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North Korea rips 'lunatic' Trump as US moves B-52 bombers to Guam

The US Air Force has deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Guam, according to US Pacific Air Forces, adding more firepower to the region just hours after North Korean state media mocked President Donald Trump's tweet referencing the size of his nuclear button as the "spasm of a lunatic."

Women and Girls

Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.

CVS, the pharmaceutical giant, bans airbrushing of models.

Here's what went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button."


Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said.


Popular Hanyu hopes to be bright as Button in Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will take to the ice in Pyeongchang aiming to duplicate a feat that was last achieved more than six decades ago should he go on to claim back-to-back titles in men's figure skating.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Fake News Jeans: Travesty or Sign of Our Era?

Topshop, the British retailer, has made the issue into a slogan on a pair of pants. Cue controversy.


Drahi hits Altice reset button to court wary investors

PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Altice founder Patrick Drahi is reshaping his telecoms and cable group for the second time in as many months by splitting its U.S. and European operations, hoping to end a drastic downward share-price spiral.


UPDATE 6-Drahi hits Altice reset button to court wary investors

* Shares had slumped last year on concerns (Adds Altice CEO comments, bond reaction, closing share price)


UPDATE 5-Drahi hits Altice reset button to court wary investors

* Moved aimed at simplifying business structure (Recasts story, adds background, details)


Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's has kept the North Korean leader "on his toes" and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.


Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps Kim Jong Un 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

Woman says fellow airline passenger put his hand down her pants

Investigators arrested a man they say unbuttoned the shirt and pants of a sleeping female passenger and put his hand down her pants during a flight, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear War Would Be ‘Devastating,’ So the C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared

The nation’s public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trump’s recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: My Button’s Bigger Than Yours

Next there will be a comparison of body parts.

Stephen Bannon, Nuclear Button, Iran: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Nuclear Button, Steve Bannon: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

What it actually takes to launch a nuclear strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that he has a nuclear "button" on his desk at all times and boasted that the US has "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapons -- a stunning threat that has once again raised questions over what it takes to actually launch a nuclear warhead.

Trump, Donald J

Trump’s First Big Twitter Day of 2018: Analyzing Nuclear Buttons and the ‘Corrupt Media’

The president’s 17 posts on Tuesday can be read as an outline of his agenda but also a glimpse at the challenges he faces this year.


The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

The image of a leader being able to launch missiles with the push of one finger has, for decades, instilled fear.


North Korea reopens border hotline as Trump boasts of 'bigger' nuclear button

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea reopened a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than he does.


Trump says his nuclear button 'bigger' than North Korea's; North reopens border hotline

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it would reopen a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong Un.

Social Media

Social Media Shudders After Trump Mocks North Korea’s ‘Button’

The president’s tweet that he has a “much bigger” arsenal of nuclear weapons was met with dread and humor, of both the gallows and locker-room varieties.

United States International Relations

Trump Tweets His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim Jong-un’s

President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday, boasting that he commands a “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in Asia.


North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un’s Overture to South Korea Signals Possible Thaw in Nuclear Crisis

The North Korean leader proposed talks with South Korea to discuss the North’s participation in the Winter Games, and boasted of having a “nuclear button” on his desk.


North Korea's Kim says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

Trump's freewheeling Mar-a-Lago buttons up -- some

The suntanned snowbirds who comprise Mar-a-Lago's membership have noticed something different at President Donald Trump's private club this winter.

Mobile Applications

All the New Gestures You’re About to Learn on the iPhone X

What to do without that home button.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: The Daniel Day-Lewis Version of Fantasy Fashion Diva

Weird food preferences, obsessive behavior, enabling of monstrous behavior: How accurate is the film “Phantom Thread” when it comes to designers?

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' leans into political fray

The film touches on some hot-button political issues by dealing with the super-rich and offering an egalitarian message. (Spoilers)

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: The New Supermodelmania of 2017

Naomi, Christy, Gisele, Gigi, Versace: a surprising trend of the year reaches its apogee.

