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FROM THE PAGES OF midnight in New York

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Trump to Puerto Ricans: Aid Won’t Last PRESIDENT PLOTS

WASHINGTON — The mes- bility where he believes it belongs. complete its mission. “The whole HIS OWN COURSE
sage was as stark as it was star- “Puerto Rico survived the Hur- point is to start to work yourself
tling. Three weeks after a killer ricanes, now a financial crisis out of a job,” he said. ON HEALTH CARE
hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, looms largely of their own mak- Shortly after, his deputy, Kirst-
President Trump indicated on ing.’ says Sharyl Attkisson,” he jen Nielsen, in accepting Trump’s
Thursday that he was losing pa- wrote on Twitter, citing the host nomination to succeed Kelly as
tience. At least some of the blame of a public affairs show on Sin- secretary of homeland security, WASHINGTON — President
for the continuing crisis is yours, clair Broadcast Group television added her own soothing words. Trump on Thursday signed an exec-
he told the island territory, and stations. “A total lack of account- “I also know that this rebuilding utive order that clears the way for
the federal government will not ability say the Governor. Electric will take years, and I want to echo potentially sweeping changes to the
stay “forever.” and all infrastructure was disas- what the president has said ma- country’s health insurance system,
While most residents endured ter before hurricanes. Congress ny times: We will remain fully en- including sales of cheaper policies
another day without power and to decide how much to spend. We gaged in the long recovery effort with fewer benefits and protections
many without water or other ba- cannot keep FEMA, the Military ahead of us,” she said. for consumers than those mandated
sic services, Trump upbraided & the First Responders, who have But Trump did not say that on under the Affordable Care Act.
Puerto Rico’s leadership for mis- been amazing (under the most Thursday, even given the oppor- Trump’s plan laid the groundwork
management that predated the difficult circumstances) in P.R. tunity to clarify at the ceremony for an expanding array of health in-
storm and said troops and emer- forever!” formally announcing Nielsen’s surance products, mainly less com-
gency workers would eventually The tweets set off alarms in San nomination. Instead, his message prehensive plans offered through
leave. His advisers scrambled to Juan, the Puerto Rican capital, provoked another wave of criti- associations of small employers and
reassure Puerto Rico that Wash- where Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló cism from the island and its sup- greater use of short-term medical
ington was not abandoning it. anxiously called John F. Kelly, the porters. They expressed aston- coverage.
Trump’s warning came on the White House chief of staff, to seek ishment that Trump would assail It was the first time since efforts
same day the House approved an explanation. Kelly reassured the very people he was supposed to repeal the landmark health law
$36.5 billion in aid for natural di- him that no federal resources to be assisting, in contrast to the collapsed in Congress that Trump
sasters, including in Puerto Rico. were being withdrawn soon. tone he has taken with Florida has set forth his vision of how to
Federal agencies expect to spend “Our country will stand with and Texas, where National Guard remake the nation’s health care sys-
years helping the island rebuild. those American citizens in Puer- troops and Federal Emergency tem using the powers of the execu-
But Trump, who has been criti- to Rico until the job is done,” Kelly Management Agency workers tive branch. It touched off a debate
cized for a slow response to the said. The president, he asserted, are also still helping with hurri- over whether the move would fatal-
storms that devastated Puerto merely meant that eventually cane recovery. PETER BAKER ly destabilize the Affordable Care
Rico, sought to refocus responsi- the federal government would and CAITLIN DICKERSON Act marketplaces or add options to
consumers complaining of high pre-
Giants Heralded as Saviors Now Seen as Threats miums and not enough choice.
In Congress, the move seemed
to intensify the polarization over
SAN FRANCISCO — At the The election is far from the on- how their ad and publishing health care. The Senate majority
start of this decade, the Arab ly area of concern. Tech compa- systems were harnessed by the leader, Mitch McConnell of Ken-
Spring blossomed with the help nies have accrued a tremendous Russians. On Nov. 1, the Senate tucky, said Trump was offering
of social media. That is the sort amount of power and influence. Intelligence Committee will hold “more affordable health insurance
of story the tech industry loves to Amazon determines how people a hearing on the matter. options” desperately needed by con-
tell about itself. shop, Google how they acquire Under growing pressure, the sumers. But the Senate Democratic
Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed knowledge, Facebook how they companies are mounting a public leader, Chuck Schumer of New York,
this was exactly why Facebook communicate. All are making de- relations blitz. Sheryl Sandberg, said Trump was “using a wrecking
existed. In a 2012 manifesto for cisions about who gets a digital Facebook’s chief operating offi- ball to single-handedly rip apart our
investors, he said Facebook was megaphone and who should be cer, was in Washington this week, health care system.”
a tool to create “a more honest unplugged. making public mea culpas about Most of the changes will not oc-
and transparent dialogue around Their amount of concentrated how things happened during the cur until federal agencies write
government.” The result, he said, authority resembles the divine election “that should not have and adopt regulations implement-
would be “better solutions to right of kings, and is sparking a happened.” [Page 4.] ing them. The process could take
some of the biggest problems of backlash still gathering force. Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief months. That means the order will
our time.” “For 10 years, the arguments executive, was in Pittsburgh on probably not affect insurance cov-
Now tech companies are under in tech were about which chief Thursday talking about the “large erage next year, but could lead to
fire for creating problems. At the executive was more like Jesus. gaps in opportunity across the major changes in 2019.
top of the list is Russian interfer- Which one was going to run for U.S.” and announcing a $1 billion Patients, doctors, hospital exec-
ence in last year’s presidential president. Who did the best job grant program to promote jobs. utives and state insurance regula-
election. Social media might have convincing the work force to lean Underlying the meet-and- tors said the changes envisioned
originally promised liberation, in,” said Scott Galloway, a pro- greets is the reality that the inter- by Trump could raise costs for sick
but it proved an even more useful fessor at New York University. net long ago became a business, people, increase sales of bare-bones
tool for stoking anger. The manip- “Now sentiments are shifting. which means the companies’ first insurance and add uncertainty to
ulation was so efficient that the The worm has turned.” imperative is to do right by their health insurance markets.
companies themselves barely News is dripping out of Face- stockholders. ROBERT PEAR
noticed it was happening. book, Twitter and Google about DAVID STREITFELD and REED ABELSON


Respite for Gaza Diplomats in Myanmar Stay Silent

And Optimism YANGON, Myanmar — It is general, António Guterres, has hingya Muslims have fled to

