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Family finds clues to teen's suicide in blue whale paintings

The walls and décor of 16-year-old Nadia's room looked like that of any other high school teenager. Her real name is not Nadia; we are keeping her identity hidden at the request of her family, out of respect for her memory and their privacy. [Source]

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Penguin pulls 'Mandela's Last Years' off shelves after family complains

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do so, local media said.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

A study by Yale researchers found that the rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of a big insurer jumped when EmCare entered a hospital.


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Ruszczyk's family hires Minneapolis attorney from Castile case

Robert Bennett doesn't look like a man fighting for the little guy.


Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home

(Reuters) - The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt.

Diana's unseen family photos revealed

Two previously unseen photos from Princess Diana's personal family album have been released, ahead of the 20-year anniversary of her death.

Tour de France (Bicycle Race)

Chris Froome Wins His Fourth Tour de France Title

The Briton bested Rigoberto Urán of Colombia by 54 seconds in the overall standings during Sunday’s largely ceremonial final stage in Paris.

British cyclist Froome wins Tour de France

Britain's Chris Froome moved within one win of the all-time record when he clinched his fourth Tour de France win on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.


Cycling: Near perfect Froome claims fourth Tour title

PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling's greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race.

Tour de France (Bicycle Race)

Chris Froome Virtually Clinches His Fourth Tour de France Title

Froome finished third in Saturday’s Stage 20, a time trial in Marseille, and he has a 54-second lead over Rigoberto Urán in the overall standings. The only remaining stage is Sunday’s largely ceremonial ride into Paris.


Froome virtually certain of fourth Tour de France title

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome all but sealed a third consecutive Tour de France triumph and his fourth overall when he beat his yellow jersey rivals in the penultimate-day time trial won by Maciej Bodnar on Saturday.


Backing Qatar, Erdogan may have little room to maneuver in Gulf visit

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to the Gulf this weekend in an attempt to patch up the rift between Qatar and its neighbors, but the firm Qatari ally may find himself with little room to maneuver as a mediator.

One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump

Ben Horowitz is helping define the modern tech age. His father shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. Family chats get interesting.

Spicer's exit will not lift White House siege as walls close in

In a White House under siege, something had to change.

Bathrooms and Toilets

Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High

Opponents and supporters of a proposal to limit transgender bathroom use in public buildings packed a committee hearing in Austin on Friday.


Tour is 'mine to lose', says Froome ahead of decisive time trial

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Only 22 km realistically stands between Chris Froome and a third consecutive Tour de France triumph but the British rider says he cannot rest easy.


Lawsuit says North Carolina bathroom law still harmful

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina despite lawmakers replacing a measure that restricted their access to many public bathrooms, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.


Activists, executives tell Texas Senate to ditch bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Transgender activists and business leaders urged a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation that would limit bathroom access for transgender people, saying it was a discriminatory measure that would hurt the state's economy.


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Cycling: Boasson Hagen takes overdue stage win, Froome rolls on toward victory

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near-misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on an uneventful day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory on Friday.


Transgender activists tell Texas Senate to ditch bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Transgender activists told a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation that would limit bathroom access for transgender people, saying it was discriminatory and would place them at greater risk of being assaulted.


Tensions flare as Texas Senate starts debate on bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people, including LGBT activists and business leaders, are expected to urge a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation they deem discriminatory because it would limit bathroom access for transgender people.


Wanted: Housewives to beat staff crunch at Japan's FamilyMart

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's second-largest convenience store chain hopes it has found an answer to its labor problems - housewives.


Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.


Cycling: Froome safe in yellow as Barguil wins on Col d'Izoard

BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome remained rock-solid on a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb won in audacious fashion by Warren Barguil on Thursday and now looks unstoppable in his bid to claim a fourth title in Paris.


Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in Minnesota, the lawyer said on Thursday.


Cycling: Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.


Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen , sources involved in the process told Reuters.


Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN, July 20 (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen, sources involved in the process told Reuters.


Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.


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Cycling: Froome safe in yellow as Barguil wins on Izoard

BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome survived a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday, holding on to his yellow jersey as Frenchman Romain Bardet's hopes of mounting a decisive attack fizzled out.


