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Cold War Era

Opinion: When Americans Were Afraid of Being Brainwashed

What a forgotten episode of Cold War history can tell us about today’s election-hacking fears.

Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself (Book)

Profile: When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

Mark Epstein wrote a slew of popular books on the intersection of Western and Eastern thought, but kept his work with patients separate. Then came his father’s illness, and a new book: “Advice Not Given.”

Sabbaticals and Career Breaks

Fixes: When Being Unproductive Saves a Career

With high levels of pressure and tension on the job, burnout rates among nonprofit staffers are rising. The antidote? Sabbaticals.

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

Neighbor: Kids froze when I spoke to them

A neighbor of David and Louise Turpin, who are accused of holding their children captive in their California home in filthy conditions, speaks about an interaction she had with some of their children.


Two killed when explosion destroys buildings in Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 14 injured when an explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp destroyed three buildings.

Eliza Dushku accuses stuntman of molesting her when she was 12

Actress Eliza Dushku has accused a famed stunt coordinator of molesting her when she was a child during filming of the 1994 movie, "True Lies."


BRIEF-Citigroup Says "Expanded On Efforts To Assess Pay At Citi When Comparing Women To Men, And US Minorities To Non-Minorities" - Memo‍​


Defense and Military Forces

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.


Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

Trump was golfing when false alert was issued

President Trump was playing golf in West Palm Beach when people in Hawaii received a false alert about an incoming missile.


Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to the Ocean’s Floor When They Die

Some squid sink to the ocean floor when they die, researchers found, and they may take a lot of carbon down there with them.


Sinatra at the Paris Ritz: the surreal moment when gangsters struck

PARIS (Reuters) - It was cocktail hour at the Paris Ritz when the silky tones of Sinatra segued into the sound of breaking glass, one guest said, recalling the surreal moment he saw axe-wielding gangsters nab fistfuls of jewels from the ultra-chic hotel.


In cradle of Tunisia's revolution, new unrest over broken promises

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia (Reuters) - Shouting slogans and holding up placards outside a government office in the impoverished Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, university graduates have a message for officials - give us jobs or you will face trouble.

Skyscraper Museum

Design Review: When Wall Street Was Unoccupied

At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of how Lower Manhattan was recast in the 1990s as a residential and cultural destination.

What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me whether our son needs another toy, and we will emit a groan familiar to any parents who are sick not only of organizing toys but of organizing the various baskets, boxes and other vessels they've purchased to store the nevertheless-uncontainable toys.

Anorexia Nervosa

Voices: When Anorexics Grow Up

Adults with eating disorders aren’t represented in pop culture and news outlets, so I assumed we were either supposed to outgrow it or die.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.


RPT-European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

Homeless Persons

Editorial: When Mercy Collides With the Law

An Illinois man got into trouble with local officials after he let homeless people stay in his basement on the coldest nights.


European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable

Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.


Mexico City Journal: After Lives on the Streets, Mexican Women Find a Haven for Healing

Casa Xochiquetzal is a shelter in Mexico City for retired, or semiretired, prostitutes, a place where they can escape from the dangers and indignities of life on the streets.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Mourning Erica Garner: ‘When Her Father Died, an Activist Was Born’

Although the death of Ms. Garner, 27, was attributed to natural causes, some mourners said her heart had been beaten down by injustice.


In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.


A Hoya Again, Patrick Ewing Learns Value of Knowing When to Pivot

Patrick Ewing had spent years positioning himself for an N.B.A. coaching job when a phone call suggested his future might be back at Georgetown.


Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.

At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey speaks over thunderous applause as she calls for a time when nobody has to say 'me too'

Oprah Winfrey accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award on Sunday night at the Golden Globes with a message to the young girls watching: "A new day is on the horizon."


When the Ice Breaks: Frozen Pond Rescues

Heavy snowfall. Face-freezing temperatures. Around the globe, another winter phenomenon was in full force: rescuing people and animals from icy waters.


Iran's Revolutionary Guard says unrest fomented by foreign enemies defeated

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country's people and security forces had defeated unrest fomented by foreign enemies -- including the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and opposition groups, according to a statement on its Sepahnews website.

Trump on Bannon: He cried when he got fired

President Trump continues to attack a controversial new book by Michael Wolff and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.


