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June 15 2017

Mueller Seeks to Talk to Intelligence Officials, Hinting at Inquiry of Trump

The special counsel’s request for interviews with three officials is the latest indication he will investigate whether the president obstructed justice.

June 14 2017

Steve Scalise Among 5 Reportedly Shot at Baseball Field

The police said a suspect was in custody and a witness reported seeing victims being taken by ambulance.

London Fire: At Least 6 Dead After Blaze Engulfs Apartment Tower

The toll was likely to rise, the authorities said. “The size and complexity” of the 24-story Grenfell Tower was complicating rescuers’ efforts.

June 13 2017

Highlights from Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Senate Testimony

Mr. Sessions called any suggestion that he colluded with Russians an “appalling” lie. He refused to talk about his communications with the president.

Jeff Sessions Fends Off Senators Pressing Him on Russia and Trump

The attorney general circumvented questions about his conversations with the president and condemned accusations that he may have aided the Russian effort to interfere in the election.

Sessions Says He ‘Never Met With’ Russians About Election

The attorney general said he never met with any Russians or foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States.

Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel

The assertion comes as conservative allies of the president have started attacking the credibility of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Navalny, Sessions, Cavaliers: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

June 12 2017

Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him

President Trump transformed a routine meeting into a mood-boosting display of support. Vice President Mike Pence called his role “the greatest privilege of my life.”

Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court

It was the second court to weigh in on the dispute over the president’s executive order, which the Supreme Court has also been asked to review.

Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking Borders of Bears Ears Monument

Ryan Zinke’s proposal for the Utah conservation area is being watched closely as an indicator of how the Trump administration will treat public lands.

Maryland and District of Columbia Sue Trump Over His Businesses

The complaint, filed in federal court, says that the president’s failure to shed his businesses has undermined public trust and violated the Constitution.

Jeff Sessions Will Testify in Public Before Senate Committee

The attorney general is expected to face questions Tuesday over his interactions with Russian officials and role in the firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director.

Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

Read about how the other side thinks: Views from across the spectrum on James B. Comey’s testimony, infrastructure spending, Californian secession and more.

Navalny Arrested as Anti-Kremlin Protests Roll Across Russia

The leading Putin critic was detained as he left his home in Moscow, his wife said, on a day when protests were planned in more than 200 cities at his urging.

When Opioid Addicts Find an Ally in Blue

Across the country, police leaders are assigning themselves a big role in reversing a complex crisis, and not through mass arrests.

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

The Islamic State’s internet use has proved a more elusive target than missile systems or centrifuges, American officials say.

Television Review: An Uneven Night for Kevin Spacey as Tonys Host

The broadcast seemed unsure of what to do with Mr. Spacey on a show more suited for Broadway insiders than for a general TV audience.

Tony Awards Briefing: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Wins 6 Tony Awards; Bette Midler Is Best Leading Actress

“Oslo” was awarded best play, but it was “Dear Evan Hansen” that had the big haul, including for best new musical. Ms. Midler won for her turn in the revival of “Hello, Dolly!”
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