United States Politics and Government

Democrats: McConnell Must ‘Hit the Pause Button’ on Tax Vote

Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.


Twitter to let users make tweet threads more easily

(Reuters) - Twitter said on Tuesday it would add a pair of buttons that will allow users to more easily see and add new tweets to existing ones on the same topic.


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Trump is still silent on Roy Moore scandal

President Donald Trump is not known for being shy when it comes to hot-button political questions. But he's been unusually quiet, or circumspect, when it comes the scandal enveloping Alabama Republican Roy Moore's Senate campaign.

Supreme Court to consider political apparel at the polling place

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case concerning a Minnesota law that bans voters from wearing political badges, buttons or other political insignia at the polling place.


Norris replaces Button as McLaren reserve driver

LONDON (Reuters) - British teenager Lando Norris will replace retired world champion Jenson Button as McLaren's test and reserve driver next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.

Sexual Harassment

The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami

In 1991, women wore “I Believe Anita” buttons. Now they post #metoo. Social media, famous accusers and generational change add up to a profound shift.

What's going on behind your belly button

Our belly button is a reminder for life that once we were attached to and dependent on our mother, floating like a little astronaut in our liquid universe.


Tech Fix: The iPhone X Is Cool. That Doesn’t Mean You Are Ready for It.

Apple’s newest iPhone takes a big leap from past models by shedding a home button and including a face scanner. And remember the price: $999.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Paul Manafort’s Shopping Sprees Hit Home

Clothes maketh the man but they can also bringeth him down. The indictment of the former Trump campaign chairman indicated that he spent about $1.3 million in New York and Beverly Hills.

What to watch for in House GOP's tax reform bill

The first tax reform bill, which has been negotiated largely in secret, will be unveiled this week. Here are just of the few hot-button issues to keep an eye on.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Calvin Klein’s First Coffee-Table Book Is R-Rated History

In a 463-page tome, the designer looks back on his experience pushing boundaries.


Unbuttoned: How to Dress to Win an Election: The Sebastian Kurz Primer

After Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron, a new political style strategist emerges in Mr. Kurz, a 31-year-old soon to be Austria’s chancellor.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Gossip Addiction

There’s so much rumor and muckraking going on, it may be messing with designers’ ability to make good clothes.


Button to make return to racing next year but not in F1

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Jenson Button will return to racing next season but not in Formula One after spending one year too many in the sport, the Briton said on Friday.

Security officer reveals horror of Benghazi attack

Donning gray pants, an untucked white button-down shirt and long gray beard, Ahmed Abu Khatallah silently took notes and sipped water inside a packed Washington courtroom on Monday as prosecutors outlined a case that will attempt to paint him as the ringleader of the 2012 terrorist attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.


‘Please Offer Me a Seat,’ the Buttons Say. Subway Riders Aren’t Listening

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is extending a pilot program encouraging riders to give their seats to the pregnant, older or disabled. Riders say it isn’t working.

Rapsody talks hip-hop and racism in US

Hip-hop had been tackling racism, police brutality and criminal justice reform in America decades before they became cornerstones of modern presidential campaigns, and Rapsody is humanizing these hot-button issues by giving them faces and names.


UPDATE 1-California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 16 (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission as their legislative year ended early on Saturday.


California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers will vote on whether to become a so-called sanctuary state and tussle over hot-button environmental issues including a long-shot plan to wean the power sector entirely off of fossil fuels as the legislative session winds down on Friday.


Hoping to change his luck in Congress, Trump turns to Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off striking a budget deal with Democrats, Donald Trump is toning down his rhetoric and looking to cut deals on such American hot-button issues as immigration and tax reform in search of a much-needed legislative victory.

'Narcos' reloads but delivers same high

"Narcos" wrapped up its Pablo Escobar storyline in two terrific seasons, raising the question of what the show could possibly do for an encore without Wagner Moura in that role. The answer, it turns out, was to splendidly hit the reset button, with Pedro Pascal moving to the center and a quartet of Cali Cartel kingpins filling the void.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Desigual Turns to Jean-Paul Goude for a Makeover

In a bid for the fashion industry’s respect, the contemporary clothing label has named the French image-maker as its artistic director.

