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Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

Surveillance video shows gunman after shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.


Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Walkout planned to protest gun violence

Women's March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.

Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked halls

David Hogg found himself living a nightmare on Wednesday, hiding in a closet with classmates as a crazed gunman roamed the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unleashing a torrent of bullets on students and teachers.


Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.


After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

Melania Trump arrives solo at air base amid second affair scandal

First lady Melania Trump eschewed the traditional South Lawn couple's walk to Marine One on Friday amid another adultery allegation scandal, opting instead to drive separately ahead of President Donald Trump.


Personal Journeys: At a Yoga Retreat in India: Beach Walks, Body Treatments and Healing

Guests have many reasons for spending a week of yoga and meditation in Gokarna, but reflection and rejuvenation are priorities.


Tea sets and Ascot inspire Mulberry's instant-fashion launch

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Mulberry looked to the garden parties of old to inspire its most modern fashion collection to date, as the brand on Friday launched a new format allowing shoppers to buy its wares straight off the catwalk instead of months later.


Designer Westwood stages London fashion fracking protest

LONDON (Reuters) - Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought models off the catwalk and onto the streets of London in an anti-fracking protest on Thursday.


South Africa starts walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).


Berlin film fest turns down #MeToo plea to turn red carpet black

BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry.

Cop: Man brutally punches woman in face

Images emerge of 86-year-old Mi Reum Song after being allegedly punched in the face at random by a man while walking down the street in Los Angeles, according to police.

Cops say man brutally hit elderly woman in face

Images emerge of 86-year-old Mi Reum Song after being allegedly punched in the face at random by a man while walking down the street in Los Angeles, according to police.

Harvard's med school accepted them. Will America?

As Blanca Morales walks the hallowed halls of Harvard Medical School, she ponders her humble roots and how she might be forced to choose between her parents and her dream of becoming a doctor.

Single dad walked 11 miles to work until his coworkers pitched in

Trenton Lewis' legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months.


WikiLeaks founder Assange loses bid to halt UK legal action against him

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a legal bid on Tuesday to persuade British authorities to drop further action against him for breaching his bail conditions when he walked into the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.

Why we're fighting for MLK's final cause

Fifty years ago today, hundreds of black sanitation workers in Memphis walked off their jobs after two of their brothers were crushed to death by their truck's faulty compactor. For more than 60 days, the striking workers made daily marches from the local church to city hall, wearing signs that declared, "I AM A MAN."

Screaming, fist-banging and 'spit on my face': What it was like to work for Steve Wynn

Steve Wynn slipped a pair of vampire teeth into his mouth and walked into an employee meeting at his glittering Las Vegas casino.


#MeToo fashion show opens with angel wing models, pig-faced men

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fashion show inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign aimed at exposing sexual misconduct across the United States opened on Friday in New York with models sporting angel wings walking the runway accompanied by men in pig masks.

A big victory for Trump

President Donald Trump walks away from a turbulent week with a major political victory in the form of a massive deal that raises military and domestic spending caps by $300 billion, giving both parties many items that they have been looking for, and raising the debt ceiling until March 2019.

Fish and Other Marine Life

Trilobites: These Skates Are Made for Walking

A fish that scurries along the seafloor uses the same neurons and genes that help land vertebrates walk, suggesting the blueprint for walking originated much earlier than previously thought.

Football recruit's mom walks out during signing ceremony

Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland committed to the University of Florida on National Signing Day. His mother walked out of the signing ceremony when he made the announcement.

Beirut (Lebanon)

Beirut Journal: Walking Tour of a City’s History, Assassinations Included

Ronnie Chatah, who leads the tours, considers them a tribute to the city and to his father, who was killed by a car bomb in Lebanon in 2013.

Actress: Iranian women are breaking their silence

The bravery of the women recently protesting in Iran stiffened my resolve to participate in the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles. As a decadelong advocate for women, I felt compelled to use my freedom of expression to demand theirs. Though I walked alongside people of diverse political persuasions, I felt empowered by a common purpose -- a world in which the rights of women and girls are protected and respected.


Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country's political and business establishments.


Canada's PM talks tough on NAFTA, repeats he could walk away

NANAIMO, British Columbia, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a tough line on NAFTA on Friday, repeating that he could walk away if he was not happy with talks to modernize a pact the United States contends needs major changes.


Review: At City Ballet, a Prettily Arcadian ‘Dance Odyssey’

The young choreographer Peter Walker presents his second dance creation at New York City Ballet.


Pet City: Please Don’t Make Me Go Out There

After a blizzard, dogs across the city are often reluctant to walk outside. But it’s not because of the snow; it’s because of the salts.

Cartoons and Cartoonists

Opinion: Mort Walker, Historian

Comic strips epitomize the term “ephemera.” Which is exactly what they aren’t, as the creator of “Beetle Bailey” understood.


Alaska becomes latest state to request limits on U.S. offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast.

NBC reporter reveals son's rare disorder

NBC reporter Richard Engel reveals that his two-year-old son has a rare genetic disorder called Rett syndrome, which will require lifelong care and likely prevent his son from walking or talking.


Beirut guide gives walking tours of city's history and his own

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tour guide Ronnie Chatah, 36, is once again doing what he loves after a four-year hiatus - telling the stories that have shaped Beirut's history from ancient to modern times.


'Beetle Bailey' comic strip creator dies aged 94

(Reuters) - Mort Walker, the artist and creator of the decades-long running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" about the antics of a work-shirking Army private, died at his home Saturday, his family said.

Cartoons and Cartoonists

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94

Mr. Walker, who created “Beetle Bailey” in 1950, had the longest tenure of any cartoonist on an original creation, according to the comic’s distributor.


Covered on the catwalk: modest fashion struts its stuff in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Models in brightly colored pant suits and ankle-length dresses graced a Paris catwalk this week in what organizers said was the city's first show of modest fashion that highlights styles popular with Muslim women.


South Korean hospital fire kills at least 37, patients walk through fire to escape

SEOUL (Reuters) - A fire in a South Korean hospital that did not have a sprinkler system killed at least 37 people and injured more than 70 others on Friday, officials said, the latest tragedy to raise concerns over the country's safety standards.


Op-Ed Contributor: Wyatt Tee Walker, Civil Rights Oracle

The Birmingham minister understood white ambivalence about racism.

CNN reporter: WH aides surprised by Trump appearance

CNN's Pamela Brown describes what happened when President Trump surprised reporters and answered questions after walking into a briefing with Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Robots and Robotics

ScienceTake: This Tiny Robot Walks, Crawls, Jumps and Swims. But It Is Not Alive.

Researchers have created a tiny robot, small enough to navigate a stomach or urinary system, that one day may be used to deliver drugs inside the body.

Philly paves way for walk-in injection sites

Philadelphia is welcoming private organizations to set up medically supervised drug injection sites amid an unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in recent years, city officials announced Tuesday.


Jean Paul Gaultier gets into swing of the 60s on Paris catwalk

PARIS (Reuters) - Psychedelic swirls, Beatles-style bobs in vibrant colors and plenty of swishing fringes filled Jean Paul Gaultier's runway on Wednesday, in a celebration of the 1960s designed in...


Mattis sees Indonesian forces drink snake blood, roll in glass

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis saw Indonesian troops drink snake blood, roll in glass, break bricks with their heads, walk on fire, and more, in a rare military demonstration on Wednesday meant to show the unique skills of Indonesia's military.

What happened when a public school student sued over prayer

Kaylee Cole walks into school each morning and has breakfast with friends.

Walker, Wyatt Tee

Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. King’s Strategist and Harlem Leader, Dies at 88

Dr. Walker played a key role in civil rights protests that turned the tide against racial injustice in the Deep South.


Crunch time for NAFTA as negotiators open Montreal round of talks

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators opened a key week-long round of talks to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday amid persistent concerns the Trump administration is preparing to walk away from the trade deal, a move that could roil financial markets.


