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Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says

The Trump administration said on Thursday that its next move to roll back the regulation of broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.<p>The net neutrality rules, approved by the …

Net Neutrality

Park Geun-hye Appears in South Korean Court, Facing Possible Arrest

SEOUL, South Korea — Park Geun-hye, the first South Korean president impeached and forced out of office, attended a court hearing on Thursday that will decide whether she should be arrested on criminal charges, including bribery, extortion and abuse of power.<p>Hundreds of people opposing Ms. Park’s …

Park Geun-hye

Can Trump Change Libel Laws?

WASHINGTON — In a Thursday morning Twitter post, President Trump returned to a favorite theme. He was unhappy with reporting in The New York Times, and he had a solution. “Change libel laws?” he asked.<p><b>What does he mean?</b><p>On the campaign trail, where he was not constrained by Twitter’s character …

Journalism

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Takes Power From Legislature

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela slipped further toward one-man rule under the leftist President Nicolás Maduro as the Supreme Court, controlled by the president, seized power from the National Assembly in a ruling late Wednesday night.<p>The move quashed what most consider to be the only remaining …

Latin America

Sears and Its Hedge Fund Owner, in Slow Decline Together

Hedge funds have been failing over the past year at the fastest rate since the financial crisis in 2008. Some crashed and burned after sudden reversals. Others quietly liquidated.<p>Then there’s Edward S. Lampert’s ESL Investments. It hasn’t failed, but may be setting a new benchmark for slow, painful …

Wall Street

Israeli Leader Set to Approve First New Settlement in Decades

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Thursday that he would approve the establishment of a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in more than two decades, despite a request from President Trump last month to hold off on settlement activity.<p>It was not …

Israel

2 White House Officials Helped Nunes View Secret Reports

WASHINGTON — A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign …

Government

North Carolina Senate Acts to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law

ATLANTA — The North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a bill Thursday that repealed the controversial law affecting transgender bathroom use in public buildings, part of a compromise worked out earlier in the week between Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor.<p>But with anger …

North Carolina

U.S. Aims for Nafta Provision to Reinstate Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to seek a new provision in the trade pact with Canada and Mexico that would allow tariffs to be reinstated if a flood of imports threatened to harm a domestic industry, according to a draft letter to Congress that lays out goals for …

Globalization

Cut the Cord, but Keep the Films? Here Are 3 Ways

As someone old enough to remember the “Stop Pay TV!” campaigns that movie theaters and affiliated parties mounted in the late 1960s — “Don’t let Pay TV be the monster in your living room,” blared one such ad — I am occasionally amused that paying for televised entertainment is now pretty much a …

Cable TV

‘We Must Fight Them’: Trump Goes After Conservatives of Freedom Caucus

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday declared war on the conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus, suggesting Republicans should “fight them” in the 2018 midterm elections if they do not back his agenda.<p>“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & …

Government

Trump Said to Ease Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa.<p>The decision, according to …

War

‘Zoot Suit’ Memories

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction comes to us from Jennifer Medina, a national correspondent based in Los Angeles, and the photographer Melissa Lyttle.</i><p>When “Zoot Suit” made its debut in New York in 1979, it was the first time a Chicano show …

California

150 Years After Sale of Alaska, Some Russians Have Second Thoughts

The reassertion of Russia’s greatness has been a motif of Vladimir V. Putin’s presidency, and his projection of military might and cyberpower is in part why Russian-American relations are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.<p>So the 150th anniversary on Thursday of Russia’s sale of …

Russia

When It’s Baseball Forever

We know already that the 2017 baseball season will be different, because we know what we’re missing. Gone are the soothing soundtrack of Vin Scully and the stylish slugging of David Ortiz. The persistent misery of the Chicago Cubs has gone poof. And we won’t have Ol’ A-Rod to kick around anymore, …

Baseball

New York Today: Police and Teens, Connecting

<i>Good morning on this sort-of-sunny Thursday.</i><p>What happens when you bring together 10 teenagers from poor communities and 10 police officers to try to get them to talk?<p>Empathy ensues.<p>“When the cops hear the kinds of things that these kids have gone through — a kid saying, ‘I hate cops because when I …