How to keep Trump's thumb off the nuclear button

Regardless of who may be in the Oval Office, the stakes are too high, the potential outcome too horrific to leave the arsenal of the nuclear football entirely in the hands of any one president -- especially President Donald Trump, who, according to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, asked during the campaign, "If we have them, why can't we use them?"


COLUMN-2nd Circuit’s Uber arbitration ruling huge win for app industry: Frankel

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Uber user Spencer Meyer assented to the company’s mandatory arbitration requirement when he clicked a button to complete his registration for the Uber smartphone app.

Ford adds a 'mute' button for the Mustang's V8

The White House reboots after chaotic week

The White House looks to hit the reset button after a week of staff shakeups and stalled health care efforts. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

Why North Korea still hates the United States

The pause button was hit on the Korean War 64 years ago Thursday. Its legacy of destruction lives on.


Tennis: Lack of discipline has led Tomic and Kyrgios astray - Rosewall

LONDON (Reuters) - A lack of discipline has led Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios to hit the "self destruct" button and their behavior is tarnishing the image of Australian tennis, Ken Rosewall told Reuters.


Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code for techs in fight for talent

(Reuters) - Traditionally buttoned-up Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc has relaxed the dress code for its computer engineers in a bid to attract tech talent with a more casual environment.


Kvitova ready to press restart after attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Her Wimbledon dream may have ended sooner than she had hoped, but Petra Kvitova said on Friday she was ready to press the restart button after an attack that could have ended her playing career.

Writing and Writers

Unbuttoned: Your Literary Idols and Their Wardrobes

Think that it doesn’t matter what a writer wears? A new book says otherwise.


Unbuttoned: A Primer on Power Dressing From ‘House of Cards’

Does Melania Trump take her first lady wardrobe cues from Claire Underwood?

Supreme Court's next step on gerrymandering could be its biggest

During a lull between elections, the Supreme Court is taking on a hot-button political issue that could change the way legislative lines are drawn across the country.


One F1 comeback is enough for Button

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One may have seen the last of Jenson Button following the 2009 world champion's Monaco Grand Prix comeback as stand-in for McLaren race regular Fernando Alonso.


Button set to start Monaco GP from last place

MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button is set to start Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix from last place after McLaren's engine partners Honda detected a power unit problem that will incur a 15-place grid penalty.


Button surprised by Alonso's Indy move

MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button was surprised by Fernando Alonso's decision to race in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and said on Wednesday he had no desire to emulate his former team mate.


Button sets the Champagne aside for Monaco return

MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button had a choice between quaffing champagne and entertaining McLaren team sponsors or racing in Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: The Lessons of Rihanna

The singer has gone from fashion plate to fashion force in under five years. But is her success a new paradigm or a paradox?


Motor racing: Button says Monaco return poses no pressure

WOKING, England (Reuters) - Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula One comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it.


If a Pregnant Straphanger’s Bump Isn’t Obvious, Maybe the Button Will Be

“Baby on Board” buttons, available for free online, are the latest part of the transportation agency’s campaign to encourage New Yorkers to be polite on the subway.

Social Media

Unbuttoned: The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers

From Kendall Jenner to the Fyre Festival, the risks of being a tastemaker have been exposed.

Is Obama unbuttoning more than his buttons?

It feels like every time we see former President Barack Obama, he loses another button.


Motor racing: I've done my time but Monaco is special - Button

LONDON (Reuters) - Former champion Jenson Button has done his time in Formula One but the Briton says returning as a Monaco Grand Prix stand-in for McLaren's Fernando Alonso will still be a big thrill.


Wal-Mart files patent for Amazon Dash rival

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has applied for a patent to compete with Inc's wifi-connected, one-button ordering device, Amazon Dash, according to data provider CB Insights.

