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NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines February 17, 2014: Top News: Ukrainian Protesters End Occupation of Kiev's City Hall

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Opposition supporters left City Hall in Kiev on Sunday.
Ukrainian Protesters End Occupation of Kiev's City Hall

By ANDREW HIGGINS

As they left the building that they had occupied for more than two months, the protesters said they would seize it again if the authorities did not drop all charges against political activists.
. A City Spins Beyond the Government's Reach
Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on climate change in Jakarta on Sunday.
Kerry Urges Indonesia to Help Stem Climate Change

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and CORAL DAVENPORT

Secretary of State John Kerry, casting the problem in near-apocalyptic terms, said Indonesia's failure to act would jeopardize its resources, damage its economy and put much of the capital under water.
. Chinese Ask Kerry to Help Tear Down a Firewall
The Indonesian Embassy in Washington, left, and the building where Mayer Brown has an office. Indonesia retained the American law firm for help in trade talks.
Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS

A document obtained by Edward J. Snowden shows that Australia consulted with the N.S.A. about monitoring an American law firm that was representing Indonesia in trade disputes with the United States.
. Text: Document Describes Eavesdropping on American Law Firm
For more top news, go to INYT.com

Editors' Picks
Nicholas Kristof

OPINION | OP-ED COLUMNIST

Professors, We Need You!

By NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Academics are some of the smartest minds in the world. So why are they making themselves irrelevant?
. Columnist Page | Blog
President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Fifty years later, his relatives and admirers are working hard to highlight his initiatives.

U.S.

Video VIDEO: Legacy of L.B.J.
"The agony of Vietnam looms over all of us," said Luci Baines Johnson, who argues that the war overshadowed the domestic achievements of her father, President Lyndon B. Johnson.
. Related Video

World
Relatives of victims gathered outside the Airlines Operation Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal, after the plane crash.
18 Feared Dead in Nepalese Air Crash

By BHADRA SHARMA and GARDINER HARRIS

An official at the airport in Katmandu, the capital, blamed bad weather for the crash, saying it had been snowing for much of the day.
Smoke rose Sunday from a tourist bus in a resort town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Bombing of Tourist Bus Kills at Least Three in Sinai

By KAREEM FAHIM and MAYY EL SHEIKH

The cause of the explosion was not certain, but it raised fears that Egyptian militants were expanding their campaign against the security services to include civilians.
Rescue workers tried to free miners who became trapped while working illegally in an old gold-mine shaft in Benoni, South Africa, on Sunday.
11 Miners Are Rescued in South Africa

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

The miners were working illegally in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg, and they told rescuers that more than 200 others were trapped underground, officials said.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World

Business
Crossing Borders and Changing Lives, Lured by Higher State Minimum Wages

By KIRK JOHNSON

A rolling borderland of onion farms and strip malls provides a test tube of sorts for observing how the minimum wage works in daily life.
. Motherlode Blog: A McDonald's Crew Trainer on Raising Children on Minimum Wage
Competition Fierce for Sales of Unarmed Drones

By JOE COCHRANE

Military contractors from the United States, Israel, Australia, Austria and other countries showcased unmanned aerial vehicles throughout the week of the Singapore Airshow.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Comcast vs. the Cord Cutters

By FARHAD MANJOO

Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable won't shake the industry's game plan: Keep viewers wedded to cable.
. As Services Expand, Cable Bills Keep Rising
. A Bigger Comcast May Beget More Deals
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
Intel's Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist

By NATASHA SINGER

As part of Intel's mission to be regarded as more than just a chip maker, the anthropologist Genevieve Bell leads a globe-trotting team that is trying to learn what people crave in their electronics.
For weeks, Flappy Bird nested atop the most downloaded app charts for Apple and Android mobile devices before it was suddenly pulled by its creator.

DISRUPTIONS

Using Addictive Games to Build Better Brains

By NICK BILTON

Researchers are studying the qualities that make video games like Flappy Bird hard to put down, in order to build games that improve memory or other functions or even treat disorders.

CIRCA NOW

Twitter, Can You Hear Me Now?

By HENRY ALFORD

Everyone wants to be heard, but sometimes so much is too much.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
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Sports
Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States was leading in the semifinals snowboard cross until she fell. She finished in seventh place.
Lindsey Jacobellis Again Comes Up Short in Snowboard Cross

By JOHN BRANCH

Jacobellis crashed in the semifinal while holding a big lead and failed to win a medal at her third Olympics.
A worker threw salt to prepare the track during the men's 4x10-kilometer cross-country relay on Sunday.
Emergency Shipment of Salt Averts Olympic Crisis

By SAM DOLNICK

Soft snow threatened Alpine events at the Sochi Games, but a hastily arranged purchase from Switzerland of 24 tons of a large-grain variety unavailable in Russia saved the day.
Phil Kessel became the first United States player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade.