Newfound Pride in Guaraní, a Language Long Disdained in Paraguay

While the indigenous language is widely spoken across the country, its use is much more common in the streets than the halls of power. Now, officials are pushing to end its second-class status.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

Opinion: Who Loses When a Country Puts Citizenship Up for Sale?

The United Arab Emirates has undertaken a brazen plan to deal with its stateless population. It could set a dangerous precedent.

Airlines and Airplanes

Your Money: When It Costs Double to Let Your 12-Year-Old Fly Alone

Southwest will let 12-year-olds fly solo. Other airlines want them (and 13- and 14-year-olds) in their unaccompanied minor programs for an extra $150 each way. But why?

Winter (Season)

How to Win at Winter When You Hate Winter

If you loathe winter, you’re not alone. But there are ways to get through.

Stocks and Bonds

Common Sense: After Dow 25,000, the Party Has to End. But When?

Market veterans say that stocks are overvalued and that a downturn is overdue. The question is how messy it will be, and how investors should prepare.

Opinion: When snow takes over, new realities emerge

Wednesday night in the Bay Area, where I live, there was an earthquake. It roused me from a deep uneasy dream about a sea leviathan, and as I woke, I realized we were riding bareback on the skin of the earth.

Lung Cancer

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

A gene therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas.


20 Great Reads You Probably Missed in 2017

With news breaking at a relentless pace, you might have missed some terrific articles The New York Times published this year. Here’s a selection.

Banking and Financial Institutions

Feature: Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No

As the legal markets for marijuana spread, a small credit union is solving a big problem: what to do with all the cash.

When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.


Sidangkou Journal: China’s ‘Saxophone Capital,’ a Factory Town Transfixed by Kenny G

Once derided as a bourgeois excess, the saxophone is making a comeback in China. And one northern village is delighted to be playing its part.


Storm Eleanor Batters Europe

Carrying winds of 100 miles per hour, the storm brought hail and heavy rain, flooded streets and uprooted trees.


Iran deploys Revolutionary Guards to quell 'sedition' in protest hotbeds

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest, their commander said on Wednesday, after six days of protests that have left 21 people dead.


When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

We should note when the president cites conspiracy theories like today's reference to the 'deep state'

Here is a tweet from the President of the United States Tuesday morning:


Leusden Journal: Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

The Dutch, like people elsewhere, are living longer than in previous generations. Courses that teach fall prevention, and how to fall correctly, are gaining popularity.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Feature: Can an Algorithm Tell When Kids Are in Danger?

Child protective agencies are haunted when they fail to save kids. Pittsburgh officials believe a new data analysis program is helping them make better judgment calls.

How your body fights back when you diet


Op-Ed Contributor: States Pay the Price When You Buy Online

The Supreme Court should move state sales taxes into the internet age.


The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.


The World Celebrates New Year’s Eve

As midnight struck from East to West, revelers welcomed 2018 with fireworks, festivities, food, drinks and dancing. (And hundreds of weddings.)

United States Economy

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

Economists were mostly incorrect in their predictions for 2017. That was par for the course.


Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.

Books and Literature

Essay: When ‘All Thumbs’ Becomes a Compliment

Calvin Trillin reflects on the idioms lost in the age of the smartphone.


Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

The women on the Cairollers, Egypt’s only roller derby club, say the sport’s bump and tumble help unleash their frustrations and offer a sense of empowerment.


At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.


On Beauty: When Good Beauty Products Smell Downright Bad

When it comes to fancy things for the face, does leaving a natural aroma lend a certain authenticity?

Labor and Jobs

When the Nanny Needs Maternity Leave

With the Jan. 1 rollout of New York State’s paid family leave law, domestic workers can take eight weeks off at 50 percent of their salary.

Medicine and Health

The New Health Care: What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

People understand different things by this term, and the arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either.

Agriculture and Farming

Trump Rules: When Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders

Produce growers represent a textbook example of what businesses describe as regulatory fatigue. President Trump is tapping into the discontent.

Cooper, Anderson

When They Met: That Time Andy Cohen Asked Anderson Cooper Out (and About His Mom)

The hosts of New Year’s Eve on CNN banter about Panda Express, gay nightclubs, Mr. Cooper’s angry silences and Mr. Cohen’s advice about Hurricane Katrina.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

Three books examine our fascination with the ancient pachyderms and their extinction.


Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

As the French chef Jérôme Brochot returns his Michelin star, here is a look at others who have turned down celebrated honors and awards.


