Latest News New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York 2017-10-19T12:37:08.000000000+00:00 Thursday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art. Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes 2017-10-19T12:22:38.000000000+00:00 Tech has fought online ad regulations, but three senators will introduce a bipartisan bill to force the industry to disclose who buys political ads. Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris 2017-10-19T11:49:09.000000000+00:00 Pyotr Pavlensky was pictured on social media standing in front of flames at a Banque de France building on the Place de la Bastille. Kelly Clarkson Is Nobody’s Puppet 2017-10-19T11:18:50.000000000+00:00 She’s always been outspoken, honest and unfiltered. But now the singer is taking more control of her sound, with a new album, “Meaning of Life.” Catalonia, ISIS, Chicago Cubs: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-10-19T10:57:43.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort 2017-10-19T10:24:54.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said. Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight 2017-10-19T10:24:38.000000000+00:00 Carles Puigdemont said in a letter to the Spanish prime minister that the regional Parliament could vote to break away if Madrid tried to take administrative control. The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Big Losses for ISIS 2017-10-19T10:19:44.000000000+00:00 Its de facto capital is falling and its territory is shrinking. But is the Islamic State losing its war, or starting a new one? New Zealand to Be Led by Jacinda Ardern, 37, Capping Labour Revival 2017-10-19T09:57:22.000000000+00:00 A dramatic show of support from a minor party has put Ms. Ardern in line to be the country’s youngest prime minister in more than 150 years. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction 2017-10-19T09:31:52.000000000+00:00 The advent of Trumpism is a symptom of the erosion of our basic institutions.