Feb 2, 2014

NYT | Today's Headlines February 02, 2014: Top News: Law Doesn't End Revolving Door on Capitol Hill.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014


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Erik Olson was chief of staff to Representative Ron Kind, Democrat of Wisconsin until September. He soon became a lobbyist. Because his salary fell below a cap established in House rules, a one-year ban on lobbying his former boss does not apply.

DEALBOOK

Law Doesn't End Revolving Door on Capitol Hill

By ERIC LIPTON and BEN PROTESS

Former officials have little trouble passing through loopholes in laws intended to keep them from immediately lobbying their onetime colleagues.
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Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and IAN LOVETT

The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state's drinking water supply.
Arriving at Mount Miaofeng, on what used to be a great pilgrimage route, a girl dressed to perform at the temple there took a break from the trek uphill.
In China, 'Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone'

By IAN JOHNSON

As village life in China disappears and its traditions fade, some fight to maintain the country's rural cultural heritage.
. Video  Video: Relocating Traditions in China
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Editors' Picks

SPORTS

Video VIDEO: Super Bowl XLVIII, by the Numbers
There is a lot you can learn about the Super Bowl in just over two minutes. Here are the most important figures to know about the big game.

OPINION | OPINION

Are You My Cousin?

By A. J. JACOBS

It's my admittedly quixotic dream that when we realize that we're all related, we'll treat one another with more civility.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"There is no second, no minute, where I can escape this tragedy. Not even 1 percent remains of the person I was."
DODO KUMARITASHVILI, mother of the luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed at the Winter Olympics in 2010.
Today's Video

T MAGAZINE

True South | New Orleans Dining, High and Low

By T MAGAZINE

In the first episode of True South, a new video series, T's contributing editor Sara Ruffin Costello visits two buzzy just-opened restaurants, Killer Poboys and Marti's, that capture the essence of the modern-day New Orleans culinary scene.
Video VIDEO: Vows: Finding Love, Again
Anne Tarbell and William Marden III each lost their longtime spouses to cancer in 2010. Starting over again was frightening, but they adopted the mantra "life is for living."
Video VIDEO: And Now, a Preview From Your Sponsor
Advertising columnist Stuart Elliott discusses which Super Bowl commercials have already generated the most buzz.
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World
An antigovernment protester with his pistol on Saturday during a clash in Bangkok with supporters of the government.
Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest

By THOMAS FULLER

At least six were injured in a battle between protesters seeking to block the distribution of ballots and would-be voters demanding that protesters stop trying to obstruct elections on Sunday.
Emergency personnel combed through the rubble of the Résidence Du Havre last Wednesday, searching for human remains.
Stunned by Tragedy, a Village in Rural Quebec Turns Inward

By IAN AUSTEN

After a fire swept through a retirement home in L'Isle-Verte, killing dozens, Quebec is experiencing a horrible sense of déjà vu: it has been only seven months since an oil train exploded into a fireball in Lac-Mégantic, killing 47.
Petroswickonicovick Wandeckerkof da Silva Santos has also turned heads as a soccer prodigy.
His Friends Know Him as Petroswickonicovick

By SIMON ROMERO

Carrying an extraordinary name is remarkably widespread in Brazil. Just ask Wonarllevyston Garlan Marllon Branddon Bruno Paullynelly Mell Oliveira Pereira.
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U.S.
Gov. Mark Dayton, center, at a forum last month in Duluth, Minn., where problems with the state insurance exchange was a topic.
Glitches in State Exchanges Give G.O.P. a Cudgel

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

State-run health insurance exchanges are now the biggest laggards in fixing enrollment problems, and Republicans vow to make them an election issue.
Edward J. Saylor, 93, reflected in the glass of a painting at home in Enumclaw, Wash. The work depicts his mission to bomb Japan just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Raiding Japan on Fumes in 1942, and Surviving to Tell How Fliers Did It

By KIRK JOHNSON

As a sergeant at 22, Edward J. Saylor was one of 80 Army Air Forces fliers on a mission to strike Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor; at 93, he is one of four left.
Landrieu Is Re-elected Mayor of New Orleans

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

Mr. Landrieu won 64 percent of the vote, which was partly seen as a referendum on the city's progress since Hurricane Katrina.
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Politics
Karl Rove, the founder of Crossroads, in 2012.
Fund-Raising by G.O.P. Rebels Outpaces Party Establishment

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Underscoring a potential shift of power in the Republican Party, candidates are counting on outside groups critical of the leadership for campaign muscle.
F.C.C. Says It Will Double Spending on High-Speed Internet in Schools and Libraries

By EDWARD WYATT

Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
In Munich for a conference, Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, met with Ukrainian opposition figures on Saturday.
Kerry and Hagel Defend U.S. Engagement Abroad in Face of Criticism

By STEVEN ERLANGER and THOM SHANKER

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed some exasperation with the criticism that the United States was retreating from a leadership role.
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Business
Olga Kay, a former juggler, uses her home in Encino, Calif., as a studio to make videos for her various channels on YouTube which attract about a million subscribers.
Chasing Their Star, on YouTube

By LESLIE KAUFMAN

The message to aspiring video makers on YouTube is clear, and seductive: Attract an audience, build your brand. But success, let alone stardom and wealth, remains elusive.

