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ISIS Allies Target Hamas and Energize Gaza Extremists

DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — One bomb hit a Hamas security checkpoint in northern Gaza. A few days later, another exploded in a trash can. Another blew up next to a Gaza City high-rise, and a small one targeted a chicken store owned by a Hamas intelligence official, Saber Siyam.

The four attacks in …

Gaza

Theodore Weesner, Author of ‘The Car Thief,’ Dies at 79

Theodore Weesner, a novelist who mined his wayward youth for the stuff of his celebrated first novel, “The Car Thief,” and whose half-dozen other books earned plaudits for their patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters, died on Thursday at a hospital near his home in …

Authors

Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott on a Play Date

T MAGAZINE

Two of the stars of “The Overnight,” Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott, take a time-out in New York City to discuss childhood sleepover memories, movie spoilers and the fate of Jon Snow.

Produced by Steven Brahms/Alex Goldberg

Jason Schwartzman

Jack Carter, Comedian Who Brought His Rapid-Fire Delivery to TV, Dies at 93

Jack Carter, a motor-mouthed comedian who became one of television’s first stars in the late 1940s and continued working, as both a comic and an actor, well into the 21st century, died on Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 93.

A family spokesman, Jeff Sanderson, said the cause was …

TV

Ben Wattenberg, Author and Commentator, Dies at 81

Ben Wattenberg, an author, a PBS television commentator and a professed neoconservative who vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was moving to the left, died Sunday in Washington. He was 81.

The cause was complications of surgery, his son, …

Democratic Party

Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Prompt Fears of Jihadist Influences’ Spread

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Terrorists attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll on three continents and prompting fresh concerns about spreading jihadist influences.

In France, attackers stormed an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon, decapitated one person …

Terrorism

Chris Squire, the Bassist for Yes, Is Dead at 67

Chris Squire, an influential rock bassist and a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died on Sunday in Phoenix. He was 67.

His death was confirmed by the band’s keyboardist, Geoffrey Downes. Mr. Squire, the only member to have played on every one of Yes’s albums and participated in …

Chris Squire

Yevgeny Primakov, Former Premier of Russia, Dies at 85

MOSCOW — Yevgeny M. Primakov, a former prime minister of Russia, the country’s first post-Soviet spymaster and for decades the Kremlin’s top expert on Middle Eastern affairs, has died, state news agencies said on Friday. He was 85.

The agencies did not say when or where he died or provide the cause …

Russia

ISIS and the Lonely Young American

Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.

For months, she had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the most attentive she had ever had — who were teaching her what …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Patrick Macnee, Star of ‘The Avengers,’ Dies at 93

Patrick Macnee, who wielded a lethal umbrella and sharp repartee as the dapper secret agent John Steed on the 1960s television series “The Avengers,” died on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93.

His son, Rupert, confirmed his death.

Mr. Macnee faced off against an assortment of …

Patrick Macnee

Walter Shawn Browne, Chess Grandmaster, Dies at 66

Walter Shawn Browne, an aggressive, animated chess grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed chess, died on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where he had been competing in the 50th National Open. He was 66.

He died in his sleep while resting …

Grandmasters

Mario Biaggi, 10-Term New York Congressman Who Went to Prison, Dies at 97

Mario Biaggi, a highly decorated former New York City police officer who became a popular 10-term Democratic congressman from the Bronx only to land in prison in a wave of corruption scandals in the late 1980s, died on Wednesday at his home in the Bronx. He was 97.

His death was confirmed by his …

New York City Politics

Marva Collins, 78, No-Nonsense Educator and Activist, Dies

Marva Collins, a former substitute teacher whose success at educating poor black students in a private school she founded made her a candidate for secretary of education and the subject of a television movie, died on Wednesday in a hospice near her home in South Carolina. She was 78.

Her death was …

Education

House Hunting in Portugal

AN UPDATED FARMHOUSE WITH GUESTHOUSES AND A POOL IN THE ALGARVE

$1.98 MILLION (1.75 MILLION EUROS)

This traditional five-bedroom Portuguese farmhouse in the Algarve region of southern Portugal is on 1.3 acres with two guesthouses, a swimming pool and tennis court. The buildings, which date to the …

Portugal

$2,650,000 Homes in California, Maine and Atlanta

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.

WHAT:

A Spanish Colonial Revival-style house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a one-bedroom casita

HOW MUCH:

$2,650,000

SIZE:

2,343 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT:

$1,131

SETTING:

San Clemente is an oceanside city in Orange County, Calif., roughly 60 miles from both San …

California

Review: ‘Men on Boats’ Blurs Genders in Recalling John Wesley Powell’s Expedition

If summer has you hankering for fitness-testing excursions through the dangerous outdoors, you will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of “Men on Boats,” who are churning up bright clouds of testosterone hovering over the Wild Project in the East Village.

