German officials called warnings about potential downgrades for the euro area “encouragement” to get a deal this week — even as S.P. extended its threat to include the bloc’s main bailout fund.Mine Owner to Pay $200 Million in West Virginia ExplosionNew York Times 12/06/11 08:54 AM
A source close the investigation said the parent company of Massey Energy, owner of a West Virginia mine where an explosion in 2010 killed 29 men, would pay to settle a criminal investigation.Around the World in One Movie: Film Financing’s Global FutureNew York Times 12/06/11 08:24 AM
Sophisticated filmmakers who once relied on American studios for backing are turning to a globe-straddling independent finance system for their most expensive projects.Gingrich, Rising in Field, Seeks Big DonorsNew York Times 12/06/11 07:51 AM
At a time when most of the Republican candidates are hustling for votes, Newt Gingrich must build a fund-raising infrastructure that can give him staying power to compete beyond the early states.On Facebook, N.Y.C. Police Officers Maligned West Indian ParadegoersNew York Times 12/06/11 06:40 AM
Some New York City police officers who commented about the West Indian Day Parade appear to have violated department rules barring officers from “disrespectful remarks” about race or ethnicity.More Public Sector Workers Are RetiringNew York Times 12/06/11 06:38 AM
The change reflects demographics, in part, but also government cost-cutting that has resulted in less generous pay and benefits.More state bills are targeting abortionUSA Today 04/06/11 12:57 AM
State legislatures are weighing many bills to restrict abortion rights in a blitz that could prompt the Supreme Court to revisit the issue.
Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of Derek Boogaard. The last article of a three-part series details his decline, and the determination that he had a brain condition believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.Western Monitors Criticize Russian Vote That Cost Putin’s Party SeatsNew York Times 12/06/11 08:26 AM
A number of freelance election observers in Russia, with the help of hand-held cameras and smartphones, have become successful at frustrating voter fraud.Blagojevich Faces Sentencing HearingNew York Times 12/06/11 08:03 AM
Rod R. Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor, convicted of 18 felony corruption charges, is expected to testify at a sentencing hearing.Banks Aided in Olympus Cover-Up, Report FindsNew York Times 12/06/11 07:57 AM
An outside panel appeared to vindicate allegations by Olympus’s ousted president over a series of exorbitant acquisition payments.Suicide Bombers Kill Scores of Shiite Worshipers in AfghanistanNew York Times 12/06/11 07:39 AM
At least 58 people died after bombers struck Shiite religious observances in three cities on Tuesday, in the first such sectarian attacks in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban.Vermont Rebounding From Hurricane IreneNew York Times 12/06/11 06:39 AM
In the three months since Hurricane Irene, the state repaired and reopened some 500 miles of damaged road, replaced a dozen bridges with temporary structures and repaired about 200 altogether.E.U. Investigates Possible Cartel in E-Book MarketNew York Times 12/06/11 06:17 AM
The antitrust authority said it was looking at contracts between Apple and major publishing houses in the growing market for electronic books.'16 and Pregnant' literally strikes againMSNBC 04/06/11 12:55 AM
If MTV's "16 and Pregnant" is anything to go by, high schools might want to expand their curriculums to include anger management classes.