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This type of diet may prevent dementia

Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. [Source]

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The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

This protester did something about it: He got elected

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.


Missouri limits use of weed killer linked to crop damage

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products.

How this 'Simpsons' character pushed stereotypes

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.

This store doesn't care if you buy anything


U.S. oil drilling rig count holds steady this week -Baker Hughes

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies kept the oil rig count unchanged this week, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said on Friday, as some analysts expect a gradual decline in overall rigs in the fourth quarter and in 2018. The rig count , an early indicator of future output, held at 738 in the week to Nov. 17, still much higher than 471 rigs a year ago as energy companies boosted spending plans for 2017 as crude started recovering f


Reuters poll: Major U.S. tax cuts not likely this year - economists

BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans are not expected to push major tax cuts through Congress this year, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll, who in any case were skeptical that the legislation would provide a significant boost to the economy.

This robot can do a backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

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For This Hero, It’s O.K. to Just Throw Him a Bone

A Belgian Malinois dog called Mali has received Britain’s highest award for animal valor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan.

US and Russia partnership on Syria is limited and this just proved it

This week's eye-popping photos

Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.


Automaker Subaru sees $177 million in costs linked to inspection scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Subaru Corp said it was recalling 395,000 vehicles in Japan and that it expected to incur about 20 billion yen ($177 million) in costs related to improper final inspection procedures at domestic plants.

Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."


Lower Medicaid fees linked to scarcer primary care appointments

(Reuters Health) - When the fees paid to healthcare providers by Medicaid go up, appointments with primary care doctors suddenly become more available to Medicaid beneficiaries – and the opposite happens when fees go down, according to a recent U.S. study.


Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.


'We're praying': Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.


Poland aims to sign global climate deal amendment this year

WARSAW (Reuters) - Coal-reliant Poland aims to ratify an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions this year, making it possible for the European Union to back the pact unanimously, the country's environment ministry said on Thursday.

What’s New on Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime This Weekend

Choose between a “Daredevil” spinoff, a comedy starring Jenny Slate, a tender romantic drama and more this weekend.


BRIEF-Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

* Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA and prime eligibility from EMA for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma


Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.


'We're praying' - Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.

It wasn't spinach that caused this man's 'Popeye' arm

Before Batman, Superman and Captain America, there was another superhero with massive muscles who every little boy aspired to be. But, as one elderly man recently found out, bulging biceps don't always mean super strength.


Petrobras CEO to discuss refining partnership with CNPC CEO this month

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said he will meet this month with the CEO of China National Petroleum Corp in Brazil to discuss the details of their partnership to build a refinery complex in Rio de Janeiro.

This tiny Welsh car bets that hydrogen is the future

Riversimple, a small independent car manufacturer in rural Wales, is taking a bet that hydrogen vehicles will play a key part in the future of transport.


BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange says Benjamin Jackson has been named president​

* Intercontinental exchange announces management team promotions


Op-Ed Columnist: This Tax Bill Is Now a Health Care Bill

Less health insurance for some, more tax cuts for others.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: This is How Grown-Ups Deal With Putin

Britain’s prime minister delivered a tough message to the Kremlin, while Trump babbled about Putin’s sincerity in denying cyberattacks.

House to vote this week on tax plan

House Republicans are forging ahead with plans to vote on their tax bill Thursday just weeks after the legislation was first released.


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

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

From harassment to boss issues, this startup helps you with workplace woes

Bravely, a new startup, wants to serve as an ombudsman, of sorts, to help employees with everything from issues with your boss or direct reports to discrimination.

4th death linked to Tampa's rash of unsolved killings

A 60-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Tampa's Seminole Heights area, the latest death in what police said they believe is connected to three other unsolved killings in that neighborhood within the past month.


CORRECTED-BRIEF-GE expects 25 pct reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO (Nov. 13)

* General Electric Co expects 25 percent reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO Jamie Miller​ Further company coverage:


China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

'The whole city has been destroyed'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled Tuesday to the areas worst hit by Sunday's devastating earthquake, where some residents say they are struggling to cope without basic necessities.


