Fall could bring chill to dining out

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that’s expected to claim even more lives. New York opens indoor dining on Wednesday, restricting capacity to 25%. San Francisco may do the same as early as this week. Chicago is raising its […]

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Amazon unveils checkout palm reader payment device

Amazon is getting into palm-reading — but it wants to sell you groceries rather than tell your fortune. The e-commerce colossus on Thursday officially announced a new checkout-counter device that will allow shoppers to pay for groceries at retail stores using the palms of their hands — a year after The Post revealed that the […]

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Pearl Harbor shooting probe finds mental health care flaws

The Navy says its investigation into a shooting at Pearl Harbor last December was unable to determine what caused a submarine sailor to kill two civilian workers before fatally shooting himself By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press September 29, 2020, 11:29 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONOLULU — The […]

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Hotel job losses will double without more federal help, operators warn

When plans were announced to convert the old Cook County Hospital into hotel rooms, no one was thinking a pandemic might wreak havoc on the lodging industry. An official ribbon-cutting at the site was Tuesday. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Michael Jacobson, president of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, is pleading for help from Congress and […]

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Booker Prize Is Rescheduled to Make Way for Obama’s Memoir

The literary awards season kicks into high gear every fall, with the Nobel Prize in Literature, Booker Prize and National Book Awards often landing in quick succession. But this year, another major literary event threatens to make an already overcrowded fall publishing season even more chaotic: the release of former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A […]

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Arizona mail-in ballot printers kick into high gear as election nears

An Arizona business built around mail-in ballots is shifting into high gear as the 2020 election draws closer. More state residents than ever have signed up to receive one of the ballots because of COVID-19, which has now claimed more than 1 million lives worldwide, including some 205,000 in the U.S. MINNEAPOLIS POLICE INVESTIGATING BALLOT HARVESTING CLAIMS AMID ALLEGATIONS […]

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’13 Reasons Why’s Anne Winters Looks Identical To Madonna In Attempt To Win Biopic Role — Pics

Anne Winters of ’13 Reasons Why’ morphed into the original ‘Material Girl’ in a series of new snaps on her Instagram! Check out her transformation as she vies for the lead role in Madonna’s forthcoming biopic! Anne Winters did more than just “strike a pose” in a series of new images she posted to her […]

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Amazon’s new gadget lets you pay with the palm of your hand

Amazon is getting into palm-reading — but it wants to sell you groceries rather than tell your fortune. The e-commerce colossus unveiled a new gadget Tuesday that will let shoppers pay with the palms of their hands at its retail stores. The so-called Amazon One device uses high-tech imaging and algorithms to create a “unique […]

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Justin Timberlake Teases New Music After Secretly Welcoming Baby Boy With Jessica Biel — Pic

Now that Justin Timberlake has settled into life as a family of four following the birth of his second child with wife Jessica Biel, he’s showing fans he’s back in the recording studio with producer Timbaland. Justin Timberlake appears to be teasing fans that he’s back in the studio working on new music. After secretly welcoming […]

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Investigators finish probe into Rayshard Brooks’ shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast food restaurant in Atlanta By The Associated Press September 28, 2020, 11:51 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

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How I Cover a Debate

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. No hangar-size media center, no spin room and no Budweiser-sponsored hospitality tent. Yes, as with seemingly everything else under the sun, the coronavirus pandemic has upended some of the norms of the presidential debates. First, […]

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In Proud Corners of Afghanistan, New Calls for Autonomy

BAZARAK, Afghanistan — His face juts alongside the single-lane roads carved into the remote and forbidding Panjshir Valley, and looms over twisted hulks of Soviet tanks and the patchwork of cornfields. Seemingly everywhere, billboards carry the image of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the admired and assassinated military commander from this region, and quotes that testify to […]

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Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes: US, others must intervene as conflict escalates, experts say

It has mostly fallen into the lapse of being a frozen, forgotten fight, but the long-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan reached new heights on Sunday – threatening serious implications for NATO and the looming possibility of an all-out war. The most vitriolic clashes since 2016 erupted in the mountainous, thickly foliaged Nagorno-Karabakh terrain in the South Caucasus – […]

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Gisele Rocks Daisy Dukes, Tom Brady’s Bucs Jersey, & Arm Sling As She Watches His Game From Home

Number one fan alert! Gisele Bundchen got into the game day spirit by pairing her daisy dukes with hubby, Tom Brady’s, Buccaneers jersey on Sept. 27. Gisele Bundchen looked gorgeous while gearing up to tune into her husband, Tom Brady’s, football game on Sept. 27. The mom of two wore a pair of jean shorts, along […]

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Hockey Needs Viewers. It Should Not Glorify Pain and Violence to Get Them.

The tortured relationship between pain, violence and sports burst sharply into view once again this month. The reminder came courtesy of a pair of reliable standard-bearers: professional hockey and football, both brimming with beauty and drama obscuring a dark side that should not be ignored. In the N.H.L., the Stanley Cup finals are well underway. […]

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MLB postseason bracket: Dodgers open wild-card playoffs against Brewers

Three losses added up to a huge win for the Milwaukee Brewers, who backed their way into a first-round playoff series against the Dodgers with assists from the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays. Milwaukee closed the regular season Sunday with a 5-2 loss to St. Louis. The Brewers (29-31) finished fourth in the […]

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Put Down Your No. 2 Pencils. But Not Your Face Mask.

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — Many of the teenagers pouring into the halls of Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday morning, some still wearing their pajamas, hadn’t been inside of a classroom in months, and their lack of experience with social-distancing rules showed. “Do you know what six feet looks like?” asked a scowling hall monitor, […]

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How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

As the autumn chill ushers people back into homes, classrooms and offices, the coronavirus may resurge even in states that so far have restrained its spread. Why? The virus poses a greater threat in crowded indoor spaces than it does outdoors. Southern states, for example, saw a spike in infections when the temperatures soared this […]

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Anthony Davis shows his value at critical moments of Lakers’ Game 5 win

When Anthony Davis jumped into a mob of his teammates to celebrate his “Mamba Moment” earlier in the Western Conference finals, he cemented himself a place in Lakers’ history. But “Mamba Moments” don’t have to always be so dramatic, the commitment to winning showing up at all times throughout the course of the game. And […]

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Keith Hufnagel, Pro Skateboarder and Entrepreneur, Dies at 46

Keith Hufnagel, a professional skateboarder who grew a San Francisco streetwear store, Huf, into a global apparel company by the same name, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 46. A statement from the company said the cause was brain cancer, which Mr. Hufnagel had for two and a half years. […]

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Police, Protests and Violence: How Times Video Experts Examine a Scene

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When a video clip containing a glimpse of a controversial episode goes viral, it can ignite an outcry, shift a political debate or galvanize a movement. But a clip offers just that: only a glimpse. […]

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President Trump ties Biden to Virginia governor at rally in effort to portray Dem as extreme

President Trump took his stump speech into a key “purple” state Friday, telling Virginians their Gov. Ralph Northam represents the kind of governance they’ll get on a national scale if they vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November. “Only by voting for me can you save your country and can you save your Second Amendment,” Trump declared while speaking outside a […]

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Pennsylvania officials claim probe into discarded military ballots proves system ‘works’

Officials in Luzerne County, Pa., claimed Friday that an investigation into nine discarded mail-in ballots showed the ballot security system in place for the November election “works.” “The system of checks and balances set forth in Pennsylvania elections works,” Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri said in a statement. “An error was made, a public servant discovered it and reported it to […]

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