For Palestinians unfolding again: Troops have un- urged “unfettered access” for Bangladesh since late August,
international agencies and called
leashed fire, rape and indiscrim-
when a Rohingya militant attack
inate slaughter on a vulnerable the Rohingya crisis “the world’s on Myanmar security posts cat-
CAIRO — After a decade of hos- minority, driving hundreds of fastest-developing refugee emer- alyzed a brutal counteroffensive.
tility and recrimination, the two News thousands of civilians gency and a humanitarian and Hundreds of thousands more re-
main Palestinian factions came Analysis to flee and creating a human rights nightmare.” maining in Myanmar may still be
together in Cairo on Thursday humanitarian emer- French President Emmanuel trying to cross the border. Those
to sign a reconciliation deal that gency that crosses borders. Macron has called it genocide. who cannot flee are trapped and
holds out the tantalizing prospect A crisis in Myanmar that many And there is talk, still tentative, of hungry in northern Rakhine,
of a united Palestinian front. saw coming has brought a host of the European Union’s renewing according to anecdotal evidence
Hopes for the agreement were uncomfortable questions along targeted sanctions on people collected by international aid
tempered by the knowledge that with it: Why did the world — culpable in the violence that has agencies, which the government
many previous Palestinian initia- which promised “never again” af- driven the Rohingya from their has largely prevented from de-
tives have failed. ter Rwanda and Bosnia, then Su- homes in Rakhine, a state in west- livering relief supplies or even
For the two million Palestinians dan and Syria — seemingly do so ern Myanmar. assessing need in the region.
of Gaza, the Cairo deal offered a little to forestall an ethnic cleans- But in Yangon, Myanmar’s “There are few places on Earth
potential respite from their lives ing campaign by Myanmar’s commercial capital, there is re- where we are denied access to
of dire shortages of electricity and military? And what can be done luctance to call to task publicly this extent,” said Jan Egeland, the
lifesaving medicine, as well as a now to address the humanitarian either the military or the civilian secretary general of the Norwe-
chance to travel. calamity caused when more than administration led by Aung San gian Refugee Council. “We have
For the Palestinian leadership, half of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohing- Suu Kyi. Some diplomats say an office in northern Rakhine, we
it held out the prospect of nego- ya Muslims fled the country over they are trying to preserve what- have staff there, we have supplies
tiating with Israel with a single just a few weeks? ever influence they may have left, there, we could go tomorrow with
voice, even as it forced the divided Outside Myanmar, criticism in order to avert an even worse our trucks — but we are being
territory’s most radical militants of its military has mounted. catastrophe. stopped. This is illegal, this is in-
to make painful concessions that The United Nations secretary More than half a million Ro- tolerable.” HANNAH BEECH
acknowledged their own failure to
Hamas, which controls Gaza Ky. Official Campaigns Against Same-Sex Marriage
advance their cause.
and has fought Israel three times,
said it was ready to cede control The Kentucky official who was Same-sex marriage is not per- American legal and advocacy
of Gaza’s borders and allow the jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue mitted in Romania, but conserva- group that represented Davis
rival Palestinian Authority to ef- marriage licenses to same-sex tives there have waged a battle to during the 2015 legal battle that
fectively take over the day-to-day couples has advocated against explicitly prohibit it. saw her spend six days in jail for
running of the territory. gay marriage this week in Roma- “We invite Kim Davis to share contempt of court.
It was a sobering reality check nia, where a movement to outlaw with us her fight for freedom, her Vlad Viski, the president of Mo-
for a group that, despite years of such unions gained momentum. strong faith and her experience in zaiQ, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and
fiery defiance and arms supplies Few people in Romania appear prison, which was the price she transgender group in Romania,
from Iran, cannot rule Gaza with- to know about the case of Kim Da- paid for standing up for her faith,” denounced the visit.
out help from Fatah, the rival fac- vis, the clerk for Rowan County, Mihai Gheorghiu, president of “It is extremely worrying that
tion that controls the Palestinian Ky., but local gay and transgen- the Coalition for Family, which is a person who broke the law in the
Authority, which it drove out of der rights groups were unhappy. leading the fight to outlaw same- United States is being brought to
Gaza in clashes 10 years ago. Some described her as a foreign sex marriage, said on Wednesday. Romania and presented as some
And for Mahmoud Abbas, the interloper who had violated the The trip was organized by sort of hero of Christianity,” he
82-year-old president of the Pales- laws in her own country. Liberty Counsel, a conservative said on Wednesday. (NYT)
tinian Authority, it could amount
to a legacy-saving moment in the In Brief
twilight years of his rule, after
years of abject failure to negotiate
a peace settlement with Israel. He Duterte Vows to Expel E.U. Diplomats ippines for human rights reasons. (NYT)
was not in Cairo, but Abbas gave President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines
his blessing to the deal, which he threatened on Thursday to expel the ambassadors Claims Against Producer Investigated
hailed as a “final agreement,” ac-
cording to Agence France-Presse. representing the European Union, suggesting that The police in London and New York said Thurs-
he would give them 24 hours to leave his country.
The Israeli prime minister, day they were looking into complaints involving the
Benjamin Netanyahu, said Israel “You think that we are a bunch of morons here,” disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, the lat-
“objects to any reconciliation that Duterte said in a speech at the presidential palace. est turn in a scandal that has consumed Hollywood
does not include” accepting inter- “Because we can have the diplomatic channel cut over allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
national agreements, recognizing tomorrow. You leave my country in 24 hours.” His re- The new reports are preliminary. On Thursday, Lon-
Israel and disarming Hamas. A marks appeared to be a reaction to recent criticism don’s Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that it
Fatah-Hamas rapprochement of the country’s war on drugs, in which thousands had received a referral from the police in Mersey-
would make “peace much harder of people have been killed by the police. A director side, England, about an allegation of sexual assault.
to achieve,” Netanyahu said in a of Human Rights Watch suggested that the Philip- The British press reported that he was the subject of
post on Facebook. “Reconciling pines should be removed from the United Nations’ the inquiry. In New York, the police are looking to in-
with mass-murderers is part of top human rights body. A group including European terview the actress Lucia Evans, who told The New
the problem, not part of the solu- lawmakers issued a statement after a visit to the Yorker that Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in
tion.” DECLAN WALSH country last week suggesting that the European offices of Miramax (now the Weinstein Company) in
and DAVID M. HALBFINGER Union might tighten its terms of trade with the Phil- 2004. (NYT)


