Op-Ed Columnist: Want to Dive Into the Trump Job Pool? Ask Me Anything

A cap sat on President Trump’s desk in January. Tom Brenner/The New York Times Dear Career Counselor, My grandson just graduated from college and is having a terrible time finding work. I was wondering if he would qualify for a job with the White House. I hear there’s lots of turnover. Is secretary of state …

Concern at rising infant mortality rate in England and Wales

More babies are dying within a year of being born, in a “disturbing reversal” of several decades of the NHS’s success in reducing infant mortality. Health professionals, charities and midwives voiced serious concern at the trend in England and Wales, which was confirmed in data published by the Office for National Statistics. The rate rose …

Papua New Guinea earthquake: death toll rises as disease threat grows

The official death toll following Papua New Guinea’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake has risen to 145 but still has further to climb, officials have said. Almost three weeks after the earthquake struck the provinces of Hela and Southern Highlands, some places remain cut off and an estimated 35,000 people have been displaced, the PNG police force …

London cheapest it has been for overseas visitors in decades, says study

London is the cheapest it has been for overseas visitors in more than two decades as a consequence of Brexit, according to a report. The study by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that British cities have dropped to their cheapest levels internationally since at least the 1990s. It said the sharp fall in the pound …

Lessons about risks of gambling piloted in British schools

Lessons about the risks of gambling have been trialled in secondary schools in an attempt to address high levels of gambling among school-age children. Around 25,000 children in the UK are currently classed as problem gamblers, with one recent survey finding that one in six 11-to-15-year-olds admitted to gambling in the last week. Yet according …

In Pennsylvania Election Shaped by Trump, Candidates Still Mattered

A supporter of Conor Lamb, the Democrat who claimed victory in a special congressional election on Tuesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images BETHEL PARK, Pa. — There is the straightforward story about what happened on Tuesday in Western Pennsylvania: Another election in the Trump era, another surprising Democratic performance in the suburbs, this one in the affluent, …

Senate Passes Bill Loosening Banking Rules, but Hurdles Remain in House

The Senate banking bill that passed on Wednesday 67 to 31 will head to the House, where Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas is among those who will decide whether to push for a more aggressive rollback of Dodd-Frank. Al Drago for The New York Times A decade after the federal government rescued the first of …