Saturday, March 6, 2021

ASIA

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

The next phase of a $50 billion plan to protect the Louisiana coast from erosion and rising sea levels has cleared an important hurdle,...

The First Black Woman to Coach in Pro Baseball Thanks Her Mom for the Job

Some of her players want assurances that she will keep in touch.“One asked me, ‘When you leave, can I still send you video?’” she...

Creighton Suspends Basketball Coach Over ‘Plantation’ Pep Talk

Greg McDermott, the coach of Creighton’s men’s basketball team, has been suspended on the eve of the N.C.A.A. tournament after he admitted telling his...

How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The numbers began ticking up in September. After a quiet summer, doctors at Rhode Island Hospital began seeing one or two...

This Shark Is the Ocean’s Biggest Glowing Vertebrate

As they prowl the oceans, sharks aren’t just hunting. Some of them are glowing. And now researchers have identified the largest glow-in-the-dark species with...

China Sets Economic Growth Target of ‘Over 6 Percent’ This Year

BEIJING — One year after China was battered by the coronavirus, the government promised on Friday a robust return to economic growth of “over...

Live Updates: Capitol Police Head Asks to Extend National Guard Deployment Amid Continued Threats

Here’s what you need to know:National Guard members inside the Capitol on Thursday.Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York TimesThe acting chief of the Capitol...

Arnold Palmer’s Legacy Hints at What Tiger Woods Might Leave Behind

ORLANDO, Fla. — In a fashion befitting someone born in 1929, Arnold Palmer valued a certain comportment, like men removing their hats when they...

Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

In the summer of 1936, Theodor Geisel was on a ship from Europe to New York when he started scribbling silly rhymes on the...

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Asked to respond to the letter, Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the W.H.O., replied in an email that the team of experts that had...

AFRICA

Senegal Erupts in Protests, With a Rape Charge Only the Spark

DAKAR, Senegal — The most widespread demonstrations in Senegal in years continued for the third day on Friday, an expression of anger at the...

Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly imposed temporary limits on counterterrorism drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefield zones like Afghanistan and...

U.S. Urges Ethiopia to End Hostilities in Tigray

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday pressed the leader od Ethiopia to end hostilities in the northern Tigray region, citing...

Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says

Hundreds of girls who were abducted last week from their boarding school in Nigeria by a group of armed men have been released, a...