Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

ImageLake Mead, the reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam, is at its lowest levels since the 1960s.CreditCreditJohn Locher/Associated PressThe water is saved, for now.Seven Western states have agreed on a plan to manage the Colorado River amid a 19-year drought, voluntarily cutting their water use to prevent the federal government from imposing a mandatory squeeze… Read More

Where Spider-Man and Captain America Intern: The White House Economic Team

Politics|Where Spider-Man and Captain America Intern: The White House Economic TeamImageSpider-Man and Captain America are among those credited with writing the 2019 Economic Report of the President. The Hulk did not make the cut.CreditCreditMohd Rasfan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The 2019 Economic Report of the President runs 705 pages and features chapters on “expanding… Read More

Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says

Business|Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury SaysImageEdwin Hardeman leaving federal court in San Francisco last month. A jury found Tuesday that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup partly caused his cancer.CreditCreditNoah Berger/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesA federal jury found Tuesday that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup was a “substantial factor” in… Read More

Slaughter-Bound Calf Escapes on Expressway, Earning New Name and a Life of Leisure

New York|Slaughter-Bound Calf Escapes on Expressway, Earning New Name and a Life of LeisureImageThe newly named Major Deegan at an Animal Care Centers facility in Harlem on Tuesday, after he escaped from a slaughterhouse and was taken into custody by the authorities on the Major Deegan Expressway.CreditCreditAnimal Care Centers of NYCThe slaughterhouses of New York… Read More

New Zealand, Fox News, N.C.A.A. Tournament: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning,We start with the aftermath of last week’s mosque attacks in New Zealand, deadly flooding in the Midwest, and the field for the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament.ImageOutside Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, today. Forty-two people died in the terrorist attack at the mosque.… Read More

Women With Twin Brothers Are More Likely to Face Penalties at School and Work

Research shows they might act more like boys when they’re young, struggling in school, but then face sexism when they’re grown. ImageThe children’s Festival of Twins in Kiev, Ukraine, last summer. Research suggests that women with twin brothers are less likely to graduate from school, marry and have children.CreditCreditSergei Supinsky/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWomen with… Read More

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Ending Electoral College

Politics|Elizabeth Warren Calls for Ending Electoral CollegeImageSenator Elizabeth Warren spoke to several hundred voters in Memphis on Sunday.CreditCreditJim Weber/The Commercial Appeal, via Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. — Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has based her presidential bid on trying to outpace rivals with robust policy proposals, added more ideas to her liberal agenda on… Read More