Experts and Leaders Weigh In on How to Fix America

Credit…Juan Carlos Pagan What’s one thing we should do right now? Given how many complex and interconnected problems the United States facing, solutions can seem daunting. Specific, actionable ideas to address the most pressing ones — regarding the economy, health care, the environment and more — are often hard to…

AstraZeneca Vaccine Partner in China Dogged by Scandal

As a government regulator sidled into a car, the Chinese pharmaceutical executive handed over a paper bag stuffed with $44,000 in cash. The executive, Du Weimin, was eager to get his company’s vaccines approved, and he needed help. The official took the money and vowed to try his best, according…

Airbnb Prices I.P.O. at $68 a Share

Airbnb priced its initial public offering on Wednesday at $68 a share, selling 51.5 million shares for $3.5 billion and valuing the home rental company at $47 billion. It is the largest I.P.O. of the year. It was a far higher price than the company had originally set, indicating investor…

This Sport Is a ‘Way of Life.’ In a Pandemic, It’s Also High Risk.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — On a recent Sunday at a cavernous ice skating complex in suburban New Jersey, locker rooms sat empty while hockey players slipped into their uniforms in the parking lot. The nearly 2,500 seats surrounding the main rink in West Orange, about 20 miles from Manhattan, were…

17 Republican Attorneys General Back Trump in Far-Fetched Election Lawsuit

Despite dozens of judges and courts rejecting challenges to the election, Republican attorneys general in 17 states on Wednesday backed President Trump in his increasingly desperate and audacious legal campaign to reverse the results. The show of support, in a brief filed with the Supreme Court, represented the latest attempt…

Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

A 21-year-old Arizona man who pleaded guilty to helping a neo-Nazi group threaten and intimidate journalists was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison. The man, Johnny Roman Garza of Queen Creek, Ariz., was among a handful of people linked to a violent paramilitary neo-Nazi group, the Atomwaffen…

Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

A 21-year-old Arizona man who pleaded guilty to helping a neo-Nazi group threaten and intimidate journalists was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison. The man, Johnny Roman Garza of Queen Creek, Ariz., was among a handful of people linked to a violent paramilitary neo-Nazi group, the Atomwaffen…

How to Donate Your Frequent Flier Miles

This may not have been the year in which you used many of your frequent flier miles or loyalty points, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put them to good use while they idle in your accounts. Several airlines have partnered with nonprofit organizations to convert donated miles into plane…

Ditching the Turkey: Thanksgiving Memories (and Misadventures) of Reporters Abroad

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When you’re a Times journalist spending Thanksgiving outside the United States, the day isn’t exactly all turkey and football. Improvisation replaces tradition, family is where you find it, and work…