After 90 year wait, Minnie Mouse gets her Hollywood moment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She waited 90 years and saw a trail of men and Disney princesses get there before her, but on Monday Minnie Mouse finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.


Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over 'The Walking Dead'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank Darabont, a key creator behind "The Walking Dead," on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.


UPDATE 1-Daimler, Bosch hit by walkouts in sector-wide labour dispute

* IG Metall demands 6 pct more pay, shorter working hours (Adds quote from regional IG Metall head)


Families can pool resources for disabled in ABLE accounts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - TJ Rodriguez is 36 and cannot walk without a walker, but horse riding helps him build his strength.

Bob Dole rises to his feet from wheelchair for National Anthem

Former Senator Bob Dole can no longer walk, but he came to his feet as the National Anthem played during a ceremony in his honor.

Politics and Government

Macron Defends Migration Policy in France, Walking a Fine Line

Speaking in Calais, the port city at the epicenter of the migration problem, the French president defended his policies as a mix of fairness and firmness.


Some 10,000 Daimler employees strike in push for higher wages

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week.


Indonesia exchange walkway collapse due to 'building failure': initial report

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground, a preliminary report by the public works ministry has found.

Women's March organizers turn their attention west

The day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, a sea of people clad in pink hats walked toward the Capitol in Washington DC, setting the stage for a nationwide Women's March movement.

Police: Hijab-cutting incident did not happen

Toronto police say an alarming incident reported by an 11-year-old girl -- that a man cut her hijab as she walked to school -- did not happen.


Greeks strike over right-to-strike, paralyze public transport

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek bus, subway and city rail services were disrupted on Monday with some flights grounded as public transport workers and air traffic controllers walked off the job to protest a reform bill they fear will restrict their right to strike.

Girl 'really scared' after man cuts her hijab

Khawlah Noman was walking to her Toronto school when a man suddenly appeared behind her and cut her hijab, police said.


Trump slams Senate 'Dreamer' deal, seeks to walk back 'tough' words

(Note: 9th and 13th paragraphs includes language some readers will find offensive)


Chances of U.S. leaving NAFTA must be taken seriously: Canada

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - The United States must be taken seriously when it says it might walk away from NAFTA, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday, a day after government sources said Ottawa was increasingly convinced U.S. President Donald Trump would pull the plug.


Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...


The challenge of turning inter-Korean thaw into longer-term detente

SEOUL (Reuters) - A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North's chief negotiator threatened to walk out after the South Korean side brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

Analysis: Republicans heading for the exits

On Monday, California Rep. Ed Royce announced his retirement after 13 terms, the latest senior Republican to walk away from Congress amid mounting fears that a Democratic wave -- fueled by President Donald Trump's terrible approval ratings -- is headed toward Washington this fall.

Watch Trump take the field in Atlanta

President Donald Trump walked onto the field and stood with members of the military for the National Anthem at the college football national championship game Monday night in Atlanta.

Trump stands on field for National Anthem

President Donald Trump walked onto the field and stood with members of the military for the National Anthem at the college football national championship game Monday night in Atlanta. The President stood with his hand over his heart, singing along to parts of the anthem.


UPDATE 2-AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones -WSJ

Jan 8 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones: WSJ

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


UPDATE 1-AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones -WSJ

Jan 8 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones - WSJ

Jan 8 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-German industrial workers stage strikes in pay dispute

DUESSELDORF, Germany, Jan 8 (Reuters) - German industrial workers staged strikes at metals and engineering firms on Monday in support of wage claims by union IG Metall, which announced a further wave of walkouts for Tuesday.


Walking wounded make opening slam hard to predict

(Reuters) - For good reason a two-week grand slam can be described as a 'last man standing' marathon of mental and physical endurance, which makes Roger Federer's haul of 19 all the more incredible.


Golden Globes: It's not who wins but who will say what

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kick off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday, but the focus is expected to be less on who walks away with the top movie and television prizes than who says (and wears) what.