A Gun Battle, and Freedom for a Hostage Family In Brief

WASHINGTON — Stuffed by an unimaginable ordeal for Cait- American officials were exploring
their captors into the back of a car lan Coleman, 31, and her husband, how to get the family out of South Inmate Executed
with their children as they were Joshua Boyle, 34, who were seized Asia. Boyle’s relatives said they For Guard’s Death
being ferried across the rugged in October 2012 by the Haqqani expected him to return home in
tribal areas of northwest Paki- network, a Taliban faction. Cole- the coming days. A Texas inmate convicted in the
stan, an American woman and her man, who had been pregnant “Josh indicated that they’d death of a prison guard was exe-
Canadian husband were in the fi- when she was abducted, gave like to come back to Canada,” his cuted Thursday after the United
nal moments of their five-year or- birth to all three of her children mother, Linda, said outside of the States Supreme Court rejected
deal as hostages. in captivity. Boyle suffered minor family’s stone house in Smiths his lawyer’s attempts to halt the
But suddenly, shooting erupt- shrapnel wounds in the raid. Falls, Ontario. punishment. Robert Pruett, 38,
ed. One of their abductors, a Tali- In dramatic videos released The return trip was complicat- was given a lethal injection for the
ban-linked militant, shouted, “Kill last year by her captors, Coleman, ed by Boyle’s refusal to board an 1999 death of corrections officer
the hostages.” who is from Pennsylvania, had American C-130 to take the fami- Daniel Nagle at a prison near San
The militants found themselves pleaded for her life. In footage de- ly out of Pakistan and to Bagram Antonio. Nagle was repeatedly
cornered by Pakistani troops. The picting two of her children, Cole- Air Base in Afghanistan, where stabbed with a tape-wrapped met-
gun battle ended, and soldiers man described her time as a hos- Americans have been accused al rod, though an autopsy showed
pulled the family from the vehicle, tage as “Kafkaesque” and said she of abusing detainees. His father he died from a heart attack that
to be taken by helicopter to Islam- had been “defiled.” She urged the said Boyle was philosophically the assault caused. Prosecutors
abad. They were safe. The Paki- American government to “help opposed to traveling to the base. have said the attack stemmed
stanis, acting on information pro- stop this depravity.” In exchange for the family’s from a dispute over a sandwich
vided by American intelligence President Trump praised the freedom, the Haqqani network that Pruett wanted to take into
and collected from drones that Pakistanis for their role in freeing demanded the release of Anas a recreation yard against prison
had been tracking the hostages, the family. Haqqani, one of its commanders. rules. He was serving a 99-year
had pulled off Wednesday’s risky The family was at the Ameri- The Afghan government captured sentence for a neighbor’s killing
operation. can Embassy in Islamabad late him in 2014, and he was sentenced near Houston when he was con-
The brief firefight, described Thursday, Tariq Azim Khan, a to death. The militant group had victed in Nagle’s death. (AP)
by relatives of the family as well Pakistani diplomat, said from threatened to kill the family if he
as American, Canadian and Paki- London. The Pakistani military was executed. Executive at Amazon
stani officials, capped the end of pledged to repatriate them, and ADAM GOLDMAN Accused of Harassment
Sprawling Fires Grow Larger, Choking the Bay Area Studios, has been accused of
Roy Price, the head of Amazon
lewdly propositioning a producer
SONOMA, Calif. — The worst practice on Thursday, and doctors relatives, the authorities have of one of its most popular shows,
wildfires to tear through Califor- are reporting an increase in visits received reports of 900 missing according to a report published
nia in nearly a century have killed and calls from people with lung people and have deployed 30 de- Thursday. In an interview with
29 people and torched a vast area and heart trouble. tectives to track them down. Offi- The Hollywood Reporter, Isa
of the state’s north, but the reach It is the 29 deaths, however, a cials said they had confirmed the Dick Hackett, an executive pro-
of the blazes is spreading dramat- toll that matches the official num- locations and safety of 437 people ducer of the Amazon series “The
ically further by the day. ber of people killed by the last and were looking for the others. Man in the High Castle,” accused
Everything now smells of ash. deadliest wildfire in state history, Statewide, there were 21 major Price of repeatedly making un-
Residents nowhere near the front that has horrified Californians. fires still burning on Thursday, wanted sexual advances toward
lines of the fires venture out wear- The Griffith Park fire of 1933, in which had consumed more than her two years ago after a dinner
ing air masks. Los Angeles, killed 29 people, ac- 191,000 acres since the outbreak at Comic-Con in San Diego. When
Air-quality is rated “unhealthy” cording to officials. began on Sunday night, said Ken reached by The Times on Thurs-
across much of Northern Califor- “We have found bodies that Pimlott, the chief of Cal Fire, the day, Hackett said that the details
nia, and smoke has traveled as far were nothing more than ash and state firefighting agency. The in the article were accurate. Mul-
as Fresno, more than 200 miles to bones,” said Robert Giordano, the number of separate fires rises and tiple representatives for Amazon
the south. The effects are many: Sonoma County sheriff. falls often, as new blazes flare up did not respond to requests for
schoolchildren are being kept in- Because the fires have sent and old ones merge, but the size comment. (NYT)
side during recess, the Oakland so many residents scrambling of the devastated area has grown
Raiders canceled their outdoor for safety, separating them from steadily. (NYT) Gene Therapy to Treat
Blindness Is Endorsed
U.S. to Withdraw From Unesco, Citing ‘Anti-Israel Bias’ A potentially groundbreak-
ing treatment for a rare form of
WASHINGTON — The Trump er Nauert, a spokeswoman for the the end of 2018, but that decision blindness moved one step closer
administration announced on State Department, said Thursday. could be revisited, officials said. to approval Thursday, as federal
Thursday that it would withdraw She added, “With this anti-Israel If Unesco returns “to a place health advisers endorsed the
from Unesco, the United Nations bias that’s long documented on where they’re truly promoting experimental gene therapy for
cultural organization, after years the part of Unesco, that needs to culture and education on all of patients with an inherited con-
of the United States distancing it- come to an end.” that, perhaps we could take anoth- dition that gradually destroys
self because of what it called the While the United States with- er look at this,” Nauert said. eyesight. The panel of the Food
group’s “anti-Israel bias.” drew from the group, the Trump Unesco is a global development and Drug Administration voted
The administration also cited administration said it wanted to agency with missions that include unanimously in favor of Spark
mounting arrears. “We were in continue providing American per- promoting sex education, literacy, Therapeutics’ injectable therapy,
arrears to the tune of $550 million spective and expertise to Unesco, clean water and equality for wom- which aims to improve vision by
or so, and so the question is, do we but as a nonmember observer. en. GARDINER HARRIS replacing a defective gene need-
want to pay that money?” Heath- The withdrawal goes into effect at and STEVEN ERLANGER ed to process light. (AP)


