Oct 1, 2013

NYT | Today's Headlines: Government Shutting Down in Impasse.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, center, departed the Capitol early Tuesday.
Government Shutting Down in Impasse

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JEREMY W. PETERS

The federal government will shut down for the first time in nearly two decades after last-minute moves in both chambers of Congress failed to break a bitter budget standoff over the president's health care law.
A currency exchange office in Tehran displaying rates in a window. Sanctions over nuclear efforts have starved Iran of cash.
Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

A currency shortage, created by Western sanctions, appears worse than previously thought, increasing pressure on leaders seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal.
Eastleigh, a Somali enclave in Nairobi, is considered the financial hub for the Shabab group.
Somali Militants Mixing Business and Terror

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH

The Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya, makes money through illegal endeavors and even employs a team of accountants. 


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WORLD

Photographs Photographs: Inside Nairobi's Devastated Westgate Mall
More than a week after militants killed scores of people in the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, investigators sought clues to the attack. These are among the first pictures to emerge from inside the mall since the investigation began.

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributors

Keep Farmland for Farmers

By LINDSEY LUSHER SHUTE and BENJAMIN SHUTE

A move to strengthen protections for agricultural land.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"It looks like I'm working, right? No. In reality I am praying, either for a miracle to save our economy or for a fool to come in and buy my factory."
BAHMAN ESHGHI, owner of a business in Tehran that is suffering because of sanctions against Iran.

World
Pictures of some of the people arrested, tortured and killed by the Afghan Communist government on display in Kabul on Monday.
Old Atrocities, Now Official, Galvanize Afghanistan

By ROD NORDLAND

The details and names of nearly 5,000 people killed by the Afghan Communist government in 1978 and 1979 were unearthed by Dutch investigators and made public by the Netherlands national prosecutor's office.
Pope John Paul II, left, and Pope John XXIII will be canonized on April 27, 2014.
Francis Sets a Date in April for 2 Popes to Become Saints

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO and ALAN COWELL

The decision to declare John Paul II and John XXIII saints on April 27, 2014, was seen as a gesture intended to promote unity within the church.
President Nicolás Maduro during a speech in which he ordered the expulsion of three officials from the United States Embassy.
With Accusations of Sabotage, Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials

By WILLIAM NEUMAN

Accusing the officials of supporting efforts to sabotage the nation's electrical grid, President Nicolás Maduro announced the move on live TV.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
A memorial to Christopher Lane, who was fatally shot Aug. 16 in Duncan, Okla.
End of an Aimless Summer: 3 Youths Charged in a Killing

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI

Families and neighbors in Duncan, Okla., look at the town and the troubled lives of three young men who said they killed out of boredom.
. Photographs  Slide Show: Killing Shakes Small Town in Oklahoma
Two Marine Corps Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach

By THOM SHANKER

The punishment, considered unprecedented in modern Marine Corps history, came after an insurgent attack in Afghanistan in 2012 killed two Marines and destroyed six fighter jets.
Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Rapid assimilation is sweeping through every branch of Judaism except the Orthodox, according to the results of a major survey.

Politics
Speaker John A. Boehner spoke Monday after a caucus of House Republicans gathered to plot their next move.
Conservatives With a Cause: 'We're Right'

By ASHLEY PARKER

As House Republicans hope to triumph in their push to repeal, or at least delay, the Affordable Care Act, the distance between the House and the White House has never seemed greater.
Obama Confident, but Wary of Economic Fallout

By JACKIE CALMES

President Obama's confidence that he was right to defy Republicans' demands was offset by concern over risks to the economic recovery.
Gary M. Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, oversees insurance exchanges.
Federal Official at Center of the Health Care Tumult Has Gone Against the Grain

By ROBERT PEAR

Gary M. Cohen, who oversees the health exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, has been a punching bag for Republicans and has been chided even by some Democrats.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Hillary and Bill Clinton at a meeting of their foundation in June.
CNN and NBC Scrap Projects on Hillary Clinton

By AMY CHOZICK and BILL CARTER

Both sides of the political aisle registered objections to the projects, which would have explored the life of the former first lady and potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Financial Watchdog With Bite to Depart His Agency

