By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN WEISMAN
As a deal to break a budget impasse failed to emerge on Friday, both the president and his Republican adversaries said they would not carry the fight over the cuts into the coming effort to finance the government.
By MONICA DAVEY
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan announced on Friday that the city of Detroit is so snarled in financial woes that the state must appoint an emergency manager to lead it out of disaster.
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
McComb, Miss., was a battleground in the war for voting rights in the South. Residents disagree over whether their state and eight others need federal approval for changes.
By CHOE SANG-HUN and DAVID E. SANGER
Dennis Rodman and his traveling companions are now the only Americans known to have met the North Korean leader since he took power more than a year ago.
The Price of Ivory
By DAN LEVIN
Trade in elephant tusks continues to thrive in China, even as conservation groups call on Beijing to do more to crack down on the slaughter of African elephants.
By MOSI SECRET
In federal courts in eight states including New York, “drug courts” for some defendants in nonviolent crimes have been embraced by a judiciary bristling at rigid sentencing guidelines.