Latest News Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County 2017-12-17T01:12:05.000000000+00:00 Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history. Uproar Over Purported Ban at C.D.C. of Words Like ‘Fetus’ 2017-12-17T00:32:41.000000000+00:00 The Department of Health and Human Services played down a report that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told not to use several words in budget documents. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Renowned Art House Theater, to Close 2017-12-17T00:31:30.000000000+00:00 The theater on the Upper West Side, operated by Daniel and Toby Talbot, has served as a springboard for foreign and independent films for more than 30 years. What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You 2017-12-17T00:11:45.000000000+00:00 Several expected changes made the final cut, including a big increase in the standard deduction and a reduction in state and local income tax breaks. Nevada Democrat Facing Harassment Accusations Will Not Seek Re-election 2017-12-16T23:45:47.000000000+00:00 Representative Ruben Kihuen denied the accusations, but said they would be a distraction in a re-election campaign. He is the fifth member of Congress to step aside in two weeks. World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince 2017-12-16T22:39:19.000000000+00:00 A $300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity. The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill 2017-12-16T22:02:01.000000000+00:00 President Trump has called the tax cuts a Christmas present for the entire nation, but the fine print reveals some will get nicer gifts than others. Editorial: The Tax Bill That Inequality Created 2017-12-16T21:47:08.000000000+00:00 The tax bill is a consequence of a fraction of the population taking control of the nation’s wealth and, with it, the nation’s political power. 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’ 2017-12-16T21:20:04.000000000+00:00 What began as a training mission took a bizarre turn in 2004, an encounter that caught the attention of a Pentagon program investigating U.F.O.s. Opinion: Don’t Just Thank Black Women. Follow Us. 2017-12-16T20:07:00.000000000+00:00 White women’s votes show that gender unity in Democratic politics is a myth. You know where to look for real leadership.