A Wedding Day That Left Them Shook

Just hours after Lauren Schneider and Lawrence Moss were married on Jan. 28 at Sandals South Coast, a resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica, they received phone calls from many friends and family who couldn’t attend. They weren’t congratulatory calls. They were calls of concern. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck at 2:10 p.m. in the Caribbean Sea…

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Somewhere Between a Shared Cab and a Private Jet, It’s the Commuter Helicopter

Private jets are the ultimate symbol of our new Gilded Age: Ever more popular with the very wealthy, they have induced a sort of hand-wringing among more progressive-minded billionaires. Abigail Disney now eschews them; famous environmentalists including Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry have been publicly pilloried for using them. Still, they’re selling better than ever…

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When Dressing for Work is Part of the Job

Barneys New York and Opening Ceremony may be closing, but fashion e-tailers are doing just fine. Last fall, Moda Operandi, the luxury site where customers can order clothes directly off the runways of fashion week, opened a 30,000-square-foot office in Industry City in Brooklyn. It serves as the company’s creative hub, and scores of Moda…

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A Former F.B.I. Negotiator and His Tips for Travel

When Chris Voss showed up at his hotel in Los Angeles recently before the official check-in time, the clerk informed him there would be an early check-in fee. Minutes later, he left the reception desk with the fee waived and a key to an upgraded room. A former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the F.B.I.,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and Australia Tighten Controls as Toll Passes 250

Here’s what you need to know: U.S. and Australia bar foreigners who’ve recently been to China. ImageTravelers at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday. The United States will funnel all flights from China to just a few airports, including Kennedy, O’Hare and San Francisco International.Credit…Johnny Milano for The New York Times The United…

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Coronavirus Travel: 3 Major U.S. Airlines Suspend China Flights

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines said on Friday morning that they were suspending service between the United States and China — drastically limiting service just hours before the Trump administration issued new travel restrictions of its own. American Airlines said it was suspending all flights to and from mainland China immediately through…

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Bonnie Burstow, Psychotherapist Who Rejected Psychiatry, Dies at 74

Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who became a prominent voice in a movement that opposes psychiatry, in the belief that it is often more damaging than helpful to patients, died on Jan. 4 in Toronto. She was 74. Simon Adam, a friend and former student, said the cause was kidney failure. She had…

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CPR, by Default

A few months ago, an ambulance brought a woman in her 90s to the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her metastatic breast cancer had entered its final stages, and she had begun home hospice care. Yet a family member who had discovered her unresponsive that morning had called 911. The paramedics…

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Del Pitt Feldman, Who Made Crocheting Hip, Is Dead at 90

Del Pitt Feldman, whose crocheted designs embraced a homegrown technique that had been relegated to potholders and simple scarves and helped redefine it as a respected medium for fashion and art, died on Jan. 14 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was 90. Her daughter Melissa E. Feldman confirmed the death, at an assisted living facility. Ms.…

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The Scent of Bernie Sanders

President Trump and Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, are not the only presidential candidates getting their own commercials during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Off-platform (which is to say, off network TV) and online, where the social media set lives, there will be another spot, one far more unexpected. Those checking the…

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