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Books and Literature

Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the G.O.P. Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

Franco, James

The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Weighs In on the Claims Against Aziz Ansari

Ms. Bee said that Mr. Ansari, the actor and author of “Modern Romance: An Investigation,” ought to have noticed if he was making his date uncomfortable.


BRIEF-Hyatt Hotels Enters Amendment To Second Amended And Restated Credit Agreement


Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Skeptical About Trump’s Health Report

The White House physician on Tuesday said President Trump was in excellent health, physically and mentally. That was not the news Mr. Noah had expected.


Mauritius on alert for tropical cyclone Berguitta, port and airport closed

PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius closed its port and airport on Wednesday after raising its warning as a potentially dangerous tropical cyclone approached the Indian Ocean island nation.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Hammers Trump for His Vulgarity (Again)

President Trump disparaged Haiti and some African countries in a meeting last week, and late-night hosts won’t let him forget it.


BRIEF-China Lodging Group reports 87 pct occupancy rate for leased and owned hotels in Q4



Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

(Reuters) - Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.


Style Q&A: It’s Time for Another ‘Star Wars’ Best Costume Oscar

The costumer designer for “The Last Jedi,” talks about Oscar snubs, Carrie Fisher and Kylo Ren’s hot pants.


China urges hotels to review websites as 'country' crackdown grows

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tourism authority has urged accommodation companies to review their websites and apps to fix what Beijing deems to be inaccurate labeling of Taiwan or other Chinese-claimed territories as countries.


In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

Kardashian, Kim

The Operative: Kardashian Bestie Simon Huck Is Selling You Beer and Shampoo

Along with that friendship, the secrets to his success include constant phone use, regular workouts and getting up very, very early.

Best-selling snow boots for guys and gals

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts

Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: For Best Hookup Results, Use Your Words, O.K.?

How physical desire, fake flattery and a vanishing act can make casual sex anything but casual.


PM May says working for best Brexit deal for the British people

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she is working to secure the best trade deal with the European Union after London's mayor warned that Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs if it fails to agree a deal.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Marks the ‘2,000th Lie’ of the Trump Administration

Referring to a lie tracker that The Washington Post has been running, Mr. Kimmel declared the moment “Lie2K.”


BRIEF-Condor Hospitality Trust Sees 2018 Hotel Revenue Of $74 Mln-$75.4 Mln For 17 Hotels


Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Colbert Interview

Speaking on “The Late Show,” James Franco said he had “no idea” why the actress Ally Sheedy had called him out on Twitter.

Best friend's words add fuel to speculation

During an interview with "CBS This Morning," Oprah Winfrey's close friend Gayle King says Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of running for president.

Winfrey, Oprah

Best of Late Night: Oprah 2020? Late Night Is Intrigued

Trevor Noah compared Oprah Winfrey with President Trump. “She’s everything that he’s not,” he said. “She’s black, she’s a woman, she likes to read.”

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst and the Dumbest

Given what Trump is doing to our government, it’s a good thing he’s a very stable genius.


Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.


UPDATE 4-Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

* Kohl's 6.9 pct same-store holiday sales growth dwarfs rivals'


World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.


UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

Two Thousand Seventeen

Op-Ed Columnist: Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Here’s what’s more important than a Trump tweet.


Humira’s Best-Selling Drug Formula: Start at a High Price. Go Higher.

AbbVie’s anti-inflammatory drug Humira was never cheap, selling for about $19,000 a year in 2012. It’s gone up by 100 percent since then.


CORRECTED-US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.


S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.


US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

* Indexes up: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to close)


S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track to post their best weekly gain in more than a year on Friday, as U.S. stocks extended their new year rally even after December U.S. job growth came in weaker than expected.


US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates


Twice-weekly workouts may be best medicine for cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - - There’s little evidence that medications improve mild cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a new review of research, but doctors can recommend exercise with confidence.


Vows: ‘Waitress’ Star Has a Tip for You: Marry Your Best Friend

Betsy Wolfe, a Broadway actress, marries Adam Krauthamer, a French horn player (who also knows how to make a good cup of coffee).


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.