In beer halls and boardrooms, the Brexit diaspora gets organized

BERLIN (Reuters) - Robert Anderson was enjoying a drink with a compatriot in a Munich beer hall a few weeks before Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union when he realized he and other Britons who stood to lose a lot of rights would have to get organized.

Family of Australian woman killed by police wants her body back

Justine Ruszczyk's family says they're still grappling with the reality of her death.


Froome in control as Aru slips down the rankings

SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome kept control of his rivals in a grueling Alpine ride to move a step closer to a fourth Tour de France title on Wednesday, retaining the leader's yellow jersey after the 17th stage, won by Slovenia's Primoz Roglic.


Transgender 'bathroom buddy' photo with Texas governor stirs tempest

DALLAS (Reuters) - Architect Ashley Smith chatted briefly with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on education, had a photo snapped and started a social media storm about bathroom access for transgender people.


Cycling: Roglic wins Tour stage 17 as Froome retains overall lead

SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - Slovenia's Primoz Roglic won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a mountainous 183-km ride from La Mure to Serre-Chevalier on Wednesday.

Prince George bored by family trip?

The British royals have arrived in Germany for a 3-day visit and Prince George appeared a little tired.

Shkreli, Martin (1983- )

Former Employee Testifies Shkreli Threatened Him and His Family

In a letter entered into evidence in his fraud trial, Martin Shkreli told the wife of a ex-employee, “I hope to see you and your four children homeless.”

Airlines and Airplanes

Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties

For nearly 25 years, HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, has funneled business to a small group of relatives and associates of its senior executives.


Exclusive: Murdered U.N. experts talked travel with Congo militia family - report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two United Nations sanctions monitors in Democratic Republic of Congo discussed their travel plans with family representatives of a late militia leader the day before they were murdered while investigating the group, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.


UPDATE 1-Family of crew member killed on Allman movie set awarded $11.2 mln

ATLANTA, July 18 (Reuters) - A Georgia jury has awarded more than $11.2 million to the family of a film crew member who was killed in 2014 on the set of a biographical movie about rock singer Gregg Allman, court records show.

Transgender and Transsexuals

Bathroom Bill Tests Clout of Rare Moderate in Increasingly Conservative Texas

Joe Straus, the speaker of the Texas House, has put himself at odds with many of his fellow Republicans over his resistance to a bathroom bill.


Texas business leaders call on lawmakers to drop 'bathroom bill'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A group of Texas business leaders urged state lawmakers on Monday to abandon plans to pass a bill to restrict bathroom access for transgender people, calling such a measure bad for the economy.


Search for man after Arizona flash flood kills 9 of his family

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Authorities searched on Monday for a missing man after a wall of water crashed down a swollen Arizona canyon, law enforcement officials said, reportedly killing his wife, her three children and five other family members at a popular swimming spot north of Phoenix.


After avoiding disaster, Froome ready to tackle Alps in close Tour

LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - After narrowly averting disaster in the Massif Central, Chris Froome believes he is ready for the final stretch of the Tour de France with a handful of rivals breathing down his neck.

Family swept away in deadly flash flooding

Nine people are dead and one is missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona, police say.

Family finds clues to teen's suicide in blue whale paintings

The walls and décor of 16-year-old Nadia's room looked like that of any other high school teenager. Her real name is not Nadia; we are keeping her identity hidden at the request of her family, out of respect for her memory and their privacy.

7 dead after family gets caught in flood

Seven people are dead and three others missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona, police say.


Froome survives French coup attempt to retain Tour de France lead

LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome survived an attempted coup by Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale team in a treacherous 15th stage to retain the Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.


Froome regains control as Matthews wins stage 14 of Tour de France

RODEZ, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome reclaimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after he left Italian Fabio Aru trailing in a punchy finish of the 14th stage, a 181.5-km ride from Blagnac on Saturday.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Taking on the Triathlon, as a Family

Friday: The 2017 triathlon, weekend activities, and New York as our nation’s capital.


Family of four among 14 killed in floods in northern Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) - At least 14 people, including a family of four, have been killed in floods brought on by constant heavy rain in northern Vietnam over the past week, and more rain is expected, a government agency said on Friday.

Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban

In a victory for challengers of the Trump administration's travel ban, a federal court judge late Thursday agreed once again to partially halt the ban of certain foreign nationals from six predominately Muslim countries on a nationwide basis -- a direct rebuke the government's attempt to limit the close family members allowed in the US.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

A Refugee Family Arrives in Arkansas, Before the Door Shuts

The Mwenda family fled Congo in 2009 after a militia attack and lived for years in Malawi. Their arrival last week just beat a moratorium on refugees.


U.S. charges 14 over $147 million New York boiler room scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday criminally charged 14 defendants with involvement in a $147 million stock manipulation scheme orchestrated in a Long Island, New York boiler room, and which swindled dozens of senior citizens and other investors.


U.S. charges 14 over $147 mln New York boiler room scam

NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday criminally charged 14 defendants with involvement in a $147 million stock manipulation scheme orchestrated in a Long Island, New York boiler room, and which swindled dozens of senior citizens and other investors.


Cycling: Froome to adopt ruthless approach in Pyrenees

PAU, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome's main goal in Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France will be to ensure that those rivals who have already slipped out of contention do not get back into the race.


Quentin Tarantino Exploring New Movie on Manson Family

The Hollywood Reporter said that Mr. Tarantino is at the final stages of script writing and that filming would begin next year.

Beachgoers save family with human chain

A family stuck in a rip current narrowly avoided a tragedy when a crowd of strangers linked together to bring them back to land.


Pakistan PM's family rejects findings in corruption probe

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier's assets, dismissing as "trash" allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings.


Cracks appear in Sky's armor but Froome still in control

BERGERAC, France, July 10 (Reuters) - Cracks have appeared in the Team Sky armor on the Tour de France but defending champion Chris Froome remains on track to claim a fourth title after the opening block of racing.

Tour de France (Bicycle Race)

Froome Holds Tour de France Lead Amid Bad Crashes During Rugged Stage 9

The three-time Tour champion survived a punishing day of climbs and descents in which second-place Geraint Thomas crashed and broke his collarbone.


Froome stays in control after action-packed ninth stage of Tour de France

CHAMBERY, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome escaped unscathed after an action-packed ninth stage of the Tour de France as one his main rivals and his Team Sky lieutenant crashed out of the race on Sunday.


Cycling - Sunday's stage in the Jura will be decisive, says Froome

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome has warned that Sunday's ninth stage, a punishing trek in the Jura mountains will be "very decisive" for the general classification.

Michael Phelps: 'I locked myself in my room for four days'

For a man who glides so quickly and effortlessly through the water it seems perverse to think of Michael Phelps confining himself to one room for four straight days.


Kittel wins Tour de France stage seven, Froome retains lead

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France (Reuters) - German Marcel Kittel of the Quick-Step Floors team won the seventh stage of the Tour de France, according to provisional results on Friday.

Mom accused in family stabbings gives thumbs-up in court

The mother accused of fatally stabbing four of her children and their father appeared to pray, smiled and gave a thumbs-up to cameras during a bizarre court appearance Friday in Georgia.

Labor and Jobs

Economic Trends: The Job Market May Have Some Room to Run After All

Job creation is more robust than it had seemed, and this economic expansion, now eight years old, may have some life in it yet.

Who's in the room for the Trump-Putin meeting?

President Donald Trump's first formal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin later Friday in Germany will be an intimate affair.

Victim's family divided over execution

Family members of slain sheriff's deputy Eric Sutphin speak out on both sides of a debate over the execution of convicted murderer William Morva.

News and News Media

Dean Baquet Answers Readers’ Questions on Editing in the Newsroom

“We have to change our editing system to accommodate the changes in journalism,” said Mr. Baquet, The Times’s executive editor.

Attacks on Police

Slain New York Police Officer, Mother of 3, Was Her Family’s ‘Warrior’

The family of Officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx on Wednesday, says she was outspoken and encouraged family members to face their problems head on.


Aru signals Tour ambitions as Froome takes yellow

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (Reuters) - Italian champion Fabio Aru launched a blistering attack in the final stretches of the fifth stage to claim his maiden Tour de France win on Wednesday, as defending champion Chris Froome took the yellow jersey.

