By PETER EAVIS
There are concerns about whether the forces that have driven the market rally – government spending and banner corporate profits – will be sufficient to push it higher.
By WILLIAM NEUMAN
Shortly after the announcement, police officers were highly visible as people ran through the streets, calling loved ones on cellphones and rushing to get home.
By SUZANNE DALEY and LYDIA POLGREEN
Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot by the sprinter Oscar Pistorious, had big plans for her newfound fame, including speaking about violence against women in South Africa, friends and family said.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“In regimes that are so person-based, the moment that the person on which everything hangs is removed, the entire foundation becomes very weak because there was nothing else supporting this other than this figure.”
JAVIER CORRALES, a professor of political science at Amherst College, on the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez.
Simon Romero, The Times’s former Caracas bureau chief, reflects on the presidency of Hugo Chávez.
By JOAN S. MEIER
Many abduction cases are not black-and-white stories of evil parents stealing away children from a loving home but rather result from domestic abuse situations.
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been charged with crimes against humanity, was leading by a wide margin, but confusion rose when officials announced a late-night change in tabulating votes.
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
After the failure of Kabul Bank, which investigators have described as a Ponzi scheme, two top executives were given five-year sentences, and others were convicted of a range of crimes.
By IAN AUSTEN
A paper published in Nature Communications details the 2006 discovery of the fossilized remains of a giant camel in Canada.
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
In a New York Times/CBS News poll, Catholics said that while their parish priests were in touch with their needs, the Church and most American bishops were not.
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Gov. Rick Scott said he did not change so much as Florida’s economy and deficit changed, freeing him to spend money.
By NORIMITSU ONISHI
State officials estimate $9 billion of cuts in federal aid and are trying to anticipate where those cuts will hit hardest as they wait for details from Washington.
By SCOTT SHANE
Senators of both parties have used John O. Brennan’s nomination to try to pressure the White House into disclosing information it has previously withheld.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Mr. Bush could be setting up a G.O.P. showdown with a protégé, Marco Rubio, and another Bush vs. Clinton presidential campaign.
By JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN
President Obama has spoken with a number of Republican lawmakers with a history of willingness to cut bipartisan deals.
By EDUARDO PORTER
One way of dealing with the federal deadlock is to have older, healthy Americans work a little longer.
By JEFF SOMMER
As the Dow surpasses a milestone, investors are weighing whether the market has spent its momentum reaching a peak or if it is about to dance to new heights.
By NATHANIEL POPPER
Some of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average are still down from their peaks, reflecting a move in financial power.
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and NICOLE PERLROTH
The abolishment of Yahoo’s work-from-home policy created a stir among workers, but some employees say a new office culture is needed.
By SARAH MASLIN NIR
Some international couples are marrying by proxy over the Internet, a practice so new that immigration authorities say they do not typically watch for it in their efforts to detect fraud.
By AMY CHOZICK
The Amplify, a 10-inch Android tablet for kindergartners through 12th graders, will come with the company’s education curriculum, which can also be used on other devices.
Real Madrid 2, United 1
By SAM BORDEN
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal with about 20 minutes left gave Real Madrid a 3-2 aggregate lead over Manchester United, securing Real’s passage to the Champions League quarterfinals.
By NEIL AMDUR
Headlines of skiers buried by avalanches and the recent deaths of a snowmobiler and a skier have overshadowed concerns about the risks of extreme sports and their impact on families.
By SCOTT CACCIOLA
The partners who launched Zubaz, the loose-fitting, zebra-print pants of the early 1990s, are enjoying something of a rebirth, thanks to Adidas’s new shorts for the N.C.A.A. tournament.
By ELLEN BARRY
Police officials in Moscow on Tuesday detained a dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet, Pavel Dmitrichenko, in connection with a January acid attack on the company’s artistic director.
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Columbia University’s new sports complex, by Steven Holl Architects, fills a difficult site at the northern tip of Manhattan.
Theater Review | ‘Talley’s Folly’
By CHARLES ISHERWOOD
Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson star in the Roundabout’s revival of “Talley’s Folly,” Lanford Wilson’s romantic comedy.
NEW YORK / REGION
By AL BAKER
Three juniors at the Bronx High School of Science face misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and assault in a case involving a freshman on the boys’ track team.
By RUSS BUETTNER
Mohanbhai Ramchandani, suit maker for famous athletes, confessed to tax evasion and agreed to spend 1 to 3 years in prison and pay $5.5 million in back taxes and penalties.
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
Julio Acevedo, who told friends he planned to surrender to the police, had not yet done so as of Tuesday evening.
DINING & WINE
Restaurant Review | Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
By PETE WELLS
True barbecue in New York? Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in the East Village is leading the charge.
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
There are more than a dozen restaurants, cafes, sandwich bars and formal dining rooms on the Hill – almost all good for people watching, when you can get in.
By JEFF GORDINIER
Carbone in Greenwich Village looks to summon up a spirit of 1950s, big-meatball abundance.
President Obama’s energy and environmental nominees suggest a broad attack on global warming.
Creative thinking is needed to break the endless cycle of punishments and threats in order to disrupt the North’s nuclear program.
It is heartening to see an appellate court block the anti-solicitation provision of Arizona’s immigration law, calling it unconstitutional.
By DAVID TOSCANA
Nowadays more children attend school than ever before, but they learn much less.
By MAUREEN DOWD
This just in from the former vice president: Everyone else is wrong. Yes, Condi, he’s talking to you.
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
The MOOCs revolution will go through many growing pains, but it is here and it is real.
ON THIS DAY
On March 6, 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court held that Scott, a slave, could not sue for his freedom in a federal court.
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