LIVE MARKETS-Bayer set for best day in a year as investors eye Monsanto deal closure

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: BAYER SET FOR BEST DAY IN A YEAR AS INVESTORS

These are the best of times for being single

"Marriage is a healthy estate," British physician William Farr wrote in 1858, in one of the first studies to conclude that married people were better off than their single counterparts. "The single individual is more likely to be wrecked on his voyage than the lives joined in matrimony."


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks roar into 2018 with best weekly gains since July

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies had a strong start to the year fuelled by solid growth numbers, perky commodity markets and a tepid dollar with equities on track for the best weekly performance since July.

Computer and Video Games

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Book)

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Trump Should Embrace ‘Fire and Fury’ Book

Mr. Noah said that President Trump ought to welcome reports that he didn’t really want to be president. In that case, Mr. Noah said, why would he collude with Russia?

Hot new hotels to check into in 2018

Just when you thought travel couldn't get any more luxurious, the newest batch of hotels and resorts have seriously upped the ante.

The best diet of the year is ...

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Wants One of Trump’s ‘Corrupt Media Awards’

President Trump said on Twitter that he would be announcing awards for “dishonest” and “corrupt” members of the media. Late-night hosts are intrigued.

Disney hotels take down 'Do Not Disturb' signs

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump for Twitter Feud With Kim Jong-un

Mr. Colbert criticized the president for talking about nuclear war in what Mr. Colbert considered blasé terms.


A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

Civilian Casualties

10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video

The magazine looks back at artists, innovators and thinkers we lost this year. Styles offers a lesson in cryptokitties (I had to Google it, too). And Metropolitan offers lessons in happiness from those who have lots of experience.


EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican shares end 2017 with best performance in 5 years

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Mexican shares posted their biggest gains in five years in 2017 as concerns about potential damage from U.S. Donald Trump's policies waned, while Chilean stocks had their best performance since 2010 following the election of a pro-business president. Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.01 percent on Friday, as strong corporate earnings helped the index increase 8.1 percent overall in 2017 despite concerns surrounding the ongoing talks to re

Children's makeup kits pulled over asbestos

The international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. said it took nine makeup products off the shelves following a report by CNN affiliate WJAR-TV that tremolite asbestos was found in the makeup.

Best-selling mystery writer dies of cancer

Sue Grafton, the best-selling mystery writer who penned 25 novels with alphabet-based titles, starting with "A Is for Alibi" and ending with "Y Is for Yesterday," has died after a bout with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said Friday in a social media post.

Grafton, Sue

Sue Grafton, Best-Selling Mystery Author, Dies at 77

Ms. Grafton was best known for her so-called alphabet novels, featuring the detective Kinsey Millhone, which began with “A Is for Alibi” in 1982.


UPDATE 2-European shares score best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds details, closing prices)


The Best Opera Recording Ever Is Maria Callas Singing ‘Tosca.’ Hear Why.

These 10 clips show why a riveting 1953 version of Puccini’s opera deserves its status as one of the finest classical albums ever made.


Gold breaks above $1,300/oz on way to best year since 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold hit its highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday and remained on track for its biggest annual rise since 2010 as a wilting dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

Analysis: The best candidate of 2017

In 2017, two states -- Virginia and New Jersey -- chose new governors. There were seven special elections in the House and one big one -- Alabama -- in the Senate. Big cities like New York, Atlanta and Boston held mayoral elections.


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, currencies enjoy best year since 2009

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Robust economic growth, a soft dollar and subdued borrowing costs helped emerging stocks race towards the 2017 finishing line on Friday as the year's best performing asset class, while many currencies also looked back on solid gains.


UPDATE 1-European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)


European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - European stocks steadied in early deals on Friday, the final trading day of the year, and were set to record their strongest year of gains since 2013 thanks to a surge among tech stocks and a robust resources sector.

18 best places to visit in 2018

Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails?


The Best Uses of Color in T This Year

Some of the most vibrant images of 2017 include a fiery orange and marigold dim sum parlor, and floral Balenciaga dresses photographed at the fashion house’s archives.


Best of Late Night: Late-Night TV in 2017: Trump, Russia, Weinstein and More

The first year of President Trump’s administration provided considerable fodder for hosts.

Best friends' discovery after 60 years

Two men in Hawaii, who have been friends for 60 years, find out that they are actually biological brothers.