Keeping Score: Can the Browns Win a Game This Season?

Cleveland is 0-9. And with the schedule it has left, an 0-16 finish is looming.


Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

Analysis: This may be one of the most awkward moments in handshake history

There should be a rule in international diplomacy: No strange handshake rituals.


Skipton Journal: Yes, This Is Britain’s Happiest Place. (It Looks Beautiful in the Rain.)

An area in Yorkshire topped a national survey, upsetting stereotypes that northern England is colder, poorer and less sophisticated than the south.


Wall Street bonuses may jump 10 percent this year: report

(Reuters) - Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 10 percent this year, in the first meaningful jump for the industry since 2013, according to a closely watched report.


Wall Street bonuses may jump 10 percent this year -report

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 10 percent this year, in the first meaningful jump for the industry since 2013, according to a closely watched report.

Trump and Putin should talk less about election meddling and more about this


Bahrain calls pipeline blast 'terrorism' linked to Iran

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by "terrorist" sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom's unrest.


LinkedIn Faces Setback in China as It Runs Afoul of New Rules

The careers and networking service will no longer accept job ads from individuals in China, as Beijing cracks down on abusive pyramid schemes.

Opinion: This is how you stop online exploitation of children

We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.

Fugitive American polygamist caught in Mexico linked to triple murder

An American polygamist accused of child sex crimes in Arizona was caught after nearly 15 years on the run when Mexican authorities linked him to a triple homicide.

US troops killed in ambush may have been on unapproved mission

Military investigators looking at the Niger mission that killed four US troops are aiming to determine whether the Green Beret-led team had proper authorization and the most current intelligence about ISIS in the area before they went to a deserted camp to look for evidence of extremist activity, two US officials told CNN.

After 13 years in the military, this is my toughest Veterans Day

20,000 and counting. This carpenter builds crosses to help a nation grieve

For Greg Zanis, mourning is a full-time job

Trump: US has not been treated fairly by WTO

During the APEC CEO summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, President Donald Trump accuses the World Trade Organization of treating the United States unfairly.

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Is This Really the Bluesman Robert Johnson?

Zeke Schein says a vintage photo he discovered on eBay may be that of Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman who up to now has appeared in only two surviving images.

This message gets lost in #MeToo movement

Tarana Burke, the founder of "Me Too", talks about why she started the movement and her regrets.

Analysis: This is what 44 seconds of GOP senators not responding to questions about Roy Moore sounds like

When Senate leaders planned an event Thursday afternoon with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House economic guru Gary Cohn to tout the rollout of their tax plan, the words "Roy Moore underage girl" were not likely on their minds.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

How Could a Tax Change Affect You? This Is What the Senate and House Propose

Here’s a guide to some of the consumer-facing issues under consideration.


Ferrari had the tools to win this year, says Raikkonen

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ferrari had all the tools to be successful this season but mistakes and mechanical issue thwarted the team's title ambitions, according to Kimi Raikkonen.

Cillizza: This story keeps getting weirder

The story of Rand Paul allegedly being attacked by a neighbor -- and breaking six ribs in the process -- is strange on its face.


Mozambique to approve Anadarko's gas field plan this month - minister

MAPUTO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mozambique will approve Anadarko's development plan for an offshore gas field this month, an important step in the U.S. firm's Liquefied Natural Gas project, energy minister Letícia Klemens said on Thursday.


British shell companies linked to 52 money laundering scandals

LONDON (Reuters) - British shell companies have been linked to 52 money laundering scandals involving 80 billion pounds ($105 billion) in the past 14 years, according to researchers at campaign group Transparency International.


For some Palestinians in love, this slum is the only place to live

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Kafr Aqab is no one's dream destination: the overcrowded neighborhood separated from adjacent East Jerusalem by Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank is notorious for...


IUDs linked to lower risk of cervical cancer

(Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests.

This photo says everything about Trump's first year

Exactly 365 days ago, Donald Trump shocked the world by beating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House.

