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Mohamad, Mahathir

Fierce but Frail, Malaysia’s Mahathir, 92, Aims to Topple Protégé

A longtime leader, the former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has allied with opposition figures he once repressed to try to get his old job back in a coming election.

Ex-Russian ambassador calls allegations a 'hunting spree'

The former Russian ambassador to the US called the allegations that Russia meddled in the US election part of a "hunting spree" and says it has "spoiled the trust" between the two nations.


Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.

Even as a young teen, shooter's behavior brought police to his home

For years before Nikolas Cruz gunned down classmates and teachers at his former high school, his mother had repeatedly called police to the home to help deal with his violent outbursts, threats and self-destructive behavior, according to police documents obtained by CNN on Friday.


Former U.S. presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation about a return to national politics.


White House's Kelly tightens security clearance procedures post-scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a scandal involving a former official accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives.


Obama Portraits ‘Push Us to Think More,’ Readers Say

Times readers said the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unconventional, not unlike the former first couple, while others felt it didn’t capture their spirit.

Ex-Playmate sold affair story to tabloid

The New Yorker magazine reported details of an alleged nine-month affair between Donald Trump and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.


U.N. chief appoints Britain's Martin Griffiths as Yemen envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed former British diplomat Martin Griffiths as his new envoy charged with trying to broker peace in Yemen, the U.N. announced on Friday.

Trump, Donald J

Karen McDougal Describes Alleged Affair With Trump in New Yorker Article

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model, explained how a tabloid paid for her story of a nine-month affair that allegedly began in 2006, only to never publish it.

Benanti, Laura

Encounters: Laura Benanti Sings With Her Daughter, When She’s Not Impersonating Melania Trump

Laura Benanti, the cabaret performer and Broadway star, keeps a low profile in her Harlem neighborhood.


Former presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation that he would return to national politics.

New Yorker: Ex-model details Trump system for covering up affairs

A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006 is going public with a description of Trump's alleged system for concealing affairs.


Wynn Resorts says ex-CEO Steve Wynn not entitled to severance pay

(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Friday that former Chief Executive Officer Steve Wynn was not entitled to severance payments or any other compensation.


Japan opposition lawmakers look to pressure PM over school scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition lawmakers on Friday urged a former finance official to testify in parliament about a suspected cronyism scandal that could pose a risk to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support and hurt his push to revise the pacifist constitution.


UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 16

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 30 points higher at 7,264.8 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * VIRGIN MONEY: Virgin Money formed a rare female chair and chief executive team among Britain's top 350 listed companies by hiring former HSBC HSBA.L executive Irene Dorner as chairwoman. * TULLOW OIL: British oil firm Tullow oil has picked electrical engineer and businessman Kweku Awotwi as the new head of its Ghana operations after the retirem


Former NY City teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

(Reuters) - A former New York City high school teacher and his brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities.


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday after less than three years of marriage, immediately sparking speculation that the former "Friends" star might reunite with her first spouse, Brad Pitt.

Martins, Peter

Abuse Accusations Against Peter Martins Are Not Corroborated, Inquiry Says

Former New York City Ballet dancers accused Mr. Martins of verbal and physical abuse, and an anonymous letter contained sexual harassment allegations against him.


GE moves to sell part of overseas lighting business

(Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric has reached a deal to sell parts of its overseas lighting business to a company controlled by former executive Joerg Bauer for an undisclosed amount.

A top Trump campaign adviser is close to a plea deal with Mueller

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.


Republican Romney to announce Senate bid Friday: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to say in a video announcement on Friday that he will run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, a source familiar with his plans said on Thursday.


FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.


Motor racing: Williams look to Lowe with launch of new F1 car

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams showed off their 2018 Formula One car on Thursday, with technical head Paddy Lowe signaling a change of direction as the former world champions seek to get back among the frontrunners.


Bannon met with special counsel investigators two days this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House adviser Steve Bannon met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators for two days this week, even as he frustrated lawmakers by refusing to answer many questions posed by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.


Prominent Egyptian Islamist critic remanded for 15 days

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's state security prosecutor on Thursday remanded for questioning a former Islamist presidential candidate who was detained over alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, state news agency MENA said.

