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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Medea,’ Kathleen Turner and Noël Coward on London Stages

July 25, 2014 - 10:46pm
Three plays with particularly passionate women are running in London: “Medea,” “Bakersfield Mist” (with Kathleen Turner) and Noël Coward’s “This Was a Man.”

Disturbed Items at Flight 17 Site Add to Growing Reports of Tampering

July 25, 2014 - 10:29pm
European monitors said credit and debit cards belonging to victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been tampered with, the latest in a string of reports of looting at the crash site.

At the Met, 8 Food Carts Stake Sidewalk Claims

July 25, 2014 - 10:25pm
After officials shrank the space where food carts are allowed to sell outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, vendors quickly filled the available spots and are camping out around the clock.

Drowned Boy, 3, Climbed Fence to Get Into a Pool

July 25, 2014 - 10:06pm
Edward Harris, 3, was found floating face down in the pool after slipping away from his mother and other workers and making his way over a locked fence.

Analysis: Before Signing, Big Stars Seek a Prize Beyond Fortune and Glory

July 25, 2014 - 10:03pm
Free agents usually make a choice between wages and wins, but this year some of the game’s biggest stars made their decisions about a new team in a more nuanced fashion.

Plagiarism Scandal Tests a Senator Still Forming a Rapport With Montanans

July 25, 2014 - 9:32pm
Many voters in Montana seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as they assess Senator John Walsh, a Democrat accused of plagiarizing an Army War College paper.

Sports of The Times: Robinson Cano Is Thriving With the Mariners

July 25, 2014 - 9:12pm
Robinson Cano’s power numbers are down, but his batting average is up with the offensively challenged Mariners.

Israel’s Outspoken Envoy Is Wise to U.S. Ways

July 25, 2014 - 9:10pm
Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former American citizen, has such a close relationship to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that he has been called “Bibi’s brain.”

Move to Center Divides G.O.P. in North Carolina

July 25, 2014 - 9:07pm
The state's Republican governor and House speaker are both struggling to make peace with conservatives as they try to appeal to more moderate voters.

Web Use to Be Unmonitored for Congress

July 25, 2014 - 8:50pm
The director of national intelligence said that members of Congress and staff members with security clearances would not have their computer use monitored as part of efforts to prevent leaks.

In Scarred Chinese Tibetan City, Devotion to Sanctity of Life

July 25, 2014 - 8:48pm
In Yushu, Buddhists demonstrate a reverence for all living beings — even a tiny river shrimp that some believe could be the reincarnated souls of loved ones who died in an earthquake in 2010.

Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side

July 25, 2014 - 8:47pm
Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.

Israel Agrees to Pause in Assault on Gaza as Cease-Fire Deal Is Pursued

July 25, 2014 - 8:24pm
The announcement came amid intense international efforts for a broader cease-fire. Three hours into the scheduled pause in the fighting Saturday, both sides appeared to be holding their fire.

Shootings Redefine Beat of School Police Officers

July 25, 2014 - 8:18pm
Radical shifts in tactics have swept the field — even calling on officers to rush toward shooters without backup.

Obama Presses Central American Leaders to Slow a Wave of Child Migrants

July 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
The president met with three Central American presidents as he pushes Congress to approve more money and resources to address the issue along the United States border with Mexico.

Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by U.S. Pressure on China

July 25, 2014 - 8:13pm
The Commerce Department on Friday found that Chinese companies had dumped their products on the American market at below cost, and imposed duties of 10.74 percent to 55.49 percent.

Rand Paul Stands Out in Courting Black Voters

July 25, 2014 - 7:34pm
The Kentucky senator, taking heed of lessons for the Republican Party in 2012, made his pitch at a National Urban League Conference.

Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan

July 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
The deal that Secretary of State John Kerry reached in Afghanistan two weeks ago appeared in trouble as rival presidential candidates revealed serious differences.

Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

July 25, 2014 - 7:17pm
Officials said more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States.

Under the Tracks, a Kiosk With a Bronx Beat

July 25, 2014 - 6:56pm
An open-air sound booth beneath the elevated Freeman Street station, the Boogie Down Booth, is part of an initiative to reclaim underused public areas.