Latest News Jon Lester, Convicted in Howard Beach Race Attack, Dies at 48 2017-10-24T05:32:57.000000000+00:00 At 17, he was called a ringleader in the 1986 assault by whites in Queens that left a black man dead and another badly beaten. The family said he committed suicide. Across Myanmar, Denial of Ethnic Cleansing and Loathing of Rohingya 2017-10-24T05:06:38.000000000+00:00 Claims that atrocities were staged, along with stark hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, are blaring out from social media and official statements. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, Hong Kong Protest Leaders, Freed on Bail 2017-10-24T04:51:05.000000000+00:00 Mr. Wong and Mr. Law, key figures in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, seek to appeal the sentences that led allies to call them political prisoners. Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Syria, Migrants: Your Tuesday Briefing 2017-10-24T04:29:04.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms 2017-10-24T04:01:28.000000000+00:00 Political liberation has yet to translate into material gains for blacks. As one woman said, “I’ve gone from a shack to a shack.” U.S. Threatens to Punish Myanmar Over Treatment of Rohingya 2017-10-24T03:48:58.000000000+00:00 Washington imposes travel restrictions on Myanmar’s military leaders and threatens sanctions against those responsible for atrocities in Rakhine State. Troops Ambushed in Niger Waited an Hour to Call for Help, Pentagon Official Says 2017-10-24T03:25:41.000000000+00:00 The Pentagon has not determined why the soldiers waited to seek backup. A top official said they might have thought they could withstand the deadly attack. China’s Entrepreneurs Squirm Under Xi’s Tightening Grip 2017-10-24T03:19:24.000000000+00:00 The Communist Party increasingly asserts its authority over business leaders, weakening their drive to invest and eroding confidence in the country. One Meeting. Two Photos. Many Questions. 2017-10-24T03:17:52.000000000+00:00 A secret meeting between Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and the Afghan president was said to take place in Kabul. But discrepancies in their respective photographs told a different story. Iditarod Names Four-Time Champion in Dog Doping Case 2017-10-24T03:10:16.000000000+00:00 Dallas Seavey, a four-time champion and part of the sport’s most well-known family, had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever in this year’s dog-sled race.