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Mother of Uber Chief Executive Killed in Boating Accident

Photo Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, in May 2016. Credit via Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The mother of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, was killed and his father was seriously injured in a boating accident on Friday near Fresno, Calif., the company said on Saturday. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, was a veteran of the newspaper industry who ...

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Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

Photo A federal judge found UPS liable for illegally shipping cigarettes in New York State, which cost the state and New York City millions in taxes. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times UPS must pay $247 million in damages and penalties to New York City and New York State for illegally shipping cigarettes, a federal judge ordered Thursday. “A very ...

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Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names

Credits grew in the following two decades, but not by much. They would all appear at the beginning of films, usually, in three or four title cards acknowledging the cast and principal technical players. “In the ’60s, the unions get a little more power, and they are able to get more of their names on the screen,” Mr. Kehr said. ...

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Two Etiquette Experts Take On New York

Ms. Post said: “That, to me, is a big part of etiquette. It’s not about changing the world around you and pointing out the mistakes of others; it’s about finding your own way to be centered and at ease.” Photo Ms. Brown is the author of the best-selling guide for millennials, “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) ...

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On-Field Drama, Not Fireworks, Will Keep the F.A. Cup Relevant

The pyrotechnics must now be considered part of that ritual. They are present every year — always slightly bigger, slightly more spectacular — to welcome the teams to the field. Later, they are wheeled out again to provide the picture-perfect backdrop to the victors’ joy. Photo Olivier Giroud of Arsenal pumping a fist after the win over Chelsea. Credit Laurence ...

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Route to Air Travel Discomfort Starts on Wall Street

Five years ago, American Airlines factored in on-time arrivals, lost baggage and consumer complaints to help calculate annual incentive payments for top management. Today, these bonuses are based exclusively on the company’s pretax income and cost savings. Continue reading the main story United has also scaled back bonuses linked to reliability and customer satisfaction for senior executives in recent years. ...

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Trump Ends Trip Where He Started: At Odds With Allies and Grilled on Russia Ties

The climate accord was the most vivid sign of division between the United States and his allies, but it was not the only one: Mr. Trump also scolded Germany for its trade practices and lectured NATO members for not adequately supporting the alliance. Continue reading the main story “There was a lot of give-and-take between the different countries in the ...

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Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?

Beijing is backing its artificial intelligence push with vast sums of money. Having already spent billions on research programs, China is readying a new multibillion-dollar initiative to fund moonshot projects, start-ups and academic research, all with the aim of growing China’s A.I. capabilities, according to two professors who consulted with the government on the plan. Continue reading the main story ...

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An Effect of Climate Change You Could Really Lose Sleep Over

If global emissions are allowed to continue at a high level, the paper found, then additional nights of sleeplessness can be expected beyond what people normally experience. By 2050, for every 100 Americans, an extra six nights of sleeplessness can be expected every month, the researchers calculated. By 2099, that would more than double, to 14 additional nights of tossing ...

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Kirsten Dunst on Calling Her Own Shots

“The Beguiled” is based on a 1966 novel by Thomas Cullinan that Don Siegel turned into an amusingly delirious 1971 vehicle for Clint Eastwood. Set in the South during the Civil War, it tracks a wounded Yankee, Corporal McBurney, who stumbles into a girls’ school and mistakenly starts behaving like a fox in a henhouse. Ms. Coppola hews close to ...

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