Retired captain: We are veterans, and this is what we do

Analysis: This was a referendum on Trump

Ed Gillespie's resounding loss in Tuesday's Virginia governor's race will likely take what was bubbling concern among Republicans about their prospects in the 2018 midterms and transform it into a frothing cauldron of panic.

How this Kentucky coal town is trying to bring its economy back to life

It's a bittersweet celebration.


'Is this the Trump we know?' South Koreans wax sanguine after Trump visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - By the time Donald Trump departed Seoul on Wednesday, the sometimes bellicose American president seemed to have mollified South Koreans who had been bracing for more confrontational rhetoric over North Korea, trade, and defense spending.

It's 2nd fatal crash this year involving Icon A5

Designed to make flying simple, the Icon A5 has been described as a sports car with wings that maneuvers like a Jet Ski.


White House condemns missile attacks on Saudi by Yemen's Houthis

BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday condemned missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, saying they threatened the region's security and undermined efforts to halt the conflict.


Exclusive: Macri says Argentina's economy to grow more than 3 percent this year

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Argentina's economy will grow "a little more than 3 percent" in 2017, President Mauricio Macri said in an interview on Tuesday, acknowledging his government will likely have to make payments on debt linked to the country's economic performance.

Opinion: She shouldn't have been let go

Jill Filipovic says the Trump critic was expressing her personal opinion on her own time, not representing her company, and, if that's why she was fired, should not have lost her job as a result

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Op-Ed Contributor: Care About Kids? You Should Want to Save This Tax Credit

Families made by adoption depend on it.


At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It’s an A above high C — the equivalent of a pole vault to the sun. Few performers can hit it, but it’s a requirement in “The Exterminating Angel.”


BRIEF-‍Samsung Electronics America says Galaxy S8 active now available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​

* ‍Samsung Electronics America says Samsung Galaxy S8 active will now be available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Exercise linked to lower risk of premature death in older women

(Reuters Health) - Older women who get more moderate to vigorous physical activity may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t get much exercise, a U.S. study suggests.


U.S. commerce chief says he is likely to divest Russia-linked shipping stake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday he probably would not keep his holdings in a shipping company with business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and that he had fully and properly disclosed investments.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

How Christians can respond to this latest church shooting


This year to be among three hottest on record: 'extraordinary weather' - U.N.

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - This year will be among the three hottest on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating "extraordinary weather" such as hurricanes, droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.

This is not a gun laws situation, Trump says

While speaking at a joint press conference in Tokyo, President Donald Trump commented on the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, saying mental health was to blame, not guns.


Trump seeks better economic ties with Tokyo, says 'Japan has been winning' on trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would discuss how to improve economic ties between America and Japan, saying that "Japan has been winning" on trade in recent decades.

Stocks and Bonds

A Bull Market Should Make Investors Happy. This One Isn’t.

Markets are breaking one record after another, but many investors are on the sidelines. The anxiety is a contrast to the euphoria of other bull markets.

Resident: This will change the whole area

A Sutherland Springs, Texas, resident describes the shots she heard as a gunman opened fire in a church across the street.

Buonarroti, Michelangelo

How a Curator Attributed This Drawing to Michelangelo

“I felt like I had won the lottery,” said Carmen C. Bambach, curator of the Met's vast new exhibition of Michelangelo drawings.

This is what the GOP tax plan means for student loans

Commentator: She wouldn't have been able to do it

Former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Joe Biden during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported.

Millennial Generation

This Life: App Time for Nap Time: The Parennials Are Here

The much-examined generation born between 1980 and 2000 are now having children of their own, and parenting very differently from their forebears.

Bush: This guy doesn't know what it means to be President

Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: "He's a blowhard." And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."

‘Disaffected, Usually Disturbed Loners Have Always Been With Us’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed criminal charges for Trump campaign figures, the truck attack in Manhattan and male mammoths.

'Stranger Things' actress raps and other things that happened this week

A bold prediction. A rapping recap. And a pyramid puzzle. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the last 7 days.


Ties: This Is How You Pick Up a Phone

My mother’s brain is as topsy-turvy as our apartment, but my daughter is tidying the surface of her grandmother’s addled mind.

