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China takes aim at hip-hop, saying 'low-taste content' must stop

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's censors have a new target in a widespread clamp-down on popular culture: the country's nascent hip-hop scene, which resonated with Chinese youth last year on hugely popular television show "Rap of China."


Colombian negotiator returning to Ecuador for talks with ELN rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The Colombian government's head negotiator at peace talks with the ELN rebel group will return to Ecuador to seek a new ceasefire, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday, after being recalled to Bogota following a surge in guerrilla attacks.

Income Tax

Saying You Want to Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is mulling multiple options — none of which are easy to grasp — in an effort to thwart the new federal tax plan.


Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like Satan

ATHENS (Reuters) - Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artwork critics liken to Satan.


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Justin Timberlake made peace with Janet Jackson

Fans may still be waiting on Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson after the uproar over their 2004 Super Bowl appearance, but he says it's all good.


BRIEF-CNB Bank Shares And Jacksonville Bancorp Announce Agreement To Merge



Majority of U.S. National Park Service board resigns, saying it was ignored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Most members of a U.S. National Park Service advisory board, appointed while Barack Obama was president, have resigned after saying they were ignored by President Donald Trump's administration, the panel chairman said on Tuesday.

Jackson was Obama's doctor, too

President Donald Trump's physician fielded questions from reporters on Trump's recent physical at the White House news briefing Tuesday. So who is Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson -- the doctor serving the executive branch?


Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.


Tennis: Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open.


Suncor says oil sands base plant returning to operations after power outage

* Suncor Energy experienced process upset at oil sands base plant in northern Alberta due to temporary power loss - company spokeswoman

Why workers are saying 'I quit!'

Trump called FISA controversial and said it was used to attack him before saying lawmakers should back it

Trump tweet complicates a key vote on surveillance

Hours after saying he'd be OK with whatever lawmakers came up with on DACA, President adds the wall

Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.


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Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

AMRIYAT AL-FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to death from booby-traps or acts of vigilantism, refugees and aid workers say.


BRIEF-USA Technologies Announces Expanded Agreement With Jackson Brothers Of The South


Olympic Games

The Greatest Figure Skater Ever Is Michael Jackson on Ice, Surrounded by Winnie the Poohs

“People see Hanyu for the first time and they become hysterical or they’re moved to tears. It’s like their lives are complete.”

Opinion: What Iran protesters are really saying

Too often the discourse that emerges from media coverage of Iran co-opts the struggle of ordinary people in order to reinforce a specific narrative. But to really understand what is happening in Iran, you only need to listen directly to the voices of the Iranian people.

President explodes as book quotes his ex-adviser Bannon saying a Trump Jr. meeting was 'treasonous'

President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement Wednesday, claiming that Bannon "lost his mind" after being pushed out from the White House.

The President tweeted support for protesters in Iran, saying 'the entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change'

President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted his support for protests taking place in Iran this weekend, writing, "The world is watching!"


Tennis: Fitness comes first for returning Murray, Djokovic

(Reuters) - Former world number ones Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are relishing their return to competition after serious injuries cut their last campaigns short, but the overriding aim for both players in the New Year is to stay fit and healthy.

Michael Jackson's daughter posts photo with brothers

Fans are excited about seeing Michael Jackson's three children together for Christmas.


Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

As the French chef Jérôme Brochot returns his Michelin star, here is a look at others who have turned down celebrated honors and awards.


Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

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.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Obamacare Sign-ups at High Levels Despite Trump Saying It’s ‘Imploding’

Sign-ups at reached 8.8 million, just shy of last year’s levels, despite an open enrollment period that was half as long and far less advertised.

After investigation, New York Times reporter returning, but not to White House beat


Critic’s Notebook: In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears

The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.

Women and Girls

News Analysis: When Saying ‘Yes’ Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’

Sexual consent can be more complicated than a one-word answer.

'Love overcoming fear': What nominees are saying

Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Some politicians and analysts are saying the President just admitted to obstructing justice

President Donald Trump's tweet on Saturday about firing Michael Flynn from his position as national security adviser is garnering a lot of attention from critics -- with some calling it a possible admission of obstruction of justice.

Thriller (Album)

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 35: A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Album

We look back at the impact of the performer’s classic album.


Unilever sees personal care business returning to higher growth "soon"

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever expects its personal care business to return to growth above 4 percent soon, having slowed down recently.

