Showing posts from July 13, 2021

Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

By BY AZI PAYBARAH Arts Jujamcyn Theaters, which operates five theaters on Broadway, had been accused by federal prosecutors in Manhattan of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. New York Times Theater, Theaters (Buildings), Quarantine (Life and Culture), United States Attorneys, Disabilities, Wheelchairs, Coronavirus Reopenings, Fines (Penalties), Americans With Disabilities Act July 14, 2021 at 01:30AM

Lawmakers hoping to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal are grappling with how to pay for it.


Big Dreams and False Claims: How Colombians Got Embroiled in Haiti Assassination

By BY JULIE TURKEWITZ AND ANATOLY KURMANAEV World A revealing look at the effort to recruit Colombian military veterans for what was described as a “noble” nation-building effort in Haiti, but ended with 18 of them arrested and three of them dead. New York Times Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors, Defense and Military Forces July 14, 2021 at 12:15AM

Missouri festival called off as coronavirus cases rise.

By BY JESUS JIMÉNEZ World Low vaccination rates and rising cases were cited as reasons for canceling this year’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. New York Times July 14, 2021 at 12:10AM

Scotland Cautiously Eases Virus Restrictions

By BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS World On Tuesday, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, outlined a careful plan to ease coronavirus restrictions, saying that some rules such as face mask mandates will remain in place. New York Times Masks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) July 14, 2021 at 12:07AM

A Plane in Utah Lets the Fish Fly

By BY EDUARDO MEDINA U.S. A viral video shows fish bursting out of a small plane, highlighting a method the state has used for more than a half-century to restock lakes. New York Times Fish and Other Marine Life, Airlines and Airplanes July 14, 2021 at 12:07AM

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

By BY GREG BENSINGER Opinion Central databases are exploited by criminals, governments and companies that want to part consumers from their money. New York Times Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Computers and the Internet, Privacy, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Social Media, Online Advertising, Law and Legislation July 14, 2021 at 12:05AM

Iranian Operatives Planned to Kidnap a Brooklyn Author, Prosecutors Say

By BY BENJAMIN WEISER New York Masih Alinejad spoke critically of her native country’s autocracy. Now an Iranian intelligence official and three others have been indicted in New York. New York Times Kidnapping and Hostages July 14, 2021 at 12:04AM

‘No hay marcha atrás’: los disidentes cubanos se envalentonan a pesar de la represión

By BY ERNESTO LONDOÑO AND FRANCES ROBLES en Español Las fuerzas de seguridad del Estado detuvieron a decenas de manifestantes luego de la ola de protestas que inició el domingo. Pero los opositores expresan optimismo de que las manifestaciones lleven a cambios duraderos. New York Times July 14, 2021 at 12:02AM

Charlie Robinson, Actor Best Known for ‘Night Court,’ Dies at 75

By BY ISABELLA GRULLÓN PAZ Arts Mr. Robinson became a fan favorite as Mac, a levelheaded clerk surrounded by oddballs, on the long-running NBC courtroom comedy. New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Actors and Actresses, Television, Theater July 13, 2021 at 11:41PM

A new lawsuit aims to pre-empt Texas’ proposed citizen-enforced abortion law.

By BY ELIZABETH DIAS U.S. New York Times July 13, 2021 at 11:31PM

Cynthia Erivo of ‘Genius: Aretha,’ on Playing the Queen of Soul

By BY MATT STEVENS Arts The Tony and Grammy Award winner was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic series. New York Times Emmy Awards, Television July 13, 2021 at 11:31PM

As the C.D.C. relaxes guidelines for schools, New York City and California are sticking with their mask rules.

By BY ALEXANDRA E. PETRI U.S. The Centers for Disease Control have urged schools to fully reopen in the fall and to use local health data to guide decisions about prevention measures like masking. New York Times Coronavirus Reopenings, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Education (K-12), Masks July 13, 2021 at 11:28PM

Brendan Hunt Is Still Surprised ‘Ted Lasso’ Is So Popular

By BY SARAH BAHR Arts The actor, writer and creator, who earned four Emmy nods for his work on Season 1, talked about the unexpected success of the most nominated freshman comedy in history. New York Times Television, Emmy Awards July 13, 2021 at 11:26PM

Lawmakers Grapple Nagging Infrastructure Detail: How to Pay for It

By BY EMILY COCHRANE, JONATHAN WEISMAN AND JIM TANKERSLEY U.S. Democratic leaders want a Senate vote on a major infrastructure bill as soon as next week, but Republicans are struggling to deliver the 10 votes needed to beat a filibuster. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Federal Budget (US), American Jobs Plan (2021), Infrastructure (Public Works), Federal Taxes (US), Law and Legislation July 13, 2021 at 11:21PM

By Choice and Circumstance, Democrats Put Voting Rights on the Ballot

By BY MARC TRACY U.S. Limited in their options and in disagreement about how far to go to pass federal legislation, Democrats are approaching voting rights as an issue to be won in future elections. New York Times Voter Registration and Requirements, United States Politics and Government, Law and Legislation July 13, 2021 at 11:13PM

A murky chain of contacts put Colombian veterans at the heart of the crisis.

By BY JULIE TURKEWITZ AND ANATOLY KURMANAEV World New York Times July 13, 2021 at 11:08PM

‘Together, We Can Become a Force’: Haitians Seek Change After Assassination

By BY CATHERINE PORTER World Civic leaders hope that in the midst of the turmoil, the country can find a way to reimagine itself for a better future. New York Times Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations July 13, 2021 at 11:02PM

This Insect Drinks Your Milkshake

By BY SABRINA IMBLER Science The froghopper has amazing powers of suction, scientists found. It also produces astonishing amounts of urine. New York Times Insects, Trees and Shrubs, Research, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals July 13, 2021 at 11:01PM

‘This Is More Than Possible’: Mj Rodriguez Makes Emmy History

By BY LAURA ZORNOSA Arts On Tuesday the “Pose” star became the first trans performer to earn an Emmy nomination in a lead acting category. New York Times Television, Emmy Awards July 13, 2021 at 10:57PM

With Baseball Nearing a Crossroads, Its Commissioner Turns Nostalgic

By BY TYLER KEPNER Sports The return of the All-Star Game is a welcome bit of good news for Rob Manfred, but the upcoming expiration of the sport’s collective bargaining agreement looms over everything. New York Times Baseball July 13, 2021 at 10:56PM

Brooks Koepka Explains Why He Won’t Drop Feud With Bryson DeChambeau

By BY BILL PENNINGTON Sports Ahead of the British Open, Koepka said the two were “not going to be high-fiving” each other as Ryder Cup teammates and traced the reason back to 2019. New York Times Golf, British Open (Golf) July 13, 2021 at 10:54PM

TIAA is accused of misleading retirement investors in latest scrutiny of its tactics.

By BY RON LIEBER Business Regulators said TIAA employees encouraged investors to move money out of retirement plans with their employers, where fees were lower, to different plans that helped the company make more money. New York Times Pensions and Retirement Plans, Personal Finances July 13, 2021 at 10:52PM