NYT newswire

Now for a Few Words About Drake: More Please (Sports)
The Toronto Raptors’ biggest fan annoys some N.B.A. watchers. But do they outnumber those who can’t get enough of his courtside trolling?
(2019.05.21 20:34)

Working Moms and Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not at War (Parenting)
They’re often the same people — because parents go in and out of the work force depending on their caretaking needs.
(2019.05.21 20:32)

Stanton T. Friedman, Scientist Who Tracked U.F.O.s, Dies at 84 (Obituaries)
He was a nuclear physicist until reports of Earth visits by space aliens seized his imagination. He never met one, but he believed, gaining renown.
(2019.05.21 20:33)

Kacey Musgraves Does a Shoey (World)
A shoey is a trend seen at concerts and sporting events in Australia that involves drinking alcohol out of footwear. The country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves did a more sophisticated version of one recently using a glass slipper.
(2019.05.21 20:29)

Deflated, Venezuela’s Opposition Considers Negotiating With Maduro (World)
Juan Guaidó remains upbeat in public. But he acknowledged in an interview that the opposition’s capacity to operate is hurting.
(2019.05.21 20:32)

A Great White Shark Was in the Long Island Sound! (Or Maybe Not) (New York)
Researchers said they had spotted a great white shark off the Connecticut coast. The next day, they said they weren’t so sure.
(2019.05.21 20:20)

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention (Health)
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.
(2019.05.21 20:03)

‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre (Books)
Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the 2015 murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
(2019.05.21 19:53)

How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’ (U.S.)
Though HBO went to great lengths to keep the finale secret until it aired, professional bettors saw clear signs that key details had leaked and were driving the wagering.
(2019.05.21 19:56)

New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics (Books)
Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Cook,” Olivier Bourdeaut’s “Waiting for Bojangles” and Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown.”
(2019.05.21 19:06)

Trump Team Vets Fed Critic for Board Seat (Business)
Judy Shelton, a longtime Fed critic who favors gradually taking interest rates to zero, is being considered for a seat on the board of governors.
(2019.05.21 19:07)

Congress Should End a ‘Harsh and Unfair’ Rule That Blocks Troops From Court (Opinion)
A 1950 Supreme Court decision makes it impossible for service members to recover damages from the government for negligence or misconduct they suffer while serving.
(2019.05.21 19:58)

Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey (World)
To “do a shoey” is to pour alcohol (usually beer) into a shoe (yours or someone else’s) and chug it. A growing number of celebrities have taken part in the Australian trend.
(2019.05.21 20:29)

Taming the Apex Predators of Tech (Opinion)
To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.
(2019.05.21 19:58)

The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed (Opinion)
Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
(2019.05.21 19:58)

Tiny Love Stories: ‘How to Meet Cute’ (Style)
Modern Love in miniature, college contest edition, featuring the best student love stories of no more than 100 words.
(2019.05.21 19:01)

Kentucky Has a Primary Election Today. Here’s What to Watch. (U.S.)
Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican incumbent, is the most unpopular governor in the country. Democrats hope that will give them an opening in a red state.
(2019.05.21 19:08)

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: We’ve Got Some Books for You (Books)
Fantasy, romance, battles and intrigue — these seven series introduce you to new epic worlds.
(2019.05.21 20:22)

Dressbarn Closing All 650 Stores (Business)
A company executive said Monday that Dressbarn had “not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment.”
(2019.05.21 19:58)

New & Noteworthy (Books)
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
(2019.05.21 18:50)