Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Reader Center | What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times? Supported by Dan Sanchez, editorial lead for our new voice initiative — enabling you to “hear the news,” straight from Times journalists, via Alexa — answers questions about what that conversation could be like. ByLela Moore Jan. 14, 2019 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. More than two-thirds of smart-speaker owners in the United States use them to listen to the news, according to a 2018 Nielsen survey released at the end of September. Soon after that survey was released, a team of students who built an app for Alexa-enabled devices in a “computational journalism” class at Stanford concluded that opportunities for … [Read more...] about What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times?
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David Klepper, Associated Press Updated 9:43 am CST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes and Heastie argue that thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers were unfairly targeted by police and prosecutors during decades of the war on drugs. According to Heastie, any marijuana legalization must be accompanied by the expungement of past criminal convictions for marijuana possession. less In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes ... more Photo: Mike Groll, AP … [Read more...] about Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Updated 12:25 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first lady Barbara Bush on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York. The museum opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan. less This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first lady Barbara Bush on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first … [Read more...] about New dog museum unleashed in New York
“Democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been fined by the State of New York for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance for a month during her congressional campaign last year. The New York Daily News reported Thursday:“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.” … Her spokesman said she had nothing to add. … State Republicans were chortling over the fine. “Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.” Ocasio-Cortez has styled herself as a … [Read more...] about ‘Democratic Socialist’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fined by New York for Failing to Provide Workers’ Comp
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