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Hacienda Times Digest Jan 09

January 9th, 2017

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Julio - Octubre 31, 2016
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Noviembre 1-Diciembre 25, 2016 Tarifa Paquete $125 USD
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FROM THE PAGES OF Midnight in New York

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times

Bonding Over Breaking With Convention STRIKES BY RUSSIA

During nearly two decades in The two men Amendment states, and has insist- BUTTRESS TURKEY
the Senate, Jeff Sessions had nev- bonded over ed that the doctrine of separation
er endorsed anyone in a presiden- their willing- of church and state has been too IN BATTLE VS. ISIS
tial primary. But last January, the ness to buck broadly interpreted. He declared
Alabama Republican sent a five- the estab- same-sex marriage a threat to
point questionnaire to all its pres- lishment and American culture and once went to
idential contenders to determine the unlikely court to deny funding for gay stu- WASHINGTON — Russian war-
who might deserve his support. hope that low- dent groups. Overreaching by the planes have carried out airstrikes to
Just one answered: Donald J. Sen. Jeff er-middle- and Justice Department’s Civil Rights support Turkey’s offensive in north-
Trump. Sessions working-class Division, he has said, at times has ern Syria against the Islamic State,
Sessions is in many ways voters would led to “civil wrongs.” He favors an important evolution in a budding
Trump’s antithesis: reedy- carry a billion- stiff, mandatory penalties for drug Russian-Turkish partnership. The
voiced, diminutive and mild-man- aire to the White House. offenses, believes the government deepening ties threaten to margin-
nered, a devout Methodist and an For Sessions, that alliance has has grown soft on crime and ob- alize the United States in the strug-
Eagle Scout who will soon cele- paid off in a fashion that few ever jects to what he sees as unwarrant- gle to shape Syria’s ultimate fate.
brate a golden wedding anniver- imagined. Within days, he could ed criticism of police behavior. The air missions, which took
sary with his college sweetheart. be confirmed as attorney general To many Trump supporters, place for about a week near the stra-
His father ran a country store in of the United States. After one of he is a rare public servant with tegically important town of Al Bab,
the Deep South. And he is widely the most liberal periods in Justice the backbone to enforce the laws represent the Kremlin’s first use of
regarded as rigidly honest and Department history, he is expect- strictly, but critics see Sessions as its military might to help the Turks
inflexible on issues he considers ed to execute an about-face on the a throwback to a bygone South. in their fight against the militant
matters of principle. Obama administration’s policies of “His whole life, he has been on group. The Russians seized an open-
Trump has meandered across immigration, criminal justice and, the wrong side of every issue,” ing to try to build a military relation-
the political spectrum; Sessions many critics fear, civil rights. said Wayne Flynt, a politically ship with Turkey, a NATO member,
has been a deeply conservative Sessions argues that immi- progressive Alabama history as the United States has sought to
Republican his entire life. But grants are siphoning billions in professor who has followed his keep the emphasis on taking Raqqa,
besides their age, both are 70, welfare payments, committing career for decades. On questions the Islamic State’s capital.
Sessions shared one trait with crimes and snatching jobs from about voting, gays and immigra- Russia and Turkey had already
Trump: He was an outsider, dis- Americans. He has questioned tion, he said, “he has argued to been involved in a joint effort to es-
missed by much of the Republican whether the Constitution guaran- narrow democracy, not broaden tablish a cease-fire in Syria — one
Party as a fringe player on all but tees citizenship to anyone born it.” SHARON LaFRANIERE that does not involve the United
his signature issue, immigration. in the United States, as the 14th and MATT APUZZO States. At the same time, ties be-
tween the United States and Turkey
Death Stills Voice Against Iran’s Hard-Liners have come under increasing strain
as the Turkish president, Recep
Tayyip Erdogan, has become in-
TEHRAN — With the death felt exposed and weakened. by conservative adversaries for creasingly alarmed about the Kurd-
of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Who would now warn publicly years, is now even weaker. ish forces, known as the Y.P.G., with
Rafsanjani on Sunday [Page 7], against “Islamic fascism,” when Rouhani managed to create a whom the United States has aligned
Iran’s political factions knew the hard-liners sought to influ- coalition to win the elections in itself to combat the Islamic State.
immediately that any space by ence elections? Who would state 2013, with Rafsanjani’s support. The Turks appear to be moving to
reformers to maneuver had just openly that there should be a nu- Having successfully negotiated a establish a security zone in northern
significantly decreased. clear compromise? nuclear agreement with the Unit- Syria to preclude Syrian Kurds from
Change had come, and it did not Rafsanjani said things others ed States and other big powers, setting up an autonomous region. In
favor those seeking to turn Iran would not dare to say, all agreed, partly from encouragement by return, the Turks appear to be back-
into a less revolutionary country and his voice had at least created Rafsanjani, Rouhani promised a ing off their efforts to unseat Presi-
with more tolerance and outreach some tolerance for debates. bright economic future for Iran — dent Bashar al-Assad of Syria, who,
to the West, especially the United “Hard-liners will be happy, but which has yet to happen. with Russian help, is strengthening
States. Rafsanjani, a former pres- this is the start of a period of anx- With the demise of his mentor his hold on major cities to the south.
ident who helped found the Is- iety for many,” said Fazel Mey- and protector, Iran’s president “The Russian-Turkish rapproche-
lamic republic, had been the one bodi, a cleric from the holy city will find it hard to gather the ment is largely tactical,” said James
man too large to be sidelined by of Qum who supports reforms in same level of support he received F. Jeffrey, a former United States
conservative hard-liners. Iran. “His death disturbs the frag- four years ago, analysts say. ambassador to Turkey. “Russia
Now he was suddenly gone, ile balance we had in Iran.” “He was a very powerful fig- can live for now with a Turkish en-
and with no one influential Two of Rafsanjani’s most im- ure for Mr. Rouhani to rely up- clave in northern Syria if it does not
enough to fill his shoes. portant protégés — Hassan on,” said Mohammad Marandi, threaten the Assad regime. And it
Iran’s long-marginalized re- Rouhani, the current president, a professor at Tehran University. allows Russia to exploit the U.S.
formists and moderates, who and Mohammad Khatami, a for- “Many worked with him because shift to Turkey’s rival, the Y.P.G., by
would use Rafsanjani’s calls for mer president — both owe their of that support. The passing of providing air support to the Turks
more personal freedoms and re- political careers to him. But Rou- Mr. Rafsanjani complicates the against the Islamic State, which the
quests to establish better relations hani, up for re-election this year, president’s position and makes U.S. inexplicably is not providing.”
with the United States to advance is fighting for his political life. his re-election less certain.” MICHAEL R. GORDON
their political agendas, suddenly Khatami, who has been sidelined THOMAS ERDBRINK and ERIC SCHMITT


