Advertisement goes here

Times Reporter Is Freed in Afghan Raid That Kills Aide

By ERIC SCHMITT , Published: September 9, 2009 Stephen Farrell, a New York Times reporter held captive by militants in northern Afghanistan, was freed in a military commando raid early Wednesday, but his Afghan interpreter, a British commando and an Afghan woman were killed in the raid. Gunmen seized Mr. Farrell and his interpreter, Sultan Munadi, on Saturday while they were... Read More >>

PHOTO: Stephen Farrell, a reporter for The New York Times, in Iraq in 2007. | Marko Georgiev for The New York Times

Beautiful New Hubble Telescope Photos

The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, took this image of hot gas fleeing a dying star 3800 light years away in the Scorpius constellation.

Published: September 9, 2009

The cosmic postcards are back. Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled new pictures and observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. With the exception of a picture last month of the bruise on Jupiter caused by a comet, they were the first data obtained with the telescope since a crew spent 13 days in orbit last May replacing, refurbishing and rebuilding its vital components. Read More >>

Plane Hijacking Thwarted In Mexico City

Marco Ugarte/Associated Press Handcuffed men were led off an Aeromexico jet at Mexico City’s airport after a police raid freed 104 passengers.

Published: September 9, 2009

MEXICO CITY — Federal police raided a Boeing 737 at Mexico City airport and freed more than 100 passengers on Wednesday afternoon after an unstable man threatened to blow up the plane as it flew from Cancún unless he could speak to President Felipe Calderón of Mexico to warn him about impending doom, officials said. Read More >>

In Speech, Obama Will Not Insist on Public Option

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Senator Max Baucus spoke with reporters on Wednesday. Mr. Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said that his panel would take up sweeping legislation and start voting on it in two weeks, with or without the support of Republicans.

Published: September 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama will tell the country on Wednesday night that an overhaul of the health care system, a goal of presidents for a century, is within reach if politicians can put aside partisan “bickering” and if enemies of change will abandon their “scare tactics.” Read More >>

Lazio’s Pre-Announcement Announcement

Richard Perry/The New York Times Former Representative Rick A. Lazio will seek the Republican nomination for governor next year.

Richard Perry/The New York Times

Former Representative Rick A. Lazio will seek the Republican nomination for governor next year. Long gone are the days when politicians simply got up and announced they were running for office. Hillary Rodham Clinton used e-mail to announce her presidential run. Read More >>

Copyright © 2009 The New York Times. Design by Harvill.