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Israel Limits Prayers at Mosque

Friday, October 31, 2014

Jerusalem — Tensions over Jerusalem’s most hotly contested holy site flared Thursday after a prominent rightist campaigner for Jewish prayer there was shot in an apparent assassination attempt, and police tracked down and killed an Arab they said was the attacker. American-born Yehuda Glick, 48, who led efforts to allow Jews to pray on the plaza known to Israelis as the Temple Mount, the site of Al-Aqsa mosque, was reported …

Burkina Faso Declares State of Emergency

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized power in a coup. It …

Quarantine Pits Nurse Vs. Maine

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fort Kent, Maine — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Hickox, 33, stepped out of her home on the remote …

Wheels: A Land-Based Luxury Yacht

Sunday, October 26, 2014

There is beauty in the beast, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Premium edition. But it remains a beast, a humongous sport-utility vehicle stretching nearly 17 feet long and carrying a factory weight (sans passengers and cargo) of 5,845 pounds. …

Designer Burch Offers a Look at Her Inspirations

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dallas — Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really …

Mass. Woman Goes Global To Rescue Greyhounds

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Northbridge, Mass. — When Donna Nelson-Duey adopted her first greyhound more than 20 years ago, she received more than a pet for her family. The family adopted what has become a mission to help greyhounds locally and all …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: No Compromises

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Force Checkmate Most of us steer a course between independence and conformity. Not so with Bobby Fischer, who defeated Boris Spassky in a now legendary 1972 world championship match in Iceland. Almost from birth, as few are able, he defined his own reality. As a …

Ethics Debate: Deleting Negative Reviews

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund. Did the hotel buy the reviewer’s silence? Or …

Miss Manners: Walk Away From Lewd Men on the Street

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dear Miss Manners : I was taken aback by my elders’ reactions to an anecdote about an encounter with a strange man who accosted me in a public place. I have suddenly found myself to be a young lady, gradually achieving independence in the world, and, I am …

Consumer Confidential: What’s Behind the Huge Price Jump for Some Generic Drugs?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why are the prices of some generic drugs so darn high? That’s a question many consumers have been asking lately. And now, a pair of prominent congressmen are demanding an answer from the drug industry. In letters to 14 pharmaceutical companies, the congressmen said they’re investigating “the recent …

Housing Regulators Pressured To Ease Mortgage Loan Rules

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Washington — Three years ago, in the dark days of the housing crisis, regulators pressed for a controversial rule that aimed to crack down on shoddy and dishonest lending practices. Now they’re rolling back their plans. The original proposal called on lenders to hold a stake in the …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Don’t Miss Death Comes to Pemberley — So much for the happily-ever-after that Jane Austen gave us in Pride and Prejudice. In P.D. James’ enticing mash-up of period drama and whodunit, Mr. Darcy (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Anna Maxwell) are six years into their marriage when a murder …

Seven Ways to Save on Holiday Gift Shopping

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It’s late October, meaning the holidays (and your in-laws) will be here before you know it. But if you’re stressing about how to afford gifts for everyone on your list, you’re probably going about your holiday shopping the wrong way. While we’re just weeks away from the season, …