• Fri. Mar 5th, 2021

There’s a New Pregnancy Discrimination Bill in the House. This Time It Might Pass.

“The statistics are part of the picture, but they don’t give a full picture,” said Charlotte Burrows, chair of the EEOC. “What we find across the board is that most…

Erica Faye Watson, Comedic ‘Hidden Gem of Chicago,’ Dies at 48

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When a candidate for state’s attorney in Cook County, Ill.,…

New Yorkers Say Cuomo Shouldn’t Resign (or Run for Re-election)

Reeling from multiple scandals and faced with crescendoing calls for his resignation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has managed to retain the support of most voters in his…

QAnon Proves Its Resilience

After the attacks of Jan. 6, commentators on the far right papered over the violence at the Capitol by saying that it had been a ploy, cooked up by left-wing…

Elaine Chao’s Mix of Work and Family Drew Early Ethics Scrutiny

Foremost, the company Mr. Chao ran until 2018 and which is now run by Ms. Chao’s sister, Angela, has received hundreds of millions of dollars in loan commitments from a…

Connecticut Eases Coronavirus Restrictions

As of Thursday, the state had 433 people hospitalized with the virus. Its average positive test rate over the past seven days is at 2.3 percent, which Mr. Lamont said…

In Reconciliation Act, Macron Acknowledges Truth of Algerian Lawyer’s Death

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, the first French president born after the brutal Algerian war of independence, has taken a further step toward reconciliation through truth by declaring that a leading…

New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake

SYDNEY — Parts of New Zealand were evacuated on Friday after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific, prompting officials to issue tsunami warnings for coastal areas. The earthquake…

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

OTTAWA — The situation looked dire for the crew of the Atlantic Destiny. A fire first knocked out power onboard the scallop trawler and then it began taking on water.…

Desperate Italy Blocks Exports of Vaccines Bound for Australia

Nevertheless, European governments have been scrambling for more doses. Some have gone ahead without the E.U. and procured Russian and Chinese vaccines; others are eyeing doses sold in a black,…