Latest News Live Briefing: Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer 2017-10-18T14:35:35.000000000+00:00 Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the nation’s top law enforcement officer on Wednesday. Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’ 2017-10-18T14:00:33.000000000+00:00 A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger. The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Disappearing Factory Jobs 2017-10-18T13:32:05.000000000+00:00 How President Trump’s promise of “America First” has met the realities of U.S. manufacturing. A Marine Attacked an Iraqi Restaurant. But Was It a Hate Crime or PTSD? 2017-10-18T13:21:59.000000000+00:00 After a Marine attacked an Iraqi restaurant in Portland, Ore., his family said he was provoked by trauma, not hate, and that he needed help, not jail time. Trump Criticizes N.F.L. for Not Penalizing Anthem Kneeling 2017-10-18T12:54:47.000000000+00:00 The owners opted not to rewrite regulations to require standing for the anthem and met for hours with players to discuss supporting social causes. Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Encouraging Health Care Deal 2017-10-18T12:43:01.000000000+00:00 Also: A Willie Horton-style campaign in Virginia. California Today: California Today: A Rallying Cry Against Harassment in Sacramento 2017-10-18T12:42:09.000000000+00:00 Wednesday: Alleged sexual misconduct in the Legislature, how the wildfires affected wineries, and the dominant Golden State Warriors. Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans? 2017-10-18T12:34:23.000000000+00:00 How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature. Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Can’t Believe Republicans Still Let Trump Speak 2017-10-18T12:30:14.000000000+00:00 Mr. Noah said that the president’s most recent news conference had “derailed,” and wondered “why Republicans insist on letting Donald Trump speak.” Raqqa, China, Los Angeles Dodgers: Your Wednesday Briefing 2017-10-18T12:06:39.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day.