John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.

Space and Astronomy

John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

Space shuttle's first commander dies

Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday.


U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.


Big designers step off London men's catwalk amid digital disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows.

How to protect yourself from hackers

CNN Tech's Samuel Burke walks you through the steps you can take to protect yourself from being hacked.


UPDATE 1-Germany's IG Metall union calls for walkouts at Porsche to back pay claim

* Union seeks 6 pct pay increase, temporary workweek cut (Adds comment from employers' lobby)


Germany's IG Metall union calls for walkouts at Porsche to back pay claim

FRANKFURT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Germany's IG Metall labour union called on staff at Volkswagen's Porsche sports car brand to walk off their shifts for about an hour on Thursday as part of its campaign for higher pay across the engineering industry.

GOP foreign policy expert: US chose to walk away from key alliances

The Trump administration is engaged in an "abdication" of US global leadership, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations argued Tuesday night, saying the US "chose to walk away" from key institutions and alliances.


New York to install 1,500 more sidewalk barriers after vehicle attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will install more than 1,500 new barrier posts on sidewalks and plazas to protect pedestrians from vehicles after at least two instances last year of drivers killing people after mounting the curb, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.


Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES ( - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

It's so cold that sharks are dying

You can dream of ringing in the New Year, blissfully walking in a winter wonderland. But you'll probably end up just trying to find shelter from the big Arctic freeze.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Vows: Of All the Blogs in the World, He Walks Into Mine

Adam Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga floated in the same social media circles until online intrigue led to a 1 a.m. pizza date.


Van jumps Seattle sidewalk, hits pedestrians, at least 5 injured

(Reuters) - A van driver who apparently passed out jumped his vehicle onto a downtown Seattle sidewalk, hit pedestrians and crashed into a building on Thursday, injuring at least five people, police said.


Van jumps Seattle sidewalk, hits pedestrians, at least 4 injured

(Reuters) - Four people were taken to a hospital after a van jumped onto a downtown Seattle sidewalk, hit pedestrians and crashed into a building on Thursday, the Seattle Fire Department said on its Twitter feed.

GOP congressman defends his call for FBI 'purge'

Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney walked back the tenor of his call earlier in the week for a "purge" at the FBI, but maintained Wednesday that the bureau should oust individuals he views as politically compromised.

Bus kills pedestrians in Moscow

A commuter bus in the Russian capital Moscow drove into a crowded underground walkway Monday, killing at least four pedestrians and injuring 11 others.


Review: The Big and Minor Stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’

In Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Jessica Chastain plays a gambling entrepreneur running a high-stakes poker game. Much talking, some walking.

Iconic spacewalking astronaut dies at 80

Former astronaut Bruce McCandless II, famously captured in a 1984 photo documenting the first untethered flight in space, NASA said. He was 80.

Appointments and Executive Changes

WNYC Chief Pushed Growth at the Cost of Station’s Culture

The New York Public Radio head Laura Walker and her deputy are said to have a blind spot when it comes to gender, race and power, on-air and behind the scenes


Ryanair hit with first ever pilots strike

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair failed to avert its first ever pilots strike on Friday as pilots in Germany held a four-hour walkout although airports and the Irish budget carrier said there had been little impact on flights.


Why a walk in the park beats a stroll on the street

(Reuters Health) - - Older adults who take a daily constitutional may want to avoid traffic-jammed city streets and head to a park instead because polluted air diminishes the benefits of exercise, a UK study suggests.

Mom trolls her daughter in viral video

Dajia Davis was singing on camera when her mom walked in to steal the show with her dance moves.


Retiro park: Madrid's green lung

MADRID (Reuters) - On a cold winter morning, Madrid's Retiro park is filled with joggers and dog walkers enjoying the fresh air and manicured flowerbeds of one of the city's most visited attractions.


Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011.

Prisons and Prisoners

Cook County Jail’s Comeback

After a decade-long reform effort, Cook County Jail in Chicago is now being described as a model facility. Walk through the jail complex to see what has changed.