Articles by The New York Times
Washington Bends Logic Into Mobius Strip To Show Profit On AIG Bailout
September 12 2012 1:40 PM EDT
The U.S. government went into a full-throated propaganda offensive Tuesday in an effort to show that the highly controversial 2008 bailouts of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) were profitable.
Dutch Parliamentary Elections: Will Far-Right Freedom Party Defy Polls Again?
September 12 2012 12:09 PM EDT
Far-right Dutch politician and leader of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party (PVV) Geert Wilders formerly established his party in parliament on a platform of Islamophobic anti-immigration, and now seeks to turn nationalist sentiment against the eurozone amid frustrations with debt-laden countries like Greece, Italy and Spain. Poll indicate his party will lose seats this election, but it has defied expectations in the past.
I Had One Bad Day: One Man's Memories Of The World Trade Center Towers Coming Down On Top Of Him
September 12 2012 12:02 PM EDT
William Wright, now 46, recalls the day eleven years ago when the World Trade Center collapsed on top of him and five of his co-workers.
US Missile Defense Strategy Is Flawed: Panel
September 12 2012 4:16 AM EDT
A congressionally mandated report to assess the feasibility, practicality and affordability of the U.S. missile defense and its efficiency in countering nuclear or conventional missile attacks from Iran or North Korea has found that the nation's defense strategy suffers from major flaws.
New Somali President Mohamed Squares Off Against The 21-Year Curse
September 11 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Hassan Sheik Mohamud was just elected president of the volatile country of Somalia. With a new constitution and parliament behind him, it's full steam ahead. But can he reverse the country's 21-year curse of failed statehood?
No Internet-Fueled Arab Spring For China's 538 Million Web Users
September 11 2012 6:16 AM EDT
China has more Internet users than any other country in the world has inhabitants. Is that mass of people going to push for greater freedom? Not with government controls as stringent as they are now.
Cut Sports, Cut Quality Of Life
September 10 2012 3:59 PM EDT
For all of us who grew up with ample access to sports and the arts, it's difficult to see how our school systems have evolved, practically eliminating the character-building program of sports participation.
Bill Moggridge Dead At 69: How The Inventor Of The First Laptop Changed Computers Forever
September 10 2012 3:58 PM EDT
Bill Moggridge, inventor and designer of the first laptop, died on Sept. 8, 2012. He died from cancer at the age of 69, according to an announcement by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, where he worked as director.
J’Accuse! Hasty Critics Blame Hollande As French Billionaire Seeks Belgian Citizenship
September 10 2012 3:21 PM EDT
French billionaire Bernard Arnault is seeking Belgian citizenship just as France's Socialist President Hollande sets out to raise taxes on the wealthy, raising fears about a mass exodus of French investors and jobs creators.
Little Fanfare Over U.S.-Afghan Jail Transfer, But Bagram Is A Big Deal
September 10 2012 12:10 PM EDT
Control over a major detention facility at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base was passed from the U.S. military to the Afghan government in a small ceremony on Monday, a major step in NATO's troop withdrawal and Kabul's progress toward full security independence.
'ObamaCare' Led To Record Drop In Uninsured Young Adults Last Year
September 10 2012 11:02 AM EDT
The number of uninsured people between the ages of 19 and 25 fell to its lowest level since 2007.
The Energy Report - The Lethargic Universe
September 10 2012 9:05 AM EDT
The whole world is slowing down. Bad data out of Europe and China in the aftermath of a terrible jobs report in the United States has the market living and dying on simulative hopes. With rising gasoline prices and other issues the Fed is going to be the carrier of the world's economic burden this week the Federal Open Market Committee meets and the world once again will be watching.
Karaoke Killings: A Bizarre Phenomenon In East Asia
September 10 2012 8:44 AM EDT
Confrontations in karaoke parlors have culminated in murderous violence in parts of Asia.
9/11 Museum Opening Delayed As Bloomberg, Cuomo Battle Over Funding: Report
September 09 2012 2:07 PM EDT
The construction of the long-awaited museum at ground zero meant to honor victims of September 11 will not be completed for the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attack because of a political argument between New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state Governor Andrew Cuomo, according to the New York Times. The museum opening by 9/11 in 2013 is also in doubt.
Priest’s Gay Marriage Role Gets Him Rebuked By Archbishop Of Hartford [VIDEO]
September 07 2012 10:51 PM EDT
A Roman Catholic priest in northern Connecticut has been rebuked by the archbishop of Hartford after he participated in his cousin's same-sex marriage ceremony. Archbishop of Hartford Henry J. Mansell rebuked the Rev. Michael DeVito, of the Sacred Heart Church in Suffield, following the Aug. 17 wedding in New York.
Officially 'Terrorists': The Haqqani Network, And Why The U.S. Blacklisted Them
September 07 2012 3:53 PM EDT
The Haqqani network is one of the most violent groups of insurgents in the Middle East. On Friday, Hillary Clinton officially blacklisted them by declaring them a "Foreign Terrorist Organization."
Would Homeland Security's 'Zombie Apocalypse' Warning Have Worked Before Hurricane Isaac?
September 07 2012 3:42 PM EDT
The Department of Homeland Security jokingly issued a warning to people in the path of a disaster to prepare as though there's a zombie apocalypse on the horizon. The warning comes in the wake of the cannibal attacks earlier this summer and Hurricane Isaac.
Obama Poster Artist Shepard Fairey Fined And Sentenced To Community Service
September 07 2012 1:39 PM EDT
Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the famous 2008 "HOPE" poster of President Barack Obama, was sentenced to two years of probation (which includes 300 hours of community service) and fined $25,000 in a New York Court on Friday.
Qantas Move To Dubai Will Lower Costs, Help Stop Losses On Int'l Routes: Analysts
September 07 2012 1:05 PM EDT
Dubai International is rapidly becoming a major international connection. For ailing Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) the move of its European hub from Singapore to the UAE will help lower the cost of shuttling travelers back and forth between Melbourne or Sydney and London.
Germany, Most Robust European Economy, Headed For Recession - Economists
September 07 2012 11:27 AM EDT
Germany is currently seeing better-than-predicted GDP growth, low unemployment, and steady prices. Surprisingly, economists say a recession is around the corner.