UNITED STATES 5, SLOVENIA 1

Phil Kessel's Hat Trick Gives Americans a Win

By KAREN CROUSE

Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4 minutes 33 seconds against Slovenia and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade.
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports

U.S. News
Michael Dunn, center, after the verdicts were announced in his trial in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday.
Jury Reaches Partial Verdict in Florida Killing Over Loud Music

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

Michael Dunn, a white man who admitted shooting Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old, was convicted of three counts of second-degree attempted murder, but not first-degree murder.
Workers fixed a burst water main in Syracuse.
A Severe Winter Breaks Budgets as Well as Pipes

By JESSE McKINLEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Local and state authorities are facing new financial pressures this exceptionally stormy winter, with officials reporting increased spending on overtime, contractors and supplies.
Paul Brayshaw, a hemophiliac, was visited by President Obama in 2010.
In the Debate Over Health Care, 'Real People' Become Human Volleyballs

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

Democrats and Republicans alike resort to "real people" to get their messages across, sometimes with unexpected consequences.
. Video  Video: Examples of Health Care 'Props'
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US

Opinion

OPINION

The Tame Truth About the Wolves of Wall Street

By WILLIAM D. COHAN

Unlike Hollywood's idea of Wall Street partying, the only all-nighters I pulled were over spreadsheets.

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

The Line at the 'Super PAC' Trough

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An unlimited source of cash is now a requirement for contested congressional races.
. Editorial: An Encouraging Chinese Courtship
. Editorial: To Save Fish and Birds

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Marry First, Then Cheat

By MAUREEN DOWD

In France, it's O.K. to cheat if you're married, but not if you're single.
. Columnist Page
For more opinion, go to INYT.com/Opinion


Gerald Celente | Interviews: Gerald Celente - SGT Report on February 15, 2014.




Gerald Celente - SGT Report - February 15, 2014
Gerald Celente
Gerald talks about gold demand, bankers unexpectedly dying, emerging markets are melting down, hyperinflation is taking root, Fukushima is out of control.

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NYT | Today's Headlines February 16, 2014:.Top News: Workers fixed a burst water main in Syracuse.A Severe Winter Breaks Budgets as Well as Pipe.

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Today's Headlines

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Top News
Workers fixed a burst water main in Syracuse.
A Severe Winter Breaks Budgets as Well as Pipes

By JESSE McKINLEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Local and state governments still struggling to recover from the Great Recession are facing new financial pressures this exceptionally stormy winter, with officials reporting increased spending on overtime, contractors and supplies.
The Indonesian Embassy in Washington, left, and the building where Mayer Brown has an office. Indonesia retained the American law firm for help in trade talks.
Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS

A top-secret document, obtained by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden, shows that an American law firm was monitored while representing a foreign government in trade disputes with the United States.
. Text: Document Describes Eavesdropping on American Law Firm
Afghan Army's Test Begins With Fight for Vital Highway

By AZAM AHMED

A week with Afghan troops safeguarding Highway 1 offers glimpses of a road war in which powerful leaders on all sides battle for control of Afghanistan's crucial artery.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks

Spring Women's Fashion Issue
T Magazine looks at the way women really want to dress.

OPINION | OPINION

The All-or-Nothing Marriage

By ELI J. FINKEL

Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it's rare.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"Nobody wanted that war less than Lyndon Johnson. No matter how hard he tried, he didn't seem to be able to get out of that quagmire. Not only did he not get out of it in his lifetime, but his legacy indeed has that weight of the world on it."
LUCI BAINES JOHNSON, the former president's younger daughter, reflecting on Vietnam, which tarnished her father's reputation.
Today's Video
President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Fifty years later, his relatives and admirers are working hard to highlight his initiatives.
Video VIDEO: Legacy of L.B.J.
Luci Baines Johnson on the legacy of her father and how the war in Vietnam overshadowed his achievements at home.
. Related Video
Video VIDEO: Evening Hours | New York Fashion Week
Bill Cunningham takes a look at the fall 2014 collections.
Video VIDEO: The World Celebrates Valentine's Day
From a hugging marathon in Thailand to naked bungee jumping in Latvia, different cultures celebrate Valentine's Day in their own way.
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Young masked men guarding the entrance to the Lviv Region State Administration. They seized the offices of the governor, Oleh Salo, and do not let him enter.
A Ukraine City Spins Beyond the Government's Reach

By ANDREW HIGGINS

Lviv and the surrounding region have largely achieved what protesters in Kiev have been demanding since November: the end of the authority of President Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations negotiator on Syria, said at a news conference that the talks had ended without progress.
After Second Round of Syria Talks, No Agreement Even on How to Negotiate