Did Russia make this ship disappear?

Gurvan Le Meur was steering the 37,500-tonne oil tanker Atria toward the Russian port of Novorossiysk when something odd happened.

This deduction could be a sticking point in the tax debate

A cap on mortgage interest deductions proposed in the tax reform bill unveiled Thursday seemed like the one thing Republicans and Democrats could agree on.

Defense and Military Forces

ISIS Has Been Ousted From Deir al-Zour, Syrian Media Says

A pro-government alliance has reportedly driven the militants from their last foothold in a major city.


Death toll from strike on Gaza tunnel this week rises to 12

GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian militant group said on Friday that five of its members had been killed earlier this week when Israel blew up a cross-border tunnel being dug by militants from the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the strike to 12.

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Warren: "We've got to hold this party accountable"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says she agrees with Donna Brazile's claim that the Democratic primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders by Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Investigators have been asking in witness interviews about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of James Comey


Trump advisor, linked to Russia probe, withdraws candidacy for post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sam Clovis, a top adviser to President Donald Trump during his election campaign, on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for a senior administration post, just days after he was linked to another aide who pleaded guilty in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Anthony Bourdain and Martha Stewart have this in common

Do you know the name Jeremiah Tower? Food critics and chefs from Anthony Bourdain to Martha Stewart are here to explain why you should. For more, watch the CNN Film "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" on Sunday, November 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

This is what your knee sounds like

This device lets doctors hear your knee injury

Scientists have developed a cutting-edge knee band that records the cringe-worthy sounds inside of your knee, which may help monitor your health.

Congress releases some Russia-linked Facebook ads


U.S. House panel to disclose some Russian-linked Facebook ads

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee will disclose on Wednesday a sample of Russian-linked content that ran on social media during the 2016 presidential election, the panel's top Democrat said.

Fish and Other Marine Life

Trilobites: When This Sea Slug Eats, It Prefers the Turducken of the Sea

A species of nudibranch was found to engage in what researchers call kleptopredation — “steal your meal and eat you, too.”

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017)

Driver Had Been Planning Attack in Manhattan for Weeks, Police Say

As investigators look into whether the attacker had ties to terrorist organizations, it became clear that close to him had feared that he was heading toward extremism.

Is this the most wellness-obsessed hotel in America?

These days, it feels like every hotel brand is focused on wellness. Yoga mats in the room? Yawn. Customized aromatherapy candles? So five years ago. But when one New York hotel put itself in contention for most health-obsessed hotel in town, my curiosity was piqued.

Trade pricey salon blowouts for this award-winning hair dryer

For many women, getting a professional salon blowout is a luxury. In major cities, salon patrons will pay  $45 to $50 or more to have their hair styled by blowout specialists. While the hairstyle can last up to six days, depending on a person's hair type, that's still a pretty steep price to pay on a regular basis. These in-and-out salons are convenient, but the price of regular blowouts is too high for some.


For This Playwright, Africa With Laughter, Not Tears

In works like “School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play,” Jocelyn Bioh aims to tell stories that buck expectation and defy stereotype.

Is this pub really the world's best restaurant?

This mountain will soon be closed to climbers

This photo perfectly captures how a terror attack cannot dent New York's resilience

Take a look at this photo. It shows a police officer, gun in hand, keeping a wary eye as a parade of costumed New Yorkers stream past him.

Quit smoking and this company will give you an extra week off

Smoking at work will cost you more than a week of precious vacation time at one Japanese company.

Don't accidentally overdose on black licorice this Halloween, the FDA warns

If Halloween is your excuse for endlessly indulging in candy (and of course it is), go slow on the black licorice.

'Kill them all' -- Russian-linked Facebook accounts called for violence

Facebook accounts run by Russian trolls repeatedly called for violence against different social and political groups in the U.S., including police officers, Black Lives Matter activists and undocumented immigrants.


Man seized over Benghazi attack is Syrian linked to suspected ringleader: Libyan officials

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A man seized by U.S. forces in Libya accused of involvement in an attack that killed the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi in 2012 is a Syrian who had links to the suspected ringleader, Libyan military officials said on Tuesday.