Truck Driver Kills Fury on Mexico’s Streets After Gas Prices Surge

4 Israeli Soldiers
President Faces Rising Crime, Sluggish Economy and a Newly Belligerent U.S.
JERUSALEM — A Palestinian
driver plowed a truck into a group MEXICO CITY — Amid nation- Protests in
of Israeli soldiers as they were wide marches, highway blockades Mexico over
getting off a bus in Jerusalem on and looting stemming from outrage gas prices
Sunday afternoon, killing four and over a 20 percent increase in gas
injuring 17 others, according to the prices, President Enrique Peña Ni- resulted in the
police and witnesses. eto of Mexico went on national tele- theft of fuel.
The police called the attack an vision to appeal for understanding. The approval
act of terrorism. Micky Rosenfeld, With international oil prices ratings of
a police spokesman, said the at- rising and Mexico dependent on President
tacker had been shot. The police re- gasoline imports, he argued in the Enrique Peña
leased images of the truck’s wind- speech on Thursday, the govern- Nieto have
shield riddled with bullet holes. ment had no alternative but to raise
The dead included three female prices at the pump. “Here I ask sunk below 25
soldiers and one male soldier, the you,” he said, gesturing at the cam- FELIX MARQUEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS percent.
Israeli military said. Several peo- era, “What would you have done?”
ple were hospitalized, some with It did not take long for him to get tests and looting, setting off clash- “Such a low level of popularity
critical injuries. an answer, as social media erupt- es with security forces that left sev- reduces his capacity to gather
Prime Minister Benjamin Net- ed with suggestions and disgust. eral dead around the country. support or his margin for action to
anyahu visited the scene of the at- Combat corruption and impu- The unrest comes as Mexico reactivate the economy,” said Ig-
tack and said the perpetrator was nity. Eliminate gasoline vouchers braces for the administration of nacio Marván, a political analyst
“by all indications a supporter of for elected officials. Collect more President-elect Donald J. Trump, at CIDE, a Mexico City university.
the Islamic State.” taxes from multinational corpo- who has threatened to introduce Peña Nieto’s efforts have been
“This is part of the same pattern rations. Cut the salaries and ben- far more restrictive immigration handicapped, analysts say, by
inspired by Islamic State, by ISIS, efits of high-level government of- and trade policies, including can- a seeming disconnect from the
that we saw first in France, then in ficials. Sell the presidential plane. celing the North American Free public mood. The government
Germany and now in Jerusalem. Reduce the first lady’s wardrobe Trade Agreement, increasing de- looked unprepared for the violent
This is part of the same ongoing spending. Resign. portations and building a wall on responses to the price increases,
battle against this global scourge It was a tough week for the pres- the southern border of the United which took effect on Jan. 1.
of the new terrorism,” he added. ident, who seems to be trapped in States. Concern in Mexico about The looting and criminal unrest
Netanyahu has often made the a slow, downward spiral of unpop- Trump’s planned tack on trade had subsided by the weekend, but
comparison between local attacks ularity, with two more years left in has been so great that he has been protests continued, with thou-
against Israelis and those in the his term and Mexico reeling from able to move the markets on the sands taking to the streets.
rest of the world, though the at- myriad problems including ram- basis of his Twitter posts. “We don’t want this corrupt
tacks in Israel are more broadly pant corruption, resurgent homi- Mexicans have been clamoring country any more,” said Alicia Rios,
viewed as being more connected cide rates, a thriving drug traffick- for a full-throated, chest-out de- 32, a receptionist who joined thou-
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ing industry, a sluggish economy fense of their country and sover- sands of protesters in downtown
While the Israeli security ser- and a plummeting peso. eignty against Trump’s threats, but Mexico City on Saturday. “The leg-
vices have described a few Pal- The few voices of support for many say they have yet to hear it. islators get 10,000 pesos in gasoline
estinian attackers as having been Peña Nieto, in political circles Confidence in Peña Nieto is so vouchers when the people can’t af-
inspired by the ideology of the and among news commentators, low — approval ratings have sunk ford to fill up their tanks.”
Islamic State, no direct links have have been drowned out by his de- below 25 percent — that he ap- Rios added, “If gasoline goes up,
been established between them tractors, and no more so than last pears to be struggling to sell any- everything goes up.”
and the organization. week, when discontent over the thing to the public, most recently KIRK SEMPLE
ISABEL KERSHNER gas price rise boiled over into pro- the gas price increase last week. and ELISABETH MALKIN
In Brief

Brazil Faces Crisis in Prison Riots days to respond. Adding to the recent car- stringent in the Western world. (NYT)
Brazil’s government is struggling to cope nage, 33 died on Jan. 6 in a prison riot outside
Boa Vista, in Roraima, north of Brazil. (NYT)
with overcrowded and violent prisons that Migrants Abandoned in the Cold
have seen nearly 100 inmates killed within The German federal police said Sunday
a week, with many beheaded and dismem- Ireland Revisits an Abortion Ban that they found 19 migrants at a highway stop
bered. This is one of the most serious crises An assembly of Irish citizens convened by in Bavaria who were suffering from hypo-
that Michel Temer, the president of Brazil, has Parliament is considering changes to one of thermia after their driver disappeared and
faced since assuming power last year. Critics the most divisive policies in the country: the left them in the back of an unheated truck for
have described the Temer administration’s near-total ban on abortions, which has been hours. Temperatures were hovering around
response as inadequate and called the re- enshrined in Ireland’s Constitution since minus-4 degrees. A police spokesman, Rainer
fusal by all spheres of government to accept 1983. The group, the 100-member Citizens’ As- Scharf, said on Sunday that the migrants,
responsibility as “absurd.” After 56 prisoners sembly led by Mary Laffoy, a Supreme Court among them five children, eventually asked
were killed in a riot between rival drug gangs judge, does not have the power to change the people at the highway stop near Brannenburg
that began on Jan. 1 at the privately run Anísio law. But its mandate from Parliament — to ex- for help. The travelers then called police.
Jobim Penitentiary complex in Manaus in amine the full range of medical, legal and ethi- Scharf said the migrants, who got on the truck
Amazonas state, followed by four killed the cal issues surrounding abortion — suggests a in Italy, didn’t carry papers but said they
next day at a nearby jail, it took Temer three willingness to revisit the ban, one of the most came from Syria, Iraq and Iran. (AP)


