NY Times N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets 2017-04-29T01:11:22.000000000+00:00 The National Security Agency program was one of the most disputed forms of surveillance. G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017 2017-04-29T01:04:11.000000000+00:00 The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up. Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration 2017-04-29T00:58:27.000000000+00:00 The church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality. De Blasio Blames Jails Chief’s Getaways on Bad Advice 2017-04-29T00:38:12.000000000+00:00 The mayor offered a familiar defense for Joseph Ponte’s use of a city-owned vehicle to travel beyond the five boroughs on 90 days last year: He was told it was O.K. Jim DeMint Is Said to Be Out at Heritage Foundation 2017-04-29T00:36:55.000000000+00:00 The anticipated shake-up comes at an inopportune time for the group, with several major pieces of conservative legislation on the agenda in Congress. Florence Finch, Unsung War Hero Who Took On Japanese, Dies at 101 2017-04-29T00:33:56.000000000+00:00 During World War II, Mrs. Finch quietly undermined Japan when it occupied the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States. On Pro Football: Misgivings Diminish the Mighty N.F.L.’s Swagger 2017-04-29T00:27:16.000000000+00:00 Holding its draft in the home of the underdog, Philadelphia, the league is faced with an undercurrent of worrisome trends, including a startling decline in TV viewership. Arkansas Governor Rebuffs Calls for Execution Inquiry 2017-04-29T00:10:54.000000000+00:00 Some witnesses said a condemned man experienced “coughing, convulsing, lurching, jerking” after the state administered midazolam, a lethal injection drug. A New North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure 2017-04-28T23:38:23.000000000+00:00 It was the North’s first test since it launched a ballistic missile near its submarine base on North Korea’s east coast on April 16. That launch was also a failure. Fyre Festival, a Luxury Music Weekend, Crumbles in the Bahamas 2017-04-28T23:32:03.000000000+00:00 A high-end event founded by Ja Rule and the entrepreneur Billy McFarland was supposed to feature shows and yachts. Attendees found chaos instead.