Analysis: Trump can't tweet his way out of this one

Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.


UPDATE 2-Facebook says 126 mln Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway U.S. politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time.

What happened after police took this photo of a mom overdosing

The photo is shocking. A young mother passed out in the front seat of her car, a syringe clutched in her fist.


Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway U.S. politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time.


UPDATE 1-Facebook says 126 mln Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway U.S. politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time.

Facebook estimates 126M people were served content from Russia-linked pages

Opinion: Trump campaign heard this before the rest of us did

Michael Weiss says that Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was told that the Russians were hacking emails well before this was reported as news.

CNN's Acosta: How is this not collusion?

CNN's Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders if President Trump's affiliation to George Papadapoulos, a former policy adviser on the Trump campaign who pleaded guilty to lying about his Russian connections, amounted to collusion.


BRIEF- IDBS says has been acquired by Danaher Corp

* U.K's IDBS says has been acquired by the life sciences platform of Danaher Corp Source text - Further company coverage:

'This Is Us' star Justin Hartley marries Chrishell Stause

Justin Hartley is officially off the market.


Ever Heard of Burmese Sushi Counters? You’ve Probably Been to One

Immigrants from Myanmar have found a business niche rolling and selling a Japanese delicacy in grocery stores across the country.

Vietnam POW: Instead of, 'Thank you for your service,' say this

In his second inaugural address, as the American Civil War was coming to a close, President Abraham Lincoln committed Americans "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan," and in so doing reminded us of the need to recognize and honor the men and women who are America's veterans.

Women and Girls

Opinion: Yes, I Really Am in This Beauty Pageant

As an underdog in a contest with no talent portion, I knew I would have to work hard to stand out.


Large decrease in uninsured new cancer patients linked to Affordable Care Act

(Reuters Health) - The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients without health insurance declined by one-third in 2014, which is likely an effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a small study suggests.

McGowan: I have been slut-shamed

Actress and activist Rose McGowan spoke for the first time since her rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein at The Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan.


Exxon, Chevron results linked to oil price, not cost cuts

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Rising oil and natural gas prices boosted third-quarter profits at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp by about 50 percent, underscoring how reliant they remain on commodity markets for their financial futures than better technology or cost cuts.


WRAPUP 2-Exxon, Chevron results linked to oil price, not cost cuts

HOUSTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Rising oil and natural gas prices boosted third-quarter profits at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp by about 50 percent, underscoring how reliant they remain on commodity markets for their financial futures than better technology or cost cuts.


U.S. oil rig count rises this week but falls for a 3rd mth -Baker Hughes

Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. rig count fell for a third month in a row even as drillers added a rig this week for the first time in October, extending the drilling decline that started after crude prices fell below $50 a barrel this summer. Drillers added one oil rig in the week to Oct. 27, bringing the total count up to 737, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. For the month, the rig count

'Stranger Things' gets an after show and other things this week

Things have been up in the air this week. Literally. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of news from the last 7 days.

Weddings and Engagements

Vows: A Sunday March, This One Down the Aisle

The Rev. Al Sharpton, the bride’s father, had advice: “You can start life in one place and end up in a better place if you work hard enough and believe in yourself.”

Classical Music

Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’

The composer Thomas Adès’s audacious new opera based on Luis Buñuel’s surreal 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera.

Halloween costumes have never been more politically loaded

Offending and being offended have become Halloween traditions as obvious and predictable as jack-o-lanterns rotting on the front porch.

This may be our first visitor from another solar system

Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small, fast-moving object that is zipping through our solar system.

Christie on opioids: 'This is the AIDS epidemic of our generation, but even worse'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Trump administration's commission on opioid abuse, said Friday the prescription drug crisis is "the AIDS epidemic of our generation, but even worse" and previewed a report from his panel due next week.

Regular marijuana use linked to more sex

Dr. Michael Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology, sees a lot of patients at the Stanford University Medical Center who have problems performing in the bedroom.

