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May 31, 2014

YouTube | RT has uploaded Afghan 'torturer in chief' flees anger at home, finds shelter in US.



RT has uploaded Afghan 'torturer in chief' flees anger at home, finds shelter in US


Afghan 'torturer in chief' flees anger at home, finds shelter in US
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The brother of the outgoing President Hamid Karzai ran as a candidate in April's Presidential elections, despite spending most of his time in America. RT's Gayane Chichakyan reports.

NYT | Today's Top Headlines May 29, 2014: Top News: V.A. Chief Resigns in Face of Furor on Delayed Care.

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Today's Headlines

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Top News
Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after five years as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
V.A. Chief Resigns in Face of Furor on Delayed Care

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

Eric Shinseki's resignation leaves behind a sprawling bureaucracy embroiled in scandal and burdened with a decades-old legacy of overwhelmed facilities and management failures that his successor must now confront.
. Video  Video: Obama Accepts Shinseki's Resignation
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Singapore on Friday.
U.S. Sway in Asia Is Imperiled as China Challenges Alliances

By HELENE COOPER and JANE PERLEZ

As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Singapore, the Obama administration's Asia policy appeared to be turning into a street fight, with the United States playing referee.
A photo circulated by jihadists was said to show Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the bomber.
Suicide Bomber Is Identified as a Florida Man

By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

An American who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria was identified by officials as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who has lived in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

Editors' Picks

WORLD

Video VIDEO: Rio Violence Spikes Ahead of World Cup
In the months before the World Cup, violence in Rio has spiked despite pacification tactics that have drawn criticism from some who live in the favelas.
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OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

How Book Publishers Can Beat Amazon

By BOB KOHN

They may have to control their own online marketplace.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"If these are kids in the schoolyard, they are running around with scissors."
VIKRAM J. SINGH, former United States deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, on the dangerous gamesmanship playing out among rival nations in Asia.
Today's Video
Video VIDEO: Asparagus Soup With Ricotta Crostini
Melissa Clark makes a light asparagus soup topped with tender asparagus tips, accompanied by toasted bread coated with creamy ricotta for dipping.
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Video VIDEO: Driven | 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E
Volvo returns to its wagon roots with style. This time, there's no looking backward.
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Video VIDEO: Dissonance in Classical Music
Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic for The New York Times, talks about dissonance - the perceived stability or instability of two or more sounds.
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
A boy played while soldiers guarded a square to prevent protests in Bangkok on Friday. A military junta has banned demonstrations against its rule.
Junta Sets Year's Goals for Its Rule in Thailand

By THOMAS FULLER

In a proclamation tightening control, the leader said that if "peace, order and reform" are achieved, democracy could return.
President Xi Jinping addressed a conference in Beijing on dealing with the ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, in northwestern China.
China Moves to Calm Restive Xinjiang Region

By EDWARD WONG

President Xi Jinping has called for resettling ethnic Uighurs to other areas of China as he grapples with growing violence in Xinjiang.
John R. Bolton, a former ambassador turned cybertarget.
Iran Hackers Dangle a Familiar Name to Fish for Data

By DAVID E. SANGER

Hackers seeking information about Washington's elite posed as John R. Bolton, a former American ambassador to the United Nations, to friend online users through social media.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
On Death Row With Low I.Q., and New Hope for Reprieve

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and JOHN SCHWARTZ

After a ruling that says states can no longer rely on a fixed I.Q. cutoff to decide intellectual competency, the likelihood increased that some inmates will have a chance to avoid execution.
Book Guiding Border Agents on Force Is Released

By JULIA PRESTON

A top official at the federal border agency released the full text of its handbook on the use of force by border agents, as well as a 2013 report that was sharply critical of the agency's conduct.
Edward Hayden, a lawyer for Khairullozhon Matanov, a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, outside federal court in Boston on Friday. Mr. Matanov is accused of destroying evidence and lying to investigators.
Suspects' Friend Accused of Hindering Boston Bombing Inquiry

By JESS BIDGOOD

Investigators say that Khairullozhon Matanov, a Kyrgyzstani citizen, lied to them about how well he knew Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and destroyed evidence.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Business
The investigation is focusing on trading in two different stocks by Phil Mickelson, above, and the gambler William Walters.

DEALBOOK

Investor, Bettor, Golfer: Insider Trading Inquiry Includes Mickelson, Icahn and William T. Walters

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and BEN PROTESS

Federal authorities are examining a series of well-timed trades belonging to the golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters.
Dr. Halle Moore, the study's lead author, spoke on Friday during a news conference in Chicago.
Drug Saves Fertility for Women With Cancer

By ANDREW POLLACK

The new treatment would be a less invasive way to safeguard a woman's chances of having babies than the current method.
A vial of algae at the Solazyme lab. Ecover calls the algae-produced oil it uses a
Companies Quietly Apply Biofuel Tools to Household Products

By STEPHANIE STROM

Companies are beginning to use synthetic biology in producing cosmetics and household cleansers, but there is reluctance in how much to publicize it.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Malcolm Gladwell's books are published by both Hachette and Bonnier.

BITS BLOG

Malcolm Gladwell 'Surprised' to Become an Amazon Bargaining Chip

By DAVID STREITFELD

One of Hachette's biggest authors says he wonders if writers need to act together to protest the retailer's behavior in its dispute with his publisher.

BITS BLOG

Google Takes Steps to Comply With Privacy Ruling in Europe

By MARK SCOTT

The search giant is offering a way for European residents to submit links to web pages they want removed.
Clockwise from top left: Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Paul Deneve and Angela Ahrendts. Apple has been reclaiming what has always been its core strength, and what it lost when Steve Jobs died: Human perspective and taste.

BITS | STATE OF THE ART

What the Beats Deal Says About Apple: It Loves Tastemakers

By FARHAD MANJOO

If Silicon Valley is bent on replacing human judgment with algorithmic efficiency, the Beats deal shows that Apple wants to hold itself proudly against that trend.
. Jimmy Iovine, a Master of Beats, Lends Apple a Skilled Ear
. Bits Blog: A New Irreverent Spirit at Apple
. Apple to Pay $3 Billion to Buy Beats
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Steve Ballmer, left, and N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver at a Los Angeles Clippers playoff game on May 11.
$2 Billion for Clippers? In Time, It May Be a Steal for Steve Ballmer

By KEN BELSON and RICHARD SANDOMIR

Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief, agreed to pay three times what the franchise was recently valued at, but the team's bottom line should benefit from television deals.
. With Sale Pending, N.B.A. Cancels Its Vote on Sterling
. Around Seattle, Ballmer's Other Title Is Superfan
. The Upshot: Donald Sterling Set to Reap 15,900 Percent on Clippers
Heat forward LeBron James, driving past Lance Stephenson (1) and Roy Hibbert, shot 8 for 12 from the field in Game 6.

HEAT 117, PACERS 92

Heat Calmly Thrash Pacers and Book Annual Trip to the Finals

By ANDREW KEH

LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 25 points as Miami, the two-time defending champion, reached the finals for the fourth straight year. "It's only another steppingstone to our goal," Bosh said.
. Box Score
Ajla Tomljanovic recorded her first win over a top-25 player.
Young Players in Women's Draw Continue Their March

By NAILA-JEAN MEYERS

Ajla Tomljanovic, ranked 72nd in the world, earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, her first win over a top-25 player.
. On Tennis: Not Yet a Star, Taylor Townsend Flashes Star Power
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »