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The agency’s original statement said the officer was searching for “illegal activity” in a culvert on a residential street in Rio Bravo, a border town about seven miles south of Laredo, when a group of undocumented immigrants started to hit him with “blunt objects.” An updated statement, sent on Friday, said that the officer, a…


As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being driven out everywhere. But only in Shoreline Park are the newcomers eating the natives. A handful of burrowing owls live in this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, deep in the grass. As the breeding season begins, they are among perhaps 50 left…

Bits: Cecilia’s Week in Tech: It’s G.D.P.R. Day!

Each week, Kevin Roose, technology columnist at The New York Times, discusses developments in the tech industry, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two. Kevin is away this week, so Cecilia Kang, The Times’s Washington tech correspondent, is stepping in. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Happy G.D.P.R. Day! The tech…

Tech Tip: Decoding Windows Error Messages

TECH TIP Microsoft regularly pushes out security patches and other fixes, but if Windows 10 fails to install them, you can usually find out why. Q. I keep getting Windows Update “failed” error messages with a long number (0x80070020) when I try to install Microsoft’s patches for Windows 10. Clicking the Retry button leads again…

Trilobites: Scientists See Promise in Resurrecting These Rhinos That Are Nearly Extinct

Even if the technology can bring back the northern white rhinoceros, should we do it? Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who died March 20 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. CreditSan Diego Zoo Global With the right advances in assisted reproduction or cloning, there could be a second chance for this “unique…