sexta-feira, 7 de outubro de 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES-ALERT URGENT-U.S. Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

Florida Braces as Hurricane Approaches Atlantic Coast

  • Hurricane Matthew weakened early Friday, becoming a Category 3 storm. But officials said it remained “extremely dangerous.”
  • President Obama declared a state of emergency in three states, including Florida, where a major hurricane has not made landfall since 2005.
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Residents in high-risk coastal areas were ordered to leave as the hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, neared.


Europe May Finally End Its Painful Affinity for Austerity

After years of failing to generate economic growth by cutting government spending, economic policy makers in Europe are reassessing austerity in hopes of improving the lot of ordinary people suffering joblessness and diminished wealth.

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  • third piece of debris that washed up on Mauritius in May was confirmed to be from themissing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Australian government said.
    Modern technology is being used to reproduce artifacts in Iraq and Syria that were destroyed by ISIS. The results are on display at the Colosseum in Rome.
  • Theresa May’s rise to leadership in Britain mayillustrate the “glass cliff” theory, that women are often placed in positions of power when the situation is dire.
  • After growing protests, Poland retreated from a proposed law that would have made virtually all abortions illegal.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio called The New York Post a “right-wing rag” at a news conference Thursday, and pointedly ignored the tabloid’s City Hall bureau chief.
  • Some Asian-American M.M.A. fighters, like Brandon Vera, have found great success and huge fan bases waiting for them when they returned to compete in their ancestral homelands.
    “Doomocracy” is a satirical haunted house created by the artist Pedro Reyes in Brooklyn and inspired by systems that seem beyond our control: Big Pharma, law enforcement and financial executives.
  • The story of a man who posted social media images of his injuries after a gruesome attack by a bear in Montana offers lessons in hope, survival and makeshift first aid.
  • The candy company Mars said that it would take full control of Wrigley, buying out the minority stake held by Warren E. Buffett.
  • When a mother said a song by the rapper Vince Staples was “filth,” he did something unexpected for an artist facing criticism: He defended her right to her own opinion.
  • The world’s oldest man is now, well, a man.Yisrael Kristal, 113 and an Auschwitz survivor, celebrated his bar mitzvah 100 years after it was postponed by World War I.
  • The election is raising tensions among Fox News anchors. Megyn Kelly said that Donald Trump was limiting himself to safe interviewers like Sean Hannity, who then accused Ms. Kelly of supporting Hillary Clinton.
  • Two Pulitzer winners and a debut author are among the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards, to be announced Nov. 16.
  • Steven Woolfe, a member of the European Parliament from the U.K. Independence Party, was hospitalized in serious condition after an “altercation” at a meeting of fellow lawmakers.
  • A Dutch tourist was sentenced to three months of hard labor in Myanmar for unplugging an amplifier broadcasting Buddhist chants that he said were disrupting his sleep.
    A Fox News reporter expressed “regret” for interviews in New York’s Chinatown that were criticized as a “new low” in stereotyping. But activists and officials staged a protestin front of Fox headquarters Thursday.
  • Theranos, the embattled blood-testing company run by Elizabeth Holmes, is closing its laboratory operations and laying off about 40 percent of its work force.
  • Nine Australians who stripped down to briefsat the Grand Prix in Malaysia were freed by a judge after they apologized and pleaded guilty to a public nuisance charge.
  • Maria Sharapova, whose two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months, criticized the leaders of tennis for their handling of her case.
  • Marc Benioff, the founder and chief executive of, addressed talk that his company is interested in bidding for Twitter.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, speaking at the Conservative Party’s convention, vowed torein in abuses by big business.
    Fashion Week’s final, frantic leg in Paris was punctuated by feathers, drunken restaurant takeovers and Kim Kardashian getting robbed.
  • Women at a Beijing seminar on early child separation all had their own separation stories, suggesting that despite China’s loyalty to boarding school culture, the toll it takes is known.
  • In an interview, Ava DuVernay, whose documentary “13th” is about race and mass incarceration, explained how prisoners are enslaved while those at the top profit.
  • Scientists have long thought that European eels synchronize their journeys to breed in the Sargasso Sea. But a study suggests that some move at their own pace.
  • Traffic deaths rose by more than 10 percent in the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015. But officials say it’s too soon to link the increase to any factors.
  • How much is it worth to hold your newborn in the hospital? In Utah, a couple received a bill that listed $39.35 for “skin to skin” contact. But the hospital had an explanation.
    Panti Bliss, the drag queen who played an influential role in the vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland, is the subject of a documentary and a memoir. “It’s pretty wild how queer Ireland has become,” her alter ego says.
  • Joseph W. Polisi, whose sweeping changes at the Juilliard School helped it adapt to shifts in culture and education over three decades, will step down as president in 2018.
  • An Islamic State magazine published an account of a fatal siege in Bangladesh. The story was written by a militant who is himself now dead, killed in a police raid.


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