Obama tweets: 'We are not powerless'

In the wake of the Florida high school shooting, former President Barack Obama is calling for legislative action on gun control, saying it's "long overdue."


Fit City: Orthodox Jew, Unorthodox Boxing Teacher

Yuri Foreman, a former world champion and now a rabbi, teaches a class of devoted students every week at the 92nd Street Y.


'Ashamed', Oxfam Haiti ex-director denies sex allegations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The former Oxfam director at the heart of a sex abuse scandal said on Thursday he made mistakes when working in Haiti but denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors.

Officials: Ex-student stalked halls of a Florida school, shooting students in a massacre that left 17 dead

A former student armed with a rifle stalked the halls of a Florida school, breaking windows and shooting terrified students and teachers, killing 17 people, authorities said.


Vatican denies ex-pope Benedict suffering from debilitating disease

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Thursday denied a German magazine report that former Pope Benedict was suffering from a paralyzing disease of the nervous system.

Cruz, Nikolas

Florida Shooting: Nikolas Cruz Is Charged With 17 Counts of Murder

The alleged gunman, a former student who had been expelled, was arrested a few miles from the campus.

Mandela's chosen one gets his turn as South Africa's president

It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party overlooked him in a crushing blow to his political ambitions.


Sharapova, Keys pull out of Dubai

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys have pulled out of next week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the tournament organizers said on Thursday.


No More Sex Between Ministers and Staff, Australia’s Prime Minister Declares

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban after a political scandal involving the deputy prime minister and a former staff member who is now pregnant.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

As Shots Ring Out, a Student Texts: ‘If I Don’t Make It, I Love You’

Scenes from a dread-filled day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student fatally shot 17 people.


Bobsleigh: No reason given for my Jamaica team demotion, says Kiriasis

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Former Olympic and world champion Sandra Kiriasis on Thursday blamed her sudden departure as coach of the Jamaican women's bobsleigh team to an inexplicable demotion by team officials that she could not have accepted.


Hedge funds Steadfast and Suvretta jump onto CSX in fourth quarter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Wall Street investors were so convinced that Hunter Harrison could turn around railroad CSX Corp that the company lost $4 billion in market value when the former CEO took a medical leave in December and died only a few days later.

House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.


Egyptian authorities detain former Islamist presidential candidate

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces detained former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.


Fifth Third hires Pichler as head of credit sales

(Reuters) - Fifth Third has hired David Pichler, a former co-head of credit fixed income at Cantor Fitzgerald, to lead credit sales for institutional fixed income.


Manafort co-defendant Gates shows up in court with new lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thomas Green, a high-powered defense lawyer at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., appeared for the first time in court on Wednesday alongside President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates.

Tsvangirai, Morgan

Morgan Tsvangirai, Longtime Foe of Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Dies at 65

A former labor leader and prime minister, he seemed on the cusp of defeating Mr. Mugabe in 2008, only to be subjected to bloody intimidation.


Egypt orders detention of former Islamist presidential candidate

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of former Islamist Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state television reported on Wednesday.

Scott Baio accused of harassment by another 'Charles in Charge' co-star

Scott Baio has been accused of harassment and assault by his former "Charles in Charge" co-star, Alexander Polinsky.

Lena Dunham reveals she had a hysterectomy

Lena Dunham has talked extensively about her struggle with endometriosis, and now the former "Girls" star has revealed she underwent a hysterectomy to try and end her pain.


Former Republican presidential candidate Romney to run for Senate: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will run for a U.S. Senate seat representing Utah and plans to announce his bid online on Thursday, a source familiar with Romney's plans said.


U.S. court voids law clerk's sentence in napkin-chewing insider case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court threw out the 46-month prison sentence of a former clerk at a major Wall Street law firm, who was part of an insider trading ring that passed merger tips on napkins and Post-it notes in New York's Grand Central Terminal.


White House faces new pressure from Congress over aide's departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced new pressure on Wednesday from his Republican allies in Congress over domestic abuse allegations against a former aide as lawmakers questioned whether his administration has properly vetted top staffers.

Joyce, Barnaby (1967- )

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Australia’s Media Too Prudish for a Sex Scandal?