Ivanka pushes for 'investment' in family leave

Ivanka Trump is making a public pitch for the Trump administration's paid family leave policy, arguing in a letter to the Wall Street Journal published Tuesday that the proposal is not an entitlement, but an investment.


Monte Paschi looks to leave "emergency room" and return to profit

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena set out plans to get out of the "emergency room" and return to profit, clearing the way for a state bailout that should remove the biggest threat to the country's financial stability.


Lee family war rumbles on as Singapore's parliament debates

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As Singapore's parliament began the second day of a debate on Tuesday over Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's dispute with his siblings over their late father's house, his estranged brother accused the prime minister of making false claims.


Family firm in Ukraine says it was not responsible for cyber attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian company Intellect Service was not responsible for last week's international cyber attack that brought down the computer systems of several major companies, the father and daughter team told Reuters on Monday.

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance: Family-Friendly Laws Are Being Passed, but Not by Trump’s Team

The flurry of policy making by states and cities is in contrast to slow going in Washington.


Exclusive: Okada sues family in bid to regain control of gambling empire

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese casino and slot machine tycoon Kazuo Okada has filed a lawsuit against his son, daughter and wife in Hong Kong in an attempt to regain control of his sprawling business empire, according to a court filing and Okada.


Singapore PM to face questions in parliament over family feud

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was set to face questions at a special sitting of parliament on Monday over whether he had abused his power in a dispute with his brother and sister over what to do with their late father's house.


Froome crashes during Tour de France stage two

LIEGE, Belgium (Reuters) - Defending Chris Froome crashed during the second stage of the Tour de France, a 203.5-km ride from Duesseldorf to Liege on Sunday.


Froome makes instant impact as Thomas wins Tour opener

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Reigning champion Chris Froome wasted no time flexing his muscles at the Tour de France as he powered to sixth place in a treacherous opening time trial won superbly by Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas on Saturday.


Ailing China dissident Liu's 'time limited', says family member

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo's "time is limited" due to a fluid build up around his stomach caused by liver scarring, a family member said, after authorities said Liu could not be moved abroad due to his illness.

Man hides in hospital room during shooting

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital was put on lockdown after a former employee came in shooting.


Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Venus Williams was sued on Friday by the family of a Florida man who died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that police say was the fault of the world's former top-ranked tennis player.


Three times Tour winner Froome extends Sky contract

LONDON (Reuters) - Three times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Team Sky until the end of 2020, Sky said on Friday.

'Star Wars' star surprises veteran's family

"Star Wars" star, Adam Driver, surprises the daughter of an injured army veteran, awarding her a scholarship in order to finish nursing school.


Review: In ‘Marvin’s Room,’ Who Will Care for the Caregiver?

Scott McPherson’s 1991 Off Broadway hit about duty to self and to others makes its Broadway debut in a very different world.

One bedroom 'Fixer Upper' home lists for $950K

A couple featured on HGTV's hit show "Fixer Upper" is listing their home in Waco, Texas, for nearly $1 million.


Froome 'fresher than ever' as under-scrutiny Sky embark on Tour

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Chris Froome, who is targeting a fourth Tour de France title, has warned that despite under-par recent performances, he is fresher than ever as he embarks on another three weeks on the road.


Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child.


Your Money: Sharing family getaways without any cottage conflicts

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Picture it: 40 picturesque acres nestled in Wisconsin lake country.


Yes he can: 'Clever boy' Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four...


Cycling: Undercooked Froome still tipped to be Tour's hottest rider

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Chris Froome may look far from his best and might say this year's route does him no favors, but the Briton is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth Tour de France crown next month.

Family makes desperate plea to student

Security camera video showed the visiting Chinese scholar getting into a black Saturn Astra hatchback on the University of Illinois campus the afternoon of June 9.


Family help oust Japan casino mogul Okada in boardroom coup

NEW YORK/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) - Relatives of Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada helped remove him as director of a Hong Kong investment company at the center of a sprawling gambling empire, according to corporate filings and people with knowledge of the matter.


Family sues over fatal police shooting of Louisiana black man

BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - The family of a black man killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year filed a wrongful death suit against the city and police on Tuesday, alleging a history of excessive force incidents and racism toward African-Americans.


