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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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Economic Trends: Maybe We’ve Been Thinking About the Productivity Slump All Wrong

What if the weak productivity growth of the last several years is not the cause of low growth, but rather the result of it?

Officials: It's been days since Trump, Sessions talked

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions haven't spoken in days, according to White House officials.

Uber rival gets $2 billion stronger

This is the week senators vote (or not) on health care

For anyone tracking Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, this probably sounds familiar: it is possible GOP senators come back to Washington to vote on a health care proposal this week.


UK government to discuss Brexit implementation period later this year: minister

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's business minister said the government will discuss later this year how a transitional period after Brexit might work, a key demand for businesses worried about a cliff-edge exit at the end of two-year talks in March 2019.


Europe seen warmer than usual this Autumn: The Weather Company

LONDON (Reuters) - Mainland Europe should experience above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation in the period from August to October, The Weather Company said on Monday.


RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Clouds forming over top fund managers' sunny investment calls

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More awesome stories you missed this week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here are some awesome stories you might have missed this week:

Uber Technologies Inc

Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

Bozoma Saint John, the marketing star who’s worked with Beyoncé, Apple and more, brings humanism, Instagram savvy and Chanel to the beleaguered brand.


U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak linked to papayas sickens 47

(Reuters) - An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to a type of papaya has sickened 47 people from 12 states, including one person in New York City who died and 12 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.


Athletics: Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season in Monaco win

MONACO (Reuters) - Eight-times Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.


BRIEF-CEO of biotech firm AAA says to refile Lutathera with FDA this month

July 21 (Reuters) - Advanced Accelerator Applications CEO Stefano Buono tells Reuters:


Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.


Clouds forming over top fund managers' sunny investment calls

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock prices climbing ever high as interest rates and volatility plumb rock bottom: for some of the world's top asset managers, the investment outlook is as good as it gets.

This city's best restaurant is a humble fish shack

Big and blingy is not always best in Dubai.

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door

City: This will cost $65K. Man does it for $550

A retiree in Toronto was unhappy with the length of time the city was taking to build a flight of stairs on a precarious slope.


Adult weight gain linked to major chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - The weight that Americans typically gain between ages 20 and 50 may raise their risk of developing cancer, heart disease and other major illnesses, according to a new study.


Alibaba's revenue to jump 45-48 pct this year - executive chairman

NAIROBI, July 20 (Reuters) - China's Alibaba expects its revenue to expand by 45 to 48 percent in its fiscal year from April as more small businesses join its online community in search of sales, Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday.

Books and Literature

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

Graham: This disease has never had a more worthy opponent

Senator Lindsey Graham reacts to news that his friend, Senator John McCain, was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.


Lenovo's PC business to return to positive growth this year: CEO

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd's personal computer (PC) business will return to positive growth in the current fiscal year 2017/18, the firm's chief executive Yang Yuanqing told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.


Britain's trade minister says expects May to remain in power this parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday he expects Prime Minister Theresa May to remain in power for the rest of this parliament after losing her majority in last month's election.

Can this jet topple a US military icon?

Perched in the cockpit of one of the newest military aircraft in the world as it streaks through the sky, I've got a front row seat for a Brazilian sales pitch aimed at unseating an American icon.


UPDATE 1-Brazil expects to raise $3.2 bln this year from tax hikes -sources

BRASILIA, July 19 (Reuters) - Brazil is likely to announce higher taxes on gasoline on Thursday to help meet this year's budget target during a slow economic recovery, a government source said.

Eighth person in Trump team meeting linked to money laundering investigation

A Government Accountability Office report published in 2000 details how companies in the US set up bank accounts that came under investigation for money laundering -- and it involved Ike Kaveladze, the eighth person who has now been identified as attending the June 9, 2016 meeting that Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer.


Is this eight-hour sheep epic `the dullest movie ever'?

LONDON (Reuters) - An eight-hour, slow-motion film with no actors, dialogue or narrative - and branded the dullest movie ever made by one of its own producers - is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep. Or at least watch them.


House to write tax reform bill this fall: House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will start drafting legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code after lawmakers' upcoming summer recess, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.

