Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Unbothered – The New York Times

“No matter what your role or relationship is with Giannis, he makes us all better,” Milwaukee General Manager Jon Horst said. The Bucks are on a 71-win pace, with Antetokounmpo piling up ridiculous numbers that shouldn’t be humanly possible in just 30.9 minutes a game. Yet you never hear him complain about the lack of […]Read More

Help! How Do I Get Out of Resort Fees?

In separate, yet similar, emailed statements, Marriott and Hilton reiterated that resort fees are charged at an overall small percentage of their properties and that they are, in fact, disclosed during the booking process. A bill pending in Congress (which Ms. Wolfe is advocating for as counsel for Travelers United, an industry nonprofit) could also […]Read More

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Won’t Run for Chancellor

BERLIN — Germany is troubled. Its democracy is being tested. Its two big traditional parties, right and left, are shrinking fast. Angela Merkel, its powerful chancellor of 14 years, is a lame duck. So when her chosen successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, announced on Monday that she would step aside, it was Ms. Merkel’s defeat, too. And […]Read More

Trump Travels to New Hampshire to Rally Republicans and Distract

Supporters who began lining up in the snow a day ahead of the rally appeared to have forgiven Mr. Trump — if they ever blamed him — for maligning New Hampshire as a “a drug-infested den” in a 2017 private call with the president of Mexico, the transcript of which was published by The Washington […]Read More

Thai Soldier in Mass Shooting Had Business Clash With His

KORAT, Thailand — Fellow soldiers described him as quiet and affable, a skilled marksman who liked to play soccer. But people who knew Jakrapanth Thomma also knew this: He had a deep-seated grudge against his superior officer, a colonel, and the colonel’s mother-in-law, believing that the pair had cheated him in a land deal. On […]Read More

Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Is Identifying Child Victims of Abuse

Britney Walker, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, said that it collaborated with external agencies to assist in investigations, but that the unit’s “victim-centered” approach forbade any sharing of illegal imagery. “Under no circumstances would the agency share child sexual abuse materials to private companies,” Ms. Walker said. Other […]Read More

The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon

FEBRUARY 12 ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ Netflix has had a lot of success with teen-targeted romantic comedies, including the 2018 movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” based on Jenny Han’s novel about a high schooler named Lara Jean Covey, whose life is upended when all her unsent love […]Read More

‘It’s Cutthroat’: U.S. Women Beat Canada in Soccer, With Fight

CARSON, Calif. — A great example of the relentless competition for roster spots on the United States women’s soccer team might have been a short video clip that popped up on social media on Wednesday. In it, several United States players can be seen filing off a bus before a training session last week. Forward […]Read More

A Giant Swing. Jungle Screaming. Ice Plunges. You’ll Love It.

Just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, the town of Baños de Agua Santa snuggles into a deep valley surrounded by the mountains skirting the Tungurahua volcano. With an elevation of close to 6,000 feet and a population of around 15,000 residents, Baños has a bit of a ski town feel: The city […]Read More

More Than 100 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Missile

More than 100 American service members have traumatic brain injuries from Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in January, the Defense Department said, a number that was more than 50 percent higher than previously disclosed. Of the 109 troops who have been diagnosed with brain injuries, 76 had returned to duty, officials […]Read More