quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES-After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of ‘The Darkness’

As Party Splits Over Trump, Republican States May Tilt

  • Donald J. Trump’s feud with his own party is tearing at the nation’s political map and could imperil Republican lawmakers in Congress.
  • Democrats are moving swiftly to exploit the rift, in hopes that a large victory margin for Hillary Clinton would lead to gains down the ballot.

Pentagon Confronts a New ISIS Threat: Exploding Drones

A surveillance drone captured from the Islamic State blew up during examination, killing two Kurdish fighters. “We should have been ready for this,” said a U.S. specialist on robotic weaponry.


Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Generation Adderall

Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants to get through school and start my career. Then I tried to get off them.

Review: A Hustler’s Luck Turns Cold

Jonathan Lethem’s latest novel, “A Gambler’s Anatomy,” is about a backgammon player who shuttles between casinos around the world. Dwight Garner reviews.


The Nuclear Keys

Nuclear launch officers count on the president to have sound judgment.


  • Iranian fans were urged not to cheer when the soccer team played Tuesday, out of respect for religious values on the eve of Ashura, Shiite Islam’s most solemn holiday.
  • Nepszabadsag, Hungary’s largest opposition paper, has halted publication after years of financial losses. Some also say political interference played a role.
  • Dozens of clown episodes have been reported across Britain, a mix of childish pranks and more serious menacing which have migrated from the United States.
  • After his debut in baseball’s Arizona Fall League,Tim Tebow tended to a fan who appeared to have a seizure while waiting for his autograph.
  • The virtual currency aimed at dethroning banks,Bitcoin may instead empower central banks that see promise in repurposing the currency’s technology.
  • TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to animal attractions like elephant rides and dolphin swims, a decision that could reshape how booking sites approach animal welfare.
  • Glenn Beck says he briefly considered voting for Hillary Clinton. The conservative media personality calls opposing Donald J. Trump the “moral, ethical choice” — even if it leads to Mrs. Clinton winning.
  • Colin Kaepernick, whose protests during the national anthem have focused attention on police brutality, will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday.
  • In a Supreme Court case, Samsung arguedthat it shouldn’t have to give up all its profit from the sale of phones that copy only part of the look of an Apple iPhone.
  • The World Health Organization urged countries to implement a tax on sugary drinks as part of the effort to fight obesity, which has more than doubled since 1980.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful,” but wouldn’t jail him for it.
  • A strike by Harvard cafeteria workers entered its seventh day, with no end in sight. Hundreds of workers and their supporters marched on campus Tuesday.
  • Want to go to Mars? In an essay on CNN’s website, President Obama renewed his call for American astronauts to visit the red planet, with help from private space companies.
  • The Vietnamese authorities arrested a blogger known as Mother Mushroom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh had challenged the government over a dump of toxic chemicals.
  • It’s not too late to register to vote, but time is running out in some places. Twelve states have deadlines today. Here’s a list of the remaining dates, state by state.
  • The San Francisco Giants avoided elimination in the N.L.D.S. with a 6-5 marathon victory over the Chicago Cubs, as Joe Panik doubled in the winning run in the 13th inning.
  • China’s name-and-shame effort to curb boorish tourists has been dismissed by some as a “paper tiger.” Brawling and cultural vandalism prompted the blacklist.
  • A research consortium plans to build and launch a telescope the size of a small washing machinein hopes of finding an Earthlike planet in a neighboring star system.
  • Banks look at borrowers’ credit histories, tax forms and other financial information to determine if they will get paid back. In China, lenders also look at their bathrooms.
  • Coining pennies is a money-losing proposition, and people don’t really need them. A reader asked why the United States still makes them, and a Times reporter sought answers.
  • Voter registration deadlines loom in many states for those who plan to cast a ballot on Nov. 8, Election Day. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown.
  • Tiger Woods has postponed his return to competitive golf, saying he “wasn’t ready to compete” in this week’s Safeway Open.
  • A study found that human-caused climate change is responsible for more than half of the dryness of forests in the western U.S. and the increased length of the fire season.
  • “A Seat at the Table,” the latest album by Solange, edged out Bon Iver’s long-awaited “22, a Million” on the Billboard chart, sending Solange to No. 1 for the first time.
  • From women who tweeted about assault to athletes who disputed “locker room talk,”social media convulsed after comments by Donald Trump before and during the debate.
  • A team of researchers is scouring the wilds of Alaska for Bombus polaris, a bee that has adapted to the cold and that can teach them about the effects of climate change.
  • “The Birth of a Nation” flopped at the box office on its opening weekend, seemingly unable to push past controversy surrounding its director and star, Nate Parker. He was accused and acquitted of rape in 1999.
  • Couples who wanted to get married over the weekend saw Hurricane Matthew blow away all their wedding plans.
  • The trail to Lisa S. Coico’s resignation as president of the City College of New York was laid with organic maple-glazed nuts and aTimes investigation into “iffy” expenses.
  • Rest stops on major Japanese highways are fitted with five times as many stalls for women, and monitors showing vacant stalls. The aim is to mimimize delays.


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