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Mike Pyle, Captain of 9-0 Yale Team, Dies at 76

Mike Pyle, the captain of Yale’s last unbeaten and untied football team and of the 1963 N.F.L. champion Chicago Bears, died at 76 on Wednesday in Highland Park, Ill., after a decade-long battle with dementia, which his family believes may have resulted from the battering he took as an offensive …

Chicago Bears

Ivan Moravec, Pianist Specialized in Chopin, Dies at 84

Ivan Moravec, a Czech pianist who earned a reputation as one of the greatest interpreters of Chopin largely through recordings that had penetrated the Iron Curtain, died on Monday in Prague. He was 84.

His death, in a hospital where he had been treated for pneumonia, was confirmed by Jan Hancil, …

Prague

Mullah Muhammad Omar, Storied and Elusive Afghan Taliban Leader, Is Dead

Mullah Muhammad Omar, the leader of the fundamentalist Afghan Taliban movement, proved to be as enigmatic in death as he had been in life. When the Afghan government announced on Wednesday that he had died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital, he had not been seen in public since 2001, …

Afghanistan

Samuel Pisar Dies at 86; Lawyer and Adviser Survived Nazi Camps

Samuel Pisar, who survived Auschwitz as a boy to become a successful lawyer, an adviser to presidents and the creator of the text for Leonard Bernstein’s symphony “Kaddish,” died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 86.

His daughter Leah Pisar-Haas said the cause was pneumonia after a stroke.

Mr. Pisar had …

Holocaust

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ex-President Who Pushed a Nuclear India, Dies at 83

NEW DELHI — India’s 11th president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, whose role in advancing India’s nuclear program made him one of his country’s most beloved figures, died on Monday after collapsing at an event where he was to deliver a lecture. He was 83.

The cause was cardiac arrest, doctors told NDTV, an …

India

Richard D. Bass, Ski Resort Developer and Climber of Tallest Peaks, Dies at 85

Richard D. Bass, an oil and gas scion and Texas rancher who preferred mountain altitudes to oil field flats and grazing land, building the Snowbird ski resort in the Utah Rockies and scaling the highest peaks all over the world, finally reaching the summit of Mount Everest after three failed …

Skiing

Vasily Pichul, Director of ‘Little Vera,’ Dies at 54

Vasily Pichul, a Soviet reform-era director who, in the 1988 film “Little Vera,” captured international attention with his comically scorching portrait of a teenage girl navigating a grim society that was then adjusting uneasily to social and political change, died on Sunday in Moscow. He was …

Soviet Union

Vic Firth, Who Gave Drummers Their Sticks, Dies at 85

If you build a better drumstick, the world will beat a path to your door.

That, more than 50 years ago, is precisely what Vic Firth did, in the process becoming, almost inadvertently, the world’s most prolific drumstick manufacturer.

Mr. Firth, who died on Sunday at 85, spent more than 40 years as …

Percussion

Ann Rule, Best-Selling Author of True-Crime Books, Dies at 83

Ann Rule, whose 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, “The Stranger Beside Me,” set her on the road to writing dozens of best-selling true-crime books praised for their insight into criminal psychology, died on Sunday at a medical center in Burien, Wash. She was 83.

The cause was congestive …

Chris Hansen

Chicks To Go Serves Chicken and Peruvian Pride in the Rockaways

Golden cans of Inca Kola are stacked behind the counter of Chicks To Go, a Peruvian pollería (rotisserie-chicken shop) that opened in March a block from Rockaway Beach. Invented in 1935 in Lima, Peru, the chartreuse-yellow soda — infused with lemon verbena, an herb native to the Andes, and tasting …

French Fries

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of the pop stars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown and heir to Ms. Houston’s estate after her death in 2012, died on Sunday. She was 22.

Her death was confirmed by a statement from the Houston family provided by their representatives.

Ms. Brown was found …

Whitney Houston

Henry B. Platt, Scion Who Gave Tiffany Sparkle, Dies at 91

Never mind breakfast at Tiffany’s. Caviar and champagne were more the style of Henry B. Platt, Tiffany’s former chairman, who was the great-great-grandson of the store’s founder.

Mr. Platt, who helped steer the Tiffany & Company empire for 34 years, luring in brand-name jewelry designers and …

Mount Kilimanjaro

N.B.A. Pick From India Makes Entire Village Feel 7 Feet Tall

BALLO KE, India — In this sleepy Punjabi village, no one was surprised to see a seven-foot-tall Sikh farmer striding the narrow lanes toward the local Sikh temple on June 25. The farmer, Balbir Singh Bamrah, is a familiar presence in Ballo Ke, and something of a local curiosity.