The inhabitants of …

East Village

Harvey Pollack, a Statistician in N.B.A. From Day 1, Dies at 93

Harvey Pollack, who tallied everything from triple doubles to player tattoos as the mastermind of N.B.A. statistics going back to the league’s creation in 1946, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Pollack, the last still-active N.B.A. team employee from that inaugural season, was 93.

His death was …

NBA

Magali Noël, a French Singer and Actress and Muse to Fellini, Dies at 83

Magali Noël, a Turkish-born French singer and actress who became a favorite of the director Federico Fellini and whose rendition of the song “Fais-Moi Mal, Johnny” (“Hurt Me, Johnny”) proved scandalous because of its masochistic lyrics, died on Tuesday in Châteauneuf-Grasse, in southeastern France. …

Rock Music

Dick Van Patten, Father on ‘Eight Is Enough,’ Dies at 86

Dick Van Patten, the cheerful, round-faced actor best known for his role as the firm if harried suburban father at the center of the hit television series “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 86.

The cause was complications of diabetes, said a spokesman, Jeffrey …

Dick Van Patten

Albert Evans, Ebullient City Ballet Dancer, Is Dead at 46

Albert Evans, a retired principal dancer with New York City Ballet who was praised by reviewers and sought after by choreographers for his almost singular combination of fluid elegance and sinewy muscularity, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 46.

His death, at Mount Sinai Hospital, was announced …

Performing Arts

James Horner, Whose Soaring Film Scores Included ‘Titanic,’ Dies at 61

James Horner, the prolific composer whose vaulting theme music for “Titanic” earned him two Oscars and became the best-selling orchestral soundtrack ever, died on Monday morning when the single-turboprop plane he was flying solo crashed and burned in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern …

James Horner

Don Featherstone, Inventor of the Pink Flamingo (in Plastic), Dies at 79

Don Featherstone did not invent Phoenicopterus ruber: Nature took care of that eons ago. But what Mr. Featherstone did nearly six decades ago — in the process indelibly altering the landscape of midcentury America — was to cast the creature in plastic and attach slender, rodlike legs for planting …

Gnomes

Laura Antonelli, Leading Italian Actress, Dies at 73

Laura Antonelli, who by her own account was an “ugly, clumsy” teenager before transforming herself into one of Italy’s leading and most seductive film actresses, died on Monday at her seaside home in Ladispoli, west of Rome. She was 73.

Her death, of a heart attack, was confirmed by Roberto Ussia …

Film

Restaurant Reviews: Noreetuh and the Eddy in the East Village

Any Hawaiian honeymooner who’s been off the plane for more than an hour can tell you that poke rhymes with O.K. and that tuna poke typically means raw ahi cut up and mixed with soy sauce, seaweed and so on.

But the people at the next table were stumped when they saw it on the menu of Noreetuh, which …

Restaurant

Grisly ISIS Video Seems Aimed at Quashing Resistance

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Propagandists for the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the group’s fighters incinerating, drowning and blowing up men accused of helping the United States and American allies bomb its bases.

The video was one of the Islamic State’s most gruesome and appeared to …

Islamic State (ISIS)

NATO Returns Its Attention to an Old Foe, Russia

CAMP ADAZI, Latvia — After years of facing threats far beyond its borders, NATO is now reinvigorating plans to confront a much larger and more aggressive threat from its past: Moscow.

This seismic shift has been apparent in military training exercises in this former Soviet republic, which is now a …

Russia

Who Sounds Gay?

OPINION

This short documentary explores the reasons that some men sound stereotypically gay, whether they are or not.

Produced by David Thorpe

LGBT

Walter Scheib, Innovative Former White House Chef, Is Dead at 61

Walter Scheib, who brought American cuisine prepared in a lighter style to the White House as its executive chef during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found dead on Sunday near a hiking trail outside Taos, N.M. He was 61.

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety, in a …

White House

Block by Block | Park Slope

REAL ESTATE

Historic rowhouses and celebrated Prospect Park help make Park Slope one of New York’s most family-friendly — and pricey — neighborhoods.

Produced by Nacho Corbella, Eileen Mignoni and Aaron Wolfe

Park Slope

Harold Feinstein Dies at 84; Froze New York Moments in Black and White

Harold Feinstein, whose celebrated series of black-and-white photographs of Coney Island in the 1950s established him as one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience, and who went on to experiment with color and new digital techniques, died on June 20 at his home in Merrimac, …

Art