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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.”


Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.


FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said on Wednesday.


FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices: source

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, according to a person familiar with the matter.


FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices: WSJ

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.


FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices - WSJ

Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.


Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.


Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams' name

Mark Wahlberg is donating $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in costar Michelle Williams' name.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration

Op-Ed Columnist: So It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out …

Next year, we’ll drill for oil in Norway.

Opinion: Michelle Williams is the last straw

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that actor Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of her male co-star Mark Wahlberg's salary for filming re-shoots of the movie "All the Money in the World."

‘Dreamers,’ 7-Eleven, Michelle Williams: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot

Medicine and Health

You’re Sick. Whose Fault Is That?

It seems sensible to encourage “personal responsibility,” and yet policies that invoke the phrase can make health problems worse.

Presidential Election of 2020

Op-Ed Columnist: Oprah: Prophet, Priestess … Queen?

What happens if the pope of the American religion considers a presidential run?


Billionaire Rennert files malpractice lawsuit over $213 million judgment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Ira Rennert has filed a $214 million malpractice lawsuit against his former law firm, after a jury found him liable for looting his magnesium company to build a huge mansion in New York's Hamptons.


BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health



For Michelle Ellsworth, Practice Makes … More Practice

Ms. Ellsworth is a performer whose ambivalence about performing is baked into the title of her new work, “The Rehearsal Artist.”


Ballet Leaders Allowed Peter Martins to Act With Impunity, Dancers Say

Current and former dancers and executives at New York City Ballet say that some leaders were enamored with or fearful of Mr. Martins.


Critic’s Notebook: At City Ballet, History Is About to Change. How?

Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?


Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.


These N.B.A. Dancers Bring Their High Kicks Courtside

With packed routines, the hard-working Brooklynettes and Knicks City Dancers are “there to create just as much of a show as the basketball players.”

India inches closer to criminalizing Muslim practice of instant divorce

India's Lower House of Parliament has approved a bill criminalizing the controversial Islamic divorce practice known as "triple talaq" and making it punishable with up to three years in prison.


Encounters: Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

The “Empire” actor and Broadway star visited his former dance studio. But he never broke a sweat.


Critic’s Notebook: Under City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Tree, Dancers Find New Roles

In the week before Christmas, new Dewdrops, a Cavalier and Coffee.


Economic Scene: Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

While the well-to-do did even better than before, average income for Americans on the bottom half of the scale actually shrank under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Agee, William

William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79

Mr. Agee’s relationship with a female subordinate, Mary Cunningham, raised issues of gender and behavior in the workplace that resonate today.


Robert Fairchild: From God to Monster (and Choreographer)

Mr. Fairchild is playing Frankenstein’s monster — and making choreography that reveals the monster’s inner life.

Radio City Music Hall

Critic’s Notebook: And a Child Shall Lead Them … Elsewhere

All our critic wanted was to stop judging and share a holiday show with her daughter. But her pint-size companion had other ideas.

Opinion: US vs. UN: Who's on whose side

This week's emergency UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem resulted in another non-binding resolution against Israel. UNGA votes on Israel are nothing new -- because of US veto power at the United Nations Security Council, the General Assembly has been a popular forum for passing anti-Israel resolutions.


Chilled music: performer makes instruments out of ice

LONDON (Reuters) - While most musicians seek to avoid a frosty reception at concerts, for Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset a chilly feeling is nothing to fear: he performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice.


After the Curtain Falls: Talking to Suzanne Farrell, Artist and Muse

Ms. Farrell talked to our critic about George Balanchine; her life as a dancer; and her company, which closed shop this month.

United States Politics and Government

Consulting Firm Whose Staff Scoured E.P.A. Employees’ Emails Loses Media Contract

Definers Public Affairs, whose top executives include a lawyer who had investigated E.P.A. employees critical of the Trump administration, pulled out of a federal contract.