Navajo vets honored near Andrew Jackson image

CNN contributor Ryan Lizza reacts to President Trump honoring Navajo code talkers near a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson, who signed the controversial Indian Removal Act.

What John Conyers' colleagues in Congress are saying

An explosive report rocked Capitol Hill late Monday and early Tuesday, with the allegation that Rep. John Conyers -- the longest-serving active member of the House of Representatives -- settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after he was accused of sexually harassing a staffer.

How Janet Jackson lost 70 pounds

Janet Jackson's dance moves aren't the only thing garnering applause from fans during her "State of the World" tour.


Federer expects great things from returning trio

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season.

Civil Rights Movement (1954-68)

Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.


U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.


Trump stops short of saying U.S. Senate candidate Moore should leave race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump believes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said on Thursday, while state party leaders in Alabama vowed to stand by their nominee.


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* Intercontinental exchange announces management team promotions

Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.

Basketball (College)

U.C.L.A. Players Returning Home After Trump Asks Xi for Help

The American president had appealed to his Chinese counterpart in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.

Joe Jackson's odd message to Blanket

The Jackson family patriarch's well wishes for one of his grandsons has left fans scratching their heads.

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation': What folks are saying

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Jennifer Aniston returning to TV

Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television, nearly 14 years after the actress wrapped up her star-launching role on NBC's "Friends."

Trump to Kim: Returning abductees would be 'something very special'

US President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, were the country to release a number of Japanese citizens abducted by the regime more than two decades ago.


Lebanese PM resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, citing an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.


Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday in a televised broadcast, saying he feared a plot to target his life and criticizing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.


Families returning to ruined Philippine city taught to identify bombs

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine teachers on Tuesday gave families returning to the destroyed lakeside city of Marawi a course on how to identify unexploded bombs in their homes and warned them to stay clear.

Is Janet Jackson banned from the Super Bowl?

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson have both survived 'Nipplegate'

The internet still wants Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson for Nipplegate, but it looks like she's doing just fine.


Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.

Bush, George W

Without Saying ‘Trump,’ George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke

Former President George W. Bush defended immigration and free trade, while condemning nationalism, protectionism and “casual cruelty” in public discourse.

Opinion: Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?

Trump: We're saying 'Merry Christmas'

President Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit, claiming that his administration is bringing back the phrase "Merry Christmas."


BRIEF-Jacksonville Bancorp Q3 earnings per share $0.41

* Announces financial results at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017


Shell returning workers to Mars, Olympus, Ursa, Ram Powell hubs

HOUSTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Sunday that workers were returning to its Mars, Olympus, Ursa and Ram Powell offshore production hubs in the Gulf of Mexico following the passage of Hurricane Nate.

Military Bases and Installations

Army Accident at Ft. Jackson Kills 2 Soldiers and Injures 6

Officials say the accident at the Army installation in South Carolina involved a “military vehicle and a troop formation.”

Peter Kraus returning to 'Bachelor' franchise

It's not "The Bachelor," but fans of the franchise will get a chance to see Peter Kraus give love another shot.


Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

The piece, “Domestikator,” whose outline depicts copulation, was to go on view Oct. 19 in the Tuileries Gardens in a public art program.

Hear what the fans are saying

CNN's Ryan Young speaks to football fans in Chicago to get their reactions to protests taking place in the NFL.


Trump aide Greenblatt returning to Israel for peace talks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Middle East peace negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, is returning to Israel to "continue the peace track" after the president met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last week in New York, a White House official said on Sunday.

Forced out by Irma, residents finally returning to Lower Florida Keys

Residents of the Lower Florida Keys were finally allowed to return home Sunday morning, more than a week after they were forced to flee the wrath of Hurricane Irma.

Sanders defends saying the tweets are a fireable offense

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends her comments that ESPN host Jemele Hill's "white supremacist" remarks were a "fireable offense."


Basketball: Diaw returning to native France, say reports

(The Sports Xchange) - Veteran NBA forward Boris Diaw is returning to his native France after signing a contract to play for Paris-Levallois this season, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

Keys residents returning to devastated region

Residents begin returning to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction throughout the region. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.


REFILE-WRAPUP 11-Returning Florida evacuees stunned by Irma's wreckage as death toll climbs

* More than 60 killed by storm, including at least 18 in U.S.


