Latest News Peter Mayle, Who Wrote of ‘A Year in Provence,’ Is Dead at 78 2018-01-18T23:24:37.000000000+00:00 Mr. Mayle, an Englishman, spawned a genre in 1989 with his travel memoir about renovating a house in Southern France. The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers 2018-01-18T23:22:22.000000000+00:00 The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: highly educated women, those over 40, and women who have never been married. Government Shutdown Looms as House Moves Toward Budget Vote 2018-01-18T23:22:20.000000000+00:00 With a government shutdown looming, the House planned to vote Thursday on a spending bill that would avert a crisis. But Senate Democrats appeared poised to block the bill. U.S.A. Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Karolyi Ranch Training Center 2018-01-18T23:22:18.000000000+00:00 The ranch is one of the places where a former team doctor, Lawrence G. Nassar, sexually abused several members of the team. Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall 2018-01-18T23:22:06.000000000+00:00 In an early morning tweet, President Trump contradicted his chief of staff and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.” Congress, California, Amazon: Your Thursday Evening Briefing 2018-01-18T23:10:01.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters 2018-01-18T23:06:49.000000000+00:00 The e-commerce giant announced a short list of places that could become home to its second headquarters. The process has garnered the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for bids to host the Olympics. Op-Ed Contributor: ICE Detained My Husband for Being an Activist 2018-01-18T22:44:49.000000000+00:00 Ravi Ragbir, the director of the New Sanctuary coalition in New York City, was detained last week after speaking out for immigrant rights. Trump Rebuked China for North Korea’s Oil Smuggling. It’s More Complicated. 2018-01-18T22:42:57.000000000+00:00 The opaque world of the global maritime industry makes it exceedingly difficult to prevent North Korea from obtaining oil, despite sanctions. California Parents of 13 Children Charged With Torture and Abuse 2018-01-18T21:39:25.000000000+00:00 David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, whose children were found in squalid conditions, some shackled, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.