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The Appraisal: On Long Island, Tiny Plots at Montauk Shores Selling for Close to $1 Million

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:32
Tiny plots on the East End of Long Island, sold mostly to blue-collar workers for $10,000 each in the 1970s, are being bought up by lawyers and socialites, at prices closer to $1 million.

Sports of The Times: U.S. Open 2014: Venus Williams Stays Serious Amid the Comical

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:11
For Venus Williams, there’s not much joking on the court these days. And even as the U.S. Open crowd broke out in giggles when a bee disturbed her match, Williams stood stonefaced waiting to return a serve.

Election Panel Enacts Policies by Not Acting

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:51
Deadlocked votes by the Federal Election Commission have created a rapidly expanding universe of unofficial law, particularly on financial disclosure and investigations.

Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:37
The flights approved by President Obama would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against Sunni militants, which are already taking place in Iraq.

Syria Declares Its Readiness in Backing Efforts to Fight Jihadists

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:34
The announcement appeared to be a preliminary attempt to rehabilitate the government’s international standing, which has been condemned for its brutal tactics in the country’s civil war.

Andy Murray Overcomes Cramping at U.S. Open to Win His First Match

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:33
Andy Murray, a former United States Open champion, managed to get past Robin Haase, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5.

In India, an App for Chats and for Keeping Secrets

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:21
The Hike instant messaging system lets users filter information to cloak aspects of their social lives from their parents.

Louis Freeh, Ex-Head of F.B.I., Hurt in Vermont Car Crash

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:16
Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery after the one-car crash in Barnard, Vt.

John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:13
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”

2 Are Held in Death of Mary E. Whitaker, New York Violinist

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:06
A robbery in western New York last week turned bloody, the authorities said, resulting in a woman’s death, and the arrests of two men.

Amid Mourning for Michael Brown, Call for Change

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:04
Speakers at the teenager’s funeral service, addressing an overflowing crowd, exhorted mourners to work for justice, not just for Mr. Brown, but for others.






What’s Twitch? Gamers Know, and Amazon Is Spending $1 Billion on It

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:04
Twitch, a hugely popular streaming video service, has helped turn gaming into a spectator event as much as a participatory activity.






Warsaw Journal: Poland Embraces Football That Has a Rougher Side

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:03
The most popular Polish sports — like volleyball — tend to avoid physical contact, but the Warsaw Eagles are cultivating a crowd that enjoys the rougher stuff.

Ex-Diplomat for the Vatican Could Be Tried

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:53
The former ambassador to the Dominican Republic is accused of paying boys there to engage in sexual acts, and his diplomatic immunity has been revoked.

No Link Found for Deaths and Veterans’ Care Delays

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:51
A federal investigation has been unable to substantiate allegations that 40 veterans may have died because of delays in care at the veterans’ medical center in Phoenix.

First Session at U.S. Open Presents Challenges for Seeded Players

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:47
Andy Murray survived severe cramping to win, Simona Halep needed three sets to advance and Venus Williams overcame errors and a pesky bee, but No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny was upset by Nick Kyrgios.






Virginia Ex-Governor Was Immersed in Trading Favors, Prosecutors Say

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:46
Prosecutors took aim at the defense’s claim that Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia, knew little about the lavish gifts from a supporter.






U.S. Says It Told Qatar Not to Pay a Ransom

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:44
The Obama administration has insisted that it told the government of Qatar not to pay a ransom for the release of the captured journalist Peter Theo Curtis.