Populist Daily

Politics, Culture and American Life

Populist Daily header image 1

NYT > Home Page

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss en-us Copyright 2017 The New York Times Company Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:54:48 GMT

NYT > Home Page

https://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.png http://www.nytimes.com/pages/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Trump Blasts N.F.L. Players, Then Takes Aim at N.B.A. Champion Stephen Curry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/sports/football/trump-nfl-kaepernick.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors interviewed during a media day in Oakland on Friday. Mr. Curry’s team, the Golden State Warriors, won the N.B.A. championship, but he said on Friday that he did not want to visit the White House.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
The president directly inserted himself into a fiery debate about race, social justice and the role athletes play in highlighting those issues.
KEN BELSON and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:42:38 GMT Football United States Politics and Government Kaepernick, Colin Trump, Donald J National Football League

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/health/aaron-hernandez-brain.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A combination of photos showing sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, who had Stage IV chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. An autopsy of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez revealed severe C.T.E.
Ann Mckee/Boston University, via Associated Press
The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.
BENEDICT CAREY Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:06:16 GMT Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Sports Injuries Brain Football Dementia Hernandez, Aaron (1989- )

Trump’s Big Gamble: Can He Pull Alabama Senator to Victory?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/politics/trump-alabama-senate-strange-moore.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump at a rally on Friday in Huntsville for Senator Luther Strange.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The contest between Senator Luther Strange and Roy Moore, an evangelical firebrand, is the most significant test yet of President Trump’s power to sway the party’s conservative base.
JONATHAN MARTIN Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:16:10 GMT Elections, Senate Alabama Trump, Donald J Moore, Roy S Strange, Luther Bannon, Stephen K

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/politics/mccain-graham-cassidy-health-care.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, at the Capitol on Monday.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:52:58 GMT Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation McCain, John Senate Republican Party Graham, Lindsey Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) United States Politics and Government

Why the Latest Health Bill Is Teetering: It Might Not Work

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/obamacare-repeal-graham-cassidy-mccain-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina answering questions on his Graham-Cassidy health care proposal on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Al Drago for The New York Times
For reasons more practical than ideological, the health care world has united to stop the effort by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEAR Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:15:24 GMT United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) National Assn of Medicaid Directors Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) Graham, Lindsey Kimmel, Jimmy

Mexico City Quake Jolts Complacency Over Code Enforcement

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/world/americas/mexico-city-earthquake-buildings.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
People try to rescue survivors from a collapsed building in Mexico City after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday.
Jose Mendez/European Pressphoto Agency
The seismic activity of Tuesday’s earthquake differed from a far more devastating quake in 1985. Enforcement of stronger building codes is lax.
AZAM AHMED, MARINA FRANCO and HENRY FOUNTAIN Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:26:21 GMT Central Mexico Earthquake (September 19, 2017) Earthquakes United States Geological Survey Mexico

As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/business/equifax-data-breach.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Equifax offices in Atlanta. In recent years, the company has released dozens of new products each year and greatly increased its revenue.
Kevin D. Liles for The New York Times
The data breach highlighted just how entrenched the credit bureau is in the lives of Americans, and consumers’ lack of control over their personal information.
STACY COWLEY and TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:09:38 GMT Credit Scores Cyberattacks and Hackers Equifax Inc Identity Theft Consumer Protection Data-Mining and Database Marketing

Your Money: Why the Equifax Breach Stings So Bad

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/your-money/equifax-breach.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A Volkswagen dealership in Kentucky. Data provided by Equifax and the other two big credit reporting agencies determines how much people pay when borrowing to buy cars or to make other major purchases.
Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can’t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.
RON LIEBER Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:06:56 GMT Credit Scores Identity Theft Equifax Inc Experian PLC TransUnion LLC Smith, Richard F Fair Isaac Corporation Cyberattacks and Hackers

The Carmelo Anthony Era Is Over: Knicks Trade Star to Thunder

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/sports/basketball/carmelo-thunder-trade.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Carmelo Anthony during a game in March.
Ryan Kang/Associated Press
Anthony is leaving New York, in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round draft pick, according to an N.B.A. official briefed on the negotiations.
SCOTT CACCIOLA Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:42:53 GMT Basketball Trades (Sports) New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Anthony, Carmelo

Trying to Save the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/australia/100000005316189/trying-to-save-the-corals-of-the-great-barrier-reef.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Faced with dying coral reefs, a team of researchers are breeding heat-resistant corals in an effort to restore the population.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:01 GMT Coral Reefs Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