Check out the best post-holiday sales

December 28th is set to be the fourth busiest shopping day of 2017. HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains why and points you to the best post-holiday deals.

Santorum: Praise best way to sway Trump

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) says praise is the best path to influence the President Trump.


An investor's best friend: China's booming pet market sparks deals

PINGYANG, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor's dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy.

Weddings and Engagements

The Best Wedding-Proposal Stories in 2017

These couples did it right — and at least one of them has the emergency room visit to prove it.

Books and Literature

The Best Poetry of 2017

Our columnist David Orr picks 10 favorites.

Two Thousand Seventeen

The Best Rooms in T in 2017

This year, the most stunning (and unique) homes we’ve featured included a Fire Island kit house, an Italian castle and an all-gray apartment in Copenhagen.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Out Trump for Saying He ‘Repealed Obamacare’

Mr. Meyers said that if the president believes he repealed Obamacare, he could be gaslighted into thinking he’s already served a full two terms.

Don't miss these best news photos of the week

Take a look at 34 photos of the week from December 15 through December 21.

7 best boutique hotels in Las Vegas

A great hotel room is the foundation of an epic visit to Las Vegas.

It's the world's best new luxury hotel of 2017

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Looks for Omens in Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

The host of “Full Frontal” said, “Of course Armageddon is the one thing that Trump happens to get done with absolute precision.”


BRIEF-Intercontinental Hotels Updates on Impact of US Tax Cuts, Jobs Act Bill​



With small caps, best to be choosy after U.S. tax overhaul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have seen small-cap stocks as having the most to gain from a tax code overhaul ever since the 2016 U.S. election, but with a bill on the brink of Congress approval, analysts warned not all small names will benefit equally.

Fashion and Apparel

The 30 Best Fashion Images That Appeared in T This Year

Some of 2017’s greatest hits, which took us from Rockaway Beach to the Dior archives.

Law and Legislation

Op-Ed Columnist: The Best Parts of a Dreadful Tax Bill

There aren’t many, but they do exist.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Tax Bill Is Actually Meant as Punishment

Mr. Fallon joked that the broadly unpopular G.O.P. tax overhaul is “payback for the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.”

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah, Reflecting on the ‘Paradox’ of Trump, Bids Goodbye to 2017

In a year-end special, Mr. Noah said that while President Trump’s conduct worried him, “I also wake up knowing he’s going to make me laugh.”


The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

There are dozens of coding toys on the market. Here are 10 of the best, and how our test kids responded.

Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.

Two Thousand Seventeen

The 10 Best Quotes, as Told to T, in 2017

Jay-Z on believing in people, Amy Adams’s knock-knock joke, Nicki Minaj on proving herself — and more.

Best moments from CNN Heroes gala


False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

Books and Literature

The Best Art Books of 2017

The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.


The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017

From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.

Classical Music

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Allegations of F.B.I. Bias Are Overblown

An F.B.I. agent criticized President Trump during the 2016 campaign, and now conservatives are saying the agency is biased. Mr. Noah isn’t convinced.

This may be the best food friendship in NYC

Chefs Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Eric Ripert, and Jacques Torres share an unique family meal together, looking back at first impressions of New York when they met in the 80s. For the full documentary, click here.

Trump, Donald J

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Omarosa Did Best: Get Fired

Donald Trump has now axed her four times: once on “The Apprentice,” twice on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and again on Tuesday evening.

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Roy Moore’s Loss Belongs to His Accusers

“Their bravery changed the world,” Ms. Bee said of the women who came forward against Mr. Moore.


BRIEF-Sotherly Hotels Enters Hotel Purchase & Sale Agreement To Buy Hyatt Centric Arlington


Computers and the Internet

Tech Tip: 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule

Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts made fun of the losing Alabama Senate candidate for riding a horse to the polls.


Zidane delighted to call on 'world's best' Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was delighted to be able to call on the "best player in the world" in Cristiano Ronaldo as his side gear up to defend their Club World Cup title.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Taunts the ‘Failed’ New York Bomber

“The worst you did is make the subways run late — and the M.T.A. does that just fine without your help,” the “Late Show” host said.

