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Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data.

Florida school resource officer had recommended committing Nikolas Cruz for mental health issues

A school resource officer initially recommended involuntarily committing Nikolas Cruz over mental health concerns about 18 months before Cruz shot students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, records show.

Social Media

Facebook Executive Planning to Leave Company Amid Disinformation Backlash

Facebook has reached a deal with its chief information security officer to depart after disagreements over how to address its role in spreading disinformation, said people briefed on the matter.

United States Politics and Government

Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

Pentagon leaders are said to be troubled by draft conclusions of an inquiry that blames low-level officers in an ambush that killed four American troops.


Brother of suspected Florida shooter arrested at high school

(Reuters) - The brother of suspected Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz was arrested on Monday afternoon for trespassing at the school where 17 people were shot dead last month, according to the Broward County Sheriff’ Office.

WaPo: Trump lawyers trying to get ahead of Mueller interview

Lawyers for President Donald Trump recently provided the special counsel's office with documents in an attempt to limit the scope of an interview between Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Native Americans

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

Native American women are running for office in record numbers. Some are fighting pipelines. Others are fighting environmentalists.


Former GM, Microsoft CFO named senior White House policy official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former General Motors Co and Microsoft Corp Chief Financial Officer Christopher Liddell was named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination, officials said on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Shares in Britain's Micro Focus plunge as revenues deteriorate, CEO quits

* Annual revenues could fall 6-9 percent Chief operating officer to replacing departing CEO


How China's ride-hailing giant Didi plans to challenge Uber in Mexico

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Working quietly from a shared office space in one of Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to hit its archrival Uber where it hurts.


Cracking the co-working code in commercial real estate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real estate brokers scoff that just a fraction of U.S. office space is occupied by co-working and other flexible workspace options, yet data shows over one-quarter of new leases signed in the past two years came from this burgeoning business.


FOCUS-How China's ride-hailing giant Didi plans to challenge Uber in Mexico

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 (Reuters) - Working quietly from a shared office space in one of Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to hit its archrival Uber where it hurts.


Mexico leftist says he would try to halt energy auctions if president-elect

MEXICO CITY, March 18 (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist presidential front-runner said on Sunday that if he wins the July election, he will ask President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop at least two energy auctions scheduled to take place before the new president takes office.


‘Testilying’ — a Stubborn Police Problem

Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.


'Black Panther' surpasses 'Tomb Raider' for fifth box office crown

LOS ANGELES, ( - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.


Gaza security shuts mobile company's main office in PM bomb probe

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas-run security services in Gaza have shut down a cellular company's headquarters over its alleged failure to cooperate in their investigation of a suspected attempt to assassinate the Palestinian prime minister, security officials said on Sunday.

Massachusetts AG to investigate Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Saturday that her office is opening an investigation into Facebook and the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which has ties to the Trump campaign.

Opinion: Trouble for Trump if Mueller meets Stormy

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, has a talent for stirring the publicity pot relating to his controversial porn star client. He dropped his latest morsels Friday during a drive-by of CNN and MSNBC's morning shows. In an interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day," he said six additional women had come forward alleging sexual relationships with President Donald Trump and that his office was in the "early stages of vetting those stories." Avenatti also claimed two of the women have nondisclosure agreements.


Albania arrests 39 for smuggling people into Britain and United States

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police arrested 39 people on Saturday including four police officers on charges of having smuggled some 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada, and are looking for a dozen others, including two Bulgarians.

United States Politics and Government

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Rule-Cutting E.P.A. Chief, Plots His Political Future

Mr. Pruitt may be using his position as an environmental deregulation czar to position himself to run for office in Oklahoma — or perhaps the presidency.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says some alleged incidents took place during Trump presidency

The lawyer representing the adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges that some of the accusations she's making against President Donald Trump occurred while Trump was in office.

4 indicted in LSU frat pledge death

Four suspects in the alleged hazing death of a Louisiana State University student were indicted on Thursday, according to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office.

Fact Check

Fact Check: How Trump Has Split With His Administration on Russian Meddling

The administration has been far tougher on Russia than the president himself, whose pattern of diversion has steadily increased since he took office.

Vatican removes archbishop but doesn't say why

The Vatican has removed Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Guam from office and barred him from living in the Pacific territory, saying a church tribunal had found the cleric guilty of "certain of the accusations" made against him.

How to stream every March Madness game

A match tips off and office pools across the country brace for college basketball's destiny. The moments that make or break your brackets are streaming on March Madness Live.

Rep. Louise Slaughter dead at 88

New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, dean of the New York congressional delegation, died at 88, her office announced Friday, following injuries sustained from a fall.


