Monthly Archives: October 2015

At Amherst, Some Say It’s the Mascot’s Turn to Embrace Diversity by JESS BIDGOOD


The colonial legacy of Lord Jeffery Amherst, the unofficial face of the college, has generated increasing opposition, but traditionalists are resisting calls for a change.

Published: October 31, 2015 at 08:00PM

from NYT U.S.

UN and ICRC Chide States for ‘Paralysis’ in Face of Conflict by REUTERS


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer made what they called an “unprecedented joint warning” on Saturday for states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees.

Published: October 31, 2015 at 07:07AM

from NYT World

The Weekly Health Quiz: The Ambivalent Marriage, Sugar and Grass-Fed Beef by TOBY BILANOW


Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Published: October 29, 2015 at 08:00PM

from NYT Health

Lots of Love for Cavaliers in Win Over Heat by REUTERS


It did not take long for the Cleveland Cavaliers to figure out how to lean on their star forward for victories.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 07:34PM

from NYT Sports

Port Truckers Take Wage Theft Grievances to Los Angeles City Hall by REUTERS


Striking Southern California port truckers who accuse shipping companies of wage theft took their grievances on Friday to City Hall in Los Angeles, where they gained new political backing for their cause.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 03:53PM

from NYT World

Long Island Hometown Gives Steven Matz the Sandwich Treatment by KIRK SEMPLE


Among the sedate suburban blocks of Stony Brook, N.Y., pitcher Steven Matz, who is scheduled to start for the Mets on Saturday night, is a local boy made good.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 08:00PM

from NYT N.Y. / Region

Stocks Slip but Post Best Month in Four Years by REUTERS


U.S. stock indexes finished with their strongest monthly performances in four years on Friday, even as they dipped for the day amid a mixed bag of earnings reports.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 03:32AM

from NYT Business Day