Chaos After Rumor of Second Airport Shooter In Brief

MIAMI — By the time Donald orderly end to a tragic afternoon. “Nobody gave us information,
Robertson, a retired architect, What followed that single rumor and as time went on we were California Motorists
arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Holly- was a rush of terror for travelers treated more and more like sus- Pulled From Mudslides
wood International Airport’s Ter- and airport workers as they fled to pects,” Robertson said, referring Stranded motorists were
minal 1 on Friday afternoon, the the tarmac, were separated from to the pat downs by law enforce- pulled from cars stuck on flooded
mass shooting in Terminal 2 had loved ones, injured themselves ment and orders for people to Northern California roads as
been over for at least an hour. The in the tumult, hid in kitchens and raise their hands as they walked thunderstorms arrived Sunday
accused gunman, Esteban Santi- storage rooms and hunkered from the airport down side roads. as part of a massive winter storm
ago, was in police custody and the down behind luggage trucks. “When they decided to clear the that could be the biggest to slam
airport had largely returned to its Chaos and uncertainty unfolded terminal — that created terror.” the region in more than a decade.
normal rhythm. Robertson did over the next 12 hours. Broward County Sheriff Steve Crews cleared trees and debris
not even realize there had been a Through it all, passengers said, Israel said he issued the order to following mudslides caused
shooting. they were frustrated every step close down the whole airport as by steady rain accompanying
But as he made his way past of the way by the dearth of infor- a safety precaution after he re- the system that could dump
the gate, Robertson looked up mation about whether they were ceived information that “perhaps 15 inches in foothill areas as it
and saw a “stampede” of people, safe, where to go once the airport gunfire had happened and an ac- gained strength. The authorities
including what looked like law en- was shut down and how they tive shooter was in another ter- reported rescues in Marin and
forcement agents, racing toward could retrieve the thousands of minal.” At that point, he said, the Sonoma counties, including an
him. “It was tremendous,” he items — 23,000 according to a tal- safety of the people at the airport operation along U.S. 101 where
said. “It was like a herd reacting. ly by airport officials — that were was paramount, and the only way several people were plucked from
Everyone around me was diving scattered across terminals. to be sure they were protected submerged vehicles. No injuries
under chairs.” Passengers said that some level was to seal the airport. were reported. (AP)
A rumor about a possible sec- of pandemonium is to be expected “It was a voluminous undertak-
ond gunman had swept across after a shooting, and they praised ing, and we did it, as horrific and
the airport, via social media, news law enforcement for the swift re- horrible as this scene was,” Israel Mom and Boyfriend
sites and word of mouth. sponse. But it was the aftermath said. Charged in Girl’s Death
People panicked and the airport of the rumor, which was debunked Up until that point, he said, the
was shut down, a turn of events relatively quickly, that left them plan was by the book. A woman whose teenage
that upended what had been an bewildered and angry. LIZETTE ALVAREZ daughter’s dismembered re-
mains were found in the woods
Republicans See Little Reason to Wait on Hearings last fall has been charged along
with her boyfriend with killing
the girl in a “rape-murder fanta-
Advisers to President-elect tucky, the majority leader, sig- the Senate,” McConnell said. sy” the couple shared, a prosecu-
Donald J. Trump’s transition naled on Sunday that he was The majority leader said that tor said Sunday in Newtown, Pa.
team, facing complaints from unwilling to reschedule any con- while the vetting process for some “The hours and the days leading
Democrats that they are trying to firmation hearings, which are set nominees might not be completed up to her murder were probably
jam nominees through confirma- to begin with sessions for John F. in time for their hearings, he was the most horrible and traumatic
tion hearings, said on Sunday they Kelly, Trump’s choice to be the sec- optimistic it would be finished in that any person should ever have
were confident all the appointees retary of Homeland Security, and time for the Senate’s votes on each had to experience,” Bucks Coun-
would be approved by the Senate, for Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, of the nominees. ty District Attorney Matthew
perhaps even with Democratic the nominee to be attorney gener- Several of Trump’s nominees Weintraub said. Sara Packer and
support. al. Five more hearings are sched- are likely to face sharp question- Jacob Sullivan face charges in-
Being the minority party, the uled for Wednesday. ing from Democrats about their cluding criminal homicide, rape,
Democrats would face long odds McConnell dismissed the Dem- records. But, when asked by re- kidnapping and abuse of a corpse
in trying to derail any of the nomi- ocrats’ complaints as sour grapes porters on Sunday whether he over the July death of 14-year-old
nations. They are, however, seek- during an appearance on CBS’s thought all of Trump’s appointees Grace Packer, online court docu-
ing to delay Republicans’ plans to “Face the Nation.” would be confirmed, Sean Spicer, ments show. (AP)
open hearings on Tuesday until “All of these little procedural who will be the White House press
the nominees have completed complaints are related to their secretary, said, “Yes, we have an Pants-Less Subway
F.B.I. background checks. frustration at having not only lost unbelievable all-star group of Rides Raise Eyebrows
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ken- the White House, but having lost nominees.” ERIC LICHTBLAU
Subway riders around the
Trump Son-in-Law Distancing Himself From Business Ties world got an eyeful when their
fellow transit users stripped
down to their underwear on
Jared Kushner, President-elect will need to argue that a federal role as chief executive officer of Sunday for the annual No Pants
Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law anti-nepotism law that bars offi- the real estate business and has Subway Ride. The event, orga-
and one of his closest advisers, is cials from appointing relatives to consulted with federal officials nized by the Improv Everywhere
taking steps to distance himself government positions does not about resolving potential con- comedy collective, started in
from his sprawling New York re- apply to him as well as eliminate flicts, according to his lawyer. 2002 in New York with seven par-
al estate business in what is the potential conflicts of interest be- Jamie Gorelick, a partner at the ticipants. “We want to give New
clearest sign yet he is planning to tween his family’s multibillion law firm of WilmerHale, said in a Yorkers a reason to look up from
take a position in the new admin- dollar real estate empire and his statement, “Although plans are their papers, from their phones,
istration. government duties. not finalized, Mr. Kushner would and experience something that’s
Kushner, who is married to Kushner, who often has the last resign from his position at Kush- a little different than their aver-
Trump’s daughter Ivanka, must word with the president-elect be- ner Companies and divest sub- age run-of-the-mill stuff,” said
clear a series of hurdles before he fore a major decision is made, has stantial assets in accordance with Jesse Good, one of the event’s
takes any post in Washington. He explored stepping away from his federal guidelines.” (AP) organizers. (AP)


Self-Driving Minivan Could Steer Car Industry In Brief

DETROIT — There are shiny sensors and vision systems, some the cost of producing the radars
new sport utility vehicles, brawny of which protrude from its body. and other high-tech parts needed Fiat Chrysler to Build
pickups and sleek sedans. But the That combination is telling. to achieve autonomous driving. New Jeeps for Its Lineup
unlikely star of the annual Detroit The van was built by the Detroit “It’s all designed and built from
auto show is an odd-looking mini- automaker Fiat Chrysler, making the ground up by Waymo,” Kraf- Fiat Chrysler announced on
van capable of driving itself. it the first heavyweight collabora- cik said, “with every part manu- Sunday it will add three new
The van, designed by Google, tion between a major automaker factured with one goal in mind: to Jeeps to its lineup including a
grabbed the spotlight on Sunday, and one of Silicon Valley’s elite. safely handle the complex task of pickup truck as it invests $1 bil-
the first day of press previews. And it shows how Waymo, widely full autonomy.” lion in two U.S. factories and
Its introduction highlighted the considered the leader in autono- Fiat Chrysler let Waymo con- creates 2,000 new jobs. The Ital-
industry’s fascination with auton- mous driving technology, hopes to vert a hybrid-electric Chrysler ian-American automaker said
omous driving vehicles, as well as sell its self-driving systems to car Pacifica minivan into a self-driv- Sunday it will modernize a factory
the rising sway of the technology companies unwilling to bear all ing vehicle. The result on display in the Detroit suburb of Warren,
industry in the auto business. the costs of developing vehicles. at the North American Interna- Mich., to make the new Jeep Wag-
Google’s parent company, Al- General Motors and Ford Motor tional Auto Show was a minivan oneer and Grand Wagoneer large
phabet, spun off its driverless car recently announced plans to build adorned with swooping plastic S.U.V.s. A factory complex just
project last month. The new busi- their first fully autonomous vehi- scoops that contained sophisti- south of there in Toledo, Ohio, will
ness, called Waymo, is considered cles. But Google is intent on offer- cated sensors and radars. also get new equipment to make
a sign that the company is ready ing another option to automakers The van does have a steering the new pickup. The company
to commercialize a decade of re- by creating a ready-made package wheel because some states re- wouldn’t provide details of the
search and development of a ve- of self-driving equipment that can quire one during testing on public new products, but said the factory
hicle operated solely by computer. be integrated into the vehicles. roadways. But Krafcik said the ve- work would be done in 2020. The
The vehicle looks like a con- The chief executive of Waymo, hicle was “capable of getting you announcement is another step in
ventional minivan. But it is also John Krafcik, said on Sunday that door to door without a person at Fiat Chrysler’s effort to increase
equipped with the self-driving the company had sharply reduced the wheel.” BILL VLASIC production of hot-selling S.U.V.s
and pickup trucks and get out of
Data Could Be Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators producing small and midsize cars
as consumers worldwide shift
away from cars. (AP)
Wealth and influence in the soft have been targets of tax eva- petition Policy to the Digital Era.”
technology business have always sion, privacy or antitrust investi- Government regulators, how- Subway Strike Looms
been about gaining the upper gations. But in the coming years, ever, may find that standard anti-
hand in software or the machines who controls what data could be trust arguments are not so easy to London Underground station
that software ran on. the next worldwide regulatory make. Using more data to improve staff members have begun a
Now data — gathered in the focus as governments strain to a service for users and more accu- 24-hour strike that looks set to
information that is at the heart of understand and sometimes rein rately target ads for merchants is shut down much of the subway
everything from artificial intelli- in American tech giants. a clear benefit. And higher prices network for the morning rush
gence to online shopping recom- The European Commission and for consumers are not present hour. The walkout began at 6
mendations — is increasingly a the British House of Lords both with free internet services. p.m. Sunday. Transit operator
focus of technology competition. issued reports last year on digital “You certainly don’t want to Transport for London said that
Academics and policy makers, “platform” companies that high- punish companies because of most stations in the city center
especially in Europe, are consid- lighted the essential role that data what they might do,” said Anna- will close and services will be “se-
ering whether internet companies collection, analysis and distribu- belle Gawer, a professor of the verely reduced” Monday, when
like Google and Facebook might tion play in creating and shaping digital economy at the University millions return to work after the
use their data resources as a barri- markets. And the Organization for of Surrey in England. “But you do holiday season. Unions are pro-
er to new entrants and innovation. Economic Cooperation and Devel- need to be vigilant. It’s clear that testing job cuts and ticket-office
In recent years, Google, Face- opment in November explored the enormous power is in the hands of closures, which they said could
book, Apple, Amazon and Micro- subject, “Big Data: Bringing Com- a few companies.” STEVE LOHR endanger safety. (AP)
Uber Extends an Olive Branch to Local Governments: Its Data

