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Oct 12, 2013

NYT | Global Edition October 12, 2013: Senate Leaders Try to End Debt Crisis; Talks Fail in House

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 12, 2013
Compiled 20:50 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Senate Leaders Try to End Debt Crisis; Talks Fail in House

By JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER
With the House negotiations falling apart, hope for a potential deal rested with Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, who met on Saturday.
Memo From Washington

Stuck on Usual Quarrel: Raising New Revenue

By JACKIE CALMES
Any renewal of negotiations for a long-term fiscal plan will run into the same underlying problem that doomed efforts for the past three years.

African Union Urges International Court to Delay Kenyan President's Trial

By NICHOLAS KULISH and BENNO MUCHLER
Member nations appealed to the International Criminal Court to delay President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial so he could focus on his country after a deadly attack at a shopping mall.
Opinion

Editorial | Notebook

A Striking Absence of Women

By VIKAS BAJAJ
The technology industry remains largely a men's club.
Movies

Video: Anatomy of a Scene: Escape From Tomorrow

Randy Moore, the writer and director of "Escape From Tomorrow," narrates a sequence from his film.
WORLD

As China Vows Austerity, Giant Brass Fish Devours $11 Million

By CHRIS BUCKLEY
China is speckled with outlandish works of official art that vie with even a giant, glow-in-the-dark puffer fish for attention and outrage.

Afghan Talks Come Close to Deal for Troops to Stay

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
In announcing the deal, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai said one major issue remained - immunity from prosecution for American troops who stay after 2014.

800,000 Evacuated as Powerful Cyclone Hits India

By GARDINER HARRIS
Forecasters say Cyclone Phailin could be among the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal, with a storm surge as high as 10 feet.
BUSINESS

Strapped In, but Still at Risk

By STEPHANIE STEINBERG and BILL VLASIC
Though the number of deaths of children in car seats has declined, about three out of every four seats are still installed improperly, and it remains a vexing safety issue.

Airlines Cash In on Every Inch, Even the Jammed Bins Overhead

By MARTHA C. WHITE
The battle of the bins, that preflight scrum over carry-on space, has become something else for airlines: the business of the bins, with priority given to those who pay.
DealBook

JPMorgan's Loss Is Corporate Law Firms' Gain

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and PETER LATTMAN
JPMorgan's numerous regulatory problems are proving to be a boon for the country's most sophisticated law firms.
TECHNOLOGY
Novelties

Seeking a Staredown With Google Glass

By ANNE EISENBERG
Spurred by Google Glass, rivals will offer their own smart glasses - many of which will have a different look and be geared toward specialized markets.
Q&A

Moving Into a New MacBook Air

By J. D. BIERSDORFER
How to move personal information from one MacBook to another, and tips on searching safely online.
Innovation

Who Made That Android Logo?

By PAGAN KENNEDY
Finding inspiration for a robot on a bathroom door.
SPORTS

Sports Legends Selling Relics? Hey, That Glove Really Is Gold

By RICHARD SANDOMIR
Some former athletes regard their game-used wares with sentimentality, but to a lesser extent than most people think.
United States 2, Jamaica 0

U.S. Team Shifts Focus to Sizing Up Its Players

By SAM BORDEN
Landon Donovan described the qualifying-round games as an "audition" - and got a reminder of that when he was pulled from Friday's game at halftime.

Nothing Certain as England Chases World Cup Dreams

By ROB HUGHES
A 4-1 home win over Montenegro was not the decisive achievement it looked like for a country whose professional league is built on imported talent.
U.S. NEWS

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
The high price of commonly used medications for conditions like asthma contributes heavily to health care costs and certainly causes more widespread anguish.

Cost of Flood Insurance Rises, Along With Worries

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
An effort by members of Congress to change the law is stalled by the federal government shutdown.

