Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

Image A plaque was unveiled on Sunday at the site of Okjokull, the first glacier lost to climate change in Iceland.CreditJeremie Richard/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images They arrived on Sunday in parkas and ski hats, hiking across the rocky terrain where Iceland’s Okjokull glacier once flourished. Today it is a watery grave, which scientists and […]

Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.

Image Paramedics treat an injured man after a motorcycle accident in Bangkok in April.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. BANGKOK — The Thai woman was […]

U.S. Prisons Chief Is Reassigned After Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide in Jail

WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Bureau of Prisons was reassigned on Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced, the latest fallout over the suicide of the financier Jeffrey Epstein at a chronically understaffed federal jail. Mr. Barr has said he was “appalled” by Mr. Epstein’s death on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional […]

Searching for Hints About 2020, All Eyes Turn to a Reshaped Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — On a sweltering afternoon, Kirk Cox, the powerful Republican speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, was chatting to voters and handing out free hot dogs at a campaign event when he was approached by a woman. The two made small talk before the woman, Vanessa Wilkerson, 62, cautioned the conservative lawmaker […]

Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding

Planned Parenthood will announce on Monday afternoon whether it will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion. Such a move could affect more than 1.5 million low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for services […]

Elizabeth Warren to Appear at Native American Forum

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is set to appear at a candidate forum on Monday dedicated to issues affecting Native Americans, an event that will likely draw attention to her past claims of Native American ancestry. Ms. Warren, in keeping with her reputation as the presidential candidate with an enormous collection […]

U.S. Companies Get More Time to Stop Working With Huawei

WASHINGTON — The United States will allow American companies to continue doing business with Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, for an additional 90 days, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday. The government’s reprieve is intended to give rural telecommunications companies in the United States more time to wean themselves off Huawei, which supplies many of […]

Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oil Tanker: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering China’s military buildup near Hong Kong, a deadly attack in Afghanistan, and the botched auction of a rare Porsche. Image Armored vehicles gathered last week at a sports center in Shenzhen, China, across the border from Hong Kong. CreditLam Yik Fei for […]

The Debate About Ethnic Studies for California Students

Image Protests at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. Ethnic studies was born of student activism at Berkeley and at San Francisco State University.CreditStephen Shames/Polaris Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Last week, my colleague Dana Goldstein, who covers education, took a deep dive into the […]

White Officers Who Led Black Man on Rope Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Two white police officers who led a black man by a rope down a street in Galveston, Tex., this month will not face criminal charges, the authorities said on Sunday, resolving one of two outside inquiries into the officers’ conduct. The Galveston Police Department had asked the Texas Ranger Division of the state’s Department of […]