The ride-hailing company Uber across cities using data from tens world where Uber and the cities we of its drivers use smartphones
and local governments often do of thousands of Uber vehicles. operate in have the same goals,” equipped with accelerometers
not play well together. Uber pays Users can use Movement to said Andrew Salzberg, head of and global positioning technology.
little heed to regulation while city compare average trip times and transportation policy at Uber. “We City officials said eventually
officials scramble to keep up with see what effect something like operate better in a world that has they hoped to see data like de-
the company’s rapid deployment a baseball game might have on policy grounded on data.” mand patterns around car-free
and surging popularity. traffic patterns. Eventually, Uber The collected trip data, made tenant housing, locations with
But with a new data-focused plans to make Movement avail- anonymous and aggregated, Uber likely potholes and the most com-
product, Uber is offering a tiny ol- able to the general public. said, will most likely be much mon pickup and drop-off locations.
ive branch to its municipal critics. If urban planners embrace the more reliable than what is typical- Uber maintains that it plans to
The company on Sunday un- data, that could work toward a fu- ly used by urban planners, many release more data to cities over
veiled Movement, a stand-alone ture Uber has dreamed of, one in of whom hire third-party agencies time, but the company said it
website it hopes will persuade city which its transportation options to study traffic patterns over time. would balance that demand with
planners to consider Uber as part are woven into municipal planning. Often, that data is expensive, and the need to protect competitive
of urban development and transit “Our relationships with cities it can be out of date by the time it data that could prove valuable to
systems. The site will let outsiders have typically been uneven, but is analyzed. Uber argues that its rivals like Lyft, Hailo and Grab.
study traffic patterns and speeds there are a lot of places around the data is more reliable because all MIKE ISAAC


Santa Delivered the Drone, but Not the Skill Nat Hentoff, 91,

Author, Jazz Critic
My dad got a drone for Christ- Santa, and its first launch took off
mas. of Orinda, Calif., told his neighbors And Journalist, Dies
and never returned,” Jim Stephens
My dad lost a drone on Christ-
mas. on Nextdoor. “If you find a white
— @miss_jordon, on Twitter and orange drone in your backyard Nat Hentoff, an author, journal-
or trees, please let me know.” ist, jazz critic and civil libertarian
If this Christmas was the sea- Many consumers are flying the who called himself a troublemak-
son of the drone, it was also a machines right outside their front er and proved it with a shelf of
time of crashes, losses and tweet- doors, without considering wind books and a mountain of essays
ed laments. Social media is rich and pesky trees. “We’re seeing on free speech, wayward politics,
with commentary about fathers a convergence of once-futuris- elegant riffs and the sweet har-
(major targets) crashing drones, tic technology with mainstream monies of the Constitution, died
girlfriends with tiny blades en- BRYAN SCHUTMAAT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES America,” said Nirav Tolia, chief on Saturday at his home in Man-
meshed in their hair and crying Anthony Melton and his son, executive of Nextdoor. Over hattan. He was 91.
children whose favorite present Noah, with a drone toy in Christmas week, Nextdoor had His son, Nicholas, said he was
went poof in the sky. Sugar Land, Tex. 8,709 drone posts, mostly about surrounded by
“How would you like it if your drones both lost and found. family and lis-
laptop flew away?” Shelley Hollo- “It used to be lost cats in a tree,” tening to Billie
way’s husband asked her after he is also a risk of drones falling on said Kelsey Grady, head of com- Holiday when
lost his holiday drone. Holloway, people or their property. The Fed- munications for Nextdoor. “Now he died.
of Clawson, Mich., had posted a eral Aviation Administration re- it’s drones.” H entof f
note on Nextdoor, the communi- quires a $5 registration for drones To improve drone safety, the wrote for The
ty-based social network, saying over 0.55 pounds, and insurance F.A.A. created an app, B4UFly, Village Voice
that “his Christmas has been ru- companies are girding for a wave and a web page full of tips. Even for 50 years and Nat Hentoff
ined ever since.” (Apparently he of drone-related accident claims. people flying drones with lights on contributed to
didn’t like the ribbing.) About 2.8 million drones were them must adhere to F.A.A. rules. The New York-
Most drones are harmless toys sold in the United States last year, Anthony Melton of Sugar Land, er, The Washington Post, Down
— albeit ones that seem to have a about 1.2 million of them over the Tex., was playing by the rules Beat magazine and dozens of other
shorter shelf life than a Christmas holidays, according to the Con- when disaster struck. publications. He wrote more than
tree — and can be bought at Am- sumer Technology Association, “Yes, that’s right — another 35 books — novels, volumes for
azon or Walmart for under $100. a lobbying group. As of Dec. 13, drone lost in the neighborhood,” young adults and nonfiction works
But drones can cause major dam- just over 500,000 people had reg- Melton said in a Nextdoor post. on civil liberties, education and oth-
age and injury, especially in the istered with the F.A.A. Surely the His son was flying the drone when er subjects.
hands of neophytes. rest of the owners will be stepping it was lost and he cried; Melton In the 1950s, Hentoff was a jazz
Like birds, drones can be sucked forward soon — if they haven’t al- was too upset to sleep. Then a critic in Manhattan, frequenting
into engines, creating a risk of ready crashed their drones. neighbor spotted it on his roof, and crowded, smoky nightclubs where
planes being brought down. There “My daughter got a drone from the crisis ended. CAROL POGASH musicians played for low pay and
audiences ran hot and cold. “I
Assange’s Longtime Vision Becomes a Reality knew their flaws as well as their
strengths,” he recalled, referring
to the jazz artists whose music he
At first blush, there’s a baf- But what’s up with Assange? peatedly said he is confident that loved, many of whom he befriend-
fling, inside-out quality to Julian What does he want, anyway? the Clinton campaign and D.N.C. ed, “but I continued to admire the
Assange’s latest star turn in our The answer has been in front of email caches WikiLeaks received honesty and courage of their art.”
shambolic national story. us all along. And the current im- did not come from a “state party.” In the 1960s and ’70s, he wrote
He belongs in jail for “waging broglio over Russia, WikiLeaks He maintains the United States books for young adults, nonfiction
his war” against the and their role in Trump’s victory has failed to offer conclusive proof on education, profiles on political
Mediator United States by — or, more to the point, Hillary of the Russian government’s di- and religious leaders and essays
Jim exposing its secrets, Clinton’s loss — might be viewed rect role, and he is not alone. on racial conflicts and the Viet-
Rutenberg the conservative as the realization of the vision On Friday, The Intercept, a nam War. He became an activist,
Fox News host Sean Assange had when he started news outlet co-founded by Gre- too, befriending Malcolm X and
Hannity has said of him. An “an- WikiLeaks a decade ago. enwald — who led the Guardian joining peace protests and march-
ti-American operative with blood Even his toughest critics ac- team that shared the Pulitzer es for racial equality.
on his hands,” Sarah Palin once knowledge how clearly he saw Prize with The Washington In the 1980s and ’90s, he pro-
called him. the politically disruptive poten- Post for coverage of Edward duced books on censorship and oth-
Yet last week brought the tial of technology. Snowden’s revelations on mass er constitutional issues. He often
sight of Hannity speaking with It’s what prompted him to start surveillance — declared the intel- infuriated leftist friends with his
Assange in glowing terms about WikiLeaks, which “pioneered ligence report “underwhelming.” opposition to abortion, his attacks
“what drives him to expose gov- something extremely important Greenwald has long criticized on political correctness and his
ernment and media corruption” and very dangerous to large orga- mainstream American journalists criticisms of gay groups, feminists,
through Clinton campaign hacks nizations that keep lots of secrets as being too credulous with gov- blacks and others he accused of try-
that American intelligence has digitally,” as the journalist Glenn ernment intelligence claims. ing to censor opponents.
attributed to Russia. And Palin Greenwald told me. Assange said “What’s changed is the political Once a student asked what made
hailed him as a great truth teller. WikiLeaks’s prime directive was Earth around me,” he said. “And him tick. “Rage,” he replied. But he
O.K., the fact that WikiLeaks’ to expose hidden data sets that “re- the same thing has happened to said it softly, and friends recalled
election-year splash was bad for veal illegal or immoral behavior” Julian.” that his invective, in print or in
the Democrats and good for Don- in government and big business. That Earth is still shifting. person, usually came wrapped in
ald J. Trump may have a bit to do Though Assange does not as Where Assange turns up on it gentle good humor and respectful
with their change of heart. a rule reveal sources, he has re- next is anyone’s guess. tones. ROBERT D. McFADDEN


