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How Kobe Bryant Created His Own Olympic Dream Team

Kobe Bryant was 17 when he worked out for the Phoenix Suns before the 1996 N.B.A. draft. Jerry Colangelo, who owned the team...

Should a Parent of Two Children Split Inheritance Equally?

This is the situation: An elderly parent has a fair amount of money and two children. One is wealthy with luxury properties, a...

Tiny Love Stories: ‘It’s OK if You Meet Someone’

When Lies Turn Into PropheciesA very drunk man won’t stop telling me about trains. The Cape Town summer is hot, the night sticky,...

Jimmy Cobb, Drummer on Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue,’ Dies at 91

Jimmy Cobb, a jazz drummer whose propulsive ride cymbal imbued countless classic recordings with a quiet intensity, including Miles Davis’s epochal album “Kind...

Twitter Adds Labels to Trump’s Tweets for First Time

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter added labels to President Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday.The social media company added a link to...

Charlatan, a Belmont Stakes Contender, Tests Positive for a Banned Substance

Two horses trained by the Hall of Famer Bob Baffert tested positive for a banned substance at a recently concluded meet at Oaklawn...

Reopening, Child Hunger, J.K. Rowling: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. States that reopened earlier — or never fully...

‘I Was a Little Nervous as I Finished and Dropped Back Onto the Sidewalk’

Doing Chin-UpsDear Diary:I was doing my regular chin-ups on a scaffolding at Broadway and West 104th Street one afternoon when I was surrounded...

HBO Max Wants to ‘Crush’ Netflix. Is It Too Late?

AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when...

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

Doh Ouattara drove for Uber and Lyft from 2016 until mid-March of this year, when he became concerned about the pandemic. With three...

‘It’s the Death Towers’: How the Bronx Became New York’s Virus Hot Spot

Working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can be hazardous, but staying home isn’t safe either for the emergency responders, pharmacists,...

How SpaceX Got to Launch NASA’s Astronauts to Orbit

It took work across three presidencies, those of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump, but the United States is at...

In Audacious Move, Georgia and Florida Governors Offer to Host G.O.P. Convention

The governors of Georgia and Florida, seizing on a tweet from President Trump, made an audacious move on Tuesday, offering their states’ hosting...

N.H.L. Announces Plan for Returning

More than two and a half months after shutting down because of the coronavirus outbreak, the National Hockey League became the largest North...

Keeping Clients Fit During the Pandemic by Going Virtual

This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.The...

Opinion | After the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the Paramedics

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was working as a paramedic in Lower Manhattan. I responded to the attacks on the...

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up...

WASHINGTON — Senior military officials are set to brief President Trump in the coming days on options for pulling all American troops out...

Opinion | Amy Cooper Represen Racism I Haven’t Missed During Quarantine

During a recent session conducted over Zoom, my therapist told me I was “glowing.” In the middle of a pandemic.I struggled to explain...

Justice Dept. Ends Inquiries Into 3 Senators’ Stock Trades

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department notified three senators on Tuesday that it will not pursue insider trading charges against them after an investigation...

Opinion | To the Next ‘BBQ Becky’: Don’t Call 911. Call 1-844-WYT-FEAR.

In this satirical infomercial, the comedian and actress Niecy Nash plays the inventor of a new hotline, 1-844-WYT-FEAR. The video advertises a phone...

A Boy, a Bear and a Close Call in the Mountains of Italy

ROME — Showing remarkable aplomb, 12-year-old Alessandro Breda slowly tiptoes down a scrubby hill during a walk in the Dolomites. “Photo,” he whispers...

U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya

CAIRO — The United States military accused Russia of covertly deploying at least 14 fighter jets to Libya last week in support of...

Immigration Reform, Past and Present

Jia Lynn Yang talks about “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide,” and Judith Newman discusses books that help simplify life. Source link

As Sports Begin Reopening, Athletes Weigh the Health Risks

Kathleen Baker, 23, a gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer, began wearing masks on airplanes long before the coronavirus outbreak began to avoid contracting illnesses...

