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home : national/world : new york times August 19, 2014

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 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Grand Jury to Take Up Death Linked to Police Chokehold in Staten Island
District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. said he would have a panel investigate the death of Eric Garner, which the medical examiner’s office ruled a homicide.... More >>

ArtsBeat: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video: A Dance Critic’s Take
Ms. Swift is like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett, a heroine triumphing through klutziness.... More >>

Next Leader May Echo Maliki, but Iraqis Hope for New Results
During the American occupation, Haider al-Abadi, a Shiite chosen to be Iraq’s next prime minister, resisted the idea of reconciliation with Sunnis, but some hope he can break the mold of recent leaders and govern in an inclusive way.... More >>

Brisket Is Worth the Wait
Brisket, part of the Texas Trinity of barbecue, has been enthusiastically embraced by New Yorkers.... More >>

In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact
The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.... More >>

‘Kreutzer Sonata Variations’ Has a Scorned Wife’s Rebuttal
Tolstoy’s spouse, Sophia, wrote two novellas in reply to his story “The Kreutzer Sonata,” works that will be included in “The Kreutzer Sonata Variations,” from Yale University Press.... More >>

Relief Official Urges Groups To Step Up Ebola Efforts
Dr. Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, called the outbreak in West Africa a “complete disaster” of a scale not yet known.... More >>

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