Latest News An Appraisal: Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death 2018-05-23T14:36:37.000000000+00:00 Roth’s work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, and more crosscurrents of thought and emotion than any writer of his time. Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 2018-05-23T14:22:37.000000000+00:00 Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down. Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History 2018-05-23T14:08:34.000000000+00:00 Ms. Abrams is the first black woman in the U.S. to be a major party’s nominee for governor. A Democrat, Ms. Abrams will test just how much the state’s conservative politics are shifting. Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There? 2018-05-23T13:54:15.000000000+00:00 France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader. Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Isn’t Sure This Is a Constitutional Crisis 2018-05-23T13:52:45.000000000+00:00 “A constitutional crisis technically requires that one branch of the government push back against another branch,” Colbert said of the move to investigate the Russia inquiry. California Today: California Today: Experts on Fire Season 2018 Discuss the ‘New Normal’ 2018-05-23T13:22:56.000000000+00:00 Wednesday: A battle for second place in the governor’s race, a death in Yosemite and Golden State comes up short. First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds 2018-05-23T12:49:03.000000000+00:00 The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause. North Korea, Stacey Abrams, Philip Roth: Your Wednesday Briefing 2018-05-23T12:42:49.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. They’ve Been to All 417 National Park Sites. How About You? 2018-05-23T12:38:03.000000000+00:00 A hardy few have visited every park, monument, preserve, battlefield and historic site overseen by the U.S. National Park Service. It can take decades. 5 Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries 2018-05-23T12:33:28.000000000+00:00 A viral video star propelled herself to victory. A teacher unseated an establishment candidate. And Stacey Abrams won a commanding victory.