Returning Florida evacuees stunned by Irma's wreckage as death toll climbs

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma evacuees began returning to the storm-ravaged Florida Keys on Tuesday to find homes ripped apart and businesses coated in seaweed amid a debris-strewn landscape where an estimated 25 percent of all dwellings were destroyed.


WRAPUP 11-Returning Florida evacuees stunned by Irma's wreckage as death toll climbs

* More than 60 killed by storm, including at least 18 in U.S.

The new 'Bachelor' is....

Your new "Bachelor" is both a fan favorite and a shocker.

New Michael Jackson album to be released

A new 13-track album of some of Micheal Jackson's songs will be released on September 29.

Fall TV preview: 30 new and returning shows

If you think your TV to-do list is long now, just wait.


U.S. crude rises on returning refineries; gasoline slumps to pre-Harvey levels

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices rose on Tuesday as the gradual restart of refineries in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut by Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their main feedstock.


U.S. crude prices rise on returning refineries; gasoline slumps to pre-Harvey levels

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices edged up on Tuesday as the gradual restart of refineries in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut by Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their main feedstock.


U.S. crude prices rise on returning refineries, but gasoline slumps to pre-Harvey levels

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices edged up on Tuesday as the gradual restart of Gulf of Mexico refineries following forced shutdowns due to Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their most important feedstock.


'Thriller' was made because Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster

VENICE (Reuters) - Music video "Thriller" was not the product of a brilliant idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday.


Trump nominates Columbia professor Jackson for seat on SEC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Columbia University law professor Robert Jackson, an advocate for public disclosure of political spending by companies, for a vacant seat on the five-member U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Trump to nominate Robert Jackson for seat on SEC: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Columbia University law professor Robert Jackson to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

May, Theresa M

Britain’s Theresa May Makes News by Saying She Won’t Quit

As talks on Brexit intensify, Mrs. May is seeking to reassert authority over her feuding Conservative Party, but the odds are stacked against her.


BRIEF-Hooker Furniture appoints Tonya Jackson and Paulette Garafalo to board

* Hooker furniture expands board with Tonya Jackson and Paulette Garafalo


Nikkei rises as dollar-yen steady; activity thin before Jackson Hole

TOKYO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning as the dollar was steady against the yen, but activity was subdued as investors waited on speeches at the central bankers' symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that began on Thursday.


US STOCKS-Wall St flat as Jackson Hole meeting in focus

* Amazon to close Whole Foods deal Monday; Grocery shares fall


US STOCKS-Wall St slips as focus shifts to Jackson Hole

* Indexes down: Dow 0.06 pct, S&P 0.14 pct, Nasdaq 0.29 pct (Updates to early afternoon)


US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as focus shifts to Jackson Hole

* Indexes up: Dow 0.1 pct, S&P 0.06 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Adds details, comments, updates price)


US STOCKS-Wall St slips ahead of Jackson Hole meet

* Indexes down: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.11 pct, Nasdaq 0.13 pct (Updates to open)


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher; focus on Jackson Hole meeting

Aug 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks open higher on Thursday, buoyed by retail companies, although caution prevailed ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures higher, Jackson Hole meeting in focus

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday ahead of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Futures steady ahead of Jackson Hole meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday, with caution prevailing ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


US STOCKS-Futures steady ahead of Jackson Hole meeting

Aug 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday, with caution prevailing ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks steady; focus on Jackson Hole keeps market cautious

* Oil steady as storm heads into Gulf of Mexico (Adds European markets.)


Saying Goodbye to the Broadway Hit ‘On Your Feet!’

After 746 performances, the musical “On Your Feet!” has gone silent. Its male star, Ektor Rivera, reflected on its fans, the cast and what's next.


METALS-London metals consolidate on stronger dollar ahead of Jackson Hole

MELBOURNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) - London metals slipped on Wednesday as the dollar stood tall ahead of a meeting of global central bankers at Jackson Hole in the United States later in the week. FUNDAMENTALS * LONDON COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped 0.6 percent to $6,542 a tonne by 0216 GMT, after ending little changed in the previous session, when prices touched their highest since November 2014 at $6,649 a tonne. * SHANGHAI COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange c


Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday to extend a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe, while the dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the week.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole

TOKYO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday to extend a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe, while the dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the week.


