Thursday, January 14, 2016
By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD
6:51 AM ET
Even now, after aid agencies negotiated to bring food and supplies to the Syrian town of Madaya, there is little hope for change in a place trying to function while under siege.
As Ted Cruz tells it, loyalty and sacrifice helped finance his 2012 Senate bid in Texas. Turns out, a Goldman Sachs loan did as well, but it does not appear in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Thursday night’s presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C., will be the sixth of the campaign, and face-offs held in the final weeks before the nominating contests tend to get rougher.
Two civilians, a Canadian and an Indonesian, and five assailants were killed in the explosions and gunfire in the Indonesian capital, officials said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.
Amadeus DiWolframio as Hugh Glass, in the film “The RAVEnant.”
By BROOKS BARNES and MICHAEL CIEPLY
“The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” were showered with honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, picking up Oscar nominations for best picture and best director.
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By DAVE ITZKOFF and KATIE ROGERS
11:17 AM ET
The British actor brought an erudite dignity to film roles like the nefarious mastermind of “Die Hard” and the dour master of potions in the “Harry Potter” series. He was 69.
A task force working for the World Anti-Doping Agency says the officials blackmailed athletes who doped and failed to discipline them in a timely fashion.
Officials said winning tickets for the record $1.5 billion jackpot were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.
To view the Naples of Ms. Ferrante, whose Neapolitan novels trace the lives of two girls from a neighborhood characterized by poverty, is to view Naples like a native.
In a decision consistent with their tear-’em-up, toss-’em-out ethos, the N.F.L. owners let the owner of the St. Louis Rams move his team to just outside Los Angeles, Michael Powell writes.
On Friday, the American Museum of Natural History will show off the cast of one of the largest dinosaurs ever found. It is too big, in fact, to fit completely inside its new home.
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The governor lays out ambitious plans for 2016, including a big boost in the minimum wage.
There’s nothing Orwellian about spin. It makes politics fun and engages the public.
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denied the artist Ai Weiwei’s request for a bulk order because he planned to create a political work of art, will now allow such projects, with restrictions.
Republicans have begun their annual retreat, where they hash out their policy goals. The event runs for two days in Baltimore.
Playing in front of a hostile home crowd at the Barclays Center, the
Nets beat the Knicks, 110-104, for their first victory under the interim coach Tony Brown.
Taking highway robbery a bit too literally,
a prison official was charged with the theft of 30 miles of pavement in a thinly populated, heavily forested region of Russia.
Internet has not only failed to expand economic opportunity, it also might be responsible for making inequality worse, a new report says.
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By MEKADO MURPHY. Image by Kimberley French/20th Century Fox.
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