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Articles from November 26, 2015

A Journey from Model to War Photographer ; Exhibition and Book Chronicle the Career of an Unusual Woman
Two retrospectives focus on Lee Miller, a woman who went from magazine covers to the front lines of war.In 1927, a chance encounter on a New York sidewalk with the media mogul Conde Nast made the gamine beauty Lee Miller a magazine cover girl and modeling...
A Life of Plenty: The Playwright David Hare Looks Back
The playwright David Hare looks back on his experience and his career.The Blue Touch Paper. A Memoir. By David Hare. Illustrated. 347 pages. W.W. Norton & Company. $27.95. When David Hare was a child, nothing excited him more than getting lost. From...
A Point Guard with the Grace of Baryshnikov ; Curry's Silky Moves on Court Earn Bravos from the World of Ballet
The grace shown by the Golden State Warriors guard on the court earns bravos from the world of ballet.Taras Domitro was not a basketball fan when he joined the San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008."But I became one," he said.Domitro, who...
Attacks Shatter a Bistro's Circle of Friends ; Paris Cafe Where 19 Died Was Haven for Residents of a Multicultural District
Nearly two weeks after the attacks that left 130 dead in Paris, including 19 at La Belle Equipe, those among a close-knit, multicultural band of friends at the restaurant are trying to rebuild their lives.La Belle Equipe, where 19 people died during...
A Year after Player's Death, Cricket Inches Forward on Safety ; Medical Officials on Field and Better Helmets Help, but Enforcement Is Spotty
Dangers on the field are more common than many acknowledge. The game hasn't seriously considered outlawing balls aimed at a batters by bowlers.On Nov. 25 last year, the Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was attempting to win a recall to the test-playing...
'Babushkas of Chernobyl' Finds Life Thriving in a Scarred Land ; Documentary Tells Story of Women Who Returned to the Exclusion Zone
A new documentary tells the stories of the spirited women who insisted on returning.to the exclusion zone.As we walked among the empty houses of Zalesye, the last thing I expected to see was an inhabitant. But suddenly there she was. Striding from her...
Bahrain's True ISIS Backers
The Gulf state's autocratic rulers blame democratic opponents for terrorism. That's a grotesque distortion."Sectarianism failed," Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, told a news conference attended by Secretary of State John...
Barca's Strike Force Shows the Joy of Sharing
Barcelona's goal-scoring trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar put on a show in the Champions League, and even Roma's beaten goalkeeper was impressed.Sometimes, the definition of a true sportsman is someone one who can appreciate the thoroughness...
Beware of China's Safety Record
As Chinese capital flows abroad, dangerous building practices are at risk of being exported."It was like what we were told a nuclear bomb would be like," Zhao Zhencheng, a truck driver, told the Associated Press. "I never even thought I'd see such a...
British Fashion Doles out Its Honors ; Jonathan Anderson Wins Best Designer for Both Men's and Women's Styles
Alessandro Michele of Gucci was selected as International Designer, while Jonathan Anderson took home Menswear and Womenswear awards.Does the world need another award ceremony?If he were being entirely honest, Karl Lagerfeld -- who won the Outstanding...
British Finance Chief Drops Plans to Cut Welfare Payments ; Bid to Reshape Spending Had Faced Opposition; Move Is Labour Victory
Confronted by formidable political opposition, the chancellor of the Exchequer abandoned plans for a welfare cut, but he promised to stick to overall financial goals.George Osborne, the chancellor of the Exchequer, abandoned a planned cut in welfare...
Cate Blanchett: Top of Her Game
With "Carol," the actress is back in the Oscar race, and with it comes the inevitable red carpet question: "Who are you wearing?"It was shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Cate Blanchett was 15 minutes late to breakfast."Oops," she said, wafting into...