No protests. Few cop defenders. Why reaction to this police shooting is different

There's a predictable pattern to the aftermath of too many deadly police shootings: Neighbors and anti-police brutality groups take to the streets. Groups supporting the officers stand up for them. Social media lights up over whether the victim "did something" to provoke the officer.

Borger on Trump's response: This isn't leadership

CNN commentator Gloria Borger slams President Donald Trumps statement about letting "Obamacare fail" saying that his statement is not "presidential."

McConnell's 'master tactician' label has been damaged

The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber's majority leader who is often described as a disciplined "master tactician" of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans.

This map turns US rivers into art

When you think about the world of cartography, antique sepia maps are likely the first images that come to mind. But nomadic digital cartographer Robert Szucs saw the potential to turn nature's patterns into contemporary artwork.


High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.


Drop in repeat hospitalizations not linked to higher death rates

(Reuters Health) - Fewer - not more - patients die when the number of repeat hospital admissions declines, according to a new U.S. study that suggests efforts to curb so-called readmissions may not endanger lives.

France tops US in global in this ranking

France has been declared the new world leader in "soft power" according to a new report published Tuesday.

Pizza Hut to hire 14K new drivers this year

What O.J. Simpson's life has been like in prison

O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada's high desert.


BRIEF-HCL Infosystems says been in discussion with OEMs for distribution arrangement of their products

* Clarifies on news item "Apple to tie up with HCL Info for greater retail presence".

Is this Asia's next music capital?

On the shores of Dong Mo Lake, about 40 kilometers east of Hanoi, sequined dancers twirl with ribbons, while guitarists perform intimate concerts on rafts.

What to expect in Russia investigations this week

The string of revelations from Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer gave more fuel to already intense congressional investigations into potential collusion between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russia.


Citigroup to pick Frankfurt as EU base this week -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. bank Citigroup Inc is set to become the latest Wall Street bank to pick Frankfurt as its European Union base this week in preparation for when Britain leaves the European Union, two sources told Reuters on Monday.

Ind. teen killings: Have you seen this man?

Just over five months ago, Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German were found dead in Delphi, Indiana, after the teenagers went on a hike.


BRIEF-LinkedIn says starting to roll out LinkedIn app for Windows 10

* LinkedIn says starting to roll out LinkedIn app for windows 10; app will be available to windows 10 users in all LinkedIn markets by July end - blog‍​ Source text: ( Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

Trump voter is speechless over this question

During a panel with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, a Trump voter struggled to answer when asked about the President's agenda.

With health care on hold, here's what Congress is up to this week

The fate of the long-sought Republican Obamacare repeal and replacement bill is on hold now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed votes until Republican Sen. John McCain, who had surgery for a blood clot Friday, returns to work sometime after this week.

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.

Books and Literature

Fiction: This New York Love Story Subverts Its ‘Happily Ever After’

“The Changeling,” by Victor LaValle, is a dark fairy tale of a father’s frantic quest through New York City.

After 54 years of 'Doctor Who,' this is a first

Jodie Whittaker will become the first female doctor on the hit BBC television series "Doctor Who." CNN's MIchael Holmes reports.

Prisons and Prisoners

What Happens After Prison? This.

The Times, in collaboration with the PBS series “Frontline,” followed 10 recently released inmates struggling to succeed on the outside.

Pence: This is the right bill at the right time

Vice President Mike Pence vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare while delivering a keynote address at the Maverick PAC annual Mavericks Conference in Washington.


China air force says conducted 'multiple' long-range missions this week

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force said on Saturday that its fighters and bombers conducted "multiple" long-range drills far out at sea this week, including flying near Japan and self-ruled Taiwan, in what it said was a test of its ability to operate over the sea.

'Nothing burger' has been around for decades

What's a nothing burger? Imagine biting into what you think is a thick, juicy, hot half-pound of wagyu on a kaiser only to come away with a mouthful of...nothing.


UPDATE 1-Pimco added U.S. Treasury securities this week -CIO Ivascyn

NEW YORK, July 14 (Reuters) - Bond firm Pacific Investment Management Co added longer-term U.S. Treasury securities to its portfolio this week and also sold some investments tied to volatility against the backdrop of stable economic growth and a slow-moving Federal Reserve, Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer, said on Friday.