These are the world's best cruise ships

Viking Cruises dominated the 10th annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards with five wins.


Review: In This ‘Cruel Intentions,’ High School Schemers Sing the Best of the ’90s

The choice lines and the soundtrack hits are there in this enjoyable adaptation of the movie. Now it’s time to make a full-fledged show out of a quasi concert.

World's best buildings: Nominees revealed

The RIBA International List 2018, announced today, is a biennial selection of some of the world's best new or recently completed buildings in a bedazzling variety of forms, functions and styles.


Campaign to Drive Out Migrants Slams Beijing’s Best and Brightest

Tens of thousands of hopeful college graduates moved to the city seeking better jobs and better lives. Now the authorities are telling them to leave.


Formula One reports bigger crowds, Mexico best race again

PARIS (Reuters) - Formula One saw an eight percent rise in the number of fans attending races in 2017 with 13 of the 20 races reporting bigger crowds, according to figures published by the sport's commercial rights holder.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.


The Best Art of 2017

Art critics of The New York Times share their picks for the best shows and experiences of the year, from daring performances to sculptures cast in chocolate.


U.S. Masters champion Garcia named Europe's best golfer

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the first time on Thursday, capping an excellent year in which he also triumphed in the Dubai Desert Classic and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Slams Donald Trump for Jerusalem Decision

Mr. Noah compared recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to moving into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment building. “It’s not technically illegal,” he said — but it’s a bad idea.


Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...

Computer and Video Games

How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

Educational tech is still a new field, but parents don’t have to be lost when their kids come asking them to install something new.


The Best Performances of 2017

A critic shares his favorite moments, from Tina Fey’s sheet-cake meltdown to the NFL’s end zone celebrations to Betty Gabriel in “Get Out.”


The Best Dance of 2017

The dance critics of The New York Times pick the best events of the year.

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

Rap and Hip-Hop

The Best Albums of 2017

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

Pain-Relieving Drugs

Fewer Pain Pills May Be Best Bet After Surgery

Surgical patients can get as good or better pain relief with a fraction of the amount of opioids typically prescribed.

Meyers, Seth

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.


The Best Movies of 2017

Our chief film critics on their favorite pictures of the year.


The Best Theater of 2017

Our chief theater critics on their favorites this year, from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway” to a host of playwrights tackling life’s chaos.


Trilobites: To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

Known as Christmas tree worms, these sea creatures’ bright fir-like cones can be spotted while diving around reefs in tropical waters.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks, for Novices and Pros

Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.


Malaysia wins MotoGP's best Grand Prix of 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Malaysia's motorcycle Grand Prix was named by the sport's governing body on Tuesday as the best race of the 2017 MotoGP championship.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Billy Bush Says Trump Should Own Up to the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Stephen Colbert didn’t let Mr. Bush, in his first televised interview since the infamous tape became public, get away with an easy self-exoneration.

Where to Watch the Best TV of 2017

Three Times critics picked their favorite TV of the year. Here’s how to watch it all from home.


The Best TV Shows of 2017

Our television critics on their favorites this year, including “Better Things,” “The Good Place” and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

Travel and Vacations

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.

The best and worst days of his presidency

No wonder the President is lashing out.


Golf: Frittelli wins Mauritius Open with playoff birdie

(Reuters) - South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli sunk a birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat India’s Arjun Atwal in a playoff to win the Mauritius Open on Sunday.


Golf: De Jager, Atwal lead Mauritius Open

(Reuters) - South Africa’s Louis de Jager joined overnight leader Arjun Atwal of India at the top of the leaderboard after the Mauritius Open third round on Saturday and the pair will take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the European Tour event in Domaine del Bel Ombre.

8 best places to see Christmas lights in the US

Christmas in the USA is a combination of traditions from around the world.


Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares traded lower on Friday despite strong euro zone factory data, after a delay to a keenly awaited U.S. tax reform bill dented Asian trading and curbed appetite for the dollar.


GLOBAL MARKETS- Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

* European PMI data show busiest factories in more than 17 years

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel, Defending Christianity, Offers to Fight Roy Moore

Mr. Kimmel lashed out at Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct, after the two tangled on Twitter.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Is Appalled by the Allegations Against Matt Lauer

Mr. Colbert said it sounded like Mr. Lauer had given a female colleague a sex toy, and then decided to “mansplain” how to use it.


Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.

10 cozy hotels that redefine luxury

Sanders, Bernard

Best of Late Night: Bernie Sanders Is Nominated for a Grammy, and Late Night Takes the Bait

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers made jokes about Senator Bernie Sanders’s surprise nomination for a Grammy.

Books and Literature

Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah’s Plan to Thwart the Republican Tax Bill

Mr. Noah said that President Trump might be less likely to support a bill that benefits the rich if he were reminded that former President Barack Obama is among them.

10 irresistible winter beach hotels

Moody skies, chilly sea spray and windswept coastal walks possess a certain blustery charm, especially when they're followed by a soothing hot toddy.

Why they could be the best royal couple ever


Figure skating - Chen scores personal best in men's short program

(Reuters) - American teenager Nathan Chen continued his strong build up for Olympic glory when he produced a sizzling performance in the men's short program at Skate America in Lake Placid, New York on Friday.


Critic’s Notebook: Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On

The film version of a book often has an unfair advantage. But R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel offers much more than meets the eye.

15 of the world's best luxury ski lodges

From Whistler to Zermatt, these luxury ski lodges will let you relax in style after conquering the slopes.

Best deals on kids' toys at Walmart

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping)

Black Friday 2017: Our Best Tips, Tricks and Deals

Our rundown of tips, tricks, deals, and articles from around The Times and our friends at Wirecutter to make the most of the shopping season.

What to shop at Best Buy's Black Friday sale

California Today

California Today: California Today: A White House Run From L.A.? Best to Start Early.

Wednesday: Mayor Eric M. Garcetti is eyeing a jump from City Hall to the White House, scuba-diving insects and feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving.

Rose, Charlie

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

15 of the best places to have a Christmas vacation

Anyplace can string up a few lights and call it a holiday celebration. When you travel, you want more.


10 of Our Best Reads on Zimbabwe

The southern African nation is at a pivotal moment after the reported resignation of Robert Mugabe as president.

See French ski resort deemed world's best

It's not only the highest ski resort in Europe and part of the world's largest ski area -- now Val Thorens has been voted best ski resort in the world for 2017.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump for Feuding With U.C.L.A. Athlete’s Father

Mr. Colbert told President Trump: “I know you’re upset, but maybe now’s not the time to be implying that someone’s kid should go to jail for what their dad did.”

Best moments from the 2017 American Music Awards

From Pink's stunning acrobatic performance to Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute, check out the best moments from the 2017 American Music Awards.


Taipei Journal: Where Stinky Tofu Is at Its Malodorous Best

Dai Family House of Unique Stink is a shrine to one of the world’s most pungent snacks: stinky tofu, whose smell is often likened to dirty socks or rotting garbage.


Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

Thanksgiving Day

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Here Comes the Best Part of Thanksgiving: Leftovers

The remains of the day provide ingredients for three more days of meals that invite you to tinker and try new dishes.


Saudi Kingdom Holding plans to sell two hotels in Beirut - sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding plans to sell its stakes in the Moevenpick Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.


About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

New York is booming with jobs and new residents, yet the number of people taking the subway has fallen, as a system burdened by debt and bad management fails.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.

The world's 15 best Christmas markets

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel?


UPDATE 2-J&J wins Calif. lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Nov 16 (Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.


Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.


J&J wins Calif. lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Nov 16 (Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

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Late arrival of iPhone X clouds Best Buy's results

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc took a $100 million hit in the third quarter from the late launch of the iPhone X and gave a profit forecast for the holiday period that fell short of analysts' estimates, as it competes in a brutal U.S. retail market.


UPDATE 3-Late arrival of iPhone X clouds Best Buy's results

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc took a $100 million hit in the third quarter from the late launch of the iPhone X and gave a profit forecast for the holiday period that fell short of analysts' estimates, as it competes in a brutal U.S. retail market.


Best Buy falls short with holiday profit forecast

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc reported disappointing third-quarter results on Thursday and forecast holiday-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates as it cut prices to match those offered by rivals including Inc .


