Hurricane Irma Live Updates: Storm Gathers Force as It Nears Florida Keys

By THE NEW YORK TIMES September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma closed in on the Florida Keys early Sunday morning, gaining strength and wielding winds of up to 130 miles an hour, on track for an early-morning landfall after leaving a path of destruction...

The U.S. Backs Off Nuclear Power. Georgia Wants to Keep Building Reactors.

Georgia Power has asked regulators to approve its proposal to complete two huge new reactors — the only nuclear units still under construction nationwide.

New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

By SHEILA KAPLAN July 22, 2017 When she was health commissioner of Georgia, the state with one of the highest rates of child obesity, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald faced two enormous challenges: How to get children to slim down and how to pay for it. Her answer to...

A Patriotic Fourth: What Does That Mean Now?

By JACK HEALY, JESS BIDGOOD and ALAN BLINDER July 3, 2017 Even a divided country can come together to celebrate its birthday. Can’t it? This Fourth of July weekend, we wanted to see how patriotic Americans were feeling as they hit the...

Georgia’s Special Election Comes to a Nail-Biting Finish

Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, and Karen Handel, a Republican, will face off Tuesday in the most expensive House campaign in history — and one of the most consequential since the 1970s.