The 7 Things You Need for an Ergonomic Workstation

After years of slumping at a desk, I’ve begun to suffer the aches that come from having a poor work-space setup. The stiff...

A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

Will a stripped-down version of the city attract the same number of visitors who used to come to party at pools, dance in...

My Father Leaned on Routine to Create Stability. Now I Do, Too.

Even by suburban standards, my father’s adherence to routine was astonishing. He took the same train out in the morning and the same...

When Couples Fight About Virus Risks

Lian Chikako Chang and her husband, Drew Harry, agree on the big picture when it comes to minimizing their 3-year-old’s risk of exposure...

Makeup and the Mask. It’s About the Eyes.

As a makeup artist, Keita Moore has become an observer of faces. Months ago, in the early stages of the pandemic, he saw...

Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok Cults

The image has become nearly ubiquitous on TikTok, as tens of thousands of users have changed their avatars to show their loyalty to...

It’s the Year 2120. MasterClass Is the Only School Left.

In mid-March, as much of the world withdrew into their homes, the celebrity-powered e-learning platform MasterClass began to notice that people who encountered...

Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming

Sandeep Gupta, a technology manager in California, sees the economic storm caused by the coronavirus as a time “to try to future-proof your...

Opinion | Museums, Guns and Money

This essay is part of The Big Ideas, a special section of The Times’s philosophy series, The Stone, in which more than a...

Poll Shows One Hurdle to Reopening Broadway: Fear of Jerks

New Yorkers are decidedly reluctant to return to Broadway shows in September, according to a new poll, but they are significantly more willing...

Run the Jewels Is Rewriting Rap’s Rules

“Move ya ass” music. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt music. Or, and this is quite specific: “The most frigid of New York days,...

Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Quarantinis. Zoom happy hours. Easy front-door liquor delivery.The boredom of staying home and the intense anxiety produced by the pandemic has caused a...

The Cost of Rushing Back to Sports: A Star’s Life

Nobody made much of it when Joe Hall skated off the ice.On March 29, 1919, his Montreal Canadiens were on the verge of...

After Crowding at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Officials Urge Quarantine

After large crowds gathered at the Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend in defiance of Missouri’s social distancing guidelines, officials...

Trump Adds to Staff for Election, Naming New Deputy Campaign Manager

President Trump’s aides are promoting one of his top political advisers to deputy campaign manager, in a move to bolster the team heading...

Widower Asks Jack Dorsey to Remove Trump’s False Tweets. Twitter Says No.

The widower of Lori Klausutis, whose death President Trump has used to smear the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, is asking Twitter to remove...

The Reopening, in 5 Charts

As states ease lockdown orders, Americans are eating out, booking flights and buying houses again. Here’s what that looks like. Source link

J.K. Rowling Begins Publishing ‘The Ickabog,’ for Children in Lockdown

Readers who long imagined themselves in Harry Potter’s world have a chance to immerse themselves in another fictional universe created by J.K. Rowling....

F.B.I. to Investigate Arrest of Black Man Who Died After Being Pinned by Officer

The F.B.I. and the Minneapolis Police Department are investigating the arrest of a black man who died after being handcuffed and pinned to...

Key to Small Businesses’ Survival Is Ability to Adapt

This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.Mike...

Bugatti Chiron: Perfection at a Stratospheric Price

I’ve never piloted the Concorde; but in early March, just before the coronavirus-fueled lockdown, I drove what may be the closest road equivalent...

When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

Glenn Fogel was in crisis mode.It was late February, and the coronavirus was spreading. Mr. Fogel, the chief executive of Booking Holdings, the...

Help! One Company Refused to Refund Travelers More Than $100,000

Dear Tripped Up,My trip to Egypt with Overseas Adventure Travel was scheduled to depart in late March. O.A.T. canceled the tour because of...

In ‘Dirt,’ Bill Buford Goes in Search of French Cuisine’s Secrets

Bill Buford has had a storied and variegated career, a mix of high and low and sensitive and almost macho — a career...

For Kenny Chesney and Others, Promotion in a Pandemic Is a Quandary

Kenny Chesney was supposed to take the stage last month in his signature straw hat and weathered boots at the AT&T Stadium in...

