When Will Taxes Go Up?

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Google shuts a high-flying cell service project. The tech giant said it was ending Loon, which used high-altitude helium balloons to beam internet access. Loon was one of Google’s most prominent “moonshot” projects, which have fallen out of favor as the company tightens its belt.Signs of a green revolution for regulationsOn the eve of President Biden’s inauguration, the Federal...

Dave Chappelle tests positive for Covid-19.

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The comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for Covid-19 and has canceled several upcoming shows at the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press.The venue’s website showed cancellations for four shows through Tuesday.Mr. Chappelle, who had been hosting socially distanced shows in Ohio since June, with rapid testing for audience members and himself,...

1971: After 2 Years and 100 Sessions, Vietnam Peace Talks Remain Deadlocked

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PARIS, Jan. 21 (WP).—The 100th session of the deadlocked Vietnam peace talks was held today.After the five-hour session, devoted almost entirely to prepared speeches reiterating well-known positions, U.S. press spokesman Stephen Ledogar said that “nothing transpired of any news value.”South Vietnamese spokesman Nguyen Trieu Dan noted that, apart from marking the end of two years of talks as well...

Margaret Court to Receive One of Australia’s Top Honors

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Since retiring, Ms. Court’s legacy has been increasingly overshadowed by her intolerant views, and she has alienated many in the tennis world. In 1991, she said that lesbianism had ruined women’s tennis. A Pentecostal minister, she has vocally opposed same-sex marriage, compared L.G.B.T.Q. education to the work of the devil and denounced transgender athletes.There are ongoing calls to strip...

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

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I made it to 33 weeks before Finnegan arrived. He was born folded and twisted like a street cart pretzel, with knee, hip and elbow dislocations. He was born with lungs so weak he needed the help of machines to breathe for nearly two months. But he was born. And as I stared down at him in the NICU,...

The Standing 7-Minute Workout

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Nearly eight years ago, the fitness trainer Chris Jordan published a simple sequence of 12 exercises in a medical journal.It was notable because it combined aerobic and resistance training into a single bout of exercise that lasted just seven minutes. “As body weight provides the only form of resistance, the program can be done anywhere,” wrote Mr. Jordan, who...

What Jerry Brown Could Teach Joe Biden

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President Biden moved into the White House this week, replacing a leader whose constant need to command attention left millions of American exhausted by the nonstop spectacle and facing a seemingly unparalleled set of challenges.But a decade ago and 3,000 miles away, there actually was something of an analog: another septuagenarian career politician and elder statesman swept back into...

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

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“When it comes to restoring the vast majority of these Obama environmental policies, the rollbacks were actually done by putting in place new regulations,” Jeffrey Holmstead, a lawyer representing fossil fuel companies who served in the E.P.A. in both Bush administrations. “In some cases that took two to three years. They will have to be replaced with new regulations....

America’s Salad Bowl Becomes Fertile Ground for Covid-19

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His father, Richard, 77, a chiropractor, and his mother, Carole, 75, the office manager, had been traveling back and forth to their clinic on the Mexican side of the border each day. Many of his loyal clients, most of them snowbirds, were in Yuma, counting on him to soothe their back, shoulder and hip pains.In mid-November, against their son’s...

Requiem for the ‘Indestructible’ Green Bay Packers of the 1960s

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“I guess if I had thought about it, or if somebody had warned me, I would have maybe protected myself,” Curry said. “But you begin to think of certain people, like Forrest Gregg or Bart Starr or Willie Davis, as indestructible. So when they die, it’s not like a regular death. It’s like a punch to the sternum. I...