1. General Is Said to Think Afghan Hospital Airstrike Broke U.S. Rules

    Gen. John F. Campbell said the hospital was “mistakenly struck,” and said it resulted from “a U.S. decision made within the U.S. chain of command.”

  2. MSF Seeks Fact-Finding Mission Over Deadly Kunduz Strike

    5:57 AM ETDoctors Without Borders is appealing to the United States, Afghanistan and other countries to launch an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into the U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

  3. Taliban Gain Advantage in Tug of War in Kunduz

    Gen. John F. Campbell, the American military commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Afghan forces had retaken the city.

  4. Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for DNA Studies

    5:57 AM ETThis week’s three Nobels reflect the globalization of science, which in the last century the United States often dominated.

  5. U.S. to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons

    The release, scheduled to start at the end of the month, will be one of the largest one-time discharges of federal inmates in American history, officials said.

  6. What an ISIS Chemical Strike Did to One Syrian Family

    The residents of the town of Marea had already survived crackdowns, tanks, infantry attacks, airstrikes and cluster munitions. But something about an attack this summer was different.

  7. Your Wednesday Mini Crossword

    Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

  8. Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

    5:02 AM ETAdmirers are racing to save the supership, once the world’s fastest oceanliner. Ideas include making it a floating hotel in New York City.

  9. Mass Killers Often Rely on Past Perpetrators’ Blueprints

    5:00 AM ETExperts have come to understand mass shootings less as isolated expressions of rage and more as acts that build on the outlines of previous rampages.

  10. Once Seed Was Planted, Chinese Headwear Fad Grew Like Weeds

    It started with a simple bean sprout, and now grown-ups are sporting plastic decorations on their heads in the shape of vegetables, fruit and flowers.

  11. Maneuvering Takes Center Stage at Britain’s Conservative Party Conference

    4:22 AM ETThe event this year has been less about Prime Minister David Cameron and more an audition of sorts for potential successors hoping to win hearts and minds.

  12. The Upshot
    Joe Biden: No Money, Weak Polls, but Still Clinton’s Toughest Rival

    5:00 AM ETIf Mr. Biden ran, he would pose a greater challenge than Bernie Sanders because he could threaten Hillary Clinton’s hold on moderate voters.

  13. First Draft
    Ben Carson on Oregon: ‘I Would Not Just Stand There and Let Him Shoot Me’

    Ben Carson defended his position that tougher gun control measures would not curb violence, saying that he would have defended his faith at any cost if he had faced the shooter at an Oregon college.

  14. Hillary Clinton Approaches Debate, and Bernie Sanders, With Caution

    The growing chance that Mr. Sanders could win either Iowa or New Hampshire, or both, has raised the stakes for Mrs. Clinton in the first Democratic debate.

  15. Balenciaga Names Demna Gvasalia, Vetements Designer, as Artistic Director

    5:24 AM ETMr. Gvasalia, a 34-year-old Georgian, becomes the third artistic director of the label in four years. His appointment comes at a crucial time for the brand.

  16. Hajj Stampede Tarnishes Saudis’ Image in Pakistan

    Scores of Pakistani pilgrims were killed in the disaster, and many families still do not know what happened to their relatives.

  17. Fears of New Intifada Accompany Surge in Mideast Violence

    Though notions of an organized uprising may be outdated, fatal attacks have stoked Israeli and Palestinian memories of past conflicts and casualties.

  18. Questions Are Raised About Safety on Ship Missing After Storm

    Two seamen who recently spent time on the El Faro said the cargo ship had experienced safety problems while they worked onboard.

  19. Former U.N. President and Chinese Billionaire Are Accused in Graft Scheme

    John W. Ashe, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, was named in a criminal complaint outlining a scheme that involved more than $1 million in payments from sources in China.

  20. BBC Casts Doubt on Claims of British Pedophile Ring

    The BBC says many of the claims made by a central witness in the case cannot be confirmed with public records.

  21. Critic's Notebook
    Stuttgart Struggles to House the Migrants It Embraces

    Migration has long been an engine of growth for the German city, and integration the bedrock of civic pride. But problems include a dearth of affordable housing.

  22. To Revoke or Not: Colleges That Gave Cosby Honors Face a Tough Question

    As dozens of women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse, colleges across the country are grappling with the honorary degrees they gave him.

  23. The Culture Issue
    The Year We Obsessed Over Identity

    2015's headlines and cultural events have confronted us with the malleability of racial, gender, sexual and reputational lines. Who do we think we are?


  1. Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Euro-Optimism
  2. Editorial: The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan
  3. David Brooks: The Big University
  4. Joe Nocera: The Case for Compromise

PoliticsU.S. Politics

  1. For Jason Chaffetz, Quixotic House Speaker Bid Is in Character
  2. First Draft: New TV Ad Urging Joe Biden to Run Recalls 1972 Accident