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Today β€” July 12th 2020NYT HomePage

Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

By Brooks Barnes

Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.

Coronavirus Fears Stem the Flow at Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas’s Oldest Bar

By Elizabeth Williamson

Nevada shut bars again after the virus surged. While restaurants remain open, customers find it’s not the same.

Defying U.S., China and Iran Near Trade and Military Partnership

By Farnaz Fassihi and Steven Lee Myers

The investment and security pact would vastly extend China’s influence in the Middle East, throwing Iran an economic lifeline and creating new flash points with the United States.

San Gabriel Mission Is Badly Damaged by Fire

By Maria Cramer

The fire broke out one day after $200,000 in renovations had been completed at the church, which is more than 200 years old.

America Needs an Emergency Meeting of the Baby-Sitters Club

By J. Courtney Sullivan

Schools and day cares are still closed. Luckily, I have an eager 9-year-old neighbor.

Yesterday β€” July 11th 2020NYT HomePage

KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

By Johnny Diaz

“That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall,” said Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police. Officers were led to a house where they found people hiding in the backyard, garage and under beds.

Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

The Brazilian model, who is in the magazine’s swimsuit issue, was also the first transgender woman to work for Victoria’s Secret and grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

What the Bronx β€˜Bible Belt’ Election Results Tell Us

By Ginia Bellafante

Will older, socially conservative voters care so much about culture-war issues in the midst of a pandemic?

Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink

By Shira Ovide

Virtual cycling offers lessons for how other sports can appeal to fans leading increasingly digital lives.

A #MeToo Moment Emerges for Military Women After Soldier’s Killing

By Jennifer Steinhauer

Women in the military say the horrific killing of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has swept the nation, galvanizing even civilians to the cause.

Metropolitan Opera Will Livestream Its Biggest Stars

By Zachary Woolfe

Starting on July 18, 12 professionally shot recitals will be broadcast from idyllic locations around the world. The price of admission: $20.

Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

By Maggie Haberman

Executives with companies including Target, Apple, Google and Facebook warned the president that any actions related to DACA would disrupt the economy and affect the battle against the coronavirus.

In Commuting Roger Stone's Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

By Peter Baker

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.” Attorney General William P. Barr privately argued against clemency for the president’s friend.

In Texas Beach City, Out-of-Towners Drove In an Outbreak

By J. David Goodman

A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?

'Defund the Police,' 'Cancel Rent': The Left Remakes the World

By Amna A. Akbar

“Defund the police” and “cancel rent” aren’t reforms, but paths to revolution.

America Needs an Emergency Meeting of the Baby-Sitters Club

By J. Courtney Sullivan

Schools and day cares are still closed. Luckily, I have an eager 9-year-old neighbor.