Charles Cawley Dies at 75; His Company Introduced Affiliated Credit Cards
MBNA introduced affinity credit cards, which are tied to sports teams, universities and other organizations that inspire consumer loyalty.Charles M. Cawley, who founded MBNA Corporation in a supermarket basement, transformed the company into the world's...
China Official Denies Shift on Use of Prisoner Organs ; Transplant Chief Says His Remarks on Inmates' Donations Were Distorted
Dr. Huang Jiefu said his statements that prisoners were also citizens and therefore should be allowed to donate organs had been misconstrued.A top health official in China has denied that the country's new organ transplant system allows organs to be...
Company Formerly Known as Google Seeks to Blend Heft with Agility
The shape of the company that used to be called Google is starting to become more apparent. What is not so clear is whether a new kind of Google can operate more effectively than the old.The enduring struggle of life is figuring out how to maximize all the...
Detroit Contracts Alter Strategy ; Deal to End 2-Tier Wages Could Push Less-Profitable Production to Mexico
The deals represented a striking shift from years of cuts and stagnant wages and looked toward an end to automakers' two-tier wage system.When union contracts were finally ratified at Ford Motor and General Motors last week, a new era began in the American...
Devout but Not 'Radicalized'
India's inclusiveness and democracy have been cited as reasons that Indian Muslims remain moderate. But there is a simpler truth.As the Western world wonders how to deal with the seeming power of Islam to convert some of its followers into terrorists,...
Digging in for Dodd-Frank ; U.S. Treasury Secretary Fights Spending Bill That Weakens Financial Rules
Jacob J. Lew said he would recommend that the president veto a crucial spending bill if it contains provisions intended to chip away at regulation of banks.As an important deadline looms in Congress, the Obama administration has signaled that it would...
Douglass C. North, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Dies at 95
In a seven-decade teaching career, Mr. North became known for challenging traditional market-based methods of economic analysis.Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate whose work in applying economic theory to history offered a new understanding of how societies...
Einstein's Theory of Relativity Retains Its Pull ; Science World Celebrates 100 Years of an Idea That Changed Everything
The equation that describes fundamental workings of the universe is as compact and mysterious as a Viking rune.By the fall of 1915, Albert Einstein was a bit grumpy.And why not? Cheered on, to his disgust, by most of his Berlin colleagues, Germany had...
Emirates Deploy Colombians in Yemen ; Hundreds of Mercenaries Join Complex Proxy War, Highlighting Global Trend
The arrival in Yemen of 450 Latin American troops adds a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran.The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in...
Flier Says Warning Wasn't Given ; Account by Navigator Contradicts Turkish Assertions on Incident
His account contradicted that of Turkish officials who say the jet fighter entered its airspace as tensions escalated over the Syria crisis.The Russian navigator who parachuted out of a warplane shot down by Turkey said on Wednesday that there had been...
For Trump, History Is What He Says It Is ; Plaque at His Golf Course Cites Civil War Event That Doesn't Have Basis in Fact
Historians say a plaque installed by Donald Trump at a golf course on the Potomac River commemorates a Civil War event that never happened.When Donald J. Trump bought a golf club on Lowes Island here for $13 million in 2009, he poured millions more...
France's Ambassador 'Knows How to Throw an Elbow'
Gerard Araud is not afraid to speak his mind to support his country, even if that means standing up to Jeb Bush or Donald Trump.In the hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 dead, Gerard Araud, the French ambassador to the United States,...
Francis Starts African Tour with Great Expectations ; on First Trip to Continent, Pope Will Face a Church Wary of Calls for Inclusion
His schedule for a five-day trip is packed with meetings, red- carpet receptions and a Mass on Thursday for as many as one million people.Pope Francis is revered for his humility, but on Wednesday, minutes after arriving here on his first official trip...
Freeing Thanksgiving from My Family
I thought I wanted to celebrate the holiday on my own terms.It was a few hours before dawn, and the cartoon characters were in sad shape. There they lay, half inflated in the streets encircling New York City's Museum of Natural History: Snoopy and Hello...