New York City

Your Thursday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>• North Carolina reaches deal on bathroom law.</b><p>The state’s legislature will consider a measure today that would repeal the controversial law curbing legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.<p>The law requires transgender people in …

China Confirms Details of Trump-Xi Meeting at Mar-a-Lago

HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China will visit President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday, confirming details of the two leaders’ first summit meeting.<p>The meeting had been in the planning stages for several weeks as aides worked …

Stephen Colbert Thinks We’d Rather Keep Our Web Browsing to Ourselves

<i>Welcome to Best of Late Night, a</i> <i>rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get</i> <i>paid to watch comedy.</i> <i>What do you think of it? What</i> <i>else</i> <i>are you interested in? Let us know:</i> <i>thearts@nytimes.com</i>.<p><b>Web Insecurity</b><p>A day after House Republicans voted to let internet companies sell customers’ browsing information …

Comedy

Brand New Colossus: A Statue of Liberty Revival Amid Immigration Woes

King Bradley was working his shift at the gift shop near the Statue of Liberty when something unusual happened.<p>Mr. Bradley had transferred in the last six months from Federal Hall, another national landmark in New York, where tears are not a normal part of the visitor experience. But a woman …

Statue of Liberty

Lock ’Em Up? Prosecutors Who Say ‘Not So Fast’ Face a Backlash

ORLANDO, Fla. — In Tampa, the top prosecutor says too many children are charged as adults. In Houston, the district attorney will no longer press charges in low-level marijuana cases. And in Chicago, prosecutors will no longer oppose the release of many nonviolent offenders who cannot afford to …

Death Penalty

In Empty Offices, Critics See Evidence of Trump Devaluing Science

WASHINGTON — On the fourth floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the staff of the White House chief technology officer has been virtually deleted, down from 24 members before the election to, by Friday, only one.<p>Scores of departures by scientists and Silicon Valley technology experts …

Government

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars’ Role in Art Sales

They have long been oddly far-flung collaborators. She was a Colorado museum consultant known for her esoteric lectures on ancient gold adornments or nomadic Chinese tribes. He was a buccaneering Bangkok art collector who trekked through Cambodia’s war-ravaged jungles in the 1970s, exploring …

Bunker

5 Prosecutors With a Fresh Approach

ORLANDO, Fla. — They don’t talk about locking up the bad guys and throwing away the key. They talk instead about a justice system that jails too many people at the expense, they say, of common sense, public safety and even humanity. Here are five change-minded prosecutors, all of them Democrats …

Death Penalty

How to Feel at Home on the Road

Travel is, by definition, dislocating, a condition that the trend toward experiential travel and the connectivity provided by the internet aim to ease.<p>“The first question is whether you should feel at home while you’re away,” said Tom Hall, editorial director for Lonely Planet guidebooks. “That …

Travel

Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans

The agreement late Wednesday by North Carolina lawmakers and its governor to repeal a law that curbs legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people came at a propitious time for the state’s sports fans.<p>Several prominent sports leagues and businesses have canceled events in the …

North Carolina

Foreign Correspondents as They Live and Breathe

<i>Times Insider</i> <i>shares insights into how we work at The New York Times. In this article, Didi Kirsten Tatlow, a Beijing-based Times correspondent, compares notes and guilt trips with Times reporters around the world who have moved with their families to smog-laden news hubs.</i><p>Air matters. So when the …

Environment

A federal judge in Hawaii has extended a court order blocking President Trump’s travel ban.

HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Trump’s travel ban.<p>The judge, Derrick Watson of Federal District Court, issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments.<p>Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and …

Government

Beginning ‘Brexit’ and Bracing for Impact

LONDON — The world did not end. No recession unfolded. Nine months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, disregarding warnings of grim economic consequences, a nation famous for calmly carrying on has seemingly gone about its business.<p>As Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday officially …

European Union

An Unassuming Tokyo Enclave’s Moment

On a recent weeknight at Ahiru Store, a gastro wine bar in the Tomigaya neighborhood of Tokyo, the seven guests lucky enough to grab a spot at the counter noshed on dishes like freshly made pâté, French-style onion pie, avocado and octopus salad, and what might be best described as a pan-fried take …

Tokyo