Tag: United States

How Much to See a Movie at AMC? It Will Soon Depend Where You Sit.

Some middle seats at AMC movie theaters will be more expensive than others as part of the company’s new ticket-pricing strategy, announced this week. AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest cinema chain, said in a news release on Monday that this new pricing system, known as Sightline at AMC, would be in place at all of […]

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As Biden Prepares to Tout Economy, Fed Chair Takes a Cautious Tone

WASHINGTON — Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, underscored on Tuesday that the central bank has more work to do when it comes to slowing the economy, and that officials remain determined to wrestle rapid inflation under control. Mr. Powell, speaking in a question-and-answer session at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., […]

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China Tries to Play Down Balloon Dispute With Censorship and Memes

On Chinese social media, jokes about the suspected spy balloon have been making the rounds. People quipped that the vessel was a misunderstood attempt at wishing Americans a happy Lantern Festival, the Chinese holiday this past Sunday. Others compared it to a glutinous rice ball, a traditional food eaten during the celebrations. The wisecracking was, […]

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The Medicine Is a Miracle, but Only if You Can Afford It

April Crawford never thought she’d be begging for help on GoFundMe, but she has run out of options. She has multiple sclerosis, and Mavenclad, the drug that could slow her decline, has a list price of $194,000 a year. Her Medicare insurance will pay for most of it, but she has a co-pay of $10,000. […]

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China’s Balloon Dispute Aims Attention at Xi’s Leadership

The Chinese balloon that bumbled its way across the United States has launched a thousand questions about its real intent. But it is also focusing the world’s attention on the prospect that the communications and control within Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s government and his vaunted security apparatus may be less coherent — or even less […]

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A Chinese Balloon and a Diplomatic Showdown

Edward Wong contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

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Do You Work in the Auto Industry? We Want to Hear From You.

Growth in sales of electric vehicles has created thousands of jobs in auto manufacturing, batteries and other new fields, but not without turmoil. There is talk of layoffs at some suppliers and automakers even as other companies expand. I cover the auto industry for The New York Times, and I am planning to write about […]

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Erasing Black History Is Not the Role of the College Board

I thought about the teachers in Florida I had spoken to in recent days, who were being asked for the first time to document and report their Black History Month activities to administrators. I thought about the bravery of Kenneth McElroy, a Black middle-school civics teacher in the Tampa area, who told me he had […]

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China’s Spy Balloon Drifted for 7 Days Across U.S.: A Timeline

The president had been discussing military options with the Pentagon since Tuesday, when he was alerted by the Pentagon that a spy balloon had entered the continental American airspace near Idaho. By Wednesday, the balloon was hovering over Montana, and a full-blown diplomatic crisis was underway. The arrival — and extended stay — of the […]

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Downing of Chinese Spy Balloon Ends Chapter in a Diplomatic Crisis

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, alerted Mr. Biden. By Wednesday, when the balloon had made its way to the skies above Billings, Mont., Pentagon officials were alarmed because the state is home to the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, one of three U.S. Air Force […]

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The Costs of a Long War in Ukraine

The next phase of the Ukraine War, a new Russian offensive and a potential Ukrainian counteroffensive, seems all but inevitable for late winter or early spring. The logic of escalation is prevailing, the mutual belief that no peace deal is possible until the other side understands that it can’t win. The Ukrainian hope for how […]

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U.S. Close to Shooting Down Chinese Spy Balloon Over the East Coast

WASHINGTON — The United States was on the verge of shooting down a Chinese spy balloon on Saturday that had spent the last week traversing the country, American officials said, in what would be an explosive end to a drama that put a diplomatic crisis between the world’s two great powers onto television screens in […]

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Will Anyone Watch Pickleball on Television?

At parks, gyms and sports clubs across the country, millions of people are playing pickleball, with the sport’s explosive growth leading to battles with tennis players over court space, a push for developers to create new courts and professional athletes like LeBron James hungry to invest in the professional game. It is hard to determine […]

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U.S. Presses Turkey and U.A.E. to Weed Out Illicit Trade With Russia

The United States is stepping up efforts to persuade partner nations that have not joined Western sanctions on Russia to crack down on commercial activities in their countries that could be helping Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Those efforts include pointing out to foreign governments transactions that the United States suspects are helping […]

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Are You Switching to a Heat Pump? We Want to Hear From You.

As the world moves to electrify everything from cars to heating in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, heat pumps have become more popular. I have covered alternative energy for The New York Times for five years, and utilities and energy in general for almost a decade before that. The energy transition presents an […]

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What Weapons Is Ukraine Getting, and Will They Arrive in Time?

The latest American weapons package for Ukraine, unveiled on Friday, includes the longest range weapons yet to push back Russian troops and strike logistical targets well behind enemy lines. But they come with a hitch: They will be deployed on the battlefield too late to be used against a broad assault by Moscow that seemingly […]

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A Brief History of Spying With Balloons

A Chinese balloon seen hovering over Montana this week has been described as an “intelligence-gathering” airship by the Pentagon and a stray civilian research airship by China. Whatever its intended use, the balloon offers a reminder of how for more than a century, governments have used balloons for surveillance and observation, most often during times […]

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Where American Democracy Isn’t Very Democratic

Earlier this week, I wrote that American policing lies largely outside of democratic control. In practice, despite the formal authority of mayors, city councilors and other elected officials, police departments can and do operate without meaningful accountability or public oversight. But the problem of democracy and American policing goes beyond questions of accountability. The police […]

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The End of the Pandemic Emergency in the U.S.

Apoorva Mandavilli contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Freezing Temperatures

As bitter cold settles over the Northeast this weekend, here are steps to take to prepare for subzero temperatures, strong winds and other winter weather. Make sure you have extra batteries in case of power outages. Keep flashlights, extra batteries and extra blankets on hand, as well as a can opener, extra medicine, first aid […]

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There Are Still Many More Americans Dying Than There Should Be

But while it isn’t hard to tell a story about delayed cancer treatments and undiagnosed heart disease contributing significantly to overall mortality numbers, it’s a lot harder to explain why that effect would scale so neatly with waves of official Covid deaths. When it comes to cancer in particular — the disease that probably first […]

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Inclusive or Alienating? The Language Wars Go On

Before the millions of views, the subsequent ridicule and finally the earnest apology, The Associated Press Stylebook practically oozed good intentions in its tweet last week: “We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing ‘the’ labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college educated.” “The French”? Zut alors! The result […]

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These Coaches Want to Help People Manage A.D.H.D.

Otherwise, he added, “one negative or anxious thought can just set you off. It starts to snowball.” René Brooks, an A.D.H.D. coach and creator of the website Black Girl Lost Keys, said an effective coach will understand that many clients have the best of intentions but still have difficulty meeting their goals. “It’s not a […]

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