Ad executive admits sexist email "misses the mark"

LONDON (Reuters) - An outgoing advertising executive ranked his female colleagues by attractiveness in an email sent to his entire office, in the latest episode of sexist behavior to rock a British workplace.

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (NYC)

The Judge Will Hear Your 223,000 Excuses Now

Tales from the tiny offices where New Yorkers go to fight summonses for everything from unshoveled sidewalks to underheated hot dogs.

Video shows officer at Parkland HS

Newly released video shows Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson stood outside the school while the shooting was happening.


Video shows Florida deputy outside Parkland high school during rampage

(Reuters) - A surveillance video released on Thursday shows a sheriff's deputy assigned to the Parkland, Florida high school staying outside while a former student fatally shot 17 people, according to the sheriff's office.


Chirlane McCray, New York’s First Lady, Steps Out of the Mayor’s Shadow

Mayor de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, has raised her profile in New York and beyond, boosting her husband as she mulls her own run for office.

Police officer worked for 15 minutes to keep victim alive, mayor says

Andrew McCabe is set to retire Sunday, but could lose his job -- and pension -- if a recommendation is followed

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is currently at the Justice Department meeting with the deputy attorney general's office making his case why he should not be fired days before his 50th birthday and lose his pension, a source familiar with the meeting said.

Trump: 'It certainly looks like' Russia was behind UK spy attack

President Donald Trump, during a meeting Thursday in the Oval Office with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, told reporters that "it certainly looks like" Russia was behind the nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom.

Porn star's mom: I would vote for Trump every time

The mother of Stormy Daniels, a porn star in the center of a controversy roiling President Donald Trump's second year in office, said she is a staunch supporter of the President.

Trump dodges question about Russia sanctions

Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office after announcing sanctions against Russia over election meddling.


Natgas producer EQT's CEO Steven Schlotterbeck resigns

March 15 (Reuters) - Natural gas producer EQT Corp said on Thursday Chief Executive Officer Steven Schlotterbeck had resigned, effectively immediately, for personal reasons.


Japan PM's office knew of possible problems with land deal documents

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office was aware in early March of potential problems with documents about a controversial land sale to a school operator with ties to Abe's wife, his top spokesman said on Thursday, amid suspicions of a cover-up.

So, HUD lied about buying Ben Carson's $31,000 dining room set?

When news broke that a $31,000 dining room set had been ordered for the office of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the secretary's office immediately went into crisis mode.

Love, Simon (Movie)

A Romantic Comedy About a Gay Teenager? What Took So Long?

“Love, Simon” is the rare major studio movie revolving around a gay teenager, and hopes are high that it will pass the box office test.


Wells Fargo CEO Sloan's pay rose 35 percent in 2017 to $17.6 million

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan's total compensation for 2017 was $17.6 million, about 35 percent higher than the previous year, the third largest U.S. bank said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.


Exclusive: Gazprom to cut hundreds of traders as Kremlin retreats from West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian gas giant Gazprom will cut hundreds of jobs at its overseas trading and export offices, including Britain, and move them to St Petersburg, according to two sources familiar with the plan, which comes at a time of rising tensions with the West.


Brexit the biggest short-term risk: BlackRock's Thiel

LONDON (Reuters) - Talks on Britain's withdrawal of the European Union pose the biggest short-term risk to European financial markets, BlackRock's deputy chief investment officer for fixed income...


Syria's Afrin cut off from water: U.N.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The water supply to Syria's Afrin town has been cut off for a week after a change in control of a key dam, the U.N. office for humanitarian affairs said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-GE Appoints Duncan Berry As CEO Of LM Wind Power


Appointments and Executive Changes

Op-Ed Columnist: When Trump Takes Charge

The president might want to actually use the office, not just occupy it.


BRIEF-Sirtex Medical Receives Formal Notification Regarding Acquisition Of Co



Japan political longevity likely elusive in a post-Abe world

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made some lasting changes to bolster the power of the premier's office, but his political longevity is mainly due to strong allies, weak enemies and good luck - a hat trick successors may find hard to emulate.


Former South Korean president Lee appears for questioning over graft charges

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak appeared for questioning on Wednesday over allegations he took bribes when he was in office, following months of investigations into his family and acquaintances over the graft charges.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant

Anyone looking for a pattern should focus squarely on the man behind the desk in the Oval Office. “I like conflict,” President Trump said.


Trump's pick for new CIA chief dogged by secret prisons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gina Haspel, the veteran CIA undercover officer President Donald Trump picked on Tuesday to head the agency, is supported by many in the U.S. intelligence community but has faced criticism for overseeing a secret CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured.


Vice Media names Nancy Dubuc CEO, co-founder Smith to be chairman

(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company.


