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Blizzard 2015: Which Areas Were Hit Worst
Nantucket experienced hurricane-force winds and flooding.
Record Number of Convicts Cleared in 2014
Annual study shows sharp increase in prosecutors working on claims of innocence.
Feds: Russian Spies Tried to Recruit NYC College Girls
In an indictment that reads like an episode of The Americans, the U.S. government accused Moscow of targeting young women for espionage.
A Crippling Storm May Be Good News—for NYC’s Bill de Blasio
A blizzard can be an opportunity for an enterprising politician, and de Blasio needs to turn this into an opportunity.
FBI Busts Russian Spy Ring
Two of the men charged may have already left the nation.
What's Closed During the Nor'easter?
Officials have described the storm as "potentially historic."
Look at These Wild Images of the Blizzard of 1888
More than a century later, the Blizzard of 1888 remains among the most severe New York has experienced. See what it looked like.
Free Cab Rides Offered During Storm in NYC
During the expected blizzard, emergency responders, the elderly and the disabled will benefit from the rides.
New York City's Past 'Snowmageddons'
A rundown of the largest snowfalls in recent New York history, according to city and federal records:
Private Planes See Uptick as Commercial Airlines Cancel Flights
More than 3,000 flights have been canceled due to the winter storm headed for New England.
What Exactly Is a Nor’easter?
Meteorologists are predicting extreme blizzard conditions. But what defines a nor’easter?
Uber, Lyft Prepare for Blizzard Pricing and Customer Meltdowns
New York City’s yellow cabs are planning to stick to traditional pricing.
Two-Foot Drone Crashes at the White House
Monday morning incident adds to the discussion of Secret Service gaffes.
Falling Prices Are Bad for You
The global economy is in danger from a spiral of deflation and currency wars.
Republican Hopefuls Appear at Billionaire Koch Retreat
The summit was organized by brothers Charles and David Koch, successful industrialists who bankroll conservative causes across America.
A True Nor’Easter May Be Headed to the Northeast
With snow measuring two feet or more and high winds, the storm is “potentially historic.”
A History Major Watches ‘The Man in the High Castle’
What Amazon’s alternate-reality series may do that your history class probably didn’t.
In Prison, Snail Mail Takes Place of Google
In the age of the search engine, prisoners still send questions to libraries.
The Foodie's Oscars
At San Francisco’s Good Food Awards, culinary artisans taste the mango ketchup.
Day Tripping: Benefits Seen in Psychedelics
New research suggests careful use may aid the mentally ill.
Ritchie Torres: Gay, Hispanic and Powerful
Ritchie Torres knows poverty. That’s why he’s using his city post to fix public housing.
Technology Puts the Oscars on Death Row
Kiss that popcorn goodbye: Audiences move from theaters to hand-helds.
Report: Half of Federal Arrests Are on Immigration Charges
Bureau of Justice Statistics says the number hit an all-time high in 2012.
As GOP Hopefuls Crisscross the Country, Battle-Lines Begin to Form
Current and former Republican governors, senators and congresspeople will ziz-zag across the nation this weekend to lay the groundwork for future presidential campaigns.
Head of CIA’s Spy Division Calls It Quits
Frank Archibald’s departure comes amid reports that the spy agency will begin a controversial reorganization plan.
U.S. Wants to Continue Work with Yemen on Anti-Terrorism Strategy
The White House does not see the rebel takeover of that government as a sign that either Iran or al-Qaeda are exerting control there.
Why Netanyahu and Boehner Are Tag-Teaming Obama
The Israelis and Republicans agree on how to handle Iran. The president? Not so much.
Obama Interviewed by ‘YouTube Personalities’
Beltway insider journalists are no longer looking so bad.
Imagining the Jeb Bush-Mitt Romney Meeting
No cocktails but plenty of mansplaining.