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Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering the U.S. From Mexico

August 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Texas governor said that while there was no clear evidence of terrorists sneaking across the border, security there must be increased using drones and additional personnel.






Sports of The Times: World Cup Has Precedent of Installing Grass

August 21, 2014 - 8:59pm
FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association have been silent about the growing demand that real grass be installed over the artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup sites in Canada.

Israel Kills 3 Top Hamas Leaders as Latest Fighting Turns Its Way

August 21, 2014 - 8:55pm
The latest round of fighting appears to have given Israel the upper hand in a conflict that has already outlasted all expectations and is increasingly becoming a war of attrition.






German Broadcaster Fires Chinese Blogger

August 21, 2014 - 8:50pm
Many commentators on Chinese-language social media see hidden motives in the firing of Su Yutong, a prolific blogger on Deutsche Welle’s Chinese-language website.

At Arab Bank’s Terrorism Trial, Victim Recalls Seeing Suicide Bomber’s Body

August 21, 2014 - 8:11pm
In federal court in Brookyn, Brian Faudem recounted a 2003 bombing at a Tel Aviv bar, one of 24 acts linked to Hamas by plaintiffs who have accused the bank of financing terrorism.

Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials

August 21, 2014 - 8:06pm
Marketers, manufacturers and retailers are recognizing the group’s potential as the consumers who will drive the economy in the decades ahead.

A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow

August 21, 2014 - 7:52pm
Many Muscovites believe the Russian government’s decision to close four McDonald’s locations, ostensibly for sanitary reasons, was a political move related to the conflict in Ukraine.

Ebola Patient Revels in ‘Miraculous Day’ as He and Another Exit Hospital

August 21, 2014 - 7:52pm
The hospital said it was “confident that the discharge of these patients poses no public health threat” and said the decision to release the two was linked to the results of urine and blood tests.






Rebels Falter, but Russian Border Buzzes With Military Activity

August 21, 2014 - 7:40pm
Ukraine and the West have voiced concern about the military buildup on Russia’s border, and have accused Moscow of sending arms and fighters to the rebels.

Despite ISIS Horror, Lawmakers Stay Wary of U.S. Military Expansion

August 21, 2014 - 7:24pm
The execution of James Foley has drawn emotional reactions from Capitol Hill, but even those criticizing President Obama for not doing more have not specified what to do.






Poll Shows Broad Divisions Amid Missouri Turmoil

August 21, 2014 - 6:32pm
A poll taken since a white policeman in Missouri killed an unarmed black teenager shows blacks and whites divided on how fairly the police deal with each group and a rising feeling that race relations are troubled.






In Transit Blog: Rumblings of Volcanic Activity in Iceland

August 21, 2014 - 5:51pm
Airlines have been armed about a possible eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland.






Art Review: ‘Men in Armor’: El Greco and Pulzone at the Frick Collection

August 21, 2014 - 5:25pm
In “Men in Armor” at the Frick Collection, a portrait by El Greco and another by Scipione Pulzone hang side by side, creating a discussion about competing views of art.

Quiet on Criminal Justice: Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

August 21, 2014 - 5:23pm
There is an opening for an ambitious candidate to push the party on issues like police abuses and racial injustice, but it hasn’t happened yet.

On Baseball: Four Days That Inspired Torre’s Four Rings

August 21, 2014 - 5:20pm
The intersection of personal and professional factors — along with the right players — made him the right person to lead the Yankees. On Saturday, the team will retire his number.

Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

August 21, 2014 - 5:06pm
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.

Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China

August 21, 2014 - 4:45pm
The nation, facing severe pollution from coal and a rising dependence on energy imports, has had limited success in extracting natural gas from coal and shale.

A Basketball League Whose Success Isn’t Measured by Points

August 21, 2014 - 4:28pm
The Positive Influence league, whose season is restricted to summer because space at nearby school gyms is booked by adult leagues, provides an outlet for teenagers on the Upper West Side.






The U.S. Open Issue: Eugenie Bouchard Could Be Tennis’s Next Big Shot

August 21, 2014 - 4:26pm
After years grinding on the junior circuit, the 20-year-old is poised to be one of the sport’s next big stars. Now she just needs that breakthrough win.






‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million

August 21, 2014 - 2:59pm
Contributions to the A.L.S. Association have surged since the challenge started trending online in late July.