Your Daily Mini Crossword

http://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/nursing-home-deaths.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Outside the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where eight residents died on Sept. 13 in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Jason Henry for The New York Times
After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos.
ELLEN GABLER, SHERI FINK and VIVIAN YEE Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:39:10 GMT Nursing Homes Elder Care Elderly Power Failures and Blackouts Disasters and Emergencies Hurricane Irma (2017) Scott, Richard L Broward County (Fla) Hollywood (Fla) Florida

In the Studio: Hervé Pierre Is Designing Melania Trump’s Legacy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/fashion/herve-pierre-melania-trump-fashion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The first lady’s stylist and designer invites us inside his apartment and work space.
VANESSA FRIEDMAN Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:25 GMT Fashion and Apparel First Ladies (US) Pierre, Herve Trump, Melania

Kim Jong-un, Taking On U.S. Directly, Sidelines China and South Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/world/asia/north-korea-us-china-south.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Kim Jong-un, center, at a missile launch at an undisclosed location, in a picture released by the Korean Central News Agency this month.
Korean Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
With tensions rising between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea’s neighbors are finding diminishing room for diplomacy.
CHOE SANG-HUN and JANE PERLEZ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:06:26 GMT United States International Relations International Relations Nuclear Weapons Kim Jong-un Trump, Donald J North Korea

Small Earthquake Rattles North Korea, and the World’s Nerves

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/world/asia/north-korea-earthquake.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A TV news report about the tremor in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday.
Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press
A tremor was recorded near the North’s underground nuclear test site, but it appears to have been caused by a natural quake.
CHOE SANG-HUN Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:37:57 GMT Earthquakes Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization North Korea

The Storms Moved On. The Caribbean Islands Fear the Tourists Might, Too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/tourism-hurricane-economy-caribbean-islands.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Condado area of San Juan, P.R., on Thursday, a day after Hurricane Maria battered the island and ripped through the tourism industry.
Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times
In a region that relies on visitors, hurricanes left tourism on some islands ‘in a coma.’ The threat of a long-term slump looms, complicating efforts to rebuild.
JULIE BOSMAN Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:35:21 GMT Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Travel and Vacations Labor and Jobs Caribbean Area

Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/nyregion/harvey-weinstein-charity.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Harvey Weinstein at a gala for the AIDS charity amfAR in 2014.
Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times
A charity’s corporate governance is in question after it allowed proceeds from an auction to be used for a staging of “Finding Neverland.”
MEGAN TWOHEY Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:27 GMT American Foundation for AIDS Research Weinstein, Harvey Philanthropy Theater American Repertory Theater Weinstein Live Entertainment Schneiderman, Eric T Finding Neverland (Play)

Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/science/praying-mantis-eating-birds.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A praying mantis outfitted with 3-D glasses during an experiment to determine whether the insects see in three dimensions. The conclusion: absolutely.
Newcastle University
Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.
NATALIE ANGIER Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15:01 GMT Birds Insects Hummingbirds

Yellen and Cohn Said to Be on Shortlist for New Head of the Fed

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/business/yellen-and-cohn-said-to-be-on-shortlist-for-new-head-of-the-fed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Board, spoke in Washington on Wednesday.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Less than five months before Janet Yellen’s term as Fed chairwoman expires, she’s being considered for a second term. But so are several others.
KATE KELLY and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:36:52 GMT United States Economy United States Politics and Government Banking and Financial Institutions Appointments and Executive Changes Interest Rates Inflation (Economics) Federal Reserve System Goldman Sachs Group Inc Stanford University Bernanke, Ben S Cohn, Gary D Obama, Barack

U.S. Tells 21 States That Hackers Targeted Their Voting Systems

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/politics/us-tells-21-states-that-hackers-targeted-their-voting-systems.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
About one year before, the Department of Homeland Security first said that states had been targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:20:11 GMT Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Homeland Security Department Cyberwarfare and Defense Elections

Center-Right Party Hangs On in New Zealand Election

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/world/asia/new-zealand-election.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand celebrated election results in Auckland on Saturday.
Nigel Marple/Reuters
The National Party of Prime Minister Bill English beat back a challenge from the Labour Party and its new leader, Jacinda Ardern.
CHARLOTTE GRAHAM Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:48:15 GMT Politics and Government Elections Ardern, Jacinda English, Bill (1961- ) New Zealand

Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/devos-colleges-sex-assault.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivering a speech in Washington this week. On Friday she rescinded Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault investigations.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The Education Department said colleges no longer had to use the lowest standard of proof, potentially giving accused students more protection while worrying some women’s advocates.
STEPHANIE SAUL and KATE TAYLOR Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:16:06 GMT Colleges and Universities Sex Crimes DeVos, Elizabeth (1958- ) Education Department (US) Obama, Barack United States Politics and Government