Pimco's Ivascyn says added high-quality duration in Treasury market this week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., said Friday that the Newport Beach, Calif.-based firm "added a touch of high-quality duration"...

Why this is called the world's greenest airport

With air traffic increasing worldwide each year, finding ways to make aviation more environmentally friendly has become crucial.


BRIEF-Morphosys CEO sees 5 months of guselkumab royalties this year

* Says he expects royalties for 5 months this year after U.S. Approval of guselkumab


Pet City: This Instagram Dog Wants to Sell You a Lint Roller

Dogs that are big on Instagram make big money pushing products. Some of their owners have quit their day jobs.


'This was a homicide,' Pennsylvania police say after finding missing man

(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania found the body of one of four missing men they had been searching for on a sprawling rural farm north of Philadelphia, and a local prosecutor confirmed on Thursday that investigators were treating the case as a murder.


Hunter of Stalin's mass graves on trial; friends say he's been framed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yuri Dmitriev spent years locating and exhuming the mass graves of people executed during Josef Stalin's Great Terror. Eight decades after one of Russia's darkest chapters, it is his reputation, not Stalin's, that is on trial.

This is almost certain to become Trump's third visit to Europe dominated by questions about Putin

In normal times, President Donald Trump's two-day sojourn to Paris would be a simple and uncomplicated mission.

This comedian single-handedly changed stand-up

In the early '60s, stand-up comedy was still segregated -- and then came Dick Gregory. To learn more about humor, watch CNN's "The History of Comedy" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Kittel takes fifth victory in this year's Tour de France

PAU, France (Reuters) - German Marcel Kittel claimed his fifth victory in this year's Tour de France when he won the 11th stage, a 203.5km ride from Eymet on Wednesday.


Dark hair dye and chemical relaxers linked to breast cancer

(Reuters Health) - African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests.


RPT-U.S. firm plans return to the moon, this time with robots

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 12 (Reuters) - A privately owned company plans to use robotic spacecraft to launch a series of commercial missions to the moon, some 45 years after NASA’s last lunar landing, officials said on Wednesday.


U.S. firm plans return to the moon, this time with robots

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 12 (Reuters) - A privately owned company plans to use robotic spacecraft to launch a series of commercial missions to the moon, some 45 years after NASA’s last lunar landing, officials said on Wednesday.

Emmy nomination predictions: 'This is Us' on top?

"This is Us" is renowned for making its audience cry, but major Emmy nominations for the NBC drama would likely put a smile on plenty of faces, including those of Television Academy officials.

'No evidence to link this directly to climate change,' experts say


Drilling for oil in disputed sea may resume this year: Philippine official

MANILA (Reuters) - Drilling for oil and natural gas on the Reed Bank in the South China Sea may resume before the end of the year, a Philippine energy official said on Wednesday, as the government prepares to offer new blocks to investors in bidding in December.


Turkish economy minister says will visit Austria this month after row

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday he will visit Austria this month after it barred him from attending an event to mark the anniversary of last year's failed coup in Turkey.


Exclusive: Saudis to cut August oil exports to lowest level this year - source

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will cut crude oil shipments to its customers in August by more than 600,000 barrels per day to balance the rise in domestic consumption during the summer, while staying within its OPEC production commitment, a Saudi industry source said.


Kaspersky Lab complains it has been drawn into U.S.-Russia geopolitical game: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it had fallen victim to geopolitical sparring between Russia and the United States, but said it was ready to respond to any questions from U.S. officials, the RIA news agency reported.

Brzezinski: This is why Trump sent mean tweets

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski told Stephen Colbert about their interactions with President Donald Trump.

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

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

This flying hotel can be yours for $74K an hour

Here's a rare look inside Deer Jet's new Dream Jet. It's a modified 787 Dreamliner, and the interior is as extravagant as the price to rent. Inc

‘Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?’

Siri is so five years ago: How a sleek, smooth-talking cylinder from Amazon stole our hearts, bamboozled our spouses and enchanted our children.