Dancing Down the Years

Dancers of retirement age reflect on why they’re still dancing. “Why not now?”


Dancing with Brenda Bufalino

"The body has this incredible way of healing itself and finding itself anew."


Dancing with Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn + Dancers perform at a Norte Maar event in Brooklyn. "No other physical activity, and no degree of mental gymnastics, come close to replacing the daily ecstasy of unimpeded kinetic exploration."


Dancing with Gus Solomons Jr.

"I am playing the instrument as hard as it can be played, given the instrument."


Dancing With Sequins and a Death Drop

In New York, a new group of dancers keeps the city’s legendary vogue scene on the map.


Critic’s Notebook: How to Fall Under a Butoh-like Spell

Change is glacial in Kota Yamazaki’s “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination”; Indah Walsh’s “homespun” is playful and benign.


For Russians Tired of ‘Swan Lake,’ a Contemporary Alternative

Diana Vishneva’s Context is a high-profile festival devoted to contemporary dance in a country synonymous with ballet.


Review: Trisha Brown Company Is Back, in Witty, Delicate Glory

For anyone who cares about the continuance of Brown’s oeuvre, this performance by a crop of mostly new dancers was encouraging.

National Anthems

On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?


An Opera Star Walks Into a Karaoke Bar …

Singers gathered on their night off from the Met to let their hair down, choosing “Bohemian Rhapsody” instead of “La Bohème.”


Five Dancers Accuse City Ballet’s Peter Martins of Physical Abuse

The accusations, spanning decades, come after a sexual harassment claim against Mr. Martins.


A Dance of Vaporizing Bodies, With a Nod to Butoh

Kota Yamazaki and his wife, the dancer Mina Nishimura, talk about their new work coming to Baryshnikov Arts Center.


Critic’s Notebook: At Ailey, a Dance Set to Coltrane Finds a Somber Radiance

Jamar Roberts’s new “Members Don’t Get Weary” was emotional and virtuosic. And Twyla Tharp’s 1983 “Golden Section,” set to David Byrne, returned.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Nureyev’ Opens at Bolshoi After Delay and Much Speculation

The ballet had its premiere on Saturday in front of a starry crowd that didn’t include its director, who’s under house arrest.


Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming

Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.


PWC to sell government services practice -sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million, four people familiar with the matter said this week.


The Best Dance of 2017

The dance critics of The New York Times pick the best events of the year.


Turner Prize Goes to Lubaina Himid, Whose Work Depicts African Diaspora

Ms. Himid, 63, is the award’s first nonwhite woman winner and its oldest recipient. The prize raised its age limit above 50 for the first time since 1991.


A ‘Nutcracker’ Dressed in Bon Bons, With a Pineapple Throne

How do you redesign a classic? Isabel and Ruben Toledo took on “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” for Miami.


Shoplifter whose father clashed with Trump is leaving UCLA

(Reuters) - A UCLA basketball player who was arrested for shoplifting in China and whose father later engaged in a public dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the university and prepare for the NBA draft next year, the player's father told media on Monday.

US jets practice strikes on simulated North Korean targets

As the U.S. conducts large-scale air drills near the Korean peninsula, North Korea says the Trump admin is 'begging for war'. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


New York City Ballet Investigates Sexual Harassment Claim Against Peter Martins

The longtime leader of City Ballet has been removed from teaching his weekly class at the School of American Ballet while the two organizations investigate.


Critic’s Notebook: Alvin Ailey Dancers Return Like Conquering Heroes

The differences between the Ailey dancers is of greater consequence than the difference between the works they’re dancing.

Federal Budget (US)

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.


Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc's security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company's new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past practices.


UPDATE 1-Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc's security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company's new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past practices.


Uber security executives depart after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two of Uber Technologies Inc's most senior remaining security executives resigned on Friday and another took medical leave after the company's new chief executive officer criticized past practices, a source familiar with the situation said.


