News Analysis By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER March 27, 2017 MOSCOW — The weekend anticorruption protests that roiled Moscow and nearly 100 Russian towns clearly rattled the Kremlin, unprepared for their size and seeming spontaneity. But perhaps the biggest surprise, even to protest leaders themselves, was the youthfulness of the crowds. A previously apathetic generation… Continue reading
By KATE ZERNIKE, ABBY GOODNOUGH and PAM BELLUCK March 27, 2017 When it was created more than a half century ago, Medicaid almost escaped notice. Front-page stories hailed the bigger, more controversial part of the law that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed that July day in 1965 — health insurance for elderly people, or Medicare, which the… Continue reading
Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz, the youngest of seven Castro siblings, never served in the Cuban government and kept a low profile.
Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.
March 27, 2017 Trilobites By JOANNA KLEIN Ernest Schoedsack and Ruth Rose helped bring King Kong to life on movie screens in 1933. But before they did that, the two — a cinematographer and a writer — fell in love aboard a ship bound for an unconventional scientific expedition. The man who… Continue reading
By HENRY FOUNTAIN March 27, 2017 SAINT-PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France — At a dusty construction site here amid the limestone ridges of Provence, workers scurry around immense slabs of concrete arranged in a ring like a modern-day Stonehenge. It looks like the beginnings of a large commercial power plant, but it is not. The project, called… Continue reading
By ADAM LIPTAK March 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — More than 40 percent of patent lawsuits are filed in a federal court in East Texas with a reputation for friendliness to plaintiffs. That curious fact was the backdrop for a Supreme Court argument on Monday over whether the court should put a halt to what… Continue reading
By JERÉ LONGMAN March 27, 2017 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — This is a story about sports and politics, and how they are woven like the strands of a basketball net. On Monday night, forward Napheesa Collier and her Connecticut teammates will face Oregon in the final of the Bridgeport Regional of the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball… Continue reading
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS March 27, 2017 Saudi Arabia announced a sharp tax cut for its state oil company on Monday, part of an effort to make it more appealing to international investors in preparation for its promised initial public offering. The tax rate is a vital piece in a puzzle the Saudis need to… Continue reading
Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.