A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Air Force personnel are working to complete a $110 million airfield that will be used to strike extremists in West and North Africa, a region where most Americans have no idea the country is fighting.

Mitt Romney Fails to Bypass Utah Primary for U.S. Senate

Fair-right delegates at the Republican Party’s state convention narrowly preferred Mike Kennedy, adding him to the ballot. Mr. Romney had already secured his spot by collecting signatures.

Neo-Nazi Rally Draws About Two Dozen People and Upends a Small Georgia City

The rally, which was held outside of Atlanta, was monitored by more than 700 law enforcement officers from 42 agencies.

News Analysis: What Does Kim Jong-un Want? U.S. Fears Answer Is ‘Give a Little, Gain a Lot’

In Washington, most officials and experts believe that the North Korean leader is determined to cement his country’s status as a nuclear state while escaping the chokehold of economic sanctions.

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

At 2 feet 8 inches, Mr. Troyer was a versatile actor who was widely recognizable from the movies he appeared in.

After Sylvester Stallone Call, Trump Considers ‘Full Pardon’ of Long-Dead Boxer

Once the televised funeral for Barbara Bush was over, President Trump notified Americans that he’d been on the phone with Rambo.

‘Overwhelmed’ Postal Carrier Hoarded 17,000 Pieces of Mail, Officials Say

The amount of undelivered mail investigators found was staggering: 10,000 pieces in his vehicle, 6,000 in his apartment and 1,000 in his work locker.

As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.

Under siege by the president’s allies in the House, Mr. Rosenstein has acceded to some demands. But his allies worry that may expose the Justice Department to political meddling.

Trump Criticizes Times Report About His Longtime Lawyer

The report described President Trump’s years of poor treatment of the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, and concerns that Mr. Cohen will cooperate with the federal officials who are investigating him.

Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People

Advocates said the change could jeopardize the significant gains that transgender people have seen in access to care, including treatments for which many insurers denied coverage in the past.

Fearing Chaos, National Democrats Plunge Into Midterm Primary Fights

Democratic leaders are intervening aggressively in California, where the state’s unusual voting system could undercut their chances in crowded congressional races.

Voting Laws for Felons Can Be Hard to Follow. Here’s an Overview.

Behind bars for murder in Maine? You can still vote. Convicted of perjury in Mississippi? You might be permanently barred from the ballot box.

Sheriff’s Deputy Is Fired After Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man in Houston

Deputy Cameron Brewer did not follow policy when he shot Danny Ray Thomas at an intersection last month, the sheriff’s department in Harris County, Tex., said.

Four Former Presidents Will Be on Hand as Barbara Bush Is Laid to Rest in Texas

Mourners from across the country, including four ex-presidents, gathered in Texas for the funeral of the former first lady.

Former Lawyer for Stormy Daniels Is Drawn Into Federal Investigation

Keith Davidson, who reached multiple agreements with Michael Cohen in recent years, has provided certain electronic records to investigators, a spokesman said Friday.

The Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week

From the release of James Comey’s private memos about his meetings with President Trump to developing talks with North Korea, let us catch you up on six big stories from the week.

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency

The department has begun dismissing civil rights cases brought by “serial” complainants or those that place “an unreasonable burden” on resources.

Bernie Sanders Says ‘Trump’s Agenda Is Dead’ if Democrats Win Midterms

Mr. Sanders, the Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate, also criticized national Democrats for not doing more to support liberal candidates.

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

The Trump administration says it separates immigrant families only when necessary to protect the child. But the government’s own figures show this has happened in more than 700 cases.

Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.

Roger Stone says Mr. Trump has long treated Mr. Cohen, his lawyer and fixer, “like garbage.” Now he could end up cooperating in a criminal investigation against Mr. Trump.

Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

The musician’s close associates, who were fiercely protective of him, said they had no inkling of his painkiller addiction until just before he died of an overdose in 2016.

Missouri Governor Faces New Charge: Misusing Charity List for Campaign

Prosecutors charged Governor Eric Greitens with tampering with computer data, a felony. He already faced an invasion of privacy charge.

Allison Mack of ‘Smallville’ Is Charged With Sex Trafficking

The actress helped gain recruits for a group called Nxivm, which promoted itself as helping women but that forced them to have sex with its leader, federal prosecutors said.

Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

The lawsuit accuses Mr. Trump’s associates of illegally working with Russian intelligence agents to interfere with the outcome of the 2016 election.

Charges Sought in Eric Garner’s Death, but Justice Officials Have Doubts

Prosecutors recommended charging a New York police officer, but others question whether the case can be won. Mr. Garner’s gasps of “I can’t breathe” galvanized protesters.

19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence

Young marchers, many not yet born when the Colorado shooting took place, turned out for the third time in two months to protest school shootings.

Pressure to Release Comey Memos May Have Backfired on G.O.P.

The deputy attorney general’s decision to release the memos did little to help Republicans undermine the credibility of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director.

Defense Says Cosby Was Traveling on Day of Disputed Encounter

Bill Cosby’s lawyers presented travel records to suggest he was out of town for much of January 2004, but the documents did not cover the whole month.

D.E.A. Is Investigating a Former Agent on Misconduct Allegations

The accusations against the agent, who had been stationed in Colombia, could make it harder for U.S. officials to earn the trust of confidential informants in the shadowy world of drug trafficking.

U.S. Human Rights Report Labels Russia and China Threats to Global Stability

The State Department report, which this year underwent significant alterations that reflected the change in administrations, also reproached Iran and North Korea.