Changing Times

5 segments

New York State Sen. Tony Avella faces former city comptroller John Liu in the upcoming primary for the state senate seat in the 11th district in Queens. Both make their case to voters. Plus: doctors are officially pushing middle and high schools not to ring the opening bell until 8:30 a.m. because of chronic drowsiness in teens; the latest developments in Iraq and Syria; and a new novel that’s set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s.