Trump picks controversial figure Haspel as new CIA chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gina Haspel, a veteran CIA clandestine officer picked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to head the CIA, is a controversial figure, backed by many in the U.S. intelligence community but regarded warily by some in Congress for her involvement in the agency's "black site" detention facilities.


At least one dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and many injured on Tuesday when a bus carrying high school students plunged into a ravine off the side of an interstate highway in Baldwin County, Alabama, the sheriff's office said.


With immigration on his mind, Trump heads to California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will bring a tough message on illegal immigration to California on Tuesday, taking aim at "sanctuary cities" in his first visit in office to the heavily Democratic state that has served as a base of resistance to many of his policies.


BRIEF-Methode Electronics Announces CFO Change


Opinion: Overseas killings are in Russia's DNA

The attempted murder last week in the United Kingdom of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal by means of a nerve agent immediately called to mind the fatal poisoning of another former officer of the Russian security services, Alexander Litvinenko, victim of a polonium attack in London in 2006. The Russian government denies any involvement, of course, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.


BRIEF-Torstar - ‍Officials From Competition Bureau Conducted Searches Of Corporate Offices



Goldman Sachs' Schwartz retires, paves way for Solomon as next CEO

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc unexpectedly announced on Monday that Harvey Schwartz will retire from the bank, leaving David Solomon as sole president and chief operating officer and the most obvious successor to Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.

Appointments and Executive Changes

Goldman Succession Plan Accelerates as a C.E.O. Contender Retires

The company said Harvey Schwartz would retire, clearing the way for David Solomon, his fellow president and co-chief operating officer, to take the top job.


Goldman Sachs president Schwartz to retire in April

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Monday that Harvey Schwartz, the bank's president and co-chief operating officer, will retire, paving the way for David Solomon to become sole president and Chief Operating Officer.


BRIEF-Gilead Sciences Says John Mchutchison Appointed Chief Scientific Officer



UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs president Schwartz to retire in April

March 12 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Monday that Harvey Schwartz, the bank's president and co-chief operating officer, will retire, paving the way for David Solomon to become sole president and Chief Operating Officer.


Artist Ai Weiwei unfazed by China ending presidential term limits

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's removal of presidential term limits, effectively letting President Xi Jinping hold office for life, will have no impact on its culture, artist Ai Weiwei said on Monday, as he unveiled a giant artwork in Sydney depicting asylum seekers.


Chinese papers defend removing term presidential limits

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday attacked criticism of a vote to end presidential term limits, which effectively allows President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, saying the key to China's path was following the Communist Party.


Norway wealth fund and AXA to sell French office property

OSLO, March 12 (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund and AXA have signed a deal to sell their a jointly-owned office property in the French city of Meudon, the fund's real estate unit said in a statement on Monday.


Chinese state media defends removing presidential term limits

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday attacked critics of ending presidential term limits, which effectively now allows President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, saying the key to China's path was following the Communist Party.

Oprah has advice for any 2020 presidential candidates

Oprah Winfrey says she's "not running for office" in 2020, but she's got some advice for anyone who does.


Mexico rules out terrorism, organized crime in ferry blast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A blast that injured more than two dozen in February in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen was not an act of terrorism or organized crime, the Mexico attorney general's office said on Sunday.


‘Black Panther’ Dominates ‘Wrinkle in Time’ at Box Office

“Wrinkle” finished well behind Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” which collected about $41.1 million in its fourth weekend for a new domestic total of $562 million.


Majority of Peruvians favor impeaching president: Ipsos poll

LIMA (Reuters) - A majority of Peruvians want President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign or be forced from office by Congress, according to a poll by Ipsos published in a local newspaper on Sunday.


Box Office: 'Black Panther' tops 'A Wrinkle in Time' in Disney-dominant weekend

LOS ANGELES, ( - "Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.


Saudi sets up departments to investigate, prosecute corruption cases: royal decree

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutor's office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases, the government's information office said in a statement on Sunday.

Here's how the standoff started that left an officer dead

Before a suspect in the shooting of a California officer was accused of murder, before he barricaded himself in an apartment in a deadly overnight standoff, he was an alleged reckless driver.


China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely, tightening his grip on power

BEIJING (Reuters) - China removed presidential term limits from its constitution on Sunday, giving President Xi Jinping the right to remain in office indefinitely, and confirming his status as the country's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong died more than 40 years ago.


China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largely rubber stamp parliament on Sunday passed a series of constitutional amendments, including one that removes presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely.