‘La La Land’ Dominates With Record Wins You Only Turn

40 One Time
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The best supporting actor, dropped
jazz-infused, Popsicle-colored “La jaws: Aaron Taylor-Johnson won
La Land” dominated the 74th Gold- for his performance in Tom Ford’s “The Present,” the Sydney The-
en Globes on Sunday, receiving a little-seen “Nocturnal Animals,” ater Company’s sprawling and
promotional boost in the form of beating favorites like Mahershala confused adaptation of a sprawl-
a lavish tribute that kicked off the Ali of “Moonlight.” ing and confused play written by
awards telecast and collecting a Viola Davis took the supporting a young Anton Chekhov, chroni-
record seven prizes, including one actress prize for playing a 1950s cles the bad behavior
for best comedy or musical. homemaker in “Fences,” direct- theater at one ill-fated birth-
No film has won more than four ed by Denzel Washington. She review day celebration.
Globes since 1979, when the crime thanked its producers for taking Ben The mistress of
drama “Midnight Express” re- a risk. “It doesn’t scream mon- Brantley these revels in this fit-
ceived six, the previous record. eymaker,” she said. “But it does ful Australian import,
“I’m in a daze now officially,” scream art. It does scream heart.” which opened on Sunday night
said the force behind “La La Land,” The FX series “Atlanta,” about an at the Barrymore Theater, is the
Damien Chazelle, 31, as he accept- aspiring rapper and his manager extraordinary screen star Cate
ed the directing award. cousin, was honored as best com- Blanchett, making a long-await-
Noting the “La La Land” plot, PAUL DRINKWATER/NBCUNIVERSAL edy. Billy Bob Thornton was hon- ed Broadway debut. Blanchett is
star-crossed dreamers try to make Damien Chazelle accepts the ored as best actor in a drama for portraying the hostess and birth-
it in show business, Emma Stone award for Best Screenplay for his performance in “Goliath.” The day girl, Anna, a ravishing widow
said in accepting the award for best “La La Land.” award for best actress in a TV dra- who is unhappily turning 40.
actress in a musical or comedy: “I ma went to Claire Foy, who plays a Here Blanchett’s take-charge
think that hope and creativity are young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s inventiveness is as sorely taxed
two of the most important things in said Tracee Ellis Ross, as she ac- “The Crown,” which won for best as that of her character. Anna’s
the world, and that’s what this film cepted the best television actress dramatic series. party turns into the kind of disas-
is about.” “La La Land” also won Globe, for her role in the ABC series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” ter that ends not only in tears but
Globes for song, score, screenplay “black-ish.” “I want you to know was named best mini-series. also bloodshed.
and actor (Ryan Gosling). that I see you. We see you.” She While the host, Jimmy Fallon, This production feels moribund
The bliss felt by the “La La Land” was the first black woman to win in and winners steered away from from the beginning. Frantic
cast and crew was likely mirrored the category since 1983, when Deb- directly criticizing President-elect attempts at resuscitation by
by the disappointment of those bie Allen won for “Fame.” Donald J. Trump, several used Blanchett and her valiant leading
involved with Barry Jenkins’s Isabelle Huppert took best ac- their moment onstage to take jabs. man, Richard Roxburgh as a hap-
“Moonlight.” Despite six nomina- tress in a drama for the French When Meryl Streep, a 30-time less homme fatale, only occasion-
tions, “Moonlight,” about a young film “Elle,” beating Natalie Port- Globes nominee and eight-time ally succeed in eliciting a pulse.
black man growing up in Miami, man, who was favored to win for winner, accepted her Cecil B. DeMi- “The Present,” adapted by
received a lone trophy — albeit an “Jackie.” “Manchester by the Sea,” lle lifetime achievement award, she Andrew Upton (Blanchett’s
important one: best drama. despite five nominations, was hon- gave an impassioned speech that husband) and directed by John
Inclusion was a major theme ored only in the best actor category was a clear reaction to the election. Crowley, includes several catch-
on Sunday. “This is for all of the for Casey Affleck. HBO, despite 14 “Take your broken heart, make it up soliloquies on recent Russian
women of color and colorful people nominations, the most of any net- into art,” Streep said, quoting Car- history. Exit the robber barons
whose stories, ideas, thoughts are work, was shut out. rie Fisher. BROOKS BARNES (and the real aristocrats); enter
not always considered worthy,” The first award of the night, for and CARA BUCKLEY the cold-eyed oligarchs and their
murderous henchmen. Farewell,
KenKen balalaikas; hello, the Clash.
As for those without a fixed
part in the new scheme of things,
Answers to Puzzles they’re the same old kvetchers of
yore, doomed to circular philos-
ophizing and self-destructive
drinking. Chief among these is
Mikhail Platonov (Roxburgh),
a schoolteacher. He knew Anna
when she was the trophy wife of a
powerful general, now dead.
It’s at the general’s summer
dacha — rendered with all the
personality of an Ikea showroom
by the show’s designer, Alice
Babidge — that Anna has chosen
to celebrate her birthday.
It’s one of the most memorable
party sequences I’ve ever seen, a
volcanic channeling of a displaced
Fill the grid with digits so as not to repeat a digit in any row or column, and so that the digits within each class’s fear, anger and disgust.
heavily outlined box will produce the target number shown, by using addition, subtraction, multiplication These people want to blow up
or division, as indicated in the box. A 4x4 grid will use the digits 1-4. A 6x6 grid will use 1-6. their world, and in a way they do,
For solving tips and more KenKen puzzles: For feedback: [email protected] most entertainingly. That leaves
us with another full hour of te-
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Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 82, Ex-President of Iran

