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On Pro Basketball: Finally, the N.B.A. Comes to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the N.B.A. prepares for All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Charlotte, N.C., the backdrop to the celebration is unequivocally political, as nearly everything in the divided state seems to be these days. The event was supposed to be in Charlotte in 2017. But in March 2016, …

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What is a national emergency? Here are 8 things to know

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 15, 2019, 5:24 PM GMT / Updated Feb. 15, 2019, 5:46 PM GMT By Dareh Gregorian President Donald Trump on Friday declared a “national emergency” to pay for his wall on …

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