DealBook

Financial Watchdog With Bite to Depart His Agency

By BEN PROTESS

The head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's enforcement unit, who has taken on the financial industry, is stepping down.
Activists have called for the exclusion of Cambodian sugar from duty-free treatment in Europe, saying that it triggers corporate land grabs. Above, a worker harvesting sugar at a Phnom Penh Sugar plantation.
Sugar Industry Highlights Conflicts Over Trade Pacts and Land

By KEITH BRADSHER

For Cambodia and other poor nations, trade agreements that foster exports can also encourage land grabs by wealthy, politically connected families.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
The F.A.A. recognized the necessity to update its policies on electronics on planes given the proliferation of electronic devices in recent years, particularly smartphones and tablets.
F.A.A. Panel Backs Easing of Device Rules

By JAD MOUAWAD

Passengers should be allowed to use the entertainment features on their phones and tablets throughout the flight, the panel said.
. Q. and A.: What the F.A.A. Is Considering
A Nokia store in Bhopal, India. Eager to tap into the country's affluent middle class, Nokia has been working in the country since the mid-1990s, and it has become an important market for the company.
India and Nokia in Tax Dispute Before Microsoft Deal

By MARK SCOTT

Nokia said the tax authorities froze all of its Indian assets, including bank accounts and factories, to ensure that the company could pay its future tax bill.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Carmelo Anthony at media day Monday.

On Pro Basketball

Mixed Opening Lines in Knicks' Courtship of Anthony

By HARVEY ARATON

While Steve Mills, the Knicks' new top executive, made it clear during N.B.A. media day that signing Carmelo Anthony to a contract extension was a priority, the team's star was more circumspect.
Cincinnati players and fans after George Foster (15) scored the deciding run of the 1972 N.L.C.S. on a wild pitch by Pittsburgh.

On Baseball

Pirates and Reds Renew a Rivalry

By TYLER KEPNER

When Cincinnati and Pittsburgh play in Tuesday's wild-card game, the two franchises will try to add a new chapter to their shared history.
Chiefs tight end Kevin Brock being brought down by Giants safety Ryan Mundy and cornerback Prince Amukamara (20).
Nowhere to Look but Ahead for Winless Giants

By ZACH SCHONBRUN

After four games they would rather forget, the Giants are left to focus on what safety Antrel Rolle called the 12-game season remaining.
. Chiefs 31, Giants 7: Chiefs Deflate Giants' Momentum, Sending Them to Another Loss
. N.F.L. Roundup: Saints Hand Dolphins Their First Defeat
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
Kate Nielsen is among artists whose work has been sold on Amazon's site.
Art Collections a Click Away

By WILLIAM GRIMES

Amazon's art venture seems to be doing well, as it has enticed more than 180 galleries to sell through its site.
Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from the fifth season of

The TV Watch

A Clear Ending to a Mysterious Beginning

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY

After so many lugubrious turns, "Breaking Bad" came to an end on Sunday on an almost uplifting note. But perhaps the best thing about it was the series actually ended.

Books of The Times

Battles Without End

By MICHIKO KAKUTANI

"Thank You for Your Service" is David Finkel's account of how soldiers scarred by war try to adjust to civilian life.
. ArtsBeat Q. and A.: David Finkel
For more arts news, go to NYTimes.com/Arts »
N.Y./Region
Marilyn Monroe over a Manhattan subway grate in
No Heel Hazards (or Gusts) as Subway Expands

By SAM ROBERTS

When the first phase of the Second Avenue subway makes its debut in 2016, metal sidewalk grates, the bane of women in pumps, will be absent.
CONTACT A video shows motorcycles surrounding a Range Rover Sport on the Henry Hudson Parkway on Sunday. When one slowed almost to a stop in the center lane, it was struck and its rider knocked to the ground.
After Motorcyclist Is Struck, Driver Is Pulled From S.U.V. and Beaten, the Police Say

By J. DAVID GOODMAN

The chase ended in violence after the S.U.V. got stuck in traffic on a side street in Washington Heights and several motorcyclists attacked its driver, the police said.
Some associated with the Occupy movement dislike a debit card idea.
Coming Soon? An Occupy Wall Street Debit Card

By COLIN MOYNIHAN

A Web site promoting the card suggests its use might represent a "protest with every purchase," but some in the Occupy movement are displeased with the idea.

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