Facebook Executive Continues a P.R. Blitz THE MARKETS

WASHINGTON — For months, mistakes during the presiden- nies — like Facebook, Google and DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
Facebook has been trying to tial campaign. She offered law- Amazon — have grown too large 31.88 12.04 4.31
counter criticism about its in- makers who are investigating and powerful. Some lawmakers ↘ 0.14% ↘ 0.18% ↘ 0.17%
fluence on the 2016 presidential Russia’s meddling in the election are talking about potential ways 22,841.01 6,591.51 2,550.93
election. The company has hired more data from the company, and to regulate the businesses.
three crisis communications she promised the Congressional In addition to the new crisis EUROPE
firms and has bought digital and Black Caucus that she would help communications firms, the com-
newspaper ads. Mark Zucker- appoint an African-American to pany has placed ads in The New BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
berg, its chief executive, has post- the Facebook board. York Times and The Washington FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
ed live video to the social network Facebook faces a variety of Post. But it has been difficult to 22.43 12.21 1.60
to explain how much he cared concerns about fake news and quell the concerns of lawmak- ↗ 0.30% ↗ 0.09% ↘ 0.03%
about election integrity. its broader role in the presiden- ers, and Sandberg’s meetings 7,556.24 12,982.89 5,360.81
This week, it sent Sheryl Sand- tial campaign. But the criticism this week were focused on fixing
berg to Washington to charm has become far more intense problems facing the company. ASIA/PACIFIC
Congress and the public. in the last few months, after the With House Intelligence Com-
Sandberg, Facebook’s chief op- company revealed that Rus- mittee leaders who are inves- JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
erating officer, acted as the com- sian-linked groups bought more tigating the company’s role in NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
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capital on Wednesday and Thurs- to influence the election. Sandberg agreed to hand over a ↗ 0.35% ↗ 0.24% ↘ 0.02%
day, making promises about how The complaints about Face- broader set of data linked to fake 20,954.72 28,459.03 3,387.65
the company would change. book have also helped propel Russian accounts and to give
In a public appearance hosted debate about the technology in- more information about how that AMERICAS
by Axios, the news start-up, she dustry more widely, and whether data was targeted to users.
admitted Facebook had made the biggest technology compa- CECILIA KANG CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
Fear of More Bad Data Adds to Woes of Kobe Steel ↘ 58.20 Market ↘ 176.89
15,742.20 49,962.79
TOKYO — The chief execu- In Japan, attention focused on when the affected trains under-
tive of Kobe Steel warned on the country’s high-speed rail net- went regular inspections, some- COMMODITIES/BONDS
Thursday that more quality data work. Two railways that operate thing that happens roughly once
about the company’s products Shinkansen “bullet trains” said a year. The company does not GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
may have been falsified than has their trains contained aluminum plan to take the affected trains
previously been disclosed, sug- parts sourced from Kobe Steel out of service. ↗ 7.50 ↘ 0.03 ↘ 0.67
gesting that fallout could widen that did not meet standards. Kobe Steel said on Sunday that $1,293.30 2.32% $50.93
further from a scandal that has Koei Tsuge, president of Cen- employees had altered inspec-
already affected hundreds of tral Japan Railway, said the com- tion certificates on aluminum
companies worldwide. ponents were part of metal as- and copper products to make it FOREIGN EXCHANGE
“Trust in our company has fall- semblies that connect wheels to look as if they met manufactur-
en to zero,” the executive, Hiroya rail cars, and that about 300 were ing specifications required by Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
Kawasaki, said. installed on its trains. He added customers, when they did not. It
He said it could take Kobe Steel that although the parts fell short said about 4 percent of the com- Australia (Dollar) .7819 1.2789
two weeks to complete a review of the high design standards his pany’s output of those products Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6532 3.1695
Brazil (Real)
of its records to determine the company had requested, they from September 2016 to August Britain (Pound) 1.3260 .7541
full extent of the data falsification nonetheless met specifications this year had been affected, but Canada (Dollar) .8018 1.2472
and decide whether any of the required for safety, and did not that it was examining other pos- China (Yuan) .1518 6.5855
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shipped to customers presented Tsuge said Central Japan Rail- going back 10 years. Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0212 47.2000
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culture in the wake of sexual and instead allowing the problem to Fox said, “We take seriously all ONLINE: MORE PRICES
racial harassment scandals at its fester, then it failed in its risk over- communications from sharehold- AND ANALYSIS
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et D. Dinh, the chairman of the Dieter Waizenegger, CtW’s exec- ment community’s harshest pub- tual funds, commodities and foreign
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rate governance committee, ac- referring to settlements paid to over its handling of the scandal at try sectors and stock indexes:
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because that’s the life they’re liv- ty. Still, she said, “it doesn’t hurt to and built them around the theme
ing in most of the U.S. today,” said have more stuff that acknowledg- “Sensations.” Stocks that moved substantially or traded
Jack Hollis, general manager of es that race is real.” SAPNA MAHESHWARI heavily Thursday:
Viacom Inc., down 64 cents to $24.57.
Protesting N.F.L. Players Have an Ally in Labor Law Reports said the entertainment company
hasn’t been able to resolve a contract dis-
pute with cable company Charter.
As National Football League The league’s operations man- threaten violence.
team owners consider President ual says players must be on the Many experts believe that AT&T Inc., down $2.33 to $35.86. The
company said it expects to lose DirecTV
Trump’s call to fire players who sidelines during the anthem and some of the recent protests by video subscribers in the third quarter.
refuse to stand for the national should stand. While the law might N.F.L. players meet all three con-
anthem, they have stumbled into not bear on whether an individual ditions, and that as a result, their Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., down 34 cents to
one of the most consequential de- player can kneel during the an- teams cannot discipline or fire $55.13. Retailers slumped Thursday after
women’s clothing company J. Jill slashes
bates in today’s workplace: How them, many experts say it could them for taking part. its third-quarter forecast.
far can workers go in banding to- protect players from repercus- These experts point to a 1978
gether to address problems relat- sions for making such a gesture case in which the Supreme Court Southwest Airlines Inc., up 26 cents to
ed to their employment? together to show solidarity. ruled workers have a right to $58.81. The domestic carrier said it plans
In principle, the answer may “Workers without a tradition- engage in political advocacy as to start making flights to Hawaii in 2018.
be: Quite far. al organization that is meant to long as the political theme relates Juniper Networks Inc., down $1.39 to
The federal labor law is expan- protect them at work are kind of to their job. In 2008, the general $25.47. The computer network equipment
sive, protecting any “concerted scrambling around for new ways counsel of the National Labor Re- maker said its third-quarter results will be
activities” that employees en- of protecting themselves,” said lations Board issued a guidance weaker than it expected.
gage in to support one another in Benjamin Sachs, a labor law pro- making clear that workers had a Domino’s Pizza Inc., down $8.21 to
the workplace, whether a union is fessor at Harvard University. right to publicly demonstrate for $201.03. The pizza chain had a solid quar-
involved. The National Labor Re- To be protected under federal or against immigration legisla- ter, but returned some of its recent gains.
lations Board and the courts have labor law, an employee’s action tion pending in Congress, though Edison International, up $1.24 to
defined such activity to include must be conducted in concert they didn’t have the right to skip $79.66. Utility companies bounced back
everything from airing com- with co-workers, it must address work to do so. Thursday after they had slumped over the
plaints about one’s boss through an issue of relevance to their job, The N.F.L. and its players as- last month.
social media to publicly support- and it must be carried out using sociation did not respond to re- Noble Energy Inc., down 50 cents to
ing political causes that have appropriate means. Workers quests for comment. $27.29. Energy companies fell with the
some bearing on one’s work life. can’t, say, damage property or NOAM SCHEIBER price of oil Thursday. (AP)


