Qatar has long been accused of funneling money to radical groups in Arab nations, but it is also home to two major American command posts.

• Dual attacks in Iran.

At least one person was killed and several more injured in a pair of assaults in Tehran: one on the Parliament building and one on the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are believed to be the terrorist group’s first major assaults within Iran’s borders.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

• London assailants slipped by.

There were multiple warnings before the deadly terrorist assault in Britain last weekend, compounding pressure on the police and on Prime Minister Theresa May to address security failings days before national elections.

We explain in a video what is known about the investigation — including the three attackers’ backgrounds — and discuss the simple tools that terrorists use to wreak havoc.

• Cosby accuser testifies.

On the second day of Bill Cosby’s criminal trial, Andrea Constand discussed the night in 2004 when she says the entertainer drugged and sexually assaulted her. Here’s what to expect today.


Andrea Constand, the key witness at the criminal trial of Bill Cosby, testified on Tuesday that the entertainer sexually assaulted her in 2004. “I trusted him,” she said.

Pool photo by Matt Rourke

• New Jersey race shapes up.

Philip Murphy, a Democrat, will face Kim Guadagno, the state’s Republican lieutenant governor, in the November battle to replace Gov. Chris Christie, the deeply unpopular incumbent.

• “The Daily,” your audio news report.

In today’s show, we bring you the view from the streets of Kabul — a week after a bombing killed over 150 people in Afghanistan’s capital — and from the Pentagon.

Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device.


• Uber has fired 20 employees over harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior.


Outside Uber’s offices in San Francisco. The ride-hailing company is trying to contain the fallout from a series of toxic revelations about its workplace.

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• The billionaires leading American technology giants have begun remaking U.S. education on a vast scale, using some of the techniques that made their companies linchpins of the economy.

• Experts question the long-term benefits of the Trump administration’s plans for public-private infrastructure projects.

• U.S. stocks were down on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

Smarter Living

• Don’t wait around for a strike of inspiration. Take the artist Chuck Close’s advice: “Show up and get to work.”

Running can be socially contagious.

• Recipe of the day: Grill apricots to toss into an arugula salad.


• Step inside a midcentury masterpiece.

In today’s 360 video, Trina Turk, a designer of clothing and home goods, gives us a tour of her recently renovated home in Los Angeles.


Inside a Renovated Midcentury Masterpiece

Trina Turk, a designer of clothing and home goods, gives a tour of her recently renovated midcentury home, in the hills of Echo Park in Los Angeles. Step inside in 360 degrees.


Photo by Jake Michaels for The New York Times. Technology by Samsung..

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• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers on the right and left react to President Trump’s remarks after the London attack, and discuss the proposed privatization of U.S. air traffic control.

• What truckers want you to know.

Relax and be safe, for starters. After a recent Times article about the plight of America’s long-haul truckers, we asked them what advice they’d give to other drivers.

• An exclusive baseball club.

On Tuesday night, Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds became only the 17th major league player to hit four home runs in one game.


Scooter Gennett got a lift in the Reds’ dugout after hitting his fourth home run of the night on Tuesday.

John Minchillo/Associated Press

• In memoriam.

Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms trader, rose to spectacular wealth in the 1970s and 1980s while treating the world to displays of decadence. He was 81.

Peter Sallis, a British actor, brought genial eccentricity to the voice of the cheese-loving Wallace in the “Wallace & Gromit” stop-motion animated films. He was 96.

Best of late-night TV.

What’s in a name? When it’s Reality Winner, the federal contractor charged with leaking government secrets, a lot — at least for comedians.

• Quotation of the day.

“It’s a way to meet people. You might even meet the love of your life in a taxi, you never know.”

— Raul Perez, an engineer who expressed interest in a cab-sharing service for New York City’s yellow taxis.

Back Story

The French Open is in full swing — and virtually every story about the tournament includes the name of a man who had little to do with tennis.

That’s Roland Garros, the French war hero after whom the tournament’s main stadium in Paris is named.


Though the home of the French Open is named after him, Roland Garros never played in a major tennis tournament.

San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

In 1913, he became the first person to fly nonstop across the Mediterranean. During World War I, he was a pioneer of air warfare, shooting down four enemy planes with a forward-firing machine gun he invented, timed to shoot between the propeller blades.

Garros was captured in 1915 and spent three years as a prisoner, escaping after arranging for a map of Germany to be delivered in the hollow handle of a tennis racket. According to Michaël Guittard, a historian and curator at the French Tennis Federation, the escape “was nothing short of an adventure movie.”

Back in France in 1918, Garros said in an interview with The Times, “Of course I am going back to the front.”

He died when his plane was shot down a few months later, a day before his 30th birthday.

A decade later, a tennis stadium was constructed in Paris by Émile Lesieur, who insisted it be named after Garros, his wartime friend.

Evan Gershkovich contributed reporting.


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