Best Buy's holiday-quarter profit forecast misses Street view

(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc reported on Thursday disappointing third-quarter results and forecast holiday-quarter profit below Wall Street's estimates as the company cuts prices to match those offered by rivals such as Inc .

Bee, Samantha

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Abuse Problem Is Bigger Than Roy Moore

High-profile allegations should not overshadow the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, Ms. Bee said.


China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday a "dual suspension" proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had rejected a "freeze for freeze" agreement.

Fashion and Apparel

3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway

Independent, understated, anonymous, even: A trio of sought-after labels specialize in the sort of thoughtful, well-made garments categorized as slow fashion.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Unloads on Roy Moore

Mr. Colbert highlighted reports that Mr. Moore had a reputation in the 1980s for hanging out in shopping malls, trying to chat with teenage girls.


Delgado confident Murray is tracking back to best

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has had no adverse reaction to his recent charity game against Roger Federer and assistant coach Jamie Delgado is confident he will be able to get back to his best after a hip injury brought an early end to his season.

'To the best of my recollection' covers a huge contradiction on Russia for the attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was adamant about one thing during his hours-long testimony in front of the House judiciary committee on Tuesday: He has never lied under oath regarding what he knew and when he knew it about the interactions between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russia.


Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

Real von Trapps competing with modern Vermont hotels

How 'cocktail museum' became world's best bar

As the countdown of the World's 50 Best Bars 2017 climaxed, the 700-strong throng of bar industry luminaries assembled in London for the award's ceremony let out a collective gasp.

Biden, Joseph R Jr

Best of Late Night: Biden Hopes Trump’s Presidency Will Be the ‘Exception’ in U.S. History

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump, but declined to say whether he himself would run for president in 2020.

Jimmy Fallon on the death of his mother: 'She was the best audience'

Tax Shelters

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

The world's best boutique hotels

Wood-fired hot tubs. Private plunge pools. Cape Dutch architecture, South Africa's top restaurants on the doorstep, and a cell phone pre-programed with numbers for all the local wineries.

C K, Louis

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Goes Easy on Louis C.K.

Mr. Colbert and other late-night hosts discussed the bombshell sexual-misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. only sparingly.


AccorHotels drops booking service for independent hoteliers

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, said on Thursday it would pull the plug on an online service that enables independent hotels to offer rooms on its booking website because the scheme had failed to meet expectations.

Lung Cancer

Voices: A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans

I was just as unprepared to hear my doctor say “lung cancer” as I had been to hear my husband say “I’m gay.”

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Amazed at How Fast Trump Cut Ed Gillespie Loose

Mr. Noah pointed out that Mr. Gillespie, the defeated candidate for governor of Virginia, ran on a platform that largely mirrored Mr. Trump’s.


The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

United States International Relations

Trump Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses

The new rules, intended to direct money away from the military, limit ties with Cuba just as President Trump pushes business deals with Communist China.


LVMH boss Arnault says assets referred to in "Paradise Papers" known to tax bodies

PARIS (Reuters) - Bernard Arnault, France's richest billionaire and the head of luxury goods group LVMH , said on Wednesday that assets referred to by Le Monde newspaper, in the "Paradise Papers" leaks tracking tax affairs, were known to tax authorities.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for Not Hiring American Workers

Mr. Colbert and Seth Meyers each took a close look at the president’s employment practices.

Europe Edition: Paradise Papers, Tariq Ramadan, Twitter: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Market rally is 3rd best since World War II


UPDATE 1-Dutch tax breaks under fire after "Paradise Papers" leaks

AMSTERDAM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Dutch tax breaks to large international companies came under renewed fire on Tuesday after newly leaked documents revealed errors in the drafting of a tax ruling for U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.


Adding other therapy to exercise may be best for fall prevention

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who exercise may be half as likely to fall as their inactive counterparts, and adding therapies like eye exams, vitamins and home repairs may lower the risk even more, a research review suggests.

Tax Shelters

The Paradise Papers: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.


BRIEF-Sotherly Hotels reports qtrly ‍FFO per share and unit $0.17​

* Sotherly Hotels Inc. reports financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017


BRIEF-Xenia Hotels & Resorts Q3 adjusted FFO per share $0.50

* Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc - qtrly ‍net income per diluted share was $0.11​