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a was known as a pragmatist and centrist. He with the United States than
former president of Iran and a founder of the was accused by critics of corruption in amass- other powerful figures in
Islamic Republic, who navigated his country’s ing his fortune and of a readiness for harsh tac- the Iranian hierarchy.
theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest tics to deal with dissent at home and abroad. Rafsanjani was credit-
and wealthiest leaders, died on Sunday in Argentina has accused Rafsanjani and oth- ed with suggesting that
Tehran. He was 82. His death was announced er senior Iranian figures of complicity in the “Death to America” be
by Iranian state television. 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center dropped from the slogans
As his career seesawed through periods of in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people died. In at Tehran’s Friday prayers.
revolutionary zeal and confrontation with pow- 1997, a German court concluded that the high- Ayatollah In the closing stages of
erful conservative rivals, he was portrayed est levels of Iran’s political leadership had or- Ali Akbar the Iran-Iraq war, which
as a Machiavellian and often ruthless player dered the killing five years earlier of four ex- Hashemi lasted from 1980 to 1988,
in the power struggles among Iran’s elite fac- iled Iranian Kurdish dissidents in Berlin. The Rafsanjani Rafsanjani was widely
tions, protected by his close association with events added weight to American assertions credited with persuading
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the revolution- that Iran was a sponsor of terrorism. the leadership in Tehran to
ary leader who overthrew the shah in 1979. Yet many Western analysts believed that accept a United Nations resolution that ended
As president from 1989 to 1997, Rafsanjani he sought a less confrontational relationship the fighting. For much of his career, he main-
tained roles under the tutelage of Ayatollah
CROSSWORD Edited by Will Shortz Khomeini and then, less durably, of his suc-
cessor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Asian country feature of 17-, Rafsanjani to his wealthier compatriots.
names 25-, 49- or 20 21 22 23
9 Meanie in 61-Across? In 2013, Rafsanjani was disqualified from
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14 U.S. weather viewed as a sex Hassan Rouhani, who won the vote and went
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in a town in addressee Khamenei over the extent to which Iran
Washington 47 Place to pull 46 47 48 should modify its bellicose stance toward out-
19 Film director over on an
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20 Made smooth, 49 English monarch 54 55 56 57 58 that the “world of tomorrow is one of negotia-
as wood with a “lace” tions, not the world of missiles.”
21 Part of the named after her 59 60 61 62 63 Without identifying Rafsanjani by name,
conjugation 53 ___-rock (music
of the French genre) 64 65 66 Khamenei said: “People say that tomorrow’s
“avoir” 54 Land between world is a world of negotiations and not a
23 And others, for Can. and Mex. 67 68 69 world of missiles. If they say this thoughtless-
short ly, it shows they are thoughtless. However, if
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anatomy class 61 Hooded snake 13 Use a stencil on 40 Fencing sword
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What Are You Hiding, Jeff Sessions? Tainted Presidency

The more we learn about Russia’s hacking and
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Commit- when he served as Alabama’s top federal pros- the release of its electronic loot during our pres-
tee is scheduled to begin confirmation hear- ecutor and then as the state’s attorney general. idential election, the more it becomes clear that
ings for Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald The period includes the biggest political embar- Donald Trump’s victory and his imminent pres-
Trump’s pick for attorney general. rassment of his career: the Senate’s rejection, idency is already tainted beyond redemption.
It will be the first of a slew of hearings Sen- in 1986, of his nomination to a federal judgeship While the Russians didn’t hack the voting
ate Republicans are trying to ram through this by President Ronald Reagan. It was only the machines and change the votes, the publish-
week, many for ultra-wealthy nominees whose second time in half a century that the judiciary ing of pilfered emails and promulgation of fake
tangled financial interests are nowhere near committee turned down a judicial nominee. Why news altered the zeitgeist, poisoned the politi-
being fully vetted by ethics officials. such an extraordinary move? Because testimo- cal environment and shifted public opinion, all
If anyone requires a thorough vetting, it’s ny from multiple former colleagues of Sessions of which redounded to Trump’s benefit.
Sessions, the Republican senator from Ala- suggested he was racist. In one case, Sessions Trump is as much Russia’s appointment as
bama who trails behind him a toxic cloud of referred to the American Civil Liberties Union our elected executive. His legacy will be written
hostility to racial equality, voting rights, wom- and the N.A.A.C.P. as “un-American” for “trying in Cyrillic and affixed with an asterisk.
en’s rights, criminal justice reform and other to force civil rights down the throats of people.” Do not let this be buried in the pundits’ blath-
issues at the heart of the Justice Department’s Despite Sessions’s insultingly incomplete re- ering: A hostile foreign power stole confidential
mandate. Yet Senate Republicans seem uncon- sponses to the committee, the burden remains correspondence from American citizens and
cerned that Sessions, who has made appropri- on him to show he is fit to serve in such an influ- funneled that material to a willing conspirator,
ate financial disclosures, has failed to turn over ential post. His failure to do so may not deter Julian Assange. The foreign power then had its
dozens, possibly hundreds, of documents that Republicans, who appear to care only about desired result achieved on our Election Day.
the committee requests in its questionnaire, getting their friend and colleague confirmed This was an act of war and our presidency was
including transcripts of speeches, interviews, quickly. In contrast, when the Democrats con- the spoil. This is not to say that some of what was
opinion pieces and other public remarks. trolled the Senate in 2009, they agreed to delay revealed about the Democrats in the hacked
Sessions, who has suggested that judicial confirmation hearings for President Obama’s emails wasn’t disturbing. It was, although most
nominees may be committing crimes when they nominee for attorney general, Eric Holder Jr. of the emails simply showed the unappetizing
withhold relevant information from the Senate, This sets up the first big test of Democrats’ process by which the sausage is made. What
now gives laughable explanations for the holes willingness to push back against Trump’s rad- made the leaks feel fishy was the absolute asym-
in his résumé. He has said there is no record of ical cabinet picks. Dianne Feinstein, the com- metry of the targeting — it was Democratic only.
the vast majority of interviews he has given over mittee’s ranking Democrat, needs to take the Vladimir Putin helped to defeat a woman, Hil-
the years, but a Google search disproves that. lead in ensuring that Americans know as much lary Clinton, who promised to be an adversary
According to a report compiled by several as possible about the man who would be the and helped elevate in her stead a Troglodytic
outside advocacy groups, Sessions provided the nation’s top law-enforcement official. The at- lout who somehow believes that the snake that
committee with clips of only 11 print interviews, torney general is too important an office, and coils itself around you is just giving you a hug,
none of which appeared before 2003. Most con- Sessions’s views are too extreme — as Repub- and who sounded so pro-Putin that he did ev-
cerning is the absence of material from his ear- licans themselves saw 30 years ago — to allow erything but blow kisses at the Kremlin.
lier years in public office, in the 1980s and 1990s, his nomination to sail through without a fight. On Friday, intelligence officials released a
damning report on the Russian hacking that
The Hidden Gun Epidemic: Suicides read: “We assess Russian President Vladimir
Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016
aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Rus-
Ralph Demicco, a gun shop owner in Hook- Project, is still going strong. New Hampshire sia’s goals were to undermine public faith in
sett, N.H., was shocked in 2009 when three of dealers are telling customers to be alert to pos- the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Sec-
his customers bought handguns and committed sible signs of suicide among themselves, friends retary Clinton, and harm her electability and
suicide over five days in separate shootings. He and family, and to keep their firearms well se- potential presidency. We further assess Putin
encountered firsthand the stark, barely noticed cured. Similar projects have since begun in over and the Russian Government developed a
fact that more than 60 percent of the nation’s 20 other states, according to Harvard public clear preference for President-elect Trump.”
30,000-plus gun deaths each year are acts of health experts. Suicide prevention is featured On Friday, Trump told my colleague Michael
suicide, not accidents or homicidal attacks. In in Maryland on the firearm dealers’ website. It Shear that the focus on the hacking amounted
New Hampshire, where the suicide rate is 31 is taught in Utah as part of the state curriculum to “a political witch hunt.” Wrong again. It’s a
percent higher than the national average, over for firearm instructors, and suicide-prevention truth hunt. Furthermore, the only person sub-
85 percent of firearm deaths are suicides. material is displayed in Nevada at gun shows. jected to a witch hunt was named Clinton.
The dealer reviewed the shop’s surveillance “Gun owners have more skin in the game,” Yes, as you repeatedly exclaimed before
tapes, but there were no giveaway signs of the said Catherine Barber, director of the Har- the votes were cast, the election was rigged,
gun buyers’ troubles. “It’s just an ugly, ugly vard Injury Control Research Center’s Means not by widespread voter fraud, as you falsely
thing,” Demicco later told researchers for Har- Matter campaign to prevent suicide. Nation- suggested, but rather by widespread dissem-
vard University’s School of Public Health. “I ally, half of all suicides, over 20,000 annually, ination of fraudulently obtained information.
decided I must become involved.” are by firearms. Still, gun suicides are rarely Trump, your victory is tainted; your legitima-
And he did, joining a pioneering effort that mentioned in the debates over gun control. Yet cy is in question. The American people cast their
focused on the suicide problem in collaboration adversaries “can come at it from very different ballots in the fog of fake news and under influ-
with public health and mental health profes- priorities and inclinations and find a tremen- ence of stolen property weaponized as a tool of
sionals, other firearm dealers and gun rights dous amount of common ground,” Barber said. propaganda. Some may hesitate to say that the
advocates. They worked on a program to ed- This educational program is obviously not presidency was stolen, but it is irrefutable that
ucate gun owners about research that shows the cure-all for the national gun problem, the integrity of our democratic process was in-
they face a higher risk of suicide than other which Congress habitually ducks by refusing jured when the sanctity of what we considered
people — because guns are so lethally efficient to pass gun safety measures. But the connec- uncorrupted self-determination was assaulted.
when used, and are often too easily at hand. tion between suicide and easy gun access de- Trump is Putin’s American “president” —
The public campaign, called the Gun Shop mands far greater attention than it has gotten. clearly his preference and possibly his product.