Uber security execs depart after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Two of Uber Technologies Inc's most senior remaining security executives resigned on Friday and another took medical leave after the company's new chief executive officer criticized past practices, a source familiar with the situation said.

Shapiro, Ken

Ken Shapiro, Whose ‘Groove Tube’ Satirized TV, Dies at 75

Mr. Shapiro’s film, with a cast that included Chevy Chase, anticipated “Saturday Night Live” by a year. But he stopped making movies before he turned 40.


Apple to review software practices after patching serious Mac bug

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development process after scrambling to patch a serious bug it learned of on Tuesday in its macOS operating system for desktop and laptop computers.

Doctor who rejects computers loses her license to practice

Anna Konopka, a doctor in New London, New Hampshire, refuses to practice what she calls "electronic medicine." She doesn't know how to use a computer, and she handwrites her patient records and keeps them in file cabinets.


It Could Happen to You: A Raw, Pointed Revival at Alvin Ailey

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s “Shelter,” about homelessness, may be the work in this Ailey season that speaks most strongly to the anxieties of the moment.


BRIEF-Legg Mason Appoints Michelle Goldberg, Alison Quirk To Board


Trump honors Navajo vets near image of the man whose actions led to 'Trail of Tears'

President Donald Trump held an event honoring Navajo veterans while standing in front of an image of Andrew Jackson -- the President who signed legislation that eventually led to the "Trail of Tears."

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge

G’Mario Charleston left behind Mississippi to chase his dream of becoming a performer. Despite the troubles he faced in his first year in New York, he is not giving up on the city.


On Soccer: The Big Six and … Burnley? A Success Story Confounds the Statisticians

Almost a third of the way into the season, seventh-place Burnley has overcome all expectations — even its own.


Mourning Theaux tops downhill practice

(Reuters) - Frenchman Adrien Theaux, still mourning the death of team mate David Poisson in a training crash, posted the fastest time in final practice on Friday for the opening men's alpine World Cup downhill at Lake Louise.


Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in Abu Dhabi practice

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Four times world champion Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes on top in the last Friday practice of the Formula One season with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel close behind.


Two Very Young Dancers, Living the ‘Nutcracker’ Dream

Each year two lucky girls are cast to play Marie in New York City Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” This year’s Maries tell us what it’s like.


Exclusive: SAP investigating its sales practices in Gulf region

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - German business software giant SAP , which last month said its South African sales commissions were being probed by U.S. regulators, has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region, it said on Wednesday.


Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional

Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.


Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm's patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As part of its $103 billion bid to buy Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom Ltd has hinted that it would make big changes to Qualcomm's patent licensing business, a major cash-cow for the company but a source of bitter conflict with regulators and key customers including Apple Inc .


UPDATE 1-Glencore flags issues in Katanga Mining's accounting practices

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Glencore Plc said on Monday it had identified material weaknesses in the internal controls for financial reporting at Katanga Mining Ltd, in which the London-listed miner has a majority.

The 1960s cult leader whose followers committed murders that shocked America died Sunday

'SNL' takes on Senator -- and former 'SNL' performer --Al Franken

Social Conditions and Trends

Op-Ed Columnist: Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

Conservatives stray from many moral codes while liberals follow them, research shows.

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.


Critic’s Notebook: East Side, West Side: Lighting the Way, Darkly

Two new works by the choreographers Marjani Forté-Saunders and Gillian Walsh make dramatic use of the Manhattan spaces in which they are performed.


Making (and Seeing) Dance in the Politicized World

Even dances with no obvious agenda have seemed like quiet protests recently. How are choreographers thinking about their work?


Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb Inc over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, denying any wrongdoing.

Newman, Eric

Eric Newman, Whose Coins Told of America’s History, Dies at 106

Mr. Newman, a numismatist for nearly a century, was one of the country’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.