Trip Down Memory Lane on 747’s Final Approach Visa Suspension

How much do I, a Boeing 747 pi- The 747 is
lot, love the airplane that I fly? It’s heading
tough, and maybe a little embar- toward Travel to Turkey
rassing, to answer. But as the icon- retirement.
ic jet’s eventual retirement draws Governments in Turkey and
closer, I am surely not the only 747 The first the United States abruptly sus-
fan who’s taking some very long Boeing pended visitor visas between the
flights down memory lane. 747 rolled two countries on Sunday. The ac-
To share with you the jumbo di- out of the tions were the latest in increasing
mensions of my 747 obsession, I Boeing plant tensions between Turkey and the
could describe my wedding cake in Everett, United States.
(hint: it had wings of marzipan, Wash., in Here, answers to questions
and four chocolate engines). I about travel to Turkey.
could share my Twitter moniker, September If I live in the United States, can
@markv747. Or I could go fur- 1968. I still visit Turkey?
ther back, to the day when I, an AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES It depends, said Aydan Kara-
awkward 14-year-old, stood with manoglu, a spokesman for the
my mom and dad atop the Pan New passenger 747s took flight new technologies to cut the seat- Turkish Embassy in Washington
Am terminal at John F. Kennedy as recently as this summer, and per-mile cost of air travel by D.C. “Right now, it is impossible
International Airport, and stared cargo models continue to roll off about 30 percent. Yet on a planet for U.S. residents to come to Tur-
in wonder at the towering tail fins the assembly line. Nevertheless, that previously only the richest key if they need a visa and are ap-
of the 747s all around us, as proud as many 747 pilots start to pon- could cross at will, the 747’s most plying for it in person because it is
and promising to my wide-opened der which aircraft we’ll fly next lasting impact may have been on not possible to apply for a visa in
eyes as masts in a harbor. (personally, I am drawn to the everyday notions of distance and person,” he said.
I could tell you pretty much ev- sleek lines and “Star Trek”-caliber difference. Having inaugurated Those who already have Turk-
erything about my first passenger cockpit of the Boeing 787), it is a the “age of mass intercontinental ish visas, however, can still visit
flight on a 747, a KLM Royal Dutch good time to reflect on the outsize travel,” wrote the scholar Vaclav Turkey, he said.
Airlines flight to Amsterdam, on importance of the plane known as Smil, the 747 “became a powerful Can I visit Turkey if I am a citi-
June 25, 1988 (in 33A — a window “Queen of the Skies” — not just to symbol of global civilization.” The zen of the United States and live
seat, of course). And I’d certainly its most passionate and geekiest, writer J. G. Ballard compared the abroad?
describe the marvelous night of pilots, but to billions of passengers jet to nothing less than the Parthe- It’s possible but not guaranteed.
Dec. 12, 2007, when I first pilot- and to the world it helped change. non — each the embodiment of “an You will need to apply for a visa
ed a 747, for British Airways, the For those who grew up under entire geopolitical world-view.” and can do so by visiting your lo-
747-crossed skies, it can be hard Juan Trippe, Pan Am’s legendary cal Turkish embassy or consulate,
to appreciate how revolutionary founder, called the 747 “a great Karamanoglu said.
the jet’s dimensions were when it weapon for peace, competing with I have a trip to Turkey booked,
first (and improbably, to some ob- intercontinental missiles for man- and now I’m ineligible to apply for
servers) got airborne in 1969. The kind’s destiny.” the Turkish visa I need to take that
inaugural model, the 747-100, was The hopes and fears of the era trip. What should I do?
the world’s first wide-bodied air- that gave us the 747 can seem dis- You may be able to get a refund.
liner. The jet weighed hundreds of tant. Nor is it easy, in the age of the Misty Belles, the director of
thousands of pounds more than its internet, to feel the same awe at global public relations for Virtu-
predecessors (the Boeing 707, for the 747’s ability to shrink and con- oso, a luxury travel network, said
example), and carried more than nect the world. Looking back, it’s that travelers who have booked
twice as many passengers. Born perhaps enough to marvel at the their trip with one of the network’s
PANAM.ORG in a factory so large that clouds billions of reunions, migrations, more than 16,000 advisers should
First-class meal service on a once formed within it, the 747-100 exchanges and collaborations of be assured that this adviser will
Pan Am 747 in the mid-’70s. was nearly twice as long as the all manner that were made possi- be their advocate in trying to ob-
Wright brothers’ entire first flight. ble, or at least more affordable, by tain a refund. “In unforeseen cir-
The aviation historian Martin this aircraft. Today, the equivalent cumstances, such as this one, it’s
airline I now fly for, from London Bowman has written that during of around half the planet’s popu- an adviser’s job to liaise with your
to Hong Kong. That night the the 747’s first takeoff in Ever- lation has flown on a 747. The jets hotels, airline and ground tour
majesty of the 747 made the ex- ett, Wash., in February 1969, the have also served in firefighting, operators to help you get your
perience of takeoff new again, as blast of its engines knocked over military and humanitarian roles. money back, but a refund isn’t a
joyful as it had been on my first a photographer. Indeed, the jet’s In 1991, as part of Operation Sol- guarantee,” she said.
flying lesson years earlier, when elephantine proportions were omon, about 1,100 Ethiopian Jews The tour operator Intrepid Trav-
a steely-eyed instructor and I both a gift and a challenge to the boarded the 747 that would take el runs 16 trips a year to Turkey,
strapped ourselves into a Cess- travel industry. The mobile steps them to Israel. Never before had and according to Michael Sadows-
na, rumbled down the runway of that had serviced a previous gen- an aircraft carried so many pas- ki, a spokesman for the company,
my hometown airport in Pitts- eration of airliners were too short, sengers — including, by the time any American travelers booked on
field, Mass., and lifted into an au- so crews stacked one set of steps the jet touched down, several ba- coming trips who are affected by
tumn-blue Berkshire sky. atop another in order to reach the bies born midair. the visa suspension will be issued
Recent news reports have sug- lofty doors of the new leviathan. The jet also seems certain to be full refunds or can use their deposit
gested that the last 747s in pas- For pilots, crew members and remembered as an icon of modern toward another tour.
senger service with U.S. airlines passengers who love the 747, it’s design. “This is one of the great On Monday, Turkish Airlines
will be retired this year. It’s worth easy to forget that the airliner ones,” said Charles Lindbergh of announced a refund policy for
noting that other 747s — including was first of all a business propo- the aircraft that many consider to ticketholders who are affected by
refurbished, newer and cargo ver- sition, one that aimed to harness be uniquely good-looking. the visa suspension.
sions — will fly for years to come. economies of scale and a raft of MARK VANHOENACKER SHIVANI VORA


