Tulsi Gabbard, After Threatening Boycott, Will Participate in Debate

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of 12 Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for this week’s televised debate, said on Monday that she would participate in the forum after raising the possibility of boycotting it to protest what she sees as a “rigging” of the election. Ms. Gabbard had argued that the corporate news media and […]

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

Here’s what you need to know: Syrian Army joins Kurds in a major power shift. Image Syrian troops entered Tel Tamer on Monday shortly after the government forged an alliance with Kurdish forces.CreditDelil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The Syrian Army entered the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, the state news media reported […]

How California’s ‘Demonized’ Winds Shape Wildfire Season

By Jill Cowan Image Firefighters work to extinguish the Saddleridge Fire burning in the hills between Sylmar and Santa Clarita.CreditEtienne Laurent/EPA, via Shutterstock Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) Among meteorological phenomena, California’s autumn winds have distinctly bad reputations. The past couple of weeks haven’t […]

Syria, Economics Nobel, Houston Astros: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the latest developments in Syria, Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate and a fatal shooting by a police officer in Texas. Image Government troops entered the strategic town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria today.CreditDelil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A turning point […]

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Army Moves into Border Town

Here’s what you need to know: Syrian Army joins Kurds in the strategic town of Tel Tamer. Image Syrian government troops entered the strategic town of Tel Tamer on Monday.CreditDelil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The Syrian Army invaded the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, state media reported on Monday, soon after the […]

The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep

For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for locating the wreck of the Titanic, led a team that discovered two hats in the depths. It found debris from an old shipwreck. It even […]

Jane Smiley on What St. Louis Tells Us About America

I don’t think most Americans view St. Louis as a tourist destination, but they should. Even as I was enjoying my fall sojourn, activists were protesting current conditions there, and I could see why — infrastructure, housing, and wages need serious investment. But my hometown is still beautiful, still full of unique attractions, and, I […]

Back in Action at the Debate, Bernie Sanders Has Much to Prove

Senator Bernie Sanders and his advisers were not anxious before the first three televised primary debates, confident in his ability to champion his ideas and dubious that the debates would dramatically change how voters regarded him. But his aides know the next debate will be different: When he takes the stage on Tuesday night, two […]

Fly Fishing Is the New Bird-Watching

Step aside, goat yoga. The chic way to unwind now is fly fishing. That’s right. For some of the same reasons millennials recently flocked to bird-watching, this sport — long dominated by old white men — is gaining popularity with a younger set. For those who can afford the leisure time and some rudimentary equipment, […]

The Immigrants Trump Denounces Have Helped Revive the Cities He Scorns

Image Children in Mexican folklore outfits braving Chicago weather for an “El Dia del Nino” parade in Pilsen, Ill., in April.CreditAbel Uribe/Chicago Tribune, via Associated Press President Trump has turned repeatedly throughout his tenure and his re-election campaign to two targets: immigrants whom he has described as “invading” the country, and American cities he has […]