This mayor wants to give residents $500 a month


UK debt agency names banks to launch new 2048 index-linked gilt

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Britain's government debt agency named BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS to handle the launch next month of a new index-linked gilt maturing in 2048.

This mirror only works if you smile

Designed to uplift the spirits of cancer patients, Smile Mirror only turns on with a smile.

Opinion: I'm writing this to make sure other young women won't stay silent like I did

The first 10 years of my professional career were spent at CNN. Beginning as a production assistant, I worked my way up to senior producer for "Larry King Live." I had the most amazing opportunities to work incredible news stories, and even met my husband at CNN. I loved everything about TV news -- the excitement, the ability to be part of breaking a story, the adrenaline, and the camaraderie of the entire news team.

Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations

A Secret Service Agent Remembers: ‘I Wish I Had Been Quicker’

Clint Hill, who climbed on Kennedy’s car in Dallas after shots were fired, was in Washington on Thursday as thousands of assassination documents were released.

This court ruling could silence alleged victims of sexual misconduct

Recovering addict: Opioid epidemic will be endless if we don't do this

My sobriety date is March 19, 2013. This date will enable me to persevere for the rest of my life.

Ashley Judd: Aftermath of speaking out against Weinstein has been 'moving'

An emotional Ashley Judd made her first TV appearance on "Good Morning America" since coming forward with allegations of misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and kickstarting a nationwide discussion about sexual harassment against women.

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.


Petrobras says to migrate to Level 2 stock exchange standards this year

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA expects to finish migrating to the Level 2 segment of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange this year, investor relations director Isabela Carneiro da Rocha said on Thursday.

How to stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is usually full of fun and adventure -- and candy -- making it a favorite holiday for many.


U.S. lawmakers will not tackle healthcare this year, Ryan says: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers will not take up a bipartisan plan to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets or try again to repeal and replace the law this year, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday, signaling his party was shelving the matter until the 2018 U.S. congressional election year.

Analysis: This senator thinks it's not his job to say Trump is lying

This is a real exchange that happened on CNN on Tuesday night between Wolf Blitzer and Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch about President Donald Trump's casual relationship with the truth:


U.S. House will not tackle healthcare this year, Ryan says: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress will not attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare again this year but should try again in 2018.


Philippines' Duterte says he's been 'demonized' over drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended his bloody war on drugs, telling Southeast Asian lawyers he had been "demonized" and denying allegations of state-sponsored killings of drug dealers and users.

Renminbi (Currency)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: To Grow Stronger, China Has to Grow More Slowly

In its rush to catch the United States, China has been prioritizing wildly ambitious growth.


BRIEF-Zicom Group says settlement agreement has been reached​ on ‍lawsuit filed by Luminex Corporation against Curiox Biosystems

* Refers to ‍lawsuit filed by luminex corporation against curiox biosystems; advises settlement agreement has been reached​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

This is the world's most powerful passport

When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all?

'This Is Us' builds Jack's backstory with surprising reveal

Caution: This post contains spoilers about the latest episode of NBC's "This Is Us."


BRIEF-RMP Energy ‍plans to drill a total of five wells this winter​

* RMP Energy announces successful Elmworth Well and provides operations update and winter drilling capital plans


‘Cry as Loud as You Want.’ In This Audience, They Really Do.

The collaborators behind “Tiny Beautiful Things” are heartened but not surprised by the emotional reaction it has drawn: “People want to feel something.”

'This is not right... This is not conservative,' Flake tells GOP

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake called on members of his party to stand together and criticize President Donald Trump's behavior shortly after announcing he would not seek re-election.

How a travel mishap led to stronger luggage

Llivia (Spain)

Llivia Journal: This Catalan Town Has Already Broken From Spain, Physically at Least

Llivia, a five-square-mile town, is a geographic and historical anomaly that has existed for more than 350 years as a Spanish enclave inside France.

Opinion: This decision may haunt WHO for years

Over the weekend, the British government criticized the snap decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it "risks overshadowing the work undertaken globally by the WHO on non-communicable diseases."

Why San Juan is staying on this best cities to visit list

UK asks Facebook for information on Russian-linked ads

Facebook is facing more questions over Russian-linked ads -- this time in Britain.


