How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial ScaleWhen the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.By JOHN ISMAY, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF and C. J. CHIVERS

Supported by Middle East How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale Photo Decimated cars and houses in a neighborhood in western Mosul, Iraq, recently recaptured from the Islamic State. Its militants built an advanced system of weapons production without recent precedent among insurgent groups.Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press WASHINGTON — Late this spring, […]

Confused By All the News About Russia? We Are Here to HelpMost of the news about Russia falls into one of three categories, which we break down.By KAREN YOURISH

Politics Confused By All the News About Russia? We Are Here to Help By KAREN YOURISHDEC. 10, 2017 Confused by all the news about Russia and the 2016 presidential election? We are here to help. 1 Russian cyberattacks 2 Links to Russian officials and intermediaries 3 Alleged obstruction 1 Russian cyberattacks 2 Links to Russian […]

Big Jump in Million-Dollar Pay Packages for Private College LeadersAn annual survey showed that 58 presidents of private colleges earned more than $1 million, while the average pay package rose 9 percent.By STEPHANIE SAUL

Supported by U.S. Big Jump in Million-Dollar Pay Packages for Private College Leaders Photo James Wagner, center right, the former president of Emory University, greeting civil rights leaders in 2013. In 2015, Mr. Wagner earned $3.5 million.Credit Rich Addicks for The New York Times Amid pressure on academia to control costs, the pay packages for […]

Federal Appeals Court Judge Is Accused of Sexual HarassmentOne former clerk for the judge, Alex Kozinski, said he called her into his office and showed her photos of naked people on his computer and asked if she was sexually aroused.By JACEY FORTIN

Supported by U.S. Federal Appeals Court Judge Is Accused of Sexual Harassment Photo Alex Kozinski in 2014, when he served as chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Credit J. David Ake/Associated Press A federal court judge in California has been accused of making sexually inappropriate comments to female clerks […]

Retro ReportFrom 200 Years Ago, a Lesson About Mass KillingsHistorians say violent behavior that gave rise to the phrase “run amok” — and then subsided — can teach us about mass killings today.By CLYDE HABERMAN

Supported by U.S. From 200 Years Ago, a Lesson About Mass Killings Photo Man running amok is chased, 19th centuryCredit Alamy Photo The scene as described is painfully familiar. Someone snaps, for whatever reason, and sets off on an “aggressive, homicidal, frenzied attack.” In short order, “a lot of people lie dead, and there’s blood […]

Simeon Booker, Pioneering Reporter on Race Issues, Dies at 99The first black reporter at The Washington Post, Mr. Booker left to become a Jet magazine columnist and Washington bureau chief for its parent company.By ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Supported by Obituaries Simeon Booker, Pioneering Reporter on Race Issues, Dies at 99 Photo Simeon Booker Jr., center, receiving an award at an annual event by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in 2010.Credit Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press Simeon S. Booker Jr., an award-winning journalist and author who provided pioneering coverage of racial injustice and the civil […]

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No PowerConditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.By SHERI FINK

Supported by U.S. Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power Photo The Comunidad del Retiro apartment buildings in the Hill Brothers neighborhood of San Juan are subsidized buildings for retirees. They did not have regular electrical service for months after the hurricanes in September.Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New […]