Nonetheless, millions of people in Florida are still without power, and many are coping with life-altering damage and displacement. Here are our most powerful photographs.
At least four deaths were reported in Florida, and at least 27 across the Caribbean, where residents are racing to restore the vital tourism industry.
• China faces heavy debt and slowing growth. But recent government actions have reassured investors and contributed to the renminbi’s surge in value. Above, buildings under construction in the northeastern Chinese city of Qiqihar.
The country’s electric car industry is booming, with major international automakers like Volkswagen, General Motors and Renault-Nissan rushing in to set up joint ventures.
One European product that’s less welcome in China these days: cheese. The E.U. Chamber of Commerce in China is urging Beijing to reconsider its ban on imports of Camembert, Brie, Roquefort and other soft cheeses.
• “A textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
That’s the top U.N. human rights official, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, accusing Myanmar of a “brutal” campaign against Rohingya Muslims, citing refugees’ accounts of extrajudicial killings, rape and other atrocities.
The Dalai Lama joined other international leaders in condemning the violence in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, saying the Buddha “would definitely give help to those poor Muslims.” The White House also denounced the bloodshed.
Above, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after crossing the border illegally.
• President Trump has often promoted a hands-off approach to governing, reversing a number of Obama-era regulations. But that doesn’t seem to apply when it comes to social issues like gun ownership, gay rights, reproductive choices and immigration.
Some Republicans fear that Mr. Trump’s “free-range” style may be clearing an opening, intentionally or not, for a third party.
• It distracted us. It gave us Uber. It made selfies a thing. Our tech columnist reflects on the iPhone as Apple marks its 10th anniversary with a new luxury version.
• Google is appealing a record $2.9 billion fine imposed by the E.U. over the way it promotes its online shopping service.
• Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• In Washington, President Trump led a national moment of silence on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. [The New York Times]
• In Barcelona, hundreds of thousands of Catalans celebrated their national day, vowing to hold an Oct. 1 independence referendum that has been declared illegal. [The New York Times]
• Norway’s center-right Conservative Party won the final round of national elections. [The New York Times]
• British lawmakers voted to allow Prime Minister Theresa May’s E.U. withdrawal bill to move forward, though they warned that the broad powers the law grants her may need to be weakened later. [Bloomberg]
• A minority Tatar politician in the contested Crimean Peninsula was sentenced by a Russian court to eight years in prison, in a trial that his lawyers and human rights organizations called a sham. [The New York Times]
• Brazil is investigating reports that gold miners in the Amazon killed 10 members of one of the country’s so-called uncontacted tribes — indigenous groups living in isolation from the modern world. [The New York Times]
• Pope Francis urged those who deny climate change to consult with scientists and appealed to Mr. Trump not to end a program protecting undocumented immigrant children from deportation. [The New York Times]
• Alcoholics Anonymous is flourishing in Iran, where drinking has been illegal since 1979. [The New York Times]
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Recipe of the day: Spice up your weeknight dinners with roasted fish, sweet peppers and a garlicky parsley dressing.
• Staying active while young strengthens the adult brain.
• Despite infighting and concern about its continuing relevance to the young, tennis keeps breaking new ground. Above, Sloane Stephens, this year’s U.S. Open champion.
• Hillary Clinton’s book about the 2016 election, “What Happened,” comes out today. Read our review.
• The comedian Louis C.K. tackles taboos in his surprise new film and addresses unsubstantiated internet chatter of sexual misconduct.
• Erez Komarovsky influenced a generation of Israeli chefs by embracing local ingredients and dishes when many of his contemporaries looked to Europe for inspiration.
On this day in 1940, four teenage boys explored a cave in the hills of southern France — and found a stunning piece of Paleolithic history.
Inside what we now call the Lascaux cave, they found remarkably vibrant images of bulls, horses, cranes and other animals, painted in rich color and great detail. There’s an abstract human figure, too. Scientists say the images date back about 17,000 years.
“The assumption of experts is that the work was executed by a team under a single master, for there is a unity of composition, style and concept that inevitably brings to mind Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes,” a celebrated Times correspondent, Flora Lewis, once wrote.
The site was closed to the public in the 1960s, over concern that humidity and carbon dioxide would damage the paintings, and its guardians have battled repeated bouts of fungus. Today, you can visit a near-perfect replica built next to the site. (Take your own tour of the site in this 360 video.)
“Lascaux shows that art, imagination and a feel for magic are basic elements of human nature,” Ms. Lewis wrote. “It is comforting to contemplate in an age of hatred and cruelty as well as of scientific miracles.”
Karen Zraick contributed reporting.
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