Biden Expected to Name Top Economic Officials This Week

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to name top members of his economic team this week, including Neera Tanden, the chief executive of the Center for American Progress, to lead the Office of Management and Budget, and Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton labor economist, to run the Council …...Read More

Effort to Rescue Endangered Turtles Becomes a Thanksgiving Odyssey

The rescue mission was supposed to be simple: fly 30 endangered turtles to their new home in New Orleans from Cape Cod, Mass. Instead, volunteers encountered weather and mechanical setbacks that made the pace of the journey more in keeping with the speed of the turtles they were rescuing. The …...Read More

Recount in two Wisconsin counties reaffirms Biden’s victory.

Wisconsin’s two largest counties have concluded recounts requested by the Trump campaign, with the results slightly increasing Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s margin of victory and reaffirming his win over President Trump in this month’s election. Dane County certified its election results on Sunday, and Milwaukee County certified its totals on …...Read More

Recount in two Wisconsin counties reinforces Biden’s victory.

Wisconsin’s two largest counties have concluded recounts requested by the Trump campaign, with the results slightly increasing Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s margin of victory and reaffirming his win over President Trump in this month’s election. Dane County certified its election results on Sunday, and Milwaukee County certified its totals on …...Read More

Should Isolation Periods Be Shorter for People With Covid-19?

Dr. Cevik and her colleagues set out to analyze the so-called kinetics of the coronavirus over the course of an infection, and to compare the pathogen to the closely related SARS and MERS viruses. The researchers considered nearly 1,500 studies published from 2003 to June 2020 on the timing of …...Read More

One Seat, Competing Pressures as Newsom Considers Senate Pick

He said he hadn’t laid out a timeline for the decision, beyond that it must be made before Jan. 20, when Ms. Harris is sworn in as vice president. But, he added, “progress has been made.” The uncertainty has made room for lobbying by an array of aspirants and their …...Read More

Once again, a cat is set to join the ranks of presidential pets.

When he was running for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. said it was time for a pet to be put back in the White House. First it was announced that Champ and Major, the German shepherds belonging to the president-elect and the future first lady Jill Biden, would roam the …...Read More

Unable to meet in person, some A.A. members ‘thank Zoom for their very survival.’

Their meetings used to take place discreetly in the basements of churches, a spare room at the Y.M.C.A., the back of a cafe. But when the pandemic hit last spring, members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found those doors quickly shut. What happened next is …...Read More

As hiking surges during the coronavirus pandemic, so does the risk of injury.

Outdoor activities have become a popular pastime during the coronavirus pandemic as adventure seekers and couch surfers alike take to hiking trails for a bit of a reprieve. But while hiking might be a relatively safe, socially distanced activity, the challenges of weather, nature and physical strain have led to …...Read More

Bah, Pandemic! How Theaters Are Saving ‘A Christmas Carol’

Mr. Haj doesn’t expect to make money on it. Nor does Leda Hoffmann, artistic director of the Contemporary American Theater Company in Columbus, Ohio, which, for $20 per device, will stream a contemporary reimagining with Ebony Scrooge at its center. “This is very likely a losing proposition, but we’re telling …...Read More