Opinion: Republicans can't give Trump team a pass on this one

When Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out the email exchange that led to his meeting with a Russian lawyer about potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016, you could hear the silence among fellow Republicans.


Senior House Democrat hopes for Russia sanctions vote this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Steny Hoyer, the number two House of Representatives Democrat, said on Tuesday he thought Republican and Democratic negotiators could quickly resolve an issue that has been helping stall a Russia sanctions bill.

41% of US adults have been harassed online


Cycling: Porte says injuries could have been worse after Tour crash

CHAMBERY, France (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte said he was grateful he did not suffer worse injuries in the high-speed crash on Sunday that forced him to abandon the Tour de France.


Lebanese army kills Islamic State-linked militant: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army killed a suspected Islamic State-linked militant accused of carrying out several bomb attacks in Ras Baalbek town near the Syrian border, a security source and a military source said on Tuesday.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Bob Marley Comes Alive in This Collection of Interviews With the People Who Knew Him Best

In Roger Steffens’s rich new oral biography, “So Much Things to Say,” the life of Jamaica’s most famous son is revealed through a chorus of crucial voices.

United States Politics and Government

Feature: This Town Melts Down

A veteran political reporter takes stock of how Washington has — and hasn’t — changed in the time of Trump.


METALS-Copper gains on back of stronger steel prices

SYDNEY, July 11 (Reuters) - Copper turned positive in late Asia trading on Tuesday, boosted by stronger steel prices in China.

This new Pentagon policy misses an important point


Coffee drinking linked to lower risk of death

(Reuters Health) - People who drink the most coffee are less likely to die than those who drink the least or none, according to two new studies that followed nearly three quarters of a million people for about 16 years.

Travel and Vacations

Trending: Where and How to See the Total Eclipse This Summer in the U.S.

On Aug. 21, the sun’s disappearance behind the moon will be visible from the Oregon coast to South Carolina. Here are eight places to see it.

This is the Dalai Lama's surprising secret weapon (and you can have it too)

When you are the spiritual leader of an entire people, you've lived your entire adult life in exile, your movements are restricted by ever-watchful bodyguards and you must watch every word for fear of setting off an international incident, you would think your face would reflect the weight of the world.

Qatar crisis: Can Rex Tillerson fix this mess?

Can Rex Tillerson resolve the tough diplomatic problems facing the world and become a consequential US secretary of state? We may be about to find out.

This is what happens after ISIS destroys a city

Iraq's leader says national forces backed by a US-led coalition have retaken the city of Mosul after more than three years of ISIS rule. Now Iraqis are facing the daunting task of what to do with their historic city, much of it reduced to rubble and still at threat of ISIS attacks.


This Season’s First Half Was a Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball is producing home runs at an unprecedented rate. One explanation is that analysis is changing conventional wisdom about hitting.

Trump, Donald J Jr

Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign

The meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan was arranged by Donald Trump’s eldest son and was attended by Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner.


Cycling: Sagan or no Sagan, green jersey is for pure sprinters this year - LeMond

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France (Reuters) - The pure sprinters finally have their chance to claim the green jersey for the points classification in this year's Tour de France, and not just because Peter Sagan is out of the race, said three-time champion Greg LeMond.


Treatable menopause symptoms linked to depression in older women

Women over age 65 dealing with hot flashes and other treatable symptoms of low estrogen are more likely to also have moderate or severe depression, according to a large study in Australia.


BRIEF-Rogue Resources says anticipates being permitted this summer for Silicon Ridge Project

* Rogue announces filing of PEA, selection of contract operator to initiate stripping and provides general corporate update


Chance of El Nino weather this year now less than 50 percent, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The likelihood of El Nino weather conditions developing in the Pacific Ocean in the rest of 2017 is about 35-45 percent, rather than the 50-60 percent chance foreseen in April, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Agency said on Friday.

This US city's minimum wage will soon drop by 23%

While many cities raised their minimum wage over the past weekend, St. Louis will soon see a 23% decrease.


Vows: For This Couple, It’s Death Till They Part

At a marriage of two Zen Buddhist monks, death and dying were among the main points of discussion.