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

More than 1,670,100 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and...

Coronavirus in California: When Will the State’s Economy Recover?

Good morning.(Don’t already get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)On Monday, state public health officials announced that houses of worship could reopen...

Athing Mu Might Be America’s Fastest Teenager. How Much Faster Will She Be in...

Athing Mu’s days are a lot less complicated than they were supposed to be.There is sleep, online classes, some last exams in her...

How a Pianist Salvaged His Lost Carnegie Hall Debut

It’s a story that has become tragically common since the coronavirus pandemic brought live performances to a halt: The composer and pianist Timo...

White Woman Calls Police on Black Bird Watcher in Central Park

The encounter appears to have begun as one of those banal and brusque dust-ups between two New Yorkers. A black man, an avid...

The Price of a Virus Lockdown: Economic ‘Free Fall’ in California

LOS ANGELES — Locked down in their homes, the four former California governors clicked into a Zoom call and one after another described...

Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain, Trump and Biden

It was a late Sunday afternoon in September 2008, and senior aides to Barack Obama were gathered at his presidential campaign headquarters in...

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

“This is the revenge of the viruses,” said Dr. Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “I’ve...

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

When it comes to cognitive testing, the Goffin’s cockatoos at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna are pros.Researchers have tested them on...

China’s Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger

At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, officials made quick use of the fancy tracking devices in everybody’s pockets — their smartphones —...

Is This the Breakout Star of Virtual Fitness?

Every morning, Isaac Calpito sets the stage in the East Hampton living room of his friend Stephanie DiTullio. Mr. Calpito, 39, is dressed,...

Opinion | You Are Not Working From Home

If you are one of the privileged 40 percent of workers who can do their jobs remotely, you’ve spent the last few months...

Opinion | The Pandemic Could Lead to Outbreaks of Measles and Other Preventable Diseases

An unusual silence fills the waiting area of my fellow pediatrician’s office in suburban Maryland. On a typical day, one would expect to...

Opinion | CUNY Must Be Saved From Needless Budget Cuts

Last month the administration at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York, announced that — in anticipation of a coming...

She Fed Her Sick Flock During the 1918 Pandemic. Her Legacy Lives On.

Listen hard.You can hear footfall from a century ago in the tread of early morning New York, 2020.In the pandemic season of her...

Opinion | Why a Biden Victory Hinges on Picking the Right Running Mate

Do vice-presidential picks matter? Conventional wisdom argues they have limited electoral impact.But a vice-presidential pick does matter in a particular way to elections....

The Pandemic Upends Islam’s Holiest Month

Ali Mamun, a Bangladeshi immigrant who worked as a psychiatrist in Brooklyn, contracted the coronavirus in March and died three weeks later, just...

Here’s How Wuhan Tested 6.5 Million for Coronavirus in Days

In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house...

Coronavirus Hits China’s Economy, and Young Workers Suffer

Ms. Huang, who graduated last year from one of China’s most prestigious drama schools, got an offer in December for her first job...

Opinion | Why Science Alone Could Not Tell Us Whether to Reopen Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a distinguished immunologist and an...

Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters

WASHINGTON — Nearly every week this spring, President Trump’s re-election team has held one of the most peculiar events of the 2020 online...

A Pandemic Bright Spot: In Many Places, Less Crime

Chief David Todd of the Fargo Police Department periodically abandons his desk to walk the beat downtown. In recent weeks, he found the...

98,000 and Counting – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. Americans ventured out this weekend, both safely and unsafely. California’s economy is...

Opinion | Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain

“Please delete those tweets,” the widower begged in a letter last week to Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey. “My wife deserves better.”Yes, Twitter,...

How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

ALINGAR, Afghanistan — Under the shade of a mulberry tree, near grave sites dotted with Taliban flags, a top insurgent military leader in...

Opinion | On Being a Trans Woman, and Giving Up Make Up

I walked briskly through Harvard’s campus, but slowed down as I reached the grassy courtyard, where a crowd of mostly gay men and...

