Latest News Senate Confirms Jerome H. Powell as Fed Chairman 2018-01-24T01:28:15.000000000+00:00 Mr. Powell was confirmed by a vote of 85 to 12 to become the next Fed chair. Another Fed nominee, Marvin Goodfriend, faced sharp questions from Senate Democrats. With Kentucky School Shooting, Fears of Growing ‘Numb’ to a Once-Rare Horror 2018-01-24T01:18:25.000000000+00:00 When two students were killed by gunfire in Benton, Ky., Tuesday morning, it was at least the 11th shooting so far this year involving school property. Sessions Is Questioned as Russia Inquiry Focuses on Obstruction 2018-01-24T01:15:42.000000000+00:00 The attorney general, as well as James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, were questioned in the inquiry into Russia’s election interference and whether President Trump obstructed justice. Mick Mulvaney Calls for ‘Humility’ from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 2018-01-24T01:13:43.000000000+00:00 Mr. Mulvaney, acting director of the consumer bureau, fired off a mission statement instructing staff to not “push the envelope.” Op-Ed Contributor: Apple Can’t Resist Playing by China’s Rules 2018-01-24T00:50:01.000000000+00:00 The company will be taking part in the suppression of freedoms abroad while espousing high-minded values at home. Trump’s Solar Tariffs Are Clouding the Industry’s Future 2018-01-24T00:41:42.000000000+00:00 At a solar farm in North Carolina, workers are bracing for the effect of a new tariff on imported solar cells and modules. Opinion: U.S.A. Gymnastics Still Values Medals More Than Girls 2018-01-24T00:27:43.000000000+00:00 Corporations like AT&T are doing more to reckon with the abuse than the sport’s governing body. Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes 2018-01-24T00:23:30.000000000+00:00 A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco. Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge 2018-01-24T00:17:16.000000000+00:00 For more than a week, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has cleared her docket to let more than 100 young athletes make statements about Dr. Nassar, accused of sexually abusing them. Op-Ed Columnist: The Tweet Trump Could Never Send Tehran 2018-01-24T00:06:21.000000000+00:00 Climate change is adding to Iran’s disruptions.