Alabama Man Who Waited 10 Years for Trial Is Found Guilty

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/alabama-kharon-davis-guilty.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The courthouse in Dothan, Ala. On Friday, Kharon Davis, who spent a decade in jail awaiting trial, was convicted of murder.
Audra Melton for The New York Times
In Dothan, Ala., a jury convicted Kharon Davis of a 2007 murder after a four-day trial. Two key witnesses against him changed their stories on the stand.
SERGE F. KOVALESKI Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:09:54 GMT Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Davis, Kharon Torchec Dothan (Ala)

One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/technology/ubereats-food-delivery.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The kitchen at Footprints Cafe Express in Brooklyn, whose owner, Bob Gordon, said the UberEats delivery service had been a boon to his business. Mr. Gordon also owns Footprints Cafe, a separate location.
Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.
MIKE ISAAC Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:56:51 GMT Delivery Services Restaurants Uber Technologies Inc Postmates Inc Car Services and Livery Cabs Food GrubHub

State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/technology/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-russian-ads.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.
FARHAD MANJOO Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:33:00 GMT Facebook Inc Zuckerberg, Mark E Social Media Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

That Decisive Moment: Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/arts/music/verdi-bach-jose-carreras-youtube.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The tenor Ben Bliss as Tamino in a production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Opera Philadelphia’s O17 festival.
Steven Pisano
Verdi, a young American composer and Bach on marimba were among the highlights.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:33:30 GMT

Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/europe/morgan-freeman-russia-video.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The actor Morgan Freeman drew criticism from Russians after narrating a video that raises concerns about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Richard Shotwell/Invision, via Associated Press
A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.
CHRISTOPHER MELE Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:27 GMT Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Freeman, Morgan Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Committee to Investigate Russia

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/business/daniel-yankelovich-master-of-public-opinion-research-dies-at-92.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mr. Yankelovich speaking at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Mich., in February 1983. From left are former President Ford, former President Jimmy Carter and David Mathews, head of the Kettering Foundation, which promotes the study of democracy.
Steve Dunbar
Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
ROBERT D. McFADDEN Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:15:01 GMT Yankelovich, Daniel Deaths (Obituaries) Polls and Public Opinion Advertising and Marketing Yankelovich Skelly & White

Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/arts/dance/nureyev-ballet-bolshoi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
From left, Makhar Vaziev, director of the Bolshoi Ballet, and Vladimir G. Urin, general director of the Bolshoi Theater at a news conference about the “Nureyev” ballet in July.
Alexander Nemenov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A production based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev, who died in 1993 from AIDS-related illnesses, will go forward after being postponed in July.
ISAAC OLIVER Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:23:18 GMT Nureyev, Rudolf Bolshoi Theater Dancing Serebrennikov, Kirill S Urin, Vladimir

Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/science/sputnik-replica-auction.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A full-scale replica of the Sputnik satellite will be auctioned next week, and comes complete with a vintage East German radio receiver to hear its beeps.
Bonhams 1793 Ltd., All Rights Reserved
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
DENNIS OVERBYE Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12:11 GMT Space and Astronomy Sputnik (Satellite) Satellites Models and Replicas Auctions Bonhams 1793 Ltd USSR (Former Soviet Union)

‘Politics and Foreign Policy Are Not Reality TV’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/insider/politics-and-foreign-policy-are-not-reality-tv.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Doug Mills/The New York Times
Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Trump’s threats to North Korea, the earthquake in Mexico, and a recipe for Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash.
MARIE TESSIER and FAHIMA HAQUE Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:01 GMT

Fiction: In ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a Haunted Road Trip to Prison

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/books/review/tracy-k-smith-on-sing-unburied-sing-jesmyn-ward.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Tomer Hanuka
Jesmyn Ward’s follow-up to “Salvage the Bones” tells the story of a woman intent on making her fractured family whole again.
TRACY K. SMITH Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:24 GMT Books and Literature Ward, Jesmyn Sing, Unburied, Sing (Book)

Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/arts/dance/megan-fairchild-swan-lake.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Megan Fairchild at home in Union City, N.J.
Nathan Bajar for The New York Times
After a stint on Broadway and a divorce, City Ballet’s Megan Fairchild has arrived at a new level of artistry and her first Odette-Odile.
GIA KOURLAS Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:10:11 GMT Dancing New York City Ballet Swan Lake (Ballet) Fairchild, Megan Martins, Peter