The meteorologists said they could not definitively link the extreme heat to climate change until a full study had been carried out, but Mr. Madge said: “We would expect temperatures in winter to be influenced by global warming and for temperatures to be warmer on average.” What to do
In 2009, Mr. Visoski said in a deposition that the passenger list often included prominent politicians, academics and Hollywood celebrities. Among them, he recalled, were the actor Kevin Spacey and the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. (Prosecutors have not accused either of them of wrongdoing.) The listing for the properties — four five-acre parcels of desert scrub near Pioneertown, Calif. — landed in Dave McAdam’s inbox one morning before dawn. By 10 a.m., he was in contract to buy all the lots, sight unseen, for 0,000. One of the parcels had been planted with a cabin, a low-slung, concrete-block one-bedroom structure clad in swirly patterned pink stone. At 1,000 square feet, it was just right, Mr. McAdam said, for a single man.
Schedule a TripLyndon B. Johnson famously warred with his Fed chair, William McChesney Martin Jr. By some accounts, he pushed Mr. Martin against a wall at his Texas ranch and dressed him down over monetary policy at one contentious meeting in 1965. That’s not what happened, for reasons that Chang and others saw coming long ago. Rapid growth is easy when labor and capital are plentiful and cheap. But most developing countries fall into what’s called the middle-income trap, when they no longer have the cost advantages of poor countries but haven’t yet acquired the legal, educational, or technological advantages of rich ones.
Google unveiled Duplex in May at its Google I/O conference, wowing people with its realistically human voice and speech mannerisms in demonstrations of making a hair appointment and reserving a table at a restaurant. But this early progress in passing the Turing test -- proving artificial intelligence by convincing humans that they could be talking to fellow Homo sapiens, not a computer -- came with worrisome complications, too. That's why the company later added a disclosure so humans know they're talking to Google Duplex, not a person. This month Ms. Peoples Wagner, 29, is celebrating her first anniversary as the youngest editor in chief of a Condé Nast magazine. She is also the company’s third black editor at the top of an American title.
Schedule a TripFew tasks in American soldiers’ lives are judged as deeply as their performance on the Army’s required semiannual physical-fitness test: Push-ups, situps and a timed two-mile run are used to gauge physical readiness and also, supposedly, readiness for combat. But that long-predictable standard will soon change — radically. By October 2020, all soldiers will instead take the new Army combat-fitness test — a six-event exam that includes heavy deadlifting, a backward medicine-ball toss and dragging a 90-pound sled. Mean SAT scores for John Jay High’s 2018 graduating class were 625 in evidence-based reading and writing and 621 in math; statewide means were 534 and 534.
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The first draft of his ghostwritten prison memoir, in his cell. Totally fine if it’s in bullet point form. There is a story he likes to tell audiences about his grandfather, William Comey, a former leader of the Yonkers Police Department whose picture hangs in Mr. Comey’s private work space. During Prohibition, the elder Mr. Comey caught wind of a bootlegging scheme to funnel beer through fire hoses between Yonkers and the Bronx.
Schedule a TripMeanwhile, China has ordered the United States not to interfere with the ongoing protests, after Congress unanimously passed a bill intended to back the protesters in Hong Kong and reexamine support for the city's government. To the Editor:
It seems that older women, long invisible or shunted aside, are experiencing an unfamiliar sensation: power. One of the inmates said he was hesitant at first to speak to a reporter during a visit because a guard had peppered him with questions and warned him “to be careful.”
Schedule a TripToday’s DealBook Briefing was written by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Michael J. de la Merced, Lindsey Underwood and Stephen Grocer. Art is often seen as a platform for free expression, although a litany of unwritten rules apply — and this is particularly true in painting. Greg Parma Smith sets out to break a few of these restrictions, and he accomplishes this task in “Love’s Dimension” at David Lewis.
For anyone who's never been to the Statue of Liberty in person, the new Statue of Liberty app could be the perfect augmented reality virtual ticket. Or, if you're planning to visit the new Statue of Liberty Museum, it'll double as an immersive-audio tour guide. Your parents were trained in medicine. Did you think you would go into that field as well?
Schedule a Trip“Of all the people I met, of whom there were many, and many interesting people, she was the most different in person than my image of her,” Moser said, referring to Leibovitz. “I was really surprised by her. She is someone who travels with an entourage — assistants, lawyers, accountants,” and she was “concerned about rumors that had been circulating that she had taken advantage of Sontag financially, and wanted to set the record straight.” Even so, he said, Leibovitz was ultimately very candid with him. “You realize that she just loved Susan, and I mean, you really feel it when you’re with her.” “The women are eager to finally have the ban fall, so much so that a number of them will show up to purchase tickets at the gate and they will show up to protest,” Worden said in a telephone interview. “That creates a really unacceptable situation, an unacceptable risk.”
One flaw, Spectre, would let attackers trick the processor into starting the speculative execution process. Then attackers could read the secret data the chip makes available as it tries to guess what function the computer will carry out next. Her son and daughter had been in foster care for about four years while Ms. Harrison was living in shelters. By the time they came home, they were showing signs of troubling behavior — intense temper tantrums, leaving her side in public places — that took Ms. Harrison by surprise.
Schedule a TripAlmost 1,000 other products are things you eat or drink. They include vegetables like cabbage, kale, carrots and beets, along with hundreds of types of fish, though industry lobbying removed some Alaskan-caught fish that are exported to China for processing and then reimported to the United States. Other products for your pantry include: What writers are especially good on the world of acting and performance?
Hollingsworth reported from Kansas City, Missouri. Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed to this report. A 600-foot-long monster called REV that emerged from a Romanian shipyard in August took that trend even further: Its Norwegian owner had it designed to double as a marine research vessel capable of supporting 60 scientists. The world’s largest yacht, REV (short for Research Expedition Vessel) can sail around the world without refueling.
Schedule a Trip"At some point in the next years it will become increasingly clear that those expectations are unrealistic because technologies are not quite able to perform in the real world, wider infrastructures need to change, insufficient capital is available, legislation proves much more difficult to change than previously anticipated, and there is actually very little demand for the new technology." “The heart is like a mirror,” Mr. Wujodi said. “If it is cleansed of the dust and fog, whichever way or object you aim it at the reflection of it would be reflected in the mirror.”
What book should nobody read until the age of 40? “Frankly, I am just as shocked to learn that these dead migrants were Chinese nationals,” Dr. Zhang said in an email on Friday. “I thought the snakeheads would have learned by now, from the Dover incident in 2000, not to use the lorries to transport human beings.”
Schedule a TripIt's a dangerous combination. People want to capture video of extraordinary experiences to share online. They also get a false sense of security when the calm eye of a hurricane passes through. But it won't stay that way for long. The comments enraged some of the president’s staunchest allies, who had already targeted Mr. McAleenan for resisting nationwide deportation raids this year against migrant families.
As a science reporter for The Times, I have written often about dogs, and their evolution, intelligence and behavior. I was in India reporting on dogs and rabies and trying to learn about the interspecies relationship in a country where an estimated 20,000 people die each year from rabies after they are bitten by infected dogs. That’s a large portion of the estimated 59,000 deaths worldwide. Mr. Sanford, 60, described today’s Lambertville in the most complimentary way, as a “Disneyesque town completely populated by Dickens characters.” More than once, he has noticed residents carrying bags around to scoop up litter on their afternoon strolls. The city, he said, is a haven for boaters who paddle on the river, and has “the world’s coolest Elks lodge.”
Schedule a TripWhen it was rumored that BMW would be moving to an annual subscription for Apple CarPlay, we called it "next-level gouging." It's not a move anyone really appreciates, but now, an unforeseen connection between various services reportedly left some BMW owners without CarPlay for a spell, which is even more frustrating. “The Actor and the Target,” by Declan Donnellan, is a book I turn to again and again. Quite heady but so many ideas to hold on to and examine.
How the ‘Follow a Columnist’ Assignment Works Even more important, the apartment didn’t need a jot of work.
Schedule a TripNorth Korea: The country said the U.S. had proposed resuming talks about denuclearization in December, but warned that Pyongyang was not interested until the Trump administration meets its terms. A top North Korean official called it “a trick to earn time.” (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)
Comments on editorials may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (212) 556-3622. So the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (the British royal couple known more colloquially as William and Kate) have come to the end of their Pakistan tour, the first royal visit in 13 years. It has been, by all accounts, a highly successful five days of outreach. They met with Prime Minister Imran Khan! And schoolchildren! Played cricket! Saw many sights!
Schedule a TripBut a price tag means Apple is serious about making streaming a real business. (Perhaps the enticement of a year’s worth of free access with the purchase of a new device shows that Apple wants it both ways.) The Justice Department last year charged Ms. Butina with acting as a foreign agent without registering with the department, as is required by law — a charge Russia at the time called “fabricated.” Prosecutors said she, along with a senior Russian official, Alexander Torshin, worked for the Russian government to influence American politics.
The Chinese invested in mills to saw raw logs into lumber, but not in a side of the business that used to be a pillar of the local economy: processing wood scraps and sawdust into particleboard, insulation and other products. The two had been working on “Die Frau” since before World War I began. On July 25, 1914, a month after the archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo and a week before the outbreak of World War I, Hofmannsthal was already obsessed with his mythological empress: “She has not a great deal to say and yet is the most important figure in the opera.” He imagined that “a light of spirituality radiates from her, and each stage on her road to humanity is marked, as it were, by flaming beacons.” He already had the color palette for her opening scene set: “As soon as the empress has decided to descend to the world of the humans, day breaks.” The sky is “green, then pale violet, till it reaches the most intense fiery red of sunrise.”