Latest News Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages 2017-10-17T23:39:25.000000000+00:00 American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act. Taliban Breach Afghan Police Posts, Killing Dozens 2017-10-17T23:34:47.000000000+00:00 Militants in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to enter security compounds in two eastern provinces, killing at least 46 police officers. Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ 2017-10-17T23:34:46.000000000+00:00 Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize. Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90 2017-10-17T23:31:22.000000000+00:00 Mr. Cinader created a retail success story by catering to affluent consumers eager to signal a certain Ivy League pedigree in what they wear. George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations 2017-10-17T23:30:47.000000000+00:00 Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more. Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks 2017-10-17T23:23:03.000000000+00:00 The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two leaders of the independence movement. Asia and Australia Edition: Raqqa, Kirkuk, Marawi: Your Wednesday Briefing 2017-10-17T23:17:22.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. 2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off 2017-10-17T23:16:10.000000000+00:00 A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing. Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say 2017-10-17T23:07:03.000000000+00:00 Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt. I’m a Witch and I’m Hunting You. 2017-10-17T22:57:53.000000000+00:00 Harvey Weinsteins of the world: I’m a witch, and I’m hunting you.