NY Times U.K. Reports Big Rise in Hate Crime, Citing Brexit and Terrorist Attacks 2017-10-18T08:18:04.000000000+00:00 The number of such violations climbed by about 30 percent, although part of the rise was attributed to increased awareness and changes in the law. Iraqi Forces Retake All Oil Fields in Disputed Areas as Kurds Retreat 2017-10-18T05:26:54.000000000+00:00 Kurdish independence aspirations appeared to stall — at least for now — as Iraqi forces seized oil facilities that supply most of the region’s revenue. Op-Ed Contributor: A Roadmap for Catalonia 2017-10-18T04:58:13.000000000+00:00 The central government in Madrid and the Catalan Parliament have painted themselves into a corner. Here is a way out. Europe Edition: Raqqa, Catalonia, Andrej Babis: Your Wednesday Briefing 2017-10-18T04:38:47.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Yankees 6, Astros 4 | Series tied, 2-2: Yankees Feast on the Astros’ Bullpen in a Comeback Victory 2017-10-18T04:19:15.000000000+00:00 The Yankees were held to one hit through six innings but put together a rally against the Astros’ relievers and seized momentum in the series. As China’s Party Leaders Gather, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip 2017-10-18T03:18:22.000000000+00:00 The Chinese Communists are about to overtake their Soviet forerunners as the longest-ruling Communist party. President Xi wants to extend that run. Editorial: Mr. Trump Outdoes Himself in Picking a Conflicted Regulator 2017-10-18T02:46:46.000000000+00:00 The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health. Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital 2017-10-18T02:30:20.000000000+00:00 Women complained of groping, lewd comments and suggestions of trading sexual favors for legislation in Sacramento. George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations 2017-10-18T01:34:02.000000000+00:00 Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more. N.F.L. Owners Won’t Penalize Players for Kneeling During Anthem 2017-10-18T00:59:07.000000000+00:00 The owners on Tuesday opted not to rewrite regulations to require standing for the anthem and met for hours with players to discuss supporting social causes.