Mammoth Tusks in the East River? How Joe Rogan Started a ‘Bone Rush.’

After a podcast guest claimed that tons of prehistoric remains were dumped decades ago, scuba divers suited up. But the truth, like the water, is as murky.

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Republicans Weigh Potential R.N.C. Shake-Up After a Disappointing 2022

The leader of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, who was handpicked by Donald Trump in 2017, is facing a challenge from insurgent conservatives who say new blood is needed.

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Why Experts Are Urging Swifter Treatment for Children With Obesity

Growing research has shown that intensive interventions are needed, scientists say. Here is why their advice is changing.

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New Guidelines Underscore Complexity of Childhood Obesity

The A.A.P. is recommending early and intensive interventions. Can that happen without furthering stigma?

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‘We Have to Come Here to Be Seen’: Protesters Descend on Lima

Peru’s unrest continues unabated as the demonstrations move to the country’s capital and the government doubles down on portraying demonstrators as pawns for nefarious interests.

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A Closely Watched Measure of Inflation Slowed in December

The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index climbed 5 percent from a year earlier, slower than the reading last month.

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Consumer Spending Slid Again in December

Fresh data offered more detail on how shoppers retrenched at the end of 2022.

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Elon Musk Meets With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, stoking speculation about what the two had discussed.

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As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain

The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.

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What We Know About Tyre Nichols’s Lethal Encounter With Memphis Police

Five officers were charged with second-degree murder, as the city braced for the release of video footage.

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