Senior China minister says some officials practice sorcery

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some top Chinese officials are guilty of practicing sorcery and would rather believe in gurus and Western concepts of democracy than the Communist Party, a senior minister wrote on Thursday, warning of the danger they presented to its survival.

Trump, Donald J

My Fellow Americans … I’m Thirsty

Delivering a summation of his foreign policy, President Trump interrupted himself — setting off hilarity on Twitter — by stopping for a swig of water.

Chasnoff, Debra

Debra Chasnoff, Whose Films Redefined Gay Families, Dies at 60

An Oscar-winning documentarian, she addressed subjects including parenting, sexuality, bullying, nuclear power and affordable housing.


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.


Gillian Walsh, Taking Dance to a Still Place

Ms. Walsh, whose recent works involve minimal movement, talks about transcendence, seeing time, “Dance Moms” and what audiences want.


Review: Finding the Beat and Pulse of the Great Migration

Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s paintings, Step Afrika’s show has resilient vitality.


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.


Four-star Hamilton dominates Brazil free practice

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton, with four world championship stars freshly painted on his race helmet, smashed the Interlagos track record as Mercedes dominated Brazilian Grand Prix practice on Friday.


Kenneth MacMillan’s School of Ballet Sex, Neurosis and Grit

A London celebration provided a chance to think about MacMillan’s reputation and legacy 25 years after his death.

He issued a stern rebuke of trade practices he says harmed US workers but blamed his US predecessors


From Misty Copeland: Adjustments, Tips and Inspiration

A class became a larger learning experience when Ms. Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade talked about breaking down barriers for black dancers.

Texas shooter claimed to buy animals on Craigslist for 'target practice'

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley claimed he bought animals on Craigslist with the sole intention of killing them, a former Air Force colleague told CNN.

Gunman claimed to buy animals for practice

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley claimed he bought animals on Craigslist with the sole intention of killing them, a former Air Force colleague told CNN.


Chip stocks tumble as top performer Nvidia set to report results

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of chipmakers slumped on Thursday ahead of a quarterly earnings report from Nvidia Corp , the star performer of the high-flying sector over the past year.

Securities and Commodities Violations

TIAA Receives New York Subpoena on Sales Practices

The move by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman followed whistle-blower complaints of pressure to push products more lucrative to the firm.

Trump has compared China's trade practices to rape and theft, but now he is praising them

Outside the Great Hall of the People here on Thursday, President Donald Trump watched with an unmistakable air of satisfaction as cordons of Chinese troops marched stiff-legged in his honor, an eight-cannon salute preceding their parade.

Former TV anchor, whose girlfriend was killed on-air, wins Virginia seat

Former television anchor and Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015, has won the race for the 12th district of Virginia's House of Delegates.


David Hallberg’s Tell All (About His Own Psyche)

Mr. Hallberg, the American Ballet Theater principal and paragon of classical style, has a new memoir about life, dancing and returning from an injury.


Review: A Triple Bill at the Royal Ballet Comes Up Two-Thirds Short

Three choreographers tackle the question of “what is ballet?” Only Twyla Tharp seems to know the answer.

Mollo, John (1931-2017)

John Mollo, Whose Costumes Made ‘Star Wars’ Seem Real, Dies at 86

An authority on military uniforms, Mr. Mollo was adept at creating verisimilitude in worlds both imagined and remembered.

United States Economy

Editorial: A Good Choice for the Fed. But if Only …

President Trump could have done better by offering Janet Yellen, who has done a terrific job, a second term.


Houston Texans quarterback Watson sustains ACL injury in practice

(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore an ACL during Thursday's practice and is done for the season, the NFL Network reported.


U.S. Justice Dept ends probe of Chesapeake mineral royalty practices

Nov 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice ended a three-year probe of Chesapeake Energy Corp's royalty payment and land purchase practices without taking action, the natural gas producer said in a securities filing on Thursday.