Frustration Reached Boil as Turkey Downed Jet ; Anger with Russia Went beyond Issues Relating to the Bombing of Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had nuanced reasons to allow Turkish pilots to open fire, analysts say, including his irritation with Russia.Turkey and Russia promised on Wednesday not to go to war over the downing of a Russian fighter jet, leaving Turkey's...
Iran Hones Cyberattacks on U.S. after Nuclear Deal
American officials say cyberespionage is becoming a tool to obtain the influence that many in Iran hoped the nuclear program would give the country.Four months after a historic accord with Tehran to limit its atomic ambitions, American officials and...
Its Stars Talk about 'The Big Short' ; Comic Drama Looks at the Mess around the U.S. Mortgage Collapse
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Finn Wittrock discuss playing the Wall Street figures who anticipated the subprime mortgage collapse in the comedy-drama "The Big Short."Besides starring in "The Big Short" -- a new comic drama about the Wall Street outsiders...
Last Call: Final Earnings Fall Short at the Old Hewlett-Packard
Meg Whitman, who runs the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said that the split-off company was off to a strong start.Hewlett-Packard ended its life as one public company with a whimper.HP, considered the grandfather of Silicon Valley, began November as...
Letter from Saudi Arabia
Something is stirring in this society. This is not your grandfather's Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia is a country that is easier to write about from afar, where you can just tee off on the place as a source of the most austere, antipluralistic version of...
Many Errors Described in U.S. Airstrike on Hospital ; Intended Kunduz Target Was Actually Nearby Compound, Officials Say
Military officials briefed on the inquiry into the incident in Kunduz, Afghanistan, said the intended target was a nearby compound believed to be a Taliban base.The American airstrike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Afghan city...
Paris Plot Apparently Had One More Target ; 2 Killed in Raid Had Aimed to Bomb Business District, City Prosecutor Says
Two men who died in a police raid last week appear to have been planning an assault in La Defense, a business district west of Paris.Two men who took part in the Paris terrorist attacks, and who died in a police raid days later, appear to have been planning...
Regulating Refugee Flow Gains Urgency ; E.U. Screening Efforts Lag, Even as Paris Attacks Underscore a New Threat
Efforts to create centers to better process migrants heading to Europe have come into the spotlight after the terrorist attacks in Paris this month.On a recent day here on the Greek island of Lesbos, hundreds of asylum seekers squatted on ragged hillsides...
Regulations Bury Dream of a Do-Good Credit Union ; Effort to Create New Kind of Lending Institution Is Stymied by Bureaucracy
The development offers a glimpse into how regulators approach a new technology like Bitcoin, which most banks have refused to touch.Brewster Kahle did not need to start a bank.He made a fortune building start-ups and then used his money to build the...
Sentencing Bill in Peril over White-Collar Crimes
The Justice Department balks on the package because one of the bills, supported by Koch Industries, would make it harder to prosecute polluters and white-collar criminals.For more than a year, a rare coalition of liberal groups and libertarian-minded...
South Korea Says It's Trying to Halt Refugees' Return to North ; Government Seeks to Aid Group, Including a Baby, Thought to Be in China
The president's office said that her government was trying to secure the freedom of nine North Koreans, caught fleeing via Vietnam and now believed held by China.The office of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Wednesday that her government...
Storied Family-Run Bookstore Leaves an Imprint on Islamabad
Saeed Jan Qureshi built one of the world's biggest bookstores and earned a reputation as a source of literary advice. Now, the store's future is in his son's hands.After his father died, Ahmad Saeed took over the office on the ground floor of the family's...
Takata Is Said to Have Manipulated Data for Airbag Inflaters
The manipulation of data was said to have involved tests intended to demonstrate compliance with automakers' design specifications.As early as 2000, the Japanese auto supplier Takata manipulated test results on airbag inflaters, according to a person...