Yale University sues Connecticut over gender-neutral bathrooms

BOSTON (Reuters) - Yale University has sued the state of Connecticut over rules it says limit the number of gender-neutral bathrooms it can designate on campus, the latest skirmish in the broader U.S. fight about gender identity.

Education (K-12)

Education Disrupted: How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?


Big Music in Small Rooms: Fado

Every Tuesday, people gather at the Adega Rio Douro in Porto to sing a form of traditional Portuguese music. The restaurant welcomes retired professional singers and amateurs, accompanied by classical and Portuguese guitar.


Ubisoft founding family raises stake to ward off Vivendi

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Guillemot family has raised its stake in videogames maker Ubisoft , according to a stock market filing released on Tuesday, as part of their ongoing battle to fend off Vivendi's rival interest in the company.


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Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Philando Castile Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement With Minnesota City

The settlement came 10 days after Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who fatally shot Mr. Castile during a traffic stop, was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter and all other charges.


Family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota city in death of Philando Castile: CNN

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports.

Family buries man wrongfully ID'd as son

On May 12, Frank Kerrigan buried his son in a plot next to his late wife in California. About two weeks later, Kerrigan heard his dead son's voice.


BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $974 million multifamily K-deal, K-726

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Cycling: Froome says was never offered triamcinolone by Team Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has said he was never offered or administered the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone by Team Sky and was not aware of other riders in the British outfit taking it.


The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

GOP lawmaker raises 'serious questions' about Kushner family


Belgian bombing suspect had marriage, job plans, say family

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Moroccan suspected of trying to explode a bomb in Brussels Central Station on Tuesday was a normal man who had plans to marry and become a taxi driver, his family told Belgian public broadcaster VRT.


Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month.


‘Marvin’s Room’ Moves to Broadway With Women Front and Center

The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.

Manson family member up for parole

Patricia Krenwinkel, a Charles Manson follower convicted in the Manson family murder spree and the longest-serving female inmate in the California prison system, will be up for parole consideration on Thursday.


Family of Canadian imprisoned in North Korea wants more action

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The family of a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea is concerned for his welfare after the death of an American student after imprisonment there, and wants Canada to work harder to secure his release, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Castile family lawyer 'stunned' by video

"Stunned." That's the word Glenda Hatchett used Wednesday to describe how she felt after seeing the dashcam footage of Philando Castile's July 2016 shooting death during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis.

Family declines autopsy for student returned from N. Korea

The family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee's official cause of death a mystery for the time being.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Family of Michael Brown Settles Lawsuit Against City of Ferguson

A federal judge in Missouri approved a settlement in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old that sparked outrage over the police’s treatment of black people.

Ferguson, Brown family settle lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, has reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city.


Family declines autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

(Reuters) - An Ohio coroner will not perform an autopsy on the U.S. student who died after being held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and will perform an external examination of the body at the family's request, the agency said on Tuesday.

Family sues water park over teen's death

Exactly one year after her death, Lauren Seitz's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit over a deadly amoeba she picked up during a trip to a North Carolina water park.


The Secret Room, the Nazi Artifacts and an Argentine Mystery

Investigators searching a home outside Buenos Aires found a door behind a bookcase, and more than 75 artifacts from the Third Reich.


Family of suspect in attack on London Muslims say they are devastated

LONDON (Reuters) - The family of a man suspected of driving a rented van into Muslim worshippers after they left prayers at a north London mosque said they are devastated at the "madness" of the attack.

Prime Minister apologizes for family feud

Singapore's Prime Minister has made a rare public apology for a family spat that has gripped a city unused to elites airing their grievances.


Ohio appeals for information on four people in family massacre probe

(Reuters) - Ohio investigators are appealing for information about three men and a woman from the same family in their probe into the unsolved 2016 execution-style killings of eight members of another family, the state's attorney general said on Monday.


Singapore PM apologies for harm caused by family feud over house

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologized on Monday that a dispute with his siblings over their late father Lee Kuan Yew's will has had an impact on citizens' confidence in the government.


Mediator: A Newsroom and a Lifeline: Univision’s Urgent Sense of Purpose

The Spanish-language network is a striking example of a news organization that is meeting the needs of a frightened and information-famished audience.