After Awakening a Beast, Giants Hibernate In Brief

In a wild-card playoff matchup entire Giants defense before land- vante Adams was nearly as good,
billed as a top offense against a ing in Cobb’s arms in the end zone. contributing eight catches for 125 Nets Extend Their Skid
top defense, offense asserted it- While the Hail Mary gave the yards and a touchdown. Joel Embiid scored 20 points
self, and the Green Bay Packers Packers a 14-6 halftime lead, the The Packers’ defense held the and Philadelphia reached 10 vic-
rolled to a 38-13 victory over the Giants looked as if they could be Giants to two early field goals de- tories to match its total from all
PACKERS 38 visiting Giants on on the comeback trail when they spite a huge yardage deficit, and last season, beating host Brook-
GIANTS 13 Sunday. smothered a few short running at- then closed the game out strong. lyn. Brook Lopez scored 26 points
tempts in the third quarter, leading
It was a slow
Manning completed 23 of 44 pass-
for the Nets. They have lost six in
start for Green Bay quarterback to a turnover on downs. The Giants es for 299 yards, one touchdown a row to fall to 8-28. (AP)
Aaron Rodgers, but after the Pack- capitalized on the Packers’ fail- and one interception.
ers were outgained in the first ure to convert with Eli Manning’s The game carried a certain re- N.H.L. SCORES
quarter, 105 yards to 7, he found 41-yard touchdown to Tavarres venge factor for Rodgers, who had
his way, throwing four touchdown King, which made it a 14-13 game. lost to Manning and the Giants in SATURDAY’S LATE GAMES
Edmonton 2, Devils 1, OT
passes among his 362 yards. Despite the Giants’ brief resur- their two previous playoff match- Boston 4, Florida 0
The matchup bordered on bor- gence, the Packers’ offense was ups, both of which were in Green Rangers 5, Columbus 4
ing for much of the first half as the almost unstoppable even after Bay. And as many have noted, Washington 1, Ottawa 0
Giants took a 6-0 lead, but then Jordy Nelson exited after taking a the winner of a Packers-Giants Montreal 5, Toronto 3
came a number of dramatic turns, hit to the ribs in the first half. playoff game has gone on to win a Arizona 2, Islanders 1, SO
St. Louis 4, Dallas 3
with Rodgers shredding the Gi- Nelson, the team’s top wide re- championship in all five instances. Calgary 3, Vancouver 1
ants’ secondary, including adding ceiver, caught just one pass for 13 The road to a title this time San Jose 6, Detroit 3
another Hail Mary to his collection. yards, but Cobb more than made will go through Texas. The Pack- SUNDAY
His latest came on a 42-yard up for his absence by catching five ers will travel there to face the Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 2
heave to Randall Cobb as time ex- passes for 116 yards. He tied the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys in the Carolina 4, Boston 3, OT
Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1, OT
pired in the first half, with the ball N.F.L. playoff record with three divisional round next Sunday. Ottawa 5, Edmonton 3
somehow finding its way past the receiving touchdowns, and Da- BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Chicago 5, Nashville 2
Minnesota 2, Anaheim 1
Steelers Flex Offensive Muscle Against Dolphins N.B.A. SCORES
PITTSBURGH — The Miami have stood a chance of winning With 167 yards, Bell set the team ndiana 123, Knicks 109
Boston 117, New Orleans 108
Dolphins won the coin toss Sun- Sunday’s playoff game at Heinz single-game postseason record in Chicago 123, Toronto 118, OT
day and kicked off to the Pitts- Field instead of absorbing a 30-12 his playoff debut. He missed the Oklahoma City 121, Denver 106
burgh Steelers, a decision that defeat that reaffirmed Pittsburgh playoffs two seasons ago with a Utah 94, Minnesota 92
in retrospect seemed a tad mis- as a formidable A.F.C. contender. hyperextended knee. Last year, a Atlanta 97, Dallas 82
guided. But then All of 2 minutes 45 seconds torn knee ligament sidelined him. San Antonio 102, Charlotte 85
STEELERS 30 it was not as if elapsed before Pittsburgh scored The Steelers have been waiting Detroit at Portland, ppd.
DOLPHINS 12 electing to re- on an exquisite catch-and-run (50 for Bell, Brown and quarterback SUNDAY
Philadelphia 105, Nets 95
ceive were the wiser choice. yards) by Antonio Brown. That Ben Roethlisberger, who complet- Washington 107, Milwaukee 101
A more prudent, if somewhat preceded another exquisite catch- ed his first 11 passes for 188 yards, L.A. Clippers 98, Miami 86
unorthodox, strategy would have and-run by Brown (62 yards), to play in the postseason together. Houston 129, Toronto 122
Memphis 88, Utah 79
been doing something else en- which preceded a scoring rush by They combined for all four touch- Cleveland 120, Phoenix 116
tirely with the football. Hiding it, Le’Veon Bell, who accounted for downs, scored across the first sev- Golden State 117, Sacramento, 106
for example. Maybe beneath the all 78 yards on that drive (exclud- en series (one was a kneel-down N.F.L. PLAYOFFS
Dolphins’ parkas. Because with- ing a 5-yard penalty), all on runs, before halftime), in a performance
out the ball, the Steelers’ offense 10 in a row. It was as if the Steelers that showcased Pittsburgh at the SATURDAY’S LATE GAME
could not score. kept giving him the ball because apex of its intimidating might. Seattle 26, Detroit 6
And if the offense could not they had grown bored of demoral- “We can attack in different Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12
score, then the Dolphins might izing Miami through the air. ways,” Bell said. BEN SHPIGEL Green Bay 38, Giants 13
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‘All-Star.’ ‘Defendant.’ Both Soon on a Plaque? In Brief