Australia’s married deputy prime minister is having a child with a former staff member. The country’s media have been strangely reluctant to cover it.


Toshiba names ex-banker as CEO, seen tackling opposition to chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker experienced in dealing with distressed companies as CEO, and forecast its first annual profit in four years, helped by a buoyant chip business that it has agreed to sell.


Chinese province says former leader's graft case involves huge sums

BEIJING (Reuters) - The corruption case against former senior Chinese official Sun Zhengcai involves massive sums rarely seen in the country's modern history, the government of one of the provinces he used to run said in comments published on Wednesday.


Toshiba appoints ex-banker as CEO, forecasts first profit in four years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker from a key creditor bank as CEO and forecast its first annual profit in four years, making progress in its efforts to recover from billions of dollars in losses at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse.


U.N. chief set to appoint Britain's Martin Griffiths as Yemen envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres notified the Security Council on Tuesday of his intention to appoint former British diplomat Martin Griffiths as his new envoy charged with trying to broker peace in Yemen, diplomats said.


The Obama Portraits Drew a Strong Reaction. What Did They Mean to You?

Judging from the reaction, the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were anything but bland. Tell us what you thought of them.

Anderson Cooper hammers WH for second day of 'gaslighting'

CNN's Anderson Cooper continues to call out the White House for its contradicting responses to questions about abuse allegations leveled against former aide Rob Porter.

Mandelblit, Avichai

Promoted by Netanyahu, Israel’s Attorney General Must Now Scrutinize Him

Avichai Mandelblit, a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the one to decide if Mr. Netanyahu will be formally charged.


SkyBridge decision on deal to sell firm expected by end of February: CIO

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.


SkyBridge decision on deal to sell firm expected by end of February - CIO

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.


Senate confirms top rail safety official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed late on Tuesday a former Conrail president as the top U.S. rail safety official as a series of deadly railroad accidents have raised concerns.

Vice Media Inc

Former Employee Sues Vice, Claiming It Pays Women Less

The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, claims the news and entertainment company marginalizes women and systematically pays them less than men.

Tapper: White House misled and lied to us

CNN's Jake Tapper takes aim at the White House's response to allegations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

Sanders: White House, FBI are both telling the truth

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends the White House's timeline about when it learned of domestic abuse allegations leveled against former aide Rob Porter.


Golf: Tiger says decision on Honda Classic depends on soreness

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not made any playing commitments beyond this week's Genesis Open and the former world number one said on Tuesday his decision on whether to compete next week will depend on his level of soreness.


Trump to tap Georgette Mosbacher as ambassador to Poland: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to name Florida businesswoman and Republican fundraiser Georgette Mosbacher, whose husband served as U.S. Commerce Secretary under former President George H.W. Bush, as the U.S. ambassador to Poland, the White House said on Tuesday.


White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports.

United States Politics and Government

A Former Pharmaceutical Executive Is Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

Bob Hugin announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.


FBI's Wray contradicts White House on Porter background check

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House version of events surrounding the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, triggering more disarray around the controversy.


UPDATE 1-IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

Feb 13 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp's new chief diversity officer over the weekend, alleging violation of a one-year non-competitive agreement.

FBI: Porter background check done in July 2017

During a Senate Intellignece Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI completed a background check on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July 2017, despite the White House saying the check was never completed.

Porter's ex-wives: White House has not reached out

The two ex-wives of disgraced former aide Rob Porter tell CNN on Tuesday that they have not heard from anyone at the White House since they went public with stories of abuse, even as the administration insists that President Donald Trump "supports victims of domestic violence."

Omarosa warns America of 'scary' Pence

Former White House aide turned "Celebrity Big Brother" contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman described Vice President Pence as "extreme" and "scary."


UK's Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

LONDON (Reuters) - British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers in some the organization's offices had been ignored.


Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in South Korea scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

Anderson Cooper hits Sanders for attempted 'gaslighting'

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders for her response to questions about President Trump's support for victims of domestic violence and exactly when White House officials became aware of abuse accusations leveled at former aide Rob Porter.