In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

The Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan has survived intense pressure from American airstrikes and raids by United States and Afghan forces.


Personal Health: When Cancer Strikes Twice

In many cases, the development of a second cancer resulted from the same risk factors that likely precipitated the first malignancy.


‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.


‘I’m Struggling to Survive’: For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps

Even after escaping Myanmar, survivors of rape and other trauma find themselves still vulnerable and commodified in the brokenness of refugee life.


Editorial: For Russian Artists in 1917, Art Was the Thing, Not Revolution

Amid suffering and chaos, painters of every leaning largely continued doing what they had been doing, whether to mark time or to provide escape.


As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

The dizzying changes put in place by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have the potential to radically change Saudi women’s lives, if the men in their lives don’t put on the brakes.

Sexual Harassment

VIDEO FEATURE: What Happens When You Report Sexual Harassment?

For many women, it’s a complicated maze that can cost them their careers and leave them with long-term emotional scars. Here are some of their stories.

United States Economy

What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World?

As the economy has changed, so have the relationships between places, to the disadvantage of smaller cities and rural areas.


Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.


Verona Journal: Pandoro Is Italy’s Christmas Miracle. Easter Is Another Story.

Workers at Melegatti, the maker of traditional Christmas cakes, have staved off layoffs by urging Italians to eat pandoro.


Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver plows into crowd

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links plowed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday.


17 Postcards From Our Correspondents Around the World in 2017

“Journals” are a longstanding New York Times feature that tries to take readers to new places. These were some of our favorites from the year.


Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Australia's Melbourne: officials

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Thursday they have arrested the driver of a vehicle that plowed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection in the southern city of Melbourne, with as many as 12 people injured.

Will sanctions kill North Korea's quiet consumer revolution?

#MeToo Movement

Op-Ed Columnist: When #MeToo Goes Too Far

Verbal harassment and rape are both wrong, but there’s a difference.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: When America No Longer Is a Global Force for Good

President Trump’s National Security Strategy articulates an “America First” vision that may only make America weak.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Call me when you have a dinner invitation from an alien

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson gives his perspective on the UFO video released by the Department of Defense. Watch the full interview.

Rowe, Norman (Dr.)

Skin Deep: When a Man Needs a Safe Place

At the Club House, a medical man-cave opening this week, a guy can get his private procedures without (gasp) women.

Social Media

The Sweet Spot: When the Body-Shaming Bully on Social Media Is Mom

A reader who is obese asks how to confront her most hurtful — and most familiar — critic.


Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial template on file.


Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia.


Passengers killed when Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.

When the lights went out: 'Completely pitch black' at airport

Travelers stranded on planes on the tarmac for hours. Darkness in the terminal. Passengers guiding their cautious steps by the flashlights on their phone.


Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers

ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault in Quetta that left at least eight dead and 30 injured, raising concerns about the security of Christians in the country.


North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean foreign minister visits Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan this week to meet her Japanese counterpart, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, with Seoul and Tokyo seeking to boost cooperation over the handling of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Women and Girls

News Analysis: When Saying ‘Yes’ Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’

Sexual consent can be more complicated than a one-word answer.

What happened when a Klansman met a black man in Charlottesville

Daryl Davis' home is filled with memories of the days he has spent with the Ku Klux Klan.


Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but Disco Does, for One Night Only

The anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” celebrated at the original disco where the movie was filmed, underscores how much Brooklyn has changed.


Algeria's ruling caste set on orderly succession, when the time comes

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerians are facing the eventual departure of their long-serving president, the ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the knowledge that all is being done to ensure little changes when he goes.

Children and Childhood

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness

Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.


Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It

An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season.


Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris

The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.

When kids get their first cell phones around the world


Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces

The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

Alabama Senate readers' guide: What to watch for and when

Disasters and Emergencies

Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.


Trilobites: What Happens When You Microwave a Boiled Egg

Tasked with determining whether an exploding egg could damage a man’s hearing, acoustics experts learned more about the temperatures inside a microwaved yolk.


Fighting for Redemption

A former organized-crime enforcer in Bangkok, Chalermpol Sawadsuk embraced Muay Thai in prison and now fights legally for a living.

News and News Media

On the Night News Desk When Trump’s Tweeting Starts

Lara Jakes, recent night editor for our Washington bureau, and Steve Kenny, night editor in New York, discuss how Year 1 of the Trump era has affected their jobs and their sleep.


