Showing posts from February 26, 2020

Grappling With Coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic Leaders Have No Good Options

By BY ANDREW KEH AND BEN DOOLEY Sports The I.O.C. and the organizers in Tokyo have alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer in Japan. They just aren’t very appealing. New York Times Olympic Games (2012), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) February 27, 2020 at 12:38AM

Weinstein Is Convicted. Where Does #MeToo Go From Here?

By BY JODI KANTOR U.S. Prominent #MeToo voices, emboldened by a verdict many thought impossible, are grappling with how the movement can unite behind a concrete set of policy goals. New York Times #MeToo Movement, Sexual Harassment, Nondisclosure Agreements, Sex Crimes February 27, 2020 at 12:28AM

Push for More Privacy Protections Throws Surveillance Bill Talks Into Disarray

By BY NICHOLAS FANDOS AND CHARLIE SAVAGE U.S. As time runs out to renew three F.B.I. investigative tools for terrorism and spy inquiries, both parties are divided and President Trump remains a wild card. New York Times Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates, Law and Legislation, Wiretapping and Other Eavesdropping Devices and Methods, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Privacy, Espionage and Intelligence Services February 27, 2020 at 12:17AM

Tessa Majors’s Murder: Police Bluff Led to Teen's Confession

By BY EDGAR SANDOVAL New York A 13-year-old opened up only after a detective pretended to have evidence linking the boy to the stabbing of Ms. Majors, a video shows. New York Times Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Teenagers and Adolescence February 27, 2020 at 12:09AM

Center Stage at Disney After a Career Out of the Spotlight

By BY BROOKS BARNES Business Bob Chapek, the company’s new chief executive, does no t remind anyone of his predecessor, Bob Iger. And that might be fine. New York Times Appointments and Executive Changes February 27, 2020 at 12:06AM

Coronavirus, Joe Biden, Carnival: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

By BY REMY TUMIN AND MARCUS PAYADUE Briefing Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. New York Times February 26, 2020 at 11:56PM

Gilead to Expand Coronavirus Drug Trials to Other Countries

By BY DENISE GRADY Health The drug maker said that in March it would begin two more clinical trials of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, in more nations outside China. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Vaccination and Immunization, Clinical Trials, your-feed-healthcare February 26, 2020 at 11:48PM

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Meets an Arena Full of Students

By BY JULIA JACOBS Arts Madison Square Garden opened its doors for the first time to a Broadway play, as well as to thousands of students from across the city. There were a few logistical hurdles. New York Times Theater, Education (K-12), Stadiums and Arenas February 26, 2020 at 11:47PM

Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants

By BY KATIE BENNER U.S. The department called the decision a move “to bring justice to terrorists, war criminals, sex offenders and other fraudsters,” but some lawyers there feared a broader crackdown. New York Times Citizenship and Naturalization, Immigration and Emigration, United States Politics and Government, Frauds and Swindling, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Terrorism February 26, 2020 at 11:47PM

1,000 Workers, Go Home: Companies Act to Ward Off Coronavirus

By BY DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY Business In Europe, corporate emergency plans are forcing employees to work remotely, and other businesses are refining their protocols for when the illness arrives on their doorstep. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Telecommuting, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Labor and Jobs, Corporations February 26, 2020 at 11:42PM

Trump Exploits Children Exploited by the Sex Trade

By BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF Opinion “Using human trafficking for pernicious political purposes is … a Trump administration invention.” New York Times Human Trafficking, Child Abuse and Neglect, United States Politics and Government, Women and Girls, Immigration and Emigration, Sex Crimes, Women's Rights February 26, 2020 at 11:30PM

David Roback, a Founder of the Band Mazzy Star, Is Dead at 61

By BY DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Arts The group, which he formed with Hope Sandoval, had a haunting, ethereal sound and a surprise hit with “Fade Into You.” New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Pop and Rock Music February 26, 2020 at 11:29PM

Bloomberg’s sponsored content on meme accounts pushes Instagram’s boundaries.

By BY TAYLOR LORENZ AND SHEERA FRENKEL U.S. New York Times February 26, 2020 at 11:29PM

Women in Mexico Are Urged to Disappear for a Day in Protest

By BY PAULINA VILLEGAS AND KIRK SEMPLE World Fed up with escalating gender-based attacks and murders, activists called for a daylong national strike by women to demand greater support for their rights. New York Times Women and Girls, Women's Rights, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Politics and Government, Strikes, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides February 26, 2020 at 11:28PM

Claire Bretécher, Satirical French Cartoonist, Dies at 79

By BY KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Arts She was so incisive about the human condition that in 1976 the philosopher Roland Barthes called her the “best sociologist of the year.” New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Cartoons and Cartoonists, Comic Books and Strips, Women and Girls, Comedy and Humor February 26, 2020 at 11:23PM

South Carolina debate drew more than 15 million viewers.

By BY JOHN KOBLIN U.S. New York Times February 26, 2020 at 11:18PM

Tribal Nation Condemns ‘Desecration’ to Build Border Wall

By BY SIMON ROMERO AND ADRIANA ZEHBRAUSKAS U.S. Construction of a wall on the Arizona border is endangering sacred Indigenous sites — including an oasis that has supported human beings for the last 16,000 years. New York Times Border Barriers, Immigration and Emigration, Endangered and Extinct Species, Cacti (Plants), Wilderness Areas, Aquifers, Native Americans February 26, 2020 at 11:02PM

Australian Rules Football Confronts C.T.E.

By BY KEN BELSON Sports For years, leaders of Australia’s national sport have tried to play down connections between their sport and degenerative brain diseases. Now one of the game’s legends was found to have had C.T.E. New York Times Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Australian Football, Brain February 26, 2020 at 11:00PM

Obama denounces a Republican super PAC’s deceptive anti-Biden ad.

By BY MAGGIE ASTOR U.S. New York Times February 26, 2020 at 10:51PM

The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Giving Some Republicans Déjà Vu

By BY NICK CORASANITI AND JEREMY W. PETERS U.S. A large, diffuse and unyielding field of candidates is helping Bernie Sanders dominate. Republicans who tried to beat Donald J. Trump in 2016 see parallels. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Presidential Election of 2016 February 26, 2020 at 10:51PM

Weinstein Was Convicted. Can D.A. Vance Now Win Over His Critics?

By BY JAN RANSOM New York They said he was “irreparably tarnished.” But now the Manhattan district attorney has a high-profile victory that might help him politically. New York Times Sex Crimes February 26, 2020 at 10:49PM

China’s Rover Finds Layers of Surprise Under Moon’s Far Side

By BY KENNETH CHANG Science The Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the lunar far side, is demonstrating the promise and peril of using ground-penetrating radar in planetary science. New York Times Moon, Space and Astronomy, Radar, Geology, Research, Rock and Stone, Soil February 26, 2020 at 10:47PM

More Than 15 Million Tuned In for CBS’s Democratic Debate

By BY JOHN KOBLIN Business The chaotic debate, the final forum before the South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries, showed viewer interest remained high. New York Times Debates (Political), Primaries and Caucuses, Television, Ratings (Audience Measurement), Presidential Election of 2020, News and News Media February 26, 2020 at 10:41PM