Tech Workers Get Older, and Firms Change Their Stance
Mark Zuckerberg's decision to take two months of parental leave is a sign of a shifting culture.Silicon Valley is beginning to admit it isn't just for young people anymore.The valley's un-family-friendly culture has long been almost a point of pride,...
Telltale Signs That Deal Makers Have Swallowed the Silly Pills
The prime example of silly deal making has to be Pfizer's $152 billion tie-up with Allergan for a tax benefit.Even in these grim times, deal makers have descended into silliness.Perhaps it is end-of-the-year exhaustion as we sputter toward the finish...
Terror Threat Puts Belgium in Harsh Light
As Brussels remains locked down for a fourth day, the failure to stop two brothers flagged as extremists has highlighted Belgium's perennial dysfunctions.A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Francoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district...
The Case against Woodrow Wilson
The honor that Princeton bestowed on an unrepentant racist decades ago should be rescinded.Student protesters at Princeton performed a valuable public service last week when they demanded that the administration acknowledge the toxic legacy of Woodrow...
The Gift of Reading
Books are fundamental engines of advancement. Let's get them in more children's hands.The list of what a child needs in order to flourish is short but nonnegotiable.Food. Shelter. Play. Love.Something else, too, and it's meted out in even less equal measure.Words....
The Power of American Mythmaking ; Documentary Examines What Has Been Lost in the Thanksgiving Story
Mixing dramatizations and interviews, Mr. Burns examines what's been lost in the Thanksgiving story in this episode of "American Experience: on PBS.First there was "Saints & Strangers," a pretty good dramatization of the Pilgrims' story on the National...
The Risks of Intervention in Syria
Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet added new uncertainty to an already complicated Syrian civil war.Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday is just the kind of volatile incident that has been feared since Moscow's military intervention...
Top Scientist on Obesity Plans to Leave Coca-Cola
The scientist helped orchestrate a campaign to encourage the public to focus on exercise and worry less about calories from food and beverages.Coca-Cola's top scientist is stepping down following revelations that the beverage giant initiated a strategy...
U.S. Growth Rate Revised Up ; Most of Improvement for 3rd Quarter Attributed to Inventory Restocking
Nearly all of the improvement stemmed from revised data on inventories, which showed businesses restocking shelves faster than first estimated.The American economy turned in a better performance last quarter than first thought, expanding at a 2.1 percent...
U.S. Player Settles into Leading Role in Montreal ; Captain of Canadiens Is Equally Good at Scoring Goals or Killing Penalties
Max Pacioretty, a native of Connecticut, is flourishing in Montreal as the captain of the Canadiens.Montreal's significant French influence spills over to its beloved Canadiens. Francophone coaches are considered essential, as the team's bench bosses...
Volkswagen Shows off Fix for Vehicles That Cheated ; Modifying Cars in Europe to Cost Fraction of Amount Carmaker Has Set Aside
The German carmaker also said that eight employees had been suspended over the installation of software that allowed vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it would be able to bring its diesel cars into line with European...
VW Subject of German Tax Inquiry ; Carmaker Will Be Liable If Owners Paid Lower Levies Based on False Data
Prosecutors say the automaker will be liable if owners received tax incentives based on false data about emissions.German prosecutors have opened another investigation into Volkswagen, this one focusing on whether the company broke local tax laws by...
With Fewer Golfers in U.S., Courses Are Undergoing Changes
Private and public courses are in transition, as golf has been roiled by changing tastes and economics.CORRECTION APPENDED Weeds, crabgrass and fallen palm fronds cover the wildly overgrown greens of what was once the Mizner Trail Golf Club,...
YouTube Kids App Faces New Food Ad Complaints
In complaints filed with federal officials, two prominent consumer advocacy groups argued that the ads were deceptive, particularly for children.Visit YouTube Kids and typically it will not be long before promotions for junk food appear. The advertisements...
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