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Opinion | Your Fake Australian Accent Is Terrible, Mate

SYDNEY, Australia — Running out of gas is one of the most foolish things you can do, but I was guilty

What Started the California Fires? Experts Track the Blazes’ Origins

In the age of the cellphone, another important investigative tool will be video. Many people turned on their phone cameras as

Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws

It would also extend retroactively a reduction in the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine signed into law in 2010,

Australians Declare Existential Crisis Over Onion Placement

[Sign up for the Australia Letter to get news, conversation starters and local recommendations in your inbox each week.]MELBOURNE, Australia —

Brexit Could Leave Wedding Bouquets Stuck at the Border

Far removed from the political posturing and brinkmanship that capture most of the attention in Britain’s long and tedious departure from

‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON — Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last month, a member of the kill team instructed a superior

Before a Deal, Amazon Had to Know: Could Cuomo and De Blasio Get Along?

By January, Amazon narrowed the list to 20 locations, including New York. Amazon visited in April, July and September, said a

A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger

The Sun Belt is looking purpleThe texture of the midterm results has changed most starkly over the last week in the

Does Calgary Really Want the Winter Olympics? Does Anyone?

CALGARY, Alberta — Hobbled by a reputation for gross expense and corruption, the International Olympic Committee has become a mendicant, shuffling

Taliban Slaughter Elite Afghan Troops, and a ‘Safe’ District Is Falling

SANG-E-MASHA, Afghanistan — One pickup truck after another arrived at the government compound in a district capital in Afghanistan on Sunday,

No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now.

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — A weather window opened on Halloween morning, the typical stiff winds and polar fog relenting, and the

How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires

If volunteers on the ground end up with a mountain of donated goods, they’ll have to spend time sorting through them

A White House Challenge: Balancing the Roles of the First Lady and First Daughter

WASHINGTON — When Melania Trump’s chief of staff announced at a staff meeting months ago that the first lady would be

California Hasn’t Seen Fires Like This: Pictures of a State in Flames

SAN FRANCISCO — California is burning — along the palm-fringed shoreline near Los Angeles and the evergreen forests of the Sierra

Can Europe’s Liberal Order Survive as the Memory of War Fades?

The Rev. Joseph Musser’s family has always lived in the region of Alsace, but not always in the same country.His grandfather

Thousands of Greyhounds May Need Homes as Florida Bans Racing

Not all of the dogs will be retired from racing.“When the ban takes place they’re not all going to be pets,”

‘The Whole World Was on Fire’: Infernos Choke California, Piling On the Grief

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Even in a state hardened to the ravages of wildfires, the infernos that raged at both ends

Opinion | The Newest Jim Crow

Who loses? Nearly everyone. A recent analysis by a Brookings Institution fellow found that “efforts to reduce recidivism through intensive supervision

Dueling Images: A Smiling Young Marine and a Killer Dressed in Black

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — In photos that Ian D. Long’s mother proudly posted to Facebook, her son is a young Marine:

Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses

WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drastically limited the ability of federal law enforcement officials to use court-enforced agreements

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Originally from New York, she speaks with a

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

But as acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker would be in a position to impede or undermine the investigation or to block

How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus

If Mr. Sanford suffered in June for his apostasy, Mr. Trump’s party paid another price Tuesday: Ms. Arrington lost the general

Midterm Election Results: 4 Key Takeaways

The divergent outcomes in the House and Senate — a Democratic takeover in one chamber, and Republican gains in the other

Midterm Election Results Leave a Divided Congress

Get live results here. | Read more analysis here.Republicans moved toward expanding their control of the Senate as Democrats took power

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