Fashion and Apparel

Freak Flags Fly at Met Gala, but Lips Stay Buttoned

The shiny, spacey and edgy reigned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. But as loud as the fashions were, some celebrities were mum.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Unbuttoned: Beyoncé 3.0: The Maternal Ideal

By making her pregnancy a dazzling performance, is the singer raising the bar too high?

Shopping and Retail

Unbuttoned: The New Meaning of Fast Fashion

How quickly do you really need that Gucci handbag? Sometimes it’s O.K. to have to wait for what you want.

Why it takes so long to take down graphic videos from Facebook

Live streaming at the touch of a button: Brian Stelter explains why Facebook has been slow to respond to the recent string of violent videos depicting rape, murder, and torture on the social network.

Government Contracts and Procurement

DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management

In another reversal of previous policies, President Trump’s education secretary hit the reset button on a plan to streamline a much-maligned patchwork of loan servicers.


Motor racing: Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix

MANAMA (Reuters) - Britain's Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day, McLaren announced on Friday.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Of Price, Populism and Politics. Also, Pearls and Pants.

What do Ivanka Trump and François Fillon have in common? The problems of expensive clothing by association.

Nobody wants their name on the Republican health care bill

The White House says don't call it "Trumpcare." Critics are labeling it "Ryancare" and "Obamacare lite." Hospitals hate it and insurers are pushing the panic button.


Leverkusen hope Korkut presses restart button to save season

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen are desperately hoping new coach Tayfun Korkut can inject new life into the Champions League contenders in time to rescue a European spot from an otherwise disappointing season.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Everything You Need to Know About This Fashion Season

From all the change in New York to the Paris gossip grapevine, the ready-to-wear shows are going to be as topsy-turvy as everyday life.


Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Latest Obsession: Chips Off the Celebrity Block

From Iris Law (daughter of Jude) to Evan Ross (son of Diana), why is the industry so fascinated by the children of celebrities?


Irving scores 49, but Cavs fall to Pelicans

(The Sports Xchange) - It's far too soon in a marathon regular season for LeBron James to press the panic button, but his trigger finger is getting itchy.


Norris hopes to follow in Button's tracks

LONDON (Reuters) - Jenson Button's departure from Formula One last year had one local website reflecting on the sad fact that the English county of Somerset would have no driver on the starting grid for the first time since 1999.


Amazon's Dash button goes online

(Reuters) - Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Détente and Defiance: Designers Sort Out Their Reactions to Trump

After a rocky postelection period, designers are beginning to come to terms with the president-elect in a variety of ways.

Will the world's next megacity drip out of a 3D printer?

Imagine a world where huge cities could be created with the click of a button.

Data-Mining and Database Marketing

Data Could Be the Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators

For decades, dominance in the technology industry was based on software or hardware. Now it is increasingly based on who owns the best data.

Trump: No more 'further releases from Gitmo'

President-elect Donald Trump revived the hot-button topic of Guantanamo Bay Tuesday, warning against further prisoner transfers from the detention facility during the waning days of the Obama administration. The White House, however, signaled it wouldn't follow Trump's lead, indicating further transfers were in store before President Barack Obama leaves office.


In Myanmar, profit clouds army pledge to return seized land

YE BU, Myanmar (Reuters) - Maw Maw Oo discreetly pushed the "record" button on her smartphone as the state ministers from Aung San Suu Kyi's months-old civilian government started talking.

Holidays and Special Occasions

The Holidays With

The recording artist and tech entrepreneur, whose new BUTTONS Bluetooth headphones are out this season, shares his gift-giving strategy.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Color of 2017? Pantone Picks a Spring Shade

Next year we are all going green, according to the Pantone Color Institute. Here’s why.


U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Emotion can drive investor behavior - and feelings are in overdrive following last month's election. Across the United States, the mood ranges from a state of mourning to...

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Is All Fur Bad Fur?

An Alaska Native turns to the fashion world to send a message about hunting, history and haute couture.