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Housing Agency Squandered Chances for $692 Million in Federal Money, Audit Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:40
The city public housing authority squandered opportunities to obtain the money by failing to follow up on its own plans to increase revenue, an audit found.






Board Backs Casinos in the Catskills, Near Albany and in Central New York

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58
One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature initiatives took a major step forward, when a state board recommended the approval of resort casinos that are expected to provide thousands of jobs and new tax revenues.






DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:48
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






Colombian Rebels Call Unilateral Truce

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:39
Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday that it was about to begin an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire, in a challenge to the government to halt hostilities while the two sides continued negotiations toward an end to 50 years of war.

As Havana Celebrates Historic Shift, Economic and Political Hopes Rise

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:25
The sweeping changes President Obama outlined will have a profound impact on Cuba — where isolation by the United States has fundamentally shaped the island’s economy, its politics and even its national identity.

In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:17
In a city with more Cubans than anywhere but Cuba, what some see as wrongheaded others see as overdue.






U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:10
Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.






U.S. to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Last Trace of Cold War Hostility

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:02
The U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, officials said.






Citing Health Risks, Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:55
The governor’s administration concluded that hydraulic fracturing, which was heavily promoted as a source of economic revival for depressed communities, could contaminate the state’s air and water.






Nonemployed: A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:51
Sweden, Denmark and Norway may have a lesson for the United States. Their welfare benefits make it easier for people to work.






Sony Pictures Cancels Holiday Release of ‘The Interview’ After Threats

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:48
Multiplex chains that control more than 19,200 screens in North America decided not to release the film, ending any prospect of a serious theatrical release.






Horror Paralyzes Pakistan After a Methodical Slaughter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:40
With flags at half-staff and businesses shuttered, Pakistanis seemed to be trapped between grief, anger and frustration, for once overcoming their divisions to unite in pain.

South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:37
A judge ruled that the murder conviction of George J. Stinney Jr., who was 14, was a “great and fundamental injustice.”

Fed Says It Will Be ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Timing

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:22
The Fed indicated it remained on course to start raising short-term rates next year, but was no longer saying it would wait a “considerable time.”






Opening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:08
The vision of an active relationship between Cuba and Major League Baseball became a little more real after President Obama’s announcement that he planned to restore full diplomatic relations with the island nation.

Well: How Exercise Changes Our DNA

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:30
Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.






Lens Blog: Surviving Rape in the Military

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:19
The disturbing statistics on military rape — and the fleeting attention of the public — led Mary F. Calvert to document the stories of those who survived assaults.






U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:06
American intelligence officials have concluded that the government of Kim Jong-un was “centrally involved” in the attacks on the film company’s computers.






U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:06
American intelligence officials have concluded that the government of Kim Jong-un was “centrally involved” in the attacks on the film company’s computers.






Ex-Captain at Rikers Is Found Guilty of Civil Rights Violation in Inmate’s Death

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:02
Terrence Pendergrass could serve up to 10 years in prison for refusing to seek medical help for a Rikers Island inmate who cried out after swallowing a toxic soap ball.