On the Run for Love: Bridging a Buddhist-Muslim Divide

LADAKH REGION, India — In front of a forced to intervene, and so have the courts. asteries, take pictures of the saffron-robed
house with the Himalaya Mountains rising For several days the two even had to go on monks and eat yak-cheese pizza.
behind it, about 300 wedding guests waited the run. They drove around the nearby Kash- In the west lies the mainly Muslim town of
for the arrival of the bride and groom. mir Valley, which is crawling with militants Kargil, where green-domed mosques rise.
But the bride’s entire family was conspicu- and soldiers, worried sick about being caught Taking Kargil and Leh together, this region’s
ously missing from the party. together. population is around a quarter million, split
The bride, Stanzin Saldon, is from a Bud- But Saldon, flush with fresh love, would do roughly in half between Buddhists and Mus-
dhist family, and the groom, Murtaza Agha, is it all over again. “We found peace in a conflict lims, along with a few Hindus.
a Muslim. Both grew up in Ladakh, a remote region,” she said earnestly. In Leh, Buddhist women grumble that there
region of Jammu and Kashmir State in India. The Ladakh region is considered one of aren’t enough Buddhist men around because
So what happens around here when a Bud- India’s most charming spots. The main town, so many have become monks.
dhist woman falls for a Muslim man? Chaos. Leh, feels like a glass museum case of tradi- The Buddhist-Muslim divide seems to
The young couple’s romance has spawned tional Buddhist culture delicately perched be getting sharper in this part of the world.
protests, shut down businesses, caused fist- on a shelf high in the Himalayas. Each year, Neighboring Bangladesh is struggling to
fights and pitted Muslim and Buddhist lead- thousands of Indian and foreign tourists come absorb hundreds of thousands of Muslim Ro-
ers against each other. The police have been here to stroll around the old Buddhist mon- hingyas, an ethnic group from Myanmar.
But to Saldon, 30, and Agha, 32, none of this
CROSSWORD Edited by Will Shortz mattered.
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Let Them Eat Paper Towels
The Guggenheim Censors Itself The situation in Iowa remains horrifying.

More than a third of the population has been
It was no surprise that some people were tion it had already chosen to mount. We are left without clean water for three weeks. Only
upset by a few works involving animals in the instead to contemplate an exhibition of irony: a sixth of the population has electricity. The
Guggenheim Museum’s new show, “Art and Chinese artists find their provocative state- health care system is a shambles, and hunger
China After 1989.” What was surprising was ments against oppression suppressed in the may be a problem in some remote areas.
the Guggenheim’s hasty, thinly justified deci- land of the free. Fortunately, the federal government is going
sion to then censor its own show. Certainly the physical safety of staff mem- all out to aid its citizens in distress. O.K., I lied.
The protest, which was spurred by ani- bers and visitors is as important as any work The dire situation I just described is in Puerto
mal-rights activists, was aimed at three works: of art, but then why didn’t the museum ask the Rico, not Iowa. And my upbeat portrayal of the
a video showing two heavily tattooed pigs mat- city for an increased police presence? federal response is the opposite of the truth.
ing before an audience; another showing pit The works taken down by the Guggenheim It’s hard to make an accurate assessment of
bulls straining to fight while chained to nonmo- may be of dubious taste. They may even qual- the initial emergency response to Hurricane
torized treadmills; and a clear dome filled with ify as animal cruelty. And if the museum had Maria, although there are a number of indica-
hundreds of insects and reptiles. As The Times refused in the first place to include works that tions that it was woefully inadequate. What is
wrote in its preview, “some creatures will be inflict suffering on living things, it would have clear is that recovery has been painfully slow,
devoured; others may die of fatigue.” had a plausible defense. and that life is actually getting worse for many
Was this “an apt spectacle of globalization’s But that’s not what the Guggenheim did. The residents as the cumulative effects of shortag-
symbiosis and raw contest,” as the museum’s decision to self-censor was justified solely on es of power, water and food take their toll.
introduction to the exhibition claimed? Or was safety grounds and, as Armstrong claimed, And the Trump administration seems to see
it, as Rudy Giuliani might say, “sick stuff”? “there wasn’t possibility for further debate.” this tragedy as a public relations issue rather
Visitors won’t have the chance to decide for Threats of violence in response to controver- than as an urgent problem to be solved.
themselves. On Sept. 25, the museum’s direc- sial art are abhorrent. They can’t be allowed From the beginning, Trump — who literal-
tor, Richard Armstrong, decided to remove the to dictate what art the public is allowed to see. ly seems to think that he deserves praise for
three works from the exhibition, which opened Before the Guggenheim folded, it defend- throwing paper towels into a crowd — has sug-
Oct. 6. Armstrong defended the decision as a ed one of the works, the video with dogs, ac- gested Puerto Rico is responsible for its disas-
necessary response to “explicit and repeated knowledging that while it might be “upsetting” ter, and he has systematically denigrated the
threats of violence.” to some, the curators hoped that “viewers will efforts of its people to take care of one another.
“We are dismayed that we must withhold consider why the artists produced it and what This week, for example, he tweeted out a vid-
works of art,” Armstrong added. “Freedom of they may be saying about the social conditions eo showing a positive view of recovery efforts
expression has always been and will remain a of globalization and the complex nature of the very much at odds with most independent re-
paramount value of the Guggenheim.” world we share.” porting, and featuring few Puerto Ricans.
Not so paramount, it appears, that the mu- That first instinct was the right one. The mu- Meanwhile, it took almost three weeks after
seum was prepared to stand behind an exhibi- seum should have stuck with it. Maria struck before Trump asked Congress
to provide financial aid. His request was for
The Gun Carnage, as Time Goes By loans, not grants, which is mind-boggling
when you bear in mind that the territory is ef-
fectively bankrupt.
“We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes off repeatedly since then. Research ordered by Then Thursday, Trump again blamed Puer-
by,” President Trump promised all too casually President Barack Obama following the Sandy to Rico for its own disaster and appeared to
after the Las Vegas gunman took 58 lives in a Hook Elementary School massacre of 20 chil- threaten to cut off aid from the Federal Emer-
rapid-fire slaughter. Time is indeed going by, dren in 2012 was never carried out. gency Management Agency and the military.
and the silence is alarming as the Republican California, by contrast, has chosen a more Puerto Rico is hardly the only U.S. region
Congress and Trump, the devoted candidate of enlightened path. Reacting to the 2015 gun kill- suffering difficulties in the face of global eco-
the National Rifle Association, duck their re- ings in San Bernardino, the state in July cre- nomic change — and such regions can nor-
sponsibility to confront the public health crisis ated the Firearm Violence Research Center at mally count on federal support to help limit
of gun deaths. the University at California at Davis to get be- the hardship. What do you think West Virginia
There were so many hundreds of casualties yond the hobbles the gun lobby and Congress would look like if Medicare and Medicaid didn’t
in Las Vegas that many were treated by local have put on federal researchers. cover 44 percent of the population?
Air Force surgeons who found themselves If there is any bright spot it is that little more Anyway, all of this should be irrelevant. The
serving as specialists in triage. than a third of American households own a gun simple fact is that millions of our fellow citizens
This is the domestic war zone bedeviling the now, compared with 50 percent in earlier de- are facing catastrophe. How can we be aban-
nation as Washington looks the other way. Re- cades. Still, this has driven the industry to try doning them in their time of need?
publican leaders are again contriving to divert to sell more guns to fewer Americans. Accord- Much of the answer, no doubt, is race. Puerto
public attention to the challenges of mental ill- ing to a 2015 study by Harvard and Northeast- Ricans would doubtless be getting better treat-
ness, whereas the core issue is and has been ern Universities, 3 percent of American adults ment if they were of, say, Norwegian descent.
the availability of military-style weapons that own half the nation’s guns — averaging a star- But let’s be fair: Trump is also working to
the gun industry and the N.R.A. are lethally tling 17 guns apiece. destroy health care for millions of other Amer-
marketing to civilians. The talk of outlawing The Las Vegas shooter was one of these icans, many of them working-class non-His-
the “bump stock” device that heightened the hard-core arsenal owners. He stockpiled doz- panic whites — the very people who voted for
Vegas gunman’s rapid fire is similarly diver- ens of weapons, apparently with no one to him so overwhelmingly. I wouldn’t go so far as
sionary, since the problem is the weapon. question the practice or his rationale. The gov- to call him an equal-opportunity monster, but
Washington has also hobbled basic research ernment should be asking how he was able to his self-centeredness and complete lack of em-
into what is clearly a public health disaster. In do this, and how it could have been prevented. pathy extend quite widely.
1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- To the nation’s continuing sorrow, however, it’s Whatever the precise mix of motives, what’s
vention was barred from spending any funds clear little can be expected of the president and happening in Puerto Rico is utterly shameful.
“to advocate or promote gun control.” Full and congressional leaders as time goes by and the And everyone who enables the regime perpet-
accurate federal information has been choked next mass shooting draws nearer. uating this shame shares part of the guilt.


