Showing posts from February 17, 2020

Word + Quiz: basal

By BY THE LEARNING NETWORK The Learning Network This word has appeared in eight articles on in the past year. New York Times February 18, 2020 at 07:00AM

What’s on TV Tuesday: “Super 8” and “#TEAMPLUTO”

By BY MARIEL WAMSLEY Arts A monster movie is available for streaming. And a documentary about the famous dwarf planet is on Discovery. New York Times Television, Movies February 18, 2020 at 06:00AM

Facing a Wave of Sex-Abuse Claims, Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

By BY MIKE BAKER U.S. The nonprofit group, which counts more than two million youth participants, follows Catholic dioceses and U.S.A. Gymnastics in seeking bankruptcy protection amid sex-abuse cases. New York Times Child Abuse and Neglect, Bankruptcies, Sex Crimes February 18, 2020 at 05:56AM

Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu

By Unknown Author World Official figures from China suggest that the disease caused by the coronavirus has a fatality rate of at least 2.3 percent. By contrast the flu’s fatality rate in the United States is 0.1 percent. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Deaths (Fatalities), Epidemics, Cruises February 18, 2020 at 05:12AM

Your Tuesday Briefing

By BY SOFIA MITRA-THAKUR Briefing Coronavirus, Britain’s Floods, Huawei: Here’s what you need to know. New York Times February 18, 2020 at 05:07AM

Los jóvenes de Somalia responden cuando el gobierno no puede hacerse cargo

By BY ABDI LATIF DAHIR en Español En un país que ha sufrido décadas de ataques extremistas y crisis ambientales, a menudo quienes acuden a la emergencia son voluntarios. New York Times Terrorism, Floods February 18, 2020 at 04:41AM

Quotation of the Day: Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Have Global Consequences

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. New York Times February 18, 2020 at 03:46AM

No Corrections: Feb. 18, 2020

By Unknown Author Corrections No corrections appeared in print on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. New York Times February 18, 2020 at 03:20AM

Does a Driving Test

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games John Guzzetta pulls us right in. New York Times Crossword Puzzles February 18, 2020 at 03:00AM

Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency

By BY NEIL VIGDOR U.S. The Air Force veteran is serving more than five years in prison for sending a classified report to a news website while she was working as a National Security Agency contractor. New York Times Cyberwarfare and Defense, United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Politics and Government, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Computers and the Internet, Classified Information and State Secrets, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Sentences (Criminal) February 18, 2020 at 02:49AM

Review: ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’? Nothing to Be Scared Of

By BY ALEXIS SOLOSKI Theater Classic Stage Company is running adaptations of two 19th-century horror classics in repertory. Don’t let that frighten you. New York Times Theater February 18, 2020 at 02:45AM

Ryan Newman Is Hospitalized After Daytona 500 Crash

By BY J.E. GARRETT Sports Denny Hamlin won the race for the second straight year, but his victory was overshadowed by concern for Newman, whose car flipped into the air just before the finish. New York Times Daytona 500 (Auto Race), Automobile Racing February 18, 2020 at 01:17AM

Bloomberg Campaign Opens First Attack on a Democratic Rival: Bernie Sanders

By BY THOMAS KAPLAN, KATE CONGER AND REID J. EPSTEIN U.S. Michael R. Bloomberg’s campaign mounted a direct offensive against a Democratic opponent for the first time, as Bernie Sanders shot back by accusing the billionaire of trying to buy the presidency. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Primaries and Caucuses, Political Advertising February 18, 2020 at 01:17AM

Bolton Hints at Further Revelations if He Overcomes White House ‘Censorship’

By BY PETER BAKER U.S. In his first public appearance since the impeachment trial, the president’s former national security adviser said he was fighting efforts to suppress his unpublished book. New York Times Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry February 18, 2020 at 01:04AM

Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

By BY HANNAH BEECH World After a cruise ship docked in Cambodia, passengers streamed off the ship, maskless, and fears are rising that the country could become a vector of transmission. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Ships and Shipping, Protective Clothing and Gear, Masks, Tests (Medical), Thermometers February 18, 2020 at 12:48AM

Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

By BY DAVID E. SANGER AND DAVID MCCABE U.S. Germany seems poised to follow Britain in letting the Chinese maker build next-generation networks, despite last appeals from the United States. New York Times 5G (Wireless Communications), United States International Relations, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Telephones and Telecommunications, Industrial Espionage February 18, 2020 at 12:29AM

An Afghan Killed 2 Americans. The U.S. Government Issued the Gun.

By BY THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF Magazine The Department of Defense has dispatched hundreds of thousands of small arms to Afghan security forces. It was one of these weapons that left two U.S. troops dead in a recent insider attack. New York Times United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001- ), Arms Trade, Firearms, Deaths (Fatalities) February 18, 2020 at 12:10AM

6-Year-Old Held in Mental Health Center for 2 Days Without Mother’s Consent

By BY JOHNNY DIAZ U.S. Under a Florida law called the Baker Act, Nadia King was removed from her Jacksonville elementary school this month after she reportedly had a series of outbursts. New York Times Tantrums in Children, Police February 18, 2020 at 12:00AM

Kim Clijsters Begins Comeback With a Promising Loss

By BY CHRISTOPHER CLAREY Sports Clijsters played her first match on the tour on Monday after eight years away, falling to Garbiñe Muguruza but showing flashes of her former dominant game. New York Times Tennis February 18, 2020 at 12:00AM

La construcción de presas en el bajo río Mekong resulta devastadora

By BY HANNAH BEECH AND ADAM DEAN en Español Tailandia financió la primera presa en el río en Laos, y las ciudades, granjas y pesquerías tailandesas sufren las consecuencias. New York Times Levees and Dams, Global Warming, Rivers, Fish and Other Marine Life, Hydroelectric Power, Agriculture and Farming, Drought February 17, 2020 at 11:55PM

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins

By BY ALEXANDRA STEVENSON Business In an interview on Fox News, the Arkansas lawmaker raised the unsubstantiated possibility that the new coronavirus originated in a high-security biochemical lab in China. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Epidemics February 17, 2020 at 08:05AM

Slowed by the Coronavirus, China Inc. Struggles to Reopen

By BY KEITH BRADSHER Business Some factories are firing up again, but with many workers quarantined and parts in short supply, production is limited. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Economic Conditions and Trends, International Trade and World Market, Factories and Manufacturing, Automobiles, Labor and Jobs, Shortages, Production February 17, 2020 at 08:00AM

‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises

By BY LIAM STACK U.S. More than half of the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks on Jewish people. Orthodox Jews are particularly at risk. New York Times Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Discrimination, Hate Crimes February 17, 2020 at 08:00AM

The Lakers Are Elite Again, and Ready to ‘Turn Up’

By BY SCOTT CACCIOLA Sports The championship mind-set of LeBron James has permeated the team, which is already eyeing the playoffs. New York Times Basketball February 17, 2020 at 08:00AM

The Decisions That Led the Police to Release a Rape Suspect

By BY ASHLEY SOUTHALL New York An N.Y.P.D. sex crimes unit has a new deputy chief after a series of errors allowed a suspect to go free and attack several more women. New York Times Sex Crimes, Robberies and Thefts February 17, 2020 at 08:00AM