This STD getting 'smarter' and harder to treat

Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.

This job training program is at risk

Could this baby's case happen in the US?

A beautiful boy born 11 months ago is dying in London. The world watches as his parents battle to keep their child alive. Courts will not allow the hospital to release the baby, Charlie Gard, into the parents' custody so they can travel to try an experimental treatment.

Why Trump may hate this new free trade deal


Sleep apnea linked to worsening diabetic eye disease

People with both sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes have more than double the risk of worsening retina disease compared to diabetics without the sleep breathing disorder, a UK study suggests.

Cillizza: This is what 'modern day presidential' Trump looks like

Every past US president, when they traveled abroad, has served as a sort of brand ambassador for America -- touting the country's greatness and working to advance its priorities on the world stage.

Mom's sweet tooth may be linked to child's allergies, study says

Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children's risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal.

This car is decked out in glass

Glass maker Corning wants to show investors how its Gorilla Glass can be used all around a car.

Cillizza: The real problem with this voter fraud commission

Forty-four states are refusing to turn over voter information requested by Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity vice chairman Kris Kobach, a bipartisan rebuke to a group formed by President Trump to expose alleged voter fraud in US elections.


Trials linked to downing of passenger flight MH17 to be held in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Suspects in the 2014 downing of passenger flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be tried in Dutch court and under Dutch law, the Netherlands' foreign ministry said on Wednesday.


Bosch's Mobility Solutions to grow 7 pct this year

FRANKFURT, July 4 (Reuters) - German auto supplier Robert Bosch said its Mobility Solutions division, which makes sophisticated safety systems and autonomous car components, will grow around 7 percent this year, benefiting from a push to make cars more intelligent.


Uber says will await final EU court ruling later this year

BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) - Uber played down an EU court opinion on Tuesday that some of its services could be illegal, saying that the case concerned only a ride-hailing app service in France which it no longer provides.


BRIEF-ICICI Bank says joint venture agreement entered with Fairfax Financial Holdings has been terminated

* Joint venture agreement entered inter alia among Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and ICICI Bank Limited has been terminated


BRIEF-Entek Energy says in Australia, head office costs have been decreased

* In Australia head office costs have been decreased with a meaningful reduction in staff and office costs and liabilities into fy 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (

Why this case is the center of life-support battle

President Trump offers his support to the parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill infant with a rare condition. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.


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

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

Simone Biles: This was my biggest personal challenge

Rio's Olympics propelled Simone Biles to stratospheric levels of fame.

Road trip! July 4 gas hasn't been this cheap in years

Drivers are enjoying the cheapest Fourth of July gasoline in more than a decade. Enjoy it while it lasts: Experts say prices will start inching higher soon.

Bet you didn't know this about Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam, the iconic symbol representing US patriotism for hundreds of years, has origins traced back to the War of 1812.

Tesla to deliver first Model 3 this week

Tesla's first mass market electric car will start rolling off the production line this week.

Tesla Motors Inc

Tesla’s First Mass-Market Car, the Model 3, Hits Production This Week

After years of producing luxury cars in small numbers, Tesla hopes sales of its new model, priced around $35,000, will push its output to 500,000 cars a year.

This is Trump's biggest border wall barrier

Building a border wall remains a stated top priority for President Donald Trump, but thus far he has precious little to show for it.


U.S. trade group says no nuclear power plants have been hacked

(Reuters) - No U.S. nuclear power plant has been penetrated in a cyber attack, an industry spokesman said on Saturday, when asked to comment on a U.S. government warning last week about a hacking campaign targeting the sector.

Budgets and Budgeting

Going to a New Jersey State Park or Beach? Not This Holiday Weekend

A government shutdown over the state’s budget has shuttered more than 50 state parks, historic sites and recreational areas. At least nine other states are also at impasses.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017)

‘I Want This to Get Over’: After Congressional Shooting, Complex Grief for a Gunman’s Widow

Suzanne Hodgkinson, whose husband opened fire at a baseball practice, joins others who face a wrenching challenge after a relative commits a mass shooting: mourning someone reviled by many.

This elevator can go sideways

The new elevator technology by Thyssenkrupp has done away with ropes in favor of a direct drive, so the lift can go up and down as well as sideways.