A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.


Voices: Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.


In a Venezuela Ravaged by Inflation, ‘A Race for Survival’

Venezuelans of all classes have been hit hard by sharply rising costs, and the economic turmoil has turned the most basic tasks — like food shopping and commuting — into feats of endurance.


From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes.


Mexico’s Government Is Blocking Its Own Anti-Corruption Drive, Commissioners Say

Members of the nation’s new system against graft, inaugurated by the president after several scandals, say they are routinely thwarted by the government.


Patients have different hospital outcomes when regular doctors see them

(Reuters Health) - Many outcomes for hospital patients – including how long they stay and their survival odds after they go home – may depend on whether they’re cared for by their primary care physician or another type of doctor, a U.S. study suggests.

Modern Love: When Even a Toddler Can Tell You Don’t Belong

An American stepmother feels like an outsider in the British family she joined. Driving the car pool in her bathrobe doesn’t help.

News and News Media

News Analysis: When Our Trusted Storytellers Are Also the Abusers

As a national conversation about harassment moves forward, journalistic gatekeepers are under the glare, raising questions about how their behavior shaped the stories they told.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations

Op-Ed Contributor: When Elites Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Saudi Arabia’s royals and rich had long been immune to the worst failures of the kingdom’s brutal system. Not anymore.

Transit Systems

About New York: Politics in the Subways: Great When It Works, a Mess When It Doesn’t

The release of a new report suggesting breaking up the M.T.A. is a reminder that politics has not always been the cause of subway woes. In fact, it has occasionally helped.


When It Comes to Contemporary Art, Miami Wants More, More, More

The city is ground zero for cutting-edge art, fueled by excitement over the Art Basel fair, but how many museums does it need?

Child Abuse and Neglect

News Analysis: She Didn’t Fight Back. She’s Posting Selfies. The (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims.

Some common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of timing, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.

Income Inequality

Op-Ed Contributor: What if Everyone Benefitted When Stocks Soared?

Right now, investment returns go to the few. Here’s how everyone could have a fair share.


A Lonely Death

In postwar Japan, a single-minded focus on rapid economic growth helped erode family ties. Now, a generation of elderly Japanese are dying alone.


Works in Progress: Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.


When Your Movie Is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons

Tommy Wiseau has made his peace with the cult status of his drama, er, comedy “The Room,” the subject of James Franco’s new film, “The Disaster Artist.”

Sen. Cruz: When Democrats say 'rich,' they mean 'taxpayer'

Speaking at CNN's town hall debate on tax reform, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that when Democrats say "the rich" they mean "the taxpayer."

AT&T and DOJ spar over when antitrust trial should begin

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: When Politics Is Criminalized

Corruption should be prosecuted. But malleable criminal laws are being used to go after political rivals, and that is dangerous to democracy.

What happens when the media gets it really wrong

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: When You’re Promoted, Not Punished After a Scandal

Don’t forget that Donald Trump won the presidency even after a sexual harassment scandal.

What we know about when the Senate will vote

As was the case when Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare reached this stage in the legislative process, congressional observers don't know when exactly senators will vote on the GOP tax plan.


Patient satisfaction plummets when doctors say ‘no’ to requests

(Reuters Health) - Patients may become less satisfied with their care when doctors refuse their requests for things like prescriptions or lab tests, a U.S. study suggests.


Zimbabwe's Mugabe cried when he agreed to step down: report

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe cried and lamented "betrayal by his lieutenants" when he agreed to step down last week under pressure from the military and his party after 37 years in power, the Standard newspaper said in its Sunday edition.

Etsy Inc

Inside the Revolution at Etsy

The marketplace for makers had created a distinctive work culture. Then Wall Street showed up.


India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Editorial: When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage

Republicans couldn’t kill Obamacare. Their latest plan could be almost as damaging to people’s health.

Sex Crimes

Opinion: When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying

Across the country, police have prosecuted women for false reports that turned out to be true.


91st Edition of a Parade, and Always New

Security was stepped up for the Thanksgiving Day parade, but the children and adults along the route paid more attention to Olaf and the Grinch.

Actors and Actresses

Critic’s Notebook: Who We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Weinstein

After Annabella Sciorra told her story about Harvey Weinstein, I watched her work again — and wondered what might have been.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.