Pfeiffer, Michelle

Michelle Pfeiffer: ‘I’m Always Afraid of Failing’

Returning to movies after years off to raise her children, the actress said she had to tell herself, “You cannot bomb in front of Judi Dench.”

Michelle Obama: You don't tweet every thought

Former first lady Michelle Obama discussed the use of social media at the Obama Foundation's inaugural youth leadership summit in Chicago.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Taxes and … You Know

I’m sure you have questions.

Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet (sort of)

Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name. She didn't need to.

Robles, June

June Robles Birt, Whose Abduction at 6 Gripped the Nation, Is Dead at 87

After “Little June” was rescued from a coffinlike cage in Arizona in 1934, she vanished again, this time deliberately into an inconspicuous life.


Opinion: The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama

Portraits of black people don’t need to be confrontational or symbolic.


Review: All Life’s a Swirling Proscenium in ‘The Red Shoes’

The staging is the star in Matthew Bourne’s pass-the-popcorn adaptation of the movie.

Blakeley, Robert W,

Robert Blakeley, Whose Fallout Shelter Sign Symbolized the Cold War, Dies at 95

Robert Blakeley’s yellow-and-black placards reflected Americans’ anxieties about nuclear war while pointing the way to where they might be saved from it.


Motor racing: Ricciardo beats Hamilton in Mexican GP practice

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo reminded Lewis Hamilton on Friday that he has a fight on his hands to win the Mexican Grand Prix however inevitable the Mercedes's driver's fourth world championship may be.


Bottas fastest in first Mexican GP practice

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Finland's Valtteri Bottas kept team mate and title favorite Lewis Hamilton off the top of the first-practice timesheets on Friday as champions Mercedes made a quick start to the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.


Making Room for Deaf Performers in Hollywood

Todd Haynes’s “Wonderstruck” is one of the first major features since “Children of a Lesser God” to star a deaf actress in a deaf role.


SAP overhauls sales practices as it faces U.S. probe on South Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Global business planning software giant SAP is making sweeping changes to its sales practices in countries around the world, the German company said, as it revealed it is the subject of a U.S. corruption probe tied to its South Africa business.


SAP revises sales practices as it faces U.S. probe on South Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Global business planning software giant SAP is making sweeping changes to its sales practices in countries around the world, the German company said as it revealed it is the subject of a U.S. corruption probe tied to its business dealings in South Africa.


Life (and Death and Dance) Lessons From ‘The Red Shoes’

Ballet is religion in Powell and Pressburger’s 1948 movie. Dancers, 19 to 80, talk about what the movie and its intensity has meant to them.


Love, Ecstasy, Infinity: Mark Morris’s ‘Layla and Majnun’

Mr. Morris’s staging of the Azerbaijani opera about star-crossed lovers arrives in New York. “It’s not about sex,” he says. “It’s about infinity.”


After a Late Start, an Artist’s Big Break: Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait

Amy Sherald has yet to start the Obama portrait, due by year’s end. If she seems calm, it’s likely because she has faced tougher challenges.


Hamilton completes U.S. Grand Prix practice sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel closing the gap after putting the previous day's problems behind him.

Never-before-seen photos of Michelle Obama

Anderson Cooper speaks with former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon about her book, "Chasing Light," a collection of photographs of Michelle Obama.


Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton led the way in first free practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday with a lap half a second faster than his closest rival Sebastian Vettel's best effort.


Steve Paxton, a Buddha of American Dance

Mr. Paxton, 78, doesn’t perform much these days. But we talked to him a few weeks before a rare New York show with old friends Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.


At American Ballet Theater Gala, All Is the Same but Different

The gala program, with two premieres (one by Alexei Ratmansky one by Jessica Lang), demonstrated how this troupe has been changing.

New York Times

My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire?

I’ve covered genocide in Sudan and children being blown apart in Iraq. I’ve been dispatched to earthquakes, hurricanes and famines. But Rajuma’s story stopped me.

