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home : national/world : new york times April 24, 2015

Under Regulators’ Scrutiny, Comcast and Time Warner Cable End Deal
The Justice Department confirmed that it had significant concerns that the merger “would make Comcast an unavoidable gatekeeper for Internet-based services that rely on a broadband connection to reach consumers.”... More >>

Bill Clinton Ends Role With Chain of For-Profit Colleges
The former president left his position as honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universities, part of a for-profit college industry that has drawn criticism over its students’ debt loads.... More >>

Training of Deputy in Tulsa Was Faulted in a Report
In a 2009 internal investigation into Robert C. Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who this month shot an unarmed man, officers said that he was unqualified for his post, but that commanders told them to ignore those concerns.... More >>

American Naval Force Off Yemen Gets Credit After Iranian Convoy Turns Away
Pentagon officials said the deployment — and Iran’s apparent response — had lowered tensions in the regional proxy war between Tehran and Saudi Arabia.... More >>

Brian Williams Inquiry Is Said to Expand
An internal inquiry is examining a half-dozen instances in which Mr. Williams is thought to have embellished his accounts, including an episode involving statements he made about events in Cairo during the Arab Spring.... More >>

David Alvarez on ‘Billy Elliot,’ the Army, and ‘On the Town’
Mr. Alvarez, who won a Tony for “Billy Elliot,” said ballet prepared him for basic training.... More >>

Baltimore Police Admit Delay in Calling Ambulance for Freddie Gray
The city’s police commissioner said Mr. Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in custody, should have received medical attention when he was first arrested, not 50 minutes later.... More >>

G.M. Paid Mary Barra $16.2 Million in 2014, Despite Recalls
The hefty pay package reflected strong sales and was less than that of chief executives at rival domestic automakers.... More >>

Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island
A late-morning call to the National Park Service warned of a package in a locker, and SWAT teams and bomb-sniffing dogs replaced tourists and other visitors at the site.... More >>

Terrorist Cell May Have Sought to Attack the Vatican, Italian Officials Say
A prosecutor said that an investigation revealed that a Pakistani man who was in Rome in March 2010 was “described as a kamikaze.”... More >>

Drone Strikes on Al Qaeda Are Said to Take Toll on Leadership in Pakistan
Strikes like the one that killed two Western hostages have forced militant leaders to regroup and seek shelter, analysts say.... More >>

Europe’s Migration Crisis Cannot Be Solved at Sea, Analysts Say
Europe is struggling with how to save lives on the sea, prosecute human smugglers and deal with the causes of the migrant surge closer to their source.... More >>

Police Killing of Unarmed Man Agitated New York ... in the 1850s
An early case of a police-involved killing, in which an officer fatally shot a longshoreman who was running away, offers parallels to a current case in South Carolina.... More >>

The New Old Age: Nursing Homes Are Starting to Supplant Hospitals as Focus of Basic Health Care
Patients are saved the stress of hospital stays, and there are large savings. But reimbursement policies and a lack of nurses are slowing progress.... More >>

News Analysis: Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die
By most accounts, hundreds of militants have been killed by drones. But the results of some strikes have turned out to be deeply troubling.... More >>

After He Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., They Said, O.K., Now Do It Again
When Augie Sanchez, now a top boxing trainer, beat Mayweather in the 1996 Olympic trials, the format was unusual in that it was merely the start of a best-of-three process.... More >>

Robotica Episode 1: Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers
This is the first episode in a Bits video series that examines how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives.... More >>

A Good Appetite: White Bread That’s Beyond the Ordinary
One of the most forgiving, straightforward breads to make at home is just begging to be made into a PB&J or a BLT. (Article plus video.)... More >>

First Draft: Ted Cruz Event in New York Prompts Boycott Threats
Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, who hosted a dinner in Manhattan with Senator Ted Cruz, are facing boycott threats to their properties that cater to a gay clientele.... More >>

ArtsBeat: Tate Modern Director, Chris Dercon, to Step Down
The director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, will step down, following the departure of the leader of Tate Britain.... More >>

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