Latest News European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine 2018-02-25T01:58:30.000000000+00:00 Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says. A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A. 2018-02-25T01:47:05.000000000+00:00 Several companies — including Delta Air Lines and MetLife — have ended partnerships with the National Rifle Association after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. 2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats’ Rebuttal of G.O.P. Memo Is Released 2018-02-25T01:41:55.000000000+00:00 House Democrats made public a heavily redacted memo that was drafted to counter Republican claims of surveillance abuses against a former Trump campaign aide. Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria 2018-02-25T01:10:53.000000000+00:00 Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones. John Shuster and the U.S. Curling Team Win First Gold Medal 2018-02-25T01:03:54.000000000+00:00 Shuster’s crew won its first-ever gold medal in curling after a huge, 5-point end against Sweden, the top-ranked team in the world. In Spite of Executive Order, Cuomo Takes Campaign Money From State Appointees 2018-02-24T23:31:14.000000000+00:00 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reinterpreted an executive directive, enabling him to receive about $890,000 from people he has appointed to state boards. U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed 2018-02-24T23:27:00.000000000+00:00 The Council approved an immediate 30-day cease-fire after a recent bombardment of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of civilians. Trump Endorses G.O.P. Fight to Keep Gerrymandered Congressional Map 2018-02-24T22:46:13.000000000+00:00 President Trump, calling the Pennsylvania ruling “very unfair to Republicans and to our country,” said that the decision should be appealed to the Supreme Court. After a Massacre, a Question of One More Death: The Gunman’s 2018-02-24T22:22:45.000000000+00:00 Nikolas Cruz’s guilty plea would spare his life and the community a lengthy trial. Will the prosecutor take him up on it? The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations 2018-02-24T22:08:03.000000000+00:00 The group is often perceived by opponents as bankrolling its preferred candidates. But its influence is derived from a muscular electioneering machine.