While traditional EKG machine uses 12 leads, the Apple Watch works as a single-lead EKG, which research shows is just as effective at measuring the heart's electrical signals as a 12-lead machine. Seven months ago, Michael Dickerson worked the morning shift at the McDonald’s in Far Rockaway, Queens. He stocked the freezers with hamburgers, fixed frying machines and did whatever was needed.
“This is a test of the Fed’s independence,” Mr. Van Hollen said in an interview. “It would be gross negligence if they weren’t investigating.” The surnames of three important figures who worked to advance CIVIL RIGHTS (the revealer at 57A) are the last words in the theme phrases. For example, the answer to the clue “Regal” is FIT FOR A KING, with KING indicating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a simple theme, just right for a day of meditation on how we can do better.
Schedule a TripSome things got harder. Photographs of her great-granddaughter abounded, but only in people’s cellphones, “so what does it do for me?” she said. The house at the shore was advertised as accessible for people with disabilities, but there was no grab bar in the shower, and the high-end mattress in her bedroom was too high for her to climb onto. With his comments, Mr. Cuomo, who has insisted that he does not actually control the authority, has put pressure on the M.T.A.’s leaders to more quickly overhaul the system. The issue, though, is whether being so publicly blunt about the agency, as Mr. Cuomo has been twice this month, is the most effective way to turn things around there.
NANTUCKET, Mass. — A judge said on Monday that a sexual assault case against the actor Kevin Spacey could be dismissed after the young man who accused Mr. Spacey of fondling him invoked the Fifth Amendment during a hearing over his missing phone. “What will the Arctic look like in 10 more years?” Leonardo DiCaprio wrote on Instagram alongside photos of melting ice caps from 100 years ago and today. Manish Bapna, executive vice president of the World Resources Institute, a think tank in Washington, tweeted side-by-side global temperature maps from the 19th and 21st centuries, calling climate change “the biggest #10YearChallenge.”
Schedule a TripThe attack, in which the Taliban were reported to have killed 16 soldiers and taken 40 prisoner, took place in northwestern Badghis Province, close to the country’s western border with Turkmenistan. It came as Taliban negotiators entered a third week of talks with American diplomats in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar. He also loves living on the first floor. “The building is a walk-up, but I don’t have to walk up, so it’s like living in a luxury building,” he said.
what is Y2K? = how does cryptocurrency works? “In Austria, France or Germany, they don’t have Catalonia and suffer the presence of the far right,” Mr. Sánchez said in an interview with Telecinco, a Spanish television channel.
Schedule a TripSecond, female athletes have suffered decades — centuries, really — of discrimination. Until the 1970s, high schools and colleges fielded few female teams, and those teams received far fewer resources. Girls who wanted to play sports were often told — by their parents, teachers and friends — that it wasn’t their place to do so. And while this discrimination has receded, it certainly has not disappeared. Davis, 25, has hit .194 in 66 games with the Astros over the last two seasons. But he led the Pacific Coast League in hitting last season, at .342, and started at third base, first base and left field for the Astros.
“I put in one of those wire shelves that you buy at Home Depot. I affixed it to the cage in the back so we don’t squish all of our records. Whenever we’re loading up the van at the end of night, that gets the most comments. ‘Oh, you’ve got a shelf in there.’” Mike Abbate, bass player 1% below list price
Schedule a TripAs Nick describes, a new experiment in Seattle has shown a fascinating way to improve the nation’s housing policy. When the local government in Seattle created a (low-cost!) program to advise lower-income families about their options for using housing vouchers, more families began moving to neighborhoods where data suggests their children would have a better chance of escaping poverty. Much of the previous research on Greenland’s ice has dealt with the southeast and northeast parts of the island, where large chunks of glacial ice calve into the sea. The new paper focuses on the ice-covered stretches of southwest Greenland, which has few large glaciers and was not generally considered as important a source of ice loss.
Not everyone agreed with the portrayal of an abusive marriage. One court-appointed lawyer testified that Mr. Max “stated several times, without prompting, how much he loved his wife” and that removing him from their home could be “highly detrimental” to Mr. Max’s mental well-being. Ultimately, a judge ordered Mr. Max to be returned to his wife’s care at their Riverside Drive home, appointing a guardian to oversee both his business and personal matters. Mr. Max continued to travel to the studio above Shun Lee and sign works of art, even as his condition steadily worsened. The Gates Foundation’s experience highlights the challenges of devising effective family policies, especially in the U.S. — the only industrialized country not to offer paid leave.
Schedule a TripAutonomous car startups like Udelv hope to use the low-latency connectivity like 5G to enable remote safety drivers to monitor and control their electric delivery trucks during the testing phase. ____________________
The organization’s declarations, when they come, will not carry the force of law. But its recommendations have a track record of setting standards in many countries, including guidelines, going back to 1980, that called on nations to enact legislation to protect privacy and defined personal data as any information that can be used to identify an individual.