Donovan Sees Chance to Fix U.S. Men’s Soccer In Brief

When Landon Donovan, the by the national program’s strug- “I think there are a number of Suspension Reinstated
most decorated man in Ameri- gles to develop anything resem- reasons we’re missing the best
can soccer history, awoke on the bling a next generation. kids, but the fact is we are missing A federal appeals court ruling
morning after the most deflating The United States’ failure to a lot of the best kids,” Donovan on Thursday allowed the N.F.L.
defeat in American soccer history, qualify for the 2012 and 2016 said. to impose a six-game suspension
sleep had not succeeded in dulling Olympics illustrates the lack of With fingers pointing at anyone on the Dallas Cowboys running
much of his sadness. emerging talent ready to move connected to the men’s national back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic
“It’s a dark day,” said Donovan, into prominent roles. M.L.S., now team, Sunil Gulati, the president violence allegations. The court’s
who recently retired. in its 23rd season, was expected to of the national federation, is under decision, which went 2-1 in favor
After qualifying for seven con- gradually fortify the United States pressure. He has been in charge of of the N.F.L., was a blow to the
secutive World Cups, perhaps men’s player pool. U.S. Soccer since 2006 and will be Cowboys and, for now, bolstered
only a loss of this magnitude — a But on Tuesday night, in the seeking a fourth term as federa- Commissioner Roger Goodell’s
2-1 defeat at Trinidad and Tobago most important World Cup qual- tion president in February. power to dole out penalties for
that eliminated the United States ifier for the United States in de- Dismay with Gulati has been off-field issues. A district court
— could spur the widespread calls cades, Arena started only three mounting for years, despite his issued an injunction last month
for immediate and major change players under the age of 25: Chris- organization’s various financial blocking the suspension. But the
in the American soccer communi- tian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and De- flourishes and its strong position United States Court of Appeals for
ty that are so much more quickly Andre Yedlin. Wood and Yedlin to host the 2026 World Cup in tan- the Fifth Circuit on Thursday said
incited in other countries. are both 24; Pulisic is the 19-year- dem with Mexico and Canada. His that the lawsuit filed on Elliott’s
Donovan has watched as Jur- old wunderkind who moved to critics point to the men’s team’s behalf by the N.F.L. Players Asso-
gen Klinsmann and his replace- Germany as a 16-year-old to join modest levels of success under ciation was “premature” because
ment, Bruce Arena, have contin- the Bundesliga power Borussia Klinsmann, and Arena’s inability the N.F.L. and the players associ-
ued to rely on so many of Dono- Dortmund and ensure his devel- to save the World Cup campaign ation had not exhausted all avail-
van’s contemporaries in their 30s. opment would take place in a reli- as Klinsmann’s replacement. able procedures in their collective
Their options have been limited able soccer incubator. MARC STEIN bargaining agreement. (NYT)
P.S.G. Chairman Faces Claims of Bribing FIFA VISION LEADERS Carson Wentz
passed for 222 yards and three
touchdowns as the Philadelphia
LONDON — Nasser al-Khelai- and an unidentified businessman tion. Investigators from France’s Eagles beat the host Carolina
fi, a Qatari businessman who has on suspicion of bribery, fraud and financial crimes unit said they Panthers, 28-23, in a showdown
become one of the most prominent criminal mismanagement. searched beIn’s offices in Paris. of first-place N.F.C. teams. The
figures in soccer, was accused by “It is suspected that Jérôme Khelaifi was out of the country Eagles, in the East, improved to
the Swiss authorities on Thurs- Valcke accepted undue advan- and has apparently not been 5-1; the Panthers, in the South,
day of bribing the former FIFA tages from a businessman in the questioned in relation to the alle- dropped to 4-2. (AP)
general secretary Jérôme Valcke sports rights sector in connection gations. N.F.L. SCORE
in return for lucrative World Cup with the award of media rights BeIn, which has committed bil-
soccer broadcast contracts. for certain countries at the FIFA lions of dollars to acquiring sports THURSDAY
Khelaifi is the chairman of the World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and rights in recent years, said it “re- Philadelphia 28, Carolina 23
Paris St.-Germain soccer team 2030 and from Nasser al-Khelaifi futes all accusations.” N.H.L. SCORES
and the chief executive of the be- in connection with the award of Valcke, who was questioned as WEDNESDAY’S LATE GAMES
IN Media Group, a Doha-based media rights for certain countries a suspect in the case on Thursday, Colorado 6, Boston 3
television network that the Swiss at the FIFA World Cups in 2026 did not respond to messages seek- Anaheim 3, Islanders 2
accuse of bribing Valcke, who is and 2030,” the statement said. ing comment. He also has been Calgary 4, Los Angeles 3, OT
serving a 10-year ban. Properties were searched in under investigation by the Swiss THURSDAY
The Swiss attorney general’s various locations, and the author- since March 2016 on “suspicion of Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 4
office said it had opened a case ities in Greece, Italy and Spain are various acts of criminal misman- Florida 5, St. Louis 2
Nashville 4, Dallas 1
in March against Khelaifi, Valcke cooperating with the investiga- agement.” TARIQ PANJA Minnesota 5, Chicago 2
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My, How These Yanks Have Grown In Brief

