2 police officers were fatally shot on Saturday by a man who later killed himself after they responded to a domestic disturbance call in McAllen, Texas, the authorities said https://nyti.ms/2OfmjBt
Newark is fearless. My report from a creative community on the front lines. In print Sunday, July 12. Photography by Simbarashe Cha. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/arts/design/newark-artists.html
A fire broke out on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard at the U.S. Naval base in San Diego on Sunday, the Navy said https://nyti.ms/2ZZQIZS
A 30-year-old man who believed the coronavirus was a hoax and attended a “Covid party” died after being infected with the virus, according to a Texas hospital. “I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,” the man told his nurse, a hospital official said. https://nyti.ms/2AVyyjA
NEW: My profile of Ja’Ron Smith, the highest-ranking Black official in the White House, who by many accounts has been frustrated by the president’s recent remarks on race. “Everybody is ready to be helpful the moment he doesn’t want to do this anymore.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/us/politics/jaron-smith-trump-white-house.html?referringSource=ar...
For all their hero status, health workers are facing unimaginable pressure during the pandemic. Dr. Lorna M. Breen, an emergency room doctor at a New York City hospital, was known for being unflappable — until she faced the coronavirus. https://nyti.ms/2C691od
"One by one the pieces are removed. The tower sways. When will the whole structure come crashing down?" It has been quite a week for the Jenga structure of hope for college sports this fall. So I wrote about it for @NYT Sports https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/sports/ncaafootball/coronavirus-college-football-season-canceled....
2 years ago, Wyatt Cenac's HBO series "Problem Areas" took on policing in America through a mixture of journalism and comedy. It was canceled in 2019. “When we did it," Cenac said, "people just weren’t ready to hear about it or think about it." https://nyti.ms/3ehfr0Q
Evan Brandt is effectively the last reporter covering his Pennsylvania town. He once paid a visit to the mansion of the president of Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that controls his withering newspaper, to ask: What value do you place on local news? https://nyti.ms/2ZZG8SQ
The fight over health care is being waged at the presidential level, in all of the competitive Senate races and in House contests across the U.S. https://nyti.ms/2WbY3Va
More than 15,000 new coronavirus cases were announced on Sunday in Florida, marking the highest single-day total of known cases in any state since the start of the pandemic. Our map shows where the state’s cases are spiking. https://nyti.ms/2ZZTsqh
Breaking News: Florida reported more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day total for any U.S. state — including New York — since the pandemic began. https://nyti.ms/2OglA2G
The coronavirus ended Kenya's lively trade in imported secondhand clothing, but it is giving the country's designers and manufacturers an opportunity to promote locally made garments https://nyti.ms/2C4naCj
Camden, New Jersey, did what many activists are calling for elsewhere: dismantled its police force and built a new one that stresses a less confrontational approach toward residents who are mostly Black and Latino. Still, it is far from a neat model. https://nyti.ms/2We60ZQ
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushed ahead Sunday with the Trump administration’s pressure campaign on schools to resume in-person classes this fall. CDC guidelines call in-person classes the “highest risk” scenario for the spread of the coronavirus. https://nyti.ms/3fnC6Km
As a parent, I desperately want my kids back in school this fall and worry for their mental health. As a journalist, I have looked into how schools can reopen, and don’t see how — with our outbreaks raging the way they are — we can do it safely. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/health/coronavirus-schools-reopen.html
Amitabh Bachchan, India’s biggest star, announced Saturday that he was in the hospital with mild coronavirus symptoms. India now has the third-highest total cases after the U.S. and Brazil. https://nyti.ms/3gVH7u5
For months, Pittsburgh had been both diligent and lucky. But in the last two weeks, the city has seen an alarming surge of coronavirus cases. https://nyti.ms/2W7LsCk
“It’s one of my life missions to have more companies be distributed,” Matt Mullenweg said. “It’s good for the environment. It’s good for opportunity. It’s good for the economy.” https://nyti.ms/3emQjFS
A former coach for USA Gymnastics was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday and faces more than a dozen counts of lewdness with a minor, the authorities said https://nyti.ms/3flFZj3
Diane and Todd Blake are expected to be the 27th and 28th parents to plead guilty in the sweeping U.S. college admissions case. They paid $250,000 to fraudulently gain their daughter’s admission to the University of Southern California, prosecutors said. https://nyti.ms/3065Dlv
Storm King Art Center, the sprawling outdoor sculpture park in the Hudson Valley, is reopening with exhibitions of new work by Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle — and new safety precautions https://nyti.ms/326IK40
President Trump has picked fights with the women leading Michigan’s state government over voting rights and the coronavirus. Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel and Jocelyn Benson — the governor, attorney general and secretary of state — haven’t backed down. https://nyti.ms/2Zl7gML
There is rightfully a lot of attention on the Sunbelt right now. But Pittsburgh shows us that many midsize cities in other parts of the country could be not far behind. P.S. Shout out to Mineo's and Giant Eagle. w/ @Campbell Robertson in the Burgh https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/us/pittsburgh-seemed-like-a-virus-success-story-now-cases-are-sur...
In Opinion J. Courtney Sullivan writes, “In the age of Covid-19, my generation’s fantasy has flipped. Instead of dreaming of becoming babysitters, we dream of having babysitters.” https://nyti.ms/2Zl9zzv
President Trump’s recent commutation of his friend Roger Stone’s sentence is just the latest in a line of controversial pardons and commutations in U.S. history https://nyti.ms/38MvQt0
Here’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus https://nyti.ms/38MthXU
In your @The New York Times today, a very special, all-fiction issue of @NYT Magazine! 29 writers wrote new short stories during quarantine for our Decameron Project. Writers include @Margaret E. Atwood @David Mitchell @thommyorange. When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.