Roy Moore says he first noticed his wife when she was 15 or 16 years old

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, said he first noticed his future wife eight years before he formally met her -- when she would have been as young as 15 years old.


Britain to detail Brexit bill when EU agrees to move talks forward

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will only detail how big a divorce settlement Britain is willing to pay the EU when the bloc gives a commitment to moving talks forward, a plan rubber-stamped by even her most pro-Brexit ministers.

Merkel's critics will miss her when she's gone

In her own words, it was a day for "deep reflection." Angela Merkel was nothing if not diplomatic when she met the press early on Monday morning after her coalition negotiations had broken down with the Free Democrats and the Greens.

Analysis: How the computer revolution is deepening our divide

Add the computer and communications revolution to the list of fundamental changes that are widening the political divide between red and blue America.

Women's Rights

Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment

The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.

When will the stores open?


Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Mark 70 Years of Marriage

Britain’s longest-serving monarch and her husband celebrated with the release of new photographic portraits of the royal couple.


BRIEF-Mediawan sells SVOD rights to “Zone Blanche” to Amazon

* MEDIAWAN SA - SALE OF “ZONE BLANCHE” SVOD RIGHTS TO AMAZON Source text: Further company coverage:; (Gdynia Newsroom)


Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, another fighter, killed in Syria: Iranian media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A commander in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday.


China pledges another three years of 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its "toilet revolution" aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the...

Jews and Judaism

News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.

Drivers Licenses

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.


In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.


Political Clashes in Kenya Leave Several Dead

The opposition politician Raila Odinga returned from abroad, and his supporters clashed with the police.


Macron is popular - at least when he's imprisoned in a snow globe

PARIS (Reuters) - His ratings may be down, but snow globes containing pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron are flying off the shelves in Paris - bought both by fans and by those who want to...

When harassment allegations don't make headlines


Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond -- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Movie)

Review: ‘Jim & Andy,’ When Carrey Became Kaufman

In his documentary about Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman and the making of “Man on the Moon,” the director Chris Smith finds multiple realities and laughs.


On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Stunk? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat

Before Golden State rose to the pinnacle of the N.B.A., members of the franchise’s broadcast crew gave themselves pep talks through many wretched seasons.

When you go into labor during a hurricane

New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.


Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries

(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.

How do you tell when it's the right time to retire?

GOP takes another step back from Senate candidate accused of pursuing women when they were teens

The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday, as the GOP establishment continues to break ties with the Alabama Senate candidate.


When exactly will Britain leave the EU? UK parliament debates

LONDON (Reuters) - When exactly will Britain leave the European Union?


Critic’s Notebook: When the Body Is a Canvas, Accented With Paint or Peanuts

Yvonne Meier turned ordinary objects (tomatoes, Band-Aids) into tools for artistic expression; Jillian Sweeney engaged with memory and storytelling.


U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.


UPDATE 1-U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

Woman accuses the Alabama Republican Senate candidate of sexually assaulting her when she was 16

An Alabama woman alleges Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, her attorney Gloria Allred said Monday.


Poor children benefit when parents have access to healthcare

(Reuters Health) - Low-income children in the U.S. whose parents qualified for Medicaid were more likely to receive preventive care, regardless of their own insurance coverage, a new study finds.


Skipton Journal: Yes, This Is Britain’s Happiest Place. (It Looks Beautiful in the Rain.)

An area in Yorkshire topped a national survey, upsetting stereotypes that northern England is colder, poorer and less sophisticated than the south.

Travel and Vacations

When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield

With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.


Chinese Village Keeps Alive a Tradition of Indigo Dyeing

In Dali, where nearly every family grows its own rice and indigo, “having a loom is just as important as having a cow.”


When He Needs Advice, a Philadelphia Flyer Turns to His Brother the Dancer

Taylor Leier is in his first full season in the N.H.L. while his brother, Keaton, is in his first year in the company of the Atlanta Ballet.

‘“We the People” Are Out of Hibernation’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Democratic election gains, more sexual assault revelations and a screaming toddler.

When it comes to Roy Moore, forget politics

Bridges and Tunnels

Trilobites: The Bridge Wobbles. So Do You. That’s When the Trouble Starts.

Mathematicians found that bridges wobble suddenly when a critical crowd threshold is exceeded, and developed a model to predict it in future bridges.

