How statements by Republican lawmakers have made things harder for Trump’s legal team

Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense is looking more threadbare: New statements by Republican lawmakers appear to undercut key claims from his defense team about how much Trump knew about the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, and when he knew it.

New details emerged Friday about a call between Trump and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy in the midst of the attack. First recounted in January by Washington state Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who was one of just 10 House Republicans to vote for impeachment, the call gives insight into Trump’s state of mind on the day of …

The Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic

Keri Gailloux’s tiny home — a converted school bus — is also retired now, thanks to the pandemic. Ms. Gailloux, 68, had lived and worked in San Francisco running a hepatitis C training program for primary care doctors, but after retirement she converted the school bus which she named “Skoolie,” into a mobile home so she could travel. Six months before the pandemic, she hit the road.

“It was supposed to be my forever home,” Ms. Gailloux said. But it was not to be.

She had planned on staying at the Mustang Island State Park on the gulf in Corpus …

Be Amazed with the Rugged Beauty of Pelješac, Croatia

If you find Dubrovnik too hectic for your taste, it will only take an hour drive up the coast to enjoy a wonderful holiday on the rugged peninsula that still remains undiscovered by most tourists. Despite its close proximity to the country’s beloved city, Pelješac, Croatia doesn’t attract large crowds. It means that you can still bask in the unspoiled wine country, charming old villages, laidback restaurants, and pebbly beaches all to yourself for a bit longer than what you can expect in other cities.…

On W.H.O. Trip, China Refused to Hand Over Important Data

Chinese scientists refused to share raw data that might bring the world closer to understanding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, independent investigators for the W.H.O. said on Friday.

The investigators, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the Chinese city of Wuhan, said disagreements over patient records and other issues were so tense that they sometimes erupted into shouts among the typically mild-mannered scientists on both sides.

China’s continued resistance to revealing information about the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, the scientists say, makes it difficult for them to uncover important clues that could help stop future