Shipping containers awaiting transportation on a railway line   in Long Beach, California.  Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The US-China trade war has begun, and it arrives with potentially far-reaching consequences for international relations and the global economy. But wh(...)

‘I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,’ Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech for the Best Actress Oscar.

“I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,” Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech (...)

John McEnroe: the fiery American was known during his outstanding career for his confrontations with umpires over contentious line calls . Photograph:  Mike Maloney, Monte Fresco/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

In tennis, few things arouse the crowd more than confrontations, especially those involving players, umpires and line judges. Who can forget Ilie Na(...)

Andrew Flemming, Will Hamilton and Geoff Fowler, the co-inventors of the SmartBroom. Photograph: Ian Willms/New York Times

Andrew Flemming and Geoff Fowler tinkered for months in their spare time. They used soldering irons. They printed three-dimensional models in their ba(...)

In 2014, as evidence mounted about the harmful effects of diesel exhaust on human health, scientists in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, laboratory conduct(...)

Author Ursula K Le Guin speaking at the University of Oregon in 2014. Photograph: Jack Liu via The New York Times

Ursula K Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with (...)

The New York Times investigation found four settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation against Vice employees

Vice Media placed its president, Andrew Creighton, and its chief digital officer, Mike Germano, on leave after sexual harassment allegations were rep(...)

The effort by Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of the internet giant Alibaba, to buy MoneyGram was seen as a test of the Trump administration’s political and regulatory approach to China.

US officials have effectively killed a Chinese company’s $1.2 billion plan to buy MoneyGram, the money transfer company, signaling the Trump administr(...)

John Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment in 1985, during a 20th-anniversary screening panel for the film Wag the Dog in New York. Photographs: Charles Sykes, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver tangled publicly Monday night at a panel discussion where Oliver, the comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, que(...)

Waiting to be rescued: Houston has suffered three “500-year floods” in the past three years. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of(...)

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