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RFK Jr.: About That Worm That Ate My Brain...

Candidate denies lasting effects as 'NYT' exposes various previously unknown health issues

(Newser) - At age 70, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has touted himself as "the model of virility" up against older, less robust rivals, per MSNBC . All the while, he's been keeping mum on his claim that, as the New York Times reports, a worm ate part of...

World Press Photo of Year Comes From Gaza

No faces, but plenty of pain in the image from Mohammed Salem of Reuters

(Newser) - Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem captured this year's prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday with a depiction of loss and sorrow in Gaza, a heartrending photo of a Palestinian woman cradling the body of her young niece. The photograph, taken in Khan Younis just days after Salem'...

NYT Columnist Explains Why He 'Euthanized' His Gmail

Ezra Klein killed off his Google email account due to the overwhelming amount of content

(Newser) - Ezra Klein remembers feeling "chosen" two decades ago when he scored a coveted invite to join Google's new Gmail service, which promised much more storage in users' inboxes and robust search capabilities. He now admits he's no longer a Gmail devotee, as of a few months ago:...

Jose Andres on Gaza: 'Time for the Best of Israel to Show Up'

World Central Kitchen founder implores Netanyahu's government to 'start the long journey to peace today'

(Newser) - Less than 48 hours after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed seven aid workers tied to Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen charity, Andres is making a simple plea: "Let people eat." In an op-ed for the New York Times , the 54-year-old celebrity chef honors the dead, whom he...

New York Times Battles Wordle Clones

Developers say their games are at risk of being taken down

(Newser) - The New York Times is fighting off Wordle "clones"—arguing that numerous games inspired by the mega-popular word-guessing game infringe on its copyright protections, the AP reports. Hundreds of copycats have emerged since Wordle skyrocketed to internet fame less than three years ago. And now the Times, which...

Biden Can Stage a 'Comeback,' If He Can Sell It Better

Ezra Klein looks at what the president has to do to get his accomplishments to resonate with Americans

(Newser) - President Biden's "fiery" State of the Union address on Thursday left an impression on many, including Ezra Klein, who writes at the New York Times that "if the Joe Biden who showed up ... last week is the Joe Biden who shows up for the rest of the...

Crossword Puzzle Guru Will Shortz Has a Stroke

'New York Times' puzzle editor and NPR figure is recovering

(Newser) - The nation's grandmaster of crossword puzzles delivered some unwelcome news to fans over the weekend: He's had a stroke. Will Shortz, the longtime crossword puzzle editor at the New York Times and a fixture of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, made a recorded statement on the NPR show...

An Interview With a Sociopath
Never Met a Sociopath?
Now You Have

Never Met a Sociopath? Now You Have

Patric Gagne explains how she navigates the world with antisocial personality disorder

(Newser) - If you met Patric Gagne in person, chances are you wouldn't think she was a sociopath. But that's exactly what she is, and she's written about it in an upcoming memoir named for her life with antisocial personality disorder. Even though sociopaths are considered "the worst,...

OpenAI: NYT Paid Someone to 'Hack' Us Before Suing Us

'It took them tens of thousands of attempts,' alleges OpenAI

(Newser) - OpenAI wants to see the New York Times' copyright infringement lawsuit against it dismissed, and it laid out its case—and an accusation of its own—in a Monday court filing . In it, the maker of ChatGPT accused the Times of hacking OpenAI's products in order to formulate the...

We Need to Stop Keeping DV Shelters Under Wraps
We Need to Stop
Keeping DV Shelters
Under Wraps

We Need to Stop Keeping DV Shelters Under Wraps

Writing for 'NYT,' Rachel Louise Snyder says open shelters can be just as safe, offer other benefits

(Newser) - Shelters that domestic violence victims flee to have historically been shrouded in secrecy, ostensibly to keep victims safe from their abusers. But Rachel Louise Snyder rethinks this hush-hush approach, noting that it not only keeps abusers and the general public in the dark about the shelters—it can also keep...

