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    Philippine Forces Struggle to Evacuate City Overrun by Islamic Militants

    Philippine Forces Struggle to Evacuate City Overrun by Islamic Militants


    A Philippine Air Force helicopter launching a rocket in Marawi on Monday. Government troops have cleared about half of the city of...

    Troops have cleared half of Marawi of militants from ISIS-linked groups, an official said, adding that the government had called on civilians to help in the fighting.
    Christian-Backed School Teaches Scions of the Elite in Atheist North Korea

    Christian-Backed School Teaches Scions of the Elite in Atheist North Korea


    Students at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in 2011. The North Korean school is staffed with volunteer Christian professors, many of them...

    In a country that bans religion, the school educates a crop of handpicked students — and perhaps gives the government some leverage with Washington.
    Sidebar: A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?

    Sidebar: A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?


    President Trump boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House this month. Legal experts disagree about whether the Constitution allows for a president to be...

    The Constitution includes detailed instructions for impeachment. But there’s no clear answer on whether a president may be criminally prosecuted.
    North Korean Tests Add Urgency for U.S. to Fix Defense Flaws

    North Korean Tests Add Urgency for U.S. to Fix Defense Flaws


    The medium-range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, shown in this undated image, was tested recently at an undisclosed location in North Korea. The North has successfully tested solid-fueled missiles four...

    The North has recently test-fired missiles based on a technology that would give the United States little warning of an attack. And they seem to work.
    War Hero’s Family Suing in Its Decades-Long Fight to Identify Remains

    War Hero’s Family Suing in Its Decades-Long Fight to Identify Remains


    The American Cemetery in Manila. The family of Alexander Nininger, who was killed in World War II, says his remains are buried...

    The family of Alexander Nininger, the first Medal of Honor recipient in World War II, has contended for decades that he is buried in Manila as an “unknown.”
    Foot Soldiers in a Shadowy Battle Between Russia and the West

    Foot Soldiers in a Shadowy Battle Between Russia and the West


    Ladislav Kasuka was offered money to organize protests against NATO and the pro-Western Ukranian government in...

    Freelance agitators promote Russia’s agenda abroad, getting their backing from tycoons and others, not the state itself.
    Jared Kushner’s Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows

    Jared Kushner’s Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows


    President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, at a news conference this month at the White...

    It is unclear how Jared Kushner’s high-profile woes will affect his hard-won partnership with his father-in-law, perhaps the most stable in an often unstable White House.
    Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump

    Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump


    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in Munich on Sunday. “The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over,” she...

    After President Trump declined to endorse NATO’s doctrine of collective defense and the Paris climate pact, the German leader said Europe should “take our fate into our own hands.”
    Takuma Sato Narrowly Wins the Indianapolis 500 on a Day of Crashes

    Takuma Sato Narrowly Wins the Indianapolis 500 on a Day of Crashes


    Takuma Sato of Japan drenching himself with milk, an Indianapolis 500 tradition, after winning the 101st running of the race on...

    Sato, the first champion from Japan, is a 40-year-old former Formula One driver who has just one other victory in IndyCar racing.
    Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City

    Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City


    An investigator held a bag of evidence as officials looked into the death Sunday of a Leap Frogs parachutist whose name was not immediately...

    The parachutist, a member of the elite Leap Frogs team, plunged into the Hudson River as hundreds watched from Liberty State Park.
    Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives.

    Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives.


    Coco Douglas, 8, on Saturday at a memorial in Portland, Ore., for two men who were killed when they confronted a man yelling anti-Muslim insults at two women on a commuter...

    The victims in Friday’s attack were an Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a poet who spoke out against anti-Muslim prejudice.
    Muslim Women in India Challenge ‘Instant Divorce’ Law

    Muslim Women in India Challenge ‘Instant Divorce’ Law


    Neeha Khan, whose husband divorced her with a letter that repeated the word “talaq” three times, looking at her wedding album at her home in suburban Mumbai,...

    Local Muslim authorities defend the traditional practice, in which a man can divorce his wife by saying “talaq” three times. But women do not have the same right.

    Floods in Sri Lanka Displace Half a Million


    Residents along the banks of three rivers were ordered to evacuate, and more rain is expected in the coming...

    Residents along the banks of three rivers were ordered to evacuate, and more rain is expected in the coming days.
    The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’

    The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’


    The crest, right, that President Trump displays at his American properties is a coat of arms, left, that British authorities granted to another...

    The emblem used by the Trump Organization in the United States had to be changed in Britain, since it belongs to another family.

    US Official Mulling Greatly Expanded Airplane Laptop Ban


    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United...

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.
    Georgia Democrats Know Close Won’t Count This Time

    Georgia Democrats Know Close Won’t Count This Time


    Wanda Jackson-James and Felix Saylor, volunteers with the New Georgia Project, which encourages minority political participation, canvassed an apartment complex in Roswell,...

    Jon Ossoff, who was two points shy of a House victory in April, is courting millennials and minorities in a race to hold off Karen Handel and seize a Republican seat in a runoff.
    Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor

    Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor


    Mrs. Trump wore a black lace sheath dress by Dolce & Gabbana with a matching veil to meet the pope. Some critics wondered why the first lady chose to cover her head at the Vatican but not in Saudi Arabia, where most Muslim women wear...

    Nine days, five countries, and more than a dozen outfits: the first lady makes a statement abroad.
    Feature: Is It Possible to Resist Deportation in Trump’s America?

    Feature: Is It Possible to Resist Deportation in Trump’s America?


    Erika Andiola, right, an immigrants rights activist, is fighting the deportation of her mother, Maria Guadalupe...

    Living under draconian state laws, Arizona activists honed an effective strategy for keeping undocumented immigrants in the country. Can the same tools still work today?
    Charcoal or Gas? Depends on What You’re Grilling

    Charcoal or Gas? Depends on What You’re Grilling


    Chicken thighs, which will be cooked long enough in the presence of smoke and indirect heat to qualify as barbecue, are best prepared on a charcoal...

    You get great smoky flavor from cooking over or beside coals or wood. But on a Wednesday night there is little easier than lighting a gas grill.
    15 Spring and Summer Pop Festivals

    15 Spring and Summer Pop Festivals


    Chance the...

    Grateful Dead alums reunite, sweaty dance floors abound and a whole lot of Chance the Rapper: Our picks for the best pop and jazz festivals.
    On Sports: Where Did the Great Hollywood Baseball Movie Go?

    On Sports: Where Did the Great Hollywood Baseball Movie Go?


    In an era of analysts and HD broadcasts, audiences don’t see the players as larger-than-life characters...

    In an era of analysts and HD broadcasts, audiences don’t see the players as larger-than-life characters anymore.

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