The settlement, a fraction of the damages paid by companies involved in the accident, goes a long way toward resolving Halliburton’s exposure to liability claims.
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
United Nations officials urged diplomats to cable their capitals to send money, doctors and protective gear to the affected region, while Doctors Without Borders called for countries to send biohazard experts.
The crowds and a lack of flexibility contribute to a migration away from the cultural center during New York Fashion Week.
The Kansas City Royals entered September clinging to first place in the A.L. Central and aiming for their first playoff spot since they won it all in 1985. Will their patience finally be rewarded?
A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.
Intimate images of stars have quickly saturated parts of the Internet, leading to discussions of privacy and civil liberties.
Iranians can now do what people around the world have long done without thinking — easily send and receive photos and videos on their phones.
Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that has allied itself with Al Qaeda, may have been killed.
In most of the closest races, the two candidates are far apart ideologically.
In a recap of the 50-day war in Gaza, Israel says it killed several hundred militants, including senior commanders, but that militant groups operating Gaza still have as many as 3,000 rockets on hand.
The siege of Amerli, a northern Shiite Turkmen community, is thought to be the first instance in which a town has kept ISIS at bay since the group began its march through Iraq.
A German philosopher, Bettina Stangneth, explores the voluminous memoirs of Adolf Eichmann, and her country’s reluctance to prosecute him.
Our list of nine can’t-miss new places to visit between shows includes an Italian restaurant imported from the Hamptons, the best bakery in TriBeCa and much more.
A review of comments by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia meant to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas said he would would seek a Security Council resolution to compel Israel to withdraw.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video showing it had beheaded Steven J.
Control of the Senate is up for grabs in this year’s midterm elections. The Upshot created a statistical model to forecast the results of each race. But perhaps you can do better.
Katharine Weymouth, the publisher for seven years, will be replaced by Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founder of Politico.
A careful reader alerts us to a cliché in the making: “on the planet.”
Nine sites that would have served 265 students will not open because of safety concerns or other issues, officials announced two days before the first day of school.
An estimated 260,000 people have fled to different regions of the country, and 814,000 have left the country to escape the fighting.
Two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent after a hearing in a North Carolina court focused on DNA tests that appear to exonerate them.
A family on vacation in Las Vegas did not initially realize that a shooting range instructor had been shot in the head when their 9-year-old daughter lost control of an Uzi, according to a police report.
Two recent articles draw complaints about false equivalency.
Lawyers say the potential shift in fortunes for the men, convicted in the rape and murder of a girl, 11, provides a dramatic example of the power of DNA tests to exonerate the innocent.
President Obama’s trip, on the eve of a NATO summit meeting, is intended to show Baltic leaders that the United States and Europe are serious about defending them.
Miles Kirkland, 16, a junior at Curtis High School, had been practicing in the heat Monday morning; the medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death.
Months after ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, the justices will hear arguments on whether Arkansas may prohibit Muslim inmates from having beards.
Eric Cantor, who suffered a surprising electoral defeat this year, will be joining Moelis & Company as vice chairman and a director on its board.