Handcuffing 11-Year-Old Girl Was a Mistake, Police Chief SaysOfficers in Grand Rapids, Mich., handcuffed a girl at gunpoint this month during a search for a 40-year-old woman suspected in a stabbing.By MATTHEW HAAG

Supported by U.S. Handcuffing 11-Year-Old Girl Was a Mistake, Police Chief Says Photo Honestie Hodges, 11, was handcuffed by police officers in Grand Rapids, Mich.Credit WOODTV.com The police officers swarmed the house in Grand Rapids, Mich., from the rear. They locked their flashlights on a person walking out the back door. Guns drawn, they handcuffed […]

California TodayCalifornia Today: A Timber Town’s Water FightFriday: A water battle in Weed, U.C.L.A.’s record application numbers, the first marijuana licenses and reactions to the NorCal/SoCal debate.By THOMAS FULLER

Supported by U.S. California Today: A Timber Town’s Water Fight Photo Bob Hall, a member of the Weed City Council, at Beaughan Spring, a source of Weed’s water.Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Last year we published a story about a small city […]

The Times in PersonReaders in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More JobsAfter an article is published about a “job creator” in a state that voted for Donald Trump, new on-the-ground conversations add richness and depth.By TRIP GABRIEL

Supported by Reader Center|The Times in Person Readers in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More Jobs Photo Anita-Maria Quillen, at right, talking with an employee on the production floor of her manufacturing company, Diversified Engineering & Plastics.Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom […]

President Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. Role in Russia InquiryPresident Trump stepped up his criticism of some F.B.I. agents helping to investigate possible Russian involvement in his campaign, calling it a “very sad thing to watch.”By MICHAEL TACKETT

Advertisement Politics Supported by President Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. Role in Russia Inquiry ImagePresident Trump spoke to reporters on Friday before departing for an event at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Va.CreditAl Drago for The New York Times ByMichael Tackett Dec. 15, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his criticism of the F.B.I. on […]

The IT Crowd creator working on a remake for NBC

The IT Crowd creator working on a remake for NBC Channel 4 Tim Karan1 min ago NBC used to have pretty good luck adapting British workplace comedies, and things finally look promising for an American version of The IT Crowd. According to Variety, original series creator Graham Linehan is set to write and executive produce […]

Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment

110 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency. The misconduct included various forms of intimidation and discrimination including sexual harassment, department spokeswoman Heather Swift told The Associated Press. “I’ve already removed four […]