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Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Who’s Greener? California Housing Plan Splits Would-Be Allies

Legislation would allow more home building along transit routes to reduce gas-guzzling commutes. Some who support the goal have denounced the method.


S&P defends ratings methods in Australian derivatives lawsuit

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's was expected on Friday to defend its ratings as transparent and in line with regulations in an Australian lawsuit in which it is accused of going soft on products that caused significant investment losses.


Oklahoma to become first U.S. state to use nitrogen gas for executions

(Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, officials said on Wednesday, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States.

Oklahoma plans to use new execution method

Unable to obtain drugs to use for its lethal injections, Oklahoma will use inert gas inhalation as the primary method for death penalty executions once a protocol is developed and finalized, the state's attorney general announced Wednesday.


BRIEF-Methode Electronics Announces CFO Change


Motivation and Incentive Programs

Lotto Tickets Are Nice, Boss, but Can I Have My Bonus?

Gamelike methods can effectively motivate workers, in the right circumstances. But as United Airlines recently showed, they can also be alienating.


PBOC governor says Bitcoin not a legitimate method of payment

BEIJING (Reuters) - China does not recognize Bitcoin and other digital currencies as legitimate forms of payment, the central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, said on Friday.


UK says it will respond robustly to nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will methodically work out who carried out a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, then take robust action, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Thursday.


Trilobites: The Cells That Eat, Regurgitate and Eat Your Tattoos Again

In a study of mice, scientists learned that macrophages are key to making tattoos permanent, knowledge that might help improve methods for removing them.


Oscar winner McDormand wants an 'Inclusion rider'. What's that?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frances McDormand left the Oscar stage after winning the Best Actress prize on Sunday with a call for an 'inclusion rider' -- an obscure method to increase film production diversity that she hopes will go mainstream.


Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease

17 healthy volunteers were paid to help prove a method of testing vaccines for schistosomiasis, which can be lethal, but some researchers are conflicted about the trial.


Germany allowed hackers 'controlled' access in cyber breach: lawmaker

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security officials allowed hackers "controlled" access to government networks in order to track possible culprits and their methods, a top interior ministry official said Thursday, as outraged lawmakers complained about being kept in the dark.

Opinion: History shows Russia's method -- and a way to stop it

The Russians meddled in the 2016 election. We haven't held them to account for it. They will do it again.


How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete

The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

How did the Russians allegedly interfere?

CNN's Polo Sandoval examines methods allegedly used by Russians to interfere in the 2016 US election.


RPT-Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.


Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

12-year-old invents device to detect lead in water

Gitanjali Rao, a seventh grader from Colorado, has been awarded the title of "America's top young scientist" for designing a compact device to detect lead in drinking water, which she believes can be faster and cheaper than other current methods.

Figure Skating

For Olympic Figure Skaters, a New Meaning to Morning Routine

Athletes are using sunlamps and other methods to adjust to competing in the morning instead of the evening. All to accommodate NBC’s broadcast schedule.


Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday.


Bitcoin may not be worth all the hoopla: N.Y. Fed blog post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin and other digital currencies have, so far, not been formidable competition for cash, checks or credit cards as a payment method in the United States and other major economies, according to two economists at New York Federal Reserve.


U.S. says Syria may be developing new types of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is prepared to again take military action against Syrian government forces if necessary to deter the use of chemical weapons and is concerned they may be developing new methods to deliver such weapons, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday.


VW suspends company lobbyist over 'repulsive' diesel fume tests

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist on Tuesday in response to reports the carmaker had sponsored tests that exposed monkeys and humans to toxic diesel fumes, methods condemned by its chief executive as repulsive.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A Doctor Argues That Her Profession Needs to Slow Down, Stat

Victoria Sweet’s memoir, “Slow Medicine,” suggests that a more methodical approach to medical care would benefit everyone involved.


Explainer: More U.S. states eye donations to evade Trump tax changes

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Legislation that first surfaced in California to give taxpayers a way to avoid the new cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions by making charitable donations has popped up in four more states so far, with others reviewing alternative methods.


China's illegal opioids enter U.S. through Postal Service gaps: probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Illegal shipments of the powerful and addictive opioid fentanyl are pouring into the United States by mail from China and the U.S. Postal Service must step up the use of high-tech detection methods to fight the problem, according to a congressional report unveiled on Wednesday.

