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home : national/world : new york times August 20, 2014

Israeli Strike in Gaza Hits Family of Hamas Military Commander
Palestinian militants and Israeli military traded fire for a second day after the collapse of the latest cease-fire and suspension of peace talks in Cairo.... More >>

China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price Rigging
A regulator fined 10 of 12 companies a total of $200 million, a record for China. The fines coincided with deteriorating relations between Tokyo and Beijing.... More >>

Gaza War Resumes With Deadly Strikes, Rocket Fire
Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza.... More >>

Macy’s to Pay $650,000 to Resolve Bias Inquiry
An inquiry by the attorney general’s office found that minority shoppers were disproportionately followed and, sometimes, detained at Macy’s flagship Herald Square store.... More >>

Well: Feeding Your Canine Athlete
Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you’re taking your dog out for a run, take note.... More >>

ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.... More >>

Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.... More >>

Seeking Respect From Police, Times Square Mascots Form Alliance
The cartoon characters populating Times Square have formed a group, seeking respect from police officers who seem, to them, to be against them.... More >>

An Obstacle to Honoring an Archbishop Is Removed
The archbishop, a champion of the poor and critic of government repression in El Salvador, was gunned down in 1980.... More >>

Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson
Witnesses to the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts, as a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence in the case.... More >>

On Baseball: Astros’ Jose Altuve Doesn’t Let Height Be a Disadvantage
At 5 feet 6, the Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is one of two shortest players in Major League Baseball, but he was leading all players in batting average and hits.... More >>

German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict as she dances delicately between opposing forces.... More >>

Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.... More >>

Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire
Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.... More >>

Rick Perry, Fighting Charges, Hires High-Profile Legal Team in Texas
Gov. Rick Perry, who is facing a felony indictment, appeared at the Travis County Courthouse to be photographed and fingerprinted.... More >>

Injury Claims Against New York’s Correction Dept. Doubled in 5 Years, Report Says
The city comptroller’s office linked the increase to inmates with mental health issues and to the use of solitary confinement at the Rikers Island jail complex.... More >>

Square Feet: Millennials Going to Kansas City, to Live and Work
An influx of young people is revitalizing the city’s downtown, and developers are responding by converting obsolete office towers into luxury residences.... More >>

DealBook: Caught Backsliding, Standard Chartered Is Fined $300 Million
Standard Chartered will also be prevented from processing payments in dollars for “high-risk retail business clients” in Hong Kong, with the bank’s monitor determining which clients are “high risk.”... More >>

Ski Town May Face Winter Without Popular Path to Slopes
One of Utah’s most popular ski resorts is facing eviction in a legal dispute that may not be settled by the time winter kicks in.... More >>

Man Killed by St. Louis Officers in Disturbance at Store
The police said the man was brandishing a knife and that he had refused to drop it and approached officers.... More >>

Saudi Prince Is Identified as Target of Paris Heist
While French police have refused to release his identify, the French news media reported that it was Prince Abdul Aziz, 41, who was ambushed by gunmen in a Hollywood-style robbery.... More >>

Advocates Seek to Delay Deportations for Millions
Since legislation failed on Capitol Hill, immigrant advocacy groups have turned their focus on the president, demanding that he halt most deportations.... More >>

Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft Board, Citing His Outside Duties
The tech company’s former chief executive said new responsibilities, including ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, have made him too busy to serve.... More >>

Wrongfully Convicted Man Reaches $10 Million Settlement With New York City
Jabbar Collins spent 16 years in prison for the 1994 killing of an Orthodox rabbi. His case exposed several questionable tactics used by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office.... More >>

Condé Nast to Sell Fairchild Fashion Media
The Fairchild group owns publications like Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News.... More >>

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