Latest News Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment 2017-12-14T15:09:34.000000000+00:00 As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief. Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Are Walking Into a Trumpian Trap 2017-12-14T14:36:39.000000000+00:00 In politics, the wealth effect usually beats the yuck factor. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Politics of #HimToo 2017-12-14T14:14:56.000000000+00:00 The Democratic Party has taken a very clear stand on sexual misconduct, setting its sights on President Trump. California Today: California Today: North vs South, That Fading Rivalry 2017-12-14T14:03:48.000000000+00:00 Thursday: A debate over NorCal versus SoCal, fire-resistant Getty Center, waiting for rain, Tavis Smiley show suspended and finally, Jewish humor for Christmas. Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming 2017-12-14T12:47:23.000000000+00:00 The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon. What Disney Is Getting From Fox 2017-12-14T12:45:40.000000000+00:00 Benefits include overseas assets, a television hit factory, popular film franchises, regional sports networks and a more diverse pool of executives. Alabama, Salma Hayek, Net Neutrality: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-12-14T12:36:54.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. New York Today: New York Today: The Plan for the L Train Shutdown 2017-12-14T11:00:22.000000000+00:00 Thursday: Your options during the L train shutdown, wintry weather and readers reflect on the terrorist attack. Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Roy Moore’s Loss Belongs to His Accusers 2017-12-14T10:00:31.000000000+00:00 “Their bravery changed the world,” Ms. Bee said of the women who came forward against Mr. Moore. Kit Harington Isn’t Trying to Compete With ‘Game of Thrones’ 2017-12-14T10:00:28.000000000+00:00 Mr. Harington discusses “Gunpowder,” his new historical thriller on HBO, and what his character does and doesn’t share with Jon Snow.