Op-Ed Columnist: Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama?
If this deep-red state isn’t beyond redemption, then America isn’t, either.
Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Newtown Is ‘Still So Raw,’ Five Years After Massacre
The country is often reminded of what grief looks like immediately after mass violence. But Newtown shows how mourning evolves and endures years later.
New York Today: New York Today: Can the City Prevent Terror Attacks?
Wednesday: Foiling lone-wolf attacks, free admission at the National Museum of Mathematics, and are New Yorkers too jaded?
Op-Ed Contributor: A G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts
Republicans embraced Trump, Moore and post-ethics politics. In defeat, they are officially post-shame.
Op-Ed Columnist: In Trump World, the Need for Disobedience
When immense power is in erratic hands, the readiness of subordinates to disobey becomes critical. Even a dog knows that.
Best of Late Night: Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule
Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts made fun of the losing Alabama Senate candidate for riding a horse to the polls.
The Fed and Interest Rates: What to Watch For Today
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point, and to issue a new economic forecast.
Rising Coal Exports Give Short-Term Aid to an Ailing Industry
With supplies down elsewhere, American producers are seeing more demand overseas, lifting revenue and jobs. But the upturn may not last.
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Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense against Corcoran
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran.
Michigan improves to 9-3 with 59-52 victory over Texas
Wolverines face Detroit Mercy on Saturday
German players offered 350,000 euro bonus to win World Cup
BERLIN (AP) Germany's players will each receive a 350,000 euro ($410,000) bonus if the team defends its World Cup title next year in Russia.
'Extremely bad basketball' leads to 7th straight loss for Pistons
Detroit has eight turnovers in game's first nine minutes
British boxing body to decide on lifting Fury's suspension
LONDON (AP) Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have to wait until next year to discover whether his suspension from boxing will be lifted.
Russian skater Pogorilaya to miss Olympics with injury
MOSCOW (AP) Russian figure skater Anna Pogorilaya says she will miss the Olympics with a back injury.
Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug
PARIS (AP) Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year.
Tuesday's Sports In Brief
Pay for new Power Five football coaches
Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's a look at how much the new coaches are making and the potential tax burden on the universities:
College coaches' salaries increase despite threat of new tax
WASHINGTON (AP) A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches.
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NSI Ventures hits first close on new $125M fund for Southeast Asia
There’s been pause since Southeast Asia last welcomed fresh venture capital, but one reload is on its way after NSI Ventures, an early investor in Indonesian unicorn and Uber rival Go-Jek, announced a first close of its second fund. The target is $125 million, which represents a significant incr...
Blue Origin flies its Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time
Jef Bezos’ space company Blue Origin recorded a new milestone today – an inaugural flight for Crew Capsule 2.0, the latest version of the vehicle it’s creating to bring astronauts into space for its first passenger flights. The Crew Capsule 2.0 craft flew atop a New Shepard reusable booster, tra...
Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar
Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 people to work on the laser sensor in the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X. Today’s investment is part ...
Line adds unsend for recalling missent messages
Messaging platform Line has added the ability for users to retrieve messages they’ve sent in error. Read More
FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A
FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The round is led by VC firm Northzone, with participation from existing investors. The latter includes Rocket Int...
Uber doubles down on Indonesia after hiring its first country president
As part of its new approach to Asia, Uber has announced a first president for its business in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country. Monika Rudijono will take up the role in January, joining from advertising and marketing firm Grey where she had...
Here’s what people were Googling in 2017
There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’s annual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming roundups, Google’s offers a clear snapshot of the things that captured our imaginations and baffled us during what felt l...
Payments startup iZettle raises $47M at a $950M valuation
iZettle — the commerce platform based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets as well as related accounting services — has raised another €40 million ($47 million) as it approaches a $1 billion valu...
Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten
Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month program in Singapore starting in July, according to a joint announcement made today. The focus will b...
Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence
Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google’s search engine is blocked in China, but the company still has hundreds of staff in China whic...