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This strategy appears to raise questions about how broadly the U.S. interprets its counter-terrorism laws, and whether others will view it as trying to be a global policeman against terrorism. Al Shabaab, which seeks to impose conservative Islamic rule in Somalia, has factions allied with the global al Qaeda movement, but has largely focused its activities in East Africa. It has attacked Washington’s regional allies, rather than directly striking U.S. targets. U.S. Navy SEALS stormed ashore into the al Shabaab stronghold of Barawe on Saturday in response to the September attack on the Westgate mall in Kenya but, a U.S. official said, they failed to capture or kill their unnamed target. A SEAL raid in the same area four years earlier killed another top al Shabaab leader, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan. In announcing the trio’s arrests in the Brooklyn case, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said, “We will use every tool at our disposal to combat terrorist groups, deter terrorist activity, and incapacitate individual terrorists.” Officials and defense lawyers said U.S. courts have in the past upheld similar charges against militants arrested overseas under U.S.

His quarterback is struggling with turnovers and his receivers are nicked up, so the logical plan of attack is to feed Bilal Powell , who began Week 5 as the AFC co-leader in rushing. Then again, Mornhinweg isn’t a Ground & Pound kind of guy and he probably will try to exploit the Falcons’ suspect pass defense. They’re allowing 301 yards per game, including four plays of 40+ yards. The possible return of CB Asante Samuel (thigh) will help the Falcons, but they’re vulnerable in the slot. Nickel back Robert McClain has allowed a 149 passer rating, according to Pro Football Focus. Bottom line: Don’t expect Mornhinweg to radically change his approach. 5. Secondary revenge: The Jets’ secondary should be in an ornery mood after getting carved up last week by Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick . They allowed four touchdown passes and a 129.8 passer rating, and now here comes WR Julio Jones , who leads the league in receiving yards and ranks second in yards-after-the-catch. Ryan has completed 73 percent of his throws to Jones, who is adept at using his 6-foot-3 frame to overpower corners. If the Jets can neutralize Jones, they win the game. The question is, how? He routinely beats double coverage. The Jets will have to provide over-the-top help with a safety, but that would impact their ability to defend TE Tony Gonzalez in the middle of the field.

New York City Baseball: 1947-1957 the Golden Age

Each team boasted a fabled history. Each one had loyal and highly knowledgeable fans rooting for them. Except for 1948, each of the years from 1947 to 1957, a baseball team, sometimes two, from New York City was playing in the World Series. One of those I interviewed for the book was owner Walter OMalley in his box at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. He seemed so much less villainous than he had been painted. If they had only given me the downtown Brooklyn location I wanted near the Long Island Railroad, I would have stayed, he said. If only he could have known all these years later about the Brooklyn Nets playing in the billion dollar Barclay Center close by where he would have built a new home for the Dodgers. I interviewed Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson. She was gracious, generous in giving of her time and memories as was personable Monte Irvin who had the talent to be the first black major leaguer but it was not to be and he explained why. I would have taken a bat and probably killed somebody. I could have not held back from that abuse. One of the great voices in this book (who later appeared in several other books I wrote) is that of the irrepressible Irving Rudd, a real New York City character who for a time was the public relations chief of the Dodgers. He told the tale of famed General Douglas MacArthur coming to Ebbets Field, of Branch Rickey planning the breaking of the color line no matter the personal cost, of talented players and fanatical fans, of special promo events, providing an over-the top enrichment to this work and incredible historical documentation. In New York City Baseball Mel Allen and Red Barber in their southern voices provide perspective, explaining the art and craft of baseball.

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Kamdar is a faculty member of the Ecole de Journalisme at Sciences Po and the author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy. Mr. Tamamoto has been a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, a research associate at Cambridge University and a MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at Princeton University. The INYT has also assembled a roster of more than two dozen contributing opinion writers who will write monthly columns reflecting perspectives, debates and ideas from around the world. They include the following: Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish columnist and the author of Islam Without Extremes. Matthew d’Ancona, a political columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, The Evening Standard and the British edition of GQ, and a former editor of The Spectator, the conservative political magazine. Alaa Al Aswany, an Egyptian writer and the author of the best-selling novel The Yacoubian Building and On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable. Tahmima Anam, a Bangladeshi writer, columnist and anthropologist and the author of the novel A Golden Age. Julia Baird, an Australian journalist and broadcaster. Vanessa Barbara, a Brazilian novelist, editor of the literary Web site A Hortalica, and columnist for the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. Jochen Bittner, a German journalist and the political editor of the weekly newspaper Die Zeit. Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist in Paris and the author of the best seller Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. Ali Jarbawi, a political scientist at Birzeit University and a former minister of planning, and minister of higher education, for the Palestinian National Authority. Sylvie Kauffmann, a French journalist and the editorial director and former editor in chief of Le Monde. Norihiro Kato, a Japanese literary scholar and a professor at Waseda University. Young-ha Kim, a Korean novelist and the author of I Have the Right to Destroy Myself,Your Republic Is Calling You, and Black Flower. Nikos Konstandaras, the managing editor and a columnist at the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini. Enrique Krauze, a Mexican historian, the director of the literary magazine Letras Libres and the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America. Adewale Maja-Pearce, a Nigerian writer and the author of Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa, and Other Essays. Kenan Malik, a British author, broadcaster and science journalist.