Scientists clone monkeys with Dolly method for the first time

For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.


California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.


BRIEF-Intel provides initial performance data results for client systems


Supreme Court to hear Ohio voter roll case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear a case concerning whether Ohio's method of removing names from its voter rolls violates federal law.


A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

Usman Raja, a former mixed martial arts fighting star, has earned international attention for his singular method of rehabilitating jihadists.


BRIEF-India Globalization Capital to use Blockchain In Areas Such As PIA



Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began.


FDA declines to approve Agile's contraceptive patch

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Agile Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve the company's contraceptive patch, citing deficiencies related to its adhesion test methods.

Tina Brown mocks Batali with a recipe

After celebrity chef Mario Batali, facing sexual misconduct allegations, posted an online apology followed by a baking method for cinnamon rolls, veteran magazine editor Tina Brown decided to suggest another recipe.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.


Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices, particularly novel gene-based therapies for cancer and other diseases, a top health official said on Thursday.

11-year old inspired by Flint crisis and invents lead detector

Gitanjali Rao, a seventh grader from Colorado, has been awarded the title of "America's top young scientist" for designing a compact device to detect lead in drinking water, which she believes can be faster and cheaper than other current methods.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017)

Texas Church Shooting Video Shows Gunman’s Methodical Attack, Official Says

The gunman also had an Apple iPhone with him, according to people familiar with the investigation, but the F.B.I. has not been able to unlock the device.


Amazon discounts other sellers' products as retail competition stiffens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc is cutting prices of products from third-party sellers on its website, moving beyond its more typical method of discounts on items it sells directly.


Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt's Great Pyramid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.

Let Anderson Cooper explain

Anderson Cooper shows how to vote using your email, Facebook and Messenger. You can vote 10 times a day, per method, every day through Tuesday, December 12.


U.S. to halt controversial animal-killing methods in California

(Reuters) - In a deal hailed by activists as a first, a federal judge on Wednesday approved an agreement between conservationists and the U.S. government halting controversial methods such as aerial gunning to kill "nuisance animals" in Northern California.


BRIEF-Air Canada partners with Adyen to expand local payment methods

* Air Canada expands acceptance of alternative payments for international transactions to support global growth strategy


Personal Health: Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

Therapists show patients how their posture and behavior contribute to their pain and physical limitations.

Congressional baseball shooter fired at least 70 rounds

The shooting at a congressional baseball practice in June and the methods of the gunman behind it are described in the starkest detail yet in a report released Friday by Virginia officials.

3 share Nobel Prize in chemistry for new methods of visualizing biomolecules

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for pioneering work on new methods of visualising biomolecules like the Zika virus.


CORRECTED-Nikkei extends 2-year highs on upbeat global outlook, Japan Display rallies

TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to two-year highs on Wednesday, supported by an upbeat outlook for the global economy, while Japan Display rallied on a report that it had developed methods to mass-produce OLED panels at a low cost.


BRIEF-Pacific Insight receives securityholder approval for Methode Electronics deal

* Pacific Insight receives securityholder approval of acquisition by Methode Electronics, Inc


Quest to offer cholesterol testing without fasting requirement

(Reuters) - Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Thursday it will begin using a more precise method of calculating levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol that no longer requires fasting prior to blood draw, a development likely to delight patients who previously had to refrain from eating for up to 12 hours before testing.

Tests (Medical)

Traces of Crime: How New York’s DNA Techniques Became Tainted

The city’s medical examiner has been a pioneer in analyzing complex DNA samples. But two methods were recently discontinued, raising questions about thousands of cases.


BRIEF-Methode Electronics reports Q1 earnings per share $0.55

* Methode Electronics, Inc. reports fiscal 2018 first-quarter sales and earnings

Essati, Abdelbaki (d 2017)

How a Shadowy Imam Evaded Scrutiny and Forged the Barcelona Cell

Abdelbaki Essati, believed to be the recruiter behind the attacks in Spain, had deep links with Islamic extremists and seems to have learned their methods well.


Using unproven methods to tackle cancer could be deadly

(Reuters Health) - People who decide to tackle their cancer using only unconventional methods are likely to die sooner than patients who opt for conventional treatments, according to a new study.

Most moms aren't putting babies to sleep safely, study says

Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study.


‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers

The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers.

United States International Relations

News Analysis: Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

Many in Washington and capitals across the Pacific are wondering whether President Trump’s fusillade of apocalyptic threats was more method or madness.


Mexico's ruling PRI weighs loosening party rules to open presidential field

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Monday that the PRI's method for choosing its presidential candidate needs a shakeup, ahead of a key gathering this week when PRI members will decide on changing the rules.

Jackson, Samuel L

Cover Story: The Samuel L. Jackson Method

He builds downtime into a schedule of near-constant work. Call his agent if you have a problem with that.


Brazil's Itaú revises loan-loss provision guidance, methodology

SAO PAULO, July 31 (Reuters) - Itaú Unibanco Holding SA , Brazil's largest non-government bank, announced on Monday the following operating estimates for this year: * Itaú maintained a projection for consolidated loan book growth this year between zero and 4 percent, first issued in February. The number compares with a contraction of 11 percent in 2016. * Itaú revised guidance for interest income growth to minus 4.2 percent to minus 0.8 percent from February's target between minus 4 percent and


Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle With Live-or-Die Tests

A standard method for evaluating shelter dogs’ behavior — the results often meant the difference between adoption and euthanasia — is under scrutiny.

Capital Punishment

Ohio Carries Out Its First Execution Since 2014

The execution of Ronald Phillips was the first in Ohio since the state changed its methods after an inmate took an unusually long time to die.


Iraq’s Hardball Tactics to Root Out ISIS

Some of the methods Iraqi authorities are using to weed out ISIS supporters among Sunni civilians in newly liberated Mosul have heightened concerns over human rights abuses.


Abortion rights groups sue Texas to block procedure ban

(Reuters) - Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block a Texas law that bans the most common method of second-trimester abortion which critics argue erodes women's rights.


BRIEF-Aethlon Medical ‍announces grant of U.S. patent

* Aethlon Medical Inc - ‍announces grant of a U.S. Patent protecting methods of capturing MHC antigen associated exosomes​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Mitch McConnell 'master tactician' label damaged after Senate health care fight

The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber's majority leader who is often described as a disciplined "master tactician" of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans.


UPDATE 1-Qualcomm loses appeal against EU threat of daily fine

BRUSSELS, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm faces the threat of a daily fine of 580,000 euros ($665,000) for failing to provide EU antitrust regulators with information after losing an appeal against the penalty in a European Union court on Monday. Qualcomm, which was charged by the European Commission for using anti-competitive methods to squeeze out British phone software maker Icera, last month asked the Luxembourg-based General Court to suspend the order.

White House: CBO methodology 'fundamentally flawed'

The White House is calling the Congressional Budget Office's methodology for estimating the impact of Republican health care legislation "fundamentally flawed" ahead of an upcoming release of a new assessment of the Senate bill.

Cooking and Cookbooks

How to Feed Your Summer Crowd Without Going Crazy

This season can be the worst, with kids home from school and friends dropping in. But here are methods for dealing with the madness.


BRIEF-Fitch says new GSE tools will improve U.S. mortgage underwriting

* Fitch says new methods of managing and verifying data are helping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac change U.S. mortgage underwriting process


Blood test by Britain's Angle detects ovarian cancer in study

LONDON (Reuters) - British liquid biopsy company Angle said its Parsortix blood test had beaten current methods in identifying ovarian cancer, a breakthough that could help women receive the best possible outcome from surgery.


BRIEF-Methode Electronics Q4 earnings per share $0.62

* Methode Electronics Inc reports fiscal 2017 sales and earnings

Deaths (Obituaries)

Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

Charleston, SC, Shooting (2015)

After Tragedy, Healing a Charleston Church

On June 17, 2015, nine people were shot and killed inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. In this 360° video, stand with the congregation during a Sunday service.

Books and Literature

Help Desk: I’m Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die

Our columnist examines new books that offer methods for dealing with death and dying — plus a poignant memoir that will show you how to live.

Texts grew darker preceding death

Michelle Carter's text messages became increasingly dark in the days preceding her boyfriend's suicide, including talk of the most effective methods and her apparent doubt and frustration about whether he was up to the task.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Critic's Notebook: In Comey’s Testimony, a Reboot of Classic TV Hearings Past

James B. Comey, the nation’s former top lawman, methodically detailed a story of being awkwardly courted and pressured by a chief executive he could not trust.


