Trump Blasts Warriors’ Curry, NFL

Trump Blasts Warriors’ Curry, NFL

By KEN BELSON and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS © 2017 New York Times News Service President Donald Trump took aim at two of the world’s most powerful sports leagues and some of their most popular athletes, directly inserting himself into a fiery debate about race, social justice and the role athletes play in highlighting those issues.

DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

By STEPHANIE SAUL © 2017 New York Times News Service Reversing a key part of government policy on campus sexual assault, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday issued new temporary rules that could give accused students greater protection against campus rape and sexual misconduct claims.

Patriots Star Jailed for Murder Had Severe Case of Brain Disease

By KEN BELSON © 2017 New York Times News Service The brain scan came as a surprise even to researchers who for years have been studying the relationship between brain disease and deaths of professional football players.

In Puerto Rico, the Storm ‘Destroyed Us’

By THE NEW YORK TIMES © 2017 New York Times News Service Daybreak in Puerto Rico on Thursday exposed the crushing devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria — splintered homes, crumbled balconies, uprooted trees and floodwaters coursing through streets.

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Killing Dozens

By KIRK SEMPLE, ELISABETH MALKIN and PAULINA VILLEGAS © 2017 New York Times News Service MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings with people still inside, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks.

Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

By MEGAN SPECIA and SOMINI SENGUPTA © 2017 New York Times News Service NEW YORK — If the United States is “forced to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

By ROBERT PEAR © 2017 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — Just when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to be dead, a last-ditch push to obliterate the law could be nearing a showdown vote in the Senate, and a handful of Republicans insist they are closing in on the votes.

Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON © 2017 New York Times News Service Google and Facebook, the world’s biggest sellers of online advertising, faced sharp criticism Friday for allowing advertisers to direct ads to users who searched for or expressed an interest in racist sentiments and hate speech.

Cake Is His ‘Art.’ Does That Mean He Can Deny One to a Gay Couple?

By ADAM LIPTAK © 2017 New York Times News Service LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Jack Phillips bakes beautiful cakes, and it is not a stretch to call him an artist.

Roald Dahl’s Widow Says ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Hero Was Supposed to be Black

By LIAM STACK © 2017 New York Times News Service The widow and the biographer of the beloved British children’s writer Roald Dahl told the BBC in an interview this week that Charlie Bucket, the young boy whose life is changed by a golden ticket in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” was originally supposed to be black.

London Underground Is Struck by Crude Bomb at Parsons Green

By SEWELL CHAN and CEYLAN YEGINSU © 2017 New York Times News Service LONDON — Britain was hit by another terrorist attack Friday, when a crude device exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring commuters, sowing panic, disrupting service and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers.

iPhone X Makes Its Debut

By BRIAN X. CHEN, FARHAD MANJOO and VINDU GOEL © 2017 New York Times News Service iPhone X has a newer screen technology known as OLED, a type of display that can be made thinner, lighter and brighter with better color accuracy and contrast than its predecessor, LCD.

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

By GINA KOLATA © 2017 New York Times News Service

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Sell it to a Native American Tribe

By KATIE THOMAS © 2017 New York Times News Service Drugmaker Allergan announced Friday that it had transferred its patents on a best-selling eye drug to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in upstate New York — an unusual gambit to protect the drug from a patent dispute.

Hurricane Irma Barrels Toward U.S., Threatening to Engulf Florida

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and MARC SANTORA © 2017 New York Times News Service MIAMI — As Hurricane Irma threatened to engulf Florida in deadly winds, driving rain and surging seas, the largest evacuation in the state’s history saw hundreds of thousands of people scrambling into crowded county shelters and jamming highways as they fled north.

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by Congress

By CECILIA KANG © 2017 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the House took a major step toward advancing the development of driverless cars, approving legislation that would put the vehicles onto public roads more quickly and curb states from slowing their spread.

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