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data on Ill Workers Is Elusive

Meat processing companies are reluctant to disclose detailed case counts.The Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel, N.C., is one of the world’s largest...

The Story of Two Brothers From Mexico

Two brothers, Javier Morales, 48, and Martin Morales, 39, died of coronavirus within hours of each other in their adopted home of New...

China’s Military Vows to Defend the Country’s Interests in Hong Kong

The commander of China’s military garrison in Hong Kong said in an interview posted Tuesday that forces stationed there would “resolutely” protect the...

Latest Coronavirus News and Analysis

A top adviser to Boris Johnson fends off calls to resign amid furor over his travel.Facing a political firestorm over his breach of...

Stanley Ho, Who Turned Macau Into a Global Gambling Hub, Dies at 98

Stanley Ho, the opportunistic casino tycoon who led the transformation of the tiny territory of Macau off the coast of China into the...

Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts

MADRID — A flood of new court cases, some with little precedent, is expected to deluge a Spanish judicial system already gasping for...

Dominic Cummings Offers a Sorry-Not-Sorry for U.K. Lockdown Breach

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a breathtaking gamble with his own popularity on Monday, allowing his closest aide to go public...

Oil-Starved Venezuela Celebrates Arrival of Tankers From Iran

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — An oil tanker called “Fortune” has sailed into Venezuela from Iran, the first of five ships expected to arrive in...

In ‘Rodham,’ Curtis Sittenfeld Reimagines Hillary’s Life

RODHAMBy Curtis SittenfeldMagicians know never to perform the same trick twice, an aphorism that might have saved Curtis Sittenfeld from attempting a second...

Gucci and the Future of Fashion Shows and Gender

Gucci wants to change show business. Or, rather, the business of shows. The Italian brand has joined the chorus of brands and retailers...

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the remains of dozens of mammoths in a finding that could shed further light on the hunting methods...

National Hockey League Edges Toward Restart With Detailed Plans

A game once played outdoors in subzero temperatures and wool sweaters may soon crown its champion during the swelter of summer.On Monday, the...

As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

The Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel, N.C., is one of the world’s largest pork processing facilities, employing about 4,500 people and slaughtering...

Opinion | In Praise of Fallible Leaders

Last week Joe Biden made an off-the-cuff joke that could be interpreted as taking African-American votes for granted. It wasn’t a big deal...

Opinion | The Brutal Clarity of the Trump-McConnell Plan to Protect Businesses

House Democrats have passed a new “phase four” $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill. You could call it an opening bid toward a package...

Even on Memorial Day, ‘You Can’t Escape’ Coronavirus

On a holiday that usually mixes somber remembrance and blissful renewal, the nation marked an unusually grim Memorial Day in which losses from...

UConn Student Went on Rampage, Killing 2 Before Fleeing, Police Say

On Friday morning, Ted DeMers was driving down a leafy street he knew well, in a rural town in northeast Connecticut, when he...

Opinion | My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It’s Time She Be Counted.

We recently received the death certificate for my mother, who died May 4 in an assisted-living facility near New York City. “Acute Respiratory...

Opinion | The Future of College Is Online, and It’s Cheaper

Forty years ago, going to college in America was a reliable pathway for upward mobility. Today, it has become yet another 21st-century symbol...

Overlooked No More: When Hazel Ying Lee and Maggie Gee Soared the Skies

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is...

The Coronavirus Patient Had a Question: Don’t You Lead a Soccer Team?

He swapped his blazer and tie for the uncomfortable fit of personal protective equipment and left the boardroom for the emergency room at...

Another Summer Ritual Canceled: the Beach House Share

It was all Cher Landman was looking forward to this summer: her one-twelfth share of a beach house in Southhampton, a chance to...

Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

The Air Force has removed its minimum height requirement for prospective pilots in a move that it said would encourage a more diverse...

Too Many Memorial Days – The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.Every few weeks on...

He Placed in a Virtual Race. But His Racing Was Too Virtual.

Daniel Abt might be a successful driver on the Formula E circuit, the racecar series normally using electric cars, but he had not...

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