By SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER 13 minutes ago
Saifullah Paracha was one of a small circle of Al Qaeda operatives who explored ways to follow up on the hijackings with new attacks, according to classified Guantánamo files.
By ANTHONY SHADID 50 minutes ago
The army deployed tanks in Dara’a on Monday, according to accounts by human rights activists, who said that at least 25 people had been killed.
By MICHAEL COOPERand MARY WILLIAMS WALSH 12 minutes ago
As the fiscal crisis has lingered, officials in strapped states have begun looking for loopholes to cut retirement benefits for current employees.
By MATTHEW L. WALD and JAD MOUAWAD
Investigators say they found rivet holes that were too big and appear to be misshapen from wear in a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that peeled open in flight earlier this month.
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By JOHN MARKOFF
A multimedia presentation at San Francisco’s Morrison Planetarium shows how computer power is transforming the sciences as the microscope and telescope once did.
By SARA RIMER 9:17 PM ET
Before Manny Ramirez captivated baseball fans with his swing, swagger and eventual exit amid failed drug tests, he was a regular high school star from Washington Heights.
Slide Show: Manny Through the Years
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JOHN SCHWARTZ 5 minutes ago
The law firm hired by the House to defend the Defense of Marriage Act withdrew amid pressure from activists.
By SABRINA TAVERNISE 6 minutes ago
The coffin of William Donald Schaefer, the former mayor of Baltimore, was ushered on a whirlwind tour through the city he loved Monday like it belonged to a head of state.
Slide Show: A Fitting Tribute to a City’s Faithful Servant
By JUDY BATTISTA 31 minutes ago
A federal judge gave football players a victory Monday, sending the N.F.L scrambling to seek a stay to prevent the league from having to open for business immediately.
ON THE BLOGS
By SAM DILLON 1 minute ago
Courses may sound more rigorous, but standardized test scores have not risen accordingly, researchers say.
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