Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston and a popular figure who oversaw the once-gritty city’s transformation into a cultural and commercial hub, died Thursday. He was 71 years old.
he federal government has cast a wide net looking for Ebola-infected passengers flying into U.S. airports from West Africa, but the stepped-up testing so far has turned up few suspected cases of the deadly virus.
In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.
Bruce Springsteen has increasingly become the subject of popular and scholarly literature.
Western nations are moving to rebuild relations with Fiji, lifting sanctions imposed after a 2006 coup that had allowed China to claim a bigger role in the island nation.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday conceded that the Syrian regime “derives some benefit” from U.S. and allied airstrikes on Islamic State militants, saying it was one of the region’s complexities.
Despite rising consumer confidence, Republican and Democratic governors are struggling in Florida, Colorado, Michigan and Connecticut.
The World Bank pledged more money to alleviate a health-worker shortage in West Africa, while the IMF warned that the three worst-hit countries face deepening financing gaps.
A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning, killing at least two people, authorities said.
The nurse who has resisted state-imposed quarantines after she treated Ebola patients in Africa went out for a bike ride in northern Maine on Thursday in a show of defiance as state health officials considered seeking a court order to enforce her isolation.
The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their third championship in five seasons.
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients, said that she won’t self-quarantine for 21 days, setting up a possible legal battle with the state.
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
The Obama administration issued new rules that threaten to strip funding from thousands of for-profit college programs, part of a White House attempt to address college costs and rein in student debt, which has doubled since 2007.