AT&T Agrees to Contract, and Union Backs Time Warner DealUnder the accord, if ratified, 20,000 wireless employees would get better pay and job protection, and the company would bring work back from overseas.By NOAM SCHEIBER

Supported by Business Day AT&T and Union Reach Accord on Job Protection for Workers Photo Workers on strike outside an AT&T store in New York in May. A contract deal with the company would increase pay and job protections.Credit Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Stemming the tide of rising economic insecurity for service workers, a […]

California TodayCalifornia Today: North vs. South, That Fading RivalryThursday: A debate over NorCal versus SoCal, fire-resistant Getty Center, waiting for rain, Tavis Smiley show suspended and finally, Jewish humor for Christmas.By CONOR DOUGHERTY, ADAM NAGOURNEY and THOMAS FULLER

Supported by U.S. California Today: North vs South, That Fading Rivalry Photo Left, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Right, Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.Credit Left, Drew Kelly for The New York Times. Right, Chad Ress for The New York Times Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) California […]

Christmas Comes Early To Dixie

Marvin Gentry / Reuters We spent Monday and Tuesday in “Dewey Defeats Truman” mode, fully preparing to write a piece on the election of Republican Roy Moore to the United States Senate. We had even dusted off a 1925 quote from the great H.L. Mencken during his coverage of the Scopes monkey trial in Tennessee […]

EVIL IN PARADISE: Young Couple That Allegedly Slaughtered Hawaii Elementary School Teacher Tell Police ‘Shoot Me’

EVIL IN PARADISE: Young Couple That Allegedly Slaughtered Hawaii Elementary School Teacher Tell Police ‘Shoot Me’ Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images ByHank Berrien December 13, 2017 views Two young people who allegedly brutally murdered an elementary school teacher, then tied up her eight-year-old daughter, told police after their arrest to “Shoot me.” Stephen Brown, 23, and […]

Suspect Says Taylor Swift Told Him To Kill A Man

Suspect Says Taylor Swift Told Him To Kill A Man Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV ByAmanda Prestigiacomo @amandapresto December 13, 2017 views According to court documents, an Oregon stabbing suspect told officers that pop star Taylor Swift, whom he said was his wife, “told me to kill him.” Brent Shannon Thicksten, 43, is accused of […]

VIRAL VIDEO: Professor Says All Phone Calls Must Be Put On Speaker. One Student’s Phone Call Scares The Daylights Out Of Him.

VIRAL VIDEO: Professor Says All Phone Calls Must Be Put On Speaker. One Student’s Phone Call Scares The Daylights Out Of Him. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images ByHank Berrien December 13, 2017 views A hilarious April Fool’s joke from 2014 targeting a college professor is going viral again. Dr. Stephen Barrows, who was […]