Castile family outraged over cop's acquittal

The family of Philando Castile is outraged after a jury acquitted the officer who shot him. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

United States Politics and Government

Rooting for Scalise Through Hospital Ordeal: His 3 Capitol Roommates

While the lawmaker continues to grapple with extensive injuries after being shot last week, his housemates stay hopeful and cautiously plan for a homecoming.

Father's Day

Father-Daughter Dance Gets a Makeover in ‘Modern Family’ Era

With the rise of same-sex couples and single parents, many schools are declaring a tradition antiquated. But others cling (and pose for gauzy photos).

Ministers (Protestant)

Faith and Family, in Transition

An evangelical minister reassesses his Brooklyn ministry when his father, also a minister, comes out as a transgender woman.


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Appointments and Executive Changes

Trump Family Wedding Planner to Head New York’s Federal Housing Office

The appointment of Lynne Patton, who planned Eric Trump’s wedding, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New York office, is raising eyebrows.

12 stylish resorts for chic family travel

A new wave of design-focused properties recognizes that just because you have tots in tow doesn't mean you want cheesy interiors, chicken fingers and character breakfasts.

Sandy Hook family members send legal threat to NBC over Alex Jones interview


House at heart of Singapore's Lee family feud has no foundations, cracks in walls

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In property-obsessed Singapore, the future and value of one house has gripped the nation due to an extraordinary feud between the children of the island state's founding father.


Wheels: Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

As driverless cars develop, how we sit, inform and entertain ourselves are all up for grabs — and companies, designers and researchers are dreaming big.


As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - "When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?" wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel's VIP preview this week.


Russia's Putin appeals for privacy for his family

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed for privacy for his family on Thursday, saying he feared being candid on the subject could deprive his two grandchildren of a normal childhood.

Victim's family sobs at body cam footage of fatal police shooting

The family of Sylville Smith gasped Wednesday as body camera footage was played in court showing the brief chase that ended with his death at the hands of a Wisconsin police officer.


Pakistan's PM appears before panel investigating family wealth

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family's wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency.


BRIEF-Starlight U.S. Multi-Family No 5 Core Fund announces capital recycling

June 13 (Reuters) - Starlight Us Multi Family No 5 Core Fund :


Tall people be relieved! American Air to cut leg room by one inch, not two

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move likely to relieve taller air travelers, American Airlines Group Inc will reduce leg room by one inch instead of two as originally planned on some seats in its Boeing 737 MAX jets.


South Africa's Gigaba says Gupta family were granted citizenship lawfully

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday denied unlawfully granting citizenship to five members of the wealthy Gupta family, who are friends of President Jacob Zuma, during his time as minister of home affairs.

Piazza, Timothy (1997-2017)

Penn State Student’s Dying Hours Play Out in Courtroom Video

Surveillance cameras at a fraternity house recorded 19-year-old Timothy Piazza in distress, and now 18 students are facing charges in his death.


BRIEF-Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp announces conditional joint venture acquisition of U.S. Multi-Family Residential Portfolio

June 12 (Reuters) - Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp:


Venezuela's chief prosecutor says government harassing her family

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's chief prosecutor said on Monday her family had received phone threats and was being followed by intelligence agents after she broke with the government over its bid to rewrite a constitution brought in by late leader Hugo Chavez.


U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reach old city walls in Islamic State-held Raqqa

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias advanced further into Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa from the east on Monday, reaching the walls of the Old City, a war monitor and a militia spokesman said on Monday.


Pakistan's Sharif to be questioned over family's wealth

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before any investigative agency.


Scooters instead of boardroom 'kabuki': how one fund manager picks winners

BOSTON (Reuters) - Mitch Golden scrutinizes hedge fund managers and their investment ideas in a variety of settings from the back of a motor scooter in Ho Chi Minh City to a park bench in New York's...

Senator: GOP making decisions 'in a back room somewhere'

Sen. Claire McCaskill challenged Sen. Orrin Hatch during a Senate Finance Committee hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying the GOP was being too partisan on the American Health Care Act.