PRECIOUS-Gold slips amid steady dollar; investors wary ahead of Jackson Hole meet

BENGALURU, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Gold prices were a touch lower amid a steady dollar early on Tuesday, with investors eying developments on the geopolitical front and remaining cautious ahead of an annual central banking meeting in Jackson Hole later this week. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold had slipped 0.1 percent to $1,289.77 an ounce by 0054 GMT, after rising 0.5 percent in the previous session * U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down 0.1 percent to $


Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

(Reuters) - The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian's spokesman said on Monday.


BRIEF-FedEx Office extends SameDay City Service to Jacksonville

* ‍Announces expansion of FedEx SameDay City, a local courier delivery service, to Jacksonville​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm markets seesaw ahead of Jackson Hole conference

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks and currencies seesawed on Monday as traders awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual central banking symposium in Jackson Hole later this week for clues on the U.S. central bank's plans to raise interest rates. Questions over the possibility of a third U.S. rate hike this year have been a key driver of demand for emerging market currencies in recent weeks following a mixed batch of economic figures. Fed Cha

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

'Bachelor in Paradise' plays coy with controversy

First, the obvious: The tantalizing whiff of controversy drew media to a season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" that many outlets (including this one) would have otherwise ignored. Nobody expected a "60 Minutes"-type expose, but once ABC and Warner Bros. opted to forge ahead with the show, they had a certain duty not to whitewash what nearly derailed it, and to clarify what happened -- or didn't.


BRIEF-Conagra brands names Delu Jackson vice president of Precision Marketing

* Conagra brands names Delu Jackson vice president of Precision Marketing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

'Bachelor' alum opens up about pregnancy loss

"Bachelor" Season 14 winner Vienna Girardi announced she has miscarried twins.

Peter Kraus doesn't think 'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay settled

Bachelor Nation may not be content, but Peter Kraus looks to be moving on.

'Bachelorette' finale: Rachel picked...

Rachel Lindsay's season of "The Bachelorette" may have been a first for the franchise, but it ended much like the others.

ABC: 'Bachelor' incident was 'wake-up call'

ABC said the "Bachelor in Paradise" incident that temporarily shut down production of the reality series "brought to light some safety issues" that have been addressed by Warner Bros., from which ABC licenses the series.


Tesla lowers price of Model X, saying margins improved

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Friday lowered the base price of its Model X SUV to $79,500 and said improving margins were behind the move, which came as the automaker is ramping up production of its new lower-priced Model 3.

Environmental Protection Agency

E.P.A. Reverses Course, Saying It Won’t Delay Obama-Era Ozone Rule

The agency said in June that states would have extra time to meet a new standard for ozone pollution. The change reverts to the date set by the Obama administration.

Jackson, Samuel L

Cover Story: The Samuel L. Jackson Method

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

'Bachelorette' contestant addresses racism accusations

One contestant found himself on the hot seat on Monday night during "The Bachelorette 2017: The Men Tell All."


Australia Tightens Airport Security, Saying Police Foiled Bomb Plot

The authorities said Sunday that they had disrupted a plan to set off a bomb on a plane, but they offered few details. Four men were arrested.


Senator McCain returning to Arizona for cancer treatment: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, is returning home to Arizona for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic, McCain's office said on Friday.

Days after returning from surgery, he stops the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

Shortly before Sen. John McCain entered the Senate chamber in the wee hours of Friday morning, reporters wanted to know how he'd vote.


'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Wonder Woman" is coming back for more.


Booby-traps plague north Iraq as Islamic State targets returning civilians

SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq (Reuters) - As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from Islamic State, homemade bombs and explosives laid on an industrial scale by the insurgents are claiming hundreds of victims and hampering efforts to bring life back to normal.

What Trump's team is saying on pardons

President Donald Trump's new communications director and a member of his legal team said Sunday that Trump has no need to use his pardoning power as it relates to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

United States Politics and Government

Fact Check: How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ ISIS Leader’s Capture

An Army general said a leak had cost a chance to capture the head of the Islamic State. But a Pentagon announcement weeks earlier would have tipped the militant off.


Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.


Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

Ryan Seacrest returning to 'American Idol'

Lance Armstrong still has plenty to say, and he's saying it

It has been described as the guilty pleasure of this year's Tour de France, arguably the race's greatest villain waxing lyrical about the race he once dominated for so long.


States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

Eight states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use last fall, but the attorney general is leading a federal push to curb the industry.

Fashion and Apparel

Saying Farewell to a Store That Changed Shopping

Fashion power players share their memories of Colette, the Paris store that is closing after 20 years.


AstraZeneca offers no comment after report saying CEO staying

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca declined to comment on speculation about the future of its chief executive Pascal Soriot on Friday, after a report quoted Bloomberg news agency saying he would stay in his post.

The President defends his son in firestorm over Russia, saying 'politics is not the nicest business in the world'


Mosul's displaced await post-battle security before returning home

HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to oust Islamic State from Mosul forced Um Youssef to flee her home in the city's historic quarter but, despite the government's declaration of victory this week, she is in no rush to return.

Corinne Olympios returning to 'Paradise'

The "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion special is sure to be an interesting one with the additions of two former cast members.

One 'Bachelorette' wedding you probably won't see

Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher found love and got engaged last year on "The Bachelorette," but Bachelor Nation is still eagerly awaiting a wedding date.

Donald Trump Jr.'s emails undermine what the White House has been saying

Donald Trump's defenders have always argued that the entire notion his campaign colluded with Russia was all smoke and no fire.

DeMario Jackson returning to 'Bachelorette'

Despite the scandal which he said cost him his job, DeMario Jackson isn't done yet with ABC's "Bachelor" franchise.

British MP apologizes after saying 'n***** in the woodpile' in meeting

A British lawmaker caused outrage Monday after a recording emerged of her seemingly describing the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal as "the real n***** in the woodpile."

Cillizza: Trump confronts Putin on election meddling 24 hours after saying Russia might not have done it

The first thing President Donald Trump raised with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their meeting Friday at the G20 in Germany was Russia's interference in the 2016 election.


Rome Journal: Putting ‘Don Giovanni’ on a Truck, and Returning Opera to Its Roots

Putting into practice the notion that culture is a right, OperaCamion is bringing operas, like Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” to Rome’s grittier neighborhoods.


Fed says Yellen was hospitalized for a few days, returning to work this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was hospitalized over the weekend to treat a urinary tract infection while she was vacationing with her family in London, the Fed said in a statement on Monday.

Corinne Olympios won't return to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Corinne Olympios says she wants to move on from the "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal that prompted producers to suspend production of the show earlier this month.

Arctic region returning to the wild

Fascinating indigenous culture. World-class river fishing. Close-up encounters with brown bear, lynx, moose and wolverine. Nights out under the Northern Lights. Log cabins, saunas and warming shots of aquavit.

Jackson, Phil (1945- )

Timeline: How Phil Jackson Failed With the Knicks

He was part of the Knicks’ only championship era, and won a mind-boggling 11 titles as a coach of the Bulls and Lakers. But even Phil Jackson couldn’t resurrect the Knicks. He was dismissed as team president on Wednesday. It was a rocky three-year ride.


Jackson and struggling Knicks mutually agree to part ways

(Reuters) - The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson mutually agreed to part ways a little over three years after the Hall of Famer was brought on to help revive the struggling NBA team, it said on Wednesday.

Jackson, Phil (1945- )

Phil Jackson Is Out as President of New York Knicks

Jackson, who won 11 N.B.A. titles as a coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, never translated that success to the front office with the Knicks.

'Bachelor's DeMario Jackson claims Olympios was the 'aggressor'

DeMario Jackson spoke out for the first time about what happened between him and Corinne Olympios on the "Bachelor in Paradise" set where misconduct allegations prompted producers to suspend production earlier this month.

Democrat fired from state party post for saying he was 'glad' Scalise was shot

A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday morning after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was "glad" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Louisiana Republican was dead.

DeMario Jackson will not be returning to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

DeMario Jackson is saying adios to "Bachelor In Paradise."

'Bachelor in Paradise' contract revealed


Emirates sees demand returning on U.S. routes weakened by Trump policies

PARIS (Reuters) - Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, is seeing a return in demand on routes to the United States that it had started to retreat from in May, President Tim Clark said on Wednesday.


