China, Harvard, Jessye Norman: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Oct. 1, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times1. The police shot a protester in Hong Kong, resulting in a split-screen contrast with the pageantry of China’s National Day.As Beijing celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party’s rule with…

Syria, N.B.A., Nobels: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Oct. 7, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images1. “It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars.”That was President Trump, defending on Twitter his decision to…

Samuel Little Is Most Prolific Serial Killer in U.S. History, F.B.I. Says

Mr. Little, 79, has confessed to 93 murders, and the agency believes “all of his confessions are credible.”The F.B.I. released five sketches drawn by Samuel Little of unidentified women he says he killed. Their locations, clockwise from top left: New Orleans, 1982; Las Vegas, 1993; Miami, 1971-72; Covington, Ky., 1984; North Little Rock, Ark., 1992-94.Credit…F.B.I.After…

How Iran’s President Left Trump Hanging, and Macron in the Hall

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.Credit…Brittainy Newman/The New York TimesPublished Sept. 30, 2019Updated Oct. 4, 2019The telephone line had been secretly set up. President Trump waited on the other end. All President Hassan Rouhani of Iran had to do was come out of his hotel suite and walk…