: The Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

As Iran’s center for advanced nuclear centrifuges lies in charred ruins after an explosion, apparently engineered by Israel, the long-simmering conflict between the United States and Tehran appears to be…

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis

BERLIN — After hundreds of years residing in a cathedral in Braunschweig, Germany, the Guelph Treasure has had a comparatively active century. The trove of medieval religious art was sold…