Rumors and Misinformation

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Isn’t Hitler. But the Lying …

The president has manipulated the American people with outrageous lies.


Should donor sex influence blood transfusion practices?

(Reuters Health) - Sick or injured men who receive blood transfusions may be more likely to die if their donor was a woman who has been pregnant in the past, a new study suggests.


Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking

Mr. Ratmansky keeps returning to Leonid Desyatnikov’s music. The two talked about their new work, Ukraine, their Jewish backgrounds and their Soviet upbringings.


FINRA orders Wells Fargo to pay clients $3.4 million over sales practice issues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co.'s clearing services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network to pay customers $3.4 million in restitution for sales practice issues related to unsuitable recommendations of certain investment products.


FINRA orders Wells Fargo to pay clients $3.4 mln over sales practice issues

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co.'s clearing services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network to pay customers $3.4 million in restitution for sales practice issues related to unsuitable recommendations of certain investment products.


Who’s Afraid of ‘Goldberg Variations’? Not This Choreographer.

The music may be intimidating, but Pam Tanowitz, collaborating with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein, found freedom in its formal structure.


Soldier Dances, From a Land Where Everyone Serves

Contemporary Israeli dance rarely treats soldiers’ experiences as explicitly as it does in two works in New York this week.

Women and Girls

Women Today: Successful Career Women Finish the Phrase ‘If Only …’

Women attending the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Paris reflected on how they might have altered their own paths and how to empower more women.


Critic’s Notebook: A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet

The fall season has seen premieres, problems, debuts, major revivals — and a farewell by Rebecca Krohn.


Vettel quickest as rain lashes Suzuka practice

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel was quickest in free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday with the Ferrari driver's morning effort never coming under threat in a rain-shortened afternoon session that saw only five men complete timed laps.


Motor Racing: Vettel quickest as rain lashes Suzuka practice

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel was quickest in free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday with the Ferrari driver's morning effort never coming under threat in a rain-shortened afternoon session that saw only five men completed timed laps.

Ishiguro, Kazuo

An Appraisal: Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Winner Whose Characters Are Caught Between Worlds

In his disparate novels, Ishiguro is a uniter, a conferrer of calm, rather than a divider.


U.S. business groups say WTO unable to curb many Chinese trade practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business groups expressed frustration on Wednesday with what they said are China's efforts to tilt the economic playing field in favor of domestic companies, adding that World Trade Organization rules are insufficient to police all of Beijing's trade practices.

See Obama's anniversary surprise for Michelle

President Obama crashes the Pennsylvania Conference for Women via video to wish Michelle a happy 25th wedding anniversary. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


Review: Fall for Dance’s Eclectic Variations

The annual Fall for Dance season began with the usual unusual selection of unalike dances: ballet, African, postmodern, tap.


Review: The Unstuffy Gala: City Ballet Delivers Youth and Style

Four premieres (and four sets of new couture costumes) showcased youthfulness and a liberal view of life and dance.


Motor racing: Vettel leads Raikkonen in Malaysian GP practice

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel went fastest ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari set the pace on the opening day of Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix practice on Friday.


Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in rainy Malaysia practice

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Max Verstappen set the pace ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo as Red Bull topped the timesheets in a rain-hit opening practice session for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday.

Michelle Obama: 'Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice'

In candid remarks Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama said women who voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton went against their "authentic voice" in the 2016 presidential election.

Michelle Obama's message for women

Former first lady Michelle Obama said women who voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton went against their "own voice" in the 2016 presidential election.

Michelle Yeoh talks 'Star Trek: Discovery' shocker

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery."

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed

In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don’t wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.

Turner, Donald Peter (1934-2017)

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.


Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark

“It’s big Megan” now. After a stint on Broadway and a divorce, Ms. Fairchild has arrived at a new level of artistry and her first Odette-Odile.