AIRSHOW-Emirates sees demand returning on U.S. routes weakened by Trump policies

PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) - Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, is seeing a return in demand on routes to the United States that it had started to retreat from in May, President Tim Clark said on Wednesday.

'Bachelor in Paradise' investigation ends, Warner Bros. concludes no misconduct

'Bachelor in Paradise' couple Carly Waddell Evan Bass gets married in Mexico

It's a match made in reality TV heaven.

President's lawyer blames Twitter character count for Trump's tweet saying he was being investigated

A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week.

More 'Bachelor in Paradise' fallout

'Bachelor in Paradise' cast member breaks her silence on scandal

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins defends franchise

Ben Higgins is speaking out about life inside the the "Bachelor" franchise.

'Luther' returning to BBC America

BBC America is bringing Idris Elba back in "Luther."

'Bachelor in Paradise' halts filming


Jackson blasts NFL as Kaepernick fails to find job

(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson blasted the NFL on Wednesday for failing to find a role for Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who sparked debate last season with his sideline protest over police violence against African-Americans.


Jackson National to replace Pimco Total Return with DoubleLine Core

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - Jackson National, the largest U.S. provider of variable annuities, said in a filing on Tuesday it plans to remove Pimco's Total Return Bond investment strategy from Jackson National's product line-up and assign management of the $3.5 billion in that fund offering to Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital.

What the White House is saying about Comey

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Trump will not invoke his executive privilege to prevent former FBI director James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Steve Kerr Returning to Coach Warriors in Game 2 of the N.B.A. Finals

Kerr, who sought treatment for pain stemming from a back operation, stepped aside from his usual duties after the Warriors’ first two games of the playoffs.

Trump administration returning Senate torture report

The CIA, CIA inspector general and director of national intelligence will return their copies of the Senate intelligence committee's massive 6,700-page report on the CIA's interrogation and detention program under the George W. Bush administration, a Senate aide confirmed to CNN Friday.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Administration Starts Returning Copies of C.I.A. Torture Report to Congress

The move raises the possibility that the few existing copies of the 6,700-page report could be locked in Senate vaults and never made public.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Ohio Sues Drug Makers, Saying They Aided Opioid Epidemic

The lawsuit, one of several that is being closely watched, accused drug makers of marketing that misled doctors and patients about the danger of addiction and overdose.

Michael Jackson gets sympathetic treatment in 'Searching for Neverland'

Narrowly focused on the last few years of his life, "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland" labors to humanize the King of Pop, acknowledging eccentricities but portraying him as an object of sympathy. While reasonably effective dramatically speaking, its reception will likely depend on how one views Jackson's alleged behavior with children.

British Airways says some service returning after day of chaos

British Airways is planning to have a "near normal schedule" out of Gatwick airport Sunday after it was forced to cancel Saturday flights out of London's two biggest airports.

Ariana Grande returning to do benefit

Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week.

Clinton returning to alma mater 48 years after famous speech

Hillary Clinton will deliver the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday, almost five decades after a young Hillary Rodham's speech at her own graduation thrust her into the national spotlight.

Economic Conditions and Trends

Expert Doubts China’s Population Number, Saying India May Be No. 1

Yi Fuxiang, a Chinese scientist at the University of Wisconsin, challenged China’s figure of 1.38 billion people, suggesting India is more populous.

'Bachelorette' swept off her feet [literally]

Let the games begin.


Jang giving up LPGA membership, returning to Korean tour

SEOUL (Reuters) - World number 10 Jang Ha-na is rescinding her membership of the U.S. LPGA Tour and will return to South Korea to compete on the domestic women's golf circuit from next month, her agency Sportizen said on Monday.

Reince Priebus returning to Washington after Saudi visit

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus will return to Washington after President Donald Trump wraps up his visit to Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his foreign trip.

United States Politics and Government

Trump, Saying He Is Treated ‘Unfairly,’ Signals a Fight

Delivering the commencement address to Coast Guard cadets on Wednesday, Mr. Trump said that “no politician in history” had “been treated worse.”

'Roseanne' returning to TV

Not only is "Roseanne" getting a reboot, but we also get both Beckys.

Cillizza: Is Trump taping phone calls? Sean Spicer isn't saying.

Six hours after President Donald Trump implied that he could be taping phone calls with now-deposed FBI Director James Comey, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule that possibility out.

