Pictures From the March for Science

Thousands of scientists and their supporters gathered on Saturday to participate in the March for Science in Washington and in hundreds of other cities. These are visual highlights from the gatherings around the world.

April 22, 2017 18:11 UTC

How the N.B.A.’s Craftiest Players Draw Fouls

Trips to the Foul Line The players who made the most free-throw attempts during the regular season. This also allows Harden to get past defenders who are reaching from behind, giving him scoring opportunities. This tactic also pulls bigger defenders out of position, making it harder for them to stop the scoring attempt. DeMar DeRozanDeRozan, of the Toronto Raptors, frequently uses the pump fake to draw contact from players and, like Harden, has done a great job of sweeping through defenders. Drawing the Foul When It’s One on OneThese five guards are also good at drawing fouls on isolation plays — when the player’s teammates back away from the play, taking their defenders with them.

April 22, 2017 18:11 UTC

Chinese Media Is Subdued in the Face of North Korea-U.S. Standoff

Experts say Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, as well as to prevent the Chinese public from panicking. Here is a look at the themes dominating coverage of North Korea in the Chinese media, and what they reveal about Beijing’s attitude toward Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump. In this segment, which aired on CCTV, China’s state broadcaster, such footage accompanied commentary on whether the United States will go to war with North Korea. On North Korea and other issues, the Chinese news media often portrays the United States as a meddling, militaristic force. When Pyongyang recently put on a military parade, the Chinese media covered it faithfully.

April 22, 2017 18:11 UTC

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: ‘We’ve won the battle of ideas’

Marion Maréchal Le Pen addresses a National Front rally on April 19, 2017 in Marseille, France. (AFP/Getty Images)PARIS — In 2007, at age 22, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen became the youngest person ever to be elected to French Parliament. The niece of current presidential contender Marine Le Pen and the granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, Maréchal-Le Pen is already the heir apparent to the National Front's political future and the darling of the global far-right. Recently, quite a lot has been said about personal and political tensions between Marine Le Pen and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. I disagreed with Jean-Marie Le Pen about the gas chambers — I told him several times.

April 22, 2017 18:00 UTC

News quiz: Around the world in 10 questions

This week’s questions take us all the way to North Korea and then to the White House for a very special dinner. We decided not to include another question about April the giraffe. Before we get started, here are some stats from last week:90 percent of players knew that a famine has been declared in South Sudan. And yes, Canada is planning to legalize the recreational use of marijuana nationwide next year — 87 percent knew that. As always, if the quiz does not appear below, please click here.

April 22, 2017 18:00 UTC

Margaret Atwood Responds To Cast's Claim That 'Handmaid's Tale' Isn't A Feminist Story

It’s difficult to talk about “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s famous dystopia, without bringing up the story’s eerie relevance to contemporary politics. It is, after all, centered on a dictatorial regime hellbent on policing women’s bodies. When asked whether or not the story’s feminist themes in particular were part of the reason some of the actors were attracted to the project, the answers were somewhat surprising. This story affects all people.”“I really echo what Maddie said before,” Elizabeth Moss, who plays Offred, said. “It’s not a feminist story, it’s a human story, because women’s rights are human rights.

April 22, 2017 18:00 UTC

Romania captain Ilie Nastase ejected from Fed Cup match against Britain

Romania captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the Fed Cup playoff against Britain after abusing players and the umpire on Saturday. International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty condemned Nastase for his “unacceptable behavior,” and the body also began an investigation. The ITF said Egli asked Nastase to leave the court “for unsportsmanlike conduct, having already received two official warnings. The match between Konta and Cirstea resumed, and the British player won five successive games to win 6-2, 6-3 and level the World Group II playoff at 1-1. You're stupid, you're stupid.”The tirade went on for more than two minutes, the news agency said.

April 22, 2017 18:00 UTC

Is Caitlyn Jenner’s privilege protection, or a prison?

The first few times I was the recipient of the flip verbal warning, “Check your privilege,” I wasn’t sure what it meant. — checking your privilege means acknowledging the role those rewards play in your life and the lives of less privileged people.”How exactly does it work? That’s white privilege, which is derived from institutional racism, e.g., the fact that people of color are much more commonly arrested — or worse — for minor legal violations. “Visibility helps to bring about acceptance,” Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of GLAAD and a prominent trans writer, told me. I myself have also had to learn how privilege operates — invisible as it so often is to the one benefiting from it.

