Puerto Rico, Roy Moore, College Basketball: Your Wednesday Briefing

Senate Republicans abandoned the latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act after Senator Susan Collins of Maine declared her opposition.

We look at what it all might mean for your health care.

Not the president’s choice.

Roy Moore, a firebrand former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, defeated Luther Strange in the runoff to be the Republican candidate for one of Alabama’s Senate seats on Tuesday.

President Trump and other party leaders had backed Mr. Strange. Mr. Trump deleted several tweets supporting Mr. Strange after the result was announced.

We have a profile of Mr. Moore and a breakdown of the results.

• Breaking the asphalt ceiling.

Saudi Arabia will finally let women drive.

The long campaign to end a policy that had become a symbol of the oppression of women in the kingdom picked up as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pushed to loosen social restrictions.

Separately, the country is resisting a U.N.-backed inquiry into human rights abuses in Yemen.

• A referendum on abortion.

Voters in Ireland will be asked whether to lift or ease the constitutional ban next year.

• “The Daily,” your audio news report.

In today’s show, we discuss how false reports about a sex crime created lingering effects in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device.

Business

Twitter is trying out a version of its service that doubles the maximum length of a tweet to 280 characters.

Lyft and Ford Motor have formed a partnership to develop and test autonomous vehicle designs and technology.

And Uber will leave Quebec over new regulations.

The Federal Reserve is struggling to understand a recent slowdown in inflation. It could mean a slower increase in rates.

• U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.

• After a hurricane or a flood, local markets fill with used cars. Here’s how to spot a water-damaged vehicle.

• Makeup advice: Master the elusive cat-eye, and add color at the same time.

• Recipe of the day: Try Meera Sodha’s roasted broccoli with almonds and cardamom.

Noteworthy

Amid the ruins.

In today’s 360 video, tiptoe through an earthquake-damaged building in Mexico City.

Bribery charges rock N.C.A.A.

Several basketball coaches were accused of accepting payments in a thriving illicit market for teenage athletes…

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