Motorcycling: Rossi 'comfortable' in wet Aragon practice

(Reuters) - Spaniard Dani Pedrosa lapped fastest for Honda on home soil on Friday but Valentino Rossi, returning three weeks after breaking his leg, was the center of attention in a wet Aragon MotoGP practice.


BRIEF-Medtronic announces clinical study to evaluate its Corevalve Evolut pro system in 'everyday' clinical practice

* Medtronic announces clinical study to evaluate the Corevalve Evolut pro system in 'everyday' clinical practice


Widespread Deceptive Practices May Reduce Payouts in N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

“We don’t want to watch these awards be cannibalized,” a lawyer for retired players told a judge investigating lenders and others seeking a cut of payments.

How iconic 'Whose streets? Our streets!' chant has been co-opted


St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted 'Whose streets? Our streets'

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted "Whose streets? Our streets" during protests over the acquittal of a white former policeman who shot a black man to death in 2011.


St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted, 'Whose streets? Our streets'

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted, "Whose streets? Our streets" during protests by people upset over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man.


Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft hires ex-FTC attorney for antitrust practice

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP said on Monday that it hired former U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attorney Bilal Sayyed to strengthen the law firm's antitrust practice.


Motor racing - Verstappen sets the pace as Red Bull complete Singapore practice sweep

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Dutch teenager Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull continued to dominate ahead of qualifying at the Marina Bay street circuit.


Twyla Tharp’s Back Pages, With Chapters to Come

Ms. Tharp pulls from her past — “Raggedy Dances,” “As Time Goes By,” early minimalist works — to fuel her present in three fall programs.

Colleges and Universities

From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones

During 20 years behind bars, a woman develops a passion and talent for history. But her background was too hot for Harvard.

Windsor, Edith Schlain

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.


U.S. regulator probes Arkema's safety practices after Texas fires

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether chemical maker Arkema SA followed safety rules at its Crosby, Texas plant where several chemical containers caught fire after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, an EPA official said on Monday.

Hurricane Harvey (2017)

The Prayer Circle: Texans Rebuild After Harvey as a Practice of Faith

After the storm, 17 people joined in prayer before clearing out the flooded house of an aging widow. God, they insisted, was also there.

Michael, Gene

Gene Michael, Whose Yankee Teams Won 4 World Series, Dies at 79

A former shortstop, Michael rose to general manager under a mercurial George Steinbrenner and built powerful teams starting in the mid-’90s.


HSBC begins payouts to some of small UK firms whose accounts it froze

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC has offered compensation to at least two of the small British businesses caught up unintentionally in a crackdown on illicit money, seeking to limit the damage from an operation that has been criticized by lawmakers and industry.


China's military practices for 'surprise attack' over sea near Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force has carried out exercises near the Korean peninsula, practicing to defend against a "surprise attack" coming over the sea, Chinese state media reported.

Michelle Obama recreates Beyonce's look

Michelle Obama dresses up as Beyonce. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that Michelle's look is so convincing, no one recognizes her.

Michelle Obama channels Beyoncé

If you missed the unofficial holiday Monday known as #BeyDay, fret not as we have a present for you.


Bottas pips Hamilton in Monza practice

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Mercedes dominated Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with Valtteri Bottas pipping teammate Lewis Hamilton for the fastest lap of the day, with Ferrari's Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel best of the rest.


Hamilton dominates first practice at Monza

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, lapping more than a second quicker than Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel.


Tiger Woods cleared to start short-game practice

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has made a step toward returning to competitive golf after being cleared by his doctor to work on his short game.

Milwaukee sheriff, whose book Trump just promoted, resigns

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke -- a loyal supporter of President Donald Trump who is reviled by civil rights advocates -- resigned from his post Thursday, according to County Clerk George Christenson.


Dancing With High-Tech Shadows at the Guggenheim

Daniil Simkin’s “Falls the Shadow” uses infrared cameras, computers and projections to add another layer to the movement — “like a big dress.”


