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RIO DE JANEIRO — Even in death the haggling went on. Christian Esmério was going to be the one — his family had been sure of it. He was 15 and towering, a soccer player with an easy smile that belied his prowess between the goal posts. Already there was …

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In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again

ASBEST, Russia — Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos — a substance banned as a killer by more than 60 countries — thinks it has perhaps finally found the perfect figure for a campaign to rehabilitate the product’s deeply stained image: President Trump. …

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Takeaways From Day 1 of Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings

Roe v. Wade: Setting the table for the nominee One of the biggest points of tension in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings will be Judge Kavanaugh’s response to Democrats’ questions about whether he believes certain cases — notably Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion …

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Congress Pays Tribute to John McCain

The special split-screen televisions in the press areas of the West Wing showed the same thing on each of the four news networks: live coverage of the service. But White House officials said they did not know whether Mr. Trump was watching. The president was scheduled to leave the White …

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Oppo teases the F9 with two new images

Two days ago Oppo Malaysia teased the new F9 will have a tiny notch like the Essential PH-1 and the Sharp Aquos S2. Today the global Oppo account took it to Twitter with two more teasers, effectively confirming the design. The images show a tide coming at a beach, formed …

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