But the other …

India

House Hunting in ... Britain

A SIX-BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

775,000 POUNDS ($1.2 MILLION)

This 3,000-square-foot home, set on 61 acres above the hamlet of Fangdale Beck within the North York Moors National Park, consists of a sandstone barn and house that were joined and renovated by the current owners in the past …

Housing

$650,000 Homes in Philadelphia, Florida and Tennessee

VERO BEACH, FLA.

WHAT: A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $624,900

SIZE: Approximately 2,593 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $241

SETTING: This house is on Orchid Island, a thin barrier island encompassed by the city of Vero Beach and separated from the mainland by the Indian …

Philadelphia

36 Hours in Pittsburgh

Sometimes gritty, always hilly, Steel City’s charms are often hidden below the surface. While the revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh has earned lots of attention, lately much of the action is found farther out, in once-overlooked neighborhoods like Lawrenceville and East Liberty. Here, …

Pittsburgh

36 Hours in Vilnius, Lithuania

Unlike the historic districts of its Baltic siblings Tallinn and Riga, which often seem solely the dominion of tourists and kitschy souvenir stands, the Baroque Old Town of Lithuania’s capital seems to attract as many — if not more — locals as visitors to its sinuous lanes. With streets lined with …

Baltic States

36 Hours in Split, Croatia

Split, in central Dalmatia, has it all: Roman ruins and grand museums alongside fashionable cafes and trendy shops. But what makes this city most alluring is not just its proximity to the sandy beaches and rocky coves of nearby islands, but its location overlooked by mountains and edged by the deep …

Croatia

36 Hours in Lima, Peru

Peru’s capital may not have world-class architecture, but its old moniker “Lima the ugly” doesn’t hold true these days. Right away, a visitor notices its tidy streets, handsomely landscaped parks and sweeping ocean views. And then there are the less obvious but ultimately more compelling …

South America Travel

36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia

For years, Zagreb, Croatia’s chief city, was a layover on the way to the country’s island-studded coast. No more. Tourism had shot up more than 20 percent from 2011 to 2013, when Croatia joined the European Union. Accompanying that rise is a raft of modernized and recently built lodgings, including …

Zagreb

36 Hours in Savannah, Ga.

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions — mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours — give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre vestige of its storied past. In truth, Savannah is alive and kicking: How could it not be when a large swath of the historic downtown enjoys liberal …

Food

Review: ‘Miss Julie’ Resets a Celebrated Drama in Putin’s Russia

Our global age of income inequality certainly cannot be guaranteed to add a jolt of relevance to any classic play, but it definitely serves as an illuminating backdrop to Thomas Ostermeier’s stark and penetrating production of “Miss Julie,” August Strindberg’s celebrated 1888 drama about the …

Russia

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change

SAN FRANCISCO — After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

So Mr. Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer programming and data analysis. As a waiter, he made $20,000 a year. His starting salary last year as a …

Programming

Restaurant Review: El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette on the Lower East Side

Just after I accepted the fact that I was in love with a dish called vegan chicharrones locos, a phrase from Freud ran through my head. The phrase was “the return of the repressed,” and it seemed relevant, somehow, to these fried squares of puffed wheat at El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette on the …

Restaurant

Puppies Go to Prison to Become Dogs That Save Lives

OPELIKA, Ala. — All dressed up in a shiny new red shirt, little Opelika could not stand still in the anteroom of the City Council chambers. And who could blame her? In a few minutes she would meet the mayor of this Alabama city for which she is named. Her meltingly calm mother, Lily, ignored her …

Animals

Connector Between Randalls Island and the Bronx to Open This Summer

The Bronx lies closer to Randalls Island than any other borough does, separated by less than 50 feet in some places across a narrow waterway known as the Bronx Kill.

But many Bronx residents find it so difficult to reach the island’s expanse of playing fields, bike trails and nature areas that they …

Bronx

Brooklyn Bridge Park Opening New Vistas

On a sultry afternoon recently, Regina Myer, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, walked past profusions of swamp milkweed, rose mallows and cardinal flowers. Interspersed with lawns, the red-and-purple flora carpeted a new area of the park, which stretches for 1.3 miles along the …

New York City

Muslim Image-Makers, Made in Moscow

WORLD

In Russia, some Muslims want to create a more positive image of Islam. A fashion designer, a public relations adviser and a composer all work toward the same goal.

Produced by Natalia V. Osipova

Moscow

Special Olympics Take On the World

LOS ANGELES — If you want to see a world that takes equality seriously, then come to Los Angeles this week, for the Special Olympics World Games, which run through Saturday, at stadiums, ball fields, tracks and pools around the city. Take a seat in the stands and root for your country, or your …

Olympics

Ingrid Sischy, Doyenne of Art and Fashion, Dies at 63

Ingrid Sischy, a writer, editor and cultural critic known for her long, authoritative associations with Interview magazine, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, died on Friday in Manhattan. She was 63.

Her death, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was from breast cancer, a friend, Ed Filipowski, …

Art