Search

Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

matter-crossing-from-asia-the-first-americans-rushed-into-the-unknown
matterThree new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the arrival of prehistoric humans in the Western Hemisphere.ImageExcavation of a skeleton approximately 9,600 years old in a rock shelter in Brazil. New DNA analyses show the earliest known Americans split into distinct groups after they crossed a land bridge from Asia.CreditCreditAndré StraussNearly 11,000 years ago,… Read More

Florida Braces for Election Recounts, Starting With Senate Race

florida-braces-for-election-recounts-starting-with-senate-race
ImageGov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican candidate for Senate, at his election night party on Tuesday. His race against Senator Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent, appears headed for a recount.CreditCreditJoe Skipper/ReutersTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legal wrangling began in earnest in Florida on Thursday as top political campaigns girded for the possibility of lengthy and expensive… Read More

Thousand Oaks, Jeff Sessions, Jim Acosta: Your Thursday Briefing

thousand-oaks-jeff-sessions-jim-acosta-your-thursday-briefing
ImageOutside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., early today, after a gunman killed at least 12 people.CreditCreditKABC, via Associated Press (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.Here’s what you need to know:Deadly mass shooting at California barAt least 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were killed late Wednesday… Read More

California Today: California Midterm Results: Funding for Affordable Housing and a Rent Control Defeat

california-today-california-midterm-results-funding-for-affordable-housing-and-a-rent-control-defeat
California TodayImageVoters lined up in Santa Ana on Tuesday.CreditCreditSam Hodgson for The New York TimesGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)More money for subsidized housing and a resounding defeat for rent control and activists: That was the message Californians seemed to send to state and local governments on Election Day. Housing… Read More

Midterm Elections Are Unlikely to Change Fed’s Trajectory

midterm-elections-are-unlikely-to-change-feds-trajectory
ImageThe Fed is not expected to raise rates at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting on Thursday as it heads toward another anticipated rate increase in December.CreditCreditChris Wattie/ReutersWASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, which sets monetary policy, will issue a policy statement at 2 p.m. on Thursday after a two-day meeting.■ Investors… Read More

50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their Due

50-years-later-chicago-artists-are-getting-their-due
ImageGerald Williams’s “Messages” (1970) is on view in “The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980,” at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago.CreditCreditSmart Museum of Art, The University of ChicagoChicago — “Stop the murder of brothers and sisters.” “Liberate our nation.” “Unite.” The exhortations, on the vibrantly colored canvas of Gerald… Read More

In a Bitter Midterm Season, Moderation Played Well in the Midwest

in-a-bitter-midterm-season-moderation-played-well-in-the-midwest
ImageDemocrats in the Midwest showed some signs of strength on Tuesday, winning Republican-held congressional seats in states like Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.CreditCreditTim Gruber for The New York TimesLAWRENCE, Kan. — A decade ago, a Democrat was governor of Kansas. And Illinois. And Michigan. And Wisconsin. Since then, Republicans dominated, winning governor’s races across much… Read More

California Today: California Midterm Results: The Big Winners and the Races Hanging in the Balance

california-today-california-midterm-results-the-big-winners-and-the-races-hanging-in-the-balance
California TodayImageGavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer, celebrated in Los Angeles after he was elected governor on Tuesday.CreditCreditMike Blake/ReutersGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)As we warned — it was indeed a long night in California.The two top statewide races were called early for Democrats, with Gavin Newsom ascending to the… Read More