PREOCCUPATIONS

Reopening an Employment Door to the Young

By ROBERT W. GOLDFARB

Many employers lament recent graduates' lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company's future.

FAIR GAME

A Long Fight to Get What Was Theirs, in a 401(k)

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

After a five-year battle, retirement account holders of a collapsed company can finally touch their money.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology

STRATEGIES

Trying to See Apple From a Different Angle

By JEFF SOMMER

Wall Street can't decide whether a giant company can still grow by leaps and bounds - or whether it even needs to.
Jeff Lawson, the co-founder of Twilio, a cloud-based company that facilitates communications services.

BITS BLOG

When Your App Is in the Cloud

By QUENTIN HARDY

The telecommunications services business, worth $1 trillion in annual sales, is starting to feel the effects of cloud computing, one of this era's most important advances in high tech.
AT&T said that a family of four can now get unlimited minutes and text, as well as 10GB of data, for $160 a month.

BITS BLOG

AT&T Sweetens Offer for Family Plans

By BRIAN X. CHEN

Responding to intense competition, AT&T, the second largest American phone carrier, on Saturday said it would offer a cheaper phone plan for families with multiple devices.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Nodar Kumaritashvili's gravestone depicts him on a luge beneath the Olympic rings. Pigs and cattle walk over the grave, his family said.
A Swift and Fatal Luge Plunge, and Then an Abyss of Sorrow

By SAM BORDEN

Nodar Kumaritashvili died at 21 in a luge crash on the eve of the 2010 Winter Olympics, a tragedy that stunned the sports world and that has left friends and family still seeking answers and action.
. Video  Video: A Lethal Luge Accident Still Questioned
The Sawtooth Club in Arco, Idaho, expects a crowd for the Super Bowl.
At the Town in the Middle, Super Bowl Loyalties Are Difficult to Nail Down

By CAMERON MORFIT

The people of Arco, Idaho, halfway between Denver and Seattle, are picking sides, and there is no consensus.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton of Denver, center, is a key to the Broncos' hopes of throttling Marshawn Lynch, whose punishing rushes might otherwise sustain long drives for the Seahawks.
Denver's Offense (Unstoppable) vs. Seattle's Defense (Unmovable)

By BEN SHPIGEL

Seattle's hopes of containing the league's best offense hinge on its ability to mount long drives, and its N.F.L.-leading defense's success in hurrying Peyton Manning and jamming Bronco receivers.
. Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup: Seahawks vs. Broncos
. Photographs  Slide Show: A Supersize Celebration in Manhattan
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Arts
Loot No Longer

By DOREEN CARVAJAL

A reporter in France traces orphaned art, looted by the Nazis, to connect it to its rightful owners. A maze of information later, she has had some success.
Ardelia Ripley Hall returning a portrait of St. Catherine by Rubens to Germany in 1952.
Not All Monuments Men Were Men

By TOM MASHBERG

Dozens of women contributed to the recovery of looted art during World War II, though their stories aren't as well known as those of the Monuments Men.
. History, Yes, but Movie History
Dmitri Tcherniakov, in dark shirt, directing a video shoot for his staging of Borodin's

Feb 1, 2014

NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines February 2, 2014: Top News: Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest

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Top News
An antigovernment protester with his pistol on Saturday during a clash in Bangkok with supporters of the government.
Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest

By THOMAS FULLER

At least six people were injured Saturday in a prolonged daylight gun battle between protesters seeking to block the distribution of ballots in Bangkok and would-be voters demanding that protesters cease their attempts to obstruct national elections on Sunday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with Turkey's central bank over how to reverse problems with the currency.
A Leader Shows Vulnerability in Turkey's Cash Crisis

By TIM ARANGO

Turkey's problems extend past bond purchases and interest rates to questions about the stability of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Reacting to the instability of the peso in Argentina, people lined up outside a bank in Buenos Aires on Friday to buy dollars.
As Argentine Peso Falters, President Keeps a Low Profile

By SIMON ROMERO and JONATHAN GILBERT

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has said very little about the crisis that has led the nation's currency to plunge.
For more top news, go to INYT.com
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FASHION & STYLE

Video VIDEO: Bill Cunningham | Game On
An infectious exuberance has taken over Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, transformed by Super Bowl events into a winter carnival.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking

By KATE MOGULESCU

A law enforcement crackdown built on a myth only hurts those it claims to help.