Schedule a TripThe city’s Brutalist buildings, in contrast, are widely considered eyesores by the general public. On Friday, Geoffrey A. Graber, a D.N.C. lawyer, said the committee expected defendants named in the case to file another motion for dismissal soon.
Qatar now exports more liquefied natural gas than any other country, and a boom in global demand has made it and its some 300,000 citizens very, very rich. Additional reporting by C. J. Hughes.
Schedule a TripHABERMAN: I told Sarah specifically what we were writing and she — • The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the Belgian government formed a partnership to create a trade hub to help small and medium-size companies in the country sell products abroad. (CNBC)
The way Kawhi Leonard has rebounded in Toronto this season, after losing almost all of the 2017-18 campaign to injury in San Antonio, has only amplified such notions. “How we approach and treat chronic pain often feels counterintuitive at the beginning of the journey,” said Dr. Coakley. Parents may feel that focusing on pain management means that the medical system has stopped looking for the underlying problem, she said, but in fact, “the vast majority of the kids we treat in this multidisciplinary approach get better — this is actually the treatment for the problem.”
Schedule a TripCarla Gugino nearly always deserves better than the material she gets (or chooses). That may turn out to be true of this series created by her life partner, Sebastian Gutierrez, with whom she’s made six movies in the last 12 years. But the chance to see her in the lead of a noirish crime drama — the first one she’s done on TV since the underrated “Karen Sisco” in 2004 — is intriguing nonetheless. She plays a master thief just out of jail and focused on her young daughter, and Giancarlo Esposito is the crime boss trying to pull her back in. (June 14, Cinemax) Dusan Makavejev, a Serbian director whose movies, full of politics, sex and metaphor, were hailed on the film festival circuit in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s but also sometimes reviled, died on Jan. 25 in Belgrade, Serbia. He was 86.
Today only, and while supplies last, Meh has the Cutting Edge Products Mozzie Hoverboard for 4, plus for shipping. This feature-packed two-wheeler (which does not, alas, hover) sold for 9 when it hit the market just a few months ago. Mr. Birdsong’s three marriages ended in divorce. He lived in Victorville, Calif.
Schedule a TripHere in Iowa, the grandest celebration of the date is an event called Yankee Doodle Pops. The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra is the star of a concert on the expansive front lawn of our state capitol. A six-figure crowd assembles for a collective picnic backed by a live soundtrack of cannonade. This kind of sensor, known as an accelerometer, can measure changes in the pull of gravity. On Earth, geologists use variations in gravity to probe for underground features such as earthquake faults and ore deposits. “Wouldn’t it be wild if we had something like that on Mars?” said Dr. Lewis, the lead author of the Science paper.
“All of the European countries, especially those with most of the foreign fighters, have desperately been looking for the past year for a way to deal with them without bringing them back,” said Rik Coolsaet, an expert on radicalization at the Egmont Institute, a Brussels-based research group. “But now, European nations are being forced to consider repatriation since Turkey is going to put people on the plane.” Mr. Trump has long denied any collusion with Russia, and in December several defendants named in the D.N.C.’s lawsuit argued that it should be dismissed because the committee was using it to try to “explain away” the Democratic “candidate’s defeat in the 2016 presidential campaign.”
Schedule a TripA man who scaled the heights of luxury only to later become its cautionary tale: the first brand that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton started from scratch, and the first it sold, starting a downward trend that ultimately resulted in Mr. Lacroix losing the rights to his name, saying goodbye to the runway in 2009, and starting a new career as a theatrical designer. The name change of this newsletter doesn’t require any changes by you. It will continue to arrive in your inbox five days a week, with my thoughts on the news and reading suggestions from around the web — as well as links to all Times Opinion pieces published that day.
The historically large field has left even the candidates unclear about how many Democrats will have a plausible claim to continue on to New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Consumer demand in China for expensive iPhones has slowed, particularly with the rise of cheaper, local alternatives. The company is also uniquely vulnerable to tariffs against China, where most of its products are assembled. Above, today at the New York Stock Exchange.
Schedule a TripMany competitors, including Google, also certify their phones with an IP rating for water resistance. He warned that international students should guard against universities that do not hold regular classes or that offer a work permit immediately. “That’s a red flag,” he said.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amélie Mauresmo as coach. Starting this month, hospitals must publicly reveal the contents of their master price lists — called “chargemasters” — online. These are the prices that most patients never notice because their insurers negotiate them down or they appear buried as line items on hospital bills. What has long been shrouded in darkness is now being thrown into the light.
Schedule a Trip"Making a sequel is not easy," says Colin Trevorrow -- and he should know. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying property in Colombia. While real estate transactions are handled by a notary, most buyers from abroad typically hire their own legal representation, Mr. Beales said.
• President Trump announced on Sunday that Dan Coats would step down as the director of national intelligence. The two were often at odds over Russia, North Korea and the president’s own attacks on the intelligence community. (Here’s a look at the turnover in the Trump administration.) The F.A.A.’s announcement came after unions representing aviation safety inspectors and air traffic controllers raised concerns that the lengthy shutdown was eroding the safety of the United States’ air travel system.