California man arrested for killing one police officer, wounding another

(Reuters) - A California man was arrested Saturday after a 15-hour standoff with a police SWAT team and charged with killing one police officer and wounding another, authorities said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Man Wanted in Fatal Police Shooting Arrested After 15-Hour Standoff, Officials Say

A video showed officers handcuffing the man, who was wearing only his underwear, and placing him into a police vehicle before hugging each another.


BRF execs barred from returning to Brazil's top chicken exporter

BRASILIA, March 10 (Reuters) - Executives of major food processor BRF SA who were released by police on Friday will not be able to return to their posts at the company, the world's largest poultry exporter, Brazil's public prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

Video shows cop, suspected jaywalker incident

A North Carolina police officer has been arrested after video showed a violent interaction with a suspected jaywalker.

Audio contradicts deputy's account of shooting

Newly released audio from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting captures school resource officer Scot Peterson saying the shooter was "inside" the school, which the Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association says contradicts Peterson's statement saying he believed the shots were being fired from outside.

The suspect is barricaded in a Pomona, California, apartment after fatally shooting one officer and wounding another, officials say

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that killed one officer and wounded another remains underway Saturday morning in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, more than 12 hours after it began.

California officer dead as standoff continues

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that resulted in one officer's death and the wounding of another remains underway in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles.

There have been 17 officers shot to death in the first 10 weeks of this year

So far this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot.

Opinion: God bless these doctors in Canada

When I read that some physicians in the Canadian province of Quebec have signed a petition to halt salary increases, I was in the middle of a busy day seeing patients at my office in southern New Jersey. I turned to the doctor I share an office with and said, "Can you believe this? Doctors in Canada want to give up portions of their salaries," I said. She turned to me looking bewildered. "Why?" she asked. "Well, they want the money to be redistributed to help other health care providers and patients."

Workplace Environment

Dial P for Privacy: The Phone Booth Is Back

Before falling victim to the cellphone, the phone booth was a ubiquitous part of urban life. Now, it’s making a comeback, as a welcome refuge from open-plan offices.

Porn star's attorney: Cohen used his Trump Organization signature in email

A newly obtained email from President Donald Trump's personal attorney to the lawyer for the porn star who is suing Trump includes Michael Cohen's autosignature with his full title: executive vice president and special counsel to Donald J. Trump. The email also refers to Cohen's office being closed.


UPDATE 1-Mexico's Alfa says CFO to leave after insider trading probe

MEXICO CITY, March 9 (Reuters) - The chief financial officer of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, Ramon Leal, will leave the firm effective March 31 after an investigation by the country's banking regulator, the company said in a statement on Friday.


REFILE-Mexico's Alfa says CFO to retire

MEXICO CITY, March 9 (Reuters) - The chief financial officer of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, Ramon Leal, will retire effective March 31, the company said in a statement on Friday.


Showman Trump abandons cautious Obama approach to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama counseled his successor Donald Trump on the global threats he should expect to face once he assumed office last year, a nuclear North Korea and its unpredictable leader were at the top of the list.

Cohen used Trump Org. email in Stormy Daniels deal

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer used his Trump Organization email account to communicate details of a payment transfer to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with the President before his time in office, Daniels' attorney confirmed to CNN Friday.

Gun Control

Florida Governor Signs Gun Limits Into Law, Breaking With the N.R.A.

The $400 million bill imposes new restrictions on firearm purchases and the possession of “bump stocks,” funds school police officers and mental health services.

Deputy told officers to stay back as FL shooting was taking place, calls show

The armed resource officer for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who didn't enter the building where an active shooting was taking place said through his attorney that he thought the shots were coming from outside. But in dispatch audio of the incident, he said he had heard that it was "by, inside the 1200 building."


Austrian president fumes as police raids set off political storm

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president has demanded explanations over police raids targeting offices and staff of the main domestic intelligence service, in a case that has stoked concerns about the far right's control of the Interior Ministry.

Analysis: What's missing from this White House photo?

Thursday was International Women's Day. It was also the day the picture above was taken in the Oval Office.

Frazier, Kenneth C

Corner Office: Merck C.E.O. Ken Frazier on Death Row Cases and the Corporate Soul

Corner Office, a regular interview with leading C.E.O.s, returns. In the first installment, Ken Frazier talks about race, justice and his break with President Trump.


Myanmar probes grave after soldiers seen detaining men

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities on Friday visited a suspected shallow grave in the country's north that residents said contained the bodies of two ethnic minority men who were detained by soldiers in January, a police officer and a community leader said.

Officer resigns after beating and tasing suspected jaywalker

A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.


Indefinite rule for China's Xi snuffs out activists' reform hopes

BEIJING (Reuters) - During Chinese President Xi Jinping's first years in office, rights activists tried to remain buoyant despite shrinking opportunities to organize.