Now that it seems quite possible Association of America chose to
that Barry Bonds and Roger Cle- vote for Bonds and Clemens when Blue Jackets Rebound
mens are headed into the Baseball they hadn’t in the past. They did Blue Jackets Coach John
Hall of Fame someday, the people so after a veterans committee Tortorella said he could tell his
who will be assigned to write voted Selig into the Hall. Selig team, playing for the third time
SportS the bios for those two presided over the steroids era. in four days, was running out of
of the plaques could be start- Bonds and Clemens participated gas down the stretch, especially
ing to sweat.
when Philadelphia scored with 17
in it. What really is the difference?
tiMeS Barry Lamar Bonds So pity the main man who will seconds left to tie it. However, Co-
Juliet … A slugger without have to deal with the legacies of lumbus had enough left to pull out
Macur peer and a 14-time All- Bonds and Clemens as they move the win in overtime. Nick Foligno
Star. … Left fielder with closer to Cooperstown. That man scored 2:33 into overtime to lift
Pittsburgh, where he won his first is Jeff Idelson, president of the the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory
Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Hall. Last, year he received an over the Flyers on Sunday, their
awards. … In San Francisco, he award from the Taylor Hooton first since a 16-game winning
broke two of baseball’s most hal- Foundation for fighting drug use streak ended with two straight
lowed records, hitting 73 homers JIM COOKE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES in sports. The foundation was losses. (AP)
in a season to surpass Mark Mc- formed by the parents of a Texas n HURRICANES 4, BRUINS 3,
Gwire and finishing his career with then was caught again, then sued teenager who died by suicide after OT Sebastian Aho seems to be
762 home runs, topping Hank Aar- Major League Baseball and the using anabolic steroids. coming along nicely in his rookie
on. … Hat size rivals the length of players’ union because Bud Selig, In 2012, the year Bonds, Clem- season with the Carolina Hurri-
his home runs. … Late-30s devotee the commissioner, had initially ens and the tainted slugger Sam- canes. The 19-year-old Finnish
of flaxseed oil … Made many pub- slapped him with a lifetime drug my Sosa first appeared on the Hall winger scored his second goal of
lic appearances, especially with suspension. of Fame ballot, Idelson started a the game 1:34 into overtime to lift
the government, even years after Do any of these players belong campaign to warn students of the Carolina to a 4-3 victory over the
the end of his career. … in the Hall when the voting guide- dangers of steroid use. “Our job Boston Bruins on Sunday. It was
It’s going to take some finesse to lines say to choose candidates is to let families see the facts and the second two-goal game of the
gussy up the fact that Bonds and based “upon the player’s record, start a conversation,” he said. season for the second-round pick
Clemens would arrive at the Hall playing ability, integrity, sports- So, even if the words on the from the 2015 draft. (AP)
with a baggage full of suspicion manship, character and contri- plaques for Bonds and Clemens n BLACKHAWKS 5, PREDATORS
regarding drug use. It’s not often butions to the team(s) on which just happen to mention the steroid 2 Ryan Hartman’s first career hat
that you get a pair of players so the player played”? Not if voters issue that continues to loom over trick was a memorable one. Hard
good at baseball who were also follow those rules strictly. their careers, Idelson doesn’t to top three goals in eight-plus
indicted on federal charges of Some fans and voters, though, think they will protest. “It’s so dif- minutes without making a move
lying about the use of steroids and don’t want to see a morality play, ficult to get in and so prestigious, on a goalie. Hartman scored off a
human growth hormone. on the field or in the Hall. After all, when players are elected, they are goalmouth scramble in the third
And the list of tainted Hall hope- they reason, this is just sports. just so thrilled,” he said. period and tacked on two emp-
fuls will grow. They include Alex In this year’s balloting for the Thrilled because they proved, ty-netters, helping the Chicago
Rodriguez, who insisted he never Hall, the results of which will once again, that rules — for the Blackhawks beat the banged-up
did drugs, then admitted using be announced next week, some Hall and for the game — were Nashville Predators, 5-2, on Sun-
drugs, then insisted he was clean, members of the Baseball Writers’ meant to be broken? How fitting. day night. (AP)
Clemson’s Blueprint for How to Slay a Crimson Dragon

TAMPA, Fla. — If a football it,” said Clemson Coach Dabo have lost just one game in the past terback Deshaun Watson, gifted
team averaged barely one touch- Swinney, whose Tigers face Al- two seasons. A victory would give though he is as a runner, is a
down per game, you would call it abama (14-0) on Monday night them a 27-game winning streak, greater threat throwing the ball.
a pretty bad team. in the College Football Playoff the 10th longest since World War Against Alabama’s offense,
But what if that was just by championship game. “They’ve II, with no obvious end in sight. Clemson will hope to get to Jalen
its defense and got 15. They’ve created a word, But there just may be a playbook. Hurts, the Tide’s true freshman
on College punt returners? they’ve done it so much — NOTs.” “Clemson might be the only quarterback, who completed just
football You would call it He used an acronym for nonof- team in college football that can seven passes for 57 yards in the
Marc Tracy a championship fensive touchdowns. beat Alabama,” said the CBS col- semifinal against Washington.
contender — or the So it was no wonder that when lege football commentator Gary Working in-game for the first
2016 Alabama Crimson Tide. Swinney was asked on Saturday Danielson. (“I don’t think they time with the new offensive coor-
Alabama’s defense and special how to beat Alabama — he has will,” he added.) dinator, Steve Sarkisian, Hurts is
teams have been light-years come as close as anybody recent- A Clemson win would almost the clear weak link in an offense
beyond anyone else’s, conced- ly, falling in last year’s title game, certainly begin with a positive otherwise filled with stars.
ing only one more touchdown 45-40, thanks in part to a 95-yard turnover margin. Second, Clem- So, Clemson’s recipe: Commit
to opposing offenses than they kickoff return by Alabama — that son (13-1), probably the only team no turnovers (even as Watson’s
have scored themselves. In 14 he knew the first order of busi- that resembles Alabama in both 17 interceptions stick out like a
games this season, the Tide have ness: “You can’t let them score on talent and depth on its offensive bad bruise); overwhelm the de-
15 touchdowns from interception defense or special teams.” and defensive lines, needs to win fense (which gave up 11.2 points
returns, fumble returns and punt The question of how to beat at the line of scrimmage — or, fail- per game); and frustrate a com-
returns. On 15 occasions, Alabama Alabama is the default one as ing that, play Alabama to a draw. posed young quarterback.
has scored a touchdown when its Monday night approaches, simply Clemson’s offense is dynamic. And Swinney had one more
offense was not on the field. because the Tide, who are going Several of its skill players seem idea: “We’ve got to find a way to
“I’ve never seen anything like for their fifth title in eight seasons, bound for the N.F.L., and quar- get a couple of them NOTs.”

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