N.S.A. Director Gives Firm and Broad Defense of Surveillance Efforts

By DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
While acknowledging shortfalls in response to Edward J. Snowden' revelations, General Keith B. Alexander said the agency was doing more "to protect people's civil liberties and privacy than they'll ever know."
OPINION
Editorial

A Warning to Egypt's Generals

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
If the Obama administration's reduction in military aid doesn't work, more cuts may be necessary.
Op-Ed Columnist

A Family's Need to Know

By JOE NOCERA
Two very different cases, two determined searches for answers.
Op-Ed Contributor

Don't Blame the Norwegians

By JOCHEN BITTNER
Does the Nobel Peace Prize selection process really need reform?

NYT | ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS October 12, 2013: Riding Out the Political Storm

The New York Times | MY ALERTS

FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN

Compiled: October 12, 2013 03:11:13 PM

Strategies

Riding Out the Political Storm
Investment strategists say it’s likely that long-term investors who stick to a well-thought-out plan can ride out awkward periods like the current conflict in Washington with few ill effects.

NYT | Today's Headlines October 12, 2013: Divide Narrows as Talks to Resolve Fiscal Crisis Go On.

The New York Times

Today's Headlines

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Top News
After meeting with President Obama on Friday, Republican leaders said they were optimistic about a deal. Some Democrats, however, worried that Mr. Obama would bargain away too much.
Divide Narrows as Talks to Resolve Fiscal Crisis Go On

By JEREMY W. PETERS, ASHLEY PARKER and PETER BAKER

President Obama and Congressional Republicans on Friday showed greater flexibility but headed into the weekend without a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
. Wall Street Edges Up, With Eyes on Washington
A registration drive at Phoenix College in Arizona in 2012.
2 States Plan 2-Tier System for Balloting

By FERNANDA SANTOS and JOHN ELIGON

Arizona and Kansas, which require proof of citizenship for voter registration, are planning a two-tiered system with one set of ballots for federal elections and another for state and local votes.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in October.
Netanyahu Takes a Lonely Stance Denouncing Iran

By JODI RUDOREN

As Western powers prepare for talks on Iran's nuclear program, an increasingly isolated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his push for stronger action.
. Interactive Timeline on Iran's Nuclear Program 
 
World
Julian Tangaere, left, leader of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission to Syria, briefed team members in Damascus on the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By ALAN COWELL

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2013 Peace Prize on Friday to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, now working to destroy Syria's stockpile.
Malala Yousafzai spoke on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington on Friday.
Pakistani Girl, a Global Heroine After an Attack, Has Critics at Home

By SALMAN MASOOD and DECLAN WALSH

There were mixed feelings in Pakistan as speculation grew that the teenager, who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls, might win a Nobel.
. Video Documenting a Pakistani Girl's Transformation
Berlusconi Aiding War Victims? Italy Speculates on His Penance

By JIM YARDLEY

The former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has petitioned to serve his tax fraud sentence by doing community service, and Italy is abuzz with speculation, serious and otherwise, on what he might do.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Maria Balvin, 21, of Chelsea, Mass., checks the result of a coin toss to determine her group's name at an alternative education program called Youth Build Just-a-Start. The program helps people who didn't finish high school earn a G.E.D.
Raising the G.E.D. Bar Stirs Concern for Students

By MOTOKO RICH

Educators worry that new standards in January will make it harder for young adults to pass the high school equivalency exam.
The Dalai Lama has started a project to translate science textbooks for use in monasteries. He hopes to meld the interior world of meditation with the exterior world of matter.
A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith

By KIM SEVERSON

A small band of Tibetan monks and a team of translators have been working to bring Western science to the monastic education system in India.
In California, New Package of Gun Laws but One Snag

By IAN LOVETT

California passed a sweeping package of gun control bills, but Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a ban on semiautomatic rifles.
Politics
Furloughed employees of the Environmental Protection Agency headed into a wooded area to do volunteer trail maintenance in Hillsborough, N.C., on Thursday.
Shutdown's Quiet Toll, From Idled Research to Closed Wallets

By TRIP GABRIEL, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and SABRINA TAVERNISE

With much of the little-noticed machinery of the government paused, tasks that have been disrupted may have a lasting toll even if a deal to end the shutdown is reached soon.
Edward J. Snowden had been a technician for the C.I.A.
C.I.A. Disputes Early Suspicions on Snowden

By ERIC SCHMITT

The C.I.A. said that it did not suspect Edward J. Snowden of gaining access to computer files without authorization when he was working as a technician for the agency in 2009.
Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday to meet with President Hamid Karzai.
Kerry Visits Afghan Leader, Seeking End to an Impasse

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul for a previously unannounced visit with President Hamid Karzai to help break a deadlock in talks to keep American forces in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
JPMorgan Chase's earnings were eroded, in large part, by a legal expense of $9.2 billion.