More than 1.3M are in the US military. This is their world

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the US Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing in the past month.

This memorial might break your heart

Americans are getting a raise this holiday weekend

A lot of Americans are getting a raise this holiday weekend.


Nearly half a million Syrians have returned home this year: UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly half a million Syrians have returned to their homes so far this year, including 440,000 internally displaced people and more than 31,000 returning from neighboring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday..

Books and Literature

Fiction: Friendship or Identity Theft? In This French Best Seller, It’s Hard to Tell.

In Delphine de Vigan’s novel “Based on a True Story,” a novelist’s new friend insinuates herself into every aspect of the writer’s life.

Is this the world's most beautiful Starbucks?

Tatami mats, silk cushions, a Japanese garden...Starbucks' new Kyoto coffeehouse has swapped the usual glass-and-metal facades for a renovated 100-year-old wooden Japanese townhouse.

This could be the first pollution-eating city

China is no stranger to contemporary architecture that boggles the mind or appears to side-step common sense, from an LED-lit horseshoe in Huzhou to a glowing teapot in Wuxi. But in 2016, China's State Council released guidelines forbidding the construction of "bizarre" and "odd-shaped" buildings lacking character or cultural heritage, shifting their focus to the "economic, green and beautiful."


Manhattan Skyscraper Linked to Iran Can Be Seized by U.S., Jury Finds

A federal panel concluded that the majority owners of 650 Fifth Avenue violated sanctions against Iran and laundered money through a shell company for an Iranian bank.

Trump tweets about this more than anything

CNN's Jake Tapper reacts to President Trump's tweets targeting MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts by breaking down and categorizing the content of the President's tweets, finding that he has tweeted about the media more than any other topic.

SE Cupp: Healthy, happy people do not behave like this

Talk about the President's mental health never sat well with me.


Jury finds United States can seize Iran-linked office tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A jury in New York on Thursday found that the U.S. government can seize a Manhattan office building from a nonprofit foundation accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

The Condor: Ornithological Applications (Journal)

Trilobites: This Beautiful Parasitic Bird Could Soon Turn Up in Your Yard

Scientists developed a model to predict the spread of pin-tailed whydahs, and found they could strain native bird species in California, Texas and elsewhere.

Stocks and Bonds

Common Sense: Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This

President Trump has taken credit for a surging market this year. But tech stocks, the Fed and the president himself could change that picture.

Is this the new food capital of the world?

Paris perhaps? Or maybe New York, Rome or Tokyo?

Cardinal: There has been relentless character assassination

Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior members of the Catholic Church, says the sexual assault charges against him are "character assassination" and completely false.

Cillizza: This number should strike fear in GOP hearts

Here's an indisputable fact: The health care legislation Senate Republicans were forced to delay a vote on Tuesday is very, very unpopular with the public.


A new island in the Mediterranean...just off Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At first glance the video looks like a promotion for a luxury offshore development, a Dubai Palm-style project on the Mediterranean. Then it becomes clear it's about Gaza and...

Who's been hit by malware attack

Some of the world's biggest companies have been hit by a huge cyberattack that has disrupted their businesses.

This opulent sleeper train is getting even more jaw-dropping


Would This London High-Rise Pass Muster in New York? Short Answer: No

Many features of an evacuated London apartment building would never made it past New York regulators, city officials said.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Governors Attack G.O.P. Health Plan: ‘This Bill Is Unacceptable’

The Republican effort to overhaul the health insurance system has inspired extensive bipartisan cooperation — in an attempt to defeat it.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

Searching for Amelia Earhart, Once Again. This Time, There Are Dogs.

Researchers are making yet another trip to a tiny island called Nikumaroro in search of a legendary female aviator who may never have set foot there.


BRIEF-‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​

* ‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​

Trump could start a trade war this week


U.S. jurors hear closing arguments over Iran-linked office tower

(Reuters) - Lawyers for the United States on Monday urged jurors to allow the U.S. government to seize a Manhattan office tower from a non-profit for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Expert: 'Democracy has been suspended' in Venezuela

CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks with Phil Gunson, a senior analyst for International Crisis Group, about human rights abuses in Venezuela.

