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Books of The Times: In Jonathan Lethem’s ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy,’ a Hustler’s Luck Turns Cold

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A backgammon player who can sometimes read minds shuttles among casinos across Europe and Asia. Too bad about the grim diagnosis.
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Nearly half of Kenyans are poor and cannot afford a decent lifestyle, according to a new study by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective air bags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.
The services are in high demand from manufacturers, retailers, disaster and health sector players who are looking for cost-effective and efficient transport solutions.
Regional dairy processor Brookside Dairy has called for the establishment of a national strategic reserve of conserved animal feed.
Kenya has won the top award for innovation at the just-concluded Africa Public Service Day (APSD) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) has proposed radical reforms in the pensions industry that could see employees stopped from accessing their pension contributions before retirement altogether.
Economists have revised their view of Kenya's economy, owing to slower growth, high inflation and political uncertainty ahead of the August 8 elections.
Lack of trust in buying goods online has been cited as one of the reasons for the current low penetration of e-commerce in the country.
Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors.
Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also head
The family members of slain gangster Anandpal Singh today refused to take his body, demanding a CBI into his encounter killing on Saturday night. The body has been kept at the mortuary of the Ratanga
Pakistan-based Hizb-ul- Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin was tonight declared as a global terrorist by the US, just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first meeting with President Donald Trump. Th
Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day for filing nominations, joined social networking site Twitter on Monday.
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - The Mongolian ruling party's candidate lost in presidential elections to a populist business tycoon and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealt
Naming an outsider to be chief executive was a step toward shaking up the Swiss company. But he reports to his predecessor, who is now chairman.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U.S. hub.
BMW plans to invest an additional $600 million in its South Carolina plant and create 1,000 more jobs over the next four years.
CALGARY - A renamed Penn West Petroleum (TSX:PWT) plans to pursue modest growth over the next three years with spending budgets tightly tied to the price of oil and gas. Shareholders ...
Forget Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders: President Donald Trump may have found another spokesperson to lead his accusations that a political “witch hunt” is under way regarding alleged ties betwe
Costco is testing an addition to its food-court menu, a 1/3 pound cheeseburger for $4.99. But will it hold up to the famous hot dog?
Monday was a busy day for the Supreme Court. On the justices’ final work day until fall, they issued rulings or otherwise made news in cases involving school choice, religious liberty, birth cer
Seattle nonprofit Code.org is bringing computer science education to 800 more classrooms – and this time, it’s geared toward middle schoolers.
Johnny "Doc" Dougherty runs the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and has long been a powerful political force in the city. He's the focus of an FBI investigation into nearly a
Over in New York’s Central Park, just a short distance from our offices, the curtain came down last week on The Public Theater’s controversial production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Controversial
A Fox News panelist made the case Sunday that the Trump campaign did not commit a crime if it colluded with Russia in the country’s alleged interference in the U.S. election that went favor of P
NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center. Ng
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended the impact of the bank’s stimulus policies on Europe’s youth, arguing that keeping interest rates low had helped create jobs and reduce inequality
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN wasn’t saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head o
Ex-pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli was set to begin his trial Monday for leading what prosecutors allege was a “Ponzi-like” scheme during his time leading both a hedge fund and a drug compa
An Ohio police department chided gun owners about firearms safety after one local boy shot another while playing unsupervised. An 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old boy were playing in a basement Thursday
If Congress repeals Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation authority, regulators would have no tools to address the failure of a financial giant.
U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday released changes to their healthcare bill, including a six-month waiting period for people who have let their insurance coverage lapse for over 63 days – about
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices crept higher on Monday in quiet trade that featured bargain hunting after prices slid last week and hit seven-month lows, but gains were limited by rising crude supply
LONDON - American cladding maker Arconic said Monday it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a ...

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