By ANNE BARNARD and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE

The United Nations mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, wrapped up the second round of peace talks on Saturday without breaking a longstanding deadlock or setting a date for a third round.
A Tibetan law student at the E. Gene Smith Library in southwest China.
After Winding Odyssey, Tibetan Texts Find Home in China

By ANDREW JACOBS

An American scholar's trove of 12,000 Tibetan-language texts has a new home, a lavishly decorated library on the campus of the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, China.
. Video  Video: A New Resource for Buddhist Scholars
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Michael Dunn, center, after the verdicts were announced in his trial in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday.
Jury Reaches Partial Verdict in Florida Killing Over Loud Music

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

Michael Dunn, a white man who admitted shooting Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old, was convicted of three counts of second-degree attempted murder, but not first-degree murder.
Crossing Borders and Changing Lives, Lured by Higher State Minimum Wages

By KIRK JOHNSON

A rolling borderland of onion farms and strip malls provides a test tube of sorts for observing how the minimum wage works in daily life.
. Motherlode Blog: A McDonald's Crew Trainer on Raising Children on Minimum Wage
Paul Brayshaw, a hemophiliac, was visited by President Obama in 2010.
In the Debate Over Health Care, 'Real People' Become Human Volleyballs

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

Democrats and Republicans alike resort to "real people" to get their messages across, sometimes with unexpected consequences.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Fifty years later, his relatives and admirers are working hard to highlight his initiatives.
Rescuing a Vietnam Casualty: Johnson's Legacy

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

Family and friends of Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidential legacy has been tainted by the Vietnam War, are working to highlight his legislative milestones on their 50th anniversary.
Wendy Davis, who is running for governor of Texas, has been attacked over questions about her biography.
Can Wendy Davis Have It All?

By ROBERT DRAPER

A Texas-size tale of ambition, motherhood and political mythmaking.
. The 6th Floor Blog: The Making of the Cover
Chinese Ask Kerry to Help Tear Down a Firewall

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, a group of Chinese bloggers appealed to the United States to take up the cause of Internet freedom.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business

NEWS ANALYSIS

Comcast vs. the Cord Cutters

By FARHAD MANJOO

A merger wouldn't shake an industry giant's game plan: Keep viewers wedded to cable.
. As Services Expand, Cable Bills Keep Rising
. A Bigger Comcast May Beget More Deals
Bob King, president of the United Auto Workers, at a news conference after workers voted not to unionize a Tennessee Volkswagen plant. He had planned to build on a success there to unionize several other Southern factories.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Defeat of Auto Union in Tennessee Casts Its Strategy Into Doubt

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

The United Auto Workers had planned to build on a success at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., to unionize several other Southern factories - but workers narrowly rejected the proposal.

FAIR GAME

The Untouchable Profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

An internal Treasury memo put the earnings of two mortgage giants off limits to their shareholders.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Intel's Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist

By NATASHA SINGER

Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist at Intel who leads a globe-trotting team, is trying to learn what consumers want most in their future electronics.

CIRCA NOW

Twitter, Can You Hear Me Now?

By HENRY ALFORD

Everyone wants to be heard, but sometimes so much is too much.

BITS BLOG

Photos Become Ads With New Technology

By NICK WINGFIELD

A new technology starting to catch the attention of publishers can turn any visual element on a web page, including editorial photographs and videos, into advertisements.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
The gondola makes a pass over the Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana.
On the Mountain, It's a Wild Ride

By SARAH LYALL

Access to the Sochi Olympics' outdoor venues, scattered along the slopes at various altitudes, is via a confusing system of buses, vans and cable cars.
The vast scale of Olympic Park in Sochi makes buildings appear closer than they are.
The Oddities of Olympic Park

By DAVID SEGAL

The Sochi Games are either avidly catering to the West, and the United States in particular, or Russia has adopted American sports culture as its own.
A report for the N.F.L. detailed harassment of Jonathan Martin, third from left, by Richie Incognito, second from left.

SPORTS OF THE TIMES

In Report on Bullying, the Vile and the Gripping

By WILLIAM C. RHODEN

The lawyer Ted Wells's report for the N.F.L. on the harassment by Richie Incognito and other Dolphins players contains a captivating portrait of Jonathan Martin's anguish for not retaliating against his tormentors.
. Sports of The Times: Time for N.F.L. Sponsors to Demand Change
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
Justin Timberlake, left, with Jimmy Fallon on
Bullish on Boyish

By BILL CARTER

With a youthful Jimmy Fallon taking over the "Tonight" show, NBC hopes to attract a younger audience to late-night network TV.
. TV Network Meets Social Network