Trump: US relations with India have never been stronger

President Donald Trump will look to boost military cooperation between the United States and India when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, thrusting himself into the delicate world of India-Pakistan relations.

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Tech Fix: Alexa, What Happens if the Echo Has a Screen? You Get This Review

Amazon’s newest Echo smart speaker has a touch screen. Our reviewer asked whether that made the gadget much different from a smartphone or a tablet.


Medicaid cuts linked to later breast cancer diagnosis

(Reuters Health) - More women may be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and suffer treatment delays when Medicaid cutbacks eliminate coverage for many adults with low-income jobs, a study in Tennessee suggests.

Justices will hear arguments in travel ban case this fall

The Supreme Court allowed parts of President Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments in the case this fall.


Monte dei Paschi's rescue deal has been finalised: Bank of Italy

ROME (Reuters) - A rescue deal that will allow Italy to inject up to 6.6 billion euros ($7.4 billion) into the country's fourth largest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena has received all necessary approvals by EU authorities, a top central bank official said.

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips, market cautious ahead of U.S. data this week

* Spot gold remains close to Friday's one-week high * Hedge funds cut long position in COMEX gold for second week (Updates prices, adds quotes) By Nithin ThomasPrasad BENGALURU, June 26 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of a flurry of U.S. data due this week, with firmer Asian stocks also weighing on the market. Investors will watch U.S. data including June consumer confidence, pending home sales, crude oil inventories and r


PRECIOUS-Gold steady ahead of US data this week, weaker dollar supports

BENGALURU, June 26 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed on Monday as the market waited for a flurry of key U.S. economic data this week, with a weaker dollar offering some support. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,256.06 per ounce at 0050 GMT, staying near a one-week low hit on Friday. * U.S. gold futures for August delivery rose 0.04 percent to $1,256.80 per ounce. * The dollar sagged against its major peers on Monday, los

The White House didn't hold a Ramadan dinner this year, breaking decades of tradition

For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.


Portugal investigating fraud linked to Venezuela PDVSA funds, PDVSA says

CARACAS (Reuters) - Portugal is investigating alleged appropriation of funds belonging to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] that were channeled through now-defunct Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo between 2009 and 2014, PDVSA said on Saturday.


Iran arrests Islamic State-linked group planning attacks: state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday.

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‘This Is Appalling’: Evacuated London Residents Try to Cope

Some residents are refusing to leave their homes after they were ordered out for fear their buildings have hazardous cladding.

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‘This Is an Intentional Slap in the Face’ to All Women

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate the Bill Cosby verdict, the Senate health care bill and the resignation of Uber’s C.E.O.

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Rising temperatures and acidification threaten Mediterranean sea species

VILLEFRANCE-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) - Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said.

Everything must go! Store closings tripled this year

China's futuristic elevated bus has been quietly killed

China's futuristic elevated bus has been standing idle for months, and workers have started to dismantle its tracks.

Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma

For Tanaka (whose name has been changed to shield her identity), a 21-year-old woman from Zimbabwe, sexual violence was a constant throughout most of her life. People she should have been able to trust -- like her uncle, cousin and even pastor -- all allegedly abused her. And the strain of her suffering drove her to the brink of suicide.

This ironworker wants Paul Ryan's job

Randy Bryce is an ironworker from Wisconsin, and he wants to take Rep. Paul Ryan's congressional seat.


Nikkei flat as dollar/yen steadies, on track for gains this week

TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch.


Champs Elysees attacker had been in Turkey and had huge arsenal of weapons: official

PARIS (Reuters) - The man behind this week's attempted attack in Paris's Champs Elysees avenue had been to Turkey several times in 2016 where authorities questioned him over large amounts of gold and jewelry in his possession, and he had a huge arsenal of weapons, said the Paris prosecutor.

Can YOU pass the citizenship test? Take this quiz

The U.S. Citizenship test features 100 civics questions. Hopeful American citizens are asked up to 10 of these during an interview and have to answer six correctly to pass.


