What to Watch as McGregor and Poirier Fight at U.F.C. 257

What to Watch as McGregor and Poirier Fight at U.F.C. 257

Conor McGregor is set to headline U.F.C. 257 against Dustin Poirier, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its business partners would prefer that McGregor, the 32-year-old Irish star, stick around this time. McGregor last fought 53 weeks ago, blowing out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds and setting up a potential big-money rematch against the lightweight … Read more

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain Patrick Vallance told a news conference that “there is evidence that … Read more

Accused of abandoning two babies in the US, Chinese celebrity sparks national debate about surrogacy

Zheng Shuang, 29, was one of China’s most popular actresses after shooting to fame a decade ago. Zhang Heng, 30, was a talented producer for a variety show. In 2018, the pair went public with a set of couple selfies, and often appeared affectionately in the spotlight afterward — even co-starring in a popular reality … Read more

The Lure of Executive Orders: Easy to Implement, but Just as Easy to Cancel

The Lure of Executive Orders: Easy to Implement, but Just as Easy to Cancel

If Mr. Trump needed a more contemporary lesson than Mr. Johnson’s, he only had to look back to his predecessor, Mr. Obama, who endured a protracted and messy process to pass the Affordable Care Act — a law that has endured, albeit weakened, despite Mr. Trump’s repeated efforts to destroy it. For the first two … Read more

Hong Kong locks down a neighborhood for the first time since the pandemic began.

Hong Kong locks down a neighborhood for the first time since the pandemic began.

The Hong Kong authorities said on Saturday that they had locked down part of a densely packed neighborhood and started to test everyone there, one of the most dramatic measures the Chinese territory has taken since the coronavirus surfaced there last winter. The local government said on Saturday that it had restricted access to some … Read more

Opinion | Photographs From the Quiet Inauguration

Opinion | Photographs From the Quiet Inauguration

WASHINGTON — It was eerie, after Jan. 6, when the hush first fell. Troops plodded through posh neighborhoods, and military vehicles blocked some streets. Storefronts remained as shuttered as ever, and then the National Mall became off limits, too. Imperious black fencing already surrounded the White House, and now concertina wire encircled the Capitol. But … Read more

Attorney once on People’s ‘most eligible bachelor’ list charged with rape

Gary Zerola

A Boston defense attorney once named as one of People magazine’s most eligible bachelors has been charged with raping two women, prosecutors said. Gary Zerola, 49, who appeared in the magazine’s 2001 list of “America’s Top 50 Bachelors” alongside the likes of actors Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Benicio del Toro, was arraigned on Jan. 15 on charges of … Read more

Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The … Read more

Hannity: Biden’s ‘unity’ pledge ‘rings more hollow than ever’ with economy-crushing orders

Hannity: Biden's 'unity' pledge 'rings more hollow than ever' with economy-crushing orders

President Biden‘s stated desire to foster unity and look out for the interests of the working class is belied by the series of economy-crushing executive orders he has signed, Sean Hannity told viewers Friday. “Two days ago, Joe Biden promised over and over again [to bring] unity [and] compassion …,” the “Hannity” host said. “Tonight, his … Read more

Prince Harry addresses Capitol riots, says social media played a role: ‘No way to downplay this’

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has said that social media played a role in the riots in Washington D.C. earlier this month. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Prince Harry has spoken out about the riots that occurred in Washington D.C. earlier this month. On Jan. 6, protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on the day Congress was set to confirm Joe Biden‘s electoral college victory, and a slew of arrests, investigations and more have followed. Having recently relocated to the United States with … Read more