Nadal practices early as U.S. Open braces for Sharapova vs Halep

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice champion Rafa Nadal was out practicing early shortly before the first balls were hit at the U.S. Open on Monday as the tournament gets off to an exciting start with Maria Sharapova taking on world number two Simona Halep.


Indian Guru Whose Followers Rioted Is Sentenced for Rape

At least 38 people died last week as supporters of the guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, reacted to his guilty verdict by smashing cars and burning buildings.


Syrian Dancer Flying, Looking for Freedom (Landing in Amsterdam)

With a crowdfunding assist, Ahmad Joudeh left Damascus and has become a spokesman in Europe for peace, using dance as his platform.


Raikkonen fastest in first Belgian practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest in first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday but Mercedes, and title contender Lewis Hamilton, still looked every bit the team to beat.

Police investigate video of school cheer practice

Denver police launched an investigation this week after a video from a high school cheerleading practice surfaced that the superintendent called "extremely distressing."

Police investigate video of cheer practice

Denver police launched an investigation after a video from a high school cheerleading practice surfaced that the superintendent called "extremely distressing."


Massachusetts accuses PHEAA of unfair student loan servicing practices

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' attorney general on Wednesday sued one of the largest federal student loan servicers in the United States, accusing it of undermining a program that forgives borrowers' debts if they work in public service for 10 years.


BRIEF-Mednax announces acquisition of South Florida radiology practice

* Mednax announces acquisition of leading South Florida radiology practice

India's top court bans Islamic practice of instant divorce

India's Supreme Court banned the controversial Islamic divorce practice known as "triple talaq" in a landmark ruling announced Tuesday.


U.S. formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether one was needed.

Sports Injuries

Sorrow and Scrutiny After a Teenager’s Death at Football Practice

While his Long Island community grieves, experts question the safety of a practice drill that led to the death of a high school student.


'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?"


On Golf: A Generation Driven to Win, but Practiced in Camaraderie

The PGA Tour’s millennials demonstrate that just because they are competing against one another does not mean they cannot be friends afterward.


Trump orders probe of China intellectual property practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry on whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the U.S. chief trade villain.


Trump signs memo directing probe into China's IP practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a presidential memorandum authorizing an investigation into China's alleged theft of American intellectual property, declaring it "one big move."

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Cuomo Calls Manhattan Traffic Plan an Idea ‘Whose Time Has Come’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is advocating new tolls on some of the city’s busiest areas, a plan that could generate millions of dollars for repairing the subway.

Trump puts new pressure on China over trade practices

President Trump on Friday night informed China's leader that he's preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, a senior administration official told CNN.


Under the Stars and Quilts, With Randalls Island as Her Stage

For her newest performance project, the dance artist Emily Johnson will gather 300 people for an all-night event.


Qatalyst Partners shuts private capital raising practice-sources

Aug 10 (Reuters) - Qatalyst Partners LP, the Silicon Valley investment banking boutique focusing on technology deals, has decided to shut down its dedicated private capital raising practice after failing to gain traction, according to people familiar with the matter.

Campbell, Glen

Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.


New Hampshire sues Purdue Pharma over opioid marketing practices

(Reuters) - New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic.


Review: At Vail, Female Choreographers Feed the Mighty River of Dance

Tap, jookin, pointwork and more: “NOW: Premieres” presented commissions by Michelle Dorrance, Lauren Lovette, Claudia Schreier and Pam Tanowitz.

Stanley,Ted (1940-2017)

Ted Stanley, Whose Fentanyl Lollipop Treated Chronic Pain, Dies at 77

His invention, a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, was a breakthrough for cancer patients young and old.

Text Messaging

Michelle Carter Is Sentenced to 15 Months in Texting Suicide Case

The case raised questions about whether Ms. Carter was responsible for Conrad Roy III’s death when she was far from the scene and did not provide a weapon.