BRIEF-Bezeq says searches have been taking place in co offices as part of ISA investigation

June 22 (Reuters) - Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication Corp Ltd:

Mourners at slain Muslim teen's funeral: 'It could have been me'

Hundreds of people turned out to the afternoon funeral prayer service for slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen, who was brutally attacked and killed with a baseball bat early Sunday.


Belgium detains four people linked to failed bomb attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities investigating Tuesday's attempted bomb attack on Brussels' Central Station said they had detained four people after a series of house searches in the Belgian capital late on Wednesday.


Nikkei ends lower as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata shares plummet

TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment.


Nikkei slips as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata shares plummet

TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment.

This isn't the death knell for Democrats

The facile headlines the morning after the Georgia 6th donnybrook wrote themselves:

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Trump’s Preferred Candidate Wins Again, This Time in Saudi Arabia

The president views Mohammed bin Salman, the newly named Saudi crown prince, as a key ally in his effort to cement a Sunni Muslim alliance in the Persian Gulf.


More playtime with dad linked to lower obesity risk for young kids

(Reuters Health) - Fathers who get more involved in raising their children may be helping to lower their kids’ risk of obesity, a U.S. study suggests.


UPDATE 1-UK PM May's deal with N.Ireland's DUP unlikely this week- DUP source

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - A deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government is not likely this week though talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support her government are continuing, a DUP source told Reuters.


BRIEF-Yair Seroussi was appointed as chairman of Mediterranean Towers

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BRIEF-Acxiom has been issued five new patents for data processing and management technology

* Acxiom Corp - has been issued five new patents for data processing and management technology Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

The Criminals Have Been Captured. Now, Who Gets the Reward?

The case involving two escaped inmates who are suspected of killing a pair of Georgia prison guards shows that doling out reward money can get complicated.


Deal between UK PM May and N.Ireland's DUP unlikely this week- source

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservatives and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support the government are continuing but a deal this week "does not look likely", a DUP source told Reuters.


Qatar says news agency hacking linked to states boycotting Doha

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's attorney general said on Tuesday his country has evidence that the hacking of Qatar's state news agency was linked to countries that have severed ties with Doha.

Valedictorian's mic cut after this

Valedictorian and class president Peter Butera had his microphone cut off after he criticized some school officials during his graduation speech.


Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week about the existence of any tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey, the White House said on Tuesday.


Oil traders brace for storm Cindy to hit U.S. Gulf Coast this week

(Reuters) - Oil traders from Texas to Louisiana braced on Tuesday for supply disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy, formed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, threatened to hit refining and production centers with wind and rain later this week.


Combo of sleep apnea and insomnia linked to depression in men

(Reuters Health) - Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study.

'This Is Us' returns on....

This is not a drill: you have until September 26 to stock up on tissues.


Oil traders brace for storm expected to hit U.S. Gulf Coast this week

(Reuters) - Oil traders from Texas to Louisiana braced on Tuesday for supply disruptions as a potential tropical storm developing in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico threatened to hit refining and production centers with wind and rain later this week.


This Boy Scout Has Enough Merit Badges for a Whole Troop

Archery? Check. Bugling? Check. Ty Bingham of California is one of fewer than 350 boys in the history of the Boy Scouts to earn all of the available badges, according to a website that keeps track.

Where have you been? And other subjects for Trump's press secretary as frustrations build over press access

White House press secretary Sean Spicer will return to the briefing room on Tuesday to address reporters on-camera for the first time in eight days.


METALS-LME copper flat as stronger dollar caps gains

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, June 20 (Reuters) - London copper traded flat on Tuesday, as a stronger dollar capped gains after comments by a Federal Reserve official that boosted confidence in another U.S. interest rate rise this year. London nickel found support after an Indonesian nickel smelting official said that 13 Indonesian smelters would halt operations after prices fell below their cost of production. * LME COPPER: London Meta

Girl: 'God loves me just this way'

Savannah, 12, made a decision this January; she was going to come out as lesbian at her Mormon Church.


Nikkei jumps to nearly 2-year highs on stronger dollar, economic recovery

TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average probed its highest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday, powered by record highs on Wall Street and a weaker yen.