Pence family cat Oreo passes away

After a news-filled week in Washington, Vice President Mike Pence privately handled a loss at home: the death of their family cat, Oreo.


Germany's Merkel says walls don't solve immigration problems

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that putting up walls will not solve problems that countries are seeing due to immigration.

My family tree, split by Trump

You are at the top of your family tree.


Exclusive: Nordstrom family launches search for buyout partner - sources

(Reuters) - A group of Nordstrom Inc family members is talking to buyout firms about raising $1 billion to $2 billion in equity to fund a potential bid to take the U.S. department store operator private, according to people familiar with the matter.

2020 Vision: Biden's family is serious; Harris stays focused on Trump

Welcome to #2020Vision -- our new weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race. Check back here each Friday for a new edition.

How yoga is for the whole family

Over the past year, yoga challenges have been sweeping the social stratosphere, making everywhere you look a virtual "zen zone." This yogi trend has also become a fun and healthy way for families to connect.

Nordstrom family may rescue retail giant


Nordstrom family explores taking retailer private

(Reuters) - Department store operator Nordstrom Inc said on Thursday that some members of the controlling Nordstrom family have formed a group to consider taking the company private.


BRIEF-Nordstrom family group says collectively owns about 31.2 pct stake in co

* Nordstrom family files to say, as of June 7, on a combined basis, they own 51.8 million shares of Nordstrom Inc's common stock, representing about 31.2% stake in co


Kosovo Islamic State commander killed, police and family say

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed commander of Albanians fighting with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, notorious at home in Kosovo for a video showing him beheading a man, has been killed, police and his family said on Thursday.

Opinion: Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

Michael D'Antonio writes Eric Trump follows in his father's footsteps with his remark: Democrats in Washington '"are not even people"


Porte shines on Dauphine time trial as Froome disappoints

BOURGOIN-JALLIEU, France (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte sent a warning to his Tour de France rivals by winning the Criterium du Dauphine's fourth stage, a 23.5-km individual time trial, as Chris Froome struggled on Wednesday.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls special session on bathrooms, abortion

School choice, abortion and bathroom access are among Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's agenda items for a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18.

Transgender and Transsexuals

Texas Governor Revives Stalled Transgender Bathroom Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott called lawmakers back to Austin in July for a special legislative session, in part to pass regulations on transgender bathroom use.


BRIEF-Pure Multi-Family REIT repotrs $48.8 mln property acquisition in Dallas, Texas

* Pure Multi-Family REIT Lp announces US$48.8 million property acquisition in Dallas, Texas


Texas governor calls for session that could include bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican governor of Texas on Tuesday called for a special state legislative session that could allow lawmakers to adopt a bill to restrict access to bathrooms for transgender people, something seen by critics as discriminatory and economically damaging.

'Family is happy and healthy,' rep confirms

56-year-old actor George Clooney and his wife Amal welcomed twin babies, Ella and Alexander.


Qantas says still room for Emirates partnership on routes to Europe

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Australia's biggest airline Qantas is still keen to work with Dubai-based Emirates on routes to Europe, even as it starts to open up more of its own routes, executives said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Moody's says downgraded RCom's Corporate Family Rating & Senior Secured Bond Rating to Ca

* Downgraded Reliance Communications Limited's (RCom) Corporate Family rating and Senior Secured Bond rating to Ca from Caa1‍​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Trump decides against Russia 'war room' in the White House: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has opted not to set up a "war room" in the White House to serve as a rapid-response team to answer accusations involving an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia, a White House official said on Tuesday.


Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday introduced the HomePod speaker to compete with Inc's Alexa assistant and Echo devices for users who prefer voice-operated systems for shopping, planning and other tasks.


Doctors debate safety of older babies sharing parents’ bedroom

(Reuters Health) - Babies may not get as much sleep in their parents’ bedrooms as they do in a room of their own, and they may also be more likely to go to bed in conditions associated with an increased risk of sleep-related deaths, a small U.S. study suggests.

How Bill Cosby's TV family has supported him

All eyes were on Bill Cosby Monday morning when he arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse arm-in-arm with Keshia Knight Pulliam, the actress who played his youngest television daughter, Rudy Huxtable, on "The Cosby Show."

Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study says

Defiance: Bride and groom take wedding photos the day after

The morning dawned sunny and bright in London, the sort of day visitors and locals cherish; tourists wandered, maps in hand, and Londoners headed to cafes for a late breakfast.

The panic: Man trapped in bathroom 'thought it was game over'

A friend of CNN's Isa Soares describes the terror he felt while he was barricaded in a bathroom in London's Borough Market.

NBA All Access: Inside Warriors locker room

CNN cameras get rare access on game day


Exclusive: Froome rules out Quintana as main Tour rival

PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome's biggest rival has turned his attention back to the Tour de France but the three-time champion does not regard Colombia's Nairo Quintana as his most dangerous threat.


Family of black man killed by Milwaukee police reaches $2.3 million settlement

(Reuters) - The family of a black man who was unarmed when he was shot dead by police in Milwaukee in 2014 received a $2.3 million dollar settlement, the family's attorneys said on Wednesday.


New York Times offers buyouts to newsroom employees

(Reuters) - The New York Times Co said on Wednesday it offered buyouts to some of its newsroom employees, as it looks to streamline its editing and production systems and reduce the number of editors.


BRIEF-New York Times provides communication to newsroom employees with respect to planned workforce reduction

* On May 31, co provided a communication to newsroom employees with respect to a planned workforce reduction - SEC filing


FBI arrests 19 accused New York mobsters linked to Lucchese family

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal agents in New York on Wednesday arrested 19 accused members of the Lucchese crime family, an alleged network of criminals who were the source of inspiration for the acclaimed mobster film "Goodfellas."


BRIEF-Nielsen says Family dollar expands analytic relationship with Co

* Nielsen Holdings Plc - Nielsen will begin work on creating exclusive trading areas and a retail defined hierarchy on behalf of Family Dollar​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


U.S. appeals court sides with transgender student in bathroom case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's preliminary ruling that a transgender boy must be allowed to use the boys' toilets at his high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Whitaker, Ashton

Transgender Wisconsin Student May Use Boys’ Bathroom, Appeals Court Says

Just days before graduation, an appeals court affirms a student’s right to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school in Kenosha.

How paid family leave hurts women


ISIS Blasts Kill Dozens at Family Gatherings — This Time, in Iraq

A pair of attacks shook Baghdad on Tuesday, in one instance killing children out for ice cream with their families — creating a wrenching scene like that in Manchester last week.


Putin opponent finds no room at the inn on Russian campaign trail

TULA, Russia (Reuters) - When aides to Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny tried 28 venues to book a campaign meeting, the answer from all 28 was no. For a contender who apparently has no chance of winning the presidency next year, someone seems determined to block his way.

United States Defense and Military Forces

War Hero’s Family Suing in Its Decades-Long Fight to Identify Remains

The family of Alexander Nininger, the first Medal of Honor recipient in World War II, has contended for decades that he is buried in Manila as an “unknown.”

Abedi, Salman (d 2017)

Timeline Shows Manchester Bomber’s Family’s Deep Ties to Libya

Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in a terrorist attack, visited North Africa with his brother and father, who worked to overthrow Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.


In shakeup, Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.


Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe, officials

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House is preparing to establish a 'war room' to combat mounting questions about ties between Russia and his presidential campaign, administration officials and persons close to Trump said, addressing a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.


BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $460.4 mln multifamily K-deal, K-L01 certificates

* Freddie Mac prices $460.4 million multifamily K-deal, K-L01


Some investors bet Brazil has further room to fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some investors are betting the worst is yet to come for Brazil's stock market, even after a brutal selloff last week.


A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe

Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer and James Turrell are taking up residence in a new space at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Teen's violent arrest caught on video but cops and her family dispute what it shows

Cellphone video of a teen's violent arrest in San Antonio, Texas, has police and the family at odds over what really happened.

Russia probe 'war room' being prepped

The White House is preparing to establish an internal, war room-like operation aimed at developing a rapid-response and communications strategy in an attempt to keep up with the special counsel's Russia investigation.

'Modern Family' star refutes anorexia claims

Despite her current look, Sarah Hyland wants the world to know she "not a fan of 'being skinny.' "


In Berlin, Obama speaks out against hiding behind walls

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin on Thursday that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themselves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.