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home : national/world : new york times August 28, 2014

Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour In From Russia
President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said that mercenaries and regular Russian servicemen were trying to overrun positions held by the Ukrainian military.... More >>

On the Runway Blog: Obama Wore a Tan Suit (and Spoke About World Crises)
The tan suit that President Obama wore to a news conference drew plenty of attention, the way a female politician’s wardrobe often does.... More >>

Abuse Victims at Yeshiva High Seek to Reinstate Suit Over School’s Cover-Up
The case hinges, in part, on when it was the obligation of the abuse victims to pursue hints of a cover-up at Yeshiva University High School for Boys.... More >>

Critics Question High Ratings on Teacher Evaluations as Students Test Poorly
For the first time, parents and administrators can assess the effectiveness of teachers at the county, district and, in some cases, the school level.... More >>

DealBook: Barclays Agrees to Lend Detroit $275 Million to Exit Bankruptcy
Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to $100 million that will go towards paying two classes of bankruptcy creditors. The remaining amount is to be invested in public improvements.... More >>

Taser Use in Arrest Leads to Suit in Georgia
The family of Gregory Towns Jr., who it says was shocked up to 13 times during an arrest, is suing an Atlanta suburb and two of its former police officers.... More >>

Everyday Economics: In Defense of the Knee Defender
Why preventing a seat back from reclining is not such a big deal, provided you do it responsibly.... More >>

Shell Submits a Plan for New Exploration of Alaskan Arctic Oil
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.... More >>

Tony Stewart Set for Sprint Cup Race After Hiatus
Stewart’s return at Atlanta Motor Speedway will end a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed the driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt-track race.... More >>

Roger Goodell Alters N.F.L. Policy on Domestic Violence in Wake of Ray Rice Case
The N.F.L. commissioner said that league employees would be suspended without pay for six games for a first offense involving domestic violence.... More >>

Leader Calls on Military to End Crisis in Pakistan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif requested Thursday that the army chief help defuse a standoff that has brought thousands of protesters to the capital and crippled the government.... More >>

U.S. Economy Grew at Brisk Rate in Second Quarter
The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a 4.2 percent rate, but businesses still seem to be benefiting more than consumers.... More >>

Obama Vows Russia Penalties, but Avoids Calling Ukraine Advance an Invasion
President Obama condemned the latest Russian military incursion into Ukraine, as he grappled with multiple international crises.... More >>

Roger Goodell Admits He Was Wrong and Alters N.F.L. Policy on Domestic Violence
The N.F.L. commissioner said that league employees would be suspended without pay for six games for a first offense involving domestic violence.... More >>

Serena Williams Powers Ahead at the U.S. Open
Williams beat Vania King in the second round on Thursday, while eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic was eliminated. On the men’s side, John Isner and Sam Querrey won in straight sets.... More >>

New Law Boosts Oversight of Use of Solitary Confinement at Rikers
The law will require the Correction Department to publish quarterly reports on the inmates in solitary confinement, but did not include provisions that would scale back the use of isolation as punishment.... More >>

ISIS Said to Kill 150 Syrian Captives in 2 Days, Videotaping the Horror
Dozens of men, possibly Syrian soldiers, were lined up in their underwear and gunned down. In the Golan Heights, non-ISIS rebels seized United Nations peacekeepers.... More >>

As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos
Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.... More >>

Drug-Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested in Hoffman Case
Robert Aaron, a musician and friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, had been charged with intent to sell heroin just days after the actor’s fatal drug overdose in February.... More >>

Erdogan Is Sworn In as President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former prime minister who has governed Turkey for more than a decade, is expected to continue to exercise power for at least another five years.... More >>

Motherlode Blog: American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire
I’ve talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I’ve made them practice what to say and do. And this summer, three of the four of them learned to shoot.... More >>

Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to Single Funeral Where 14 Women Were Infected
An explosion of cases in early summer seems to stem from a traditional healer’s funeral at which 14 women were infected, according to scientists.... More >>

Study Offers Clues to Arctic Mystery: Paleo-Eskimos’ Abrupt Extinction
A study seems to rule out assimilation as the reason for the sudden disappearance of the Paleo-Eskimo population that thrived alone for more than 4,000 years.... More >>

As New York City Expands Pre-K, a Rush to Beat the School Bell
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 50,407 children had been enrolled in prekindergarten for this fall, and many pieces will have to fall into place by Sept. 4 for the program to go smoothly.... More >>

ArtsBeat: Joan Rivers Hospitalized in New York
The comedian was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital after going into cardiac arrest, the police said.... More >>

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