domingo, 3 de setembro de 2017


North Korea Says It Tested Hydrogen Bomb Meant for ICBM

  • The country carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, but it was unclear whether the North’s claim of a hydrogen bomb was true.
  • It was the first test by North Korea to clearly surpass the destructive power of the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Japan in World War II.

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  • A pile of shoes remained at a Kabul mosque after a suicide attack last month that killed dozens, the blood-flecked flats and bent bows a haunting reminder of the bombing’s toll.
  • A blind college football player who competes for fourth-ranked University of Southern California snapped the ball for the team’s final extra point in its season-opening victory.
  • Jim Bridenstine, a former Navy pilot in his third term in Congress, will be nominated by President Trump to serve as NASA’s next administrator.
  • The chief justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court has become a national hero after his court invalidated the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • A video of a police officer knocking down a woman and childin Shanghai has renewed a debate over how force is used against irate residents.
  • Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha. The Feast of Sacrifice, or “big Eid,” is one of the two major religious festivals of Islam.
  • L’Oréal has dropped a transgender model from an ad campaign, citing comments she made about “the racial violence of white people” after the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Prosecco offers a triple whammy of carbonation, sweetness and alcohol, which can put your teeth at risk.
    Prof. Damien Walmsley of the British Dental Association. The sparkling wine is causing disharmony between British dentists and Italian vintners.
  • Serena Williams gave birth to a girl on FridayThe tennis star has not played a match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open on Jan. 28.
  • Election hacking efforts went beyond Russian assaults on systems in 21 states, The Times has found. But state and federal agencies have conducted few inquiries.
  • From the moment it started, Juicero stood out as a symbol of Silicon Valley’s insular excess. Now the start-up, which sells $700 juicers, has announced that it is shutting down.
  • A video of a Salt Lake City police officer putting a nurse in handcuffs after she refused to draw a patient’s blood led the city’s mayor and police to apologize.
  • Times journalists were allowed to visit a newly captured part of Marawi, the Philippine city contested by both President Rodrigo Duterte and militants who claim loyalty to ISIS.
  • Kenya’s Supreme Court threw out last month’s re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta,calling the result “null and void” and ordering a new vote.
  • The head of the New America Foundation, a Google-funded think tank, has promised staff a “deep internal discussion” about its donors’ influence.
  • As people begin to plot a path forward from Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, we collected some of the best coverage from The Times and around the internet.
  • Hurricane Irma is looming in the Atlantic, just one week after Harvey made landfall in Texas. But experts say it is too early to predict where — or whether — it will come ashore.
  • Shelley Berman, whose brittle persona and anxiety-ridden observations redefined stand-up comedy in the 1950s and early ’60s, is dead at 92.
  • At least 46 women and children members of the Rohingya ethnic minority were killed when their boats fleeing Myanmar capsized and sank in the Bay of Bengal.
  • American officials expect the Islamic State to make its last stand in Euphrates River Valley towns. But coalition forces won’t attack for months as they strategize for a tough fight.
  • Despite being a tool to fight climate change, nuclear power has lost favor in America. But not in Georgia, which seeks approval for two huge new reactors at a cost of $19 billion.
  • A few dozen fisherman in Myanmar still know how to cooperate with dolphins that herd fish toward their net. But modernization is chipping away at that relationship.
  • On the anniversary of Diana’s death, The Times’s Stephen Farrell went on Facebook to recount being at the Paris hospital when Prince Charles took her body home.
    via Facebook
  • A planned film adaptation of “Lord of the Flies” will have a provocative twist: This time, the island will be full of girls. The idea was not received well on social media.
  • A Georgia police officer tried to convince a white woman she had nothing to fear during a traffic stop: “Remember, we only kill black people.” His remarks were captured on video.
  • Pumpkin-flavored products inspired by fall areturning up earlier each year, arriving in July and August as a harbinger of a season that doesn’t officially begin until late September.
  • Casualties from cluster bombs, internationally outlawed weapons that kill indiscriminately,more than doubled in 2016, a disarmament group reported.
  • A disciplinarian coach with a comedic touch, Jud Heathcote guided a Magic Johnson-led Michigan State to the 1979 title, the highlight of a long career. He has died at 90.
  • A federal appeals panel blocked a lawsuit by a former West Point cadet who said she was raped. She was seeking damages from superiors, which the panel said wasn’t allowed.
  • A subarctic town has been cut off from the rest of Canada after floods destroyed train tracks that served as its lone link to the south. The rail’s American owners don’t want to fix it.

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