‘Laceration in the Heart of Genoa’: Italy Holds State Funeral for Victims of Bridge Collapse

Relatives mourned some of the victims of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, before the state funeral on Saturday.CreditPiero Cruciatti/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ROME — Italy mourned those killed in the collapse of a bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral on Saturday as the country struggled to …

Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives

President Trump hinted that he might take action against social media companies that remove content from conservatives.CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump said on Saturday that conservative voices were being unfairly censored on social media, hinting that he might intervene if his allies’ accounts continued to be shut …

Stop Saying ‘Mormon,’ Church Leader Says. But Is the Real Name Too Long?

Russell M. Nelson, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is asking people to refrain from using “Mormon” or “L.D.S.” as a substitute for the full name of the church.CreditRick Bowmer/Associated Press The word “Mormon” is out, says the president of the Utah-based church. But the proper term for what to …

Quebec’s ‘Trash Radio’ Host Fires Up Outrage, and Big Ratings

Jeff Fillion in his radio studio in Quebec City.CreditRenaud Philippe for The New York Times QUEBEC CITY — He has claimed that police officers accused of raping indigenous women could not have done so because the officers were young and handsome and the women had “rotten teeth” and “sniff glue.” He was accused of mocking …

States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

Twenty-four states have passed 37 bills this year to curb rising prescription drug costs, according to Trish Riley, the executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.CreditJulio Cortez/Associated Press WASHINGTON — States around the country are clamping down on pharmaceutical companies, forcing them to disclose and justify price increases, but the drug manufacturers …

Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others. By Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello ImageAriana Grande’s new album is “Sweetener.”CreditKevin Mazur/Getty Images For Amazon Sprinkled amid all the off-kilter Pharrell funk on Ariana Grande’s new album, “Sweetener,” is “breathin,” an ambitious and controlled vocal performance over aerated disco-EDM production. The …

France Dispatch: Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

France Dispatch The Gypsies of Perpignan have been in the area since the Middle Ages, when Saint Jacques was built with a narrow grid of houses huddled protectively against one another.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times PERPIGNAN, France — First it was the 20 old houses demolished several years ago. Then 13 more 19th-century …

Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

A monk entering a cell at the Monastery of St. Pishoy, a few miles from where a bishop was killed.CreditDeclan Walsh/The New York Times WADI NATRUN, Egypt — Christian monks living in the solitude of Egypt’s deserts have always faced the threat of attack from outside. In the early centuries, they built drawbridges and windowless …