World
Major Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 14 in Indonesia

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting for months, unleashed a major eruption on Saturday, a day after evacuated villagers were allowed to return home.
733 Iraqis Killed in January, U.N. Reports

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

At least 733 Iraqis, most of them civilians, were killed during violence in January, not including casualties from an embattled western province, the United Nations said.
Protesters Beat Police Officer in Ukraine, Ministry Says

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

Antigovernment protesters in Kiev captured and beat a plainclothes policeman in the part of the city controlled by demonstrators, the authorities said Saturday.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World

Business
Protesters blocked a shuttle bound for Silicon Valley at Market and 8th Streets in San Francisco on Jan. 21.
Tech Rides Are Focus of Hostility in Bay Area

By DAVID STREITFELD and MALIA WOLLAN

Rising resentment against elite technology firms manifests itself in demonstrations at public bus stops in San Francisco, where private shuttle buses ferry engineers to work.
Olga Kay, a former juggler, uses her home in Encino, Calif., as a studio to make videos for her various channels on YouTube which attract about a million subscribers.
Chasing Their Star, on YouTube

By LESLIE KAUFMAN

The message to aspiring video makers on YouTube is clear, and seductive: Attract an audience, build your brand. But success, let alone stardom and wealth, remains elusive.
Josh Finkelman of New Jersey went to court over Super Bowl seat prices.
Lone Fan Tackles the N.F.L. Over Super Bowl Ticket Prices

By ALAN FEUER

Josh Finkelman, 28, of New Brunswick, N.J., is the Erin Brockovich of Super Bowl tickets who, frustrated by their prices, filed a class-action lawsuit against the N.F.L.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
Satya Nadella, a longtime Microsoft executive, has had oversight over one of the strongest and fastest growing parts of the company.
Microsoft Said to Be Close to Naming a New Chief

By NICK WINGFIELD

Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft employee, has been in charge of its cloud computing business; a change in Bill Gates's role is also under discussion.
. DealBook: Contender for Microsoft Helm Seen as Unlikely to Shake It Up

TECHNOPHORIA

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

By NATASHA SINGER

Facial recognition technology may soon help stores track their best customers - and that has privacy advocates concerned.
Jeff Lawson, the co-founder of Twilio, a cloud-based company that facilitates communications services.

BITS BLOG

When Your App Is in the Cloud

By QUENTIN HARDY

The telecommunications services business, worth $1 trillion in annual sales, is starting to feel the effects of cloud computing, one of this era's most important advances in high tech.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
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Sports
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton of Denver, center, is a key to the Broncos' hopes of throttling Marshawn Lynch, whose punishing rushes might otherwise sustain long drives for the Seahawks.
Denver's Offense (Unstoppable) vs. Seattle's Defense (Unmovable)

By BEN SHPIGEL

Seattle's hopes of containing the league's best offense hinge on its ability to mount long drives, and its N.F.L.-leading defense's success in hurrying Peyton Manning and jamming Bronco receivers.
. Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup: Seahawks vs. Broncos
Nodar Kumaritashvili's gravestone depicts him on a luge beneath the Olympic rings. Pigs and cattle walk over the grave, his family said.
A Swift and Fatal Luge Plunge, and Then an Abyss of Sorrow

By SAM BORDEN

Nodar Kumaritashvili died at 21 in a luge crash on the eve of the 2010 Winter Olympics, a tragedy that stunned the sports world and that has left friends and family still seeking answers and action.
. Video  Video: A Lethal Luge Accident Still Questioned
Steven Stamkos has only recently returned to practice with the Tampa Bay Lighting after breaking his leg last December.

SLAP SHOT

Canada May Have to Go to the Olympics Without Lightning's Stamkos

By JEFF Z. KLEIN and STU HACKEL

The Olympic fate of the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos, who has not played since breaking his leg last November, could be decided this week.
. Rangers 4, Islanders 1: Callahan Trade Talk Overshadows Victory
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports

U.S. News
Gov. Mark Dayton, center, at a forum last month in Duluth, Minn., where problems with the state insurance exchange was a topic.
Glitches in State Exchanges Give G.O.P. a Cudgel

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Republicans have seized on the failures of homegrown exchanges in states like Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon, and promise to use the issue against Democratic candidates for governor and legislative seats this fall.
Karl Rove, the founder of Crossroads, in 2012.
Rebel Conservatives Excel in G.O.P. Fund-Raising, Heralding a Tug Right

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Underscoring a potential shift of power in the Republican Party, candidates are counting on outside groups critical of the leadership for campaign muscle.
Pipes for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline lie at the ready in a field in Gascoyne, N.D.
Report Opens Way to Approval for Keystone Pipeline

By CORAL DAVENPORT

Secretary of State John Kerry, who has never publicly offered his personal views on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, now must make a recommendation on the international project to President Obama.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US

Opinion

OPINION

When Pedestrians Get Mixed Signals

By TOM VANDERBILT

We choose to criminalize jaywalking. But why isn't there an offense of "jaydriving?"

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

What G.O.P.-Style Reform Looks Like

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An alternative plan falls far short of what the existing health care law already provides.
. Making Surveillance a Little Less Opaque
. A Ghastly Injustice in India
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OP-ED COLUMNIST

Maturity's Victories

By FRANK BRUNI

In Peyton Manning's path to the Super Bowl, you see the sweet side of Father Time.
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