Eddie Gonzalez Is Charged in Fatal Shooting of Teenager

AdvertisementSupported byThe former officer, Eddie Gonzalez, was charged with one count of murder after he shot Manuela Rodriguez, 18, near a high school in Long Beach, Calif., last month.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Johnny DiazA former California school …

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State Department Eases Restrictions for Diplomats Abroad

AdvertisementSupported byThe State Department is easing some restrictions after employees said that their jobs overseas were harder than they needed to be.transcriptThis isn’t just a new list of priorities by a new administration. It reflects a significant reorientation of U.S. foreign policy that focuses on the forces that most directly and consequentially affect Americans’ lives, …

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N.Y. State Refuses to Expand Gas Power Plants in Queens and Newburgh

AdvertisementSupported byA decision to reject upgrades of two gas-powered power plants was a big win for climate advocates and was endorsed by Gov. Hochul.By Grace Ashford and Anne BarnardIn a major win for climate advocates and supporters of wind and solar energy, New York State environmental regulators refused on Wednesday to allow two companies to …

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There’s No Dave Chappelle or Hannah Gadsby Without Mort Sahl

AdvertisementSupported byAn AppraisalBefore Sahl, who died at 94 on Tuesday, intellectual arguments and controversial stances were off-limits to stand-ups seeking mass acceptance.By Jason ZinomanThe first time Mort Sahl appeared in this paper, the theater critic Brooks Atkinson referred to him as a “saloon talker,” because that’s more or less what comics were in the 1950s. …

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2 Officers Are Charged With Murdering Man Who Was Shot Nearly 60 Times

AdvertisementSupported byJamarion Robinson was killed in 2016 by members of a fugitive task force when they tried to arrest him in Georgia. Investigators say that he opened fire on the officers.By Neil VigdorTwo Atlanta-area law enforcement officers were charged this week with felony murder for their roles in a confrontation in 2016 with an armed …

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You Can’t Fight City Hall. But You Can Pick Who Runs It.

AdvertisementSupported byGail CollinsBy Gail CollinsOpinion ColumnistGuess I’m going for the vegan.Next week we’ll be voting in local elections all around the country. In New York the big contest is for mayor, and it pits Democrat Eric Adams against Republican Curtis Sliwa.Challenged to say something nice about Adams during the final mayoral debate on Tuesday night, …

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Oil Executives to Face Congress on Climate Disinformation

AdvertisementSupported byThe heads of Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and BP will testify Thursday in the first congressional inquiry into industry efforts to hinder action on climate change.By Hiroko Tabuchi and Lisa FriedmanExecutives of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell — are set to appear before …

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An Oath Keeper Was at the Capitol Riot. On Tuesday, He’s on the Ballot.

AdvertisementSupported byEdward Durfee Jr. is a member of the far-right militia and was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is now running for office in New Jersey.By Tracey TullyEdward Durfee Jr. is many things: a former Marine, a libertarian who distrusts the Federal Reserve and an active member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia …

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