April 22, 2017 18:00 UTC

Florida worker bitten by poisonous snake opens up about ordeal

Doctors said the patient is lucky he received anti-venom treatment when he did because the snake that bit him, a water moccasin, was poisonous. Maldonado was doing yard work at the Windsor at Miramar complex when he was bitten on his left hand by the reptile, Thursday afternoon. “I thought it was a splinter until I saw the blood.”When he saw the water moccasin, he took out the machete and killed it so he could know what type of snake bit him. “He picked his gardening tool back up and then attacked the snake and killed the snake in the process,” said said Dr. Alex Morizio at Palmetto General Hospital. Maldonado then took photographs of the snake, so he could have evidence of the snake that bit him, just in case it was poisonous.

April 22, 2017 17:58 UTC

Donald Trump Announces Rally On Same Night As White House Correspondents Dinner

ADVERTISEMENTPresident Donald Trump will hold a rally for supporters in Pennsylvania next Saturday in an apparent attempt to divert attention from the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, D.C. being held the same day, which he has refused to attend. Trump announced plans for the event on Twitter on Saturday around noon:Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017The president revealed that he would not go to the dinner in February, breaking with the precedent set by recent presidents. In addition, for the first time since the event’s inception in 1921, no members of the White House staff are expected to attend the dinner. Aaron Bernstein / Reuters President Donald Trump announced that he will hold a rally at the same time as the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

April 22, 2017 17:50 UTC

Kansas, Georgia takeaway: Special elections results mixed in predicting future

The former is why much of political Washington poured over the results in two House special elections of late. Then there was the special election in Georgia for the seat formerly occupied by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Unless it was just special circumstances driven by a special election. In recent years, both parties focused on a number of House special elections and tried to portray them as electoral bellwethers. His longtime district director and later Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., ran in a May special election against Republican Tim Burns.

April 22, 2017 17:48 UTC

'Suspicious' fire prompts evacuation of 800 Florida homes

A mandatory evacuation of a Polk County community in Florida remained in place Saturday morning following a suspicious brush fire. All residents of Indian Lake Estates, which is southeast of Lakes Wales, are under a mandatory evacuation. There are about 800 homes and 8,000 lots in the evacuation area. Sheriff Judd emphasized his office was there only to support local and state fire crews and investigators, and to protect evacuated properties. The sheriff thanked local and state firefighters for their efforts to save homes and stop the fire from spreading further.

April 22, 2017 17:48 UTC

Boys' tennis: City playoff results and updated pairings

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.

April 22, 2017 17:48 UTC

How Do I Buy My Sublet?

PhotoQ. I am subletting a one-bedroom in a Sutton Place co-op, which I love and would like to buy. Since he can sublet only two out of every five years, he won’t be able to rent it for three years after my lease expires, and the apartment needs a lot of work. I am preapproved for a mortgage large enough to buy this apartment. Ask Real Estate Submit your questions, share your stories and tell us what topics interest you most. Sign Up for the Real Estate Newsletter Every week, get updates on residential real estate news, covering the five boroughs and beyond.

April 22, 2017 17:48 UTC

Trump Says He Will Hold Rally While Skipping Correspondents’ Dinner

PhotoWASHINGTON — After refusing to attend next weekend’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — a traditional night of comity between presidents and the news media — President Trump announced Saturday that he would hold a rally away from the capital while the dinner was underway. Mr. Trump’s decision is another thumb in the eye to the White House press corps after months of tension and acrimony between the president and the reporters who cover him. Instead, Mr. Trump will use the evening to trumpet his administration’s early accomplishments at the rally. April 29 is the president’s 100th day in office, a milestone that Mr. Trump mocked as “ridiculous” in a Twitter post on Friday. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyJeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and a reporter for Reuters, said after Mr. Trump’s tweet that “we will be celebrating the First Amendment at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner next week, and we look forward to doing just that.”

April 22, 2017 17:44 UTC

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