Sexual Harassment

When You Experience Sexual Harassment at Work

The best piece of advice? Get good advice.


China's deliverymen face robot revolution as parcel demand soars

* Executives say adoption quicker among Chinese firms vs West


In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

Terrorism and shifting politics have left mainstream Muslims feeling wary in one of the Western cities that has been most open to them.

Uber Technologies Inc

Modern Love: When Your Uber Driver Brings a Time Machine

A woman is plunged into her tumultuous past when she gets a ride to the airport from a man intimately connected to her divorce.


Op-Ed Contributors: When Calling 911 Makes You a ‘Nuisance’ and Gets You Evicted

Seeking help from a suicide hotline or emergency services can leave innocent people homeless.

Report: Moore had sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was 32

Washington Post reports that Alabama Sen. Candidate Roy Moore initiated sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Moore's campaign called the report "garbage."

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

F.Y.I.: When the War to End All Wars Doesn’t Do the Trick

New Yorkers thought the end of World War I meant everlasting peace, and so erected many monuments to that effect. Then World War II came along.

When playing it safe with your money can be risky

When fallen heroes don't come home


Exclusive: Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest more dual nationals

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media.

The $850 million airplane sleep revolution


Philippines' Duterte to Trump: 'Lay off' human rights when we meet

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he would tell U.S. President Donald Trump to "lay off" if he raises the issue of human rights when they meet.

When is 'too soon' after a mass shooting?

Donald Trump not the first official to avoid talking about gun control laws after a tragedy but more and more are losing patience.


Whiff of French revolution is good for banks -BoE policymaker

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The Bank of England has not overstepped the mark in regulating lenders and interventions in politically sensitive sectors like housing have been modest rather than revolutionary, a BoE policymaker said on Tuesday.


Tennis: Future arrives, a little late, as Next Gen revolution begins

MILAN (Reuters) - The future arrived late but after some old-fashioned glitches, two Russian trailblazers fired the first shots in what could be a revolution in tennis at the Next Gen ATP Finals on Tuesday.

When the hospital looks like a 'war zone'

"The question is not if something is going to come," said Dr. Mayur Narayan, a trauma surgeon who treated victims of the truck attack in New York last week. "The question is when."


Putin, wary of political tumult, shuns Russian Revolution centenary

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin stayed away from events marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution on Tuesday, an event that changed the world but has awkward associations for the former KGB operative who was trained to keep a lid on dissent, not celebrate it.

Russian Revolution (1917)

Red Century: What If the Russian Revolution Had Never Happened?

The events of October 1917 continue to shake the world today. And yet they almost didn’t take place.

Books and Literature

Fiction: A Novel of the French Revolution, Enacted in British Parlors

Helen Dunmore’s “Birdcage Walk” imagines the turbulent life of an 18th-century British woman whose political writings have vanished from history.

Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought process changed. I then imagined being in a wheelchair, having a caretaker, never getting married, never having kids and never being able to enjoy life again.


Buenos Aires Journal: The Wedding Is Fake, but the Party is Real

In Argentina, couples are delaying marriage, turning to civil unions or divorcing. So why wait for a ceremony to have a celebration?

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When Susan B. Anthony’s ‘Little Band of 9 Ladies’ Voted Illegally

The New York Times covered the moment on Nov. 5, 1872 — sort of. A one-paragraph news item the next day ran under the heading “Minor Topics.”

Colleges and Universities

When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will

Employers with a social mission often can’t afford to subsidize interns. Students often can’t afford to work for free. Colleges pitch in.

World Series

On Baseball: When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready

Houston won the World Series by using several starting pitchers to finish out big games. The final effort was turned in by the unsung Morton, who got the Astros to the finish line in Game 7.


Wider image: Monuments to Lenin remain 100 years after Russian Revolution

(Reuters) - A century after the Russian Revolution, the influence of its leader Vladimir Lenin has waned but his image remains on monuments built across the former Soviet Union as part of a cult of...


When Its Attacker Is in Handcuffs, Islamic State Stays Mum

If its recruit is on the run or behind bars, ISIS refrains from claiming responsibility. Analysts have a theory as to why.

Fish and Other Marine Life

Trilobites: When This Sea Slug Eats, It Prefers the Turducken of the Sea

A species of nudibranch was found to engage in what researchers call kleptopredation — “steal your meal and eat you, too.”