UK lawmakers ask Facebook for data on any Russian-linked activity around Brexit vote

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A British parliamentary committee has written to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to request information on any paid-for activity by Russian-linked Facebook accounts around the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 election, it said on Tuesday.

This is fentanyl: A visual guide

Of all the painkillers being used and abused, a single one -- fentanyl -- has been called by public health officials and even members of Congress the "third wave" of the opioid epidemic.

Russian-linked propaganda site targeted black Americans

A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke racial tensions and gather contact details of Americans potentially susceptible to their propaganda. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Tampa mayor: 'Nobody comes into our house and does this'

Tampa officials vowed not to let "evil" take over a neighborhood where three people have been slain in 10 days, as they convened a meeting Monday night with residents of the shaken Seminole Heights area.

Trump's lawyer to meet with House and Senate intelligence panels this week

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to meet privately with the House and Senate intelligence panels this week as part of their ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the US election, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

Text Messaging

Reading This While Walking? In Honolulu, It Could Cost You

The city has passed a law designed to protect pedestrians staring at their smartphones from themselves. But critics say engineering and redesigning streets would be more effective.

Kim Cattrall: 'Never been friends' with 'SATC' cast

That "Sex and the City" sequel is really not going to happen.

Analysis: Trump just hit a new low in this controversy

Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.

Drivers must pay $28 to enter this city


Sunny weather provides relief for Ivory Coast cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The sunniest weather in three months should improve the size and quality of Ivory Coast's main crop just before harvesting picks up next month, farmers said on Monday.


Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Opinion: This is genocide

The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.

Arts and Antiquities Looting

Monteroduni Journal: Hundreds of Italy’s Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

The country’s 60,000 churches are a treasure trove of masterpieces and artifacts. Protecting them from theft while keeping them open to the public is no easy task.

Trump says he hasn't been asked to talk to Russia special counsel

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates.

Is this the nude Mona Lisa?

Researchers in Paris are investigating a sketch that could be a work by Leonardo DaVinci. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

Tampa police: 3 killings in 11 days are linked

Police in Tampa, Florida, are urging residents in one neighborhood not to be "held hostage" by fear after the killing of three people in 11 days -- shootings that investigators say are related.

Beards and Mustaches

Opinion: I Am Sorry for This Scraggly Mess on My Face

I knew my beard would turn out badly. But I had to grow it.

Nikki Haley: This is why the President is sending me to Africa

EPA says this town at highest risk of developing cancer from toxins. The plant emitting them says otherwise

Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 years.

US deficit hits $666 billion -- this year

Weinstein, Harvey

Listen: Why This Actress Returned to Weinstein’s Hotel Room

Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actress, said that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly used the lure of work to lead her into harrowing situations over a decade ago.


Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

Opinion: Bush and Obama remind us this is not normal

We spent this week debating whether or not past presidents of the United States reached out to the families of the men and women who bravely lost their lives serving our country. That is how low our politics have sunk.

Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

It was the envy of the world, teeming with life, energy and grand human plans.

Why this city is the Versailles of Germany


This Is What Victory Over ISIS Looks Like

Cities in Syria and Iraq have been wrested from the Islamic State at a terrible cost. They are ghosts of their former glory.

1 in 9 men have oral HPV, but we can fix this


EU leaders agree stronger support for Italy over Libya migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya aimed at curbing immigration to Europe, their summit chairman Donald Tusk said after talks in Brussels on Thursday.

What this American militia leader wants you to know

After a massive resurgence of American militia groups following President Barack Obama's 2008 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center -- which tracks data on the anti-government movement -- reported a decline in patriot groups in 2016.


StanChart closed accounts linked to S.Africa's Gupta family in 2014

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered closed some bank accounts linked to the Gupta family in South Africa in 2014, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Thursday.

This is how long young kids spend on mobile devices

The amount of time young children in the United States spend with mobile screens might raise some eyebrows, as a new report found it has tripled in just four years.


Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.


FEATURE-Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.


White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent

That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.