Comey erred in saying a Clinton aide sent 'hundreds and thousands' of emails to a laptop, sources say

FBI Director James Comey erroneously told Congress last week that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded "hundreds of thousands" of emails to her then-husband's laptop -- and the bureau is looking for a way to clean up the error, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards Returning to New York After 15 Years Away

The news of the ceremony to be held on Jan. 28 followed months of negotiations in which Julie Menin, of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, was a major force.

Simmons, Richard

Richard Simmons Says Tabloids Defamed Him by Saying He Had a Sex Change

Does an accusation of a sex change constitute libel? A fitness guru’s lawsuit against The National Enquirer and Radar Online may break new ground.


Macau developer linked to Jesse Jackson Jr. in court filing

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors say that a billionaire real estate developer from Macau accused of paying bribes to a former United Nations General Assembly president also gave gifts to former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., according to court papers.

New York City

Trump Is Returning to New York for His First Visit as President

The president’s stay on Thursday, expected to be just hours long and largely behind closed doors, is nonetheless weighted in meaning for many.

FBI's latest on Russia investigation? Comey isn't saying

FBI Director James Comey beat back questions about the continuing federal probe into Russian interference in the US elections, as senators tried to pry any bit of information out of him Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Is Returning to New York City, Just Not to Sleep

The president will travel directly to his golf course in New Jersey after an event Thursday on the U.S.S. Intrepid in Manhattan.

Cillizza: Jackson would think Trump was 'volatile'

In an interview with SiriusXM's Salena Zito that aired Monday, President Donald Trump repeatedly made reference to Andrew Jackson as a sort of North Star for his own presidency. He also suggested that Jackson had foreseen the Civil War and could have stopped it. (Jackson died in 1845; the Civil War began in 1861.) I reached out to historian and author Jon Meacham, who wrote "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," for some straight answers on Jackson, the Civil War and Trump's version of history. (As the New York Times' Maggie Haberman noted, Trump has been reportedly reading Meacham's Jackson book.) Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

Janet Jackson addresses split from husband, resumes tour

Janet Jackson took to Twitter on Monday night to make several big announcements about her family and her return to the stage.


Singer Janet Jackson to go back on tour after time off for family

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Janet Jackson has announced she is going back on tour later this year, returning to the stage in the United States and Canada after taking time off to give birth to her first child.


Rouhani warns voters to prevent 'extremism' returning to Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani told Iranians on Saturday they could face greater authoritarianism if they replace him with a hardline rival in May's election.


Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying opposition by...

Former 'Bachelor' star Chris Soules arrested after deadly crash

Former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules has been arrested in connection with a deadly car crash in Buchanan County, Iowa, Monday night, authorities say.


Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.

'X- Files' is returning

The truth is still out there.


BRIEF-Twenty-First Century Fox says Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News

* Says after review of allegations, co and Bill O'Reilly agreed that O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel Further company coverage:


U.S. Isn’t Saying How Much Damage ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Did in Afghanistan

There are conflicting reports about whether any Islamic State militants were killed by the 11-ton bomb dropped on a cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday.


Iraqi Christians celebrate Easter, dream of returning home

TEL ESQOF, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered on Sunday in a church damaged by Islamic State north of Mosul, celebrating Easter there for the first time since 2014.

See first photo of Janet Jackson's baby boy

Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, have welcomed their first child, a boy named Eissa.

See 1st photo of Janet Jackson's baby

Fans got a first glimpse of Janet Jackson's baby boy, Eissa, via the pop star's website and social media on Friday.


On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Phil Jackson Breaks the Silence, but the Turmoil Is Intact

Speaking to local reporters he had avoided since September, Jackson, the team’s president for three seasons, said the Knicks were still several years away from being a contender.


Knicks and Anthony better off apart: club president Jackson

(The Sports Xchange) - New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said on Friday that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony "would be better off somewhere else."


Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: ‘He Would Be Better Off Somewhere Else’

“I never took a jump shot, never made a substitution,” Jackson said. “But the buck stops here.”


Arkansas governor backs record executions, saying families need closure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - An unprecedented series of executions scheduled in Arkansas later this month will bring long-awaited closure to victims' families, the state's governor said on Thursday, as U.S. judges mull whether to halt the proceedings on grounds they are excessive and unlawful.