CLEVELAND — You get one Aroldis
chance for a season like this in Chapman, third Thomas Opens Off
New York. Once a group wins, from right, The Lead in Malaysia
that becomes the expectation.
It is like a first kiss: Everything who closed the Justin Thomas, the two-time
Yankees’ series-
On changes, and there is clinching victory defending champion, was slightly
off his game in the first round
no going back.
BaseBall This was the over the Indians, of the CIMB Classic in Kuala
Tyler Yankees’ bonus said the tight-knit Lumpur, Malaysia, managing
Kepner year, when nobody club reminded only a two-under-par 70, six
thought they would him of his last shots behind the leader, Cameron
win very much — maybe not even Smith. Thomas, who mixed five
the players. How could we all see team, the title- birdies with bogeys, would be the
this coming? Their best starting GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES winning Cubs. first player to win an event three
pitcher was awful last season. straight years since Steve Strick-
Their leading slugger hit .179. won a title since 1948. Seattle for a decisive fifth game of er at the John Deere Classic from
Their rivals looked stronger. “I thought that they had an another division series. The Yan- 2009 to 2011. (AP)
“I thought we were going to be edge that couldn’t be defeated,” kees lost, but they built off that PARK SHARES THE LEAD Sung
better than people thought we the Hall of Famer Reggie Jack- defeat to start a dynasty. Hyun Park birdied her last two
were going to be,” outfielder Brett son, a Yankees special adviser, The new homegrown stars — holes for a six-under 66 and a
Gardner said. said of the Indians. “I really Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis share of the first-round lead in the
Yet here are the Yankees, ready thought they would be so hard to Severino, Greg Bird — faced the L.P.G.A. KEB Hana Bank Cham-
to face the Houston Astros in the beat.” same outcome on Wednesday. pionship in Incheon, South Korea.
American League Champion- Yet Jackson knows how quick- Had it happened, no rational fan Park, a South Korean, was tied
ship Series after storming back ly scripts can flip in October. In could have switched off the TV with Min-Sun Kim and Minjee
to upset the Cleveland Indians, the 1972 A.L.C.S., with Oakland, and called the season a failure. Lee. (AP)
three games to two, in a riveting Jackson tore his hamstring to Just making it this far would have LOGJAM ATOP ITALIAN OPEN Fran-
division series. The Mets have end his season. An unheralded been an achievement. cesco Molinari, the defending
fallen apart. The Yankees have teammate, Gene Tenace, played The problem with sports is champion and hometown favor-
under-promised and overdeliv- his role to perfection in the World also the beauty of it. This was not ite, was among six players who
ered. Series, slamming four home runs supposed to be the Yankees’ year, shared a one-stroke lead after the
With four more victories, the to lead the A’s to the first of three yet here they are, all grown up in opening round of the Italian Open
Yankees would advance to the consecutive titles. a hurry. They might as well keep in Monza. Jamie Donaldson, Ki-
World Series for the first time A generation later, the Yankees winning. radech Aphibarnrat, Eddie Pep-
since winning it eight years ago. matched that feat with a home- “That’s what I’ve told these perell, Matt Wallace and Alexan-
For the Indians on Wednesday, grown core of Bernie Williams, guys: ‘This is what it’s all about, der Bjork also shot seven-under
it was a swift and brutal ending, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, this is the reason we play,’” Gard- 64s. (AP)
an unlucky 13th trip to the post- Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. ner said. “We’re not ready to go
season for a team that has not In 1995, those players were all in home yet.” Nadal Coasts in China
76ers Try to Tone Down Embiid, to Little Effect consecutive match on Thursday
Rafael Nadal won his 14th
to reach the Shanghai Masters
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Before sive rows of courtside seats after quarterfinals, beating Fabio
the Philadelphia 76ers played blocking shots. He is not required Fognini of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Fognini
the Brooklyn Nets in a presea- to play with quite so much volca- occupied the top-seeded Nadal
son game at Nassau Coliseum on nic ferocity on every possession. for 63 minutes, nine minutes lon-
Wednesday night, Brett Brown He can afford to temper his ap- ger than Nadal’s second-round
told Joel Embiid to cool it. proach for the sake of self-preser- opponent, Jared Donaldson. “Of
Brown, who has persevered vation, and that was the message course it’s good news, and espe-
through four full seasons as the that Brown conveyed again before cially in this part of the season,”
coach of the 76ers, through 253 ABBIE PARR/GETTY IMAGES Embiid made his preseason debut Nadal said of the match’s brevity,
losses and four straight appear- Joel Embiid of the 76ers is on against the Nets: Some Embiid is adding, “ You save a little bit more
ances in the N.B.A. draft lottery, the cusp of N.B.A. stardom, better than no Embiid at all. the body.” Roger Federer, seeded
has reason for optimism on the provided he can stay healthy. But then the game began, and second, also needed little time to
cusp of his fifth season with the Embiid offered the full Embiid. He dispatch the qualifier Alexandr
team. Much of that has to do with altered shots. He threw his body Dolgopolov, 6-4, 6-2. (AP)
Embiid, a 7-foot center who has shots, draining 3-pointers and around. He absorbed contact. He
the potential to become one of turning sure losses into wins. He fell down. By the end of the eve- Pac-12 Forms Panel
the most dominant players in the is the franchise’s famed (or infa- ning, he had crammed 22 points,
league — if only he can remain on mous) process personified, an oa- 7 rebounds and 3 assists into 14 The Pac-12 Conference is
the court. sis in a playoff-free desert. He just minutes 45 seconds of playing launching a task force to develop
Embiid, of course, has been needs to be in uniform, which has time. The 76ers won in a blowout. reform proposals in the wake of a
beset by injuries since the 76ers been the problem. “Dominant,” Brown said. federal bribery investigation that
selected him with the third over- In an effort to ensure that Em- Embiid was harder on himself. includes two assistant basketball
all pick in the 2014 draft. But biid appears in more than a hand- “I feel like I’m still behind,” he coaches in the conference. On
when healthy, the 23-year-old has ful of games this season, Brown said. “But I feel like with repeti- Wednesday, the N.C.A.A. said it
shown himself to be a transforma- has tried to remind him that he tion, it’s going to come.” would form a commission to simi-
tive figure, capable of blocking does not need to leap into expen- SCOTT CACCIOLA larly explore reform. (AP)

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