U.S. spy agencies probe another flank in Russian hacking

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election included sophisticated targeting of state officials responsible for voter rolls and voting procedures, according to a top secret U.S. intelligence document that was leaked and published this week, revealing another potential method of attempted interference in the vote.


Cosby said pill would 'relax' her, alleged sex victim testifies

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The first witness to testify in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said on Monday that the comedian had drugged her before sexually abusing her in 1998 - the same method prosecutors say he used in the alleged 2004 attack that he is on trial for.

Method: The disturbing trend of vehicles as weapons

There has been a disturbing trend of vehicles being driven into crowded areas.

Teachers and School Employees

Grading the Teachers: The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers

William Sanders’s data-driven method of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers was a once-revolutionary idea that has gained wide acceptance.

Robert Mueller gets to work on Russia investigation

By choosing Robert S. Mueller III for the job of special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped a veteran of the law -- a seasoned prosecutor, former FBI director and private lawyer -- who will methodically peel back the layers of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.


No figures set for Brexit bill, EU doesn't want a 'no deal' option: Barnier

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - There is no figure for a financial settlement between Britain and the European Union yet, because it can only be established once both sides agree on a common methodology of calculations and taking into account the date of exit, the EU's Brexit chief negotiator said on Wednesday.


Holmes, Stanley lead Players after 54 holes, Garcia four back

(Reuters) - Americans J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley used contrasting methods to end up in the same place, tied for the lead after the third round at the Players Championship in Florida on Saturday.

What these 2 governors are doing in the fight

Lawmakers across the country are trying various methods to combat the staggering opioid epidemic, and two states' governors are taking matters into their own hands to fight the escalating crisis.

Ministers (Protestant)

Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration

The church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality.


New York City’s Subway System Violates Local and Federal Laws, Disability Groups Say

Two lawsuits contend that more than 75 percent of the city’s subway stations do not have elevators, lifts or other methods that make them accessible for people who are unable to use stairs.

Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers using methods similar to the hacks in the United States targeting the Democratic National Committee last year, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers.

Sexual Harassment

Anonymous Harassment Hotlines Are Hard to Find and Harder to Trust

Fox News employees say they were unaware of a method to report misbehavior. Experts say companies often create hotlines to limit legal liability.


Ohio investigates Visa's debit card transactions

(Reuters) - Visa Inc said on Friday it was being investigated on rules related to acceptance of its debit cards, cardholder verification methods and routing of debit transactions.

Baldwin's daughter reacts to Trump impression

On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Alec Baldwin talks about the method behind his Donald Trump impression and his daughter's reaction to praise from fans on the street.

North Korea issues warning as US strike group heads to Korean Peninsula

North Korea has issued a forceful response to the deployment of a US naval strike group to the region, saying it would counter "reckless acts of aggression" with "whatever methods the US wants to take."

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Economic Scene: To Curb Global Warming, Science Fiction May Become Fact

Geoengineering, providing methods to offset climate change by applying scientific fixes rather than changing old habits, may have found its moment.


Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years: Schaeuble

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who accuses Chancellor Angela Merkel of using "Nazi methods" against Turks in Germany, is setting back their integration by years, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said.

Shaking up the dinosaur family tree

Researchers may have discovered a new way to classify dinosaurs, shaking up the 130-year-old method of dividing them up based on the shape of their hips.

'I'm President, and you're not'

President Donald Trump defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine published Thursday, in which he offered a simple and absolute defense of his method:


BRIEF-Cellectar Biosciences gets patent Grant for PET Imaging PDC

* Cellectar Biosciences - United States patent and trademark office has granted a method of use patent for CLR 124, company's cancer imaging agent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

NCAA Basketball Championships (Men)

A Comeback, a Controversial Call and Some Crackle at the N.C.A.A.s

U.S.C., in yet another comeback from double digits down, upset sixth-seeded Southern Methodist, while Arkansas beat Seton Hall thanks to a key foul call.


Mexico to redo open season energy auction hit by 'problems'

MEXICO CITY, March 15 (Reuters) - Mexico has postponed an auction of part of state oil company Pemex's excess capacity for transport and fuel storage due to "methodological problems", the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and Pemex said in a joint statement late on Wednesday.