1918: Pigeons, Aviators and Lorry Drivers Help Stop Enemy (World)
Carrier pigeons, pilots and truck drivers all played a crucial role in helping to stop a German offensive in the France during World War I.
The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared. (Business Day)
Libor, a benchmark for everything from adjustable mortgages to private student loans, is set to disappear by 2021. Regulators are worried that banks aren’t taking the change seriously enough.
Brittany Lincicome Will Play Golf Against the Men: Where’s the Fuss? (Sports)
Lincicome’s invitation to this week’s Barbasol Championship has caused none of the hand-wringing that accompanied Annika Sorenstam’s entry in a 2003 PGA Tour event.
Myanmar’s Military Planned Rohingya Genocide, Rights Group Says (World)
A meticulous campaign by the security forces led to the Muslim minority group’s exodus, a report by Fortify Rights finds.
South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims (World)
The ruling was the first time a court held the government financially culpable in a 2014 ferry sinking that killed 304 people, South Korea’s worst catastrophe in decades.
What’s on TV: ‘Trial & Error’ and ‘Hidden’ (Arts)
Kristin Chenoweth takes the stand in a new season of “Trial & Error.” And stream another British noir series.
Critics of Trump’s Veterans Affairs Dept. Raise Concerns About Departures (U.S.)
The recent wave of removals, reassignments and retirements happened under an acting secretary who has not been confirmed by the Senate.
Ever Wanted to Get Revenge? Try This Instead (Smarter Living)
You know that “letting go” is probably the healthiest move, but wanting revenge is often much more appealing. But why?
You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line. (Style)
Keith McCurdy, the owner of Bang Bang, has transformed the body-art industry with his diverse hiring and high prices. Of course there’s a wait list.
Trump, Google Fine, British Open: Your Thursday Briefing (Briefing)
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
New York Is Said to Open Tax Inquiry Into Trump Foundation (New York)
The New York State tax department could present its findings to a law enforcement agency for possible criminal prosecution.
Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon (Climate)
Global warming could wipe out most of the country’s remaining cedar forests by the end of the century.
Corrections: July 19, 2018 (Corrections)
Corrections appearing in print on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Cry From Behind a Counter (Crosswords & Games)
Mike Knobler makes his crossword constructing debut in a very sneaky way.
Dodgers Add Manny Machado With Eye on Another World Series Run (Sports)
Machado, who is eligible for free agency after this season, joins a Los Angeles team that has surged into first place after a rough start.
Israel Passes ‘National Home’ Law, Drawing Ire of Arabs (World)
The legislation alters the status of Arabic from an official language to a “special” one, and says the right to national self-determination rests solely with the Jewish people.
Trump’s Negative Space (Opinion)
What we think of today as a grammatical mistake used to be perfectly acceptable English.
From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered (World)
Weeks before taking office, Donald J. Trump learned of highly sensitive intelligence about Russian election interference, but he has done all he can to suggest other explanations for the hacks.
A Burst Through the Mountains Breaks Open the Tour de France (Sports)
On a pivotal stage in the mountains of a the Tour de France, Team Sky took control and Mark Cavendish fell out of the race.
Quotation of the Day: Thai Soccer Players Leave Hospital and Apologize for Fuss (Today’s Paper)
Quotation of the Day for Thursday, July 19, 2018.