Latest News Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation 2017-12-11T23:01:58.000000000+00:00 The magazine said it “severed ties” with Mr. Lizza, its Washington correspondent, over “improper sexual conduct.” He denied that charge. Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations 2017-12-11T22:54:40.000000000+00:00 Mr. Batali made his announcement in a statement after four women accused the chef of groping. He is also stepping aside from ABC’s “The Chew.” Port Authority Bomber Was Inspired by ISIS Christmas Attacks, Officials Say 2017-12-11T22:51:31.000000000+00:00 The would-be suicide bomber told officials he chose the location near Times Square because of its holiday posters, recalling strikes in Europe against Christmas markets. Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants 2017-12-11T22:40:52.000000000+00:00 A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees. Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin. 2017-12-11T22:38:11.000000000+00:00 The March 2018 presidential election in Russia is a sideshow to the real battle: determining what comes after President Putin’s next term ends in 2024. Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances 2017-12-11T22:13:50.000000000+00:00 President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented. Treasury Defends Tax Plan Cost With One-Page Analysis 2017-12-11T22:02:35.000000000+00:00 A long-awaited document says the $1.5 trillion plan will pay for itself, assuming robust economic growth from a host of policies yet to be enacted. A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity 2017-12-11T21:45:57.000000000+00:00 Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. Whirlwind Putin Tour Highlights Moscow’s New Reach in Mideast 2017-12-11T21:34:02.000000000+00:00 The Russian president visited Syria, Egypt and Turkey all in a day, a trip underscoring new alliances and his role as a statesman. New York City, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing 2017-12-11T20:48:21.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day.