DealBook

JPMorgan's Loss Is Corporate Law Firms' Gain

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

JPMorgan's numerous regulatory problems are proving to be a boon for the country's most sophisticated law firms.
. DealBook: Wells Fargo Quarterly Earnings Jump 13%
. CommentComments
Passengers leaving a plane in Phoenix. Finding space for carry-on items has grown competitive.
Airlines Cash In on Every Inch, Even the Jammed Bins Overhead

By MARTHA C. WHITE

Travelers and flight crews are contending with an increasingly aggressive battle over those compartments.
Matt Klinger, left, of Rockville, Md., learning from Chuck Scott, a safety technician at Fitzgerald Auto, also in Rockville, how to properly strap a baby into a car seat.
Strapped In, but Still at Risk

By STEPHANIE STEINBERG and BILL VLASIC

Though the number of deaths of children in car seats has declined, about three out of every four seats are still installed improperly.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
An example of a Google shared endorsement.
Google to Sell Users' Endorsements

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and VINDU GOEL

A change in its terms of service would let Google include users' names, photos and comments in ads across the Web.
Riley Morgan, 14, at New York University on Friday with a quadcopter he built himself.
At Drone Conference, Talk of Morals and Toys

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER

The Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference, which started Friday, seemed equal parts acknowledgment of the technology's perils and a self-affirmation exercise for its proponents.
Canadian Carrier Backtracks on BlackBerry Snub

Bits Blog

Canadian Carrier Backtracks on BlackBerry Snub

By IAN AUSTEN

Rogers said the BlackBerry Z30 would be available for order online and through a service that ships orders to its stores and directly to business and government customers.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
In the N.L.C.S., which began Friday, Mark McGwire, the Dodgers' batting coach, is facing the Cardinals.
A Bash Brother Returns to St. Louis, Wearing Dodger Blue

By BEN STRAUSS

The hitting coach Mark McGwire and outfielder Skip Schumaker will try to help the Dodgers beat their old team, the Cardinals, as the N.L.C.S. begins on Friday night.
. Crawford Rediscovers Himself With Los Angeles
With a Huge Line to Cover, the Jaguars Can Still Hope

By JOE DRAPE

The matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars is by all indications a brutal mismatch, one that has become the talk of the N.F.L.
Beltran, Cards Top LA 3-2 in 13 in NLCS Opener

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Carlos Beltran kept protesting that he's just one player.
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker in Manhattan.
The Fox Says, 'I Can Make You Famous'

By DAVE ITZKOFF

Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker, the Norwegian brothers behind "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)," made the hit song as a joke.
. Audio Popcast: Ylvis and the New Clout of Novelty Pop
The conductor Valery Gergiev leading the Mariinsky Orchestra on Thursday evening.

Music Review

Another 'Spring,' and Another Storm to Weather

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM

The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performed Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" at Carnegie Hall on Thursday.
New Arrest in Inquiry on Art Looting

By TOM MASHBERG

An investigation into the New York antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor has led to the arrest of his sister, accused of hiding statues looted from India.
For more arts news, go to NYTimes.com/Arts »
N.Y./Region
Bill de Blasio has tried to allay fears that as mayor he would reverse the progress the city has made in areas like public safety.
Wooing 'Hometown Industry,' de Blasio Meets Wary Wall St.

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and SUSANNE CRAIG

Bill de Blasio tried to reassure a corporate audience that his progressive policies would not jeopardize the city's financial industry.

Crime Scene

The Mystery Behind the Model for a Vanished Rockwell Painting

By MICHAEL WILSON