This AI-Driven Search Engine Should Make Google Nervous

Kevin Roose makes case in 'NYT' for Perplexity, whose artificial intelligence both excites, scares him

(Newser) - Google has long been the search engine powerhouse that people turn to when they want information on everything from flyby asteroids to the cost of Super Bowl tickets . Challengers have arisen, but the Alphabet-owned company always seems to beat them back—though one newish upstart has tech columnist Kevin Roose...

True-Crime Podcasters Insist They 'Honor' Victims. It's a Lie

Annie Nichol, sister of the murdered Polly Klaas, slams the genre

(Newser) - If you're into true crime, you're not alone, as evidenced by the plethora of podcasts, books, and programs dedicated to the topic. One person who doesn't love this "obsession" with the genre: Annie Nichol, the sister of murder victim Polly Klaas, a 12-year-old Californian who was...

Taylor Swift Fans, Friends Unhappy With NYT Article
NYT Piece
Speculating on
Taylor Swift's
Sexuality Sparks Ire

NYT Piece Speculating on Taylor Swift's Sexuality Sparks Ire

Fans, friends call it inappropriate

(Newser) - There's quite a bit of fallout after the New York Times, in an uncharacteristic move, published an opinion piece openly speculating on a person's sexuality. The move would have been "highly unusual for a reputable news organization," as CNN puts it, no matter who the column...

Trump Receives $400K Tab for Reporters' Legal Fees

Former president's lawsuit against three journalists and the 'New York Times' was dismissed

(Newser) - A judge has ordered Donald Trump to pay almost $400,000 in legal fees incurred by the New York Times and three of its reporters in defending themselves against a lawsuit he filed over a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into his finances. A court dismissed the lawsuit seeking $100 million in...

OpenAI: There Is No ChatGPT Without Copyrighted Content

AI company, citing fair use doctrine, accuses 'NYT' of deception in lawsuit response

(Newser) - OpenAI says the New York Times is "not telling the full story" about the AI company's use of Times content to fuel its chatbot ChatGPT. The Times is seeking billions of dollars in damages from OpenAI and its leading investor Microsoft for unlawful use of its copyrighted content...

Taylor Swift Isn't the Only One Who Made Travis Kelce Famous

'NYT' profiles football player's managers, twin brothers who plotted to put their client on the map

(Newser) - Travis Kelce didn't earn his own Newser tag until he started dating Taylor Swift, but there was apparently a plan in place to propel the Kansas City Chiefs tight end to stardom way before that romance—a plan that would make him potentially "as famous as the Rock....

Gay, Critics Concur: Harvard Hubbub Isn't Just About Her

In 'NYT' op-ed, Gay notes there's a 'broader war to unravel public faith in pillars of American society'

(Newser) - This week, Claudine Gay made the "wrenching but necessary decision" to step down as president of Harvard University, amid backlash on her testimony about antisemitism on campus, as well as accusations of plagiarism . But while she's lost her plum position as the head of an elite Ivy League...

Russia's Face of Child Rights Is Accused of War Crimes

Maria Lvova-Belova, Putin accused of moving thousands of Ukrainian kids to Russia, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - Millions of Ukrainians have been killed , injured , or displaced since the war Russia started almost two years ago. Then there are "the most forlorn victims of Russia's invasion," per the New York Times : the Ukrainian children "stolen" from their homeland, taken without their or their family'...

NYT Suit: We Suffered Billions in Damages Due to AI

It sues OpenAI and Microsoft, claiming copyright infringement

(Newser) - Another first in the category of AI-related lawsuits: The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement on Wednesday, becoming the first major media organization in the US to do so. The Times sums up the crux of its suit : "that millions of articles published by the...

Nicholas Kristof: Too Many Children Are Dying in Gaza

'New York Times' columnist writes that Israel's indiscriminate bombing is wrong on all counts

(Newser) - "We can and should despise Hamas," writes Nicholas Kristof, who describes the Oct. 7 assault on Israeli civilians as pure "savagery." What's more, Hamas is now using Palestinian civilians, including children, as human shields. But in a New York Times essay, Kristof makes the case...

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