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HBO Max Lays Off About 70 People

Roughly 70 HBO Max staff members were laid off on Monday, job cuts that are part of a wider reorganization at the cable channel’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, according to two people with knowledge of the layoffs.The cuts amount to about 14 percent of the people who report to Casey Bloys, the chief content […]

Starbucks asks for a suspension of union elections.

As the union drive at Starbucks stores accelerates, Starbucks has ratcheted up its efforts to push back on the campaign, asking on Monday...

He Wants to Make the World’s ‘Most Beautiful Watch Straps’

TOKYO — Nineteen years ago, when he began working at a factory that made watch straps, Kunitaka Kojima thought they were just something that came along with a timepiece. “I underestimated watch straps,” he said.Now Mr. Kojima, 48, is an independent artisan who makes them by hand: “My wish is to make the most beautiful […]

‘Frustration and Stress’: State Officials Fault Rollout of Monkeypox Vaccine

Roughly 5,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine intended for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., left the national stockpile’s warehouse in Olive Branch, Miss., on July 19. They somehow ended up in Oklahoma.Then Tennessee. Then Mississippi again. Then, finally, Florida.In Idaho, a shipment of 60 vaccine doses disappeared and showed up six days later, refrigerated rather than frozen, as […]

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Eliminating Quarantines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 community and school guidance on Thursday, loosening several key recommendations.People who are exposed...

Parechovirus Sickened 23 Infants in Tennessee, C.D.C. Says

Over six weeks this spring, 23 children were admitted to a Tennessee hospital for treatment of parechovirus, a common virus that in rare...

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, Who Provided Abortion to Ohio 10-Year Old, Speaks Out and Pays a Price

Three weeks before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, donned her white lab coat, put her...

Shark or Orca: Which Should You Fear More?

In the wild, is a human more likely to survive an encounter with an orca or a great white shark?— Kameryn F., Yardley, Pa.By the numbers, white sharks are a lot more dangerous to humans than orcas are. Despite the name “killer whale,” there’s only one well-documented instance of a wild orca attacking someone — […]

When It Comes to Lightning, Don’t Pass the Salt

One of nature’s most intense spectacles can be tamed with humble sea salt, the same stuff that graces some dinner tables. Researchers recently...

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! These Climate Activists Get Paid to Go.

They’ve taken hammers to gas pumps and glued themselves to museum masterpieces and busy roadways. They’ve chained themselves to banks, rushed onto a...

Dolphin Strangers Met in the Bahamas. Things Went Swimmingly.

In 2013, a group of 52 Atlantic spotted dolphins, driven to migrate by unknown forces, left their home on the Little Bahama Bank...

Families of Israelis Killed at Munich Olympics Plan Anniversary Boycott

TEL AVIV — The families of the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics said Wednesday that they intend to boycott a memorial ceremony planned in Germany in September to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack because of a dispute with German authorities over compensation.The decision will […]

Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead Talks About the Value of Draft Picks

IRVINE, Calif. — Six months ago, as the Los Angeles Rams celebrated winning Super Bowl LVI with the usual parade and pep rally,...

Serena Williams Begins the Not-Too-Long Goodbye

As a champion who says she hates goodbyes, Serena Williams could have made her exit from tennis in other ways.In a news release...

For Serena Williams, Tennis — Not Motherhood — Was a Sacrifice

Tennis is a uniquely grueling sport for new parents. Much of the calendar year is considered in season, and much of that season...

When and Where to Watch Serena Williams Play Before She Retires

Those interested in watching Serena Williams on her road to retirement will have opportunities to do so in at least three tournaments.“I don’t...

Serena Williams Says She Will Retire From Tennis Sometime After U.S. Open

The world first came to know Serena Williams as a 17-year-old with beaded braids, overwhelming power and precocious intelligence and poise when she...

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

The climate and energy package awaiting final approval by Congress aims to achieve two goals that are not always compatible: Make electric vehicles more affordable while freezing China out of the supply chain.Auto industry representatives have been griping that the proposed $7,500 tax credits for electric vehicle buyers come with so many strings attached that […]

Change These Default Settings and Be Happier With Your Tech

Many default settings buried deep inside our technology make us share superfluous amounts of data with tech companies. In my last column, I...

Ford Raises Prices of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Ford Motor on Tuesday became the latest automaker to raise the price of electric vehicles when it significantly increased prices of its popular...

Plug-In Hybrid Cars Gain Ground in Race With Electric Rivals

In late 2010, General Motors sought to seize the high ground from Toyota’s successful Prius hybrid with the Volt plug-in hybrid — a...

Is Bio-Designed Collagen the Next Step in Animal Protein Replacement?

More than 90 percent of collagen and gelatin on the market comes from hogs and cattle, a byproduct of the slaughter industry. The...

Senior European Parliament Member Targeted as Spyware Abuse Spreads

BRUSSELS — As the number of politicians, activists and journalists hacked with spyware grew to include prime ministers and prominent dissidents in the...