Van Jones calls out panelist over deficits

CNN's Van Jones and commentator Ana Navarro argue with former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller saying that President Trump's new budget falls back on GOP's long-held stance for fiscal conservatism, particularly decreasing the deficit.


IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp's new chief diversity officer over the weekend, alleging violation of a one-year non-competitive agreement.


Google hires former Samsung executive to coordinate Internet of Things projects

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co's chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday.


Australian deputy PM denies breaking parliamentary rules over affair

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Tuesday that he did not break any parliamentary rules while conducting an extramarital affair with a former staffer as he faced down calls for his resignation.


Wynn Resorts to expand board; board panel reviews policies

(Reuters) - A special board committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Tuesday the board will be expanded and that an outside counsel has been retained to help probe accusations of sexual misconduct against former CEO Steve Wynn.


Former senior Chinese politician Sun Zhengcai charged with bribery: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media said on Tuesday.

Analysis: What makes no sense about Trump's response to Porter allegations

On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read a prepared statement about the White House's handling of allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter had physically and mentally abused both his ex-wives. 


Ex-Nomura trader must face SEC charges over bond price lies: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may pursue its civil lawsuit accusing a former senior trader at Nomura Holdings Inc of lying to customers about bond prices in order...


Obama Portraitists Merged the Everyday and the Extraordinary

The former president and first lady and the two artists saw eye to eye — except for some “negotiating points” (like his gray hair and those ears).


After Porter scandal, White House leaves clearance changes up to FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grappling with the fallout over a former aide accused of domestic abuse, the White House on Monday said any changes in how security clearance investigations are conducted on President Donald Trump's team would be up to the FBI and intelligence agencies.

Fashion and Apparel

On the Verge: Brand to Know: An Innovative Jewelry Line Inspired by Flowers

Stephanie D’heygere, Maison Martin Margiela’s former head of jewelry, launches her own accessories collection.

African-American portrait artist: Can't ignore Obamas' choice of artists like us

The artist who painted former President Barack Obama's official presidential portrait hailed the former first couple's choice of black artists for both paintings, calling it a signal that it was now OK for the work of artists who look like them to hang in the halls of the world's great institutions.

Analysis: Michelle Obama's portrait doesn't look just like her. It doesn't have to.

The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack Obama's portrait -- the former president seated in a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves-- was intriguing, it was the depiction of former first lady Michelle Obama that stole the show -- primarily because some corners of the Internet (including me) didn't think the portrait looked much like Mrs. Obama.

Opinion: Obama's new portrait of loneliness

The National Portrait Gallery today unveiled its official portrait of President Barack Obama, alongside that of former First Lady Michelle Obama. But which Obama is on view in this painting?

WH on Trump tweet: He's not taking a side

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders answers a question about President Trump tweeting lives "being shattered ... by a mere allegation" in the wake of domestic abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.


Obama unveils official portraits, jokes about wife's 'hotness'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.


Russians killed in clash with U.S.-led forces in Syria, say associates

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian fighters were among those killed when U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with pro-government forces in Syria this month, former associates of the dead said on Monday.


An Appraisal: Jan Maxwell Was a Star Made for the Stage

Ms. Maxwell, who has died at 61, transmitted an uncommon intelligence and love of craft found only in great theater performers.

Obamas' official portraits unveiled

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists who were chosen by the Obamas.

Officer was fired after he chose not to shoot a man. He's getting $175,000 settlement

A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.


Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker's unfortunate feud

Folks were abuzz over the weekend about Kim Cattrall slamming her former "Sex and the City" co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, but their apparent ill will is nothing new.

The former first couple's portraits, unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian, were highly anticipated, largely because of the artists the Obamas selected

Barack and Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.

White House officials baffled by Trump's conflicting stances on Rob Porter

Several White House officials have expressed confusion over President Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on the allegations made against his former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last Wednesday after his two former spouses accused him of physical and verbal abuse.


West Virginia policeman fired after refusing to shoot suspect settles suit

(Reuters) - A former police officer who said he was fired after not shooting a man wielding an unloaded gun during a domestic dispute agreed to drop his lawsuit against the West Virginia city he worked in after reaching a settlement, his lawyers said on Monday.